Criminal mischief. Warren-based state police investigated a reported criminal mischief at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 17. According to police, a motorist drove through a pasture at the intersection of Hull Hill and Indian Camp roads owned by Mabel Dickey, Youngsville. The vehicle damaged an electric fence surrounding the pasture. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police or Warren County Crime Stoppers.
Domestic. Conewango Twp. Police report on Dec. 15 at 5:02 p.m. they were dispatched to a domestic dispute at 50 Shadybrook Lane. Upon arrival, police met with Raymond Vanhart who stated he had gotten into a verbal argument with his wife, Mary Vanhart. Raymond Vanhart reported Mary Vanhart picked up a drinking glass, threw it, and struck him in the face. Raymond Vanhart suffered minor injuries and was transported to Warren General Hospital for his injuries. Police met with Mary Vanhart and she was taken into custody. She was charged with one count misdemeanor simple assault and one count summary Harassment. Vanhart was transported to on-call Judge Lindemuth and placed on a $25,000 bail and committed to the Warren County Jail pending further court action.
Harassment. Conewango Township police charged Nicholas Ferrara of Frewsburg, N.Y., with disorderly conduct and harassment on Friday, Dec. 14. Police said they were called to Warren Commons on a report of a fight in progress at 7:27 p.m. According to police, Ferrara engaged in an argument with a known female and the argument turned physical.
Indecent assault. Conewango Township police charged Robert Michael Warner Sr., 55, Sinclairville, N.Y., and formerly of Jackson Run Road, with two counts of indecent assault - victim under 13, two counts of indecent assault - victim under 16, criminal attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, dissemination of explicit sexual materials to minor, seven counts of corruption of minors, and furnishing liquor to a minor. Police said a girl reported that Warner sexually abused her between 2000 and 2010 while they lived at the same Jackson Run Road address and she was between the ages of 5 and 15. Police said Warner was arrested Friday, Dec. 14, arraigned before District Justice Laura Bauer and taken to Warren County Jail on $50,000 bail.
Indecent assault. Conewango Township police arrested Theodore James McKendree III, 29, Sugar Grove, on Friday, Dec. 14, on a probation violation and later charged him with indecent assault of a person with disability, indecent assault by forcible compulsion, and harassment. According to police, McKendree assaulted a female victim at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Bollinger Enterprises Workshop, 44 N. State St., North Warren, where both are employed. Police said the victim reported McKendree pulled her into the men's restroom and forcibly fondled her before staff arrived and stopped the assault. McKendree was arraigned before District Justice Laura Bauer and taken to Warren County Jail on $50,000 bail.
DUI crash. Pennsylvania State Police charged Dotty M. Burke, 36, Clarendon, with three counts of DUI and multiple summary violations after a two-vehicle crash at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, near 694 Mohawk Ave. Police said Burke was speeding north on Mohawk Avenue when she lost control of her vehicle, which crossed the center line and began sliding passenger-side first. The vehicle struck the front of a vehicle driven by Gerald J. Ritzert, 43, Warren, who had just pulled out of his driveway into the southbound lane. Ritzert sustained minor injury, according to police, and his passenger, Laurie R. Ritzert, 44, was taken to Warren General Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. Two passengers in Burke's vehicle, Troy L. Lindell, 42, Warren, and Earl Zeigler, Clarendon, were flown by emergency helicopter to UPMC Hamot in Erie for treatment of moderate to severe injuries. Police said Burke's blood alcohol content was found to be above the legal limit.
Trespass by motor vehicle. Youngsville Borough police reported that someone drove a motor vehicle across the lawn at Davis Street near the Youngsville sewage plant between 2:30 and 3 a.m. Monday. Police said two baseball fields were heavily damaged by a reckless motorist who drove off the roadway and, at a high rate of speed, spun tires in the soft lawn and dirt, causing major ruts on the Post 658 Legion ballfield and a Little League field. Anyone with information is asked to contact Youngsville police at 563-7555. Police said the vehicle will have front-end damage and may be missing the front bumper due to damage when it ran over a railroad tie in the park area.
Criminal mischief. Youngsville Borough police are investigating damage to the main entrance lawn of Youngsville Elementary/Middle School. Police and school administrators believe sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning, an unknown reckless driver drove through the front lawn area of the school causing damage to the grass.