The following defendants had charges bound to the Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday:
William S. Fortune, 33, of Everett, on Dec. 1 was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Tpr. William Green testified Fortune was found in possession of prescription pill bottles containing suspected drug residue, methadone and marijuana seeds during an incident Jan. 2, 2020, at his former home in Londonderry Township. Green said Fortune had been evicted from the residence the morning of Jan. 2, 2020, after a court order was filed against him by the property owner, Shannon Hyatt. Troopers were dispatched to the home about 6:30 p.m. that evening after Hyatt reported she found drug paraphernalia in Fortune’s bedroom. Green said Fortune’s ID card was found in the room along with various prescription pill bottles with his name on the label. Chief Public Defender Karen Hickey argued that several hours had passed from the time Fortune was evicted from the residence to the time the drug paraphernalia was reported to police and that other occupants of the home had access to it during that time. District Judge Brian Baker bound the charges to the Court of Common Pleas. Bail was set at $3,000 unsecured.
Angie M. Bowser, 41, of Everett, on Dec. 7 was charged with DUI. State police said a van driven by Bowser was stopped near the intersection of North Spring and West Main streets in Everett about 10 p.m. Sept. 26. Police observed empty beer cans in the van and detected an odor of alcohol coming from Bowser’s breath, according to court documents. Police said Bowser also had bloodshot eyes and appeared nervous. She showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests and was taken to UPMC Bedford for a blood test. Her blood alcohol content was .11%, police said. The charges to the Court of Common Pleas. The hearing was held in Bowser’s absence because she did not appear for court.
Rahshawn C. Harrold, 24, of Johnstown, on Dec. 29 was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. State police said Harrold was a passenger in a vehicle stopped along Quaker Valley Road in West St. Clair Township about 4:45 a.m. Dec. 23. Troopers detected a faint smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle during the stop and Harrold told police he had marijuana in his possession, turning over a small baggie. The charges were bound to the Court of Common Pleas. The hearing was held in Harrold’s absence because he did not appear for court.
The following defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing in central court on Wednesday:
Jessica L. Snyder, 45, of Bedford, on Dec. 10 was charged with DUI. State police said Snyder crashed her vehicle into a rock embankment along Ashcom Road in West Providence Township about 9:50 p.m. Nov. 13. Police said Snyder showed signs of impairment at the scene, including bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath. Troopers also found an open Coor’s Light beer can in the vehicle. Snyder told police she drank vodka prior to driving, documents said. Snyder was taken to UPMC Bedford, where a blood test was done. Police said that test showed her blood alcohol content was .168%. Bail was set at $10,000 unsecured.
John P. Snowden, 25, of Everett, on Sept. 8 was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. State police were dispatched to the SAC shop at 121 N. Breezewood Road, Breezewood, about 2 p.m. Aug. 27 for a possible overdose. Police said Snowden was found face-down on the bathroom floor and was unresponsive. Police sat Snowden up and he began to regain consciousness, but was “hallucinating,” according to court documents. Troopers found a green rubber band in the stall with Snowden and a small glass vial in his hand. Police searched Snowden while arresting him for alleged public drunkenness after he declined treatment from EMS, and he was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine and related paraphernalia, according to court documents. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Ryan R. Engleka, 30, of Berlin, on Dec. 22 was charged with DUI. The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Engleka’s vehicle was stopped along Route 96 in Manns Choice about 10:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Wildlife Conservation Officer Brandon Pfister in the criminal complaint said Engleka’s vehicle was stopped after it swerved over the center line of the road. Engleka also rolled his window down and “gave (him) the middle finger,” Pfister said. Engleka allegedly showed signs of impairment during the stop and was taken to UPMC Bedford for a blood test, which later showed his blood alcohol content was .197%. Bail was set at $2,000 unsecured.
Ada L. Scott, 48, of Clearville, on Dec. 7 was charged with DUI. State police said Scott crashed her vehicle along the 8200 block of Clear Ridge Road, Monroe Township, about 3 p.m. Nov. 16. Scott told police at the scene she had consumed alcohol while shewas driving. Police found a half-filled bottle of alcohol in her purse, and Scott showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests, according to court documents. She was taken to UPMC Bedford for a blood test, which later showed she had a blood alcohol content of .129%. Bail was set at $2,000 unsecured.