Meadville Tribune

February 24, 2013

Courts & Blotter


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Raymond J. Edwards, 49, of 628 Church Street, Meadville, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm and bound over to the next term of court on charges of retaliation against witness or victim, criminal conspiracy, simple assault and one summary charge. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 21. He was placed in Crawford County Prison on $30,000 bond.

-Dean P. Phillips, 43, of 628 Church Street, Meadville, was arraigned and bound over to the next term of court on charges of retaliation against witness or victim, criminal conspiracy, simple assault and one summary charge. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 21. He was placed in Crawford County Prison on $30,000 bond.

-Krisopher T. Cozzens, 27, of 613 Terrace Street, Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of welfare fraud and forgery. The Inspector General’s office filed the charges for incidents May, 18, 2011, and Sept. 5, 2012, in Meadville. He was released on his own recognizance.



Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Aisha L. Mosher, 27, of Titusville, waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and was bound over to the next term of court on use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Titusville police filed the charges for an incident on Jan. 6. She was released on her own recognizance.



Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Timothy W. Frantz, 25, of 4140 Sheehan Lane, 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 unlawful restraint, simple assault, disorderly conduct, terroristic threats and one summary charge. Vernon Township police filed the charges for an incident on Jan. 12. He was released from Crawford County Prison on $10,000 bond.



Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Kenneth M. Wiederstein, 47, of 8398 Colonial Lane, Jamestown, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and 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 Jan. 28 in South Shenango Township. He was released on his own recognizance.



Crashes

State Police

-Leiah M. Shongo, 30, of Saegertown, was traveling east on Route 198 in Hayfield Township when her vehicle slid and left the snow-covered roadway at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 19, according to state police. The vehicle reportedly grazed a roadsign and came to rest in a ditch. No injuries were reported.

-A 17-year-old Meadville driver was traveling south on Route 6/19 at its intersection with Route 198 in Saegertown when she swerved to avoid a vehicle turning onto Route 198 and lost control of her vehicle on the icy and snow-covered roadway at 8:46 p.m. Feb. 19, according to state police. She reportedly entered the northbound lane and impacted Heather Davis of Cambridge Springs before coming to a rest in the northbound lane. She suffered minor injuries and was taken to Meadville Medical Center for treatment, police said. Davis and her 10-year-old passenger reported no injuries. Meadville EMS, Saegertown VFD and Leonard’s Towing assisted on scene.

-Timothy G. Maziarz, 61, of Meadville, was traveling south on State Route 98 in Hayfield Township when he turned around in a residence driveway to head back north and pulled out in front of a commercial vehicle driven by Johan Wall, 36, of Wheatley, heading north at 11:20 a.m. Feb. 21, according to state police. Wall reportedly struck Maziarz, who spun counter clockwise before coming to rest in the southbound lane. No injuries were reported. Maziarz’s bumper was removed upon impact, police said. West End Towing Service assisted on scene.

-Ann M. Nichols, 33, of Townville, was traveling north on State Route 77 in Richmond Township when she attempted to pass a vehicle but lost control on an icy patch at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 22, according to state police. She reportedly traveled off the west berm and struck a culvert at a driveway, then crossed the driveway and struck a fence before coming to rest. She was taken to Meadville Medical Center for minor injuries, police said. Blooming Valley VFD assisted on scene.



Crimes

State Police

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a retail theft from WalMart on State Route 8 in Oil Creek Township at 8 p.m. Feb. 22. An undisclosed white male allegedly removed a cell phone from its package, estimated at $79.88, and fled the scene.

n A juvenile was accused of aggravated assault for an incident at Andromeda House in Bloomfield Township at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22, according to state police. The suspect allegedly broke a storage cabinet and window before striking two females, ages 24 and 46.

-Pennsylvania State Police are looking for one or more unknown suspects accused of stealing a trailer from Runyan Countertops in Saegertown between 4 p.m. Feb. 19 and 9 a.m. Feb. 20. The suspects reportedly removed the steel trailer, Pennsylvania registration XFM6711, from the parking lot of the business. Dimensions are 7 by 12 feet, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Meadville barracks at (814) 332-6911.

-Pennsylvania State Police are looking for one or more unknown suspects accused of taking a license plate from a vehicle for sale on Route 98 in Hayfield Township between 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 4 p.m. Feb. 19. The Pennsylvania registration plate reads EDK3200. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Meadville barracks at (814) 332-6911.

-An unknown suspect is accused of stealing $80.13 worth of gas from KwikFill in Saegertown at 4:01 p.m. Feb. 20, according to state police. The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a green, possibly older model Audi.