Meadville Tribune

June 15, 2013

Courts and Blotter


MEADVILLE TRIBUNE

MEADVILLE — Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Daniel P. Strausser, 23, of 3540 1st Ave., Jamestown, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of simple assault and two summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on June 1 in South Shenango Township. His bond is set as nonmonetary.

-Jack L. Walker Jr., 56, of 26633 Route 18, Albion, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of manufacture/delivery/possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture/deliver and possession of marijuana. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on May 8 in Spring Township. His bond is set at $5,000 unsecured.

-Edgar L. Guiher II, 32, of 11372 East Third St., Conneaut Lake, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was 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 $10,000 bond.

-Mary E. Sofia, 33, of 4 Beech Road, Greenville, was arraigned and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of criminal attempt and one summary charge. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Sept. 11, 2012, in West Shenango Township. Her bond is set at $5,000 unsecured.



Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Ernest F. Bauer, 63, of 13635 Coleman Road, Meadville, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of driving under the influence and one summary charge. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on April 5 in Vernon Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Frank C. Rogers III, 27, of 868 Washington St., Meadville, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of theft by unlawful taking. Vernon Township police filed the charge for an incident on May 10. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Ernest S. Hart, 25, of 20999 Fairfield Acres, Cochranton, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, possession of a prohibited offensive weapon, resisting arrest and three summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 3 in Fairfield Township. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $70,000 bond.



Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Darrin J. Mattern, 36, of Cambridge Springs, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of driving under the influence and three summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on April 6 in Randolph Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-William C. Hulings Jr., 27, of Titusville, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on charges of simple assault, terroristic threats, carrying an unlicensed firearm and five summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on March 17 in Rome Township. His bond is set at $5,000 unsecured.

-Alexander R. Scott, 37, of Townville, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on charges of criminal trespass, simple assault and one summary charge. Titusville police filed the charges for an incident on May 27. His bond is set at $5,000 unsecured.



Crashes

State Police

-Kayla Kaiser, 24, of Conneautville, was traveling west on Fisher Road in Spring Township when she left the roadway for unknown reasons and impacted a telephone pole with the front left side of her vehicle at 1:12 a.m. June 9, according to state police. She reportedly continued traveling over an embankment, coming to rest in a wooded area. No injuries were reported. DUI charges pending. Borderline Towing assisted on scene.

-Joshua D. Manross, 18, of Conneautville, was traveling east on Route 198 in Hayfield Township when he failed to remain on the roadway as a result of possible vehicle failures and struck a tree at 4:10 p.m. June 11, according to state police. No injuries were reported. The vehicle suffered major damage and was towed from the scene, police said.

-Jodi J. Johnson, 29, of Meadville, was backing from a parking stull on Water Street in Meadville when she struck the front end of an unoccupied parked vehicle at 8:30 p.m. June 11, according to state police. She reportedly left the scene without notifying the vehicle owner or police of the crash and failed to provide the required information. No injuries were reported.

-Emilee Baldwin, 19, of Union City, was traveling south on Route 8 in Bloomfield Township when a deer entered the roadway at 10:22 p.m. June 12, according to state police. She reportedly struck the deer, causing disabling damage to the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

-Jon M. Hines, 36, of Cambridge Springs, was traveling north on Route 98 in Hayfield Township when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a guardrail at 11:20 a.m. June 13, according to state police. He reportedly traveled across both lanes and left the roadway, rolling his vehicle several times until it came to rest on its roof. He suffered injuries of unknown severity and was transported to UPMC Hamot by Meadville Ambulance, police said. West End Towing, Hayfield Rescue and Hayfield Central Hose Co. assisted on scene.



Crimes

State Police

-Trevor R. Peebles, 22, of Conneaut Lake, was accused of criminal trespass for an alleged incident at Conneaut Lake Park on Center Street in Conneaut Lake at 9 p.m. June 11, according to state police. A park employee reportedly observed him on the property and told him the park was closed and to leave. He was later found back on the property and supposedly hid in the bathroom, police said.

n Pennsylvania State Police reported a retail theft at Wal-Mart on Hydetown Road in Oil Creek Township at 8 p.m. June 7. One or more unknown suspects stole a computer program for Photoshop, police said. No further details were released.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a theft by unlawful taking on Brown Hill Road in Titusville at 7:40 p.m. June 12. A woman found her prescription medication empty, police said. The investigation continues.