Cops & Court Report

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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 ...

Tidioute man charged for telling children to punch him

A Tidioute man faces corruption of minors charges after he allegedly tried to get two children to punch him in the face. Walter D. Lindsay, 41, faces two counts of corruption of minors, and three counts of harassment. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Lindsay was “trying to teach” ...

Local men charged for July heroin deal

A July 21 controlled buy with a confidential informant has landed a Pittsfield man and a Warren man in prison on drug charges. Tyler Jay Seybert, 19, Pittsfield, and Dustin Lee Campbell, 20, Warren, were charged by Warren County Drug Task Force agents on Tuesday. Campbell, charged with ...

Drug Task Force hauls in 20 dealers in 2017

Twenty drug dealers were nabbed in 2017 by the Warren County Drug Task Force. And that effort will continue in 2018. “During 2017 the Warren County Drug Task Force conducted 19 cases targeting methamphetamine, bath salts, heroin and other opiates,” Warren County Drug Task Force ...

New charges for alleged ‘kingpin’

A methamphetamine dealer faces new charges in the wake of an August 23 controlled buy. Investigators with the Warren County Drug Task Force charged William E. Housler, 40, 1202 Pennsylvania Ave. W., on Tuesday with possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communications ...

Warren man locked up on drug charges

Suboxone and roxicodone sales to a confidential informant have landed a Warren man behind bars. Christopher S. Madigan, 26, 109 Conewango Ave., was charged on Tuesday by Warren County Drug Task Force Agents with possession with three counts each of possession with intent to deliver, criminal ...

Charges withdrawn against five defendants

Charges against five defendants were withdrawn during central court proceedings Wednesday. Charges against Nicholas R. Fronk, 24, of Warren, including simple assault, and three counts of harassment, were withdrawn. Charges against Zachary Graham, 18, of Spartansburg, including possession of ...

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Pittsfield Twp. DUI. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a known 44 year old male, Pittsfield, was charged with DUI following a traffic stop at Rt 6. and 27 on December 9. Charges are pending blood test results. Sheffield Twp. Theft. According to Pennsylvania State Police, an unknown ...

Warren man jailed in Chautauqua Co.

A Warren man is in Chautauqua County, N.Y., jail Monday after allegedly driving his vehicle over the legs of a woman Sunday afternoon. According to Town of Ellicott (N.Y.) Police, Shawn L. Arnold, 38, of Warren, ran over a woman who had a valid order of protection against him. Police ...

Warren man faces assault charges

A Warren man faces aggravated assault charges following an incident that occurred on Friday, Dec. 8. According to the affidavit of probable cause, James Curtis Ecklund, 45, of Warren, was arrested on Friday after police were dispatched to Russell Street in the city around 7:45 p.m. for a ...

Warren woman charged for allegedly spitting on official

A Warren woman faces aggravated assault charges for spitting on an official. Amanda Peterson, 28, of Warren, was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 7, for her part in an incident that happened on August 27 of this year. According to the affidavit of probable cause, officers were dispatched to 310 ...

Lifetime Sexual Offender Registration faced by Warren man

A Warren man is headed to state prison and faces a lifetime sexual offender registration as the result of improper contact with juvenile females on two separate occasions. Kyle R. Kitchel, 25, 2105 Cobham Park Road, was sentenced on Friday by President Judge Maureen Skerda. He pled guilty ...

Corry man pleads guilty to producing methamphetamine

A Corry man has pled guilty to numerous felonies stemming from the production of methamphetamine. Thaddeus L. Czech, IV, 22, pled guilty to felony counts of possession with intent to deliver, deposits, stores, disposes chemical waste and causing or risking catastrophe as well as a summary ...

Meth, bath salts dealer given state prison sentence

A man caught dealing methamphetamine and bath salts back in July will spend nearly four years in state prison after a sentence that was handed down on Friday. Christopher A. Cross, Warren, was sentenced on charges of possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communications ...

Defendants sentenced in Warren County Court

The following defendants were sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday morning: All periods of incarceration are to be served in the Warren County Jail unless otherwise specified. ¯ Brittney M. Bailey, Warren, to six to 12 months incarceration, $280 in restitution, $800 in ...

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Warren School Bus Violation. Warren City police report that Matthew Knupp, 39, of Clarendon, was cited for a school bus violation following a report from the bus driver. Harassment. According to City of Warren police, Alton Swanson, 53, and Kimela Wester, 24, were cited for harassment on ...

Corry man sentenced to state prison for aggravated assault

A Corry man will spend over four years in state prison after putting a gun to a neighbor’s face and pulling the trigger. Aron A. Barstow, 40, was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday. He pled guilty to aggravated assault and theft last month and, in exchange, charges ...

Allegheny Co. man sentenced for molesting young girl

“There’s a special place in hell for those who prey on children.” That was part of the message District Attorney Rob Greene brought to an Allegheny County man who will spend three months in jail and register as a sexual offender for the next 15 years for molesting a young girl between ...

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Conewango Twp. Retail theft. On Dec. 5 at 5:11 p.m., officers of the Conewango Township Police Department were dispatched to Walmart as Christine M. Johnson, 32, Jamestown, N.Y., was stopped by Walmart Loss Prevention after attempting to leave the store without paying for $235.59 worth of ...