2010-03-25 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

15-Year-Old Charged

Charges of harassment are pending against a 15-year-old Hustontown area boy in connection with an incident at Forbes Road Junior-Senior High School on Tuesday, March 16. According to state police, the teen allegedly had a physical altercation with a 14-year-old male from Fort Littleton at 8:15 a.m. Charges against the 15-year-old will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Man Faces Mischief Charges

Fifty-seven-year-old Big Cove Tannery resident Earl M. Edwards has been cited for criminal mischief following an incident at 7414 Timber Ridge Road in Thompson Township. State police, McConnellsburg, reported on Friday, March 12, Edwards allegedly dug a trench approximately 230 feet long in the Big Cove Tannery yard of a 50-yearold man at 5 p.m.

Two Arrested For Public Drunkenness

Two men were arrested by state police for public drunkenness during an incident at Giant Food Store in Ayr Township on Thursday, March 18, at 8:11 p.m. Those cited by state police for being “visibly intoxicated” were Shawn Laman, 38, McConnellsburg, and 26-year-old Matthew Deller of Fannettsburg.

Juvenile Cited For Striking Man

A 17-year-old McConnellsburg male was charged with harassment after striking a 57-yearold McConnellsburg man in the face on Thursday, March 18. The argument and physical contact occurred at 6:16 p.m. at a location along East Poplar Street, McConnellsburg Borough.

Harassment Charges Pending

Charges of harassment are pending further investigation into an episode at Forbes Road Junior-Senior High School on Wednesday, March 17. According to state police, the suspect in the harassment case is a 29-yearold Hustontown woman.

The woman allegedly argued with a 24-year-old Waterfall woman and a 35-year-old man from Waterfall at 5:30 p.m. The argument reportedly turned physical.

Burglary Reported At Forbes Road

Officials from Forbes Road School District reported a breakin at their facility between 5:30 p.m. on March 16 and 3 p.m. on March 17. The burglars entered the locked building by kicking in a pad-locked door and fled in an unknown direction. It is unknown if anything was taken during the incident. Anyone having additional information regarding this case should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Falkosky at 717-485-3131.

Medication, Jewelry Taken During Theft

Various medications, $88 in cash and a man’s diamond cluster ring were taken from a Second Street, Hustontown, home sometime March 13 or 14. Victims of the theft were a 29-yearold man and a 27-year-old woman, both from Hustontown. Anyone with further information concerning this theft should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Carper at 717-485-3131.

Three Injured In Crash

Three individuals suffered minor injuries on Wednesday, March 17, when their northbound 1992 Dodge Ram struck a guiderail and an embankment along Route 655. Among those injured during the 12:55 p.m. accident investigated by state police were Thomas G. Foster, 75, and Shelby L. Foster, 72, both of Three Springs, and a 4-year-old Harrisonville area girl. The trio were transported by Hustontown ambulance to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment. Thomas Foster will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic as a result of the accident in Taylor Township.

Woman Accused Of DUI

Twenty-two-year-old Shannon May Wood of McConnellsburg is accused of driving under the influence as a result of a traffic stop on Wednesday, March 17. State police troopers stopped Wood for a traffic violation at 2:55 a.m. along Route 522 near the intersection of Route 30 and found she was driving under the influence of alcohol.

McConnellsburg Woman Cited For DUI

State police, McConnellsburg, arrested a McConnellsburg area woman for driving under the influence following a two-vehicle crash in the Sheetz parking lot at 3:52 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17. Twenty-nine-year-old Jessica Marie Bivens of McConnellsburg reportedly backed out of a parking spot and continued travelling in reverse until she struck a 1990 Ford Ranger parked at the gas pump. Upon arriving, state police allegedly determined Bivens was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Bivens, her passenger, Shawn Edward Lamen, 38, of Mc- Connellsburg and the owner of the parked truck, James Gerald Schetrompf, 46, Warfordsburg, were not injured. Damage to both vehicles was minor.

Car Crashes Into Guiderail

A Bedford woman was charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic after her westbound 2006 Chevrolet Impala crashed into a set of guiderails along Interstate 70. Anne S. Andrews, 84, and passenger Robert C. Andrews, 83, also of Bedford, were not injured in the 12:28 p.m. accident on Tuesday, March 16, state police reported. Their car was removed from the crash scene in Brush Creek Township by Interstate Towing.

Two Charged With Harassment

Two Warfordsburg area men have been charged by state police with harassment following a 1:35 a.m. physical altercation at 728 Hill Road in Union Township on Sunday, March 21. Those charged include Roger Elwood Pryor, 25, and 21-year-old Justin Scott Kerns.

Vehicle Rear-ended

State police, McConnellsburg, investigated a two-vehicle crash along Great Cove Road on Sunday, March 21, in Ayr Township. Troopers said a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra operated by Barbara W. Walker, 84, of Mc- Connellsburg collided with the rear of a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 HD driven by Daniel Earl Kendall, 32, McConnellsburg, at 12:19 p.m.

Walker suffered minor injuries during the accident, while Kendall and passenger Dorothy A. Kendall, 32, did not wear seat belts but escaped harm. Damage to the vehicles ranged from moderate to major. State police, who were aided on the scene by the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., added charges are pending further investigation.

Wooden Utility Pole Struck

A wooden utility pole along Buck Valley Road in Union Township was struck by an unknown vehicle on Saturday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. State police noted the driver and vehicle, which was only described as a Toyota, fled the scene immediately following the crash. Anyone having additional information related to this hit-and-run accident is asked to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Johns at 717- 485-3131.

Fraudulent Purchases Made

A 48-year-old Harrisonville woman reported to state police her personal bank information was used to make purchases totalling $2,500 in Alabama and Georgia between March 4 and 9. Anyone having further information concerning this case of access device fraud should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717- 485-5771 or Trooper Carper at 717-485-3131.

PA Father Accused Of 23-Mo.-Old Daughter’s Murder

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania jury resumes deliberations Monday in the trial of a man charged with leaving his 23-month-old daughter outside to freeze to death three years ago.

Closing arguments were made Friday in the trial of William Page, 26, of Braddock, near Pittsburgh, who could face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his daughter, Nyia.

Prosecutors allege that he left the girl, dressed in only a sweater, in an overgrown playground in Rankin in the early morning hours of Feb. 3, 2007. The child died from hypothermia and exposure, her body found frozen to the ground the following day.

“What did William Page do to Nyia that was terrible enough that she had to die?’’ Deputy District Attorney Mark Tranquilli asked. “It had to be something unspeakable.’’

Jurors heard a tape in which Page said he kicked the girl because she kept removing her diaper and then left her outside in the snow. But Page testified that his daughter somehow wandered outside, and he confessed only after police grilled him over several days.

Prosecutors cited blood at the scene in alleging that the defendant had abused the child. But Patarini said an autopsy turned up no physical evidence of assault.

Jurors began deliberating last Friday.

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