2010-02-18 / Police Reports


Two Arrested For Mischief

A McConnellsburg man and a male juvenile have been arrested for criminal mischief as a result of an incident in the Mc- Connellsburg High School parking lot on Tuesday, January 26. According to state police, charges have been filed against Dwayne Stephen McNear, 18, and a 17-year-old boy.

The juvenile, state police reported, was driving a green Mitsubishi through the parking lot at 3:30 p.m. with McNear sitting in the passenger seat. McNear allegedly shot a silver Hyundai with a BB gun twice. The Hyundai belongs to a 18-yearold McConnellsburg man.

Two Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash

Two 15-year-old boys sustained minor injuries during a two-vehicle crash along Route 3011 in Bethel Township, state police reported.

The Monday, February 8, collision occurred when 18-year-old Derek R. Younker of Big Cove Tannery lost control of his southbound 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. The car slid across the roadway in the slush and struck the front of an oncoming 2002 Dodge Dakota driven by Scott A. Mosemann, 24, Warfordsburg.

Younker and Mosemann were both wearing seat belts and escaped harm in the 3:25 p.m. accident. Younker’s passengers, two 15-year-old boys hailing from Needmore and Warfordsburg, suffered minor injuries. They were wearing seat belts as well. Younker will be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Tractor-Trailer Accident Reported On I-70

State police, McConnellsburg, were dispatched to the scene of a tractor-trailer accident along Interstate 70 on Wednesday, February 10. According to reports, the driver, who was not identified, lost control of the eastbound 2005 Volvo tractor-trailer at 3:46 p.m. while travelling through Brush Creek Township. The vehicle slid onto the southern berm where it struck a snow bank. The tractor trailer sustained damage and was removed from the scene by Fischer’s Towing.

Truck Strikes Telephone Pole

Two McConnellsburg residents escaped harm when their 1996 Ford Ranger snapped a telephone pole in half along Great Cove Road on Saturday, February 13. State police reported following the accident the truck overturned onto its driver side. Driver Michael P. Miller, 26, and a 17-year-old female passenger were both wearing seat belts when the crash occurred at 2:50 p.m. in Todd Township. Miller will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Police Search For Hit-And-Run Vehicle

State police, McConnellsburg, are searching for the whereabouts of a 1997 Ford F- 150 responsible for a hit-and-run accident that occurred along Great Cove Road in Todd Township. The truck reportedly slid off the roadway on February 5 at 9:45 p.m. and struck a utility pole with its front right side. The truck then fled the scene. Anyone having additional information regarding this crash should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Falkosky at 717-485-3131.

Driver Cited

A Montgomery, Ala., man faces charges of driving on roadways laned for traffic after he cut a right turn too sharply along Lincoln Way East in Mc- Connellsburg Borough. Charles A. Williams Sr., 38, was not injured during the crash involving his 2007 International Harvester Conventional and a metal barrier at the intersection of Second Street. State police noted Williams was wearing a seat belt during the Friday, February 12, accident at 10:50 p.m.

Needmore Man Cited After Crash

A Needmore man faces charges of careless driving after being involved in a two-vehicle collision along Route 1004 on Tuesday, February 9. According to state police, Richard L. Bernhard, 63, was charged after his 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe collided with the rear of a 1994 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Shirley K. Truax, 62, of McConnellsburg, at 11:25 a.m. Truax was reportedly slowing down for a vehicle in front of her when the crash occured in Ayr Township. Neither Bernhard or Truax were injured. Both were using seat belts.

Central Pa. Officer Killed While Directing Traffic

MILL HALL, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a fire police officer was struck and killed while directing traffic around the scene of a crash.

State police in Clinton County say 62-year-old Donald Mellot of Flemington was hit about 1:30 p.m. Friday on Lusk Run Road about two miles from Central Mountain High School. Police say the Woolrich Volunteer Fire Company member was later pronounced dead at Lock Haven Hospital.

Police said the vehicle drove through a coned-off area. The accident remains under investigation.

Authorities say the victim was one of several fire police officers called to the scene after a car and a pickup collided, shearing a utility pole.

Cause Of Feed Storage Building Blaze Probed

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Fire investigators will start Tuesday to try to find out what sparked a blaze that destroyed a feed storage building at the Cumberland Valley Business Park in central Pennsylvania.

Firefighters from the nearby Letterkenny Army Depot Fire Department say flames were shooting through the roof of the Cargill Animal Nutrition building when they arrived at the blaze, which was reported shortly after midnight Friday. Crews from elsewhere in Franklin County and from Cumberland and Adams counties also fought the flames until well after daybreak.

The 90,000-square-foot building, formerly part of the depot, was leveled by the blaze, with damage estimated at $2 million. Rob Sheffer, Cargill’s regional general manager in Albany, N.Y., says it was used to make feed for dairy farms. He says the company is glad that no one was hurt.

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