Cases Heard in Central Court

Three defendants pleaded guilty, charges were withdrawn against another and one was bound in absentia during central court proceedings on Wednesday before District Justice Laura Bauer.

The following pleaded guilty:

Christopher Hoffman, 109 W. Fifth Ave., to one count of false reports – reported offense did not occur.

Steven Germonto, 63 Houghton Ave., Sheffield, to one count of summary retail theft. One count of each of theft by unlawful taking – movable property, conspiracy – theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property were withdrawn.

Elizabeth Johnson, 202 Keenan St., to harassment. One count each of simple assault and harassment – subject other to contact, were withdrawn.

Charges were withdrawn against Anthony Lanza, no known address. He had been charged with criminal trespass – enter structure as well as defiant trespass.

David Craig, 13 Scott St., Tidioute, was bound in absentia. He has been charged with DUI: General impairment – incapable of safe driving – first offense, DUI: Highest rate of alcohol (BAC .15+) – first offense, disregard traffic lane (single), driving at safe speed and careless driving.