2009-12-31 / Police Reports


Harassment Charges Filed

Charges of harassment have been filed by state police through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson against 33-yearold McConnellsburg area resident Gayle Lynn Bohrer. Bohrer allegedly repeatedly contacted a 47-year-old McConnellsburg man between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 17. Bohrer had previously been instructed not to contact the man.

Vehicle Strikes Boulder

A 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer slid off a snow-covered Route 522 on Friday, December 18, and struck a large boulder in a nearby yard. Driver Drema S. Everts, 38, and passenger Norman M. Everts, 40, both of McConnellsburg, were using seat belts and escaped harm during the 11:10 p.m. accident in Ayr Township.

One Injured In Two-Vehicle Collision

State police, McConnellsburg, responded to a two-vehicle collision along Route 522 near Gordon’s Ice Cream on Friday, December 18.

According to reports, 83-yearold Velma H. Mann of Warfordsburg pulled from a driveway and into the path of a northbound 1994 Nissan Sentry driven by Cody D. Hewett, 25, Needmore, at 1:11 p.m. Both Hewett’s Sentry and Mann’s 2001 Buick Century were disabled as a result of the damage.

Velma Mann, Hewett and Velma Mann’s passengers Charles B. Mann, 85, Warfordsburg, and Gloria J. Tritle, 62, Needmore, were all wearing seat belts. Tritle sustained minor injuries and required transport to Fulton County Medical Center. Velma Mann was also injured, but the severity of the injuries is unknown. She will be charged with a vehicle entering or crossing roadway.

Charges Filed In Hit-And-Run Accident

Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne in connection with a recent hit-and-run collision at the intersection of Route 30 and Leisure Mountain Road.

Thirty-seven-year-old Harrisonville resident Marvin Murray Kendall lost control of his vehicle while attempting to negotiate a right-hand turn in the Licking Creek Township roadway. Kendall’s 2005 Dodge Ram struck a utility pole and overturned. Kendall allegedly fled the scene and failed to report the crash to emergency personnel or state police, who added alcohol is believed to have been consumed by Kendall prior to the December 27 3 a.m. crash.

Two Transported To Hospital

Two McConnellsburg residents were transported to Fulton County Medical Center where they were listed in stable condition on Sunday, December 27, following a single-vehicle accident. Twenty-one-year-old Alicia M. DeShong and Joshua M. Price, 22, sustained injuries ranging from moderate to major in the crash along Route 522.

State police reported DeShong was travelling northbound through Ayr Township when she lost control of her 1999 Chevrolet Blazer, which struck a utility pole and rolled onto its roof. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.

Cited In Domestic Dispute

Charges have been filed against Clay A. Rasp, 23, of Mc- Connellsburg as a result of a domestic dispute at 120 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, on Sunday, December 27. State police reported Rasp allegedly pushed and struck a 20-year-old McConnellsburg woman in the knee during the 8:50 a.m. argument.

Arrested For DUI

A Fayetteville man was charged and arraigned for allegedly driving under the influence before being sent to the Franklin County Prison in lieu of $40,000 bail on Saturday, December 26. Brandon Dale Stutzman, 19, was stopped by state police, McConnellsburg, along Lincoln Way East at the intersection of Third Street at 6:53 p.m. after having travelled through a red light.

Cited For Harassment

Two McConnellsburg woman face charges of harassment after a fight at 653 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, on Friday, December 25. Charged in the 5:30 p.m. incident are Mildred Guyer, 70, and Heather Umbrell, 22. Guyer allegedly struck Umbrell, and a 57-year-old McConnellsburg man was, in turn, shoved by Umbrell.

Obscene Language Used

Thirty-five-year-old Mc- Connellsburg resident Jody L. Souders was cited by state police for disorderly conduct after she allegedly used obscene language at 124 West Walnut Street, McConnellsburg, on Friday, December 25, at 7:40 p.m.

Sneeze Leads To Crash

A Hustontown man reportedly sneezed behind the wheel of his 1997 Dodge Dakota causing it to swerve off Route 522, and strike a tree. Samuel E. Gelsinger, 46, was wearing a seat belt and escaped harm during the Thursday, December 24, 5:09 p.m. accident. Gelsinger faces charges of careless driving as a result of the Todd Township accident.

Retail Theft Investigated At Giant

Tiffany Marie Hopkins, 26, of McConnellsburg was taken into custody by state police on Thursday, December 24, at Giant grocery store for stealing merchandise. Hopkins allegedly hid merchandise on herself and went through the self-checkout at 11:23 a.m. without paying. Hopkins was detained until state police arrived. She will be charged through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Hancock Man Cited For Trespassing

Jesse David Mills of Hancock, Md., is being charged with criminal trespassing through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson after he was found on the front porch of a home located at 2977 Stoneybreak Road, Warfordsburg. Mills, 38, had previously been told not to come to the residence occupied by a 38-year-old woman.

Oil Truck Struck

A Freightliner FL70 delivering heating oil to a home along Route 16 in Ayr Township was struck by a passing vehicle, according to state police. Brandon J. Morton, 32, of Needmore had the oil truck partially parked on the roadway when it was struck by an eastbound Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Joanna K. Dean, 19, McConnellsburg.

Dean was wearing a seat belt during the Wednesday, December 23, accident at 8:30 a.m. Her car was removed from the scene by Scott’s Towing. She will be cited with driving too fast for conditions.

McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. provided traffic control at the scene and also helped with debris cleanup.

Driver Cited Following Crash

Nicholas Spessard, 33, of Hancock, Md., was cited by state police for failure to drive within a single lane of traffic following an accident along Thompson Road on Sunday, December 27. Nicholas Spessard reportedly lost control of his 1999 Volkswagen Beetle at 10:50 a.m. on the icy Thompson Township roadway. The car struck an embankment and overturned. Nicholas Spessard and passenger Sarah Spessard, 31, also of Hancock, Md., were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

Car Hits Guiderail

A 1996 Honda Accord ran off the ice-covered roadway and crashed into a metal guiderail located along Pleasant Grove Road in Belfast Township Christmas morning. Linda Smith, 57, Warfordsburg, was wearing a seat belt during the 9:15 a.m. accident. She was not injured but was cited by state police for failure to drive within a single lane of traffic.

Crash Reported Near County Line

State police, McConnellsburg, responded to a single-vehicle crash along Route 30 near the Fulton/Franklin County line Christmas morning. Lacie Washabaugh, 21, McConnellsburg, lost control of her 2005 Mercury Montago, which ran onto the northern berm and struck an embankment and utility pole. Washabaugh was wearing a seat belt but suffered minor injuries in the 9:15 a.m. collision in Ayr Township. She will be cited for failure to drive within a single lane of traffic.

Truck Rolls Into Ditch

Two Fort Littleton residents escaped injury when their 2002 Chevrolet 1500 ran off the icecovered roadway at 9:55 a.m. on Sunday, December 27, and rolled into a ditch. Driver Robert Thomas, 43, and passenger Glenda Thomas, 42, were wearing seat belts when the accident occurred along Great Cove Road in Todd Township. Neither were injured. Robert Thomas will be charged by state police with failure to drive within a single lane of traffic.

Threats Made

Fifty-year-old Needmore resident Carl Knable has been charged with harassment after he allegedly attempted to hit and threatened a 55-year-old Clear Spring, Md., man. The harassment occurred along Hunter Lane in Bethel Township on Saturday, December 26, at 11 p.m.

Charged With DUI

A Williamsport, Md., man was arrested for driving under the influence and multiple summary offenses following a singe-vehicle collision along Buck Valley Road last Wednesday. According to state police, Patrick Bowers allegedly allowed his 2007 Dodge Nitro to drift onto the berm where it struck an embankment. Bowers, 34, was not injured during the 5:20 p.m. accident in Bethel Township.

Keys Found

A key ring with two keys was found between Sheetz and Richards Auto Sales in Mc- Connellsburg Borough on Wednesday, December 23, at 4 p.m. The owner of the found key ring is asked to contact Trooper Remeikas at 717-485-3131.

Cited For Harassment

Two 16-year-old girls from McConnellsburg face charges of harassment as a result of an argument that turned physical, according to state police reports. The juveniles were fighting at Vision Quest, formerly known as There’s Room In The Inn Boys Ranch, in Brush Creek Township, on Sunday, December 27, at 8:06 p.m.

Drug Bust Nets 17 Suspects

“Operation Coal for Christmas” drug bust held last week in Bedford County netted a total of 17 suspects, including a southern Fulton County woman. Jennifer Eichelberger, 27, Warfordsburg, was arrested on allegations she was dealing prescription pills. Other individuals were apprehended for dealing marijuana, ecstasy and heroin and ranged in age from 18 to 62.

Return to top