2008-12-11 / Police Reports


Vehicle Rolls Onto Roof

Two Huntingdon County residents were involved in a singlevehicle crash along Route 655 in Licking Creek Township last Tuesday. Driver Rebecca L. Neff of Huntingdon suffered minor injuries during the 9:57 p.m. crash, while passenger Eric L. Shoop, 26, of Mapleton Depot escaped harm.

According to state police, Neff's southbound 1997 Ford Expedition rolled onto its roof after travelling onto the berm and then crossing the roadway. Both Neff and Shoop were wearing seat belts. Neff will be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic in conjunction with the December 2 accident.

McConnellsburg Man Caught On Video

A McConnellsburg man was caught on video surveillance cameras hiding several items inside his jacket and then leaving a store without paying for them. Eighteen-year-old Andrew Lee Little was charged with retail theft through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott in connection with the incident at Giant on Monday, December 1, at 7:45 a.m. The total value of the stolen items has been calculated at $18.89.

Police Investigating Indecent Assault

State police at the McConnellsburg barracks are currently investigating the indecent assault of a female juvenile in the borough of McConnellsburg. Investigating officer Trooper Angie Roher noted the alleged assaults and indecent exposures occurred this past summer between June 10 and August 15. In the event charges are filed, additional information will be released at that time.

Vehicle Damaged During I-70 Hit-And-Run

A 2008 Honda Ridgeline sustained only minor superficial damage to its rear trailer hitch after it was struck from behind by a Honda Civic that was entering Interstate 70 via an onramp in Union Township. Following the collision, the driver of the Ridgeline, Rifat Haklaj, 38, from Laurel, Md., was able to pull his vehicle onto the berm where he observed the responsible vehicle continuing eastward on Tuesday, December 2, at 5:45 p.m.

Warfordsburg Woman Suffers Minor Injuries

Twenty-six-year-old Heather Pittman of Warfordsburg was transported to Fulton County Medical Center after her eastbound vehicle struck a traffic sign and embankment and travelled off the roadway at 6:15 a.m. on Monday, December 1. State police related Pittman, who was wearing a seat belt, was travelling too fast for icy roadway conditions and charges will accordingly be filed.

State police were assisted on the traffic scene near Bear Creek in Union Township by the Washington County Fire Department and Allegheny County medical personnel.

Truck Rolls Over

A Hagerstown, Md., man was not injured when his 2007 GMC F-150 travelled down an embankment and rolled over one time along Route 16 last Monday. The westbound truck operated by 58-year-old Richard A. Dean Sr. also struck a traffic sign during the 6:45 a.m. crash in Ayr Township. Dean was wearing a seat belt. He will be charged with driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Mischief Investigated

State police are investigating an incident of criminal mischief that occurred at the 6038 Waterfall Road, Hustontown, home of 58-year-old Phyllis Ellen McClure. McClure told police an unknown individual damaged the rear stainless steel door frame on Monday, December 1, between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Anyone having additional information related to this case should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717-485-3131.

Md., Va. Residents Injured In Crash

An Upper Marlboro, Md., man and a woman from Sterling, Va., suffered minor injuries when their car crashed along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 on November 30. Twenty-one-yearold Lebron T. Covington and passenger Jennifer L. Grayson, 21, were taken to UPMC Bedford Hospital following the 3:50 p.m. crash by the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co.

Covington, according to state police, lost control of his 2002 Honda Accord on the west Bethel Township roadway. The vehicle went into the median and rolled onto its driver's side.

Money Stolen During Break-In

Approximately $1,300 in cash was taken from the 559 South Madden Road, Hustontown, home of 65-year-old Donald M. Brown between 3 p.m. on December 1 and 6 a.m. on December 2. Anyone having additional information related to this breakin is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717-485-3131.

Ornamental Tree Stolen

A blue, spiral Christmas tree was stolen from the Great Cove Road property of Doris Schultz, 70, of Warfordsburg between 11 p.m. on December 4 and 2 a.m. on December 5. Schultz told state police investigators she heard a vehicle with a loud muffler outside her home at 2 a.m. on December 5 and went outside to investigate. It was at that time Schultz realized her lighted tree was missing. Anyone with further information pertinent to this theft should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Ely at 717-485-3131.

Two Charged With Harassment

Shane Pittman of McConnellsburg and Needmore resident Nicky Strait have been charged with harassment in connection with an incident at the Giant grocery store in Ayr Township. According to state police, Strait allegedly harassed Richard Eyler and Nikki Martz, both of McConnellsburg, while shopping for groceries on Monday, December 1, at 11 p.m. Strait, state police added, also attempted to goad Eyler into a fight. Eyler and Martz left the store, and Pittman drove around town following the two in a vehicle.

Vehicle Winds Up In Ditch

A Breezewood man escaped harm when his 1994 Ford ended up a ditch along Route 30 in Licking Creek Township over the weekend.

Thirty-six-year-old Dustin L. Jordan was travelling eastbound near Green Trail when he lost control of his vehicle while rounding a curve in the roadway. The vehicle slid off the roadway, down an embankment and into a ditch before rolling over. Jordan was wearing a seat belt. He will be charged with driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Police Search For Missing Teen

State police are searching for the whereabouts of a missing 17- year-old McConnellsburg boy, who was last seen at Point Park College in Pittsburgh on Sunday, December 7, at noon. He has not been seen or heard from since leaving the college.

Traffic Sign Struck

A traffic sign and a utility pole were stuck by an unknown vehicle along Route 16 just north of Paradise Lane on November 30 at 12:05 a.m. The hit-and-run crash is still under investigation, and anyone having additional information is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717- 485-3131.

Christmas Ornaments Stolen

Two ornamental Christmas deer were stolen from 6147 Great Cove Road in Needmore according to owner Dan Gordon, 46. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, December 6. Anyone with further information related to this case is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Fabian at 717- 485-3131.

Driver Cited Following Two-Vehicle Crash

A Breezewood, Pa., woman faces charges of vehicles entering or crossing a roadway as a result of a two-vehicle crash along Route 4005 in Brush Creek Township on Friday, December 5. Forty-five-year-old Lisa A. Van- Pelt pulled from a parking lot to travel straight across the roadway at 3:35 p.m. and crossed the path of an oncoming 1990 Chevrolet truck operated by David A. Bollman, 73, also of Breezewood. Neither driver was injured, and only Bollman was using a seat belt.

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