2013-03-28 / Police Reports


Harvester Gets Stuck

A 2004 International Harvester 9400E got stuck in a yard along Friendship Lane on Wednesday, March 20, according to state police.

Police reported Ricky D. Kelley of Yalaha, Fla., was travelling north through Dublin Township when his Harvester struck a sign along the berm. The Harvester travelled off the opposing berm when it struck a drainage pipe and then became stuck in a yard near the intersection of Breezy Point Road.

Kelley, 47, was not injured in the crash. He was cited for careless driving.

Theft From Motor Vehicle

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg responded to a theft at 3127 Doran Road in Taylor Township between 8 a.m. on January 1 and 11 p.m. on January 15.

Police said thieves removed a camouflage backpack, a range finder, GPS and two 6-inch knives from a 2011 Ford F-250 belonging to a 63-year-old Three Springs area man. The items have been valued at $760. Anyone having further information concerning this case should immediately call state police Trooper Barnett at 717-485- 3131.

Laptop Stolen

An Acer laptop computer valued at $ 1,377 was stolen from 5709 Black Bear Road, Needmore, between 6:30 p.m. on March 12 and 3:30 a.m. on March 13. State police said the victim in this theft was a 21- year- old woman from Needmore. Anyone with additional information regarding this theft is urged to contact state police Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

Man Charged In Missing Check

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have charged 22-year- old Mc- Connellsburg resident Colton Lee Freeman through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott with theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake.

Allegations against Freeman stem from a pension check that was accidentally deposited in Freeman’s bank account at Susquehanna Bank. The check belonged to a 69-year-old Waynesboro man, police said.

Freeman was reportedly contacted regarding the mistake but allegedly withdrew the deposit that totalled $750.12. Freeman was asked to return the money by bank officials, but he refused, police said.

Harassment Reported

A 15-year-old boy from Waterfall has been accused of harassment in connection with an incident that occurred at Forbes Road Junior/ Senior High School. On Wednesday, March 20, the juvenile is accused of pushing a 15-year-old Fort Littleton girl to the ground, causing injury at 2:30 p.m.

Guitar Amplifier Taken

A Fender guitar amplifier was stolen from 399 South Mountain Top Drive in Ayr Township between 12:01 a.m. on March 2 and midnight on March 10. Victim is a 49-yearold McConnellsburg man. Anyone having further information linked to this burglary and theft should contact state police Trooper Garner at 717-485-3131.

Credit Card Information Used

The credit card information of a 52-year-old female from Union Township was used to make several online purchases on Saturday, March 23, state police said. Investigation into the case remains open.

One Arrested In Assault

A McConnellsburg man was arrested by Chambersburg Borough Police last Wednesday following an alleged assault. Police said 25- year-old Rashawn Nathaniel Spriggs was arrested after a 1:58 a.m. incident at 473 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg. Victim was a female.

Mischief Reported

A 44-year- old McConnellsburg man told state police investigators bleach was poured on his laundry between 3 p.m. on March 18 and 8:30 a.m. on March 20. The mischief occurred at 421 Lincoln Way East in Mc- Connellsburg Borough. Anyone having further information linked to this case should contact state police Trooper Miller at 717-485- 3131.

Car Hits Cow

An eastbound 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt struck a cow along Sipes Mills Road Tuesday, March 19, state police reported. Forty-eight-yearold Lora J. Barber of Warfordsburg was not injured during the 7:24 a.m. accident in Belfast Township. She was wearing a seat belt. Her car was removed from the scene by Bard’s Towing.

Missing Teen Found

A 14-year-old boy from Warfordsburg who was reported missing from 476 Sawmill Road on Monday, March 18, has been located. State police said the teen runaway was found shortly after being reported missing at 9:45 p.m.

Kubotas Stolen From Dealership

Five 2012 model Kubotas were reported stolen from the parking lot of Fulton Tractor and Equipment Inc. in McConnellsburg between 4 p.m. on March 4 and 1:15 p.m. on March 15.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said among the items taken from the dealership were a 2012 Kubota 29hp tractor equipped with a loader and backhoe; a 2012 Kubota 23hp tractor equipped with a loader and backhoe; a 2012 Kubota 24hp two- seat, camoflauge utility vehicle; a 2012 Kubota 21hp camoflauge utility vehicle; and a 2012 Kubota 26hp diesel, zero-turn mower with a 60- inch deck.

Anyone with additional information concerning this theft from 22699 Great Cove Road in Todd Township should immediately contact state police Trooper Lear at 717-485-3131.

Burglary Reported At Storage Sheds

A 66-year- old McConnellsburg man informed state police investigators his storage sheds located at 420 Grist Mill Road in Dublin Township were recently burglarized.

State police determined burglars cut the lock on several sheds between 4 p.m. on January 15 and noon on March 20. Stolen items include a four-foot long gas cutting torch; an oxygen gauge; an acetylene gauge; a 20-pound propane tank; and a pair of halogen lights. The total loss has been set at $1,000.

Anyone having further information pertinent to this break-in is asked to call state police Trooper Jenkins at 717-485-3131.

Car Rolls Over Embankment

A Harrisonville area man was not injured when his northbound 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier travelled off Timber Ridge Road on March 8 and rolled over an embankment. Sate police said the car driven by Danny A. Porterfield, 56, came to a rest on its side against a tree following the 2: 30 p. m. accident just north of the intersection of Wolf Hollow Road. Porterfield will be cited for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Police Respond To I-70 Accident

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg were dispatched to a single-vehicle accident along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 last Monday afternoon.

Police reported a 2004 Mazda driven by Derek Davis left the Bethel Township roadway at 2:20 p.m. and traveled over an embankment. The vehicle came to a rest against a fence. The 22-year-old Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man was wearing a seat belt and escaped injury. He will be cited by state police for tire equipment and traction violations.

Two Injured In Accident

Two individuals suffered injuries during a two-vehicle accident recently along Route 475, state police reported.

Marianne Burkholder, 41, of Everett, attempted to pull onto the roadway from a private driveway and turned into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Ted E. Marks, 59, of Hustontown. Both Burkholder and Marks were transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Marks was wearing a seat belt as was his passenger Alexis R. Eichelberger, 19, also of Hustontown. Eichelberger was not injured.

Burkholder has been charged with failure to yield or wear a seat belt.

Windshield Damaged

A vehicle parked at 182 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg, on Monday, March 25, suffered damage to its windshield at 1:53 p.m. The windshield was valued at $250, according to the victim, a 35- year- old McConnellsburg man. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case should contact state police Trooper Falkosky at 717- 485-3131.

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