Meadville Tribune

Police Blotter

September 1, 2013

Courts & Blotter

(Continued)

MEADVILLE — Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Robert W. Turk III, 48, of 518 Utah Avenue, Sheffield, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi and was bound over to the next term of court on the charge of retail theft. Vernon Township police filed the charge for an incident on Aug. 8. He was released on his own recognizance.

n Johnny D. Lawson, 66, of 332 W. Hemlock St., Titusville, was held for a preliminary hearing band was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of driving under the influence and two summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on July 5 in Wayne Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Tyler A. Obert, 21, of 18809 Williams St., Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on seven counts of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and seven counts of indecent assault on a person less than 16 years of age. Vernon Township police filed the charges for an incident on May 3. His bond is set at $50,000.

Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Sheldon W. Abrigo, 36, of Centerville, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and bound over to the next term of court on charges of failure to verify address/be photographed according to sexual offender requirement and failure to provide accurate registration information. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on March 27 in Rome Township. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $15,000 bond.

Crimes

State Police

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a burglary at the Spartansburg Fairgrounds in Spartansburg at 10:29 a.m. Aug. 27. One or more unknown suspects reportedly broke into a building and took a deep fryer, valued at approximately $500, belonging to Valley View Church. The suspects fled in an unknown direction, police said.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a retail theft at Wal-Mart in Oil Creek Township at 4:50 p.m. Aug. 27. A 15-year-old Guys Mills male reportedly concealed a can of duster in his pants. The suspect then went into the store restroom and began inhaling the duster, police said.

n Pennsylvania State Police reported a burglary on Athens Road in Athens Township between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 27. One or more unknown suspects reportedly forced entry into a residence and removed several items, including two compound bows, a Remington 1100 magnum shotgun, Ruger M77 Mark II rifle, a Gammo pellet gun, a .22 Winchester magnum and a 22 Marlin 25N rifle. The suspects fled the scene undetected, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Corry barracks at (814) 663-2043.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a burglary on South Moisertown Road in Hayfield Township between 9 p.m. Aug. 23 and 12 p.m. Aug. 25. One or more unknown suspects reportedly entered a residence and removed a scanner.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a burglary on Miller Station Road in Rockdale Township at an unknown time between Aug. 19 and 30. One or more unknown suspects reportedly entered a detached garage and removed several items, including a Craftsman sliding compound miter saw, a reciprocating saw, a Husky ratchet set, a wrench set and two grinders.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of criminal mischief on Kinsack Road in Oil Creek Township at 10 p.m. Aug. 27. One or more unknown suspects reportedly destroyed a mailbox and fled in an unknown direction. The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Corry barracks at (814) 663-2043.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of criminal mischief on Kinsack Road in Oil Creek Township at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28. One or more unknown suspects reportedly broke the doors off of two mailboxes and fled in an unknown direction.

-Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a fire of unknown origin at an unattended residence on Tattle Street in Rockdale Township that reportedly occurred at 11 p.m. Aug. 29. The residence was being remodeled, police said. The investigation continues.

-Robert J. Tanner, 33, of Springboro, was accused of simple assault for an alleged physical altercation on North Hickernell Road in Spring Township at 2:09 p.m. Aug. 27, according to state police.

-Scott D. Walk, 45, of Townville, was accused of harassment for an alleged incident on Fine Road in Steuben Township at 12:10 a.m. Aug. 23, according to state police.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a burglary on Old Route 8 in Titusville at an unknown time between Aug. 5 and 10. One or more unknown suspects reportedly took large furniture from a residence and copper material from a nearby secured barn. The investigation continues.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of selling/furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors on Little Cooley Road in Bloomfield Township at 8 p.m. Aug. 24. A 33-year-old Union City woman reportedly served alcohol to several juveniles at a camp fire near her residence. The investigation continues.

-Alice J. Nowakowski, 33, of Union City, and Kurtis J. Burek, 33, of Union City, were accused of aggravated assault for an alleged incident involving a physical altercation on Porter Avenue in Bloomfield Township at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23, according to state police.

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