2008-10-30 / Police Reports


Fatal Crash Claims One

A crash just one-half mile from the Fulton County line claimed the life of a person whose identity has not yet been released by Pennsylvania State Police in Huntingdon.

Sgt. Phillip Harchack informed the "News" the identity of the driver will be revealed upon the receipt of dental records. The driver, according to reports, suffered fatal injuries on Saturday, October 25, along Fort Littleton Road in neighboring Springfield Township.

The individual lost control of the vehicle, which travelled onto the western berm where it struck a culvert. The vehicle reportedly continued along a wooded embankment and ran over several trees and shrubbery before going airborne and colliding with three more trees. The vehicle became fully engulfed in flames.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by Huntingdon County Coroner Ron Morder. State police were assisted on the scene by Three Springs and Hustontown volunteer fire companies.

Cash Stolen

Approximately $200 in cash was stolen from the Fraternal Order of Eagles located along Lincoln Highway in Harrisonville on Wednesday, October 22, between 1 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this burglary is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

Burglary Reported At Twist And Shake

Owners of The Twist and Shake in Hustontown told state police burglars broke into their business located at 7557 Waterfall Road between 8:15 p.m. on October 21 and 10:30 a.m. on October 22. Once inside the burglars stole $172.10 in cash. Anyone with additional information related to this case of burglary should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

Cigarettes Found On School Property

A 13-year-old McConnellsburg girl was found in possession of a cigarettes at McConnellsburg Middle School on Monday, October 20, at 9:30 a.m., according to state police.

Copper Wire Taken

Copper wire was stolen from a Verizon Wireless tower site along Aughwick Road in Todd Township between August 1 and October 13. The thieves removed the wire after cutting a fence to gain entry to the site. Anyone having additional information regarding this incident is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Falkosky at 717-485-3131.

Argument Turns Physical

A verbal argument between two local juveniles turned into a physical altercation at the Cardinal Glen Apartments on Thursday, October 23. At 5:15 p.m., a 15-year-old Mc- Connellsburg girl and a 17-year-old McConnellsburg boy became involved in a fight, state police reported. Charges are pending against both individuals through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Police Release Name Of Drunk Driver

As an update to an earlier press release, state police have released the name of a McConnellsburg person believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. State police pulled over 24-year-old Aaron Gracey at the intersection of South Second Street and Lincoln Way in Mc- Connellsburg Borough on Tuesday, October 7, at 12:21 a.m. In addition to facing drunk-driving charges, Gracey will also be cited for turning movements and required signals.

Car Flips Onto Roof

A New Paris man sustained moderate injury when the 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier he was a passenger in flipped onto its roof along the eastbound lane of Route 30. Twenty-oneyear old Dennis R. Haubrich did not require EMS transport following the Saturday, October 25, 4:18 p.m. accident in Licking Creek Township.

The 17-year-old driver, also from New Paris, was transported to Fulton County Medical Center by a parent. He was also wearing a seat belt but did not suffer any injuries. The teen will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic. Two Threatened

Sixty-three-year-old Gary Wills of Union Township was cited for harassment on Sunday, October 26, by state police after he allegedly threatened Christopher Wills, 33, and Michael Sheeder, 33, at 4:22 p.m. at 220 Harmonia Road.

Missing Sign Found

A stop sign that had been removed from the intersection of Timber Ridge and Johnsons Mill roads in Thompson Township between 9 p.m. on October 25 and 7:30 a.m. on October 26 was later found in a nearby field. Anyone having further information concerning this case of mischief should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Greenfield at 717-485-3131.

Chain Saws Stolen

Three Husqvarna chain saws belonging to Cavender Excavating and Saw Mill along Negro Mountain Road were stolen between 3 p.m. on October 25 and 4 p.m. on October 26. The chain saws are listed as model 395 XPG with a heated handle, model 395 XP and model 575 turbo. Anyone having additional information related to this theft from a motor vehicle should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Greenfield at 717-485-3131.

Two Drivers Uninjured In Todd Twp. Accident

Two drivers escaped harm when their vehicles crashed along Route 30 in Todd Township on Saturday, October 25, at 12:21 p.m. Sarahgrace Buddenbohn, 25, of Needmore lost control of her eastbound 1988 Ford Thunderbird, which crossed into the opposite lane and struck an oncoming 2006 Pontiac Torrent driven by 50-year-old Chambersburg resident Kenneth Gasper.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and Gasper's vehicle was disabled as a result of extensive damage. Buddenbohn, state police concluded, will be charged through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Buses Targeted

Buses belonging to Helman Bus Services located at 10389 Waterfall Road in Dublin Township were targeted during several incidents of criminal mischief that occurred between October 23 and October 25. According to state police, between October 23 and 24, eggs were thrown at a total of seven buses. In addition, on October 25 at 6:20 a.m. three windows on one school bus were broken.

Anyone having additional information pertaining to these cases should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Troopers Fabian or Ely at 717-485-3131.

Juvenile Cited For Possession Of Tobacco

A 17-year-old girl was discovered to be in possession of tobacco by McConnellsburg High School staff on Friday, October 24, at 1 p.m., state police reported.

Local Man Reports Theft, Mischief

Seventy-six-year-old Robert Hoffman of Todd Township informed state police an eight-foot aluminum extension ladder was stolen from his 536 Knobsville Road front porch between April 24 and October 24. In addition, a copper rooster-style weather vane was also damaged. Anyone with further information related to these incidents should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Greenfield at 717-485-3131.

Theft Investigated

State police are currently investigating the theft of a Honda Quad from the 454 Fox Squirrel Drive, Warfordsburg, home of 73-year-old Floyd Clark. The theft occurred between 4 p.m. on October 21 and 11 a.m. on October 24. Anyone with additional information pertinent to this incident is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Stasko at 717-485- 3131.

Mailbox Damaged

A mailbox and post owned by Joseph Miller, 52, of Stone Wall Road in Union Township was damaged on Monday, October 20, at 5 p.m. Anyone having further information related to this case of criminal mischief should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Ely at 717-485-3131.

Car Collides With Utility Pole

A Williamsport, Pa., man escaped injury when his 2002 Ford Taurus collided with a utility pole along Route 522 in Dublin Township. Trevor J. Bowes, 23, was wearing a seat belt during the Saturday, October 25, 7:55 a.m. accident. He will be cited for driving a vehicle at safe speeds through the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Bt. Cabins Man Impersonates Officer

Carlisle state police have charged a Burnt Cabins man with impersonating a police officer following a two-vehicle crash outside the Shippensburg Wal-Mart on October 16. State police reported Eddie S. Brown, 51, and Kayla M. Reed, 18, of South Middleton Township, exchanged personal information after the 8:30 p.m. unreported accident. Brown allegedly gave Reed a business card during their conversation and told her he was an undercover state police trooper. In addition to impersonation charges, Brown also faces charges of disorderly conduct.

Burglars Leave Empty-Handed

Burglars who had forced their way into the New Fort Restaurant in Fort Littleton through a rear door left the Dublin Township business empty-handed. The burglary occurred between 7 p.m. on October 28 and 7 a.m. on October 29. Anyone with additional information related to this break-in is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Cohen at 717- 485-3131.

International Harvester, SUV Collide

A Little Orleans, Md., man was cited for vehicle entering or crossing a roadway after an International Harvester and a 1988 GMC Jimmy collided along Route 928 in Thompson Township. Sixty-one-year-old Robert Riggleman pulled from a private drive on the eastern berm and into the path of a northbound sport utility vehicle driven by Big Cove Tannery resident William Butts, 35. Neither Butts or Riggleman were injured in the Tuesday, October 21, 3:50 p.m. accident.

Local Man Injured In Franklin Co. Collision

A McConnellsburg man was fortunate to only suffer minor injuries when his 1996 Honda Accord struck a utility pole last Friday along Route 30 in Hamilton Township, Franklin County. Fifty-year-old Cedric E. Diffenderfer was reportedly travelling eastbound near Eastland Drive at 9:35 p.m. when the accident occurred, according to state police at the Chambersburg barracks.

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