Meadville Tribune

September 27, 2013

Courts & Police 9/27


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Crime

State Police

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a theft on Scott Road in Jamestown between April 12 and Sept. 23. One or more unknown suspects reportedly removed a horse-drawn plow from a property without the owner’s permission.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a burglary on Grove Street in West Shenango Township between 5 p.m. Aug. 17 and 3 p.m. Sept. 22. An unknown suspect reportedly forced entry into a home and took a flat screen television.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of criminal mischief on Center Street in Conneautville between 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22. An unknown suspect reportedly vandalized a box trailer near a residence by painting “FYF” across it in white paint. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Meadville barracks at 332-6911.

- Pennslyvania State Police reported a burglary at a camp along Pinewoods Road in Rockdale Township between noon Sept. 3 and noon Sept. 20. One or more unknown suspects reportedly forced entry into a residence and garage and removed several items, including an all-terrain vehicle and two chainsaws. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Meadville barracks at 332-6911.



Vernon Township Area

Magisterial District Judge

- William J. Wertz, 39, of 4783 Pitts Road, Adamsville, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rossi and bound over to the next term of court on charges of criminal attempt and retail theft. Vernon Township police filed the charges for an incident on June 24. He was released from Crawford County jail on $25,000 bond.

- Alex C. Williams, 20, of 1041 Chancery Lane, Meadville, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of retail theft. Vernon Township police filed the charges for an incident on July 21. He was released on his own recognizance.



Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

- Lucas J. Smith, 19, of 494 Gilmore St., Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of access device fraud, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on May 15. He was released from Crawford County jail on $5,000 bond.