Assault. On March 1, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Youngsville Borough Police were dispatched to Beacon Light on E. Main St. for an assault on staff. Police report when they arrived, they found a known 16-year-old male to have bitten a staff member's arm in an altercation. Charges are being filed on the juvenile with District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth's office.
Probation Violation. On Feb. 28, officers of the Warren County Adult Probation Department arrested Kevin VanHouten, 46, of Pittsfield. Acting on information from the Youngsville Police Department which indicated VanHouten was in possession of a firearm and ammunition and had made threats to harm himself and others, probation officers found VanHouten in possession of ammunition and retrieved additional ammunition from his residence. VanHouten, who was originally placed on Intermediate Punishment following a DUI, was committed tot he Warren County Prison pending further court action.
Crash. Warren-based state police report on Feb. 27 at 4:46 p.m., Nikolai Briggs, 26, of Kane, was traveling east on Forest Rd. near Pleasant Rd. when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered roadway. Police report Briggs was negotiating a left hand curve when the vehicle began to slide, crossing the center lane and exiting the westbound lane before striking a boulder on the side of the road. The driver was not injured in the accident and was cited for driving at a safe speed.