2009-10-22 / Police Reports


Vehicle Strikes Mailboxes

A Riddlesburg man swerved in hopes of avoiding a whitetailed deer along North Valley Road and instead crashed into several mailbox posts on Wednesday, October 14. According to state police, Juan A. Moralez Jr., 27, was not injured during the 3 a.m. crash in Wells Township. He will, however, be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Big Cove Tannery Juvenile Accused Of Harassment

A 16-year-old boy from Big Cove Tannery faces charges of harassment after he allegedly threatened to beat up a 16-yearold Harrisonville male. The threats were reportedly reported to administrators at Mc- Connellsburg High School. Charges against the teen will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Vehicle Spins Into Embankment

An Altoona woman was not harmed when her westbound 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor spun off Route 30 in Todd Township and into an embankment. Fiftyfour year-old Kathryn A. Millward was wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred on October 14 at 11:52 a.m. She will be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Bad Checks Written

Two bad checks were allegedly made out to Kendra’s Kustard Kitchen in Mc- Connellsburg from closed bank accounts on July 22. Charges against John Shook, 45, of Mc- Connellsburg are being filed through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott in connection with this case of bad checks.

Suburban Rear-ended

A 1999 Chevrolet Suburban was rear-ended on Monday, October 12, while sitting at the red light at the intersection of Lincoln Way East and Third Street in McConnellsburg Borough. According to state police, 18-yearold Waterfall resident Tyler Keller was stopped at the light when his SUV was struck from behind.

The hit-and-run driver then fled the scene without speaking to Keller. The vehicle is described as a black car, possibly a Chrysler, and was driven by a Caucasian female with blonde hair in her early 20s.

Keller and his passenger, Holly Keller, 41, also of Waterfall, were not injured. Both were wearing seat belts during the 11:55 a.m. accident. Anyone having additional information relevant to this crash should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717- 485-3131.

Two Breezewood Residents Uninjured

Two Breezewood residents escaped harm when their 1998 Ford struck a tree along Route 30 just west of Pump Station Road last Friday. Driver Harry Bair III, 55, and passenger 40- year-old Stephanie Massey were both wearing seat belts when the crash occurred at 12:45 p.m. According to state police, Bair lost control of the westbound vehicle on the wet roadway.

Mountville Man Cited After Crash

Fifty-six-year-old Robert A. Dunbar of Mountville will be cited by state police for stopand yield signs as a result of a two-vehicle collision that occurred last Friday at the intersection of Route 16 and Lincoln Way East.

Dunbar, according to state police, failed to stop at a sign and struck the left side of a 1994 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Donald L. Layton, 62, of Mercersburg. Layton was attempting to turn left onto Lincoln Way when his vehicle was struck at 9:10 a.m. in McConnellsburg Borough.

Dunbar’s 1997 Ford Econoline was able to be driven from the crash scene, and Layton’s truck was towed. Both Dunbar and Layton were wearing seat belts and escaped injury.

Car Hydroplanes

A 2005 Chevrolet Z71 hydroplaned on the wet roadway and ended in a ditch along Route 475 in Dublin Township last Friday. Amy M. Baker, 32, of Dudley faces charges of driving on roadways laned for traffic in connection with the 2:15 p.m. accident. Baker was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

Car Spins Into Sign

A 2002 Mercury Sable spun off the roadway and struck a road sign in the median strip of Interstate 70 Friday, state police reported. The car driven by Clark M. Adelman, 29, of Baltimore, Md., was disabled as a result of the damage and was towed from the 8:49 p.m. accident scene in Bethel Township. Adelman was wearing a seat belt. He was not injured but will be charged with driving on roadways for traffic.

Crash Results In DUI Charges

A single-vehicle accident along Route 484 in Bethel Township resulted in charges of driving under the influence being levied against a 35-year-old Warfordsburg area man.

State police reported Kevin Lynn Strait was travelling westbound when his 1992 Pontiac Grand Am struck several mailboxes and a telephone pole along the northern berm at 1:57 a.m. State police were assisted on the scene by Bard’s Towing and Needmore Volunteer Fire Co.

Charges against Strait have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Doors Damaged

Three apartment complex doors were damaged at 802 East Poplar Street, McConnellsburg, on Monday, October 5, at 10:15 p.m. The victim of the criminal mischief is a 64-year-old Greencastle man. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Sheffield at 717- 485-3131.

Man Reports Identity Theft

A 19-year-old Warfordsburg area man reported to state police he was the victim of identity theft on Wednesday, October 14, at noon. The man’s identity was used to purchase various goods and services.

Warfordsburg Man Cited For DUI

A Warfordsburg area man was cited for driving under the influence after committing a traffic violation along Old 126 between the Crystal Spring exit and Route 915. During the Sunday, October 18, 1:23 a.m. traffic stop, state police allegedly determined David Scott Hughes, 48, was driving under the influence following a series of a field sobriety tests. Charges against Hughes will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Spins Into Embankment

A westbound 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor spun off Route 30 in Todd Township and into an embankment on Wednesday, October 14. Kathryn A. Millward, 54, of Altoona was not injured in the 11:52 p.m. accident. She was wearing a seat belt and will be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Teen Cited In Hustontown Crash

A 16-year-old Wells Tannery girl faces charges of following too closely and a seat belt violation after she rear-ended a black Chevrolet S-10 at the intersection of Church and Pitt streets.

According to state police, on Thursday, October 15, the teen’s red Dodge Neon hydroplaned and struck the back end of the truck, which was reportedly driven by a short male with glasses and a reddish-gray beard. The operator of the truck checked on the condition of the female driver but then left the scene at 3:45 p.m.

Anyone having additional information regarding the truck and its driver should call Trooper Hibner at the McConnellsburg state police substation at 717-485-3131.

Truck Sideswiped

A legally parked 2005 Ford F- 350 was sideswiped by an unknown vehicle along Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg Borough on Wednesday, October 14, at 1:32 p.m. The unknown vehicle would have sustained damage to the passenger side, state police reported. Anyone having further information relevant to this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Massafra 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 information leading to the arrest of burglars responsible for a break-in at 224 Tritle Drive, Mc- Connellsburg.

According to state police reports, burglars forcibly entered a garage belonging to Mc- Connellsburg resident Charles Secrist between October 1 and 9 and removed a Stihl chain saw MS310 (serial # 268133888) and a Dewalt circular saw. The total loss has been estimated at $750.

Anyone having additional information concerning this burglary should immediately call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771. Callers do not have to provide their name or appear in court and are eligible to receive a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Solvers will also pay for information leading to arrests in connection with other crimes committed in Fulton County.

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