2009-10-15 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Car Strikes Deer

A 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt struck a white-tailed deer along Route 522 and was towed from the crash scene in Todd Township on Wednesday, October 7. According to state police, the vehicle driven by Justin M. Grove, 24, of Huntingdon was removed by Scott’s Towing following the 8:04 p.m. accident. Grove was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

Soda Taken In Retail Theft

An 18-year-old McConnellsburg man faces charges of retail theft after he allegedly tried to conceal a two-liter bottle of Dr. Pepper in his pants and attempted to leave the Dollar General Store without paying. Dwayne Stephen McNear was confronted by a store employee when he dropped the bottle and fled the store.

Tire Slashed

The tire on a car belonging to a 71-year-old McConnellsburg man was slashed while the vehicle was parked in front of a garage at 641 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, between 10 p.m. on September 26 and 9 a.m. on September 27. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case of mischief is asked to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Massafra at 717-485-3131.

Saws Stolen

A Stihl chain saw (model MS310) and two Dewalt circular saws were removed from a garage located at 224 Tritle Drive, McConnellsburg, between 2 p.m. on October 1 and 9 a.m. on October 6. The burglary victim is a 41-year-old Chambersburg area man. Anyone with further information relevant to this incident should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Massafra at 717-485- 3131.

Burglar Spotted

A man was spotted while attempting to break into a side window of a residence at 15427 Buck Valley Road, Warfordsburg, between 2:30 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. on Monday, October 5. The burglar is described as 6 foot, 3 inches, weighing around 230 pounds with a brown Mohawk-style haircut and goatee. Anyone having additional information concerning this attempted break-in should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Falkosky at 717- 485-3131.

Two Injured In Route Crash

Two Sidman, Pa., residents suffered minor injuries when they tried to avoid hitting several deer along Route 30 in Todd Township last Thursday evening. Driver Mary E. Nagy, 56, and passenger Gary J. Nagy, 58, were both wearing seat belts when they struck one of the deer at 9:20 p.m. The eastbound 2004 Jeep Cherokee then struck a guiderail and overturned onto its roof. State police were assisted on the crash scene by Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.

Motorcyclist Charged

The operator of a 2000 Ultra Classic faces charges of driving a vehicle at safe speeds after he laid the northbound vehicle onto its side on Friday, October 9. George S. Crawford, 49, of Bloomsburg suffered minor injuries when he lost control of his motorcycle along Route 522. He was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred at 11:25 a.m. in Belfast Township. Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. rendered aid on the scene and transported Crawford to Fulton County Medical Center.

Tree Falls On Truck

A tree fell on a truck along Walnut Grove Church Road in southern Huntingdon County, leaving a Hustontown area man hospitalized and in serious condition. Thirty-seven-year-old James Russell “Rusty” Carmack was transported by RW&BT Ambulance to Altoona Trauma Center with multiple head injuries following the accident last Wednesday afternoon in Springfield Township.

Carmack was a passenger in a westbound Chevrolet Silverado operated by Chris Aaron Stains, 21, of Fort Littleton. Carmack was knocked unconscious and had to be extricated from the truck by Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co. Stains, however, escaped the accident unscathed.

DUI Arrest

State police, McConnellsburg, reported charges of driving under the influence are pending against a Hustontown area man as a result of a traffic stop just north of Great Cove Autos on Route 522. Forty-two-year-old Kerry Lynn Strait was allegedly found driving drunk during the traffic stop on Friday, October 9, at 9:14 p.m.

Saw Reported Missing

A gas-powered Husqavarna cut-off saw was removed from a job trailer at the intersection of Route 522 and Route 484 between 7 p.m. on September 25 and 5:30 a.m. on September 28. The trailer, which sustained a broken lock, and the missing saw belong to CH&D Enterprises Inc. of New Stanton. Anyone having additional information related to this case of burglary should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Falkosky at 717-485-3131.

Three Springs Man Transported To Hospital

A 21-year-old Three Springs man was transported to Fulton County Medical Center Friday morning after sustaining both facial and hip injuries during a single-vehicle crash along Fort Littleton Road in Springfield Township, Huntingdon County. Ryan Kevin Fleck was able to extricate himself from the vehicle before state police and EMS units arrived on the accident scene at 6:45 a.m. only a quarter mile from the Fulton County line.

Fleck lost control of his southbound 2001 Ford Escape while rounding a curve in the roadway, which according to state police was wet and covered with leaves. The car ran onto the berm where it struck tree.

Passenger Injured In DUI Crash

A Shirleysburg woman sustained moderate injuries during a driving-under-the-influence-related crash along Route 522 in Dublin Township over the weekend. Thirty-two-year-old Tammy L. Sheeder was a passenger in a 2000 Pontiac Trans Am when she sustained the injuries.

According to state police, for unknown reasons, Sheeder grabbed and abruptly jerked the steering wheel, causing the car to crash just one mile north of Nine Mile Run on Saturday at 12:05 a.m. An investigation is still under way against the passenger for various criminal and traffic violations.

Troopers further reported that the operator of the vehicle Michael Lee Montgomery, 37, of Shade Gap was allegedly found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and driving the car on a license suspended for previous drunk-driving violations. Various charges are pending against Montgomery.

State police were aided on the scene by Hustontown EMS.

Soda Machine Targeted

A Coca-Cola machine located outside of Gordon’s Ice Cream along Route 522 in Needmore was forcibly opened by thieves between 9:35 p.m. on October 9 and 6 a.m. on October 10. Approximately $75 was removed from the machine. Anyone with further information related to this case should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Cash Taken

An undisclosed amount of cash as well as coins, a calving book, a set of keys, a baseball hat and blue braided belt were stolen from 1851 Davis Lane, Hustontown, between 10 p.m. on October 8 and 8 a.m. on October 9. Victim is a 45-year-old Hustontown area man. Anyone having additional information concerning this break-in is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

Music Equipment Stolen

Several pieces of music equipment were stolen from 238 McKibbin Lane, Warfordsburg, between 7 p.m. on October 9 and 3 p.m. on October 12. Victim of the incident of burglary and theft is a 57-year-old Warfordsburg area man. Anyone possessing further information related to this act should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Stasko at 717-485-3131.

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 a burglar responsible for a break-in at 1866 Great Cove Road, Warfordsburg.

State police, McConnellsburg, reported a burglar entered a garage belonging to Raymond Truax and removed two yellow traffic lights valued at $350 each. During the breakin, which occurred between September 20 and September 23, the burglar also reportedly took $142 in cash.

Anyone having additional information pertaining to this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771. Callers do not have to appear in court or give their name. Crime Solvers will also pay for information leading to arrests in connection with other crimes committed in Fulton County.

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