Meadville Tribune

April 9, 2013

Courts & Police 4/9


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Arthur G. Reeher, 55, of 23718 Route 285, Cochranton, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of identity theft, theft by deception and forgery. Vernon Township police filed the charges for an incident on July 20, 2012. His bond is set at $5,000.



Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Charles J. Butter, 36, of 597 North St., Meadville, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of delivery/possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication device, intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered and two counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Jan. 13, 2011, in Meadville. His bond is set as nonmonetary with conditions.



Crashes

State Police

- There were no injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Route 322 in Vernon Township at 12:43 a.m. Friday. A vehicle driven by Ernest F. Bauer, 63, of Meadville was found in a ditch near Harry’s Auto Sales. Charges are pending against Bauer.



Crimes

State Police

- Unknown people entered a Bloomfield Township man’s home on Mt. Pleasant Road between 1 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday and removed $800 in cash.

- Four truck tires were stolen by a known suspect from Springboro area man’s home along North Creek Road at 2:29 p.m. Thursday and the tires were sold to a Meadville business.

- Four 12-volt batteries and 100 gallons of fuel were taken from a bulldozer and an excavator while they were parked near the intersection of Maples and Turkey Track roads in Conneaut Township. The theft, valued at $1,200, was discovered at 5:02 p.m. Thursday.



Found property

State Police

- A cell phone and other items were found along Burns Road in South Shenango Township at 6 p.m. Sunday. Anyone with information on to whom the items belong is asked to call state police at Meadville at 332-6911.



Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

- John M. Martone Jr., 22, of 309 Asbury Manor East, Meadville, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and two summary charges. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on April 6. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $10,000 bond.



Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Austin W. Coulter, 19, of 13887 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi and was bound over to the next term of court on three counts of driving under the influence, corruption of minors, selling/furnishing alcohol to minors, reckless endangerment and nine summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on March 9 in Vernon Township. His bond is set at $10,000 unsecured.

- Ronald Furlong, 19, of 192 Bortz Road, Cochranton, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and three counts of criminal conspiracy. Cochranton police filed the charges for an incident on March 24. His bond is set at $30,000 unsecured.

- Jason T. Poduszlo, 18, of 23067 Dunn Road, Cochranton, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and three counts of criminal conspiracy. Cochranton police filed the charges for an incident on March 24. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $20,000 bond.



Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Ryan C. Frantz, 25, of 474 Willow 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 escape, two counts of simple assault and three summary charges. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on March 17. He was released from Crawford County jail on nonmonetary bond.

- Tiffany A. King, 25, of 382 Meadville Road, Titusville, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and one summary charge. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on March 18. She was released from Crawford County jail on nonmonetary bond.

- Kurtis E. Jackson, 23, of Ohio, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and two counts of indecent assault. Meadville police filed the charges for incidents on March 1 and March 9. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $35,000 bond.



Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Daniel A. Young, 48, 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 two counts of driving under the influence and four summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on March 5 in Bloomfield Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

- Timothy W. Murphy, 65, of Titusville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of DUI and three summary charges. Titusville police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 15. He was released on his own recognizance.



Crimes

State Police

- A 44-year-old Erie male was accused of harassment for the alleged unauthorized contact of a 46-year-old Saegertown woman in Cussewago Township at 8:10 a.m. March 31, according to state police.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of Internet fraud involving an unknown suspect at an undisclosed location at 4 a.m. April 1. The suspect reportedly obtained a 54-year-old Conneautville man’s bank account information and withdrew more than $600.

- Someone stole 80 galvanized metal fence posts valued at $800 from a Broadford Road, Hayfield Township residence sometime between March 27 and 29.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of criminal mischief involving one or more unknown suspect(s) and two neighboring buildings on Atlantic Road in Atlantic at 1 a.m. April 4. A suspect allegedly drove a vehicle into the side door of Odd Fellow Hall. Police also reported damage to a sign belonging to Atlantic Thrift Store.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of domestic harassment involving a 29-year-old Meadville man and 24-year-old female at a Kennedy Hill Road residence in Union Township at 10:02 p.m. April 5. The male suspect allegedly assaulted the woman following an argument and threw some of her clothing in a bonfire.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of theft by unlawful taking involving an unknown suspect and a 29-year-old Meadville man at a Kennedy Hill Road residence in Union Township between March 22 and April 5. The suspect allegedly removed $1,300 from the residence while the man was not at home.



Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Virgil Charles F. Birchard Jr., 20, of Pleasantville, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of retail theft. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charge for an incident on Dec. 3, 2012, in Titusville. He was released from Crawford County jail on $5,000 unsecured bond.

- Donald H. Blake Sr., 75, of Titusville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on the charge of retail theft. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charge for an incident on Feb. 22 in Oil Creek Township. He was released on his own recognizance.



Saegertown Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Wesley G. Coy, 42, of Union City, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Lincoln Zilhaver and bound over to the next term of court on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and reckless endangerment. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on March 7 in Rockdale Township. He was released from Crawford County jail on $10,000 bond.

- Charges of possession of a weapon and criminal conspiracy against Jonathan M. Petzold of Cambridge Springs were dismissed. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an alleged incident on March 7.



Crashes

State Police

- Robyne C. Dulski, 18, of Evans City, was traveling north on Old Plank Road in Venango Township when she stopped at the intersection of Old Plank Road and Route 99 and entered the intersection into the path of James Bill of Cambridge Springs, who was traveling south on Route 99 at 2:30 p.m. April 3, according to state police. Bill reportedly applied the brakes but was unable to stop before hitting Dulski’s vehicle in the middle of the front bumper. Upon impact, both vehicles spun before coming to rest, police said. No injuries were reported. Goodban’s Towing removed both vehicles from the scene.

- Darrin J. Mattern, 36, of Cambridge Springs, was traveling west on Route 27 in Randolph Township when he lost control of his vehicle and entered a ditch at 3:25 a.m. April 6, according to state police. No injuries were reported. DUI charges pending.