2009-07-02 / Police Reports


19-Year-Old Cited For Underage Drinking

A 19-year-old Greencastle man was cited for driving under the influence on Saturday, June 20, as a result of an alleged incident at 872 Dent Road, Needmore. Justin Taylor Keller arrived at Fulton County Medical Center at approximately 4:30 a.m. for treatment of injuries sustained during an automobile accident. Keller's blood alcohol content was .115 percent at the time of his arrival, state police reported. Charges against Keller were filed through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Charges Pending Further Investigation Of 2-Car Crash

Charges against 25-year-old Timothy R. Vann of Hancock, Md., are pending further investigation of a two-vehicle collision at the entrance of the Warfordsburg Exxon on Thursday, June 25. Vann, state police reported, was travelling northbound at 10:43 a.m. when he turned left into the Exxon parking lot and into the path of a southbound 1995 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Moira L. Ritchey, 46, of Needmore.

Vann's 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 struck the Blazer with its front right corner. Ritchey's sport utility vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage. Vann was uninjured, but Ritchey and her 10-year-old male passenger sustained minor injuries. All three were wearing seat belts. Breezewood Man Found Lying In Parking Lot

A Breezewood area man who was deemed by state police as being extremely intoxicated was found lying in the parking lot of Bill and Ben's Bar in Crystal Spring last Tuesday evening. Thirty-eight-year-old James Lindberg Best was cited for public drunkenness through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson as a result of the 11:40 p.m. incident.

Natural Causes Linked To Death

A caregiver recently found 66- year-old McConnellsburg resident Jeannie M. Staudenmaier unconscious at her home at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23, state police revealed. Staudenmaier was transported to Fulton County Medical Center via ambulance where medical personnel were unable to revive her. Staudenmaier was pronounced dead at 11:24 a.m.

Three Arrested For False Identification

Three Greencastle men were arrested for providing false identification to rangers and alcoholrelated offenses in connection with an incident on Saturday, June 27, at Cowans Gap State Park. Andrew Leslie Johnson, 24; Justin Williams Minaya, 20; and Brett David Fitzgerald, 19, were charged as a result of the 3:45 p.m. incident near the beach. In addition, Johnson was turned over to Franklin County officers for a probation violation. Two Collide In Borough

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Second Street and Lincoln Way last Friday evening, leaving one Mc- Connellsburg man with minor injuries. Seventy-one-year-old Kenneth L. Glazier sustained the injuries when his northbound 2004 Chevrolet Silverado was struck by an eastbound 1996 Chrysler Sebring operated by 18-year-old Devon M. Petty-John, also of Mc- Connellsburg, at 8:42 p.m. The impact of the crash caused Glazier's truck to slide into a concrete post.

Both Glazier and Petty-John were wearing seat belts and damage to both vehicles was listed as major. Charges are pending further investigation by state police troopers.

Charges Filed In Route 30 Crash

Two area women escaped harm when their vehicles collided along Route 30 in Todd Township Saturday afternoon, state police in McConnellsburg reported.

Fifty-one-year-old Donna Marie Swope of McConnellsburg was travelling westbound at 1:38 p.m. and turned left into the path of an oncoming 1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport driven by Melinda Mae Hege, 45, of Mercersburg. Damage to the vehicles ranged from moderate to major.

Both Swope and Hege were wearing seat belts and were not injured. Hege's 8-year-old female passenger was also using a seat belt but sustained minor injuries. Swope will be cited by state police for vehicles turning left. Use Caution When Obtaining Home Improvement Services

Area residents are being advised by state police to be cautious when hiring various home improvement services ranging from tree trimming and landscapers to building contractors. In prior summers, individuals posing as legitimate business owners have gone door-to-door offering services. Often times, while outside surveying work to be completed, the homeowner's residence has been ransacked for money and various items of value.

"It is recommended that you keep your doors locked, and do not let anyone into your home if you do not know who they are," state police concluded.

Car Collides With Deer

A 1994 Ford Mustang crashed into a white-tailed deer along Great Cove Road near the intersection of Gem Bridge Road in Belfast Township on Sunday evening. Driver Joshua S. Haines, 25, of Hancock, Md., was not injured in the 10:37 p.m. crash, but passenger Holly Haines, 24, also of Hancock, did suffer moderate injuries and was transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment. Both individuals were wearing seat belts.

Inspection Sticker Stolen

Pennsylvania state inspection sticker #A195284832 dated September 2010 was stolen from Richards Auto Sales in Mc- Connellsburg between 8 a.m. on June 20 and 11 p.m. on June 21. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case of theft is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Hibner at 717- 485-3131.

Retail Theft Investigated

Charges of retail theft have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott by state police against a Burnt Cabins woman. On Thursday, June 25, 27-year-old Fateshia Ann Loreman allegedly stole a 20- inch fan from a display at 4:10 p.m. and left the Dollar General Store in McConnellsburg without paying.

Theft Reported

Approximately 100 feet of heavy gauge wire was taken from outside 266 Great Cove Road in Bethel Township between June 18 and June 23. Anyone having additional information concerning this case of theft should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Horton at 717-485-3131.

Bicycle Stolen

A silver Maro six-speed bicycle was stolen from outside of an East Market Street, McConnellsburg residence on Monday, June 22, at 8 p.m. Victim was Jennifer Knepper. Anyone with further information related to this episode is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Ely at 717- 485-3131. Cited In Argument

Two Burnt Cabins residents will be cited by state police as a result of an argument at 234 Grist Mill Road on Sunday, June 28. According to state police, 30-year-old Dennette Lucille Kendall will be charged through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne with harassment. Meanwhile, Lonne Randolph Sheeder, 29, faces charges of disorderly conduct. The two, state police said, argued at 8:40 p.m. over Sheeder working on his vehicle. Kendall allegedly threatened to strike the man, who in turn reportedly exposed his buttocks to her.

Money Taken

A metal cash box containing $50 in cash and five personal checks was taken from a desk drawer at Fulton Chiropractic located at 425 East Pine Street, McConnellsburg, between 5:05 p.m. on June 24 and 8:50 a.m. on June 26. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this burglary should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Teen Accused Of Trespassing

A 16-year-old Harrisonville boy has been accused of criminal trespassing after he was allegedly found on the 374 Leese Road, Needmore, property belonging to a 41-year-old man. The teen was cited through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson in connection with the Tuesday, June 23, 8:48 p.m. incident.

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