Tri-county blotter

Man charged with violating court order

JOHNSTOWN — Jeffrey J. Mitchelson, 39, of 44 E. Main St., was charged by city police at 8:15 p.m. March 18 with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony; and third-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment, both misdemeanors.

Police said he was charged for an offense at 8 p.m. March 16. Officers investigated a domestic incident and arrested Mitchelson for having violated the terms of a previously issued order of protection. Police allege he struck the protected party of that order, causing injury and refusing to allow the person to immediately leave a residence.

The suspect will appear later in City Court.

Failure to stop at stop sign

JOHNSTOWN — Justin M. Brooker, 28, of 104 Priscilla Court, Howes Cave, was charged by city police at 8:09 p.m. March 19 with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor; and failure to stop at a stop sign, a violation.

Police said he was charged on South Melcher Street after officers stopped his vehicle for an alleged state Vehicle & Traffic Law violation. Police said Brooker was found to have a suspended driver’s license.

By Patricia Older