Chula Court arrested

A day after two Cochranton men were arrested in connection to an alleged Tuesday morning burglary and assault at a Chula Court residence in Meadville, two more people have been charged, including one resident of the apartment where the incident took place.

Frank Charles Hemenway IV, 22, of Cochranton and Madeline Rose Rabbitts, 21, of Meadville were arraigned separately before Magisterial District Judge Samuel Pendolino on Wednesday.

The Chula Court address listed for Rabbitts in the criminal complaint filed by police is the same as the location of the alleged burglary. The South Franklin Street address in Cochranton listed for Hemenway is the same as that provided for Andrew Ryan Hemenway, 21, in the respective criminal complaints filed by police.

Rabbitts and Frank Hemenway both face felony charges for conspiracy to commit burglary and robbery and a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking.

The burglary took place between 2 and 4:40 a.m. near the intersection of Chula Court and Linden Street, according to the criminal complaint filed by Meadville police. The residence was occupied when the Andrew Hemenway and Adam C. Amon, 22, of South Franklin Street, Cochranton, allegedly entered in an attempt to take numerous items, according to police.

Amon allegedly used a large metal pry bar to strike a man at the residence multiple times during the burglary, according to the charges filed by Meadville police. Andrew Hemenway also faces charges for allegedly striking, kicking or tackling the man.

When they encountered the resident, a “violent physical altercation” occurred, according to the criminal complaint filed in the case against Andrew Hemenway.

A preliminary hearing for Rabbits and Frank Hemenway was scheduled for Sept. 25. Both are being held at Crawford County jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.

Amon faces felony charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, robbery — threat of immediate serious injury and aggravated assault. He also faces misdemeanor charges of theft by unlawful taking, conspiracy to commit theft and simple assault as well as a summary charge of harassment.

Hemenway faces felony charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary and robbery — threat of immediate serious injury. He also faces misdemeanor charges of theft by unlawful taking, conspiracy to commit theft and simple assault as well as a summary charge of harassment.

Amon remains in Crawford County jail in lieu of $40,000 bond. Hemenway remains in Crawford County jail in lieu of $15,000. A preliminary hearing for both men was scheduled for Sept. 23. 

Mike Crowley can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at mcrowley@meadvilletribune.com.

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