2014-02-13 / Police Reports


Hancock Teens Accused Of Theft

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have arrested three Hancock, Md., residents in connection with a theft from an automobile that occurred at 409 Tollgate Ridge Road last year.

According to reports, 18- year-old Cody Wesley Hott has been charged through Magisterial District Judge Tamela Heming with one count each of theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief as well as two counts of the corruption of minors. In addition, a 15- year-old and 16-year-old juvenile, also from Hancock, are being charged with theft and receiving stolen property through Fulton County Juvenile Probation.

The trio reportedly stole $1,340 in car parts from a 1979 Camaro belonging to a Mercersburg, Pa., man at 2 a.m. on December 14, 2013. The car parts were reportedly transported back to Hancock, said state police, who added that an undercover buy was set up in Warfordsburg. The accused were arrested during the buy and transported to the Mc- Connellsburg barracks. All of the car parts have since been returned to the victim.

Baltimore Man Charged In Mischief

Pennsylvania State Police filed charges against a Baltimore, Md., man as a result of an alleged mischief and harassment that occurred last summer at the Cardinal Glen Apartments.

Reports indicate Michael Paul Pugh, 21, was charged through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott on January 20. Pugh is accused of pushing a 19- year-old woman three times on August 4, 2013, and destroying property belonging to the woman and the apartment complex. Damage has been estimated at $1,376.

McConnellsburg Man Accused Of Domestic Violence

A McConnellsburg man has been accused of theft and domestic violence following an incident at Cloverleaf Court in Todd Township.

State police reported that on Thursday, February 6, Dillon Scott Clevenger allegedly stole a purse belonging to a 66-year- old Mc- Connellsburg woman. While leaving the home at 8:45 a.m., Clevenger reportedly demanded money from a 21- year- old Hustontown woman. The woman refused, and Clevenger is accused of punching her several times before throwing her to the ground and kicking her. The woman suffered minor injuries.

Clevenger, police added, fled the scene when approached by a neighbor.

Police Investigate I-70 Collision

State police in McConnellsburg investigated a twovehicle accident along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70.

According to state police reports, a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 driven by Bryan J. Rozanc, 32, of Houston, Pa., crossed the dotted centerline on Thursday, February 6, and struck the rear driver’s side of a 2010 Ford Fusion operated by Deborah W. Smith, 62, of Kensington, Md.

Following impact, Smith’s vehicle slid into the left-hand lane and struck a guiderail, troopers said.

Smith suffered minor injuries during the 2:30 p.m. accident in Brush Creek Township, but her passenger, Douglas R. Smith, 68, and Rozanc were not injured. She was transported to UPMC Bedford Memorial by Raystown EMS.

Rozanc is slated to be charged with failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Warfordsburg Couple Escape Injury

A Warfordsburg couple recently escaped injury during an accident along Lincoln Highway in neighboring Bedford County.

Pennsylvania State Police in Bedford said 71-yearold Peter H. Schwartz was heading westbound on January 22 when a rock broke free from a rock face in West Providence Township and rolled into the right-hand lane. Schwartz’s 1997 Buick Le Sabre struck the rock at 3:20 p.m. with its front end.

The driver and his passenger, Ruth A. Schwartz, 68, were both wearing seat belts.

Credit Card Used To Make Purchase

The credit-card information of a 44-year- old Mc- Connellsburg man was recently used to make a purchase totalling $319.33. State police said the access-device fraud occurred on Tuesday, February 4.

Street Signs Stolen

Twenty to 24 street signs were stolen from various locations across Taylor Township between October 1, 2013, and February 4, 2014. Anyone having further information concerning these thefts is urged to call state police Trooper Hibner at 717-485-3131.

Wall Struck By Bullet

An exterior wall of a building in the area of 870 Stahle Road, Warfordsburg, was struck by a bullet on February 2 at 4:39 p.m., state police report. The bullet was found on the kitchen floor of the home. Victims are a 43-year-old female and a 46-year-old male, both of Warfordsburg. Anyone having further information linked to this reckless endangerment is asked to contact state police Trooper Watkins at 717- 485-3131.

Two Drivers Uninjured

Two drivers, including a McConnellsburg man, escaped two injuries during a collision along Lincoln Highway in East Providence Township, Bedford County.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg were dispatched to the accident scene on Monday, February 3. Reports indicate a 1999 Mack Truck driven by Rodney Allen Hendershot, 43, of Mc- Connellsburg was spreading anti-skid on the roadway at 3:03 a.m. to help a 2010 Peterbilt operated by Dean Lebree Fetter, 65, of Everett gain traction. Hendershot’s eastbound truck slid into the front of Fetter’s eastbound Peterbilt.

Both vehicles were moved off the roadway prior to state police arrival and were able to safely leave the scene at the conclusion of the investigation. Damage to the Peterbilt was minor.

Police Investigate Hit-And-Run

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg are currently searching for information linked to a hit-and-run accident in McConnellsburg Borough.

According to reports, a legally parked red Dodge Grand Caravan was sideswiped along the driver’s side at 524 Lincoln Way East on Monday, February 3, between noon and 1 p.m. It is possible the van was struck by a yellow snowplow, police noted.

Anyone having additional information pertinent to this hit-and-run is asked to call state police Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131.

Crime, Patrol Report Release

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have released their crime and patrol statistics for the month of January, during which a total of 49 criminal offenses were reported. Of those offenses, 36 were cleared and 32 arrests were made. In addition, troopers responded to 33 accidents, four hit-and-run accidents and one driving-under the-influence-related accident. Police issued 389 traffic citations, 303 written warnings, 30 seat-belt citations, two child-seat citations and five driving-under-theinfluence citations.

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