On The Record



Crash. Warren-based state police report on March 22 at 1:20 p.m., Jody Baran, 32, Youngsville, was traveling east on Route 27, south of Telick Road, when he passed a vehicle and struck the right rear bumper of the vehicle in front of him with the front left bumper of his 2003 Ford Explorer. Police said Baran received moderate injuries and his passengers, Erica Peterson, 33, Youngsville, and a three-year-old male, received minor injuries. Jason Miniaci, 36, Youngsville, was driving a 2013 Jeep Wrangler when it was struck by Baran. Miniaci received minor injuries. Police said everyone involved was wearing safety belts. Police said Baran was charged with overtaking vehicle on the left.

Glade Twp.

Harassment. Warren-based state police report on March 20 at 9:15 a.m. Joshua Wilson, 18, Warren, punched a 17-year-old Warren male three times while at Warren Area High School. Police said Wilson was cited for summary harassment before District Justice Laura Bauer.

Limestone Twp.

Corruption of minors. Warren-based state police report on Feb. 17 at 9:49 p.m. Hunter Proctor, 19, Youngsville, sent a nude picture of himself via “Snapchat” to eight juvenile females. Police said after further investigation, with Proctor being fully cooperative, he was taken into custody on March 22 and charged with eight counts of each of the following: third degree felony, corruption of minors; third degree felony, unlawful contact with a minor; first degree misdeameanor, indecent exposure; and first degree misdeameanor, open lewdness. Police said Proctor was arraigned before District Justice Laura Bauer and committed to the Warren County Prison on $5,000 bail.

Pleasant Twp.

DUI. Warren-based state police report on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Samuel Johnson, 27, Youngsville, was found to be passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped at the corner of Route 62 and Gunderville Road. Police said the vehicle was running and the car was in Drive with the operator’s foot on the brake. Police said they found him to be under the influence of alcohol. Johnson was arrested for DUI and taken to Warren General Hospital for a blood test, and police said Johnson’s blood alcohol content test can back six times the legal limit. He was admitted to the hospital for observation. Police said Johnson is on probation in Warren County and when he was medically cleared, he was transported to the Warren County Jail by probation officers for violating his probation. Police said charges of DUI will be file against Johnson.


Hit-and-run crash. Warren-based state police report on March 23 at 12:05 p.m. Nadine Jewell, 44, Russell, was stopped at a red light on Route 6 near Old Pittsfield Road when the vehicle she was operating was rear-ended by a vehicle operated by Shawn O’Grady, 27, Warren. According to police, both drivers pulled over to exchange information when O’Grady failed to exchange information and fled the scene. A witness to the crash provided state troopers with a description of the vehicle and driver, who was immediately located. Police said O’Grady is facing several traffic violations before District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth.