Meadville Tribune

November 23, 2012

Courts & Police


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Crashes

State police

- William C. Stroup, 28, of Columbus, was traveling south on State Highway 6 and 19 just north of Yucha Road in Cambridge Township when he drove off the right side into a ditch at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 12, according to Pennsylvania State Police. He continued to travel south and struck two trees before coming to a rest. Although both airbags were deployed, state police said, no injuries were reported.

- Brandi L. Braden, 21, of Springboro was traveling north on North Moisertown Road between Grange Center and West Road in Cusse-wago Township when she lost control of her vehicle on a right hand curve and struck a Penelec power pole at an unknown time on Nov. 13, according to state police. She reportedly suffered minor injuries and was taken to Meadville Medical Center where she was treated and later released. The impact of the 2002 Jeep Liberty sheared the pole off near the base, police said. Saegertown Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

- A 17-year-old Linesville teen was traveling north on South Beaver Road south of PA-198 in Beaver Township when he left the roadway while speeding through adverse conditions at 4:39 p.m. Nov. 12, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The vehicle reportedly struck a ditch and went airborne, hitting a utility pole owned by Windstream Communications. The 1996 Ford F-250 then rolled, coming to a rest on its roof, police said. The juvenile driver was taken to Meadville Medical Center by Fellows Club Fire and Rescue Ambulance and treated for minor injuries. Also assisting on scene were Borderline Towing and Windstream Communications.

- A 42-year-old Conneautville woman was traveling east on Harmonsburg Road east of Spur Road in Pine Township when she left the roadway after being affected by an undisclosed physical condition at 8:45 a.m. Nov. 12, according to Pennsylvania State Police. She reportedly sustained minor injuries while her three-year-old passenger remained unharmed. They were taken to Meadville Medical Center and later released. Her 2009 Hyundai Sonata was towed from the scene.



Crime

State Police

- Pennsylvania State Police are looking for one or more suspects accused of forcibly entering Highpoint Tools in Hayfield Township and taking approximately $300 from the petty cash fund between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. Nov. 9 and 10. Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Stephen Ulintz of State Police, Meadville barracks at (814) 332-6911.



Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Terry L. Long Jr., 29, of Spartansburg, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and bound over to the next term of court on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, two counts of driving under the influence and eight summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Nov. 11 in Sparta Township. He was placed in Crawford County Prison on $20,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 21.

- Corey D. Foster, 20, of Titusville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and was bound over to the next term of court on eight counts of theft from a motor vehicle, five counts of criminal attempt, 13 counts of criminal conspiracy, eight counts of receiving stolen property, 13 counts of loitering and three summary charges. Titusville police filed the charges for an incident on July 17. He was released on his own recognizance.



Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Michael J. Brncik, 42, of 126 Gill Village, Meadville, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood on the charge of corruption of minors. Linesville police filed the charge for an incident on Sept. 26. He was released from the Crawford County jail on $5,000 bail with conditions. His arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 14.

- Travis  S. White, 18, of 12910 Foust Road, Conneaut Lake, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on three counts of driving under the influence and three summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Oct. 7 in Conneaut Lake. He was released on his own recognizance. His arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 14.



Saegertown Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Justin G. Hust, 23, of Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Lincoln Zilhaver and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of simple assault, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and one summary charge. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Sept. 27 in Woodcock Township. He was released from Crawford County Prison on nonmonetary bond.

- Melanie E. Smolter, 22, of Pittsburgh, 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 two summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Oct. 10 in Hayfield Township. She was released on her own recognizance.



Crime

State Police

- A Saegertown woman reported an internet scam where she paid $164 at an unknown time on Nov. 8 to a male subject posing as a Microsoft technician falsely offering computer repair, according to State Police. The investigation into the fraudulent Visa credit card payment continues.

- Staff of Bethesda Children’s Home in Woodcock Township reported four minor students appeared under the influence of an unknown substance or drug at an unknown time on Nov. 13. State Police conducted an investigation, but located no drugs, although two of the four students admitted to taking an unknown pill. The students were released to their legal guardians. No criminal charges were filed.

- State Police reported the theft of a rear tractor bucket implement from a Woodcock Township property between 7:30 and 11:22 a.m. Nov. 15. The implement, valued at approximately $100, was most likely sold for scrap weight, police said.