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Meyersdale magistrate reports: Feb. 21

February 22, 2019

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

Driving under the influence

Ryan David Cox, 34, Bopp Lane, Summerhill, was charged Feb. 5 with driving under the influence and restrictions on alcoholic beverages. State police were advised on Feb. 4 that there was a motorist driving on Route 219 who was crossing the fog line. Cox was stopped in Salisbury Borough. He refused blood alcohol testing, police said. A hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. March 14.Randy Scott Allison Jr., 30, Bedford Street, Hyndman, was charged Feb. 11 with driving under the influence and abandonment of vehicles. State police said that as Allison was crossing over railroad tracks on Fairhope Road in Fairhope Township on Jan. 12, his vehicle exited the roadway and became stuck. A train was not able to stop before hitting the unoccupied vehicle, which was still running. Allison was picked up at the scene by his mother. His blood alcohol level was 0.21 percent, according to police. A hearing is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. March 14.

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

Driving under the influence

State police have charged 42-year-old Jeremy W. O’Roark, of Windber, with driving under the influence, failure to drive at a safe speed and careless driving. O’Roark, who lives along Clear Shade Drive, crashed his snowmobile along Mount Carmel Drive at approximately 7:15 p.m. Feb. 2. According to the report filed Feb. 8, O’Roark failed field sobriety tests. His blood alcohol level was 0.108 percent. A preliminary hearing is set for 11:30 a.m. March 13.Windber Borough police have charged 25-year-old Priscilla Louise Ryman, of Robin Drive in Salix, with driving under the influence, failure to stop at a stop sign and careless driving. In a affidavit filed Feb. 11, police said Ryman was pulled over after nearly colliding with a police cruiser at approximately 12:59 a.m. Feb. 10. She smelled of alcohol, failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the hospital in Windber, where her blood alcohol content was found to be 0.104 percent. Her preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. March 13.Windber Borough police have charged 24-year-old McKayla Anne Becker, of Dark Shade Drive in Windber, with driving under the influence and failure to meet general lighting requirements. In an affidavit filed Feb. 9, police said that Becker was pulled over early that morning for driving with a malfunctioning headlight. She smelled of alcohol, admitted to drinking and was taken to the hospital in Windber, where her blood alcohol content was found to be 0.138 percent. Becker’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. March 13.

Marijuana possession

Windber Borough police have charged 27-year-old Kaashif Sadiyg Gantt, of Burkhard Street in Johnstown, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. In an affidavit filed Feb. 5, police said Gantt was pulled over for driving erratically at approximately 1:58 a.m. Feb. 2. Baggies of marijuana, marijuana seeds and objects used for smoking marijuana were found in his vehicle. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. March 13.Windber Borough police have charged 23-year-old Cody Harrison, of Hilltop Street in Mineral Point, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia. In an affidavit filed Feb. 10, police said Harrison was pulled over early that morning. He smelled of marijuana, and police found a bong in his vehicle as well as a marijuana pipe, a silver grinder and baggies. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. March 13.

Endangering the welfare of children

Windber Borough police have charged 33-year-old Bradley Joshua Weakland, of Somerset Avenue in Windber, with endangering the welfare of children, simple assault and harassment. During a dispute with a woman who was holding a 2-year-old child, Weakland grabbed the child’s arm, causing him to fall andinjure his lower lip, according to police. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 along Somerset Avenue, and Weakland attempted to flee into the basement of the home when police arrived. His preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. April 10.

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

Driving under the influence

Joshua Michael Kumler, 26, 1st Street, Somerset, was charged Monday with driving under the influence and three summary vehicle code violations. Somerset Borough police said Kumler pulled from a parking area and almost struck a police patrol unit and another vehicle in the 200 block of West Main Street on Jan. 8. Kumler refused chemical testing, police said. A hearing is scheduled at 11:10 a.m. March 19.Gary Brewer, 38, Taylor Road, Friedens, was charged Monday with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, namely eight smoking devices and a digital scale, possession of a controlled substance, namely seven unprescribed pills, illegally operating a motor vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock and four summary vehicle code violations. Somerset Borough police said Brewer drove in the 100 block of West Patriot Street on Jan. 31 with amphetamine, methamphetamine, buprenorphine and norbuprenorphine in his system. A hearing is scheduled at 11:15 a.m. March 19.

Drugs

Flynn Timothy McLaughlin, 22, Havre De Grace, Maryland, was charged Feb. 13 with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, namely smoking pipes, a metal grinder and rolling papers, and two summary vehicle code violations. State police stopped McLaughlin for speeding on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset Township Feb. 7. The trooper said she detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, according to a probable-cause affidavit. A small bag of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found behind the passenger seat. A hearing is scheduled at 10 a.m.April16.