THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED 03/20/2018 AT 6:54PM
Drug Offense, Endangering Welfare of Children & Recklessly Endangering Another
03/03/18 @ 0200 hrs:
Willis T Clark, 30, of Bedford charged with Drug Offense, Endangering Welfare of Child & Recklessly Endangering following an incident at a Preston Street residence. Upon arrival at scene, Police & Bedford EMS observed an unconscious male, EMS administered narcan to revive Clark. It was determined at the time of overdose Clark’s 9 year old niece was sleeping on the couch next to him. Clark is currently incarcerated at the Bedford Correctional Facility on aforementioned charges.
Endangering the Welfare of Children & Recklessly Endangering another Person
03/05/2018 @ 1755 hrs:
Rita Castiglione, 21, of Bedford charged with Endangering the Welfare of Children & Recklessly Endangering following an incident at a West Penn Street apartment. A child care worker that visited the apartment overheard a baby crying from outside and was unable to get a response from apartment, it was determined the 7 month old girl was left alone for over half an hour. The child was taken into protective custody by Police and custody of baby was given to Children & Youth Services. Castiglione provided a statement that she was visiting a next door neighbor. Charges filed at MDJ Bingham.
Theft, RSP, Forgery & Access Device Fraud
02/05 – 02/25/18
Cheyenne S Morgan, 18, of Manns Choice charge with Theft, RSP & Forgery following an incident at an East Pitt Street apartment in which Morgan stole numerous bank checks from victim, forged signatures on checks, then attempted to deposit checks at a Bank. Charges filed at MDJ Bingham.
Vehicle into a structure
03/02/2018 @ 1455 hours
Douglas Young, 89, of Bedford was attempting to park at the Bedford Moose when he accidentally applied the accelerator instead of the brake, causing his 2016 Chevrolet Silverado to strike a sidewalk entrance ramp to the Moose. Assisted on scene by Interstate Towing/Recovery.
Public Drunkenness & Disorderly Conduct
02/23/18 @ 1945 hrs:
Milton Marsh, 51, of Bedford charged with Public Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct following an incident at an East Pitt Street apartment. Police responding to a disturbance call encountered a visibly intoxicated Marsh who was attempting to kick in his apartment door and had broke out a window with a rock, trying to gain entry when he locked himself outside.
2/23/18 @ 1800 hrs:
Debra A Dull, 41, of Bedford cited for Public Drunkenness following an incident at a West Pitt Street apartment, Police encountered a highly intoxicated Dull outside the apartment.
2 Vehicle Crash
2/21/18 @ 1545 hrs:
Laura Baxtrom, 56, Bedford was operating a 2004 Ford F150 east on Penn Street and attempted to conduct a left turn onto South Anderson St. Baxtrom failed to yield, and turned into the path of a westbound 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Bryan Fetter, 27, of Bedford. No injuries reported, F150 sustained disabling damage. Baxtrom cited for traffic infractions. Assisted at scene by Bedford Fire & Bedford EMS.
2/21/18 @ 1145 hrs:
School Administration contacted Police when they discovered a 15 year old High School student had made a threat to bring a gun to school. Charges of Terroristic Threats against the student will be handled thru Juvenile Probation Office.
Underage Possession of Alcohol
2/20/18 @ 0950 hrs:
A 16 year old student was charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol when school officials discovered the student had numerous containers of beer in a backpack while on a bus traveling to D.C. for a school field trip.
02/18/18 @ 2000 hrs:
Michelle A Salsgiver, 52, of Bedford charged with harassment following a verbal argument with her sister at an East Pitt St apartment. According to the sister, she was struck in the back with a trash can lid.
Disorderly Conduct & Harassment
1/29/18 @ 1850 hrs:
Police responded to a report of multiple actors engaged in a fight in the 100 block of West Pitt Street, upon arrival Officers determined that 2 females were the participants. Samantha Cornelius, 26, of Bedford and Rhonda Giffin, 50, of Breezewood cited for D.O. & Harassment. Assisted at scene by PSP.
DUI & Child Endangerment
1/26/18 @ 2230 hrs
Zachary Novac, 23, of New Paris facing charges of DUI Controlled Substance and Child Endangerment following an incident at the Bedford Tavern parking lot in which Novac was in actual physical control of a vehicle and found to be impaired. At the time of incident a 3 year old child was an occupant of the truck. Charges pending lab results.
Drug Paraphernalia & Disorderly Conduct
1/22/18 @ 2030 hrs:
Milton Marsh, 55, of Bedford charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Disorderly Conduct following an incident at a West Pitt Street apartment. Police were summoned for a report of excessive noise and loud music at the apartment, at one point an intoxicated Marsh increased the volume of music, illegal drug item was observed on table, criminal charges filed at MDJ Bingham’s.
One Vehicle Crash
1/30/18 @ 0840 hrs:
Lauren A Weaver, 21, of Bedford was operating a 2002 Jeep Liberty along Limestone Avenue when she lost control on the ice covered roadway, slid into a dirt embankment, causing the vehicle to rotate 180 degrees and then flip onto the driver’s side. Weaver was treated at the scene by Bedford EMS. Bedford Fire assisted at the scene along with a towing rig from Interstate Towing/Recovery.
1/25/18 @ 1240 hrs:
A boxer dog which escaped it’s confined area, attacked a 51 yr old female resident who was out for a walk with her dog along the 200 block of King Street in bedford borough. The victim was transported to UPMC Bedford by Bedford EMS for medical attention for bites she received on both hands, arms & legs. 2 construction workers who were passing by and witnessed incident, stopped and were able to secure attacking dog. As owner of the boxer, Danny L Henderson Jr, 43, of Bedford cited under the Dog Law for Confinement, Dog Attacking w/o Provocation and Failure to Provide Proof of Rabies Vaccination.
1/19/18 @ 1830 hrs:
Police are seeking information regarding an incident involving a pedestrian that was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of West Pitt St and South Thomas St. on Friday evening at 6:30 pm. Truck is described as a red ‘lifted’ late model with a chrome/silver grill. The operator of truck initially stopped but did not supply the required information to the pedestrian.
Theft of Services
12/28/17 @ 2230 hrs:
Kerrill Shelton, 19 of Bedford along with 2 juvenile males are charged with Theft of Services following an incident that occurred along a West Pitt Street apartment building. According to the victim, unauthorized persons have been depositing waste into a dumpster located on apartment property, thru an investigation Police were able to identify the 3 suspects.
Hit & Run
12/05/17 @ 1955 hrs:
Police are seeking information regarding the vehicle outlined in red in photo. The suspect vehicle failed to stop for a red traffic signal at the intersection of Pitt & Richard Streets, the southbound hit & run vehicle caused damage to a westbound 2012 Honda, operated by Brandon Hillegass of Bedford. A video of crash is forthcoming and will be posted. Anyone with information may contact 623-1105.
Vehicle into a structure
12/13/2017 @ 1425 hours
Lee Griffiths, 82 of Bedford was stopped along the 600 block of East Watson St. when she exited her vehicle but failed to place the shifter into park. The vehicle rolled away and struck a garage. No one was home at the time of the incident. Bedford Fire Department assisted on scene.
12/8/17 @ 1035 hrs:
Misty Karns, 34 of Bedford was operating a 2003 Ford Explorer when it caught on fire along penn Street. Police were able to contain the fire with extinguishers until units from the Bedford Fire Dept arrived on scene.
12/3/17 @ 1640 hrs
12/6/17 @ 0430 hrs:
Spencer M Jacobs, 22 of Bedford, charged after Police responded to an East Pitt Street apartment on 2 occassions for reported domestics, the first involved a female overheard screaming for help, upon arrival Police located the female hiding outside and determined she was Jacobs’ girlfriend, he was cited for Disorderly Conduct.
The second incident reported at 4:30 am was a loud verbal argument which was disturbing the neighbors and involved the same individuals. Upon Police arrival Jacobs refused to answer the door, Disorderly Conduct charges pending.
Hit & Run
12/5/17 @ 2115 hrs:
A vehicle fled the scene after striking a decorative rock and a utility pole along North Chamberlain St, Police later observed a vehicle with damage that was consistent with crash, operator was found to be Shannon Karns, 50 of Bedford.
11/30/17 @ 1850 hrs:
Bradley W Klavuhn, 38 of Bedford, charged with Harassment following an incident at a S. Bedford St apartment in which he got into an argument with a former paramour, the victim reported she was physically struck in the back of the head by a closed fist of Klavuhn. Klavuhn fled the scene prior to Police arrival.
2 Vehicle Crash
12/2/17 @ 0910 hrs:
Jill Bardell, 63 of Bedford was southbound on South Thomas Street and was stopped at the intersection with West Penn Street, her 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe pulled into the path of a westbound 2004 Ford F-250 operated by Lane Corbett II, 44 of Flintstone MD. No injuries reported, the Hyundai was towed by a crew from Interstate Towing & Recovery.
2 Vehicle Crash
12/1/17 @ 0910 hrs:
William Kisner, 83 of Bedford was westbound on East Penn St and attempted a left turn onto South Richard St, his 2001 Volvo turned into the path of a 1998 Ford Ranger operated by James Best, 66 of Bedford. Kisner and a passenger were transported by Bedford EMS for medical observation. Both vehicles were towed, assisted by Bedford Fire Dept.
Trespass, Resisting Arrest & Disorderly Conduct
11/20/17 @ 2205 hrs:
Debra A Dull, 41, of Bedford charged with Defiant Trespass, Resisting & Dis. Conduct following an incident in which Police were summoned to an East Pitt Street apartment for Dull refusing to leave when instructed by the tenant multiple times. Dull was arraigned before MDJ Osman and committed to Bedford Co. Correctional Facility after Dull was unable to post bail.
Drug Violations & Endangering Welfare of Children
10/20/17 @ 1425 hrs:
A traffic stop initiated by Bedford Police triggered a joint investigation by BPD, Bedford County Drug Task Force and Bedford Co. Probation Officers which led to the arrest of Cathryn E Clark, 28, of Bedford. Clark was charged with Possession of Heroin, PWID and Endangering the Welfare of Children. Clark was incarcerated on a probation detainer at Bedford Correctional Facility, criminal charges filed at MDJ Bingham.
Dog Law Violations
11/02/17 @ 1610 hrs:
Lisa L Irvin, 59, Bedford charged with 5 counts of Dog Law violations following an incident in which 3 dogs she owned were running at large, a brown pit bull bit the leg of a female walking along the 700 block of Preston Street. Offenses include; Harboring a Dangerous Dog, Confinement & Vaccination Required. The pit bull that attacked victim was current on rabies vaccination, one of the other dogs lacked such vaccination.
Burglary & Criminal Trespass
Marcia M Alshannaq, 41, of Somerset was charged with Burglary and Criminal Trespass following an incident at 222 Sunnyside Road. Alshannaq was arrainged before MDJ Bingham and incarcerated at the Bedford County Correctional Facility on 11/1/17.
Hit & Run – DUI
10/14/17 @ 2005 hrs
Ryan M Evens, 36, of Charleston SC charged with DUI and Accidents Involving Damage to Unattended Vehicle/Property as a result of his ’07 Jeep Commander striking a parked vehicle along the 100 block of East Pitt Street. Police located Evens’ vehicle, with the help of a witness, along the 100 block of West John Street. Evens was transported to Bedford UPMC for a BAC test.
A 2016 Buick Encore parked in in lot behind 117 Railroad Street was ‘keyed’ between 0630 and 0745 hrs. Vehicle was owned by a Jeannette, PA resident.
A victim in an Armed Robbery refuses investigation/prosecution following an incident on 7/3/17 at a Sunnyside Road residence. During the investigation Police discovered the 42 year old male had made contact with an escort service, upon arriving at the residence for prostitution, the victim entered and was confronted by a subject displaying a pistol and instructed the victim to lay on the floor, at that time the suspect removed a wallet and money from the victim’s pants pockets. Victim had initially provided an account of incident that Police were able to verify contained discrepancies.
Bedford Police have closed the stabbing incident reported on 7/2/17 due to the victim not cooperating with the investigation. After the initial report,Police have attempted numerous times to interview and obtain a statement from the victim, but to date, he has refused to speak with Police. During a recent contact with victim to schedule an interview he stated to an Officer, “I feel like everyone else is worried about it way more than I am”. During the investigation it was discovered that victim reported a similar stabbing incident to a Blair County Agency in 2014, and that case was closed due to the victim’s refusal to cooperate.
7/2/17 @ 2130 hrs:
Bedford Police were summoned to UPMC Bedford for a 28 year old male that was taken to the ER by private vehicle after receiving a knife wound to his abdomen area. According to the victim, he sustained the injury from an unknown person in the vicinity of the 200 block of East Central Way and South Richard Street. Investigation continues, anyone with information are urged to contact Police @ 623-1105.
06/11/17 @ 1905 hrs:
Jonathan S Hillegas, 24, of Bedford is charged with Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats, Harassment & Disorderly Conduct following an incident at a West Pitt St apartment where he assaulted a 55 yr old male by kicking the victim in the head and choking him. Hillegas was released to a family member.
Aproximately 3 hours later, Hillegass appeared at the same apartment and assaulted the victim a second time, requiring medical treatment at UPMCBedford. Hillegas fled the scene prior to Police arrival. Hillegas faces a felony count of Assault, Retaliation Against Victim/Witness, Harassment & D.C.
07/04/17 @ 2200 hrs – Hillegas was arrested on a warrant issued for the above charges and was placed in the Bedford Correctional Facility after failing to post bail at MDJ Calhoun’s Office.
07/03/17 @ 1815 hrs:
Samuel R Morningstar, 30, of Bedford cited for Public Drunkenness when he was observed laying along North Davidson St, highly intoxicated. Assisted at scene by Bedford EMS.
6/22/17 @ 1045 hrs:
Terence L Coyle, 43, of Bedford charged with Harassment following an incident in which he called the cell phone of a female acquaintance 60 times between 10 pm and 3 am, Coyle then followed victim thru town for the sole purpose of harassing and causing distress to the victim. An Officer witnessed a portion of Coyle following the frantic victim.