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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 6, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania Jonq Tutor established 1812 192nd year 37 May 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents residents warned of con artists by the Gazette staff Pennsylvania state police in Bedford Are warning Are residents to be on the look out for scam artists after three people attempted an unsuccessful Home invasion of an East Glair Resi Dence on according to state the incident occurred while the victims were preparing lunch in their Hammond Hill Road residence at one of them reported that one of the a came into her Home uninvited and without knocking and said she was a Friend of a deceased neigh the victim became suspicious when the woman did not know the name of the another woman then appeared from the victims upstairs at which Point the victim picked up the Telephone and announced she was calling the the perpetrators attempted to take the phone from at which time the other victim physically escorted them out of the when they reached the the victims reported seeing a third woman near the front of the and All three perpetrators got into a White Van driven by a fourth person and drove West on route the two who entered the House were both described As Indian or asian descent with Strong one is described As approximately 5 foot 7 inches while the other is described As Shorter and heavier than the there is no description available of the third woman or the Driver of the state police say the Inci Dent is similar to what is commonly known As Gypsy in which one person will distract the victim while another searches the Home for items to particularly elderly Are advised to keep their doors locked while they Are both indoors or working in a Yard for other common scams perpetrators by people passing through the area include Doort door sales of Worth less items and suspiciously cheap rates on unsolicited Home anyone with information on such activities should Contact the state police at arrest made in Notestine killing by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor an Everett Man was arrested saturday for the abduction and murder of Holly Notestine on the five year anniversary of her Joseph William was arrested without incident and charged with the first degree murder of a 25 year old Mother of two whose april kidnapping launched a wide search and investigation into her her remains were found March 2004 along an old logging Road in West provi Dence township about two Miles from the location of the Home she shared with Ronald Grubb and their two state police will conduct a press conference this morning at the state police Barracks near Cessna to talk about the Clark had been the focus of the investigation Early described by Grubb As a he matched the description Given by one of the children who witnessed the incident Between Notestine and her Abductor sometime Between and the night of her the child described the Man who argued with her Mother before she got into his car either by Force or by As big and fat male with White hair on the sides and Black hair on according to an affidavit of probable cause filed May Clarks booking photo from the Bedford county jail lists him As being six feet two inches tall and weighing 300 Clarks Thomas Crawford of said sunday his client is inno cent of the Hes not he didst do a Damn he can prove he want even there at the Crawford state police collected a number of pieces of evidence that allegedly Point to police documents suggest there was a time Frame in which Clark had the Opportunity to commit the according to a court document filed May 2000 state police responded to a car fire about 3 at the residence Clark shares with his Mother and officers noted Clark was washing clothes and that continued on Page 8 Joseph Clark route 30 project ahead of schedule the demolition is finished and the rebuilding has begun on the historic Narrows the Black plastic is cover ing Concrete poured in forms above the Arches they will hold beams but not the Long ones like those on the new Nar rows Bridge at by Sharyn Maust Gazette managing editor new Enterprise Stone Lime is hoping to be finished with the route 30 project in Snake Spring township in october one year ahead of new Enterprise and pen not provided an update on the project tuesday at a meet ing of the citizens advisory Jamie project manager for new and Steve pen dots construction said the past four months seemed to drag because this is the first Winter since 2000 that Crews we rent the Pace has picked up and will move faster when it gets a Little Ickes said about the main activity at the moment rehabilitating the Narrows demolition of the upper Bridge Structure is Complete and Crews have started rebuilding above the Ickes noted that the cold weather is slowing the con Crete upright sections poured at the West end of the Bridge Are covered in Black plastic to Aid the drying Ickes said Crews will Start continued on Page 5 meth lab defendants sentenced to jail two Bedford county men Are heading for the Bedford county jail after being sentenced for their role in a methamphetamine production operation last Corey of Oster and Charles of new were both sentenced by Bedford county judge Daniel Howsare on charges of Possession of Materi als to manufacture methamphetamine and Possession of the materials with the intent of manufacturing meth Amcheta both men pled guilty to those charges in according to police the activity was discovered after surveillance of a room at the Janey Lynn Motel revealed that Burkey had purchased items used to manufacture the methamphetamine and that he and Barefoot planned to make the drug in the state police served warrant on the a vehicle the men were using and the contents of both on it was the first meth lab bust in Bedford Burkey received the harshest As District attorney William Higgins requested and got a mandatory two year sen tence because the operation took place within feet of a Bedford elementary Public defender Brad Binga Man tried to argue that the statute for the mandatory sen tence Only specifically refers to delivery and intent to deliver within that while Hig gins claimed the statute applies refers to All of the states drug after a five minute Howsare ruled that state Case history supports applying All drug related criminal acts to statute and granted Higgins the two year sentence he want Howsare sentenced Burkey to two years to four years in jail on the intent with a con current nine to 23 and a half month sentence handed Down for Bingaman won a Battle of his As Howsare granted his recommendation that Burkey serve his sentence in the county jail in order for him to be eligible for work release and get further treatment for drug Bingaman said his client has a Job installing drywall offered to i dont think its any less pleasant serving in Bedford county jail than in a state correctional he Barefoot was Given a lighter sentence of one to two years in jail with one year of probation to in agreeing to the sen tence Higgins said Bare foot had cooperated with invest had no prior record and is also seeking treatment for drug both men were Given credit for approximately six months time served and ordered to share in payment of costs and in Flag going on fort Wall is Corning Pennsylvania state police Public information officer David Mcgarvey left reads the names of state troopers killed in the line of accompanied by criminal investigations division commander John Bey As other troopers stand at state police remember officers on anniversary by Robert Igoe Gazette staff writer Cessna Pennsylvania state police in Bedford Hon ored their fallen comrades at a ceremony on monday that reminded both state troopers and residents of the dangers inherent in protecting the pub a Light drizzle seemed to fit in with the somber mood of the As Public information officer David Mcgarvey read a list of names of officers from troop g who died in the line of those officers include Timothy private Frederick Corporal John Valent and sergeant Arthur pennsylvanians owe a Spe Cial debt of gratitude to these men who made the supreme he they live on in the hearts of state and the memory of their actions inspire us to serve with courage and the first state troopers to die in the line of duty were Pri Vates John Mchenry and Frances who were killed in a shootout with Jef Ferson county gangsters in while the most recent service connected death came in 2003 when trooper Brian Patterson was electrocuted by a live Power wire which answering a Call about a vehicle crash in Venango hopefully we can Honor the continued on Page 8 Bedford Borough Council voted monday to allow the 1758 fort Bedford Flag to go on an agreement with United states army War College in Carlisle must still be reduced to Council said it will allow the Flag to be part of an exhibit that the Carlisle Barracks heritage and Educa Tion Center is the exhibit will tour from next year until sometime in Joel manager of the fort Bedford told Council that if the army is will ing to put into an which will recognize the importance of Forbes Road on the Westward the Flag will come Back with some Fame hundreds of thou Sands will have seen it on the the army is offering Bedford the exhibit at the end of the but that will require the Borough or some other organization to find or build a space to House we want that Flag even if we dont take the whole Council president Phyllis Grobert the Flag is described As priceless because it is the Only one of its kind for years it was thought to be a but test ing proved it was from the right although records dont prove the Flag is thought to have been provided by the Duke of Bedford after the fort was named for Riggle noted that there is time before making a decision on housing the exhibit in about three he he is looking for volunteers to help staff the museum As it is this and any one who can help should con tact him at the museum opens May the real fort also will Rise this or at least a Wall of Ronald Markwood showed Council the latest Model of the continued on Page 8

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