DUIs suspected

A Gettysburg woman was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in March.

Susan M. Pinky, 61, was stopped for an expired inspection sticker the evening of March 31 while heading north in the 700 block of Old Harrisburg Road, Cumberland Township police said.

Pinky underwent a sobriety test and was arrested for DUI with blood alcohol content higher than 0.10 percent, according to police.

In a separate incident April 5, a New Yorker was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

State police went out to search for a reckless driver and found the vehicle the witness described parked at York and Kilpatrick roads at 11:20 p.m., police said. Driver Timothy Phelan, 31, of Farmington, was asleep at the wheel of a 2018 GMC Sierra, according to police.

“Investigation revealed” Phelan to be under the influence of alcohol and he was taken into custody, said police.

In another incident April 9, an Orrtanna man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a crash in Hamiltonban Township.

Octavio Hernandez-Rangel, 31, was driving a 2017 Ford F-150XLT that hit a utility pole at Cold Springs and Carrolls Tract roads at 10:02 p.m., state police said.

He was charged with DUI, DUI with BAC between 0.10 and 0.16 percent, disregarding a traffic lane, and careless driving, according to a magisterial docket.

Theft by deception

Someone “hack(ed) into” a Gettysburg woman’s PayPal account and stole her money, according to state police.

The 59-year-old victim, of White Road in Mount Joy Township, had “most” of her money replaced but “is out $244,” police said. The incident occurred between April 5 and 15, according to police.

Bad checks

A Gettysburg resident was the victim of fraudulent checks last month.

Ray Heffner, 53, of York Road in Straban Township, “was scammed by depositing fraudulent checks and sending gift cards” April 6 at 11 a.m., state police said. Heffner reported the incident to police May 2, police said. The suspect is unknown, according to police.

Drug possession

Police spotted what they thought might be a disabled vehicle and ended up arresting two people on possession charges in Tyrone Township.

A beige Town and Country vehicle sat on Twin Bridges Road partially in the grass April 9 at 1:48 a.m., state police said. Police found driver Carmen Timm, 31, of Grand Rapids, Mich. to be under the influence of marijuana, said police. She and passenger Scott Tierney, 39, of Northwood, N.H., were cited for possession, according to police.

Tierney was charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal use while Timm was charged with the same plus DUI of controlled substance, illegal parking, and seven counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a magisterial dockets.

Tierney was confined to Adams County Prison April 9 to 12, unable to post bail, the docket shows.

Timm’s charges were held for Adams County Court of Common Pleas, according to the docket.

Times Staff Writer

Mary Grace has been a Gettysburg Times Staff Writer since December 2016. She covers Carroll Valley Borough, Cumberland Township, Liberty Township, Mount Joy Township, Straban Township, and Littlestown Area School District. Mary Grace lives in Gettysburg.

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