2009-11-26 / Police Reports


Burnt Cabins Man Suspected Of Theft

A 29-year-old Burnt Cabins man is accused of recently stealing prescription medication and a large sum of coins from the home of a Neelyton, Huntingdon County, woman. The victim’s property was later recovered from the man’s vehicle. Charges of theft are currently pending against the man, whose name was not released by state police in Huntingdon.

Signs Damaged

Signs located on East Pittman Road and Laurel Ridge Road in Thompson Township were damaged on Monday, November 16, at 5:47 p.m. During the same time, graffiti was also spray-painted on a bridge along Laurel Ridge Road just one-half mile from the intersection of East Pittman and Laurel Ridge roads. Anyone with additional information concerning this case of criminal mischief is asked to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Wadsworth at 717-0485-3131.

Two Cited Following Argument

Fifty-three-year-old Shirley A. Umbrell and Bridget R. Foor, 19, have been cited with harassment and criminal mischief following a verbal argument at the Dollar General Store parking lot. According to state police, the argument on November 17 turned physical when Umbrell struck and shoved Foor. Foor in turn kicked the passenger side door of a 1990 Dodge Dakota truck belonging to a 22-year-old woman.

Car Strikes Parked Vehicle

A 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 struck a garage and the rear of a parked 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Friday, November 20, state police reported. The driver of the vehicle, Troy B. Yaukey, 18, of Mc- Connellsburg has been cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic in the 4:22 a.m. collision at 4487 Cito Road. Yaukey and passenger Geoffery Cambell, 18, also of McConnellsburg, were wearing seat belts and escaped injury.

Hustontown Man Arrested For DUI

A Hustontown man faces charges of driving under the influence after he allegedly crashed his eastbound 2007 Ford Van into a ditch at the intersection of Little Egypt Road and Route 30. Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott against Rodger Garland.

State police reportedly discovered Garland’s 6:50 p.m. accident on Thursday, November 19, when they observed a farm tractor trying to pull the van out of the ditch. Garland was then transported to Fulton County Medical Center for a blood alcohol content test.

Vehicle Crashes Into Mailbox

An unknown vehicle crashed into a mailbox and shrub along Lincoln Way East in Ayr Township on Wednesday, November 18, at 9 p.m. The vehicle then backed out of the yard and fled in an unknown direction. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case of hitand run should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Wadsworth at 717- 485-3131.

Underage Drinking Investigated

Charges of underage drinking will be filed against a 19-yearold McConnellsburg man as a result of state police responding to a call from the Cardinal Glen Apartments for an intoxicated male. Andrew Lee Little was in turn transported to Fulton County Medical Center by McConnellsburg Ambulance following state police arrival at the scene in Ayr Township on Wednesday, November 18, at 7:51 p.m.

Vehicle Rolls Over

A 1999 BMW 3231 slid down a steep embankment off Route 30, struck a ditch and rolled over, leaving the vehicle’s passenger with minor injuries. Twenty-oneyear old Serenity B. Martin of Poteau, Okla., was not transported to a nearby hospital in spite of the injuries sustained during the November 14 crash in Brush Creek Township.

According to state police, Martin was injured when Sterling J. Martin, 20, lost control of his vehicle on the wet roadway at 12:35 p.m. Both individuals were wearing seat belts. State police were assisted on the scene by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

One Charged With DUI, Harassment

Thirty-one-year-old Harrisburg resident Jamie Saylor was arrested for driving under the influence and harassment on Sunday, November 22, following an incident at a location along Lincoln Way East in Mc- Connellsburg Borough. Saylor allegedly shoved a table at a 48- year-old woman, who was in turn transported to the state police barracks by friends at 1:30 a.m. Saylor then reportedly drove to the barracks himself while under the influence of alcohol.

Suspected Marijuana To Be Analyzed

Charges are pending against a Corona, N.Y., man in connection with state police finding suspected marijuana and a large sum of money. Both the cash and alleged drugs were seized during a traffic stop along Interstate 70 in Brush Creek Township on Saturday, November 21, at 9:01 p.m. The suspected marijuana that belonged to Nathaniel Grantham has been sent to the state police crime lab for additional analysis.

Handgun Missing

A Bryco Arms nickel 9mm handgun has been reported missing from 545 Clarks Lane, Warfordsburg. The handgun was last seen by its owner, a 37-yearold man, in early September 2009. Anyone having additional information concerning the missing gun should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Massafra at 717-485-3131.

Cited For Harassment

A McConnellsburg man has been accused of harassment after he allegedly threatened to punch a 38-year-old Mc- Connellsburg woman. Thirtysix year-old Christopher Martz also reportedly pulled back his arm to hit the woman on Saturday, November 21, during the 1:45 a.m. incident in Mc- Connellsburg Borough.

Local Woman Charged In Franklin County

A local woman was arrested in Franklin County over the weekend by state police troopers from Chambersburg for allegedly driving under the influence. Twenty-one-year-old Lacie Ann Washabaugh of McConnellsburg was pulled over for speeding along Lincoln Way West at 1:51 a.m. Sunday and determined to be drunk driving. Charges against Washabaugh have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Brenda Knepper.

Cops Cracking Down On Bike- Riding Scofflaws

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia are cracking down on pedal-powered scofflaws.

Following the deaths of two pedestrians who were hit by bicycles last month, Philadelphia police are putting new emphasis on traffic laws for bike riders in downtown Philadelphia.

Police Capt. Dennis Wilson says officers will be working with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia to educate riders about the enforcement effort.

Two men died last month after being struck by bicycles. A 40- year-old paralegal was in a coma for two weeks before dying after an Oct. 15 accident and a 78-yearold man died of injuries following an Oct. 8 accident. No charges have been filed in either case.

HD’s Pa. Plant Likely To Stay

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A tentative contract agreement between Harley-Davidson and union members at its south-central Pennsylvania plant pledges that the motorcycle maker will stop efforts to relocate the operation to Kentucky.

The contract offer distributed to union members last Friday and posted on the York Daily Record’s Web site could end the company’s exploration of whether to move its main motorcycle assembly facility.

Union negotiator Tom Santone told the York Dispatch that he believes the contract contains enough cost savings to compel the company to keep the plant in York.

Brothers Jailed In Car Vandalisms

WEST VIEW, Pa. (AP) – Two brothers have been charged with vandalizing at least 150 cars – and police say the count continues to rise – in several Pittsburgh suburbs north and west of the city.

Matthew Snyder, 25, and his 24-year-old brother, Scott, were charged and sent to the Allegheny County Jail last Thursday where neither has been able to post $100,000 bond.

They face a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges including criminal mischief, conspiracy and public drunkenness.

Police estimate the brothers have caused more than $50,000 by breaking car windows and otherwise damaging scores of vehicles in West View, Ross Township, Avalon, Ben Avon and their hometown of Bellevue.

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