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Clarion Man Accused of Stealing Mother’s Car, Selling Drugs to CNET Informant
According to court documents, on November 5, 2018, the Clarion Borough Police Department filed the following second-degree misdemeanor charge against 39-year-old Joseph Michael Doran:
- Criminal Conspiracy Engaging – Unauthorized Use Motor/Other Vehicles
Details of Vehicle Theft Case:
According to a criminal complaint, around 12:54 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018, Officer Wright, of the Clarion Borough Police Department, was dispatched to Greenville Avenue for a report of the stolen vehicle.
Officer Wright and Chief William H. Peck IV interviewed the victim at the Greenville Avenue location. She told the officers that her car was stolen by her son, Joseph Doran, and 32-year-old Kristen Ann Young, of Clarion, according to the complaint.
The victim said that Young had asked her to take her vehicle to a doctor’s appointment in Franklin, and she said, “No.” As the victim was outside raking leaves, she heard her car scrape coming out of the garage, the complaint states.
Clarion-based State Police, the Clarion County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin-based State Police, and the City of Franklin Police were notified to be on the lookout for Doran and Young.
The vehicle was spotted around 4:33 p.m. in Clarion, traveling east on Main Street with a man and woman in the vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted on South 8th Avenue, and the driver was identified as Kristen Young.
Doran and Young were taken into custody, and the vehicle was released to the victim.
Both individuals were read their Miranda rights.
The complaint states that Doran allegedly advised that he knew why he was in custody. He said “it was all me” and explained that he took his mother’s car without her permission and that Young knew nothing about it.
Young “denied knowing that she was not allowed to drive the vehicle.” She did say that the victim would not take her and Doran to a doctor’s appointment in Franklin, according to the complaint.
Both individuals were arraigned at 7:30 p.m. on November 5, 2018, in Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn’s office.
Young faces the following charges:
- Unauthorized Use Motor/Other Vehicles, Misdemeanor 2
- Conspiracy – Unauthorized Use Motor/Other Vehicles, Misdemeanor 2
She is free on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.
Doran’s bail was set at $5,000.00 unsecured for this case.
Preliminary hearings are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on November 20 with Judge Quinn presiding.
Details of drug case:
Clarion Borough Police also filed the following drug charges against Doran in Judge Quinn’s office on November 5, 2018:
- Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
- Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
- Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor
- Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
According to a criminal complaint, around 9:40 p.m. on November 15, 2017, Joseph D. Doran allegedly delivered marijuana which was contained in a baggie, a Schedule 1 controlled substance, to a CNET informant in exchange for U.S. currency.
The complaint states that Doran conspired with Crystal Bowser to deliver the marijuana.
He is free on a $10,000.00 surety bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on November 20 with Judge Quinn presiding.
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