Cops & Court Report

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The average response time for law enforcement to an active shooter situation is five to six minutes. “What are you going to do for that five to six minutes,” is what City of Warren police chief Brandon Deppen wants citizens to ask themselves. Whether it’s in a school, at a store, at ...

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Warren Cruelty. A Warren man has entered a guilty plea to a charge of cruelty to animals and relinquished ownership of the dog involved. According to Warren County Humane Society Police Officer, Tommaso Clemente, of 6 Sixth Ave., was charged for failing to provide shelter for a dog that was ...

Warren man receives lengthy state prison sentence for rape

A Warren man received a lengthy state prison sentence on Friday for raping a 16-year-old female last year. Steven Loney, 46, of Warren, was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda following the July 2017 incident in which police say he raped the victim in his car outside of Sugar ...

Jamestown man sentenced for string of burglaries

A Jamestown, N.Y. man is headed to state prison for a string of burglaries that took place in northern Warren County in 2015. Eric Lewis, 30, Jamestown, was sentenced on Friday by President Judge Maureen Skerda. According to the affidavit of probable cause, a resident reported a burglary on ...

Defendants sentenced

President Judge Maureen Skerda sentenced the following individuals during sentence court proceedings on Friday morning at the Warren County Courthouse: All periods of incarceration are to be served in the Warren County Jail unless otherwise specified. ¯ Benjamin M. Barney, Corry, to one ...

Sex offender has sentence upheld

A Corry man currently serving a state sentence for failing to provide accurate registration information as a sexual offender had his sentence upheld on Thursday. Richard R. Reilly was originally sentenced to county jail time in 2000 after pleading guilty to possessing child ...

One pleads guilty, nine not guilty at arraignment

One defendant pleaded guilty, nine pled not guilty and a bench warrant was to be issued for another during arraignment proceedings on Thursday at the Warren County Courthouse. Andrea P. Robbins, Jamestown, NY, pled guilty to retail theft, false identification to law enforcement and receiving ...

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Warren Drug Possession. According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, a known 16-year old male, Warren, wash charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana following a search at Warren Area High School on February 15. Conewango Twp. Criminal Mischief. According to Conewango ...

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Warren Harassment. According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, a known 17-year old male has been charged with harassment following a physical altercation at Warren Area High School on February 9. Harassment. According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, a known 16-year old male ...

Four plead guilty at preliminary hearings

Four pleaded guilty and charges were withdrawn against three defendants during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Joseph P. Morehead, Youngsville, to possession of drug paraphernalia. A count of marijuana – ...

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Sugar Grove Twp. Hit and Run Crash. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a 2011-2017 Dark Gray/Dark Silver Chevrolet 2500 or 3500 pickup truck was traveling east on Jackson Run Road, on February 11, and attempted to turn onto Matthews Run Road when the driver lost control and left the ...

Man accused of killing wife has competency hearing continued

A competency hearing in the case of a Chandlers Valley man accused of killing his wife was continued Thursday afternoon. Matthew B. White, 35, of Chandlers Valley, was in court for the hearing to see if he is fit to stand trial in the case of the June 21, 2017, murder of Jessica L. White ...

Sheffield man charged with choking, threatening girlfriend

A Sheffield man has been arrested for choking and threatening to kill his girlfriend. Drew J. Johnson, 24, of Sheffield, is charged with strangulation, terroristic threats, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the woman, ...

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Warren Hindering Apprehension. According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Julie Ann Curtis, 25, of Warren was charged with Hindering Apprehension following an incident on February 8. Deputies of the Sheriff’s Office made contact with Curtis at her residence when attempting to ...

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Chautauqua Co. N.Y. DWI. Russell F. Anderson, 49, of Youngsville, was charged with felony DWI by the Chautauqua County, N.Y., Sheriff’s Office after a traffic stop at 2:39 a.m. Sunday in French Creek. Deputies observed a vehicle making several traffic violations, according to the release. ...

Charges withdrawn against four

Charges were withdrawn against four defendants during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday. ¯ Charges of accident involving damage to attended vehicle/property, fail to carry registration, fail to carry license, fail to keep right, driving at safe speed, careless driving, fail to notify ...

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Freehold Twp. Crash. Corry-based state police responded to a one-vehicle accident on Feb. 3 at 1:08 p.m. on Rt. 957 west of Turnpike Cemetery Rd. A 2005 Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Benjamin Soto, 40, Jamestown, NY, was lost control of his vehicle while traveling uphill and driving through ...

4 sentenced in Warren County

Four defendants were sentenced on Friday before Judge Gregory Hammond. They included: Phillip I. Franks III, 42, Tidioute, for operating a vehicle without a valid inspection, violations of use of a certificate of inspection, driving while under suspension, driving without a license, and ...

One of three who tried jailbreak pleads guilty

One of three men involved in a June jailbreak attempt has entered a guilty plea. Casey Charles McClain, Sheffield; Joshua Darryl Wightman, Warren and Joshua Paul Morgan, Warren, were charged on Friday by City of Warren police. McClain entered a guilty plea on Thursday before Judge ...