2010-09-02 / Police Reports


Marijuana Allegedly Found

Marijuana was allegedly found inside a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation along Interstate 70, state police reported. The traffic stop occurred in Brush Creek Township on Wednesday, August 25, during which troopers also found marijuana on Johnathan Patrick Mandel, 33, of Oakland, Md. Charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson.

License Plate Stolen

A 39-year-old man reported to state police a license plate was stolen from a trailer located 3117 Cito Road, Big Cove Tannery, between 4 p.m. on July 25 and 8:30 a.m. on August 14. The Pennsylvania plate was registered as XDD150. Anyone with information regarding this theft should contact Trooper James Lupey at 717-485-3131.

Hit-And-Run Investigated

State police, McConnellsburg, investigated a hit-andrun collision along Brooklyn Drive in Todd Township on Sunday, August 22. According to reports, a parked 2000 Plymouth Neon suffered damage to its right side just behind the rear tire at 2 p.m. Anyone having additional information concerning this crash is asked to call Trooper Johns at 717-485-3131.

Car Hits Tree

An eastbound 1997 Pontiac Grand Am struck a tree on Sunday, August 15, near the intersection of Schenk and Enid roads. Driver Brandon S. Dodson, 20, of Hopewell escaped injury during the 12:30 p.m. accident in Wells Township. Passengers Elijah M. Cogan, 19, and a 16-year-male, both of Hopewell, suffered minor injuries. None of three individuals were wearing a seat belt. The driver will be cited by state police for driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

Bus, Truck Collide

A 1997 International school bus and a 1988 Chevrolet S-10 collided at the intersection of Great Cove and Buck Valley roads last Thursday. According to state police, the truck driven by a 17-year-old boy from Warfordsburg pulled from the stop sign along Route 522 and into the path of a westbound bus driven by Kevin Leon Mellott, 41, from Needmore.

The truck was disabled as a result of the damage, while the bus suffered moderate damage. No injuries were reported in the Bethel Township accident.

K’s Place Targeted By Burglars Again

K’s Place restaurant located at 24447 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, was again targeted by burglars during a break-in that occurred between 8 p.m. on August 25 and 6:15 a.m. on August 26. State police reported burglars broke out a front door window but only found change located inside the restaurant’s register. Nothing was taken during the break-in. Anyone with further information linked to this case is urged to immediately call Trooper Hibner at 717-485-3131.

Window Damaged

A tempered glass window in a rear door at the old Fulton County Medical Center was broken between August 23 and August 24. Victim of the mischief is Palmer Construction of McConnellsburg. Anyone with information pertinent to this incident should contact Trooper Falkosky by calling 717- 485-3131.

Trailer Rolls Onto Side

A tractor-trailer driver from Winston Salem, N.C., escaped harm when the trailer flipped onto its side along the westbound lanes of Bethel Township. Thirtytwo year-old Khaliliah Shanell Tillery was wearing a seat belt when she lost control of the tractor-trailer in Bethel Township at 7:41 a.m. Tillery will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic. State police were aided on the scene by members of the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co.

Jaguar Strikes Embankment

A blue Jaguar operated by 69-year-old Linda Lee Pallone of Lower Burrell, Pa., ran off Interstate 70 on Tuesday, August 24, striking an embankment, state police reported. The car was disabled as a result of the 10:57 a.m. crash in Brush Creek Township. Pallone was not injured but will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic. Breezewood Fire Co. lended assistance on the crash scene.

Threats Made, Man Sought On Warrant

Twenty-year-old McConnellsburg resident Andrew Lee Little will be charged with terroristic threats and harassment after he allegedly threatened to burn down the home of a 39-year-old McConnellsburg woman on Monday, August 23. The threats, state police reported, were made during a 10 p.m. argument with the victim at 16 Gerald Circle, Mc- Connellsburg.

Police added an active arrest warrant is in effect for Little, who is reportedly hiding in and around various locations in the borough of Mc- Connellsburg. Anyone having further information regarding Little’s whereabouts is asked to call Trooper Massafra at 717-485-3131.

Two Drivers Uninjured

Two drivers escaped injury last Friday during a twovehicle collision at the intersection of routes 475 and 434 in Dublin Township. State police reports indicate Monica E. Brennan, 49, from Mc- Connellsburg, attempted to turn left into a business parking lot and travelled into the path of a southbound 2002 Ford Windstar driven by Donald C. Snyder, 48, Carlisle. Brennan’s 1998 Pontiac Bonneville struck the left bumper and front left quarter panel of Snyder’s van. Both vehicles suffered disabling damage during the 3 p.m. accident on August 27.

Brennan and Snyder were both wearing seat belts. Brennan will be charged by state police with vehicles turning left.

Extension Cords Stolen

Seventy-five rolls of black industrial extension cords were stolen from 2335 Deneens Gap Road in Bethel Township between 7 a.m. on August 2 and 3 p.m. on August 9. Victim of the theft is a Warfordsburg 51-year-old male. Anyone having further information linked to this case should contact Trooper Hibner at 717-485-3131.

Call 717-485-3811 To Place A Classified Teen Accused Of Harassment

A 17-year-old McConnellsburg boy has been charged with harassment through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott after an incident at Mamma’s Pizza in McConnellsburg. The teen allegedly threatened to harm a 21-year-old male from McConnellsburg on Saturday, August 28, at 6:45 p.m.

Golf Bag, Clubs Taken

A set of golf clubs and a red and grey golf bag were taken from a front porch at 2976 Buck Road in Licking Creek Township between 3 p.m. on August 27 and 9 a.m. on August 29. The owner of the stolen items, a 45-yearold male, told state police the bag contained a Cleveland Launcher driver, Prowler clubs and assorted golf balls. The total theft amounts to $530. Anyone with additional information concerning this incident is asked to call Trooper Johns at 717-485-3131.

Vehicle Catches Fire

Lisa Brown of Akron, Ohio, and her five passengers were able to escape their eastbound 2001 Chrysler Town and Country when it caught fire on Interstate 70 last Friday. State police added the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. responded to the 3:50 p.m. fire, but the vehicle was a total loss.

Access-Device Fraud

A 43-year-old McConnellsburg woman told state police her credit card information was utilized to make a purchase totalling $310.81 on Friday, August 27.

Police Search For Missing Girl

State police, McConnellsburg, are searching for the whereabouts of 15-year-old Lakiesha Love Hensley, who was last seen at family member’s house on Wednesday, August 25. Hensley is described as standing 5 feet, 3 inches and weighing 118 pounds with shoulder-length strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, greenish-grey shorts and Rebok flip-flops. Hensley could be travelling with 15-year-old boyfriend Devin Heintzelman, who is reported missing from neighboring Franklin County. Anyone with further information regarding either missing teen is asked to call the Mc- Connellsburg state police barracks at 717-485-3131 or the Chambersburg substation at 717-264-5161.

Three Springs Man Arrested On Drug Charges

A 45-year-old Three Springs man was arrested by park rangers at Cowans Gap State Park on Sunday, August 29, for possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and littering. At 7 p.m., rangers allegedly observed Christopher Newman remove a substance from a plastic baggie, place it in a smoking device and smoke it. Newman then threw a large cup from his vehicle into a wooded area. An odor of burnt marijuana was also emanating from the vehicle.

Juvenile Accused Of Intimidating Victims

A 17-year-old male has been accused of intimidating two people after he allegedly asked another person to pass along to them that they “had it coming.” The statement was made at the Sheetz convenience store in McConnellsburg Borough on Tuesday, August 24, at 10:45 p.m. Victims of the intimidation include a 53-yearold woman and a 39-yearold man, both from Mc- Connellsburg.

Bracelets Taken

Two gold bracelets were stolen from 1804 Little Egypt Road, Harrisonville, between July 1 and August 29. The victim, a 29-year-old Harrisonville woman, told state police investigators the bracelets were reportedly taken by an individual known to her.

Computer, Golf Clubs Stolen

A laptop computer, golf clubs, loose change and rifles were among the items stolen from a home on the 16000 block of Great Cove Road in Belfast Township on Monday, August 30. State police reported the burglary occurred between the hours of 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. Victim is a 54-year-old McConnellsburg man. Anyone with further information linked to this break-in is asked to call Trooper Remeikas at 717- 485-3131. Coroner Says Huntingdon Infant Died Of Homicide

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) – A coroner says the death of a central Pennsylvania infant is a homicide, though state police have yet to charge anyone in the case.

Huntingdon County Deputy Coroner Timothy Skippers says the boy died of trauma to the abdomen, which resulted in a major blood loss.

Six-week-old Andrew Konner Boyd, of Smithfield Township, was found dead July 14 in his bassinet by his mother.

Authorities say the woman had left the boy with a sitter the night before, fed him after she returned home about 3 a.m. and found him dead later that afternoon.

County District Attorney George Zanic has declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.

Boy Run Over By Mom’s Parked Car

GLENSIDE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a 6-year-old suburban Philadelphia boy is dead after his mother’s parked car ran over him in the family’s driveway.

The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday in the suburb of Glenside.

Deputy Chief John Livingood says the boy’s mother and several of his siblings had just returned home, and the mother had parked the car and taken the key out of the ignition.

Livingood says the mother had unloaded the boy and several other children when the vehicle inexplicably rolled backward on the steeply sloped driveway.

The boy was pronounced dead at Abington Memorial Hospital a short time later.

Police haven’t released the name of the family.

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