Cops & Court Report

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Youngsville Theft. Youngsville police report Virgil Birchard Jr. was charged with three counts of theft and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in connection to an investigation of a theft of a U-Haul truck on Dec. 21 from Brokenstraw Outdoors, a U-Haul rental location. Birchard ...

Knappenberger bail revoked in connected case

A Warren man charged with attempted murder last week has had bail revoked in a connected sexual assault case. Jackson K. Knappenberger, 25, E. Third Ave., allegedly attempted to burn down a residence in Sugar Grove Twp. on Dec. 27. According to the affidavit of probable cause in that ...

Judge Hammond tosses Franklin Geiger’s post-conviction motion

A post-conviction motion for a Warren man sentenced to a lengthy prison term in 2016 has been dismissed. Franklin M. Geiger, 49, currently SCI Chester, was sentenced by Hammond in October to 92 to 184 months in state prison on two counts of possession with intent to deliver, criminal use ...

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Drugs. City of Warren Police charged Steven Blankenship, 45, Ludlow, with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, DUI — controlled substance, DUI – refusal, and driving while suspended or revoked following a traffic stop on Dec. 7. Charged. City of Warren ...

Ludlow man jailed after alleged Facebook messenger drug deal

A Ludlow man is behind bars after he set up a drug deal with a City of Warren police officer over Facebook messenger. Trevor S. Menteer, 39, 35 E. Main St., is behind bars after the incident which occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Point Park. Police report in the ...

Pittsfield man due back in court after Dec.1 arrest

A Pittsfield man is due back in district court today after it took physical force, several shots from a taser and pepper spray to serve an arrest warrant on him in early December, according to state police at the Warren barracks. State police made contact with Jessie Joe Greenhalgh, 31, of ...

2018 in review

These kinds of lists are always subjective. We get that. So we present our take on Warren County’s biggest news of 2018 – from crime to business and project development to “soft news” stories. Crime Matthew B. White, 35, of Chandlers Valley, will spend the rest of his life ...

Arson, attempted murder charges

A fire Thursday night at a home off a dirt road in eastern Sugar Grove Township has resulted in charges of arson and attempted homicide against a Warren man. Jackson K. Knappenberger, 25, of E. Third Ave., Warren, is charged with seven counts of criminal attempt — criminal homicide; ...

Accidental shooting

Officials reported Friday that a young boy was accidentally shot Friday morning in the Lottsville area. The boy reportedly shot himself in the leg. Information about his condition was unavailable Friday. Pennsylvania State Police in Corry said Friday afternoon that the incident was ...

‘Civil conspiracy’

Northwest Insurance Services was awarded millions of dollars at the conclusion of a two-week trial in Warren County court this month. In the complaint, originally filed in June 2017 and amended in December, Northwest Insurance Services alleged contractual violations regarding ...

On The Record

Youngsville Public drunkenness. Youngsville police responded to a report of an intoxicated female at Huey’s Place in Youngsville on Dec. 20 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Rachel Grove, 29, of Sugar Grove was transported to Warren General Hospital for medical attention and was cited for public ...

Harmony, NY: Town Judge resigns following ethics complaint

HARMONY, N.Y. — The longtime town justice in Harmony, N.Y. has resigned following an ethics complaint filed by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. The commission charged that for more than three years, Justice Bruce Scolton missed monthly reporting and depositing deadlines ...

Sugar Grove stabbing suspect apprehended

The suspect in the Dec. 22 stabbing in Sugar Grove is behind bars. Michael Conner Shreve, 22, was taken into custody by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 7:30 a.m. Christmas morning, according to a report from the Jamestown Post-Journal. He was arrested at his ...

McCorrison steps up at 911 Center

A changing of the guard is underway at the Warren County 911 Center. Todd Lake has been the county’s public safety director since 2007. The Warren County Commissioners presented a citation at Wednesday’s meeting commemorating and thanking Lake for his service to the county. “In ...

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Spring Creek Twp. Crash. State police at the Warren barracks report a driver suffered a suspected minor injury following a one-vehicle crash on Dec. 24. John W. Thomas, 75, of Spartansburg was traveling east on Old Route 77 just west of Cemetery Road in a 2003 GMC Sonoma at approximately 3:46 ...

Charges filed in alleged Sugar Grove stabbing

Charges including attempted homicide were filed against an Ashville, N.Y., man in Warren County court Monday. Michael C. Shreve, 22, is accused of stabbing a 26-year-old Jamestown, N.Y., man after a fight early Saturday in the area of The Bucket, Main Street, Sugar Grove. He is charged with ...

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Freehold Twp. Crash. State police at the Corry barracks report a driver and two juvenile passengers, all from Elkton, Md., were not injured in a one-vehicle crash on Dec. 22 on Route 6. Darlene M. Midcap, 47, was traveling west on Route 6 approximately 264 feet west of Deadman's Run Road in a ...

Names, charges not released in Sugar Grove stabbing

Police in Pennsylvania remained tight-lipped as of press time Sunday following a stabbing early Saturday in Warren County. No names or further information has been released after a man accused of stabbing another following an altercation in Sugar Grove was taken into custody in Busti, N.Y. ...

8 sentenced Friday in county court

Eight sentences were handed down by Judge Gregory Hammond on Friday during sentence court proceedings at the Warren County Courthouse. All periods of incarceration are to be served in the Warren County Jail unless otherwise specified. ¯ Juan F. Castillo, Warren, to four days to 90 days ...

Police seek hit-and-run driver

City of Warren Police are trying to locate the driver of a light-colored station wagon of SUV involved in a crash at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, on Market Street. According to police, the driver of the vehicle veered into the southbound right turn lane between Fourth and Fifth avenues, striking ...