Meadville Tribune

March 24, 2013

Courts & Blotter


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Adam W. Roche, 33, of 149 East Carlton Road, Carlton, 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 driving under the influence and one summary charge. Cochranton police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 10. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Michael A. Hodges, 39, of 801 Butler Pike, Mercer, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of DUI and three summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Jan. 12 in Vernon Township. He was placed in the State Correctional Institution at Mercer on $20,000 bond.



Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Micheal A. Mondo, 53, of 17001 Berkshire Drive, Meadville, waived his 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 three summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 23 in Sadsbury Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Aaron M. Braden, 30, of 103 Ontario Street, Edinboro, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and was bound over to the next term of court on the charge of receiving stolen property. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charge for an incident on Feb. 27 in Conneautville. He was recommitted to Mercer County Jail on $10,000 unsecured bond. His arraignment is scheduled for April 19.

-Brian E. Shade, 48, of 4526 Route 285, Linesville, 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 Feb. 15 in North Shenango Township. He was released on his own recognizance.



Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Brandon M. Babin, 24, of 736 Liberty Street, Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of an accident involving injury, aggravated assault by vehicle, three counts of driving under the influence and five summary charges. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 13. He was placed in Crawford County Prison on $30,000 bond.

-Miles L. Manning, 27, of 408 West 9th Street, Erie, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm 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 Feb. 26. He was released on nonmonetary bond.

-Michael G. Goss, 22, of 209 Spring Street, Cambridge Springs, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of indecent assault. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 8. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $10,000.

-Patrick E. Stokes, 33, of 370 Pine Place, Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of simple assault, terroristic threats and one summary charge. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 12. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $25,000 bond.

-Adam H. Watson, 23, of 173 Spring Street, Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of sexual assault, two counts of rape, four counts of indecent assault and aggravated indecent assault. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 8. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $65,000 bond.



Saegertown Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Ian P. Price, 22, of Saegertown, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Lincoln Zilhaver and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of driving under the influence and one summary charge. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 17 in Hayfield Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Vicki S. Gerard, 55, of Venango, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of DUI and two summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 24 in Venango Township. She was released on her own recognizance.

-Amie L. Oblinski, 29, of Saegertown, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of DUI, two counts of disorderly conduct and three summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 9 in Saegertown. She was released on her own recognizance.

-Robert K. Conaway, 30, of Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of corrupt organizations, criminal conspiracy, criminal use of a communication device, knowledge that property is proceeds of illegal act, two counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance, three counts of manufacture, delivery and possession with intent to manufacture/deliver, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities/intent to promote and two counts of conspiracy to violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3. The Attorney General’s office filed the charges for an incident on Aug. 1, 2010, in Meadville. He was placed in Crawford County Prison on $200,000 bond.



Crimes

State Police

-Unknown persons took a FedEx package from outside a Woodcock Township woman’s home on Bertram Drive between 12:16 and 2 p.m. March 11. The package contained a Pennsylvania license plate JGC-1466.

-Wesley G. Coy Sr., 42, of Union City, and Jonathan M. Petzold, 44, of Cambridge Springs, were accused of criminal conspiracy, tampering with evidence and possessing instruments of a crime for attempting to hide and clean a handgun used in a related case of terroristic threats in Rockdale Township at 1:55 p.m. March 7, according to state police. Coy reportedly fired the gun several times to scare two senior Rockdale Township residents away from his property before following them on Rockdale Road, almost striking them with his vehicle. Police also charged Coy with terroristic threats, simple assault and reckless endangerment.

n Pennsylvania State Police reported a harassment incident involving an 18-year-old female and 20-year-old male on Allegheny Street in West Mead Township at 2:10 p.m. March 21. The male, a Meadville resident, reportedly grabbed the woman and pushed her to the floor.



Crashes

State Police

-Bridget A. Cole, 23, of Cambridge Springs, was traveling south on Interstate 79 in Hayfield Township when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a guard rail with the front right side of her vehicle at 2:10 p.m. March 18, according to state police. No injuries were reported.

-Raphael Parra, 22, of Buffalo, N.Y., was traveling north on Interstate 79 in Vernon Township when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a guard rail at 1:09 p.m. March 18, according to state police. His vehicle reportedly spun and traveled down an embankment before striking a tree. Parra and passenger Joseph Westlake of Buffalo were taken to Meadville Medical Center for injuries of unknown severity, police said.

-Ronald E. Anthony Jr., 43, of Titusville, was traveling north on Luce Road in Randolph Township when he encountered a hill with unplowed snow at 2:32 p.m. March 18, according to state police. Anthony was reportedly unable to travel uphill and began spinning tires. His vehicle stalled and traveled backwards into a ditch where it rolled onto its driver’s side, police said. Anthony and passenger Ronnie Heckathorn of Corry were taken to Titusville Hospital for moderate and minor injuries, respectively.

-Diana L. Vy, 21, of Dresher, was traveling north on Interstate 79 in Greenwood Township when she lost control of her vehicle on the ice-covered roadway and struck a guard rail at 12:06 p.m. March 18, according to state police. She reportedly suffered minor injuries.

-Michael S. Odell, 50, of Rochester, N.Y., was traveling north on Interstate 79 in Greenwood Township when he lost control of his vehicle on the slush-covered roadway at 1:30 p.m. March 18, according to state police. He reportedly traveled off the east berm and impacted a ditch, causing his vehicle to roll onto its roof. No injury reports were released.

-Julia Fair, 18, of Meadville, was traveling west on Route 322 in East Fairfield Township when she lost control of her vehicle on the slush-covered roadway and impacted an embankment at 2:33 p.m. March 18, according to state police. Her vehicle reportedly overturned several times before coming to a rest. No injuries were reported.

-Kurt Falkenburg, 43, Franklin, was traveling west on Route 322 in Wayne Township when he traveled off the right side of the roadway and onto the slush-covered shoulder at 3:50 p.m. March 18, according to state police. He reportedly attempted to correct his vehicle’s path but traveled across the roadway and impacted an embankment, rolling the vehicle onto its roof. He suffered minor injuries and his vehicle sustained disabling damage, police said. Cochranton VFD assisted on scene.

-Cassie L. Homer, 23, of Conneautville, was traveling north on North Mosiertown Road in Cussewago Township when she lost control of her vehicle on the snow-covered roadway and spun clockwise at 1 a.m. March 21, according to state police. She reportedly left the roadway and struck a utility pole with the driver’s side. She suffered minor injuries, police said.

-Joseph N. Bercis, 40, of Jamestown, was traveling west on Route 322 in East Fallowfield Township when he failed to notice a vehicle stopped, intending to make a left-hand turn onto Pine Road at 6:02 p.m. March 20, according to state police. Bercis reportedly struck the rear of the vehicle, driven by a 17-year-old Linesville female. The juvenile’s vehicle was forced off the roadway and came to a rest approximately 120 feet away from the scene, police said. Bercie reportedly suffered minor injuries while the teenager sustained neck and back injuries of unknown severity, but was in stable condition. Her passenger, Dale Weimert of Hartstown, was uninjured, police said. Conneaut Lake Area Ambulance Service, Fallowfield VFD and Eell’s Towing assisted on scene.