Cops & Court Report

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Spring Creek Twp. Burglary. According to Warren-based state police, sometime between Aug. 15 and Sept. 2, a residence on Rt. 426 in Spring Creek Township was broken into and over $1,775 worth of property was taken. Evidence obtained following forensic processing of the scene identified ...

Defendants sentenced in county court

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com The following defendants were sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday morning: All periods of incarceration are to be served in the Warren County Jail. ¯ Wilbert O. Bascom, III, Warren, to 12-58 months in state prison on a count of ...

Pittsfield thief sent to state prison

A Pittsfield man who is a career thief will spend at least the next seven years in state prison. Jamie Crick, 41, was sentenced Friday by President Judge Maureen Skerda on several charges stemming from four burglaries for which he was charged in January He pled guilty to a favorable plea ...

2 sentenced to state prison for meth lab

Two men charged in connection with a meth lab bust in December are headed to state prison. Joshua Max Lambert, 30, 6 Terrace St., Apt. 1, Warren, and Joshua Darryl Wightman, 30, Rimersburg, were sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday. Task Force investigators originally ...

Fair ride operator enters guilty plea

A Toronto, Ohio man has pled guilty to operating the merry-go-round at the Warren County Fair while high. Detectives from the Warren County Drug Task Force charged Thomas David Bradley, 27, with several charges in the wake of the August 10 incident. District Attorney Rob Greene told the ...

Nine defendants plead not guilty at arraignment proceedings

Not guilty pleas were entered by nine defendants during arraignment proceedings on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond. ¯ James C. Ecklund, Warren. Ecklund has been charged with two counts of terroristic threats, disorderly conduct – obscene language/gesture and public drunkenness. ¯ ...

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Warren Criminal mischief. City of Warren police reported that Donna Hogan, 57, Warren, was charged with criminal mischief on Sept. 10 following an investigation into $2,900 in damage to a known victim’s motor cycle. Theft. City of Warren police reported that a 16-year-old juvenile was ...

Three enter guilty pleas

Three defendants pled guilty while another was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday afternoon before District Justice Todd Woodin. The following defendants pled guilty: ¯ David L. Taylor, Jamestown, NY, to defiant trespass. Charges of burglary – not adapted for ...

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Warren Criminal Mischief. According to Pennsylvania State Police, an unknown suspect drove over a mailbox owned by a known female on Schumann Road. Anyone with info is asked to contact police. Brokenstraw Twp. Found Property. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a fishing pole was ...

Warren woman jailed after alleged assault

A Warren woman is in jail after allegedly assaulting another woman on Saturday. According to the affidavit of probable cause, at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, Jocelyn Anne Nellis, 26, of Warren, “attacked the victim,” who was asleep at the time, “while her daughter was ...

Warren woman flown to hospital after crash

A Warren woman was flown from the scene of an accident earlier this week in Conewango Twp. Conewango Township police said on Friday that the accident occurred at approximately 2:46 p.m. Wednesday, and explained that Jacquelyn Cunningham was stopped at a stop sign on Scientific Road facing US ...

Warren man charged with assault over Gameboy

A Warren man faces felony assault charges after an incident in which he allegedly attacked a psychiatric aide over a confrontation about a Gameboy. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Seth M. Hunsberger, 24, of Warren, was confronted by a psychiatric aide at the Warren State ...

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Conewango Twp. Theft of services. Conewango Township police reported that sometime between Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 8 at 10 a.m., someone threw three projection television sets into the Rent One dumpster at the rear of the store. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Thief accepts plea deal

A Youngsville man charged in several burglaries has pled guilty to a favorable plea offer because his constitutional rights were violated by law enforcement. Jamie D. Crick, 41, entered the plea before Judge Gregory Hammond on Thursday. Crick faced four different active dockets including a ...

Warren County Sentencing Court

The following defendants entered guilty pleas during change of plea proceedings before Judge Gregory Hammond on Thursday. ¯ Jacquline E. Case, Jamestown, NY, to false reports to law enforcement authorities. Charges of obstructing the administration of law or other governmental function and ...

DA discourages municipalities from enacting gun laws

Pennsylvania law discourages municipalities from enacting more restrictive gun laws than the state’s. And the Warren County district attorney would like to know if there are any in Warren County. “Such local ordinances are specifically pre-emted by the Pennsylvania Constitution and... ...

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Warren Harassment. Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies charged Ashley N. Gorton, 33, Warren, with harassment immediately following a custody hearing that took place on September 5 at the Warren County Courthouse. Gorton was viewed by deputies shoving a witness waiting to testify in the case ...

Grand Valley man pleads guilty for escape attempt

A Grand Valley man who allegedly tried to escape from the Warren County Jail has pled guilty. Jason Lawrence Pattison, Sr., 11729 Rt. 27, Grand Valley, entered a plea to a count of felony escape on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond. In exchange for the plea, a count of criminal attempt ...

Jamestown man enters pleas to Warren County burglaries

A Jamestown, N.Y. man has entered guilty pleas to numerous charges stemming from several burglaries in Warren County in 2015. William J. Lewis, 52, was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police last November for five different thefts that occurred between October 21, 2015 and November ...

Sexual offender charged for not notifying police of new address

A man on the sexual offender registry who listed a Corry address in reporting to police has allegedly been living in Youngsville. Robert S. Nichols, 30, was charged with failure to provide accurate registration information, a felony. “Due to Nichols being on the sexual offenders registry, ...