2009-01-22 / Police Reports


Mailboxes Damaged

Mailboxes located at 180 Rose Bud Lane, Warfordsburg, were damaged between 7 p.m. on January 14 and 7 a.m. on January 15. Victims were Alex Craig Holt, 35, and Daryll Gene Martin, 55. Anyone having additional information related to this case of criminal mischief can contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Hibner at 717-485-3131.

Vehicle Travels Off Roadway Into Fence

A 1997 Hyundai Tiburon ran off Interstate 70, down a threefoot embankment and into a fence on Thursday, January 15, in Bethel Township. Driver Kristin E. Keys, 27, of Brookville, Pa., was wearing a seat belt and was not injured during the 4:56 p.m. crash. She will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Tires Slashed

Six tires were slashed at a Bethel Township residence between 9:30 p.m. on January 15 and 3 a.m. on January 16. The tires belonging to 37-year-old Thomas Robinson were located on a minivan and a coupe. Anyone having further information pertinent to this incident should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Greenfield at 717-485-3131.

Hit-And-Run Reported

Sixty-eight-year-old Robert L. Mathern of McConnellsburg told state police an unknown vehicle collided with his Dodge Dakota while it was parked at the Family Dollar Store in Ayr Township on January 5. When Mathern returned to his vehicle at approximately 11:11 a.m. he noticed the Dakota had a large dent in the driver's side door. Anyone with additional information related to this crash is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717-485-3131.

Harassment Investigated In Crystal Spring

State police recently investigated an alleged case of harassment that occurred at 6750 South Valley Road, Crystal Spring. According to reports, a 53-year-old woman from Scenery Hill, Pa., became involved in a verbal argument with Lucas Shane Woolery, 50, of Crystal Spring on December 24 between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. During the argument, Woolery allegedly grabbed the woman, who was not identified by police, by the face and pushed her to the ground. Both the victim and Woolery told police they had been drinking prior to the incident.

Marijuana Found

Warfordsburg area resident Roger Eugene Reed, 57, was reportedly found in possession of a small amount of marijuana during an investigation into an assault at 190 Hunters Lane, Warfordsburg, on Thursday, January 1, at 4:55 a.m.

Harassment Charges Filed Following Accident

Brad Crisswell Beatty, 29, of McConnellsburg faces charges of criminal mischief and harassment after his vehicle crashed into the vehicle of a man he was allegedly attempting to confront at the intersection of Breezy Point Road and Route 522.

State police reported victim Charles Eugene Black, 27, also of McConnellsburg was stopped at the intersection on Breezy Point Road when Beatty, who was travelling northbound on Route 522, spotted him. Beatty was unable to bring his vehicle to a stop before his vehicle crashed into the right front passenger door of Black's vehicle.

Following the collision, Beatty allegedly walked over to Black's vehicle, punched out his window and tried to drag him out of the vehicle. Minor injuries were reported during the January 14 2:55 p.m. incident.

Nineteen-Year-Old Arrested For DUI

Nineteen-year-old James Chesnut of Harrisonville will be charged with driving under the influence through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. Chesnut was stopped at 2575 Cito Road, McConnellsburg, on Sunday, January 18, at 2:05 a.m. after state police responded to a report of a traffic violation.

Three Springs Woman Uninjured

Thirty-seven-year-old Three Springs resident Lisa M. Grubb escaped harm when her southbound vehicle crashed into a utility pole and two roadway signs along Wells Valley Road on Friday, January 16, at 10:34 p.m. State police did not say if Grubb was wearing a seat belt.

Vehicle Flips Onto Side

A northbound vehicle overturned onto its side along Route 731 just south of Zach's Ridge Road after colliding with a concrete bridge abutment on Thursday, January 15, according to state police. Its driver, a 17-yearold Warfordsburg boy, was not injured in the 10:01 a.m. crash.

Warfordsburg Woman Unharmed

Sarah E. Golden, 18, of Warfordsburg, was not harmed when her northbound 1993 Ford Explorer struck an embankment and rolled onto its side along Deneens Gap Road on Thursday, January 15, in Bethel Township. Golden, who was using a seat belt during the 7:40 a.m. crash, will be cited for driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Vehicle Crashes On Slush-Covered Road

James A. Chilton Jr. of Titusville, Fla., lost control of his vehicle on the slush-covered westbound lanes of Interstate 70, state police reported, on January 7 at 5:51 a.m. Chilton, 63, was not injured when his vehicle crashed into an embankment and drove to the next exit where he alerted state police.

Attempted Burglary Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police, McConnellsburg, are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred at Richards Auto Sales in Todd Township between January 13 and 14. The rear door to the business was damaged during the attempted break-in. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Ely at 717-485-3131.

Hit-And-Run Vehicle Sought

State police are searching for a vehicle responsible for a hitand run crash that occurred on Tuesday, January 13, in Mc- Connellsburg Borough. A 1995 Ford Taurus parked along East Poplar Street just east of Crystal Drive suffered damage during the 12:30 a.m. incident. Anyone having further information related to this accident is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Ely at 717-485-3131.

Preliminary Hearing Continued


A preliminary hearing in Bedford County will be continued on January 29 for 29-year-old Warfordsburg resident Zachary Louis Merica, who is charged with harassment. Merica allegedly called a family who owed money to his girlfriend for babysitting services five to six times. Bodily harm was mentioned by Merica during the phone calls that occurred between September 20 and October 1, according to state police.

Theft Is Crime Of The Week

Fulton County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information linked to a case of theft that occurred at 200 Thorton Drive between December 24 and January 2.

Pennsylvania State Police, McConnellsburg, reported burglars stole various tools and equipment belonging to L.R. Wil- son Seamless Gutters of Mc- Connellsburg. Among the items taken were a Dewalt miter saw, transit and tripod, Milwaukee cordless saw, finish nail gun, framing nail gun, Passlode cordless nail gun, Milwaukee 8-inch metal cutting saw, Milwaukee shears, hamer drill, nibbler, ROTOZIP, Craftsman black air compressor, Craftsman deepwell sockets, torque wrench and a Craftsman tap and dye set. The value of the stolen tools has been estimated at $3,730.

Anyone having additional information related to this case should contact 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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