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HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

by The Indiana Gazette on April 06, 2014 2:00 AM

Numerous defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City.

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.

Charged were:

• John D. Wagner, 41, of Factory Hollow Road, Homer City, charged Dec. 2 by state police with DUI and three summary driving infractions at 12:15 a.m. Feb. 24, 2013, along Camerons Road, Buffington Township.

Police responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident. Wagner had a blood alcohol content of 0.292 percent, court papers show. Wagner waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Ahmed A. Alzahrani, 31, of Dolores Circle, Indiana, charged Dec. 2 by state police with DUI and three summary driving infractions at 1:20 a.m. Oct. 11 along Oakland Avenue, White Township.

Police observed Alzah-rani’s vehicle swerving left and right over the lane markings and initiated a traffic stop. Alzahrani had a BAC of 0.191 percent, court papers show. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.

• David P. Holbein, 27, of Rural Valley, Armstrong County, charged Dec. 5 by Indiana Borough police with aggravated assault, simple assault, DUI, disorderly conduct, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and two summary driving infractions at 2:36 a.m. Dec. 5 in the 500 block of Nixon Avenue.

Police responded to a report of a fight in the Spaghetti Benders’ parking lot. Upon arrival, police observed a male struck by a vehicle that Holbein was operating. Holbein refused a chemical test of blood, court papers show.

Holbein waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court. The aggravated assault and simple assault charges were withdrawn.

• Darlene A. Griffiths, 36, of Northern Cambria, Cambria County, charged Dec. 5 by state police with robbery, neglect of care, theft by unlawful taking and recklessly endangering another person at 10:09 and 10:31 p.m. Nov. 16 and 4:11 p.m. Nov. 17 at 1515 Wayne Ave., White Township.

Police responded to a report of Fentanyl patches being removed from three elderly residents at Beacon Ridge. Griffiths was seen on video surveillance entering the rooms of residents with missing patches. One resident suffered bruising and bleeding when the patch was removed. Griffiths waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Ronnie L. Henry, 49, of Gratosky Street, Homer City, and Johny H. Henry, 52, of Locust Street, Coral, charged Dec. 9 by state police with receiving stolen property between Oct. 1 and 14 at a residence along Locust Street, Center Township.

Police investigated a burglary of over $2,000 in Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea dollar coins, rolls of state quarters and $2 bills. Ronnie Henry had paid for gas and cigarettes multiple times at a Kwik Fill service station with Susan B. Anthony coins and $2 bills.

Ronnie Henry and Johny Henry waived their right to hearings and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Andrew J. Josefoski, 21, of Carpenter Street, Indiana, charged Dec. 9 by state police with DUI and four summary driving infractions at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 10 on Oakland Avenue, White Township.

Police observed a vehicle traveling without headlights illuminated and initiated a traffic stop. Josefoski had a BAC of 0.121 percent, court papers show. Josefoski waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Zachary G. Patterson, 20, of Deer View Lane, Homer City, charged Dec. 9 by state police with DUI, resisting arrest, underage drinking and three summary driving infractions at 1:11 a.m. Nov. 10 at Grover Street and Yankeetown Avenue, Center Township.

Police observed a vehicle fail to stop at a properly posted stop sign and initiated a traffic stop. Patterson had a BAC of 0.156 percent, court papers show. Patterson waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

The charges of resisting arrest and underage drinking were withdrawn.

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