Motorcyclist injured

A motorcyclist was injured when his bike went down in Hamilton Township April 24.

Adam Hedetniemi, 36, of Pasadena, Maryland, was traveling south on High Rock Road, when he lost control of his motorcycle while navigating a right turn, Pennsylvania State Police alleged. Hedetniemi had to lay down his motorcycle, which caused injury to his lower leg, said police. He was transported to Waynesboro Hospital following the 1:33 p.m. crash.

Rear end wreck

Two vehicles collided on Hanover Road, Straban Township, April 24.

A westbound Toyota Rav4, driven by Maureen Abbott, 29, of Hanover, was waiting to turn onto the US Route 15 South ramp when it was rear ended by a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Gettysburg resident Jennifer Lopez-Elorriaga, 27, state police said. The Jetta was towed from the scene by Rudisill’s Towing.

Distracted driving leads to crash

Police are investigating an April 25 crash supposedly caused by distracted driving suspected of driving under the influence.

A 2003 Toyota Camry, driven by Edward Maravilla, 37, of Riverdale, Maryland, was traveling east on York Road when it struck a utility pole, according to state police. Maravilla was distracted by his cell phone when the crash occurred, police alleged.

The utility pole was damage and caused power outages for a large area surrounding the crash. Maravilla, who was injured, was suspected of driving under the influence, said police. He was transported to Gettysburg Hospital for treatment of his injuries and a blood draw, police said.

Man arrested for DUI

A Virginia man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs (DUI) on Camp Letterman Drive, Straban Township, April 26.

Backner Chilin, 28, of Richmond, was asleep in his car while it was still running in the early morning hours, said state police. Police allege he was DUI of a “controlled substance” while operating the vehicle.

Backner is scheduled to appear in court for a formal arraignment June 17.

2 arrested for DUI

Two men were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) April 26 at the intersection of Carlisle and East Railroad streets in Gettysburg.

State police said after stopping a 2001 Saturn driven by Cody Miller, 23, of Hanover, for an expired registration, the driver was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. During the arrest, Derek Bottomley, 24, of Biglerville, arrived on the scene, according to police.

Bottomley was also suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and was arrested after being seen operating a Jeep upon his arrival, said police. Both men consented to a blood test and were released to Bottomley’s girlfriend, according to police.

Homeless man robbed

A homeless man was robbed in Mount Pleasant Township late last month.

Someone stole the man’s wallet, money and cell phone between 8 a.m. and noon on April 26 at 6100 York Road, state police said. The investigation continues.

Mailbox wreck

Part of a vehicle’s trailer came unattached and hit a mailbox on Littlestown Road, Union Township, April 26.

The operator of a 2000 Reitnouer Himmet proceeded down Littlestown Road past the scene of the incident because it was not safe to stop, according to state police. The operator provided insurance information to the homeowner of the damaged mailbox.

DUI arrests

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) at the intersection of Rentzel and Leedy roads, Straban Township, on April 26.

Anthony Peter, 38, of Gettysburg, stopped while driving a 2006 Dodge Chrysler, was in possession of suspected marijuana, state police alleged. Peter showed signs of impairment and was arrested for DUI, police said.

The following day, a New Oxford woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), also in Straban Township.

Shannon Cooney, 34, was stopped on the intersection of Camp Letterman Drive and York Road at 2:05 a.m. April 27 while driving a 2005 Honda Pilot, according to police. Cooney showed signs of impairment, police alleged, and was arrested.

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