2009-01-08 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Crystal Spring Man Waives Hearing

A 26-year-old Crystal Spring man waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received on Wednesday, December 24, in Bedford County. According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by police, Eric Nathan Pittman allegedly failed to give his boss, Donald Layton Matters of Z&L Trucking, $2,750 he had received for hauling three loads of logs between May 24 and May 30, 2007. Pittman reportedly denied having received the monies.

Car Catches Fire

The undercarriage of a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro erupted into flames while travelling along Buck Valley Road on Sunday, December 28, at 4:38 p.m. Driver Charles A. Mellott, 20, of Needmore was able to get his vehicle safely off the road without injury.

Woman Accused Of Harassment

Twenty-five-year-old Jackie Danielle Kerlin of McConnellsburg has been cited for harassment in connection with an incident at 424 Blackberry Lane in Todd Township. Kerlin allegedly punched a victim several times in the neck, chest and arms on Monday, December 29, at 11 p.m.

Harassment Charges Filed

Charges of harassment are to be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott against 32-year-old Michelle Gorzelsky of McConnellsburg for a recent incident at 665 East Maple Street in McConnellsburg Borough. Gorzelsky allegedly pushed 30-year-old Heather Lake, also of McConnellsburg, into a chair during an argument over an acquaintance.

Philadelphia Man Cited For Scattering Garbage

Nineteen-year-old Keith Ryan Bradley of Philadelphia was cited with scattering rubbish by rangers from Cowans Gap State Park on Tuesday, December 30. According to park rangers, Bradley allegedly scattered 13 bags of rubbish in the "day use" area of the park.

Bradley was reportedly staying at a hunting camp in Cowans Village located off Stumpy Lane, which are privately-owned lands not associated with the park and not having trash cleanup. Restitution for both cleanup and disposal has also been requested by the park in connection with the case.

Assault Investigated

State police are continuing their investigation into an aggravated assault that occurred on New Year's Eve at 186 Hunters Lane in Warfordsburg. Victim during the 10 p.m. assault was Warfordsburg area resident David Diehl.

Rocks Thrown

Rocks were thrown at vehicles parked along the 8000 block of Great Cove Road in Needmore between 3:30 p.m. on December 26 and 1:55 p.m. on December 27. Victims include Daniel Bryan Gentry, 31, and Tamara Marie Gregg, 36, both of Needmore. Anyone having additional information relevant to this case of mischief should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Massafra at 717-485- 3131.

Milkshake Dumped

A milkshake was dumped onto a vehicle belonging to Jackie Ann Hahn, 44, of McConnellsburg, according to state police. Hahn's vehicle was parked on the 100 block of West Walnut Street, McConnellsburg, when the mischief occurred between 6 p.m. on December 27 and 8 a.m. on December 28. Anyone with further information related to this incident is urged to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Massafra at 717-485- 3131.

Fugitive Found

State police from the Mc- Connellsburg barracks recently located an alleged fugitive from justice, 40-year-old McConnellsburg resident Rebecca Lynn Moore. Moore was found at 302 Lincoln Way East in the Mc- Connellsburg borough on Friday, January 2, at 9:50 p.m. She was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Money Stolen From Safe

An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from a safe located in the office area of Mc- Donald's restaurant in Mc- Connellsburg between December 19 and December 20. Anyone having further information pertinent to this burglary can contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Falkosky at 717-485- 3131.

Vehicle Rolls Onto Roof

A Glen Burnie, Md., man suffered moderate injuries when his westbound 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled onto its roof along Interstate 70 in Union Township. Fifty-three-year-old driver Terence M. Burgess was wearing a seat belt during the 2 a.m. crash on December 24. He was transported to Washington County Hospital for treatment and will be cited for driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Harassment Charges Pending

Charges of harassment are pending through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott against 25-year-old Mc- Connellsburg resident Michael Miller. Miller allegedly crashed his automobile into a vehicle belonging to Shane Michael Pittman, 18, of McConnellsburg, along Lincoln Way East on Friday, January 2. Following the crash, Pittman exited his vehicle to assess the damage and was pushed back into his vehicle causing his head to strike the door frame. Pittman was not injured during the incident at 9:36 p.m.

Bills Removed From Mailbox

A Dish Network and Sprint telephone bill were allegedly stolen from the 1228 Papertown Road, Warfordsburg, mailbox belonging to Goldie Elizabeth Deneen, 71, between noon on November 17 and 5 p.m. on December 26. Anyone having additional information related to this case of theft should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717- 485-3131. Vehicle Strikes Guiderail

A 2002 Jeep Cherokee collided with a guiderail along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Brush Creek Township on December 24. Driver Will K. Payne-Funk, 18, of Ellicott City, Md., lost control of his vehicle on the icy roadway at 4:30 a.m. Payne-Funk and passenger Andera M. Dockett, 23, also of Ellicott City, were wearing seat belts and escaped injury. Payne-Funk will be charged with driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Getty Mart Reports Retail Thefts

Representatives from Getty Mart in Ayr Township told state police the business was the victim of two retail thefts on Monday, January 5. At 8:20 a.m. a man operating a red Dodge truck with one different-colored door pumped $20.01 of gasoline and left the store without paying. In addition, a second man pumped $26 in gasoline into his green Ford Explorer, which also had a carry rack on the back, and left without paying.

Burglary Investigated

Burglars smashed out a front door window to gain entry to D&D Corner Market in Harrisonville on Tuesday, January 6, at 5 a.m. Several items were taken from the Licking Creek Township business. Anyone having additional information related to this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Massafra at 717- 485-3131.

Crime Of The Week

Mischief Is Crime Of The Week

Fulton County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for additional information related to a case of criminal mischief that occurred on December 26.

Needmore area resident Barbara Mentzer told state police investigators unknown individuals threw pieces of rock at her 2005 Ford Escape that was parked at her residence located at 10182 Timber Ridge Road. Damage to the car has been estimated at $200.

Anyone having information concerning this crime can call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771. Anyone providing information leading to the arrest of a suspect is eligible to receive a reward of up to $1,000 but will not have to appear in court or provide their name. Crime Solvers will also pay for information leading to arrests in connection with any other crimes committed in Fulton County.

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