2013-01-16 / Police Reports


Assault Rumors Unfounded

Talk circulating around Fulton County that a woman was assaulted in Mc- Connellsburg Borough recently is totally unfounded.

Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. William Baker of the Mc- Connellsburg barracks confirmed that an attack did not occur in McConnellsburg during the last several days. In fact, Baker stated the case is being treated as a case of public drunkenness. Charges are pending in the incident.

Baker said the woman, who was reportedly from the McConnellsburg area, had been allegedly drinking at the Pub on January 13, left the bar at 1:25 a.m. and fell in an alley at the intersection of Poplar and Third streets. She suffered a head injury and was flown from the scene.

“People should refrain from putting rumors on Facebook that are unsubstantiated and have not been been verified,” he concluded.

Death Ruled A Suicide

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have issued a ruling on a death that occurred sometime January 6 or 7 in the McConnellsburg area. Trooper Kenneth Falkosky reported the death of 65-year-old Roger Dale Mills of 592 Buchanan Trail in Ayr Township was consistent with a suicide. Police added the cause of death was linked to asphyxiation due to hanging.

Mailboxes Struck

A southbound vehicle ran off Great Cove Road, down an embankment and struck two mailboxes on Monday, January 7, in Belfast Township. State police said the unknown vehicle and driver fled the scene in an unknown direction at 6 p.m. Anyone having further information pertinent to this hit-and-run accident should immediately contact state police Trooper Garner at 717-485-3131.

Fuel Oil Stolen

Approximately 200 gallons of heating oil were stolen from a fuel tank at the Waterfall Grange Hall between 12:01 a.m. on January 4 and midnight on January 6. Anyone with additional information related to this theft is asked to call state police Trooper Garner at 717-485- 3131.

Police Respond To Crash

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg responded to an accident along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 on December 27, 2012.

Reports indicate a section of ice and snow became dislodged from a bridge and struck a 2003 Nissan Sentra at 11:09 a.m. The driver, who was not identified by police, travelled approximately two miles through Union Township before pulling onto the berm to report the incident.

The vehicle was removed from the scene by Town Hill Towing.

Driver Cited

A McConnellsburg woman faces charges of accidents involving damage to an unattended vehicle following a hit-and-run accident along Lincoln Way East.

According to state police, Wilma L. Waters, 51, was travelling westbound through McConnellsburg Borough on December 27 when her 1990 Ford F-150 struck the mirror of a parked 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Waters allegedly continued travelling west at 1:30 p.m. without stopping at the scene.

Gun Stolen

A firearm was stolen from a Plum Hollow Road, Hustontown, home between December 8 and December 30, state police reported. Victim is a 48-year-old male from the Hustontown area. Anyone having further information linked to this theft is asked to call state police Trooper Doriguzzi at 717-485-3131.

Man Accused Of Mischief

A Baltimore, Md., man is accused of criminal mischief in connection with an incident at 287 Great Cove Road, Warfordsburg.

According to state police reports, Nicholas Damon Unger, 23, is accused of breaking the windshield wiper on a vehicle belonging to a 19-year-old Derry, Pa., man on December 29. The alleged incident occurred during a 1:41 p.m. custody exchange. Charges against Unger are pending further investigation.

Woman Cited

A McConnellsburg woman has been charged by state police for endangering the welfare of children. Police investigators said Kristie Ann Longenecker, 37, repeatedly endangered a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl on various occasions between May 25 and December 1, 2012. The alleged incidents occurred at a location at the intersection of North Third and West Walnut streets in McConnellsburg Borough.


Pennsylvania State Police troopers responded to a hitand run accident that occurred on the 100 block of Lincoln Way West in Mc- Connellsburg Borough.

Police said on Thursday, January 10, an unknown, westbound vehicle struck driver’s side mirror of a parked 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee at 7:35 p.m. Anyone having additional information linked to this case should call state police Trooper Piasecki at 717-485- 3131.

Truck Rolls Over

A Harrisburg, Pa., man was not injured during a single vehicle accident on Friday, January 11, in Taylor Township, according to state police.

Jay R. Hyle, 59, was travelling northbound on Waterfall Road when he lost control of his 2000 Ford E-350. The truck, police said, drove onto the western berm where it struck an embankment, slid counterclockwise and overturned. The truck’s pull- behind trailer then struck a guiderail, police added.

Hyle was wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred at 5:50 p.m. He will be cited by state police for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Two Uninjured In Collision

Two men escaped harm during a two-vehicle accident on Thursday, January 10, along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70.

Pennsylvania State Police said Kevin M. Cooney, 54, of Sykesville, Md., was travelling through Brush Creek Township at 3 p.m. when he failed to merge left as directed by a flashing roadway sign. The passenger side mirror of Cooney’s 2011 Dodge Ram struck the driver’s side mirror of a 2012 Ford F-250 operated by Andrew Price, 35, of Warfordsburg.

Cooney and Price were both wearing seat belts. Cooney will be cited by state police in connection with the accident.

Accused Of Assault

Twenty-year-old McConnellsburg resident Ryan Matthew Little has been cited by state police with simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment. Little allegedly threatened to harm a 25- year- old Mc- Connellsburg woman with a weapon during a verbal and physical altercation on Sunday, January 13. The argument occurred at 3 a.m. at 1246 Patterson Run Road in Licking Creek Township.

Driver Hospitalized After Crash

A New London, Conn., woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md., after having suffered moderate injuries during a single-vehicle accident along Flickerville Road.

According to state police, 30-year-old Syeda Fatima was injured while travelling southbound through Brush Creek Township on Monday, January 14. Fatima failed to negotiate a right-hand curve in the road at 6:48 a.m., causing her 2002 Toyota Highlander to travel onto the berm and crash into a tree. The vehicle then rolled onto its passenger’s side and struck another tree, police added.

Fatima was wearing a seat belt. She will be cited for driving a vehicle at unsafe speeds.

Parked Vehicle Struck

A westbound 1994 Toyota Corolla struck a vehicle parked in a driveway along Crossroads Road on Sunday, January 13, state police reported.

The Corolla operated by Lucas D. Youngblood, 18, of McConnellsburg, ran through a stop sign at the intersection of Great Cove Road and into a private driveway at 7:30 p.m. The car struck a parked 1998 Dodge Durango.

Youngblood and his passenger, Aaron E. Hahn, 21, also of McConnellsburg, were both wearing seat belts and escaped injury. Youngblood will be cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

Warfordsburg Men Cited For Harassment

Two Warfordsburg area men will be cited for harassment in connection with a physical confrontation at Stoneybreak Road residence. State police said James Marcus Yoak and William Francis Webber will be charged through the office of Magisterial District Judge Tamela Bard for the alleged incident that occurred at 7:44 p.m. on January 13.

Four People Uninjured In Two- Vehicle Crash

Four people escaped harm on Saturday, January 12, during a two-vehicle crash along Grist Mill Road in Dublin Township.

Twenty-year-old Burnt Cabins resident Shane L. Seville was travelling eastbound when he attempted to make a left-hand turn at 10:07 a.m. Seville’s 1997 Ford F-150 turned into the path of an oncoming 2007 Ford F- 150 driven by Mark D. Mellott, 23, of Willow Hill.

Seville and Mellott were uninjured as were Mellott’s passengers Shirley E. Angle, 65, and George A. Angle, 66, both of Fannettsburg. All individuals were using seat belts.

Both vehicles were disabled as a result of the accident. Seville will be cited for left-hand turns.

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