State police halted an Indiana man, 35, for a traffic offense at 10:18 p.m. Dec. 30 on South 13th Street at Gompers Avenue and suspected him of driving under the influence, troopers at Indiana reported today.

Charges would be based on the result of lab tests, according to the report.

White Township


A Rossiter woman, 32, was suspected of attempting to steal almost $70 of merchandise at 6:19 p.m. Dec. 15 from Walmart in SouthTowne Plaza, state police reported.

Charges await the completion of the police investigation.

Drug possession

A 33-year-old Indiana woman was discovered in possession of contraband — a glassine bag stamped “JOKER” and containing suspected marijuana — at 8:49 p.m. Saturday, when state police executed a search warrant at 357 Maple St., investigators said today.

Troopers reported that charges would be filed at Homer City District Court.

Cowanshannock Township, Armstrong County

DUI, drugs

State police reported a Templeton woman, 32, was suspected of driving while intoxicated during a traffic stop at 5:19 p.m. Saturday on Route 85, troopers at Kittanning reported.

Troopers said the motorist refused to submit to a blood test. Charges have yet to be filed.


West Kittanning, Armstrong County

Hindering apprehension

A Plumville woman and three Kittanning residents have been charged with harboring a fugitive and refusing to tell state police where the suspect could be found.

Troopers at Kittanning today reported that Ashley Moomau, 28, was arrested Dec. 3 along with Patricia Kacprowski, 55; Joseph Kacprowski, 58; and John Kacprowski, 28, at 101 Lorraine Ave., where investigators arrived at 12:15 a.m. to take someone into custody.

“The occupants of the house did not give me his location,” Trooper Peter Schultz reported in a news release.

All were immediately sent to Armstrong County Jail to await court action.

Court records show John Kacprowski remained in jail today with bond set at $15,000. Police charged him with a felony count of flight to avoid apprehension or trial and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

John Kacprowski, the apparent subject of the initial search, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Dec. 11 and opted to face possible trial on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving under suspension. Prosecutors withdrew a third-degree felony count of theft.

Moomau, Joseph Kacprowski and Patricia Kacprowski each posted $5,000 bond and were released Dec. 9. Each is charged with three counts of hindering apprehension: by harboring or concealing, by providing aid to a fugitive, and by giving false information to law enforcement. Each count is a second-degree misdemeanor.

All four are scheduled to appear Jan. 22 before District Judge James Owen for a preliminary hearing on the Dec. 3 charges.