HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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.
• Michael Thomas Pattie, 33, of Altoona, charged by state police Nov. 4 with two counts of retail theft, simple assault, receiving stolen property and harassment Aug. 29 at the Sears at Indiana Mall. Also charged was Justine Irene Allen, 31, of Altoona, with conspiracy retail theft, receiving stolen property and retail theft.
Charges for both were waived to court, according to online court documents.
• Alejandro Jose Colon-Reyes, 19, of Middletown, Conn., and Anthony John Dinuzzo, 19, of Blairsville, both charged by state police Nov. 7 with receiving stolen property and theft from a motor vehicle Sept. 2 near Shelly Drive in White Township. Colon-Reyes’ charges were waived to court, according to online court records; Dinuzzo’s case is still active.
• Benjamin Joel Mains, 23, of Homer City, charged Nov. 4 by state police with theft by unlawful taking Sept. 20 at 835 Laurel St., White Township. The case is still active, according to online court documents.
• Joshua Thomas Merrit, 24, of Wyalusing, charged Nov. 4 by state police with use/possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct Oct. 31 at the Conewago Rehabilitation Center in White Township. Online court records indicate Merrit pleaded guilty to the disorderly conduct charges and the possession charges were withdrawn.
• Scott Allen Hoyer Jr., 18, of Muncy, charged Oct. 31 by Indiana University of Pennsylvania police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 31 in the Robertshaw parking lot. The paraphernalia charges were waived for court; the possession charges were withdrawn, according to online court documents.
• Jonathan Russell Davis, 27, of Ford City, charged Oct. 30 by state police with first offense DUI, first offense DUI highest rate of alcohol and two traffic citations on Sept. 29 on West Pike in White Township. Lab results indicated his BAC was 0.18, according to a criminal complaint. Charges have been waived for court, according to online court documents.
• Alexander John McMillan, 22, of Sewickley, charged Oct. 30 by state police with first offense DUI, first offense DUI highest rate of alcohol, failure to notify police of accident/damage to vehicle and two other traffic violations on Sept. 26 at the Wayne Avenue exit off Route 119 North. Lab tests showed that McMillan’s BAC was 0.165, police reported. All charges were waived to court, according to online court documents.
• Robert Dale Bender, 24, of Indiana, charged by state police on Oct. 30 with third offense DUI-high rate of alcohol, third offense DUI-controlled substance, schedule I; third offense DUI controlled substance-combination alcohol and drug; third offense DUI-BAC 0.02 or higher; accident damage to unattended vehicles or property and several other traffic citations on Sept. 17 on the Route 422 westbound entrance ramp from Route 286 in White Township. According to a criminal complaint, Bender’s lab tests indicated Bender’s BAC was 0.148 and marijuana was in his system. The case is still active, online court documents showed.
• Crystal Lynn Dollar, 32, of Blairsville, charged Oct. 30 by state police with use/possession of drug paraphernalia Sept. 4 at 344 Rhine Road, Center Township. The case is still active, according to online court documents.
• Trista Darlene Lower, 21, last known address Commodore, charged by state police Oct. 30 with making false reports July 13 at the state police barracks in White Township. Online court documents indicate the charge was waived for court.