Meadville Tribune

September 21, 2013

Courts and Blotter


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Gerimy L. Barnes, 33, of West Hickory, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and bound over to the next term of court on charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and theft by deception. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on May 24 in Oil Creek Township. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $20,000 bond.

-Nicole R. Mendez, 32, of Titusville, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of retail theft. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charge for an incident on April 7 in Oil Creek Township. She was released on her own recognizance.

-Douglas A. Peters, 41, of Waterford, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of receiving stolen property. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charge for an incident on June 4 in Athens Township.



Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Carrie L. Halsey, 43, of 515 Arch St., Meadville, waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm and was bound over to the next term of court on the charge of retail theft. Meadville police filed the charge for an incident on June 17. She was released on her own recognizance.



Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Alice A. Griffin, 28, of 450 Chestnut St., Meadville, waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi 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 June 29 in Vernon Township. She was released on her own recognizance.



Saegertown Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Thomas J. King, 24, of Cambridge Springs, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Lincoln Zilhaver and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of driving under the influence and speeding. Cambridge Springs police filed the charges for an incident on Aug. 17. He was released on his own recognizance.



Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Deanna N. Geer, 23, of 10967 Brittany Lane, Harmonsburg, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi for Judge Rita Marwood and bound over to the next term of court on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and child endangerment. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Sept. 7 in North Shenango Township. She was placed in Crawford County jail on $25,000 bond.

-George H. Timulak, 60, of 410 Penn St., Linesville, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of terroristic threats, defiant trespass, disorderly conduct, harassment and one summary charge. Linesville police filed the charges for an incident on Sept. 19. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $15,000 bond.

-Patrick A. Erhardt, 58, of 385 New York Avenue, Clairton, 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 one summary charge. Linesville police filed the charges for an incident on Aug. 31. He was released on his own recognizance.



Crashes

State Police

-David S. Stepner, 64, of Bowie, Md., was traveling south on Interstate 79 in Vernon Township when he drove over a metal object at 2:12 p.m. Sept. 19, according to state police. The object reportedly struck into the vehicle’s undercarriage and caused disabling damage. The vehicle was towed from the scene, police said.

-Emily E. Porter, 19, of Meadville, was traveling north on Route 6 and 19 in Hayfield Township when she turned her vehicle into the path of driver Nicholas Carter, of Cambridge Springs, at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18, according to state police. The vehicles reportedly impacted in the southbound lane. No injuries were reported.

-Grace A. Fletcher, 88, of Cranesville, struck the vehicle of Earl Finley, of Pleasantville, while backing out of a parking space in Townville at 1:10 p.m. Sept. 16, according to state police. Fletcher reportedly left the scene. No injuries were reported.

-Dustin J. Blackmon, 25, of Edinboro, was traveling east on Route 6 in Freehold Township when his vehicle struck a deer on the roadway at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 17, according to state police. After impact, the vehicle reportedly veered across the center line and traveled down an embankment, striking a ditch. The vehicle went airborne and spun approximately 180 degrees before coming to rest, police said. Blackmon reportedly suffered minor injuries. Corry EMS and Leroy’s towing assisted on scene.

-Emily A. Sybert, 28, of Harrisville was traveling south on routes 6/19 in West Mead Township at 6:25 a.m. Sept. 15 when her vehicle struck a deer which was standing in the roadway. Sybert was not injured.



Crimes

State Police

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of access device fraud on King Road in Bloomfield Township at unknown times between Sept. 5 and 11. An unknown suspect reportedly made three unauthorized online transactions, each totaling approximately $322.29, from the victim’s bank account. The investigation continues.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a theft from a motor vehicle on Washington Street in Conneautville between 10:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and 4:30 a.m. Sept. 29. One or more unknown suspects reportedly removed a Garmin GPS from an unlocked vehicle. The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Meadville barracks at 332-6911.

-Christine Rostance, age and address unlisted, was accused of harassment for an alleged incident on Bloomfield Drive in Bloomfield Township at various hours between Sept. 13 and 16, according to state police. The victim supposedly received many calls.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a theft from a motor vehicle on Thompson Run Road in Titusville between 12:01 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 9. One or more unknown suspects reportedly entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a GPS and cell phone charger. The investigation continues.

-Someone entered the driveway of a residence on Maple Road, Hayfield Township, at around 11:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and slashed five tires on two separate vehicles and then fled the scene in an unknown direction. An investigation continues.