2009-02-26 / Local & State


One Accused Of Trespassing

Twenty-nine-year-old Hustontown resident Scott Eric Saylor has been accused of criminal trespassing in relation to an incident at 7887 Waterfall Road in Dublin Township. Saylor was allegedly caught trespassing on the property of Richard Kenneth Boden, 71, of Hustontown, on Sunday, February 22, at 10 p.m.

Vehicle Hits Guiderails

An eastbound 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt spun into a set of guiderails along Route 30 in Todd Township Monday morning, resulting in charges being filed against its driver. Chad L. Dick, 24, of Gettysburg will be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic in connection with the February 23 7 a.m. accident. Dick, according to state police, was wearing a seat belt and escaped harm.

Car Rear-Ended

A 2000 Ford Focus driven by Melissa A. Leach, 39, of Hancock, Md., was struck from behind while waiting for a school bus to move along Buck Valley Road on Tuesday, February 17. Leah's car was struck in the rear at 3:29 p.m. by a 2001 Toyota Celica operated by a 17-year-old Warfordsburg girl. Neither driver was injured and both were wearing seat belts. The teen driver will be cited for driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Man Cited For Harassment

A Needmore area man was cited for harassment after he allegedly struck a woman in the head and pulled her hair at 11658 Great Cove Road, Needmore, between 7 p.m. on February 7 and 1 a.m. on February 8.

Twenty-eight-year-old Joshua Eugene Jones was charged through the office of Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson. The victim was Melissa Robinson, 30, also of Needmore, state police added.

Hustontown Teen Involved In Crash

A 17-year-old Hustontown area male has been cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic following a single-vehicle crash on Appleby Road on Monday, February 2. The teenage driver was travelling northbound along Waterfall Road at 3:10 p.m. when his 1998 Ford Ranger slid on the icy roadway and struck a signpost along Appleby Road.

Car Rolls Onto Side

A Hanover, Pa., man escaped injury when his 2008 Ford Focus rolled onto its side along Route 30 just east of Jerry Road in Brush Creek Township. Joshua D. Shorb, 20, will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic in conjunction with the Wednesday, February 18, accident at 4:11 p.m.

Needmore Man Severely Injured

A 35-year-old Needmore man was flown to Altoona Hospital with severe injuries sustained during a single-vehicle crash in Belfast Township over the weekend. Jeremy Eugene Hann was unable to be interviewed by state police due to the extent of the injuries sustained during the Sunday, February 22, accident at 9580 Timber Ridge Road.

Hann crawled out the rear window of his blue 1999 BMW, which struck two trees and rolled over several times. State police noted Hann lost control of the vehicle after he travelled around a right-hand curve at a speed too fast for roadway conditions. He was found at approximately 7 a.m.

Hann is scheduled to be charged for driving on roadways laned for traffic. Members of the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. and fire police assisted on the scene.

DUI Crash Investigated

State police from the McConnellsburg substation responded to a single-vehicle crash that resulted in driving-under-the-influence charges being filed against a Chicago, Ill., man Saturday night. Nineteen-year-old Marco Tulio Davila lost control of his eastbound 2003 Dodge Neon at 7:25 p.m. The vehicle crashed into a guiderail at mile post160 in Brush Creek Township.

Davila was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne and was placed in the Bedford County Prison. Marijuana Found

Three bags of what is suspected to be marijuana and three glass pipes containing the same residual substance was found inside a Dodge truck driven by 19-year-old McConnellsburg resident Zachary Pittman. Pittman was found with the items during a traffic stop along Horton Drive in Ayr Township on Friday, February 20, at 9:42 p.m. Pittman was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Driver, Passenger Charged

Twenty-one-year-old Joshua McCloskey of McConnellsburg was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence and will be charged through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. McCloskey was pulled over for a traffic violation at the intersection of Lincoln Way East and Third Street in McConnellsburg Borough.

Also cited during the traffic stop on Saturday, February 21, at 2:30 a.m. was a 17-year-old female passenger. The teen was cited through Judge Mellott's office for underage drinking.

Burglary Reported

An 80-year-old Dublin Township woman, who was not identified by state police, recently reported a burglary at her Sheepskin Hollow Road home that occurred on October 27, 2008, between noon and 1 p.m. The woman stated the burglar removed a checkbook as well as money from her purse and later cashed several of the checks without her permission.

Eggs Thrown

Eggs were thrown at a vehicle belonging to Dayna Hope Lininger, 51, of Warfordsburg. The vehicle was at 348 Pitt Street in Hustontown when the mischief occurred on Thursday, February 19, between 7 p.m. and 10:25 p.m. Anyone having additional information related to this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Two Caught Urinating On School Building

A 13-year-old boy and a 15- year-old boy, both from Mc- Connellsburg, were reportedly caught urinating on McConnellsburg Middle School and smoking cigarettes on school property on Wednesday, February 11, at 5:15 p.m. Charges of disorderly conduct have been filed against the juveniles through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Gas Taken During Theft

Approximately $10 in gasoline was taken during an incident of retail theft at Getty Mart in Ayr Township on Sunday, February 22, at 12:48 p.m. Anyone with additional information pertinent to this case should immediately contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Hearing Continued

A preliminary hearing has been continued for a later date in neighboring Bedford County for a 25-year-old Hustontown man charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. Samuel Gardner Ranck III allegedly entered the Mile Level Sub and Pizza Shop between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. on November 14 after prying open a front door. Fellow Hustontown resident Jonathan Lee Kauffman, 23, was also reportedly involved in the incident.

The duo stole a box containing $150 in rolled change and caused $50 in damage to the business' door. Ranck's hearing has been reset for February 25.

Burnt Cabins Man Uninjured

Thirty-four-year-old Michael Slodysko of Burnt Cabins was not injured when he crashed his southbound 2006 Toyota Scion in Dublin Township, Huntingdon County, on Friday, February 13. State police in Huntingdon reported a deer ran into the path of Slodysko's car at 6:15 p.m. along Route 522. Damage to the front of Slodysko's car was reported as major.

Crystal Spring Man Crashes In Huntingdon County

An 18-year-old Crystal Spring man told state police in Huntingdon his vehicle was forced off Route 26 in Penn Township by an oncoming brown Ford F-150 truck on Sunday, February 15. According to state police investigators, Logan Fischer was travelling northbound at 4:35 p.m. when his 1997 Jeep Cherokee ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole before travelling down an embankment and rolling over three times. Fischer was not injured in the crash and was using a seat belt. Anyone with information related to this accident should call state police in Huntingdon at 814-627- 3161.

One Cited For Harassment

Twenty-eight-year-old Needmore resident Mary Ann Pittman has been cited for harassment as a result of an altercation that occurred at 213 Woodside Drive in Ayr Township. Pittman allegedly struck Juan Antonio Knipper, 30, of McConnellsburg, in the face repeatedly during the fight on Wednesday, February 18, at 8 a.m.

License Plate Stolen

A license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked at the 2900 block of Wertzville Road in Belfast Township or at the Crystal Spring rest area along Interstate 70 between noon on February 16 and 8:45 a.m. on February 18. The vehicle belongs to David Wertz, 44, of Needmore. Anyone having further information pertaining to this crime can contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Remeikas at 717-485- 3131.

Vehicle Rolls Onto Roof

A McConnellsburg woman was transported to Fulton County Medical Center by Hancock EMS after her southbound 1999 Chevrolet Tracker struck an embankment and rolled onto its roof. Forty-one-year-old Sandra Harmon suffered minor injuries during the crash along Route 655 just north of the Maryland state line on Thursday, February 19. Hancock fire police and volunteer firefighters also assisted at the accident scene.

Teen Charged In School Fight

A 17-year-old Warfordsburg area girl was charged with harrassment through the office of Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson following a physical altercation at Southern Fulton High School on Tuesday, February 17. State police reported the teen allegedly argued with Hannah Covalt, 18, of Needmore, at 10:45 a.m. The argument then turned physical.

Truck Travels Down Embankment

A Warfordsburg woman faces charges of driving on roadways laned for traffic and restraint systems after her 1995 Toyota Tacoma travelled down an embankment along Barnetts Run Road and rolled over. Driver Dana M. Myers, 30, was not wearing a seat belt and fortunately escaped injury in the 2:35 p.m. crash last Wednesday.

Myers, state police added, was driving too fast for the icy roadway conditions when the accident occurred. State police were aided on the scene by members of the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co.

Area Woman Victim Of Identity Theft

Sixty-one-year-old Brenda Stine of McConnellsburtg was the victim of identity theft after an unknown individual utilized her bank account number to make payments on an Internet account between August 1, 2008, and September 30, 2008. Anyone having additional information linked to this case should immediately contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Wadsworth at 717-485-3131.

Charges Pending In Crash

Charges are pending in connection with a single-vehicle crash along Route 655 in Thompson Township on Wednesday, February 18. Needmore resident Edna Knable was heading northbound when she lost control of her 2005 Subaru Outback on the wet road at 2:37 p.m. The vehicle collided with an embankment before striking a nearby guiderail and rolling onto its roof. Knable, 70, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. State police were assisted on the crash scene by PennDOT and the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co.

Warfordsburg Man Uninjured In I-70 Collision

Warfordsburg resident Eric Wolf was not injured when his eastbound 2003 Ford CX3 crossed a grassy median strip along Interstate 70 and struck a metal guiderail. Wolf, 23, was wearing a seat belt and will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic as a result of the Thursday, February 19, 4:34 a.m. crash.

Crash Near County Line

A McConnellsburg man wrecked in Franklin County just one mile east of the Fulton County line Sunday afternoon, February 22, state police in Chambersburg reported.

Matthew Barclay lost control of his eastbound vehicle along Lincoln Way West at 4 p.m. causing it to to strike a pole along the berm. Barclay was not harmed during the accident.

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