2009-08-27 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mailbox Damaged

A mailbox located at 807 Tollgate Ridge Road in Thompson Township was damaged between 10 p.m. on August 20 and 8:43 a.m. on August 21. The victim is a 57-year-old Mercersburg area man. Anyone with additional information pertinent to this case of criminal mischief should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Two Treated On The Scene

Two Everett residents were treated for minor scratches at the scene of a single-vehicle accident along Route 30 last Friday. On August 21, 62-year-old Austin L. Ramsey lost control of his eastbound 2007 Chevrolet while attempting to avoid hitting an animal. Ramsey's vehicle skidded out of control and rolled onto its side. Both Austin Ramsey and passenger Michael L. Ramsey, 36, were wearing seat belts during the 6:15 a.m. collision in Licking Creek Township. Their vehicle, which had sustained major damage, was removed from the scene by Fischers Towing.

Motorcyclist Injured

A Crystal Spring man sustained major injuries and required medical treatment following a motorcycle accident along Route 643 in Brush Creek Township last Friday afternoon. According to state police, Robert L. Penrod was transported to Fulton County Medical Center by Needmore ambulance immediately after the 4:40 p.m. crash.

Penrod was injured when his westbound 2001 Suzuki Bandit travelled across the roadway, down an embankment and into a field before falling onto its side. Penrod, 28, had been wearing a helmet and rolled off the motorcycle. He will be cited by state police for driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Two Cited For Drug Violation

Two 17-year-old boys from Coraopolis, Pa., were cited for possessing a suspected bag of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after state police stopped to talk to the teens outside Pebbles Kob Web Corner in Licking Creek Township. The young men were standing along their vehicle outside the closed business on Wednesday, August 19, at 12:10 a.m. A search of the vehicle also revealed three large dagger-type knives.

Gasoline Taken

Approximately 11 gallons of gasoline were siphoned from a vehicle parked at 180 McGowan Lane, Hustontown, between 11 p.m. on August 10 and noon on August 12. The victim, a 28-yearold Hustontown man, told state police his vehicle was parked in the yard of his home when the theft occurred. Anyone having additional information linked to this incident should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485- 3131.

Stop Sign Stolen

A stop sign was removed from its pole at the intersection of Layton and Papertown roads and stolen between 10:30 p.m. on August 15 and 9:45 a.m. on August 16. Victim of the theft is Brush Creek Township. Anyone possessing further information concerning this act is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717-485- 3131.

Baltimore Man Cited For Driving On A Suspended License

A Baltimore, Md., man faces charges of driving on a suspended license in connection with a single-vehicle collision along Route 522 on Sunday, August 16. Forty-six-year-old Wilfred J. Mc- Cray was travelling southbound, state police reported, when a deer reportedly jumped in front of his 2009 Dodge Caliber. Mc- Cray swerved to miss hitting the deer and struck a guiderail just south of Sinoquipe Road at 10:45 p.m. Both McCray and passenger Kevin L. Motley, 47, also of Baltimore, Md., were wearing seat belts and escaped injury.

Farm Machinery Collides With Car

A piece of farm equipment became disconnected from a 1987 International Harvester dump truck and crashed into a vehicle travelling behind it along Route 655. Nathaniel Hege of Seminole, Ala., was heading south up a small incline when the pin popped out of the hitch, causing his combine header to drift back into a 2004 Suzuki sedan driven by Donna Casper of Cherry Tree, Pa. Casper and Hege both escaped harm in the 3:09 p.m. crash on Friday, August 7, in Licking Creek Township, state police added.

Tractor-Trailer Hits Utility Pole

A westbound 1996 Freightliner tractor-trailer struck an embankment and a utility pole along Route 30, state police reported, on Tuesday, August 18. Driver Eric R. Sorensen, 38, of Provo, Utah, was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. He will, however, be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic in connection with the 12:42 p.m. accident in Todd Township.

Trailer Damaged

A white pull-behind trailer was damaged while parked at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 19, between 4 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. The trailer is owned by a 35-year-old woman from Mifflintown. Anyone having further information concerning this case of criminal mischief should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Myers at 717- 485-3131.

Car Rear-Ended

A 2000 Toyota sedan driven by Needmore resident Christopher Palmer was rear-ended while attempting to turn onto Patterson Run Road from Route 30 last Wednesday afternoon. Palmer, 39, was transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries following the 5 p.m. crash in Licking Creek Township.

Palmer was wearing a seat belt as was fellow driver Matthew Thompson, 44, of Everett. Thompson will be cited by state police for driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

DUI Charges Filed

Charges of driving under the influence have been filed against a Warfordsburg area man as a result of a single-vehicle crash along Route 522 on Tuesday, August 18. Twenty-two-year-old Daniel Brock Flowers was taken into custody following the 4:10 p.m. accident in Belfast Township by state police, who reported Flowers was allegedly under the influence of some type of inhalant.

State police further added Flowers' southbound 2002 Kia struck a guiderail along the berm. He was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

Car Rolls Over

An eastbound 2005 Ford Focus drifted into the median strip of Interstate 70 and rolled over on Thursday, August 20. Both driver Adel A. Al-Rashed, 20, of Bowling Green, Ohio, and a 16-year-old passenger were wearing a seat belt but sustained minor injuries. Al-Rashed will be cited by state police for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Parking Meter Damaged

A parking meter located at 304 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, was damaged between 11 p.m. on August 22 and 9 a.m. on August 23. Anyone hav- ing further information regarding this case of criminal mischief should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Horton at 717-485-3131.

Two Needmore Residents Uninjured

Two Needmore women were not harmed when the underside of their vehicle's engine compartment ignited along Lincoln Highway Monday afternoon. Mary A. Pittman, 30, and 42-yearold Betty A. Smith escaped injury, state police reported during the incident that occurred at 2:30 p.m. just east of Route 429 in Todd Township.

Shotgun Stolen

A Remington 1100 semiautomatic shotgun was removed from a backporch at 848 Thistle Ridge Lane in Todd Township at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19. Victim of the theft is a 45-year-old McConnellsburg man. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Wadsworth at 717-485-3131.

Cited For Harassment

Forty-one-year-old Darren Lee Golden of McConnellsburg has been cited with harassment after he allegedly threatened to strike a 35-year-old McConnellsburg man with a wrench. The threat was made during a verbal argument at 4631 Cito Road, Mc- Connellsburg, on Sunday, August 16, at 6:25 p.m.

Pa. Woman Charged With Stabbing Boyfriend

ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania woman has been charged with stabbing her live-in boyfriend of five years to death during a domestic dispute that reportedly began as an argument over her feeding the dog before dishing out food for him.

Police say 55-year-old Pamela Poorman is charged with killing 51-year-old Larry Coletti last Thursday night in Annville Township, Lebanon County. Court records indicate Poorman took out a protection from abuse order against Coletti last year but later withdrew it.

Police say the couple had returned to their Annville Township home with takeout food and an argument began that later turned physical. Police allege that Poorman told them she picked up a knife to scare Coletti but ended up stabbing him. She later said "she was being beaten and she had to stop it.''

Poorman was taken to Lebanon County Prison without bail.

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