INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
Defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana.
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.
• Takeal D. Clemons, 18, Chestnut Street, Indiana, charged April 28 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and access device fraud between 7:10 p.m. March 21 and 10:43 a.m. March 28 at 716 Chestnut St.
Police responded to a report that Clemons had a baggie of marijuana in his possession and had used a debit card without permission to withdraw $2,222.55. Police were able to identify Clemons from ATM video surveillance. Clemons waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.
• Brandon J. Mastarone, 24, Cochran Street, Creekside, charged April 30 by Indiana Borough police with criminal attempt — possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal solicitation — possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance at 11:44 a.m. April 28 in the 500 block of South Sixth Street.
Police responded to a report of drug activity. Police observed Mastarone attempting to purchase three bags of heroin. Mastarone waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.
• Richard W. Earl Jr., 49, Kittanning, Armstrong County, charged April 30 by Delaney Chevrolet Inc. with issuing a bad check Nov. 30 at 626 Water St., Indiana.
Earl wrote a check for $1,697.70 that was returned due to insufficient funds. The case was held for court.