Criminal charges filed:
lMackenzie Rose Divins, 24, Emlenton. Charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors; and speeding, a summary offense, at 11:14 p.m. on Sept. 25 in Beaver Township.
State police Tpr. Joshua S. McGinnis initiated a traffic stop on a black Subaru Impreza for speeding. McGinnis had been following the vehicle for approximately one mile and the vehicle's speed was fluctuating between 88 and 91 mph. At mile marker 50.3 westbound on Interstate 80, McGinnis activated his patrol unit's overhead lights and conducted a traffic stop.
Upon approaching the vehicle, McGinnis could smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. McGinnis asked the operator, Mackenzie Rose Divins, if she had a medical marijuana card. Divins allegedly told McGinnis she did not.
McGinnis then asked Divins if there was any marijuana in the vehicle. Divins was hesitant at first, but then allegedly related there was a red in color THC oil pen in her bag, which was seated in the front passenger seat. Divins also allegedly related there was a glass marijuana pipe with suspected marijuana in the bowl located in the center console cup holder.
McGinnis then placed Divins under arrest for possessing the pen and the pipe. Divins was handcuffed to the rear and seated in the back of the patrol car until a thorough search of her vehicle was conducted. The search yielded no more contraband other than the initial THC pen and marijuana pipe.
lLinda Duffee, age not provided, Shippenville. Charged with confined within premises of the owner, a third degree misdemeanor, at 5:50 p.m. on Aug. 2 in Shippenville Borough.
Duffee allegedly failed to confine a Great Dane dog within her premises as required by law. The dog was running at large at 120 North First Street, Shippenville on Aug. 2 at 5:07 p.m. as viewed by reliable witnesses who can testify that the dog belongs to and came from the premises of the defendant.
Duffee also failed to confine a Dachshund dog within her premises as required by law. The dog was running at large at 120 North First Street, Shippenville on Aug. 10 at 11:07 a.m. as viewed by reliable witnesses who can testify that the dog belongs to and came from the premises of the defendant.
Duffee also has a prior conviction for a prior dog law violation where sentencing occurred within one year of the date of the instant offense. Duffee pled guilty to said violation on March 25.
According to the affadavit, a person who violates a provision of Articles II through VII or a rule or regulation adopted or order issued under this act commits the following:
For a subsequent offense that occurs within one year of sentencing for the prior violation, a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced for each offense to pay a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 plus costs of prosecution or to imprisonment of not more than one year, or both.
Filed by State Dog Warden Matthew J. Patrick.
The following cases involve summary offenses punishable by up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail upon conviction.
lJesse Alan Grata, 37, Marble. Charged with harassment (shoved victim) at 10:15 a.m. on Aug. 30 in Elk Township. Filed by Trooper Ryan T. Wilson.
lRandy Mark Boggess, 52, Marble. Charged with harassment (shoved victim) at 10:15 a.m. on Aug. 30 in Elk Township. Filed by Trooper Ryan T. Wilson.
The following cases were disposed of at Long Turk's office.
lCurtis M. Wray, 60, Knox. Found not guilty of harassment (allegedly punched victim in the nose with a closed fist) at 4:36 p.m. on June 9 in Knox Borough.
lKatherine Jo Boylan, 25, Knox. Found guilty of confinement and control (defendant's two husky dogs were running loose with no collars or identification. The dogs killed one goat and injured three others owned by the victim) at 12:45 p.m. on July 10 in Beaver Township. Fines and costs are $449.
lChristine L. Daum, age not provided, Shippenville. Pleaded guilty to writing a bad check ($40 to Charitable Deeds and Services, Knox) on July 23. Fines, costs and restitution are $246.25.
lErinn E. Pierrard, 41, McDonald. Dismissed of harassment (pushed victim) at 2:40 a.m. on July 7 in Beaver Township.
lPhillip C. Pierrard, 39, McDonald. Dismissed of harassment (slapped victim's buttocks, pushed and poked victim) at 2:40 a.m. on July 7 in Beaver Township.