September 14, 2013 10:49 AM

White Township


Two men from Cambria County and a woman from Butler County were charged with shoplifting at Walmart in SouthTowne Plaza and await adjudication in Indiana County Common Pleas Court.

State police charged Donald Haney II, 24, of Summerhill; Christopher Doster, 29, of Portage; and Jacqueline Wiest, 20, of Butler, with retail theft and conspiracy. Haney and Wiest also were charged with trespassing.

According to a police news release and online court records, Haney and Wiest were apprehended July 16 and Doster was caught July 29. All were held at Indiana County Jail from July 29 through Aug. 7, when they were released on unsecured bond.

They all waived their rights to preliminary hearings.

Police gave no other details of the theft allegations.


Citations issued

State troopers at Indiana citied Luvetria Stokes, 23, of Erie; Bry’Anne Rose, 20, of Arnold, Westmoreland County; Lacoya Overton, 18, of Erie; and Shavel Spender, 19, of Indiana, with summary counts of disorderly conduct at 8:17 p.m. Aug. 31.

Police reported the charges stemmed from an incident at The Grove apartment complex.

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Zachary Blick, 24, and Justine Martinez, 19, both of Watkins Glen, N.Y., were cited by state police with retail theft stemming from an incident Aug. 10 in Walmart. Martinez also was cited with conspiracy.

Police reported both left the store without paying for unspecified merchandise.

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Cory Brewer, 23, of Creekside, was caught trying to steal various food items from Martin’s Food Store, Regency Mall, at 12:45 a.m. Aug. 30, and was charged by state police with retail theft, authorities said.



Men cited

David Phillips, 23, of Kent, was cited by Indiana Borough police with disorderly conduct at 2:48 a.m. Aug. 31. Officers reported Phillips made unreasonable noise from the passenger seat of a vehicle being driven in the 600 block of Philadelphia Street.

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Cody Corcoran, 22, of Ebensburg, was cited by Indiana Borough police with public drunkenness and retail theft at 8:15 a.m. Sept. 1 at Giant Eagle Express, 435 S. Seventh St. There, police said, Corcoran had taken a bottle of beer into a restroom, opened and emptied it.

Corcoran was temporarily detained at Indiana County Jail after his arrest.

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Campus police citied Justin Bonilla, 19, of Landisville, Lancaster County, with underage drinking and public drunkenness at noon Aug. 31 on a sidewalk outside Keith Hall.

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Police at IUP reported Alec Howard, 19, of South Williamsport, was arrested and held at Indiana County Jail after an incident at 12:37 a.m. Aug. 31 along West Avenue near the Hadley Union Building. Howard was cited with underage drinking, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and public urination.

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Caleb Feigles, 22, of Muncy, Lycoming County, was charged by Indiana Borough police with making false reports to law enforcement at 10 p.m. Sept. 2 in the 100 block of North 10th Street. According to a news release, Feigles reported his vehicle was damaged in a hit-and-run incident, but investigators learned that Feigles hit an unspecified object with the car on Grove Lane in White Township.


Resisting arrest

Indiana Borough police charged Tarique Ellis, 20, and Kirsten Winston, 19, both of Pittsburgh, with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at 1:54 a.m. Aug. 31 at Sheetz, 768 Wayne Ave.

Police reported Ellis and Winston refused store employees’ orders to leave the store, then struggled with police while being taken into custody.

Officers also charged Ellis with defiant trespass and underage drinking, and charged Winston with obstructing administration of law and harassment.

Online court records show preliminary hearings are scheduled in Indiana District Court on Oct. 10 for Winston and Oct. 9 for Ellis.


Bike stolen

IUP police said a blue and purple Mt. Fury Roadmaster bicycle was stolen from the northern part of the campus Wednesday. Police did not identify the owner.

Anyone with information on the missing bike is asked to contact the campus police.



Colin McKinnon, 18, of Hatfield, Montgomery County, scrawled the word “sauce” numerous times in an elevator car at 3:48 a.m. Sept. 1 in Northern Suites dormitory, according to IUP campus police. McKinnon was charged with a misdemeanor count of institutional vandalism and a summary count of criminal mischief.


Indiana County

False alarm citations

State police at Indiana reported that several property owners in the county have been cited for violation of a law that penalizes repeated false activations of alarms to emergency responders.

Troopers at Indiana cited two people and two companies, accusing them of violating the Control of Alarm Devices and Automatic Dialing Devices statute. The offense is a summary violation, punishable by a fine up to $300.

Citations were filed in the Homer City district court against Dorothy Lenz, 73, of White Township; Cheryl Kendall, of Armstrong Township; and the Lowe’s store along South Ben Franklin Road, White Township; and in the Clymer district court against the Marion Center Bank office along Franklin Street, Clymer.

The statute excuses three false alarms but provides sanctions for a fourth alarm generated in less than a year.

“A person that owns, uses or possesses an alarm device or automatic dialing device may not, after causing or permitting three false alarms to occur in a consecutive 12-month period, cause or permit a subsequent false alarm to occur in the same consecutive 12-month period. A person that violates this paragraph commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300,” according to the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.

Online court records show the citations were filed Sept. 6.

Burrell Township


Jeffrey Skavang, 55, of New Florence, was cited with disorderly conduct after state police reported he caused a disturbance at 4:45 p.m. May 30 in the Verizon store at Resort Plaza along Route 22.


Derry Township

Woman jailed

Rhonda Barkley, of Derry, was jailed last week after disrupting a traffic stop and kicking a state trooper, authorities reported.

Barkley, 26, first interfered with a traffic stop “while in an extremely intoxicated, belligerent state,” at 1:25 a.m. Sept. 5 at the parking lot of Sheetz, 2840 Ligonier St., according to a news release.

Investigators said Barkley “resisted wildly” before an officer was able to handcuff her, then she kicked a trooper’s head several times after she was placed in the rear seat of a police car.

Barkley is charged with a felony count of aggravated assault, misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and summary counts of harassment and public drunkenness. She was sent to Westmoreland County Jail when she was unable to post $10,000 bond.

Online court records show Barkley remained in jail Friday and is scheduled to appear Oct. 30 for a preliminary hearing in Bradenville District Court.


Young Township, Jefferson County


State police charged Jesse Pearce, 30, of Rochester Mills, with driving under the influence and six summary traffic infractions following a traffic stop at 9:29 p.m. Aug. 4 on Cloe-Rossiter Road.

The charges were filed Sept. 5 in Punxsutawney District Court.


Pine Township

Criminal mischief

Kristen Gibbons, of Heilwood, told state police at Indiana someone damaged her 1998 Ford SUV while it was at her residence.

Police said the criminal mischief happened Wednesday or Thursday.

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