Meadville Tribune

February 2, 2014

Courts and Blotter


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Tahj L. Jones, 21, of Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct and one summary charge. West Mead police filed the charges for an incident on Nov. 8. He was released from Crawford County jail on $5,000 unsecured bond.

-Kathleen J. Gnann, 58, of Columbus, waived her right to a preliminary hearing 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 Jan. 4 in Sparta Township. She was released on her own recognizance.



Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-James R. Dillen, 47, address unlisted, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm and was bound over to the next term of court on the charge of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Meadville police filed the charge for an incident on Oct. 1. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $5,000 bond.

-Dennis J. Mayer, 42, of 1055 Liberty St., Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on the charge of simple assault and two summary charges. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on Dec. 31. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $25,000 bond.

-Defonta L. D. Butler, 20, of 515 Terrace St., Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on the charge of criminal trespass. Meadville police filed the charge for an incident on Jan. 5. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $15,000 bond.

-Corleone C. McNaughton, 22, of 14316 Middle Road, Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of driving under the influence and two summary charges. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on Dec. 8. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Earl F. Lagrand, 50, 101 Lincoln Ave., Meadville, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of simple assault and two summary charges. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on Dec. 21. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $40,000 bond.

-Amanda L. Phillips, 34, of 320 Randolph St., Meadville, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on the charge of manufacture/delivery/possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture/deliver. Meadville police filed the charge for an incident on Oct. 12. She was released on her own recognizance.



Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Linda L. Mealey, 65, of 359 Walnut St., 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 retail theft and defiant trespass. Vernon Township police filed the charges for an incident on Jan. 4. She was released on her own recognizance.



Crashes

State Police

-Phillip H. Gordon, 36, of Saegertown, was traveling west on Pinney Road in Richmond Township when his vehicle left the roadway at 7:15 a.m. Jan. 31, according to state police. His vehicle reportedly struck a ditch and a culvert before rolling onto the driver’s side. No injuries were reported. Hayden’s Towing assisted on scene.

-Hugh D. Clark, 28, of Hartstown, was traveling west on Westford Road in South Shenango Township when his vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and spun clockwise at 10 p.m. Jan. 30, according to state police. His vehicle reportedly struck a tree. He was airlifted to UPMC Hamot for major injuries, police said. Conneaut Lake, Jamestown and State Medivac ambulance services, Jamestown and North Shenango fire departments and Rodger’s Towing assisted on scene.

-Brittany N. Dick, 22, of Meadville, was traveling south on Route 98 in Cussewago Township when she lost control of her vehicle at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30, according to state police. Her vehicle reportedly struck a culvert. No injuries were reported.

-Charles M. Johnson, 49, of Titusville, was traveling north on Route 8 in Centerville when he lost control of his vehicle at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 28, according to state police. His vehicle reportedly traveled across the southbound lane and struck a utility pole. He and passenger James Watson of Titusville were transported to Titusville Hospital for minor injuries, police said.

-Daniel S. Telega, age unlisted, of West Springfield, was traveling west on Irish Road in Cussewago Township when his vehicle left the roadway at 2:55 p.m. Jan. 27, according to state police. His vehicle reportedly entered a ditch and overturned as it re-entered the travel lane. No injuries were reported. Hayfield Township and Edinboro fire departments and Pinkey’s Towing assisted on scene.

-Jodi L. Ingalls, 55, of Cambridge Springs, was traveling south on Route 86 in Woodcock Township when she lost control of her vehicle on the snow-covered roadway at 12:40 p.m. Jan. 28, according to state police. Her vehicle reportedly struck a ditch and a culvert. No injuries were reported. Hayden’s Towing assisted on scene.

-Dominick R. Scinto, 21, of Conneaut Lake, was traveling west on Dicksonburg Road in Summerhill Township when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 28, according to state police. His vehicle reportedly struck a guardrail before coming to rest. No injuries were reported. DUI charges pending.

-Thomas A. Will, 45, of Bethel Park, was traveling onto Perry Highway in Greenwood Township from a stop sign on Route 285 when he struck driver Danielle Yeager of Oil City who was traveling south on Perry Highway at 8:31 a.m. Jan. 28, according to state police.Yeager and her passenger Lindsay Duncan were reportedly taken to Meadville Medical Center for moderate injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene, police said. Charges are pending further investigation.

-Shanita C. Carmichael, 28, of Penn Hills, was traveling north on Interstate 79 in Hayfield Township when she lost control of her vehicle at 8:58 a.m. Jan. 28, according to state police. Her vehicle reportedly struck guardrails on both sides of the road. No injuries were reported.



Crimes

State Police

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of theft by deception for an alleged incident on Springboro Road in Cussewago Township at 7:52 p.m. Jan. 14. One or more unknown suspects reportedly received payment for a product via the internet, but the product was never delivered. The investigation continues.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a burglary on Booth Drive in North Shenango Township between 7:45 p.m. Jan. 26 and 5:40 p.m. Jan. 27. One or more unknown suspects reportedly entered a residence and removed various items before fleeing in an unknown direction. The investigation continues.

-Jessica Malone, 24, of Springboro area, was accused of indecent exposure and other charges for an alleged incident at the North Creek Apartment Complex in Spring Township at an unknown time Jan. 28, according to state police. Reportedly under the influence of an unknown drug, removed all items of clothing from the waist up and exposed herself to the public, screaming loudly and using obscene language. She failed to comply when advised to discontinue her actions, police said. During her conduct, she reportedly assaulted a victim with an object. Charges of indecent exposure, open lewdness, disorderly conduct and assault are pending.