2013-07-18 / Police Reports


Theft From Cromwell Township

A 25-year-old Fort Littleton man reported to state police in Huntingdon he was the victim of a theft in Cromwell Township. The man said his black, 48-foot 2000 Daco semitrailer flatbed was stolen from the Mini Freeze parking lot between July 7 and 13. Missing along with the flatbed were a headboard with a chain rack, pipe stakes, aluminum wheels and a spread axle containing pieces of equipment for natural gas drilling.

Harrisonville Area Woman Cited

Twenty-six-year-old Harrisonville resident Patricia Mellott and Melanie Lynn, 41, of Ickesburg, were recently cited by state police in Huntingdon. Police alleged Mellott and Lynn were involved in a physical confrontation at Nancy’s Camp on Raystown Lake on July 5.

Thieves Target Car

A 40-year-old McConnellsburg woman told state police investigators someone entered her white Ford Fusion through an unlocked door and stole a Magellan GPS, a black-leather Rosetti purse, a wallet containing various cards and a checkbook. The vehicle was parked at 1050 Breezy Point Road, McConnellsburg, when the theft occurred between 10 p.m. on July 5 and 5 a.m. on July 6. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case should call state police Trooper Hibner at 717-485-3131.

Theft Reported

State police in McConnellsburg investigated a theft that occurred at 188 Grist Mill Road in Dublin Township between 11 p.m. on July 5 and 7 a.m. on July 6. Thieves stole a RCA DVD player, a billfold containing several credit cards and a set of keys from a vehicle belonging to a 45-year-old male from Burnt Cabins. Anyone with additional information related to this incident is asked to contact state police Trooper Hibner at 717-485- 3131.

Roof Damaged

The roof of a home located along Beatty Road was damaged, according to state police, who were dispatched to investigate the incident on Thursday, July 11, at 3:50 p.m. The damage to the roof was estimated at between $800 and $1,000. Victim is a 43-year-old male from Needmore. Anyone having further information concerning this incident of criminal mischief should contact state police Trooper Hoover at 717-485-3131.

Hit-And-Run Investigated

A parked 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee suffered mirror damage during a hit-andrun accident along South Second Street in Mc- Connellsburg Borough. The vehicle belonging to a 56- year-old McConnellsburg woman is believed to have been struck at 4:05 p.m. on Friday, July 12. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident should call state police Trooper Doriguzzi at 717-485-3131.

Tractor-Trailer Driver Responsible For Hit-And-Run

A tractor-trailer driver from Ohio is believed to be responsible for a hit-and-run accident at 505 Lincoln Way East last Thursday morning.

State police reported the eastbound 2010 tractor-trailer struck the driver’s side mirror of a 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme and continued travelling without notifying the owner. An eyewitness observed the 11:37 a.m. accident and contacted state police with the name of the trucking company, a description of the vehicle and registration information and also contacted the owner of the damaged car. The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified by state police as 42-year-old Judith M. Hall of Springfield, Ohio.

Theft On Iron Bridge

A 58-year-old male from Iron Bridge Road, Hustontown, reported to state police in McConnellsburg he was the victim of a theft between July 5 and 13. Various scrap metal and engine parts were among the items taken from the Taylor Township property. Anyone with information linked to this case is urged to contact state police Trooper Hoover at 717-485-3131.

DUI Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a driving-under-theinfluence violation during a traffic stop along Lincoln Highway.

State police troopers stopped a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado at the intersection of Sipes Mill Road on Saturday, July 13, and alleged the driver, 57-year- old Harrisonville resident Eugene A. Dziedzic was operating under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Dziedzic was placed under arrest and transported to Fulton County Medical Center where a blood alcohol test was conducted following the 7:43 p.m. incident . Charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Motorcycle Operator Injured

A Needmore man was transported to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md., for treatment of moderate injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident last Friday morning.

According to state police, 22-year-old Tyler Blake Trail was injured at 11 a.m. when he lost control of his 2002 Honda VTX1800 along Route 655 in Thompson Township. The motorcycle crashed along the berm.

Trail was transported to the hospital via Hancock Rescue Squad.

Juvenile Injured In Car Accident

A 17-year-old Saxton, Pa., girl suffered minor injuries when her eastbound 2001 Ford Escort traveled off Lincoln Highway and struck a tree on Wednesday, July 3. According to state police, the girl became distracted when she reached for her cellphone at 11:45 p.m. She will be cited for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Hit-And-Run Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg responded to a hit-and-run accident along East Market Street in McConnellsburg Borough on Sunday, July 8. At 2:45 p.m. an unknown tractor-trailer struck a telephone wire suspended across the roadway. The vehicle continued traveling eastbound without stopping.

Car Rolls Onto Roof

A westbound 1996 Saturn sedan spun off Lincoln Highway on Tuesday, July 9, at 9:58 a.m., struck the shoulder and rolled onto its roof, state police reported. Driver Ruth A. Effland, 20, of Fort Loudon, was not injured during the crash in Brush Creek Township. She will be cited for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Attempted Burglary Repor ted

A 67-year-old Needmore man told state police investigators burglars attempted to enter through a basement door at his residence located on the 1400 block of Johnsons Mill Road. The attempted burglary occurred between 5 p.m. on July 2 and 10:30 a.m. on July 3. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case should immediately contact state police Trooper Doriguzzi at 717-485-3131.

Four Cited In Unlawful Transfer Of Firearm

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have cited four individuals with the unlawful transfer or sale of a firearm. Those charged through the office of Magisterial District Judge Tamela Heming were Chambersburg residents Meghan Elizabeth Shauf, 27, and Howard Ray Messerly Jr., 27, as well as Needmore residents Kenneth Gerald Sigel III, 33, and David Leroy Fagley, 34.

State police said a handgun legally purchased by Shauf was transferred to Messerly without proper documentation from a licensed gun dealer. Messerly in turn sold the firearm to Fagley. At no time was a proper transfer conducted in accordance with state statutes, police concluded.

The handgun remains in the custody of state police as evidence.

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