2012-06-14 / Police Reports


Gun Stolen

A .357 Smith and Wesson revolver was stolen from a pickup truck between May 14 and May 30, Pennsylvania State Police said. Victim of the theft is a McConnellsburg man. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case should contact state police Cpl. Lynn at 717-485-3131.

Crime, Patrol Report Released

Pennsylvania State Police from the McConnellsburg barracks recently released their crime and patrol activity report for the month of May. Criminal investigators at the substation stated they received 42 calls regarding criminal offenses during the month, of which 27 were cleared and 13 arrests were made.

In addition, the patrol unit responded to 29 crashes, three hit-and-run collisions and one driving-underthe influence-related accident. Ten individuals were injured during those accidents. Furthermore, state police issued 540 traffic citations, 392 written warnings, four drunk-driving citations and 28 seat-belt citations.

Toilet Paper Thrown

A 43-year- old Breezewood area woman informed state police investigators from the McConnellsburg barracks toilet paper was thrown about her property located at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Woodlawn Drive in Brush Creek Township. The mischief is believed to have occurred between 11 p.m. on June 4 and 10 a.m. on June 5. Anyone with additional information concerning this incident is urged to call state police Trooper Falkosky at 717-485-3131.

Chemical Placed In Shampoo

An unidentified chemical was added to the shampoo and body wash of a 47-yearold Hustontown man between 8 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Monday, June 4, state police reported. The victim’s residence is located on the 3600 block of South Madden Road in Taylor Township. Anyone having further information linked to this incident of mischief is asked to immediately contact Trooper Doriguzzi by calling 717- 485-3131.

Pedestrian Struck

A Burnt Cabins man was struck by an automobile while walking along the 400 block of Grist Mill Road in Dublin Township, according to state police reports.

Police said 22-year- old Tyler Matthew Brown was walking on the shoulder of the westbound lane at 7:27 p.m. when he was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by Douglas Scott Fraker, 47, of Three Springs. The impact caused Brown to be thrown to the ground. He was transported to Fulton County Medical Center where he was treated for moderate injuries and subsequently released.

Police added the investigation into the crash continues.

Needmore Man Headed To Court

A Needmore man is slated to appear in Morgan County Circuit Court in the near future, according to reports released to the Morgan Messenger by Magistrate Kermit Ambrose. Forty-four-year-old Gerald Lynn Roberts is charged with felony forgery and has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

One Cited For DUI

A Harrisonville woman faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and multiple traffic violations in connection with a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Little Egypt Road.

State police in Mc- Connellsburg said that on Sunday, June 10, 31-year-old Tabetha Lynn Mellott was heading eastbound on Route 30 when she attempted to make a left-hand turn. Mellott’s 2002 Isuzu Rodeo travelled into the path of an oncoming 2005 Dodge Ram driven by Preston Duane Miller, 38, of Breezewood.

Mellott and Miller were both wearing seat belts, and Mellott suffered minor injuries. Both vehicles were disabled as a result of the damage. They were removed from the 12:05 a.m. accident scene by Interstate Towing. Mellott is slated to be charged through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Eleven-Year-Old Charged With Assault

An 11-year-old boy hailing from Glen Burnie, Md., will be charged with simple assault and harassment by state police from the Mc- Connellsburg substation. The juvenile, police alleged, pointed a pellet gun at a 14- year-old Warfordsburg boy on Saturday, June 9. The 4:30 p.m. incident occurred at 135 Greenbriar Road in Bethel Township.

Copper Wire Stolen

Approximately 160 feet of copper wire was stolen from 191 Confederate Lane in Mc- Connellsburg between 8 a.m. on May 30 and 3 p.m. on June 7. State police stated the victim in the theft is a 54-yearold McConnellsburg man. Anyone having further information linked to this case should contact state police Trooper Poole at 717-485- 3131.

Man Charged With Trying To Shoot Groundhog

Pennsylvania State Police from the McConnellsburg barracks reported a game law violation occurred along Route 655 in the area of Needmore on Wednesday, June 6.

Police said 18-year-old Logan Marlin Barnhart, of Needmore, allegedly used a .243 Winchester to shoot at a groundhog from the window of his vehicle at 4:20 p.m. Charges will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Tamela Bard. Police added that Pennsylvania Game Commission has been notified of the incident and will be filing an additional charge.

Mailboxes Stolen

Two mailboxes located on the 6200 and 7900 blocks of Thompson Road in Needmore were stolen between 9:30 a.m. on June 5 and 9:30 a.m. on June 6. Victims include a 57-year-old female and a 29-year- old female, both from Needmore. Anyone with additional information pertinent to this theft is urged to call state police Trooper Doriguzzi at 717- 485-3131.

Car Runs Into Utility Pole

A Needmore woman escaped injury when her southbound 2006 Honda Accord struck a mailbox and a utility pole along Sipes Mill Road on Friday, June 8. The accident involving Gina G. Kendall, 36, occurred when she swerved to miss striking a deer at 1:06 a.m., said state police, who were aided on the scene by Bard’s Auto and Valley Rural Electric.

Tailgate Stolen

A 50-year-old Warfordsburg man observed a whitecolored truck with a white cap drive away from his residence at a high rate of speed at 11 p.m. on June 5 and noticed the following morning his truck tailgate was missing. State police said the tailgate belongs to a teal, early 1990s model Ford Ranger that was parked at the victim’s residence on the 200 block of Timber Ridge Road. Anyone with further information linked to this theft should call state police Trooper Doriguzzi at 717- 485-3131.

Theft By Deception Reported

A man from Pitt Street in Hustontown reported to state police investigators he made an online purchase and paid for the item via Western Union on June 5 at 10 a.m. The item was never received by the victim, police said.

Cottages Hit By Vehicle

Two cottages located at the Crystal Spring Camp Ground were struck by an unknown vehicle between 6:15 p.m. on June 5 and 5:45 p.m. on June 6, according to state police reports. Anyone having information on this hit-and-run crash is asked to contact state police Trooper Falkosky by calling the Mc- Connellsburg substation at 717-485-3131.

Government Vehicle Struck

A trailer loaded with a generator and parked at the intersection of Timber Ridge Road and Tonoloway Creek suffered damage when it was struck by a northbound 1997 International tractor-trailer recently, state police reported.

According to reports, Derrick L. MacDowall, 22, of Needmore, swerved to miss striking a PennDOT employee, causing his tractor-trailer to collide with the left door enclosing the generator belonging to PennDOT. Mac- Dowall’s vehicle sustained a broken passenger side mirror. He was using a seat belt and not injured.

Man Accused Of Public Drunkenness

A McConnellsburg man has been accused by state police of public drunkenness along East North Street in McConnellsburg Borough.

Reports state troopers received a complaint of a suspicious male knocking on a home’s door at 12:12 a.m. on Monday, June 11. Fifty-eightyear old Albert Doyle, police said, was allegedly seen running naked heading west on East North Street. He was eventually located on Third Street still naked in front of his home.

Doyle is slated to be charged with public drunkenness, open lewdness and disorderly conduct.

Woman Cited For Retail Theft

Amanda Jo Souders, 27, of McConnellsburg is slated to be charged with retail theft in connection with an incident at the Giant Food Store in McConnellsburg. According to state police, Souders allegedly took fuel from the gas station without fully paying for the transaction on Sunday, June 10. She then reportedly left the station at 10:26 a.m.

Hustontown Man Arrested For DUI

Hustontown resident Troy Lynn Miller was arrested for driving under the influence by Pennsylvania State Police from the Chambersburg barracks. The alleged incident involving Miller occurred on Sunday, June 10, at 1:45 a.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Way West and Carlton Circle in Hamilton Township.

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