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Magistrate reports: Aug. 6

August 7, 2018

The following preliminary hearing is scheduled before District Judge Sandra L. Stevanus in New Centerville:

Drug paraphernalia possession

William Wendle Lane, 42, Trent Road, Somerset, was charged Monday with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault, harassment, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. State police were called to Lane’s residence Sunday for a report of a domestic dispute. Lane opened the door and began yelling at the officers. When officers told him to come outside, he refused, went back inside and closed the door, police said. A trooper deployed a Taser to subdue him. The woman had a 1 1/2-inch gash on the back of her head, and there was a large pool of blood on her pillow. Police said Lane had a socket for smoking marijuana. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Aug. 16.

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Douglas McCall Bell in Meyersdale:

Fleeing or eluding

Karena Eileen Heslop, 38, Kamp Hill Drive, Lonaconing, Maryland, was charged July 30 with fleeing or attempting to elude police, reckless driving, endangering the welfare of children, drivers required to be licensed, and registration and certificate of title required. An Elk Lick Township police officer was called to the South Side Salvage parking lot for an intoxicated female on June 29. Police approached Heslop, who would not get out of the vehicle and kept opening and closing her windows, police said. Two juveniles were in the vehicle. When the officer walked back to his car, she sped off. She fled from the officer until she crashed into a ditch along Old Salisbury Road, according to police. A hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday.

Marijuana possession

Cyle Lee Smith, 19, East Main Street, Somerset, was charged July 26 with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, driving under the influence and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked. State police noticed a vehicle stopped on Weighleymill Road on July 3. Smith had THC, an ingredient of cannabis, in his system, according to court documents. A hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 13.

Drug possession

Shana Nicole Hosselrode, 26, Kennells Mill Road, Hyndman, was charged July 26 with possession of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle without official certificate of inspection. Trevor Lynn Sheetz, 20, Palo Alto Road, Hyndman, was charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal use and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. State police stopped Hosselrode for an expired registration sticker in Brothersvalley Township on July 20. Police noticed a cellophane wrapper containing white pills. Police said the pills were oxycodone. While searching the rest of the vehicle, police found a small jar containing marijuana and a glass pipe. Sheetz admitted that the pipe was his, police said. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sept. 13.

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

Driving under the influence

Gregory Allan Beggs, 23, Somerset, was charged May 22 with driving under the influence of controlled substances and a summary offense of failing to stop at a stop sign. State police said Beggs drove on South Center Avenue in Somerset Borough with controlled substances in his system on April 30. His speech was slow and slurred. He failed the standard sobriety tests. He had marijuana, buprenorphine free and norbuprenorphine free in his system, according to a toxicology report. A hearing is scheduled for 9:50 a.m.

Ryan William Fochtman, 36, Berlin, was charged July 2 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Somerset Borough police said they received a 911 call that described the driver of a red Dodge Ram who was acting strangely at two businesses on June 8. Police stopped the vehicle, which Fochtman was driving. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Fochtman was sweaty and jittery. He had constricted pupils. He was unable to pass the high blood alcohol test and was having trouble swallowing, with large amounts of white, gooey saliva stuck on both sides of his mouth. Fochtman was placed under arrest and driven to Somerset Hospital for a blood alcohol test. While in the hospital’s registration area police noticed Fochtman chewing something and gagging. They found two stamp bags of heroin in his mouth marked “Drop Dead,” according to the affidavit. A toxicology report showed Fochtman had morphine and fentanyl in his system. A hearing is scheduled for 9:55 a.m.

Morgan Mackenzie, 25, Somerset, was charged June 11 with driving under the influence and a summary offense of failing to keep right. Somerset Borough police said Mackenzie drove with a blood alcohol level of 0.27 percent on South Columbia Avenue May 23. Her vehicle hit a pole in front of a residence. A hearing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m.

Drugs

Devene Ashley Matthews, 31, and John Dennis Scott Jr., 30, both of Somerset, were charged May 17 with marijuana possession and possession of a controlled substance, cocaine. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Somerset Borough police made a traffic stop May 7 after Matthews was seen driving into Sheetz along South Rosina Avenue. The vehicle was owned by someone else. Matthews gave police consent to search the vehicle and sat in the passenger seat waiting for police to end the search. He was asked to leave the vehicle. Police then found a pack under the passenger seat with marijuana and a white substance, which a test showed was cocaine. Matthews acted surprised and said he had no idea what the substance was. He added that it was not his. Scott was the passenger when the vehicle was first spotted. Scott said the drugs belonged to Matthews. Matthews told police the drugs belonged to Scott. Hearings are scheduled around 9:30 a.m. for both men.

David John Triebe, 37, Fort Collins, Colorado, was charged May 29 with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use. Somerset Borough police said Triebe attempted to dispose of marijuana in a trash can when he was contacted May 28 to verify any arrest warrants he had for summary fines and violations. A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m.

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