Cops & Court Report

Warren’s new Assistant Public Defender

Mike Kitay has joined the Warren County Public Defender’s office as the county’s assistant public defender. Kitay was born and raised out west – Arizona and New Mexico – before moving to the Philadelphia area. He obtained a degree in journalism from Temple University and graduated ...

Police seek identity of man in alleged road-rage incident

After a man allegedly held a handgun out of his truck window and pointed it at another motorist Monday morning, Conewango Township Police are looking for help in finding him. According to police, a 72-year-old man contacted police Monday to report a road rage incident. The man said he ...

Weekend DUI patrol results

A total of 36 traffic stops were conducted during Friday’s DUI patrols by officers from Youngsville, Conewango Township, Warren City, and the Sheriff’s Office. According to Youngsville Chief of Police Todd Mineweaser, officers made 36 stops for moving, nonmoving, or equipment ...

On The Record

Brokenstraw Twp. DUI. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Ellysha Sieminski, 21, of Youngsville was charged with DUI after a one-vehicle crash on Murray Hill Road on August 17;. Youngsville DUI. According to Youngsville Police, Kimberly Smith, Pittsfield, was charged with DUI ...

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Warren Charged. Paul Dawson, 52, Warren, was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Driving While Suspended, Operating a Vehicle without Insurance, Driving an Unregistered Vehicle, Failure to Carry Registration, Vehicle Registration Suspended, Operating without Valid Inspection, Display ...

Capital improvement talks, new jail elevator, parking among topics

Commissioner Jeff Eggleston on Monday updated the rest of the board about a few capital projects at the Warren County Courthouse. Eggleston said that he with with R.W. Larson, a local architectural firm, regarding elevator projects. “They had put together architectural drawings,” he ...

Bids submitted for courthouse renovations, exterior a priority

Significant exterior renovations in the works for the Warren County Courthouse could come together pretty quickly. Two companies submitted bids for the county’s guaranteed energy savings project. Here’s what that would look like: A company would come in and complete infrastructure ...

Matthews run crash sends Youngsville man to UPMC Hamot

A Youngsville man was flown to UPMC Hamot in Erie after being injured in a two-vehicle accident on Matthews Run Road in Brokenstraw Twp. Saturday. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Jeffrey S. Seybert, 53, suffered injuries of unknown severity as a result of the crash that took place ...

DUI patrols from the inside

You hear about them all the time. “DUI patrols this weekend,” will be the rumors going through town. “Checkpoints will be here or there.” But what’s it actually like to work a roving DUI patrol on the part of officers? I don’t know, exactly, because I’m not an officer. ...

On The Record

Pittsfield DUI. According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Youngsville Borough Police Department, Gregory S. Rockwell, 36, of Pittsfield, was arrested following a traffic stop for careless driving on Route 27 in Pittsfield. Rockwell was determined to be driving under the influence ...

19 year old Corry man pleads guilty to sexual contact with a minor

A Corry man has pled guilty to having sexual contact with a 14-year-old female. Jacob Almon Foster, 19, was charged in May by Pennsylvania State Police with allegations of sexual contact on multiple occasions with the juvenile. He entered the plea on Thursday in Warren County court. His ...

Five guilty and four not guilty pleas at arraignments

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com Five guilty pleas and four not guilty pleas were entered during arraignment and change of plea proceedings before President Judge Maureen Skerda on Thursday. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Jeremy L. Anderson, Sheffield, to ...

Unofficial “Big 30 party” ends with arrests and charges filed

A party early Sunday, Aug. 5, in southwestern McKean County left one person reportedly struck by a vehicle and multiple windows of that vehicle broken. According to Pennsylvania State Police, troopers were called to Coal Mine Road, between Ludlow and Kane, McKean County, at 1:21 a.m. ...

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Conewango Twp. Harassment. Warren-based state police responded on August 15 at approximately 6 p.m. to Warren State Hospital for a complaint of assault against three patients. Thomas Foote, 24, Warren, will be charged with two counts of indecent assault and three counts of harassment through ...

DUI Task Force targets impaired drivers, seatbelts

DUI patrols will be out this weekend. According to Youngsville chief of police Todd Mineweaser, the Warren County DUI Task Force will have several marked and unmarked patrol cars out this weekend with high visibility of traffic enforcement throughout Warren County. The goal is to target ...

One guilty plea in preliminary hearings, charges withdrawn against three

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com One guilty plea was entered while charges were withdrawn against three others during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Michelle R. Kendricks, Warren, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges ...

Jamestown man charged with intent to deliver

A Jamestown, N.Y., man was arrested Tuesday after police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his car during a traffic stop. Graham Arrick Davis, 20, of Jamestown, was charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of controlled ...

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Warren Charged. City of Warren Police charged Kendra Powell, 28, and Burdette Thomas, 41, both of Warren, with recklessly endangering another person, tamper with of fabricate evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers responded to their residence to investigate an incident ...

Youngsville vandals wreak havok with paintballs, police seek information

The Youngsville Borough Police Department is seeking the public’s help regarding a string of vandalism that occurred between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Police said that the incidents occurred along East Main Street and West Main Street between midnight and 2:30 a.m. “Over a ...