Criminal charges filed:
lTyler Vincent Jack, 28, Sligo.
Charged with driving under the highest rate of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and failing to keep right, disregarding traffic lanes, failing to drive at a safe speed and careless driving, all summary offenses, at 4:40 p.m. Dec. 24, 2018, in Salem Township.
State Tpr. Ethan Rowe responded to a one-vehicle crash along State Route 208. Rowe found the vehicle on its roof and Jack standing beside it.
Rowe interviewed Jack at the scene. During the interview, Jack drank a bottle of water. Jack alleged he was driving, hit black ice and lost control of his vehicle. Jack allegedly didn't know what happened when he left the roadway.
Rowe observed Jack's speech was slurred during the interview and Jack swayed while standing still. When Rowe asked if he had anything to drink, Jack alleged he didn't. Jack agreed to perform field sobriety tests and a horizontal gaze test, during which he showed signs of impairment.
Jack submitted to a portable breath test, which indicated he had consumed alcohol. Rowe took Jack into custody and transported him to Clarion Hospital.
A blood test established Jack's blood alcohol content was .211 percent.
Filed by Rowe.
lGarett Alan Zerbe, 24, Knox.
Charged with driving under the highest rate of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and failing to keep right, disregarding traffic lanes, failing to drive at a safe speed, careless driving, failing to notify police of damage to a vehicle and failing to wear a seatbelt, all summary offenses, at 4:04 a.m. Dec. 26, 2018, in Ashland Township.
State Tpr. Jacob A. Knight responded to a one-vehicle crash on state Route 338 when a passerby reported it.
Upon arriving at the scene, Knight found the vehicle in a ditch and no driver. He located Zerbe's driver's license under the windshield wiper. Knight also found a note from Zerbe saying he was at his dad's house and wasn't hurt.
Knight investigated the scene and found the driver's seatbelt locked in the upright position. Knight concluded Zerbe hadn't been wearing it. Knight also found the vehicle was traveling south, crossed both lanes of traffic and left the road on the east side. The vehicle overturned several times and traveled 348 feet before stopping.
Knight interviewed Zerbe, who alleged he crashed and walked home. Knight detected the odor of alcohol on Zerbe and asked him to complete field sobriety tests. Zerbe performed the tests and showed signs of impairment.
Zerbe was transported to Clarion Hospital. A blood test established Zerbe's blood alcohol content was .272 percent.
Filed by Knight.
lMatthew James Clark, 25, Knox.
Charged with issuing four bad checks totaling $274 from Nov. 10 to Nov. 14, 2018 to Tom's Riverside in Beaver Township. Filed by the victim.
Issuing a bad check becomes a misdemeanor if it's more than $200 or if it's the defendant's third offense within a year.
lCharles MacKenzie Lenhart, 43, Punxsutawney.
Charged with theft, a third-degree misdemeanor, Aug. 26, 2018 in Ashland Township.
State Tpr. Dylan C. Jones responded to a report of theft involving Lenhart.
The victim alleged Lenhart took approximately 60 of her Tramadol prescription pills while he was staying at her house.
Jones interviewed Lenhart at the residence. Lenhart alleged he did take the pills because he thought they were Tylenol. Lenhart told Jones he would leave the residence and stay with someone else.
The victim told Jones she did tell Lenhart he could take Tylenol when he was staying with her. The victim alleged she showed Lenhart where the Tylenol was. She told Jones she wanted Lenhart out of her house. Filed by Jones.
The following cases involve summary offenses punishable by up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail upon conviction.
lNicole D. Buzard, no age provided, Rimersburg. Charged with issuing two bad checks totaling about $130 on Nov. 23 and 29, 2018 to Tom's Riverside in Beaver Township. Filed by the victim.
The following cases were disposed of at Long's office.
lChristine L. Daum, 56, Shippenville. Pleaded guilty to issuing a $75 bad check Oct. 10, 2018 to Tom's Riverside in Beaver Township. Fines, costs and restitution total $351.
lGerald Robert Marzik, 37, St. Petersburg. Pleaded guilty to theft of services (tampered with St. Petersburg Borough's water shut-off valve, using 5,000 gallons of water) at 12:15 a.m. Oct. 31, 2018 in St. Petersburg. Fines, costs and restitution total $318.