On The Record

Brokenstraw Twp.

DUI. Warren-based state police reported that Lori A. Mason, Youngsville, drove her vehicle to a private residence on the Old Pittsfield Road at 10 p.m. May 7 and became disorderly. Police said Mason got out of her vehicle and threw rocks at the residence damaging the side entrance door, vinyl siding and wooden steps. Police said when they arrived, Mason continued to be disorderly and was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Mason was subsequently taken into custody and transported to Warren General Hospital to determine her BAC. Police said charges were filed on May 12 before District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth including DUI, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing.

Theft of mislaid property. Warren-based state police reported that on May 9 at 2:30 p.m. a 76-year-old male from Sugar Grove left his wallet inside Dairy Queen on Route 6. After searching the business, the wallet could not be located. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.

Eldred Twp.

Probation violation. On May 9, officers of the Warren County Adult Probation Department with assistance from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Kevin Birchard, 28, Grand Valley, on charges of violation of probation. Birchard, who was originally placed on probation on the charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, was taken into custody by probation officers on a supervisor’s warrant and committed to the Warren County Jail pending further court action.

Freehold Twp.

Theft. Corry-based state police reported that between May 4 and 8 someone broke into a vehicle parked at 16525 Rt. 957 and stole a Visa card belonging to a 33-year-old female. Police said the card was then used for a $172.93 purchase at Marshall’s Department Store in Lewistown, Pa. Police said the investigation is continuing.

Southwest Twp.

Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a car fire on May 12 at 12:01 a.m. According to police, John Kinney, 35, Grand Valley, was traveling west on Tidioute Enterprise Road, a quarter mile west of Neiltown Road, in a 1995 Toyota Tacoma. Kinney reported smelling gasoline and noticed the vehicle engine ‘missing.’ According to police, he pulled over along the westbound berm and as he began to open the hood he noticed the red glow of a fire. Police said the vehicle caught fire and sustained heavy damage. Tidioute volunteer firefighters responded to the incident. Police said no charges were filed and no injuries were reported.

Sugar Grove

Burglary. Warren-based state police reported that between 8 p.m. on May 9 and 8:30 a.m. on May 10 someone gained entry into the office of the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church by prying open the office door inside the church. Police said someone rummaged through three rooms and took approximately $60. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police or Warren County Crime Stoppers.

Theft from a vehicle. Warren-based state police reported that between May 9 at 11 p.m. and May 10 at 9 a.m. someone entered the vehicle of a 63-year-old male that was parked on Jamestown Street and removed approximately $25. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police.


Criminal mischief. Tidioute Borough police reported that sometime Monday evening someone damaged a sink and door to the restrooms at the Tidioute boat launch. Police said a reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.