2009-06-25 / Police Reports


Two Injured In Intersection Crash

Two McConnellsburg area residents were injured during a crash at the intersection of North Third and East Market streets in McConnellsburg Borough last Tuesday evening.

At 6:44 p.m., state police reported, 50-year-old Three Springs resident Carol A. Boozel failed to stop at a posted stop sign and crashed into a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Daniel W. Sipes, 50, of Mc- Connellsburg. Boozel, Sipes and Sipes' passenger, Katie M. Miller, 22, also of McConnellsburg were all wearing seat belts. Both Sipes and Miller required medical transport to Fulton County Medical Center.

Boozel was charged by state police for stop and yield signs in conjunction with the June 16 crash.

Drug Charges Pending

Drug charges in connection with ACt 64 are pending against a Pittsburgh man upon receipt of laboratory results from the state police crime lab. Twentyyear old Marcos Miguel Hernandez was initially stopped for a traffic violation along Route 30 in Licking Creek Township on Tuesday, June 16, when state police troopers saw a clear plastic baggie containing pills. A 2:01 a.m. search of the vehicle revealed both pills and suspected marijuana.

Vehicle Collides With Ditch

Charges are pending further investigation into a single-vehicle accident along Green Lane Road in Bethel Township that occurred last Tuesday. Seventyfive year-old Carol E. Halterman of Warfordsburg was travelling northbound when her 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier collided with a ditch and some brush along the western berm at 9:55 a.m. Halterman was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. Her vehicle was disabled.

Theft Of Services Investigated

State police, McConnellsburg, filed charges in connection with a case of theft of services that occurred at 659 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, on Wednesday, June 17. Twentytwo year-old Tracey Deneen Jefferson of McConnellsburg allegedly placed her trash in a dumpster belonging to a business located at the borough address at 2:30 p.m. Charges against Jefferson have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Man Cited By Park Rangers

Thirty-year-old Huntingdon resident Douglas Kevin Wennick was charged by rangers with Cowans Gap State Park at careless driving as a result of an incident on Sunday, June 21. At 3 p.m. Wennick was observed tailgating and driving aggressively around and behind motorcycles along Aughwick Road. Park rangers added Wennick rapidly passed the motorcycles in a Pontiac Vibe in the vicinity of park visitors.

Business Burglarized

Sipes Farm Market and Jami's Ice Cream Stand were the victims of a burglary between 9 p.m. on June 8 and 9 a.m. on June 9. Money was stolen from the business located at 233 Lincoln Way West. In addition, owner Kim Sipes reported another burglary between 5:15 p.m. on June 18 and 9 a.m. on June 19. Food and various items were reported taken during the second break-in.

Anyone having additional information pertaining to these incidents should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or troopers Sheffield and Ely at 717-485-3131.

Car Rolls Over

A Chambersburg man was treated at Fulton County Medical Center after his southbound 2004 Ford Focus struck an embankment and rolled over. According to state police, 23-yearold Jonathon G. Dodson suffered minor injuries during the Saturday, June 20, 4:28 a.m. crash along Route 522 in Dublin Township. Dodson will be charged with driving at safe speeds. Money Taken From McDonald's

An undetermined amount of money was stolen from a safe at McDonald's located at 708 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, between 1 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. Victim is Delamore Enterprises LP, Chambersburg. Anyone with additional information regarding this case should immediately contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Stasko at 717-485-3131.

SUV Strikes Utility Pole

A 1997 Mercury Mountaineer struck an embankment and a utility pole before rolling onto its roof along Route 522 in Ayr Township, state police reported. Driver Kent D. Anderson, 18, of Needmore was not injured during the 6:40 a.m. Saturday, June 13, crash. Anderson will be charged by state police with driving a vehicle on roadways laned for traffic.

Police Continue To Investigate Theft

State police are continuing to investigate a theft at Great Cove Golf Course in Ayr Township that occurred on Saturday, June 20, at 6:01 p.m. A total of $32 was removed from a cash box at the swimming pool. Juveniles allegedly involved include four males ages 11, 17, 13 and 15.

Soccer Field Damaged

A soccer field along Boy Scout Road belonging to a 59- year-old Fort Littleton man was damaged by an unknown vehicle. The victim is offering a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in the incident that occurred between 9 p.m. on June 10 and 6 p.m. on June 13. Anyone having additional information concerning this case of criminal mischief should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717-485-3131.

Derogatory Comments Written On Window

Derogatory comments were written on the windows of a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am with mud between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, June 19. The window was damaged during the mischief at 226 Reservoir Road, McConnellsburg, as was paint on the passenger's side door. Victim is a 23-year-old McConnellsburg woman. Anyone with further information related to this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Liquor Law Violation Reported

Officials with the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement in Altoona recently cited Clevenger's Beverage Connection Inc. of McConnellsburg with a violation that reportedly occurred between December 24, 2008, and January 31, 2009. The business, according to reports, failed to comply with an order issued by the administrative law judge requiring alcohol management training. In addition, liquor officials stated Clevenger's issued checks on January 14 for the purchase of alcoholic beverages from an account with insufficient funds.

Mailbox Damaged

A mailbox located at 1123 Franklin Mills Road in Bethel Township was damaged on Friday, June 19, at 4 p.m. The victim, a 67-year-old Warfordsburg woman, told state police her mailbox was valued at $30. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this incident of criminal mischief should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Wadsworth at 717-485-3131.

Car Towed Following I-70 Crash

A 1995 Toyota Camry was towed from the scene of a single vehicle collision along Interstate 70 Sunday afternoon. State police reported Valentino Sacco's car struck a bridge abutment before spinning onto the southern berm in Bethel Township. The 70-year-old man from Alexandria, Va., was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. He will be cited for the 2 p.m. crash with driving on roadways laned for traffic. One Cited For Furnishing Alcohol To Minor

Needmore resident Brian Wayne Hill has been cited with supplying alcohol to an 19-yearold Greencastle man on Saturday, June 20, at 3:30 a.m. The alleged incident occurred at 872 Dent Road in Thompson Township. Charges against Hill have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Man Suffers Major Injuries

A McConnellsburg man suffered major injuries over the weekend when his truck crashed into an embankment and rolled over multiple times. Todd O. Wible, was transported to Fulton County Medical Center following the accident along Route 522 in Todd Township. It is unknown if Wible was wearing a seat belt.

State police added the 46- year-old driver would be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic in connection with the Sunday, June 21, 9:15 p.m. crash just south of Skips Lane.

McConnellsburg Man Appears In County Court

A 31-year-old McConnellsburg man accused of threatening to track down and shoot a Robertsdale area resident was sentenced recently in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas to between four and 23 months in the county jail. William Carl Drenning had already entered a guilty plea to reckless endangerment in connection with the incident that occurred on April 9, 2008. Having already served the minimum time in jail, Drenning remained free following the sentencing proceedings before Judge Stewart Kurtz.

Crime Of

The Week

Burglary Is Crime Of The Week

Fulton County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for additional information leading to the arrest of burglars responsible for a series of break-ins at Sipes Farm Market and Jami's Ice Cream Stand.

State police, McConnellsburg, reported burglars stole money and food from both businesses located at 233 Lincoln Way West McConnellsburg, between June 8-9 and again on June 18-19. The loss has been set at $164.

Anyone having additional information concerning these incidents should 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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