The following defendant was in central court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.
Michael H. Lovrencic, 53, of Everett, on Dec. 2 charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness and disorderly conduct. State police said Lovrencic pulled down his sweatpants while he was in the waiting room of UPMC Bedford Memorial about 7:20 a.m. Nov. 25. A hospital employee told police that Lovrencic exposed his genitals to her while he was yelling and screaming in the waiting room. District Judge Tonya Osman bound the charges to the Court of Common Pleas. Bail was set at $5,000 straight.
The following defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing in central court on Wednesday.
Allen N. Bridges, 43, of New Paris, on Nov. 6 was charged with possession of a controlled substance, DUI and illegally operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock. Bridges’ vehicle was stopped by state police about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 along Route 31. Police said Bridges had bloodshot eyes and was driving a vehicle that did not have a required an ignition interlock. Police said Bridges showed signs of impairment during his field sobriety test and was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial, where he refused a blood test. Bail was set at $20,000 straight.
Alicia A. Savitts, 29, of New Paris, on Aug. 20 was charged with DUI and recklessly endangering another person. State police said Savitts was under the influence of meth when she crashed her car head-on into an oncoming pickup truck about 11 a.m. July 26 along Lincoln Highway in Napier Township. Police interviewed Savitts at UPMC Bedford Memorial, where she admitted to smoking meth the prior night. A blood test showed she had amphetamine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl in her blood. Bail was set at $20,000 straight.
Dennis J. Currie Jr., 42, no fixed address, on Jan. 4 was charged with DUI. State police said Allegany County, Maryland, 911 reported that an intoxicated man was driving a U-Haul toward Altoona. Police said the vehicle stopped along the side of Bedford Valley Road. Police identified the driver as Currie and detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath. Police said Currie had significant problems keeping his balance during field sobriety tests. Currie admitted to drinking alcohol and was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test. Bail was set at $15,000 straight.
Wayne D. Norris, 50, of Woodbury, on Sept. 14 was charged with simple assault and harassment. State police said Norris allegedly struck his three daughters — two adults and one 17-year-old — multiple times during an altercation at 1558 Hickory Bottom Road about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Morris’ wife, Melissa Norris, reported the assault, documents said. Wayne Norris fled the scene on a moped before police arrived, documents said. Bail was set at $15,000 unsecured.
Scott A. Rogers Jr., 23, of Saxton, on Nov. 26 was charged with receiving stolen property and retail theft. State police said Rogers stole $195 worth clothes and other items from Walmart about 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 27. He returned to the store about 10:50 p.m. that night and stole $104 worth of additional items, including a camera. Bail was set at $10,000 unsecured.
Dylan T. Borsuk, 21, of Mineral Point, on Dec. 17 was charged with DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. State police stopped Borsuk’s vehicle along Lincoln Highway in Snake Spring Township about 12:45 a.m. April 27. Troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle during the stop and Borsuk handed police a container of marijuana. As he exited the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests, a hypodermic needle fell from his lap. Police searched the vehicle and found other paraphernalia. Borsuk told police he had used cocaine the prior afternoon. He was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test, which showed he had THC, morphine, fentanyl and synthetic fentanyl in his blood. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Lydia C. Claybaugh, 27, of Fishertown, on Oct. 7 was charged with retail theft, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. State police said Claybaugh allegedly stole $162 worth of groceries from Weis, 16 Bedford Square, on Aug. 28. A loss prevention officer at the store showed police video surveillance footage of Claybaugh, who had previously worked at Weis, stealing the items. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Natalie M. Cooper, 21, of Alum Bank, on Dec. 3 was charged with DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police said Cooper’s car was stopped along Business 220 near School Street about 5:20 p.m. Nov. 4. Police detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and found a small amount of marijuana and a glass smoking device with burnt residue. Cooper showed signs of impairment during a field sobriety test and was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test, which showed she had THC in her blood. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Laura L. Garland, 56, of Johnstown, on Oct. 7 was charged with DUI. State police said Garland was in a vehicle crash at the intersection of routes 96 and 56 in Pleasantville about 8:20 p.m. Sept. 15. Police said Garland had bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol coming from her breath. She told police she had been drinking that day while watching football. She was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test, which showed she had a blood alcohol content of .121%. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Dail L. Goddard, 28, of Imler, on Dec. 3 was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. State police said Goddard was found lying face down in the grass at the intersection of North Richard Street and Industrial Avenue. Police said Goddard was confused and was unable to answer questions. Police received permission from Goddard to get his identification out of his pocket, and also found a medication bottle containing meth and a smoking device. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Cole D. Grove, 19, of Chambersburg, on Dec. 17 was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police said Grove’s car was stopped for speeding along Route 30 in West Providence Township on Dec. 6. Police said Grove was nervous during the stop and his hands were shaking while he looking for his required documents. When questioned whether he had anything illegal in the vehicle, Grove handed over a vape pen with THC oil. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Brian W. Morris, 55, of Schellsburg, on Nov. 26 was charged with recklessly endangering another person, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. State police were dispatched to 119 Freedom Lane, Schellsburg, about 9:40 p.m. Nov. 18 on reports that a man was shooting a gun in the air. Police said Richard Peterson and Terry Miller reported that their neighbor, Morris, shouted at them and fired a gunshot while they were posting a no trespassing sign on their property. Peterson and Morris then heard a gunshot and saw a muzzle flash come from Morris’ house. Morris told police he saw two people in the woods near where he parks his tractor and fired one shot from his rifle into the air to scare them. During the investigation, police detected an odor of marijuana in Morris’ home and found a small amount of marijuana, a smoking device and a digital scale. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Braxton L. Smith, 18, of Everett, on Dec. 3 was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. State police said Smith was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped along Quaker Valley Road in East St. Clair Township on Nov. 24. Police detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver, Sarah Wilt, told police that her passengers had smoked at a party they were coming from. Smith told police that a marijuana smoking device in the vehicle belonged to him. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Jason M. Woods, 49, of Everett, on Nov. 26 was charged with DUI. State police said Woods’ vehicle was stopped on Washington Street in Everett for failing to use a turn signal. Woods told police he was coming from Redman’s and had five alcohol drinks that day. Police said he showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests and was arrested for suspected DUI. He was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test, which showed he had a blood alcohol content of .10 percent. He also had THC in his blood. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.