2013-10-17 / Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Vehicle Rear-Ended

A westbound 2008 Pontiac Vibe was struck from behind along Lincoln Highway in Todd Township on Thursday, October 10.

The Vibe was rear-ended when a 1991 Jeep Cherokee entered the left turning lane at the intersection of Lincoln Way East at 2:55 p.m., state police said. The Jeep skidded out of control on the rain-soaked roadway and into the rear bumper of the Vibe. Both vehicles suffered minor damage.

State police did not reveal the identity of either driver involved in the accident.

Two Injured In Two-Vehicle Collision

Two individuals suffered minor injuries during a twovehicle accident along Lincoln Highway on Thursday, October 10, according to state police.

Reports indicate Zella L. Shields, 50, of McConnellsburg, was attempting to turn left at the intersection of Lincoln Way East when she pulled into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Shields’ 2004 Dodge Caravan was struck by an eastbound 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Yvonne M. Horton, 52, of Everett, at 2:55 p.m.

Shields was not injured, but her passenger, George R. Mellott, 82, also of Mc- Connellsburg, and Horton sustained injuries. All three individuals were wearing seat belts. State police are set to charge Shields with vehicles turning left.

Driver Cited In Interstate 70 Crash

A Pittsburgh, Pa., woman faces charges of driving a vehicle at unsafe speeds as a result of an accident along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70.

State police in McConnellsburg reported Marteen K. Garay, 30, was travelling in the left-hand lane when she lost control of her 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. The vehicle spun across both lanes of the Brush Creek Township roadway at 5 p.m. and onto the right-hand berm where it struck an embankment. Garay was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

Vehicle Rolls Over

A Three Springs, Pa., man was not injured during a vehicle rollover on Saturday, October 12, along Waterfall Road.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said Jerry L. Drury, 63, lost control of his southbound 2003 GMC Sierra at 4:40 a.m. while rounding an uphill, left-hand curve in the Dublin Township roadway. Drury’s vehicle spun across the road, went up an embankment backwards and rolled over. The vehicle came to a rest on its roof on the northbound lane.

Drury was not wearing a seat belt. He will be charged with failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Needmore Woman Taken To Hospital

A 22-year-old Needmore area woman was transported to Fulton County Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg reported on October 13 Brittany Nicole Douglas suffered injuries when she lost control of her southbound 2004 Mazda 6 along Great Cove Road near the intersection of Pleasant Ridge Road. The vehicle struck a guiderail as well as an embankment at 1:08 p.m.

Douglas was wearing a seat belt. Her vehicle suffered functional damage, state police said, and was towed from the scene by Scott’s Towing. State police were assisted on the Belfast Township accident scene by the Needmore and Hustontown Volunteer fire companies.

Needmore Woman Injured

A Needmore woman suffered moderate injuries when she crashed along Pleasant Ridge Road on Sunday, October 13, state police said.

Reports indicate Angela M. Douglas, 47, lost control of her southbound 2004 Chrysler Pacifica along Great Cove Road at 1:08 p.m. The car travelled onto the eastern berm near the intersection of Pleasant Ridge Road and struck an embankment.

Douglas was not wearing a seat belt and was transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment and evaluation of injuries. Her disabled car was towed from the accident scene by Scott’s Towing. State police were aided on the scene by Needmore and Hustontown Volunteer fire companies.

Guns Taken In Break-In

A variety of guns were stolen during a break-in at a Taylor Township residence between 7 p.m. on October 10 and 6 p.m. on October 11.

According to state police, four rifles, three shotguns, two flintlock muzzleloaders, a crossbow and one pair of Tasco binoculars were stolen from 519 North Clear Ridge Road, Hustontown. Victim is a 39- year-old Hustontown man. Anyone having further information linked to this case should contact state police Trooper Garner at 717-485-3131.

False Identification Given

A 27-year-old Harrisonville woman was accused of giving false identification to state police troopers who were conducting an investigation into a crime. Patricia Elyse DeShong was charged through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott in connection with the incident on August 19.

Car Strikes Utility Pole

A 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt spun off Lincoln Highway Sunday evening and into a utility pole near the intersection of South Valley Road.

State police said 39-yearold Diana K. O’Donnell, of Dry Run, suffered minor injuries during the 10:50 p.m. accident in Brush Creek Township. She was transported to Fulton County Medical Center via Raystown EMS. She was not wearing a seat belt and will be charged with failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Car Strikes Tree

An Export, Pa., man escaped injury when his northbound 1998 Pontiac Bonneville struck a large tree along Pleasant Valley Road, state police said. Raymond G. Burkhardt, 74, was wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred on October 9 at 3:24 p.m. in Brush Creek Township. He will be cited by state police for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Police Investigate Burglary

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a residential burglary that occurred at 124 North Second Street on September 16. Police said burglars entered the McConnellsburg Borough residence through a rear door at 8:40 a.m. but did not indicate if anything was taken.

Anyone who may have witnessed a suspicious person running from the rear of the apartment complex in the area of F& M Trust should contact state police Trooper Huff at 717-485- 3131.

Driver Cited In Accident

State police in McConnellsburg will be filing multiple vehicle code violations against 42- year- old Mc- Connellsburg resident John Russell Garland in connection with a two-vehicle accident.

On Thursday, October 3, Garland turned left from Great Cove Road in the area of Morton’s Feed Mill onto Cito Road. Garland turned into the path of a 1989 Ford Mustang operated by Derrick Scott Keefer, 33, also of McConnellsburg, police said.

Both vehicles, including Garland’s 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier, came to a rest in the gravel parking lot area at the mill. Garland and Keefer were wearing seat belts, and Garland suffered minor injuries.

Charges against Garland in the 3:37 p.m. accident will be filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Two Charged With Harassment

An altercation between two men has resulted in charges being filed through the office of Magisterial District Judge Tamela Heming. According to state police, Tyler Blake Trial, 22, of Needmore, and Troy Myrle Trail, 42, of Maugansville, Md., have been cited in connection with the verbal altercation that turned physical. The incident occurred at 5620 Thompson Road on October 5 at 3:50 p.m.

Underage Drinking Charges Filed

Charges of underage drinking have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Tamela Heming against Michael Lee Shrader of Big Pool, Md. Shrader, state police said, was operating a vehicle that was stopped by troopers along Great Cove Road at the Needmore Firehall on October 5. Police noted Shrader is under the age of 21 and had been consuming alcohol.

Wells Tannery Man Arrested For DUI

A Wells Tannery man faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol following a single-vehicle accident in Broad Top Township.

State police said Dennis W. Barton, 67, lost control of his northbound 2006 GMC Canyon while travelling along Bunker Hill Road on October 4. The vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane, onto the berm and down an embankment where it rolled onto its driver’s side.

Barton suffered moderate injuries in the 1:29 a.m. accident. He was transported to UPMC Bedford Memorial via Six Mile Run ambulance.

Warfordsburg Man Leads Police In High-Speed Chase

A Warfordsburg man is accused of leading Hancock, Md., police on a high-speed chase into Pennsylvania on September 22.

Hancock Police said they observed a car travelling up Resley Street from Pennsylvania Avenue at a high rate of speed at 9:55 p.m. A pursuit began that reached speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour and eventually ended two miles into Pennsylvania. Police alleged that during the chase they observed items being thrown out the passenger side window.

The driver, Jeffery Wayne Curtis, 23, of Warfordsburg, was charged with speeding beyond reason, and attempting to flee or elude a police officer. Charges are pending against passenger Joshua David Sipes, 23, also of Warfordsburg, upon additional review as the arrest occurred in Pennsylvania.

Hancock Police were assisted during the chase by Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

Access-Device Fraud Reported

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a case of access-device fraud that occurred at 147 Brick Road in Ayr Township. Police said between September 30 and October 7, an unknown individual used the debit card information of a 39-year-old McConnellsburg man to make several purchases.

Virginia Residents Not Injured

Three residents of Williamsburg, Va., escaped harm during a single-vehicle accident in Belfast Township last Monday morning.

State police said Dinh V. Nguyen, 56, lost control of his 2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 while travelling northbound on Great Cove Road at 8:21 a.m. The vehicle travelled onto the berm where it struck a guiderail just south of the intersection of Gem Bridge Road.

Nguyen and his passengers, 60-year- old Hoan T. Pham and 22-year-old Dan V. Nguyen, were wearing seat belts. Dinh Nguyen will be charged with failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Robertsdale Man Accused Of DUI

A Robertsdale, Pa., man has been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol following a single-vehicle accident along Lincoln Highway.

According to state police, David Lee Rickabaugh, 52, was heading westbound over Sideling Hill Mountain when he lost control of his 1998 Ford F-150. The truck crossed onto the opposing berm where it travelled into a ditch and went headon into a hillside.

Rickabaugh and his passenger, Gwen D. Rickabaugh, 49, had to be extricated from the vehicle during the October 12 accident. The Rickabaughs suffered major injuries in the 1:36 a.m. accident, but state police did not indicate if or where medical treatment was sought.

State police were aided on the scene by Breezewood Fire Co. and Raystown EMS. Charges against David Rickabaugh will be filed through Magisterial District Tamela Heming.

Two Flown From Accident Scene

Two Schoolcraft, Mich., residents were flown to Conemaugh Trauma Center Tuesday morning having sustained major injuries when their sport utility vehicle collided with a dump truck.

State police in McConnellsburg said John Phillip Pincumbe, 69, and Linda Lou Pincumbe, 68, had to be extricated from their 2004 Saturn Vue following the 11:15 a.m. accident along Interstate 70.

John Pincumbe was travelling through Bethel Township near mile post 166 when he veered into the righthand lane. That lane, police said, had been closed for approximately one-half mile due to ongoing construction.

Pincumbe’s SUV struck the rear end of a stopped PennDOT dump truck operated by Robbey Lee Hockensmith, 37, of Wells Tannery. Hockensmith suffered minor injuries.

The involved vehicles suffered damage ranging from minor to moderate.

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