2013-05-09 / Police Reports


Home Burglarized

A 72-year-old Needmore area man told state police investigators his Thompson Township residence was burglarized several times between May 1, 2011, and May 1, 2013. Police learned the burglars entered the home on the 3000 section of Thompson Township Road without using force. Among the items stolen was a handgun, cash, a knife and stereo speakers. Anyone having further information linked to these break-ins should immediately contact state police Trooper Remeikas at 717-485-3131.

Tree Stand Stolen

A black tree stand was stolen from a field adjacent to a property on the 1000 block of Iron Bridge Road in Taylor Township between January 12 and April 27. Victim of this theft is a 72-yearold Morrisville, Pa., man. Anyone with information pertinent to this case is asked to call state police Trooper Remeikas at 717- 485-3131.

Sign Damaged

A sign located along Route 16 at the Fulton/ Franklin County line was damaged between April 29 and May 1. State police said the damage was extensive enough that the sign split down the middle. Anyone having additional information linked to this criminal mischief should call state police Trooper Remeikas at 717-485-3131.

Oil Tank Punctured

An oil taken located at 122 West Walnut Street, Mc- Connellsburg, was punctured between March 1 and April 26, state police said. Victim is a 65-year-old Mc- Connellsburg man. Anyone having further information concerning this criminal mischief is urged to contact state police Trooper Remeikas at 717-485-3131.

Mischief Reported

A 36-year-old female told state police investigators an unknown individual loosened the lugnuts on her black sport utility vehicle between April 28 and 30. The mischief reportedly occurred on the 2000 section of Sipes Mill Road in Belfast Township. Anyone with additional information pertinent to this case of mischief is asked to call state police Trooper Remeikas at 717-485-3131.

Mischief At School

Officials at the Forbes Road School District reported two sheds were damaged when unknown individuals attempted to pry open their doors. The mischief occurred on Monday, May 6, at 6:13 p.m. Anyone having further information linked to this case should contact state police Trooper Hoover at 717-485-3131.

Charges Pending Following Accident

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg reported charges are pending in connection with an accident in Bethel Township last Monday afternoon.

State police said James Robert Glessner Jr., 39, of Warfordsburg, had pulled into a driveway along Long Hollow Road at 4:49 p.m. before immediately backing out and crossing both lanes of travel. Glessner’s 1998 Honda Civic struck several mailboxes along the southern berm, said police, who added Glessner then headed westbound and pulled into another driveway where he struck two trees.

Police did not indicate if Glessner was wearing a seat belt, but said he suffered moderate injuries. Rendering aid on the scene were Hancock and Needmore EMS.

Police Investigate Theft

Pennsylvania State Police are currently investigating a theft by deception that occurred at 943 Great Cove Road, Warfordsburg. Police reported a tax return belonging to a 62-year-old Bethel Township man was forwarded to another bank account between February 10 and April 29.

Patrol, Crime Repor t Released

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg released a patrol and criminal activity report for the month of April, during which a total of 56 criminal offenses were reported to investigators. Of those offenses, 51 were founded and 31 were cleared. A total of 25 arrests were made, police said.

Meanwhile, the patrol unit responded to 27 accidents, six hit-and-run accidents, and three driving-under the-influence-related crashes. Nine individuals were injured during those collisions. Police also issued 593 traffic citations, 378 written warnings, 35 seat-belt citations and two child seat citations.

Pickup Crashes Onto Western Pa. Pond; 3 Men Killed

MARION CENTER, Pa. (AP) – Three men were killed when a pickup plunged into a small pond in western Pennsylvania and overturned, trapping them inside, authorities said.

Emergency crews in Indiana County were called to South Mahoning Township just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

State police said the three had gone to the location on private property to meet friends at about 10 p.m. Saturday and remained there for a short time before leaving.

But, police at the Indiana barracks said, they returned in the pickup and were heading up the dirt access road to the property but continued traveling straight toward an incline that contained the pond, and the vehicle crested the incline and plunged into the pond.

Police said once in the water, the vehicle “for unknown reasons” rolled onto its roof, trapping the men in the cab while under water. Several friends rushed to the pond to try to help but were unable to rescue the victims.

Volunteer firefighters from Plumville recovered the bodies of the men, who were pronounced dead shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday.

Chief Deputy Coroner Jerry Overman identified them as 20-year-old Sean Titus, 19- year- old Zane McMillen and 18-year- old Cody Douglas, all of Kittanning.

State police say the investigation into the crash continues, and the coroner said toxicology tests are planned to determine whether alcohol was a factor.

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