Meadville Tribune

November 2, 2013

Courts and Blotter


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Samantha J. Arnett, 21, of 171 Glenwood Ave., Meadville, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and bound over to the next term of court on charges of manufacture/delivery/possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture/deliver, possession of marijuana, intentional possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, four counts of driving under the influence and five summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on July 5 in Summit Township. Her bond is set at $10,000 unsecured.

-Zachery B. Whiteside, 21, of 7124 Route 6, Linesville, was arraigned and bound over to the next term of court on charges of manufacture/delivery/possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture/deliver, possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and intentional possession of a controlled substance. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on July 5 in Summit Township. His bond is set at $10,000 unsecured.



Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Megan A. Rightnour, 36, of Erie, waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, defiant trespass and disorderly conduct. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Aug. 31 in Bloomfield Township. Her bond is set at $10,000 unsecured.



Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Luanne M. McGrath, 20, of 603 Erskine-Quarry Road, Edinburg, waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Aug. 1 in Linesville. She was released from Crawford County jail on $5,000 bond.



Crashes

State Police

-Bernard A. Brill, 70, of Hamburg, N.Y., was traveling south on Interstate 79 in Cussewago Township when his vehicle struck a deer which entered the roadway at 2:19 p.m. Oct. 27, according to state police. No injuries were reported. Goodban’s Towing assisted on scene.

-Valerie J. McClellan, 41, of Oil City, was traveling south on Route 8 in Bloomfield Township when her vehicle struck a deer which entered the roadway at 10:10 p.m. Oct. 25, according to state police. No injuries were reported. Venango Towing assisted on scene.

-Cathy J. Hood, 60, of Meadville, was traveling west on Route 322 in East Fairfield Township when she lost control of her vehicle at 10:54 a.m. Nov. 1, according to state police. The vehicle reportedly left the roadway and struck an embankment before overturning and coming to rest. No injuries were reported. Leonard’s Towing assisted on scene.

-An unknown driver backed into the rear of a parked vehicle in a parking lot on South Wayland Road in East Mead Township at 11:23 p.m. Oct. 31, according to state police. The driver reportedly fled the scene in an unknown direction.

-Rodney A. Johnson, age unlisted, of Meadville, was traveling south on Mercer Pike in Union Township when he lost control of his vehicle on the wet roadway at 11 a.m. Oct. 31, according to state police. The vehicle reportedly left the roadway and hit an embankment and a tree. No injuries were reported. An investigation is pending. Hayden’s towing assisted on scene.

-Joel P. Robinson, 18, of Guys Mills, was traveling east on Route 27 in West Mead Township when his vehicle struck a deer that entered the road at 11:18 p.m. Oct. 28, according to state police. No injuries were reported. Leonard’s Towing assisted on scene.



Crimes

State Police

-Jason McElhaney, 30, of Townsville, was accused of harassment for an alleged domestic assault on North Main Street in Townsville at an unknown time on Oct. 23, according to state police.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a burglary on West Spring Street in Oil Creek Township between 12:15 and 12:30 a.m. Oct. 26. A suspect reportedly broke into a residence, causing approximately $400 in damages to an exterior door, and fled the scene in an unknown vehicle. The investigation continues.

-James R. Deboe, 46, of Erie, was accused of assault for an alleged domestic altercation on Forest Green Drive in West Mead Township between 11 p.m. Nov. 1 and 12:55 a.m. Nov. 2, according to state police.

n Jean Halsted, 63, of Spartansburg, was accused of retail theft for an alleged incident on Buells Corners Road in Rome Township between 2 and 4 p.m. Oct. 18, according to state police. She reportedly stole $35 in gas from Buell’s Corners Store.

-Michael Minnis, 31, of Erie, was accused of possession of drug paraphernalia for an alleged incident on Route 322 in Vernon Township at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 29, according to state police.

n Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of terroristic threats at Saegertown High School in Hayfield Township between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25. A 13-year-old female reportedly brandished a knife and threatened several juveniles during a football game. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues.

-Courtney Graig, 23, of Espyville, was accused of retail theft for an alleged incident at Dollar General in North Shenango Township at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 31, according to state police. She reportedly stole an estimated $450 in store merchandise over the course of three months.

n Pennsylvania State Police reported a theft on West Center Road and Stateline Road in Conneaut Township between 12 p.m. Oct. 18 and 12 p.m. Oct. 21. One or more unknown suspects reportedly removed two portable motors from Stryker Energy well sites.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported an alleged burglary on Grant Street in Saegertown between 5 and 8 p.m. Oct. 28. A suspect reportedly gained entry into a residence and stole an estimated $1,550 in cash. The investigation continues.