Cops & Court Report

Joining forces

Flash bangs, close quarters combat, vehicle clearances. Law enforcement agents from Warren and Crawford counties got together for training this week. The three-day tactical training was hosted by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and presented by Alan Brosnan and Trant Smith of ...

Clarendon man jailed for alleged assault

A Clarendon man is behind bars on indecent assault charges against a seven-year-old girl. Robert Lee Bloom, 33, was charged with indecent assault and indecent exposure by Pennsylvania State Police late Tuesday. The incident, according to the criminal complaint, is alleged to have occurred on ...

On The Record

Clarendon Borough Bench Warrant. At 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019, Warren County Sherriff Deputies arrested Angel Phelps, 31 of Clarendon, on a bench warrant for failure to appear for plea court issued in April 2019. Phelps is incarcerated in the Warren County Prison awaiting further ...

Titusville police seek high-speed chase suspect

Titusville police are asking the public to help them apprehend a Titusville woman who led them on a high-speed chase. Sarah Bloom, 28, of Titusville, has been charged with one felony count of fleeing and eluding, along with six traffic violations. Police say she has active warrants out of ...

Starbrick man held for safety

A Starbrick man has been charged with aggravated assault after police allegedly tried to detain him for his own safety. Charles S. Ferraro, 54, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault; resisting arrest; two counts of simple assault; and two counts of harassment. According to ...

Local woman faces multiple charges

A woman brought to Warren County adult probation was arrested after her purse was found to contain an illegal weapon and unprescribed medications, and her person was found to contain a bottle of urine. Jessica R. Lamper, 33, of Warren, is charged with furnishing drug-free urine, illegal ...

Man arrested after encounter with police in Tops parking lot

A Warren man is behind bars after a traffic stop turned up methamphetamine and resulted in a scuffle with police. Jason L. Nichols, 37, 13 Swiss St., was charged by City of Warren police on Friday after the incident which occurred at the Tops parking lot in Warren on Friday at about 7:45 ...

On The Record

City of Warren Prowling at Night. Joseph Dorsey Jr., 25, of Sheffield, was charged with disorderly conduct and loitering and prowling at night on Tuesday, June 25, after officers responded to a report of subjects yelling in a neighbors yard. DUI. Nathan Foster, 35, of Clarendon, was ...

Ronald Darling

Ronald E. Darling, 85, of Youngsville, passed away Mon., July 15, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, after a brief illness. A complete obituary will be announced through the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Youngsville when available.

On The Record

Glade Township Theft. At 6:48 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 21-year-old male reported American Eagle pants allegedly stolen from the area of Holly Street apartments. It was stated that the pants were ordered online and shipped via UPS when the pants were allegedly stolen from the porch of the ...

On The Record

Brokenstraw Twp. Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a two-vehicle accident on July 12 at approximately 2:45 p.m. Richard McChesney, 77, Youngsville, pulled onto Mathews Run Rd. without yielding the right of way to a vehicle driven by Dennis R. Johnson, 41, Youngsville. Police say ...

Golf tourney in honor of Choper to raise funds for K9 program

It’s an event to remember K-9 Choper and to raise money for Warren County’s K-9 units. The Second Annual K-9 Choper Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by Ed Shults of Warren had a full slate of 144 golfers in just over two weeks after its announcement. The tournament will be held ...

Active shooter training drill plan complete

The final details for active shooter training were ironed out on Thursday. Warren County School District will work with emergency responders from Warren and Chautauqua counties in active shooter drill scenarios at 1 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, at Eisenhower Middle High ...

DUI taskforce holiday results

The Warren County DUI Task Force conducted roving patrols throughout Warren County on Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6. Traffic stops for moving violations and equipment violations were made in Sheffield, Sugar Grove, Tidioute, Youngsville, Pittsfield, Conewango Township, Russell and ...

Progress

Lady Justice’s perch above the Warren County is looking better. Earlier this year, the Warren County Commissioners approved a roof repair project for the courthouse. The primary contractors, Durable Slate Company and McCreary Roofing, are ahead of schedule and within budget, according ...

Former Warren County solicitor jailed for unpaid parking tickets

A former Warren County solicitor is behind bars for non-payment on a series of parking tickets. John R. Shreve, 31, Warren, was found to be in contempt of court for failure to pay fines and costs by Judge John Foradora, Jefferson County’s Court of Common Pleas president judge, at a ...

Six guilty pleas at preliminary hearings

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com Six guilty pleas were entered during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Thomas J. Donohue, Warren, to possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges of driving an unregistered vehicle and operating vehicle without ...

‘Grand old building’

A structure fire late night Monday, July 8, 2019, left the back third of 312 Market St, Warren, with fire, smoke and water damage. The unofficial cause has been determined electrical accidental according to Acting Fire Chief Steve Hoffman, Warren Fire department. The building had been ...

The history of 312 Market Street

The downtown Warren structure damaged by fire Monday night was a “grand old building.” The historic Church of Christ Scientist building at 312 Market Street was built in 1865. Owner Ken Williams said he and his wife, Sue, bought the building in February with the hopes of renovating ...

Court denies White appeal

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has rejected a Warren man’s appeal of his life sentence. Matthew B. White, 36, formerly of Chandlers Valley, currently incarcerated in State Correctional Institution — Greene — appealed his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of ...