Shawn Holbrook, of Indiana, spent Saturday night in the Indiana County Jail following his arrest in connection with a domestic assault, Indiana Borough police reported.

Police investigated an altercation at 7:07 p.m. Saturday at 936 Oakland Ave. and charged Holbrook, 32, with simple assault, harassment, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Online court records show Holbrook posted $5,000 bond for his release on Sunday, and was ordered to appear Thursday for a preliminary hearing in Indiana District Court.

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Borough police charged three students in connection with two fights that officers investigated May 16 at the Indiana Area Junior High School, 245 N. Fifth St.

One was charged with simple assault and harassment, according to a report, while two others were each cited with disorderly conduct. Police withheld the students’ names.


Someone destroyed the rear basement door of Luxenberg’s Jewelers, 717 Philadelphia St., late Saturday afternoon, according to Indiana Borough police.

Investigators at the scene found that the door had been kicked in. Police had no suspects.


Someone stole three vegetable plants from a garden in someone’s yard at 355 S. Fourth St. between 8 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday, Indiana Borough police reported.

Officers reported that the same garden also had been pillaged on May 27.

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Borough officers investigated the theft of a red Lenovo Ideapad 330 laptop computer from the front porch of a house in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street.

Police withheld the name of the owner of the laptop, who told investigators that the laptop disappeared between April 23 and May 20.

White Township


William Reynolds, of Indiana, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, accidents involving damage to an attended vehicle and two summary traffic violations at 6:43 p.m. April 24 on Warren Road at Ben Franklin Road, state police reported.

Troopers charged Reynolds, 69, in a complaint filed May 22 in Homer City District Court. A hearing is set for July 2.

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State troopers from Indiana charged Kevin Levi Moore, of Indiana, with DUI, false identification to law enforcement and two summary traffic infractions following a traffic stop at 8:22 p.m. May 20 on Warren Road at Oak Ridge Drive.

Police filed a complaint May 29 in Homer City District Court. Moore, 53, was ordered to appear July 2 for a preliminary hearing.


Patrick Palmer, of Murrysville, Westmoreland County, stole $327 worth of goods at 3:39 p.m. May 22 from Walmart in SouthTowne Plaza, state police reported.

Troopers charged Palmer, 32, on May 29 with a first-degree misdemeanor count of retail theft in a complaint filed before District Judge Susanne Steffee. A hearing is scheduled for July 2 in Homer City District Court.

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Investigators charged Troy Massey II, 21, of Pittsburgh, with a second-degree misdemeanor count of retail theft on Monday, accusing him of stealing property from Walmart in SouthTowne Plaza at 5:34 p.m. May 10.


Drug charges

State police charged Keri Myers, of Blairsville, with possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary traffic offense following a traffic stop at 8:24 p.m. April 27 on South Walnut Street.

Troopers filed a complaint against Myers, 38, on May 28 in Blairsville District Court, where a hearing was set for Aug. 7.

Black Lick Township

Threat charges

Kevin Wadding, of Blairsville, repeatedly telephoned a Blairsville woman late last month and leveled threats against her in connection with an apparent child custody dispute, according to state police.

Troopers reported that Wadding contacted the woman between 9:40 p.m. May 25 and 8:46 a.m. May 26 at 729 McConnell Road. In the final call, the victim told police, Wadding said “If you don’t tell them that I did not hurt you I will convince them that you are a drug addict and will take your kids and you won’t live until the spring,” according to a news release.

Wadding briefly was held at the county jail and was released when he posted $25,000 bail and was ordered to return for a preliminary hearing scheduled for today in Indiana District Court.

East Wheatfield Township

Citations issued

State police reported that Tyson Long, of Dysart, Cambria County, taunted Gregory Mitchell, of Blairsville, at 5:48 p.m. June 1 on Gas Center Road.

According to a report, Long tried to convince Mitchell to attack him.

Troopers at Indiana cited Long with two counts of disorderly conduct in citations filed June 3 at Blairsville District Court.

Canoe Township


Brandon Wingert, 24, of Rossiter, was charged by state police on June 3 with DUI and six summary traffic offenses stemming from a traffic stop at 5:49 p.m. May 10 on Central Street at First Street, court records show.

Derry Township, Westmoreland County

Child sex assault

A Blairsville-area man has been jailed to face allegations that he had sexual contact with a young girl, court records show.

Jason Matty, 48, was accused of statutory sexual assault and related charges, and of stalking and vandalism, in two criminal complaints filed by two investigators on June 1.

Trooper John Robertson Jr. at the Kiski Valley station charged that Matty spray-painted graffiti on a house owned by a 43-year-old man at 11 p.m. May 31 and sent unwanted and inappropriate text messages to a 15-year-old girl in the residence, according to a news release issued today.

Court records show Robertson charged him with a first-degree misdemeanor count of stalking by committing acts to cause fear, and third-degree misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief, harassment and disorderly conduct.

The online docket also shows that in a separate complaint, Trooper Daniel Pickard charged Matty with statutory sexual assault of a victim aged 11 or older, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of a victim less than 16 years old, and corruption of minors by a defendant age 18 or older.

District Judge Cheryl J. Peck-Yakopec, the judge handling after hours arrests, oversaw Matty’s preliminary arraignments on both complaints about 9:50 p.m. and ordered him to appear for a preliminary hearing Wednesday. Matty was sent to the Westmoreland County Jail when he was unable to post $50,000 bond or $5,000 cash for his release.

Burglary, theft

Someone broke into a garage at 286 Garrigan Hill Road, stole a semi-automatic pistol from the console of a car and took several dollars of loose change from the cup holder, state police reported today.

Troopers at Kiski Valley withheld the name of a 36-year-old man, who told police that the gun and money disappeared between 3:30 p.m. Monday and 4:20 a.m. today.