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Somerset magistrate reports: Nov. 28

November 29, 2018

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled to take place Tuesday before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset:

Drugs

• Debra Ann Custer, 54, High Street, Meyersdale, was charged Oct. 22 with possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance. Somerset County Detective Jeffrey Doman wrote in a probable-cause affidavit that Custer brought 29 clonazepam pills into the Somerset County Jail on Sept. 26. She was being jailed for a probation violation. A hearing is scheduled at 8:40 a.m.

• Two 19-year-old Mount Pleasant men were charged Oct. 31 with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, namely glass pipes, and summary offenses dealing with the possession of beer while underage. Forbes State Park Ranger Shane Stinedurf said in a criminal complaint that Cody Alan Polovina, Buckeye Road, had less than 30 grams marijuana in his possession in a vehicle driven by Garrett John Nelson, Weinman Road, on Laurel Summit Road in Lincoln Township Aug. 25. Nelson was charged with taking a “No Trespassing” sign from the park and throwing beer cans onto the road, according to a probable-cause affidavit. A hearing is scheduled at 2 p.m.

Driving under the influence

• James Elliott Burnworth II, 43, Harvest Drive, Rockwood, was charged Oct. 23 with driving under the influence and four summary vehicle code violations. State police said Burnworth drove with a blood alcohol level of 0.19 percent on New Centerville Road in Somerset Township Aug. 19. A hearing is scheduled at 2:40 p.m.

• Andrew Kenneth Barron, 31, Windsor Street, Somerset, was charged Oct. 29 with driving under the influence and four summary vehicle code violations. State police said Barron drove with a blood alcohol level of 0.17 percent on Coxes Creek Road just north of Ream Road in Lincoln Township July 21. A hearing is scheduled at 10:40 a.m.

• Shaun Edward Kimmel, Gaither Way, Greensburg, was charged Oct. 29 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and six summary vehicle code violations. State police said Kimmel attempted to pass a vehicle on the right while driving north on North Center Avenue near Lake Road in Somerset Township July 11. He subsequently struck the vehicle he was attempting to pass, according to a probable-cause affidavit. According to a toxicology report, Kimmel had multiple controlled substances in his blood. A hearing is scheduled at 10:50 a.m.

Burglary

Jeremy Alan Kubas, 28, East Main Street, Somerset, was charged Nov. 20 with burglary and theft by unlawful taking or disposition, both felonies, and a misdemeanor count of drug delivery. Somerset Borough police were called to an apartment in the 800 E. Main St. apartment complex on Nov. 20. A woman told them Kubas was inside the apartment “acting weird” and had locked himself inside the bathroom, according to a probable-cause affidavit. Kubas did not have permission to be there, police said. An officer found Kubas inside the bathroom flushing something down the toilet. Nine necklaces, two bracelets, a ring and blood pressure pills were found in his pocket, according to the affidavit. A hearing is scheduled at 9:25 a.m.

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