2010-04-01 / Police Reports


Wallet, Jewelry Stolen

A wallet and two wedding rings were reported stolen from 874 Pleasant Ridge Road, Needmore, between November 1, 2009, and March 22, 2010. Victims include a 65-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman, both from Needmore. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case of theft should contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Sprague at 717-485-3131.

Truck Crashes Into Fence

A Harrisonville man faces charges of driving under the influence and driving on roadways laned for traffic after his northbound 1994 Ford Ranger crashed into a fence row along Tollgate Ridge Road. Driver Lance J. Mellott, 24, sustained minor injuries during the Saturday, March 20, crash in Thompson Township. He was not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred at 3:45 a.m., state police concluded.

Assault Charges Filed

Nineteen-year-old Tyler Christian Hoffman of McConnellsburg has been cited by state police through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott for an incident that occurred on Monday, March 22, in the parking lot of Giant Food Store. Hoffman has been charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.

According to reports, at 10 p.m. Hoffman allegedly threatened several victims with a knife and attempted to strike another vehicle with his own automobile. Victims include a 16-yearold girl, a 20-year-old man and two 18-year-old males, all from McConnellsburg.

DUI Arrest Made

Fifty-year-old Oakland, Md., resident Melissa Anderson was arrested by state police for driving under the influence following a 5:28 p.m. traffic stop along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 on Friday, March 19.

Garage Door Windows Damaged

Two garage door windows were damaged behind Carbaugh’s Laundromat between 2 p.m. on March 20 and 11 a.m. on March 21. Damage has been estimated at $100. Anyone having further information regarding this case of mischief should immediately contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Johns at 717-485-3131.

Man Accused Of Harassment

A McConnellsburg man has been accused of harassment in connection with an argument at Hillside Estates in Todd Township. State police reported Robbie D. Daniels allegedly grabbed a 33- year-old McConnellsburg woman on Thursday, March 18, and then pulled her during the 7 a.m. argument.

Skid Of Boards Stolen

A skid holding 2-by-6 boards measuring 16 feet in length was stolen at a location along Interstate 70 near the Amaranth exit between 7 p.m. on March 24 and 6:30 a.m. on March 25. State police added in their report that based on the tracks found at the scene a type of skid loader was utilized during the theft. The stolen boards have been valued at $1,300.

Two Charged In Incident

Two individuals face a variety of charges following a dispute at 208 Cliff Creek Lane in Thompson Township on Friday, March 26. According to state police, Christopher Lynn Shives, 22, of Needmore has been charged with terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. In addition, 20- year-old Renee Alyse Spade of Crystal Spring was cited through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson with harassment.

Troopers reported Spade allegedly slapped Shives in the face at 11:30 a.m. The argument between the duo escalated and ended with Shives reportedly threatening to kill Spade while possessing a baseball bat.

Purchase Made On Walmart Web Site

The bank information of a 48-year-old Needmore man was fraudulently used to make a $150 purchase online at Walmart.com on Saturday, March 13, at 11:57 a.m. Anyone having additional information pertaining to this case of identity theft is asked to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Hibner at 717-485-3131.

Seven Cited For Disorderly Conduct

Seven individuals from McConnellsburg were cited for disorderly conduct following a disturbance along East Market Street near the intersection of Third Street in McConnellsburg Borough. State police reported that on Saturday, March 27, at 12:57 p.m. the group became involved in a verbal altercation, during which numerous threatening and obscene words were utilized. Those cited include a 16-year-old male, two 14-year-old females, a 15-year-old female, a 17-year-old female, 33-year-old Gail Lynn Bohrer and 20-yearold Andrew Lee Little.

Man Accused Of Harassment

Fifty-three-year-old Walter Edwin Branche of McConnellsburg has been accused of harassment as a result of a verbal dispute at 295 Heritage Drive in Todd Township. According to state police, Branche allegedly threatened to harm a 64-yearold McConnellsburg woman during the argument on Friday, March 26, at 9:41 p.m.

Trailer Taken During Theft

A black 6-foot-by-7-foot trailer with 12-inch sides and a grate bottom was stolen from the 5400 block of Pleasant Ridge Road in Belfast Township between February 2010 and March 28, 2010. Anyone with additional information related to this case is urged to contact Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Remeikas at 717-485-3131.

Juveniles Suspected In Mischief

Several juveniles are believed to be responsible for a case of criminal mischief that occurred sometime March 26 or March 27 on the 3400 block of South Madden Road in Taylor Township. During the mischief, a lawn ornament was struck with several paintballs before being knocked over. Anyone with further information concerning this incident is asked to call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Remeikas at 717- 485-3131.

Burglary Reported

A 32-year-old woman reported to state police burglars broke into her home at 243 Lincoln Way West, McConnellsburg, on Tuesday, March 16, at 2:20 a.m. During the burglary, unidentified items were broken. Damage has been estimated at $10. Anyone having further information regarding this case should immediately contact Fulton County Crime Solvers by calling 717-485- 5771 or Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

Charges To Be Filed In PFA Violation

State police, McConnellsburg, are scheduled to file charges through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson regarding the violation of an active protection-fromabuse order. Ryan W. Smith, 36, of Warfordsburg allegedly violated the PFA when he caused a disturbance at 8053 Great Cove Road, Needmore, on Thursday, March 25, at 10:45 p.m. and then contacted the victim, a 33- year-old Needmore woman, via telephone.

Drug Charges Pending

Possession of a small amount of marijuana and driving-under-the-influence charges are pending the results of an analysis from the state police crime lab and blood test results from Fulton County Medical Center.

According to state police at the McConnellsburg substation, Christopher Terrell, 34, of Six Mile Run, was stopped for a traffic violation at 2:49 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, along Route 30 in Brush Creek Township. Terrell allegedly provided troopers with false identification and appeared to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Terrell was also reportedly found to be in possession of marijuana during a search.

Hustontown Man Found With Drugs, Paraphernalia

A 27-year-old Hustontown area man was allegedly found in possession of two baggies of suspected marijuana on February 23, at 10:16 p.m. along Six Mile Run Road in Broad Top Township, Bedford County. Nathan Sheffield was also reportedly in possession of drug paraphernalia, state police in Bedford reported.

Window Air Conditioners Stolen

A total of four window air conditioners were stolen from 111 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, between 11 p.m. on March 28 and 10:30 a.m. on March 29. The stolen items, according to the 69- year-old male victim, have been valued at $325. Anyone having additional information pertaining to this case of theft should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771 or Trooper Barnett at 717- 485-3131.

Drug Charges Pending Against Altoona Man

Pending the receipt of reports from Fulton County Medical Center and the state police crime lab, charges may be filed against a 28-year-old Altoona man. State police reported on Friday, March 26, Joshua Clayton Johnson was stopped along Old 126 in Brush Creek Township for a traffic violation.

During the 8:21 p.m. stop, troopers determined Johnson was wanted on an active warrant in neighboring Bedford County. A search of his vehicle resulted in troopers finding suspected marijuana. Johnson was in turn transported to Fulton County Medical Center to undergo blood testing.

Woman Falsely Claimed Baby’s Ashes Stolen

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman has been charged with falsely reporting that a burglar stole her dead baby’s cremated remains.

The district attorney says the ashes were actually from a cremated cat.

Thirty-four-year-old Carey Toth, of Johnstown, faces a preliminary hearing April 22 on charges of making false reports to law enforcement and unsworn falsification for statements she made to police. The burglary was April 17.

Toth doesn’t have a listed phone and her attorney didn’t immediately return a call Friday.

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