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Cops & Court Report

Tomassoni pleads guilty to alleged accidental shooting charges

A Warren man has pled guilty to charges stemming from an incident that resulted in a woman receiving a gunshot to the hip. The victim claimed at the time of the March incident that the shooting was accidental. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Rodney L. Tomassoni, 48, of Warren, ...

Court date set for Sandusky resentencing

Warren County President Judge Maureen Skerda has set a date for the resentencing of Jerry Sandusky. In a Tuesday order, Skerda scheduled the resentencing for Nov. 8, in Centre County Court. Sandusky, 75, a former Penn State assistant football coach, was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years ...

Two Warren men face sex offense charges with Judge Hammond

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com A Youngsville man has pled guilty to charges that will make him a registered sex offender for the next 25 years. Nicholas L. Cox, 19, Youngsville, was charged with statutory sexual assault –4 to 8 years older; interference with custody of ...

Change of plea hearings

Eight defendants entered guilty pleas while bench warrants were issued for five more during change of plea proceedings on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond. The following defendants pled guilty: ¯ Michael I. Barry, Russell, to possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a ...

On The Record

Youngsville Borough Hit and Run. At 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, a 2016 Dodge Journey, was allegedly in the left hand turn lane and attempted a U-turn, striking a road sign, knocking the sign over at the intersection of State Route 6, West Main St and Old Pittsfield Road, Youngsville. The ...

Preliminary hearings

One defendant was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Chad D. Nudd, Warren, was held for court. He faces a charge of criminal mischief – damage property.

Foiled theft lands two Warren men in jail

Two Warren men are behind bars and face robbery charges stemming from a Monday attempt – and subsequent failure – to steal drugs from a woman in downtown Warren. Derrick Allen Shirley, 29, and Brandon Lee Shirley, 33, both of 413 Hickory St. are being held in the Warren County Jail on ...

Sheffield man faces child porn charges

A Sheffield man has been charged with child pornography. Franklin S. Blum, 41, of Sheffield, was charged Wednesday, with five felony counts of child pornography and five felony counts of criminal use of a communications facility. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Blum had a ...

State Police seek mower theft info

Pennsylvania State Police are looking for information about the theft of a $6,000 mower from a local business. According to police, a man identifying himself as James Larry used a credit card to purchase the Bad Boy ZT Elite with 60-inch mow deck from Davies and Sons and made arrangements to ...

Warren man facing prison due to offender status

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com A Warren man faces a mandatory minimum of at least two years in prison as a result of a guilty plea entered Thursday on a charge that he failed to update his registration as a sexual offender. Christopher S. Frederick entered the plea as charged ...

Official apt. fire determination forthcoming

On Tuesday, a Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal examined the scene of a Friday night Glade Township fire. Trooper Jason Sider arrived Tuesday morning and conducted an origin/cause investigation. He was requested by the Glade Volunteer Fire Department, the lead agency in battling the ...

Skerda traveling to Centre Cty. for Sandusky case

Just because Warren County’s president judge will be presiding over the highest-profile case in the state doesn’t mean the circus will be coming to town. President Judge Maureen Skerda was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court earlier this month to handle the child sexual abuse ...

On The Record

City of Warren Unlawful Dogs to Run at Large. Jennifer Olander, 40, of Warren, was cited for unlawful to allow dogs to run at large on Saturday, October 12, after officers received a report of a dog charging a neighbor. Conewango Twp. One-Vehicle Accident. At 12:35 p.m., Saturday, October ...

Police continue search for missing Panama woman

Police agencies and volunteer firefighters from nearly 20 departments spent Monday searching for a missing Panama woman. The search for Diana R. Chase, 74, continued throughout the night and is expected to resume today following a briefing at 7 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone ...

8-hour weekend standoff ends without incident

At approximately 10:40 p.m., Saturday night, Pennsylvania State Police conducted a welfare check on the 1200 block of Davey Hill Road for a reported suicidal male. After the male refused to speak responding troopers, the PSP C.E.R.T. team was activated and called to the scene. On Sunday morning ...

Youngsville event shines light on vape marketing

A group of folks gathered in Youngsville Friday to learn about similar marketing strategies and the dangers of buying into them when it comes to ingesting products that contain nicotine. Special Agent Al McGill, with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, presented “Juuling, ...

State Police respond to campsite explosion, fire

By KATIE MIKTUK kmiktuk@timesobserver.com An outdoor explosion at a campsite on Friday, October 11, caused one man to suffer burn injuries. The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and Rew Volunteer Fire Department investigated an alleged outdoor explosion that occurred at 5:08 p.m., ...

Standoff without incident

At approximately 10:40 p.m., Saturday night, Pennsylvania State Police conducted a welfare check on the 1200 block of Davey Hill Road for a reported suicidal male. After the male refused to speak responding troopers, the PSP C.E.R.T. team was activated and called to the scene. On Sunday morning ...

Structure fire at Conewango Apt off of Holly St.

Residents and pets escaped harm from a destructive fire thanks to quick reactions from two passersby on Friday night. Multiple fire departments battled a fire at the Conewango Apartments off of Holly Street in Glade Township on Friday night. Josh Frederoski, a detective with the Warren ...

Friday sentencing

Two defendants were sentenced Friday by Judge Gregory Hammond. The list was short to begin and two of the four defendants on that list did not show up for court, meaning bench warrants were issued for their arrest. Those warrants were issued for: ¯ Randy L. Eck, 30, of Warren, who was ...