Campus police briefs 9/18/18


Hit and run reported in commuter parking lot

Megan Forstburg of Macungie, Pennsylvania, reported to university police on Sept. 13 that her 2009 Chevy Trailblazer had been damaged while it was parked in the C-6 commuter parking lot.

The damage reportedly occurred sometime between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the prior day. The vehicle sustained a dent and a large scratch on the driver’s side rear bumper.

The investigation is ongoing and no damage estimate has yet been received.

Hit and run reported in commuter parking lot

Candace Gerber of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, reported to university police on Sept. 15 that her 2014 Honda had been damaged while it was parked in the C-6 commuter parking lot sometime during the day.

Gerber did not notice the damage to the vehicle until someone pointed it out to her after she had left campus. The vehicle sustained two large dents to the right side front fender near the wheel well. There was no paint transfer or any other marks on the fender to indicate what might have struck Gerber’s vehicle. 

The investigation is ongoing and no damage estimate has yet been received.

Hit and run reported in storage parking lot

Amanda Forgie of Carlisle, came to the university police department on Sept. 7 to report damage to her 2010 Mazda 3 while it was parked in the L-1 Storage parking lot.

Forgie reported that sometime between approximately 11 a.m. on Sept. 5 and approximately 3 p.m. on Sept. 6, another vehicle struck the front bumper of her vehicle causing damage. 

There were several cracked paint lines and some scuff marks on the front bumper of Forgie’s vehicle, but no paint transfer.

The investigation is continuing at this time, however, no suspect vehicles have been identified.

Hit and run reported in commuter parking lot

Seth Keither of Shippensburg, reported to university police on Sept. 12 that his vehicle had been damaged between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 2:45p.m. that day while it was parked in the C-7 commuter parking lot.

Keither found a large dent on the passenger side rear quarter panel just in front of the rear wheel well of his 2001 Chevrolet truck between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

It is believed that a vehicle parked next to Keither’s truck struck the side of Keither’s truck while attempting to back out of its parking space.

Non-student charged with simple assault and harassment

D’Andre M. Moore, 19, a non-student visitor from Greencastle, was charged with simple assault, harassment, false imprisonment, strangulation and unlawful restraint in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 10 in Seavers Hall.

University police received a report that a female resident of Seavers Hall was being treated at the Wellness Center for injuries that she received from being assaulted by her boyfriend.

Officers interviewed the victim and documented her injuries. Moore was later taken into custody at an address in Shippensburg borough.

Moore was charged with the above listed offenses and was taken to the Cumberland County Prison Booking Center where he was processed and committed to the prison to await his preliminary hearing.

Student charged with underage drinking, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct

Jarrod W. Musko,18, of Palmyra, Pennsylvania, was charged with underage drinking, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 2.

Musko called university police at approximately 3 a.m. from an emergency phone at the student recreation area near the L-1 storage parking lot to inform them that he was lost.

Officers responded to the call and found Musko to be intoxicated. Musko had scratches on his hand, back and stomach from traveling through the woods and brush prior to entering the recreation area. 

EMS was dispatched to the scene and treated Musko for those injuries. Musko was then taken into custody and transported to the Cumberland County Prison Booking Center where he was turned over to staff for processing.

Students charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

Donnell Lynch, 18, of Naugle Hall, and Quadir Miller,18, of Lackhove Hall, were both charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in connection to an incident that occurred on Sept.12 at approximately 7 p.m.

SU police were called to the area outside of Mclean Hall at approximately 7 p.m. after receiving a report of three individuals outside of the building possibly smoking marijuana.

As the officer approached the individuals, a strong odor of burnt marijuana could be smelled in the area. 

During the investigation, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found on two of the individuals. As a result of the incident, both students were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Non-students charged with underage drinking and minors operating a vehicle with alcohol in system

An SU police officer on patrol in the area of the G-1 parking lot conducted a traffic stop on Sept. 16 on North Queen Street for a vehicle that was being operated without its headlights turned on.

The vehicle was occupied by two 16-year-old juveniles from New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Both individuals were found to have been consuming alcohol and alcohol was also found inside the vehicle at approximately 3 a.m. 

Both individuals were detained and transported to the university police department to await their parents. 

Both were charged with underage drinking and the driver was charged with minors operating a vehicle with any alcohol in system.

The individuals were released to their parents at the police department after receiving citations.

Student charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana

Ahmere T. Ponzo, 21, of Philadelphia, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana in connection with a traffic stop that occurred on Sept 2.

Ponzo was stopped in the area of Lancaster Drive and the C-10 parking lot at approximately 11 p.m. for driving without his headlights turned on. 

When the officer approached Ponzo’s vehicle they noticed a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the car. 

During a search of the vehicle, a small amount of marijuana was located in a compartment in the driver’s door, and a marijuana blunt was found on the driver’s side floor just under the front seat. These items were confiscated and later tested positive as marijuana. 

A criminal complaint was later filed at the local magisterial district judge’s office charging Ponzo with possession of a small amount of marijuana.


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