2009-06-04 / Police Reports


McConnellsburg Man Sentenced

Twenty-year-old Devin Eric Rock Jr. was recently ordered to complete one-year probation and pay $206.15 in restitution through the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas. Rock reportedly siphoned gasoline from a church van owned by the Community Chapel of Hesston on October 4, 2008. Rock's probation will be served in conjunction with his participation in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.

Motorcycle Operator Suffers Minor Injuries

A Hagerstown, Md., man sustained minor injuries when he crashed his westbound 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan along Route 30 in Todd Township. Forty-fouryear old Marty J. Amore was wearing a helmet when his motorcycle struck an embankment along the northern berm at 4:30 p.m. Amore will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic, state police noted.

Car Collides With Utility Pole

A 17-year-old Harrisonville boy will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic after his northbound 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier struck a utility pole along Cito Road on Wednesday, May 27. The teen driver was wearing a seat belt during the 3 p.m. crash just south of Lockwood Road. He escaped without injury.

Juvenile Cited For Harassment

A 15-year-old male juvenile was cited for harassment as well as criminal mischief in connection with an incident that occurred at a 223 Lincoln Way West, McConnellsburg Borough, residence. The teen, state police reported, arrived home from school on Wednesday, May 27, at 3 p.m. and proceeded to argue with a 36-year-old female. The juvenile allegedly pushed the woman and punched a hole in the bathroom wall. He remained in his bedroom until state police arrived on the scene.

Area Man Faces Harassment Charges

Forty-six-year-old McConnellsburg resident Randy Mills faces charges of harassment after he allegedly made recent, repeated telephone calls to General Fasteners located in Ayr Township.

Driver's Side Mirror Damaged

The driver's side mirror of a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe was damaged when it was struck by an unknown, eastbound vehicle on Thursday, May 21, at 9:05 a.m. The Tahoe was legally parked along Route 30 just east of North Sixth Street when the hit-andrun collision occurred.

Trespassing Charges Filed

Twenty-two-year-old Joshua Leonard Mellott of McConnellsburg was cited for criminal trespassing through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. Joshua Mellott allegedly trespassed on the 304 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, property belonging to a 23-year-old woman on Friday, May 29, at 12:14 a.m.

Waterfall Man Uses Pole To Assault Neighbor

A Waterfall area man will be charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment after he allegedly accosted his neighbor with a metal pole. Fifty-two-year-old Terry Lee Defibaugh will be charged through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Defibaugh, state police reported, began removing a metal pole on Monday, May 25, at 6:40 p.m. that had been placed along the right-of-way utilized to access his property along Cold Water Road. Defibaugh's 24- year-old male neighbor confronted him regarding the removal of the pole. The metal pole was reportedly used by Defibaugh to strike the man on his left shoulder and along the left side of his head, causing both redness and swelling. Trespassing Reported In Crystal Spring

A Somerset man has been accused of trespassing on the 150 Poplar Lane, Crystal Spring, property belonging to a 69-yearold man. On Sunday, May 24, at 11:39 a.m., 64-year-old Steven Jay Frey allegedly trespassed on the Brush Creek Township property. Charges against Frey will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Drug Charges Pending

Pending the analysis of what is believed to be marijuana by the state police crime laboratory, charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia will be filed against two 18-year-old men.

Jacob Franklin Myers of New Oxford and Douglas Leroy Black, Abbottstown, were pulled over by state police troopers along Route 30 in Brush Creek Township for not having taillights in their vehicle. The two were observed smoking a marijuana pipe in their vehicle as well, state police added.

Car Rear-Ended

A Burnt Cabins woman sustained minor injuries when her southbound 2000 Ford Mustang was rear-ended by a 1998 Dodge Ram on Friday, May 29. State police reported 40-year-old Wendy L. Sheffield was transported to Fulton County Medical Center following the 12:43 p.m. crash along Great Cove Road. Sheffield, according to state police, was attempting to make a left-hand turn when her Mustang was struck from behind by a truck driven by Brian A. Cutchall, 21, of Hustontown. Sheffield and Cutchall, who will be charged with following too closely, were both wearing seat belts during the incident in Dublin Township.

Car Collides With Embankment

A Greensburg, Pa., woman crashed into an embankment along Interstate 70 after she lost control of her eastbound 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt on the rainsoaked roadway. Twenty-threeyear old Bethany L. Smith was wearing a seat belt and escaped injury during the Thursday, May 28, 3:50 p.m. accident in Brush Creek Township.

Burglary At Buck Valley Park

Officials at Buck Valley Park in Union Township informed state police that burglars forcibly broke into their concession stand through a side door between 8:30 p.m. on May 29 and 11 a.m. on May 30. The burglars removed four cases of water, 17 cases of soda, a small wicker basket and pocket change. The stolen items have been valued at $125. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this incident should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Barnett at 717- 485-3131.

Woman Punched, Bitten

An 18-year-old McConnellsburg woman was the victim of harassment when she was allegedly punched repeatedly in the head and bitten on the neck by 18-year-old Savanna Renea Hege, also of McConnellsburg. The incident between the 18- year-old women occurred at an apartment located at 310 North Crystal Drive in Ayr Township at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. Hege has been charged by state police with criminal trespassing and harassment.

Crystal Spring Woman Accused Of Harassment

Forty-four-year-old Crystal Spring resident Angela Jo Omps was charged with harassment in connection with an incident at the Crystal Spring rest area off Interstate 70 on Tuesday, May 12.

State police reported, Omps and a 47-year-old McConnellsburg woman argued at the rest area at 8 a.m. Omps allegedly shut the door to the rest area's employee room, grabbed the victim and pushed her into a cabinet. Omps is also accused of grabbing the woman by the head and shaking her, state police said.

Vehicle Scratched

A 1998 red Dodge Neon belonging to Carol Ann Decker of Crystal Spring sustained an es- timated $600 in damage when unknown individuals scratched the vehicle's trunk and roof. Decker's vehicle had been parked at Denny's in Breezewood when it suffered the damage between noon and 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 18.

Single-Vehicle Accident Investigated

State police, McConnellsburg, investigated a single-vehicle accident along Route 655 in Thompson Township Monday afternoon that resulted in careless driving charges being filed against a Hancock, Md., man. Twenty-one-year-old Joel A. Barnhart was travelling southbound when his 2006 Toyota Scion TC struck a set of guiderails on the eastern berm at 4:32 p.m. Barnhart was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

DUI Charges To Be Filed

Charges of driving under the influence are to be filed against a McConnellsburg man who was initially pulled over by state police for a traffic violation near the intersection of Route 16 and Pyle Drive on Sunday, May 31. Charges will be field against Joey R. DeShong, 30, in connection with the 8:37 p.m. incident.

Fort Loudon Man Cited For Disorderly Conduct

Forty-seven-year-old Fort Loudon resident Michael James Sites was charged with disorderly conduct on Tuesday, June 2, after he allegedly made unreasonable noise at 4:32 a.m. and disturbed a 36-year-old Hustontown woman. Sites has also been cited with public drunkenness as a result of the episode at 7887 Waterfall Road.

Rangers Looking For Suspects

Rangers from Cowans Gap State Park are searching for information leading them to suspects involved in a fight that stemmed from a pickup football game played in the vicinity of the beach house on Memorial Day. A male victim from Chambersburg, rangers stated, was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked and stomped in the head, rendering him unconscious. He was hospitalized as a result of the incident. An elderly lady, park rangers added, was also in the vicinity of the fight and was threatened and had her cane taken.

The four male suspects, who were accompanied by two females at the park, are described by rangers as follows:

• Suspect 1 - white male, age 18-20, dirty blonde hair, 5'10" to 6', white shorts, suffered no injuries during the fight

• Suspect 2 - white male, age 18-20, facial scar from corner of right eye to corner of right side of mouth, left the park with possible mouth injuries

• Suspect 3 - white male, age 18-20, short dark hair and goatee, 6'1" to 6'2", tribal tattoo on shoulder, had a swollen and purple right eye

• Suspect 4 - white male, age 18-19, long, curly light brown hair, 5'9", possible body injuries

Anyone having additional information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to immediately contact ranger Sleighter by calling Cowans Gap State Park at 717-485-9357. All information will remain confidential.

Disorderly Conduct At Cowans Gap

A 19-year-old Fannettsburg man will be charged with disorderly conduct in connection with an incident that took place between the concession stand and the beach at Cowans Gap State Park. Park rangers reported on Monday, June 1, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Clifford Dewayne Hogue III allegedly removed his shorts and exposed various parts of himself to the public as well as park officials. Burglary Is Crime Of The Week

Fulton County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of individuals responsible for a break-in at the concession stand located in Buck Valley Park. State police reported burglars forced their way into the Warfordsburg area-based concession stand and removed four cases of water, 17 cases of soft drinks and a small wicker basket containing several dollars in change. The total loss has been set at $125.

Anyone having information concerning this crime is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 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 give their name or appear in court.

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