Cops & Court Report

Corry woman sentenced for DUI crash that caused passenger to lose leg

A Corry woman was sentenced to state prison Friday for a DUI crash that caused her passenger to lose a portion of her leg last September. Trinity Lindstrom-Kotouch, 42, of Corry, was charged with aggravated assault; aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI; DUI: general impairment — first; ...

Sugar Grove man to be sentenced next week after showing up drunk in court

A Sugar Grove man showed up to be sentenced for DUI while drunk Friday morning. Jason D. Slater, 36, was before Judge Gregory Hammond Friday morning on two separate dockets, both for charges of DUI. Before being sentenced, Hammond told Slater that information regarding minimum mandatory ...

Preliminary hearings

Two guilty pleas were entered and charges were withdrawn against two others during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Noah S. Entrekin, Youngsville, to harassment – communication repeatedly in ...

Pittsfield man charged in Youngsville stabbing

A Pittsfield man has been jailed for stabbing a man early Sunday in a Youngsville establishment. Jacob R. Sandt, 20, of Pittsfield, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and disorderly conduct — fight, and taken to ...

Warren man jailed for alleged death threats

A Warren man has been jailed for threatening to kill employees of a Warren establishment. William C. Barhight, 64, of Warren, was charged with misdemeanor terroristic threats and summary harassment and taken to Warren County jail on Wednesday after failing to post $10,000 bail. According ...

On The Record

Warren Terroristic Threats. According to City of Warren police, a 13-year-old was charged with terroristic threats following an investigation on Oct. 1. Public Drunkenness. According to City of Warren police, Lee Jordan 45, of Warren, was cited for public drunkenness after officers ...

The pros & cons of legalization

The decision to legalize recreational marijuana rests with the state General Assembly. But it will have local impacts – especially on the criminal justice system. The Times Observer solicited the views of many in the law enforcement community, and District Attorney Rob Greene and ...

On The Record

Warren DUI. City of Warren police reported that Brenda Sullivan, 46, Irvine, was charged with DUI: Solvent or noxious substance, DUI: Controlled substance, too slow for conditions and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked after officers responded to a motorist complaint ...

On The Record

Conewango Twp. DUI. Pennsylvania State Police charged Kasie Nickerson, 31, of Sugar Grove, with DUI following a traffic stop at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Farmington Twp. Fleeing. Pennsylvania State Police charged James Francisco, 52, of Jamestown, N.Y., with fleeing and eluding, after ...

Cross examining the 6th

“Reason and reflection require us to recognize that in our adversary system of criminal justice, any person haled into court, who is too poor to hire a lawyer, cannot be assured a fair trial unless council is provided for him. This seems like an obvious truth.... The right of one charged with ...

An eye for public defense

A creative solution was at the heart of a budget discussion between the Warren County Commissioners and the Public Defender. Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said that his 2018 budget was set at $218,000 and that the actual in 2017 was $208,000. Chief Public Defender John Parroccini was ...

On The Record

Brokenstraw Twp. DUI. Pennsylvania State Police charged Michael Darling, 23, of Youngsville, with DUI after he was stopped for traffic violations at 1:47 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Youngsville Charged. Youngsville Borough Police filed charges against Nathan Brown, 25, and Kassandra O’Keefe, ...

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Sugar Grove Twp. DUI. Pennsylvania State Police charged Susan McKendree, 51, of Sugar Grove, with DUI following a traffic stop at 6:46 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on Hessel Valley Road.

Police investigate past-tense Sheffield assault on video

Pennsylvania State Police are looking for more information regarding an incident last year in a high school locker room that turned up in a video last month. Police are referring to the incident as a case of harassment — physical contact. Between Sept. 1, 2017, and Nov. 1, 2017, “a ...

Hunter pleads guilty in 2017 shooting death

MAYVILLE, N.Y. — Thomas Jadlowski, the Sherman, N.Y. man who told police he thought he saw a deer when he fatally shot his neighbor in November 2017, has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide. The plea deal was accepted Thursday in Chautauqua County Court in front of Judge David ...

Warren man required to register as sex-offender

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com A Warren man who sexually assaulted a six-year-old boy will be required to register as a sexual offender for life as the result of a Monday guilty plea. Joshua Devin Swarm, 22, 25 W. Third Ave., pled guilty to felony corruption of minors and ...

5 guilty pleas among preliminary hearings

Five defendants entered guilty pleas, charges were withdrawn against one while one was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Allen M. Moore, Coudersport, Pa., to possession of drug ...

7 plead guilty before Hammond Monday

The following defendants entered guilty pleas before Judge Gregory Hammond on Monday afternoon at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Manuel S. Beers, Warren, to DUI: General impairment - first offense, registration card to be signed/exhibited on demand and careless driving. Charges of DUI: ...

On The Record

Warren DUI. Russell Jett, 36, of Deridder, La., was charged with DUI, driving without a license and no headlights following a traffic stop on Sept. 23. Theft. Elizabeth Seice, 30, of Warren, was cited for retail theft on Sept. 25 after police received a report that she had left a ...

Warren man charged with aggravated assault

A Warren man has been charged with stabbing a woman this weekend in Youngsville. According to Youngsville Borough Police, Phillip Rose, 54, of Warren, pulled a knife and stabbed the victim at about 6 p.m. Saturday at the Youngsville American Legion. According to police the victim was not ...