Meadville Tribune

Police Blotter

January 1, 2013

Courts and Blotter

MEADVILLE — Saegertown Area

Magisterial District Judge

-James M. Gilchrist, 56, of Saegertown, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Lincoln Zilhaver and was bound over to the next term of court on the charge of simple assault and one summary charge. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Dec. 5 in Hayfield Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Jennifer Y. Kinney, 36, of 245 E. 8th St., Erie, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood standing in for Judge William Chisholm and was bound over to the next term of court on the charge of theft by unlawful taking. Meadville police filed the charge for an incident on Feb. 20, 2012. She was placed in Crawford County Prison on $5,000 bail. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 8.

-Trolanda M. Estes, 40, of 19 E. 31st St., Erie, was arraigned and bound over to the next term of court on charges of forgery, theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking. Meadville police filed the charges for incidents on Jan. 31, 2012, and Dec. 1. She was placed in Crawford County Prison on $5,000 bail. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 8.

Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Craig S. Lipani, 49, of Williamsfield, Ohio, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and was 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 Oct. 11 in North Shenango Township. He was released on his own recognizance. His arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2013.

Crashes

State Police

-Charles F. Hart, 58, of Cochranton, was traveling east on Franklin Pike in East Fairfield Township when he left the roadway and went into a ditch at 4:05 a.m. Jan. 1, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The vehicle then traveled over a driveway culvert and came to rest in a ditch, reportedly. The road was covered with snow and slush, police said. No injuries were reported.

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