August 2 — Meadville Area
Magisterial District Court
Joey Knight Vargas, 23, whose address is listed as Crawford County Jail, Saegertown, dropped his preliminary hearing before Magistrate Judge Rita Marwood, appearing before Judge Samuel Pendolino, on Monday. Vargas faces a first-degree felony charge for burglary, a third-degree felony charge for criminal trespass, four second-degree felony charges consisting of three counts of criminal mischief and one count of resisting arrest, a third-degree felony charge of disorderly conduct, and three charges of harassment and two charges of disorderly conduct for a July 10 incident in Meadville, where he allegedly damaged vehicles in a Burger King parking lot before breaking into the building and causing damage. Charges against Vargas were filed by the Meadville Police Department. He is being held in jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
— Linda Denise Hall, 51, of the 1,000-block of Liberty Street, Meadville, was arraigned Monday before Magistrate Judge Rita Marwood, acting before Judge Samuel Pendolino, on a single charge. Hall is facing a third-degree felony of shoplifting for a July 3 incident in Meadville in which she allegedly stole beer from a company. Charges against Hall were filed by the Meadville Police Department. She was released on unsecured bail of $10,000.