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Cops & Court Report

DUI Task Force encourages social media posting

When the Warren County DUI Task Force has a checkpoint set up, go ahead and spread the word. It might save a life. For the task force, the goal is reducing the number of intoxicated drivers on the road. “Our checkpoints are set up to be a deterrent,” Task Force Coordinator Todd ...

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Columbus Township Theft from Motor Vehicle. Between 8 a.m., Thursday, August 8 and 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, a pistol was allegedly stolen from a 56-year-old male’s, of Corry vehicle. The location of the theft is unknown. The investigation is ongoing. The pistol was a Smith and Wesson, ...

Kelley given jail sentence for christian school thefts

The woman who stole from accounts at Warren County Christian School while employed there over a period of seven years will spend months in Warren County jail and pay back restitution that could amount to $157,000. Bethany J. Kelley, 56, of Tidioute, was sentenced to nine months to two years ...

Indiana Co. man sent to state prison for assault

An Indiana County man will spend years in state prison for a December assault in Pleasant Township. Ryan M. Lowman, 29, of Cherry Tree, was sentenced Friday to 60 to 120 months in a state correctional institution with credit for 170 days served, a $500 fine, $625 in fees, and no contact with ...

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City of Warren DUI. City of Warren police reported Robert Machemer, 51, of Warren, was charged with DUI .16 percent or higher (second offense), DUI – general impairment (second Offense) , DUI – involving a crash, reckless driving (second Offense), and a crash involving damage to attended ...

Defendant gets additional charge for threatening victim in courtroom

A Warren man came into court on Thursday facing two harassment charges and left with a third charge — intimidation of a victim. Christopher Cruzado was charged by Pennsylvania State Police in June with two counts of misdemeanor harassment that were alleged to have occurred in Glade ...

No lawyer, delayed sentencing for defendant in Warren County Court

In an unusual twist, a defendant in Warren County court Friday was surprised that his counsel was not present. It is not unusual for counsel to say they expected their client to be in court. During sentence court proceedings on Friday, Tyson McVey, facing charges including DUI, approached ...

Videoed assault earns state prison

A violent assault that was caught on video landed a Warren man in state prison. Nolan A. Martin, 31, of Warren, was sentenced Friday to 12 to 24 months in state prison — with credit for 33 days served — to be served consecutively to an existing sentence, a $500 fine, $375 in fees, a ...

Three guilty, six not guilty pleas entered Thursday

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com Three guilty pleas were entered, six defendants pled not guilty, and a bench warrant was issued for one during arraignment and change-of-plea proceedings on Thursday before President Judge Maureen Skerda at the Warren County Courthouse. The ...

Corry state police release fatal accident report

Corry-based state police released a report late Wednesday in the fatal accident early Monday morning in Freehold Township involving a Lakewood, N.Y. man. Police said, at 6:34 a.m. Monday, Chad W. Thompson, 35, was driving a 2006 Honda Civic south on Paige Hollow Rd. — a half mile from Bull ...

Fatal traffic accident report

Corry-based state police released a report late Wednesday in the fatal accident early Monday morning in Freehold Township involving a Lakewood, N.Y. man. Police said, at 6:34 a.m. Monday, Chad W. Thompson, 35, was driving a 2006 Honda Civic south on Paige Hollow Rd. — a half-mile from Bull ...

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Pittsfield Township Vehicle Crash. At 5:08 a.m., Saturday, August 24, Michael D. Ruhl, 45, of Tidioute, was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger towing a small trailer north on Davey hill Road in the north bound lane. Just north of the intersection with Andrews Run, Ruhl allegedly swerved his vehicle ...

Wednesday preliminary hearings

Three guilty pleas were entered and charges were withdrawn against five others during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday before District Justice Todd Woodin. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Lander T. Clark, Warren, to marijuana - small amount personal use, driving ...

Warren man faces charges in incest case allegations

A Warren man has been arrested and charged with allegedly forcing two people — who are related to each other by blood — to have sex. Thomas G. Anthony Jr., 50, of Warren, is charged with two counts each of conspiracy — rape, threat of forcible compulsion; conspiracy — sexual ...

Texting and video visitation may be coming to Warren County jail

Commissary changes could bring video visitation and texting options to inmates at the Warren County Jail. The option was presented to the Prison Board for discussion on Tuesday. Oasis Commissary Services, Warden Jon Collins explained, would offer the county a higher commission rate as ...

Warren man flown to UPMS Hamot following bicycle – truck collision

A Warren man was injured in a truck-vs.-bicycle crash Wednesday afternoon in Conewango Township. According to Conewango Township Police, Todd Rudolph of Warren was riding his mountain bike westbound on Route 6 near Scott Run Road shortly after noon when police said he suddenly swerved to ...

Prison Board mulls work release plan

Expanding work release options for inmates at the Warren County Jail was a focus of the Prison Board’s meeting this week. Commissioner Ben Kafferlin described pairing employers with inmates or those recently released “one of the critical areas.” District Attorney Rob Greene said ...

DUI Task Force preps for Labor Day weekend

Motorists are being reminded not to drink and drive this holiday weekend. “Warren County DUI Task Force members will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Warren County over this holiday weekend and several roving patrols,” Task Force Coordinator Todd Mineweaser said. According to ...

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Freehold Township Residential Burglary. Between 12 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, and 9:56 a.m., Friday, August 16, an unknown actor allegedly unlawfully entered a 29-year-old male’s, of Bear Lake, Dyer Rd barn and stole an orange Husqvarna 372 XP chainsaw, value $400. Anyone with information ...