Meth discovered

State troopers confiscated about 4 grams of suspected methamphetamine from a motorist during a traffic stop at 8:37 p.m. Thursday at Fourth and Sherman streets.

The occupants, a 43-year-old man from Bellevue, Neb., and a 17-year-old girl from Marion Center, face possible drug and paraphernalia possession charges.

Drug charges

Clymer Borough police charged Matthew Shotts, of Colver, Cambria County, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary traffic violation following a traffic stop at 9:11 p.m. Oct. 4 at Morris and Second streets.

Officers seized the suspected contraband and filed formal charges against Shotts, 32, on Oct. 9 in Clymer District Court. A hearing has been set for Nov. 25.


Citations pending

Indiana Borough police reported that an Elkridge, Md., man, 22, was identified as the host of a raucous party of more than 200 people at 933 Wayne Ave. at 5:44 p.m. Oct. 5.

Police also reported that a 23-year-old man from Hackettstown, N.J., was discovered with an open beverage at 11:57 p.m. Oct. 5 on South Taylor Avenue between Philadelphia and Church streets.

Investigators said that a 20-year-old Sheffield, Warren County, man was suspected of carrying an open container and underage drinking at 4:51 p.m. Oct. 5 on the 200 block of West Avenue.

Charges have not yet been filed.

White Township


Bernard McCreary, of Indiana, reported to state police that someone damaged the windshield, side panel and painted surface of his vehicle and deflated the tires on Oct. 10 while it was parked at 347 Maple St.


Two correctional officers at SCI Pine Grove, a 24-year-old Indiana man and a Clymer man, 30, told state police that they were assaulted by an inmate at 6:14 p.m. Aug. 31 in the lockup along Fyock Road. Troopers at Indiana said the case remains under investigation.


State police cited Justin Bodenschatz, 27, of Indiana, with a summary count of retail theft. Troopers accused him of under ringing $105.51 of merchandise at Walmart, SouthTowne Plaza, at 8:03 p.m. Sept. 10.

False alarms

State police cited P.J. Greco and Sons, a Kittanning-based scrap metal dealer and recycler, with operating a faulty automatic alarm system that generated three false alarms in 12 months at its Indiana County location at 2001 Lucerne Road.

Troopers reported that the automated system alerted authorities at 4:43 a.m. Oct. 8 when no emergency had taken place, at least the third false alarm in the past year.

Burrell Township


A worker in the Walmart store, Resort Plaza, was suspected of stealing $770 from the cash registers at 12:35 p.m. Aug. 19, state police reported this week. No charges have yet been filed.

Washington Township

Motorist charged

State police at Indiana have twice charged Eric Marshall, of Smicksburg, with driving while intoxicated this month in Indiana County.

Marshall, 40, was held the night of Oct. 6 in the Indiana County Jail following his arrest at 10:17 p.m. after his vehicle wrecked on Route 85 at Five Points Road. Troopers charged him with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and driving under the influence and three summary traffic infractions, and Marshall the next day posted $7,500 bond for his release.

Online court records show Marshall was charged Oct. 10 with DUI and three traffic offenses stemming from a traffic stop by Indiana Borough police on Oct. 9.

Preliminary hearings in both cases are set for Dec. 11 in Indiana District Court.


Sexual assault

A 20-year-old Greensburg woman reported to state police that she was sexually assaulted at 3:30 a.m. Sept. 28 on Market Street. Troopers at Indiana reported that no one has yet been charged.

Homer City

Vehicle theft

State police investigated a report that a dark blue Hyundai Santa Fe was stolen at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 from Station Street, where it had been left unlocked with the key inside. Troopers withheld the names of a Homer City woman and a couple from Marion Center who were listed as the victims of the theft.

Police said the vehicle was recovered Oct. 7 after it was found wrecked and abandoned at an undisclosed location.

Armstrong Township

Stray gunfire

An errant gunshot, possibly fired by a small-game hunter in the area, hit and damaged a house occupied by a man and woman along Parkwood Road at 5 p.m. Oct. 8, state police reported.

No one was said to be injured.

Cherryhill Township


Lynda Zinkham, of Indiana, reported to state police that someone caused $200 damage to some electric fence insulators on her property at 300 Stable Road between Friday and Monday.

Derry Township, Westmoreland County

DUI, drugs

State police suspected a motorist of driving while intoxicated and uncovered drugs and paraphernalia in the man’s car at 5:15 p.m. Monday at a Sheetz convenience store parking lot.

Troopers at Kiski Valley withheld the driver’s name. Charges have not yet been filed.