2009-09-17 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Crash Investigated

State police, McConnellsburg, were dispatched to a single vehicle collision along Route 30 where a 2000 Honda crashed into an embankment and rolled over. Driver Anthony Rossi, 58, of Bridgeville was not injured in the crash nor was passenger Adam E. Rossi, 27, also of Bridgeville. Both were wearing seat belts when the accident occurred on Wednesday, September 9, at 7 a.m. in Licking Creek Township. Anthony Rossi will be cited by state police for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Wooden Signposts Cut

Two wooden posts used to hold a directional sign for Pine Ridge Manor Assisted Living at 2179 Layton Road, Warfordsburg, were cut with a chain saw between 8 p.m. on September 5 and 8 a.m. on September 6. Anyone having additional information concerning this case of criminal mischief is asked to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717-485-3131.

Threatening Mail Received

A 21-year-old Hustontown area woman informed state police she received threatening mail penned by 21-year-old Mc- Connellsburg resident Richard Eyler on Tuesday, September 8, at 1:55 p.m. Eyler violated a protection from-abuse order in sending the correspondence and will be accordingly charged.

Hit-And-Run Vehicle Crashes Into Fence

State police are currently searching for the whereabouts of a vehicle responsible for crashing into four fence posts and a woven wire fence along Union Church Road not far from the intersection of Great Cove Road. The Ayr Township accident occurred on Friday, August 4, at 9:30 p.m.

Investigators reported the vehicle is believed to be a dark, late model 1980s or early 1990s Ford truck. The vehicle will be missing half of the grille and a turn signal. Anyone with further information pertinent to this case is urged to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-475-5771 or Trooper Massafra at 717-485-3131.

Car Hits Embankment

A Mifflin, Pa., woman escaped injury when her eastbound 2001 Toyota Corolla struck an embankment and rolled onto its roof. Twenty-four-year-old Lydia M. Fisher, who was wearing a seat belt, will be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic in conjunction with the crash along Route 475 in Dublin Township. State police were assisted at the Monday, September 27, accident scene by Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. and Lilley's Towing.

Beer Thrown

Two full cans of beer were allegedly thrown at a 44-year-old Warfordsburg woman during an incident of simple assault that occurred at 2235 Stoneybreak Road in Bethel Township. In addition to throwing the cans, 54- year-old Warfordsburg resident Bobby Lee Stotler is accused of grabbing the woman by the neck and being verbally abusive. Stotler faces charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. Tools Stolen

Various tools and four fivegallon gasoline containers were stolen from a shed located at 854 South Hess Road in Thompson Township between 5 p.m. on September 7 and 7:30 p.m. on September 8. The victim is a 43- year-old Needmore man, who told state police burglars gained access to his shed by cutting a lock. Anyone having additional information related to this burglary is asked to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Switchblade Found During Traffic Stop

State police, McConnellsburg, will be charging Matthew Ray Strayer, 20, of Tyrone with prohibited offensive weapons after a switchblade knife was found in his possession. Strayer was initially stopped by troopers on Monday, September 7, at 2:50 p.m. for riding a pedacycle on Interstate 70. Charges will be filed with Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Cited After Crash

A Big Cove Tannery man faces charges of driving a vehicle at safe speeds in conjunction with a single-vehicle crash along old Route 30, according to state police reports. Thirty-eight-yearold Murray V. Romig swerved to avoid hitting an animal along the Todd Township roadway on Thursday, September 10, causing his eastbound 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt to slide into a stone wall and mailbox. Romig was wearing a seat belt and was not harmed in the 5:10 a.m. accident.

Neighbors Subjected To Vulgar Language

Three individuals were subjected to "vulgar language" when their neighbor departed her Knobsville Road, McConnellsburg, residence on Thursday, September 10. According to a report issued by state police, Susan Naugle of McConnellsburg allegedly shouted obscenities at Katherine Jones of Mc- Connellsburg and two juveniles at 6 p.m. Naugle then left the scene in her vehicle. She has been cited with disorderly conduct.

Skillet Missing From Auction House

An 11-inch Griswold skillet with a smoke ring and a ghost engraved on the bottom was reported missing from Aughwick Auctions located at 28054 Great Cove Road, Fort Littleton, between 5 p.m. on September 7 and 3:30 p.m. on September 10. Anyone having information regarding the stolen antique should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Remeikas at 717-485-3131.

No One Hurt In Crash

Two drivers, including a Harrisonville man, were not injured when their eastbound vehicles collided along the Pennsylvania Turnpike recently. Twenty-yearold Christopher W. Lynch, Harrisonville, was heading east when his 2003 Freightliner 3500 SHC struck the rear of a 2007 Volvo driven by Bobby Hall, 52, of Middletown, Ohio.

Jailed After Drug Buy

McConnellsburg resident Terrell Bass was sent to the Franklin County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail following an alleged controlled drug buy in Ayr Township on June 26. Bass reportedly bought crack cocaine from an undercover officer, according to state police reports.

Bass was arrested on Saturday, September 12, during a traffic stop along old Route 30. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Taken Into Custody

Forty-six-year-old Richard Myers was taken into custody on a felony warrant issued in Washington County, Maryland. Myers was arrested on Saturday, September 12, at 3 p.m. at the Mc- Connellsburg state police barracks after he arrived at the station for an interview regarding a separate incident.

Signposts Cut

Several posts used to stabilize a sign at the intersection of Layton and Papertown roads in Brush Creek Township were cut with a chain saw between 8 p.m. on September 5 and 8 a.m. on September 6. Anyone having additional information related to this case of criminal mischief is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Horton at 717-485-3131.

Drug Paraphernalia Charges Pending

Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia are currently pending against Angel E. Roberson, 35, of Pittsburgh, according to state police reports. Roberson was stopped by McConnellsburg state police for a traffic violation on Interstate 70 on Sunday, September 13, at 7:04 p.m. A search of Roberson's car revealed alleged drug paraphernalia.

Man Charged With Public Drunkenness

Charges of public drunkenness have been filed against a Warfordsburg area man in connection with an incident along Bethel Church Road in Bethel Township. At 3:52 a.m. on Sunday, September 13, state police found 42-year-old Roger Lee Black sleeping along the roadway while allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

Cited For DUI

James Michael Buser of Warfordsburg was arrested by state police on Sunday, September 13, at 6:55 p.m. for driving under the influence. Buser was initially stopped for a traffic violation on Quarry Hill Road in Bethel Township. Charges against Buser, 40, will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Yard Damaged

A vehicle drove through a yard located at 5050 Timber Ridge Road, leaving numerous ruts measuring approximately 30 yards. Victim of the criminal mischief, which occurred between September 12 and September 30, is a 76-year-old Big Cove Tannery man. Anyone having further information concerning this incident should immediately contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Shed Broken Into

Burglars used a Sawzall utility tool to cut a lock on a shed located at 1137 South Hess Road in Thompson Township between 4 p.m. on September 7 and 12:30 p.m. on September 12. The victim, a 65-year-old Mercersburg area man, told state police it appeared nothing was taken during the burglary. Anyone with additional information is urged to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Man Tries To Give Away Beer

John Piper of McConnellsburg faces charges of public drunkenness after he stopped at random houses on the 600 block of Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg Borough, and allegedly tried to give away beer. Piper was transported to his home by state police following the episode on Friday, September 11, at 11 p.m.

Unwanted Messages Received

A 22-year-old Fort Littleton woman informed state police she was the recipient of multiple unwanted text messages and voicemails on Friday, September 11, at 10 p.m. James Michael of Cumberland, Md., will be cited for harassment for his alleged involvement with the messages.

Traffic Violations Pending

McConnellsburg resident Lydia Hays was transported to Fulton County Medical Center on Friday, September 11, as a result of injuries sustained during a single-vehicle crash. Hays was reported travelling westbound on Waterfall Road at 5:30 p.m. when she lost control of her purple Geo Tracker. The car, which was approaching Keller's Country Store, ran off the Dublin Township roadway and into the woods. State police were assisted on the scene by Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. fire police and Lilley's Towing. Charges are pending against Hays.

Four Taken To UPMC

Four individuals were transported to UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital for examination following an accident on Sideling Hill last Friday, state police reported. Autumn Willoughby, 28, of East Leroy, Mich., lost control of her eastbound red Dodge Durango, which ran off the Brush Creek Township roadway and rolled over.

Willoughby and passengers Erica Parker, Battle Creek, Mich.; Erik Smalek, Marshall, Mich.; and Leah Eitel, of Jackson, Mich., were all wearing seat belts and suffered minor injuries in the Route 30 4:30 p.m. crash. Lending assistance on the scene were Fischer's Towing and Kevin Mellott of Needmore. Traffic citations are pending against Willoughby, state police said.

Vehicle Strikes Tree

A Mitsubishi Montero suffered serious damage when it ran into two trees along Route 522 near the Pennsylvania Turnpike entrance on Friday, September 11. Driver Courtney Strause, 23, of Carlisle and passenger Rebecca Velardi, 21, from Sewell, N.J. , were using seat belts and escaped harm in the 7 p.m. crash in Dublin Township. Traffic citations against Strause are pending. Harassing Phone Calls Received

Approximately 30 telephone calls were received during a 30- minute time frame by Misty Bottenfield, 26, of McConnellsburg on Thursday, September 10. During that time frame, one threatening message was left with a follow up message that stated the male suspect intended to follow through with his previous threat. Charges are pending.

Mailbox Damaged

A mailbox located at 988 Great Cove Road, Warfordsburg, was damaged between 8 p.m. on September 4 and 2:50 p.m. on September 5. The victim of the criminal mischief is a 55-year-old Warfordsburg woman. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this incident should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Sheffield at 717-485-3131.

Meat Stolen

A quarter side of frozen beef valued at $350 was stolen from a freezer between noon on August 15 and 2 p.m. on August 16. The burglary occurred at 236 West Tannery Road, Wells Township. The victim is a 71-year-old woman. Anyone having additional information related to this break-in is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Sheffield at 717- 485-3131. iPod Taken At School

A 15-year-old Needmore girl informed state police her iPod was stolen from her purse at Southern Fulton High School between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, September 14. Anyone having additional information related to this theft is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Falkosky at 717-485-3131.

Tools Stolen

Multiple tools were stolen from a trailer located at 1007 Union Church Road, McConnellsburg, between 3:30 p.m. on September 4 and 7 a.m. on September 7. Among the missing items are a Milwaukee 18 volt cordless Sawzall, a Paslode cordless nail gun, a Milwaukee 12- inch mitre saw, a Milwaukee 1- 1/2-inch hammer drill, a Stihl chopsaw, a Milwaukee band saw, two Bostitch framing nail guns, a Bostitch roofing nail gun and a Lincoln 14.4-volt grease gun. Anyone with further information concerning this theft should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Massafra at 717-485-3131.

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