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Cops & Court Report

Pleas entered in prelim hearings

Two guilty pleas were entered and charges were withdrawn against two during preliminary hearings held this week at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Donald J. Fink, Jr., Clarendon, to possession of a controlled substance. Two counts of ...

Youngsville man faces forgery and DUI charges

A Youngsville man is accused of driving under the influence of controlled substances with children and counterfeit money in the vehicle. Thomas A. Niles, 29, of Youngsville, faces charges of forgery; trademark counterfeiting; two counts of endangering the welfare of children; two counts of ...

Man sentenced after violating drug laws

ERIE, Pa. — A former resident of Redford, Mich., has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal drug laws, according to United States Attorney Scott W. Brady. United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter imposed the sentence ...

On The Record

Central Warren County — District Judge Raymond Zydonik Possession. Shawn R. Smith, 41, Warren, was charged by City of Warren police on Sept. 18 with possession of a controlled substance from an incident that occurred on Sept. 17 in the City of Warren. Theft. James K. Johnson, 50, ...

Warren man charged in sexual assault

A Warren man has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting two girls. Douglas A. Maruca, 19, of Warren, is charged with one count of aggravated indecent assault — complainant less than 13 years of age; and one count of aggravated indecent assault — complainant less than 16 years of ...

Pleas are entered at arraignment

Two guilty pleas were entered while three pled not guilty during arraignment and change of plea proceedings last week at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pled guilty: ¯ Larry B. Babcock, Jr., Warren, to DUI: High rate of alcohol — first offense, driving without a ...

Osborne appeals sentence to Superior Court

A Warren man given the maximum possible sentence for raping a woman in front of her child has appealed to the state Superior Court. Kameron M.J. Osborne, 22, was sentenced on July 31 to 10 to 20 years in state prison on a rape charge and another 30 to 60 months for endangering the welfare ...

Judge Hammond hands down sentences

Judge Gregory Hammond issued the following sentences during proceedings held on Friday. ¯ Kimberly B. Banks, Corry, to one year probation, $750 in fines and fees, 30 hours of community service, outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, compliance with the Pennsylvania Nurse Peer Assistance ...

TV thief to spend more time in state prison

A Warren man will stay in state prison a little longer as a result of a plea and sentence order handed down earlier this week. Colby W. Neel, 36, pled to charges of theft by unlawful taking and and criminal mischief, according to information from the Warren County District Attorney’s ...

Man charged with assault after knife attack

A Warren man faces multiple aggravated assault charges after he allegedly attacked a man with a knife. Kurtis A. Groves, 29, of Warren, is charged with four counts of aggravated assault — including two first-degree felonies, and two counts of recklessly endangering another person. City ...

One plea, one held during preliminary court hearings

One defendant pleaded guilty while another was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Jared Christian, Warren, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and driving while operating privilege suspended or revoked. Charges ...

On The Record

Central Warren County — District Judge Raymond Zydonik Driving license suspended. Dennis L. Wedge, 47, Warren, was charged by City of Warren police on Sept. 2 with driving while license suspended related to DUI — third of subsequent violation and obedience to traffic control devices ...

Reconsideration of sentence denied in involuntary manslaughter case

A Spring Creek man sentenced to the maximum possible penalty on involuntary manslaughter and DUI charges has had his request for reconsideration of sentence revoked. Online court records indicate that Judge Gregory Hammond filed an order denying the motion on Sept. 4 in the case against ...

On The Record

Central Warren County — District Judge Raymond Zydonik DUI. Geoffery C. Swanson, 21, Warren, was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police on Aug. 31 with DUI: High rate of alcohol - first offense, DUI: Controlled substance — Schedule I — first offense, DUI: Controlled ...

Auto dealership owner, employee enter guilty pleas

ERIE — A resident of Harborcreek, Pa., and a resident of Fairview, Pa., have pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of fraud conspiracy. Andrew Gabler, 51, of Harborcreek and Chad Bednarski, 49, of Fairview pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Susan Paradise ...

On The Record

Central Warren County — District Judge Raymond Zydonik DUI. Amanda N. McClellan, 37, Sheffield, was charged by Conewango Township police on Aug. 24 with DUI: Controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug ...

Former Jamestown man, Erie residents indicted

ERIE, Pa. — A former Jamestown resident and two Erie residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charges of violating federal firearms laws, according to United States Attorney Scott W. Brady. The five-count indictment named Michael Deniro Hackett, 41, Kathryn ...

Name of student who drowned identified

Officials have released the identity of the man who drowned Wednesday evening in the Allegheny Reservoir. Arpit Goyal, 24, of India, a student at the University of Buffalo, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Warren County Chief Deputy Coroner Tony Chimenti, Goyal was visiting ...

Pleas entered this week in county court

The following defendants entered guilty pleas this week at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Christopher E. Battko, Pittsfield, to DUI: Controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense, make repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapons, possession of a controlled substance, possession of ...

Preliminary hearings held in County Court

Four guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against two during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pled guilty: ¯ Chad A. Ginkel, Erie, to marijuana – small amount personal use. Charges of driving while ...