The following defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing in central court on Wednesday:
Cody J. Bush, 23, of Bedford, on Nov. 28 was charged with DUI. State police said Bush fled the scene of a crash at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 along Lincoln Highway at Bedford Square. Police said Bush allegedly drove through a red light and struck an oncoming vehicle at the intersection. A witness told police Bush had offered her $100 to take him to Broad Top and that after she declined, he attempted to pay other people, according to court documents. Another witness, Melvin Phillips, told police Bush had opened the door of his truck and offered to pay him $100 to drive him east, but Phillips told him to get out. Phillips told police he later saw Bush in Breezewood going vehicle-to-vehicle, prompting Phillips to announce on the CB radio not to pick him up because police were looking for him, documents said. Phillips got Bush into his truck and then contacted 911 and advised that Bush would be at the Flying J. Police said Bush showed signs of impairment and was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test, which showed he had a blood alcohol content of .195 percent. He also tested positive for THC, the chemical found in marijuana. Bail was set at $25,000 unsecured.
Bradie C. Bollman, 23, of Imler, on Aug. 20 was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Troopers were dispatched to a reported suspicious pickup truck with unconscious occupants parked along Heritage Road in East St. Clair Township about 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Troopers said both Bollman and another occupant were conscious when they arrived. Emergency services responders evaluated the passengers and suggested they were under the influence of a controlled substance, according to court documents. The driver of the pickup allowed police to search the vehicle and troopers found a bag of Clonazpam pills under the passenger seat. Bollman admitted the pills were his, police said. Bollman also was charged with accidents involving injury in separate cases filed Nov. 14. State police said Bollman allegedly fled the scene of a crash along Oldham Road in West St. Clair Township on July 30. Bail was set at $5,000 straight in both cases.
Brandon A. Buchart, 20, of Roaring Spring, on Oct. 15 was charged with DUI. State police said Buchart crashed his vehicle along Sproul Mountain Road in Bloomfield Township about 7:15 a.m. Aug. 18. Police detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Buchart, according to court documents. He was taken to Conemaugh Nason Medical Center for a blood test, which showed his blood alcohol content was .167 percent. The legal limit to drive in Pennsylvania for persons under the age of 21 is .02 percent. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Arthur N. Burtnett, 50, of Bedford, on Oct. 25 was charged with DUI. State police said he was charged following a traffic stop about 1:20 a.m. Sept. 27 along Sunnyside Road in Bedford Township. Police said Burtnett showed signs of impairment and was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test, which showed Burtnett had a blood alcohol content of .233 percent. Bail was set at $3,000 unsecured.
Daryl H. Emerick, 61, of Hyndman, on Nov. 8 was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance. State police said Emerick’s vehicle was stopped along the 4000 block of Hyndman Road about 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 due to an expired registration. Police said a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle and that Emerick showed signs of impairment. A blood test showed Emerick had THC in his system. Bail was set at $7,500 unsecured.
Darrin J. Littlefield, 29, of Bedford, on Dec. 3 was charged with DUI. State police said Littlefield crashed his vehicle along Lutzville Road in Snake Spring Township just after midnight Nov. 3. Two empty beer bottles were found in the vehicle police said. Police said Littlefield left the scene and was found at his home later that night, where he admitted to having “a few beers” hours before he crashed, documents said. Littlefield was released on his own recognizance.
Robert D. Marsh III, 46, of Windber, on Sept. 28 was charged with terroristic threats, criminal mischief and harassment. State police said Marsh allegedly sent threatening messages to another man through Facebook in response to messages on his girlfriend’s phone. He also allegedly went to the man’s camp at Sherwood Forest Campground in Napier Township and damaged the man’s vehicle. Marsh told police he was furious when he saw messages on his girlfriend’s phone and did threaten to harm the victim, but denied going to the campground, documents said. Bail was set at $25,000 unsecured.
Fred P. Mulbah Jr., 19, of Johnstown on Nov. 28 was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance. State police said Mulbah was allegedly under the influence of marijuana during a traffic stop along the 14700 block of Lincoln Highway in West Providence Township about 8:15 p.m. Oct. 11. Mulbah was taken to UPMC Bedford for a blood test, which showed he had THC in his system. Bail was set at $7,500 unsecured.
Melvin W. Smith, 63, of Breezewood, on Nov. 9 was charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. State police said Smith allegedly stole 75 to 100 sheets of plywood from the Bedford County Humane Society between March 29 and April 5. Bail was set at $25,000 unsecured.
Frank Turko, 49, of Bedford, on Nov. 28 was charged with retail theft. State police said Turko allegedly stole dog food, milk, chips, a drill and a hoverboard from Walmart in October. The value of the items was $377.52. Bail was set at $2,500 unsecured.