Assault case

Tyler Citeroni, 24, of Indiana, is in the Indiana County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bond awaiting a preliminary hearing on Wednesday before Blairsville Magisterial District Judge Jennifer J. Rega on simple assault and harassment charges stemming from an incident involving a 21-year-old woman on Sunday at 12:24 a.m.

Both Citeroni and the woman are listed as “victim/arrestee” by state police, who say a verbal argument turned physical at a home along Millay Circle, but there is no docket listing charges against her.

Troopers said the woman kicked Citeroni in the ribs and Citeroni slapped her in the face three times, leaving redness and swelling on her face.


DUI, drugs

State police at Indiana have filed misdemeanor counts of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession and driving under the influence of a controlled substance, as well as three summary traffic counts, against Michael Alexander Bell, 26, of Baltimore, Md., following a May 27 traffic stop on Route 422 West.

Troopers said Bell was stopped at 2:36 p.m. and taken into custody. A blood sample was obtained and Bell was released, pending a preliminary hearing Nov. 4 at 9:20 a.m. before Clymer Magisterial District Judge Christopher S. Welch.


Child abuse case

State police in the Kiski Valley said Christopher Hilty, 32, of Latrobe, was arrested Thursday evening on charges that he struck and strangled his 10-year-old stepson Wednesday evening.

Troopers were called to Grandview Elementary School in Derry Township on Thursday morning by administrators who said the boy showed visible injuries when he came to school.

After a subsequent investigation Hilty was arraigned before Bradenville Magisterial District Judge Mark J. Bilik and placed in Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bond, pending a preliminary hearing on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m.

Teenage runaway

State police said a juvenile left his home along Pandora Road at approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday, apparently to run away with three other juveniles missing from Ligonier, Westmoreland County.

Troopers said the youth, who was not identified, apparently took his cellphone with him and it was last pinged near the Outer Banks in North Carolina.


Guilty pleas

A Westover area couple have entered guilty pleas to harassment charges filed by state police at Punxsutawney after an incident on Aug. 30 at 6:15 p.m.

Troopers said Joey Doland, 29, and Bridget Phillips, 27, were involved in what troopers described as an “inactive domestic incident.”

The couple entered their pleas with Houtzdale Magisterial District Judge James B. Glass who assessed each fines and costs.