Meadville Tribune

Police Blotter

May 26, 2013

Courts and Blotter


MEADVILLE — Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Jarett Michael L. Hanson, 23, of 22076 Van Acres, Venango, 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 false identification, two counts of driving under the influence and three summary charges. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on April 19. He was released on his own recognizance.

Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Edgar L. Guiher II, 32, of 11372 E. Third St., Conneaut Lake, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of manufacture/delivery/possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture/deliver, unlawful body armor, receiving stolen property, intentional possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. Conneaut Lake police filed the charges for an incident on May 13 in Sadsbury Township. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $50,000 bond.

-Ralph E. Steele III, 29, of 195 S. Third St., Conneaut Lake, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on three counts of acquiring or obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation. The state Attorney General’s office filed the charges for incidents on Jan. 30, 2012, March 6, 2012, and May 18, 2012, in Conneaut Lake. His bond is set at $25,000 unsecured.

-Elliot S. Thornburg, 21, of 5915 Swanville Road, Erie, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of driving under the influence. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident in Conneautville March 30. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bond.


State Police

-Rita A. Koffman, 38, of Atlantic was injured in a one-vehicle crash with deer at 6:25 a.m. Sunday in Greenwood Township. Koffman was driving east on Adamsville Road when a deer entered the roadway and Koffman steered away to avoid a collision, but hit a second deer that had entered the roadway. Koffman’s Toyota Rav 4 then went off the road an struck an embankment. Koffman was released after treatment at Meadville Medical Center. She was wearing a seat belt.


State Police

-Unknown persons burglarized a South Shenango Township man’s residence and outdoor storage sheds on Westford Road between 3 p.m. Thursday and noon Saturday removing electronics equipment and vehicle parts. Those with information about the crime are asked to call 332-6911.

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