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  • 06/14/14--21:00: Marriage licenses
  • Ashley Ayn Perry and George William Evancho III.

    Jose Nicolas Arias and Maria Torres.

    Alicia Lynne Weary and Michael Carroll Zymblosky.

    Jane Lois O’Borski and William Andrew Cottle Jr.

    Cara Ann Menzel and John Edward Huerbin Jr.

    Lacey Ann Payne and Jacob Allan Claypoole.

    William Charles Hazelton and Michael Frank McMorrow.

    Tracy Ann Hartmann and Travis Clay Buchanan.

    Kimberly Smith and Sharon Nice.

    Roy Lee Washingston Jr. and Brianna Angelika Monte.

    Tiffany Marie Pfeil and Joseph Charles Fisher.

    Danielle Vienna Magill and Kristine Marie Wiley.

    Bonnie Kay Spittel and Robert Girard Masker.

    Leah Rachel Senese and Francis John Warenda Jr.

    Eric Edward Lingle and Rhiannon Yencha.

    Nicholas Barry Jensen and Alysia Ann Ardo.

    Stacy Marie Kaiser and John Randall Keiser Jr.

    Justin Michael Cosimo and Nicole Rose Nardozzi.

    Christopher Jude Sicurella and Alyssa Georgette Oliveri.

    Angel Michael Morales and Danielle Lynn Kassick.

    John Adam McKay and Erin Colleen Kavanagh.

    Jorge L. Guzman and Matilde Ureña.

    Theodore Paul Anderson and Brian Ernst Stadtmann.

    Ryan James Boyle and Jessica Lee Ackers.

    Jamie Lynn Ostrowski and Justin Anthony Miscavige.

    Georgina Silva and Jason Lama Williams Sr.

    Stephanie Lee Horwath and Gary Carmen Lagana Jr.

    Benjamin Michael Jinks and Nicole Ann Mays.

    Ian David Rickenbach and Elizabeth Ann Hahn.

    Andrew Luis Gomez and Christine Jeanette Pena.

    Katherine Irene Eagen and Joseph John Drahus.

    Robert James Dunlap and Linda Jean McReynolds.

    Joshua Michael Warner and Stacey Marie Petro.

    Moises Rodriguez and Jennifer Latorre.

    Nelson Cruz Jr. and Bernadette Williams.

    Joseph Leonard Royer and Derek Hodgkiss Zemanek.

    Rachel Shutt and Scott Napkori.

    John Christopher Wesnesky and Marissa Lynn Latona.

    Kimberly Ann Strelish and Robert John McCann.

    Gerald Richard Warke Jr. and David Randolph Norcross.

    Thomas Buckler Jr. and Michelle Damico.

    Andrew Joseph Houseknecht and Pamela Ann Zawatsky.

    Paul John Petruzzi IV and Lauren Sarah Baran.

    Brett Ryan Webster and Lauren April Williams.

    Dennis J. Bulles and Susan E. Amway.

    Jerry Allen Honis and Jillian Danielle Tira.

    Shannon Louise Ambs and Leland Arthur Rebsher Jr.

    David Abraham Brobst and Robert Leo St. James.

    Trudy Ann Dickneider and Kristen Maureen Delay.

    Suzanne Mary Castro and Joyce Luenda Gibson.

    Lindsey Ann Davis and Adam Michael Stewart.

    Sheri Renee Crane and Anthony Michael Lanzi.

    Danielle Alexis Bellio and Jeffrey Michael Hamilton.

    Albert Benjamin Neely and Stephanie Ann Robinson.

    Wilfredo Torres-Garcia and Milka Marina Shapiro.

    Steven Robert Bodner and Sandra Elaine Singley.

    Brian Orth Jr. and Chelsea Ann Karp.

    Amy Lynn O’Keefe and David Joseph Lukasavage.

    Albert Simon Jr. and Rachel Lynn Cotton.

    Joseph Appel and Melissa Emily Reynolds.

    Michael Joseph Loftus and Samantha Lynn Reynolds.

    Gary Lance and Shyloe Dawn McDonald.

    Virginia Lynn Yuknavich and James Martin Jiunta, DO.

    Heath Aaron Sakusky and Adeana Elizabeth Hill.

    Michael David Supczenski and Ashley Christine Marek.

    Christina Marie Steltz and Joseph Stephen Roche.


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    The following information was provided by the Prince George County Police Department.

    - Police responded to the 9900 block of County Drive on May 26 for a reported trespassing.

    - Police responded to the 10900 block of S. Crater Road on May 27 for a reported DUI.

    - Police responded to the 4900 block of Courthouse Road on May 27 for a reported assault.

    - Police responded to the 4600 block of Monroe Ave. on May 27 for a reported larceny.

    - Police responded to the 5200 block of Oaklawn Blvd. on May 27 for reported bad checks.

    - Police responded to the 1500 block of Boisseau Drive on May 27 for a reported assault.

    - Police responded to the 3500 block of Temple Ave. on May 27 for a reported assault.

    - Police responded to the 5300 block of Oaklawn Blvd. on May 28 for a reported drug/narcotic violation and DUI.

    - Police responded to the 3800 block of Rives Road on May 28 for a reported elude police.

    - Police responded to the 7800 block of Laurel Spring Road on May 28 for a reported trespassing.

    - Police responded to the 3800 block of Jefferson Park Road on May 28 for a reported DUI.

    - Police responded to the 11400 block of James River Drive on May 28 for a reported drug/narcotic violation and DUI.

    - Police responded to the 20800 block of Horseshoe Road on May 28 for a reported contribute to delinquency of minor.

    - Police responded to the 15400 block of S. Crater Road on May 29 for reported disorderly conduct.

    - Police responded to the 3800 block of Prince George Drive on May 29 for a reported fraud.

    - Police responded to the 4000 block of Prince George Drive on May 29 for a reported trespassing.

    - Police responded to the 3800 block of Puddledock Road on May 30 for a reported assault.

    - Police responded to the 9900 block of County Drive on May 30 for a reported theft of motor vehicle parts/accessories and vandalism/damage/destruction of property.

    - Police responded to the 7200 block of County Drive on May 30 for a reported suspicious incident.

    - Police responded to the 12400 block of James River Drive on May 30 for a reported larceny.

    - Police responded to the 400 block of Winchester St. on May 31 for a reported disturbance.

    - Police responded to the I95 S on May 31 for a reported drug/narcotic violation.

    - Police responded to the 10100 block of James River Drive for a reported assault and public swearing or intoxication.

    - Police responded to the 11600 block of E. Quaker Road on June 1 for a reported vandalism/damage/destruction of property.

    - Police responded to the 6600 block of Courthouse Road on June 1 for a reported driving under the influence.

    - Police responded to the 2500 block of Ethridge Drive on June 1 for a reported driving under the influence.

    - Police responded to the 7900 block of Bull Hill Road on June 1 for a reported assault.

    - Police responded to the 6600 block of Courthouse Road on June 2 for a reported fraud.

    - Police responded to the 11600 block of James River Drive on June 2 for a reported assault.

    - Police responded to the 13300 block of S. Crater Road on June 3 for a reported traffic crash fatality.

    - Police responded to the 2900 block of Lansing Road on June 4 for a reported driving under the influence.

    - Police responded to the 8400 block of Country View Lane on June 4 for a reported fraud.

    - Police responded to the 7800 block of Laurel Spring Road on June 4 for a reported disorderly conduct.

    - Police responded to the 5000 block of Owens Way on June 5 for a reported fraud.

    - Police responded to the 4700 block of Owens Way on June 6 for a reported failure to yield.

    - Police responded to the 8000 block of Quality Drive on June 6 for a reported hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 6200 block of Oak Shades Park Drive on June 6 for a reported larceny.

    - Police responded to the 14300 block of Arwood Road on June 6 for a reported vandalism/damage/destruction of property.

    - Police responded to the 12000 block of Continental Forest Drive on June 6 for a reported trespassing.

    - Police responded to the 5000 block of Middle Road on June 7 for a reported driving under the influence.

    - Police responded to the 4500 block of Jefferson Pointe Lane on June 7 for a reported vandalism/damage/destruction of property.

    - Police responded to the 1500 block of Fine St. on June 8 for a reported vandalism/damage/destruction of property.

    - Police responded to the 10600 block of County Drive on June 8 for a reported burglary/breaking and entering and vandalism/damage/destruction of property.

    - Information is provided by police and sheriff's departments. This information may or may not be all inclusive. Arrests include summons. Arrests do not imply guilt.


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  • 06/14/14--21:00: Article 3
  • District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported the following recent criminal case resolutions in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    SENTENCED

    Tiffany Chandler, 22, Lockwood, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation for a term of 24 months and a fine of $1100.00 for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the third degree, Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Public Drunkenness, a Summary offense.

    Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department and Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Chandler for the offenses in March 2013 and July 2013.

    Daniel Bell, 65, Towanda, Pa., was resentenced following revocation of a sentence of Probation to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility of from five months to 23 months, 29 days and a fine of $2000.00, for the offense of Corruption of Minors, a Felony of the third degree.

    Officer Ryan Edsell of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Bell for the offense on July 8, 2012.

    Kamry Smiley, 24, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 14 days to 23 months, 29 days followed by a term of Probation for 24 months and a fine of $500.00 for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree and Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

    Officer Jason Serfas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Smiley for the offenses on August 10 and March 22, 2014.

    Allan Simons, 59, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 10 days to six months and a fine of $1000.00 and he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

    Trooper Tyler Brackman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Simons following investigation of an incident that occurred in Burlington Township.

    Joshua Rose, 28, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from four months to 23 months, 29 days, she was also ordered to pay restitution of $1240.00 and a fine of $1500.00 for the offense of Recklessly Endangering another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

    Officer Steven Burlingame of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Rose for the offense in 2013.

    Shannon Kellam, 36, of Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from two months to 12 months and a fine of $1000.00; she will also lose her driver's license for six months for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor.

    Officer Derek Watkins of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Kellam for the offense on Sept. 30, 2013.

    Francis Moore, 43, of New Field, N.Y., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from six months to 23 months, 29 days and a fine of $500.00, for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

    Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Moore for the offense on Jan. 8, 2014.

    GUILTY PLEAS

    Kamry Smiley, 24, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

    Smiley will be sentenced on June 5, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department

    Officer Jason Serfas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Smiley for the offense on March 22, 2014.

    Casey Shedden, 23, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a Felony.

    Shedden will be sentenced on July 28, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department

    Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vise and Narcotics Unit arrested Shedden following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Paul Arnold, 55, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

    Arnold will be sentenced on July 14, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department

    Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Arnold for the offense in March 2014.

    Donnell Wiaiavski, 22, Wellsboro, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

    Wiaiavski will be sentenced on July 14, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department

    Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Wiaiavski following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Township on Jan. 22, 2014.

    PLACEMENT IN THE ACCELERATED REHABILITATIVE DISPOSITION (ARD) PROGRAM

    Breanna Herman, 21, Towanda, Pa., charged with the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation, Herman will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Herman must perform 40 hours of community service.

    Sergeant David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department filed the charges on Oct. 15, 2013 for the offense in Towanda Borough.

    Matthew Rogers, 50, Athens, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation, Rogers will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

    Additionally, Rogers must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days.

    Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township Police Department filed the charges on Jan. 19, 2014 for the offense in Athens Township.

    NOLO CONTENDERE

    Victoria Rosado, Blossburg, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Accident Involving Personal Injury while Unlicensed, a Felony of the third degree and Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

    Rosado will be sentenced on July 28, 2014, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. A no-contest plea is entered where the defendant cannot recall the event but will be held guilty and sentenced.

    Trooper Michael Tribendis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Rosado following investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroe Township.

    David Terkay, 56, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor.

    Terkay will be sentenced on July 28, 2014, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. A no-contest plea is entered where the defendant cannot recall the event but will be held guilty and sentenced.

    Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Terkay for the offense on Oct. 4, 2013.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons recently entered guilty pleas and were sentenced in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts:

    Alex Campbell, 24, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a summary offense, and was sentenced to a fine of $200.00 and costs.

    Officer Patrick Butkiewicz of the Laceyville Borough Police Department arrested Campbell for the offense on April 12, 2014, following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Borough.

    Alva Decker, 25, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to the offense of Criminal Mischief, a summary offense and was sentenced to time served plus a fine and restitution in the amount of $2900.00, and court costs.

    Decker spent 20 days in jail in Wyoming and New York on fugitive warrants for the charges.

    Trooper Craig Flynn of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Decker for the offense between Dec. 26, 2010 and Jan. 8, 2011, following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    Benjamin Galacci, 27, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense, and was sentenced to 13 days and court costs.

    Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Galacci for the offense on Sept. 15, 2013, following investigation of an assault that occurred in Athens Township.

    Audrey VanDyke, 29, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor and was sentenced to 14 days and court costs.

    Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested VanDyke for the offense on Sept. 15, 2013, following investigation of a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia that occurred in Sayre Borough.

    Jean Lane, 42, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor and was sentenced to 14 days and court costs.

    Corporal Douglas Smith of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Lane for the offense on Dec. 17, 2013, following investigation of a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia that occurred in Monroe Township.

    Gary Brassfield, 21, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a summary offense, and was sentenced to a fine of $50.00 and court costs.

    Officer Bryan Bellows of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Brassfield for the offense on Feb. 8, 2014, following investigation of a Disorderly Conduct that occurred in Towanda Borough.


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  • 06/14/14--21:00: Police Briefs, June 15, 2014
  • Access device fraud

    State police at Towanda are investigating a case of access device fraud in Wyalusing Township.

    According to state police, an known actor received access to a female victim's credit card. Police said the card was supposed to be mailed to a township location, but was never received; however, charges were made to the card.

    Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Road signs shot

    State police are investigating a criminal mischief incident in Tuscarora Township.

    According to state police at Towanda, police were notified May 30 of two road signs on Route 367 containing multiple bullet holes. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Monroeton woman charged

    State police at Towanda recently charged a Monroeton woman in a theft and forgery incident in Albany Township.

    According to information from state police, Sara Ann Johnson, 27, who was a caregiver of the victim, overpaid herself and made unauthorized transactions using the victim's checkbook between July and September 2013. Johnson made a total of $1,783.86 in unauthorized transactions, police said.

    Charges were filed against Johnson in district court and an arrest warrant issued, police said.

    Woman charged with child endangerment

    An Athens woman was recently charged with endangering the welfare of a child by Athens Borough police.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Angelica L. Heeman, 23, was charged after a 4-year-old female juvenile left her North Elmira Street residence unattended and walked several blocks to a Walnut Street location.

    Heeman's preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 15.

    Stalking charge

    A Candor, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Sayre Borough police on a charge of stalking.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Tracy White, 52, was also charged with luring a child into a motor vehicle.

    Police said White followed a juvenile male and attempted to abduct him on several occasions between 2006 and 2014. According to police, White was last reported to be attempting to speak with the boy June 1 at the Fourth Ward Park; the boy's mother told police that the boy and other juvenile males he was with returned to his mother's residence "in fear for their lives," police said.

    White was arraigned June 13 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. White's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 24.

    Man charged with theft

    Sayre Borough police recently incarcerated a Nichols, N.Y. man on a charge of theft by unlawful taking.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Andrew J. Rogers, 21, was also charged with receiving stolen property.

    Police said that at about 8:15 a.m. March 5, Rogers removed a Taurus 9-millimeter handgun from a truck parked in the driveway of a South Higgins Avenue residence. Rogers then gave the handgun to another person to dispose of it, police said.

    Rogers was arraigned June 6 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Rogers' preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 17.

    Athens man charged

    An Athens man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of providing false information for firearm ownership.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Ryan Michael Plouse, 24, was also charged with making an unsworn falsification to authorities.

    Police said Plouse attempted to purchase a pistol from a township firearms dealer May 15 and answered no to a question on the form asking whether he had been convicted of a felony or other crime for which the judge could have imprisoned him for more than one year. Police said Plouse had been sentenced in 2011 to five to 23 months confinement for a first-degree misdemeanor charge. Plouse was denied the sale of the gun and his application referred to police, police said.

    Plouse was arraigned June 9 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Plouse's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 24.


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    Two-car crash

    HUMMELS WHARF - No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday along Route 11 near the Susquehanna Valley Mall, Snyder County.

    Nicole L. Fillmore, 31, of Trevorton, was attempting to turn a 2003 Mercury Sable left onto Commerce Avenue shortly before noon when, according to state police at Selinsgrove, she drove into the path of a 2004 Ford F-550 driven north by Derrick C. Knamm, 24, of Middleburg. The Sable struck the F-550 in its left front bumper. Both vehicles stopped along the roadway.

    Fillmore, Knamm and his passenger, Scott L. Hummel, 62, of Sunbury, were all wearing seat belts.

    Fillmore was issued a traffic citation.

    Teen hurt

    HUMMELS WHARF - Two vehicles crashed along Route 11 near the Susquehanna Valley Country Club Tuesday in Snyder County.

    According to state police at Selinsgrove, Linnea L. Bidelspach, 72, of Sunbury, was attempting to turn a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox left onto Park Avenue about 2:45 p.m. when she drove into the path of a 1978 Ford Ranger driven north by Matthew J. Garbera, 55, of Northumberland. The Equinox struck the right side of the Ranger.

    A 17-year-old female passenger of Bidelspach's suffered an injury. No one else was hurt.

    Bidelspach, the teen and a third passenger, a 15-year-old female, were all wearing seat belts, as was Garbera, police said.

    Bidelspach was issued a traffic citation.

    Stolen goods

    HUMMELS WHARF - Jason Allen Finfinger, 31, and Tiffany Marie Deibler, 30, both of Sunbury, are accused by state police of Selinsgrove of stealing $381.91 in merchandise from Walmart along Route 11 in Snyder County about 1:15 p.m. May 24. Both are charged with retail theft and related offenses.


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  • 06/14/14--21:00: Hopewell Crime for June 15
  • The following information was provided by the Hopewell Police Department.

    - Arson: At 9:29 p.m. June 5, police responded to the 2000 block of Warren Ave. for a reported structure fire. Unknown offender set the carpet on fire in a vacant residence.

    - Assault-Aggravated/Domestic: At 9:34 a.m. June 3, police responded to headquarters for a reported assault that occurred in the 300 block of Brown Ave. Know offenders assaulted each other, one with hands, one with a can opener and by biting. Both were arrested.

    - Assault-Aggravated/Domestic: At 12:30 a.m. June 6, police responded to the 100 block of N. 20th Ave. for a reported assault. Known offender assaulted victim with knife and was arrested.

    - Burglary/Breaking and Entering/Commercial: at 2:05 p.m. June 5, police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Langston Park Drive in reference to a burglary. Unknown offender entered business via unsecured window and stole computer, clock, phone equipment, TV and lawn equipment.

    - Burglary/Breaking and Entering/Residential: At 3 p.m. June 3, police responded to the 1000 block of Maplewood Ave. for a reported burglary. Unknown offender entered residence by forcing rear door and stole medication and jewelry.

    - Drug Equipment Violations: At 11:59 p.m. June 7, police observed a suspicious vehicle in the 3400 block of River Road. Driver was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 8:46 p.m. June 5, police responded to the 3600 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for a reported hit and run. During investigation, a subject was found to be in possession of illegal narcotics and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 2:41 p.m. June 6, police responded to the 1400 block of Pine St. for reported drug activity. Known offender was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and marijuana and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 7:07 p.m. June 6, police responded to the area of Boston St. and Blackstone Ave. in reference to drug activity. Known offender was found to be in possession of narcotics and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 11:35 p.m. June 7, police conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of Colonial Corner Drive. Passenger was found to be in possession of narcotics and was arrested.

    - Fraud-Fraud by Impersonation: At 2:30 p.m. June 4, police responded to the 800 block of W. Poythress St. for a reported identity fraud. Known offender used false information to obtain medication. Warrants obtained.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 2:30 p.m. June 3, police responded to headquarters for a reported assault that occurred in the 200 block of S. 11th Ave. Known offender stole medication from residence.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 3:30 p.m. June 3, police responded to the 1000 block of Maplewood Ave. for a reported larceny. Known offender stole cash from purse.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 12 p.m. June 3, police responded to the 100 block of S. Mesa Drive for a reported larceny. Known offender stole cell phone and was later arrested.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 10:30 p.m. June 8, police responded to the 2300 block of Maclin Circle for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole TV and game systems from occupied residence.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 4:50 p.m. June 5, police responded to the 3900 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole alcohol from business.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 6:35 p.m. June 7, police responded to the 300 block of E. Broadway for a reported larceny. Known offender stole phone charger and lighters from business and was later arrested.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 7 a.m. June 2, police responded to headquarters in reference to a larceny that occurred in the 3500 block of Spring Road. Known offender stole two dogs, cash and jewelry from residence.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 5 p.m. June 4, police responded to the 1000 block of Langston park Drive in regards to a larceny. Unknown offender entered building and stole window a/c units.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 1 p.m. June 7, police responded to the 200 block of S. 18th Ave. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole a dog from a residence. Dog later returned to residence.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 10:30 p.m. June 4, police responded to the 2300 block of Boston St. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender entered unlocked vehicle, stole CDs and damaged radio.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 7 p.m. June 6, police responded to the 1400 block of Peterson Mill Road for a reported larceny. Unknown offender entered unlocked vehicle and stole cash, boat key and boat plug.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 9:59 p.m. June 6, police responded to the 2200 block of Front St. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender entered unlocked vehicle and stole purse.

    - Motor Vehicle Theft/Moped, Motorcycle, Other Vehicle: At 8 p.m. June 3, police responded to the 2500 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole a go-kart by cutting security chain.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 7:39 p.m. June 3, police responded to the 400 block of S. 21st Ave. for a reported vandalism. During altercation, known offender kicked residential door open. Petitions pending.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 10:57 a.m. June 4, police responded to the 400 block of Westhill Ave. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender damaged the corner of the building and a homemade planter box.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 8:51 a.m. June 7, police responded to the 3000 block of Davison Ave. for a reported vandalism. Offender threw brake pads at residence, damaging window.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 3:08 p.m. June 7, police responded to the 2200 block of Norfolk Ave. for a reported vandalism. Two unknown juvenile offenders broke vehicle windshield and residential window by throwing rocks.

    - Information is provided by police and sheriff's departments. This information may or may not be all inclusive. Arrests include summons. Arrests do not imply guilt.


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  • 06/15/14--21:00: Court Notes 6/16/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

     

    Diane M. Leeds, John Skoronski and Ralph Kenneth Skoronski to Shannon Jenkins for $70,000; Pringle.

    James E. Rakshys and Theresa Rakshys to Holly Licata for $240,000; Plains Township.

    Anthony Duskasky (estate), Eileen A. Reilly and Eileen A. Reilly (executrix) to Robert T. Webb for $107,000; Pittston.

    PNC Bank (co-trustee), Marguerite D. Woelfel (co-trustee) and Woelfel Childrens Real Estate Trust to All-Pro Airport Road L.P. for $3.36 million; Hazle Township.

    Gretchen Lindsay to Duane M. Koch for $435,000; Harveys Lake.

    Rodman Charles Azar to Michael D. Adelman and Debra A. Adelman for $254,500; Dallas Township.

    24 West Market WB LLC to 126 S. 45th Street LLC for $285,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Michael Hudacek Jr. (administrator), Barbara Tayoun (estate) and Barbara Leanne Taynoun (estate) to Joseph Andrews and Patricia Doherty Andrews for $165,000; Laflin.

    Citizens Savings Bank to Christine R. Yachera for $73,130; Hazleton.

    Patrick J. Roman and Danay Roman to Tiffany A. Moore for $131,900; Pittston.

    Richard W. Dumond and Nicole M. Dumond to Holly R. Agnello for $152,000; Huntington Township.


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  • 06/16/14--21:00: Court Notes 6/17/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    John Scalonge, John F. Scalonge Jr. and Cecile A. Scalonge to Andrew Connell for $72,000; Pittston.

    Robert Murtagh and Ann Murtagh to Markus G. Muckey Jr. and Melissa L. Muckey for $230,000; Dallas Township.

    Robert J. Dougherty to Manharbhai R. Patel and Riteshbhai M. Patel for $254,500; Wright Township.

    Douglas P. Barbacci and Kimberly J. Barbacci to Adam H. Thalenfeld and Rebecca M. Thalenfeld for $230,000; Franklin Township.

    Daniel C. Rossi and Latisha L. Rossi to Deirdre Shepherd for $320,000; Bear Creek Village.

    Alliance Road Associates, LP and PCG Inc. (general partner) to Peter Kozicky and Lilia Kozicky for $250,000; Butler Township.

    Guy J. Jugus and Lori A. Jugus to Dominick Dallaverde and Colleen Dallaverde for $170,000; Laflin.

    Slocum Development Group, LLC to Presidential Land Co. LTD for $90,000; Kingston Township.

    Josey A. Valenti and Josey A. Wolff to VMC Realty LLC for $240,000; Jenkins Township.

    Dominick Dallaverde and Colleen Dallaverde to John F. Callahan Jr. and Angela Callahan for $277,000; Pittston Township.

    Daniel Grescavage and Theresa Grescavage to Robert McCollough and Kristine McCollough for $132,000; West Wyoming.


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  • 06/16/14--21:00: Police Briefs 6/16/2014
  • Side door damaged at Towanda Public Library

    The Towanda Borough police said they are investigating a recent case of criminal mischief, in which someone damaged a side door to the Towanda Public Library at 104 Main St.

    "Someone tried to break through the window of a side door" of the library at some point between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, said Jesse A. Johnson, director of the library. The door is located off Maple Street, he said.

    Johnson said he didn't know if the offender was trying to break into the library, because no one was in the library at the time.

    In addition, there was a scuff mark on the side door, he said. "It looked like someone kicked it," which caused some damage to the door, he said.

    In addition, an ashtray along the side of the building, which had been made from a bird bath, was broken, Johnson said. The offender had apparently used the ashtray to strike the window, Johnson said.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Towanda Borough police at (570) 265-2522. "All reports will remain anonymous," the Towanda police wrote in a press release that they issued about the incident.

    Sheriff's deputies arrest Waverly man

    A Waverly man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of criminal trespass.

    According to information from the sheriff's office, Randy A. Barrowcliff, 51, was also charged with menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.

    Police said Barrowcliff was charged following a reported neighborhood disturbance in Barton in which Barrowcliff allegedly entered a residence and refused to leave when asked several times. Police said Barrowcliff then armed himself with a knife from within the residence and displayed it toward an adult female and a 16-year-old male in a threatening manner.

    Barrowcliff was arraigned in Barton Town Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond. Barrowcliff is scheduled to appear June 17 in town court.

    Drug paraphernalia charge

    A Waverly woman was recently charged with possession of drug paraphernalia by Athens Township police.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Heather L. Shaffer, 28, was found to be in possession of a glass bowl piece May 1 during a search after she was taken into custody on a warrant.

    Shaffer's preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 22.

    Theft reported

    State police at Towanda are investigating a theft from a Warren Township location.

    According to state police, on May 10 an unknown actor or actors removed a fake game camera from an Arbor Glade Road property, then later returned it and removed a memory card from a real game camera. The actor or actors then fled in an unknown direction, police said.

    Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Man charged with assault

    A Rome man was recently arrested by state police at Towanda on a charge of simple assault.

    According to information from state police, Justin E. Gill, 30, was also charged with harassment.

    Police said Gill is accused of striking and choking a female victim during a June 11 altercation at a Haine Lane location. Gill was arraigned in district court and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail, police said.

    Man charged with theft

    A Sayre man was recently arrested by Athens Borough police on a charge of theft by unlawful taking.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Peter L. Venegas, 32, was also charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and defiant trespassing.

    Police said Venegas damaged the windshield of a truck parked on Dogwood Avenue at about 10:48 p.m. June 9, then fled north, police said. Venegas had previously removed several items from the truck owner's possession, including an army bag, field jacket, chemical gear, knife and prescription bottle containing four hydrocodone pills, police said.

    Venegas was arraigned June 10 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. Venegas' preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 24.

    DUI charges

    The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

    Brock Andrew Bezick, 22, of Ulster, by Athens Borough police, on May 25, on East Pine Street in Athens. Bezick has also been charged with failure to keep right. A blood test revealed that Bezick's blood alcohol content was .16 percent on the day of his arrest. Bezick has been sent a summons to appear July 22 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

    Joseph Phillip Bruno, 21, of Waverly, by Athens Borough police, on May 20, on South Main Street in Athens. Bruno has also been charged with careless driving and operating a vehicle without a valid inspection. A blood test revealed that Bruno's blood alcohol content was .13 percent on the day of his arrest. Bruno has been sent a summons to appear July 22 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.


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    Criminal mischief

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Christina Aponte, 35, of 905 W. Mulberry St., reported the rear driver's side door window of her Dodge Durango was smashed during the early morning hours Friday while it was parked in front of her home and a metal cash box containing $355.31 in cash and assorted checks totaling $121.03 was removed. Anyone with information is asked to contact Coal Township police at 644-0333.

    Threats

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Robert Pesarchick, 45, of 2102 W. Independence St., was charged with terroristic threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness by Coal Township police after an incident at 2:34 a.m. Friday.

    Police said Pesarchick, who was intoxicated and allegedly had a gun, approached several police officers, who were dispatched to Pesarchick's home for a disturbance, and was yelling and screaming at police to hit him. Pesarchick was acting aggressively toward police and a stun gun was used, police said. Pesarchick resisted police and refused to be handcuffed, according to police.

    A relative told police Pesarchick said he would kill a family member, police said.

    Pesarchick was transported to a holding cell at Northumberland County Prison to await arraignment. Coal Township police were assisted by Shamokin police and Ralpho Township police.

    Pesarchick was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Benjamin Apfelbaum Friday and committed to Northumberland County Prison. He was released on $10,000 straight bail.

    Noise

    THARPTOWN - Mark Shingara, 35, of 323 Center St., was cited by Coal Township police for violating the Coal Township noise ordinance.

    Shingara is the owner of a garage in Tharptown where there were people outside the garage making unreasonable noise that disturbed neighbors between the hours of 12:15 and 1 a.m. Monday, police said.

    Theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Jeremy D. Weikel, 39, of 427 Main St., Coal Township, has been charged with three counts of theft by unlawful taking for allegedly stealing several items from 10 N. Fifth St., owned by Dave McGuinn, of Paxinos, between November 2013 and May.

    According to police, Weikel sold a 205,000 BTU New Yorker Oil Furnace for $500 and a 500 gallon oil tank for $125, both of which items were removed from McGuinn's property. Weikel also allegedly removed copper tubing and wiring, steel pipes, two double wall ovens and a Kenmore stove top range from McGuinn's property. The total value of the items taken is approximately $4,500.

    Disorderly conduct

    WICONISCO TOWNSHIP - Robert Ritchard Shingara, 31, of Shamokin, was charged with disorderly conduct by Pennsylvania State Police.

    Police said Shingara was engaged in a loud verbal argument outside of the Wiconsico Fire Company, 387 Arch St., at 1:10 a.m. Sunday in this Dauphin County township.

    Harassment

    SHAMOKIN - Tonya A. Leschinskie, 34, of 1020 N. Washington St., was charged with harassment after an incident outside of Rob's Goodtime Grill at 10:55 p.m. Friday.

    Dog barking

    SHAMOKIN - Kelly Moser, 31, of 334 S. Fifth St., was cited for violating the dog barking ordinance for an incident occurring at her home at 11:35 p.m. Saturday.

    Disorderly conduct

    SHAMOKIN - Jason D. White, 31, of 1004 N. Orange St., was charged with disorderly conduct for an incident at 7:55 p.m. Friday.

    White is accused of shoving Bob Young, of 152 E. Cameron St. White is also accused of refusing to desist and acting erratically, police said.

    Garbage

    SHAMOKIN - Guillermo Ruiz, 50, of 3 S. Shamokin St., was cited Wednesday with code violations and charged with public nuisance infractions and disorderly conduct.

    Shamokin Code Officer Rick Bozza said he located a large pile of bagged garbage and debris in the yard of Ruiz's property and issued a code ticket April 14. The garbage was not addressed when Bozza visited the property May 30, June 2 and June 3, and Bozza filed additional code violation citations.

    Police inspected the property at 4:30 p.m. June 10 and determined the garbage was still present and creating a public nuisance and health hazard. Cpl. Bryan Primerano charged Guillermo with being a public nuisance and disorderly conduct for creating an offensive condition.

    DUI

    SHAMOKIN - Robert Broscious, 49, of 25 W. Independence St., was charged June 9 with two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of careless driving, accidents involving damage to unattended property and violating the open container law May 25.

    Shamokin police said witnesses saw Broscious drive at a high rate of speed, squeal the wheels of the truck he was driving and hit a traffic sign in front of the Rite Aid parking lot at 25 W. Independence St., shortly before 10:30 p.m. before exiting his 1997 Ford truck. When officers approached Broscious, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol and said Broscious displayed other signs of intoxication and admitted to striking the sign. Broscious was also in possession of an open bottle of Verdi alcoholic wine. A blood test at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital revealed a .292 blood alcohol content.

    DUI

    SHAMOKIN - James Zablonsky, 43, of 53 N. Second St., was charged June 9 with two counts of driving under the influence and one count of failing to obey traffic signals involving an incident May 4.

    Shamokin police said Zablonsky was traveling at a high rate of speed at approximately 12:30 a.m. when he failed to yield the right of way to a police cruiser and another vehicle. He then traveled into the opposing lane of traffic and onto the sidewalk before attempting to park facing the wrong direction of traffic. Zablonsky told police he had been consuming alcohol, and exhibited other signs of intoxication, according to police. A blood test at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital revealed a .249 BAC.

    Hit and run

    SHAMOKIN - Shaun Campbell, 31, of 1495 W. Water St., Coal Township, was charged Thursday with two counts of driving under the influence and one count of careless driving relating to an incident April 19.

    Police said Campbell struck a parked vehicle before leaving the scene and parking in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot. Campbell exited the vehicle and sat on the steps of a nearby house, where he was found by the responding officer. A blood test at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital revealed a .264 blood alcohol content.

    Squealing tires

    SHAMOKIN - Jonathan S. Shacklton, 29, of 304 N. Vine St., Shamokin, was charged with driving under the influence, careless driving, driving with a suspended license (DUI related) and squealing tires within the city limits relating to an incident at 10:30 p.m. May 28.

    Shamokin police said officers responded to a call regarding a Jeep doing burnouts in the 200 block of Sunbury Street. Shacklton was spotted holding a can of beer while sitting on the porch of a home where the Jeep was parked. Shacklton denied driving the vehicle, but was identified as the driver by several witnesses. A blood test at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital revealed a .249 blood alcohol content and the presence of 17 ng/ml of Oxycodone.

    Asleep at the wheel

    SHAMOKIN - Scott Wright, 31, of 1508 Wabash St., Coal Township, was charged with driving under the influence, possessing drug paraphernalia, obstructing traffic and driving with a suspended license (DUI related) in relation to a May 17 incident.

    Shamokin police said Wright fell asleep in the driver's seat of his stopped vehicle shortly at 1 a.m. at a blinking yellow light at the intersection of Sunbury and Shamokin streets. An officer performing a wingspan search located a glass multicolored pipe containing marijuana, some of which was burned. A blood test at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital revealed a .131 blood alcohol content and the presence of marijuana.


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  • 06/17/14--21:00: Police Briefs 6/18/2014
  • Man faces hearing on drug paraphernalia charge

    Travis Levi Ott, 37, of Canton, faces a preliminary hearing at 2:45 p.m. today before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on a drug paraphernalia charge and another charge for an incident that occurred at 10:10 p.m. May 30 at his residence, according to court papers.

    According to an affidavit, Canton Police Officer Trey Kurtz was dispatched to the address for an unresponsive male who had overdosed. Ott, however, told police that there was nothing wrong with him. Kurtz said Ott displayed poor balance, reddened eyes, and lack of motor skills and was "nodding off."

    Kurtz glanced around Ott's room and saw, in the closet, a hypodermic needle on top of some pill bottles, all in a blue container. He said one of the bottles had someone else's name on the label, as the owner.

    Kurtz informed Ott that he would be charged with the unlawful possession of another person's prescription and the paraphernalia charge for the needle, at a later date.

    Wilcox said Ott's unsecure bail was set at $10,000 and was posted.

    Inmate charged with assault

    Wayne Harold Blow, 58, of Monroeton faces a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. today before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on a charge of aggravated harassment by prisoner and other charges for an incident that took place at approximately 7:40 p.m. June 5 at the Bradford County Correctional Facility in West Burlington Township, according to court papers.

    The papers note that Blow is also charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment.

    According to an affidavit, Blow, an inmate at the prison, assaulted correctional officers and spit in one officer's face.

    Wilcox said Blow was unable to post his bail, which was set at $80,000.

    Towanda man charged with assault

    John Thomas Parker Jr., 32, of Towanda was recently charged with simple assault and harassment, police said.

    The charges stem from a June 7 incident in which Parker punched a woman in the right eye, which caused the eye to become swollen shut, police said.

    During the incident, the victim also suffered a bloody nose at the hands of Parker, state police said.

    The incident occurred in Towanda Township, police said.

    Parker, who lives on Center Street, was arraigned by Wysox Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on June 8.

    Parker was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $15,000 bail, police said.

    Parker must attend a preliminary hearing today before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.

    Man faces hearing on drug charges

    Benjamin Clifford Talada, 56, of Gillett, faces a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. July 16 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on drug-related charges for an incident that occurred in May on the Berwick Turnpike, Ridgebury Township, according to court papers.

    According to an affidavit, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Steve Steransky was dispatched to Talada's residence at approximately 1 p.m. May 30 for a report of Talada making certain statements, with a possible weapon.

    After he was searched, police found a small amount of suspected marijuana, in a clear plastic bag, in Talada's front left pocket.

    Troopers searched inside his residence, over concerns for the safety of nearby residents, and the search revealed that Talada had a small white glass pipe, with suspected marijuana residue, and a pellet pistol on a coffee table. The search also found five pots, with four suspected marijuana pots in each pot, on a desk in the northern rear bedroom of the residence. There was also one pot that was on a separate wooden stand, inside the bedroom. In addition, police found a glass jar that was turned into a water bong, on the same table of the four pots.

    Talada is charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal use and use, or possessing with intent to use, drug paraphernalia.

    Wilcox said he was sent a summons by certified mail.

    Man faces theft charges

    A man whose address is listed as the Lackawanna County Prison in Scranton was arrested recently on warrants for two separate incidents involving theft.

    According information filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Jared Donald Keeney, 34, has been charged by the state police with theft involving property. The first incident, according to court papers, occurred on March 29, 2012 at a construction site located along Leona Road, just south of state Route 4014 in Springfield Township. The charges from that incident include receiving stolen property and theft of leased property. Keeney is accused of obtaining a Caterpillar excavator valued at $70,200 from Austin Excavating and Paving via a rental agreement, then later selling it to Cleco Corporation in Russell County, Va., for $35,000.

    In the second incident, which occurred on May 24, 2013, Keeney is accused of obtaining a Bobcat E45 Mini Excavator from the owner with the idea of having it appraised for possible purchase. The transaction occurred at a construction site located in the "Spring Lake" area of Terry Township. Instead, the report continued, Keeney took the equipment to Bobcat of Buffalo in Lockport, N.Y. where he sold it for $40,000. For this incident, Keeney has been charged by state police with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

    Keeney's preliminary hearings for both sets of charges have been scheduled before Judge Wheaton on July 1.

    Woman charged with reckless endangerment

    A Towanda woman accused of striking another person with her vehicle has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

    According to information filed in Wheaton's office, Kelsey Marie Parsell, 30, has been charged by state police with recklessly endangering another person as well as defrauding secured creditors.

    State police Trooper Anthony Stempien reported speaking to an employee of Upstate Recovery on May 21, who said she was in the process of repossessing Parsell's vehicle earlier in the day - a 2010 Mercury Milan. The employee indicated that she and her partner pulled into Parsell's driveway in a flatbed truck, and then noticed Parsell pulling in behind them. The employee said she got out of her vehicle and approached Parsell's vehicle to speak with her. When she opened the passenger side door of the Mercury and identified herself, the employee explained, Parsell stated "you're not taking my car." Parsell then put the vehicle in reverse, struck the employee with the passenger side door, then fled the scene, according to reports.

    Parsell is scheduled to appear before Judge Wheaton on July 1.

    Man accused of simple assault

    An Athens man accused of firing a rifle at another person was cited by state police recently on a charge of simple assault.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, George Janton Lewis, 73, has also been charged with disorderly conduct.

    Police said that the incident occurred on May 30 on Lewis' property along North Rome Road in Litchfield Township. Lewis got into an argument with a neighbor over a fence, according to the report, and during the incident discharged a .22 caliber rifle from his front porch in the direction of the neighbor's vehicle.

    Lewis has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Wheaton on July 15.

    Man accused of 'sexting'

    A Meshoppen man accused of sending sexually explicit communications to an underage girl waived his preliminary hearing recently before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

    According to information filed in Wheaton's office, Randy Charles Trible, 26, has been charged with "sexting" a teenage girl via his cell phone beginning in January for approximately 4 months. Trible is also accused of sending sexually explicit pictures to the girl, even though he knew she was under 18 years of age.

    Trible remains free on $5,000 unsecured bail. His case has been sent to the Bradford County Court.

    Man accused of smashing windows

    A man accused of using a rock to smash the windows of vehicles during a dispute remains incarcerated in the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Christopher Quintana, 25, of Rome has been charged by state police with aggravated assault; criminal mischief; simple assault; recklessly endangering another person; disorderly conduct; and harassment.

    Police reported being dispatched to Jackson's Trailer Court in Wysox on May 23 for an incident involving a man smashing vehicle windows. When they arrived at the scene, police said, they spoke with three people, and observed the windows of a number of vehicles had been smashed out. The people at the scene accused Quintana of attempting to punch out the windows of the vehicles, and when he could not do it, he grabbed a rock and used it to smash the windows.

    Quintana was taken into custody and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $45,000 bail. Quintana's case has been sent to the Bradford County Court.

    Man charged with theft

    A Laceyville man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to answer a charge of theft by unlawful taking.

    According to information filed in Wheaton's office, Joshua Alan Manning, 22, has been accused of removing $50 from a vehicle of another person on April 19 as it was parked on Sawmill Road in Leraysville.

    Manning is scheduled to appear before Judge Wheaton on July 15.

    Man charged with simple assault

    A Rome man was arrested by state police recently on a charge of simple assault.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Justin Eugene Gill, has also been charged with harassment. Gill is accused of striking and injuring a woman on June 11 at a private residence in Windham Township.

    Gill was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on June 11, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $5,000 bail. Gill's preliminary hearing was Tuesday before Judge Wheaton.

    DUI charges

    The following people were charged recently with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

    Eric Christopher Johnson, 42, of Atwood, Ill., has also been charged with operating a vehicle without a license; operating a vehicle while his license was suspended or revoked; driving on the wrong side of the road; using a wireless communication device while driving; and careless driving. Johnson was charged by state police following a traffic stop on U.S. Route 187 in Orwell Township. Police said Johnson refused to submit to a blood test when asked if he would allow himself to be tested. Johnson waived his preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, and his case has been sent to Bradford County Court.

    Larry Dale Harbst, 26, of Towanda, has also been charged with operating a vehicle without a license; failure to notify the authorities of a change of address for his license; and reckless driving. Harbst was charged by state police after he was observed unconscious in his vehicle at the McDonald's parking lot at the Bradford County Towne Center along U.S. Route 6 in Wysox Township on May 8. A blood alcohol test eventually revealed that Harbst's blood alcohol content was .213 percent on the day of his arrest. Harbst's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 24 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

    Jared Edwin Hoffmire, 37, of Rome, has also been charged by state police with driving on the wrong side of the road; and careless driving. Hoffmire was charged following a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Cotton Hollow Road in Litchfield Township on April 4. A blood test eventually revealed the presence of pseudoephedrine, amphetamine, methamphetamine and alprazolam in Hoffmire's blood on the day of the accident. Hoffmire has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on June 24.

    Jenna Laine Nicholas, 28, of Rome, has also been charged by state police with driving on the wrong side of the road; and operating a vehicle in which a passenger in the front seat was not wearing a seatbelt, following a one-vehicle crash on Battlecreek Road in Rome Township on March 16. A blood test eventually revealed that Nicholas' blood alcohol content was .159 percent on the day of the crash. Nicholas appeared Tuesday for her preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.


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    CHESTERFIELD - The Chesterfield County Police Department announced June 11 that this year's Craig Rath Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to a Winterpock Elementary School student.

    Chesterfield County Police Capt. Jason Zaccarine and Child Safety Officer Mayra Santiago surprised Taylor Lamb with the award in front of her parents and peers during the school's fifth-grade celebration, which took place at Cosby High School. Lamb received a $250 check and a letter from Col. Thierry G. Dupuis, along with a certificate in memory of Officer Craig Rath. Lamb is the 15th winner of the scholarship created to honor Rath, who was killed on May 27, 1999, as a result of a traffic crash while he was on duty. Rath was an officer with the department's Street Drug Enforcement Section.

    Fifth-grade students apply for the scholarship by submitting a letter to the chief of police. Applicants are asked to outline how they can keep their schools and communities safe with information they have learned through the Success Through Education and Proactive Policing program (STEPP), how students and police can partner to improve the quality of schools and neighborhoods and how fifth-grade students can become winners in the fight against drugs.


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  • 06/17/14--21:00: Court Notes 6/18/14
  • CHILD SUPPORT

    Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding over Domestic Relations Contempt Court on Tuesday, ordered the following defendants jailed for failure to pay child support:

    Emmanuel Rivera, 902 Pine St., Freeland, jailed 90 days for failure to pay $14,851

    Luis Roman, 785 Peace St., Hazleton, jailed 90 days for failure to pay $1,514

    Jason McCloe, 215 High St., Apt. 714, Wilkes-Barre, jailed 30 days for failure to pay a total of $5,033 in two cases

    Christopher Manganiello, 297 Baltimore Ave., West Pittston, jailed 60 days for failure to pay $4,339

    Joseph Chopik, no address given, jailed 90 days for failure to pay $1,057

    Warrants were issued for the following defendants for failure to pay child support:

    Thomas Hentz Jr., 37 W. Sherman St., McAdoo, for failure to pay $1,499

    Kimberly Swank, 492 Red Hill Road, Benton, for failure to pay $1,080

    Joseph Eisenhauer, 161 Willow St., Plymouth, for failure to pay $1,441

    Rachael Torres, 205 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, for failure to pay $2,491

    William Kauker, P.O. Box 336, White Haven, for failure to pay $1,624

    Justin Green, 72 Diamond Ave., Hanover Township, for failure to pay $1,065

    James Hopkins, 476 Pringle St., Pringle, for failure to pay $1,900

    Robert Tatarynw, 311 Railroad St., Old Forge, for failure to pay $401

    Elmer McElwee III, 226 Howard St., Larksville, for failure to pay a total of $7,205 in two cases

     

    PROPERTY TRANSACTION

    Daniel Grescavage and Theresa Grescavage to Robert McCollough and Kristine McCollough for $132,000; West Wyoming.


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    The following information was provided by the Chesterfield County Police Department.

    - Police responded to the 12200 block of Nash Road at 1 p.m. June 5 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 500 block of Old Bermuda Hundred Road at 7:20 p.m. June 5 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Police responded to the 20500 block of Southlawn Ave. at 2:15 p.m. June 5 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 11700 block of Elmwood Lane at 9 p.m. June 5 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 3100 block of Dupuy road at 4 p.m. June 4 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Police responded to the 40000 block of Rollingside Court at 11:15 a.m. June 5 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 12:01 a.m. June 1, police responded to the 9900 block of Husting Court for a reported burglary. Possible known suspect entered an unlocked, foreclosed house and stole copper.

    - Police responded to the 9900 block of Lori Road at 9:30 a.m. June 5 for a reported forgery and counterfeiting.

    - Police responded to the 13900 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 5 p.m. June 5 for a reported injury-accidental overdose.

    - Larceny-From Building: At 2 p.m. June 3, police responded to the 17700 block of Longhouse Lane for a reported larceny of clothing and furs, currency, notes, etc, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 9 p.m. June 4, police responded to the 2400 block of Larryvale Drive for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s entered two possibly unlocked vehicles at one residence.

    - Larceny-Other: At 7 a.m. June 5, police responded to the 6800 block of Arbor Lake Drive for a reported larceny of consumable goods, currency, notes, etc, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 2800 block of Amherst Ridge Way at 5:15 p.m. June 5 for a reported miscellaneous mental subject.

    - Police responded to the 11600 block of Iron Bridge Road at 8:21 a.m. June 5 for a reported miscellaneous-suspicious person/vehicle/situation.

    - Police responded to the 11100 block of 20500 block of Southlawn Ave. at 12:56 a.m. June 5 for a reported miscellaneous-violate/protective order.

    - Motor Vehicle Theft-Auto Stolen Locally, Not Recovered: At 9 p.m. June 4, police responded to the 14100 block of Dottie Drive for a reported vehicle theft. A 2001 red Dodge van reported stolen from the listed location.

    - Police responded to the 2400 block of W. Hundred Road at 3 a.m. June 5 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 12400 block of Branders Bridge Road at 12:20 p.m. June 5 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 6200 block of Perthwood Lane at 9 p.m. June 5 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-other non-narcotic.

    - Robbery-Firearm/Residence: At 11:55 p.m. June 4, police responded to the 3000 block of Maplevale Road for a reported robbery. Suspects forced open the front door and pointed a gun at the victims, stating they were looking for the victims' former roommate and demanding money. When the roommate wasn't located, suspects went through the residence taking currency, notes, etc, jewelry and precious metals, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 11900 block of Iron Bridge Plaza at 8 a.m. June 5 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 6000 block of Woodpecker Road at 7:57 a.m. June 5 for a reported traffic-pursuit/eluding police.

    - Police responded to the 6000 block of Hickory Road at 12:30 p.m. June 4 for a reported commercial/business vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 14500 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 8 p.m. June 4 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 1000 block of W. Harbour Drive at 3 a.m. June 5 for a reported weapons violations-brandishing a weapon.

    - Police responded to the 9300 block of Public Works Road at 7:19 a.m. June 7 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 11300 block of Trents Bridge Road at 8:36 a.m. June 7 for a reported animal case-at large.

    - Police responded to the 6000 block of Gatesgreen Drive at 12:43 p.m. June 7 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 12100 block of Werth St. at 9:07 a.m. June 6 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 3400 block of Julep Drive at 9:42 p.m. June 5 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Police responded to the 3100 block of Littlebury Drive at 11 p.m. June 7 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 12000 block of Oakland St. at 8:15 p.m. June 8 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 3600 block of W. Hundred road at 2:30 p.m. June 8 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 12700 block of Ben Fry Drive at 11 p.m. June 6 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Police responded to the 12800 block of Old Stage Road at 11;25 p.m. June 6 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Police responded to the 14200 block of Birds Eye Tr. at 8 p.m. June 7 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Police responded to the 9800 block of Cattail Road at 9 p.m. June 7 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 1:30 a.m. June 8, police responded to the 12000 block of Perdue Springs Loop for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s bent a window screen in an attempt to gain entry into the victim's residence.

    - Police responded to the 13800 block of Branders Bridge Road at 2 a.m. June 7 for a reported death investigation-suicide attempt.

    - Larceny-From Building: At 10 a.m. June 6, police responded to the 3800 block of Cougar Tl. for a reported larceny of currency, notes, etc.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 6 a.m. June 2, police responded to the 3900 block of Windcry Drive for a reported larceny. Fuel was reported siphoned from victim's truck.

    - Larceny-Other: At 5 p.m. June 3, police responded to the 800 block of W. Hundred Road for a reported larceny of miscellaneous property.

    - Larceny-Other: At 9 p.m. June 7, police responded to the 13800 block of Happy Hill Road for a reported larceny of currency, notes, etc, jewelry and precious metals, miscellaneous property and TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 11:50 a.m. June 7, police responded to the 12000 block of Iron Bridge Plaza for a reported larceny of miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 15300 block of Timsberry Circle at 9:30 p.m. June 8 for a reported miscellaneous annoying call.

    - Police responded to the 19100 block of Temple Ave. at 12:01 a.m. June 6 for a reported miscellaneous-violate protective order.

    - Police responded to the 20000 block of Oakland Ave. at 1:15 p.m. June 6 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 21500 block of Chesterfield Ave. at 7:18 p.m. June 6 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 21100 block of Chesterfield Ave. at 7:17 p.m. June 7 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 11800 block of Old Stage Road at 7 p.m. June 8 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 3400 block of E. River Road at 10:15 p.m. June 6 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possess-opium, cocaine, derivative.

    - Police responded to the 2300 block of W. Hundred Road at 10:15 a.m. June 8 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possess-opium, cocaine, derivative.

    - Police responded to the 2700 block of Martingale Road at 7:15 p.m. June 6 for a reported narcotics/drug/sale/manufacture-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 11200 block of Bundle Road at 5:30 p.m. June 6 for a reported traffic drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 14800 block of Woods Edge Road at 7:08 p.m. June 6 for a reported traffic drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 12000 block of Iron Bridge Plaza at 6:40 p.m. June 8 for a reported traffic hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 4300 block of Old Lane at 1:55 p.m. June 6 for a reported traffic reckless driving.

    - Police responded to the 7200 block of River Road at 3 p.m. June 6 for a reported mailbox vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 10300 block of Glen Oaks Drive at 10 p.m. June 6 for a reported mailbox vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 14300 block of Central Ave. at 10 p.m. June 5 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 12000 block of Iron Bridge Plaza at 6:20 p.m. June 8 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 2700 block of Tins Lane at 9:25 p.m. June 6 for a reported vandalism-other.

    - Police responded to the Stone Manor Way at 4:30 p.m. June 8 for a reported weapons violations-carrying concealed.

    - Police responded to the 900 block of W. Harbour Drive at 2:03 p.m. June 7 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Police responded to the 3800 block of Wood Dale Road at 10;30 p.m. June 8 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 2900 block of Piedmont Ave. at 5:30 p.m. June 9 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 38000 block of Cougar Tl. at 1:55 p.m. June for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Police responded to the 1200 block of Enon Church Road at 12:15 p.m. June 9 for a reported death investigation-suicide threatened.

    - Police responded to the 12400 block of Branner Place at 8 p.m. June 9 for a reported family offenses-other.

    - Police responded to the 1900 block of Channel View Tr. at 11 a.m. June 9 for a reported identity fraud.

    - Larceny-Other: At 5 p.m. June 6, police responded to the 9100 block of River Road for a reported larceny of currency, notes, etc.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 2:47 p.m. June 9, police responded to the 2500 block of Weir Road for a reported larceny of miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 3200 block of Fielding Road at 11:15 p.m. June 8 for a reported motor vehicle theft-unauthorized use.

    - Police responded to the 4300 block of Hickory Road at 9:09 p.m. June 9 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 3600 block of Dupuy Road at 9:30 p.m. June 9 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 13100 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 8 p.m. June 9 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possess-synthetic narcotics.

    - Police responded to the 2400 block of Southland Drive at 1 p.m. June 9 for a reported narcotics/drug/sale/manufacture-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 9700 block of Lori Lane at 7 p.m. June 8 for a reported property-other.

    - Police responded to the 20900 block of Chesterfield Ave. at 9:42 p.m. June 9 for a reported property-stolen/possess.

    - Police responded to the 5900 block of Iron Bridge Road at 5:30 p.m. June 9 for a reported traffic hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 14500 block of Harrowgate Road at 4:30 p.m. June 6 for reported commercial/business vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 8500 block of River Road at 12 p.m. June 6 for a reported mailbox vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 17000 block of N. Swift Bluff Court at 8:49 a.m. June 10 for a reported animal case-dangerous/vicious dog.

    - Police responded to the 26000 block of Perdue Springs Drive at 4:21 p.m. June 10 for a reported animal case-animal bite.

    - Police responded to the 2300 block of Vicki Court at 2:48 p.m. June 10 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 5300 block of Woodpecker Road at 7:45 p.m. June 10 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 2400 block of W. Hundred Road at 11:45 p.m. June 10 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 8:30 a.m. June 10, police responded to the 14100 block of Drumvale Drive for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s forced entry into locked residence by unknown means. Currency, notes, etc, jewelry and precious metals, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc taken.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 3 a.m. June 10, police responded to the 15500 block of Silvertree Lane for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect forced entry into the victim's residence through a side door. At this time nothing has been reported stolen.

    - Police responded to the 14500 block of Tralee Place at 6:50 a.m. June 10 for a reported death investigation-suicide with a firearm.

    - Police responded to the 2500 block of Weir Road at 8 a.m. June 5 for a reported fraud-credit card/atm.

    - Larceny-From Building: At 10 a.m. June 10, police responded to the 10300 block of Courthouse Road for a reported larceny of TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Larceny-Other: At 3 p.m. June 10, police responded to the 2700 block of Martingale Road for a reported larceny of TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 15600 block of Rowlett Road at 4:08 p.m. June 10 for a reported miscellaneous threatening call.

    - Police responded to the 6600 block of Glebe Point Road at 8 a.m. June 7 for a reported miscellaneous threats.

    - Police responded to the 20700 block of Bessie Lane at 9:26 p.m. June 10 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 3900 block of Windcry Drive at 4:24 a.m. June 10 for a reported sex offenses-pornographic items.

    - Police responded to the 3000 block of Piedmont Ave. at 8 p.m. June 8 for a reported traffic hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 2200 block of Leighworth Blvd. at 9:40 p.m. June 9 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 2000 block of W. Hundred Road at 12:45 a.m. June 10 for a reported weapons violations-carrying concealed.

    - Police responded to the 6400 block of Iron Bridge Place at 10:54 a.m. June 10 for a reported weapons violations-carrying concealed.

    - Police responded to the 11700 block of Chester Road at 10:15 a.m. June 10 for a reported weapons violations-illegal possession.

    - Police responded to the 6100 block of River Road at 2:30 p.m. June 10 for a reported attempted animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 7300 block of Sycamore Springs Drive at 4:54 p.m. June 11 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 16200 block of Harrowgate Road at 2;33 p.m. June 11 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 20100 block of Bollinger Court at 2 p.m. June 11 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Police responded to the 12100 block of Beach Road at 6:30 a.m. June 11 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 3700 block of Colonnade Drive at 10:29 a.m. June 11 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 13700 block of Lawing Drive at 4:30 p.m. June 11 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Police responded to the 1700 block of Port Walthall Drive at 12:01 a.m. June 11 for a reported bomb case-actual.

    - Police responded to the 6400 block of Iron Bridge Road at 11:30 a.m. June 10 for a reported identity fraud.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 4:45 a.m. June 11, police responded to the 300 block of W. Hundred Road for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s broke rear driver's side window and took currency, notes, etc and miscellaneous property. Unknown suspect/s broke rear passenger side window of a second vehicle and took currency, notes, etc and miscellaneous property.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 6:30 p.m. June 10, police responded to the 13600 block of Laketree Drive for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s entered unlocked vehicles and took currency, notes, etc, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 11 p.m. June 10, police responded to the 14500 block of Mistwood Forest Court for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s removed firearms from locked vehicle.

    - Larceny-Motor Vehicle Parts: At 5 p.m. June 10, police responded to the 700 block of Koyoto Court for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s removed front license plate from vehicle.

    - Police responded to the 5200 block of Ecoff Ave. at 10:45 a.m. June 11 for a reported miscellaneous mental subject.

    - Police responded to the 3400 block of W. Hundred Road at 7:15 p.m. June 4 for a reported miscellaneous trash dumping/littering.

    - Police responded to the 7000 block of Lucy Corr Blvd. at 12:01 a.m. June 11 for a reported miscellaneous-violate protective order.

    - Motor Vehicle Theft-Auto Stolen Locally, Recovered Locally: At 3 p.m. June 11, police responded to the 1600 block of River Rock Road for a reported vehicle theft. Unknown suspects stole vehicle. Vehicle recovered and suspect was seen fleeing from recovery location.

    - Police responded to the 3700 block of Tarris Lane at 6:25 p.m. June 11 for a reported traffic drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 4100 block of Frye Court at 12 p.m. June 1 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 14800 block of Happy Hill Road at 6:12 p.m. June 11 for a reported animal case-dangerous/vicious dog.

    - Police responded to the 500 block of Old Bermuda Hundred Road at 10:37 a.m. June 12 for a reported animal case-dead or injured animal.

    - Police responded to the 15000 block of Creekbank Court at 6 a.m. June 12 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 4500 block of Cara Hill Lane at 12 p.m. June 12 for a reported simple assault domestic.

    - Police responded to the 15700 block of Chesdin Point Drive at 8:45 p.m. June 12 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 3300 block of Light St. at 10 p.m. June 12 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 6600 block of Jackson St. at 5:20 p.m. June 12 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Police responded to the 6600 block of Jackson St. at 5:20 p.m. June 12 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 5 p.m. June 11, police responded to the 11300 block of Chester Road for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s pried open side door to business and took currency, notes, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 11 a.m. June 6, police responded to the 6400 block of Statute Court for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s stole clothing and furs and miscellaneous property from an unlocked vacant apartment.

    - Police responded to the 13900 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 3:20 p.m. June 12 for a reported trespassing (including prowler).

    - Police responded to the 3800 block of Cougar Tl. at 2 p.m. June 11 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Information is provided by police and sheriff's departments. This information may or may not be all inclusive. Arrests include summons. Arrests do not imply guilt.


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    Crash

    SELINSGROVE - One person was injured in a collision at 2:04 p.m. June 6.

    Michael Keller, 46, of Selinsgrove, was making a left onto North Susquehanna Trail from the Susquehanna Valley Mall entrance when William Getz, 73, of Sunbury, was attempting to make a right turn onto North Susquehanna Trail from the Walmart entrance. The two vehicles collided, and Keller suffered minor injuries. Both drivers were issued traffic citations by state police.

    Crime

    SELINSGROVE - Jasmine Edwards, 26, of Sunbury, reported to state police $30 was stolen from her unlocked vehicle in the Susquehanna Valley Mall parking lot near Applebees.

    Disorderly conduct

    SHAMOKIN - Michael Leiby, 29, of 1347 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, was charged by Shamokin City Police with disorderly conduct and related charges following an incident June 9 on Second Street.

    City Police Cpl. Jarrod Scandle reported he observed Leiby tear a sign from a telephone pole and stagger while walking south on Second Street at 4:30 a.m. Scandle spoke with Leiby, who cursed at the officer, according to court documents. Scandle saw Leiby walk near Turkey Hill and found him inside the store, yelling at patrons and leaning over the counter to talk to the store's clerk.

    When Leiby exited the store, Scandle took Leiby into custody.

    A search determined Leiby was in possession of a black pipe packed with a partially burnt leafy substance, police said. He was later placed in Northumberland County Prison on a bench warrant.

    Shamokin Police charged Leiby with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 5 before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

    Criminal trespass

    SHAMOKIN - Andre Stone, 32, of 612 E. Commerce St. was charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment for a incident at 2:32 a.m. Sunday when Stone allegedly entered the home of Johna Swank, of 668 Bear Valley Ave., without permission and assaulted a 14-year-old. Police said in court documents Stone was intoxicated.

    A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III will be held on July 22.

    PFA violation

    SHAMOKIN - David S. Brightbill, 24, of 904 N. Shamokin St., was charged with violating by Shamokin City Police Chief Darwin Tobias III a protection from abuse order.

    In court documents, Tobias said Brightbill climbed the fire escape of his ex-girlfriend's apartment Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and yelled at her. The woman has a valid protection from abuse order against Brightbill from Northumberland County Court.

    Brightbill was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III Monday and released on $5,000 bail.

    Code violations

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Code enforcement officer Chris Petrovich has issued the following citations:

    - Joseph R. Hornberger, of 41 S. Oak St., Apt. 6, Coal Township, was cited May 27 for renting a property - 1618 W. Arch St., Coal Township - without an occupancy permit and failing to report status of occupancy within 10 days of a change.

    - Thomas A. Griffith, of 45 S. Market St., Shamokin, was cited June 4 for renting a property - 1032 W. Spruce St., Coal Township - without an occupancy permit and failing to obtain the proper inspection and certificate of occupancy prior to permitting occupancy of residence.

    Crash

    SELINSGROVE - Emily Barben, 21, of New Columbia, was issued a traffic citation by state police after the 2005 Honda Accord she was driving collided with a 2006 Ford Focus driven by Roseanna Hanselman.

    Barben was attempting to make a left turn off of Roosevelt Avenue in Monroe Township into the post office parking lot, police said, and was struck by Hanselman. No injuries were reported.


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  • 06/18/14--21:00: Police Briefs June 19, 2014
  • Criminal solicitation reported

    State police at Towanda said a 14-year-old Troy girl reported that someone known to her asked her to send him inappropriate pictures of her and made sexual comments to her between approximately 10 p.m. May 4 and 3 a.m. May 5 in Troy.

    Police said an investigation is ongoing.

    Man charged with drug possession

    Brandon M. Smith, 18, of Canton was has been charged with one count of possessing a small amount of marijuana for an incident that took place at 9:42 a.m. March 7 on Seeley Road in Canton Township, according to state police at Towanda.

    Police said the charge was filed through District Court 42-3-01. No other details were provided.

    Driveway damaged

    State police at Towanda said the driveway of a 28-year-old Granville Summit man was damaged at 6:30 p.m. June 7 on Saxton Hill Road in Granville Township.

    According to police, someone driving a gray Ford pickup spun their tires at the location, causing the damage. An investigation continues.

    Medication removed

    A 30-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman told state police at Towanda that someone removed medication between May 14-16 from property on Graham Road in Canton Township, by unknown means. Police said they have developed a suspect, who is under investigation.

    Bush removed

    A Roaring Branch man told state police at Towanda that someone removed a bush from his business, without paying, between May 17-18 on Springbrook Road in Canton Township.

    Police said they have developed a suspect, who is under investigation.

    Juvenile charged

    State police at Towanda said Gordon Scott Miller, 43, of Wyalusing, and a male juvenile were involved in a verbal altercation at 9:20 p.m. April 27 on Scrib Meadow Road in Terry Township and the altercation escalated, when the juvenile punched Miller in the face with his fist and a cooking pot.

    Police said charges were filed against the juvenile.

    Man charged with harassment

    State police at Towanda said that Keith Edward Morrison, 54, of Granville Summit, was charged with harassment after an incident at 6:15 p.m. May 29 on Route 514 in Granville Township in which he is accused of throwing two rocks at the barn of a 60-year-old Granville Summit man, causing his dogs to bark.

    Items found

    State police at Towanda said vehicle and house keys were found outside Jan's Beauty Salon at 1 p.m. June 1 on Main Street in New Albany.

    The items were left in the custody of state police at are stored in the property room, pending positive identification by a claimant.

    The owner can contact state police at (570) 265-2186 and note incident number P05-0786259.

    Fuel removed

    State police at Towanda said someone tipped over a 500-gallon fuel tank between 4 p.m. May 29 and 9 a.m. May 30 in the 1000 block of Underhill Road in Tuscarora Township and removed an excessive amount of fuel, by cutting a diesel hose off another tank and using it to siphon the fuel.

    Anyone with information about the incident can contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Camper burglary reported

    State police at Towanda said someone entered a garage at approximately 10:20 p.m. June 4 in the 1000 block of Updike Road in Wells Township, and while inside the garage, forcibly entered a camper, which was parked in the garage. Nothing was taken from within the dwelling or the camper, police said.

    Anyone with information about the incident can contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Battery taken

    State police at Towanda said they are investigating the theft of a battery from a piece of equipment that was left unattended sometime between 5 p.m. May 30 and noon June 2 at the South Creek Township Building in South Creek Township.

    Anyone with information about the incident can contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Man charged with simple assault

    An Athens man was recently charged with simple assault by Athens Township police.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Michael Lloyd Chandler, 25, was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

    Police said Chandler hit two juveniles with his hand June 8 at a McCloe Lane residence.

    Chandler's preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 22.

    Charges filed against Athens man

    State police at Towanda recently filed charges of reckless endangerment and simple assault on an Athens man following an incident in Litchfield Township.

    According to state police, George Lewis Jr., 72, was charged after firing a round from a rifle in the direction of a victim's vehicle during a dispute at about 5:50 p.m. May 30 at a North Rome Road residence.

    Retail theft

    A Towanda woman was recently charged with retail theft by Athens Township police.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Jessica Lynn Kepner, 28, removed $201.19 worth of clothing items from the Walmart store on Elmira Street at about 1:45 p.m. May 23.

    Kepner's preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 15.

    No injuries in three-car MVA

    State police at Towanda recently investigated a three-car motor vehicle accident in Ulster Township.

    According to state police, at about noon May 29, a 2000 Ford Focus operated by 27-year-old Ashley A. Perry of Towanda failed to yield to oncoming traffic while emerging from Woodpecker Lane onto Route 220. The vehicle struck a southbound 1997 Ford F-150 on Route 220, police said.

    The truck then spun clockwise into the northbound lane, sideswiping a Jeep Cherokee with its tailgate, police said.

    The Focus and F-150 had disabling damage, while the Jeep had minor driver's side damage, police said. No injuries were reported.

    Police cited Perry for a violation of vehicles entering or crossing the roadway, police said. Police were assisted at the scene by the Ulster division of Tri-Township Ambulance, the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Association and Furman and Jones Towing.

    Harassment charge filed

    A Gillett man was recently cited for harassment by state police at Towanda.

    According to state police, at about 1:45 p.m. June 17, 25-year-old Thomas Earl Allen pushed and choked an adult female at a location on Cowboy Lane in Smithfield Township. Allen was cited for harassment in district court, police said.

    Police investigating fraud

    State police at Towanda are investigating a case of access device fraud against a Litchfield Township man.

    According to state police, an unknown actor used the man's debit card to make multiple purchases June 3 from Microsoft Xbox Live in Washington. Police continue to investigate.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Man charged with assault

    State police at Towanda recently incarcerated a Gillett man following a May 26 incident in Ridgebury Township.

    According to state police, Douglas Edward Smith, 37, was taken into custody May 27 on charges of simple assault, endangering the welfare of children and harassment.

    Police said Smith reportedly physically assaulted an 11-year-old boy known to him at a location on Monkey Run Road.

    Smith was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail, police said. Smith is scheduled to appear July 16 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox for a preliminary hearing.

    State police investigate child rape

    State police are investigating the rape of a five-year-old female in Ridgebury Township.

    According to state police at Towanda, police are investigating an allegation that the child was sexually assaulted by an unidentified male individual known to her between May and June 2014. Investigation into the allegation is ongoing, police said.


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  • 06/18/14--21:00: Police Report Highlights
  • OLD FORGE POLICE: Officers responded to more than 65 calls between May 31 and June 14.

    On May 31, officers were dispatched to investigate a dispute between neighbors in the 300 block of McClure Avenue. Officers were dispatched to assist Taylor police with a call in the 300 block of North Main Street.

    On June 1, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a disorderly man in the 1100 block of Franklin Street.

    On June 2, officers were dispatched to investigate a trespassing complaint in the 300 block of Marion Street. Police conducted a welfare check inside a home in the 900 block of Moosic Road. A dispute between neighbors sent officers to the 1200 block of Lori Lane.

    On June 3, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a female yelling in the 400 block of Lawrence Street. A report of suspicious activity sent officers to a home in the 100 block of North Keyser Avenue.

    On June 4, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a disorderly person in the 300 block of Main Street. A report of a fight in progress sent officers to Miles Street. Officers conducted two arrests.

    On June 5, officers were dispatched to investigate a criminal mischief complaint in the 300 block of Keyser Avenue. A report of a disorderly man sent officers to the 300 block of Marion Street. Officers were dispatched to investigate a reported domestic dispute in the 500 block of Hickory Street.

    On June 6, officers were dispatched to investigate an activated alarm in the 700 block of Moosic Road. Police assisted officers from Dunmore with a call in the 1200 block of South Main Street.

    On June 7, officers were dispatched to investigate a verbal domestic in the 400 block of Melmore Street. A reported violation of a protection from abuse order sent officers to a home in the 100 block of South Keyser Avenue. Officers were dispatched to investigate a report of illegal burning in the 100 block of Lonesome Road.

    Officers returned to a home in the 400 block of Melmore Street to investigate a reported domestic dispute in progress. One person was arrested.

    On June 8, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported theft in the 500 block of Summer Street. A verbal domestic dispute sent officers to a home in the 400 block of Melmore Street. Officers were dispatched to assist the fire department with a call in the 500 block of Moosic Road.

    On June 9, officers were dispatched to investigate a harassment complaint in the 200 block of West Grace Street. Police were dispatched to investigate a report of illegal burning in the 100 block of Lonesome Road. Officers were sent to investigate a report of a disorderly person causing a problem in the 100 block of Sussex Street. Officers also responded to a home in the 100 block of Amity Avenue to assist the Lackawanna County Agency on Aging.

    On June 10, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported theft at a home in the 100 block of Sussex Street. A reported noise complaint sent police to a home in the 100 block of Sussex Street.

    On June 11, officers responded to the 600 block of South Main Street to investigate a report of a harassment.

    On June 12, officers were dispatched to conduct a welfare check inside a home in the 1200 block of Mowry Street.

    On June 13, officers responded to a home in the 100 block of Jones Street to investigate a report of two disorderly people inside the home causing a disturbance.

    On June 14, officers were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of Keyser Avenue to investigate a report of a stolen vehicle. Officers were also dispatched to investigate a report of juveniles causing a disturbance in the 800 block of West Oak Street.

     

    TAYLOR POLICE: Officers responded to more than 140 calls between June 1-16.

    On June 1, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on Main Street.

    On June 2, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a loose dog roaming in and out of traffic on the Davis Street Bridge. A hit-and-run accident sent officers to the 100 block of Pond Street.

    On June 3, officers were dispatched to investigate a hit-and-run accident at the Price Chopper on Main Street. Two complaints of retail theft sent officers to the Walmart on Main Street.

     

    On June 4, officers were dispatched to investigate the violation of a protection from abuse (PFA) order inside a home in the 600 block of Union Street. A reported assault sent officers to a home in the 100 block of Union Street. Officers returned to a home in the 100 block of Union Street to investigate a reported domestic dispute.

    A report of shoplifting sent officers to the 1300 block of Main Street. Officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a fight in progress in the 200 block of Main Street. Police issued a traffic citation in the 800 block of Union Street.

    On June 5, officers were dispatched to investigate a motor vehicle accident (MVA) in the intersection of Main and Davis streets. Police conducted several traffic stops and issued citations on Union and Main streets.

    Officers were also dispatched to assist Old Forge police with a call on South Keyser Avenue.

    On June 6, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of an erratic driver on the Davis Street Bridge. A report of a domestic dispute in progress sent officers to a home in the 200 block of West Taylor Street. Officers were dispatched to investigate a reported assault in a home in the 1200 block of North Main Street.

    Officers were dispatched to assist Old Forge police with a call in the 1200 block of Main Street. Activated burglar alarms sent officers to the 1400 and 900 blocks of Main Street.

    A report of a suspicious vehicle sent officers to the 100 block of Church Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop on Bald Mountain Road. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Police also issued a traffic citation on South Keyser Avenue.

    On June 7, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1200 block of South Main Street. The driver was arrested for DUI. A dog complaint sent officers to the Walmart on Main Street. Police were sent to investigate a theft complaint in the 1200 block of Loomis Avenue. An activated alarm sent officers to the 1000 block of Williams Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Main Street.

    Officers also conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of North Main Street. The driver was arrested for DUI.

    Officers were dispatched to a home on Kennedy Boulevard to investigate an allegation of mail tampering. An MVA sent officers to the Walmart on Main Street.

    On June 9, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Main Street. The driver was arrested for DUI. Officers were dispatched to investigate a report of an erratic driver on Davis Street. Police were dispatched to investigate a report of a domestic dispute in a home in the 900 block of Keyser Avenue. Officers were sent to assist Old Forge police with a call in the 400 block of Melmore Street.

    On June 10, officers were dispatched to investigate a MVA at McDade Park off of Keyser Avenue. Police conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of Oak Street. Police made a narcotics arrest in the 1300 block of Main Street at the Game Stop store.

    On June 11, officers assisted the Scranton police with a call in the 100 block of Rinaldi Drive. A dispute between neighbors sent officers to a home in the 200 block of Sibley Avenue. Officers issued a traffic citation in the intersection of Schlager Street and Kerstetter Court. Police also conducted a traffic stop in the intersection of Oak and Third streets.

    A custody dispute sent officers to a home in the 100 block of Colon Court. Officers were dispatched to investigate a reported use of false identification at the Walmart on Main Street. A report of suspicious people sent officers to the 500 block of Union Street.

    On June 12, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported scam on West Grove Street. A retail theft sent officers to the Walmart on Main Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of Union Street. Officers also issued a traffic citation in the intersection of Oak and Main streets.

    On June 13, officers responded to investigate an animal complaint in the 1500 block of Main Street. Police were dispatched to assist the fire department with a call in the 100 block of Storrs Street. A report of an erratic driver sent officers to the 1300 block of Main Street. Officers were dispatched to investigate a criminal mischief complaint in the 1100 block of Main Street.

    On June 14, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a dog barking in the 600 block of Von Bergen Street. Police made a narcotics and DUI arrest in the 100 block of Oak Street. Two retail theft complaints sent officers to the Walmart on Main Street. Officers were sent to investigate a loitering complaint at the intersection of Veteran’s Drive and Main Street.

    On June 15, officers were dispatched to investigate a MVA in the Walmart entrance on Main Street. Officers also conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of South Main Street, resulting in a DUI arrest. A complaint of a barking dog sent officers to a home on Kennedy Boulevard. Officers also conducted an investigation on Kennedy Boulevard. A report of public drunkenness sent officers to the Walmart on Main Street.

    On June 16, officers were dispatched to investigate an abandoned vehicle on Rockledge Terrace. Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Main Street. A reported disturbance sent officers to a home in the 400 block of Rock Street. Officers were dispatched to investigate a report of suspicious people at the Radio Shack on Main Street. Police also responded to an MVA in the 300 block of Main Street. The driver was arrested for DUI.

     

    MOOSIC POLICE: Officers responded to more than 65 calls between June 1-7.

    On June 1, officers were dispatched to investigate a hit-and-run accident in the 100 block of Spring Street. A similar call sent officers to Pittston Avenue. Officers were dispatched to a reported fight in progress in the 800 block of Davis Street.

    Officers were dispatched to investigate theft complaints in the 4100 block of Birney Avenue and the 1000 block of Springbrook Avenue. Officers were dispatched to investigate a motor vehicle accident on Montage Mountain Road.

    On June 2, officers welfare dispatched to investigate a trespassing complaint in the 100 block of Main Street. Officers were dispatched to investigate a report of illegal all terrain vehicle activity on Glenmaura Drive.

    Police conducted an investigation in the 700 block of Minooka Avenue.

    On June 3, officers were dispatched to investigate an activated alarm in the 2500 block of Birney Avenue. A hit-and-run accident sent officers to the Shoppes at Montage. Officers responded to investigate a report of an accident between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian. Police were sent to investigate a disorderly conduct complaint in a home on Spruce Street. A domestic dispute in progress sent officers to a home in the 400 block of Fourth Street.

    On June 4, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a suspicious person on Birney Avenue and Church Streets.

    On June 5, officers were dispatched to investigate activated alarms on Springbrook Avenue, Shoppes Boulevard and Birney Avenue.

    On June 6, officers were dispatched to investigate an animal complaint in the 1000 block of Shoppes Boulevard. Police were sent to conduct a welfare check inside a home in the 3500 block of Birney Avenue. Officers responded to a custody dispute inside a home on Honor Park.

    Police were dispatched to assist Old Forge officers with a call in the 1200 block of Main Street.

    On June 7, officers were dispatched to investigate activated burglar alarms on Glenmaura National Boulevard and Birney Avenue.

    Police were also dispatched to investigate a report of a disoriented man alongside Montage Mountian Road.


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  • 06/18/14--21:00: Court Notes 6/19/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

     

    Peter Nguyen and Michele Ann Long to Michael Quinn and Tara Koretz for $298,000; West Pittston.

    Mary Ann Bayo to Michael Coffee and Rachel G. Coffee for $604,000; Harveys Lake.

    Thomas Nola and Mary Nola to Kenneth T. Carey and Kari A. Carey for $70,000; Exeter.

    Edward J. Butkiewicz and Sheila B. Butkiewicz to Peter B. Frye and Mary Alice Frye for $192,000; Conyngham.

    John Sherwood (executor), John W. Sherwood Jr. (executor) and John W. Sherwood (estate) to Margarette Aupont for $80,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Gordon E. Lewis Jr. and Cynthia R. Lewis to Andrew P. Knipfer for $275,000; Sugarloaf Township.

    Ray O. Thompson and Sharon A. Thompson to Miriah Kohn and Dennis R. Kohn for $150,000; Hanover Township.

    Linda Lizza to KM Realty LLC for $275,000; Jenkins Township.

    Mark S. Kaschenbach and Kathleen S. Kaschenchbach to Mark Warshal for $392,300; Dallas Township.

    Edward G. Lakatta and Patricia Lakatta to Miguel A. Rodriguez for $80,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Kathleen L. Biano and Kathleen Biano Klynoot to Scott Lambert and Cierra Lambert for $77,000; Pittston.

    Mary E. Parker to Amber Cousin for $87,450; Kingston Township.

    Peter B. Frye and Mary Alice Frye to Edward J. Butkiewicz and Sheila B. Butkiewicz for $222,000; Conyngham.

    Jamie P. Serra to Robert Minneci and Jocelyn Lamoreaux for $120,000; Sugarloaf Township.

    Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. (trustee/per attorney in fact) and Wells Fargo Bank (attorney in fact) to Richard J. Pitcavage Jr. for $95,000; Franklin Township.

    James J. Henry Jr. and Bernice A. Henry to James D. Walker for $137,000; West Hazleton.

    Brian Russoniello and Alesia A. Russoniello to Lori E. Del Gaudio for $338,000; Kingston Township.

    Brian J. Kapsick and Melissa L. Kapsick to Franklin J. Battin and Brenda L. Battin for $280,000; Jackson Township.

    Franklin J. Battin and Brenda L. Battin to Ellen Wilson for $245,000; Jackson Township.

    Jody L. Faulls and James J. Faulls to George W. Layaou II and Jacqueline D. Layaou for $287,500; Franklin Township.

    BC Land Holdings LLC to Robert Pace and Charlotte Pace for $172,000; Pittston Township.

    David Joyce and Lisa A. Joyce to Frank A. Serino Jr. for $295,000; Pittston.

    Anthony Massara and Adalgisa Massara to JDKM LLC for $87,000; Pittston.

    Rosemary Galli to Margaret M. Schwartz for $250,000; Jenkins Township.

    David C. Donati and Karen A. Donati to Jon M. McCloskey and Rosemary McCloskey for $180,200; West Pittston.

    Renee M. Fulton and Michael D. Fulton to Jason M. Wiggins and Michelle A. Wiggins for $160,000; Salem Township.

    Eagle Rock Resort Co. to Bihong Guan and Chenghui Zhu for $71,618; Hazle Township.

    Eugene L. Ellis and Lori Ann Ellis to Christopher F. Sauchak and Tracy L. Sauchak for $222,500; Hanover Township.

    Mary Ann Sweeney to James Sweeney for $150,000; Pittston.

    Frank Oatridge Jr. to Jill R. Wilkinson for $85,000; Kingston Township.

    David E. Hohol and Denice M. Hohol to Justin Burridge for $225,000; Lehman Township.


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    Burglary

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Nancy Harring, 57, of 869 W. Spruce St., reported someone entered her home between 3 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and removed $10 from an envelope on a kitchen table. Anyone with information should call police at 570-644-0333.

    Sentencing

    Raymond K. Villari III, 29, of 311 S. Seventh St., Shamokin, was sentenced to six months of supervised probation and a $300 fine plus court costs Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

    The sentence will run concurrent with Columbia County Prison time Villari is currently serving.

    He pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia stemming from a Oct. 29 incident in Shamokin.


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  • 06/19/14--21:00: Police Briefs, June 20, 2014
  • Police Briefs, June 20, 2014

    Towanda man charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor

    Jonathon Wayne Brown, 24, of Towanda has been charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor after a female under the age of 21 told police she had consumed vodka at his residence, police said.

    Brown was also charged with corruption of a minor, because he had allowed the female to consume alcohol in his residence, police said.

    The incident occurred at 12:40 a.m. on May 24, Towanda police said.

    Brown, who lives on Fourth Street, has been sent a summons which orders him to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on July 30.

    Wysox woman faces drug paraphernalia charge

    Olivia May Stroud, 36, of Wysox was recently charged with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, according to the Bradford County Sheriff's Office.

    The charge stems from a June 16 incident at the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda, during which Stroud was sentenced to a term of county intermediate punishment by Judge Maureen Beirne, according to the sheriff's office.

    After she was sentenced, Stroud was taken into custody and searched, according to Sheriff's Deputy Brian Wibirt.

    During the search, a female law enforcement employee recovered a pill crusher on her person, which contained a white powder substance inside it, Wibirt said.

    Stroud said the white substance was Percocet, according to Wibirt.

    Also recovered during the search was glass straw, which is commonly used for snorting illegal substances, Wibirt said.


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