Criminal charges filed:
lBenjamin Michael Goodrow, 37, Ridgway.
Charged with theft by unlawful taking, a second-degree misdemeanor; and theft of mislaid property, a second-degree misdemeanor, at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 2 in Monroe Township.
The victim of the theft allegedly reported to state police Tpr. Jacob Beers she had left her wallet on the counter in the pharmacy department at the Clarion Walmart. After recovering the wallet, the victim had noticed approximately $65 were missing from her wallet.
Beers went to the Clarion Walmart to speak with the loss prevention team and while watching surveillance video, it was observed that the victim had left the wallet on the counter at the pharmacy department.
According to the complaint, later in the video, Goodrow is shown concealing the wallet and removing it from the counter. Goodrow then left the pharmacy department, walked out of the store, came back inside and dropped the wallet in a different area of the Walmart. The total value taken was approximately $65.
Filed by Beers.
lBryan Joseph Barto, 31, Marienville.
Charged with simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor; and harassment, a summary offense, at 2:55 p.m. Feb. 14 in Paint Township.
The victim arrived at PSP Marienville to report she had been assaulted. According to the complaint, it was immediately observed the victim had an injury to her left eye appearing to be recent.
The victim was emotional and visibly upset during the course of an interview. The victim allegedly related she resides with Barto. The victim allegedly said Barto has had an ongoing drug problem and had been gone from the residence for approximately three days.
The victim allegedly stated she and Barto planned to meet in Clarion to get groceries. The victim allegedly stated she met with Barto at an unknown female's residence and appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
The victim allegedly related Barto was angry and yelled at her during the course of the ride from Clarion Borough to Walmart. The victim allegedly said she purchased groceries at Walmart and returned to Barto's vehicle, where the argument continued.
The victim allegedly stated she was upset and crying during the ride home when Barto abruptly turned from State Route 66 on Brennan Road and within a short distance "slammed on the brakes," turned sideways, and punched the victim in the left eye with a closed fist.
The victim allegedly related Barto continued to drive on Brennan Road, pulled off in a wide spot, and repeatedly struck her and pushed her on her left side in an attempt to remove her from the vehicle. The victim allegedly said stated she ended up getting out of the vehicle and Barto left.
The victim walked to a nearby residence and requested to use the telephone to call her mother for a ride.
Filed by Barto.
The following cases were disposed of at Schill's office.
lDavid Francis Banner, 66, Fryburg. Pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a loaded firearm inside a vehicle (unlawfully had a loaded Remington Model 7600 .270 in a moving vehicle) at 10:40 a.m. Dec. 7 in Washington Township. Fines and costs are $251.
Charges against Banner for possession of a hunting license belonging to another (possessed a WMU 2F antlerless deer license and tag belonging to another while going to and from hunting) at 10:40 a.m. Dec. 7 in Washington Township were withdrawn.