2009-10-29 / Police Reports


Truck Hits Deer

A southbound 2004 Toyota Tacoma was towed from Route 522 in Bethel Township after crashing into a white-tailed deer last Tuesday evening, October 20. Driver Chanin Rotz-Mountz, 36, of Hustontown was not injured during the 7:22 p.m. accident. She was wearing a seat belt. Her vehicle was removed from the scene by Tinman Auto Body.

Harrisburg Man Accused Of Harassment

Harrisburg resident Joseph Gennaro Marrazzo Jr. faces charges of harassment through the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne. Marrazzo showed up at 868 Davis Lane, Hustontown, on Tuesday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. and argued with a 29-year-old Hustontown woman. Marrazzo then allegedly struck the woman in the mouth.

Money Stolen

A 51-year-old man reported several hundred dollars were stolen from his home on the 2800 block of North Clear Ridge Road, Hustontown, between October 2 and October 21. Anyone having additional information concerning this break-in should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Remeikas at 717-485-3131.

Waterfall Woman Escapes Injury

A Waterfall woman was not harmed when her Jeep was struck at the intersection of Route 949 and Hudson Street in the borough of Three Springs, Huntingdon County. According to state police reports, 19-yearold Tracy Reed of Three Springs pulled from a stop sign on Thursday, October 15, and into the path of Glorie Jean Shaffer, 60, of Waterfall.

Reed was extricated form her Mercury and was transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment. She is facing traffic or vehicle code violations in connection with the collision.

McConnellsburg Woman Treated After Crash

A McConnellsburg woman was transported to UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash along Route 30 outside of Everett in West Providence Township, Bedford County. Thirty-five-year-old Jody L. Souders was injured when a 2002 Mack dump truck pulled into the path of her eastbound 2000 Mercury Mystique. Both Souders and the driver of the dump truck, Steven T. Foor, 58, of Everett were wearing seat belts in the accident. Foor was not injured.

Deer Causes Undercarriage Damage

A white-tailed deer caused damage to the undercarriage of a 2002 GMC truck during a collision along Route 30 just west of the Route 522 intersection on Wednesday, October 21. According to state police, driver Robert Harvey, 39, of Altoona was not injured in the 8:12 p.m. accident. He was wearing a seat belt. His truck was towed from the accident scene in Todd Township.

Bad Checks Written

Two checks totalling $185 were allegedly written by 53-yearold Hustontown area resident Dora Marie Deneen from an account that did not have sufficient funds. The checks were written to a 65-year-old Crystal Spring man on August 28 at noon. Charges against Deneen have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Steel Safe Found

A steel safe was found at the bottom of an embankment on Thursday, October 22, at 2 p.m. The safe was located along Johnsons Mill Road near the intersection of Timber Ridge Road in Thompson Township. The owner of the safe is asked to contact Trooper Horton at the Mc- Connellsburg state police barracks at 717-485-3131.

Straw Destroyed In Arson Fire

A large stack of straw in a field along the the 3300 block of Peach Orchard Road was intentionally set on fire on September 1 and turned into insurance officials shortly thereafter. The damaged straw has been valued at $18,000.

According to state police, an interview with the owner of the straw, 33-year-old Lamar Jay Hege, revealed Hege allegedly set the blaze as his property “was not worth anything.” Hege then filed an insurance claim for the property.

Charges against Hege were filed on Thursday, October 22, through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Ambulance, Truck Sustain Minor Damage

The mirrors on a 2008 Ford ambulance and an oncoming 2004 Ford F-350 struck one another along old Route 30 just west of the Route 522 intersection on Saturday, October 17, at 2:20 p.m. Both vehicles suffered damage to the plastic mirror bracket. State police did not release the names of either driver.

Harassing Phone Calls Received

A McConnellsburg man reported to state police he received multiple harassing telephone calls at his Heritage Drive home on Friday, October 23, at 10:20 p.m. State police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Vehicle Rear-ended

A 2007 Chrysler Aspen stopped at a stop sign at the Warfordsburg exit of Interstate 70 was rear-ended on Friday, October 23, at 8:43 p.m. The driver of the Aspen, Stephanie Mills, 50, of Boston and passenger Raymond Mills, 51, also of Boston were not injured when their vehicle was struck in Bethel Township, state police noted.

State police, however, will be citing Tabitha Martin, 18, of Hagerstown, Md., in connection with failure to drive her vehicle at a safe speed. Martin and her passenger Herbert Meadows, 52, of Chantilly, Va., were not harmed. All four individuals were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Gas Grill Stolen

A gas grill and four deck chairs were stolen from a Pleasant Valley Road, Crystal Spring, residence between October 14 and 15. The victim of the theft is a 28-year-old Crystal Spring 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.

I-70 Crash Victims Taken To Hospital

Three individuals involved in a single-vehicle crash along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were transported to Fulton County Medical Center on Friday, October 23, for treatment of injuries ranging from moderate to major.

The 5:05 p.m. accident in Brush Creek Township occurred when driver Anna Shelayeva, 32, of Willoughby Hill, Ohio, lost control of her 2004 Toyota Corolla. Shelayeva’s car swerved out of control before rolling over several times and striking an embankment. An 8- year-old female passenger riding in the vehicle’s back seat was ejected. The child, Shelayeva and passenger Bahodir Khliyarow were all wearing seatbelts.

State police will cite Shelayeva with driving too fast for roadway conditions.

Car Crashes Into Guiderails

A Clay Center, Ohio, man faces charges of driving too fast for roadway conditions after his eastbound 2000 Pontiac Grand Am crashed into guiderails several times on Friday, October 23. Driver Donaven L. Pierce, 19, was not injured in the 6:03 p.m. accident along Interstate 70 in Brush Creek Township nor was passenger Allen M. Lester, 19, of Millbury, Ohio. Both were wearing seat belts.

Johnstown Man Released

A Johnstown, Pa., man was released pending a preliminary hearing on charges of simple assault, according to state police.

Forty-three-year-old Robert Vernon Prebehalla allegedly injured Melissa Brush, 40, of Revloc, Pa., during a physical fight on Saturday, October 24, at 11:30 p.m. along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70. Brush required medical attention following the incident.

Prebehalla was taken into custody and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson. His bail was set at $25,000.

Car Crosses Median Strip

A 2002 Toyota Camry crossed the median strip of Interstate 70 while travelling eastbound through Brush Creek Township, state police reported last Friday.

Jeffrey J. Lee II, 19, of Upper Marlboro, Md.; Linwood R. Smith, 19, Silver Springs, Md.; 20-year-old Garrett B. Nelson, Philadelphia; Sean N. Wood, 19, Greenbelt, Md.; and a 17-yearold Baltimore, Md., boy were all wearing seat belts. None were injured. Driver Jeffrey Lee, however, faces charges of driving on roadways laned for traffic. His car was towed from the 5:05 p.m. accident scene.

Barley Field Damaged

An unknown vehicle drove through a barley field on October 17 along Route 655 and left the Licking Creek Township scene at 1:17 p.m. without reporting the damage. Estimated damage to the field is $300. Anyone having additional information related to this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717-485-3131.

Car Towed

An eastbound 1996 Honda Civic crashed into a guiderail, causing it to become disabled along Interstate 70 in Brush Creek Township. According to state police, the vehicle driven by 18-year-old Spencer Thomas Onuffer, Greensburg, was towed by Fischer’s Towing following Saturday’s 8:45 a.m. accident. Onuffer was wearing a seat belt and escaped injury.

I-70 Accident Reported

State police, McConnellsburg, were dispatched to a single vehicle accident in Brush Creek Township Saturday morning. Thirty-one-year-old Jonathan C. Berger of Glencoe, Ill., lost control of his westbound 2005 Subaru Impreza, which struck a guiderail along Interstate 70 twice before coming to a rest. Berger was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. His vehicle was disabled as a result of the crash.

Disorderly Conduct Charges Filed

State police in Bedford have charged a Crystal Spring woman with disorderly conduct through the office of Magisterial District Judge Kathy Calhoun. The charges are in connection with 42-year-old Deena K. Kendall being observed while allegedly urinating in a driveway at 793 Bud Shuster Bypass in West Providence Township last Wednesday at 3:02 a.m.

Cited For Harassment

Two individuals were cited for harassment following a minor physical altercation at Clover Leaf Court in Todd Township Sunday at 7:45 p.m. State police did not release the name of the individuals, who were described as a 42-year-old McConnellsburg woman and a 46-year-old man from Needmore.

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