2011-06-16 / Police Reports


Motorcycle Hits Deer

A westbound 1999 Harley Davidson Fat Boy hit a white- tailed deer along South Madden Road last Tuesday night, leaving its driver with major injuries, state police said. Forty-seven year-old Delmar O. Ulsh was transported to Fulton County Medical Center via ambulance before he was flown to another facility for treatment.

The Hustontown man was injured when a deer walked in front of his motorcycle at 11:15 p.m. Following impact, the motorcycle spun clockwise before falling onto its side and sliding off the Taylor Township roadway, police added.

Vehicle Rear-Ended

Two McConnellsburg residents suffered injuries when their car rear-ended a truck in a construction area along Route 30 last Tuesday.

According to state police, Ronald Hays, 69, of Williamsport, Md., was stopped in the eastbound lane when his 2001 Ford F150 was struck from behind by a 1993 Pontiac Grand Am operated by C.J. Heinbaugh, 67, of Mc- Connellsburg.

Hays, police said, was not harmed. However, Heinbaugh and her passenger, Betty J. Christian, 87, also of McConnellsburg, suffered injuries during the noon accident. Christian was taken to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment.

Theft Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a case involving theft by deception that occurred at the Getty Mart on May 5. Reports indicate $900 was transferred to a prepaid card during the incident.

Disorderly Conduct Charges Filed

Twenty-one-year-old Mc- Connellsburg resident Christopher Jacek Wojtkiewicz has been charged with disorderly conduct by state police following an incident in the parking lot of Clevenger’s Beer Distributor.

According to state police, Wojtkiewicz was allegedly doing burnouts in the business parking lot located at 237 Lincoln Way West, Mc- Connellsburg, on Wednesday, June 8, at 8:45 p.m. He was operating a tan Mercedes sport utility vehicle at the time. Charges are through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Argument Turns Physical

An argument between two Needmore residents turned physical on Tuesday, June 7, state police reported. Involved in the 9:26 p.m. harassment at 369 Pleasant Grove Road were a 29-yearold female and a 24-year-old male who were not further identified by investigating officers.

Altercation Leads To Drug Charges

A Chambersburg man was arrested on various drug-related charges on Sunday, June 12, after rangers at Cowans Gap State Park were alerted to an altercation behind the food concession stand.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jimmy Lee Aaron Jr. was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. Aaron was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne and sent to Franklin County Prison in lieu of $ 50,000 straight bail.

According to reports from park rangers, Aaron reportedly attempted to open the doors of a vehicle not belonging to him. At the time, he was allegedly found in possession of 12 baggies of cocaine packaged for sale and drug paraphernalia, rangers said.

Drug, Alcohol Arrest Made

Rangers at Cowans Gap State Park arrested a Waynesboro man last Friday on drug and alcohol charges.

Park rangers reported they saw 20-year-old Robert David Bortzfield in possession of a case of alcoholic beverages in the park’s campground area. Further investigation revealed Bortzfield allegedly possessed drug paraphernalia as well as prescription narcotics without a valid prescription.

Charges Pending

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg are still undecided whether they will file charges in a harassment case that occurred between McConnellsburg and Fort Loudon.

Reports indicate Fort Loudon resident Ian Glenn Willcock gave Nichole Diahann Willock, 19, of Mc- Connellsburg, a ride from McConnellsburg to Fort Loudon on Saturday, June 11, at 1:08 p.m. During the car ride, the duo became involved in an argument that allegedly turned physical. Ian Willcock, 44, was said to have pulled over to the side of the road, and Nichole Willcock jumped out of the vehicle before it pulled away.

False Alarm Investigated

Sixty-three-year-old Judith Camp of Waterfall has been cited by state police for having four false residential alarms at her Taylor Township home during the last 12 months. The most recent false alarm occurred on Monday, June 6, at 9 p.m., trooper said.

Wallet Stolen

A brown leather wallet belonging to a 27-year-old Mc- Connellsburg man was stolen from the bar area of the VFW located along East Poplar Street, McConnellsburg. The theft occurred on Sunday, June 12, at 12:54 a.m. Anyone with further information linked to this case is asked to contact state police Trooper Hibner by calling 717-485-3131.

Police Respond To Hit-And-Run

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg responded to a hit-and-run that occurred at 9797 Waterfall Road, Hustontown, between 8 p.m. on June 11 and 4:30 p.m. on June 12. Reports indicate the unknown vehicle was heading southbound when it crossed the Dublin Township roadway. The vehicle travelled into a ditch and into some shrubbery before fleeing the scene. State police said the vehicle was possibly a Dodge Dakota manufactured between 1988 and 2002.

Anyone having additional information is urged to immediately contact state police Trooper Poole at the Mc- Connellsburg barracks by calling 717-485-3131.

Custody Exchange Leads To Fight

State police in McConnellsburg are continuing to investigate a case of harassment that stemmed from two individuals exchanging a child on the 6000 block of Great Cove Road. Troopers said a 25-year-old woman from Needmore was allegedly grabbed by a 34-year-old Needmore man on Sunday, June 12, at 9:40 p.m.

Jailed For Assault

A Warfordsburg man was sent to Franklin County Prison Saturday morning in lieu of $40,000 straight bail following an alleged assault at a Bethel Township residence. Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg stated 39-year-old Ty Lancer Bowman was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne. In addition to being held on bail, Bowman was committed to jail due to a state parole detainer.

Police accused Bowman of punching a 38-year-old woman from Warfordsburg in the face at 2:55 a.m. on June 11. He also broke the driver’s side window of her car while she was sitting in the driver’s seat, they said. Bowman then allegedly grabbed the victim by the hair and attempted to pull her out of the car through the broken window.

Charges against Bowman include simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.

UPS Package Taken

A UPS package was removed from the porch of 211 South Seventh Street, Mc- Connellsburg, on Friday, June 10, between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The package contained a Rally Round the Flag medal, an Active medal sign, a vintage Marine Corps sign and a Marine Corps rose gold watch. The items were valued at $106.96, according to the victim, a 59-year-old McConnellsburg man.

Theft Reported

A 49-year-old male from McConnellsburg told state police troopers three airconditioning units were stolen from a flea market located along Route 522 in Todd Township. The theft occurred between 8 a.m. on June 1 and 1: 20 p. m. on June 9.

Drug Paraphernalia Located

A multi- colored glass smoking pipe was found along South Seventh Street in McConnellsburg Borough and turned over to state police troopers at the Mc- Connellsburg barracks. The discovery of drug paraphernalia was made on Thursday, June 9, at 9:30 a.m.

Vehicle Vandalized

A 2000 Dodge Neon belonging to a McConnellsburg woman was vandalized while parked along Aughwick Road between 10:30 p.m. on June 9 and 12:30 p.m. on June 10. Paint on the vehicle was scratched, and the right rear passenger door was dented. Damage has been estimated at $800.

DUI Charges Pending

Charges of driving under the influence are pending blood results from Fulton County Medical Center in connection with a traffic stop over the weekend. According to state police, a traffic stop was made along Lions Park Drive on Sunday, June 12, at 1:52 p.m. The driver, who was only identified as a 48-year-old female from Mc- Connellsburg, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.


A Greencastle man has been accused of driving into a guiderail along Route 522 near the Fulton/Huntingdon County line Monday morning and leaving the scene of the accident.

Thirty-six-year-old Jason Shauf was travelling northbound in the Burnt Cabins area when he paused to look down at his radio at 6:30 a.m., state police said. Shauf’s 2004 Chevrolet 3500 went onto the berm and into a guiderail. Shauf pulled into a nearby gravel parking area and then allegedly left the scene, police concluded.

Car Scratched

A 2000 Buick Park Avenue parked at 632 East Market Street, McConnellsburg, was scratched between 6 p.m. on June 11 and 10:30 a.m. on June 12. The victim in this case of mischief is a 64-yearold McConnellsburg man. Anyone with additional information related to this incident is asked to call state police Trooper Claar at the McConnellsburg barracks at 717-485-3131.

House Fire Under Investigation

A house fire in neighboring Springfield Township, Huntingdon County, remains under investigation this week.

A distant neighbor spotted the blaze already under way at 7595 Hollow Road and alerted emergency responders, said Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co. Deputy Chief Jeff Ewing. Having received the call at 10:10 p.m. on Monday, June 14, firefighters arrived to find the two-story residence fully engulfed.

Aiding Three Springs on the scene were firefighters from Hustontown, Trough Creek, Orbisonia and Shade Gap. Mount Union and Mill Creek remained on standby. Due to the good cooperation between the mutual aid companies, Ewing stated the fire was knocked down quickly.

The majority of the fire was extinguished within an hour, but the residence was totally destroyed, said the deputy chief, who noted the rental property is owned by Hustontown resident Jack Clark. The house was fortunately unoccupied at the time of the fire, and its renters had just recently moved out.\The fire remains under investigation. Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Mike Eppolito was tentatively scheduled to visit the scene Tuesday to assess the damage and determine the cause and origin of the blaze.

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