ON THE RECORD
DUI. Warren-based state police reported that on Dec. 17 at 8:04 p.m. Donald Lee Sturdevant, 57, Warren, was arrested for DUI after being stopped for making a right turn on red where it was posted no turn on red at the intersection of Hickory Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Charges were filed through District Justice Glenn Carlson’s office.
Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Route 6, west of Thatchers Lane, on Dec. 17 at 10:20 a.m. A 2002 Kia Rio driven by Karlheinz Carnahan, Pittsfield, was stopped in the eastbound lane of travel, waiting for a vehicle in front of him to make a left-hand turn. A 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Robert Gaughan, Meadville, was traveling east behind Carnahan and failed to come to a stop. Gaughan’s vehicle struck Carnahan’s vehicle in the rear, causing minor damage to both vehicles. Both units were driven from the scene. Carnahan reported a minor injury as a report of the crash. Gaughan was not injured, but was cited for following too closely.
Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a four-vehicle accident on Route 6, east of Abraham Hollow Road, on Dec. 17 at 6:25 a.m. Police said that the crash occurred as a vehicle, no driver identified, was stopped in the westbound lane waiting to make a left-hand turn. A 2013 Chevrolet, driven by Dale Loren, 66, Rocky Mount, N.C., was traveling behind the vehicle and was unable to slow due to snow-covered roadways. Police said Loren attempted to avoid the other vehicle by swerving to his right but clipped the rear of the other vehicle. Loren’s vehicle then left the roadway coming to rest off the roadway. A 2013 Peterbilt Conventional 389, driven by Gregory Bauer, 52, Shippenville, Pa., was traveling directly behind Loren’s vehicle and came to a near stop in the westbound lane due to slow traffic when a 1995 vehicle, model not listed, driven by John Monn, 60, Clarendon, read-ended Bauer’s vehicle. No injuries were reported at the scene. Garland and Youngsville volunteer firefighters assisted at the scene. Police said Loren and Monn were both cited for following too closely through District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth’s office.
Hit and run. Conewango Township Police responded to a reported hit and run accident at 707 Follett Run Rd. at 12:18 p.m. Dec. 24. According to police, Mark Bednar was traveling west on Follett Run Rd. when his vehicle was struck by a vehicle traveling east. Bednar’s vehicle received damage to the driver’s side mirror. Police report the second vehicle was a Chevrolet pick-up, dark red/maroon in color and has possible damage to the driver’s side and mirror. Anyone with information is asked to contact the township police at 726-0725.
Crash. Warren-based state police report on Dec. 23 at 4:55 p.m., Linda Marquis, 65, Warren, was traveling west on Route 957 just west on Townline Road when she lost control negotiating a left-hand curve. The vehicle slid counter-clockwise and off the eastern berm before making hitting the embankment and rolling onto its driver’s side. Police report no one was injured in the accident. Marquis was cited for driving too fast for conditions.
Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a one-vehicle accident on Page Hollow Road on Dec. 15 at 6:45 p.m. A 2013 Honda Civic, driven by Katie Kibbey, Warren, became stuck while traveling north. Kibbey, who had been driving the vehicle, placed the vehicle in neutral and exited the car. According to police, she stood by the driver side door and attempted to push the vehicle uphill. The vehicle rolled backwards injuring Kibbey on her right side before continuing to roll backwards down the hill for approximately 100 feet before hitting a mailbox. Police said the vehicle proceeded to roll another 30 feet backwards across a driveway and into a ditch. The left side and rear of the vehicle made struck a northbound ditch before coming to rest. Kibbey sustained moderate injuries in the accident. Police said she was cited for careless driving and was arrested for DUI.
PFA violation. Warren-based state police reported that on Dec. 8 at 5:50 p.m. they arrested Thomas A. Jewell, 52, Lawn Avenue, for violating a protection from abuse order. Police said Jewell contacted the protected person, a known adult female, several times via text message after the order had been served. Jewell was arraigned for District Justice Laura Bauer and released on $20,000 unsecured bail.
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Burglary. Warren-based state police reported that between 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 6 a.m. Dec. 22 someone gained access to Wendy’s Cafe, Russell, through the rear door. Once inside, the intruder took the cash register drawer and money from another location in the business. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police or Warren County Crime Stoppers.
Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Mohawk Avenue, north of Elk Road, on Dec. 15 at 3:20 p.m. A 2006 Ford Freestar driven by Coleen French, Clarendon, was traveling north on Mohawk Avenue and a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Darryl McTavish, Warren, was traveling south. While negotiating a curve, French lost control of the vehicle, which proceeded to slide counter-clockwise across the roadway into the southbound lane. McTavish slowed and pulled as far onto the berm as possible. The right rear of French’s vehicle made initial impact with the left center of McTavish’s vehicle. After initial impact, McTavish’s vehicle was pushed down a slight embankment and came to rest with the front facing south. After initial impact, French’s vehicle slid north several feet down the same embankment and came to rest facing southeast. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident. Pleasant volunteer firefighters assisted at the scene. Police said French was cited for driving vehicle at safe speed.
Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a one-vehicle accident on Dec. 17 at 11:25 a.m. on Route 6, east of Mohawk Avenue. A 2008 Mercury Milan, driven by Cassandra Johnston, Indiana, Pa., was traveling west and started to slide on slushy roads when Johnston lost control. The vehicle proceeded between the two guard rails and over an embankment on the westbound berm. Johnston was not injured and denied treatment at the scene. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Pleasant volunteer firefighters assisted at the scene. Police said Johnston was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.
Crash. Warren-based state police report on Dec. 24 at 1:15 p.m., Jeffrey Thompson, 42, Warren, was traveling north on Mohawk Avenue at Elk Road when he lost control negotiating a left-hand curve. The vehicle slid counter-clockwise then clockwise off the southbound berm before hitting the embankment and rolling onto its roof. Police report Thompson’s passenger, Lynsey Cowan, 31, Sugar Grove, was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. Thompson was cited for driving too fast for conditions.
Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a one-vehicle accident on Dec. 18 at 7 a.m. on Route 6, north of Farnsworth Road. A 2008 Ford F-250, driven by Jesse Parsons, Sheffield, was traveling west on Route 6 when the vehicle lost traction and crossed over the eastbound lane of travel, leaving the southern berm of the roadway. The vehicle struck the ditch off the southern berm and rolled over, coming to rest on its wheels facing east. The vehicle suffered disabling damage and was towed from the scene. Police said Parsons was not injured, but was cited for driving vehicle at safe speed.
Burglary. Warren-based state police reported that between Dec. 8 and 13 someone entered a camp on Flat Road, near Selkirk Road, belonging to John Takach, West Springfield, Pa., causing damage. Once inside, the following items were stolen: orange camp hunting coat, camo rubber boots, a portable heater, a tool kit and three hunting knives. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police or Warren County Crime Stoppers.
Theft. Warren-based state police reported that on Dec. 2 at 9:54 a.m. a theft occurred at the Kwik Fill in Sugar Grove where the victim, Carla Benitez, 57, used a credit card to activate a pump and then realized that the tank was on the other side. Benitez then pulled up to another pump and pumped gas. In the meantime, a black Ford F-150 with a plow pulled into the spot and pumped gas on the victim’s card.
Domestic violence. Warren-based state police reported on Dec. 19 at 10:25 a.m. that a known 36-year-old female and a known 40-year-old male, both of Youngsville, became involved in a physical altercation by shoving each other with both hands. The incident occurred in the area of Church Street. No injuries were reported, but both individuals were charged with harassment through District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth’s office.