Cops & Court Report

Pleas entered during Thursday proceedings

12 guilty pleas were entered and bench warrant was issued for another during change of plea proceedings on Thursday before President Judge Maureen Skerda. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Crystal M. Arnold, Warren, to possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug ...

Attempt to reinstate appeal rights for Youngsville man denied

A Youngsville man sentenced to state prison in 2017 for raping a minor during Cornfest in 2015 had a request for reinstatement of his ability to appeal denied. Joseph G. Hensley, 23, appeared before President Judge Maureen Skerda Thursday morning requesting that his right to appeal his ...

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Conewango Twp. Theft. According to Conewango Township Police, Matthew James Porter, Warren, was charged with retail theft following an incident at Dunham’s Sporting Goods on June 10. Police say Porter stole a knife valued at $34.99. Harassment. According to Conewango Township Police, Jody ...

One pleads guilty, charges withdrawn against four others

One defendant pleaded guilty while charges were withdrawn against four others during Derrick A. Stanko, Warren, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct – engage in fighting, loitering and prowling at night time and public drunkenness. Charges were withdrawn against the following: ¯ Keith ...

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Warren Cited. According to City of Warren Police, a 17-year-old juvenile was cited for failure to yield to pedestrians on sidewalk following a traffic accident in the parking lot of a local business on June 1. DUI. According to City of Warren Police, Brian Garges, 29, Warren, was charged ...

Route 59 crash

A Ford City woman was injured during a two-vehicle crash on Route 59 on Sunday afternoon. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred just east of the Kinzua Dam at 1:23 p.m. Police say the crash occurred as a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport operated by Jonathan Urbanski, ...

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Clarendon Criminal Mischief. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Daniel Rulander-Winger, 20, of Clarendon was charged with criminal mischief following an incident on June 17 at 4 Anchor Street. Police say the incident occured as two victims observed their basement entrance had been ...

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Pine Grove Twp. Crash. According to Warren-based state police, Jan Benson, 66, of Warren, was headed south on Route 62 on Friday, June 15 at around 10:30 a.m. when a deer ran from the left side of the road into the driver’s side front fender of her 2017 Toyota Prius. After impact, the deer ...

6 plead guilty; 6 not guilty

Six guilty pleas, six not guilty pleas and two bench warrants were to be issued as a result of arraignment/change of plea proceedings on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Jean C. Jimenez-Camacho, Jamestown, NY, to unauthorized use of ...

Man detained in city without incident

City of Warren Police detained a suspect outside of 6 Market Street Thursday morning. According to Chief Brandon Deppen, officers were dispatched to the area of Enterprise Rent-A-Car at about 11:30 a.m. for a report of a threat with a firearm. Police detained a man at the scene. Deppen ...

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Warren Bench Warrant. According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Barr, 32, of Warren, was arrested on June 13 for failure to appear to serve his sentence for driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked. Warrant Arrest. According to the Warren County ...

Charges withdrawn

Charges were withdrawn against two defendants during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Gary L. O’Donnell, Warren. O’Donnell had been charged with simple assault. A count of harassment – subject other to physical contact was re-categorized as a ...

Making the call

During their last meeting, the Warren County Commissioners agreed to undertake an emergency radio project with a total price tag of approximately $1.8 million. On Wednesday, the commissioners settled on how to pay for it. The commissioners have unanimously agreed to buy the equipment — ...

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Warren DUI. Tyler Christeson, 26, Warren, was charged with DUI – Controlled Substance (4 Counts) DUI – General Impairment, DUI-Controlled Substance Crash, Driving while Operating Privilege Suspended, Careless Driving and Disregard Traffic Lane, following a two vehicle accident at ...

Bear Lake man cited for indecent exposure

A 61-year-old Bear Lake man has been cited for indecent exposure. According to the affidavit, Calvin Earl Redick was cited for the second-degree misdemeanor after an Amish man reported on May 25 that Redick was “exposing himself to Amish women as they drive by his residence in their ...

Spartansburg man charged with indecent assault

A Spartansburg man has been charged with indecent assault following an incident at his residence on Oil Creek Road in Spring Creek Township. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Delbert Wayne Lehmann, 81, was charged Wednesday with one count of misdemeanor indecent assault. Police say ...

Charges withdrawn against one Horton House defendant

Charges against one of three defendants charged with not submitting unemployment taxes and information for the Horton House Bed and Breakfast have been withdrawn. A Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry unemployment compensation tax agent filed charges in May against three men, ...

With honor

“Not just a partner... a family member, a best friend.” At least 50 law enforcement officers and hundreds of citizens attended a funeral service Tuesday afternoon at Warren Area High School to remember and celebrate Conewango Township Police K9 Officer Choper. Canine handlers from as far ...

Firearms missing

Several firearms have been reported missing from a building in Sugar Grove. On Friday, June 8, state police reported that sometime between Jan. 1 and May 17 of this year a Sugar Grove resident reported that several guns were missing from his home on Patchen Hill Road. Among the missing ...

10 plead guilty

The following defendants entered guilty pleas before President Judge Maureen Skerda on Monday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Cheyenne M. Collins, Warren, to possession of drug paraphernalia. A count of possession – small amount of marijuana was not prosecuted. ¯ Chrie K. Denning, ...