2013-05-23 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Retail Theft Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police at the McConnellsburg barracks investigated a retail theft at the Family Dollar Store in the Penn’s Village Shopping Center on Thursday, May 16.

Police said an unidentified man entered the store at 12:50 p.m. and allegedly stole a tool set. The man was reportedly confronted by store employees regarding the theft and returned the items before fleeing the store.

One Cited For Harassment

Twenty-two-year-old Jonny Joe Wible, of McConnellsburg, will be cited for harassment by state police in connection with an incident at Cloverleaf Court.

Police were notified of a fight between Wible and another 22-year-old McConnellsburg man at 11:20 p.m. Wible is accused of striking the other man with a closed fist during the altercation in Todd Township. Charges against Wible will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Hustontown Man Accused Of Running From Police

A 21-year- old Hustontown area man faces charges of fleeing and eluding police and reckless endangerment after police clocked him at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

According to state police reports, Cody Scott McCulloch was racing another vehicle along Lincoln Highway on Saturday, May 18, at 12:30 p. m. Both trucks drove through state police radar at 106 miles per hour before McCulloch allegedly attempted to pass the other truck going up a hill and around a blind curve at the intersection of Circle Drive, police said.

McCulloch fled the scene, but the other truck pulled over. Police were able to identify both drivers involved although the name of the second driver was not released. Police have filed charges against the drivers through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Scrap Metal Stolen

Various pieces of scrap metal were stolen from 5390 Black Bear Road, Needmore, between April 27 and May 16. State police identified the victim in the case as a 45-year-old male from Fannettsburg. Anyone having further information pertinent to this incident should contact state police Trooper Falkosky at 717-485-3131.

Motorcycle Operator Flown From Scene

A Hustontown man suffered major injuries over the weekend when his 2008 Honda motorcycle was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of North Clear Ridge and South Madden roads.

Twenty-two-year-old Slade M. Benchoff was flown to Altoona following the Saturday, May 18, accident and has since been transferred to Pittsburgh, according to reports. Benchoff was injured while travelling southbound through Taylor Township.

State police said a northbound 2005 Hyundai Sonata driven by Miranda N. Mullen, also of Hustontown, attempted to turn left onto South Madden Road and pulled into the path of Benchoff’s motorcycle. Mullen attempted to swerve back into her lane instead of completing her turn but struck the front end of the motorcycle.

Benchoff’s motorcycle came to a rest in a field adjacent to the western berm. Police did not say if he was wearing a helmet. Mullen was wearing a seat belt and escaped injury. Charges in this accident are pending further investigation.

Teen Charged With Terroristic Threats

A 17-year-old Wells Tannery boy was charged with terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct by state police following an incident at Forbes Road Junior/ Senior High School.

On Tuesday, May 14, the teen allegedly threatened the life of a teacher at 3 p.m. The boy was taken into custody, turned over to Fulton County Juvenile Probation and placed in a juvenile facility.

Cash Stolen

Approximately $1,500 was stolen from a purse located at 147 North First Street, Hustontown, on Saturday, May 11, state police reported. Victim is a 42-year-old female from Hustontown. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case of theft should contact state police Trooper Falkosky at 717-485-3131.

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