Criminal charges filed:
lJennifer Annette Szaniszlo, 42, Emlenton.
Charged with two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors; driving under the influence of a controlled substance metabolite, a first-degree misdemeanor; driving with a blood alcohol content of .02 percent or greater, a third degree misdemeanor; failure to possess a driver's license, a summary offense; and improper sun screening, a summary offense, at 1:47 p.m. Jan 20 in Elk Township.
While on patrol traveling south on Buckhorn Road, state police Tpr. Tate Allison encountered a vehicle traveling south on the road at a slow speed. Allison conducted a registration query on the vehicle and it was discovered the female owner of the vehicle had multiple active arrest warrants in addition to a license suspension due to driving under the influence.
Allison made contact with the driver identified as Szaniszlo. Szaniszlo did not possess any forms of identification. According to the complaint, Szaniszlo appeared anxious and had difficulty being still. Allison also observed Szaniszlo constantly moving her mouth and exhibiting bruxism.
Allison asked Szaniszlo if she was on any medication, to which Szaniszlo allegedly related she was on medication for PTSD. Allison observed signs consistent with the use of central nervous system stimulant.
Allison then took Szaniszlo into custody for the warrant and suspicion of driving under the influence. Szaniszlo exhibited signs during field sobriety tests consisted with being under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant to include anxiety, restlessness and bruxism.
Szaniszlo allegedly admitted to doing "a line of cocaine during the weekend." Szaniszlo was allegedly emphatic she was "clean." Allison then advised he had observed enough indicators of being under the influence to charge Szaniszlo with driving under the influence.
lMary Frances Guntrum, 47, Shippenville.
Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor; simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor; and reckless endangerment of another person, a second-degree misdemeanor, at 11:47 p.m. March 16, 2019, in Elk Township.
State police Tpr Dylan Jarrett and Tpr. Patrick Berggren were dispatched to a multiple-vehicle crash along State Route 208 involving two pedestrians.
Upon arrival, Jarrett observed a flatbed tow truck with a vehicle on the back appearing to have been struck by another vehicle. To the right of the tow truck was another vehicle on its roof. That vehicle was registered to Guntrum. The pedestrians that were struck were already being treated and transported by medical personnel.
Jarrett then spoke with Guntrum, who allegedly related she had just left the Carriage Inn bar in Knox and was on her way home. Guntrum allegedly related she had drank about five to six beers while at the bar. Guntrum allegedly stated she did not see the emergency scene until she hit the tow truck.
Guntrum allegedly stated she was unsure what had happened. According to the complaint, Jarrett detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Guntrum. Guntrum also appeared to be under the influence.
Jarrett then spoke with the passenger of Guntrum's vehicle. The passenger allegedly advised Jarrett he had seen the emergency scene ahead as they were driving. He allegedly stated he told Guntrum there was something going on ahead but she did not slow down.
Guntrum was subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence.
Jarrett interviewed the victims struck by Guntrum's vehicle. Both victims allegedly related their vehicle was about to be towed at the time of the crash. The victims allegedly related the tow truck had yellow lights and flares set up behind the scene to warn traffic. The victims allegedly advised Jarrett there was an escort vehicle approximately a quarter mile behind them with a yellow light on the roof to warn traffic of the ahead scene.
Both victims allegedly stated they saw the vehicle coming and began to wave their arms, but the vehicle did not slow down.
Both victims were then struck by Guntrum's vehicle. The victims involved were transported to UPMC Northwest and suffered minor injuries.
The following cases involve summary offenses punishable by up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail upon conviction.
lWendy Skinner-Myers, age not provided, Shippenville. Charged with writing a bad check ($60 to Tom's Riverside, Knox) Aug. 8, 2019, in Beaver Township. Filed by Tom's Riverside, Knox.
lMolly Sue Hogue, 53, Knox. Charged with harassment (spit in the victim's face) at 4:25 p.m. Jan. 9 in Ashland Township. Filed by state police Tpr. Evan J. Cyphert.
lBrian E. Hogue, 60, Knox. Charged with harassment (slapped the victim on the right cheek with an open hand) at 4:25 p.m. Jan. 9 in Ashland Township. Filed by state police Tpr. Evan J. Cyphert.
lDaniel F. Fladung, 64, Canton, Ohio. Charged with harassment (called and texted the victim several times after being told not to contact the victim) at 7:28 p.m. Jan. 14 in Foxburg Borough. Filed by state police Tpr. Patrick S. Berggren.
lCourtney L. Greathouse, 25, Knox. Charged with retaining library property after receiving a return notice (retained property belonging to any library open to the public for a period exceeding 30 days after the library gave written notice) at 10:23 a.m. Dec. 20 in Knox Borough. Filed by Knox Borough Police Chief Joab W. Orr.
lArthur William Kaufman, 50, Clarion. Charged with unlawful possession of game (aided or conspired to hunt for or take game unlawfully taken or not properly marked) at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5 in Elk Township. Filed by state game commission warden Steven J. Ace.
Kaufman is also charged with taking big game beyond the daily/season limits (unlawfully killed, possessed, or conspired in any manner to kill any big game animal beyond established daily or season limits) at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16 in Elk Township. Filed by Ace.
lCassidy Dawn Sherman, 18, Emlenton. Charged with disorderly conduct (used obscene language) at 12 p.m. Sept. 24 in Beaver Township. Filed by state police Tpr. Kevin M. Doverspike Jr.
The following cases were disposed of at Heeter's office.
lMolly Sue Hogue, 53, Knox. Pleaded guilty to harassment (spit in a victim's face) at 4:25 p.m. Jan. 9 in Ashland Township. Fine and costs total $187.
lBrian E. Hogue, 60, Knox. Pleaded guilty to harassment (slapped the victim on the right cheek with an open hand) at 4:25 p.m. Jan. 9 in Ashland Township. Fine and costs total $187.