2013-05-16 / Police Reports


Two Residents Uninjured

Two area residents were not injured during a two-vehicle collision along Pleasant Ridge Road last week.

According to state police reports, on Thursday, May 9, a northbound 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by a 17-year-old male crossed into the oncoming lane after rounding a right-hand curve in the Licking Creek Township roadway. The car struck a southbound 2011 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Travis J. Horton, 40, Harrisonville.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts during the 8 a.m. accident. Horton will be cited for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Woman Suspected Of Theft

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg reported a 42-year-old woman is suspected of theft in connection with an incident that occurred along North Hess Road in Todd Township. Reports state that police investigated the theft of two air - onditioning units belonging to a 47-year-old male on May 9 at 10 a.m. The two air conditioners valued at $300 were returned to the male victim later that evening. Suspect in the case is Louise Ann Weller, address unknown.

Towing Company Driver Accused Of Mischief

A Licking Creek Township woman told state police investigators a Berks County towing company truck damaged her yard while attempting to turn around along Buck Road on Saturday, May 11, at 3:30 p.m. The company, state police said, has been identified as C&M Auto Sales of Morgantown, Pa.

Police Investigate Accident

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a single-vehicle accident along Route 643 in Brush Creek Township on Friday, May 10. Police said 82-year- old Gordon Jack Morrow of Sandston, Va., travelled onto the berm while attempting to negotiate a left-hand curve. Morrow’s 2011 Ford Taurus struck several trees before coming to a rest in a ditch. Morrow was wearing a seat belt and was not harmed in the 1:20 p.m. accident.

Vehicle Towed From Scene

A 2007 GMC Canyon was towed from an accident scene in Todd Township Saturday morning, according to state police reports.

Curtis L. Carbaugh, 52, of McConnellsburg was travelling eastbound on Lincoln Way at an estimated speed of 40 miles per hour when he swerved to avoid hitting a white-tailed deer at 8 a.m., police said. Carbaugh’s vehicle struck a utility pole.

Carbaugh and his passenger, a 5-year-old girl, were not injured. The driver will be cited for driving to fast for roadway conditions.

Two Cited For Harassment

Two individuals face charges of harassment through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott for an incident in the Save-A-Lot parking lot on Sunday, May 12. Charged in connection with allegations of shoving, grabbing and punching one another were 18-year-old McConnellsburg resident Corey Alan Hill and a 16-year-old male juvenile.

Crystal Spring Man Cited

A Crystal Spring man has been cited by state police in Bedford after he allegedly dumped his trash in the Dollar Tree’s dumpster in Snake Spring Township. Police said 25-year- old Teddy Ininu- Mburu placed the trash in the dumpster on April 28 at 11:30 a.m.

Cellphone Stolen

A cellphone belonging to a 31-year-old female from Wood, Pa., was stolen by an unidentified woman on Tuesday, May 7. During the course of an investigation by state police, the phone was returned to the location from which it was stolen on the 200 block of Peach Orchard Road in Todd Township. Charges are pending further investigation.

Two Drivers Uninjured

Two drivers escaped injury when vehicles collided along Great Cove Road on Thursday, May 9 at the entrance to Remsburg’s Service Station. According to state police, a 16-year-old McConnellsburg girl was attempting to turn around in the business’s parking lot at 5:27 p.m. The girl crossed the centerline and struck a northbound 2011 Ford F-150 operated by James F. Cassner, 55, address unknown.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. State police were aided on the scene by Tinman Towing.

Woman Cited In I-70 Accident

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have cited an Elverson, Pa., woman with driving a vehicle at unsafe speeds in connection with a single-vehicle accident.

Police said Amanda M. Crossett was driving too fast for wet roadways conditions on Tuesday, May 7, when she lost control of her westbound 2005 Ford Focus. The car slid into an embankment along Interstate 70, police added. Crossett was wearing a seat belt and was not harmed during the 6:21 p.m. accident in Brush Creek Township.

Man Charged With Harassment

Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Tamela Bard against a Hancock, Md., man accused of harassment. State police said Bruce Elwood Pryor, 50, allegedly grabbed a 21-year-old female, also from Hancock, during an argument on Monday, May 6, at 11985 Buck Valley Road, Warfordsburg. Pryor is also accused of shoving the woman off the home’s porch. The victim reportedly suffered minor scrapes and bruises.

SUV Crashes, Engine Ignites

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg were dispatched to investigate a single vehicle accident along Pump Station Road on Tuesday, May 7.

According to reports, Amber D. Bowers, 22, of Hustontown, was travelling northbound through Licking Creek Township when she failed to negotiate a righthand curve. Bowers’ 1999 Chevrolet S-10 travelled onto the berm, where it struck an embankment, rolled onto its roof, struck another em- bankment across the road and overturned again. The sport utility vehicle came to a rest on the roadway before catching fire.

Bowers was wearing a seat belt and escaped injury during the 1:22 a.m. accident. She will be cited for failure to drive on the right side of the roadway. State police were assisted on the scene by Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. and EMS as well as Tinman Towing.

Theft From Vehicle Reported

A McConnellsburg area woman told state police investigators a Sirius satellite radio and a cellphone charger were stolen from her 2006 Kia. The vehicle was parked on South First Street near Antietam Iron Works in Mc- Connellsburg when the theft occurred between 8:20 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Anyone having further information linked to this case of theft from a motor vehicle is urged to contact state police Trooper Huff at 717-485- 3131.

DA: Shooting Of Pa. Man Who Killed Woman Justified

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A prosecutor has cleared a police officer who shot and killed a man who authorities said killed his ex-wife in the parking lot of a dress shop where she was reportedly scheduled for a final fitting for a wedding dress in which she planned to remarry later in the month.

The Bucks County district attorney’s office said the officer was justified in shooting 50-year-old Kevin Philipp on April 18 as he tried to reload a shotgun after firing three shots at the officer. Heckler not only found the officer’s actions justified Friday but said he “should be commended,” the Bucks County Courier Times (reported. Northampton police Chief Barry Pilla said the officer performed “magnificently.”

Authorities said Philipp was killed less than an hour after gunning down 45-yearold Violeta Isackov several miles away in the parking lot of the Lower Southampton Township dress shop. Her 16- year-old daughter, also in the vehicle, was slightly injured, officials said.

Philipp had been released from prison April 2 after being locked up in November for violating a protection from abuse order and had been scheduled to appear before a Bucks County judge on April 29 for a related parole violation.

Heckler also revealed that on the day of the shooting, local law enforcement personnel were following up on a tip that Philipp might have tried to hire a hit man to kill his exwife.

Pa. Police Probe Shooting Death Of 17-year-old

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania are investigating the shooting death of a teenager in a Pittsburgh parking lot.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said police were called shortly before midnight Saturday about a report of shots fired in the Hill District neighborhood.

Officials said 17-year-old Dajour Gadsden of McKeesport was found shot in a parking lot and pronounced dead a few minutes later.

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