Meadville Tribune

April 28, 2013

Courts and Blotter


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Rachel G. West, 32, of Tidioute, waived her 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 one summary charge. Titusville police filed the charges for an incident on March 6. She was released on her own recognizance.

-Philip E. Palmer Jr., 39, of Townville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment and one summary charge. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on March 9 in Townville. His bond is set at $2,500 unsecured.

-Donald L. Hanna Jr., 49, of Titusville, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of DUI and two summary charges. Titusville police filed the charges for an incident on March 18.



Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Michael D. Lawson, 34, of Cleveland, Ohio, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of terroristic threats, stalking and harassment. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on March 18 in Conneaut Township. His bond is set at $10,000 unsecured.

-Joseph A. Ober, 33, of 20247 Route 18, Conneautville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of driving under the influence and five summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 24 in Summit Township. He was released on his own recognizance.



Saegertown Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Andrew A. Wright, 25, of Titusville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Lincoln Zilhaver and was bound over to the next term of court on three counts of driving under the influence and two summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on March 22 in East Mead Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-William A. Russell, 40, of Cambridge Springs, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of DUI and four summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on March 14 in Woodcock Township. He was released on his own recognizance.



Crashes

State Police

-Alicia McGill, 25, of Edinboro, was traveling south on Interstate 79 in Cussewago Township when she lost control of her vehicle on the wet roadway and struck a guide rail at 12:15 p.m. April 19, according to state police. No injuries were reported. Goodban’s Towing assisted on scene.

-Sarah E. Dennis, 25, of Union City, was traveling south on Route 6/19 in Venango when she made a left turn at an unsafe speed and lost control of her vehicle at 1:18 p.m. April 19, according to state police. Her vehicle reportedly left the roadway and overturned onto its roof. No injuries were reported.

-An unknown driver lost control of a vehicle while traveling east on Erie Street Extension in Woodcock Township at 3:21 a.m. April 19, according to state police. The driver reportedly left the roadway and struck a ditch, damaging a mailbox. The vehicle struck a tree and rolled onto its passenger side, police said. The driver reportedly fled the scene.

-An unknown driver left the roadway while traveling east on Conneautville Road in Conneaut Township at 7:57 p.m. April 19, according to state police. The driver reportedly re-entered the roadway and spun counterclockwise before leaving the roadway again, impacting and crossing a drainage ditch and striking a large tree. The driver then drove across a yard and re-entered the roadway, fleeing east on Conneautville Road, police said. Witnesses reportedly described the vehicle as a late model, extended-cab pickup truck, most likely a Chevrolet, champagne in color with one male occupant.

-An unknown driver left the roadway while traveling west on Reservoir Road in Hayfield Township at 7:33 p.m. April 17, according to state police. The driver reportedly struck two mailboxes and re-entered the roadway, fleeing west to South Meadville Road. The vehicle was described as a dark green Buick LeSabre or similar model, early to mid-90s with two white male occupants, police said.



Crimes

State Police

-A Meadville woman reported Internet fraud and theft involving a supposed Craigslist scam at 4:01 p.m. April 18, according to state police. An unknown suspect reportedly contacted her via email and sent her a cashier’s check for $2,850 and asked her to return the balance.

-Jacob Bonessi, 20, and Gavin Gratson, 20, of Meadville, were arrested for allegedly possessing various drugs and drug paraphernalia after state police inspected two Meadville residences, addresses withheld, at 1 p.m. April 18. Police reportedly seized powder Ecstasy, marijuana, LSD and various pieces of drug paraphernalia.

-Norman P. Haas, 51, of Linesville, was accused of harassment for an alleged physical altercation on Wallace Avenue in Linesville at 3:21 a.m. April 19, according to state police.

-A Titusville woman was accused of harassment for an alleged physical altercation at a residence on Route 8 in Oil Creek Township at 12:20 p.m. April 20, according to state police.

n A Jamestown woman reported a burglary at a Douthett Drive residence in South Shenango Township at 9:30 a.m. April 21, according to state police. One or more unknown suspects reportedly entered the residence and stole eight bags of coins, valued at approximately $4,800, then fled the scene in an unknown direction and manner.