ON THE RECORD
Assault. Youngsville Police were called to Youngsville Elementary Middle School on Friday, Oct. 25, at 10:44 a.m. for an assault. YEMS officials reported that a 12-year-old female student assaulted a female teacher by kicking her several times and punching her with a closed fist. The victim teacher radioed for help and other staff came to help her with the student. The teacher did have reported minor injuries. The student is being charged with assault and harassment by police. Charges will be filed with juvenile probation.
Disorderly conduct. Youngsville Police were called to Youngsville Elementary Middle School on Friday, Oct. 25, at 1:30 p.m. for a female student that was disorderly and disruptive during school. As she was leaving with her grandmother, she became irate and would not go. She allegedly attempted to bite her grandmother and then shoved her to the concrete ground. The victim, a 57-year-old female, had visible injuries to her elbow and knee. Charges are pending further investigation.
Found Property. A set of multipurpose keys was found near W. Main St. and Hazard Place on Monday. An individual turned them into the Youngsville Police Dept. Anyone with information may contact the Youngsville Borough Office at 563-4604 or Youngsville Police at 563-7555.
Crash. On Oct. 27 at 5 a.m., Conewango Twp. Police responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Rt. 6 near Carter Lumber. According to police Travis Geer, of Kane, was traveling west on Rt. 6 in Starbrick when he feel asleep at the wheel, crossed three lanes of travel and struck a tree and chain link fence surrounding property owned by Carter Lumber. Police said Geer’s vehicle was heavily damaged and disabled and the chain link fence and and tree on Carter Lumber property also sustained severe damage. According to police, Geer left the scene of the accident on foot and failed to report the accident to police. Geer was charged with careless driving, roadways laned for traffic, and immediate notice of accident to police department.
DUI Crash. Conewango Twp. Police report on Oct. 23 at 12:24 p.m., a one-vehicle roll-over accident occurred on Follett Run Rd. According to police, Jody Gray, 39, of Warren, was found to be the driver and advised he was texting while driving. His vehicle went off the roadway, struck a driveway and rolled over. Gray sustained minor injuries and his vehicle was towed from the scene. Upon further investigation, police report Gray was found to have been drinking and subsequently failed standard field sobriety checks. Gray was taken to Warren General Hospital for tests and found to be more than three times the legal limit. Police report Gray was charged with two counts of DUI, driving on roadways laned for travel, and texting while driving. Police were assisted on the scene by Starbrick VFD, Emergycare, and Youngsville Ambulance.
DUI. Conewango Twp. Police report on Oct. 20, at 4:49 a.m., Kyle Owens, 20, of Conewango Twp. was traveling on Jackson Run Rd. near Dutch Hill when he reported he swerved to avoid a deer. Owens’ vehicle became stuck in a ditch off the north side of the roadway. Upon further investigation, police found the accused to be intoxicated. Charges of DUI, purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages and other traffic related violations are pending.
Crash. Warren-based state police report on Oct. 22 at 9:50 p.m. Travis Winans, 19, of Russell, was traveling east on Cable Hollow Rd. when he swerved to miss a deer. Winans’ vehicle left the right side of the roadway and he lost control on the berm. The vehicle entered a ditch and traveled 27 feet before striking a culvert. Police report the driver attempted to regain control of the vehicle and reentered the roadway before returning to the ditch and striking an embankment, causing the vehicle to roll onto the drivers’ side. The vehicle completed a full roll and came to rest in the ditch on its roof facing west. Winans was cited for driving vehicle at a safe speed.
Scam theft. Warren-based state police report on Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., a 78-year-old Warren man was contacted via telephone and advised his son was incarcerated in a Mexican jail and required US currency to be transferred to post bail.
Lost Hunter. Warren County Sheriff’s Office reports on Oct. 25, Warren City Police Department received information that an 88-year-old man had been hunting and failed to return to his residence. The Pennsylvania Game Commission had located the hunter’s vehicle on Forest Service Road 160 in Mead Twp. A search of the area was conducted by Warren City Police Department, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Clarendon Fire Department, Cherry Grove Fire Department K-9 Search and Rescue Team, U.S. Forest Service, Glade Fire Department, and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. The 88-year-old was located approximately one mile off the road on Oct. 26 at 2:10 a.m. and transported by Emergycare to Warren General Hospital for evaluation.
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Harassment. Warren-based state police report on Oct. 24 at 10:30 p.m., a known male juvenile hit a known adult male during a domestic dispute. Police report the juvenile was cited for summary harassment through District Judge Laura Bauer’s office.
Fatal accident. Coroner Norman J. Wimer responded to a vehicle accident on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 on Loleta Rd. just outside of Marienville. Irvin F. Hill, Marienville, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:48 p.m. Police said Hill was traveling north towards Marienville when he lost control of the vehicle. It left the roadway hitting trees and rolling, coming to rest on the vehicle’s side. Hill was thrown from the vehicle succumbing instantly to his injuries, according to the coroner. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Blunt force trauma to the head was listed as the cause of death. PSP and Marienville Volunteer Fire Dept., along with Clarion Ambulance, assisted at the scene.
Fatal accident. A very similar accident occurred on Friday, October 25, 2013 around 9:00 a.m., a few hundred feet south of Hunter Station Bridge on Route 62. Coroner Norman J. Wimer was summoned at 9:45 a.m. to the scene and pronounced dead John E. Zang of Butler, PA at 10:05 a.m. Mr. Zang apparently was driving his vehicle south on Rt 62 after leaving his camp and heading home towards Butler when he lost control of his vehicle just as he exited the bridge. Witnesses said the vehicle crossed the centerline, then went sideways off the roadway over a guide-rail coming to rest on its side after striking trees. Mr. Zang was wearing a seatbelt and was still seated in the vehicle, however the truck sustained substantial crushing damage. PSP along with Tionesta and President Fire Departments assisted as the scene. Mr. Zang had to be extracted from the vehicle by the fire companies using the “jaws of life”. Seneca Rescue was also on scene.