Cops & Court Report

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Conewango Twp. Theft. A man wanted on multiple warrants out of Crawford and Erie counties was arrested after an investigation into an attempted theft in Warren County. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Johnathan Santry, 30, of Conneaut, Ohio, was taken into custody after he allegedly ...

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Mead Twp. Criminal mischief. On August 26 at 8:14 p.m., Warren-based state police were dispatched to 12925 US 6 for a report of criminal mischief. Joshua Thompson, Clarendon, reported to police that between 8 p.m. on August 25 and 7 a.m. on August 26 someone entered his driveway and spray ...

Safety Fair today: Fire trucks, Emergency Services and more

Warren County’s second annual Public Safety Fair is set for today from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Lowe’s parking lot in North Warren. “This is a chance for all ages to learn about public safety,” Commissioner Ben Kafferlin previously said of the event. ...

Not so Nightingale

A Tidioute woman is behind bars after allegedly stealing prescribed pain medication from more than 15 patients at a Warren nursing home. According to investigators, that included switching liquid morphine prescribed to a terminally-ill cancer patient with a similar color of ...

Arraignment held Thursday afternoon

The Tidioute woman charged with stealing prescription medications from patients at a Warren nursing home is being held on $50,000 bail. Kellie A. Gentz, 30, was charged with a felony count of acquiring controlled substances by misrepresentation as well as misdemeanor charges including five ...

Garland man jailed for alleged threats to kill

A Garland man is in jail on $100,000 bail after allegedly threatening to kill an estranged family member, Christian S. Iverson, 37, was arrested Wednesday following a series of events that state police said started off with their being dispatched to Dunn’s Eddy Road in Brokenstraw ...

Widespread power outages hit thousands in Warren County

A circuit breaker failure at Penelec’s Warren substation resulted in more than 6,000 customers in the Warren area being without power for several hours Wednesday. “A circuit breaker, much like a breaker in your house or apartment, failed in one of our major substations in the Warren ...

Man and woman charged with multiple drug felonies

A man and woman are behind bars after conspiring to sell pills to a confidential informant. Detectives with the Warren County Drug Task Force filed the charges against Brenda K. Knisley, 41, and Justin L. Steinman, 33, both of Warren, on August 31. Detectives alleged in the affidavit of ...

Warren County court hearings

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com Charges were withdrawn against one defendant while another was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Charges including two counts each of access device issued to another who did not authorize ...

Closed

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office will be closed today from 10:30 a.m. — 12 p.m. to observe funeral services.

Charges consolidated against Tidioute woman, 16 remain

Hundreds of charges have been withdrawn in the case of a Tidioute woman accused of stealing from Warren County Christian School. Bethany J. Kelley, 55, faces 16 charges including nine counts of forgery — felony of the second degree; five counts of access device is counterfeit, altered, ...

A lifetime of dedicated service

Warren County has lost a public servant. Susan Kosinski, who served the county as elected prothonotary and clerk of courts for more than half of her life, died Sunday at the age of 67. She was a fixture at Warren County Courthouse. Kosinski was elected eight times and served as ...

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Mead Twp. Crash. No one was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 7:51 p.m. Friday on Kinzua Road. According to police, an eastbound vehicle driven by Christopher W. Hoffman, 24, of Youngsville, left the road, traveled about 150 feet before striking a utility pole and eventually coming to ...

Grand Valley woman charged with smuggling meth into jail

A Grand Valley woman is behind bars after attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into the Warren County Jail by hiding it in a body orifice. Seneca Marie Booth, 30, was arrested by Conewango Township Police on August 27 after fleeing from a North State Street residence in North Warren. She ...

Erie car dealer admits to fraud

An Erie car dealership has admitted to bank loan fraud and will be required to pay over $2,000,000 as part of a deferred prosecution agreement. The U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice, Western District of Pennsylvania, announced the agreement on Friday with Hallman Chevrolet. Under ...

DUI checkpoints, roving patrols for Labor Day weekend

PennDOT and Warren County law enforcement are discouraging impaired driving — particularly this holiday weekend. The Warren County DUI Task Force will have checkpoints and roving patrols this weekend. There were thousands of crashes over the Labor Day weekend last year. According to ...

Charges filed in alleged road rage incident

A Youngsville man faces aggravated assault charges for alleged role in an August 20 road rage incident. Brian Bruce Kay, 35, was charged by Conewango Township police on August 29 with charges including four counts of aggravated assault and two counts each of terroristic threats and ...

Senior check-in service launched

Sometimes, it’s important just to check in. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office’s Senior Check-In Program is up and running. The system provides automated outgoing calls from the sheriff’s office to subscriber’s phones. If for some reason the subscriber is unable to answer, the ...

New EMS radio system may take getting used to, but user-friendly

A $1.8 million emergency radio upgrade undertaken by Warren County continues to drive discussion. On Monday, the purchase was discussed both at separate work sessions of both Warren City Council and the Warren County Commissioners. City Manager Nancy Freenock said city staff is meeting ...

New tech may speed parole for inmates

There are inmates in the Warren County Jail ready for parole but need a psychiatric evaluation before they can go. And that process takes far longer – potentially three to six months – than county officials think it should. Enter tele-psych – the ability to complete an evaluation ...