Cops & Court Report

Corry man sent to state prison

A Corry man is headed to state prison on charges that he used an open fire pit on state game lands to dispose of waste from methamphetamine production. Senior Judge William Morgan sentenced Thaddeus L. Czech, IV, 22, on Thursday on charges of possession with intent to deliver, deposits, ...

Drug task force nets alleged meth dealer

A Warren man is behind bars on charges stemming from an alleged sale of methamphetamine that occurred in August. Chevy Allen Haskins, 23, 10 Cook St., was arrested on Wednesday night by members of the Warren County Drug Task Force and Warren County Sheriff’s Office, according to WCDTF ...

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Columbus Twp. Crash. Corry-based state police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Dec. 25 at 10:50 a.m. on Jacks Ln. A 2007 Toyota Tundra, driven by Wade E. Steele, 56, Columbus, began to back into the roadway from a parking lot and struck a 2009 Ford Escape, driven by Shannon Biekarck, ...

A brief look at the major crime stories from 2017

Here are some of the most prominent crime stories reported in the Times Observer in 2017: April 29: Life without parole — James McDaniel pleads, sentenced for murder of Marcus Mattson James A. McDaniel entered a plea of guilty to a charge of murder in the first degree in the February 2016 ...

To protect and serve

There are a lot of things we can’t count on in life. One of the things we can count on in Warren County are law enforcement officers that will respond when needed. Here’s a few of the law enforcement-related stories from 2017: May 9: FBI finishes search of Chandlers Valley ...

Warren man sent to state prison for sexual assault

A Warren man will spend over two years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman earlier this year. Michael Wayne Herbert Vanderhoff, 22, entered a plea to the charge last month, as well as to a count of simple assault at a separate docket. Vanderhoff was before a jury the week before ...

Additional sentences handed down Friday in Warren County Court

Three additional sentences were handed down by Judge Gregory Hammond on Friday. ¯ Jamie D. Perin, Jamestown, NY, to one year probation, $875 in fines and fees, 30 hours of community service, to comply with mental health treatment and participation in the cognitive education program. ¯ ...

Sugar Grove man sentenced for 2016 burglary

A Sugar Grove man was sent to state prison for his involvement in a July 2016 burglary in Freehold Township. Judge Gregory Hammond handed down the sentence to Ehren Michael Brown, 39, on Friday morning. Brown’s attorney, Alan Conn, said Brown has taken responsibility for his conduct and ...

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Youngsville Ring found. A gold wedding band was discovered at the Youngsville car wash on Thursday, Dec. 21, according to Youngsville Borough Police. Anyone with information regarding this lost item is encouraged to contact the Youngsville police department. Punxsutawney Overdoses. ...

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Warren Harassment. Brianna Johnson, 21, Sheffield, and Michelle Johnson, 40, Warren, were both cited for Harassment after officers responded to a domestic dispute on December 16. Public Drunkenness. Edmund Sennett, 57, Tidioute, was cited for Public Drunkenness on December 17 after police ...

Pittsfield man faces additional drug charges

A man who was arrested on drug charges a week ago faces new charges related to allegations that he carried several bags of marijuana into the Warren County Fair. Tyler J. Seybert, 19, of Pittsfield, faces four counts of possession with intent to deliver and one count of possession of drug ...

One pleads guilty, 7 not guilty at court Thursday

One guilty plea was entered, seven defendants pled not guilty and a bench warrant was issued during arraignment and change-of-plea proceedings Thursday before President Judge Maureen Skerda at the Warren County Courthouse. Kyle N. Miller, Warren, pled guilty to charges at two dockets. At one, ...

One defendant pleads guilty

One defendant pled guilty, charges were withdrawn against four, and one person was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Donald D. Cressley, Sheffield, pled guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle without a ...

Pittsfield man held for court

One defendant was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Tyler Jay Seybert, Pittsfield, was held for court on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.

Sheriff warns of phone scam

If the sheriff calls you, it may not actually be the sheriff. Warren County Sheriff Ken Klakamp said on Wednesday that sheriff’s offices around the state are reporting that citizens are receiving phone calls from scammers identifying themselves as the sheriff, a sheriff’s deputy, or a ...

Grand Valley woman faces felony charges

A Grand Valley woman faces felony theft charges after police allege she misappropriated over $17,000 worth of funds from the Jefferson Defrees Family Center (JDFC). According to the affidavit of probable cause, Michelle Suzanne Kitchen, 54, of Grand Valley, was charged with theft by deception ...

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Warren Harassment. According to City of Warren police, a 13-year-old was cited for harassment on Sunday, Dec. 3, after they responded to a report of an “out of control teenager.” Harassment. City of Warren police report that Taylor Depto, 24 or Warren, was charged with resisting arrest, ...

New educational program coming to Warren County Jail

A new educational opportunity is coming to the inmates of the Warren County Jail. Provided through the company Edovo, the company would lease tablets to the jail that provide an avenue for inmates to complete work towards a CDL, GED or a ServSafe certification. The cost would be $2.50 per ...

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Farmington Twp. Harassment. Warren-based state police responded to a report of domestic abuse on Dec. 7 at a Wilson Rd. residence. The investigation revealed that Shawn Moore, 28, and Bridget Putman, 25, had subjected one another to physical contact. Police said both were cited for summary ...

Youngsville man accused of felony strangulation

A Youngsville man faces a felony strangulation charge after allegedly putting a woman in a choke hold. Bruce W. Barr, 29, faces charges of strangulation, simple assault, and two counts of harassment. According to Pennsylvania State Police and Youngsville Borough Police, police responded to ...