Meadville Tribune

November 19, 2012

Courts and Blotter

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Saegertown Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Chad W. Leonhart, 39, of 102 Terrace Drive, Edinboro, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood for Judge Lincoln Zilhaver and bound over to the next term of court on charges of rape of a child, three counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, unlawful contact with a minor, five counts of indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for incidents between Sept. 1, 2009, and May 17, 2012, in Hayfield Town-ship. He was placed in Crawford County Prison on $100,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 28.


State Police

-State Police are looking for an unknown suspect who reportedly propelled an unknown object into a Nissan sedan, shattering the right rear window, while it was driving southbound on Route 77 near Canadohta Lake Road in Sparta Township at 9 p.m. Nov. 17. No injuries were reported in the vehicle, owned by a 29-year-old Spartansburg man, police said.

-State Police are looking for one or more suspects who reportedly tried to burglarize a residence in West Mead Township by attempting to open a back sliding glass door before fleeing on foot between 1 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at the Meadville barracks at 332-6911.

n State Police are looking for one or more suspects who reportedly stole assorted scrap metal from a field near the Pennsylvania Game Lands in Cussewago Township at an unknown time between Nov. 2 and 16. No further details were provided by police.

-State Police reported an unknown suspect drove a vehicle in a Sunny Side Cemetery field in Centerville between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. Nov. 15 and 16, causing approximately $500 worth of damage to the grass.

n A Bunola man and two Espyville men reported one or more unknown suspects stole a GPS unit and change from their vehicles before fleeing in an unknown direction between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Nov. 11 and 12 in North Shenango Township. All of the vehicles were unlocked in the victims’ driveways, according to State Police.


State Police

-Barbara J. Kribbs, 59, of Conneaut Lake, was traveling east on Route 322 when she turned into the path of Alexei P. Hoffman, 21, of Meadville, turning into the Wal-Mart parking lot at 1:50 p.m. Nov. 16 in Vernon Township, according to State Police. Hoffman was reportedly driving west on Route 322 toward Conneaut Lake. Both vehicles entered the intersection for a green indication light, according to police, who reported Kribbs failed to yield the right-away while turning left. Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene. No injuries were reported.

-Mark A. Villers, 20, of Meadville, was traveling north on Grange Center Road when he lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons and exited the lane, striking a tree at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 16 in Hayfield Township, according to State Police. The vehicle was reportedly removed from a local property owner’s field by a tractor. The operator then fled the scene with minor injuries, police said. The 2013 Toyota Scion reportedly suffered heavy damage to the front end and right side. The vehicle was towed by West End Towing.

-Barry Swift of Cambridge Springs was traveling north on Old Highway 86 in Cambridge Township when he lost control of his vehicle and traveled sideways into a ditch, rolling the vehicle three times and landing it on its roof at 4:50 p.m. Nov. 18, according to State Police. He was reportedly ejected from the vehicle after the second roll and was found lying in a ditch by a bystander who came upon the collision. He was airlifted to UPMC Hamot with Cambridge Springs Volunteer Fire Department, Meadville Area Ambulance and Stat MedEvac assisting. His condition is stable, but the extent of his injuries is unknown, police said.

-Brandi L. Braden, 21, of Springboro was traveling north on North Moisertown Road between Grange Center and West Road in Cussewago Township when she lost control of her vehicle and traveled off the roadway, striking a Penelec power pole at an unknown time on Nov. 13, according to State Police. The impact reportedly sheared the pole off near the base. The driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at Meadville Medical Center where she was later released. Saegertown Volunteer Fire Department assisted.