Altoona Man Charged After Attempted Break-in in Sandy Twp.

SANDY TOWNSHIP – An Altoona man is facing charges for trying to break into a Sandy Township home.

Ronald Argo, 40, has been charged by Sandy Township police with criminal attempt to commit burglary, criminal trespass, loitering and prowling at nighttime and criminal mischief.

According to a special news release, police responded to a reported burglary in progress at approximately 11:58 p.m. Jan. 26 at a Reynolds Avenue home.

A resident heard glass break and someone trying to get inside. At one point, she thought she heard footsteps in her home and so she locked herself in a closet.

Upon arrival on-scene, police observed a male – later identified as Argo – while he was allegedly forcibly trying to enter through a backdoor.

Argo was taken into custody without incident. He was arraigned and lodged in the Clearfield County Jail after he was unable to post bail.

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