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November 4, 2013

Assault suspect waives hearing

WINDBER — A Central City man accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl will answer sex-related charges in Somerset County court.

Joshua David Stine, 30, of the 700 block of Main Street, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday before Senior Judge Joseph Cannoni of Windber.

In a criminal complaint, Shade Township police said they were called to Thomas Berkebile Cemetery along Easy Camp Road in Cairnbrook on July 6 by members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Game Commission officers found Stine with a 15-year-old girl.

Police said Stine allegedly had sex with the girl in his vehicle.

He was charged with statutory sexual assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, indecent exposure and corruption of minors.

Stine is free on bond.

Nanty Glo resident

accused of sex assault


NANTY GLO – A Nanty Glo man was jailed Sunday after police said he sexually assaulted an underage girl.

Nanty Glo police charged Christopher J. Palovich, 18, of the 800 block of Second Street, with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, probable cause to domestic violence, simple assault and disorderly conduct.

In a criminal complaint, police said Palovich had a sexual relationship with a girl who was under the age of 16. Palovich told the girl if she refused to cooperate “he could crash his truck or hurt himself.”

The girl told police Palovich assaulted her numerous times.

Palovich was arraigned by on-call District Judge Max Pavlovich of Richland Township and sent to the Cambria County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of $15,000 bond.

City man forced way

into home, police say


A Johnstown man was jailed Saturday after police said he forced his way into a home on Millard Place and assaulted two people with a pipe.

In a criminal complaint, city police said 50-year-old Troy Johnson allegedly forced his way into the home after the man and woman inside refused to let him in.

Police said Johnson beat the man with a 2- to 3-foot pipe. When the woman attempted to call 911, Johnson allegedly knocked the phone from her hand and then knocked her to the ground before fleeing the home.

He was later arrested.

Johnson, of Millard Place, was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault and terroristic threats. He also was charged with one count each of disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and flight to avoid apprehension.

He was arraigned by on-call District Judge Max Pavlovich of Richland Township and sent to the Cambria County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of $20,000 bond.

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