2008-12-04 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Game Station Missing

A Nintendo Wii console and controllers along with several games were stolen from 307 Heritage Drive in Todd Township between 6 p.m. on November 23 and 7 a.m. on November 25. The victim, a male juvenile, told state police the games missing include Wii Disney Cars and Wii BMX Challenge. Anyone having further information related to this case of burglary should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Greenfield at 717-485-3131.

Gun Stolen

A black Taurus 38 special revolver (serial #PB47283) was stolen from 11397 Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrisonville, between October 1 and October 31. Victim is 62-year-old Gloria Jean Fetterhoff. Anyone having additional information regarding this burglary is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Hibner at 717- 485-3131.

Charged With Assaulting Teen

A preliminary hearing will be scheduled for a Warfordsburg man who faces charges of indecent assault and the corruption of minors for incidents occurring along Herferd Lane and Buck Valley Road.

Charges against 49-year-old David Alan McCusker of 308 Lucas Road were filed through the office of Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson. In an affidavit of probable cause, state police investigator Trooper James Lupey related McCusker pulled a 13-year-old girl against him and kissed her repeatedly. The affidavit also notes, Mc- Cusker left telephone messages for the girl between 6:30 p.m. on November 7 and 3:05 p.m. on November 11. The incidents occurred outside of a residence and inside McCusker's automobile.

Cruelty To Animals Charges Filed

Forty-six-year-old Laurie Foster of Hustontown has been cited for cruelty to animals after she allegedly failed to provide proper shelter for her dog at a residence along Pitt Street on Thursday, November 27, at 9:20 a.m., according to state police.

Woman Arrested For Drug Possession

Nineteen-year-old Warfordsburg resident Kari Powell faces charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and underage drinking in connection with a traffic stop along Route 522 in Belfast Township. Powell was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by state police on Thursday, November 27, at 1:20 a.m. DUI Charges Pending

Charges of driving under the influence are pending against a Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man, who was stopped for a vehicle code violation along Route 522 on Thursday, November 27. Nicholas Alan Sherlock, 23, was stopped by state police at 1:20 p.m. in Belfast Township.

Shed Damaged

A shed located at 474 Battle Ridge Road in Dublin Township was damaged, according to reports shared with state police by owner Lori May Evans, 40. The mischief occurred between 10 a.m. on November 26 and noon on November 29. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Stasko at 717- 485-3131.

Gasoline Taken

Gasoline was taken during a retail theft at the Getty Mart in Todd Township on Thursday, November 27, at 8:25 a.m. The four-door, gray Oldsmobile driven in the retail theft was last seen heading eastbound on Route 16. Anyone with additional information linked to this incident is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Stasko at 717-485-3131.

Vehicle Collides With Stop Sign

An unknown vehicle struck a stop sign at the intersection of Doran Road and Waterfall Road on Friday, November 28, in Taylor Township. The vehicle then fled the scene. Anyone having further information concerning this hit-and-run collision should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Greenfield at 717-485-3131.

Personal Information Used

Personal information belonging to 72-year-old Nelson Harmon of McConnellsburg was utilized by an unknown individual on a credit card application. The account in Harmon's name, state police added, was unable to be opened.

Man Violates PFA Order

Twenty-year-old Warfordsburg resident Michael Rohm Jr. has been accused of violating a protection-from-abuse order, state police said. Rohm allegedly spoke to the victim, whose name was withheld by state police, via telephone on Saturday, November 29, at 3 p.m.

Woman Harassed

Tonda McElhinney of McConnellsburg informed state police she received a total of six harassing telephone calls at her Ayr Township residence on Saturday, November 29, between 3:31 p.m. and 6:27 p.m. The calls were made from private lines and included threatening language.

Stolen Bicycle Returned To Owner

A missing 21-speed Mongoose bicycle was returned to its owner after turning up missing in late October. Victim Michael Purnell, 46, of Wells Township told state police his bicycle was allegedly stolen from the front yard of his Wells Valley Road residence between 3 p.m. on November 26 and 3 p.m. on November 28.

An unknown single-speed bicycle was later observed by Purnell abandoned on his neighbor's property. Purnell's bike was recovered, and the victim declined to pursue charges in regard to the theft.

Welder Stolen

A portable welder was stolen from an unlocked shed at Richards Daily LLP in Mc- Connellsburg between noon on November 24 and 1:30 p.m. on November 26. Anyone having information related to this burglary that occurred at 21561 Great Cove Road is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Falkosky at 717-485-3131.

Charges Filed In Fleeing Case

Charges have been filed in connection with a chase involving state police along Lincoln Way East near Richards Auto Sales on August 12. Nineteenyear old James Chesnut of Ayr Township has been charged with altered, forged or counterfeit documents and plates; fleeing or attempting to elude police officers; registration and certificate of title required; classes of licenses; required financial responsibility; and operation of a vehicle without official certificate of inspection. Charges against Chesnut have been filed through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

McConnellsburg Man Confesses To Gun Theft

Twenty-one-year-old Jesse Duane Richards of McConnellsburg was placed on detainer and remanded to the Franklin County Prison in conjunction with the theft of four firearms from a Todd Township home.

Robert Richards of Mc- Connellsburg told state police a total of four guns were removed from his 21561 Great Cove Road home between November 3 and 24. Jesse Richards was confronted about the burglary and theft at Robert Richard's residence. Jesse Richards then left the residence and drove to a nearby church where he contacted state police and confessed to the crime.

Jesse Richards was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott on one count each of burglary and theft by unlawful taking or disposition. His bail was set at $75,000.

Flagpole Damaged

A flagpole belonging to Robert "Scotty" Webb, 48, of Wells Township was damaged during a possible attempted theft at 417 Cove Road between 9:30 p.m. on November 29 and 8 a.m. on November 30. The vehicle driven during the incident is believed to have been an older model white sport utility vehicle with a "powerful" stereo system. Anyone having additional information related to this case is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Greenfield at 717-485-3131.

Needmore Residents Charged In Bathroom Vandalism

Hancock, Md., police have charged several Needmore residents with vandalizing new restrooms in Canal Park. The names of the individuals, according to police, will be released once a summons has been served. They reportedly defecated in the building and rubbed fecal matter on the walls. Damage was also reportedly sustained to the building's plumbing.

Hustontown Woman Escapes Harm

Eighteen-year-old Courtney Plum of Hustontown escaped injury when the car she was riding in struck a set of guiderails in Springfield Township, Huntingdon County, and went down an embankment. Plum was wearing a seat belt as was driver Devin Miller, 19, of Three Springs. Miller will be cited for driving too fast for road conditions as a result of the crash along Route 475 near Anderson Hollow Road on Monday, November 24, at 4:45 p.m.

Escaped Teens Found

Two female juveniles, ages 14 and 17, escaped from Vision Quest Madalyn Rights of Passage in Brush Creek Township on Sunday, November 30, by pushing out a screen and crawling out a dormitory window. The girls were later found by state police and returned to Vision Quest after a PennDOT employee observed the teens walking along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70.

Ohio Man Suffers Minor Injuries

An Cleveland Heights, Ohio, man suffered minor injuries when his 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer went into the median along Interstate 70 and overturned onto its roof. Fifty-six-year-old Carlyous M. Curtis was wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred at 4:15 a.m. on Monday, December 1. He will be cited by state police for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Washer, Dryer Stolen

Twenty-four-year-old April Dawn Bohrer, address unavailable, is accused of moving out of a rental property located at 6447 Great Cove Road and removing the property owner's washer and dryer. Owner Linda Lou Pappas, 64, of Baltimore, Md., told state police the theft in Belfast Township occurred on Saturday, November 29, at 8 a.m.

Hit-And-Run Vehicle Sought

State police are searching for the whereabouts of a vehicle that struck a 2001 Ford Mustang and continued travelling westbound along Interstate 70 near the Pennsylvania/Maryland state line. The vehicle swerved and struck the Mustang operated by Sameiha M. Abdelgawad, 22, of Burke, Va., on Tuesday, December 2, at 1:12 a.m. Abdelgawad's car suffered a flat tire and was was driven onto the berm. She was wearing a seat belt and escaped harm as was passenger Joshua K. Yergin, 25, of Virginia Beach, Va.

Cellular Phone Missing

A cellular phone belonging o a 15-year-old girl was removed from a bag in the girls locker room at McConnellsburg High School on Wednesday, November 19, between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The suspect is believed to be another 15-tear-old girl.

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