On The Record

Conewango Twp.

Hit and run. Conewango Township Police was dispatched to the Human Services parking lot on Warren State Hospital grounds on Aug. 23 for a reported hit and run. According to police the owner of a silver Subaru station wagon parked her vehicle in the parking lot between the Human Services Building and Building 102 at approximately 9 a.m. When she returned at noon, she observed light damage to the rear bumper of the vehicle caused by another vehicle, according to police. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the township police at 726-0725.

Parole violations. On Aug 23, officers of the Warren County Adult Probation Department with assistance from Conewango Township Police, Warren County Sherriff’s Department, and the Pennsylvania Humane Society Enforcement Officer, arrested Jack Ferry, 37, Sheffield, and Robin Ostrowski, 49, Warren, on charges of violation of parole. According to police, officers first came in contact with Ferry when Conewango Township Police received a phone call reporting a partially clothed man roaming behind residences on Weiler Road in Starbrick. Police said Ferry was found with numerous cuts and abrasions on his arms, chest, and legs and feet. Police said while Ferry was receiving treatment at Warren General Hospital’s emergency room he admitted to probation officers that he had been smoking “Bath Salts” the previous evening at a residence on Yankee Bush Road and that he had then wandered about the woods throughout the night. Ferry’s vehicle was later found at Ostrowski’s residence. Police said inside the vehicle they discovered Ferry’s dog, which had been abandoned in the vehicle for 14 hours; the temperature in the vehicle was measured at over 100 degrees. Police said inside Ostrowski’s residence they found numerous parole violations including several items of drug paraphernalia. Ferry who was originally paroled on the charge of theft of a movable object, and Ostrowski, who was originally paroled on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, were taken into custody by probation officers on a supervisor’s warrant and committed to the Warren County Jail pending further court action.

Eldred Twp.

Burglary. Warren-based police said on Aug. 23 that someone entered the residence of Shawn L. Smith, 32, Spartansburg, and removed a black Sentry safe. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police or Warren County Crime Stoppers.

Glade Twp.

Cited. Warren-based police were called on Aug. 23 to a false alarm at the Warren County Career Center for the sixth time in a 12-month period. The Career Center was cited through District Justice Laura Bauer’s office.

Mead Twp.

Theft-fraud/forgery. Warren-based police are investigating a theft in which an unknown person obtained a known victim’s information and opened five separate accounts between January 2011 to March 2013 for various services and or bank cards. The crime was discovered when the victim discovered the past due balances on his credit report, according to police. Total amount charged is approximately $3,000. The investigation is continuing.

Sheffield Twp.

Warrant arrest. Warren County Sheriff’s deputies report making an arrest on a bench warrant for failure to appear for jury selection at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 22. According to deputies, George A. Flasher, 37, Sheffield, was arrested at his residence at 217 Horton Ave. Flasher was placed in the Warren County Jail pending further court action.

Spring Creek Twp.

Harassment. Warren-based state police report investigating an incident of harassment which occurred between 10:36 p.m. Aug. 21 and 7:56 a.m. Aug. 22. According to police, Vickie Vannucci, 44, Corry, continued repeatedly calling and texting a known, 36-year-old female of Spring Creek after being told to stop by both the victim and authorities. A citation was filed through District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth’s office.


DUI. Youngsville Borough Police investigated an incident of DUI which occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Aug. 17. According to police, Scott Curry, Spring Creek, made multiple traffic violations and, upon further investigation, was found to be highly intoxicated. Two juveniles, a 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old female, were in the vehicle with Curry. Charges were filed through District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth’s office.


Disorderly conduct. Corry-based state police said Vickie L Vannucci, 44, Corry, reported on Aug. 23 that she had received unwanted test messages and phone calls from a known female from Spring Creek. Police said the known female had previously been advised to stop contact with Vannucci. Charges will be filed, according to police.