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Magistrate reports: Aug. 16

August 17, 2018

Terroristic threats

Leonard Patrick Housel, 59, Glade City Road, Meyersdale, was charged with terroristic threats, harassment, defiant trespass, intimidation of witness/victim and disorderly conduct. Jeffrey Haer said Housel was not to have contact with him stemming from a pending assault case. According to court documents, Haer woke up to someone knocking on his bedroom window Aug. 6, and when he looked outside he saw Housel standing in his yard. He went outside and told Housel to leave, and Haer indicated that Housel threatened that he would be “back tonight to end this.” Housel waived his right to a preliminary hearing Aug. 9 before District Judge Douglas McCall Bell in Meyersdale.

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled for Sept. 6 before District Judge Sandra L. Stevanus in New Centerville:

Driving under the influence

• Michelle Renee Baker, 35, Nicholas Lane, Somerset, was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence on July 25. State police were dispatched to the CoGo’s gas station along Bakersville Edie Road in Jefferson Township for a report of a domestic dispute. Ryan Boden was riding in a vehicle with Baker, and they began arguing because she was too drunk to drive. He took the keys and called 911. Baker was in the vehicle with an open alcoholic beverage in the console, police said. Her blood alcohol level was 0.22 percent. A hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m.

• Jeremy Robert Cochran, 56, Brotherton Road, Berlin, was charged Aug. 10 with driving under the influence on Aug. 5. State police were on a routine patrol in Berlin Borough when they saw a vehicle weaving all over the roadway. Police followed the vehicle onto East Mud Pike until the driver made a sharp left turn into a field and turned off the vehicle’s lights. Cochran’s blood alcohol level was 0.15 percent. A hearing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m.

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