2009-10-08 / Police Reports


Tire Slashed

The rear right tire of a vehicle parked at the Cardinal Glenn Apartments in Ayr Township was slashed by an unknown individual between 9 p.m. on September 26 and 9 a.m. on September 27. The victim of the criminal mischief is a 45-year-old Mt. Airy, Md., woman. Anyone having additional information linked to this case is asked to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Sheffield at 717-485- 3131.

License Plate Stolen

A Pennsylvania license plate bearing the registration #XBN5528 was removed from a wooden trailer at 19185 Great Cove Road in Ayr Township. Victim of the theft, which occurred between 11 p.m. on September 22 and 9 a.m. on September 29, was a 43-year-old McConnellsburg resident. Anyone with further information concerning this incident is urged to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485- 3131.

Car Runs Into Embankment

A 2002 Mercury Cougar spun out of control and into an embankment along a rain-soaked Lincoln Highway in Brush Creek Township on Sunday, September 27. According to state police, the eastbound vehicle then overturned onto its roof at 12:30 p.m.

Driver John M. Zajc Jr., 44, and passenger Mary C. Smythe- Zajc, 53, both of Cleveland, Ohio, were wearing seat belts and suffered minor injuries. John Zajc Jr. will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Charges Pending

Charges of harassment are currently pending against two McConnellsburg residents in connection with an incident at 217 South First Street, Mc- Connellsburg. Those accused of harassment on Tuesday, September 29, at 8 a.m. were a 43- year-old man and a 45-year-old woman. State police did not release the names of the two accused.

Vehicle Rolls Over

A Wells Tannery woman was involved in a single-vehicle crash along Route 475 in Dublin Township, according to state police reports. Twenty-eight-year-old Erin L. Baughman lost control of her 2000 Dodge Durango at 12:42 p.m. on the wet roadways, causing it to roll onto its side. Baughman was wearing a seat belt, but it is not known if she was harmed.

Awaiting Results From Crime Lab

On the heels of a traffic stop along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70, state police in Mc- Connellsburg are currently waiting for drug analysis results from the crime lab. Troopers reported that during the 7 a.m. stop on September 30, they observed a baggy containing suspected marijuana in the glove box of the vehicle driven by Joseph Michael Vische, 41, of Chicago, Ill. Troopers also found a smoking pipe and rolling papers.

Woman Faces Drug Charges

Thirty-nine-year-old Hustontown area resident Lisa C. Haulman faces various drug-related charges in connection with a search of her home by undercover state police officers. Six marijuana plants and assorted drug paraphernalia were allegedly found at Haulman’s residence at 9941 Waterfall Road on August 31 at 6:15 p.m. Haulman was subsequently arrested on September 9 and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne. She was released on her own recognizance.

Two Cited For Underage Drinking

State police, McConnellsburg, reported two individuals face underage drinking charges following an incident at 1348 Buchanan Trail East in Ayr Township. On September 19 between 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., a 14- year-old male juvenile and Tyler Swisher, 20, of McConnellsburg reportedly consumed alcoholic beverages. Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Accident Investigated

A single-vehicle accident was recently investigated along Route 1006 in Todd Township, according to state police. Sixtysix year old Carolyn B. Carbaugh of McConnellsburg lost control of her 2003 Jeep on the wet roadway, causing it to roll onto its side. Troopers did not report if Carbaugh was wearing a seat belt or escaped injury in the September 27 11:55 a.m. collision.

Area Man Accused Of Harassment

Twenty-eight-year-old Justin Lee Thomas has been accused of harassment after he allegedly picked up a metal pole in an aggressive manner during an argument with a 35-year-old Mc- Connellsburg woman. Thomas, also of McConnellsburg, was cited through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott in connection with the September 30 7:53 p.m. argument at 328 Reservoir Road in Todd Township.

Vehicle Hydroplanes

A 2005 Chevrolet Z71 hydroplaned after crossing through standing water along Route 522 and crashed into a utility pole. Thirty-six-year-old Melissa A. Mellott of Needmore was wearing a seat belt and escaped injury during the October 2 7 p.m. crash in Ayr Township. Her vehicle was disabled.

Theft Of Tools Reported

Owners of Mellott Builders in Warfordsburg reported a theft of tools from a trailer located at 187 Gem Bridge Road, Needmore, between 4 p.m. on September 25 and 6:45 a.m. on September 28. Among the items stolen were two Paslode Power Master Plus nail gun (model F3905), a Senco Farm Pro 751Xp framing nail gun, two Moro auto feed screwdrivers (model 41), an EQ-6500 Honda generator, two boxes of 2/38-inch Paslode nails, two boxes of 3-1/4 Paslode nails, three master pad locks, a 12- inch Dewalt compound double beveled miter saw DW716, a Stihl cut quick saw and two fivegallon containers of gasoline. The total value of the items has been set at $7,601.

Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case in Thompson Township is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717-485- 3131.

Two Cited For Disorderly Conduct

Two Hustontown area residents have been cited with disorderly conduct through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne in connection with an incident along South Madden Road in Taylor Township. Twenty one-year-old Carl Jonathan Stallman and Milton Matthew Knepper reportedly engaged in behavior on October 1 at 6:35 p.m. that could have caused the public to be alarmed, according to state police.

Two Teens Violate Liquor Law

A 16-year-old Three Springs girl and a 16-year-old Hustontown area girl have been cited for a liquor law violation after they were allegedly found in possession of an alcoholic beverage at Forbes Road High School on Thursday, October 1, at 11:50 a.m.

Truck Strikes White-tailed Deer

A 2001 Chevrolet 1500 struck a white-tailed deer on the 1800 block of Pleasant Grove Road in Belfast Township and rolled into a ditch. Driver Brandon Morton, 31, of Needmore was wearing a seat belt and escaped harm in the Friday, October 2, crash at 7:45 a.m. State police were aided on the scene by Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. and Bard’s Towing.

Runaway Found

A 16-year-old runaway reported missing to state police was later found with assistance from the Fulton County Probation Department on Thursday, October 1. In addition to being located, state police also found drug paraphernalia at the teen’s residence, which allegedly belonged to the runaway. Charges are pending as a result of the drug paraphernalia.

Woman Injured In Crash

A Fort Littleton woman was transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained during a single vehicle crash along Route 522 on Thursday, October 1.

State police reported 65-yearold Shirley Rowles was injured when she lost control of her white 2003 Chevrolet Impala, which crashed into a telephone pole just north of Sheepskin Hollow Road at 11 a.m. She was wearing a seat belt and will be cited in connection with the accident in Dublin Township.

State police were assisted on the crash scene by McConnellsburg Fire Police, Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. and Tin Man Body Shop.

Police Investigate Three-Vehicle Pileup

State police, McConnellsburg, were dispatched to the scene of a three-vehicle pileup on Saturday, October 3, along Route 522 near the intersection of Route 655 in Belfast Township.

According to reports, Justin A. Vogt, 20, of Harrisonville was travelling northbound when he attempted to make a left-hand turn into a private driveway. Vogt’s 2002 Dodge Neon crossed into the path of an oncoming 1994 Chevrolet 3500HD operated by Saul Williams, 44, Warfordsburg. The impact caused Vogt’s car to crash into a parked 2007 Chevrolet Silverado.

Vogt and his passenger, Marcus C. DeShong, 23, McConnellsburg, were both using seat belts and suffered injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Williams and his passenger, Clarence G. Grady Jr., 53, of Stephens City, Va., were also wearing seat belts but were not harmed. Vogt will be charged with vehicles turning left in the 9:30 a.m. accident.

Cat Shot

A 21-year-old McConnellsburg area woman reported to state police troopers her cat was shot with a BB gun at 655 Knobsville Road in Todd Township on Sunday, October 4, between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Anyone having further information linked to this case of cruelty to animals should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

One Faces Harassment Charges

Twenty-eight-year-old Needmore resident William Dennis faces charges of harassment after he struck a family member in the mouth at a location along Great Cove Road in Belfast Township. The alleged harassment occurred on Saturday, October 3, at 10:30 p.m.

Harassment Reported

Tracy Martz, 38, of McConnellsburg is being charged with harassment as a result of an incident along Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg Borough. Martz allegedly verbally harassed a 34-year-old Mc- Connellsburg man on Saturday, October 3, at 8:15 p.m.

Traffic Lights Stolen

A traffic light attached to the outside of a garage located at 1866 Great Cove Road, Warfordsburg, was stolen between 4 p.m. on September 20 and 6 a.m. on September 23. An additional traffic light with shades was stolen from inside the garage in addition to “K” series one-dollar bills and loose change from jars. The victim of the burglary is a 58- year-old Warfordsburg man. Anyone with additional information related to this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Massafra at 717-485-3131.

Police Release Crime, Patrol Report

State police, McConnellsburg, have released a criminal activity and patrol activity report for the month of September during which a total of 94 offenses were reported to investigators. Of those numbers, 90 offenses were founded and 57 have been cleared. An additional 43 arrests were made.

In the patrol unit, 31 crashes, two hit-and-run accidents and one drunk-driving collision were investigated. A total of 20 people were injured in those accidents. In addition, 635 traffic citations, 792 written warnings, five seat belt citations and 14 driving under-the-influence citations were issued.

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