Cops & Court Report

Two Ridgway men killed in fatal crash

Two Ridgway men were killed in a one-vehicle crash in northern Forest County on Monday. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Nicklas T. Desmond, 40, and Lawrence D. Lineberger, 51, were ejected from the vehicle during the crash at 2:37 p.m. on Route 66 in Howe Township. Police said they ...

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Warren Trespassing. According to City of Warren Police, James Kingston, 70, Warren, was charged with defiant trespass after police received a report that he had entered a business after being told he was no longer welcome. Trespassing. According to City of Warren Police, Hunter Bullock, 18, ...

Sentences handed down in county court

Seven more defendants were sentenced on Friday before Judge Maureen Skerda. They included: ¯Thomas L. Buchanan, 57, of Warren, for DUI first offense and driving while under suspension. Buchanan was sentenced to six months of general supervision. Buchanan was ordered to attend and complete ...

Corry man sent to state prison for stealing from his father

Mark James Brutcher Jr., 36, of Corry, was sentenced Friday before Judge Maureen Skerda. Brutcher was charged in November of 2017 with a bevy of felonies after, according to his affidavit, he entered his father’s residence while his father was hospitalized and proceeded to use the man’s ...

Sexting results in sex offender registraton for Warren man

A Warren man was sentenced before Judge Maureen Skerda Friday for sharing sexual pictures with an 11-year-old girl via Snapchat. Darren Patrick Mahaney, 21, pled guilty to one count of sexual abuse of children on June 11. A second charge - corruption of minors - was not prosecuted. According ...

Three plead guilty

Three guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against two other during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Laura L. Desalvatore, Warren, to theft by deception – false impression. An additional count of theft by deception – ...

One-vehicle crash

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Street signs rest in a driveway after a one-vehicle crash Wednesday morning. There were at least two traffic accidents in the city on Wednesday. For details, see page A2.

Jamestown police release video of dog shooting

JAMESTOWN, NY — Hoping to quash speculation, the Jamestown Police Department released surveillance video Thursday of an officer shooting a dog that charged without warning during a warrant check at a city home. The video's release comes a day after two officers were looking for an ...

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Warren Terroristic Threats. According to City of Warren Police, Daniel Maines, 37, Warren, was charged with Terroristic Threats following an investigation from April 10. DUI. According to City of Warren Police, Gregory Blair Jr., 21, Warren, was charged with DUI-2nd Offense, DUI – General ...

Warren man faces child porn counts

A Warren man has been charged with possession of child pornography. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Thomas Wolosyn, 58, has been charged with 111 counts of sexual abuse of children and 111 counts of criminal use of a communication facility. Police say they responded to the Warren ...

Crash results in gas leak

A two-vehicle crash on Warren’s east side resulted in a gas leak Wednesday afternoon. According to City of Warren Police Chief Brandon Deppen, the call came in at approximately 1:33 p.m. as a “motor vehicle accident with entrapment and a gas emergency.” Both of the vehicles were ...

Sobriety checkpoints planned for 4th

Enjoy the upcoming holiday. But do it responsibly. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, over 10,000 of the 37,000 people killed in fatal crashes last year involved impaired drivers. The Pennsylvania DUI Association notes that of the 381 crashes involving ...

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 ...