Meadville Tribune

Police Blotter

September 22, 2012

Courts and Blotter


MEADVILLE — Vernon Area

Magisterial District Justice

April Lee Miller, 46, of 987 Burns Avenue, Meadville, was waived for court before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi on charges of retail theft and receiving stolen property. Vernon Township police filed the charges. Her bail is set at $5,000.

Linesville Area

Magisterial District Justice

-Kevin John Clausen, 25, of Linesville was accused of access device fraud when he allegedly stole a debit card on Aug. 29 and used it to make transactions totaling $571.58, according to state police. Numerous charges were filed on Sept. 15 before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood.


State Police

-Christopher Michael DeMaison, 32, of 15204 Linda Ave., Saegertown, was involved in a crash on Wolf Road, just west of State Route 198 in Randolph Township at 10:04 p.m. Sept. 18. Charges are pending, according to state police.

-A 44-year-old Summit Township woman found a criminal trespasser in her residence at 11:20 a.m. Sept. 1, according to state police. The suspect’s name is undisclosed and police are still investigating.

-A 25-year-old man and 21-year-old man in Summit Township were victims of burglary at an unknown time on June 23 when an unknown person entered their residence and removed an AK47 assault-type rifle, according to state police. The investigation continues.

-Christopher J. Hodson, 18, of Titusville, was traveling north on State Highway 173 at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 18  when he lost control of his vehicle, leaving the west side of the roadway and rolling the car onto its roof, according to state police. The 2006 Ford Escape came to rest in a swamp on the north side of the roadway and suffered heavy damage. Hodson was taken to Meadville Medical Center for treatment and later released.

-Padam B. Baniya, 22, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested for driving under the influence after an accident on Interstate 79 South, about 837 feet north of East Forest Road, Cussewago Township, at 12:50 a.m. Sept. 15. Baniya was swerving left in his 2004  Chrysler Pacifica when he crossed both lanes, left the roadway and struck some small trees in the median, according to state police. Neither Baniya nor passengers Yam Tamang, 22, Maita Gurung, 25, or Ganja Tamang, 25, suffered injuries.

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