2012-09-27 / Police Reports


Police Make DUI Arrest

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have arrested a Needmore area man for driving under the influence. Police said they stopped Jon Raymond Diffenderfer, 51, for driving erratically along Thompson Road near the Maryland state line on Friday, September 14. He was determined to be driving under the influence during the 9:30 p.m. arrest.

McConnellsburg Man Injured

A McConnellsburg man suffered injuries during a single vehicle accident along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in neighboring Bedford County.

Pennsylvania State Police from the Everett barracks reported 58-year-old Roger L. DeShong was rounding a curve in the Napier Township roadway at 6:22 a.m. on September 12 when the right steering of his 2012 Volvo Convention failed.

DeShong reportedly lost control of the vehicle, which turned onto its side and slid into a barrier. DeShong was using a seat belt and suffered minor injuries.

Needmore Man Indicted

A Needmore man was among a group of 55 people to be indicted by a Morgan County, W.Va., grand jury on September 11. Reports from the Morgan Messenger indicate 44-year-old Gerald L. Roberts was indicted on counts of forgery, uttering, speeding and driving without a license.

Arraignment for Roberts and other individuals indicted was held September 17 before Morgan County Circuit Judge Andrew Frye.

Burglary Reported

A 40-year- old McConnellsburg man informed state police investigators he was the victim of a burglary at Johnnie’s Motel at 709 Lincoln Way East. The man said that on Thursday, September 13, between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. burglars entered his room and stole an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone having further information linked to this case is asked to contact state police Trooper Garner at 717- 485-3131.

Warfordsburg Man Sentenced

A 60-year-old Warfordsburg man was recently sentenced by Magistrate Kermit Ambrose, according to reports published in the Morgan Messenger in West Virginia.

Harry Oliver Bailey Jr. was ordered to complete 60 days in jail as well as pay $191 in court fees for possession of heroin and meth. All but 30 days of Bailey’s incarceration were suspended. In addition, he was ordered to pay a $519 in fines and fees for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Woman To Be Cited For Disorderly Conduct

Twenty-five-year-old Mc- Connellsburg resident Molly Jo Berkstresser is slated to be charged with disorderly conduct in connection with an incident at the intersection of Lincoln Way East and South Sixth Street in Mc- Connellsburg Borough.

State police said charges are linked to Berkstresser allegedly becoming disorderly during a traffic stop on Sunday, September 23, at 4:38 p.m. Charges will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

One Charged With Public Intoxication

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said a Harrisonville man was arrested on Saturday, September 22, after he caused a public inconvenience by making unreasonable noise. Police further alleged Paul Shane DeShong, 23, was also extremely intoxicated during the incident at 109 North First Street, McConnells- burg, at 3:11 a.m. DeShong will be charged through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Police Make DUI Arrest

A Johnstown woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 30 and Lincoln Way West.

According to state police reports, 44-year-old Michelle Lynn Weimer was pulled over while travelling westbound in the eastbound lane at 12:43 a.m. on Saturday, September 22. During the stop, Weimer was determined to be allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Charges against Weimer will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Scrap Metal Stolen

Scrap metal was stolen from 2110 Owl Creek Road in Licking Creek Township between 12:01 a.m. on September 14 and midnight on September 16. Among the items reported missing to state police by the male victim from Harrisonville were a refrigerator, dishwasher and approximately 20 pounds of copper wiring and aluminum. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case should contact state police Trooper Garner at 717-485- 3131.

Fugitive From Justice Found

Pennsylvania State Police at the McConnellsburg substation arrested a fugitive from justice in McConnellsburg Borough on Sunday, September 23.

Troopers determined at 4:38 p.m. that 34-year-old Troy Ranhell Daniel of Forrestville, Md., was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued out of Maryland. Daniel was placed under arrest near the intersection of Lincoln Way East and South Sixth Street. He was placed in the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Trespassing Reported

State police investigated a case of criminal trespassing that occurred at 5864 Lincoln Highway in Licking Creek Township on Monday, September 17. Police alleged Joseph James Swope, 70, of Manns Choice, trespassed on the posted property belonging to a 56-year- old Harrisonville man at 8:30 p.m. Swope was charged with trespassing through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Cash Taken

A total of $110 in cash was stolen from an 84-year-old Wells Tannery man and a 45- year-old female from Harrisonville. According to state police reports, the theft occurred at 8558 North Valley Road in Wells Township between 7 a.m. on September 7 and 9 p.m. on September 10. Anyone having additional information concerning this case should call state police Trooper Garner at 717-485- 3131.

Police Look Into Woman’s Conduct

Pennsylvania State Police from the McConnellsburg barracks will be charging Heather Ann Umbrell of Mc- Connellsburg with disorderly conduct following an incident at the Sheetz convenience store on Monday, Sep- tember 24.

Police reported Umbrell allegedly argued with her exhusband at 8:15 p.m. regarding property not given to her during a custody exchange earlier in the day. Charges against the 25-year-old will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

John Deere Involved In Accident

A Harrisonville man was involved in an accident last Monday afternoon when his northbound John Deere combine struck and pulled down a utility pole wire along Great Cove Road. State police said the John Deere operated by Jason L. Shives, 36, was not damaged during the 5:40 p.m. incident in Belfast Township.

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