2009-11-12 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mailbox Damaged

Two McConnellsburg residents were flown to Altoona Trauma Center after having been injured in a two-vehicle collision in Ayr Township Monday afternoon. Robert Pittman, 85, and Esta Pittman, 82, sustained serious injuries in the 2:48 p.m. accident at the intersection of Great Cove and Back Run roads, according to McConnellsburg state police. The crash occurred when Robert Pittman attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Back Run Road and crossed into the path of a southbound 2006 Dodge Caravan operated by Holly Heller, 26, of Needmore. The right front of Robert Pittman’s 1999 Chevrolet S-10 collided with the front of Heller’s van. Heller was able to exit her vehicle before it drifted into a cornfield against a high tensile fence an estimated 400 yards from the initial crash scene. Heller was transported to Fulton County Medical Center by McConnellsburg Ambulance where she was treated for minor injuries. Robert Pittman will be cited by state police for turning movements and required signals. Two McConnellsburg residents were flown to Altoona Trauma Center after having been injured in a two-vehicle collision in Ayr Township Monday afternoon. Robert Pittman, 85, and Esta Pittman, 82, sustained serious injuries in the 2:48 p.m. accident at the intersection of Great Cove and Back Run roads, according to McConnellsburg state police. The crash occurred when Robert Pittman attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Back Run Road and crossed into the path of a southbound 2006 Dodge Caravan operated by Holly Heller, 26, of Needmore. The right front of Robert Pittman’s 1999 Chevrolet S-10 collided with the front of Heller’s van. Heller was able to exit her vehicle before it drifted into a cornfield against a high tensile fence an estimated 400 yards from the initial crash scene. Heller was transported to Fulton County Medical Center by McConnellsburg Ambulance where she was treated for minor injuries. Robert Pittman will be cited by state police for turning movements and required signals. A metal mailbox located at 1162 Davis Lane, Hustontown, was damaged between 7 p.m. on October 30 and noon on October 31. The mailbox, which was valued at $30, is owned by a 60-yearold woman. Anyone having additional information related to this case of mischief should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

Trail Camera Stolen

A black plastic Moultrie trail camera with a camouflage face was stolen from a property located along Sheepskin Hollow Road in Dublin Township between 7 p.m. on October 26 and 3 p.m. on November 4. The trail cam belongs to a a 58-year-old Waynesboro, Va., man. Anyone with further information pertinent to this theft is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717-485-3131.

Two Crystal Spring Residents Charged

Two Crystal Spring residents and a Breezewood man face charges of harassment and disorderly conduct as a result of an argument along South Breezewood Road, Bedford County, at 1:15 a.m. on November 1.

According to Bedford state police, Scott Allen Dikum of Breezewood and Jamie Marie Parks-Strait and Leo Mason Ramsey II, both of Crystal Spring, reportedly exited their vehicles during the early morning hours and engaged in a “loud, boisterous argument.” Dikum allegedly shoved Parks-Strait in the face during the argument.

All three individuals have been cited through the office of Magisterial District Judge Kathy Calhoun.

Crime, Patrol Report Issued

State police, McConnellsburg, issued a criminal and patrol activity report for the month of October during which criminal investigators reported a total of 66 reported offenses. Thirty-five of those offenses were cleared, and 36 criminal arrests were made. In addition, patrol troopers responded to 43 crashes, four hitand run collisions and three driving under-the-influence accidents. Twenty one individuals were injured in those accidents. Troopers also issued 581 written warnings, 381 traffic citations, 15 seat belt citations, six drivingunder the-influence citations and six childseat citations.

Tree Stand Damaged

A tree stand in a wooded area near the intersection of Route 484 and Harmonia Road was damaged between October 24 and November 7. The tree stand belongs to 45-year-old James Walter Swope. Anyone having additional information concerning this case of mischief should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Stasko at 717-485-3131.

SUV Overturns

A 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee overturned in a ditch along Route 522 near the intersection of Glenn Rock Lane Saturday morning, leaving its driver with unknown injuries. According to state police, 47-year-old Mercersburg resident Jeffery A. Cordell was travelling eastbound when several deer walked in front of his vehicle. Cordell reportedly swerved, causing his vehicle to strike the edge of a ditch and overturn.

Cordell was wearing a seatbelt during the 10:10 a.m. crash in Todd Township and was transported to Fulton County Medical Center. He will be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Access-Device Fraud Reported

A 46-year-old Fort Littleton woman was the victim of accessdevice fraud on October 21 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. An unknown individual gained access to the woman’s Capital One credit card information and utilized it to purchase $1,100 in items at eToys.com.

Drug, Drinking Charges To Be Filed

Two separate incidents that occurred last Thursday and Friday will likely result in a variety of drug and drinking charges being filed against an 18-yearold McConnellsburg man.

Aaron Edward Hahn, 18, of McConnellsburg and a 17-yearold McConnellsburg boy were pulled over for a traffic violation along Peach Orchard Road at 9:58 p.m. on November 5. A search warrant resulted in the seizure of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and various prohibited weapons. The suspected marijuana was sent to the state police crime lab for further analysis.

The following day on November 6, Hahn was stopped for multiple traffic violations. Hahn allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was taken to Fulton County Medical Center for a blood alcohol content test. All charges related to these two cases will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Bicycle Found

A purple Free Spirit Mt. Royal mountain bike was found in the Penn’s Village Shopping Center parking lot on Sunday, November 8, at 7:30 a.m. The owner of the bicycle is asked to contact Trooper Brett Massafra at the McConnellsburg state police barracks at 717-485-3131.

Truck Damaged

A 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 belonging to a 28-year-old Hustontown man was damaged between 11:30 a.m. on November 7 and 11 a.m. on November 8. State police added that it is believed a rock was utilized to damage the paint all around the truck, which was parked at 314 Pitt Street, Hustontown. The truck’s taillights were also scratched during the mischief that resulted in $2,500 in damage. Anyone having further information pertinent to this incident should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Huff at 717- 485-3131. Car Strikes With Utility Pole

Eighteen-year-old Savanna R. Hege of McConnellsburg escaped harm when a deer walked in front of her southbound 1997 Chrysler Sebring along Route 655 in Thompson Township. Hege lost control of her vehicle, which struck a utility pole along the western berm on Saturday, November 7. Hege was wearing a seat belt. She will be cited by state police for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Crime Of The Week

Mischief 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 the individual responsible for an act of criminal mischief. State police reported the rear bumper and left side of a 2010 Chevrolet truck was scratched between October 31 and November 1. The truck is owned by Robert Koontz of North First Street, McConnellsburg, who estimated damage at $1,500.

Anyone having additional 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 appear in court or provide their name. Crime Solvers will also pay for information leading to arrests in connection with any other crimes committed in Fulton County.

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