2009-07-16 / Police Reports


McConnellsburg Man Accused Of Harassment

Twenty-nine-year-old Mc- Connellsburg resident Michael Richard Fortney was charged with harassment through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. Fortney, state police maintained, argued with an 18- year-old woman from Mc- Connellsburg and a 25-year-old Hagerstown, Md., woman on Tuesday, July 7. During the 6 p.m. incident at 522 North Fifth Street, Fortney allegedly pushed the 18-year-old and grabbed the man by the neck.

Dirt Bike Missing

A 2004 125 CC Husqvarna dirt bike and a 2003 Honda Recon all-terrain vehicle were stolen from a driveway located at 650 Layton Road, Warfordsburg, sometime July 10 and July 11. Victim was a 28-year-old man. Anyone having information regarding this theft is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

PFA Violation Reported

An area man was recently arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne in connection with a violation of a protection from-abuse order and posted $20,000 straight bail. Fifty-one-year-old Barry Andrew Lake remains free on bail pending a hearing, state police reported.

Barry Lake allegedly violated the order at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 29, at 2575 Cito Road in Ayr Township. Victim was Sherie Danette Lake, 44.

Hit-And-Run Investigated On I-70

State police, McConnellsburg, investigated a hit-and-run collision along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 on Thursday, July 2. Reports show the right rear bumper of a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Lucas J. Tanglen of Pittsburgh was struck by an unknown vehicle. Tanglen, 28, was wearing a seat belt and escaped injury during the 9:20 p.m. accident in Brush Creek Township.

Jeep Rolls Onto Roof

A Chambersburg man was not injured when his westbound 2004 Jeep Liberty rolled onto its roof on Friday, July 3. Fifty-nineyear old David R. Vorhes lost control of his vehicle on the wet roadway at 7:10 p.m. Vorhes was wearing a seat belt when the collision occurred along Route 30 in Brush Creek Township, state police added.

Driver Charged In Two-Vehicle Crash

A McConnellsburg woman faces charges of vehicle entering or crossing roadways following a two-vehicle crash on Cito Road last Wednesday morning.

According to state police, Jean Carbaugh, 56, pulled from a driveway along the Ayr Township roadway at 7:56 p.m. and into the path of a southbound 1987 Ford Ranger driven by Paul W. Pittman Jr., 47, also of Mc- Connellsburg. The impact caused Carbaugh's 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer to spin off the road and into her front yard.

Carbaugh was not wearing a seat belt, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Fulton County Medical Center. Meanwhile, Pittman was using a seat belt and suffered only minor injuries.

Car Hits Deer

A 1994 Ford Taurus GL hit a white-tailed deer along the southbound lanes of Route 522 in Bethel Township on Thursday, July 9. Following initial impact, the car driven by Darrell D. Diehl of Warfordsburg struck a guiderail. The 50-year-old southern Fulton County man sustained minor injuries during the 6:40 a.m. accident. He was wearing a seat belt.

Drug Arrest At Cowans Gap

Two Chambersburg area residents were allegedly found in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol at Cowans Gap State Park Sunday. Park rangers observed 19-yearold Amber Shatzer being assisted to her vehicle by Eric Funk, 23. When found in possession of the items, Funk reportedly provided rangers with false identification, which led to additional false identification charges being filed by law enforcement authorities.

Country Ham Reported Missing

Country ham was stolen from the 853 Wertzville Road, Needmore, freezer belonging to a 46-year-old man between June 13 and June 27. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case of theft is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Sprague at 717-485- 3131.

Three-Vehicle Crash Investigated

State police, McConnellsburg, investigated a three-vehicle collision along Route 522 just south of McGoverns Lane in Todd Township over the Fourth of July weekend.

State police reported Joey R. DeShong, 30, of McConnellsburg was stopped along the roadway preparing to turn when his 1996 Chevrolet S-10 truck was rear-ended by a northbound 1995 Chevrolet S-10 blazer operated by a 17-year-old Fort Loudon boy. The impact caused DeShong's truck to cross into the oncoming lane and crash into a 2006 Ford F-250 driven by 33-year-old Woodbine, Md., resident Randy M. Whitehead.

All three drivers were wearing a seat belt at the time of the 3 p.m. accident. No one was injured, but the teenage driver faces charges of following too closely.

Keys Found

A set of keys found behind the Fulton House in Mc- Connellsburg have been turned over to officials a the Mc- Connellsburg state police barracks. The keys were located on Friday, July 10, at 4:40 p.m. The owner of the keys can claim them by stopping at the local substation.

Local Police Look Into Bedford County Crash

State police in McConnellsburg were dispatched to a twovehicle collision along Route 30 in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Monday afternoon. Police stated Robert Edward Lineberger, 74, of Troy, Mich., attempted to cross the eastbound lanes and struck the driver's side fender and door of a 2002 Ford Explorer operated by Nora M. Collins, 41, of Crystal Spring.

Collins, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to the hospital after suffering minor injuries during the 12:29 p.m. accident. Lineberger and his passenger Lois Ann Lineberger, 67, were both wearing seat belts and escaped harm. Collins' vehicle was towed from the scene.

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 an incident at 854 South Hess Road, Needmore.

State police, McConnellsburg, reported burglars stole the following items between December 3 and December 6, 2008: 034 Stihl chain saw, Hitachi hammer drill, Champioa 8000 winch, Dewalt circular saw, generator, Dewalt 18v Sawall, Dewalt 18v light, wrench set, paslode nail guns, air compressor and several gallons of diesel fuel and gasoline. The total value of the items stolen from Patrick Bard were estimated at $3,020.

Anyone having additional information concerning this crime is asked to 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 give 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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