2013-09-19 / Police Reports


Shooting Case Remains Open

The Fulton County Coroner’s Office reported late last week the case of a shooting in Ayr Township on Friday, September 6, remains open and active.

Deputy Coroner Robert Fleegle told the “News” the investigation into the death of 18-year-old Lucas Daniel Youngblood of 269 Meadow Mountain Drive, McConnellsburg, remains ongoing.

In last week’s edition of the “News,” Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg reported Youngblood’s death was classified as suicide linked to a gunshot wound that occurred at 12:55 a.m. at 809 Rock Hill Road. Fleegle pronounced Youngblood dead at the scene at 1:30 a.m.

Somerset Woman Injured

A Somerset, Pa., woman suffered minor injuries during a single-vehicle accident along the eastbound lanes of Lincoln Highway Monday morning.

According to state police, Erin E. Gibson, 35, lost control of her 2008 Ford Fusion at 8:19 a.m. near the intersection of Jerry Road. The car struck a guiderail on the opposite side of the Brush Creek Township roadway. Gibson was wearing a seat belt and will be cited for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Chalk Used In Mischief

A McConnellsburg woman told state police investigators chalk was used to write in her parking lot located at 646 East Maple Street between 6 p.m. on September 7 and 8 a.m. on September 9.

Car Rear-Ended

A Shade Gap woman escaped injury when her vehicle was rear-ended at the intersection of Waterfall and Forbes Trail roads on Monday, September 9.

According to state police reports, Geraldine M. Piper, 82, attempted to turn left onto Forbes Trail Road at 3:55 p.m. when her eastbound 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier was struck from behind by a 2002 Ford Escort operated by William D. Casher, 18, of McConnellsburg.

Police said following impact, Piper’s car travelled off the berm and into a guiderail. The vehicle was towed from the Dublin Township accident scene.

Neither driver was injured nor were Casher’s passengers, a 17-year-old female from Waterfall; and a 16- year-old male and a 17-yearold male, both of Mc- Connellsburg. Piper’s passenger, David B. Hancock, 63, of Shirleysburg, was also not harmed. All individuals were wearing seat belts.

Police added Casher will be cited for following too closely.

Harassment Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police at McConellsburg investigated a domestic dispute that occurred at 255 Tanglewood Drive on Monday, September 2, in Licking Creek Township.

Police alleged Mark Justin Knight, 24, of Harrisonville, struck a 22-yearold woman, also from Harrisonville, during an argument that occurred between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Charges against Knight were filed through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Mailbox Damaged

A mailbox located along Great Cove Road in Ayr Township was damaged between 3 p.m. on September 13 and 9:30 a.m. on September 15. Victim is a 66-yearold McConnellsburg woman.

Trailer Stolen

A 4-x-6-foot trailer was stolen from 145 Opal Drive in Belfast Township between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10. Victim is a 61-year-old male from Mc- Connellsburg. Anyone with further information linked to this theft should immediately contact state police Trooper Piasecki at 717-485- 3131.

Pill Bottle Missing

A 71-year-old Big Cove Tannery man informed state police investigators a prescription bottle was stolen from his 5313 Big Cove Tannery Road residence. The theft is believed to have occurred between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. Anyone having additional information concerning this theft is urged to call state police Trooper Piasecki at 717-485-3131.

Juvenile Accused Of Harassment

A 13-year-old boy from Warfordsburg has been accused of harassment in connection with an alleged incident at Southern Fulton High School. State police said that on Wednesday, September 11, at 3:49 p.m. the juvenile allegedly tripped another 13-year- old boy, also from Warfordsburg. The victim reportedly suffered abrasions to his knee and elbow when he fell onto concrete. Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Tamela Heming.

Man Dies In Central Pa. House Fire

DUNCANNON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say an overnight house fire has claimed the life of a central Pennsylvania man.

The fire in Penn Township, Perry County, was reported around 4:30 a.m. Crews found a man’s body on the second floor. Coroner Michael Shalonis says the man is believed to be the owner of the home.

A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

Officials did not release the man’s name, pending notification of his relatives.

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