On The Record

Brokenstraw Twp.

Harassment/domestic violence. Warren-based state police said a known victim, 26, Youngsville, and Christopher M. Walton, 32, Youngsville, were engaged in a verbal argument at 11:55 a.m. March 7 which escalated to physical contact. Police said Walton allegedly pushed the victim down. Police said Walton was cited with harassment through District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth’s office.

Farmington Twp.

Harassment. Warren-based state police said Ashley Mountain, 23, was cited for harassment following an incident at 6:30 a.m. March 6 at a Jackson Run Road location. According to police Mountain pulled on the shirt of a 25-year-old male, causing it to rip. Police said charges were filed through District Justice Laura Bauer’s office.

Freehold Twp.

Theft. Corry-based state police said between 9:30 p.m. March 6 and 5:45 p.m. March 7 someone broke the lock hasp on a vending machine located at Rustic Log Cabin, Route 6, then opened the machine and removed the money. Police said the machine is owned by Pepsi Bottling of Jamestown, N.Y. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police in Corry.

Pine Grove Twp.

Accident. Warren-based state police cited Regina Sherman, 33, Russell, for windshield obstructed by frost and/or ice following an accident on Pine Street at 8:20 a.m. March 6. According to police, Dawn Whitten, 48, Russell, got out of her 2013 Ford Focus to place a garbage bag along to the road for pickup. Police said Whitten’s vehicle was struck by Sherman’s southbound 2007 Ford Focus, and Whitten’s vehicle then struck Whitten. Police said Whitten declined medical attention. Police said Sherman and her four-year-old male passenger were wearing seatbelts and were not injured. Russell volunteer firefighters assisted at the scene.

Pittsfield Twp.

Criminal mischief. Warren-based state police said on March 6 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. someone damaged a garage man door and door jamb with a blunt object at the residence of Charles Dunkel Jr. 74, Miles Run Road. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police.

Crash. Warren-based state police said on March 7 at 6:25 p.m. the operator of an unknown, westbound vehicle was making a left turn onto Ross Street from Route 6. Police said the vehicle failed to swing wide enough while making the turn, subsequently striking a business sign and stop sign located on the left edge of Ross Street. Police said the vehicle then fled the scene southbound on Ross Street prior to making a right-hand turn onto Route 27. Police said witnesses at the scene described the vehicle as a yellow tractor with a box-style Akal Express trailer, bearing possible Oklahoma registration. Police said the driver faces charges including turning violations.

Sugar Grove

Attempted robbery. Personnel at Town and Country, Main Street, reported to Warren-based state police that a man walked into the store at approximately 4:50 p.m. Sunday and demanded money from the cashier. Police said he left the store at approximately 5:10 p.m. without receiving any cash and was seen leaving the area in a blue Chevrolet. Police said the suspect is a white male in his 30s with a thin build. He was wearing a dark hoodie and cap. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police or Crime Stoppers.

Accident. Warren-based state police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Race Street at 1 p.m. March 6. According to police, a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by John Johnson, 64, Youngsville, was stopped at a stop sign on Race Street waiting to turn south onto Jackson Run Road. Police said a 2008 Toyota Camry operated by Carol Blose, 70, Jamestown, N.Y., came up behind and struck the rear of Johnson’s vehicle. Police said a passenger in Johnson’s vehicle, Caroline Johnson, 64, sustained a minor injury and was transported by personal vehicle to Warren General Hospital for treatment. Police said Blose was cited for following too closely.


Theft. Joseph Carr, 207 E. Main St.,reported to Warren-based state police that $60 was taken from his residence sometime between 12:30 and 5:15 a.m. on March 6.

Cited. Warren-based state police said Jessica Haight was cited for public drunkenness at 2:27 a.m. March 8 after she was seen walking on E. Main Street under the influence of alcohol, attempting to locate her vehicle.

Erie County

Crash. Corry-based state police said on March 8 at 8:01 p.m. Scott Steele, 50, Warren, was traveling east on Route 6 in his 2002 Ford Ranger and lost control of his vehicle on the ice-covered roadway. Police said the vehicle traveled across the oncoming lane of travel and off the south side of the roadway. Steele’s vehicle hit a large ditch with its front end which caused the vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise at which point the area near the front passenger side wheel hit a utility pole. The impacts caused severe damage to the vehicle, which came to rest partially off the south side of the roadway. Steele and his passenger, Kira Nudd, 43, Warren, were transported to Corry Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries. Police said Steele was charged with driving on roadways laned. Assisting at the scene were Union City and Elgin volunteer firefighters and EMS.