2012-10-24 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Gift Cards Stolen

A Giant Food Store employee has been accused of stealing gift cards at a discounted price between July 16 and October 16. State police said 27-year- old Mc- Connellsburg resident Heather Marie Shore allegedly took $3,500 in discounted cards. Theft and theft by deception charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Car Hits Deer

An eastbound 2000 Ford Escort struck a deer along Buck Valley Road on Monday, October 15, according to state police reports. Following impact, the car crossed the Bethel Township roadway at 10:10 p.m. and travelled over an embankment. The Escort came to a rest in a cornfield.

Driver Michael W. Clingerman, 22, of Warfordsburg, was wearing a seat belt. He was not injured during the crash that occurred just west of the intersection of Great Cove Road.

Two Cited In Traffic Stop

Two Littlestown, Pa., residents were cited by state police following a traffic stop along Route 16 near the Fulton/ Franklin County line on Wednesday, October 17.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said troopers pulled over a blue Chevrolet Cobalt for traffic violations at 10:02 p.m. The driver, 20-year-old Ryan Alan McWilliams, was alleged to have been driving under the influence of alcohol.

In addition, an 18-yearold female passenger, who was not identified by police, was found to be drinking underage. Charges against both individuals have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Vehicle Disabled

A southbound 2006 Chrysler Town & Country became disabled after striking an embankment, two trees and a utility pole along Great Cove Road on Saturday, October 20.

According to state police, driver 18-year-old David R. Sheldon, of Burnt Cabins, lost control of his vehicle while rounding a right-hand curve in the Dublin Township roadway at 7:32 p.m. Sheldon was wearing a seat belt and suffered moderate injuries. He will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

One Cited For DUI

A 27-year- old McConnellsburg man faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop near the Fulton County Sportsman’s Club over the weekend. State police reported Cole Morton Seville was stopped by the Pennsylvania Game Commission while operating a Ford truck along Corner Road on Saturday, October 20. Charges against Seville were filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Escapes Injury

A Columbus, Ohio, man escaped harm during a single vehicle accident along Lincoln Highway on Monday, October 15, state police said. Forty-three-year-old Juan Gutierrez was travelling westbound through Todd Township when a tow dolly being pulled by his 2000 Ford F-150 became detached at 11:15 a.m. The tow dolly struck the truck and went off the roadway striking an embankment and utility pole.

Deer Hit By Van

A westbound 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan struck a white-tailed deer along Lin- coln Highway on Thursday, October 18, in Ayr Township. According to state police, Russell Cummings, 51, of Wells Tannery, was not injured in the 9:48 p.m. accident. He was wearing a seat belt.

Vehicle Rolls Onto Roof

A Burnt Cabins woman was not injured on Friday, October 19, when her eastbound 1991 Chevrolet S-10 rolled onto its roof along Lincoln Highway.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg reported Leona M. Reeder, 80, was heading through Ayr Township when she attempted to negotiate a left-hand curve in the road. The Blazer slid across the road, down an embankment and rolled onto its roof.

Charges Filed In Collision

Charges have been filed in connection with a hit-andrun collision that occurred at the intersection of Waterfall and Battleridge roads earlier this month.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have cited Daniel A. Clippinger, 21, of McConnellsburg, with vehicles turning left in connection with the October 11 accident. Clippinger is accused of pulling from a stop sign at Battleridge Road and attempting to make a left-hand turn. Clippinger’s vehicle struck the passenger side of an eastbound 2009 Subaru Impreza driven by Robert L. Watkins, 79, of Robertsdale. Clippinger reportedly continued west without stopping, police said

Police noted Clippinger contacted police investigators seven days following the 8:30 a.m. accident in Dublin Township. Clippinger alleged he waited briefly at the crash scene, but it did not appear the other driver was going to stop. He then continued westbound on Waterfall Road but did not report the accident as his vehicle had only minor damage.

Police noted Clippinger was not injured nor were passengers, a 17-year-old male and Catherine M. Clippinger, 54, both of McConnellsburg. Watkins and his passenger Jean L. Watkins, 73, escaped harm as well. All individuals involved were wearing a seat belt.

Charges against Clippinger will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Vehicle Door Scratched

An unknown individual made a large scratch along the driver’s side door of a vehicle belonging to a 39-yearold McConnellsburg man. State police reported the vehicle was parked at 12 Hillside Estates in Todd Township when the mischief occurred between 10 p.m. on October 20 and 8:30 a.m. on October 21. Anyone with information pertinent to this case is urged to contact state police Trooper Garner at 717-485-3131.

Waives Prelim Hearing

A 32- year- old Crystal Spring man waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, October 10, in Bedford County Central Court. Michael J. Schreiber faces charges of burglary and criminal trespassing after he allegedly stole a miter saw from a West Providence Township man on October 1. Bail was set at $35,000 in the case.

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