2009-02-19 / Local & State


Music Played Too Loudly

Forty-nine-year-old McConnellsburg resident Richard Chafardon was cited by state police for disorderly conduct on Wednesday, February 11, at 3:37 p.m. after he reportedly played his music at an unreasonable level at 7026 Cito Road in Ayr Township. Charges against Chafardon were filed through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

DUI Leads To Crash

A McConnellsburg man was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol after his northbound 2005 Ford Ranger collided with a utility pole at the intersection of Route 522 and East North Street on Wednesday, February 11. Forty-four-year-old John Shook will be charged with driving under the influence through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. Shook, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the 4:42 a.m. crash, escaped injury, state police added following the investigation.

Local Business Victim Of Theft

L&L Auto Sales of McConnellsburg was recently the victim of an incident of theft by deception, according to a report recently issued by state police. The company had placed an order for clothing items from an out-ofstate business, which reportedly cashed L&L Auto Sales check but never delivered the items as promised.

Pellet Gun Found

State police are searching for the owner of a pellet gun that was recently found along Cito Road in McConnellsburg. The owner of the pellet gun is asked to contact Trooper Stasko of the McConnellsburg barracks at 717- 485-3131 to identify the item.

Hustontown Woman Arrested For Retail Theft

Eighteen-year-old Julie Ann Harbaugh of Hustontown faces charges of retail theft in connection with an incident that occurred at the Dollar General Store in McConnellsburg on Wednesday, February 11, at 8:57 p.m. Charges against Harbaugh were filed through District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Burnt Cabins Man Cited With Harassment

Roger Hinkle, 41, of Burnt Cabins has been cited for harassment by state police in Chambersburg after he allegedly contacted a 41-year-old woman from Orrstown on Sunday, February 8, at 9:30 p.m. Hinkle had previously been instructed not to speak to the woman.

Guns Fired, Disorderly Conduct Charges To Be Filed

Pennsylvania State Police at the McConnellsburg barracks recently responded to gunshots fired from outside an apartment located at 233 Grist Mill Road, Burnt Cabins. State police found Rod Robert Shoemaker, 27, of Burnt Cabins repeatedly firing a .44 caliber pistol and a 12-gauge shotgun into the field behind his home while under the influence of alcohol on Tuesday, February 10, at 11:54 p.m. Shoemaker will be cited for disorderly conduct.

Alleged Burglars Also Charged With Drug Possession

Two Warfordsburg area residents nabbed in the act of committing a burglary at 467 Sawmill Road, Needmore, will likely be charged with drug possession. A search warrant was served on a Honda Civic, resulting in the seizure of a small amount of marijuana, numerous drug paraphernalia items and clothing utilized in prior break-ins. Charges against Daniel Brock Flowers, 22, and Jessie Nicole Whiteside, 20, are pending the receipt of forensic laboratory testing.

False Alarms Investigated

State police, McConnellsburg, responded to three false alarms between March 29, 2008, and February 5, 2009, at F&M Trust in McConnellsburg. The bank has been cited for control of alarm devices and automatic dialing services.

Fugitive From Justice Found

A fugitive from justice wanted by the Department of the Army was apprehended in Mc- Connellsburg by state police last week. Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Nicole Brady of McConnellsburg was taken into custody by state police at 347 Forbes Trail Road on Monday, February 12, at 2:20 p.m. She was later arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Maryland Man Violates PFA

A Cumberland, Md., man was charged with violating a protection from-abuse order after he allegedly sent text messages to a woman at 199 Strait Way Drive, McConnellsburg, on January 25 at 2:49 a.m. Marcus Shane Kaseycamp, 30, reportedly sent the messages to Tiffany Dawn Kaseycamp, 26, of McConnellsburg. Marcus Kaseycamp was charged through the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Truck Overturns

A 17-year-old McConnellsburg boy was not injured when his 1988 Ford F-250 slid off Route 30, struck a tree and overturned. The teen driver, who was wearing a seat belt, will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic as a result of the 10:50 p.m. accident on February 11 at the intersection of Pine Tree Farm Lane.

Two Warfordsburg Residents Injured

Two Warfordsburg residents sustained minor injuries during a single-vehicle crash along Route 522 in Bethel Township on January 28. A northbound 2001 Ford Taurus driven by James W. Shank, 67, crossed a patch of ice, travelled onto the berm and rolled down an embankment.

Shank and his passenger, 64- year-old Virginia Shank, were both wearing seat belts. They were transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment by the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. following the 12:26 p.m. crash.

Truck Strikes Utility Pole

A 16-year-old McConnellsburg boy escaped harm when his eastbound 1989 Dodge Power Ram collided with a utility pole along Ravensburg Road. The teen driver was wearing a seat belt, according to state police, when the steering went out of his vehicle, causing the crash on Friday, February 13, at 12:30 p.m.

Deer Causes Collision

A white-tailed deer caused a two-vehicle collision along Route 30 in Todd Township last Friday, state police reported. John Gray of Chambersburg swerved to miss a deer, causing his 2003 Chevrolet 3500 to crash into an eastbound 2005 Dodge Neon operated by Doris Souders, 54, of McConnellsburg. Following initial impact, Gray's truck struck a utility pole.

Both Gray, 48, and Souders were wearing seat belts. Neither were harmed. Gray's vehicle sustained disabling damage during the February 13 4:30 a.m. crash, while Souders' car suffered only minor damage.

Identity Theft Reported

Twenty-two-year-old Jessa Whitney Creager of Mc- Connellsburg told state police she was the victim of identity theft between 7:54 a.m. on February 10 and 3:41 p.m. on February 11 when an unknown individual used her debit card to make purchases. The incident remains under investigation by state police.

Vehicle Flips Onto Roof

State police were dispatched to Interstate 70 in Brush Creek Township on Sunday, February 15, at 7:19 a.m. for a single-vehicle accident that occurred when a 2008 Honda CRV struck a large rock and punctured its transmission. Driver Rama K. Pola, 32, and passenger Sandhyarani Jooluri, 27, both of Gaithersburg, Md., were wearing seat belts and escaped injury.

Juvenile Driver Cited

A 17-year-old Warfordsburg area boy was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic on Saturday, February 14, after he lost control of his 1994 Ford F- 150 on an icy patch of roadway in Union Township. The boy's truck struck a guiderail and rolled onto its roof, said state police, who added both the driver and his passenger, a 15-yearold Warfordsburg male, were wearing seat belts. Neither were injured during the 8:51 p.m. accident.

Car Towed From Accident Scene

A 2004 Honda Accord was towed from the scene of an accident along Interstate 70 in Brush Creek Township on Saturday, February 14. State police said the Accord went out of control on an ice-covered bridge and struck a culvert before coming to a rest in the median strip at 9:15 p.m.

Driver Naima E. Prince, 27, of Chicago, Ill., and passenger Candice R. Owens, 26, of Richmond, Va., were wearing seat belts and escaped harm.

State Police Search For Driver

State police, McConnellsburg, are searching for the whereabouts of a driver responsible for a hit-and-run collision along old Route 30 in Ayr Township over the weekend.

According to reports, a 1989 Chevrolet Blazer 1500 crossed over the double yellow line, struck a utility pole and overturned onto its drivers side. The driver was not at at the scene when state police arrived on February 14 at 1 a.m. The driver also failed to report the crash after it occurred.

Anyone having information pertinent to this accident should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717-485- 3131.

Ohio Man Taken To Hospital

A Wooster, Ohio, man was transported to Fulton County Medical Center by Raystown Ambulance Co. last Thursday after his 1998 Honda Accord struck an embankment and road sign.

The 17-year-old driver suffered minor injuries in the 9 p.m. crash, while passenger Sharon R. Jarrells, 44, also of Wooster, Ohio, was not harmed. Both were wearing seat belts during the Route 30 crash in Brush Creek Township. The driver will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

DUI Charges Pending

Charges of driving under the influence are currently pending against 21-year-old Mc- Connellsburg resident Tyler Smith, state police said. Smith was initially stopped for a traffic violation at the intersection of East Maple and Fifth streets on Friday, February 13, at 11:30 p.m.

Cellular Phone Thrown From Bus

A cellular phone was reportedly stolen from the purse of a 15-year-old Crystal Spring girl on a field trip and then thrown out the window of a school bus travelling along Route 522 in Bethel Township on Monday, February 2. The investigation is continuing pending further interviews.

Moped, Scooter Stolen

A moped and a scooter were stolen from the 488 McKibben Lane, Warfordsburg, home of 44- year-old Brenda McManus between February 8 and February 13. Anyone having further information concerning this burglary and theft should immediately contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Stasko at 717-485-3131.

Child Indecent Assault

State police investigators from the McConnellsburg substation are currently investigating the alleged indecent assault of two children in the village of Needmore between February 2002 and February 2003. As the case is still under investigation, further information is unavailable at this time.

Accused Of Retail Theft

Twenty-year-old Needmore resident Randi Lee Mills is accused of retail theft in connection with an incident at the Dollar General Store in Ayr Township Sunday afternoon. Mills allegedly attempted to steal $12.15 in merchandise from the store at 4:45 p.m.

Two-Vehicle Collision Under Investigation

State police are continuing to look into a two-vehicle crash along Route 16 that sent a Mc- Connellsburg area man and his wife to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment. Seventysix year-old Bob L. Wright suffered moderate injuries, while his wife, Joyce Wright, 71, sustained major injuries during the 5:45 crash on Thursday, February 13, in Ayr Township.

Bob Wright, state police reported, was travelling eastbound when his 2006 Toyota Scion was struck head on by an oncoming 2008 Chevrolet Covalt driven by McConnellsburg resident Nicole M. Keefer, 24.

Keefer was not injured. However, her 4-year-old and 1-yearold passengers both sustained minor injuries. All individuals involved were wearing seat belts, and Keefer's passengers were secured in child safety seats. Keefer has been charged with careless driving, police added.

Two Charged With Harassment

Two area residents were charged with harassment last Tuesday after state police were dispatched to a residence along Buckeye Lane in Ayr Township for a report of domestic violence. In the midst of their investigation at 6:15 p.m., state police discovered Lacy Carbaugh, 24, slapped her father, 45-year-old Vincent Carbaugh, causing him to shove her in return. Immediately following the initial confrontation, Vincent Carbaugh allegedly threatened a 23-year-old woman with physical violence.

Vincent Carbaugh was issued two citations for harassment by state police, and Lacy Carbaugh was issued one citation.

Jury Finds Man Guilty Of DUI

A local jury ruled on January 29 that East Waterford, Pa., resident Michael Allan Clouser was guilty of two counts of driving under the influence. Clouser, whose blood alcohol content level was .16 percent or greater, was originally arrested for drunkdriving by McConnellsburg state police on June 29, 2008. Clouser was represented in court proceedings by attorney John Neblett of Camp Hill and was scheduled to be sentenced on February 5.

Two Drivers Cited After Crash

Two drivers involved in a collision along Old 126 were fortunate to escape harm but will be cited by state police. Randy J. Remsburg, 41, of Hancock, Md., will be cited for a vehicle entering or crossing a roadway, while Warfordsburg resident David A. Smith Jr., 26, will be charged with driving while under a suspended license as a result of the 4:44 p.m. crash on Sunday, February 15.

Remsburg, according to state police, pulled from a driveway and crossed the path of an oncoming, northbound 1992 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Smith. Following impact, Smith continued northward but was later located.

Remsburg's passenger Shelley K. Weller, 36, also of Warfordsburg, was not injured. Both Remsburg and Weller were wearing seat belts.

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