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  • 07/28/14--21:00: Court notes 7/29/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Vera F. Bender (per attorney in fact) and Jacob Edward Bender (attorney in fact) to Todd C. Kocher and Kathryn M. Kocher for $80,000; Fairmount Township.

    Ronald J. Deritis and Rachael K. Deritis to Joshua J. Perchak for $189,000; Butler Township.

    Klac Rex LLC to Hazleton Airport LP for $1.1 million; Hazle Township.

    Ian M. Linsinbigler to Ryan J. Ely for $175,000; Exeter Township.

    Jeanne Ciampi to Judith A. Barone for $149,000; West Pittston.

    Philip T. Williman and Marlo A. Williman to Charles G. Sciandra and Joann Sciandra for $316,000; Lehman Township.

    Robert D. Ziembra, Robert D. Ziembra, Carol A. Mancusco and Carole Mancusco to Eric Scott Jendryaszek and Kersti Elaine Jendryaszek for $170,000; Avoca.

    Mark Warshal to Nicholas A. Snyder and Diana A. Snyder for $225,000; Dallas Township.


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  • 07/28/14--21:00: Police Briefs 7/29/2013
  • Waverly man charged

    Waverly village police recently arrested a Waverly man on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

    According to the Waverly Police Department, Frank Anthony Blair Jr., 22, was also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

    Police said Blair was arrested July 26 following a report of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance at a Center Street residence.

    Blair was arraigned in Waverly village court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail, police said.

    The Sayre Police Department assisted Waverly police at the scene, police said.

    Man charged after fleeing police

    Athens Township police recently charged a Sayre man with possession of a small amount of marijuana following a July 9 incident in which he attempted to flee police in Athens Township and South Waverly.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, William Hamilton, 32, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, careless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer and driving with a suspended license.

    Police said officers began pursuing Hamilton after he was reported to be an aggressive driver in a road rage incident on Elmira Street. Police found a green Jeep operated by Hamilton traveling north on Elmira Street and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the Jeep picked up speed, police said.

    Police followed the Jeep on Pleasant and Fulton streets in South Waverly and found the vehicle parked at a 45-degree angle in the southbound lane of Fulton Street, police said. The driver fled on foot, police said.

    Police later found Hamilton at his Court Street residence after receiving a tip that the Jeep was often parked there, police said.

    Police found a glass pipe, a bag of purported marijuana and a small jar of hash in the Jeep, police said. After receiving permission from the Jeep's owner to search the vehicle, police found no further contraband, police said.

    Hamilton's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 26.

    DUI charges

    The following people were recently arrested for driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

    Brandon George Seeley, 25, of Sayre, by state police, on July 4, on Aumick Road in Litchfield Township. Seeley has also been charged with careless driving. A blood test revealed that Seeley's blood alcohol content was .20 percent on the day of his arrest. Seeley has been sent a summons to appear Aug. 19 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton for a preliminary hearing.

    Taylor Phillip Bayait, 29, of Waverly, by Athens Township police, on July 13, on Elmira Street in Athens Township. Bayait has also been charged with failure to stop at a stop sign. A blood test revealed that Bayait's blood alcohol content was .13 percent on the day of his arrest. Bayait has been sent a summons to appear Aug. 26 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

    Timothy J. Cronin Jr., 47, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough police, on July 23, on Cayuta Street in Sayre. Cronin has also been charged with careless driving. A blood test revealed that Cronin's blood alcohol content was .14 percent on the day of his arrest. Cronin has been sent a summons to appear Aug. 26 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

    The following person was recently arrested for driving while under the influence in Tioga County, N.Y.:

    Cynthia L. Detrick, 50, of Sayre, by Waverly village police, on July 26, on Chemung Street in Waverly. Detrick was also cited for aggravated driving while intoxicated and failing to keep right on the roadway. Detrick was released to appear Aug. 5 in Waverly village court.


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    Drug possession

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Jennifer Lowry, 29, of 1345 W. Walnut St., was charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after she was found in possession of plastic baggies containing heroin, Coal Township police reported. Police were investigating a disturbance at her residence at 1 a.m. July 6.

    Vehicle accident

    COAL TOWNSHIP - No one was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Route 225 near Nesterick Road at 6:45 a.m. Sunday.

    Township police said a 2012 Jeep Compass, driven by Joshua Jurewicz, 25, of Shamokin, was traveling north on Route 225 when he swerved to avoid a deer on the roadway. His vehicle then struck a cluster of mailboxes. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

    Hit and run

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Police continue to investigate a hit-and-run crash Friday in the area of Fourth and Main streets, Ranshaw.

    Coal Township Police Cpl. Terry Ketchem reported a vehicle driven by Deborah Keeley, 37, of 148 Independence Street, Shamokin, struck a road barrier, causing damage to the barrier and her vehicle. Police say Keeley then abandoned the vehicle on the side of the road, and failed to report the accident to police.

    Keeley was charged with failing to report an accident involving damage to an unattended vehicle or property.

    Damage to vehicle

    BURNSIDE - Trevor Schrader, 33, of Burnside, reported to Coal Township Police that at 3 p.m. Sunday, his 2006 Ford F-150 truck was damaged when a tire from a trailer came off the wheel and struck his vehicle.

    The vehicle the tire came from is a trailer containing two dirt bikes attached to a dark-colored full size truck that was traveling south on Route 125.

    Anyone with information on who may own the trailer or has knowledge of the incident is asked to contact Coal Township Police at 570-644-0333.

    Dog law

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Debra Mirack, of 1234 W. Spruce St., faces a state dog law violation following a dog attack Saturday.

    Cpl. Terry Ketchem of the Coal Township Police reported Mirack's dog jumped a fence at the rear of her residence and attacked a male and his small dog. Both the dog and victim suffered minor injuries.

    The charges against Mirack were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

    Huffing in store

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Police charged Edward Balch, 19, of 219 S. Maple St., Mount Carmel, with retail theft and the sale or illegal use of certain solvents and noxious substances after an incident at the Walmart SuperCenter, Coal Township July 6.

    Police said Balch walked into the store, selected an aerosol can of duster spray, sprayed the contents into his mouth, then dropped the can on the floor and left.

    Theft, drug charge

    KULPMONT - Anthony M. Zamboni, 27, of 622 Scott Street, Apt D., Kulpmont, faces charges of receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia in conjunction with a break-in that occurred April 22.

    Police said Zamboni knowingly received stolen games and gaming hardware and sold them for $104.20 at Game Stop in Coal Township in exchange for $30. During a search, police found drug paraphernalia in Zamboni's apartment.

    Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones.

    Drug charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - Police charged Kimberly Ann Olearnick, 28, of 240 S. Beech St., Mount Carmel, with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance after her sister alerted police on April 30 and May 1 that she found pills and needles in Olearnick's possession.

    Police said Jolene Croker discovered seven Lorazepam pills in Olearnick's purse April 30 at her mother's residence, 240 S. Beech St.

    Croker then found two hypodermic needles and a spoon, as well as an orange pill bottle containing urine beneath the bed of Olearnick's son while cleaning her mother's house May 1.

    Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones.

    Drugs, theft

    MOUNT CARMEL - Police charged Casey Sue Kern, 27, of 137 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor count of theft and a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property for an incident occurring June 11.

    Borough police allege Kern stole Vicodin and Xanax pills from her mother, Patricia Wright, of 127 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, while she was at her mother's house to do laundry.

    Kern was also charged with false identification to law enforcement authorities for an incident on June 10.

    Borough police said Kern was involved in an argument in the street, and when approached, identified herself as her sister. An accompanying officer recognized Kern and knew the information to be false.

    Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones.

    Crash

    LYKENS - A Shamokin woman was injured at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday when a motorcycle veered from the roadway on Peter's Mountain.

    State police said Joel W. Haupt, 48, of Shamokin, failed to negotiate a sharp turn on a 2004 Yamaha Sportster. The motorcycle struck a guard rail. A passenger, Yeena Keisling, 52, of Shamokin, was transferred to Hershey Medical Center with an apparent broken leg, minor cuts and scrapes.

    Haupt, who was uninjured, was cited with failure to stay in the proper lane.


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  • 07/29/14--21:00: Police Briefs 7/30/2014
  • Aggravated indecent assault reported

    State police at Towanda said a 3-year-old female alleged that two people known to her touched her inappropriately on LeRaysville Road in Warren Township.

    The date of the incident is unknown, said police.

    According to police, an investigation is ongoing.

    Man charged

    State police at Towanda said Jason A. Hieatt, 34, of Troy Township, is accused in a burglary that took place sometime between 11 p.m., June 5 and 10:30 p.m., June 9 on Berger Lane in Troy Township.

    The victim, Mary Buck, 58, of Troy Township, told police that someone entered her residence through an unlocked window; broke an antique lamp; took a Kindle Fire tablet, a digital camera, and gold jewelry; and fled the residence. According to police, a search warrant was obtained for Hieatt's residence and Buck's stolen camera and earring were located in his residence. Police said charges were filed for receiving stolen property through Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox's office in Troy. An investigation is ongoing.

    Waverly woman charged

    Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies recently arrested a Waverly woman on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

    According to the sheriff's office, Wendy A. Cranmer, 36, is accused of purchasing alcohol and allowing four juveniles to consume alcohol July 28.

    Cranmer was issued tickets to appear Aug. 5 in Barton Town Court.

    Man arrested for child endangerment

    A Waverly man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

    According to the sheriff's office, David S. Stevenson, 38, allegedly purchased alcohol and allowed minors to consume alcohol in his presence July 28.

    Stevenson was issued tickets to appear Aug. 5 in Barton Town Court.

    Athens Boro police report possible scam

    The Athens Borough Police Department asks residents to be aware of a possible scam reported to the department.

    According to information from borough police, a resident reported that he or she received a recorded message from a female caller stating that she was with the Internal Revenue Service and asking the recipient to contact the agency regarding a time-sensitive matter that would require legal representation. The complainant did not respond to the caller's request, police said.

    The IRS advised police that the call was a scam and that the name and telephone number provided by the message are not connected to the agency, police said. The IRS also plans to conduct its own investigation into the matter, police said.

    Any borough resident receiving the above phone call is asked to contact the department at (570) 888-2222, police said.


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    The following information was provided by Chesterfield County Police Department.

    - Police responded to the 15900 block of Gary Ave. at 10:20 a.m. July 22 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 10100 block of Hilltop Farms Drive at 5:45 a.m. July 22 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 20100 block of Halloway Ave. at 8 a.m. July 22 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 11300 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 6:40 p.m. July 22 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 3300 block of Rossington Blvd. at 10:30 a.m. July 22 for a reported fraud attempt.

    - Larceny-Other: At 2 p.m. July 16 police responded to the 4800 block of W. Hundred Road for a reported larceny-other. Unknown suspect/s cut and removed multiple HVAC units from property.

    - Police responded to the 15300 block of Timsberry Circle t 1:30 p.m. July 17 for a reported larceny-other of currency, notes, etc.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting; At 1:50 p.m. July 22, police responded to the 11700 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported larceny of miscellaneous property.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 1:50 p.m. July 22, police responded to the 11700 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported larceny of consumable good and miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 2500 block of W. Hundred Road at 12:30 p.m. July 22 for a reported miscellaneous-trash dumping/littering.

    - Police responded to the 11300 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 10:50 p.m. July 22 for a reported miscellaneous-violate/protective order.

    - Police responded to the 3400 block of Castlebury Drive at 12:01 a.m. July 16 for a reported miscellaneous-violate/protective order.

    - Police responded to the 11200 block of Eagle Point Road at 11 p.m. July 21 for a reported residential vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 14100 block of Spruce Ave. at 3:56 p.m. July 23 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 20400 block of Williams St. at 7:16 p.m. July 23 for a reported animal case-animal bite.

    - Police responded to the 4000 block of Kingstream Lane at 12:21 p.m. July 23 for a reported animal case-dead or injured animal.

    - Burglary/B&E-Non Res: At 3 p.m. July 22, police responded to the 2000 block of W. Hundred Road for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s cut and removed locks to multiple storage units. No property taken.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 2 a.m. July 23, police responded to the 13300 block of Bermuda Place Drive for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s entered multiple unlocked vehicles and took currency, notes, etc, jewelry and precious metals, miscellaneous property and TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 8 p.m. July 22, police responded to the 2400 block of Old Bermuda Hundred Road for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s entered locked vehicle and took currency, notes, etc, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc. No signs of forced entry.

    - Larceny-Other: At 9 a.m. July 18, police responded to the 19500 block of Walker Ave. for a reported larceny-other. Unknown suspect/s removed scrap metal and other miscellaneous property from unlocked work trailer.

    - Police responded to the 10100 block of Hilltop Farms Drive at 6 a.m. July 22 for a reported larceny-other of TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 12300 block of Mason Ave. at 2 a.m. July 21 for a reported larceny-other of consumable goods.

    - Police responded to the 6300 block of Statute St. at 12:01 a.m. July 23 for a reported miscellaneous-threatening letter.

    - Police responded to the 5100 block of Grand Oaks Forest Circle at 8:30 p.m. July 22 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 700 block of Liberty Way at 7 a.m. July 23 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 13400 block of Naylors Blue Drive at 12 a.m. July 22 for a reported residential vandalism.

    - Attempted Larceny-From Motor Vehicle: At 2 a.m. July 23, police responded to the 13300 block of Bermuda Place Drive for a reported attempted larceny. Unknown suspect/s entered multiple unlocked vehicles and took currency, notes, etc, jewelry and precious metals, miscellaneous, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 10700 block of Old Centralia Road at 7:28 p.m. July 24 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 80300 block of Baugh Lane at 7:30 a.m. July 24 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Burglary/B&E-Non Res: At 4 a.m. July 24, police responded to the 13200 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect entered victim's motel room without permission and took currency, notes, etc, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc. No signs of forced entry.

    - Burglary/B&E-Non Res: At 12:01 a.m. July 10 for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s entered unlocked building and vandalized property. No signs of forced entry.

    - Police responded to the 3400 block of Foster Ave. at 12:01 a.m. July 21 for a reported larceny-other of currency, notes, etc and miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 17000 block of River Rock Road at 1:19 p.m. July 20 for a reported miscellaneous-threatening call.

    - Police responded to the 2400 block of Arcadia Ave. at 11 p.m. July 23 for a reported miscellaneous-violate/protective order.

    - Police responded to 2400 block of George Court at 12:45 a.m. July 24 for a reported property-seized.

    - Police responded to the 6600 block of River Road at 4 a.m. July 24 for a reported sex offenses-other.

    - Police responded to the 20400 block of Williams st. at 10 p.m. July 24 for a reported traffic-improper licensing/registration.

    - Police responded to the 6200 block of Gatesgreen Drive at 2:20 p.m. July 27 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 19700 block of White Fawn Drive at 10:53 a.m. July 25 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 12000 block of Iron Bridge Plaza at 2:48 p.m. July 26 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 16100 block of Santana St. at 6:33 a.m. July 25 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Police responded to the 9600 block of Riddle Road at 11 p.m. July 25 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 21300 block of Halloway Ave. at 8 p.m. July 27 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 8:30 p.m. July 27 for a reported burglary. Possible known suspect broke window to rear door of residence and took consumable goods, currency, notes, etc and miscellaneous property.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 7:20 a.m. July 25, police responded to the 2600 block of Mangowood Drive for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s entered residence through unlocked side window and took consumable goods, household goods, jewelry and precious metals and miscellaneous property.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 12 p.m. July 23, police responded to the 14200 block of Gala Court for a reported burglary attempt. Unknown suspect/s attempted to force open front door to residence. No entry made.

    - Police responded to the 2700 block of Tins Lane at 11 p.m. July 27 for a reported death investigation-suicide attempt.

    - Police responded to the 2900 block of W. Hundred Road at 12 p.m. July 25 for a reported death investigation-suicide threatened.

    - Police responded to the 300 block of E. Hundred Road at 3 a.m. July 26 for a reported death investigation-suicide threatened.

    - Police responded to the 3600 block of E. River Road at 8:07 p.m. July 25 for a reported identity fraud.

    - Police responded to the 13100 block of Parkers Battery Road at 10:30 p.m. July 27 for a reported accidental injury-industrial accident.

    - Police responded to the 5000 block of Grand Oaks Forest Circle at 5 p.m. July 25 for a reported accidental injury-overdose.

    - Police responded to the 19800 block of Eanes Road at 5 p.m. July 26 for a reported accidental injury-overdose.

    - Larceny-From Building: At 9:45 a.m. July 27, police responded to the 4300 block of School St. for a reported larceny of consumable goods, currency, notes, etc, miscellaneous property and TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 9 p.m. July 26, police responded to the 13500 block of Nile Road for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s entered unlocked vehicle and took currency, notes, etc.

    - Larceny-Other: At 9:30 p.m. July 25, police responded to the 13900 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s cut fence and removed HVAC unit from side of building.

    - Police responded to the 3200 block of Fielding Road at 9 p.m. July 25 for a reported larceny-other of miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 3900 block of Hickory Road at 12 p.m. July 26 for a reported larceny-other of consumable goods and miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 15100 block of Broadwater Way at 9 p.m. July 25 for a reported miscellaneous-annoying call.

    - Police responded to the 11700 block of Chester Road at 9 p.m. July 25 for a reported miscellaneous-suspicious person/vehicle/situation.

    - Motor Vehicle Theft-Auto Stolen Locally, Recovered Locally: At 3 a.m. July 27, police responded to the 3000 block of Cicero Pkwy. for a reported motor vehicle theft. Victim's vehicle was stolen from driveway and later recovered. No forced entry to vehicle and ignition was intact.

    - Police responded to the 14400 block of Harrowgate Road at 8:50 p.m. July 25 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 13200 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 11:40 a.m. July 25 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 2100 block of W. Hundred Road at 2:20 a.m. July 27 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 19800 block of Piedmont Ave. at 1 a.m. July 26 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possess-opium, cocaine, derivative.

    - Police responded to the 1900 block of Meadowville Technology Pkwy. at 6:25 a.m. July 22 for a reported property-other.

    - Sex Offenses-Indecent Exposure: At 11 a.m. July 23, police responded to the 9300 block of Public Works Road for a reported sex offense. Known suspect exposed himself to female victim at listed location.

    - Police responded to the 2300 block of W. Hundred Road at 9:55 a.m. July 27 for a reported traffic-drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 3500 block of South (Ettrick) St. at 1 p.m. July 26 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 3500 block of South (Ettrick) St. at 1 p.m. July 26 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to S 95 (288-10) at 3:18 p.m. July 25 for a reported traffic-pursuit/eluding police.

    - Police responded to the 20700 block of James St. at 7:45 p.m. July 27 for a reported traffic-pursuit/eluding police.

    - Police responded to the 21100 block of Baileys Lane at 3:30 p.m. July 25 for a reported trespassing (including prowler) commercial.

    - Police responded to the 15000 block of Rowlett Road at 11:41 p.m. July 26 for a reported trespassing (including prowler) residential.

    - Police responded to the 15800 block of Roland View Drive at 4 p.m. July 6 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 20600 block of Ravensbourne Drive at 10 a.m. July 26 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 3000 block of Castlebury Drive at 7 a.m. July 25 for a reported residential 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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    Death not suspicious

    WATSONTOWN - Police have concluded that the death of a Shamokin woman in Watsontown Thursday is not suspicious.

    Watsontown police began an investigation into the death of Helen M. Knarr, 45, after she was found deceased at 159 Grandview Drive. Following an autopsy, police announced Monday that the death is not suspicious.

    Police said they are awaiting the results from toxicology testing.

    Resisting arrest

    SHAMOKIN - Tonya Wilk, 31, of 409 N. Rock St., Shamokin, has been charged with striking her live-in boyfriend, Robert Gilligbauer, several times in the head and arms and resisting arrest early Tuesday involving a disturbance at their residence.

    Chief of Police Darwin Tobias III charged Wilk with resisting arrest, public drunkenness, harassment and disorderly conduct after she allegedly struck Gilligbauer, banged on a door, continuously screamed at police and pulled away from officers in an attempt to flee. Police said Wilk refused to be handcuffed, prompting police to use force to take her into custody.

    The disturbance occurred at 4:40 a.m.

    Wilk was detained in a holding cell at Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury, where she was arraigned by video at 9:45 a.m. by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III and committed in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.

    Guilty pleas

    SHAMOKIN - Two defendants pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal charges before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.

    Ryan Howell, 42, of 126 N. Eighth St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to a summary offense of disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs. A charge of causing a public nuisance was withdrawn.

    Howell was charged by Shamokin Chief of Police Darwin Tobias III with continuously keeping large piles of garbage, discarded food and other waste under a rear porch and in a common entry way, causing a major nuisance to neighbors.

    The charges relate to a May 19 incident.

    Kaitlyn Rudy, 23, of 1321 W. Arch St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year. An additional charge of furnishing or selling liquor or alcohol to a minor was withdrawn.

    Rudy was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II in connection with a June 27 incident at Rock and Sunbury streets.

    High grass

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Lisa O'Day, of 528 Ruben Kehrer Road, Muncy, was cited by code officer Chris Petrovich on July 1 for high grass at her property at 1570 Pulaski Ave.

    Barking dog

    SHAMOKIN - Lita E. Maguire, 24, of 38 N. Third St., was cited by Patrolman William Miner for a noise violation at 12:29 a.m. July 25. Police said her dog barked continuously, disturbing the neighborhood.

    DUI enforcement

    POTTSVILLE - The North Central Highway Safety Network's Regional DUI Enforcement Group and the Coal Township Police Department have announced either roving patrols or sobriety checkpoints will be conducted between Thursday and Aug. 10 on Routes 61, 225, 125, 54, 487, 901 and 147 or other roads connecting the highways to municipalities.

    Travelers are reminded to report drunk drivers by dialing 911. To report underage drinking, call 1-888-under-21.

    The roving patrols and checkpoints are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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  • 07/30/14--21:00: Court notes 7/31/14
  • First Mutual Corp. to Martin F. Zbegner and Shari L. Zbegner for $140,000; Pittston Township.

    E. Robert King and Donna L. King to Patrick J. Doyle Jr. and Colleen A. Doyle for $355,000; Kingston Township.

    Daniel Rigle and Tracey A. Rigle to North End Slovak Citizens Club for $75,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Michael J. Maddalo and Christine C. Maddalo to Megan W. Nicholas for $125,000; Hazle Township.


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    Retail theft

    SELINSGROVE - Michelle Renee Header, 36, of Sunbury, and an unidentified 17-year-old from Sunbury were charged with retail theft after allegedly stealing a bluetooth speaker from Wal-Mart in Selinsgrove at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday.

    State police said the pair fled to the Susquehanna Valley Mall, where they were apprehended. Header was sent to the Northumberland County Prison.

    Signs stolen

    IRISH VALLEY - Six metal A-frame warning signs were stolen from a construction site along Irish Valley Road between Route 61 and Badman's Hill Road sometime between 3 p.m. Friday and 4:30 a.m. Monday. The signs belong to PennDOT. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at Stonington at 570-286-5601.

    Pickup crashes

    GOWEN CITY - William J. Kulp Jr., 45, of Shamokin, suffered a minor injury after crashing a 1990 Dodge Dakota into an embankment along Route 125 in East Cameron Township Monday morning, according to state police at Stonington.

    Police said Kulp was driving south near Upper Road about 6:20 a.m. when he lost control on a sharp right curve. He was wearing a seat belt, police said, and was cited with a summary traffic violation.

    Harassment

    SHAMOKIN - Brianna Hanford, 21, of 1002 1/2 E. Chestnut St., Sunbury, was cited twice for harassment by Patrolman Shane Mowery for punching Hope Lewis and a 16-year-old female in the face at Lewis' residence at 800 E. Chestnut St. at 2:14 p.m. Monday.

    Police said Lewis suffered a scratch, while the teen had redness on her face.

    Disorderly conduct

    SHAMOKIN - Tracy Schlagle, 34, of 32 S. Fifth St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Shane Mowery for disorderly conduct for screaming and cursing at her sister, Stacy Schlagle, at 7:46 a.m. Monday at Turkey Hill Minit Market on West Lincoln Street, where the victim is employed.


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  • 07/30/14--21:00: Police Briefs, July 31, 2014
  • Trailer stolen

    State police at Towanda are investigating the theft of a trailer from a construction site in Stevens Township.

    According to state police, sometime between Feb. 5 and July 28, a portable illumination trailer was removed from a site on Leisure Lake Road. The stolen trailer belongs to Moran Industries of Watstown, Pa., police said.

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

    Tunkhannock man cited in Orwell Twp. crash

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

    According to state police, at about 11:05 p.m. July 28, a 1994 Mazda RX-7 operated by Joseph A. Jurista, 22, of Tunkhannock, was traveling southbound on Route 187 north of Orwell Hill Road when Jurista lost control on a right curve. The vehicle spun clockwise 180 degrees, crossed the northbound lane and struck a guardrail, police said. The vehicle then continued traveling south in a backward direction and came to final rest on the west side shoulder about 100 feet south of the struck guardrail, police said.

    Police cited Jurista, who was uninjured, with a violation of driving on roadways laned for traffic, police said.

    State police were assisted by the Orwell Fire Department and Dave's Auto Body, police said.

    Criminal trespass reported

    State police at Towanda are investigating a reported incident of criminal trespassing at a Smithfield Township business.

    According to state police, at about 3:30 a.m. July 24, an unknown actor or actors attempted to gain entry to the Dave's Auto Body building on Peas Hill Road. The actor or actors set off the building's alarm, then fled the scene, police said.

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


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  • 07/31/14--21:00: Court notes 8/1/14
  • R. Scott McNeill (executor), Sallie McNeill Rynd (executor), Jane McNeill Dehoff (estate), Jane S. Dehoff (estate) and Jane Louise McNeill Dehoff (estate) to Nicholas M. Coleman for $135,000; Salem Township.

    Richard P. Solomon Sr. and Bonnie A. Solomon to Patrick Karmon and Jessica Mariah Karmon for $75,000; Wyoming.

    Shanna Weir to Jonathan Mark Simpson and Nadine Marie Simpson for $152,000; Butler Township.

    Brian Anderson and Kerrie Anderson to Jeffrey D. Stephens and Jessica N. Stephens for $169,900; Dallas Township.

    Pittston City Redevelopment Authority to Pizzmar Development Inc. for $225,000; Pittston.

    Sheila Gabriesheski, Patricia B. Gabriesheski, Patricia Gabriesheski (agent) and Margaret Williams (per agent) to Amanda Salus and Paul J. Wydra for $176,000; Pringle.

    Rebecca Rosenblatt Gilliar to Neil Usefara for $76,500; Kingston.

    Steven L. Bryk and Karen E. Bryk to Joseph T. Broghamer for $379,000; Harveys Lake.

    Freya Land Co. to Principle Land Holdings, LLC for $500,000; Hazle Township.

    Sharon A. Strauser and Sharon Ann Strauser to Benjamin M. Pippenger and Ashley A. Pippenger for $284,500; Dallas Township.

    Franconia Real Estate Services, Inc. to E. Robert King and Donna L. King for $280,000; Dallas Township.


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  • 07/31/14--21:00: Police Brief 8/1/2014
  • Charges filed

    State police at Towanda said misdemeanor corruption of minors charges were filed against Jamie Terry, 33, of Nescopeck, Pa. for an incident that occurred sometime between 2011-12 on Garrison Road in Wells Township.

    According to police, Terry allegedly exposed herself to a female victim, when the victim, now 20 years old, was approximately 17 years old.

     

    Man injured

    State police at Towanda said Lonnie M. Watkins, 19, of Columbia Cross Roads had an injury of unknown severity in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 10:59 a.m., July 28, on Watkins Hill Road in Columbia Township.

    Police said Watkins was traveling westbound, and made a sudden sharp left turn, crossing into the oncoming traffic lane, leaving the roadway and crashing into a ditch. Watkins' Ford Focus overturned onto its roof and Watkins was transported to Robert Packer Hospital for evaluation, police said.

    Police said Watkins was charged with a violation of "roadways laned for traffic."

     

    People charged

    State police at Towanda said Roger Lee Hitchcock, 58, of

    Citations to be filed

    State police at Towanda said Dacota Padlock, 22, of Gillett is accused in a criminal mischief/harassment incident that took place at 2 a.m., July 20, on Austinville Road in Columbia Township.

    Police said Padlock pushed a 46-year-old Columbia Cross Roads man against the wall and smashed his kitchen chair against the dishwasher. Citations will be filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy, police said.

     

    Mailboxes struck

    State police at Towanda said someone used a blunt object to strike numerous mailboxes sometime between July 19-20 on Coryland Road and the vicinity in Columbia and Wells townships.

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

     

    Mailboxes damaged

    State police at Towanda said someone used a blunt object to strike numerous mailboxes sometime between July 19-20 in the area of Everts Road in Troy Township.

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

     

    No injuries reported

    State police at Towanda said no one was injured in a crash at 6:38 p.m., July 16, on Route 14 at the intersection of Ayers Road and Monkey Run Road in South Creek Township in which a vehicle struck the front porch area of a house.

    According to police, drivers involved in the accident were Ryan Ronald Maury, 26, of Gillett, and Phillip Eugene Bacon III, 26, of Gillett.

    Police said Maury failed to stop for a properly posted stop sign at the intersection, traveled into the intersection, and was struck by Bacon. After the impact, Bacon exited the east shoulder of the roadway and struck the front porch area of a house, sustaining disabling front-end damage to his vehicle as a result. Maury's Buick Skylark spun 360 degrees counterclockwise and came to final rest in the south travel lane, blocking the intersection and sustaining disabling front-end damage. Both vehicles were towed.

    Police said Maury was charged with a violation of "duties at stop signs" through District Court 42-3-01.

     

    No one injured in crash

    No injuries were reported in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 7 a.m., July 16, on Lake Wesauking Road in Rome Township, according to state police at Towanda.

    Police said Brian J. McLinko, 43, of Towanda, was traveling north, when a deer ran onto the northbound travel lane from a field on the northbound berm. Police said his vehicle struck the deer with its 12 o'clock position. A passenger in his vehicle was not injured, police said.

     

    Woman injured

    State police at Towanda said Barbara L. Clink, 66, of Ulster, had a moderate injury, in a one-vehicle accident July 18 on Lake Wesauking Road in Rome Township.

    According to police, she was traveling north, left the roadway, and began to travel in the western berm. Her Chevrolet Malibu subsequently struck a tree head-on, causing disabling damage to the front of the vehicle. She was transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda for further medical treatment. Her vehicle was towed. She was charged for careless driving, police said.

     

    Citation filed after false alarm

    State police at Towanda said a non-traffic citation was filed after state police responded to a fourth false alarm at the Dandy Mini Mart at 4:50 a.m., July 9, in Burlington.

    Police said only three such alarms are allowed in a 12-month period. The non-traffic citation was filed in District Court 42-3-03.

     

    Man not injured in crash

    State police at Towanda said Thomas W. Darrow, 33, of Sayre, was not injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 4:30 a.m., July 2, on La Barre Road in Rome Township.

    Police said he was traveling south, when, for unknown reasons, his Buick Century went off the west side berm and then struck a tree with its left rear quarter panel, continued across the roadway off the east side berm, struck a rock with its undercarriage, continued back onto the roadway for approximately 200 feet, and came to final rest. Police said two juvenile passengers were not injured.

    Police said Darrow was charged for a violation of "driving on roadways."

     

    Man arrested in DUI crash

    State police at Towanda said Ryan Lee Putnam, 29, of Granville Summit, was not injured in a DUI crash that occurred at 11 a.m., July 2, on Route 514, approximately one-tenth of a mile west of Cole Road in Granville Township.

    Police said he lost control of his Dodge Ram 1500, which traveled off the south shoulder of the roadway and struck several mailboxes and a tree. It had sustained disabling damage as a result of the incident and was towed.

    According to police, Putnam told police he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was not injured. Police said he displayed signs of impairment/intoxication and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda to submit to a legal blood draw.

    Police said charges were filed on Putnam through District Court 42-3-01.

     

    Canoe taken

    Lorin Metzger Sr., no age given, of Canton, told state police at Mansfield that someone cut a cable lock and removed a red Old Towne Discovery canoe that was cable locked to a tree on his lots sometime between 3 p.m., June 27, and 5 p.m., July 13, on Austinville Road, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa.

    Police said the canoe is 17 feet, 4 inches long.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 662-2151.

     

    Man not injured in accident

    State police at Mansfield said Todd A. Hamilton, 28, of Monroeton, was not injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:18 p.m., July 17, on Bungy Road in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa.

    Police said he was stopped in his Freightliner at the intersection of Bungy Road and Route 6, and let off his brakes to turn onto Route 6. The vehicle began traveling backwards on Bungy Road and went into the loose gravel on the west berm of Bungy Road. At that time, the weight of the load shifted and the vehicle overturned onto its passenger side.


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    Gate theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - An unknown person stole an iron gate valued between $200 and $250 from the yard of Sherry Knapick, 57, of 1109 W. Independence St., Coal Township, sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Anyone with information is asked to contact Coal Township police.

    Crash

    SHAMOKIN DAM - A Muncy man was injured around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when he failed to yield the right of way while making a left hand turn at a traffic light in front of Aldi on Routes 11/15.

    State police said Harold L. Fowler, 79, of Muncy, driving a 1995 Saturn SL2, collided with a 2001 Jeep Cherokee driven by Dennis L. Baker, 66, of Shamokin. Fowler was transported to Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Neither Baker nor a passenger in Fowler's vehicle, Dorthy E. Portzline, 70, of Mount Pleasant Mills, was injured.

    Fowler was cited with failure to obey traffic signals.

    Theft

    STONINGTON - State police charged Cory Daniel Hine, 23, of 1222 Airport Road, Paxinos, with felony breaking and entering, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property and misdemeanor criminal mischief in connection with a break-in and theft that occurred around 11 p.m. July 6 at Frey's Garage, Dogwood Road, Shamokin.

    State police said Hine broke into the garage using a crow bar and stole four 15 inch polished aluminum General Motors wheels, five 15 inch aluminum Jeep wheels, one 15 inch aluminum racing wheel, six Muncie four speed transmissions, a 426 General Motors Big Block engine head, four radiators, an electric motor with an air conditioning compressor, one transfer case, one Ford Explorer rear end 8.8 axle with 4.10 liter, and miscellaneous tools. Hine then sold the items at Stoneroads U Pull It for scrap value July 10.

    When questioned, Hine confessed to committing the act with his brother, Bradley Hine, police said.

    DUI

    SHAMOKIN - Justin Michael Petro, 19, of 138 Third St., Mount Carmel, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell an unregulated substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of an unprescribed drug and driving under the influence of enough drugs of incapable driving, and a summary offense of operating a vehicle without a certificate of inspection.

    City police pulled Petro over at 9:13 p.m. June 29 for a broken taillight and discovered Petro's vehicle had an expired inspection. Petro was sweaty, had pinpoint pupils and smelled of spice; a syringe was found in his front pocket. Officers found a glass smoking pipe, multiple baggies of spice and a Daytrana patch. A blood test revealed Oxycodone in Petro's system.

    A passenger in the vehicle, Jake Donte Stellar, 24, of 245 E. Fourth St., Mount Carmel, was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Illegal knives

    SHAMOKIN - Ronald Martz, 55, of 67 Raspberry Hill, Shamokin, was charged with misdemeanor possessing prohibited weapons and disorderly conduct after he was discovered to be carrying two switchblades at 6:09 p.m. July 24.

    City police said Martz's girlfriend alerted police that he was suicidal and carrying a stun gun. Martz initially fled when police located him on the 200 block of Anthracite Street. When he was stopped on the 200 block of Seventh Street, police found two switchblades, which are prohibited in Pennsylvania, in his pockets. He also had a flashlight with a "stun gun" feature.

    During the interaction, Martz became upset and threw his cell phone on the ground, causing it to break. He was transported to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, by AREA Services.

    Drugs

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Jennifer A. Lowry, 29, of 1345 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor drug possession after police discovered plastic baggies of heroin in her home July 6.

    Criminal mischief

    SHAMOKIN - Blake Alexander Dunbar, 20, of 128 S. Market St., Shamokin, was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and disorderly conduct and a summary offense of loitering and prowling at night after the sale of a cell phone went wrong in the early morning hours of July 13.

    Police said Dunbar made threats and demanded $20 via text message to Travis Byers, who Dunbar alleges purchased a phone from him and did not pay him. Dunbar then broke off a piece of pipe from a chain link fence and smashed the windows and made dents in a car owned by Byers' girlfriend. Damages to the vehicle are estimated at $1,122.54.

    Drugs

    SHAMOKIN - Jonathan P. Schick, 29, of 192 McKnight Road, Gordon, was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver an unregulated substance, misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of drugs and driving under the influence of enough drugs to render him incapable of driving and a summary offense of driving in the wrong lane for an incident occurring at 3:30 p.m. June 24.

    City police said Schick was pulled over for driving erratically and after a blood test was found to be under the influence of Diazepam, Nordiazepam, Odycodone and Oxymorphone. Baggies containing spice and a burned blunt were found in Schick's pockets.

    Offensive weapon

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Antwain Carter, 22, an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, was charged by Trooper Ronald Zanella of state police at Stonington with possessing an instrument of a crime, possessing a prohibitive offensive weapon and possessing a weapon or implement for escape involving an incident Monday afternoon at the prison.

    Police said Carter was found in possession of a 6-inch piece of metal resembling a knife during a pat down search as he was entering a recreation yard.

    Terroristic threats

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Joseph R. Hornberger, 44, of 41 S. Oak St., Apt. 6, Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Chad Yoder with harassment and terroristic threats involving a disturbance at 20 N. Oak St. late Monday night.

    Police reported Hornberger allegedly left messages twice on the answering machine of his sister, Lisa Wormald, in which he called her a vulgar name and threatened to burn down her house and kill her kids.

    Police said the calls were made shortly after 11 p.m.

    Forgery

    SHAMOKIN - Chief of Police Darwin Tobias III has filed charges of forgery, access device fraud, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia against Zackery D. Hayes, 18, of 40 E. Sunbury St., Shamokin.

    Police said Hayes stole checks from his grandmother, Margaret A. Martinez, and used them for cash at Walmart Supercenter without her permission. In addition to finding crumbled up and ripped checks in Hayes' bedroom, police also discovered several empty blue glassine packets commonly used to package heroin.

    Hayes told police he stole the checks and cashed them to buy heroin.

    Police said the crimes were committed between June 22 and June 27.

    Retail theft

    MOUNT CARMEL - Jeffrey J. Tomashefski, 26, of 250 S. Hickory St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman William Adamski with retail theft.

    Police said Tomashefski is accused of stealing $2.85 worth of candy from the Dollar General store at 250 S. Market St. June 12.


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  • 08/01/14--21:00: Court notes 8/2/14
  • Arthur W. Karbowski and Mary Karbowski to Donald J. Barycki Jr. for $90,000; Duryea.

    Sand Springs Development Corp. to James Gillenwater for 226,900; Butler Township.

    Dwayne Rakowski, Dwayne Rakowski (executor), Mildred R. Rakowski (estate), and Mildred Rakowski (estate) to Robert M. Deyoung Sr. for $165,000; Lake Township.

    Bryan E. Martin and Laine C. Martin to Mark T. Abild and Catherine A. Abild for $460,000; Rice Township.

    Lindy M. Harris to Carol Coolbaugh for $92,900; Wyoming.

    Jason R. Bruenning and Ann M. Bruenning to National Transfer Services, LLC and WHR Group, Inc. for $452,000; Rice Township.

    National Transfer Services, LLC and WHR Group, Inc. to Jeffrey A. Stine and Tracy A. Stine for $452,000; Rice Township.

    Donald V. Hilstolsky and Cheryl L. Hilstolsky to Richard D. Brown for $162,000; Franklin Township.


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  • 08/01/14--21:00: Police Briefs 8/2/2014
  • Citations to be filed

    State police at Towanda said Dacota Padlock, 22, of Gillett is accused in a criminal mischief/harassment incident that took place at 2 a.m., July 20, on Austinville Road in Columbia Township.

    Police said Padlock pushed a 46-year-old Columbia Cross Roads man against the wall and smashed his kitchen chair against the dishwasher. Citations will be filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy, police said.

    Mailboxes struck

    State police at Towanda said someone used a blunt object to strike numerous mailboxes sometime between July 19-20 on Coryland Road and the vicinity in Columbia and Wells townships.

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

    Mailboxes damaged

    State police at Towanda said someone used a blunt object to strike numerous mailboxes sometime between July 19-20 in the area of Everts Road in Troy Township.

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

    No injuries reported

    State police at Towanda said no one was injured in a crash at 6:38 p.m., July 16, on Route 14 at the intersection of Ayers Road and Monkey Run Road in South Creek Township in which a vehicle struck the front porch area of a house.

    According to police, drivers involved in the accident were Ryan Ronald Maury, 26, of Gillett, and Phillip Eugene Bacon III, 26, of Gillett.

    Police said Maury failed to stop for a properly posted stop sign at the intersection, traveled into the intersection, and was struck by Bacon. After the impact, Bacon exited the east shoulder of the roadway and struck the front porch area of a house, sustaining disabling front-end damage to his vehicle as a result. Maury's Buick Skylark spun 360 degrees counterclockwise and came to final rest in the south travel lane, blocking the intersection and sustaining disabling front-end damage. Both vehicles were towed.

    Police said Maury was charged with a violation of "duties at stop signs" through District Court 42-3-01.

    No one injured in crash

    No injuries were reported in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 7 a.m., July 16, on Lake Wesauking Road in Rome Township, according to state police at Towanda.

    Police said Brian J. McLinko, 43, of Towanda, was traveling north, when a deer ran onto the northbound travel lane from a field on the northbound berm. Police said his vehicle struck the deer with its 12 o'clock position. A passenger in his vehicle was not injured, police said.

    Woman injured

    State police at Towanda said Barbara L. Clink, 66, of Ulster, had a moderate injury, in a one-vehicle accident July 18 on Lake Wesauking Road in Rome Township.

    According to police, she was traveling north, left the roadway, and began to travel in the western berm. Her Chevrolet Malibu subsequently struck a tree head-on, causing disabling damage to the front of the vehicle. She was transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda for further medical treatment. Her vehicle was towed. She was charged for careless driving, police said.

    Citation filed after false alarm

    State police at Towanda said a non-traffic citation was filed after state police responded to a fourth false alarm at the Dandy Mini Mart at 4:50 a.m., July 9, in Burlington.

    Police said only three such alarms are allowed in a 12-month period. The non-traffic citation was filed in District Court 42-3-03.

    Man not injured in crash

    State police at Towanda said Thomas W. Darrow, 33, of Sayre, was not injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 4:30 a.m., July 2, on La Barre Road in Rome Township.

    Police said he was traveling south, when, for unknown reasons, his Buick Century went off the west side berm and then struck a tree with its left rear quarter panel, continued across the roadway off the east side berm, struck a rock with its undercarriage, continued back onto the roadway for approximately 200 feet, and came to final rest. Police said two juvenile passengers were not injured.

    Police said Darrow was charged for a violation of "driving on roadways."

    Man arrested in DUI crash

    State police at Towanda said Ryan Lee Putnam, 29, of Granville Summit, was not injured in a DUI crash that occurred at 11 a.m., July 2, on Route 514, approximately one-tenth of a mile west of Cole Road in Granville Township.

    Police said he lost control of his Dodge Ram 1500, which traveled off the south shoulder of the roadway and struck several mailboxes and a tree. It had sustained disabling damage as a result of the incident and was towed.

    According to police, Putnam told police he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was not injured. Police said he displayed signs of impairment/intoxication and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda to submit to a legal blood draw.

    Police said charges were filed on Putnam through District Court 42-3-01.

    Canoe taken

    Lorin Metzger Sr., no age given, of Canton, told state police at Mansfield that someone cut a cable lock and removed a red Old Towne Discovery canoe that was cable locked to a tree on his lots sometime between 3 p.m., June 27, and 5 p.m., July 13, on Austinville Road, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa.

    Police said the canoe is 17 feet, 4 inches long.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 662-2151.

    Man not injured in accident

    State police at Mansfield said Todd A. Hamilton, 28, of Monroeton, was not injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:18 p.m., July 17, on Bungy Road in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa.

    Police said he was stopped in his Freightliner at the intersection of Bungy Road and Route 6, and let off his brakes to turn onto Route 6. The vehicle began traveling backwards on Bungy Road and went into the loose gravel on the west berm of Bungy Road. At that time, the weight of the load shifted and the vehicle overturned onto its passenger side.

    Sayre man charged with assault

    A Sayre man was recently incarcerated by borough police on a charge of simple assault.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Robert B. Carlton, 32, was also charged with terroristic threats and harassment.

    Police said Carlton used a knife to intimidate a female and threaten bodily harm to another female during an altercation July 30 at his Center Street residence. Carlton then stabbed a wooden table with enough force to cause the knife's blade to stick into the table without support, police said.

    When police arrived, Carlton failed to comply with officers' verbal commands until officers threatened to deploy a stun gun on him, according to police.

    Carlton was arraigned July 30 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. Carlton's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 5.

    Sayre man arrested

    A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of simple assault.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Patrick Joseph Henderson, 23, was also charged with harassment.

    Police said Henderson punched a female in the mouth at about 7:49 a.m. during a July 30 dispute at a Cayuta Street residence, causing her lip to bleed and swell.

    Henderson was arraigned July 30 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Henderson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 12.

    DUI charges

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

    Cassidy John Austin, 20, of Athens, by Athens Borough police, on June 15, on South Main Street in Athens. Austin has also been charged with driving while under the influence while a minor, consumption of alcohol by a minor, failure to notify authorities of a change of address and failure to keep right. A blood test revealed that Austin's blood alcohol content was .09 percent on the day of his arrest. Austin has been sent a summons to appear Sept. 2 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

    Jacob Scott Gilbert, 33, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough police, on July 18, on North Wilbur Avenue in Sayre. Gilbert has also been charged with failure to keep right and operating a vehicle without a valid license. A blood test revealed that Gilbert's blood alcohol content was .20 percent on the day of his arrest. Gilbert has been sent a summons to appear Sept. 2 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

    Christian Everett Kovacs, 31, of Athens, by Sayre Borough police, on July 25, on South Lehigh Avenue in Sayre. Kovacs has also been charged with driving with a suspended license, failure to keep right and failure to notify authorities of a change of address. A blood test revealed that Kovacs' blood alcohol content was .14 percent on the day of his arrest. Kovacs has been sent a summons to appear Sept. 2 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.


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    Liquor law violation

    MONTOURSVILLE - Thomas-Brill Veterans Home Association, 141 Shikellamy Ave., Sunbury, was cited by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement Thursday with failing to charge and collect dues, failing to maintain accurate records, permitting a club official or employee operating a game of chance to also participate in the game and selling items to nonmembers. Violations occurred between Sept. 5, 2013, and May 21.

    The charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Shaina Skocik, 28, of Ashland, was cited for retail theft for an incident at Wal-Mart, Coal Township, July 21.

    Coal Township police said Skocik stole $40.41 in unspecified merchandise.


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    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced the following recent Bradford County criminal case resolutions:

    MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT COURT

    Jimmy Lott, 53, Union, S.C., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Driving under the Suspension and Disorderly Conduct and was sentenced to $528 in fines and costs. He also spent five days in jail in South Carolina on a fugitive warrant. Officer John Hennessey of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Lott for the offense on March 17, 2013, following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Billie Deloach, 40, 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 72 hours and court costs. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Deloach for the offense on March 5, 2014, following investigation of a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Brett Evans, 25, LeRaysville, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to the offense of Unsworn Falsification, a misdemeanor of the third degree and was sentenced to court costs. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Evans for the offense on March 15, 2014, following investigation of a false statement that occurred in Orwell Township.

    James Carnrike, 62, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree and was sentenced to 30 days suspended and a fine $300 and court costs. Officer Steven Burlingame of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Carnrike for the offense on April 23, 2014, following investigation of a disorderly conduct that occurred in Sayre Borough.

    John Schwartzbauer, 29, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Conspiracy to Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, Disorderly Conduct, a summary offense and Public Drunkenness, also a summary offense and was sentenced to 60 days and court costs. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Schwartzbauer for the offense on May 6, 2014, following investigation of a disorderly conduct that occurred in Athens Township.

    Damien Kirkey, 23, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor and was sentenced to 21 days in the Bradford County Correctional Facility and court costs. Trooper Miranda Musick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Kirkey for the offense on June 4, 2014, following investigation of a incident that occurred in Canton Borough.

    CRIMINAL CASE REPORT

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett has updated the status of the following criminal cases:

    SENTENCES

    Joel Schoonover, 28, Towanda, Pa., was resentenced following revocation of a sentence of probation to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from three months to 17 months, for the offense of Simple Assault, a Misdemeanor. Corporal Norman Strauss of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Schoonover following investigation of the incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Jason Ragan, 23, Towanda, Pa., was resentenced following revocation of a sentence of probation to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from three months to 18 months for the offenses of (two counts) Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree and misdemeanor of the third. Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Ragan for the offense. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police also arrested Ragan following investigation of an incident that occurred in Franklin Township.

    Raymond Frye, 41, Chemung, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation for a term of 12 months for the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Jason Serfas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Frye for the offense on Aug. 26, 2013.

    Dylan Parrish, 21, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to Probation for a term of 24 months for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Derek Watkins of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Parrish for the offence on Dec. 21, 2013.

    Ricky Gowin Jr., 28, Mehoopany, Pa., was sentenced to Probation for a term of two years for the offense of Theft by Deception, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Trooper Matthew Grebeck of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Gowin following investigation of an incident that occurred in Albany Township.

    Victoria Trindle, 33, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 48 hours to six months; she will also lose her driver's license for 12 months for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Trindle following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett has updated the status of the following criminal cases:

    GUILTY PLEAS

    Ashley Harrigan, 28, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Harrigan will be sentenced on Aug. 28, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Brian Wibirt of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Harrigan for the offense on April 12, 2014.

    Bolivar Campusano, 32, address unknown, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Felony. Campusano will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Campusano following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    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 in Ulster Township on April 21, 2013.

    Molly Pedro, 46, Towanda, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Misdemeanor. Pedro will be sentenced on Aug. 28, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Pedro following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Brian Hennessy, 42, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Felony. Hennessy will be sentenced on Sept. 4, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Hennessy following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Kyle B. Allen, 29, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), a Felony. Allen will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Allen following investigation of an incident that occurred in Canton Township.


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  • 08/02/14--21:00: Hopewell Crime for Aug. 3
  • The following information was provided by the Hopewell Police Department.

    - Assault-Aggravated: At 9:44 p.m. July 26, police responded to the 3500 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for a possible wanted subject. Known offender in vehicle gave false information to police and fled, assaulting police with fists. Vehicle was found to be stolen with a stolen license plate and contained drug paraphernalia.

    - Assault-Aggravated/Domestic: At 12:38 a.m. July 21, police responded to the 3400 block of Norton St. for a reported domestic disturbance. During argument, known offender fired gun inside of residence and was arrested. No injuries.

    - Brandishing Firearm: At 10:30 a.m. July 23, police responded to the 500 block of N. 3rd Ave. for a reported brandishing incident. Known offender pointed a pistol at victim. No shots fired, no injuries.

    - Burglary/Breaking and Entering/Commercial: At 8:57 p.m. July 27, police were called to the 400 block of Hopewell St. for a reported burglary. Several unknown offenders entered business by breaking front door glass and stole laptop as well as discharging fire extinguisher. Laptop was recovered.

    - Burglary/Breaking and Entering/Residential: At 5:12 p.m. July 21, police responded to the 2100 block of Gordon St. for a reported burglary. Unknown offender entered residence via open window and stole cash and prescription medication from safe.

    - Drug Equipment Violations: At 7:14 p.m. July 27, police initiated a traffic stop in the 3900 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for failure to stop. The driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 3:18 p.m. July 21, police responded to the 3400 block of Norton St. in reference to found drugs. Known offender had discarded two bags of suspected marijuana in a residential yard.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 6:46 p.m. July 26, police initiated a traffic stop in the 700 block of E. Randolph Road for speeding. The driver was driving suspended and found to be in possession of marijuana and was arrested.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 10:30 p.m. July 21, police responded to the 600 block of Eppes St. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole bicycle from residential yard.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 7;45 a.m. July 22, police were dispatched to the 2500 block of Maple St. in reference to a larceny. Unknown offender stole lawn mower from residential driveway.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 3:30 p.m. July 24, police responded to the 300 block of Woodbine St. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole truck loading ramp from residential driveway.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 9 a.m. July 23, police responded to the 1500 block of Lincoln Place for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole a/c unit from residence.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 9:04 p.m. July 23, police responded to the 300 block of Bull Run Drive for a reported larceny. Known juvenile offender stole cash from residence. Petitions pending.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 10:30 a.m. July 25, police responded to the 200 block of E. Cawson St. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole cash from purse in office.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 12 p.m. July 27, police responded to the 3200 block of Granby St. in reference to a larceny. Unknown offender entered shed by prying lock and stole lawnmower, fishing equipment, toolbox and saw.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 5:20 a.m. July 22, police responded to the 700 block of Yellowstone Drive for a reported larceny. Unknown offender entered unlocked vehicle and stole wallet containing license, cash and debit card. Another unlocked vehicle was entered with nothing stolen.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 10 p.m. July 24, police responded to the 1000 block of High Ave. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender entered unlocked vehicle and stole cell phone, tablet and subwoofers.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 4:34 p.m. July 25, police responded to the 2700 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for a reported larceny. Known offender stole cash from purse in vehicle and was arrested.

    - Robbery/Individual: At 12:03 a.m. July 27, police responded to the 3300 block of Boston St. for a reported robbery. Unknown offenders robbed victim of cash, cigarettes and cell phone at gun point.

    - Stolen Property Offenses: At 9:52 a.m. July 25, police responded to the 3400 block of Courthouse Road for an abandoned vehicle. The vehicle's inspection sticker was found to have been stolen from Powhatan County.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 6 p.m. July 21, police were dispatched to the 100 block of S. 9th Ave. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke vehicle driver side window.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 1:45 p.m. July 22, police responded to the 3900 block of Greystone Drive for a reported possible burglary. Investigation revealed a vandalism to the side garage door, but no entry made.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 6 p.m. July 24, police responded to the 500 block of E. Randolph Road for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke vehicle windows with BB gun.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 5:30 p.m. July 24, police responded to the 700 block of N. 10th Ave. for a reported vandalism. Known offenders damaged residential door by kicking. Petitions pending.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 2:30 a.m. July 26, police responded to the 4000 block of Williamsburg Drive for a reported vandalism. Unknown offenders scratched vehicle.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 6:05 p.m. July 26, police were checking businesses in the 600 block of City Point Road and discovered a vandalism. Unknown offender broke front door glass to business.

    - 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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    Harassment

    BERRYSBURG - State police at Lykens charged James Hartman, 60, of Dornsife, with harassment following an incident at Stauffer's Flowers along Route 225 in Mifflin Township at 8 p.m. Friday.

    Police said Hartman got into an argument with a 34-year-old woman from Pillow about a car accident a few days earlier. Hartman became irate when he could not get any information about the condition of his son in the crash and began forcefully grabbing the woman, police said.

    The victim, who was not identified by police, was able to break his grip on her and the two separated, police said.


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  • 08/03/14--21:00: Court notes 8/4/14
  • David Pieczynski and Christine Pieczynski to Monique Y. Rogaski for $205,900; Dallas.

    Kevin Bransford and Maria E. Hosey to Michael A. Sklarosky for $147,501; Kingston.

    Rosanne Harakal to Richard A. Poluka for $165,000; Butler Township.

    Joseph Kwiatkowski to Timothy Joseph Depriest for $262,250; Exeter.

    Ridgewood Development, Inc. to Anthony N. Milardi and Marie S. Milardi for $218,870; Hazle Township.

    E. Jane Hughes to Vincent Pecora, Deborah A. Pecora and Anthony Pecora for $92,000; Laflin.

    Thomas J. Albertine and Donna L. Albertine to Aaron D. Cox and Jennifer J. Cox for $175,000; Rice Township.

    Ruth A. Heasley to Thomas J. McIlwee Jr. for $119,000; Rice Township.


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    Simple assault

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Leon Phillips, 42, of Coal Township, was charged with simple assault and harassment by police after allegedly struck the victim, Sheila Phillips, on the side of the face during a domestic argument at their residence on Thursday.

    Public drunkenness

    SHAMOKIN - Arlene Willis, 65, of 325 S. Fifth St., was cited for public drunkenness after being found laying in the street outside her residence at 5:40 p.m. Saturday. The citation was issued by Shamokin City Police Patrolman Mark Costa.

    Theft from bank account

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Police charged Carrie Feudale, 24, of Coal Township with theft and receiving stolen property after an July 30 incident.

    According to police, Feudale took the debit card of the victim, Francis Feudale, from his residence and withdrew a total of $716.04 from his account.


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