2012-12-06 / Police Reports


Theft Reported At McDonald’s

Delamore Enterprises reported a theft from the Mc- Donald’s restaurant in Mc- Connellsburg on Wednesday, November 28, at 11:30 p.m. A total of $140 in cash was taken during the theft. Anyone having further information linked to this case should contact state police Trooper Shero at the Chambersburg state police barracks.

DUI Charges Pending In Case

Charges of driving under the influence are pending in connection with a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday, November 21, at the intersection of Lions Park and Cold Spring drives.

According to state police, Ali June Washabaugh of Mc- Connellsburg was travelling westbound at 6: 50 p. m. when her vehicle struck the driver’s side rear fender of a vehicle driven by Michele Lynn Messinger, 43, of Harrisonville.

Washabaugh, 23, reportedly lost control of her vehicle following impact, police said. The vehicle left the Todd Township roadway, struck a tree along the eastern berm and rolled onto its roof.

Washabaugh was placed under arrest for drunk driving.

Hagerstown Man Suspected Of Possessing Paraphernalia

A Hagerstown, Md., man is accused of possessing suspected synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Wednesday, November 21. Jeremy Tyler Rhodes, 28, was accused of possessing the drug-related items during a 6:50 p.m. incident at the intersection of Lions Park and Cold Spring drives in Todd Township.

Hit-And-Run Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg were dispatched to a hit-and-run accident in the parking lot of Mamma’s Pizza on Saturday, December 1. A 2000 Ford reportedly backed into the rear driver’s side fender of a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban belonging to a 40-yearold McConnellsburg woman. The Suburban sustained minor damage.

Backpack Stolen

A backpack containing hunting gear and accessories was stolen from a vehicle parked at the Lonestar Hunting Club located on Schenck Road in Wells Township on Saturday, December 1. The theft from a motor vehicle occurred between 12:45 p.m. and 1:10 p.m. The stolen items have been valued at $2,740. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case should immediately contact state police Trooper Piasecki at 717-485-3131.

Retail Theft At Family Dollar

State police in McConnellsburg have accused 27- year- old McConnellsburg resident Amanda Jo Souders with retail theft following an incident on Tuesday, November 27. Police alleged Souders removed items from the Family Dollar Store at 6:37 p.m. without paying for them.

Wells Valley Woman Released On $50,000 Bail

A Waterfall area woman was arraigned last Tuesday on charges of simple assault and harassment and released on $50,000 unsecured bail.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said the allegations against 35- year-old Victoria Michelle Wilson stem from an incident that had occurred at 10 p.m. on November 26. Wilson was reportedly involved in an argument with a 36- year-old man at 3165 Wells Valley Road. The dispute turned physical, police said, when Wilson allegedly struck the man several times in the head with an open hand.

Police noted the man was also struck in the left ear, which led him to seek treatment at the emergency room of Fulton County Medical Center the following day. He was diagnosed with an eardrum perforation. Emergency room officials in turn contacted state police due to the circumstances surrounding the injury.

Teen Accused Of Reckless Behavior

A 17-year- old McConnellsburg boy is being charged with recklessly endangering another person after he allegedly followed two individuals in a separate vehicle.

According to state police reports, the teen followed a 42-year- old Harrisonville woman and a 23-year- old man from McConnellsburg on Tuesday, November 13, at 11:13 p.m. The juvenile allegedly drove in an aggressive and reckless manner.

Burglary Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a break-in that took place at a Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, apartment on Wednesday, November 21.

Police reported burglars broke into the McConnellsburg Borough residence between 1:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. and removed numerous collectible coins, a two-dollar bill and prescription medication. Victim is a 23-year-old McConnellsburg man. Anyone with additional information concerning this burglary should call state police Trooper Doriguzzi at 717- 485-3131.

Break-In Reported In Brush Creek

A 69-year-old Breezewood man informed state police investigators he was lured from his White Deer Drive home in Brush Creek Township on Friday, November 23, by an unidentified caller. Later that evening the victim discovered his home had been burglarized and numerous items had been stolen between 10:55 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. Anyone with information in regard to this case should contact state police Trooper Doriguzzi at 717- 485-3131.

Woman Cited For Two Retail Thefts

Erica Ann Lund, 27, of Mc- Connellsburg was charged by Pennsylvania State Police in connection with two retail thefts that occurred in mid- November.

Police reported that on November 14 Lund allegedly stole a Vicks forehead thermometer valued at $47.99 from Giant Food Store in McConnellsburg at 2 a.m. The following day, Lund is accused of stealing two food items and cough syrup from the store at 12:10 a.m.

Charges of retail theft have been filed against Lund through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Copper Wire, Pipes Stolen

Several hundred pounds of copper piping, braided wire, fittings, valves and lighting rods were stolen from 756 Mill Road, Harrisonville, between November 5 and 20. Burglars also removed a fourfoot level and four scaffolding wheels from the shed located on the Licking Creek Township property. Victim is a 69- year-old Hustontown area man, who has valued the items at $2,085. Anyone with additional information pertinent to this case should call state police Trooper Wadsworth at 717-485-3131.

27 Charged In $3.5M Meth Ring

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – More than two dozen people face charges in a $3.5 million crystal methamphetamine trafficking network that stretched from Mexico to Pennsylvania, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

The drugs came from Mexico and were moved across the border in Texas, authorities said, with as much as a pound of drugs transported into Reading and Philadelphia every two weeks. The drugs were then repackaged in smaller quantities and resold in the Philadelphia area, the Lehigh Valley and north- central Pennsylvania, prosecutors said.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement that investigators with her office, state police and the Bucks County district attorney’s office used surveillance and court-authorized wiretaps – along with undercover drug buys – to identify suppliers, distributors and dealers connected to the organization. Evidence and testimony was presented to a statewide grand jury, which recommended charges against 27 suspects.

The investigation centered on the activities of Robert H. Snyder, 53, of Pottstown, and Wesley B. White, 53, of Roaring Branch.

Snyder received bulk quantities of meth from sources in Mexico and supplied drugs to White, who used a number of dealers and associates in Berks and Tioga counties to sell the drugs, according to investigators.

Snyder and White were charged with participating in a corrupt organization, delivery of a controlled substance, conspiracy and other counts. Telephone numbers for them could not be located and it was not immediately clear if any of the defendants had attorneys.

During the investigation, agents and troopers seized about four pounds of crystal meth, one partially dismantled meth lab, nearly 100 firearms, $110,000 and 16 vehicles, authorities said.

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