Cops & Court Report

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Spring Creek Twp. Assault. Pennsylvania State Police have arrested Cory Rose, 42, of Spartansburg, for assaulting a 16-year-old Spring Creek girl on Thursday, Sept. 27. According to police, Rose pulled the victim by the hair and bit her on top of the head “after a verbal argument over ...

Passionate public debate

A contentious budget hearing between the Warren County Commissioners and Sheriff Ken Klakamp concluded the first of three days of hearings that kicked off Monday. Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said that the 2018 budget for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office was set at $973,500, noted that the ...

Critical time for budgeting

The Warren County Commissioners kicked off a set of public budget sessions Monday morning. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney, Domestic Relations Elections office and magisterial district court judges were before the commissioners on Monday. “This is a critical time to ...

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Spring Creek Twp. Crash. According to Warren-based state police, on Sept. 28 at approximately 4:25, a 17-year-old male, driving a 1999 Ford F350 was attempting to pass a Kubota tractor while traveling westbound on old Route 77. Dale G. Forbes, 75, of Spring Creek, was traveling east on Route ...

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Mead Twp. Crash. According to Pennsylvania state police, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at approximately 2:55 p.m., John M. Shingledecker, 27, of Sligo, Pa., was traveling west on Route 6 in a 2017 Ram Promster cargo van when it traveled off the right side of the road and struck an embankment, ...

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Warren Indecent Assault. According to City of Warren police, a 14-year-old juvenile was charged with indecent assault and indecent exposure on Wednesday, Sept. 26, after police investigated an incident that occurred on Sept. 5. Harassment. According to City of Warren Police, a 12-year-old ...

Woman jailed for allegedly coercing minor into drug deals

A Warren woman is in jail on $10,000 bail after allegedly making a child participate in drug deals around the city. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Renee Lee Rogers, 34, was arrested following an investigation that started when a 12-year-old female student disclosed that ...

Change of plea hearings Thursday

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com Nine guilty pleas were entered while 12 pleaded not guilty during arraignment and change of plea proceedings on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Jeffrey R. Brown, Pittsfield, to DUI: General ...

No charges, no injuries in Wednesday collisions

No one was charged and no one was injured in two crashes at the site of a downed tree across Route 6 in Freehold Township on Wednesday morning. Pennsylvania State Police said the first crash occurred shortly after 10 a.m. when an east-bound dump truck driven by Vincent L. Proctor, 45, of ...

State Police: Male, 15, wounded in drive-by shooting

A 15-year-old male was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Eldred Township shortly before 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police said that it was reported that “an unknown suspect fired a firearm from or near (a) vehicle on the roadway” at approximately 4:45 ...

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Warren County Warrant arrest. At about 8 p.m. on September 25, Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Alicia Anthony, 42, Titusville, with assistance from Corry-based Pennsylvania State Police. Anthony, deputies said, was arrested on a bench warrant for failure to appear for sentencing ...

Assault charges withdrawn against Pittsfield man

The most serious charges from an incident where a firearm was allegedly pointed in the face of another were withdrawn on Wednesday. Joshua Newland Moore III, 58, Pittsfield, was charged over the weekend with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and harassment. As a result of a ...

Guilty pleas entered and charges withdrawn in preliminary hearings

Three guilty pleas were entered, charges were withdrawn against six and one was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Melvin R. Atwell, Warren, to open lewdness. Charges of indecent ...

Area bicycle thefts have citizens on the lookout

There have been a number of bicycle thefts reported recently in the City of Warren. “The City of Warren Police Department would like to remind citizens to lock up their bicycles,” according to a Tuesday release. “Recently, there have been multiple reports of stolen bicycles in the ...

Inmate files lawsuit against county jail

A Youngsville man currently in state prison after pleading guilty to raping a minor during Cornfest in Youngsville in 2015 is seeking $3.5 million in damages from alleged mistreatment in the Warren County Jail. That’s one of three pending actions that Joseph G. Hensley has filed with the ...

Pittsfield man arrested for alleged threats with a firearm

A Pittsfield man is in jail after allegedly pointing a gun at someone. Joshua Newland Moore III, 58, was arraigned before District Justice Laura Bauer this weekend after police say the victim went to his home to “discuss family issues,” according to the affidavit of probable cause, and ...

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Tidioute Burglary. Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary from noon, Friday, Sept. 14, in which a pistol and a long gun were removed from a Tidioute residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact Warren County Crime Stoppers.

Corry man sentenced for ‘blackmailing’ 14-year-old into sex

A Corry man received a county sentence for “blackmailing” a 14-year-old girl into having sex with him. Jacob Almon Foster, 19, was sentenced to a total of nine to 18 months in the Warren County Jail for charges of statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors, to which he pled guilty ...

16 sentenced in Warren County Court

Sixteen more defendants were sentenced on Friday before Judge Maureen Skerda. They included: ¯ Jeremy L. Anderson, 35, of Sheffield, on two dockets, for possession of drug paraphernalia and theft by unlawful taking. Anderson was sentenced to a total aggregate sentence of 51 to 114 months in ...

Bench warrants issued for 3 defendants

Bench warrants were issued for three defendants Friday morning for failure to appear for sentencing. Those defendants were: ¯ Alicia M. Anthony, 42, of Warren, who was to be sentenced on one count of disorderly conduct. ¯ Timothy S. Cornell, 51, of Youngsville, on one count of reckless ...