2013-06-27 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Waterfall Man Given Continuance

A Waterfall area man was granted a continuance when he appeared in Huntingdon County Central Court on Tuesday, June 10. Kevin Roberts, 46, will now reappear for a preliminary hearing at a later date. Roberts is charged with driving under the influence, driving on roadways laned for traffic, failure to drive at a safe speed, careless driving, reckless driving and failure of occupant protection.

Three Injured In Crash

Three individuals were transported to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md., for treatment of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident on Sunday, June 23.

According to state police reports from Chambersburg, Daniel M. Stanley, 22, of Hagerstown, attempted to make a left-hand turn into a driveway from Williamsport Pike. Stanley’s 2009 Ford Ranger was struck head-on by a southbound 1995 Ford Escort operated by Daniel W. Sipes, 54, of McConnellsburg, at 11:09 a.m. Both drivers as well as Sipes’s passenger, Katie M. Miller, 26, also of McConnellsburg, were transported by Greencastle and Marion EMS with unknown injuries. All three individuals were using seat belts.

State police are slated to charged Stanley with vehicles turning left.

Harrisburg Man Cited For Retail Theft

A Harrisburg, Pa., man faces charges of retail theft following an incident at McLaughlin’s Drug Store in McConnellsburg. State police accused Kyle Eugene Southard, 30, of attempting to steal an item from the drug store on Thursday, June 20, at 12: 55 p. m. Charges will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Bicycle Stolen

An orange and black Mongoose bicycle was stolen from 604 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, between 6 p.m. on June 15 and 6 p.m. on June 22. Victim is a 35- year-old female from Mc- Connellsburg. Anyone having further information linked to this theft can contact state police Trooper Piasecki at 717-485-3131.

Hit-And-Run Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a hit-and-run accident along Lincoln Way East in front of Saint Stephen Catholic Church on Saturday, June 22. State police said an eastbound vehicle struck a parked 2012 GMC Sierra at 5 p.m., damaging the vehicle’s driver’s side mirror. Owner of the GMC is a 49-year-old McConnellsburg man.

Two Charged For Harassment

Two Harrisonville area residents are being charged for harassment in connection with a domestic dispute at a location along Black Bear Road in Licking Creek Township. State police said a 22-year-old female and a 26-year-old male, who were not identified, were charged through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne as a result of the 4:01 a.m. incident on Saturday, June 22.

Soccer Goals Missing

Four aluminum soccer goals were stolen from a wooden storage shed located at old Southern Fulton Elementary between June 4 and June 20. The goals have been valued at $2,400. Anyone having additional information concerning this burglary should contact state police Trooper Watkins at 717-485-3131.

Two Guilty Of Animal Neglect

Two McConnellsburg residents were found guilty of animal neglect and cruelty on Wednesday, June 19, by Magisterial District Wendy Mellott.

Georgie Mae Babcock and Justin Thomas, of 626A East Maple Street, were charged by Better Days Animal League Humane Officer Jeff Bliss in connection with animal cruelty toward a dog. According to Bliss, the dog was wearing a muzzle that was cinched too tightly and would not allow it to breathe, drink or bark. The muzzle left indentation marks on the dog’s nose and forehead.

Bliss said due to the tightness of the muzzle, the dog was unable to pant, which is the natural way for a dog to cool itself. In the event the dog could not pant, it could overheat and die.

Thomas and Babcock were also found guilty of not providing proper shelter for the dog or clean and sanitary water. Both individuals were fined $1,000 plus court costs.

Credit Card Used

The credit-card information of a 22-year-old Warfordsburg area woman from 707 Old 126 was used without the victim’s permission between May 7 and June 13, state police said. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case of access device fraud should contact state police Trooper Sprague at 717-485-3131.

Car Towed

A 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt was towed from the scene of an accident along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 on Saturday, June 15.

According to state police reports, the vehicle ran over several large pieces of debris, which struck the undercarriage. The oil pan sustained a hole from striking a large rock.

The driver, who was not identified by state police, continued to drive approximately one-quarter mile before pulling onto the berm. Police added the vehicle was inoperable as it had lost its entire supply of oil. Troopers were aided on the scene by Interstate Towing.

Police Investigate Vehicle Fire

State police in McConnellsburg investigated a vehicle fire on Monday, June 17, along Great Cove Road.

Reports indicate that Alvin J. Brack Jr., 60, of Raleigh, N.C., was travelling southbound through Todd Township when he observed smoke and flames coming from the engine department of his 1998 Freightliner tractor. Brack managed to get onto the berm where he extinguished the fire. He was not injured.

Burglary Reported

A 35-year- old McConnellsburg woman told state police investigators her home located at 110 South First Street was burglarized between 3 p.m. on June 23 and noon on June 24. According to reports, a DVD player, DVDs and baby-related items were stolen during the break-in. Anyone having further information pertinent to this burglary should contact state police Trooper Miller at 717-485-3131.

Fencing Stolen

Approximately one-quarter mile of fencing surrounding a field at 453 Flickerville Road in Brush Creek Township was stolen between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 7. Victim is a Harrisonville area woman. Anyone with additional information concerning this theft is urged to call state police Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Mailbox Damaged

A plastic mailbox and post located at 3442 Great Cove Road, Warfordsburg, were damaged between 6 p.m. on June 23 and 7 a.m. on June 24. Victim is an 84-yearold male, who estimated damage at $100. Anyone with information regarding this criminal mischief is asked to contact state police Trooper Barnett at 717-485-3131.

Pa. Officer Ousted Over Girlfriend’s Drug Arrest

CHARLEROI, Pa. (AP) – A part-time police officer has lost his job in the southwestern Pennsylvania borough where his girlfriend and a female friend of hers were charged with possessing drug paraphernalia while in his personal vehicle.

Former Charleroi officer Steve Kenyon wasn’t with the women when they were allegedly found with two morphine tablets and a heroin syringe in his parked vehicle on May 15. Police also found in the car a revolver registered to Kenyon, which wasn’t his service weapon.

Kenyon hasn’t commented on the situation and a phone listed in his name was disconnected Friday.

Charleroi’s regional police board has voted to fire Kenyon for unspecified “conduct unbecoming an officer’’ although he wasn’t with the women and hasn’t been linked to the alleged drugs.

The women are awaiting preliminary hearings next month for paraphernalia possession charges.

PSU Cheerleader Hurt In Fall To Return To School

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A Penn State University cheerleader who was seriously injured in a fall from a fifthfloor apartment window last year is returning to school next semester.

Paige Raque (RAH’-kee) fell 39 feet from an apartment window during an off-campus party Oct. 13, breaking her pelvis and suffering brain trauma. The Centre Daily Times reports her mother, Robyn Raque, says her daughter is ready to return to Penn State in the fall.

Robyn Raque says her daughter can’t walk very far and doesn’t have a lot of stamina. But she says she’s doing well cognitively and that she’s determined.

Seven students have taken plea deals for their roles in supplying alcohol at the party where Raque was hurt. Raque, who’s from Louisville, Ky., was 19 at the time of the accident.

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