2013-06-20 / Police Reports


Bicycles Stolen

Two bicycles were reported stolen from 9044 Thompson Road, Needmore, between June 12 and 14. Victim is a 36-year-old female from Needmore. Anyone having further information linked to this case should immediately call state police Trooper Sprague at 717- 485-3131.

Fence Gates Missing

Two metal fence gates were taken from 453 Church Road, Warfordsburg, between June 12 and 14, state police said. Victim of this case of theft is a 34-year-old male from Fairfield, Iowa. Anyone with additional information concerning this theft is asked to contact state police Trooper Sprague at 717-485-3131.

Forceps Stolen

A set of large medical forceps were stolen from the 318 North First Street, Mc- Connellsburg office of Dr. William Milroth between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Anyone having further information pertinent to this theft should call state police Trooper Poole at 717- 485-3131.

Theft In Hustontown

A 58-year- old Hustontown area man told state police investigators 40 pounds of black electrical wire and two steel kettle racks were stolen from his 1332 Iron Bridge Road home. The theft is believed to have occurred between 8 a.m. on April 12 and 1 p.m. on June 12. The stolen items have been valued at $150. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

Bear Struck In Taylor Township

An eastbound 2000 Mazda Protege struck a black bear while it was crossing Waterfall Road on Tuesday, June 11, state police said. Driver Elias N. Maillis, 61, of Poland, Ohio, suffered minor injuries during the 7:30 p.m. crash at the intersection of Hollow Road.

Juveniles Accused Of Underage Drinking

Three Warfordsburg area juveniles have been accused of underage drinking at a location along Harmonia Road. State police reported they received notification on Tuesday, June 11, of two 14- year-old males and a 16-yearold male drinking alcohol in Union Township at 3:16 p.m. The boys were charged through the office of Magisterial District Judge Tamela Mellott Heming.

Man Attempts To Flee From Police

A St. Thomas man attempted to flee from state police troopers on Friday, June 14, after committing multiple traffic violations along Lincoln Way East.

According to state police reports, 38-year- old Michael Lynn Glass fled onto Lincoln Highway, leading troopers eastbound through Ayr Township between 2:50 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Glass eventually made his way into neighboring Franklin County where he turned into a field just east of Apple Way.

Glass exited the field, lost control of his vehicle and slid into a ditch located at the intersection of Diehls Woods Road.

Glass was taken into custody on charges of driving under the influence and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Harassment Charges Filed

A Warfordsburg area man faces charges of harassment in connection with an incident at 506 Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg Borough. On Tuesday, June 11, Brian Keith Kump, 36, allegedly shoved and grabbed a 34- year- old Warfordsburg woman at 1:24 a.m. Charges were filed through Magisterial

District Judge Tamela Mellott Heming.

Death Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a death at a location along Mountain Road in Belfast Township on Tuesday, June 11, at 5:15 p.m. State police said 71-year-old Glenn A. Grubb died as a result of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

Theft Reported

CRH Catering of Connellsville, Pa., reported to state police investigators it was the victim of a theft at the Crystal Spring rest area of Interstate 70. On Monday, June 10, at 5:15 p.m. unknown individuals reportedly stole a money bag containing cash. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case should immediately contact state police Trooper Poole at 717-485- 3131.

Firearm Missing

A firearm was stolen from a home on the 600 block of Lincoln Way East in Mc- Connellsburg Borough on Monday, June 10. Victim is a 35-year-old McConnellsburg woman. Anyone having further information related to this case of theft should immediately contact state police Trooper Poole at 717-485- 3131.

Garbage Truck Over turns

A Chambersburg man was flown from the scene of a single-vehicle accident involving a garbage truck on Monday, June 17.

According to state police reports, 49-year- old Raymond N. Neil was travelling northbound on North Valley Road at 10:09 a.m. when his 2011 International 7400 garbage truck travelled onto the berm. The truck went onto an embankment and eventually overturned as it crossed back onto the Wells Township roadway.

Police did not elaborate on the extent of the driver’s injuries or where he was flown. He was cited in connection with the accident.

Philly Girl Hurt When Roofer Falls Through Ceiling

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A man working on the roof of a Philadelphia apartment building fell through into one of the units, where a girl watching TV was hit by debris.

Police say the roofer landed on the couch and was not hurt. They say the 12-yearold girl was taken to a hospital with possibly two broken fingers.

The mishap occurred Saturday morning in northeast Philadelphia.

Police say the 60-year-old owner of the roofing company initially told authorities that he fell through into the apartment. However, investigators say it was actually a 38-year-old employee.

Police say company owner John Paul Kravchak, of Collingdale, was charged with making false reports to police. He declined to comment to WPVI-TV.

The city’s Licenses and Inspections department is investigating.

Court Session Held June 11

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 11.

 Daniel T. Oliver appeared in court last Tuesday for formal arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and four summary offenses. Oliver was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program and will accordingly complete 12 months probation. His driving privileges will also be suspended for a 30-day period.

 David Joseph Sloan II appeared for a hearing to terminate participation in the ARD program. Sloan was granted a six-month extension in the program.

Bear With Head Stuck In Jar Is Rescued

JAMISON CITY, Pa. (AP) – Four central Pennsylvania residents said they used only a rope and a flashlight during a wild chase to rescue a young bear whose head had been stuck in a plastic jar for at least 11 days.

The frightened but powerful bruin fell into a swimming pool at least twice during the ordeal, according to a report Saturday in the Press Enterprise of Bloomsburg. But the group eventually yanked off the jar and set the animal free.

“I thought, ‘No one is going to believe us,’” said Morgan Laskowski, 22, the bartender at the Jamison City Hotel and a member of the impromptu bear-wrangling team.

Area residents first spotted the 100-pound bruin with its head in a red jar on June 3, but it eluded game wardens. The animal was attracted to the container because it appeared to have once contained cooking oil.

“He put his head in, and had a problem,” said Mike Jurbala, 68, another rescuer. “He’d have died in a couple more days.”

Jurbala saw the bear Thursday night as he was leaving the bar at the Jamison City Hotel. He called Jeff Hubler, a local employee of the state Game Commission who had been among those trying to capture it for days with a lasso.

The two teamed up with Laskowski and her mother, bar owner Jody Boyle, to follow the bear through the darkness.

“You knew where he was because you could hear him banging into things,” Jurbala said.

They cornered the bear in a resident’s backyard, where it ended up falling into a pool a couple of times. Eventually, they wrangled the animal into a position where Hubler could pull off the jar.

“ You’d think the bear would be weak, because it hadn’t eaten or drunk for a week, but it was strong,” Boyle said.

Hubler said people should keep lids on food jars that they throw away.

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