2013-12-05 / Police Reports


Burnt Cabins Couple Uninjured

A Burnt Cabins couple escaped injury on November 24 in a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Great Cove and Sinoquipe roads.

According to state police, David C. Hamilton, 64, was travelling southbound when he lost control of his 2005 Mercury Sable on the snowcovered roadway. The car travelled onto the western berm where it struck an embankment at 9 a.m.

Hamilton and his passenger, Glenda B. Hamilton, 65, were wearing seat belts. David Hamilton will be cited for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Signpost Missing

A signpost was reported stolen from 505 Clopper Farm Lane, Needmore, sometime November 23 or November 24. Anyone having further information linked to this theft should immediately contact state police Trooper Watkins at 717-485-3131.

Access-Device Fraud Reported

A 66-year-old Needmore woman reported to state police investigators she was the victim of access- device fraud. Between September 27 and November 27, the victim’s debit-card information was used to make several purchases on the Internet.

Car Overturns

A southbound 2003 Chevrolet Malibu overturned onto its roof along Great Cove Road on November 24 in Dublin Township.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said that at 9:47 a.m. Litha A. Cronin of Mount Union was travelling southbound when she lost control of her car near the intersection of Sinoquipe Road. The car went onto the berm, struck an embankment with its front bumper and rolled onto its roof.

Cronin, 58, was wearing a seat belt and escaped harm. She will be cited for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Vehicle Rolls Down Embankment

A McConnellsburg woman was not injured on November 24 when her vehicle rolled down an embankment.

Forty-eight-year-old Becky S. Brackbill of McConnellsburg was travelling northbound near the Fort Littleton interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike at 9:40 a.m., state police said. Her 2000 Toyota 4 Runner began to spin counterclockwise, crossed into the northbound lane of Great Cove Road and rolled down an embankment.

Brackbill was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. She will be cited for for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Waterfall Woman Arrested For DUI

Mercersburg Police Department arrested 40-yearold Donna L. Weese of Waterfall for driving under the influence on November 16. Reports indicate police stopped Weese on North Main Street and determined her to be under the influence. She was taken to Waynesboro Hospital for blood testing. Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Jody Eyer.

Car Strikes Utility Pole

A Fairfield, Pa., man escaped harm on November 22 when his eastbound 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier struck a utility pole along Lincoln Highway, state police said. Rosby M. Carr III, 25, was wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred at 4:27 p.m. just east of the intersection of South Valley Road. Carr will be cited by state police for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Local Man Charged With Harassment

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have cited 21-year-old Harrisonville area resident Eli Garrett Shoemaker with harassment in connection with an an alleged incident at 5993 Lincoln Highway. Shoemaker is accused of grabbing the arm of a 20-year-old female from Harrisonville twice and twisting it during an argument on November 23. During the 11:17 a.m. incident, Shoemaker also allegedly bit the woman’s nose.

Gun Stolen

A 27-year- old McConnellsburg man told state police investigators a 9mm Glock pistol was stolen from 2382 Back Run Road between 8 a.m. on November 22 and 4:40 p.m. on November 24. Anyone having further information pertinent to this theft is urged to contact state police Trooper Piasecki at 717-485-3131.

Registration Missing

A temporary Florida registration went missing or was stolen from between Washington, D.C., and Interstate 70 in Union Township on November 22. The victim is a 61-year-old male from Murrysville, Pa., state police said.

Woman Accused Of Retail Theft

A McConnellsburg woman has been charged with with retail theft through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. According to state police, Nichole E. Schneck, 22, is accused of stealing a pregnancy test from the Family Dollar in McConnellsburg on November 20 at 10:20 a.m.

Police Make DUI Arrest

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg arrested a 26-year-old female from Fort Littleton for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.

Police reported they stopped Erin Shai Winegardner for a vehicle code violation on October 27 along Great Cove Road in Dublin Township at 9:49 p.m. Police said Winegardner was determined to be driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, and she was transported to Fulton County Medical Center for blood testing. Charges against Winegardner have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Man Arraigned For PFA Violation

A Verona, Pa., man was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne on November 22 as a result of an alleged protection-fromabuse violation. State police reported that during the course of a traffic stop along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70, they determined Amos P. Lawson, 63, was travelling in the same vehicle with a 71-year-old female victim in spite of an active protection from-abuse order. Lawson remains free in lieu of $10,000 unsecured bail.

Manhunt Ongoing After W. Pa. Mom Shot Near 4 Kids

DERRY, Pa. (AP) – State police were searching for a man after a western Pennsylvania woman was wounded at her home, while four children were also present.

Troopers from the Greensburg barracks say the children were not physically injured and have been placed in the care of other relatives.

They say the woman, identified only as being in her 30s, was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital after being shot about 10 p.m. at the home in Derry Township. That’s about 40 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Police say they know who the man is, but they’re not releasing his name as they continued to search for him early Monday.

Police indicate that the man and the woman were each the parents of some of the children, though they didn’t specify the children’s ages, genders or their specific relationship to either adult.

Police Seek Motorist In Lehigh Pedestrian Fatality

MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) – State police have been looking for a driver whose vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian along an eastern Pennsylvania highway.

Troopers say 36-year-old Micheal Mason, of Bethlehem, was found lying along Route 222 in Lower Macungie Township just before 8 p.m. Friday.

Police say Mason was wearing a reflective vest when he was hit and died of his injuries.

The Lehigh County coroner’s office is also investigating.

Man, 52, Fatally Stabbed At Northeastern PA Home

MAHANOY CITY, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been found fatally stabbed at his home, and police say they expect to charge a woman in his death.

Mahanoy City police tell WNEP-TV that 52-year-old Lawrence Quinn’s killing wasn’t a random act and they expected to charge someone soon.

He was found about 6 a.m. when a woman went to his neighbor’s home to tell them Quinn had been stabbed.

Neighbors say Quinn lived with his long-time girlfriend, but it was not immediately clear if she or another woman alerted the neighbors to the stabbing.

Police say residents have nothing to fear because “this is not a random act.’’

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