Cops & Court Report

Defendants sentenced Friday in Warren County Court

The following defendants were sentenced by Senior Judge William Morgan on Friday morning. All periods of incarceration are to be served in the Warren County Jail unless specified. ¯ Gary B. Blankenship, Warren, to one month to one year incarceration, $30 in restitution, $125 in fees and to ...

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Ricky Barr

Sheffield man sent to state prison on theft

A Sheffield man whose criminal record extends over 35 years was sentenced to state prison on Friday. Ricky Allen Barr, 48 was sentenced to two to four years in state prison by Senior Judge William Morgan. Felony charges were filed against Barr and a co-conspirator, Robert Sheldon, after an ...

Jamestown man ordered to state time for selling ecstasy

A Jamestown man will spend at least the next 18 months in state prison as a result of selling ecstasy in Warren County. Roshad J. Roberts, 27, was sentenced by Senior Judge William Morgan on charges of possession with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance. He was ...

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Ashley Mead

2010 Sheffield High School graduate found murdered in Colorado

A Warren County native was found murdered in Boulder, Colo., this past week. According to FOX 31 News in Denver, Ashley Mead, a 25-year-old mother who was reported missing earlier this week, was killed and her body partially dismembered, with some parts left in various places across several ...

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Kathleen M. Swartz

Former township secretary sentenced to year in prison for stealing over $65,000

“Time, after time, after time, you were stealing.” That was part of the message Senior Judge William Morgan gave to former Conewango Township Secretary Kathleen M. Swartz, 45, North Warren, prior to sentencing her to one year in prison and full restitution for stealing over $65,000 from ...

Accused burglar pleads not guilty

An accused serial burglar entered not guilty pleas to numerous charges – including a total of 17 felonies on Thursday. Jamie Delbert Crick, 41, Youngsville, was arrested in January and charged on January 11, twice on January 18 and then again on January 25 all on charges related to various ...

One guilty plea at hearings Thursday

The following defendants entered pleas before Judge Gregory Hammond during arraignment and change of plea hearings held on Thursday. Michael William Notoro, Sheffield, pled guilty to accident involving damage to attended vehicle/property and careless driving. In exchange, charges including ...

Tidioute man pleads guilty to attempted meth sale

A Tidioute man charged with trying to sell methamphetamine has pled guilty. Zachary Joshua Rounds, 24, currently incarcerated in the Warren County Jail, also pled guilty to DUI-related charges during arraignment proceedings before Judge Gregory Hammond on Thursday. At one docket, Rounds ...

1 pleads guilty at prelims

One defendant was held for court, another pled guilty and charges were withdrawn against another during preliminary hearings on Wednesday before District Justice Glenn Carlson Daniel L. Beers, Warren, pled guilty to theft by unlawful taking – movable property. A count of theft by ...

14-year-old female steals mother’s car, causes accident in NY

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — A 14-year-old Jamestown female was charged Thursday after reportedly stealing her mother’s car and colliding into another vehicle. Shortly before 10 a.m., the Jamestown Police Department received a call that a 14-year-old juvenile, who was reported missing, had just ...

Allegheny County man charged with molesting girl

An Allegheny County man has been charged in Warren County with allegedly molesting a young girl. John Patrick Godfrey, 38, Brackenridge, Pa., was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police with charges including unlawful contact with a minor – sexual offenses, corruption of minors, ...

On The Record

Warren DUI. City of Warren Police charged Jennifer Mandeville, 35, of Russell with two counts of DUI, driving an unregistered vehicle, and period for requiring head lamps after a traffic stop on Saturday, Jan. 28. Underage. City of Warren Police cited two boys, one 14 years old, the other ...

Warren man charged with agg assault against police

A Warren man is facing felony assault charges after an incident in Southwest Township. Aaron Michael Albaugh, 32, was charged with aggravated assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, defiant trespass and damaging property by motor ...

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Columbus Twp. Burglary. Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a break-in at the U.S. Post Office in Columbus Township. According to police, someone pried open the back door of the post office between 12:57 and 3:48 a.m. Friday. The burglar or burglars unsuccessfully tried to remove a ...

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An ATM found in the woods near Weaver Street in Clarendon lies in the Pennsylvania State Police impound at the Warren barracks.

ATM found in woods

ATMs are usually located in high-traffic areas. On Saturday, a Clarendon man reported finding an automatic teller in the woods near Weaver Street. Police collected the ATM, about the size of a three-drawer filing cabinet, and took it to the Warren barracks. The face plate was removed ...

Erie student killed off bus

An Erie County fifth-grader died one day after being struck by a vehicle after school on Thursday. According to GoErie.com, Wattsburg Area School District issued a news release on Friday identifying the student as 12-year-old Noah Wion, a student at Wattsburg Area Middle School. According ...

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Firefighters keep a portable pond filled at 1880 Yankee Bush Road, Conewango Township, in response to a barn fire Friday night.

Fire damage

A Friday evening fire caused extensive damage to a Conewango Township barn. Several volunteer fire departments responded to the 1880 Yankee Bush Road blaze. The structure was fully involved when responding firefighters arrived, according to reports. Starbrick was the lead department. ...

Warren accident shuts down power

A one-vehicle accident shut down East Fifth Avenue in Glade Township for several hours on Thursday afternoon. Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police said on Friday that they responded to the scene of the incident on E. Fifth Ave at Lawn Ave., the road that goes up to Warren Area High School, ...

Sugar Grove man tries to withdraw plea on possession, other charge

A Sugar Grove man who pled guilty to drug charges in October attempted to withdraw his plea on Friday. Argument was held on a motion to withdraw on Friday morning in the case of Douglas Harkins, Sr., who was charged with corrupt organizations – employee; possession with intent to ...

On Record

Pine Grove Twp. DUI crash. Dylan M. Dennison, 18, of Pine Grove Township, was arrested after a Jan. 27 crash on South Main Street, Russell, by Pennsylvania State Police. According to police, Dennison’s car left the road and struck a tree. Police said Dennison left the scene of the crash and ...