Cops & Court Report

Knappenberger found guilty of indecent assault

A Warren man has been found guilty at jury trial of indecent assault against a 12-year-old girl. And he faces pending charges for allegedly attempting to burn down the home where the victim resided while she and six others were inside. Jackson Kent Knappenberger, 25, E. Third Ave., was ...

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Youngsville Harassment. On Wednesday, April 24, Youngsville Police responded to an alleged domestic dispute at a residence on West Main Street in Youngsville. Stephen Breon, 33, of Grand Valley, and Brittany Breon, 28, of Youngsville, were both cited for harassment. Citations were filed ...

Ex-teacher charged with underage sex

A former Titusville Area School District teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old student. Rochelle L. Cressman, 32, of Titusville, is charged with 10 counts of statutory sexual assault; 10 counts of IDSI — person less than 16 years old; unlawful contact with ...

Warren County seeks 2nd K9 Officer

Warren County is in the process of picking up a second K9 police officer. The county commissioners signed off on an agreement with Shallow Creek Kennels of Sharpsville that will allow Sheriff Deputy Tom Kibbey to - this Friday - meet and select the next K9 that will serve throughout the ...

3 guilty pleas, 3 charges withdrawn Wednesday

Three guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against three during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Bobbi D. Pearce, Glen Campbell, Pa., to disorderly conduct. A count of intimidate ...

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Warren Theft. Katie Calimeri, 27, Jamestown, N.Y., was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property on April 26 after removing a painting from a local restaurant without permission. DUI. Jody Thomson, 46, Warren, was charged with DUI – General Impairment, DUI - .10% ...

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Warren DUI Highest Rate of Alcohol. Brian Kibbey, 51 of Warren, was charged with DUI – Highest Rate of Alcohol, DUI- General Impairment & Disregard Traffic Lane following a traffic stop on Wednesday, March 20. DUI .16% or Higher. Shontrail Maye, 33 of Buffalo, NY, was charged with DUI ...

McKean man faces assault allegations

A McKean County man has been charged with aggravated assault following an alleged incident at Warren County jail and Warren General Hospital. Robert J. Yount, 49, of Rixford, is charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, simple assault, disorderly conduct, and ...

Pennsylvania BLCE investigates 183 complaints

The state bureau of liquor control had a busy April investigating 183 complaints within the region that includes Warren County. Those investigations included the discovery of a moonshine still and related paraphernalia near a college campus in Erie County. The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau ...

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Freehold Twp. Crash. At 7:10 a.m. Monday, May 6, Jerry M. Steadman, 59, of Corry, was traveling east behind John A. Shetler, 26, of Sugar Grove, on Route 957 just west of Turnpike Cemetery Rd. Steadman said the heavy fog and sun caused him to not see Shetler’s horse-drawn buggy on the ...

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Sugar Grove Township DUI. At 1:59 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Ashley Thornton, 39, of Warren, was stopped by Warren-based state police after an alleged traffic violation was observed. Upon making contact with Thornton, it was believed he was impaired at the time of the stop. Upon completion of ...

Child dies after being run over by driver ‘playing’ with moving vehicle

A seven-year-old boy was run over by a vehicle and killed in the parking lot of the Tidioute Scenic Overlook on Friday evening in Limestone Township. Warren-based state police said the driver, 33-year-old Justin Edward Sweitzer, of Tidioute, was allegedly “playing” with the victim by ...

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Chautauqua Co., NY Possession. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies on patrol on May 2 at 3 a.m. reported stopping a vehicle on Potter Rd. in the Town of Chautauqua for an observed violation. Deputies report that contact was made with Michael W. Brant, 42, Warren, and Lindsey K. Johnson, ...

Wednesday preliminary hearings

Charges were withdrawn against one while another pled guilty during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Derrick A. Stanko, Warren, pled guilty to a count of criminal mischief – damage property. A count of criminal mischief – break into structure was ...

An abstract concept

“The law” can be an abstract concept. But on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse - Law Day - high school seniors from Warren and Forest counties heard from court officials on much more practical issues. The focus of the event - which included students from Warren, Youngsville, ...

Warren jail looks to allow inmates to attend church

The Warren County Jail will be exploring a policy to permit work-release eligible inmates to attend church on Sundays. The Prison Board discussed the concept during Tuesday’s meeting. Commissioner Ben Kafferlin, who pitched the idea, said that the change is “something that several of ...

Prison officials talk body scan tech

Contraband entering a correctional facility is always a problem. New technology the Warren County Prison Board discussed on Tuesday could take a giant bite out of that problem. Warden Jon Collins told the board that he and Deputy Warden Rusty Barr recently attended a warden’s ...

Cause and effect

Youngsville police recently spent a day in and out of the classroom at the Warren County Career Center demonstrating how and why to make a traffic stop and potentially make a DUI arrest. WCCC Protective Service Instructor Mike Noe asked Youngsville Police Chief Todd Mineweaser and Officer ...

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City of Warren DUI. Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police reported that a traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. W. and Hickory St. on April 7 at 2:03 a.m. and, as a result, Christopher Lopez, 60, Beaver Falls, Pa., was taken into custody for DUI. Theft. ...

4 killed in crash in McKean County

Four people, including two children 12 and under, were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday on Rt. 219 near Town Line Rd. in Hamlin Township, McKean County. At 8:05 a.m. Saturday, Ashley L. Smith, 30, of Pittsburgh, was traveling with Teonna L. Herring, 31, of Pittsburgh, and a ...