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Somerset magistrate reports: Jan. 28

January 29, 2019

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

Theft

Kenneth Theodore Oaks, 31, Walnut Street, Somerset, was charged Jan. 22 with access device fraud and disorderly conduct. State police said a woman reported that she had $150 in charges on her bank statement in late December. Oaks admitted to using her debit card to withdraw money, police said. A hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. March 5.Remigio Raymond Baerga, 22, Scenery Road, Boswell, was charged Jan. 22 with resisting arrest, retail theft and disorderly conduct. State police were dispatched to Walmart in Somerset Township on Jan. 17 for a report of a shopper arguing with a loss prevention officer. Baerga pulled away from police and screamed, “I didn’t do anything,” according to a criminal complaint. A hearing is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. March 12.Lisa Anne Wooley, 40, Brownstown Road, Larimer, was charged Friday with retail theft. State police said Wooley stole $142 in groceries from Walmart on Jan. 10 and returned the items for gift cards. When contacted by phone, she admitted to taking the items and returning them, police said. A hearing is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. March 5.An arrest warrant was issued for James Ronald Morgart Jr., 56, Stutzmantown Road, Somerset, who was charged Friday with retail theft in two incidents. State police said that on Dec. 30 a male entered Walmart, cut off two Universal Product Codes from 50-inch televisions and took them out of the store. Then, on Jan. 21, he took the UPC off a vacuum cleaner, according to police.

Drugs

Sakhrap Sakhadi Lomidze, 23, Jeanes Street, Philadelphia, was charged Jan. 22 with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a small amount of marijuana. State police stopped Lomidze traveling 88 mph in a 70-mph zone on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Jan. 14. Police found four unknown pills and a bag of marijuana in the vehicle. A hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. March 5.Haley Beth McCleary, 28, South Lynn Avenue, Somerset, was charged Jan. 22 with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. State police noticed a vehicle with an inoperable headlight on Berlin Plank Road in Somerset Township on Dec. 29. Police searched the vehicle and found several pill bottles with another name listed on them. The pills were identified as gabapentin, which is available by prescription only, police said. A hearing is scheduled for 9:50 a.m. March 12.

Driving under the influence

Susan Frances Burnsworth, 33, Scullton Road, Rockwood, was charged Friday with driving under the influence. State police stopped a vehicle for failing to use a turn signal while traveling onto South Center Avenue in Somerset Township Wednesday. Burnsworth failed field sobriety tests and refused to submit to blood testing. A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 19.

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