Meadville Tribune

July 4, 2013

Courts and Blotter (7-4)


Meadville Tribune

Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge


- Bryan Jones, 24, of 723 Terrace St., Meadville, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of false imprisonment and one summary charge. West Mead Township police filed the charges for an incident on July 1. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $50,000 bond with conditions.

- John D. Pellerin, 40, of 7711⁄2 Park Ave., Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of arson and criminal mischief. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on June 16. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $10,000 bond.

- Randall A. Davis, 34, of 655 State St., Meadville, 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, two counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance and two counts of use⁄possession of drug paraphernalia. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on June 14. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $150,000 bond.

- Mitchel D. Duranseau, 27, of Erie, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on two counts of criminal attempt and criminal mischief. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on March 9. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $25,000 bond.

- Michael E. Hamilton, 40, of 3771⁄2 Willow St., Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on six counts of manufacture⁄delivery⁄possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture⁄deliver, four counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance, two counts of use⁄possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a communication device. Meadville police filed the charges for an incidents on March 7, May 8 and June 14. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $25,000 bond.



Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge


- Jenee M. Smith, 22, of Centerville, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols and bound over to the next term of court on charges of manufacture⁄delivery⁄possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture⁄deliver, intentional possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, two counts of use⁄possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence and one summary charge. Titusville police filed the charges for an incident on March 15. Her bond is set at $5,000 unsecured.



Linesville Area

Magisterial District Judge


- Travis L. Carbaugh, 25, of 12950 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake, 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 burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, criminal trespass and theft by deception. Conneaut Lake police filed the charges for an incident on May 14. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $15,000 bond.

- Matthew L. Fogus, 21, of 23492 North Creek Road, Springboro, was held for a preliminary hearing and bound over to the next term of court on charges of possession of marijuana and use⁄possession of drug paraphernalia. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on April 9 in Spring Township.

- Melvin S. Beachy, 38, of 282 McClellan St., Cambridge Springs, was held for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood and bound over to the next term of court on charges of operating a methamphetamine lab, risking catastrophe, reckless burning or exploding, endangering the welfare of children, manufacture⁄delivery⁄possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture⁄deliver, manufacture of methamphetamine and knowingly possessing ephedrine. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on April 30 in West Mead Township. He was placed in Crawford County jail on $75,000 bond.

- Shiyann M. Shoffstall, 20, of 1934 Abbot St., Conneautville, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on charges of burglary, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on May 15 in Conneautville. She was released on nonmonetary bond.



Saegertown Area

Magisterial District Judge


- Leslie E. Buck, 63, of Erie, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Lincoln Zilhaver and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of driving under the influence. Cambridge Springs police filed the charges for an incident on June 15. He was released on his own recognizance.



Crime

State Police


- Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of fleeing and eluding on Lake Road in Bloomfield Township at 10:10 p.m. June 28. An unknown suspect, possibly a 20- to 30-year-old male, reportedly drove a dirt bike down Lake Road without lights and led an officer on a short chase down several side roads. The suspect laid the bike down around Lake Street and fled into the woods while speaking to a trooper, police said. The investigation continues.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of criminal mischief on Main Street in Woodcock at 5:30 a.m. June 30. One or more unknown suspects reportedly took mail from a mailbox, opened it and dropped it on the ground.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of online theft by deception in Union Township July 1. A Meadville resident reportedly went to an unknown website to apply for loan offers. An unknown male who identified himself as a Fast Cash employee called the resident and instructed the purchase of several prepaid cards, including Green Dot Money Pak and Vanilla Reload Network, police said. Prepaid money totaling $200 was reportedly removed from the cards and the victim received no funds.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of theft on Parkwood Drive in Woodcock Township between 2 and 8 p.m. June 29. One or more unknown suspects reportedly stole several pieces of jewelry from a residence, including a watch, two gold necklaces, seven gold rings with precious stones and one silver ring, estimated at approximately $6,150. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Meadville barracks at 332-6911.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a case of criminal mischief at a Range Resources well site on Pinewoods Road in Rockdale Township at an unknown time between June 1 and 26. One or more unknown suspects reportedly entered a property and damaged a 2,100 gallon brine water holding tank.

- Christopher R. Slater, 26, of Meadville, was accused of harassment for an alleged physical altercation with a 29-year-old Meadville woman on Arthur Street in West Mead Township at 1:55 a.m. June 29, according to state police.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a theft on Dutch Street in Steuben Township between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. June 26. An unknown suspect reportedly removed $900 in cash from a bank envelope in a residence. The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Corry barracks at (814) 663-2043.

- Pennsylvania State Police reported a retail theft on Hydetown Road in Oil Creek Township at 6 a.m. June 27. An unknown suspect, possibly a 50- to 60-year-old male, reportedly stole a pair of shoes from Wal-Mart in Titusville, replaced the pair with his old shoes and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

- Drew E. Sneeringer, 19, of West Hickory, was accused of retail theft for an alleged incident on Hydetown Road in Oil Creek Township at 8:30 p.m. June 27, according to state police. He reportedly stole a Nike brand golf glove from Wal-Mart in Titusville.



Crashes

State Police


- Danielle Flewelling, of Ontario, Canada, was traveling south on Interstate 79 in Cussewago Township when she left the roadway due to hydroplaning and struck an embankment at 2:52 p.m. June 29, according to state police. The vehicle reportedly flipped counterclockwise and came to a rest on the driver’s side. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues. Meadville Area Ambulance, Hayfield Central Hose Company and Leonard’s Towing assisted on scene.

- Mary M. Consla-Pears, 45, of Meadville, was traveling on Pennsylvania Avenue in Vernon Township when she crashed into a ditch at 4:10 a.m. June 30, according to state police. No injuries were reported. DUI charges are pending.