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  • 07/21/14--21:00: Police Brief 7/22/2014
  • Man injured in crash in Standing Stone Twp.

    Brandon J. Rapp, 29, of Nichols, N.Y., was involved in a motorcycle accident at 4:55 a.m. Thursday as he was traveling north on Creek Road in Standing Stone Township, police said.

    Rapp lost control of his 1997 Harley-Davidson Sportster on a right curve, and the vehicle slid into a guard rail, state police at Towanda said.

    Rapp, who was wearing a helmet, suffered a minor injury, state police at Towanda said.


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  • 07/21/14--21:00: Court notes 7/22/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Charles R. Kovach and Raelene E. Kovach to Thomas Pavlick and Marjorie Gelso for $155,000; Plymouth Township.

    Medo Investment LLC to Joseph Newhart for $75,000; Nanticoke.

    Mark D. Davis and Deborah L. Davis to Kenneth J. Robaczewski for $105,850; Swoyersville.

    Douglas Long to Jacqueline Shimonis for $72,100; Jenkins Township.

    Amy Fermier to James W. Kemmerer for $133,000; Lehman Township.

    Joseph J. Cavanaugh Jr. and Kristen N. Cavanaugh to Edward A. Cora and Susan Cora for $233,000; Wright Township.

    Mark J. Luchi and Mary Beth Luchi to John Price and Barbara Price for $280,000; Fairview Township.

    Kenneth R. Ralston and Cindy A. Ralston to 1031-1037 Wyoming Ave. LLC for $115,000; Forty Fort.

    Varada Veluswamy and Ragupathy Veluswamy to Calvin Eng and Shiuwan Eng for $585,000; Dallas Township.


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  • 07/22/14--21:00: Crime of the Week
  • Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a commercial robbery. On March 4, 2014, an unknown male suspect entered the Public Storage at 10110 Midlothian Turnpike. Soon after entering, the subject walked up to the clerk and robbed the business. The suspect pointed a large knife at the attendant and demanded cash.

    The suspect is described as a black male with a slender build standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was wearing a black bandana, black hoodie and dark jeans. According to the clerk, the suspect pointed a large silver Bowie knife at her. Further investigation revealed the suspect made off with several thousand dollars in cash and checks.

    If you have information about any unsolved crime in or fugitive wanted by Chesterfield County or Colonial Heights, call Crime Solvers at 748-0660. You can submit a tip online at crimesolvers.net and now through your mobile device by text message. Simply text the code "WATSON" plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). You will remain anonymous and won't have to appear in court, and if your tip is helpful to police you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

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  • 07/22/14--21:00: Court notes 7/23/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Three Mountain Holdings and Marcia Reynolds (partner) to Monte Rader and Lisa Rader for $127,000; Butler Township.

    Presidential Land Co., LTD to Joseph F. Rodriguez for $440,000; Rice Township.

    William John Tippett (executor) and Dorothy Ann Tippett (estate) to Rick A. Hayward and Debra M. Hayward for $165,000; Kingston Township.

    Ross J. Giordano and Margaret A. Giordano to TSR CW Holding Co. LLC for $200,000; Plains Township.

    Brian J. Tomascik to Michael Maisano and Shelia Maisano for $150,000; Jenkins Township.

    MK & T Holdings LLC to Molly G. Goldsmith for $112,400; Butler Township.

    Carol L. White and Neal A. White Jr. to David C. George for $150,000; Lehman Township.

    Marjorie Amico to Preston Klem and Kristine A. Klem for $255,000; Dupont.

    Robert R. Gross and Janice Gross to Bradley C. Scott Jr. for $125,000; Larksville.

    Helen E. Krosofski to Eric Panusky for $107,500; Swoyersville.

    John Krokos and Debra Krokos to Melody Jo Zapotoczny for $80,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Barbara A. Calabrese to Michael D. Belusko for $219,900; Hazleton.


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  • 07/22/14--21:00: Police Briefs 7/23/2014
  • Two arrested for trespassing

    Waverly village police recently arrested two people found to be trespassing in the private stairwell area of a Fulton Street apartment building.

    According to the Waverly Police Department, on July 13, police arrested Emily Benjamin-Trout, 24, of Waverly, on a warrant from Pennsylvania. Trout was also charged with trespassing and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police also arrested Marcus Smith, 22, of Sayre, on a charge of trespassing.

    Smith was issued a ticket to appear July 24 in Waverly Village Court, police said. Trout-Benjamin was arraigned in Barton Town Court and was sent to the Tioga County Jail in Owego without bail.

    Waverly man charged with trespassing and lewdness

    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 public lewdness.

    Police said that at about 9:55 p.m. July 21, Barrowcliff allegedly entered the Energy Machine building on state Route 34 and refused to leave after being asked several times. Barrowcliff also urinated on the floor in front of employees, police said.

    Barrowcliff was arraigned in Barton Town Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail or $3,000 bond, police said. Barrowcliff is scheduled to appear Aug. 5 in court.

    Wiring theft reported

    State police at Towanda are investigating the reported theft of wiring from a vehicle in Ridgebury Township.

    According to state police, an unknown actor removed wiring from a vehicle parked in the driveway of a Thompson Hill Road residence between 10:30 p.m. July 4 and 8 a.m. July 5.

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

    New Albany man charged

    A New Albany man was recently arrested by state police on a violation of sale or transfer of firearms.

    According to state police at Towanda, Michael Longcoy, 25, was also charged with making an unsworn falsification to authorities.

    Police said Longcoy filled out an application for sale or transfer of a firearm Feb. 25 at an Albany Township store and falsified the answer to a question.

    Longcoy was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and released on non-monetary bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 30.

    Charges filed in truck damage

    State police at Towanda recently filed charges against a Sayre man accused of damaging a dump truck in Smithfield Township.

    According to state police, Roger Eugene Plouse, 33, was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

    Police said Plouse is accused of slashing four tires, smashing a mirror and front headlamps and cutting wires on a vehicle parked at a Milan Road residence. The damage was valued at about $2,200, police said.

    Handguns stolen from Wyalusing Twp. residence

    State police at Towanda are investigating the theft of cash and handguns from a Wyalusing Township residence.

    According to state police, between 1 and 5 p.m. July 17, an unknown actor or actors entered a Homet Heights Road residence through a locked front door, then removed an unnamed amount of currency from cups in the kitchen and three handguns from a bedroom.

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

    Sayre business violates liquor law

    The state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement recently cited a Sayre restaurant for failing to maintain complete and truthful records for a two-year period.

    According to information from the bureau, Buckshots Steak and Seafood at the Hotel Bradford, located on North Thomas Avenue, was cited July 10 for the two-year period immediately preceding May 12.

    The charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose monetary penalties, license suspension or revocation or mandated training, according to the bureau.

    Sayre man charged with DUI

    State police at Towanda recently arrested a Sayre man on suspicion of driving while under the influence.

    According to state police, Brandon George Seeley, 25, was found to be asleep behind the wheel of a pickup truck at about 5:18 a.m. July 4 on Aumick Road in Litchfield Township. Police said the vehicle was on the travel lane and still running, with the gear shifter in drive.

    Police said Aumick displayed signs of impairment and was transported to Towanda Memorial Hospital to submit to a legal blood draw. Charges were filed in district court, police said.

    No injuries in Wells Twp. MVA

    State police at Towanda recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident in Wells Township.

    According to state police, at about 3:50 a.m. July 10, a 2005 Toyota Matrix operated by Justin D. Hawley, 19, of Corning, N.Y., slid eastbound on Laurel Hill Road after Hawley lost control of the vehicle. The car then struck a parked 2009 Chevrolet Malibu on the northern side of the road, police said.

    Police said Hawley wore a seatbelt and was uninjured, as were two passengers, a 15-year-old male, also of Corning, and 18-year-old Brandon M. Smith of Canton. Police cited Hawley for speeding.

    Man charged with making false report

    State police at Towanda recently charged an Ulster man with making a false report to law enforcement authorities.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Michael Allyn Harrington, 32, reported a vehicle as stolen May 24 from his Battle Creek Road residence. According to police, investigation revealed that the reported stolen vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident the previous night and that a witness saw Harrington exit the vehicle.

    Harrington was sent a summons to appear Aug. 26 in district court for a preliminary hearing.


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  • 07/22/14--21:00: Fugitives of the Week
  • Crime Solvers is asking for your help this week with catching the following two fugitives.

    Lamar Nelson Daniels is wanted for forging public record. Daniels is a 41-year old 5 feet, 8 inch tall black male with brown eyes and black hair

    Gregory Wayne Hayes is wanted for domestic assault. Hayes is a 46-year old 5 feet, 9 inch tall white male with brown eyes and brown hair.

    If you have information about these fugitives or any unsolved crime in or person wanted by Chesterfield County or the city of Colonial Heights, you may call Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660, submit a tip via our website, crimesolvers.net, or Text-A-Tip by texting "WATSON" plus your tip to CRIMES (274637)**. All three methods will allow you to stay anonymous. If your tip helps to solve a crime or catch a fugitive, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.


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    CHESTERFIELD

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

    - Police responded to the 9300 block of Public Works Road at 6:59 p.m. July 14 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 9900 block of Lori Road at 12:30 p.m. July 14 for a reported animal case-animal bite.

    - Police responded to the 6200 block of Barrister Road at 2;21 p.m. July 14 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 6700 block of River Road at 5:45 p.m. July 14 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 2 p.m. July 14, police responded to the 2100 block of Coxendale Road for a reported burglary. Known suspect attempted to enter locked shed. No entry made.

    - Police responded to the 20000 block of Halloway Ave. at 3 p.m. July 11 for a reported larceny of bicycles.

    - Larceny-From Buildings: At 7:45 a.m. July 14, police responded to the 11800 block of Perdue Springs Court for a reported larceny of currency, notes, etc, miscellaneous property.

    - Larceny-Other: At 7 a.m. June 4, police responded to the 3900 block of W. Hundred Road for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s cut copper piping from air conditioning unit located in a school trailer.

    - Larceny-Other: At 5 p.m. July 11, police responded to the 16600 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s removed miscellaneous property from construction site.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 4:06 p.m. July 14, police responded to the 12000 block of Iron Bridge Plaza for a reported larceny of currency, notes, etc and miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 4900 block of Stoney Creek Pkwy. at 12:01 a.m. July 14 for a reported miscellaneous-violate protective order.

    - Motor Vehicle Theft-Auto Stolen Locally, Not Recovered: At 8 a.m. July 10, police responded to the 1600 block of Ware Bottom Spring Road for a reported motor vehicle theft. Unknown suspect/s stole vehicle from business lot.

    - Police responded to the 6400 block of Iron Bridge Place at 11 a.m. July 14 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 15700 block of Woods Edge Road at 2:20 p.m. July 14 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 4:30 p.m. July 15, police responded to the 16000 block of Harrowgate Road for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s attempted to force entry through locked front door. No entry made.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 8 a.m. July 10, police responded to the 5300 block of Centralia Road for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s forced entry to residence through locked rear window. Household goods taken.

    - Larceny-Other: At 12 p.m. July 5, police responded to the 10500 block of Surry Road for a reported larceny of currency, notes, etc, miscellaneous property.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: at 12:10 p.m. July 15, police responded to the 12200 block of Bermuda Crossroad Lane for a reported larceny of miscellaneous property.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 4:55 p.m. July 15, police responded to the 12000 block of Iron Bridge Plaza for a reported larceny of consumable goods and miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 9500 block of Kathleen Drive at 1:30 a.m. July 15 for a reported motor vehicle theft-unauthorized use.

    - Police responded to the 600 block of E. Hundred Road at 7:55 p.m. July 15 for a reported property-recovered, stolen other jurisdiction.

    - Police responded to the 19600 block of Halloway Ave. at 8 p.m. July 5 for a reported sex offenses-aggravated sexual battery.

    - Police responded to the 13100 block of Rivers Bend Blvd. at 11;45 a.m. July 15 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 1900 block of Meadowville Technology Pkwy. at 7 a.m. July 11 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 200 block of E. Hundred Road at 5:45 p.m. July 15 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 5100 block of Iron Bridge Road at 9:24 p.m. July 15 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 6600 block of River Road at 2 p.m. June 26 for a reported commercial/business vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 2400 block of Lanter Lane at 11 p.m. July 14 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 9500 block of Courthouse Road at 10:10 a.m. July 15 for a reported vandalism-other.

    - Police responded to the 20700 block of Willowdale Drive at 3:50 a.m. July 15 for a reported residential vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 12300 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 9:40 a.m. July 15 for a reported residential vandalism.

    - Attempted Burglary/B&E-Res: At 8:30 a.m. July 15, police responded to the 15800 block of Roland View Drive for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s attempted to force entry through front door to residence. No entry made.

    - 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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    Motorcyclist remains critical

    DANVILLE - Cory L. Thompson, 29, of Shamokin, who was hurt in an accident on Route 61 July 13, remained in critical condition Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

    Thompson was flown by Life Flight helicopter to Geisinger after being severely injured when thrown from his motorcycle that was rear-ended by a Jeep near The Wayside Inn.

    Condition improves

    DANVILLE - The condition of Erick R. Trometter, 22, of Sunbury, has improved from serious to fair, according to a spokeswoman at Geisinger Medical Center.

    Trometter was shot once July 8 by acting Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare on Mile Post Road just outside Sunbury after allegedly assaulting his grandmother at their home and brandishing a knife when confronted by Hare.

    Trometter has been charged by Sunbury police in the assault case, but no charges have been filed by state police in the shooting incident, which remains under investigation.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Joseph Dormer, 18, of Mount Carmel, was cited by Patrolman Matthew Henrich for retail theft for allegedly stealing $19.25 worth of merchandise from Walmart Supercenter July 12.

    Harassment

    SHAMOKIN - Ashley Lynn Russell, 23, of 551-B N. Sixth St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Shane Mowery for harassment for allegedly punching Sabrina Maisey in the face at 10:31 p.m. July 16 in the 500 block of North Market Street.

    Guilty plea

    SHAMOKIN - Benjamin Gray, 32, of 243 S. Vine St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a summary offense of harassment and was ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay a $200 fine plus costs.

    An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.

    Gray was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Jarrod Scandle with assaulting his live-in girlfriend, Michelle Wolfe, July 13 at their residence.

    Teen injured

    LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - A 17-year-old Millersburg male suffered a moderate injury in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning along Route 147.

    State police at Stonington reported the teen, who was transported by Americus Ambulance to Harrisburg Hospital, was driving a 2004 Ford F-250 truck north at 7 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole off the northbound shoulder before hitting the back of a parked 2012 Mack 600 tractor trailer.

    Gary L. Killian, 61, of Mocksville, N.C., a passenger in the tractor-trailer, escaped injury.

    The teen was cited for failing to drive in a single lane.

    Driver escapes injury

    SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - Daniel J. Hollick, 21, of Shamokin, escaped injury early Sunday in a one-car crash involving a deer along Route 61 near Township Route 762.

    State police at Stonington said Hollick was driving a 2001 Dodge Stratus south at 2:19 a.m. when a deer entered the road from a wooded area off the north side; Hollick lost control of the vehicle while attempting to avoid the animal. The car exited the highway before re-entering the road and spinning 180 degrees. The car then left the northbound lane and hit an embankment before stopping.

    Hollick was wearing a seat belt, police said.

    His car sustained disabling damage to its front passenger side and rear driver side bumper and was towed by Paul's Towing.

    Also assisting at the scene were fire personnel from Stonington and Elysburg.

    Hit and run

    RUSH TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving a vehicle hitting a mailbox Monday afternoon along Murphy Road.

    Police reported an unknown vehicle traveling west between 12:05 and 1:20 p.m. left tire marks in the loose gravel and front yard at the residence of Irene Murphy, of 16 Murphy Road, Sunbury, before striking a mailbox with its front end.

    The hit-and-run vehicle then fled west along Murphy Road and should have damage to its front end and under carriage.

    Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call state police at 570-286-5601.

    Plants stolen

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington reported someone stole five raspberry plants, eight blueberry plants, a tree and a yellow, five-gallon diesel fuel can from Schwalm's Greenhouse, 1653 Boyer Hill Road, Sunbury, at 11 p.m. Saturday.

    DUI

    MOUNT CARMEL - Anthony M. Dagostino, 19, of 251 S. Chestnut St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Matthew Dillman with three counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving with an expired registration, driving without proper inspection and failing to possess his driver's license.

    The charges relate to a May 15 incident at Fifth and Hickory streets.

    Police said Dagostino was under the influence of marijuana, oxycodone and oxymorphone while driving.

    Drug charges

    KULPMONT - Charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and false identification to police were filed by Patrolman Patrick McAndrew against Vincent William Bills, 30, of 921 Spruce St., Kulpmont, in connection with a June 7 incident at 10th and Poplar streets.

    Police said Bills identified himself as Michael Bills when confronted after being observed pushing a black ATV north on 10th Street. Police said Bills, who was found in possession of marijuana and a smoking pipe, told police he lied about his identity because there were warrants for his arrest.

    Drug offenses

    MOUNT CARMEL - Kimberly Ann Olearnick, 28, of 240 S. Beech St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Justin Stelma with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance involving a May 1 incident at her residence.

    Police said Olearnick possessed a syringe and seven Lorazepam tablets in a silver pill container.

    Multiple charges

    KULPMONT - Trooper Thomas Leib of state police at Stonington has charged Kevin Gerard Wascavage, 34, of Auburn, with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a sidewalk, failure to notify PennDOT within 15 days of a change of name or address, failure to drive in a single lane, careless driving and hit and run.

    The charges relate to a July 4 hit-and-run accident on Chestnut Street near 9th Street.

    Police reported Wascavage had a blood-alcohol content of .201 percent.


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  • 07/23/14--21:00: Court notes 7/24/14
  • Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding over Domestic Relations Contempt Court on Wednesday, ordered the following defendants jailed for failure to pay child support:

    Ryan Warnagiris, 28 E. First St., Apartment 1, Larksville, jailed 120 days for failure to pay $6,701 in two cases.

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

    Justin Barna, 121 Jacobs Ladder, Mountain Top, for failure to pay $15,358 in two cases.

    Michael Tattersall, 139 Pocono Trailer Court, Wilkes-Barre, for failure to pay $512.

    Edward Maopolski, 608 Fulton St., Duryea, for failure to pay $18,774.

    Stephen Kuchta, 266 E. Grove St., Pringle, for failure to pay $2,385.

    Chauncey S. Bradford, 234 S. Welles St., Wilkes-Barre, for failure to pay $2,793.

    Wilkins Rodriguez, 733 W. 1st St., Hazleton, for failure to pay $10,774.

    Porfirio Rivera-Vazquez, 175 Route 11, Nanticoke, for failure to pay $26,484.

    Richard Dellacroce, 153 Poplar St., Wilkes-Barre, for failure to pay $6,232.

    Jessie Brown, P.O. Box 453, Benton, for failure to pay $5,898.

    Lens Dextra, 125 Elm St., West Orange, N.J., for failure to pay $1,650.

    Lawrence Daniels Jr., 55 Union St., Pittston, for failure to pay $1,872.

    Joseph Senese, no address listed, for failure to pay $5,783.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Luzerne County Domestic Relations tipline at 570-606-3000.

     

    David Beynon v. Debbie Beynon.

    Michael Moyer v. Lynette Moyer.

    Jennifer Stefanick v. Ryan Stefanick.

    Lisa Kelsall v. James Kelsall.

    Michelle Hopkins v. Michael Hopkins.

    Sean Kudrick v. Shelley Kudrick.

    Danielle Davis v. Justin Davis.

    Theresa Remsky v. David Remsky.

    Amanda Volciak v. Jason Volciak.


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  • 07/23/14--21:00: Police Brief 7/24/2014
  • Vehicle stolen in Wyalusing Twp.

    On July 15, a maroon and silver Dodge Ram was reported stolen from 5157 state Route 706 in Wyalusing Township, police said.

    The vehicle belongs to a 36-year-old man, police said.

    The state police said they located the vehicle the same day along state Route 376, just north of the Bradford County line, where it had rolled over an embankment. The operator of the stolen vehicle had fled the scene, police said.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186 or 1-800-4-PA-TIPS.

    "Your name is not required, just your information," the state police said in a press release that they issued about the theft. "Anonymous tips may pay up to $2,000."

    Theft occurs in N. Towanda Twp.

    Someone removed multiple guard rails from a location on Sugar Creek Road in North Towanda Township, police said.

    The incident occurred on July 11, state police at Towanda said.

    Theft occurs in Rome Twp.

    Someone stole a number of parts of a 1983 Suzuki motorcycle and damaged several pieces of automotive glass, police said.

    The incident occurred sometime between April 3 and July 11 on a 45-year-old man's property on North Orwell Road in Rome Township, state police said.

    Anyone who has information about this incident can contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

    Woman injured in Wyalusing Twp. crash

    A LeRaysville woman suffered minor injuries in a recent motor vehicle accident on state Route 706 in Wyalusing Township, police said.

    The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m., Thursday as Ryan J. O'Hart of LeRaysville was driving south on Route 706, police said.

    The left rear tire of O'Hart's vehicle popped, causing his vehicle to travel into the oncoming lane, police said.

    O'Hart counter-steered to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle and O'Hart's vehicle traveled off the road and struck an embankment, police said.

    O'Hart, 26, was uninjured, state police at Towanda said.

    O'Hart's passenger, 42-year-old Mattie E. Smith of LeRaysville, suffered minor injuries, police said.

    The accident occurred approximately a half-mile west of the Cargill plant, police said.

    Woman faces drug charges in Wysox

    Shanone Lee Furman, whose last known address is in Wysox Township, has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, police said.

    The charges stem from an Oct. 4 incident in which Furman sold two Buprenorphine pills for $50 to an individual at Jackson's Trailer Court in Wysox Township, police said. Buprenorphine is a Schedule III controlled substance, state police at Towanda said.

    Furman was arraigned on July 22 by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.

    Furman, 27, was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

    Furman must attend a preliminary hearing on July 29 before Wysox Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.


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    Assault, harassment

    SHAMOKIN - Michael Gilligbauer, 22, of 409 N. Rock St., Apt. 2, Shamokin, was charged Tuesday with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and two summary offenses of harassment for two incidents that occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16.

    City police said at 10:25 p.m., an unidentified juvenile male came to the police station and reported he was assaulted by Gillingbauer in the area of Independence and Orange streets. The male said he was on his way home when he was approached by Gilligbauer. Gilligbauer alleged that the male had kissed his girlfriend. The male said Gilligbauer punched him in the face and head several times, knocking him to the ground. The youth further claimed that while he was on the ground, he was kicked in the head by Gilligbauer. Police noted an abrasion and bleeding to the victim's right eye.

    Police said later, at 10:31 p.m., Gilligbauer became involved in a fight that was already under way. According to police, Sabrina Maisey and Ashley Russell were engaged in a fight and Andrew Hartzell attempted to break up the fight by holding Russell. He said he was then grabbed from behind by Gilligbauer, who police said is Russell's boyfriend. Hartzell said Gilligbauer punched him in the face several times, causing injury to his mouth and knocking his glasses from his face.

    Patrolman Shane Mowery said he approached Gilligbauer July 17 as Gilligbauer was walking on Independence Street and asked if he would come to the police station to be interviewed in regards to the events of the previous night. Gilligbauer told the officer regarding the first incident that the male deserved the beating because "the kid had a smart mouth." Regarding the second incident, police said Gilligbauer said Hartzell "laid hands on my girl and "I had to take care of him." Police said Gilligbauer failed to show up at the police station to be interviewed.

    DUI, underage drinking

    SHAMOKIN - Chad Sienkiewicz, 20, of 439 W. Pine St., Shamokin, was charged Tuesday with underage drinking, DUI, DUI while underage and DUI with a blood alcohol content of over .16 for an incident that occurred around midnight July 8.

    City police said Sienkiewicz's truck was spotted by Coal Township police driving erratically in the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot. A Coal Township officer followed the vehicle to the intersection of Third and Pine streets and activated his lights. Police said the driver parked and exited the truck and began fleeing the scene.

    A toxicology report at Geisinger-Shamokin Community Hospital revealed a blood alcohol content for Sienkiewicz of 0.175, police said.

    Dog incident

    SHAMOKIN - Hilcias Lantigua, 37, of 17 S. Rock St., Shamokin, was charged on Tuesday with a misdemeanor count of being a public nuisance and a summary offense of disorderly conduct of offensive condition for an incident that occurred around 7 p.m. Friday, July 4.

    City police say Lantigua's two dogs were roaming freely around the neighborhood without collars. While an officer was on scene, the dogs came into the area, took a stance and barked at a two-year-old girl and her mother.

    Drug paraphernalia

    SHAMOKIN - Christina Jewel Hepner, 26, of 19 E. Independence St., Apt. 7, Shamokin, was charged Tuesday with possession of drug paraphernalia for a syringe that was found at her house by a Northumberland County probation officer at 7:15 p.m. Monday.

    According to city police, Hepner stated she used the syringe to ingest heroin.

    Retail theft

    SHAMOKIN - Zachary Ty Knittle, 20, of 133 St. Market St., Elysburg, was charged Tuesday with a misdemeanor count of retail theft for an incident that occurred around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Walmart in Coal Township.

    Police said Knittle removed four Xbox games from their packaging and concealed them in his shorts. He also placed shampoo, socks, boxer briefs, cologne, food and a bath towel into shopping bags and attempted to leave the store without paying. The total value of the items is $153.26.


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    Driver treated, released

    COAL TOWNSHIP - The man injured in a two-car collision that occurred around noon Wednesday on Route 61 just east of Shamokin has been identified as Anthony Zulkowski Jr., 33, of 40 S. Anthracite St., Shamokin.

    Zulkowski suffered head, neck and shoulder injuries when his Ford F-150 truck collided with the cement divider after being struck broadside by a beige Chevrolet Equinox driven by Lewis Anthony Jordan, who was attempting to change lanes.

    Coal Township police said Zulkowski was taken to Shamokin-Geisinger Area Community Hospital, where he was treated and released.

    Guilty plea

    MOUNT CARMEL - Chad M. Neiman, 28, of 716 E. Dewart St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty Wednesday to disorderly conduct and driving under suspension and was ordered by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones to pay a $700 fine plus costs.

    Additional charges of flight to avoid apprehension, resisting arrest, driving without a license, speeding and careless driving were withdrawn.

    Neiman was charged by Kulpmont Patrolman Joshua Pastucka in connection with a July 11 incident at Second and Chestnut streets.


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  • 07/24/14--21:00: Court notes 7/25/14
  • P&B Partnership and Benny Salerno, LLC (general partner) to White Haven Properties, LLC for $700,000; White Haven.

    Karen L. Rogacs to Theresa Scardina for $220,000; Kingston.

    Donna Lee Caruso (executrix) and Stanley C. Bigoski (estate) to Andrew Feil and Michelle Feil for $78,500; Kingston.

    Joseph Archavage (executor), Harry E. Cragle (estate) and Harry Cragle (estate) to Stacy Hamilton and Jessie Sayre for $105,000; Hunlock Township.

    Ronald D. Scavone and Nicole L. Scavone to Brian K. Cornia for $119,000; Wyoming.

    Stewart J. Harry and Sharon C. Harry to Sean F. Cryan and Allison M. Cryan for $175,000; Forty Fort.

    Neil D’Amato to Patrick W. Skinner and Melissa M. Burns for $165,000; Butler Township.

    Jose N. Ventura to William Ayala and Deborah A. Ayala for $152,000; Hazle Township.

    Jane M. Edwards and Teressa A. Malloch to Patricia Coll and Lawrence P. Coll for $95,000; Hazle Township.

    Sheryl Jenkins to Sean A. Camoni and Michele E. Camoni for $200,000; Kingston Township.

    Ann Baratta to Kate E. Matta for $102,000; Hanover Township.

    Russell A. Jarrett, Mary J. Jarrett and Mary A. Jarrett to Mary Cozzi for $110,000; Newport Township.

    Gloria H. Brown (per agent) and Susan H. Freck (agent) to Julie Casey and Scott M. Huber for $80,000; Hanover Township.

    Petroleum Service Corp. to Yogkala LLC for $325,000; Fairview Township.

    Petroleum Service Corp. to Yogkala LLC for $250,000; Bear Creek Township.

    Petroleum Service Corp. to Yogkala LLC for $465,000; Dallas Township.

    Randall Lee Yost and Debbie Marie Yost to Carl F. Beilman and Dawn M. Beilman for $165,000; Butler Township.

    Sarah Siskovich, Sarah Cicierski and Jacob Cicierski to Philip J. Krebs for $122,000; Plains Township.

    Ryan N. Harter, Donna Mae Harter and Ralph M. Harter to David Maziarczyk and Jodi Ann Maziarczyk for $70,000; Conyngham Township.

    Joseph J. Spallone and Tammy J. Spallone to Cheryl A. Spare and Scott A. Spare for $172,000; Hazle Township.

    James J. Powers, James J. Powers Jr., Dorothy A. Powers, Brian J. Powers, Barbara J. Powers, Anne M. Powers (executrix) and Kevin A. Powers (estate) to W&W Holdings LP for $265,000; Pittston.


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  • 07/18/14--21:00: Police Briefs 7/19/2014
  • Man charged with theft

    A Sayre man was recently charged with theft by unlawful taking by Sayre Borough police.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Jeremy W. Searles Jr., 20, is accused of borrowing a 21-speed bicycle June 20 from an East Lockhart Street resident, then failing to return it. Searles then put the bike in the Susquehanna River, police said.

    Police and Searles later recovered the bicycle, which had both tires removed, from the river, police said. The bike was valued at $235, police said.

    Searles was arraigned July 16 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Searles' preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 29.

    Waverly man arrested on warrant

    A Waverly man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies as a fugitive from justice.

    According to information from the sheriff's office, Brandon W. Roberts, 29, was arrested July 10 on a warrant out of Pennsylvania.

    Police said Roberts was arraigned in Owego Town Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail without bail pending an extradition hearing in county court.

    Florida man enters guilty plea

    A Coral Springs, Fla. man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, David Wayne Spivey Jr., 28, was also charged with violating the township's ordinance requiring a license for soliciting.

    Police said Spivey was arrested after attempting to sell goods, then requesting a check, at about 6:49 p.m. July 16 in the Westbrook Street area. Police said Spivey did not have a permit to solicit as required in the township and was found to have a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana in his sneaker.

    Spivey was arraigned July 16 and pleaded guilty to both charges, according to court information. Spivey was sentenced to pay $800 in fines and court costs.

    Sayre man charged with rape

    A Sayre man was jailed Thursday on a charge of rape following a July 12 incident at his North Lehigh Avenue apartment.

    Christopher Earl Sellers, 51, has also been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault by borough police, according to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw.

    Police said Sellers is accused of raping a female victim at about 2:30 a.m. July 12.

    Sellers was arraigned Thursday and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. His preliminary hearing before Judge Shaw is scheduled for July 29.

    Man charged with assault

    A Monroeton man was arrested by Towanda police recently on a charge of simple assault.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Robert Allen Hunt Jr., 44, has also been charged with harassment.

    Towanda officer Josh Lake reported that he and officer B. Wibirt were dispatched to PJ's Bar around 10:15 p.m. on July 14 for a reported assault victim. When they arrived outside the bar, Lake reported, they spoke to Juan Perez, who was bleeding from the nose and had blood on his shirt. Perez informed the police that Hunt had punched him in the face inside the bar.

    Lake said he and Wibirt eventually found Hunt hiding in a back room of the restaurant, and informed him that he was under arrest. Hunt was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, who ordered the defendant released on $2,000 non-monetary bail. Hunt's preliminary hearing before Judge Clark has been scheduled for July 23.

    Woman faces retail theft charge

    A Towanda woman has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of retail theft.

    According to information filed in Clark's office, Patricia Ann Thomason, 52, was charged with the above offense by state police following an incident at Hurley's Supermarket in North Towanda on June 19. Thomason is accused of concealing four store items in her purse, then attempting to leave the premises without paying for them.

    Thomason is scheduled to appear before Judge Clark on Aug. 20.

    Man accused of stealing boat

    A Sayre man was cited by state police recently on a charge of retail theft.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Corey Glenn Stillman, 20, was charged with the above offense following an incident on June 27 on the Susquehanna River shore in Ulster Township, near U.S. Route 220. Stillman is accused of stealing a boat that had been moored on the river, owned by Ronald Matthews of Williamsport. A subsequent investigation led police to Sandroni Scrap Metal in Waverly, where they found the missing boat. Owner Joe Sandroni provided police with a receipt, indicating he had purchased the boat from Stillman for $28.

    Stillman has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Clark for his preliminary hearing on Aug. 29.

    Man charged with possession

    A Monroeton man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    According to information filed in Clark's office, Scott D. Woodruff, 39, was cited by Towanda police, following a traffic stop on June 5 on Lombard Street in Towanda. During the stop, according to Towanda Patrolman Ryan Edsell, a number of items were spotted in the vehicle, including hypodermic syringes, glass smoking devices, plastic tubing, and other items normally associated with illicit drug use. Edsell said the driver of the vehicle indicated that a duffel bag holding the items belonged to Woodruff.

    Woodruff is scheduled to appear before Judge Clark for his preliminary hearing on Aug. 8.

    Man accused of criminal trespass

    An Ulster man recently waived his preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on a charge of criminal trespass.

    According to information filed at Clark's office, Zachary Russell Martin, 23, has also been charged by state police with overnight accommodations - no person present; and theft by unlawful taking.

    Martin is accused of entering a seasonal cabin in Sheshequin Township owned by Diane Ward, and staying there for an extended period of time even though he did not have permission to do so. In addition, Martin is also charged with removing a stove top from the cabin and selling it at a local scrap yard.

    Martin's case is now pending in Bradford County Court.

    Man charged with simple assault

    A Harrisburg man was cited by state police recently on a charge of simple assault.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Terry Lee Faust, 48, has also been charged with harassment.

    Faust is accused of striking and injuring Brandon Charles Brown on June 13 at his apartment in New Albany Borough. Faust has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Clark on July 23.

    Man cited for simple assault

    A Towanda man was cited by borough police recently on a charge of simple assault.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Charles Stern, 34, has also been charged with harassment, and terroristic threats. Stern is accused of striking and injuring Jessica Crawford at his residence on June 20, as well as threatening to kill her.

    Man charged with making false reports

    A Towanda man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of making false reports to law enforcement authorities.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Travis J. Chesla, 22, was cited by Towanda police, following an incident on June 22. Chesla is accused of informing Towanda police that his Dodge Durango pickup truck had been stolen from the driveway of his residence. However, after the pickup truck was found off the road wrecked in the New Albany area, Chesla confessed that he had made a false report concerning the truck being stolen, police said.

    Chelsa has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Clark on July 30.

    Man faces simple assault charge

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

    Information filed at Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark's office indicated that Rodney Tyler Russell, 50, has also been charged with harassment. Russell is accused of striking and injuring Maryann Benjamin on June 21 at a private residence in Towanda Township.

    Russell was arrested and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $10,000 bail. Russell's preliminary hearing before Judge Clark has been scheduled for July 29.

    Man charged with possession

    A Monroeton man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    According to information filed in Clark's office, Matthew Dunn, 33, has also been charged with operating an unregistered vehicle.

    Towanda police officer Bryan Bellows reported stopping a red station wagon on June 5 on Lombard Street, after he observed that its license plate had no registration sticker. During a routine search, Bellows reported, he discovered a glass pipe and rubber pipe on Dunn's person, which are commonly used to smoke illegal drugs.

    Dunn has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Clark on July 30.

    DUI charges

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

    Brian Lee Johnston, 32, of Woodward, Okla. Johnston has also been charged by state police with operating a vehicle without a license; driving the wrong way down a one-way street; and possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a moving vehicle. Johnston was charged following a traffic stop on U.S. Route 6 in Towanda Borough on Dec. 7, 2013. A blood test eventually revealed that Johnston's blood alcohol content was .246 percent on the day of his arrest. Johnston has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Clark on Aug. 13.

    Chad William Dickinson, 29, of New Albany. Dickinson has also been charged by state police with carrying a loaded firearm in a moving vehicle; operating a vehicle at an unsafe speed; and careless driving. Dickinson was charged following a traffic stop on June 5 on U.S. Route 220 in Monroeton Borough. After his arrest, Dickinson agreed to submit to a blood test which eventually revealed that his blood alcohol content was .082 percent on the day of his arrest. Dickinson has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on July 23.


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    Hopewell

    The following information was provided by the Hopewell Police Department.

    - Assault-Aggravated: At 2:31 a.m., July 17, police responded to the 2600 block of Maple Street for a reported assaulted. Known offender forced entry to a residence, hit victim with handgun and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 1:35 a.m., July 15, police responded to the 5100 block of Plaza Drive for a reported suspicious vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was in possession of marijuana and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 1: 29 a.m., July 16, police responded to the 200 block of Winston Churchill Drive in reference to a disturbance. Known offender was found to be in possession of marijuana and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 12:01 a.m., July 19, police responded to the 300 block of Bull Run Drive for a reported curfew violation. Known offender was found to be in possession of narcotics. Petitions pending.

    - Larceny/Theft Of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories: At 12 p.m., July 17, police responded to the 1000 block of E Broadway for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole license plate decals from vehicle.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 6:30 a.m., July 15, police responded to the 500 block of Prince George Drive for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole television from residence.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 12:53 p.m., July 15, police responded to the 300 block of S Mesa Drive for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole part of an ac unit from the exterior of a residence.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 10 p.m., July 17, police responded to the 900 block of Colonial Corner Drive for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole purse containing cash, license and keys from vehicle with open windows.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 9:30 p.m., July 17, police responded to the 3100 block of Oaklawn Boulevard for a reported larceny. Unknown offender entered vehicle by breaking window and stole change.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 12 a.m., July 20, police responded to the 1600 block of Liberty Ave nuefor a reported larceny. Unknown offender entered vehicle trunk and stole i-pod and purse.

    - Stolen Property Offenses: At 8:45 p.m., July 18, police responded to the 300 block of N Main Street in reference to a possible stolen firearm. Subject was found to be in possession of stolen firearm, which was confiscated.

    -Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 6 p.m., July 10, police responded to headquarters for a reported vandalism that occurred in the 300 block of S 20th Avenue. Unknown offender damaged vehicle hood and fender.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 7:02 p.m., July 20, police responded to the 1600 block of Liberty Avenue in reference to a parking violation. A large crowd had gathered and police observed known offender shoot into the crowd. Three vehicles and a building were hit, but no injuries were reported. Offender was arrested.


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  • 07/26/14--21:00: Police Briefs 7/27/2014
  • Woman charged after choking juvenile

    A Gillett woman was recently arrested by state police at Towanda after allegedly choking a juvenile.

    According to state police, Katie Waite, 23, was charged with simple assault and harassment after allegedly choking a three-year-old boy sometime on July 5 or 6. Police said Waite left abrasion-type marks on the victim's neck. The victim was removed from the home, police said.

    Waite was arraigned July 23 by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Waite's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 13.

    Man charged with public drunkenness

    State police at Towanda recently arrested a Wysox man on a charge of public drunkenness.

    According to state police, John D. Ackley, 32, is accused of acting "tumultuous" while under the influence of alcohol at about 1:35 a.m. July 24 at the Dandy Mini Mart in Ulster Township.

    Teen cited in Terry Twp. crash

    State police at Towanda recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident in Terry Township.

    According to state police, at about 12:20 p.m., July 21, a 2000 Ford F-250 operated by a 17-year-old male was headed southbound on North Street when the driver lost control on a right curve. Police said the vehicle traveled in the eastern berm and struck a utility pole head-on, shearing it in half.

    The unnamed driver was uninjured and wore a seatbelt, police said. Police cited him with speeding.

    The vehicle was towed from the scene by Lambert's Towing, police said.

    Flag removed

    State police at Towanda are investigating the theft of a flag and flagpole from a Wyalusing Borough location.

    According to police, an unknown actor or actors removed the unsecured flag and flagpole July 22 from a location in the 100 block of Church Street. No other items were reported stolen from the property, and no damage to the property occurred, police said.

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


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    District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported the following recent criminal case resolutions in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Sentenced

    Donnell Winiauski, 22, Wellsboro, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 48 hours to six months; he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Winiauski following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Township on Jan. 22, 2014.

    Mary Ann Mathews, 36, Elmira, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation for a term of six months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Mathews for the offense on Feb. 9, 2014.

    John Fredrick, 49, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 21 months to 84 months for the offense of Obstruction of Administration of Law, a misdemeanor of the second degree and Failure to Register (Sexual Offender), a felony of the second degree. Trooper Nathan Lewis and Trooper Miranda Musick both from the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Fredrick following investigation of incidents that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Paul Arnold, 55, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of six months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Arnold for the offense on March 2, 2014.

    Arthur Bidlack, 40, Barton, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation for a term of 12 months, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor and Retail Theft, a summary offense. Sergeant James Shaw of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Bidlack for the offense on Feb. 13, 2014.

    John O'Mara, 29, Sugar Run, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 72 hours to six months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested O'Mara following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Township.

    Patti Jo Benjamin, 42, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to Probation for a term of 36 months; she will also lose her driver's license for six months for the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Felony. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Benjamin following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Jason Nogar, 32, of Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 60 days to six months; he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Matthew Knock of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Nogar following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

    Guilty Pleas

    Justin Griffin, 24, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Griffin will be sentenced on Sept. 11, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Chief Doug Seeley of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Griffin for the offense on June 22, 2013.

    Jordan Bardo, 25, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Bardo will be sentenced on Sept. 4, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Joshua Heckman of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Bardo for the offense on March 17, 2013.

    Manuel Borrero, 20, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Involuntary Manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Borrero will be sentenced on Sept. 4, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Richard Evans of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Borrero following investigation of an incident that occurred on April 21, 2013 in Ulster Township.

    Ralph Lane, 50, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Lane will be sentenced, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Kevin Hibson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Lane following investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroeton Borough.

    Gerald Brown, 65, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Brown will be sentenced on Sept. 4, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Brown for the offense on April 1, 2014.

    Steve Reeves, 53, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), a felony. Reeves will be sentenced, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Reeves following investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroe Township.

    Nicholas Malorzo, 25, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft by Deception, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Malorzo will be sentenced on Aug. 28, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Roger Clink of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Malorzo for the offense on Jan. 13, 2014.

    Dustin Johnson, 28, Dushore, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Johnson will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Johnson following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Tyrone Garnett, 22, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony. Garnett will be sentenced on Aug. 28, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Garnett following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Placement in the Accelerated

    Rehabilitative

    Disposition (ARD) Program

    Derek Hunsinger, 23, Sayre, 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, Hunsinger will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Hunsinger 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 30 days. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department filed the charges on April 13, 2014 for the offense in Athens Borough.

    Karri Crigger, 25, 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, Crigger will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Crigger must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and she will also lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department filed the charges on April 6, 2014 for the offense in Athens Borough.

    Tammy Jo Bailey, 46, Monroeton, 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, Bailey will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Bailey must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and she will also lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Trooper William McDermott of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bailey for the offense on April 19, 2014 in Monroe Township.

    George Allen Jr., 37, Towanda, 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, Allen will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Allen 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 Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department filed the charges on March 22, 2014 for the offense in Athens Borough.

    David Bashore, 30, Sayre, 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, Bashore will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Bashore 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 Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police Department filed the charges on March 4, 2014 for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following person recently was sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Brittney Ferraro, 24, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 60 days, followed by County Intermediate Punishment for 24 months, she will also lose her driver's license for six months for the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Felony and Access Device Fraud, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Bryan Bellows of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Ferraro for the offense on Nov. 20, 2013.


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    Local man injured

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP - Two people, including a Mount Carmel man, suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 7 p.m. Thursday along Route 54 (Continental Boulevard) in this Montour County township.

    State police at Milton reported Ronald H. Moore Jr., 54, of Bloomsburg, was driving a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser in the westbound lane of Route 54 when he turned left in an attempt to access Strict Road. Police said the front of a 2013 Ford E-250 van operated by Jeremy J. Walthes, 52, of Mount Carmel, who was traveling east, struck the passenger side door of Moore's car, causing it to travel approximately 150 feet in a circle before coming to rest in a driveway about 10 feet north of the road. After impact, the van traveled approximately 45 feet east before coming to a halt parallel to the highway on an embankment.

    Police said Moore and Walthes, who were both wearing seat belts, suffered minor injuries and were transported by Danville Ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

    Moore was cited by Trooper Mark Evans for a left turn violation.

    Burglary

    TREVORTON - State police at Stonington reported someone entered the rear door of the residence of Stephen Larry Snyder Jr., of 739 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, and removed an Xbox, four Xbox games and prescription medication between 2:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday.


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  • 07/27/14--21:00: Court notes 7/28/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    James P. Gates, Elizabeth Gates, Ann T. Balz, John Balz, Marilyn F. Stanks, Edward W. Stanks Jr., Ellen M. Laubenstein and Phillip Laubenstein to Jared D. Harris and Kristen M. Smolinsky for $126,500; Wilkes-Barre. Karen J. Sandrock to Michael Maylath for $200,000; Sugarloaf Township.

    Joseph J. Perkowski to John G. Becker and Kimberly B. Becker for $125,000; Plymouth Township.

    Andrew M. Gavlick III to Patrick J. Niedert for $125,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Peter Paul Morganti and Marie G. Morganti to Richard Murman and Samantha Murman for $87,500; West Pittston.

    Johna Ropel (executrix) and Maureen Lloyd (estate) to Stanley Drevnak for $76,000; Kingston.

    Molly J. Noone to Casey K. Kavanagh for $170,000; Dallas.

    William J. Watkins, Diane Watkins, Scott G. Watkins and Denise Watkins to Carol A. Davenport for $152,500; Salem Township.

    Gerald Cousin (agent) and Geraldine M. Cousin (per agent) to Sarah Kondraski, Diane Mizenko and Edmund Kondraski Jr. for $125,000; Swoyersville.

    Fannie Mae (per attorney in fact), Federal National Mortgage Association (per attorney in fact) and Phelan Hallinan LLP (attorney in fact) to Scott K. Shultz and Joyce A. Shultz for $85,000; Nanticoke.

    Michael V. Rossi and Janet Rossi to Richard I. Bernstein Jr. and Danielle V. Bernstein for $125,000; Butler Township.

    John J. Clark III and Jennifer Clark to Andrij J. Krawczenuiuk for $80,000; Hanover Township.

    Sarah Kondraski to Jason Todd O’Brien and Mary Ann Irene O’Brien for $167,500; Exeter Township.

    Patrick O’Brien and Holly Blaisure to Chad R. Nichols for $121,000; Plains Township.

    Carol Barbara Niezgoda (per guardian), Carole Niezgoda (per guardian) and Family Service Association of Northeast Pennsylvania to Gerald C. Stefanoski and Nicole Height for $102,000; Lehman Township.

    Patricia H. Potter to Patrick Allen Enochs and Denise Muriel Enochs for $347,000; Dennison Township.

    Fannie Mae (per attorney in fact), Federal National Mortgage Association (per attorney in fact) and KML Law Group, PC (attorney in fact) to Ali-Ki Holdings, LLC for $240,000; Dorrance Township.

    Joseph Edward Lech Jr. and Rae Ann Lech to Barbara Brown for $152,000; Wilkes-Barre.


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    Steals lottery tickets

    SELINSGROVE - Cody Glass, 21, of Selinsgrove, has been charged by state police at Selinsgrove with theft-related offenses for allegedly stealing $1,000 worth of lottery tickets from Turkey Hill Minit Market, 1980 N. Susquehanna Trail, between July 11 and Saturday while he was employed at the store.

    Car strikes barn

    UPPER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - Stephanie M. Bloss, 26, of Gordon, suffered a minor injury Saturday afternoon when a 1989 Dodge Omni she was driving south on Old State Road (Township Route 454) exited the road and struck a barn just south of Chestnut Ridge Road.

    Police said it was unknown if Bloss' passenger, John E. Sherry, 29, of Klingerstown, was injured.

    Bloss was cited for driving too fast for road conditions.

    An investigation is continuing.


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