Drug charge

Borough police charged Debra Helman, of Indiana, with possession of drug paraphernalia in a complaint filed Monday at Indiana District Court.

Investigators found Helman, 42, in possession of unspecified contraband at 7:03 p.m. March 12 at 1499 Philadelphia St. when officers answered a complaint of drug activity in that area.

Unity Township, Westmoreland County

Charges filed

A Latrobe woman screamed at state police that she had the COVID-19 virus and tried to make herself vomit in the back seat of a state police car April 7 on Bernie Stone Road, according to troopers from the Greensburg station.

Investigators charged Nancy Raabe, 52, on Thursday with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, related to the incident in the cruiser, and institutional vandalism, related to an unspecified incident that led to troopers taking her into custody.

Young Township, Jefferson County


Darrell Pifer, of Punxsutawney, was charged on Monday with driving under the influence and four summary traffic offenses in a complaint filed by state police at Punxsutawney. Pifer, 74, had been stopped by troopers for a traffic violation at 7:20 p.m. May 2 on Walston Road, according to a report.

DUI, drugs

A DuBois man was jailed April 25 on an outstanding arrest warrant following a traffic stop on Route 119, state police reported.

Troopers at Punxsutawney withheld the man’s name until they filed additional charges against him Monday in Punxsutawney District Court.

Dillon Dickey, 30, a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Troopers on Monday also charged the driver, Roger Mikulec, 44, of Falls Creek, with driving under the influence of marijuana and other controlled substances and a summary traffic offense. A second passenger, Tori Shaffer, 23, of DuBois, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Underage drinking

State police said three minors were caught drinking alcoholic beverages at 2:42 a.m. Tuesday on Route 119 at South Main Street Extension. The suspects, a 20-year-old Valier man, a 19-year-old Punxsutawney man and a 16-year-old girl from Reynoldsville, would be cited in Punxsutawney District Court, according to a report.

New Florence, Westmoreland County

Woman cited

State police charged that Tabatha Gromley, of New Florence, argued with Christy Malenosky, of North Bergen, N.J., and spit on Malenosky’s face at 9:15 p.m. May 11 at 114 Birch St. Troopers from Greensburg cited Gromley, 44, on Monday with a summary count of disorderly conduct.