2013-02-21 / Police Reports


Arrests Made In Theft From Library

Two people have reportedly been arrested in connection with a theft from the Fulton County Library last September.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have charged McConnellsburg resident Rebecca Lynn Burke with conspiracy to commit theft and theft by unlawful taking or disposition through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. Burke, 44, allegedly conspired with a juvenile female to steal 27 DVD movies from the library on September 5, 2012. The movies have been valued at $327.

According to reports, at the time the woman told police investigators she did not have cable or money to rent the movies. She admitted to police the girl had stolen some of the missing movies as well, documents say. As a result, the juvenile was charged through Fulton County Juvenile Probation.

Sled Stolen

A grey sled valued at $20 was stolen from the yard of a home located at 133 Breezy Point Road, Mc- Connellsburg, between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13. Victim of this theft is a 30-year-old Mc- Connellsburg woman. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case should contact state police Trooper Bartlett at 717-485- 3131.

Crash Results In Drug Charges

A motor vehicle accident that occurred at 7208 Lincoln Way West in Franklin County on December 24, 2012, has resulted in charges being filed against a Mc- Connellsburg man.

Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg have charged 21-year-old Aaron Edward Hahn with possession of a small amount of marijuana and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with the 2:13 p.m. accident.

Fugitive Apprehended

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg arrested a fugitive from justice during a traffic stop for speeding last Wednesday along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70.

According to reports, 23- year-old Lindsay Michelle Williams, of Manassas, Va., was a passenger in a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban pulled over at 3:03 p.m. in Brush Creek Township. A check by police revealed Williams was wanted in Baltimore County, Md., for failure to appear in court on prostitution and marijuana charges.

Williams was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott and committed to the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

BDAL Investigating Abandoned Puppies Case

Five puppies were spotted along the side of Great Cove Road in Needmore, an officer from Better Days Animal League reported.

Estimated to be 2 to 3 months old, the abandoned puppies were seen near the Belfast Township Municipal Building by concerned citizens from the Needmore area who were able to catch some of them. Four of the puppies remain in custody of BDAL, while officer J. Bliss continued to search for the remaining puppy, which was found Friday night around 9:45 p.m.

Bliss told the “ News” BDAL was initially alerted of the situation on Tuesday, February 12. Anyone having additional knowledge of the situation or who may have abandoned the puppies is urged to contact officer Bliss at 717-485-0064. All information will be kept confidential.

Car Disabled In Accident

A 1998 Honda Accord was disabled during an accident along Thompson Road on Tuesday, February 12.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said 18- year-old Hancock, Md., resident Sydni M. Exline lost control of her southbound car at 1 p.m. while reaching into the back seat. The car travelled onto the berm and struck a guiderail.

Exline was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the accident north of the intersection of Stillwell Road. She will be cited for state police for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Burglary Reported

A 56-year- old Waterfall woman told state police investigators burglars damaged a lock on the front door of a home located at 612 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, between February 15 and 18. Anyone having information concerning this break-in should call state police Trooper Falkosky at 717- 485-3131.

Orbisonia Man Cited In DUI Crash

An Orbisonia, Pa., man faces charges of driving under the influence and various traffic offenses as a result of a single-vehicle accident along Great Cove Road on Tuesday, February 19.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg reported Colby G. Boden failed to negotiate a curve in the Todd Township roadway, allowing his southbound 1997 Chevrolet S-10 to travel onto the berm. The truck’s front bumper sheared a utility pole in half, police noted.

The 22-year-old driver attempted to regain control of the truck, which spun clockwise, travelled down a steep embankment and rolled onto its roof at 1:25 a.m. Boden was wearing a seat belt but suffered minor injuries. He was transported from the accident scene just north of Barmont Road to Fulton County Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.

Charges against Boden will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

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