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September 7, 2018

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Sandra L. Stevanus in New Centerville:

Driving under the influence

Amanda Dawn Leibfreid, 30, Arpad Lane, Rockwood, was charged Aug. 21 with driving under the influence on July 27. State police found a vehicle in a ditch along Trent Road. Jeffrey Norton said that his girlfriend, Leibfreid, was driving them home and attempted to pull into a driveway but missed the pull-in and drove off the road. According to court documents, Leibfreid’s stepfather took her to her house. When police talked to Leibfreid, she said she was prescribed sleeping pills and Suboxone. A blood test revealed that Leibfreid had triazolam, benzoylecgonine, methadone and EDDP in her system. A hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1.

William Albert Ankrom, 49, Blueberry Lane, Fort Hill, was charged Aug. 27 with driving under the influence on April 22. State police said Ankrom lost control of his vehicle while traveling on Mount Davis Road. His vehicle overturned, and he had to be extricated from his vehicle, police said. His blood alcohol level was 0.213 percent. A hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Sept. 20.

Marijuana possession

Tyree Javon Benjamin, 41, Moore Avenue, Pittsburgh, was charged Aug. 24 with possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal use, driving without a license, driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, and speeding on Aug. 7. State police stopped a vehicle for traveling 93 mph in a 70 mph zone. Police noticed an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. Benjamin handed police a small baggie containing marijuana and three marijuana cigarettes. A hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4.

Disorderly conduct

Donna Huston, 66, Rear Main Street, Berlin, was charged Aug. 23 with disorderly conduct and harassment. Berlin Borough police were contacted by Leeann Werner, who said that between June 12 and Aug. 21 Huston shined a laser pointer through the windows of her residence on five different occasions, scaring her children. A hearing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Oct. 4.

Burglary

Ryan Adam Cesario, 22, state Route 711, Stahlstown, was arraigned Aug. 31 on burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief charges stemming from a May 22, 2015, incident. State police were investigating a burglary at the old airport at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

Four fly-fishing rods and reels were stolen from a building known as the pilot’s lounge. A door was also damaged, police said. Rubber gloves were found outside the building and submitted for DNA testing. Cesario’s DNA was found on the gloves. A hearing is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Sept. 20.

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Douglas McCall Bell in Meyersdale:

Marijuana possession

John Robert Lancaster, 61, Frostburg Road, Lonaconing, Maryland, was charged Aug. 24 with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence and careless driving on July 30. State police were responding to a Southampton Township farm to follow up on a marijuana grow operation when Lancaster pulled into the driveway. Police searched the vehicle and found a small amount of suspected marijuana and a pipe. Lancaster had THC in his blood, according to court documents. A hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 27.

Receiving stolen property

Tonia A. Hause, 45, South Street, Berlin, was charged Aug. 23 with receiving stolen property on Aug. 8. Berlin Borough police were notified of several online purchases being sent to her residence. A Canon printer and a bottle of red wine vinegar were sent to her apartment Aug. 8. She told police that since the last time the officer confiscated stolen items from her apartment, she had not received any other packages. Police said she told them she purchased the items with her own money; however, the printer was listed as stolen, police said. A hearing is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Sept. 27.

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