Criminal charges filed:
lKeith Jonathan Wade, 50, Surprise, Ariz.
Charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana, possessing a controlled substance as an unregistered person, using or possessing drug paraphernalia and three counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors, at 10:27 a.m. May 1 in Paint Township.
State Tpr. Marc S. Hunsberger was pumping gas at a station in Paint Township when he observed a driver slouched in a vehicle near another pump.
Hunsberger identified the driver as Wade and found he was a suspended driver. Hunsberger approached the vehicle to see if Wade was having medical issues and tried waking him through an open window.
Wade awoke after several attempts. Hunsberger observed a bag of suspected marijuana in plain sight and asked Wade what was in it. Wade alleged the bag had marijuana. When Hunsberger asked how long Wade was sleeping, he alleged he had been sleeping about 15 minutes.
Wade also alleged he was traveling east on Interstate 80 and stopped at the gas station. Hunsberger had Wade exit the vehicle and asked if there was anything else concerning inside. Wade alleged there was methamphetamine in the center console.
Hunsberger conducted a search of the vehicle and found a container of meth, half a pill, a small amount of marijuana, straws with white residue, two pipes, a digital scale, cigarette rolling papers and a marijuana roach.
Wade was taken to Clarion State Police barracks, where standardized field sobriety tests were conducted. Wade allegedly showed signs of impairment during the tests and was transported to Clarion Hospital.
Filed by Hunsberger.
lAloysius Jacob Gatesman, 18, Marble. Charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana, using or possessing drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors; and failing to keep right, disregarding traffic lanes, failing to use turn signals and careless driving, all summary offenses, at 9:22 p.m. April 13 in Washington Township.
State Tpr. Troy L. Owen conducted a traffic stop in Washington Township after observing a vehicle make a turn without signaling.
The vehicle was weaving in and out of its lane and crossed traffic lines several times. After approaching the vehicle, Owen identified Gatesman as the driver and Zella Bellin as the front seat passenger. Owen detected the scent of marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked Gatesman and Bellin where the marijuana was.
Gatesman allegedly handed Owen an unsmoked marijuana cigarette, which had been near the center console. Bellin alleged there was a pipe under her seat. Both Gatesman and Bellin allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana in the parked vehicle about 30 minutes before driving.
Owen searched the vehicle and discovered the pipe with residue under Bellin's seat. Owen observed Gatesman's eyes were bloodshot and he had green film on his tongue. Gatesman submitted to a field sobriety test, during which he showed signs of impairment.
Gatesman was arrested and transported to Clarion Hospital, where a blood test established he had controlled substances in his system. Gatesman was taken into custody.
Filed by Owen.
lJeffrey Alan Dolby, 24, Franklin. Charged with manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, a felony, and intentionally possessing a controlled substance as an unregistered person and using or possessing drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, at 7:45 p.m. March 19 in Monroe Township.
State Tpr. Craig M. Needham was informed Dolby offered via text message to sell an informant 2 grams of methamphetamine for $200.
Dolby arranged to meet the informant at Clarion Walmart for the purchase. The informant was searched before the meeting. Clarion County Police Chief William Peck IV conducted surveillance from the parking lot of Taco Bell while Needham and the informant met Dolby.
Dolby messaged the informant and agreed to meet in the parking lot outside Walmart pharmacy. Needham located Dolby's vehicle and parked next to it. While the informant got into Dolby's vehicle, Needham and Peck recorded Dolby's license plate.
Dolby drove the informant to the Taco Bell parking lot and Peck continued surveillance. The informant then contacted Needham to pick him up and Needham drove to Taco Bell to retrieve him.
The informant gave Needham a cigarette pack with suspected crystal meth. Needham and the informant left. The informant was search post-incident and debriefed.
The informant stated Dolby was nervous during the meeting and had a passenger named Cameron Goodman. The package of suspected meth was exchanged for $200.
The package did test positive for meth.
Filed by Needham.
The following cases involve summary offenses punishable by up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail upon conviction.
lThomas Harold Cordwell, 43, Sligo. Charged with harassment (subjected the victim to physical contact) at 2:06 p.m. April 26 in Monroe Township. Filed by state Tpr. Timothy J. Reilly.
lJesse Lee Fenstermaker, 22, Sligo. Charged with harassment (subjected the victim to physical contact) at 2:06 p.m. April 26 in Monroe Township. Filed by state Tpr. Timothy J. Reilly.
lMatthew Dean Young, 24, Shippenville. Charged with harassment (followed the victim in a vehicle and tried to communicate with her following an argument) at 2 p.m. April 28 in Monroe Township. Filed by state Tpr. Dylan Jarrett.
Young is also charged with criminal mischief (burned the victim's clothes, which were valued at $100) at 2 p.m. April 28 in Monroe Township. Filed by Jarrett.
lKeith Jonathan Wade, 50, Surprise, Ariz. Charged with retail theft (stole five items from Country Fair) at 10:02 p.m. May 4 in Paint Township. Filed by state Tpr. Dylan Jarrett.
lWilliam T. Kane, no age provided, Meadville. Charged with unlawful conduct by operating a retail food facility without proper licensing (Perkins) at 9:40 a.m. March 7 in Monroe Township. Filed by Department of Agriculture and Food Safety Officer Stephen Patton.
Kane is also charged with three counts violating powers of department (issues were found with floors, walls and countertops) at 9:40 a.m. March 7 in Monroe Township. Filed by Patton.
lJennifer Lynn Fezza, 37, Parker. Charged with retail theft (stole $49 worth of merchandise from Walmart) at 2:37 p.m. May 14 in Monroe Township. Filed by state Tpr. Jacob T. Beers.
The following cases were disposed of at Schill's office.
lAudrey Michaela Allshouse, 36, Sligo. Pleaded guilty to retail theft (took three items totaling $27 from Walmart) at 1:41 p.m. April 13 in Monroe Township. Fines, costs and restitution are $472.
lSamuel Robert Flores, 18, Vowinckel. Pleaded guilty to harassment (pushed the victim in an altercation) at 8 p.m. April 10 in Knox Township. Fines and costs are $472.
lDominick Charles Langham, 18, Clarion, Pleaded guilty to harassment (subjected the victim to physical contact) April 22 in Monroe Township. Fines and costs are $197.