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District Magistrate hearings scheduled

August 20, 2018

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled Tuesday before District Judge Ken Johnson of Somerset.

Drugs

Jennifer Irene Alwine, 41, Husband Road, Somerset, was charged July 20 with one count of possession of a controlled substance and four counts of possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources said Alwine was a passenger of a vehicle traveling on Hall Springs Road in Lincoln Township June 9. The vehicle, driven by Christopher Brian St. Clair, then was backed into a parking area and block the north gate of Beam Run Trail.

When Ranger Shane Stinedurf check out of the vehicle, St. Clair did not have a driver’s license. He saw an open beer bottle in the center console that St. Clair said was Alwine’s beer. The ranger asked Alwine to step out of the car to check for sobriety because she needed to take over the driving. Her eyes were severely dilated and had a wide-eyed appearance. She exhibited body shutters, abnormal facial movements, constant swallowing and inappropriate laughter. Alwine continuously rubbed her left arm, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

A consented search of the vehicle produced a partial six pack of beer in the passenger door. Alwine’s purse, on the floor beside the beer, had two plastic baggies of white crystalline substance in her wallet that field tested as Methamphetamine, Stinedurf wrote in the affidavit. A hearing is scheduled at 10:55 a.m.

Robert Edgar Hollingshead, 33, East Main Street, Somerset, was charged July 11 with possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, namely an uncapped needle, and false identification to a law enforcement authority. State police said Hollingshead was a passenger of a vehicle that moved erratically on the 200 block of New Centerville Road in Somerset Township July 9. When asked for his driver’s license, he told the trooper he did not have it. And then when asked for his name, Hollingshead provided police with a wrong name (Aaron Hollingshead) and date of birth (2-13-1989), police said. After running the name through a police program and no finding a match, the trooper returned and Hollingshead told him that he gave him false information because he was wanted on a warrant in Cambria County for a parole violation, according to a probable-cause affidavit. The driver, Danielle Lloyd, told the trooper that the needle under his seat belonged to Hollingshead who attempted to use the needle to inject Suboxone into his leg, police said. A hearing is scheduled at 11:40 a.m. for Hollingshead.

Lloyd, 29, West Main Street, Somerset, was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, in the same incident. She had Amphetamine, Methamphetamine and Fentanyl in her blood system, according to a toxicology report. A hearing is scheduled at 3 p.m. Aug. 28.

Woodrow Douglas Engle III, 33, Village Way, Somerset, was charged July 11 with manufacture, delivery or possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, namely hypodermic needles with some “preloaded,” spoons with residue, plastic baggies, scales and assorted pills including clonazepam, alprazolam, mitrazapine, suboxone and trazadone. The Somerset County Bureau of Investigations detectives and Somerset Borough police detectives served a search warrant at Engle’s residence July 11. The detectives found 19 baggies of Methamphetamine, according to a probable-cause affidavit. A hearing is scheduled at 11:35 a.m.

Driving under the influence

Robert Castillo Daniels, 30, East Main Street, Somerset, was charged July 4 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance on June 19. Somerset Borough police said a hearing is scheduled at 10:40 a.m. Police said Daniels operated a vehicle with an open container of alcohol and failed to signal a left-hand turn into the parking lot of the apartment complex where he resides, according to a probable-cause affidavit. He had Methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, Benzoylecgonine and Tramadol in his system, according to a toxicology report. A hearing is scheduled at 10:40 a.m.

Daniel Scott Dolan, 55, Division Street, Berlin, was charged July 25 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia. State police said Dolan drove 51 mph in a 35 mph zone on Lake Road in Somerset Township July 5. When he was stopped for the alleged motor vehicle violation on South Center Avenue, the trooper said he smelled marijuana, according to a probable-cause affidavit. The trooper found a small amount of marijuana under the middle seat and a smoking device in a book bag on the front seat, police said. Dolan had the chemicals from marijuana in his blood, according to a toxicology report. A hearing is scheduled at 9:35 a.m.

Michelle Dawn Gindlesperger, 31, Village Way, Somerset, was charged July 24 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance. State police said Gindlesperger was stopped July 4 for a motor vehicle violation that involved a broken plastic rear window of a vehicle she drove on South Center Avenue and East Race Street in Somerset Borough, according to a probable-cause affidavit. A search of the vehicle revealed hypodermic needles, other drug paraphernalia and a pill. Gindlesperger had Oxymorphine-Free, and Fentanyl in her blood system, police said. A hearing is scheduled at 10:35 a.m.

False identification

Gerard Daniel Yamber, 36, 4th Street, Windber, was charged June 19 with unsworn falsification to authorities. Somerset County Sheriff’s Office said Yamber applied for a concealed carry permit and checked “no” in the block asking if he had a criminal conviction of a felony or misdemeanor that exceeded one year in the criminal justice system. A criminal history check by the sheriff’s office showed that Yamber had been convicted of a theft in 2002 and received 23 months probation in Cambria County, according to a probable-cause affidavit. A hearing is scheduled at 11:15 a.m.

Retail theft

Diana Divalentone, 55, Hill Street, Jenners, was charged July 5 in two incidents involving taking two bottles of wine and not paying for them from Fine Wine and Good Sprits, North Center Avenue, Somerset Township on April 17 and again on June 15, according to state police. The hearings are scheduled in both cases at about 10 a.m.

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