Cops & Court Report

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 ...

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Warren Endangering the welfare of children. City of Warren police report Matthew Matha, 27, of Warren was charged with endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors following an investigation into a child being left outside unattended on Dec. 9. He was committed to the Warren ...

Jamestown man arrested in Butler, Pa. rejects plea deal

MAYVILLE — A plea offer was rejected by the defense of Jonathan Young, the Jamestown, N.Y.-area man accused of setting a dozen fires last year. The deal was proposed shortly before a hearing in Chautauqua County Court on Thursday to discuss evidence in the case against Young, who is facing a ...

Preliminary hearings

Charges were withdrawn against two defendants while two were held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Charges were withdrawn against the following defendants: ¯ Tanner C. Jenkins, Warren. He had been charged with two counts of ...

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Youngsville Driving under the influence. Youngsville police report Kellan P. Taydus, of Youngsville was arrested on Dec. 4 after his vehicle was found in a ditch along Thatchers Lane. Taydus was taken into custody after he refused field sobriety tests. He was transported to the Warren County ...

Felony charge added in strangulation case

The Warren County District Attorney’s Office leveled a new felony charge on a man already facing two counts of strangulation. Michael B. McGuire, 31, of Youngsville, is accused of punching and kicking a pregnant woman and attempting to put duct tape over her mouth. McGuire allegedly ...

Top of the line

Warren County’s emergency dispatch system is about to come into the 21st century. And the technology is top of the line. The Northern Tier consortium – of which Warren County is a part – has signed on to an agreement for the computer-aided dispatch system with Tyler Technologies, ...

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Holiday DUI enforcement The Warren County DUI Task Force will be out this holiday season conducting impaired driving enforcement through New Year’s Eve.

Tidioute again seeks to fill police vacancy

Tidioute Mayor Pam McLaughlin has confirmed that council is seeking a new borough police chief. This comes only three months after borough council hired Chelsea Ishman for the position. “She was a probationary employee and we parted ways,” said McLaughlin. “With the dismissal of ...

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Warren Assault. City of Warren police report Jemiere Hickman, 29, of Pittsburgh was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person on Dec. 5 following an investigation into an assault that occurred on Nov. 29. Traffic violation. ...

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Sheffield Twp. Theft. State police at the Warren barracks report a Sheffield man paid an undisclosed amount of money to a fraudulent computer repair company on Nov. 23 via an online transaction to solve a reported virus. Glade Twp. Crash. State police at the Warren barracks report a ...

Statewide sentencing initiative leaders visit

A state-wide legislative initiative made a stop in Warren Friday morning for a brief public hearing. Eight years ago, the Pennsylvania General Assembly tasked the state’s Commission on Sentencing with developing a risk assessment instrument. According to a policy overview for the tool from ...

WAHS on alert Friday

Warren Area High School was on alert Friday morning. According to a release issued by the Warren County School District Friday morning, an anonymous, written note was found indicating that an incident may occur at the school building. The note was not specific about the date and time of the ...

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Warren Stalking. City of Warren police report Tyson McVey, 39, of Warren was charged with stalking, harassment and loitering and prowling at night on Dec.1 after police responded to a report of a male on the roof of a residence of a known victim. Hit and run. Lindsey Johnson, 33, of ...

Arraignment hearings

One guilty plea was entered while seven defendants pleaded not guilty during arraignment proceedings held on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond at the Warren County Courthouse. Rocky A. Fiscus, Warren, pleaded guilty to accessing a device issued to another who did not authorize its use. ...

Addressing the court

The Warren County Commissioners in a split decision signed off on multi-million dollar slate of repairs to the Warren County Courthouse. Those repairs, however, don’t address the developers’ concerns of a leaky roof and the walls of the original 19th century courthouse. Commissioner Ben ...

Youngsville man arrested on assault charges

A Youngsville man was arrested Monday and charged with two felony counts of strangulation. According to Youngsville Borough Police, Michael McGuire, 31, of Youngsville, assaulted a woman at about 3:45 p.m. Monday. Police said McGuire punched and kicked the woman several times, then choked ...

Two charges withdrawn and three plead guilty at court hearings

Three defendants pleaded guilty, charges were withdrawn against two and one was held for court during preliminary hearings on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded not guilty: ¯ Erica G. Johnson, Erie, to theft by unlawful taking. Charges of theft ...

Spartansburg man indicted for child exploitation

A Spartansburg man has been indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of children. According to the U.S. Attorneys Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, Michael Robert Heinrich, 67, is accused of taking sexually explicit photos of two children under the age of five and possessing ...