2010-05-27 / Police Reports

Passenger Injured

The passenger in a northbound 1985 Chevrolet Silverado sustained minor injuries on Tuesday, May 18, when it struck a tree at 7:13 a.m. The 16-year-old girl from Hustontown did not require medical transport following the accident along Route 475 in Dublin Township. The driver, a 16-year-old Hustontown boy, was wearing a seat belt and escaped harm, according to state police.

Accident Results In DUI Charges

A single-vehicle accident along Black Oak Road on Wednesday, March 19, resulted in driving-under-theinfluence charges being filed against a Warfordsburg area man.

Pennsylvania State Police, McConnellsburg substation, reported the 2000 Ford Ranger driven by 55- year-old James Booth travelled off the Bethel Township roadway at 1:30 a.m. The vehicle went down an embankment and rolled onto a fence.

State police added Booth tried to remove the vehicle without notifying police, but he was spotted behind the wheel of the truck as it was being pulled away from the crash scene by another vehicle. Both vehicles were stopped, and Booth was determined to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.

Woman Accused Of Mischief

Sharon Dawn Knipp, 43, of McConnellsburg has been accused of criminal mischief in connection with an incident at 186 Canterbury Road in Ayr Township. According to state police, Knipp allegedly burned a Remington 270 (Model 700 BDL) with a Tasco Scope when the victim, a 48-yearold Mercersburg man, failed to return home between 11:30 p.m. on December 31, 2009, and 3 a.m. on January 1. The rifle and scope have been valued at $600.

County Man Cited Following Franklin County Crash

State police in Chambersburg have cited a Fulton County man with failure to stay in his lane of traffic following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Way East and Crider Avenue.

Police reported last Friday Daryl Scott of Harrisonville fell asleep at the wheel of his westbound vehicle, which veered into oncoming traffic and struck a Chevrolet Blazer driven by Randall L. Ott of Chambersburg. Ott was taken to Chambersburg Hospital following the 2:55 p.m. accident. Scott also suffered minor injuries but refused medical treatment.

Harassment Investigation Continues

State police, McConnellsburg, are currently investigating an alleged case of harassment that occurred on Thursday, May 20, at 3789 Wells Valley Road in Wells Township. Reports state a 69-year-old Waterfall man shoved a 52-year-old man, also from Waterfall, during a verbal argument at 5 p.m. State police noted the investigation will continue pending contact with the suspect.

Vehicle Sideswiped

A 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse legally parked along the street near the Burnt Cabins Post Office was sideswiped by an unknown vehicle on Sunday, May 23, between 1 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Anyone having additional information regarding the hit-andrun vehicle is urged to contact Trooper Falkosky at 717-485-3131.

Disorderly Conduct Charges To Be Filed

Monte Troy Mellott, 44, of Warfordsburg will be charged with disorderly conduct through the office of Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson in conplus nection with an incident that occurred in the area of 3051 Deneens Gap Road. State police, McConnellsburg, reported Mellott allegedly drove by a 33-year-old Warfordsburg area man on Saturday, May 8, at 3:40 p.m. and held up a rifle.

Cited For Harassment

Charges of harassment have been filed against 54- year-old Waynesboro resident Andrew Horton by state police in McConnellsburg as a result of an investigation at Horton’s Flooring and More, 659 Lincoln Way East. Horton allegedly became physical with a 53-yearold Waynesboro woman during a verbal argument on Wednesday, May 19, at 9:25 a.m. at the McCon-nellsburg business.

Two Accused Of Trespassing

James Michael Buser, 40, of Warfordsburg and 42-yearold Needmore resident Susan Lee Covalt have been accused of criminal trespassing after they allegedly entered a property listed as 1346 Gem Bridge Road, Needmore, on April 30. During the 6:30 p.m. incident, state police said Buser also reportedly hit the victim, a 38-year-old Needmore man, in the face with a baseball bat.

No Injuries Reported In Crash

State police reported two drivers escaped harm on Wednesday, May 19, during a collision at 1127 Patterson Run Road in Licking Creek Township. The 4:24 p.m. accident occurred when a 2000 Subaru Outback backed from a driveway onto the roadway and into the path of a southbound 2004 Jeep Cherokee. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. State police did not release the names of either driver.

Man Faces Public Drunkenness Charges

Twenty-two-year-old Andrew Lee Anderson is facing charges of public drunkenness through the office of Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson. Anderson was allegedly discovered by state police troopers on Tuesday, May 25, walking along Thompson Road in Belfast Township while intoxicated between 1:45 a.m. and 2 a.m.

Waterfall Man Uninjured In Bedford Accident

A 25-year-old man from Waterfall was one of three individuals to escape harm last Tuesday during a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of East Penn Street and East Pitt Street in Bedford. State police reported Bradley J. Sweger attempted to turn left onto East Penn Street and crossed into the path of a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Robert P. Moore III, 67, of Bedford. Moore was reportedly crossing East Penn Street from the True Value parking lot when the May 18 crash occurred at 3:54 p.m. Sweger, Moore and Moore’s passenger Louann Moore, 55, also of Bedford, were not injured.

Phila. Police Shoot Two Men To Death

(AP) – Philadelphia police say officers shot and killed two men during a struggle over a handgun in North Philadelphia.

Officers in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia were told shortly after 6 p.m. that two men were fighting over a gun in a nearby apartment. Lieutenant Frank Vanore says the officers went there and saw the men fighting for control over a .38 caliber revolver.

Vanore says the officers ordered the men to drop the gun but they refused, and each officer fired once. One man was hit in the head and died at the scene while the other was shot in the chest and died at Temple University Hospital at about 9:40 p.m.

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