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Altoona man taken into custody in Patton Township after alleged thefts in Tyrone, Tipton

A Blair County man faces a host of charges after police say he committed thefts in Bellwood and Tyrone as well as access device fraud in State College on Friday.

Walter Henderson, 32, of Altoona, and a 17-year-old, also of Altoona, were taken into custody by Patton Township police and returned to Blair County after being spotted at the Sheetz on Valley Vista Drive.

Items belonging to the Tyrone theft victim were discovered in the vehicle Henderson was driving.

Tyrone police said Henderson confessed to a theft in Bellwood, theft from a motor vehcle at Choice Cigarettes in Tyrone, attempted access device fraud near Tipton, and access device fraud at Target in Patton Township.

Henderson was charged with theft from a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property for the incident in Tyrone. Police in Bellwood charged him with criminal mischief and several counts of theft and related charges.

The investigation is continuing, and additional charges are expected against Henderson and the teen.

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