WALKER TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating the theft of a light blue 1977 Cadillac Eldorado from a location on Jackelyns Drive between 8 a.m. and 11:04 a.m. May 10.

DUBLIN TWP. — A 30-year-old man from Hinesville, Georgia, has been charged with retail theft following an incident at The Store on Route 522 near Shade Gap at about 5:56 p.m. June 1, state police at Huntingdon report. Police say an employee contracted police to report that a known male had stolen $105.14 in gasoline.

UNION TWP. — Over $700 in fishing equipment was reported stolen to state police at Huntingdon. Police say a 31-year-old Huntingdon man the equipment was removed from his boat in the area of the Trough Creek Valley Pike (Route 829) and Happy Hills Road between 6 p.m. June 4 and 11:10 a.m. June 5. Items reported stolen included multi-colored fishing poles ($100), two fish finders ($500), batteries for the fish finders ($80) and a stereo ($50). Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Huntingdon barracks at 814-627-3161.


PENN TWP. — Krista Grubb, 37, of Petersburg, was operating a 2008 Audi A8 on Upper Corners Road June 1 when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and overturned, state police at Huntingdon report. Police say Grubb fled the scene without notifying authorities and was not located until several hours later. The crash occurred at about 4:32 a.m. just south of Seven Point Road as Grubb was northbound in the Audi. Police say she will be charged for the crash and for leaving the scene. The Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Co. and Derek’sTowing assisted at the scene.

BurglaryTODD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon arrested a 38-year-old man from Fannettsburg, Franklin County, for allegedly burglarizing multiple homes along Coles Valley Road May 26. Police say there are four victims: three women, ages 54, 60 and 77, and one man, age 59.

Criminal trespass

TODD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon received a report about someone trespassing on private property in the areas of Jacobs Road and Rocky Ridge Road around 8 p.m. May 22. Police say a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt is involved and the investigation is ongoing.

HarassmentCROMWELL TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a report of harassment at 9 a.m. May 31 at a location along Croghan Pike (Route 522). Police say the allegation was unfounded.

Vehicle incidents

SHIRLEY TWP. — A man from Saltillo was transported to Penn Highland Huntingdon for treatment of injuries received in a single-vehicle crash May 29 on Hill Valley Road (Route 747) just north of Nebo Road, state police at Huntingdon report. Police say Charles Wootton, 53, was northbound in a 2006 Chevrolet CK 2500 when, at 9:29 a.m., the truck left the right side of the roadway on a curve and struck an embankment. Police say the truck overturned and slid across the northbound lane of travel and came to rest on its side in the southbound land. Police say Wootton was wearing a seatbelt.

LINCOLN TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated an incident involving a boat which occurred at 9:46 p.m. May 22 on James Creek Road. Police say John George, 29, of Johnstown, was heading west in a 2021 GMC Sierra, pulling a boat on a trailer when his passenger, Jody Bodenschatz, 31, of Summerhill, who was standing on the boat, fell off and landed on the roadway. Police say Bodenschatz received minor injuries. George was charged with a vehicle code violation, police say.

JACKSON TWP. — A two-vehicle incident at Greenwood Road and Guyer Road did not result in injuries but one of the vehicles involved sustained disabling damage, state police at Huntingdon report. Police say the incident occurred at 5:25 p.m. June 3. Police say Jeffery Hensor, 51, of Petersburg, was westbound on Greenwood Road in a 2019 Hyundai Tucson SUV when a 2010 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus, operated by Edward Riling, 78, of Huntingdon, pulled out in front of him. Police say Hensor took evasive action, veering off into a field along the south side of the roadway. The Hyundai avoided the bus and sustained damage as a result of traveling into the field. The bus sustained no damage and Riling was cited for a traffic violation.


MORRIS TWP. — A 43-year-old man from Nashville, Tennessee, was charged with possession of a controlled substance subsequent to a traffic stop by state police at Huntingdon at 2:27 p.m. June 5 in the area of William Penn Highway (Route 22) and the Birmingham Pike (Route 453). The traffic stop was initiated on the 2008 Honda CRV due to a traffic violation, police say.

Statistical report

HUNTINGDON CO. — State police at Huntingdon responded to 799 incidents during the month of May, according to the barrack’s monthly statistical report. The total number of incidents resulted in 40 criminal arrests. In addition, troopers stationed at Huntingdon investigated 30 vehicle crashes, three hit and run crashes and seven DUI-related crashes; they also issued 421 traffic citations, 17 DUI citations and 506 warnings. Troopers also conducted 18 motorist assists.


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