Cops & Court Report

Joint drug bust in Randolph, NY

RANDOLPH, N.Y. — More than a pounD-and-a-half of crystal methamphetamine was seized during a search of a Randolph home, a bust police say prevented drugs from being sold on the streets. Three residents there are facing felony charges after a joint investigation by the Olean Office of the ...

2 guilty pleas during prelims

Two guilty pleas were entered and charges were dismissed against another during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Randi-lea Eck, Warren, to theft by unlawful taking. Charges of forgery – unauthorized in writing, theft by unlawful taking ...

Ludlow man busted with drugs on way to court

Showing up to court high will result in a short stay in jail for contempt. Getting caught driving to court high, and on a suspended license, will result in serious additional charges. On his way to Warren County court on Tuesday, Jan. 8, on charges of dealing methamphetamine, Trevor S. ...

Trio charged after drugs found in NY car crash

KIANTONE, N.Y. — Three Warren County residents were charged after numerous drugs were found during an investigation of a car crash, the New York State Police reported. Troopers responded to the crash Tuesday on Route 62 in the town of Kiantone. While investigating, troopers observed, ...

Exploring introduces youth to law enforcement training

For young people interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, there may be no better place to start than an Explorer Post. “Law Enforcement Exploring is the preeminent career orientation and experience program for young people considering a career in law enforcement or a related ...

On The Record

Sheffield Twp. Crash. State police at the Warren barracks report no injuries as a result of a two-vehicle crash on Jan. 22 at approximately 6:21 a.m. on 3rd Mill St. in Sheffield Township. Joshua K. McDunn, 32, of Clarendon was rounding a right curve in a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado on 3rd Mill ...

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Warren Driving under the influence. Warren County Sheriff’s Office reports Krystin L. Goska, 26, of Corry was arrested on Jan. 22 on Pennsylvania Ave. in Warren after a traffic stop for an expired vehicle registration. Both controlled substances and drug paraphernalia were found in the ...

Career Center innovates for WPD training

In a firefight, police officers are generally behind something, rather than standing up in the open. To help City of Warren Police better practice realistic situations, the Warren County Career Center Building Construction Occupations class built three Viking Tactics barricades. “The ...

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Warren Traffic violation. City of Warren police report Charles Shields, 28, of Mayville, N.Y. was cited for following too closely after a two-vehicle crash on Jan. 11 at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and Parker St. Domestic dispute. Michael Hulings, 40, of Warren was charged by City ...

Stop in the name of the law: Respect school bus rules

School buses have red lights, stop signs, and extending arms. All of those things are intended to help keep children who are running to or from the buses safe. They are reminders. They can’t physically keep a car from passing. They only work when other motorists do what they’re ...

Girard man takes the wrong truck allegedly

BY LORRI DRUMM ldrumm@timesobserver.com A Girard man wound up behind bars Saturday after he allegedly left a bar in someone else’s truck and left that someone else at the bar. Joshua D. Blair, 30, of Girard left The Bucket Bar in Sugar Grove Saturday at approximately 2:30 a.m. in a 2003 ...

Preliminary hearings

Two guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against two others during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Mackenzie J. Engstrom, Warren, to statement under penalty. A count of materially ...

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Conewango Twp. Theft. Conewango Township police report Brian J. Plaatje, of Gerry, N.Y. was charged with one misdemeanor count of retail theft. Plaatje is accused of taking two Douglas tires from a retail store in North Warren on Jan. 3 at approximately 3:25 p.m. The tires are valued at ...

Stokes found guilty of drug charges in court Tuesday

A Warren man was found guilty of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine during a jury trial held on Tuesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Randy D. Stokes, 4797 Jackson Run Road, was found guilty of charges including possession with intent to deliver, four counts of criminal ...

Shreve hearing details charges

An Ashville, NY man who faces charges of attempted homicide for a Dec. 22 stabbing was held four court after a lengthy preliminary hearing on Wednesday. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police troopers were dispatched at 1:36 a.m. on Dec. 22 to a report of a ...

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Warren Theft. City of Warren police report Danielle Johnson, 25, of Warren was charged with theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception following an investigation into a theft from an employer that was reported on Nov. 2. Public drunkenness. City of Warren police report Jamie Nielsen, ...

Monday plea hearings

Three guilty pleas were entered during change of plea proceedings on Monday before Judge Gregory Hammond at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Blakelan K. Dale, Russell, to simple assault. A count of harassment was not prosecuted. ¯ Brandon M. ...

Sherman man sent to prison for 2017 hunting tragedy

MAYVILLE - Thomas Jadlowski, the Sherman man who accidentally shot and killed his neighbor the day before Thanksgiving in 2017, will spend the next one to three years in state prison. Jadlowski was sentenced Monday in Chautauqua County Court by Judge David Foley for the shooting death of ...

Attempted bear thieves bolt like Goldilocks, damage property

State police at the Warren barracks are seeking information about an incident some might consider barbaric. Police report that as four people were leaving the Tidioute Trading Post at about 11 a.m. on Jan. 5, they attempted to take a wood-carved bear from the front of the bar. Police did ...

Defendants sentenced Friday in county court

The following sentences were handed down by President Judge Maureen Skerda during sentencing proceedings on Friday at the Warren County Courthouse. All periods of incarceration are to be served in the Warren County Jail unless otherwise specified. ¯ Michael J. Hutley, Jamestown, NY, to ...