Meadville Tribune

December 22, 2013

'Most Wanted' home for the holidays?

By Keith Gushard
Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Christmas is a time when people come home for the holiday — including those family members wanted by the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas.

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is asking local residents to keep an eye out for more than two dozen people who are wanted on outstanding warrants issued by the county’s court system.

The office has released the names and photos of 28 people still being sought under the “Crawford County’s Most Wanted” program.

“Crawford County’s Most Wanted” is a weekly report from the office on a person wanted by Crawford County Court of Common Pleas. The report, which features the wanted person’s picture and charges, is published Tuesdays in the Tribune. Since the program began more than three years ago, 130 out of 159 featured, or 81.7 percent, have been captured.

“We’re not trying to ruin anyone’s Christmas, but, unfortunately, we have to take this kind of action because these people have taken it upon themselves to run and hide,” Sheriff Nick Hoke said of why his office is being aggressive by releasing again the names of those not captured.

The public can play a key role by acting as extra eyes and ears, according to Chief Deputy Sheriff Neil Fratus, who oversees the office’s outstanding warrant service.

“Some of these people have family — children or ex-spouses in the area,” Fratus said. “With the holiday season, they may come back around town and try to see them.”

The public can help by providing information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, Hoke said.

“ A lot of times we’ve already started the puzzle and we’ve got a lot of the pieces and that piece (from the public) might be the piece we need to link it together,” he said.

Many of those wanted are sought because they owe money to the court system — primarily to the victims of crimes.

“Majority of that money (owed) is restitution and the victims need to be made whole for the crimes committed against them,” Hoke said of why his office being aggressive in getting the world out on the outstanding warrants.

Both Hoke and Fratus said the Sheriff’s Office is willing to work with those who have outstanding warrants. Often those featured as “Most Wanted” call the office and arrange to turn themselves in to authorities, according to Fratus.

“They need to come in and get it taken care of,” he said. “The goal is to get it taken care of for the victims.”

All of the outstanding warrants have been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer system, according to Hoke.

The NCIC system is a computerized index of criminal justice information including outstanding warrants for people who are wanted by law enforcement.

Hoke said his office plans to keep the pressure on those with outstanding warrants from Crawford County Court of Common Pleas.

“We’ll keep doing it as long as there are bad guys out there who don’t live up to their obligations,” he said.



Keith Gushard can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at kgushard@meadvilletribune.com.



If you have any information about any of “Crawford County’s Most Wanted,” call 333-7411 on weekdays or 657-4950 evenings and weekends. Callers may remain anonymous.

Crawford County Sheriff’s Office



Name: Charles L. Anthony

Born: March 16, 1974

Age: 39

Height: 5 feet, 11 inches

Weight: 160 pounds

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Violating probation rules on a charge of accident involving damage to an attended vehicle and/or property.



Name: Anthony K. Bartosek

Born: July 18, 1963

Age: 50

Height: 5 feet, 7 inches

Weight: 150 pounds

Eyes: Hazel

Hair: Gray

Wanted for: Violating probation rules on a charge of driving under the influence, second offense.



Name: Sharika T. Bender

Born: Oct. 23, 1990

Age: 23

Height: 5 feet, 1 inch

Weight: 250 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Failing to appear in court on charge of receiving stolen property.



Name: Boddy G. Cauvel

Born: Aug. 4, 1958

Age: 60

Height: 5 feet, 6 inches

Weight: 130 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Wanted for: Failure to appear at the Crawford County jail to serve a sentence for a driving under the influence conviction.



Name: Juan M. Castellon

Born: July 16, 1959

Age: 52

Height: 6 feet, 3 inches

Weight: 300 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Wanted for: Violating parole rules on an original charge of simple assault.



Name: Jonathan S. Crawford

Born: Jan. 28, 1989

Age: 23

Height: 5 feet, 8 inches

Weight: 150 pounds

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Violating Mercer County probation rules on original charges of simple assault and terroristic threats.



Name: Christopher A. Crowe

Born: May 11, 1975

Age: 38

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 165 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Failure to appear in court for a formal arraignment on a charge of driving under the influence, second offense.



Name: Clayton E. Cornman

Born: Jan. 20, 1965

Age: 48

Height: 5 feet, 6 inches

Weight: 150 pounds

Eyes: Green

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Violating probation on original charges of recklessly endangering another person.



Name: Steven L. Deitsch

Born: Nov. 26, 1970

Age: 43

Height: 6 feet, 2 inches

Weight: 185 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Gray

Wanted for: Violating probation rules and failing to appear for a non-jury trial on a charge of driving under the influence.



Name: Kevin W. Diluzio

Born: May 4, 1987

Age: 26

Height: 5 feet, 9 inches

Weight: 165 pounds

Eyes: Hazel

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Violating probation rules on original charges of driving under the influence and harassment.



Name: Thomas J. Eakin

Born: Nov. 9, 1989

Age: 23

Height: 6 feet, 2 inches

Weight: 155 Pounds

Eyes: Hazel

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Violating probation on an original charge of terroristic threats.



Name: Bruce I. Hauxwell

Born: May 13, 1982

Age: 31

Height: 6 feet, 3 inches

Weight: 170 pounds

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Violating probation on an original charge of burglary.



Name: Jarett Michael Lee Hanson

Born: Nov. 27, 1989

Age: 23

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 165 pounds

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Failing to appear for sentencing on a charge of driving under the influence, second offense.



Name: Drew A. Hoak

Born: Dec. 3, 1967

Age: 46

Height: 6 feet, 2 inches

Weight: 200 pounds

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Blond/bald

Wanted for: Failing to appear for required court action on a charge of driving under the influence.



Name: Yasmeen Z. Matthews

Born: Aug. 29, 1992

Age: 21

Height: 5 feet, 6 inches

Weight: 210 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Wanted for: Failure to appear for a required court hearing on a charge of theft by deception.



Name: Nicholas K. Payne

Born: Nov. 20, 1990

Age: 23

Height: 6 feet, 1 inch

Weight: 215 pounds

Eyes: Hazel

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Violating probation rules on original charges of criminal mischief.



Name: Charles I. Peters

Born: June 14, 1985

Age: 28

Height: 6 feet, 1 inch

Weight: 170 pounds

Eyes: Green

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Failed to appear for required court action on a charge of criminal mischief.



Name: Kenneth G. Salisbury Jr.

Born: Nov. 7, 1981

Age: 32

Height: 5 feet, 11 inches

Weight: 165 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Failing to appear for a required court action on a a charge of driving under the influence.



Name: Christopher Scarpine

Born: May 9, 1994

Age: 19

Height: 6 feet, 2 inches

Weight: 160 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Failure to appear for required court action on a charge of escape.



Name: Keith A. Stepchuck

Born: April 29, 1986

Age: 27

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 165 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Violating parole on an original charge of receiving stolen property.



Name: Nicholas A. Storch

Born: March 24, 1980

Age: 33

Height: 5 feet, 10 inches

Weight: 205 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Failing to appear for required court action on a charge of driving under the influence, third offense.



Name: Clarence G. Thompson

Born: Nov. 27, 1951

Age: 62

Height: 6 feet, 1 inch

Weight: 184 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Wanted for: Failing to appear for required court action on charges of driving under the influence, second offense.



Name: Bennie C. Thompson

Born: July 3, 1953

Age: 59

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 195 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black/grey

Wanted for: Failing to appear for a required court action on a charge of theft by unlawful taking.



Name: Donald A. Walker

Born: Sept. 24, 1974

Age: 38

Height: 5 feet, 10 inches

Weight: 168 pounds

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Failing to comply with a court order issued by the Crawford County Domestic Relations Section.



Name: Jared T. Weber

Born: May 10, 1979

Age: 34

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 170 pounds

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Failing to appear for required court action on charges of bad checks.



Name: Phillip L. Williams

Born: Sept. 19, 1994

Age: 19

Height: 6 feet, 1 inch

Weight: 160 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Wanted for: Violating probation rules on an original charge of simple assault.

 

Name: Kimberly L. Wood    

Born: Aug. 29, 1970               

Age: 43         

Height: 5 feet, 2 inches

Weight: 130 pounds

Eyes: Hazel

Hair: Brown

Wanted for: Violating Allegheny County probation rules on an original charge of driving under the influence, second offense.