ON THE RECORD
Bad checks. Warren-based state police charged Thomas Edwards, 24, of Cornith, N.Y., with one count of bad checks. Police said Edwards attempted to pay Allegheny Pellet on Dec. 14, 2012 with a check for more than $5,000 written on an account with insufficient funds. Police said further court action is pending.
Scattering rubbish. Warren-based state police said they are investigating an incident that occurred Feb. 23, involving used tires scattered on the private property of Kenneth Roberts of Youngsville.
Possession. A state parole agent found Norman Kight, 32, Spartansburg, in possession of a small amount of marijuana on March 9. The parole agent turned the substance over to the state police. Police said Kight will be charged pending lab analysis.
Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a one-vehicle crash at 8 a.m. on March 8, on Old Rt. 77 near Jackson Hill Rd. According to police David A. Bruno, Erie, was westbound in a 2007 Ford F-150 truck and lost control on the snow-covered road, crossed the center lane and entered the east lane of travel while spinning around, then left the south side of the roadway where he struck and sheared a utility pole with the rear end of the truck. The vehicle then flipped over onto its roof, coming to rest facing west of the roadway. Police said Bruno was not wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Police said he was cited for leaving right side of roadway and restraint systems. The truck received disabling damage and was towed from the scene.
Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a one-vehicle crash at approximately 9:10 p.m. on March 7, on Route 957 just west of Stillwater Rd. According to police, Frederick E. Dell, Pittsfield, was eastbound in a 1998 Jeep Cherokee on the snow-covered and icy roadway, and braked when he observed another vehicle leave the roadway and lost control of his vehicle. He spun out and left the south edge of the roadway and became stuck in the ditch. The vehicle was left as a hazard close to the road, as Dell fled the scene and failed to report the crash. Police said he was cited for driving vehicle at safe speeds and leaving the scene of an accident. Police said Dell and a passenger, Donna Rimmer of Falconer, N.Y., were not injured. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Harassment. Warren-based state police said they cited Gail Ross, 48, of Jamestown, N.Y., on March 9 with harassment after she called and hung up on the victim several times. According to police, the victim had previously told Ross not to call him anymore. Ross will answer to the charge before District Justice Laura Bauer.
Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a one-vehicle crash at 3 p.m. on March 8 on Tidioute Enterprise Rd., west of Route 127. According to police, James F. Horwedel, 23, Tidioute, was eastbound in a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt and became distracted, drifting into the westbound lane. Police said he saw an approaching vehicle and swerved back into the eastbound lane, then swerved across the westbound lane and struck an embankment located on the north roadside. The vehicle rolled over and came to rest on its roof in the eastbound lane. Police said Horwedel was cited with driving on roadways laned. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Criminal mischief. Youngsville Borough Police said Paul Hornstrom, 21, of Titusville and formerly of Youngsville, was charged with criminal mischief on March 7. Police said Hornstrom and three other adult males did severe damage to the Legion Baseball Field on Davis Street and also in front of Youngsville Elementary Middle School. The incident took place in December. Charges have been filed in District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth’s office.
Terroristic threats/simple assault. Warren-based state police arrested Richard Olson, 31, Youngsville, on March 11 at approximately 4 a.m., after an investigation into reports from two Youngsville females, ages 34 and 26. According to police, Olson is accused of repeatedly striking both victims with a full, unopened can of beer. Police said during the assault, Olson threatened both with continued bodily harm. Both victims sustained marks and lacerations from the assault. Olson was arrested for terroristic threats (two counts) and harassment (two counts). He was arraigned before District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth and committed to the Warren County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.