Arrest. On Dec. 10, Pennsylvania State Constables arrested Robert M. Nelson, 35, Warren, on a bench warrant for operating a vehicle without insurance, inspection and registration. Nelson was taken before District Justice Glenn Carlson and released pending further court action.

Columbus Twp.

Crash. Corry-based state police responded to a two vehicle accident on Rt. 957 on Dec. 10 at 5:32 p.m. A 2002 Buick Regal LS, driven by Daniel Mather, 57, Corry, was traveling east on Rt. 957 and struck the rear of a disabled 2007 Chrysler Sebring, which was partially sitting on the eastbound berm. The Chrysler was unoccupied at the time of the crash and did not have any rear lights illuminated, including hazard lights. After Mather’s vehicle made contact with the Chrysler, both vehicles left the roadway coming to rest in a ditch on the south side of the road. Mather and a passenger, Linda Mather, 58, were restrained occupants with airbag deployment. Neither was injured. Assisting at the scene was Columbus VFD, Corry Ambulance Service and Leroy’s Towing. Mather was cited for roadways laned for traffic and the owner of the Chrysler was cited for vehicular hazard lamps.

Crash. Corry-based state police reported that on Dec. 10 at 5:50 a.m. a 1994 Honda Civic, driven by Edgardo E. Casillas-Cotto, 28, Jamestown, NY, was traveling went on Rt. 957. The vehicle traveled at a speed too great to safely negotiate a right hand curve in the roadway. The rear of the vehicle slid sideways, which caused the vehicle to travel off the roadway onto the north shoulder. The vehicle then hit a dirt embankment and slid approximately 30 feet before coming to rest. Both Casillas-Cotto and a passenger, Ronald McIntire, Kennedy, NY, sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident. Casillas-Cotto was cited for driving vehicle at safe speed.

Pleasant Twp.

Burglary. Warren-based state police reported that on Dec. 9 between 10:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. someone forcibly entered the residence of Christopher Morrison, Wilderness Trailer Park, Clarendon, and caused damage. The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to conact the state police or the Warren County Crime Stoppers.


DUI. Warren-based state police reported that on Dec. 8 at 12:35 a.m., a vehicle, driven by Chad D. McLaughlin, 27, Tidioute, was seen stopping abruptly in a dirt pull off located along the shoulder of Tidioute Creek Road, just below the SR 27 intersection. McLaughlin exited his vehicle and began walking on foot towards Tidioute. He left his vehicle parked along the roadway following a domestic verbal dispute with his female passenger. Upon observing police contact with the vehicle and the female passenger, McLaughlin returned to the scene and was determined to be the driver of the vehicle. He was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of observation and incident. McLaughlin was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to Warren General Hospital for chemical testing. Blood results determined his BAC to be above the legal limit. Charges against McLaughlin include two counts of DUI and one count of carless driving. Charges will be filed at District Justice Cnynthia Lindemuth’s office in Youngsville.

Erie County

Arrest. Pennsylvania State Constable’s on Dec. 10, arrested Kevin L. Lewis, 27, for multiple traffic violations related to a vehicle crash. Lewis was taken before MDH Lindemuth. He was released and pending further court action.

McKean County

Crash. Kane-based state police said on Dec. 10, Draven Nudd, 18, Warren, was traveling east on SR59, he attempted to negotiate a right curve in the roadway and lost control of his Ford Taurus due to icy/snow covered roadway conditions. Nudd’s vehicle spun clockwise off the south berm and Nudd impacted a tree causing disabling damage. Minor injuries were reported at the scene. Nudd was wearing his seat belt, his vehicle was towed from the scene by Penn Mark Towing.