2009-10-01 / Police Reports


Unwanted Phone Calls Received

An 18-year-old McConnellsburg girl reported to state police she received unwanted telephone calls and messages on Thursday, September 24, at 5:15 p.m. at 889 Battle Ridge Road, Dublin Township. Accused of harassing the girl is Tyler Vincent Swisher of McConnellsburg. Charges against Swisher are slated to be filed through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

One Stopped For DUI

A 21-year-old Hustontown area man was stopped by state police along Lincoln Way West near the Dollar General Store for a traffic violation on Friday, September 25, and was found to be driving under the influence of a controlled substance. During the stop in Todd Township, state police also allegedly found a small amount of marijuana in the possession of driver Carl Jonathan Stallman.

Area Man Cited For DUI

Fifty-one-year-old Bob Lee Wright of McConnellsburg has been charged with driving under the influence as a result of a traffic violation on Saturday, September 12. Wright was initially stopped for a traffic violation by state police at 9:27 p.m. along Little Egypt Road in Taylor Township.

Hit-And-Run Reported

State police, McConnellsburg, investigated a case of hitand run that occurred along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 on Tuesday, September 22. At 7:34 a.m., an unknown vehicle struck a light-up message board located along the right berm. Damage to the facing plate and lights has been estimated at $5,000.

Six Mile Run Man Accused Of Mischief

Twenty-six-year-old Six Mile Run resident Michael Ray Swope has been accused of criminal mischief in connection with allegedly smashing a brick into the top of a car belonging to a 29- year-old McConnellsburg man on August 20 at 3 p.m. Swope then reportedly backed his vehicle into the rear of the victim’s car.

Two Cited For Harassment

Robert and Rebecca Risbon of Elizabethtown both face charges of harassment through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson, according to state police. The incident involving the Risbon family occurred at a location on Poplar Drive in Brush Creek Township at 12:35 p.m. on Monday, September 21.

Suspected Marijuana Found

Charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana are to be filed against two Mc- Connellsburg area residents after they were allegedly found loitering at the Meadow Grounds Lake parking lot on Tuesday, September 22. State police reported, both Brandon Michael Barrick, 18, and a 17- year-old male juvenile were found in possession of suspected marijuana at 7:15 p.m.

Harassment Charges Filed

State police, McConnellsburg, have filed charges of ha- rassment against Gloria Marie Talbert, 32, of McConnellsburg. Talbert allegedly struck a 27- year-old woman in the face at 8:30 p.m. at the Cardinal Glenn Apartments in Ayr Township. The victim was reportedly involved in an argument with another person when she was hit by Talbert.

Two Extricated From Overturned Vehicle

Two Spring Run, Pa., residents were extricated from their overturned vehicle Sunday afternoon and transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

Both driver Randy E. Gipe, 53, and passenger Janice M. Gipe, 54, were wearing seat belts during the 1:40 p.m. collision along Route 522 in Dublin Township. Randy Gipe, according to state police, lost control of their northbound 2004 GMC Envoy while rounding a left-hand curve in the road. The GMC crossed the roadway and struck an embankment before overturning onto its roof.

Three Accused Of Harassment

Three McConnellsburg residents have been accused of harassment as a result of an altercation at a Cardinal Glenn Apartments in Ayr Township. On Friday, September 25, Michelle Lynn West, 20; Starr Victoria Mendoza, 24; and 28- year-old Stephen Valasquez Mendoza Jr. argued with one another at 5:13 p.m.

State police reported the fight escalated when Starr Mendoza allegedly struck West in the face. West in turn is accused of throwing a glass object at Starr Mendoza, who suffered a cut to her left forearm. Stephen Mendoza reportedly picked up West by the neck and threw her to the ground. Charges against the trio will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Car Travels Over Embankment

A Mercersburg area man escaped harm when his southbound 2008 Ford Taurus travelled over a five-foot embankment and came to rest in a field along Route 522 just north of Barmont Road. According to state police, the Saturday, September 26, accident at 5 a.m. occurred when Charles T. Streightiff, 30, swerved to miss a whitetailed deer on the Todd Township roadway. Streightiff was wearing a seat belt, and his vehicle was removed from the scene by Lilley’s Towing.

Maugansville Man Arrested By Game Commission

A Maugansville, Md., man was arrested in Thompson Township by Pennsylvania Game Commission officials in mid-September for multiple game violations as well as on an active arrest warrant issued more than a decade ago in Waynesboro, Franklin County.

Thirty-three-year-old Bradley Allan Hutchinson faces charges of possession of an instrument of crime, attempting to harvest white-tailed deer in a closed season and hunting without a license. Hutchinson was allegedly seen by officers leaving a wooded area off Gem Bridge Road on September 18 at 9:30 a.m. wearing full camoflauge and carrying a compound bow and four broadhead arrows.

Crime Of The Week

Burglary Is Crime Of The Week

Fulton County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a burglar responsible for a break-in at 1007 Union Church Road in early September.

State police, McConnellsburg, reported between September 4 and September 7 a burglar forced their way into a shed and removed various tools, including a Milwaukee 18 volt cordless Sawzall, Paslode cordless nail gun, Milwaukee 12-inch mitre saw (model 6955-20), Dewalt 4-inch grinder, Milwaukee 1-1/2 hammer drill, Stihl chopsaw, Milwaukee band saw, two Bostich framing nail guns, a Bostich roof nail gun and a Lincoln 14.4 volt grease gun. Value of the stolen items belonging to McConnellsburg resident John Thurman has been set at $4,500.

Anyone having information concerning this crime is asked to call the 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 give their name or appear in court. Crime Solvers will also pay for information leading to arrests in connection with any other crimes committed in Fulton County.

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