2017-09-14 / Police Reports


Trailer Unhitches, Crashes Into SUV

Waterfall Road closed for 4 hours

The driver of a 2007 GMC Acadia and his five passengers were transported to Mc- Connellsburg and Altoona for treatment of injuries suffered in Taylor Township Sept. 10 after a cattle trailer unhitched from the pickup hauling it and struck their SUV.

State police said Cody L. Myers, 40, Greencastle, was northbound on Waterfall Road (Route 655) when Kyle W. Delaplaine, 23, Three Springs, lost control of his southbound cattle trailer loaded with one cow and pulled by a 2001 Ford F350 as he drove downhill at 11:40 a.m. Delaplaine swerved onto the east roadside in attempt to regain control, while Myers drove onto the east roadside to avoid a collision. The pickup sideswiped the SUV, causing its trailer to unhitch and strike the SUV, pushing it about 75 feet backwards.

Delaplaine and the SUV’s five passengers, two adults and three minors, of Maugansville, Md., and Greencastle, were taken to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. The Acadia’s driver was entrapped, extricated and flown to UPMC Altoona for a suspected serious injury. All involved parties were using seat belts.

The accident area of Waterfall Road was closed for approximately fours, with traffic detoured via King and North Hess roads.

Assisting police were Hustontown and McConnellsburg volunteer fire companies and EMS providers, Robertsdale EMS, Tin Man Auto Body, Runk’s Towing and PennDOT.

The police’s investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

The cow was not harmed.

Single-vehicle Crash

A 17-year-old Warfordsburg female was charged with a traffic violation when she failed to negotiate a curve as she drove west on the Lincoln Highway in Brush Creek Township Sept. 2. State police said her 2003 Honda Civic traveled off the road at 11:46 a.m., hit a CenturyLink pole and then a tree before stopping. Police said the driver was not injured and noted that the road was wet at the time of the crash.

Harassment Citation

State police cited Gaven Michael Barnhart, 19, Needmore, with harassment for having an argument with a 19-year-old male and a 39- year- old female, both of Needmore, that turned physical the afternoon of July 2. Police said that Barnhart had contacted them to report that someone had attempted to steal from his vehicle. Following an investigation, police determined that Barnhart had committed harassment. They also reported a 39-year-old female suspect but did not identify her and said the location of the incident was Great Cove Road, Belfast Township.

Pickup Rolls Over

Neither the 17-year-old male driver nor his two juvenile male passengers, all of Crystal Spring, were injured when the pickup they were traveling in rolled over on Great Cove Road (Rte. 522) in Belfast Township Sept. 6. State police reported that the driver lost control of a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 as he rounded a curve traveling north at 2 p.m., and crossed into the southbound lane. The pickup hit an embankment and rolled over twice, coming to a stop on its roof in the southbound lane. All three of the pickup’s occupants were belted and assessed by Needmore EMS and refused treatment, police said. Also assisting police were Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. and Scott’s Towing.

Act 64 Charges

State police reported that they responded to a drug overdose at a location on the 11000 block of Aughwick Road, Dublin Township, the afternoon of Aug. 29 and found that the person in question had fled on foot. Drug paraphernalia was discovered in the residence, resulting in Act 64 charges being filed against Melissa Summer Poleto, 38, Burnt Cabins.

Identity Stolen

A 25-year- old McConnellsburg woman reported to state police on Sept. 5 that her identity had been stolen. The police reported no further details except that the location of the incident was Hillside Estates, Todd Township. They ask anyone with information about this theft of identity to contact them at 717-485-3131.

Car Crashes Into Parked Pickup

A 2007 Kia Spectra being driven east Sept. 3 on the Lincoln Highway (Rte. 30) by a 22-year-old Aliquippa, Pa., woman left the road rounding a curve and struck a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 parked at the Mountain House Bar & Grill in Ayr Township. State police said that the 7:58 p.m. crash did not injure the driver, Esther R. Miller, but did disable her car. Miller was charged with a traffic violation.

Vehicle Egged In Borough

Eggs and chocolate were thrown on a 21-year-old Mc- Connellsburg woman’s vehicle the morning of Sept. 9. State police reported that the criminal mischief took place sometime between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. at 506 Lincoln Way East.

DUI Arrest

Dakoda Kann, 18, Hustontown, was arrested by state police Sept. 8 at 10:45 p.m. when they found him driving under the influence of a controlled substance during a traffic stop along the 22000 block of Great Cove Road (Rte. 522) in Todd Township.

Chevy Damaged At Car Dealer’s

State police are continuing their investigation of criminal mischief that occurred at Breeze Auto Sales, 945 Lincoln Highway, in Brush Creek Township. Unknown suspects vandalized a Chevrolet Impala’s trunk and rear window as well as a pole sometime between 8 a.m. Aug. 31 and 1 p.m. Sept. 1, police reported.

DUI Arrest

State police arrested Becky Rosenberry, 43, Shippensburg, for driving under the influence of alcohol during a traffic stop Sept. 8 at 8:14 p.m. Police said the accused was stopped in Todd Township along the 1400 block of the Lincoln Highway.

Counterfeit $20 Bill Passed At Giant

State police reported that a counterfeit $20 bill was “unknowingly passed” at the McConnellsburg Giant Food Store between 9 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sept. 10. They ask anyone with information to call them at 717-485-3131.

Troopers Join National Child Passenger Safety Week Campaign

Pennsylvania State Police will offer free child safety seat inspections available in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Child Passenger Safety Week campaign from September 17 through Sepetmber 23.

Troopers conducting inspections will teach parents how to correctly install and use child safety seats. Information about inspection locations is available by visiting the PA State Police Web site www.psp.state.pa.us.

As part of the effort, Troop G McConnellsburg will conduct a free child seat check September 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Giant Food Store, 360 South Second Street, McConnellsburg.

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