Cops & Court Report

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 ...

3 Plead guilty, 3 charges withdrawn in preliminary hearings Wednesday

Three guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against three during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse.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 pleaded guilty: ¯ Joseph E. Novak, Frewsburg, NY, to false reports – reported offense did not occur and ...

On The Record

Someone shot a Route 27 Pittsfield resident’s vehicles three times at about 4:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17. According to Pennsylvania State Police, there were bullet holes in the left front door and the left rear door of a jeep. A third bullet broke through the left rear window and right front ...

Company providing inmates access to education, tablets

People don’t often wind up in the Warren County Jail without cause. But a new educational option provided to inmates has given those looking to better their lives a chance to do so. And jail staff want to expand the program. Provided through the company Edovo, the company leases ...

Chief Deppen, new vehicles, body camera system among changes implemented

City of Warren Police Chief Brandon Deppen is coming up quickly on one year on the post. He spoke at Warren City Council’s Monday work session about being positioned into the top job in the department. And that includes a new body camera system that’s been online for just a couple ...

Warren jail installs new technology

New technology that will allow the Warren County Jail to keep track of, well, everything is up and running. Warden Jon Collins told the Prison Board that staff completed training on the new Guardian RFID system last week and that as of Thursday it was in operation. The system will ...

On The Record

Warren Terroristic Threats. Robert Nelson, 39, Warren was charged with Terroristic Threats on August 16 after he had made threats to physically harm a known victim. Cited. Melissa Darr, 38, Warren was cited for Back Up Vehicle Improperly on August 17 following a 2-vehicle accident on ...

Briefly…

DUI checkpoints Warren County law enforcement will be setting up sobriety checkpoints this holiday weekend. All motorists are encouraged to drive sober or get pulled over. Police from all local agencies will be out and about this Labor Day weekend.

On The Record

Conewango Twp. DUI. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Kristopher Wright, 26, of Warren was charged with DUI after a traffic stop on Market ST. on August 26 Glade Twp. Harassment. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Cole Wilson, 21, of Warren was charged with harassment after a ...

Warren Law Enforcement Explorers compete at national conference

The National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference is an opportunity to learn and to compete. The Warren Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post joined posts from all across the country at the event held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. There were about 2,000 Explorers ...

Traffic stop in city nets firearm, meth, LSD and brass knuckles

A Thursday traffic stop on Warren’s west side netted officers a firearm, methamphetamine, LSD and brass knuckles. Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police said on Friday that they stopped a white Toyota 4Runner at the intersection of Sill St. and Wetmore St. in the City of Warren at 9:58 p.m. ...

Warren man sentenced for beating neighbor beyond unconscious

A Warren man was sentenced Friday after he beat a neighbor unconscious and then continued to beat him. Thomas Gerald Lamb, 26, was sentenced by Judge Gregory Hammond Friday for one count each of simple assault, reckless endangerment, and harassment. The incident took place in November of ...

Sentencing delayed for Pittsfield man in drug possession case

“When you’re tested after court today, Mr. Seybert, what’s going to be in your system?” That was Judge Gregory Hammond’s first question to Tyler J. Seybert, 20, of Pittsfield, when he stood before the judge to be sentenced on three separate dockets Friday morning. Seybert’s ...

Six more defendants sentenced Friday in Warren County Court

Six more defendants were sentenced on Friday before Judge Gregory Hammond. They included: ¯Isayah J. Baker, 21, of Jamestown, N.Y. for criminal conspiracy (manufacture/deliver/possession). Baker was sentenced to eight days to two years less one day in the Warren County Jail with credit for 8 ...

On The Record

Brokenstraw Twp. Crash. Warren-based state police reported that at 12:05 p.m. August 16 an unknown vehicle was traveling north on Abraham Hollow Road, pulled into Evergreen Lane to turn around and backed into the Evergreen Lane road sign. The vehicle then drove away toward Rt. 6 without ...