Cops & Court Report

Training Day

Police entered Eisenhower High School on Tuesday on two separate occasions, quickly tracked down the shooter, and ended a threat. But that wasn’t the end of the drills. “It’s very important for us to hold these kinds of exercises to work without EMS partners,” City of Warren ...

On The Record

City of Warren Harassment. Two juvenile males were cited for harassment on Saturday, August 17, after officers responded to a domestic dispute. Simple Assault. A 16-year-old juvenile was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct on Saturday, August 17, after officers responded to a ...

On The Record

City of Warren DUI. Kayla Brown, 27, of Erie, was charged with DUI – general impairment, DUI – unsafe driving, DUI - .16% or higher, DUI – controlled substance (2 Counts), reckless driving and operation of vehicle without required financial responsibility following a one vehicle ...

Philly woman charged for alleged prison contraband

A woman with a criminal history of taking drugs to inmates has been charged with bringing drugs with her after she was arrested for trying to take drugs to someone else. Neverlin Vargas, 29, of Philadelphia, whose name also commonly appears as Neverlyn Vargas, was allegedly caught on video ...

Sex offender charged with lewd assault

A Warren man who is a registered sex offender faces charges including indecent assault. Trentin R. Rounds, 19, of Warren, who was placed on the state’s sex offender registry in 2018, is charged with interference with custody of children, corruption of minors, and indecent assault — ...

Only a drill

On Tuesday, alarms will sound. Police will run, guns drawn, into the building. Fire and EMS personnel will triage the injured. Ambulances will transport patients to Warren General Hospital. But, it’s all a drill. Between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Warren County School District will ...

Defendants plead guilty in county court

The following guilty pleas were entered before President Judge Maureen Skerda on Thursday during change-of-plea proceedings at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Steven R. Blankenship, Ludlow, Pa., to possession with intent to deliver, DUI: Controlled substance - Schedule I - first offense and ...

Garland man pleads guilty in crime spree

A Garland man has entered a guilty plea to a plethora of charges stemming from a September 2018 spree and a subsequent attempt to influence one of the victims. Christian S. Iverson, 38, entered the plea before President Judge Maureen Skerda. The charges stem from an incident in September ...

Third in burglary ring pleads guilty

The third of three men charged in connection with a late 2018 burglary crime spree has pled guilty for his involvement. Jack E. Ferry, 43, 3 New St., Warren, entered pleas at a total of eight separate dockets before President Judge Maureen Skerda. Ferry entered pleas to a total of 13 ...

Police stress safety as school begins

With a new school year starting in about a week, police are hoping safety will figure into people’s thoughts. Youngsville Borough Police Chief Todd Mineweaser sent a list of safety suggestions for motorists that, while useful all the time, are increasingly important as students in a hurry ...

Two charged with 2017 drug death plead guilty

A Warren man has pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from a 2017 drug death. Douglas A. Harkins of Sugar Grove, Cody A. Streit of Warren, and Michael J. Marshall of Warren, were each charged in the death of Robert Marshall, 24, of Warren, earlier this year. Streit and ...

Knappenberger pleads guilty to homicide attempt

A Warren man charged with attempted homicide after he started fires at both exits from an occupied house in Sugar Grove Township has entered a guilty plea. Jackson K. Knappenberger, 25, originally faced seven counts of criminal attempt — homicide; seven counts of criminal attempt — ...

On The Record

Columbus Twp. Burglary. Between 7 a.m. Monday, June 17, and 5:27 a.m. Monday, July 22, someone allegedly entered a 51-year-old male’s residence on Parker Road and removed an orange 18-inch Stihl Chainsaw, $200 value, and a red 14-inch Craftsmand Chainsaw, $75 value. The case remains under ...

On The Record

Warren Aggravated Assault. Zakhary Damron, 23, Warren, was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, and disorderly conduct on Aug. 10 after officers were called to a local convenience store for an alleged ...

Cochranton homicide suspect in custody

A Cochranton man wanted for questioning in a double homicide occurring this weekend in Crawford County has been captured. According to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon, “Jack Elijah Turner, the subject being sought in connection with a ...

Four guilty pleas and four charges withdrawn at preliminary hearings

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com Four guilty pleas were entered and charges were withdrawn against four others during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Philip W. Anthony, Titusville, to conspiracy ...

Youngsville assault suspect surrenders

A man sought Monday by Pennsylvania State Police for allegedly assaulting a Youngsville woman with a glass vase and threatening her with a gun and a knife is in custody. Police said Tuesday morning, Adam L. Smith, 34, of Youngsville, turned himself in. According to the affidavit of ...

State Supreme Court rules in favor of DUI arrest procedure shift

A Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling has changed how police address DUI suspects and how prosecutors subsequently handle those cases. At issue is whether DUI defendants are informed that there are consequences for refusing to submit to a blood or breath to determine blood alcohol content, ...

On The Record

Pittsfield Twp. Theft of Lost Property. At 12:46 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, an 18-year-old male, of Sugar Grove, lost his cell phone at the Warren County Fairground. The cell phone was allegedly subsequently taken by an unknown subject. The cell phone is a Motoro Z2 Play in black valued at $420.

No half measures

In 2018, there were about 2,200 calls for emergency medical services in Warren County. And according to Warren County Commissioner Ben Kafferlin, “only about half of them were answered on time.” An additional one-fourth were answered after 10 minutes. The remaining ...