2012-10-04 / Police Reports


Vehicle Towed

A 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer was towed from the scene of a single-vehicle crash along Waterfall Road on Thursday, September 27.

According to state police, the eastbound Trailblazer driven by 29-year-old Hustontown resident Carrie Diane Hoover spun off the Dublin Township roadway at 11 a.m. not far from the intersection of Battle Ridge Road. Hoover was wearing a seat belt and escaped harm. She will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Identity Theft Repor ted

A 46-year-old man and a 37-year- old woman, both from Hustontown, told state police investigators their personal banking information was used to make unauthorized purchases between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 22.

Debit Card Used

A debit card belonging to a 47-year-old McConnellsburg woman was used to make an unauthorized purchase on Monday, September 10, according to state police reports.

PFA Violated

A protection-from-abuse order was violated on Thursday, September 27, at 1:15 p.m. when Terrell Dawon Bass, 23, of Hagerstown, Md., allegedly had contact with a 24-year-old McConnellsburg woman. State police said the violation occurred at 477 Heritage Drive in Todd Township.

Needmore Man Injured

Pennsylvania State Police at the McConnellsburg barracks responded to a singlevehicle accident along Great Cove Road on Thursday, September 13.

According to reports, 20- year-old Justin Ray Walters of Needmore lost control of his southbound 1997 Hyundai Accent GT at 8:45 p.m. The vehicle crossed the roadway, travelled up and down an embankment before crossing back over and driving over another embankment.

Walters was not wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. He will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic and not wearing a seat belt.

Hit-And-Run Reported

An unknown vehicle struck a guiderail along the northbound lane of Great Cove Road in Dublin Township on Tuesday, September 25, state police reported. The vehicle crashed at 10:55 p.m. near the Fort Littleton bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike. PennDOT was notified of the damage the following day.

Two Accused Of Harassment

Two women face charges of harassment in connection with an incident that occurred at the intersection of Crystal Drive and Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg Borough.

Dorothy Mae Knepper, 44, of Harrisonville, and 22- year- old Brionna Nicole Johnston, McConnellsburg, are slated to be cited via summons through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott, state police said. The women were involved in an argument that allegedly escalated into a physical fight on September 25 at 7:50 p.m.

Checks Taken

Several checks issued to a 90- year- old Needmore woman were stolen between September 15 and September 19. The theft at 8890 Thompson Road in Belfast Township occurred after the checks were collected during an auction held at the residence, reported state police.

Vehicle Hits Pole

A southbound 1994 Chevrolet Tracker crossed Great Cove Road on Wednesday, September 19, and struck a utility pole.

State police said Paul M. Clapsaddle, 21, of Hustontown, lost control of his vehicle at 3 p.m. near the intersection of Shady Grove Drive. The vehicle sheared off the pole and came to a rest in a grassy area facing south. Clapsaddle was wearing a seat belt and escaped harm.

Pedestrian Struck

A 27-year- old McConnellsburg woman suffered minor injuries when she was struck from behind and knocked to the ground by an unknown, passing motorist. The woman was hit along East Market Street at the intersection of Second Street on Tuesday, September 25, at 12:20 p.m. by a westbound vehicle. Anyone having information pertinent to this hitand run accident is asked to contact state police Trooper Watkins at 717-485-3131.

Gun Stolen

A .40 caliber Ruger semiautomatic pistol valued at $450 was stolen from the bedroom closet of a home located at 867 Lions Park Drive, McConnellsburg, on Monday, September 17. According to state police reports, the burglary and theft occurred between 10 a.m. and midnight. Victims are two 22-year-old men from McConnellsburg. Anyone having further information linked to this case should call state police Trooper Wadsworth at 717-485-3131.

Vehicles Damaged

Two vehicles parked at 109 East Market Street, Mc- Connellsburg, were damaged between 6 p.m. on September 28 and 3 p.m. on September 29. State police said victims in this case of criminal mischief are a 33-year-old male and a 27-year-old female, both of McConnellsburg. Anyone having further information linked to this incident should call state police Trooper Piasecki at 717- 485-3131.

Charged With Theft

Pennsylvania State Police at McConnellsburg have charged a 23-year-old Mc- Connellsburg man with theft through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. Paul Shane Michael DeShong allegedly loaded a used washing machine into the bed of a vehicle but was caught by troopers as he was leaving the scene located at 810 Lincoln Way East, Mc- Connellsburg. Victim of the theft that occurred on Wednesday, September 26, is the Fulton County Fair Association.

Cited In Crash

A 47- year- old Mc- Connellsburg woman faces charges of driving a vehicle at unsafe speeds following a hitand run crash along Sinoquipe Road on Thursday, September 27.

According to state police reports, Karen M. Guyer was travelling northbound at a high rate of speed when she lost control of her 2000 Chrysler Sebring. The car crossed over the double yellow line at 9:10 p.m. and struck a legally parked 2006 Chevrolet Cavalier just north of the intersection of Brown Road. Guyer backed up and fled the scene, police said.

Guyer was not wearing a seat belt and escaped harm.

Vehicle Overturns

A southbound 2001 Ford Explorer ran off Great Cove Road on Sunday, September 30, and rolled onto its roof. State police said Robert W. Crouse, 35, of Harrisonville, was not injured during the 7 a.m. accident just northeast of the intersection of Timber Ridge Road. He was wearing a seat belt.

Safety Checkpoint Conducted

Four troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in McConnellsburg conducted a traffic safety checkpoint on Friday, September 28, along Buck Valley Road at the intersection of Stoneybreak Road. Between 4 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. troopers stopped approximately 30 vehicles and issued 20 warnings for observed violations.

Mischief Reported

A tire on a vehicle parked at 112 Woodside Drive, Mc- Connellsburg, was punctured between 9 p.m. on September 29 and 10:30 a.m. on September 30. Victim is a 47- year- old McConnellsburg man. Anyone with additional information pertinent to this case of criminal mischief is urged to call state police Trooper Carper at 717-485- 3131.

Truck Tread Causes Accident

A piece of truck tread struck the window of a westbound 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, obstructing the view of driver Lisa M. Jamison, 51, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Jamison’s truck, according to state police, went onto the southern berm where it struck an embankment along Interstate 70 at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29. The truck then slid across the Brush Creek Township roadway and crashed into a guiderail on the northern berm. Jamison was wearing a seat belt and escaped harm.

Vehicle Hits White-tailed Deer

A northbound 2008 Ford Focus struck a white-tailed deer along Great Cove Road on Sunday, September 30, state police reports said. Driver Nicholas R. Quarantillo, 25, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., was not injured during the 7 a.m. accident in Bethel Township. He was wearing a seat belt.

One Accused Of Harassment

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have charged a Chambersburg man with harassment in connection with an incident that occurred on Monday, October 1, in the parking lot at Lions Club Park.

Thirty-six-year-old Frazier Author Matthews is accused of arguing with a 27- year- old McConnellsburg woman at 7:15 p.m. Matthews allegedly grabbed the woman during the dispute. Police added the woman had given Matthews a ride to the location. He will be charged through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Car Strikes Utility Pole

An eastbound 2003 Ford Escort ZX2 struck a utility pole along Lincoln Highway on Wednesday, September 26, according to state police.

Bradley J. Willing, 20, of Bedford, lost control of the vehicle while rounding a turn at 5:07 a.m. just east of the intersection of Woodlawn Drive. Willing was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

State police noted that speed and wet road conditions were contributing factors in this Brush Creek Township accident. Willing will be charged with driving a vehicle at unsafe speeds.

Man Flees Crash Scene On Foot

A Fort Loudon man is facing charges of hit and run following a two-vehicle accident along Path Valley Road in Metal Township, Franklin County.

Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said Robert W. Johnston, 53, of Fort Loudon was heading southbound when he attempted to pass a “phantom vehicle” in front of his 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier. Johnston travelled into the path of an oncoming 1999 Ford F-150 driven by John C. Carbaugh, 47, of Mc- Connellsburg.

Police said both men attempted to swerve to avoid the collision, but Johnston’s car sideswiped the driver’s side of the truck. Carbaugh remained on the scene until police arrived, but Johnston reportedly fled on foot.

Carbaugh was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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