2012-05-10 / Police Reports


Juvenile Charged

A 16-year- old juvenile from McConnellsburg is being charged with criminal mischief through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. The teen is accused of spinning circles in a pickup truck while in the parking lot of McConnellsburg Lions Club Park on Friday, April 27, state police said. Gravel was thrown into an adjacent ballfield during the incident.

Two Collide

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Second Street in McConnellsburg Borough on Wednesday, May 2. State police reported a westbound vehicle failed to stop and struck the passenger side of a southbound vehicle at 12:20 p.m. The identity of either driver was not released by state police investigators, who noted the operator of the westbound vehicle is being cited with failing to obey traffic control devices.

Coffee Thrown In Woman’s Face

Coffee was thrown in the face of a 38-year-old Needmore woman on Sunday, April 29, according to state police reports. The incident occurred at a location along Fairview Road in Warfordsburg at 2 p.m. Charges of harassment are slated to be filed through Magisterial District Judge Tamela Bard against 36-year-old Mandy Mitchell of Warfordsburg.

Vehicle Strikes Tree

A McConnellsburg woman was transported to the Fulton County Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries sustained during a single-vehicle accident along Meadow Ground Road.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said Melodia Mazzamuto lost control of her eastbound Toyota 4 Runner at 4:13 a.m. on May 3 while rounding a right-hand curve in the Ayr Township roadway. The vehicle travelled onto the berm, crashed into a tree and rolled onto its driver side.

Mazzamuto, 20, was wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred just west of the intersection of Thomastown Lane. She will be cited for driving a vehicle at unsafe speeds.

State police were assisted on the scene by Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Company, McConnellsburg Rescue Squad and Scott’s Auto Body.

Two Drivers Charged In Crash

Two Big Cove Tannery residents are being cited by state police in connection with a two-vehicle collision along East Pittman Road.

State police said a 17- year-old girl pulled from a private driveway on Wednesday, May 2, and into the path of a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Amanda B. Shives, 27. After the initial impact at 3:59 p.m., Shives went to her residence located approximately one- quarter mile away. She returned approximately 10 minutes later, police indicated, but refused to provide proof of insurance.

Neither the juvenile or Shives were injured in the crash, and Shives was not wearing a seat belt. The 17- year-old girl is slated to be charged with a vehicle entering/ crossing a roadway, and Shives will be cited for accidents involving damage to an attended vehicle.

Local Man Charged With DUI

A 40-year- old Hustontown area man will be charged with driving under the influence as a result of a traffic stop along Great Cove Road. State police reported they stopped Leon James Mumma for a traffic violation at the intersection of McGovern’s Lane and Route 522 on Saturday, May 5. During the 1:10 a.m. stop, Mumma was allegedly found to be drunk driving. He will be charged through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Charges Pending In Vehicle Theft

Charges of theft of a motor vehicle are pending against a Hanover, Pa., man following an alleged incident along Blacks Mountain Road.

According to state police reports, 36-year-old Patrick Eugene Williams was reportedly staying with a 57-yearold female from Neelyton. Between the hours of 10 p.m. on May 2 and 2 a.m. on May 3, Williams allegedly took the keys of the woman’s vehicle and drove it away. The woman was sleeping when the theft occurred, police said.

Harassment Reported

A 65-year-old female told state police investigators she received two telephone calls from 29-year- old Derrick Grant Leevy of St. Thomas at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. While making the calls Leevy is accused of making threats against a specific person.

Lic. Plate Taken

A 59-year- old man informed state police a Pennsylvania registration plate listed as 8956M was stolen from a 1982 Yamaha 250 motorcycle between 7 p.m. on May 3 and 3:30 p.m. on May 4. The theft occurred at 492 Glen Hollow Road in Todd Township. Anyone with further information linked to this incident should contact state police Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

Truck Scratched

Several small scratches were made on the hood of a 2006 Ford Ranger which was parked at 5356 Cito Road, McConnellsburg. The mischief occurred between 7 a.m. on November 1, 2011, and noon on May 4. The victim is a 60-year-old male who reported to state police his truck suffered $300 in damages. Anyone having additional information concerning this case is urged to contact state police Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

Car Hits Guiderails

A Needmore man escaped harm when his 2002 Volkswagen Jetta crashed into a set of guiderails along Route 915 in Wells Township over the weekend.

State police said the 4:30 a.m. accident on Sunday, May 6, occurred when Ty C. Black, 23, was travelling at a high rate of speed. Black’s car crossed the roadway and struck a guiderail.

Black was wearing a seatbelt. He will be cited by police for driving a vehicle at unsafe speeds.

Statue Stolen

A cement statue depicting Sasquatch was stolen from a location along Tonoloway Bluff Lane in Thompson Township on Saturday, May 5. The item has been valued at $350. Anyone having further information pertinent to this theft is asked to call state police Trooper Carper at 717-485- 3131.

Checkpoint Held

A traffic safety checkpoint was held along Cito Road at the intersection of Union Church Road in Ayr Township on Monday, April 30. Between 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., three troopers from the state police McConnellsburg barracks stopped 18 vehicles. A total of 16 warnings were issued for observed violations.

Vandalism Didn’t Cause School Bus Wheel Loss

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) – State police say a mechanical failure, not suspected vandalism, caused a western Pennsylvania school bus to lose a pair of rear wheels with about 25 elementary school students on board during a field trip.

The bus was carrying elementary students from the Johnsonburg Area School District to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh at the time. Nobody on the bus was hurt, and the trip continued on another bus.

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