Meadville Tribune

Police Blotter

September 14, 2013

Courts and Blotter


MEADVILLE — 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.


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.


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.

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