Meadville Tribune

August 17, 2013

Courts and Blotter


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Dale B. Woods, 53, address unlisted, waived his 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 failure to comply with registration of sexual offenders requirements. Meadville police filed the charge for an incident on Feb. 1, 2012. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $10,000 bond.



Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Stacey L. Stafford, 35, of 1003 East 23rd St., Erie, waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of theft by deception and false identification to law enforcement. Vernon Township police filed the charges for an incident on May 12. Her bond is set as nonmonetary.

-Ann M. Stefnoski, 36, of 1332 Harper Road, Erie, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of theft by deception. Vernon Township police filed the charge for an incident on May 24. She was released on her own recognizance.



Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Nicholas A. Gates, 25, of 1077 East 347th St., East Lake, Ohio, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of aggravated indecent assault of a child, aggravated indecent assault on a person less than 13 years old, two counts of unlawful contact with a minor and indecent assault. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Oct. 30, 2010 in Springboro. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $50,000 bond.

-Phillip D. Currier, 56, of 506 West Erie St., Linesville, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Amy Nichols for Judge Rita Marwood and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of simple assault and one summary charge. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Aug. 4 in Linesville. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $10,000 bond with conditions.

-Dennis R. Dibble Jr., 30, of 5214 Homestead Ave., Linesville, pleaded guilty to the charge of use/possession of drug paraphernalia. Linesville police filed the charge for an incident on Nov. 2, 2012.

n Alexander B. McPherson, 19, of 14195 Primrose Drive, Linesville, pleaded guilty to the charge of use/possession of drug paraphernalia. Linesville police filed the charge for an incident on Nov. 2, 2012.



Crashes

State Police

-An unknown driver side-swiped two vehicles parked in front of a residence while traveling on Main Street in Spartansburg at 9:51 p.m. Aug. 12, according to state police. The parked vehicles reportedly suffered minor damage. The driver, believed to have driven a black Chevrolet pickup truck, continued traveling, police said.

-Benjamin R. Galmish, 29, of Centerville, was traveling north on Station Road in Steuben Township when he lost control of his vehicle due to excessive speed on a gravel road at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 8, according to state police. His vehicle reportedly left the roadway and struck a tree before coming to rest. Galmish was taken to Titusville hospital for moderate injuries, police said.



Crimes

State Police

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a burglary on East Freemont Street in Townville between 8 p.m. Aug. 9 and 5 a.m. Aug. 10. One or more unknown suspects reportedly broke into Hanna’s Grocery and stole multiple packs of cigarettes before fleeing the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Corry barracks at (814) 663-2043.

n Michael J. Rearick, 27, of Meadville, was accused of giving false reports to law enforcement for an alleged incident on Saeger Lane in Vernon Township at 3 a.m. Aug. 11, according to state police. Rearick reportedly told police someone cut his hand with his own pocket knife and signed a written statement with intent to implicate another person in a crime police said did not occur.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a theft on Route 86 in Woodcock Township at 5:30 a.m. Aug. 10. A female suspect reportedly removed several prescription pills from a residence.

-Pennsylvania State Police reported a theft on Route 198 in Randolph Township at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12. One or more unknown suspects reportedly stole a steel chainsaw and weed eater from a resident’s car port. Police believe at least one suspect departed the scene traveling west on Route 198 toward Blooming Valley in an older model black truck with a regular bed. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Meadville barracks at 332-6911.