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DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

by The Indiana Gazette on February 22, 2012 2:15 AM

Numerous defendants have been named on criminal charges filed in the Indiana district court before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl.

Criminal complaints and affidavits of probable cause are not evidence of guilt in a criminal case. Defendants are entitled to legal representation and have the right to question the witnesses and evidence presented against them during preliminary hearings in the district court and at trials in the county court of common pleas.

Named are:

Casey Olma, 19, of Riverside Avenue, Homer City, charged July 29 by Indiana Borough police with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and a summary driving offense at 1:40 a.m. June 8 in the 800 block of Wayne Avenue following a traffic stop for malfunctioning rear lights.

Olma waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court on the DUI charge. The other two charges were withdrawn.

Kyle Bower, of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, charged July 29 by Dynamic Real Estate Management LLC with passing a bad check of $1,350 on May 1 at 541 Philadelphia Street. The case was held for court.

Kadeem Meggett, 22, of Birch Street, Indiana, charged Aug. 2 by Indiana Borough police with two counts of disorderly conduct at 7:04 p.m. July 29 in the 500 block of Philadelphia Street after Meggett continually yelled at an officer who was verbally warning another man for riding his bicycle on the sidewalk.

Meggett pleaded guilty to both counts of disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay $772 in fines and costs.

Tyler Lowen, 20, of Manor Road, Clymer, charged Aug. 2 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 2:51 a.m. May 12 in the 600 block of Water Street after officers approached Lowen because he fit the description of a suspect in a separate incident.

Lowen pleaded guilty to possession of a small amount of marijuana and was ordered to pay $772.50 in fines and costs. The possession of drug paraphernalia charge was withdrawn.

Aaron Symosky, 21, of Kylertown, Clearfield County, charged Aug. 2 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and a summary driving offense at 10:11 p.m. April 11 in the 00 block of South Carpenter Avenue following a traffic stop for an inoperable brake light.

Symosky pleaded guilty to possession of a small amount of marijuana and was ordered to pay $772.50 in fines and costs. The other charge was withdrawn.

Charles Bianco, 37, of Philadelphia Street, Indiana, charged Aug. 2 by Indiana Borough police with making false reports to law enforcement authorities, presenting false identification to law enforcement authorities and two summary driving offenses at 2:35 a.m. Aug. 1 in the 500 block of Philadelphia Street after a traffic stop for a burned out headlight. Bianco waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

Katherine Almes, 28, of Grandview Avenue, Indiana, charged Aug. 2 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at 7:07 p.m. July 30 in the 600 block of South Sixth Street during a traffic stop after officers recognized a person in the vehicle with an outstanding arrest warrant. Almes waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

Shane Plummer, 25, of Johnstown, charged Aug. 2 by Indiana Borough police with providing false identification to law enforcement authorities at 9:21 a.m. July 28 in the 400 block of School Street during a traffic stop. Plummer was a passenger in a vehicle that had been stopped for driving the wrong way on a one way street. Plummer provided the officers with a false name. The case was held for court.

Felicia Bowser, 31, of East Church Street, Homer City, charged Aug. 4 by IUP police with DUI and two summary driving offenses at 2:44 a.m. July 3 at South 13th and Maple streets following a traffic stop. Bowser had a BAC of 0.123 percent, court papers show. Bowser waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court on the DUI charge and one driving offense. The other two charges were withdrawn.

Thomas Stancombe, 30, of Ben Franklin Road North, Indiana, charged Aug. 4 by IUP police with DUI and three summary driving offenses at 1:53 a.m. June 24 in the 1000 block of Oakland Avenue following a traffic stop. Stancombe had a BAC of 0.189 percent, court papers show. The case was held for court.

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