2011-06-02 / Police Reports


Harassment Reported Behind School

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg are investigating a case of harassment that occurred behind McConnellsburg Elementary School on Tuesday, May 24. Police reports indicate a 15-year-old McConnellsburg boy was allegedly grabbed by a 21-year-old man, also from McConnellsburg, at 7:50 p.m.

Ohio Man Flown From Accident Scene

A Wauseon, Ohio, man was extricated from a 2001 Mack tractor-trailer and flown to Altoona Regional Hospital last Tuesday following a crash in Wells Township.

According to state police, 42-year-old Todd A. Leu was travelling eastbound on Route 913 at an unsafe speed. Leu failed to slow down before negotiating a right-hand curve in the roadway, causing his tractor-trailer to flip onto the driver’s side at 6:45 a.m. The vehicle slid off the road and into a guiderail and utility pole. It came to a rest on its roof near the northern berm, police added.

Leu sustained major injuries. It is unknown if he was using a seat belt. State police were assisted on the scene by Fischer’s Towing; Tin Man Auto Body; Hustontown, Three Springs, RW&BT and Six Mile volunteer fire companies; New Enterprise Electric Co.; PennDOT; and Slates Salvage.

Mailbox Damaged

A mailbox located at 1852 Black Bear Road, Needmore, was damaged on Monday, May 23, at 7 a.m. Victim in the incident is a 48-yearold female. Anyone having further information regarding this case of criminal mischief is asked to call Trooper Wadsworth at 717-485- 3131.

DUI Arrest Made

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have arrested a Harrisonville man in connection with a traffic stop near the truck runoff along Route 30 in Licking Creek Township. Police allege 56-year- old Eugene Leon Schooley was driving in an erratic manner on Thursday, May 26, at 2:17 a.m. Schooley was stopped and found to be driving under the influence, police said. He was charged through the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Liquor Law Violated

The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has filed charges against the Pack Horse Tavern in Mc- Connellsburg in connection with alleged incidents that occurred on January 5 and February 9 and 17. On those three dates, investigators maintain the establishment was unable to provide food as required.

Mischief Charges Filed

Charges of criminal mischief have been filed against Desiray Dawn Borror, 26, of Warfordsburg, through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson. Borror, according to state police, is accused of damaging property belonging to a 54-year-old male between May 12 and May 16. The mischief allegedly occurred at 753 Franklin Mills Road in Bethel Township.

Restrooms Damaged

Restrooms located at Wells Tannery Community Park were spray-painted between 2:30 p.m. on May 23 and 11 a.m. on May 28. Anyone having further information linked to this case is asked to contact state police Trooper Massafra by calling the McConnellsburg substation at 717-485-3131.

Motorcycle Damaged

The ignition to a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle was damaged between 5:30 p.m. on May 26 and 10:30 a.m. on May 30 at 117 South Second Street in McConnellsburg Borough. Victim in this case is a 37-year-old McConnellsburg man. Anyone with additional information pertinent to this incident of mischief is urged to call Trooper Massafra at 717-485-3131.

Accused Of Underage Drinking

A 20-year- old McConnellsburg man has been accused of underage drinking in connection with a traffic stop along Breezy Point Road over the holiday weekend. Levi Gene Bissser was pulled over for a traffic violation on Saturday, May 28, at 1:17 a.m., state police said. Bissser had allegedly consumed alcoholic beverages prior to the stop.

Money Stolen

An undisclosed amount of money was stolen from 161 Blackfoot Drive, McConnellsburg, between 7 p.m. on May 27 and 9:30 p.m. on May 28, according to state police. Victim of the burglary is a 20- year- old female from Mc- Connellsburg. Anyone having further information concerning this break-in should call state police Trooper Poole of the McConnellsburg barracks at 717-485-3131.

Tractor-Trailer Involved In Borough Crash

A 2007 Peterbilt tractortrailer was involved in a crash last Thursday in McConnellsburg Borough at the intersection of Lincoln Way East and North Second Street.

According to state police reports, 40-year-old Rodney T. Brown of Atlanta, Ga., was travelling westbound when he attempted to turn right onto North Second Street at 9:45 p.m. Brown, police said, cut the turn too quickly and struck a traffic light post on the northeast corner of the intersection. The trailer suffered moderate damage to its right rear axles.

State police were assisted on the scene by the Mc- Connellsburg Fire Police. Charges against Brown are pending further investigation.

Two Teens Injured In Crash

Two Franklin County teenagers suffered minor injuries when their vehicle crashed along Route 522 in Todd Township last Thursday evening.

State police said, a 17- year-old male from Fannettsburg was travelling south when he lost control of his 1999 Pontiac Grand Am on the rain- soaked roadway. The vehicle spun counterclockwise and crossed into the oncoming lane. The vehicle came to a rest at 7:38 p.m. after crashing into an abandoned building.

The driver and his passenger, a 16-year-old girl, also of Fannettsburg, were both wearing seat belts. The driver will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic. State police were assisted on the scene by the McConnells- burg Volunteer Fire Co. and Fire Police.

Car Drives Off Embankment

An eastbound 2011 Chevrolet Malibu ran off Route 30 before driving off an embankment and into a chain-link fence last Wednesday, state police said. The name of the driver involved in the 3:30 p.m. crash in Brush Creek Township was not released by state police, who did note the vehicle was driven under its own power to Fischer’s Garage in Crystal Spring.

Charges Pending In Traffic Stop

Charges against a Mc- Connellsburg man are pending the results of blood tests and testing by the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab.

According to reports, 21- year-old Jeremy Ray Davis was stopped by troopers for a traffic violation along Route 522 near Giant Food Store on Friday, May 20. During the 9:10 p.m. stop. Davis was arrested for suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance. In addition, Davis was found in possession of two glass vials, which contained white pills and a white powder.

One Cited In Domestic Assault

State police, McConnellsburg, have cited 52-year-old Harrisonville resident Morris Benjamin Ramsey with harassment as a result of an argument that turned physical on Sunday, May 29. The alleged domestic assault occurred at 5 p.m. at a location along Buck Road in Licking Creek Township. The victim was a 50-year- old female from Harrisonville.

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