2012-11-07 / Police Reports


Two Hospitalized After Accident

Two Warfordsburg area residents were transported to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md., following a single-vehicle accident on Tuesday, October 30, along Buck Valley Road.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said Sierra L. Perkins and Bryan T. Stump Jr., 23, suffered moderate injuries during the 9:55 p.m. accident just south of Southern Fulton High School.

Reports indicate Perkins was travelling westbound when she lost control of her 2006 Jeep Liberty. The vehicle ran onto the southern berm where it struck a utility pole. Perkins, 21, police said, drove another 1-1/2 miles before crashing into a fence and rolling over twice.

Both Perkins and Stump were using a seat belt. Perkins will be cited for failing to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

State police were assisted on the scene by Needmore EMS and fire as well as Winfield Towing.

Motorist Suffers Minor Injuries

A McConnellsburg man suffered minor injuries during an accident along Pleasant Ridge Road last Thursday, according to a state police report.

Twenty-three-year-old Tyler V. Swisher was injured while travelling southbound on the Belfast Township at 5: 26 a. m. His 1994 Ford Ranger went onto the western berm and struck a culvert. Swisher was wearing a seat belt and did not require treatment for his injuries. He will be charged with failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Crystal Spring Woman Involved In Bedford County Accident

Two drivers escaped injury when their vehicles collided along Lincoln Highway on October 19 in neighboring Bedford County.

State police in Bedford said 53- year- old Crystal Spring resident Frances P. Johnson was travelling westbound when she made a lefthand turn at 7:41 p.m. Johnson’s 2000 Chevrolet S-10 turned into the path of a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am operated by John M. Mabry, 46, of Frederick, Md.

Mabry’s was disabled as a result of the damage sustained in the East Providence Township accident, police added.

Waterfall Man Waives Hearing

A Waterfall man recently waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Bedford County Central Court.

Reports indicate 20-yearold Eric S. Broadwater has been charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and various related charges in connection with an alleged incident in August. Broadwater is accused of stealing $1,108 from Lynn Magee and Quizno’s sandwich shop in East Providence Township. Bail in the case is set at $15,000 unsecured.

Juvenile Suspected Of Mischief

A 17-year- old McConnellsburg boy is suspected of criminal mischief stemming from an incident that occurred last Tuesday evening at McConnellsburg Lions Club Park. State police reports said the juvenile drove his vehicle through several recreational areas along Lions Park Drive at 6 p.m. on October 30. Significant damage was sustained to the property.

Truck Catches Fire

A McConnellsburg man escaped injury when his eastbound 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty caught fire along Lincoln Highway.

According to state police reports, Jeremy L. Oakman was travelling in the vicinity of Scrub Ridge Inn at 6:38 a.m. on Friday, November 2, when he observed smoke coming into the cab of his Ford truck. Police said the 34-year-old pulled onto the berm of the roadway and exited the truck without injury. However, when he opened the passenger side door to retrieve some of his personal belongings, Oakman saw flames in the cab’s interior.

State police were aided on the scene by Scott’s Towing and the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.

Woman Cited Following Crash

A McHenry, Md., driver was cited for failing to drive on roadways laned for traffic following a single-vehicle accident along Lincoln Highway .

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said 27- year-old Lesa W. Maust lost control of her 1999 Volkswagen Beetle during a period of rain on Wednesday, October 28. The vehicle spun around just west of the intersection of North Valley Road and crashed head on into a tree at 1:14 p.m. Maust was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

Car Strikes Utility Pole

A Warfordsburg woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center after having suffered moderate injuries during a crash along Old 126.

Keshia Bohrer, 21, was travelling northbound through Brush Creek Township on Sunday, November 4, when she lost control of her 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, state police said. The car slid counterclockwise into a utility pole and a tree. The car suffered disabling damage to its entire left side and rear end.

Bohrer required EMS transport following the 4:40 p.m. accident just north of the intersection of Locust Grove Road. She had been wearing a seat belt. State police have cited her for failing to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Police investigators were aided on the scene by Hancock EMS, Hancock Fire Department and Fischer’s Garage.

Identity Theft

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg are investigating a case of identity theft that occurred between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31.

Police said credit card information belonging to a 57- year-old Wells Tannery man was used to make various purchases totalling $498. The purchases were made at K-Mart in Laven, Mich.

Police Release Crime, Patrol Report

Pennsylvania State Police at the McConnellsburg barracks recently released a crime and patrol activity report for the month of October, during which 68 criminal offenses were reported to investigators. Of those offenses, 30 were cleared and 27 arrests were made.

In addition, the patrol unit responded to 33 crashes and two hit-and-run accidents. Fifteen individuals suffered injuries during those accidents. Police went on to issue four driving-under-theinfluence citations, nine seat belt citations, one child safety seat citation, 141 written warnings and 276 traffic citations.

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