2013-02-28 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Juvenile Missing

A 15-year-old Fort Loudon area boy was reported missing from his residence between 11 p.m. on February 21 and 6 a.m. on February 22, state police said. Police did not release the identity of the teenager but listed his residence as 150 Carrick Valley Road in Todd Township. It is believed the juvenile may be in the Chambersburg or Waynesboro areas. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case should contact state police Trooper Garner at 717-485-3131.

McConnellsburg Man Accused Of Assault

Bail was set at $50,000 for a 23-year-old McConnellsburg man who has been charged with simple assault and harassment.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg alleged Justin Allen Garlock punched a 30-year-old female and two 13-year-old boys several times on Friday, February 22, at 9:40 p.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Lincoln Way West.

Harassment Charges Pending

Charges of harassment are pending in connection with a fight on the 5700 block of Black Bear Road on Wednesday, February 20. State police said a 26-yearold Needmore man and a 53- year- old male, also from Needmore, were involved in a verbal dispute at 5:05 p.m. The dispute reportedly escalated into a physical altercation, with the 53-year-old suffering minor injuries.

Charges Pending Further Investigation

Charges of harassment are pending further investigation into a physical altercation on Sunday, February 24, on the 600 block of South Seventh Street in McConnellsburg Borough, state police said. Involved in the 10:42 a.m. incident were a 25- year-old female and a 25- year-old male, both from Mc- Connellsburg.

Man Accused Of Taking Vehicle Without Permission

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have accused 22-year-old Warfordsburg resident Randy Lyn Stahle with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Stahle, police allege, took a 2003 GMC Sierra truck without the knowledge or consent of the owner, a 56-yearold Warfordsburg man. Stahle removed the vehicle between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on February 17 and did not return it until 11 p.m. No damage was reported to the truck.

Car Towed From Scene

Two West Mifflin, Pa., residents were uninjured during a single-vehicle accident on Friday, February 22, in Union Township.

According to state police reports, E.J. Mitchell, 72, lost control of his eastbound 2002 Ford Focus, which struck a guiderail along Interstate 70 at 1:15 p.m. The car spun several times before striking an embankment on the opposite side of the roadway.

Mitchell and his passenger, Cleo Mitchell, 63, were both wearing seat belts. E.J. Mitchell will be cited by state police for driving too fast for roadway conditions in connection with the accident.

Driver Cited In Accident

A North Manchester, Ind., woman faces charges of driving on roadways laned for traffic on the heels of a February 21 single-vehicle crash along Lincoln Highway.

State police said Julia B. Reavis was travelling eastbound through Brush Creek Township at 7:30 p.m. when she lost control of her 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The car crossed the roadway and struck a guiderail on the northern berm. Disabling damage was observed by state police.

Reavis and her passenger, Nathan D. King, 26, of Claypool, Ind., were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

Two Injured In Crash

Two Baltimore, Md., residents suffered injuries ranging from minor to moderate during an accident along Interstate 70 on Friday, February 22.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg, said Lori A. Shipley, 44, was travelling east through Brush Creek Township at 8:10 p.m. when her 2002 Suzuki XL7 went onto the berm. Shipley attempted to steer back onto the road, causing her vehicle to spin and flip onto its roof.

Shipley and passenger Mark A. Allmond, 20, were transported to UPMC Bedford Memorial via ambulance. Shipley will be cited for driving a vehicle at unsafe speeds.

Window Broken

The side rear window of a Jeep Grand Cherokee parked at 111 Maple Street, McConnellsburg was broken on Thursday, February 21. State police said the mischief occurred between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Victim is a 48- year- old McConnellsburg man. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case should call state police Trooper Garner at 717-485- 3131.

Theft By Deception Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg are investigating a case of theft by deception that occurred between January 16 and January 24 in Wells Township.

A 66-year-old Wells Tannery man told state police he was contacted by an unknown male claiming to be from Jamaica. The victim was advised he had won $2.5 million as well as a Mercedes- Benz. To claim the prizes, he sent $3,735.39 through Green Dot and Western Union for tax purposes. He has never received a prize.

Clay Pigeons Thrown

Multiple clay pigeons were launched off the Mill Hill overpass of Interstate 70 on Tuesday, February 19, state police said. The clay pigeons struck the windshield of an eastbound tractor-trailer driven by a Ray City, Ga., man at 10:03 p.m. The windshield shattered as a result. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case should immediately contact state police Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Debit Cards Fraudulently Used

Debit card information belonging to three individuals has been used to make fraudulent purchases in New York and New Jersey.

According to state police reports, on February 13, the information of a 59-year-old Harrisonville man and a 58- year-old Mercersburg area woman was used to make several purchases in New Jersey. In addition, between February 13 and 15, the debit card information of a 40- year- old Waterfall area woman was used to make multiple purchases in both New York and New Jersey.

Car Rolls Onto Roof

A Mitchellville, Md., woman escaped injury when her 2011 Toyota Camry rolled onto its roof after striking an embankment along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. State police said Cynthia L. Cephas, 36, was wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred on Tuesday, February 19, at 9:06 a.m. in Brush Creek Township. She will be charged with driving a vehicle at unsafe speeds.

Pa. Couple Charged With Swindling Philanthropist

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania couple bilked a shipping company heiress out of more than $1 million with fake tales of woe, instead spending the money on a lavish lifestyle, authorities said Friday.

Shawnta Carmon, 32, and Hassan Carmon, 34, of Allentown, were charged with offenses including theft by deception and conspiracy for what officials described as repeated dupings of Marlene “Linny” Fowler.

The daughter of a onetime UPS chief executive, Fowler died on Feb. 4 at age 73 while a grand jury was investigating the alleged scheme.

Over the course of four years, the Carmons successfully sought about $1.1 million of Fowler’s money for alleged hardships such as dental work, a heart transplant for a sick child, and college tuition for their niece, authorities said.

None of the stories were true, according to Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli. The couple actually spent the funds on clothes, jewelry, limousine rides and gambling, he said.

“ Unfortunately, Mrs. Fowler was very generous, and word got around that she was a soft touch for hardluck stories,” Morganelli told The Associated Press.

Morganelli said he wasn’t sure how the Carmons met Fowler. But the heiress was well known for philanthropy in the Lehigh Valley, where she had lived for decades.

The grand jury recommended the charges on Feb. 7; authorities delayed action until after Fowler's funeral.

The Carmons were unable to post bail after their arraignments Friday in Bethlehem. It wasn’t immediately clear if they had lawyers.

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