Meadville Tribune

February 9, 2014

Courts and Blotter


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Marcus Moody, 18, address unlisted, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm and bound over to the next term of court on charges of theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and one summary charge. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on Dec. 20 and 21. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $5,000 bond. Moody was also arraigned and bound over to the next term of court on collective charges of theft by unlawful taking, four counts receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy, possession of marijuana and five counts of theft from a motor vehicle for incidents on Dec. 26, Dec. 30, Jan. 10 and Jan. 11.



Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Jamie R. Meli, 28, of 1021 Winslow St., Punxsutawney, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and four counts of theft by unlawful taking. Vernon Township police filed the charges for an incident on Sept. 1, 2011. She was released on her own recognizance.

-Shane N. Nageotte, 22, of 185 N. Franklin St., Cochranton, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and four summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Dec. 28 in Cochranton. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Dustin J. Kelly, 26, of 3123 Old Route 322, Cochranton, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on charges of possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and three summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Jan. 10 in Vernon Township. He was released on his own recognizance.



Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Christopher M. Clapper, 28, of Centerville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and was bound over to the next term of court on the charge of simple assault and two summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Jan. 8 in Athens Township. He was released from Crawford County jail on $5,000 unsecured bond.



Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Deborah Rugala-Shaffer, 54, of 12703 Hickory Drive, Conneaut Lake, waived her 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 two summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Dec. 31 in Sadsbury Township. She was released on her own recognizance.



Crime

State Police

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a burglary on Williamsfield Road in West Shenango Township between 9:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 11 a.m. Feb. 2. One or more unknown suspects reportedly pried open a door and gained entry to Jim Town Distribution and took money from the building. Anyone with information is asked to call state police, Meadville barracks at 332-6911.



Crashes

State Police

-Victoria F. Crays, 44, of Venango, was traveling north on Center Road in Venango Township when she lost control of her vehicle on the ice-covered roadway at 10:12 p.m. Feb. 1, according to state police. The vehicle reportedly left the roadway and rolled into a ravine. No injuries were reported. Hayden’s Towing assisted on scene.

-An unknown driver reportedly lost control of a vehicle while traveling east on Harmonsburg Road in Summit Township at 10 p.m. Feb. 1, according to state police. The vehicle reportedly traveled across the westbound lane and left the roadway, flipping onto its roof and striking a tree. The driver fled the scene, police said. West End Towing assisted on scene.