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Jeffrey Hollister, Montrose


A traffic stop for an unlighted headlamp led to charges filed against Michael Kranick, 23, Meshoppen, in Montrose Borough on Dec. 3. According to court documents, police allege that when they stopped Kranick, he was operating a vehicle without a license and was in possession of a glass pipe, a small amount of marijuana and two Vicodin tablets without a prescription bottle. A check on his license status revealed an outstanding warrant as well, records indicate. He was transported to the borough police station for processing and charged with possession of paraphernalia and controlled substances, as well as the headlight infraction and driving while privileges have been suspended. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 16.

Christopher MacNamee, 50, Montrose, will appear on Dec. 19 to answer charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment stemming from an incident that occurred Dec. 3 in Hart’s Trailer Park, Bridgewater Township, court records indicate. Police stated that when they were called to the residence in the trailer court, they found an individual with a head wound who claimed he’d been assaulted by MacNamee with an aluminum bat. Further investigation included conversations with the alleged victim, Steven Bennett, and MacNamee’s reported girlfriend, Kathy Olszewski. Police reports state that Olszewski alleged that the two men were arguing and then exchanged blows, culminating with the baseball bat injury. MacNamee allegedly admitted to police that he did what he had to do in his own defense. He was arraigned and remanded to the county prison, unable to post bail, until the preliminary hearing.

A Hallstead man is also awaiting his own Dec. 19 hearing in the county lock-up on multiple charges that include simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct, as well as theft and receiving stolen property, court records indicate. Police stated that on Dec. 6, Debbie Clark came to the Montrose Police Department to report that her daughter’s fiancĂ©, Joshua Rogers, 30, had been threatening to the daughter and that Clark had gone to get the daughter and bring her back to Clark’s residence. When they arrived there was damage to a window and they feared that Rogers had been there and might possibly still be inside. Records indicate the police investigation found no one in the residence, and Clark was given information on obtaining a protection from abuse order, but a short time later Clark called again to say that Rogers had returned. Police allege that when they arrived on the scene, Rogers was seen running around the house and striking a window. He was taken into custody and found in possession of a small amount of marijuana, as well as items he had allegedly removed from a vehicle parked in the driveway, including a purse, diaper bag and child safety seat. Records state that he claimed he was there to get his belongings and to collect his children. Rogers was processed at the station before being remanded to the county prison.

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