2010-02-11 / Local & State

Police Reports

Crime Of The Month

Mischief Is Crime Of The Month

Fulton County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information linked to February’s crime of the month that involves criminal mischief.

According to state police reports, several Fulton Countyowned buildings were splattered with paintballs sometime January 24 or January 25. Among the buildings shot were the sheriff’s office, probation office and the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. Damage and cleanup costs have been estimated at $200.

Anyone having additional information linked to this case should 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 $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.

Truck Strikes Utility Pole

A westbound 2000 Chevrolet S-10 crossed Lincoln Way West near the intersection of Brooklyn Drive on Thursday, February 4, and crashed head-on into a utility pole at 4 a.m. Driver Shnella Burke, 21, of McConnellsburg was wearing a seat belt and was not harmed. She will be charged through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott with driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Car Strikes Guiderails

A Needmore woman was not injured when her southbound 1991 Chevrolet Lumina travelled off the snow-covered roadway and struck a guiderail. Alicia M. Martz, 19, was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred along Route 655 in Taylor Township on Tuesday, February 2, at 7:25 p.m. State police were assisted on the scene by the Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. and PennDOT.

Truck Travels Through Field

A 2007 Ford travelled down an embankment and through a field in Dublin Township before coming to a rest on Tuesday, February 2. Philip L. Neilson, 40, of Alexandria reportedly lost control of his southbound truck while travelling along Route 522. Neilson was not injured and was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred at 8:53 p.m.

Boro Man Cited For Trespassing

Forty-seven-year-old Charles William Dean of McConnellsburg faces charges of criminal trespassing in connection with an incident that occurred on Sunday, January 31, between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Dean allegedly trespassed on the properties of Clevenger’s Beverage Connection, 237 Lincoln Way West, Mc- Connellsburg. Charges against Dean were filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Drugs Found At School

State police, McConnellsburg, investigated a case of alleged drug possession at Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School on Friday, February 5. At 8 a.m., a 16-year-old male from Wells Tannery was reportedly found in possession of a small amount of marijuana and a homemade drug pipe. In addition, an 18- year-old male, also from Wells Tannery, was also found to possess a homemade pipe for smoke marijuana.

Harassment Charges Filed

Charges of harassment have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott in connection with an incident that occurred at a location along Lincoln Way West in McConnellsburg Borough. On Thursday, February 4, at 8:50 p.m., 39-yearold McConnellsburg resident Troy Knepper allegedly harassed a 37-year-old woman.

Cats Shot

Three cats were shot in the vicinity of 959 North Clear Ridge Road in Taylor Township between January 15 and January 21. Anyone having additional information regarding this case of cruelty to animals should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Horton at 717-485-3131.

Paintballs Shot

Paintballs were shot at various residences and businesses located in Thompson and Bethel townships between 10 p.m. on January 24 and 5 a.m. on January 25. Anyone with further information pertinent to this mischief is urged to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Horton at 717-485-3131.

Vehicle Shot With BB Gun

A vehicle belonging to a 32- year-old male was shot in the side with a BB gun between January 28 and February 3. The vehicle was parked at 651 East Maple Street, McConnellsburg, when the mischief occurred. Damage has been estimated at $300. Anyone having additional information related to this incident should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Horton at 717- 485-3131.

Cat Shot

An orange and white cat was shot along Battle Ridge Road, McConnellsburg, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, according to state police. The cat was owned by a 34-year-old McConnellsburg woman. Anyone with further information pertinent to this incident should immediately call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Falkosky at 717-485- 3131.

Driver Falls Asleep

An 18-year-old Warfordsburg man was fortunate to escape injury when he fell asleep at the wheel of his westbound 2003 Ford F-150. The truck, state police reported, travelled into the median strip and rolled onto its side during the Wednesday, February 3, accident along Interstate 70. Driver Jarrett E. Voight was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred at 7:55 p.m. in Bethel Township. He will be cited by state police for careless driving.

Parked Vehicle Struck

A 2006 Ford Escape parked in front of 209 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, was struck by an unknown vehicle on Tuesday, February 2, at 1:30 p.m. The car sustained a broken driver’s side mirror. Anyone having additional information related to this case of hit-and-run should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Bartlett at 717-485-3131.

Dog Stolen

A 90-pound Rottweiler wearing a red collar was stolen from 912 Palmer Road, Warfordsburg, between 7 p.m. on January 30 and 10:30 a.m. on January 31. The victim is a 33-year-old Mc- Connellsburg man. Anyone with further information concerning this theft should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Sheffield at 717- 485-3131.

Trash Truck Pins Elderly Pa. Woman

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – An 86- year-old Easton woman lost both legs after she was pinned beneath a garbage truck.

Grace Steckel is in serious condition at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem.

The accident happened about 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday as the truck pulled out of a Northampton Street business. Steckel was out for a walk when she became trapped under the back tires.

The truck is owned by Herceg Hauling in Lower Nazareth Township.

Police said speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident.

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