State Police Calls: Local Woman Accused of Using 4×4 to Smash Man’s Windshield

| February 5, 2024

Area state police responded to the following incidents:

Harassment Case in Forest County

A harassment case in Forest County is currently under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police, according to a recent public information release report.

The incident was reported on the morning of February 2, 2024, at a residence along Hemlock Street in Jenks Township. The case was brought to the attention of the authorities by a known female who visited the Marienville Patrol Unit on February 3, 2024.

The nature of the incident has been classified as “simple/harassment between entities.” The specifics of the harassment have not been disclosed at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.

Trooper W. Gerg, who is assigned to the case, is currently leading the investigation. Additional details are expected to be released as the investigation progresses.

Local Woman Facing Charges for Smashing Windshield

A Cochranton woman faces charges for criminal mischief following an incident in Venango County, according to a report from the Pennsylvania State Police.

Jamie Baker, 34, is accused of causing extensive damage to a vehicle’s windshield on February 1, 2024, at a location along Old Route 322 in Canal Township. The incident allegedly occurred at 5:21 p.m.

The report indicates that state police were dispatched to the scene following a call reporting criminal mischief. Upon arrival, troopers interviewed the 64-year-old male victim, also from Cochranton, who stated that Baker used a 4×4 to smash the windshield of his 2016 Buick.

The damage to the vehicle is estimated to be worth $498.19. Trooper F. Grzasko, who is investigating the case, has filed charges against Baker through District Magistrate Andrew F. Fish.

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Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group, who is based out of Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 6 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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