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August 13, 2013

Reward offered for information on bus shelter vandalism

— Whoever destroyed 14 glass safety panes on CamTran bus shelters in Johnstown’s West End is still at large.

Cambria County Crime Stoppers hopes to change that.

The organization is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism.

“Cambria County Crime Stoppers is very happy to partner with CamTran to fulfill our mission of reducing fear of illegal activity in our neighborhoods by involving the community in helping solve crime,” said Gary Martin, Crime Stoppers president. “If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you can qualify for a cash reward up to $2,000.”

The damage may have been done with a BB gun, according to Johnstown police Chief Craig Foust.

“To destroy public property like this is unacceptable,” said CamTran Chairman Ed Cernic Jr.

Replacement safety glass is expected to cost about $1,500 plus labor.

“Hopefully, we can solve this problem and continue to provide bus shelters for our customers,” said Rose Lucey-Noll, CamTran’s executive director.

Anybody with information may call Crime Stoppers at 800-548-7500.

Dave Sutor is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Dave_Sutor.

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