2014-03-27 / Police Reports


Motorcycles Stolen

Two motorcycles were stolen from an Ayr Township home this month, Pennsylvania State Police in Mc- Connellsburg reported.

The victims, a 44-year-old male and a 45-year-old female of McConnellsburg, told investigators the motorcycles went missing from Rock Hill Road between 6:45 p.m. on March 8 and 11 a.m. on March 20. The motorcycles are described as a red 2003 Honda XR-70 and a yellow 2005 Suzuki RM-65. Anyone having further information linked to this burglary and theft of a motor vehicle is asked to immediately contact state police Trooper Hoover at 717-485-3131.

Crash Leads To DUI Charges

A single-vehicle accident along Waterfall Road on Saturday, March 22, has led to charges of driving under the influence being filed against a Robertsdale man.

According to state police, 20-year-old Timothy Maurice Powell was involved in a crash at the intersection of Great Cove Road at 10 p.m. Upon the trooper’s arrival at the Dublin Township accident scene, police alleged Powell was under the influence of alcoholic beverages. Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Simple Assault Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a simple assault that is believed to have occurred in Chambersburg Borough in neighboring Franklin County. Police said the assault victim, a 22- year- old Fort Loudon area woman, was interviewed at Fulton County Medical Center by troopers regarding the March 18 incident. The woman told police she was punched in the face twice but refused to provide information on the accused.

Teen Accused Of Harassment

A 16-year-old male from Harrisonville has been cited for harassment in connection with an incident at 11380 Pleasant Ridge Road last Wednesday.

State police reported that on March 19 the teen and a 74-year-old woman, also from Harrisonville, were involved in a verbal dispute at 3:40 p.m. During the argument regarding family matters, the teen is accused of pushing the woman and then leaving the Licking Creek Township residence. Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Car Engulfed By Flames

An East Freedom, Pa., man suffered minor injuries when his 2004 Pontiac Vibe caught fire along Lincoln Highway.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said Carl H. Nier, 54, was travelling westbound through Licking Creek Township on Thursday, March 20, when he smelled smoke. Smoke came out of the vehicle’s defrost vents, causing Nier to pull onto the berm just west of the intersection of Pleasant Ridge Road, police added.

Within minutes the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. Nier was wearing a seat belt. He did not require medical transport for his injures.

Teen Accused Of Harassment

A 16-year-old male from McConnellsburg has been accused of harassment in connection with an argument at Hillside Estates in Todd Township.

On Tuesday, March 18, state police were alerted to an alleged fight between the boy and another 16-year-old boy, also from McConnellsburg. The boy is accused of punching the victim in the face at 7:56 p.m. The boys were reportedly arguing over a girlfriend and a missing cellphone. Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Mischief Reported

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a case of criminal mischief at Southern Fulton Junior/Senior High School on Wednesday, March 19.

According to reports, an 18-year-old girl from Hancock, Md., told police investigators her left rear taillight was broken out. The damage is believed to have occurred between 7:35 a.m. and 7:56 a.m. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case is urged to contact state police Trooper Hoover at 717-485-3131.

Cellphone Stolen

A flip cellphone was reported stolen from 334 Woodside Drive in Ayr Township between noon on March 9 and noon on March 10. Victim is a 29- year- old Mc- Connellsburg woman. Anyone with additional information linked to this theft is asked to call state police Trooper Piasecki at 717-485- 3131.

Teen Accused Of Underage Drinking

A 15- year- old Harrisonville girl has been charged with underage drinking through the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne. The incident reportedly occurred on Wednesday, March 19, at 4:42 p.m. at 8764 Lincoln Highway in Licking Creek Township.

Burglary Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a break-in at a Brush Creek Township home on Wednesday, March 19.

Reports indicate burglars entered the Old 126 residence of a 51-year-old Crystal Spring man between 4:30 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. Missing from the home are approximately $250 in change and jewelry. Information concerning this case can be directed to state police Trooper Dountas by calling 717- 485-3131.

Internet Fraud Repor ted

A 23-year- old Hustontown woman reported to state police investigators she was the victim of Internet fraud. The incident occurred between 12:01 a.m. on February 1 and 11: 59 p. m. on March 17.

Local Residents Victims Of Hit-And-Run

Four Fulton County men were the victims of a hit-andrun along Lincoln Highway in neighboring Franklin County, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

Kevin L. Heidel, 32, of St. Thomas, was heading eastbound through St. Thomas Township on Wednesday, March 12, when he attempted to pass a 2008 Ford van operated by Roger L. Barnett, 65, of McConnellsburg. Police alleged Heidel’s 2003 Ford Explorer sideswiped the left front corner of the van as he attempted to merge back into the eastbound lane at 5:25 a.m.

Heidel reportedly did not stop following impact but continued to his home where Barnett was able to obtain his vehicle registration. Barnett then met state police troopers at a parking lot along Lincoln Way West to phone the information.

Heidel and Barnett were not injured nor was Heidel’s passenger, 27- year- old Dustin A. Miller, also of St. Thomas. Barnett’s passengers Murray V. Romig, 42, of Big Cove Tannery; Robert L. Taylor, 44, of McConnellsburg; and 44-year-old Mc- Connellsburg resident Sheldon J. Ramsey, were also not injured. All individuals involved were wearing a seat belt.

State police are slated to charge Heidel with overtaking vehicles on the left.

Vehicle Rear-Ended

Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg investigated a two-vehicle accident along Path Valley Road on Tuesday, March 18, involving a Hustontown area woman.

Police reported Matthew R. Eckenrode, 24, of Spring Run, attempted to turn right into his driveway in Fannett Township when his 1993 Honda Civic was struck from behind by a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt operated by Leah R. Summers, 19, of Hustontown.

Summers was not injured and is slated to be cited by state police in connection with the 3:08 p.m. accident. Eckenrode and passenger Virginia D. Harris, 31, of Spring Run, both suffered minor injuries and were transported to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment. All three were using a seat belt.

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