2010-03-11 / Police Reports


Charged With DUI

Charges of driving under the influence are to be filed against a 24-year-old McConnellsburg man in connection with a traffic stop along Reservoir Road in Todd Township.

Pennsylvania State Police reported Clay Aaron Rasp was stopped for a traffic violation on February 24 at 2:55 a.m. Rasp was allegedly determined to be driving under the influence of a controlled substance and also in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Knife Thrown

A knife was thrown at a passenger side door of a Dodge Neon, resulting in charges being filed against a 16-year-old Mc- Connellsburg boy. The juvenile, state police noted, allegedly jumped in front of a moving vehicle driven by a 16-year-old Needmore boy on Tuesday, March 2. The suspect then reportedly threatened the victim before throwing the knife, which caused minor damage to the victim’s car. The suspect has been cited with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Harassment Investigated

Thirty-eight-year-old McConnellsburg resident Jessie L. Peterson was charged with harassment by state police after he allegedly struck a 40-year-old female in the chest on Wednesday, March 3. The harassment, which also involved the woman falling to the ground, reportedly occurred at 8:30 a.m. at 119 W. Walnut Street, McConnellsburg. Charges against Peterson were filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Tires Punctured

Two tires were sliced at a location near the intersection of East Maple and East Poplar streets in McConnellsburg Borough between 10 p.m. on March 2 and 12:45 p.m. on March 3. The tires have been valued at $300 and belong to a 37-year-old woman and a 43-year-old woman. Anyone having additional information related to this case of mischief is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

SUV Spins Into Guiderail

A Schellsburg, Pa., man was taken to Washington County Hospital in Maryland on February 28 after his eastbound 1995 Chevrolet Blazer spun into guiderails along Interstate 70. Kenneth D. Burket, 51, suffered minor injuries during the 1:50 p.m. accident in Bethel Township, state police reported. His vehicle rolled onto its roof following initial impact. He will be cited by state police for driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

McConnellsburg Man Cited In DUI

A McConnellsburg man was placed under arrest for driving under the influence following a traffic stop along West Market Street, McConnellsburg. According to state police, Travis Eugene Welsh, 30, was allegedly found to be driving under the influence during the February 28 stop at 1 a.m.

Harassing Phone Calls Made

A 53-year-old McConnellsburg woman informed state police she received numerous “inconvenient telephone calls” between 11:26 p.m. on March 1 and 7:11 a.m. on March 2. Anyone having additional information regarding this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Massafra at 717-485-3131.

Truck Engulfed In Flames

A 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 caught fire while travelling eastbound on Route 16 last Tuesday afternoon. State police reported the truck operated by Glenn Hege, 32, of McConnellsburg ignited at 1:45 p.m. Hege was able to unhook a trailer hauling three cows prior to the truck becoming fully engulfed. Hege escaped harm during the incident, which resulted in officials from the Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. and Fire Police being dispatched to the scene.

Vehicle Sideswiped

A vehicle parked at 10 North Third Street, McConnellsburg, was sideswiped between 10 p.m. on March 1 and 9 a.m. on March 2. The vehicle owned by a 47- year-old Warfordsburg woman sustained a damaged broken driver’s side mirror, state police added. Anyone having further information relevant to this case should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Massafra at 717-485-3131.

Teens Accused Of Harassment

Two 16-year-old boys from McConnellsburg have been charged with harassment as a result of on ongoing incident at Mc- Connellsburg High School during the month of December. According to state police, one boy verbally harassed another boy at school for a period of two weeks. The victim in turn punched the other boy in the face, breaking his nose, which resulted in an additional charge of simple assault.

Woman Grabbed By The Neck

A 21-year-old McConnellsburg girl informed state police that Larry Mitchell Lucas, 28, of McConnellsburg allegedly grabbed her by the neck and pushed her at 110 South First Street, McConnellsburg, on Thursday, March 4. Lucas is also accused of grabbing the woman by the arms and squeezing them at 1:33 p.m. Lucas has been charged with harassment.

Driver Cited After Two-Vehicle Crash

Thirty-five-year-old Warfordsburg area resident Michael T. Mellott faces charges of driving a vehicle at safe speeds following a two-vehicle collision along Route 522. Mellott was heading southbound on Friday, March 5, when his 2005 Dodge 3500 struck the rear of a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Justin M. Carbaugh, 18, of Needmore. Carbaugh was slowing down due to a line of traffic in front of him at 7:45 a.m. Both Mellott and Carbaugh were wearing seat belts and escaped harm.

Suspected Marijuana Found

Suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia were reportedly found in a 1997 Ford Thunderbird driven by Bradley Alexander Wilson, 18, of Ebensburg after a traffic stop along Route 30 in Harrisonville on Friday, March 5. State police reported Wilson was initially stopped for multiple traffic violations at 7:54 p.m. and allegedly determined to be driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Car Strikes Utility Pole

An eastbound 2009 Pontiac G5 GT struck a utility pole along Route 643 in Bethel Township on Friday, March 5, leading to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol being filed against a Crystal Spring man. In addition, 22-year-old Richard M. Hahn Jr. also faces charges of driving on roadways laned for traffic in connection with the 7 a.m. crash.

Public Drunkenness Charges Filed

Charges of public drunkenness have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott against a 29-year-old Mc- Connellsburg man. State police reported Derek Wayne Keefer allegedly got into an argument with the owner of the PeckWood Bar in McConnellsburg Borough on Saturday, March 6. Keefer was reportedly asked to leave the bar at 9 p.m. and refused.

Domestic Dispute Leads To Charges

Forty-eight-year-old Edward Louis Wilson of Crystal Spring faces a variety of charges, including drug possession, simple assault and harassment, as a result of a domestic disturbance at 14457 Old 126 on Saturday, March 6. Wilson was arraigned and transported to the Franklin County Prison, where he remains in lieu of $30,000 straight bail, according to state police.

Police troopers were dispatched to the parking lot in front of the Crystal Spring Post Office, where it was reported a man was beating a female. Upon arriving, state police were informed that Wilson allegedly punched a 41-year-old Crystal Spring woman in the face several times and threw her to the ground. The woman sustained bruising and swelling of the left eye and a swollen forehead.

In addition, a 15-year-old girl, also from Crystal Spring, told police she was thrown through a door by Wilson before being choked and punched. She did not suffer any visible injuries.

Wilson was taken into custody at the scene and found in possession of four Vicodin pills. The pills were not prescribed to him, state police added.

Cash Stolen

An estimated $200 in cash was removed from 119 West Walnut Street, McConnellsburg Borough, between 10:30 p.m. on March 2 and 8 a.m. on March 3. The victim is a 38-year-old male. Anyone having additional information related to this break-in should immediately contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

Television Taken

A 25-inch Vizo television valued at $340 was stolen from 512 Woodside Drive, McConnellsburg, between 2 p.m. on February 27 and 9 a.m. on March 1. The television belongs to a 30-year-old female. Anyone with further information concerning this burglary is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Barnett at 717-485- 3131.

McConnellsburg Man Cited For DUI

Pennsylvania State Police, McConnellsburg, received a report of a motorist off a roadway that led to the arrest of Walter Andrew Rasp of McConnellsburg. Rasp, 33, was found at a location along Lincoln Way East in Ayr Township on Sunday, March 7, and was taken into custody at 11 p.m. for driving under the influence. Charges against Rasp were filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Police Release Crime, Patrol Report for February

State police, McConnellsburg, recently released their crime and patrol activity report for the month of February, during which investigators received reports of 47 criminal offenses. Of those offenses 44 were founded and 20 arrests were made. In addition, patrol troopers investigated 32 crashes, two hit-and-run collisions and a driving-under-the-influence accident. Eight individuals were injured in the crashes. State police also issued three driving-under-the-influence citations, 310 traffic citations and 240 written warnings.

State Police Make DUI Arrest

State police, McConnellsburg, have arrested Terry Defibaugh, no age or address provided, with driving under the influence after he was found sitting his his truck on Buck Road. Troopers reported Defibaugh’s truck was parked on the roadway and still running when they arrived on scene in Licking Creek Township on Monday, March 8, at 10:30 p.m. Charges against Defibaugh have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Car Crashes Into Utility Pole

A McConnellsburg man escaped harm when his southbound 1995 Chevrolet Beretta crashed into a utility pole along Route 522 in Todd Township on Monday, March 8. State police reported Emory Christopher Bishop, lost control of his car, which spun off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The car continued an additional 25 yards before coming to a rest against a tree.

The car was disabled and required towing from the scene. Bishop, who was wearing a seat belt, was cited by state police for driving at safe speeds.

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