Cops & Court Report

DUI taskforce holiday results

The Warren County DUI Task Force conducted roving patrols throughout Warren County on Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6. Traffic stops for moving violations and equipment violations were made in Sheffield, Sugar Grove, Tidioute, Youngsville, Pittsfield, Conewango Township, Russell and ...

Progress

Lady Justice’s perch above the Warren County is looking better. Earlier this year, the Warren County Commissioners approved a roof repair project for the courthouse. The primary contractors, Durable Slate Company and McCreary Roofing, are ahead of schedule and within budget, according ...

Former Warren County solicitor jailed for unpaid parking tickets

A former Warren County solicitor is behind bars for non-payment on a series of parking tickets. John R. Shreve, 31, Warren, was found to be in contempt of court for failure to pay fines and costs by Judge John Foradora, Jefferson County’s Court of Common Pleas president judge, at a ...

Six guilty pleas at preliminary hearings

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com Six guilty pleas were entered during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Thomas J. Donohue, Warren, to possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges of driving an unregistered vehicle and operating vehicle without ...

‘Grand old building’

A structure fire late night Monday, July 8, 2019, left the back third of 312 Market St, Warren, with fire, smoke and water damage. The unofficial cause has been determined electrical accidental according to Acting Fire Chief Steve Hoffman, Warren Fire department. The building had been ...

The history of 312 Market Street

The downtown Warren structure damaged by fire Monday night was a “grand old building.” The historic Church of Christ Scientist building at 312 Market Street was built in 1865. Owner Ken Williams said he and his wife, Sue, bought the building in February with the hopes of renovating ...

Court denies White appeal

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has rejected a Warren man’s appeal of his life sentence. Matthew B. White, 36, formerly of Chandlers Valley, currently incarcerated in State Correctional Institution — Greene — appealed his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of ...

On The Record

Sugar Grove Burglary. Pennsylvania State Police at the Warren barracks are seeking information about a theft of nearly $1,000 worth of various items that took place on July 3 from a business in Sugar Grove Township. Police report someone broke into O’Brien Transmission Service, 4800 ...

Amon pleads guilty, seeks addiction treatment

A Warren man will be on probation for well over a decade for his involvement in a “meth-fueled” crime spree. Steven M. Amon, 46, 407 Water St., Apt. 2, pled guilty to charges at seven dockets - and was subsequently sentenced - by Judge Gregory Hammond on Monday morning. District ...

On The Record

Sheffield Township Crash. At 12:47 p.m., Saturday, July 6, Daniel R. Greene, 55, of Columbiana, OH, was traveling west on State Route 666. Greene attempted to negotiate a curve in the road and allegedly lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle slid across the roadway and struck a guide rail. ...

US District Judge denies Hensley grievance case

A Youngsville man who had filed three pending federal district court cases now has only two. Joseph G. Hensley is serving a state prison sentence after pleading guilty to raping a minor during Cornfest in Youngsville in 2015. All three cases are before the U.S. District Court for the ...

4 Airlifted after suffering burns in Chautauqua boating Accident

MAYVILLE, N.Y. — Four people, including three children, were airlifted to the hospital after suffering burns in a boating accident Wednesday. The incident near the Chautauqua Marina on West Lake Road in Mayville, N.Y occurred around 5:20 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone ...

On The Record

Youngsville Boro DUI Alcohol. PSP Warren conducted a traffic stop at 2:37 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, on a 2009 Chrysler Corporate Name Change to FCA US, LLC 2015 Town and Country, operated by Jennifer Yanik, 42, of Jamestown, NY. Yanik was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol. ...

Youngsville man charged with statutory assault

A Youngsville man has been charged for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Nicholas L. Cox, 20, of Youngsville, is charged with statutory sexual assault —4 to 8 years older; interference with custody of children; two counts of corruption of minors; unlawful contact with minor ...

Preliminary hearings

Charges were withdrawn against one during preliminary hearings held on Tuesday at the Warren County Courthouse. A count of bad checks was withdrawn against Jesse K. Schumann, Warren. An additional count of bad checks was re-categorized as a non-traffic offense.

Warren man allegedly tries to falsify drug screen

A Warren man on his way to check in with adult probation allegedly strapped a bottle of urine to himself and walked into Warren County Courthouse. Jason L. Nichols, 37, of Warren, is charged with furnishing drug-free urine. Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies report that Nichols entered ...

On The Record

City of Warren Disorderly Conduct. Kayla Henry, 22, of Sugar Grove, was charged with disorderly conduct on Sunday, June 23, after she allegedly caused a disturbance in a public building. Reckless/Careless Driving. Nolan Nudd, 18, of Warren, was cited for reckless driving and careless ...

Warren woman charged for stabbing man with kitchen knife

A Warren woman faces a felony aggravated assault charge for allegedly stabbing a man repeatedly with a kitchen knife. Amanda R. Havle, 40, 3373 Follett Run Road, was charged on Monday by Conewango Township Police. Police report in the affidavit of probable cause that they were dispatched on ...

Former teacher’s arraignment on drug charges set for August 8

The case of a teacher accused of taking meth and other drugs to school will move to the Court of Common Pleas. Former Beaty-Warren Middle School math teacher Matthew R. Kiser, 44, of Warren, was charged in April with possession with intent to deliver after he allegedly took a backpack ...