Cops & Court Report

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Glade Twp.Harassment. Warren-based state police reported that on March 14 at 7:25 p.m. at a Cobham Park Rd. residence a known 35-year-old female and Rodney Lee Tomassoni, 44, Warren, became involved in a verbal altercation that resulted in physical contact. Police said the investigation is ...

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WarrenCriminal mischief. Warren City police said Jack Larson, 56, Warren, was cited for criminal mischief following an incident on Feb. 19 in which officers responded to a report that a tire had been slashed.Terroristic threats. Warren City police said Roger Fehl, 61, Clarendon, was charged ...

Sentences handed down in Warren County Court

During Friday's sentence court before President Judge Maureen Skerda, 15 defendants were sentenced, bench warrants were issued for three for failure to appear, and one was continued.Sentenced were:Brittney M. Bailey, 25, Warren, to 29 months to 93 months in a state correctional institute, ...

Pleas entered during arraignment court session

Fifteen defendants entered not guilty pleas and one guilty plea was entered during arraignment proceedings on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond.The following entered guilty pleas: Elaine McIntyre, Warren, to a count of retail theft. Another count of retail theft was not prosecuted.The ...

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Catteraugus CountyWarrant arrest. Warren County Sheriff's Office report that deputies arrested Justin Anderson, 25, 130 West Riverside Drive, Olean, N.Y., at the Catteraugus County Jail. He was arrested on a bench warrant issued by the Warren County Common Pleas Court for failure to appear for ...

Five cases handled in central court session

Three guilty pleas were entered, charges were withdrawn against one defendant and another defendant was bound for court during central court preliminary hearing proceedings on Wednesday before District Justice Arthur Zerbe.The following entered guilty pleas: Jeanette Alice Schock, 217 N. State ...

Suspect to stand trial on charges he set fire that killed six people

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man accused of starting a house fire that killed six people, including four children, but not the intended target waived his preliminary hearing Friday and must now stand trial on charges including arson and criminal homicide.Allegheny County prosecutors contend Ryan ...

Charges Disappear

A Warren man charged with sexually assaulting a female from 1974-1977 and then again in 2003 has had all charges dismissed or withdrawn.In an omnibus pre-trial motion hearing that was delayed for approximately 25 minutes after the courthouse was placed on a brief lockdown relative to an ...

Meth lab partner sentenced

George E. Heatherdale, who was arrested last March for operating a methamphetamine lab at the River View Terrace public housing apartments in Starbrick, learned his fate Friday morning from President Judge Maureen Skerda.The 49-year-old Brookville man had entered guilty pleas to operating a ...

DUI sentence on Friday; New charge night before

During sentence court Friday morning, President Judge Maureen Skerda sentenced Daria L. Wenzel, 47, Youngsville, for her third DUI in ten years.Her attorney, Todd Woodin, told Skerda that Wenzel had been arrested again for yet another DUI - the night before sentence court.He noted that Wenzel ...

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WarrenWarrant arrest. Pennsylvania State Constables reported arresting Melvin R. Atwell, 58, Warren, on an arrest warrant issued by District Justice Glenn Carlson for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Atwell was taken before Carlson and released pending further court action.Conewango ...

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Mead Twp.Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a two-vehicle accident on March 11 at 11:14 p.m. on Route 6 approximately one mile east of Six Mile Road. According to police, a 2009 Toyota Camry, driven by Dominick Desio, 22, Mt. Jewett, changed lanes into the left lane in an attempt to ...

Warren man held for court; charged with pulling knife, threatening three

A Warren man was held for court on all charges stemming from an incident at a local establishment in January where he allegedly pulled a knife on three separate individuals.William Hugh Turfitt, 22, 40 Elmwood Dr., Warren, was held during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday with District Justice ...

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Pine Grove Twp.Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a one-vehicle accident on Old Russell Road at the intersection with Cable Hollow Road on March 9 at 8:20 p.m. According to police, a 1997 Honda Civic, driven by Gregory J. Marsh, 18, Jamestown, N.Y., was traveling north on Old Russell ...

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WarrenPublic drunkenness. Garrett Miller, 52, Warren, was cited for public drunkenness by Warren City police after officers responded to a report of a man screaming outside at 11:14 p.m. on March 5Crash. Sara Puhl, 27, Alex Bay, N.Y., was cited by Warren City police for following too closely on ...

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Conewango Twp.Retail theft. According to Conewango Township police, on March 3 at approximately 11:52 a.m. Alicia Ann Ruhlman, Russell, altered a prescription for pain medications in an attempt to get more tablets than prescribed and then attempted to pass the altered prescription at the ...

One charge against Warren man withdrawn

A Warren man awaiting trial on sexual assault charges will face at least one less charge following a Friday hearing on pre-trial motions in the case.In the case of David F. Slack, 57, Judge Maureen Skerda ruled against a defense motion to dismiss a charge of unlawful contact with a minor - ...

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Glade Twp.Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a three-vehicle accident on Conewango Avenue at the intersection with Holly Street on March 5 at 3:03 p.m. According to police, a 2006 Dodge Ram, driven by Heidi N. Kenworthy, 27, Sugar Grove, approached Holly Street at approximately 50 ...

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Conewango Twp.Forgery. A Conewango Township resident reported to Conewango Township police that he suspected Adrianna M. Mealy, 25, Warren, to have taken several checks from him and had issued them between Aug. 28 and Dec. 22 of last year. After an investigation by police, Mealy was arrested ...

2 bound in absentia in Central Court

Two defendants were bound in their absence, another was bound for court, and a bench warrant issued for the arrest of another during Warren County Central Court proceedings Wednesday before District Justice Glenn Carlson.Bound in absentia were: Nathan E. Manhart, Panama, N.Y., charged with ...