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Cops & Court Report

Emergency alert

The Warren County Commissioners have declared a “state of disaster emergency” in Warren County in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The commissioners indicate in a Tuesday evening statement that the declaration was delayed relative to similar declarations at the state and federal level ...

‘Sound response plan’

Warren City Council approved a resolution on Monday affirming the potential for a county emergency declaration. That declaration was handed down on Tuesday. But a municipal police aid agreement designed to continue to provide essential police service in the event the pandemic escalates is ...

On The Record

Central Warren County - District Justice Raymond Zydonik Possession. Ira T. Hamler, 69, Warren, was charged by City of Warren police on March 10 with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle without valid inspection stemming from an incident that ...

On The Record

Western Warren County - District Justice Todd Woodin DUI. Darrell E. Peterson, Youngsville, was charged by Youngsville Borough police on March 10 with DUI: Highest rate of alcohol - first offense, DUI: General impairment/incapable of safe driving - first offense, careless driving, driving an ...

Jamestown man accused of setting fires released from jail

The Fourth Department Appellate Division in Rochester (N.Y.) on Friday dismissed a 25-count indictment against an area man accused of setting more than a dozen fires in the Jamestown area in 2017. The unanimous ruling in favor of Jonathan Young was part of an appeal made by the Chautauqua ...

Erie man jailed for alleged Union City armed robbery

UNION CITY — An Erie County man was arraigned for an alleged robbery that occurred on February 9. Police reported that victims said four to five subjects armed with shotguns kicked in the front door of a North Main Street residence in Union City. The victims reported that the intruders ...

Preliminary hearings for Wednesday

Two guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against one during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Guilty pleas were entered by the following individuals: ¯ Richard A. Goodman III, Warren, to disorderly conduct. A count of resisting arrest ...

Jamestown woman sentenced

A Jamestown, N.Y. woman was sentenced on retail theft and institutional vandalism charges on Thursday. Casey R. Penhollow was set to be sentenced last Friday but appeared in court under the influence of several substances including methamphetamine. Since then she’s birthed a ...

Skerda extends jail time for Peer

“(You) sacrificed their lives for your high,” said President Judge Maureen Skerda. Karen M. Peer, of Sugar Grove, was initially sentenced last Friday on a count of institutional vandalism. But after court she tested positive for methamphetamine which resulted in her sentence being ...

Sproveri set as new police chief

There’s a changing of the guard underway at the City of Warren police department. Police Chief Brandon Deppen has been hired as the Warren County School District’s Safety and Security Officer and will be resigning as chief effective July 24. According to City Manager Nancy Freenock, ...

North Warren man charged for alleged BB gun firing

A North Warren man faces charges for allegedly shooting windows at Warren State Hospital with a BB gun over three days. Brenden D. VanGuilder, 19, of North Warren, is charged with two counts of possessing the instrument of a crime; three counts of institutional vandalism; three counts of ...

Patient charged following alleged assault

A Warren State Hospital patient is behind bars after assaulting staff with broken glass and saying he would have “went all out” if he knew he was going to be charged. Jason E. Haight, 29, has been charged by Pennsylvania State Police in the wake of the event which unfolded on Friday ...

On The Record

Central Warren County - District Justice Raymond Zydonik Possession. Brooke M. Glienna, Sheffield, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police on March 6 with possession with intent to deliver, adulteration or misbranding of any controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and ...

On The Record

Western Warren County - District Justice Todd Woodin Simple Assault. Arthur Russell Gruber, 68, of Irvine, was charged with simple assault and harassment - subject other to physical contact on Thursday, March 5, by Pennsylvania State Police Warren. Northern Warren County - District Justice ...

Family ‘lost everything’, firefighter injured in blaze

First responders were called to 6655 Miller Hill Rd. in Lander on Saturday morning for a structure fire. Upon arrival — at around 10 a.m. — firefighters observed smoke exiting the eves around the house, categorizing it as “pretty involved, but not fully involved,” said Lander VFD ...

Buffalo man sentenced for dealing crack

A Buffalo, N.Y. man who led police – and K9 Choper – on a chase back in 2017 received a state prison sentence on Friday for dealing crack cocaine. Demario T. Chatmon, 41, was sentenced on charges possession with intent to deliver, resisting arrest and fleeing or attempting to elude police ...

Defendants sentenced in county court

The following sentences were handed down by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday during sentence court proceedings at the Warren County Courthouse: ¯ Krystal L. Beil, Warren, to three years probation including 90 days incarceration and six months of house arrest with electronic ...

Teen gets state sentence for firearms theft

A Jamestown, N.Y., teenager in headed to state prison in the wake of a firearm theft from a sporting goods store in Columbus Township last September. Dasai K. Bradberry was sentenced on two felonies – burglary and theft by unlawful taking – as well as criminal mischief before President ...

Investigation continues in burglary

The Warren County Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week goes to an expensive burglary occurring months ago in Spring Creek Township. Someone forcefully entered a residence on Blue Eye Rd. and stole nearly $40,000 worth of items. The long list of stolen items includes multiple musical instruments ...

Sex charges added to Mead case

A Tennessee man charged in December for smoking marijuana with — and tattooing — a minor now faces charges that he had sex with that minor. The new charges were filed by City of Warren police on Thursday morning against Nathan E. Mead, 35, 124 Sanders Dr., Brush Creek, Tenn. The initial ...