Charges waived to court

A 22-year-old Indiana University of Pennsylvania student waived his charges to court Thursday before Indiana Magisterial District Judge Guy B. Haberl.

Jacob James Wissinger, of Indiana, is accused of indecently assaulting a woman at her Grant Street apartment on Feb. 15.

He is charged with felony counts of aggravated assault without consent, aggravated indecent assault by force and strangulation.

He also faces misdemeanor counts of indecent assault without consent of the other person and indecent assault by force.

Wissinger was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond June 5, the same day Indiana Borough police filed charges against him after an investigation into the incident.

No court date has been set,

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A Cambria County man waived nine counts against him to court, including misdemeanor charges of DUI and resisting arrest, Thursday before Haberl.

Charges of driving with a suspended or revoked license and reckless driving were withdrawn against Harold Thomas Kirsch IV, 22, of Northern Cambria, after his involvement in an incident May 27 around 6 p.m. at Camp Faith Road and Allen Bridge Road in Cherryhill Township.

No court date has been set for Kirsch, who was released from the Indiana County Jail last month after posting $5,000 bail.

Trooper Dylan J. Toy, of the Indiana station, reported that officers initially were dispatched to assist individuals with moving parked vehicles along the narrow highway so a man could maneuver his tractor through the area without damaging them.

Upon arrival, Toy said a silver Lincoln sedan driven by Kirsch was stuck in the berm along Camp Faith Road and he attempted to flee. Toy said Kirsch became combative and aggressive with the farmers and backed into the guide rail and tractor tire.

Kirsch then sideswiped a parked truck and became stuck on a large rock on the berm.

He was asked to stop his vehicle, but Toy said Kirsch put it in reverse and spun the tires. Police said he was observed to be under the influence of alcohol and taken to Indiana Regional Medical Center for a blood draw.


Criminal mischief

State police at Punxsutawney are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened May 26 or 27.

A 35-year-old Rossiter man told police someone spray-painted the letters “KKK” on his mailbox at a location in the 4400 block of Church Road.

The damage to the mailbox and steel post was estimated at $100.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (814) 938-0510.



State police at Kittanning are probing an alleged burglary that took place May 25 or 26 at a house along Dayton Road.

A 44-year-old New Bethlehem man told police someone entered the house through unlocked doors and took a jar of change valued at $100.

Police said they have no suspects.