2013-11-21 / Police Reports


Retail Theft Charges Filed

Charges of retail theft have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott against 21- year- old McConnellsburg resident Tessa Mariah Schroy. State police reported Schroy entered the Family Dollar Store in Ayr Township on Thursday, November 14, at 10:50 a.m. and allegedly concealed two items inside her purse. Store employees reportedly observed the alleged theft and confronted Schroy before she left the store.

One Accused Of Theft Of Services

A McConnellsburg man faces charges of theft of services after allegedly disposing of his garbage at the Pack Horse Tavern along Lincoln Way East. Norman D. Burr, 35, allegedly used the dumpster on Thursday, November 14, at noon. Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Garbage Scattered

Garbage was scattered across a property located at 13473 Old 126, Crystal Spring, on Thursday, November 14, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Victim is a 65- year-old male from Crystal Spring. Anyone having additional information pertinent to this case should contact state police Trooper Sprague at 717-485-3131.

Gun Lost

A hunter reported to state police investigators he left his Mossberg 835 shotgun on the bumper of his truck and it fell off as he was driving sometime November 16 and 17. The gun could be located along Aughwick Road, Lincoln Highway or Great Cove Road in Todd Township. Anyone who may have found the gun is asked to contact state police in McConnellsburg at 717-485- 3131.

Dumpster Used

A 39-year- old McConnellsburg woman has been charged with theft of services in connection with the unauthorized use of a dumpster at the Pack Horse Tavern. According to state police, Kristie Ann Longenecker allegedly used the business’s dumpster on Wednesday, November 6, at noon. Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Local Woman Accused Of Retail Theft

A Burnt Cabins area woman has been charged by Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg for retail theft. According to police reports, Melanie Ann Hasenbuhler allegedly stole merchandise from the Chambersburg Walmart on November 9 at 8:33 p.m.

Vehicle Towed

An eastbound 2010 Toyota Matrix was towed from the scene of an accident with a white-tailed deer along Interstate 70 on Friday, November 15. State police said driver David W. Evans, 44, of London, Ontario, was not injured in the 3:51 a.m. accident in Bethel Township. Passenger Anna- Marie Evans, 39, suffered minor injuries but did not require medical transport. Seat belts were worn.

Harrisonville Man Cited For Misusing Recycling Bin

A 63-year-old Harrisonville man is facing charges of scattering rubbish for his misuse of a recycling bin in the old IGA parking lot. State police reported 63- year- old Samuel Reuben Piper was charged through the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Piper allegedly deposited a bag of trash containing diabetic hypodermic needs in the recycling bin located at 216 North Second Street, McConnellsburg. The incident is believed to have occurred between 8 a.m. on September 25 and noon on September 26.

Breezewood Man Uninjured

A 69-year- old Breezewood man escaped harm during a commercial vehicle accident along South Valley Road on Friday, November 1.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said Allan A. Sheaffer was travelling southbound at 2:16 a.m. when the a front control bolt snapped, causing the front wheel of his 1994 Peterbilt 379 to shift. The vehicle fell onto its right side and came to a rest lying diagonally across the Brush Creek Township roadway.

Sheaffer was wearing a seat belt. State police were assisted on the scene by Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. and PennDOT.

Car Rolls Onto Roof

A 17-year-old Warfordsburg girl has been cited for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic in connection with a single-vehicle accident along Pleasant Ridge Road.

The teen was travelling southbound on Tuesday, November 12, and lost control of her 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier at 8:45 p.m. The car slid clockwise onto the berm and down an embankment before rolling onto its roof. The teen was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. She did not require medical transport.

Driver Cited In Lincoln Highway Accident

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a two-vehicle accident along Lincoln Highway on Sunday, November 17.

Reports indicate Sidney L. Allison, 54, of Everett, failed to stop at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and North Valley Road at 10:04 a.m. Allison’s southbound 2010 Nissan Versa crossed into the path of a 2004 Dodge Stratus driven by Rhonda K. Kinsinger, 27, of Grantsville, Md.

Following impact, police said, Allison’s vehicle travelled down an embankment approximately 15 feet.

Allison and Kingsinger were wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred in Brush Creek Township. Allison suffered minor injuries but did not require medical transport. She will be cited for failure to drive at safe speeds.

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