Meadville Tribune

June 20, 2012

Courts and Blotter


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Saegertown Area

Magisterial District Judge

Kimberly A. Griffith, 27, of Linesville, waived her right to a preliminary hearing June 18 before Magisterial District Judge Lincoln S. Zilhaver on a Cambridge Springs Police Department charge of one count of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge for an incident April 27 and was recommitted to Crawford County jail, Saegertown, in lieu of $25,000 bond.



Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

Matthew D. Sullivan, 22, of Titusville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing June 7 before Magisterial District Judge Amy L. Nicols on Pennsylvania State Police at Corry charges of one count each of burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm prohibited for an incident May 19 and was recommitted to Crawford County jail, Saegertown, in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Johnny H. Coatoam, 45, of Union City, was bound over to the next term of court June 18 on state police at Corry charges of one count of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer; two counts of driving under the influence; and five summary traffic offenses for an incident April 13 and was recommitted to Crawford County jail, Saegertown, in lieu of $2,500 bond. Two previously-filed summary traffic offense charges were withdrawn.

Madeline E. York, 51, of Oil City, waived her right to a preliminary hearing June 19 on Titusville Police Department charges of two counts of driving under the influence and one summary traffic offense for an incident April 14 and was released on her own recognizance.

Cody L. Jackson, 21, of Grand Valley, waived his right to a preliminary hearing June 20 on Titusville police charges of one count each of simple assault and harassment for an incident May 6 and was released on his own recognizance.

Ronald G. Nichols, 31, of Titusville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing June 20 on Titusville police charges of one count each of simple assault, harassment and public drunkenness for an incident June 5 and was recommitted to Crawford County jail, Saeger-town, in lieu of $10,000 bond.



Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

Reginald M.A. Todd, 38, of Conneaut Lake, was bound over to the next term of court June 19 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi on Pennsylvania State Police charges of two counts of driving under the influence and five summary traffic offenses for an incident May 6 and was released on his own recognizance.

Jesse D. Swaney, 30, of Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing June 19 on Vernon Township Police Department charges of one count each of access device fraud, theft by deception, receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking for an incident May 25 and was released on $25,000 unsecured bond.



Crashes

State Police

-Leslie R. Humes, 24, of Conneaut Lake, was driving east on Adamsville Road in West Fallowfield Township at 4:46 a.m. June 8 when she lost control of her vehicle, causing it to travel off the road and strike an embankment. Humes was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. The vehicle was damaged and was towed from the scene.

-Cody L. Shepard, 20, of Meadville, was driving on Guys Mills Road in Randolph Township at 7:22 a.m. June 14 when he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll over. Shepard sustained minor injuries. The vehicle received disabling damage and was towed from the scene.

-Marcus S. Gergar, 21, of Northampton, was driving south on Interstate 79 in Greenwood Township at 10:50 p.m. June 19 when his vehicle struck a deer that had entered the roadway. Gergar was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

-Lauren K. Hultman, 18, of Albion, was driving north on Linesville Road in Conneaut Township at 6:15 a.m. June 19 when her vehicle struck a deer that had entered the roadway. Hultman and her passenger, a 17-year-old female, were both wearing seatbelts and were not injured. The vehicle received disabling damage.



Crimes

State Police

-Someone scratched and damaged a headstone at Shreve Ridge Cemetery off Shreve Ridge Road in Bloomfield Township sometime between 7 p.m. June 13 and 3 p.m. June 15.

-Someone entered an unlocked Dobbs Road, Athens Township residence and stole a black 9-millimeter Ruger model 03075 handgun and approximately 25 Vicodin prescription pills sometime between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. June 14.

n Someone removed and stole a pump from an above-ground pool at a Coraopolis man’s Lanch Street, Bloomfield Township property sometime between 12:10 and 5:45 a.m. June 17.

-Someone struck and damaged the left-rear panel of a Spartansburg woman’s vehicle while it was parked at a Main Street, Spartansburg location sometime between 8:30 p.m. June 16 and 10:45 a.m. June 17.