THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED 09/23/2018 AT 2:24 pM
Bedford High School Homecoming Incident
09/22/18 2027 hours:
The Bedford Police Department was dispatched to the Bedford High School for a report of a student who left the homecoming dance and stated he would return with a gun and start shooting. Bedford Police arrived on scene within 1 minute and viewed numerous students and staff evacuating the school. Bedford Police were able to ascertain the name of the suspect by interviewing students and staff. It was determined at that time that the suspect was not on scene. Bedford Police provided information on the whereabouts of the suspect to the State Police who responded and detained the suspect. The investigation is still on going. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is requested to contact the Bedford Police Department at 814-623-1105, attention Officer Kinsinger.
The Bedford Police Department thanks the Everett Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford Fire Department, Bedford Ambulance, Everett Fire Department, Bedford School District staff, and everyone else who provided assistance and shelter to those evacuating the school.
08/20/18 @ 1208 hrs:
Terry A. Hafer, 56, of Bedford charged with disorderly conduct following an incident at 200 S West St. While being taken into custody on a warrant by a Constable, Hafer created a disturbance by screaming several times within an apartment building, hitting his head off a post holding up a porch, and continuing to scream while being escorted outside after being warned to stop several times.
False ID to Law Enforcement
09/09/18 @ 0325 hrs:
Brandon D. Deneen of Central City charged with providing false identification to police as well as multiple traffic offenses following a traffic stop on the 200 block of South Richard St. Deneen was stopped by police for a traffic violation after which he provided his brother’s name to police.
09/04/18 @ 2025 hrs:
Michael M. Bish, 24, of Bedford charged with harassment following an argument with a female at a residence on Sunnyside Road. It is reported that Bish shoved the female who was also pregnant. No injuries reported.
07/21/18 @ 1804 hrs:
Miley T. Hill, 52, of Bedford charged with DUI and multiple other traffic violations following a traffic stop on the 100 block of South West St. Bedford Police received a call from someone stating Hill was driving while highly intoxicated but would not give any other information to Hill’s whereabouts. Police were able to locate Hill pulling out of Pitt Beverage on W Pitt St in Bedford and initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation.
08/20/18 @ 2004 hrs:
Russell E. Fritz Jr., 71, of Bedford charged with harassment following an argument with his wife at a residence on South Richard St. According to both parties, she was pushed to the ground with her husband’s foot causing minor injuries.
Possession of Synthetic Marijuana & Possession with Intent to Deliver Drug Paraphernalia
05/15/18 @ 0746 hrs:
A 17 year old male was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana, possession with intent to deliver drug paraphernalia and a 15 year old female was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana following an incident that occurred at the Bedford High School. The 17 year old male provided synthetic marijuana as well as a smoking device to a 15 year old female while on a school bus which resulted in the female inhaling the substance and collapsing. The female was transported to UPMC Bedford for medical attention. Charges handled thru Bedford County Juvenile Probation.
08/15/18 @ 0815 hrs:
Erin R. Morgan, 19, of Alum Bank charged with public drunkenness following an incident on the 100 block of Spring St. Police were dispatched to the area of Spring St for a report of a female walking house to house appearing to be under the influence. Police arrived on scene and found that Morgan was under the influence of methamphetamine. Due to her erratic behavior and not knowing how much meth she injected, Morgan was transported to UPMC Bedford for observation by Bedford EMS.
Possession of Marihuana & Public Drunkenness
07/29/18 @ 2009 hrs:
Nicholas A. Volkman, 27, of Bedford charged with possession of marijuana and public drunkenness following an incident on the 100 block of N Davidson St. Police were dispatched to N Davidson St and Spring St for a male not acting or responding normally. The male was observed unconscious on the edge of the roadway due to the amount of marihuana he inhaled. Volkman stated the marijuana was laced with another drug. Marijuana was found on Volkman as well.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
07/15/18 @ 0440 hrs:
Jesse J. Moninger, 18, of Hollidaysburg charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident at N Juliana St and Alleghany Ave. After receiving complaints of thefts and suspicious activity in the area during the early morning hours, police made contact with the occupants of a suspicious vehicle. After speaking with the occupants, a search of the vehicle was conducted, and a device used to inhale marijuana was located.
Bedford Police recently recovered a large sport equipment bag containing baseball related items, the owner may claim the property by providing a description, please contact 623-1105.
August 2017 – February 2018
Carol A Shaffer, 54, of Manns Choice charged with Theft, Theft by Failure to make Required Disposition of Funds Received & Receiving Stolen Property for embezzling over $35,000 from Martin Oil Company, 235 Railroad Street, while an employee. Charges filed at MDJ Bingham’s.
08/02/18 1650 hrs:
Tempra Claycomb, 19, of Manns Choice charged with Retail Theft following an incident at Dollar General, in which she concealed $13.70 worth of merchandise in a personal bag and was confronted by a store employee.
07/26/18 – 07/27/18
Bedford Police are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred at Kase Beverage, 122 Railroad St, late Thursday night into Friday morning. The actor(s) attempted to enter the business by prying open a door. Anyone with information are urged to contact the BPD at 814-623-1105.
Theft & Access Device Fraud
Courtney S Coughenour, 19, of New Enterprise charged with Theft of a bank check card and subsequent purchases totaling aprox. $1300 at numerous locations in and around Bedford. Charges filed at MDJ Bingham.
Bedford Police are investigating a criminal mischief that occurred early Tuesday Morning at 302 W Pitt St. The actor(s) punctured vehicle tires on a blue Ford Taurus that was parked overnight at the location. Anyone with information are urged to contact the BPD @ 814-623-1105.
Possession of Marihuana
06/14/18 @ 1105 hrs:
Bedford Police were called to the Bedford County Library parking lot for a report of people living in a vehicle and urinating in the parking lot. During the investigation, a search of the vehicle was conducted and a small amount of marihuana was found. As a result, a 16 year old female will be charged thru Juvenile Court.
Offenses Against Children
04/28/18 to 05/13/18:
Sarah M March, 20, of Bedford charged with Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Statutory Sexual Assault, Interference with Custody of Children, Stalking and False Reports to Law Enforcement following incidents that occurred at an East Pitt Street apartment involving a 12 year old & 14 year old. Charges filed at MDJ Bingham.
6/26/18 @ 0010 hrs:
Fredrick L Hazzard, 37, of Bedford charged with Terroristic Threats, Harassment & Disorderly Conduct following a domestic incident along South Juliana St in which Hazzard is alleged to have made threats to cut his paramour’s throat and kill her, the victim was also struck in the head by Hazzard’s closed fist. Hazzard placed in Bedford Correctional Facility on a probation detainer, charges filed at MDJ Bingham’s.
06/25/18 @ 1920 hrs:
David L. Duitman, 70, of Bedford cited with Public Drunkenness following an incident on the 200 block of West Penn Street in which he was observed under the influence of alcohol to the degree he was falling t0 the ground multiple times. Bedford EMS assisted on scene.
06/14/18 @ 0605 hrs:
Darrin Hershberger, 27, of Everett charged with DUI and Limitations on Backing, following a minor motor vehicle crash on the 100 block of South Juliana Street. Charges filed at MDJ Bingham.
Motor Vehicle Crash
06/18/18 @ 0615 hrs:
Tanya M. Imler, 57, of Bedford was westbound on the 100 block of E Penn St operating a 2015 Jeep Cherokee when she went unconscious for an unknown medical reason and struck a tree off of the roadway near the Post Office. Imler was transported to UPMC Bedford Hospital for observation by Bedford Ambulance. Bedford Fire Department assisted on scene and Hickey’s Automotive towed the vehicle.
06/14/18 @ 1945 hrs:
Joseph L. Baker charged 06/15/18 for violating a Protection of Abuse Order by text messaging the victim. Baker was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Cyril Bingham who released Baker on $10,000 unsecured bail.
Arson & Related Offenses
Aaron F Diehl, 22, currently incarcerated at SCI-Fayette, charged with Arson, 48 counts of Arson – endangering firefighters, Arson – endangering other tenants, Criminal Mischief, 6 counts of Causing/Risking a Catastrophe & Disorderly Conduct following a Police investigation into a structure fire at 716 Preston Street on 08/15/2016. Assisted in investigation by PSP Fire Marshall, Altoona Fire Marshall and the BFD. Charges filed thru MDJ Bingham.
False Reports to Law Enforcement
Tammie L Wylie, 45, of Bedford charged with False Reports to Authorities following an incident at the Bedford County Court House Complex Parking Garage. Wylie contacted the 911 Center to report she had observed a stolen vehicle park on the lower level of the garage and witnessed the driver enter the court house. It was determined that Wylie had been informed earlier, by a member of the PA State Police, that the vehicle was actually registered to the driver thus was not a stolen vehicle. Charges handled thru MDJ Bingham
Theft & Receiving Stolen Property
5/17/18 @ 1830 hrs:
Lisa A Fink, 48, of New Paris charged with Theft & RSP following an incident at the Bedford County Library in which Fink is accused of unlawfully removing an Apple iPad. Surveillance footage was obtained from Library identifying Fink as the suspect. Charges filed at MDJ Bingham’s office.
Feathers was located by Roaring Spring Police
Police are attempting to locate the whereabouts of Austin T Feathers, 16, of Bedford. Feathers is 6’1″, 130 lbs, Blue eyes, Brown hair. Anyone found concealing, harboring or interfering with the custody of Feathers will be charged accordingly. Any information may be forwarded to Bedford Police at 623-1105 or Children/Youth Services at 623-4804.
Illegal Use of Certain Solvents/Noxious Substance
04/01/2018 @ 1330 hrs:
Dustin Moyer, 18, of Bedford & Faith Wylie, 18, of Everett are charged with Illegal Use of Certain Solvents/Noxious Substance following an incident at an East Pitt St apartment. Police were initially summoned for a domestic disturbance at apartment but during investigation discovered the 2 subjects had inhaled the contents of several air-duster containers. Charges filed thru MDJ Bingham’s office.
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.