2015-07-23 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Driver Cited After Leaving Crash Scene

A Todd, Pa., man faces charges of not immediately notifying police of an accident, failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic and failure to wear a seat belt as a result of a single-vehicle accident on Waterfall Road.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said 23- year-old Carl S. Kylor became distracted while playing with the radio of his southbound 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier on July 12. The car travelled off Waterfall Road just north of the intersection of Frick Road at 3:30 a.m. and crossed a 30-foot grassy area before going down a three-foot culvert and landing in a creek.

Kylor, state police alleged, left the scene of the accident without reporting it to police. In addition to Kylor’s charges, state police have also cited the owner of the vehicle for permitting Kylor to drive the vehicle with an expired inspection.

Access-Device Fraud Reported

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated an incident of accessdevice fraud on Monday, July 13. A 25-year-old Mercersburg area woman reported to investigators an unauthorized withdrawal was made from her checking account.

Yard Damaged

A lawn located at 3378 Stoneybreak Road in Bethel Township was damaged between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. on July 5 by an unknown vehicle. Victim is a 50-year-old Warfordsburg area man. Anyone having further information pertinent to this case of mischief should call state police Trooper Strayer at 717-485-3131.

Fraudulent Withdrawals Reported

A 28-year- old McConnellsburg woman informed state police officials her debit cards were used to make unauthorized ATM withdrawals and a cash purchase on July 2. Charges are pending further investigation, state police reported.

Mailbox Damaged

A rock was used to smash a mailbox at 12146 Lincoln Highway, McConnellsburg, between 10:30 a.m. on July 10 and 11:40 a.m. on July 13. Victim is an 85-year- old Mc- Connellsburg woman. Anyone with additional information linked to this mischief is urged to call state police Trooper Dountas at 717-485- 3131.

Needmore Man Accused Of DUI

A 27-year-old Needmore man has been accused of operating a vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. The man, who was not identified by state police, was involved in a single vehicle accident at 18500 Great Cove Road in Ayr Township on Tuesday, July 14. Due to possible vehicle failure, the man’s vehicle left the roadway at 2:32 p.m. and struck a utility pole.

Felony Theft Charges Filed

Joshua William Matheny, 27, of Gays, Ill., faces felony charges of theft by deception and bad checks in connection with an incident in Burnt Cabins. Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said Matheny bought a vehicle belonging to a 54- year-old male and a 79-yearold female on May 28. Matheny paid for the purchase with a $15,000 check and in turn received the title to the vehicle. Matheny’s check bounced due to insufficient funds, and he refused to return the vehicle, police added.

Needmore Man Escapes Injury

A Needmore man escaped injury during a singlevehicle accident along Great Cove Road Saturday morning. State police reported that at 9:24 a.m. 22-year-old Justin L. Gregory lost control of his northbound 1994 Chevrolet Silverado one mile south of the intersection of Mountain Ridge Road. Police said fluid was reportedly seen on both lanes of travel, resulting in slippery roadway conditions.

Hit-And-Run Reported

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a hit-and-run accident in Dublin Township last Thursday morning just south of the intersection of Breezy Point Road.

According to reports, an unknown, northbound vehicle turned left from Great Cove Road at 11:40 a.m. and struck the left rear side of a northbound 1994 Ford Mustang operated by Shawn A. Keebaugh, 23, of Harrisonville with its right front corner. After impact, the unknown vehicle fled the scene.

Keebaugh, police said, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

Burnt Cabins Man Accused Of DUI

Charges of driving under the influence of alcohol have been filed against 75-year-old Burnt Cabins resident Willis Leon Kerlin through the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne. Charges stem from a traffic stop at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Breezy Point Road on May 23 at 1:06 a.m., state police said.

Death Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg and the Fulton County Coroner’s Office investigated a death at 273 Diehl Lane in Brush Creek Township. Thirtythree year-old Lorna Laurietta Kellogg was found deceased inside her Warfordsburg residence on Saturday, July 18.

Kellogg was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Bob Fleegle at 3:40 a.m. Cause of death is pending the results of toxicology testing.

Local Man Picked Up On Bench Warrant

A 52-year- old McConnellsburg man was found to be a fugitive from justice during a traffic stop at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Black Bear Road Sunday afternoon.

State police said that during the 4:15 p.m. traffic stop they determined Samuel Thomas Long was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court on drug-related charges. The warrant was issued by the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run

A Hustontown man was charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident that occurred on June 24 in Taylor Township, according to state police.

Twenty-one-year-old Christian W. Everts was travelling northbound on Waterfall Road at 8:49 p.m. and attempted to make a righthand turn onto Frick Road. Everts was allegedly texting while driving and struck tractor equipment with his 1995 Honda Civic as well as a barn on the north side of the roadway. Everts then drove the car from the scene, police said.

He reportedly sustained moderate injuries, including a broken nose. The car was drivable, state police said, but sustained minor front end damage.

Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Man Arrested For DUI

Twenty-eight-year-old Holden Seth Hoffman of Three Springs has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, state police reported. Hoffman was allegedly found passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle on North Gordon Lane in Licking Creek Township Monday at 9:17 p.m.

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