Criminal charges filed:
lMikayla Ann Bowen, 23, Leeper.
Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor; driving under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and careless driving and operation of a vehicle without rear lights, both summary offenses, at 2:44 p.m. Oct. 28, 2019, in Farmington Township.
State Police Cpl. Theodore S. Race was operating an unmarked patrol car when he observed a vehicle pulling onto the roadway from the Knotty Pines restaurant. Race observed the right rear tail light of the vehicle was broken.
Race initiated a traffic stop near Edgewood Drive. As Race spoke with Bowen, Race observed Bowen's eyes were glassy and bloodshot and her pupils were dilated. A faint odor of an alcoholic beverage and the odor of burnt marijuana emanated from Bowen.
Bowen allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana and consuming one alcoholic beverage. Filed by Race.
lAlicia Leigh Myers, 32, Sligo.
Charged with retail theft, a first-degree misdemeanor; and altering price labels, a first-degree misdemeanor, at 8:35 p.m. Oct. 26, 2019, in Monroe Township.
State police Tpr. Ryan Wilson was dispatched to the Clarion Walmart for a report of a retail theft. Walmart loss prevention personnel allegedly related on 8:35 p.m. Oct. 26 and again at 6:35 p.m. Oct. 27 a white female later identified as Myers was observed on video altering tags on items and failing to scan the items at the self-checkout.
While checking out, Myers paid a total of $44 on both purchases when the total value for the items was $540. On Feb. 19, Myers was interviewed and allegedly admitted to altering the tags at Walmart.
Filed by Wilson.
lLance Edward Aaron, 59, Shippenville.
Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor; and failure to carry vehicle registration, failure to keep on the right side of the roadway, disregard of a single traffic lane, driving at unsafe speeds, careless driving, reckless driving, and failure to use a safety belt, all summary offenses, at 10:40 p.m. in Washington Township.
State police Tpr. Cheyenne Smith responded to the vicinity of State Route 208 approximately 150 feet south of Marble Strobleton Road for a report of a vehicle crash.
Smith and Tpr. Tyler Lauer arrived on scene and began a crash investigation. Aaron was receiving medical treatment in an ambulance at the scene. Aaron was interviewed briefly in the ambulance and later at the Clarion Hospital.
Due to Aaron being deaf, a combination of lip reading and handwritten questions and answers were used to communicate.
According to the complaint, Smith detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Aaron's mouth. Aaron's eyes were bloodshot and glassy and he appeared confused.
Aaron, without being asked, allegedly stated, "this is my fourth or fifth DUI." When questioned, Aaron allegedly stated he drank beer at multiple bars prior to the crash and was most recently at a bar in Fryburg where he consumed three to four beers prior to the crash.
Aaron allegedly had to ask several times what had happened and did not know why he was in the area of the crash. Aaron confessed to having "lots" to drink prior to the crash and allegedly said he had a problem in reference to his drinking.
Due to Aaron receiving medical treatment, field sobriety tests were not conducted.
Filed by Smith.
The following cases involve summary offenses punishable by up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail upon conviction.
lMichael Phillip Grillo, 53, Clarion. Charged with public drunkenness and similar misconduct (drank alcohol inside the Clarion Walmart and became belligerent after store staff asked him to leave) at 6:36 p.m. Feb. 18 in Monroe Township. Filed by state police Tpr. Jesse M. Kochara.
Grillo is also charged with public drunkenness and similar misconduct (was under the influence of alcohol in the Clarion Burger King and was unable to walk or stand without assistance) at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 in Monroe Township. Filed by state police Tpr. Joshua S. McGinnis.
The following cases were disposed of at Schill's office.
lThomas E. Tatters, 40, White Oak. Pleaded guilty to criminal mischief (intentionally damaged a mailbox belonging to another by discharging a firearm) at 6:30 p.m. March 29, 2019 in Millcreek Township. Fines and costs are $521.
lAdam Christop Yashinski, 34, Oil City. Found guilty of harassment (struck the victim in the back of the head with his hand and pinned the victim between his car and car door) at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 26, 2019 in Washington Township. Fines and costs are $471.
Christop was also found guilty of criminal mischief (struck the victim's windshield and cracked the windshield causing visible damage) at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 26, 2019 in Washington Township. Fines and costs are $231.
lJustin Lee Haibach, 35, Marble. Found not guilty of harassment (stated he had a gun and was going to shoot the victim) at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 26, 2019 in Washington Township.
lTrent Darrell Ford, 58, Concord, NC. Pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (on multiple occasions, left counterfeit $100 bills in various locations of the Clarion Walmart to get "reactions" from the people would find them) at 11:39 a.m. Jan. 11 in Monroe Township. Fines and costs are $472.