2009-12-03 / Police Reports


Killed In Crash

A former Hustontown area man sustained fatal injuries during a single-vehicle crash along Route 22 in Huntingdon County.

Calvin “CJ” Blosser, 27, of Mount Union was pronounced dead at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital following the 3 p.m. accident on Sunday, November 22. Blosser had been ejected from his vehicle into a wooded area on Sand Plant Hill, according to state police reports from Huntingdon.

Witnesses informed state police that Blosser was driving at a high rate of speed while “weaving in and out of lanes.” The westbound Chevrolet Cavalier topped a hill while passing a vehicle, causing Blosser to lose control of his car, which rolled over. The vehicle proceeded to hit an embankment and several small sapling trees. Blosser was not wearing a seat belt.

Physical Altercation Leads To Charges

An argument that allegedly escalated into a physical fight resulted in charges against 47-yearold Jerry True of McConnellsburg. True, who is charged with harassment as well as simple assault, has been committed to the Franklin County Prison. Victims during the Lincoln Way East fight on November 22 at 11:32 p.m. included a 36-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl, both from McConnellsburg.

Thefts Reported

Nine Avon perfume bottles valued at $9.99 per bottle were stolen from MT’s Resale Shoppe located at 29224 Great Cove Road in Dublin Township. The theft occurred on November 13 at 1 p.m. A short time later, on November 18, a Caucasian male operating a two-tone blue Ford truck stole 28 pumpkins from the shop’s storefront. The pumpkins were valued at $2 each. Anyone having additional information pertinent to these cases should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Wadsworth at 717-485-3131.

Injured In Pileup

Denelle N. Fortson of Mount Union was transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries sustained during a three-vehicle pileup near the Fort Littleton entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

On Monday, November 23, a southbound1998 Ford Taurus driven by Fortson, 36, collided with the rear of a 2010 Freightliner truck operated by John R. Powell, 36, of Chambersburg. Powell, who was waiting for stopped traffic, was pushed into the rear of a 2006 Lexus RX driven by Karen A. Kronenberger, 63, from Keansburg, N.J.

All three drivers were wearing seat belts. Fortson is being charged with failing to drive her vehicle at a safe speed.

Jacket, Keys Found

A cellphone, a small blue light, a camouflage jacket and a set of keys were found in a wooded area off Locke Valley Road near the intersection of Route 475 in Springfield Township, Huntingdon County, on Monday, November 23, at 8 a.m. The items can be claimed by calling Trooper Carper at the McConnellsburg state police barracks at 717-485- 3131.

Three Cited For Underage Drinking

Three 18-year-olds were cited for underage drinking following a traffic stop along Cito Road in Ayr Township on Saturday, November 21, at 9:10 p.m. State police have charged Michael Dean Shumaker of Knoxville, Md., Hannah Elise Covalt and Elizabeth M. Lucas, both of Needmore, in connection with the incident.

PFA Violated

A protection-from-abuse order was violated when Ryan Waid Smith, 36, of Needmore allegedly appeared at the 8053 Great Cove Road, Needmore, residence of a 33-year-old woman on November 23 at 10 a.m. Smith was in turn arrested and charged with contempt for violating the court order.

Alleged Shoplifter Possessed Drugs

A McConnellsburg man accused of shoplifting was also determined to possess various drugs during a search of his vehicle on Monday, November 23.

According to state police in Chambersburg, 21-year-old Brett Adam Barnes was found in possession of 25 bags of heroin, six Percocets and drug paraphernalia. He faces charges of possession with intent to deliver, retain theft and other drug-related charges.

Troopers were initially dispatched to Dunham’s Sports during the afternoon hours for a theft. Two people matching the description of the alleged shoplifters were then spotted in the parking lot outside Super Shoes. State police did not identify the other person involved in the shoplifting.

Rangers File DUI Charges

Rangers at Cowans Gap State Park have filed drivingunder the-influence charges against a Chambersburg man following a traffic stop along Aughwick Road on Saturday, November 28. Fifty-eight-yearold David W. Stottlemyer was pulled over for multiple vehicle code offenses at 9:15 p.m. He was then arrested on the scene for drunk-driving.

McConnellsburg Man Charged With Assault

A McConnellsburg man currently faces charges of simple assault after he allegedly struck another man repeatedly in the head. Gregory Allen Seville, 49, is accused of punching a 39-yearold McConnellsburg man in the face on Friday, November 24, at 4:30 p.m. After being struck, the victim fell to the ground, where Seville punched him in the face two additional times, state police reported. The victim suffered a broken nose, concussion, black eye, bloody lip and two cuts that required stitches.

State police further noted the assault reportedly occurred outside Seville’s 849 Cove Valley View Road residence. Seville walked out and stopped the man, who was driving down the road in a blue Jeep, and questioned why he was driving back the road. Seville allegedly yelled at the victim, who then proceeded to get out of his Jeep.

Baltimore Man Cited For DUI

Forty-year-old Keith Wayne Edwards of Baltimore, Md., was arrested on Saturday, November 18, for driving under the influence after he was allegedly observed by state police peeling out of Johnnie’s Motel parking lot at a high rate of speed in a red Toyota truck. State police were initially dispatched to the scene along Lincoln Way East in Mc- Connellsburg Borough at 1:37 a.m. for a disturbance in the parking lot.

Traffic Offense Leads To DUI Charges

A traffic offense near the intersection of Route 16 and Pyle Drive in Ayr Township resulted in driving-under-the-influence charges being filed against Charles Brady Sharar, 56, of Mercersburg. Sharar was stopped by state police on Friday, November 27, at 8:45 p.m. while operating a gold Oldsmobile sedan.

Hit-And-Run Vehicle Sought

An unknown vehicle, green in color, is currently being sought by state police in McConnellsburg in connection with a hitand run collision along McClure Drive in Todd Township. Between 7 p.m. on November 25 and 9:40 a.m. on November 26, the vehicle reportedly struck the back left corner of a legally parked 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier. Anyone with additional information regarding this crash should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Falkosky at 717-485-3131.

SUV Slides Across Roadway

A 1991 Chevrolet Blazer struck a hillside, overturned and slid across Harmon Lane in Union Township, leaving both occupants with minor injuries. The 16-year-old Needmore boy and his 16-year-old male passenger from Warfordsburg were transported to Washington County Hospital by Hancock EMS following the November 22 accident. Both individuals were wearing seat belts, and the driver will be cited for driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Twenty-Year-Old Found DUI

Twenty-year-old Kenneth Wayne Trail of Warfordsburg was arrested for driving under the influence following a traffic stop at the intersection of South Seventh Street and Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg Borough. Trail allegedly failed field sobriety tests during the November 25 9:38 p.m. traffic stop. He will be charged through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Four Transported To W. Va. Hospital

Four individuals were transported to Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., for treatment of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash along Interstate 70. Forty-six-year-old Deng Zhang of Erie lost control of his eastbound 1999 Ford SW, which struck numerous bushes and sapling trees before rolling onto its roof.

Zhang’s passengers included Shuchai Zhang, 44; Shui Jan Zhang, 20; and a 16-year-old. All four were wearing seat belts during the November 26 accident at 6:39 p.m.

DUI Charges Filed Against Burnt Cabins Man

Thirty-two-year-old Burnt Cabins resident Ryan Vincent Slodysko faces charges of driving under the influence through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. Slodysko was spotted by state police allegedly swerving abruptly and almost driving off of Route 522 just north of the McConnellsburg state police barracks on Friday, November 27. Field sobriety tests were performed, and Slodysko was also transported to Fulton County Medical Center for blood alcohol content testing following the 6:06 p.m. traffic stop.

Charges Pending

Possession of marijuana charges are pending receipt of analysis results from the state police crime laboratory. Twenty two-year-old William Alexander Schillinger of Millersville, Md., was stopped by state police troopers along Interstate 70 in Brush Creek Township for a traf- fic violation on Monday, November 30, at 3:36 a.m.

During the stop, a search of Schillinger’s vehicle was completed and suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found. Charges will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

Virginia Man Cited For Careless Driving

An Alexandria, Va., man is being charged with careless driving after he sustained minor injuries during a single-vehicle collision along Interstate 70 on Friday, November 27, according to state police.

At 3:55 p.m. Nicholas R. Kornick fell asleep at the wheel of his 1998 Mercedes Benz, which ran into a grassy area, down an embankment and rolled into a creek in Union Township. Kornick, 46, was wearing a seat belt. Members of the Needmore and Hancock Fire and EMS units rendered aid on the scene.

State Police Investigate DUI Crash

State police, McConnellsburg, were dispatched to the scene of a single-vehicle accident along Peach Orchard Road in Todd Township early last Thursday morning, November 26.

Joshua L. Mellott, 23, of Needmore was travelling eastbound at 5:25 a.m. when his 1990 Chevrolet Corsica became disabled due to “some type of impact,” state police reported. Mellott was transported to Fulton County Medical Center where he was interviewed and found to be under the influence of alcohol. Mellott was placed under arrest, and charges will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Window Shot

A hunter could have been responsible for shooting a hole through a second-story window at a Great Cove Road, Fort Littleton, home between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, November 30. Damage has been estimated at $300. Deer Struck

A 2007 Saturn struck a whitetailed deer along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 on Sunday, November 29, at 5:15 a.m. Driver Jonathan R. Wright, 24, of Vicksburg, Mich., and his 2-yearold female passenger were not injured during the crash in Union Township, state police reported.

Car Runs Red Light

A 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier ran through a red light at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Third Street in McConnellsburg Borough Saturday night, leaving three individuals with minor injuries.

State police reported the car driven by Kenneth W. Trail, 20, of Warfordsburg reportedly went through the traffic light at 12:24 a.m. and collided with a 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by Shirley A. Sample, 62, of Mc- Connellsburg.

Trail’s passenger Shnella E. Burke, 21, McConnellsburg; Sample; and Sample’s passenger Amber L. Haageson, 26, Warfordsburg, all suffered injuries and were transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment. Sample and Haageson were not using seat belts.

Trail will be charged with obedience to traffic control signals. Both vehicles were removed from the accident scene by Remsburg Towing.

Two Cited For Public Disturbance

Shnella E. Burke, 21, of Mc- Connellsburg and Theodore Malloy Grance, 20, from Crystal Spring have been cited for disorderly conduct after they allegedly made unreasonable noise on Saturday, November 28, at 2:24 a.m. The incident occurred at 122 West Walnut Street, McConnellsburg. Charges will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

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 linked to a case of burglary that occurred at 132 Covalt Road in Warfordsburg. Burglars reportedly broke into a storage shed belonging to John Eric Fazenbaker Jr. on Thursday, November 12, and removed various hand tools, a Troybuilt leaf blower, a Populan weedeater and a large Craftsman toolbox. The stolen items have been valued at $1,780.

Anyone having information concerning this crime is asked to call 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 give their name or appear in court. Crime Solvers will also pay for information leading to arrests in connection with any others crimes committed in Fulton County.

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