Meadville Tribune

Police Blotter

November 23, 2012

Courts & Police


MEADVILLE — 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.


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.

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