Cops & Court Report

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Warren County’s emergency dispatch system is about to come into the 21st century. And the technology is top of the line. The Northern Tier consortium – of which Warren County is a part – has signed on to an agreement for the computer-aided dispatch system with Tyler Technologies, ...

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Holiday DUI enforcement The Warren County DUI Task Force will be out this holiday season conducting impaired driving enforcement through New Year’s Eve.

Tidioute again seeks to fill police vacancy

Tidioute Mayor Pam McLaughlin has confirmed that council is seeking a new borough police chief. This comes only three months after borough council hired Chelsea Ishman for the position. “She was a probationary employee and we parted ways,” said McLaughlin. “With the dismissal of ...

On The Record

Warren Assault. City of Warren police report Jemiere Hickman, 29, of Pittsburgh was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person on Dec. 5 following an investigation into an assault that occurred on Nov. 29. Traffic violation. ...

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Sheffield Twp. Theft. State police at the Warren barracks report a Sheffield man paid an undisclosed amount of money to a fraudulent computer repair company on Nov. 23 via an online transaction to solve a reported virus. Glade Twp. Crash. State police at the Warren barracks report a ...

Statewide sentencing initiative leaders visit

A state-wide legislative initiative made a stop in Warren Friday morning for a brief public hearing. Eight years ago, the Pennsylvania General Assembly tasked the state’s Commission on Sentencing with developing a risk assessment instrument. According to a policy overview for the tool from ...

WAHS on alert Friday

Warren Area High School was on alert Friday morning. According to a release issued by the Warren County School District Friday morning, an anonymous, written note was found indicating that an incident may occur at the school building. The note was not specific about the date and time of the ...

On The Record

Warren Stalking. City of Warren police report Tyson McVey, 39, of Warren was charged with stalking, harassment and loitering and prowling at night on Dec.1 after police responded to a report of a male on the roof of a residence of a known victim. Hit and run. Lindsey Johnson, 33, of ...

Arraignment hearings

One guilty plea was entered while seven defendants pleaded not guilty during arraignment proceedings held on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond at the Warren County Courthouse. Rocky A. Fiscus, Warren, pleaded guilty to accessing a device issued to another who did not authorize its use. ...

Addressing the court

The Warren County Commissioners in a split decision signed off on multi-million dollar slate of repairs to the Warren County Courthouse. Those repairs, however, don’t address the developers’ concerns of a leaky roof and the walls of the original 19th century courthouse. Commissioner Ben ...

Youngsville man arrested on assault charges

A Youngsville man was arrested Monday and charged with two felony counts of strangulation. According to Youngsville Borough Police, Michael McGuire, 31, of Youngsville, assaulted a woman at about 3:45 p.m. Monday. Police said McGuire punched and kicked the woman several times, then choked ...

Two charges withdrawn and three plead guilty at court hearings

Three defendants pleaded guilty, charges were withdrawn against two and one was held for court during preliminary hearings on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded not guilty: ¯ Erica G. Johnson, Erie, to theft by unlawful taking. Charges of theft ...

Spartansburg man indicted for child exploitation

A Spartansburg man has been indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of children. According to the U.S. Attorneys Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, Michael Robert Heinrich, 67, is accused of taking sexually explicit photos of two children under the age of five and possessing ...

Conewango Police seek owners of stolen property

Following the arrest of three Warren men in of a string of burglaries, Conewango Township Police are asking residents to check their garages and sheds. “Conewango Township Police urge residents and landowners in the North Warren, Jackson Run, Follett Run, and Hillcrest areas to check ...

On The Record

Pleasant Twp. Burglary. State police at the Warren barracks report someone entered a residence on Mohawk Ave. through a window sometime between Dec. 1 and Dec. 5. The actor/s went through the entire house and removed a DVD player and 35 DVDs from the living area. The estimated value of the ...

Suspended license stop leads to drug charges

A stop of a driver with a suspended license Friday in Warren ended up as a felony drug bust. According to City of Warren Police, Steven Ray Blankenship, 45, of Ludlow, was driving a Chevy Silverado on Pioneer Street at about 1 p.m. Friday while on a suspended license. Police searched the ...

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Deerfield Twp. Burglary. State police at the Warren barracks report someone broke the locks on two storage shed doors located at 10215 Davey Hill Road some time between Oct. 10 and Nov. 19. The actor left the scene by unknown means in an unknown direction. Damage to the padlocks is estimated ...

Defendants sentenced in county court

The following individuals were sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday during sentencing proceedings at the Warren County Courthouse: All periods of incarceration are to be served in the Warren County Jail unless otherwise specified. ¯ Joy A. Armstrong, Warren, to a six month ...

State prison sentence for Warren woman who hit child with toys

A Warren woman who initially lied to police in a child abuse investigation before admitting that she struck her child causing bruises and contusions — and threw toys that hit the child — has been sent to state prison. Harley R. Billyard, 21, was sentenced on Friday before President Judge ...