Meadville Tribune

September 14, 2013

Courts and Blotter


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Christopher R. Luzier, 29, of 1212 South Morgan St., Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm and was bound over to the next term of court on endangering the welfare of children, two counts of simple assault and one summary charge. West Mead Township police filed the charges for an incident on June 4. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Bryan Jones, 24, of 723 Terrace St., Meadville, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on charges of terroristic threats, false imprisonment, simple assault and one summary charge. West Mead Township police filed the charges for an incident on July 1. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $125,000 bond.



Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Michael L. Allen, 30, of Titusville, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of driving under the influence and four summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on April 7 in Sparta Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Amanda S. Kinney, 33, of Titusville, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of DUI. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Aug. 1 in Rome Township. She was released on her own recognizance.

-John E. Renninger, 51, of Titusville, pleaded guilty to two counts of driving under the influence and one summary charge. Titusville police filed the charges for an incident on July 17. He was released on his own recognizance.



Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-James M. Gilchrist Sr., 57, of 19968 Greer Road, Saegertown, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and bound over to the next term of court on three counts of driving under the influence and five summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on July 21 in Spring Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Mark A. Koehne, 32, of 1590 Park Drive, Jamestown, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of DUI, reckless endangerment and two summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on July 4 in West Fallowfield Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Craig S. Dunnewold, 47, of 11817 Iroquois Drive, Conneaut Lake, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of DUI and one summary charge. Conneaut Lake police filed the charges for an incident on Aug. 4 in Sadsbury Township. He was released on his own recognizance.



Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Lisa M. Prescott, 29, of 3318 Cambridge House, Meadville, waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and one summary charge. Vernon Township police filed the charges for an incident on Aug. 29. She was placed in Crawford County jail on $5,000 bond.



Crashes

Vernon Township Police

-Susan Ritteger, age unlisted, of Conneautville, was stopped on Norrisville Road at its intersection with Harmonsburg Road in Vernon Township when she turned into the path of Mike Schmidt of Meadville, who was traveling west on Harmonsburg Road at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11, according to Vernon Township police. Schmidt reportedly lost control of his motorcycle attempting to swerve around Ritteger’s vehicle and sustained minor injuries. He was taken to Meadville Medical Center, police said. Vernon Township police advise residents to practice caution when encountering motorcycles on the roadway and wear safety belts and helmets when traveling.



Crashes

State Police

-Michael L. Henton, 50, of Spartansburg, was traveling east on Buells Corners Road in Rome Township when his vehicle struck a horse that entered the roadway at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 13, according to state police. No injuries were reported.

-Awais I. Tariq, age unlisted, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, left the roadway and entered the median while traveling south on Interstate 79 in Hayfield Township at 4:24 a.m. Sept. 13, according to state police. Tariq reportedly attempted to steer the vehicle back onto the road, but flipped it onto its side. Tariq was taken to Meadville Medical Center for minor injuries, police said. Hayfield Volunteer Fire Department, Meadville Area Ambulance and Route 19 Towing assisted on scene.

-Dawn M. Sampson, 38, of Titusville, was traveling north on Johnson Road in Oil Creek Township when she lost control of her vehicle at an unknown time on Sept. 9, according to state police. The vehicle reportedly traveled across the oncoming traffic lane and left the roadway. The vehicle then traveled into an embankment and struck a tree, police said. No injuries were reported.

-Melvin H. Kirkwood, age unlisted, of Linesville, was traveling south on Route 18 in Summit Township when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a guardrail at 5:47 a.m. Sept. 11, according to state police. He was reportedly airlifted to UPMC Hamot for injuries of unknown severity. Conneaut Lake Area Ambulance, Summit Ambulance Service, Summit Township Volunteer Fire Department and Smitty’s Towing assisted on scene.

-Joseph Bruce Evans of Meadville was traveling east on Lakeland Drive in Summit Township at 12:54 a.m. Sept. 14 when he entered a driveway and struck a car owned by Joan Capozzolo of Munhall. Evans fled the scene without notifying Capozzolo of the incident and was later arrested by Conneaut Lake Police Department for DUI a short time later following a traffic stop.



Crimes

State Police

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of identity theft on Steadman Road in Steuben Township between 3:12 p.m. Aug. 24 and 11:36 a.m. Sept. 9. One or more unknown suspects reportedly opened a credit card and made two purchases under a victim’s name. The investigation continues.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a theft by unlawful taking on Euclid Avenue in Saegertown at an unknown time between Aug. 1 and Sept. 9. One or more unknown suspects reportedly removed a license plate from a trailer and fled the scene in an unknown direction.