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10/1/2014
INDIANA POLICE MAKE DRUG ARRESTS
Suspects in multiple cases
Indiana Borough police report a number of drug busts over the last several days, including:   The arrests of three Cresson residents on September 25th.  39-year-old Robert Myers, 33-year-old Dylah Koegler, and 39-year-old John Risban were in a vehicle in the 600 block of South 4th Street .  Myers and Koegler both had heroin and drug paraphernalia and Risban had marijuana and paraphernalia. In a case from last Sunday, 22-year-old Katie Eaton of Ernest and 25-year-old Jacob Weber of Indiana were caught in possession of drug materials inside a vehicle.  Police say Eaton had heroin and heroin paraphernalia and Weber had heroin paraphernalia. Borough police also report four separate incidents in which suspects were caught with small amounts of marijuana.
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10/1/2014
HEARING TODAY FOR MAN CHARGED WITH INDECENT ASSAULT
Blairsville man accused of crimes involving underage victim
A Blairsville man is due for a preliminary hearing today on charges of indecent assault, corruption of minors, and disorderly conduct for incidents involving an underage victim between June 1st and August 8th of last year.   25-year-old Ryan Michael Lowman pleaded guilty two years ago to indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age, another count of indecent assault, and two counts of corruption of minors for incidents in Marion Center and Cherryhill Township, involving girls ages 15 and 14 at the time.   The new charges are for incidents at a location along Maple Street in Blairsville.  Lowman is due before Senior District Judge Dan George in Blairsville at 11 o’clock this morning.
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10/1/2014
STUDENT PLACED IN ARD FOR ACTIONS DURING IUPATTYS EVENT
Encouraged others to assault police officers
One of the IUP students charged with felony rioting for his actions during the IUPattys event last March has been ordered to serve 24 months in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program (ARD).   20-year-old Caleb Gage Deuschle of Chambersburg was video-recording an unruly crowd of about 400 people on South 7th Street and can be heard on the recording taunting police officers and urging the crowd to assault them.  He was later identified by police who used social media to track him down.  Deuschle was charged with two felony counts of riot, and misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, terroristic threats, and obstruction of highways. District Attorney Pat Dougherty says two other IUP students, 23-year-old Michael Ellwood of Ocean City, Maryland, and 20-year-old Jay Fisher of Huntingdon Valley have applied for ARD.  They joined a fight that had broken out and were also identified using social media.  They are each charged with riot, two counts of disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, and obstruction of highways.   One defendant has yet to be apprehended.  19-year-old Dominic Devon Brown-Haley is at large on charges of riot, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, false identification to law enforcement and obstruction of ...
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10/1/2014
COUPLE CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT
Baby almost drowned in bathtub
A Bolivar couple is facing child endangerment charges after the investigation of a June 22nd incident in which their baby daughter almost drowned in a bathtub.   32-year-old Christopher Bealonis Jr. and his 28-year-old wife Keirsten are each charged with four felony counts of endangering the welfare of children, and Christopher is charged with additional misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment.  The couple was arraigned last Friday by District Judge Denise Snyder-Thiel in Ligonier, who withheld the name of the baby and her age.   The police affidavit says Keirsten Bealonis was not home when the incident occurred.  Her husband had put a pizza in the oven and noticed the baby had soiled herself, so he put her in the bathtub and got in with her, but then realized he needed a towel.  He pulled the plug and waited until there were about two inches of water in the tub, then got out, went to the next room to get a towel, put a load of laundry in the washer, and checked on the pizza.  When he got back to the bathroom he discovered the water was running and the baby was facedown and ...
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10/1/2014
ACCIDENT REPORTS: WOMAN INJURED IN PINE TOWNSHIP CRASH
September 20 crash along Route 553
State police have issued a report on an accident that happened September 20th in Pine Township.  Police say 34-year-old Elizabeth Casaday of Indiana suffered moderate injuries when she lost control of her vehicle, exiting Route 553 near Mentcle Drive, striking a bush, a fence, and a parked dump truck.  The truck was pushed into another parked vehicle.  Casaday was taken to the Indiana Regional Medical Center.   No one was injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Philadelphia Street and Ben Franklin Road in White Township.  Police say Ashley Schultz of Mechanicsburg failed to yield the right-of-way and made a left turn in front of the oncoming vehicle of Thomas Slater of Pittsburgh. 
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