On The Record


Warrant arrest. Warren County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nikita Rugg, 22, Youngsville, at 204 Fourth Ave., on Nov. 4. He was arrested on warrants issued by District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth and District Justice King. He was taken in front of Lindemuth and was later released, according to police.

Brokenstraw Twp.

Criminal mischief. Warren-based state police are investigating an incident on a lease road off Couvers Crossing. Police said a known male is alleged to have punched a GMC pick-up truck owned by James Justice, Warren, causing damage. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state polie or Warren County Crime Stoppers.

Pine Grove Twp.

Criminal mischief. Warren-based state police said that on Nov 3, Mark English, 34, East St., Russell, reported that someone damaged his screen door by throwing a pumpkin at it and then used an unknown object to strike the entry door of the victim’s residence causing damage. Loss is estimated at $300. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police or Warren Crime Stoppers.

Sheffield Twp.

Theft/scam. Warren-based state police are investigating a theft that occurred between Oct. 28 to Nov. 4 involving a scam that resulted in an adult female losing $105. According to police an known person called the victim, saying that she owes them money otherwise she will be arrested for non-payment. The victim paid. Then on Nov. 4, the victim was again targeted but this time called police instead of paying. Police said the victim was then threatened via phone with bodily harm for non-payment from an unknown location. Police remind everyone to make sure they know who they are sending money to and to make sure that it is a legitimate company or business. Police said to make sure that there is documentation provided as some of these scammers will use the threat of violence against an individual or their family.


Theft. Tidioute Borough police said a Trek bike belonging to an eight-year-old boy was stolen off the property of Curtis Phillips sometime during the past six days. Anyone with information is asked to contact the borough police.


Criminal mischief. Youngsville Borough Police were dispatched at approximately 10 p.m. Oct. 19 to 6 Robertson Drive for a reported incident of criminal mischief. According to police, they found the front window was smashed by a rock being thrown through it. Anyone with information is asked to contact the borough police, 563-7555, or Crimestoppers.

Criminal trespass. Youngsville Borough Police said they received a call on Oct. 28 about an attempted trespass that occurred on Sunday, Oct 27, at 217 1/2 W. Main St. According to police, someone attempted to kick down the front door of the apartment, but was unable to do so, but severe damage was done to the door. Anyone with information is asked to contact the borough police or Crimestoppers.

Threats. Youngsville Borough Police said they are investigating threats that were made against a Youngsville Elementary Middle School staff member on Oct. 28. Police said they were told by the school personnel that the threats were written on a notebook, which was found and brought to the police.

Assault. Youngsville Borough Police were said they were called to the Youngsville Elementary Middle School on Nov. 5 for a student who attacked a teacher. Police said a 12-year-old male threw a chair in attempts to hit one of the YEMS staff members. Police said charges are being filed through Warren County Juvenile Probation.