2010-04-08 / Police Reports


Hustontown Man Faces Charges

Thirty-three-year-old William S. Chilcote of Hustontown will be charged by state police in Huntingdon as a result of an incident along Route 913 in Wood Township. The 1:40 a.m. incident on Saturday, March 27, allegedly involved Chilcote being in possession of a firearm without a valid permit to carry the weapon.

Local Man Waives Hearing

A Wells Tannery man waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, March 17, in Bedford County Central Court. Fifty-sixyear old James Monte Figard was charged by Bedford state police with driving under the influence, careless driving and other various offenses in connection with a traffic stop on December 26, 2009, in East Providence Township. Figard’s blood alcohol content level was allegedly .131 percent at the time of the stop. His bail was set at $2,000 unsecured on the provision he does not consume any alcohol.

One Charged In Domestic Dispute

A Needmore man has been charged with simple assault and harassment following a domestic dispute and physical altercation at a Timber Ridge Road residence on Thursday, April 1. Lee Victor Johnson was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott following the incident that occurred between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

According to state police, the victim in the case is a 41- year-old Needmore woman. Johnson remains free after posting $15,000 unsecured bail.

Accused Of Abandoning Cats

Fifty-year-old McConnellsburg resident Nancy Louise Baker has been accused by state police of abandoning three young cats along Johnson Drive in Todd Township on Saturday, March 20, at 3:15 p.m. Baker allegedly drove off after leaving the cats along the roadway.

Police Make DUI Arrest

State police, McConnellsburg, have arrested and charged a Needmore area man with driving under the influence following a traffic stop along Great Cove Road on Friday, April 2. Police pulled over Thomas Clay Hollenshead, 41, in Ayr Township at 2:22 a.m. for a traffic violation that in turn led to the drunk-driving arrest.

Witness Intimidated

A 36-year-old McConnellsburg woman told state police Travis Finks, 30, Chambersburg, appeared at her Hillside Estates residence on Tuesday, March 30, at 12:35 p.m. and allegedly asked her not to tell the truth in an upcoming court case. The case, state police reported, involves Finks’ arrest for driving under the influence. He is now accused of intimidating a witness.

Traffic Stop Results In DUI Arrest

John Russell Garland, 39, of McConnellsburg has been accused of driving under the influence following a traffic stop by state police on Friday, April 2. According to troopers, Garland was initially stopped in the Save- A-Lot parking lot in Ayr Township.

Box Trailer Overturns

A 2001 Peterbilt truck with box trailer overturned at the intersection of Route 522 and Route 30 after the vehicle’s brake system failed on Friday, April 2. According to state police, Alkeen Zulu-Bey, 50, of St. Paul, Minn., was travelling westbound through Todd Township when he lost control of his vehicle at 4:18 p.m. Zulu- Bey was not injured in th accident.

Tractor-Trailer Driver Cited

The driver of a 2007 Freightliner Conventional tractor-trailer was cited with turning movements and required signals following an accident at the intersection of Route 522 and Route 16. Forty-nine-year-old Juan J. Fagalde of Gainesville, Ga., was attempting to turn northward from Route 16 on Friday, April 2, when his trailer tires struck a concrete barrier.

State police, McConnellsburg, reported the rear axles of the trailer shifted, causing severe damage. Fagalde continued heading north until he reached a safe location to contact troopers for assistance. Fagalde was not injured and was wearing a seatbelt.

Two Teens Cited

Two 17-year-old McConnellsburg boys were cited through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott for disorderly conduct following an incident along Lincoln Way East at the intersection of Third Street in McConnellsburg Borough. State police saidd one of the teens also faces multiple traffic violations in connection with the incident on Friday, April 2, at 11 p.m. According to reports, one of the juveniles rode on the hood of a vehicle for approximately three-tenths of a mile while it was travelling west on Lincoln Way East.

DUI Charges To Be Filed

Charges of driving under the influence and related offenses are scheduled to be filed against a McConnellsburg man as a result of an incident on Sunday, April 4. State police reported 58- year-old Dennis Kobel was allegedly stopped along Route 522 for driving his vehicle in an erratic manner at 12:27 a.m.

Police added Kobel was found to be driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage during the stop.

Two Arraigned After Traffic Stop

Two southern Fulton County residents were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott on Friday, April 2, and remanded to the Franklin County Jail in connection with a traffic stop along Route 522 in Ayr Township.

State police, McConnellsburg, reported Juan Ramon Calderon of Needmore provided troopers with false identification while stopped for driving under the influence at 4:35 a.m. Calderon, 33, was also determined to be wanted on an active arrest warrant in New Jersey. Riding in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop was Crystal Dawn Stanley, 33, also of Needmore.

In addition, a search of the vehicle resulted in troopers finding suspected heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and an unknown white powdery substance.

McConnellsburg Woman Cited After Crash

Seventy-eight-year-old Viola McQuade of McConnellsburg was cited following a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Sunday, April 4, along South Third Street. McQuade, state police, reported, failed to stop at the red light at the intersection of Lincoln Way East and struck a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Belinda J. Harr, 35, McConnellsburg. Neither McQuade nor Harr were injured. Both were wearing seat belts.

Marion Residents Injured In Crash

Two Marion, Pa., residents sustained moderate injuries on Sunday, April 4, when their vehicle struck a tree along Route 522. Neither driver Robert L. Burkhammer, 59, and passenger Eleen L. Berger, 57, were wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred in Belfast Township at 1:05 p.m. They were transported to Fulton County Medical Center by Needmore Ambulance for treatment.

State police reported that Burkhammer was travelling southbound when he lost control of his vehicle, which flipped onto its right side and slid across the northbound lane and into a pull-off where it struck a tree.

Garbage Spilled

A tractor-trailer hauling garbage overturned along North Valley Road scattering rubbish along the berm and into the front yard of a Wells Tannery home Monday afternoon.

Pennsylvania State Police, McConnellsburg, reported Thomas E. Wells, 28, of Newburg overcompensated while rounding a curve at the intersection of Wells Valley Road, causing his northbound tractor-trailer to flip onto its passenger side. Wells was wearing a seat belt and escaped harm during the 2:12 p.m. accident. He will be cited for careless driving.

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