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Cops & Court Report

4 enter guilty pleas in court Monday

Four defendants entered guilty pleas during change of plea proceedings held on Monday before presiding Judge Maureen Skerda. ¯ Christopher S. Cornelius, Warren, to DUI: General impairment (BAC .08-.10) - first offense, accidental damage to unattended vehicle, careless driving and limitations ...

Sentences handed down in Warren Co. Court

The following defendants were sentenced on Friday by Judge Gregory Hammond. All periods of incarceration are to be served in the Warren County Jail unless otherwise noted. ¯ Chet A. Anthony, Randolph, NY, to two years probation, $750 in fines and fees and 60 hours of community service on a ...

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Mead Twp. Crash. According to Warren-based state police, on Friday, March 10, at approximately 10:47 a.m., John J. Kimball, 58, of Duke Center, Pa., was traveling east on Kinzua Road just east of the Kinzua Dam in a 2007 Dodge 1500 when, upon exiting a left curve, he lost control of the ...

Warren arsonist sentenced to state prison

A Warren man who pled guilty to burning down his mother’s house in order to collect insurance payments will spend at least the next 15 months in state prison. Robert D.L. Clever II was sentenced on Friday by Judge Gregory Hammond. He pled in January to charges including causing or risking ...

Warren man sent to state prison for over a year for fourth DUI

A Warren man will spend over one year in state prison for a fourth DUI conviction in 10 years. Scott B. Curry, Warren, was sentenced on Friday by Judge Gregory Hammond on charges stemming from an incident on October 22 in Brokenstraw Twp. Assistant Public Defender Nicholis Milardo ...

Warren man sentenced for trying to use son’s urine for drug test

Procuring clean urine from his eight-year-old son in an attempt to pass a drug test has landed a Warren man a state prison sentence. Andrew Cornelius will spend the next year plus the state correctional system after Judge Gregory Hammond levied his sentence on Friday for charges including ...

Buffalo man returning to face burglary charges

A Buffalo man who has been charged in connection with a home invasion in Pleasant Township last year is on his way back to Warren County... via Florida. Laroy Darnell Hough, 37, 28 Linden Parkway, Buffalo, NY, was arrested on Feb. 23 by U.S. Marshals near Bradenton, Florida, according to ...

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Brokenstraw Twp. Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a two-vehicle accident on US 6 on Friday at 2 p.m. A 2010 Chevrolet 1500, driven by Amber N. Darling, 22, Youngsville, was traveling eastbound in the right lane. A 2003 Ford Crown Victoria was legally parked on the eastbound ...

2 arrests in Falconer bank robbery

Jamestown Police have arrested two men in connection with a Monday bank robbery in Falconer, N.Y. The incident occurred at the Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union at 51 E. Main St. on Monday. According to the Ellicott and Jamestown police departments, Kyle R. Senear, 22, Jamestown, ...

Law enforcement sweep conducted Friday in county

Law enforcement in Warren County conducted a county-wide sweep Friday. According to Sheriff Ken Klakamp, officers from various departments served some of the hundreds of bench warrants and summary traffic and non-traffic warrants on record in the county. “This morning, at 6:30 a.m., ...

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Limestone Twp. Harassment. According to Warren-based state police, on Thursday, Feb. 23, at approximately 11:58 a.m., Jesse Lee Peterson, 24, of Warren, grabbed a 34-year-old female’s pocket and tried to grab a cigarette out of it. Peterson then grabbed the female’s arm, according to ...

Reduced bail is denied Friday for accused arsonist

A request for reduced bail in the case of Warren man who pled guilty to burning down his Morrison St. home was denied on Friday. Robert D. L. Clever II, 35, of 315 Morrison St., pled guilty in January to charges of causing or risking a catastrophe and arson – intent to collect insurance – ...

Warren Co. DA, Youngsville police chief attend McWaPEC meeting

The McWaPEC (McKean, Warren, Potter, Elk, Cameron) officials met on Thursday, Feb. 23 for a general meeting. Warren County District Attorney Rob Greene and Youngsville Chief of Police Todd Mineweaser presented a video, displays, and information to help counties deal with opioid ...

Tidioute woman’s request for bail reduction heard

A Tidioute woman who faces drug charges could potentially have her bail reduced as a result of a Friday proceeding. Marie Lynn Ecker, 37, Tidioute, was charged in December with two counts each of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communications facility ...

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Conewango Twp. Drug Possession. According to Conewango Township police, Brianna Marie Yeuegelowitz, Russell, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident on February 16. Police say Yeuegelowitz was observed smoking ...

2 plead guilty at prelims

Two defendants pled guilty, charges were withdrawn against another while one was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday. The following defendants pled guilty: ¯ Kayla Lee Akers, Russell, to theft of property lost, etc. by mistake. ¯ Ashley Danielle Pitner, Warren, ...

Tractor fire

Times Observer photo by Stacey Gross A tractor caught on fire shortly after 5:30 p.m. behind an empty building at 819 Lexington Avenue on Warren’s east side Tuesday. City of Warren Fire Department and City of Warren police responded. No information was available by press time.

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Conewango Twp. DUI. According to Conewango Township police, Sarah Nicole Arnold, 21, of North Warren, was arrested and charged with DUI after an incident on February 8. Police say they received a complaint stating a yellow truck had been driving erratically with no headlights. The caller ...

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Warren DUI. City of Warren police reported that Dennis Williams, 45, Clarendon, was charged with DUI: General impairment, DUI: Highest rate of alcohol and careless driving following a traffic stop on Janaury 1. Bad checks. City of Warren police reported that Donald Moats, 48, Warren, was ...

Stearns announces Region I, School Board bid

Warren native Aaron Stearns has announced his candidacy as a Democrat for Region 1 School Board. Region 1 encompasses the City of Warren, Glade Township, and Elk Township. Stearns, 36, is a 1999 graduate of Warren Area High School. Post high school, he spent time in restaurant management ...