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Windber magistrate reports: May 22

May 23, 2019

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Bill Seger in Windber:

Drug possession

State police have charged 22-year-old Clayton Allen Anderson with possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia. According to a magistrate report filed May 8, police found Anderson carrying a white crystal substance later confirmed to be amphetamine in a baggie on April 24. Anderson also had two Suboxone strips hidden in the wall of his jail cell in Somerset County. His preliminary hearing is set for 11:15 a.m. June 12.A 24-year-old Windber man has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. In a report filed Friday, Windber Borough police said they found that Jonathan Tyler Matos, of Cherry Street, had a warrant out for his arrest during a traffic stop along Hoffman Avenue in Paint Borough at approximately 10:45 a.m. May 1. Matos had hybrid medical marijuana for use in a vaporizer and two other devices used for smoking marijuana in a backpack. Police later obtained a search warrant for his residence and found additional paraphernalia there. His preliminary hearings are set for 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. June 12.A Windber man was charged with several offenses after being pulled over for driving without a bumper at approximately 1:03 p.m. May 11. In a report filed May 13, state police said 29-year-old Cruz Fry, of Hillside Avenue, smelled of marijuana during the traffic stop. Police found a glass smoking device, a small bag of suspected marijuana and an aluminum grinder with suspected marijuana in his vehicle. Fry was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, driving without a bumper, disorderly conduct, driving without a registration card, driving without a license, and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked. His preliminary hearing is set for 2:30 p.m. June 26.

Driving under the influence

A 37-year-old Windber man has been charged with criminal trespass, driving under the influence, criminal mischief, public drunkenness and accidents involving damage to an unattended vehicle. Windber Borough police wrote May 9 that James Anthony Pitera, of 10th Street, was found passed out on a woman’s porch along 12th Street in the early morning hours of April 28. The woman and her friend said they called police because the man had been violent in the past. Pitera later woke up, backed into the bumper of the second woman’s vehicle and drove away. Police later found Pitera to be drunk and combative, according to the complaint. His blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.272 percent. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. June 12.Katelynn Mae Fleegle, 32, of 5th Street in Windber, has been charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving. In a report filed May 13, Windber Borough police said they saw Fleegle inspecting the front of her vehicle in town at approximately 2:27 a.m. May 10. She ran away after spotting police and was later found inside the Windber Hotel. Fleegle failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the hospital in Windber, where her blood alcohol content was found to be 0.215 percent. A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. June 12.A Johnstown man is facing several charges after crashing his vehicle along Seanor Road in Paint Township at approximately 6:17 p.m. April 12. According to state police, 30-year-old Clint Robert Rose, of Solomon Run Road, smelled of marijuana while being questioned about crashing over an embankment. He was found carrying a water bong, grinder, marijuana, a glass smoking device and two yellow capsules, and he failed field sobriety tests. At Somerset Hospital he tested positive for marijuana and lorazepam. Rose was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, corruption of minors, driving without a registration, driving without a license, failure to drive on the right side of the road, failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic, failure to drive at a safe speed, careless driving and reckless driving. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. June 12.

Retail theft

Thirty-year-old Matthew Charles Ofsanko, of Hershberger Road in Hollsopple, has been charged with retail theft. In a report filed May 10, Windber Borough police said that Ofsanko was seen attempting to steal a key chain and another item from the Rite Aid Pharmacy along Jefferson Avenue. He dropped the items when confronted about it. Attempts by police to contact Ofsanko have been unsuccessful. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 26.

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