2009-12-24 / Police Reports


Checks Forged

Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Caroline Frisby of McConnellsburg has been accused of forging approximately 27 checks and passing them at Jane’s Market in Fort Loudon. Mercersburg Borough Police reported Frisby has been cited with 27 counts of forgery, 26 counts of theft by deception and other charges in connection with the incident.

Frisby allegedly stole two blank checkbooks from a Mercersburg woman on September 27. The stolen checks were then forged and passed at the market. Frisby, according to police, also tried to pass another forged check on October 9 at M&T Bank located on North Main Street, Mercersburg, on October 9.

Bt. Cabins Man Sentenced For DUI

Jeremy Robert Hall of Burnt Cabins was recently admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program in conjunction with sentencing for driving under the influence in neighboring Huntingdon County. In addition to ordering Hall, 32, to complete 12 months probation, Judge Stewart Kurtz also suspended the man’s driving privileges for one month.

Hall had previously been arrested by state police along Route 747 in the vicinity of Signers Gap Road, Shirley Township, while driving with a blood alcohol content of .143 percent.

Vehicle Rolls Onto Roof

An 18-year-old McConnellsburg man escaped harm when his northbound 2006 Nissan Titan LE struck an embankment with its rear bumper and rolled onto its roof along Peach Orchard Road. Calogero A. Randazzo was wearing a seat belt during the Sunday, December 13, accident at 12:10 p.m. He will be cited by state police for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Car Hits Carport

A northbound Volkswagen car ran across a lawn and into the carport of a home located along Great Cove Road in Ayr Township, state police recently reported. The unknown vehicle then fled the scene following the Sunday, December 13, accident at 4:15 a.m.

Anyone having further information linked to this hit-andrun accident should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Wadsworth at 717-485-3131.

Counterfeit Bill Found

A $5 counterfeit bill was used to purchase food at McDonald’s located in McConnellsburg between 5 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 11. Anyone with additional information concerning this incident should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485-5771 or Trooper Wadsworth at 717- 485-3131.

Truck Blocks Traffic

An eastbound 2007 International Harvester tractor-trailer jackknifed along Route 30 not far from the Fulton/Bedford County line on Friday, December 11, blocking both lanes of traffic for up to 50 minutes.

According to state police, Mc- Connellsburg, driver Keith P. Kiger of Xenia, Ohio, was trying to make a u-turn just west of Woodlawn Drive when he backed the trailer into a culvert. Kiger tried to pull out but jackknifed in the process. He will be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Woman Struck With Floor Board

A Harrisonville man was sent to the Franklin County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail amid allegations he struck a woman in the back of the head with a piece of wooden floor board. On December 20, Jeffery Edgar Sheffield, 46, reportedly struck a 33-year-old McConnellsburg woman in the head, causing a large cut, during an argument at 1456 Little Egypt Road in Licking Creek Township. Following the 7:10 p.m. incident, the female victim was transported to and treated at Fulton County Medical Center.

Parked Vehicle Struck

A 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was struck in the rear while legally parked at Family Dollar Store in Ayr Township on December 15 at 11:36 a.m. The car received minor damage and was unoccupied at the time of the collision. Anyone having additional information related to this hit-and-run crash should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Hibner at 717-485-3131.

Truck Strikes Tree

A 2001 Ford 150 struck a mailbox and a tree along Back Run Road in Ayr Township Friday night, according to state police. Driver Yolanda S. Keefer, 47, of McConnellsburg was not injured during the 11:05 p.m. crash. She was wearing a seat belt. Keefer will be cited by state police for driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Car Strikes Embankment

A Munster, Pa., man sustained minor injuries when his 1995 Chevrolet Corsica hit an embankment along Interstate 70 on Sunday, December 13. Adam L. Lahn, 26, was transported to University Memorial of Pittsburgh by Raystown Ambulance Co. following the 10:50 a.m. accident in Brush Creek Township. He will be cited by state police for driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Cited For Trespassing

Two 18-year-old McConnellsburg men were cited for criminal trespassing at 802 E. Poplar Street, McConnellsburg, on Friday, December 18, at 2:37 p.m. Charged by state police for the alleged incident was Dwayne S. McNear and Shane D. Singer.

Car Crashes Into Parked SUV

A Mercersburg woman reportedly took her eyes off the road momentarily, causing her southbound 1995 Buick Regal to crash into the rear of a legally parked 2004 Chevrolet Blazer, state police reported. Sarah L. Druck, 33, was charged with careless driving in connection with the December 11 7:15 a.m. accident along South Second Street near the intersection of East Cherry Street. Druck, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

Former Bedford County Man Convicted Of Child Molestation

A former Clearville, Pa., man was found guilty of 29 various charges last week after he molested three children, two of which were his own.

On Wednesday, December 16, the Bedford County Court of Common Pleas found 31-yearold Greg Allen Gibbs Sr. guilty of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, incest, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault and corruption of a minor. Gibbs, who currently resides in Connellsville, Pa., will be sentenced on March 23, 2010.

According to reports, both Gibbs and ex-wife Tammy Sue Gibbs, 31, were initially arrested on August 23, 2007, after an investigation uncovered allegations of sexual abuse involving the couple’s 4-year-old son, 5- year-old daughter and the woman’s 7-year-old daughter from a prior relationship.

Meanwhile, Tammy Gibbs, a resident of Needmore, previously entered a guilty plea to three counts of endangering the welfare of a child in December 2008 in conjunction with aiding in the prosecution of Greg Gibbs. She was imprisoned between August 23, 2007, and February 23, 2009. She does not have custody of her three children.

Undercover Police Purchase Crack Cocaine

A McConnellsburg man and a man from Virginia were arrested Monday by undercover officers and troopers from the McConnellsburg state police station on drug-related charges.

Twenty-seven-year-old Michael P. Collins of McConnells- burg and 30-year-old Gary L. Foster of Scottsburg, Va., were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne following their apprehension at the Cardinal Glenn Apartments. Collins was sent to the Franklin County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail, while Foster’s bail was set at $150,000.

According to state police reports, during the month of December an undercover trooper purchased crack cocaine on three occasions from Collins. The final purchase on December 21 was made from both Collins and Foster. Police added that when Collins and Foster were taken into custody, troopers found six grams of crack cocaine and $708.

Car Dented

The passenger side door of a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire sustained a multiple small dents when a westbound Chevrolet Cavalier drove too closely along East Market Street in Todd Township on Tuesday, December 22, at 1 a.m. The Sunfire is owned by Dorothy M. Knepper, 41, of Mc- Connellsburg. Anyone with additional information pertaining to the operator or whereabouts of the yellow Chevrolet Cavalier is asked to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Wadsworth at 717- 485-3131.

Drug Paraphernalia Found At Checkout

Drug paraphernalia was found next to the checkout counter at Sheetz convenience store in McConnellsburg on Friday, December 18, at approximately 5 p.m. Anyone with additional information related to this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Garner at 717-485-3131.

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