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Somerset magistrate reports: Feb. 7

February 8, 2019

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset:

Agricultural vandalism

Logan Michael Reinbeck, 20, Old Mountain Road, Fairhope, is accused of driving through a farmer’s field along Beaver Dam Road in Somerset Township and damaging crops between Dec. 28 and Dec. 30. He was charged Jan. 30 with agricultural vandalism, corruption of minors and disorderly conduct. The farmer who rents the fields and is responsible for them, Scott Allen Rhoads, of Stoystown, made a complaint to police on Dec. 31 about damage to his crops. The land is actually owned by William Lamberson. Rhoads saw a green Ford Explorer stuck in the field on a Facebook page posted by a juvenile and commented on by Reinbeck. He took that information to the police. When interviewed by police on Dec. 31, Reinbeck said the truck did get stuck in the field, and he admitted to doing some doughnuts in the field, according to a probable-cause affidavit. Reinbeck said a 16-year-old friend who was with him gave permission to drive through the fields, police said. However, the juvenile’s family does not own the land, police said. Reinbeck told the trooper that his truck was in a transmission shop getting repaired. The trooper went to the shop and saw several pieces of corn stalk, grass and mud hanging from under the vehicle and in the bumper areas, according to the affidavit. A hearing is scheduled at 11:10 a.m. March 12.

Drugs

Sierra Ware, 20, Waterfront Place, Pittsburgh, was charged Jan. 29 with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, namely a plastic zippered baggie, and three summary vehicle code violations. State police said Ware drove 91 mph in a 70-mph zone on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset Township Jan. 28. When she was pulled over, she had earphones in both ears. When she opened the glove box for her license, registration and insurance, a small bag containing marijuana fell out, according to a probable-cause affidavit. She told the trooper she did not have a prescription for the marijuana. A hearing is scheduled at 10:25 a.m. March 12.

Driving under the influence

Charles James Reed, 29, Faidley Road, Somerset, was charged Jan. 28 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, namely a marijuana pipe, and six summary vehicle code violations. State police said a cruiser was being driven north on Somerset Pike when a car driven by Reed southbound passed them with what appeared to be recent crash damage that included a damaged passenger headlight and broken windshield. Police turned the cruiser around and followed Reed’s vehicle, which was being driven erratically on Faidley and East Bakersville Edie roads in Lincoln Township Dec. 13, according to a probable-cause affidavit. The trooper said he smelled marijuana. A toxicology report indicated that Reed had the ingredients of marijuana in his blood system along with amphetamine and methamphetamine. A hearing is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. March 19.Jeffrey Herbert Reckner, 54, Red Goose Road, Somerset, was charged Monday with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and four summary vehicle code violations. State police said Reckner, who was banned from Giant Eagle along North Center Avenue in Somerset Township, was observed there by the store manager on Jan. 1. He drove away and was stopped by police at Gilmour Road, according to a probable-cause affidavit. The trooper said he detected a faint odor of alcohol coming from Reckner, and his eyes were red and glassy. A toxicology report indicated Reckner had clonazepam, trazodone and elements of marijuana in his blood system, according to police. A hearing is scheduled at 8:40 a.m. March 12.Mark William Younkin, 36, New Centerville Road, Somerset, was charged Monday with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property, and six summary vehicle code violations. State police said Younkin drove into the back of a vehicle operated by Julia Ann Luteri as she braked for oncoming traffic before turning into the Walmart parking lot in Somerset Township on Jan. 31. She got out of her vehicle to look for possible damage and to speak to Younkin, who became enraged and began swearing at her, according to a probable-cause affidavit. He refused to exchange information, drove into the parking lot, parked, removed his registration plate and put the plate in the rear seat of the vehicle before entering the store, according to the affidavit. He refused a blood draw, according to police. A hearing is scheduled at 10:10 a.m. March 19.

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