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March 17, 2013

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MEADVILLE — Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Rachel A. McCarthy, 33, of 1109 Dodgeville Road, Rome, Ohio, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of retail theft. Vernon Township police filed the charge for an incident on Jan. 24. She was released on her own recognizance.


State Police

-Christine J. Papotnik, 52, of Centerville, was traveling east on Little Cooley Road in Bloomfield Township when she slid on the ice-covered roadway at 7:45 a.m. March 13, according to state police. She reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign and struck Adam Besonson, of Centerville, who was traveling north on Riceville Road. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage, police said.

-Scott Weaver, 44, Conneaut Lake, was traveling south on Route 98 in Hayfield Township and failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection of Routes 98 to 198 and struck driver Pamela Bortner of Meadville, who was proceeding with a left turn after stopping at 8:05 p.m. March 9, according to state police. Both vehicles reportedly came to a rest at the point of impact. Weaver was transported to Meadville Medical Center for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

-Virginia E. Rendulic, 63, of Springboro, was traveling west on Fisher Road in Spring Township when she lost traction on snow and left the roadway at 5:15 p.m. March 13, according to state police. She reportedly struck an embankment with the front of her vehicle. No injuries were reported.


State Police

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of assault for an incident on West Freemont Street in Townville at 5 a.m. March 9. An undisclosed 39-year-old man allegedly discharged a handgun in the vicinity of a 29-year-old female during an argument.

-Erin Dahle, 24, of Titusville, was accused of shoplifting from Walmart in Oil Creek Township at 2 p.m. March 12, according to state police. She reportedly entered the store without permission and removed a pair of shorts valued at $5. She is expected to face charges before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols for defiant criminal trespass and retail theft, police said.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a theft at Saegertown Junior/ Senior High School in Saegertown between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 18. A female student reportedly stole an iPod from another female student.

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