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  • 08/04/14--21:00: Police Briefs 8/5/2014
  • Man charged with criminal contempt

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

    According to information from the sheriff's office, Harry S. Cohen, 47, was charged following investigation into an order of protection violation.

    Cohen was arraigned in Barton Town Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail on $500 bail or $1,000 bond. Cohen is scheduled to reappear Aug. 5 in court.

    Waverly man arrested on warrant

    Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies recently arrested a Waverly man on a warrant out of Tioga County Family Court.

    According to the sheriff's office, Robert H. Mann, 40, was charged with a violation of the Family Court Act.

    Mann was arraigned in Waverly Village Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $500 bail or $1,000 bond. Mann is scheduled to appear in Tioga County Family Court at a later date.

    Two charged with theft

    Athens Township police recently charged an Athens couple with theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Dylan Christopher Brown, 21, and Alisha Marie Brown, 20, were also charged with receiving stolen property.

    Police said the Browns removed two dogs from the Orange Hill area after spotting them in a roadway in June. Alisha Brown told police they wanted the dogs as pets and had no intention of returning them to their owners, police said. The dogs were valued at $1,000 apiece, police said.

    Both Dylan and Alisha Brown are scheduled to appear Sept. 2 at preliminary hearings before Judge Shaw.

    DUI charge

    The following person was recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

    Peter Shawn Negron, 32, of Ulster, by Athens Borough police, on June 22, on Route 220 in Athens. Negron was also charged with failure to keep right. A blood test revealed that Negron's blood alcohol content was .13 percent on the day of his arrest. Negron has been sent a summons to appear Sept. 2 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.


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  • 08/05/14--21:00: Court Notes 8/6/14
  • Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding over Domestic Relations Contempt Court on Tuesday, ordered the following defendants jailed for failure to pay child support:

    Porfirio Rivera-Vazquez, no address listed, jailed six months, $26,484

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

    Chester Samler, 651 Meade Court, Hazleton, $1,516

    Luis Velez, Rear 8 E. Broad St., West Hazleton, $1,875

    Matthew Griesing, 436 E. Walnut St., Hazleton, $570

    Geno Boyko, 602 Maple St., Old Forge, $1,316

    Jared Durcette, 23 W. Chestnut St., Wilkes-Barre, $2,322

    John Tereska, 912 Hanover Village, Hanover Township, $3,685

    Steven Chrobak, 479 Bear Lake Road, Thornhurst, $850

    Jesse Kneller, 20 Delbrook Way, Larksville, $2,691

    Kevin Hockenbury, 109 Sidney St., Swoyersville, $2,235

    John Baboucarr, 137 Picasso Drive, Winterville, Georgia, $1,488

    David Lesh, 417 Palm St., Scranton, $2,864

    Daniel Powers, 595 Kennedy St., Scranton, $1,672

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

    Laura C. Dennis and James M. Mattucci Jr. to Anupkmar Patel and Manisha Patel for $367,500; Rice Township.

    Harry N. Perrillo, Harry N. Perrillo Jr. and Connie L. Perrillo to 254 Lakeside, LLC for $923,000; Harveys Lake.


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    Hit and run

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A Coal Township man is accused of crashing a friend's Jeep along Trevorton Road early Monday.

    According to police, Mark Lowry, 28, took the 2004 Jeep Liberty from a friend's home without permission and about 3:50 a.m. crashed into the front steps of 1229 Trevorton Road before continuing into the front yard and striking a tree. Police said Lowry then fled the scene.

    He is charged by Patrolman Jason Adams with unauthorized use of an automobile, accidents involving damage and driving without a license.

    Code citation

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Thomas A. Griffith, of 45 S. Market St., Shamokin, was cited by township code officer Chris Petrovich for allegedly violating ordinance on high grass and garbage accumulation at his property at 1032 W. Spruce St.

    Disorderly conduct

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A 14-year-old Coal Township boy and a 13-year-old Dornsife boy were cited with disorderly conduct for allegedly throwing eggs at the home of Robert Macminn, 65, of 1125 W. Walnut St., at 9:55 p.m. July 30.

    Phone scam

    ASHLAND - Borough Police Chief Mark O'Hearn warns of a potential phone scam. A resident reported receiving a phone call at 6 p.m. July 31 from a person claiming to represent the Melendez Legal Group. The caller said the resident faced a warrant for not paying taxes. O'Hearn said residents should not give any personal information including banking data during any unsolicited phone call.

    Soda jerks

    PAXINOS - Soda machines were damaged and cash was stolen from them between 3 p.m. Saturday and 9:15 a.m. Sunday at the Indian Hills Golf and Tennis Club. The machines are owned by Mid-Atlantic Coca-Cola, Harrisburg. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at Stonington at 570-286-5601.

    Needles found

    ATLAS - Judith M. McGinley, 40, of 339 E. Seventh St., Mount Carmel, is charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Matthew Filarski with possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at Girard and Fern streets at 1:40 p.m. July 14.

    McGinley was a passenger in a vehicle that had been stopped by police. She is accused of having possessed four hypodermic needles, a tourniquet made of rope and a glass smoking pipe with burnt residue inside. She also had outstanding warrants from the Northumberland County Sheriff's Office.

    The vehicle's driver, Dallas Rhodes, 41, of Elysburg, was cited for driving without a license. Another passenger, Shannon McGinley, was taken into custody by Shamokin police on outstanding warrants.

    Drug charge

    KULPMONT - Lacey Nadine McDonald, 24, of 497 W. Saylor St., Atlas, was charged by Patrolman Patrick McAndrew with receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal conspiracy stemming from an April incident at 622 Scott St., Apt. A.

    Charges stem from an alleged burglary of video games and hardware and a subsequent search of Apt. D, where police said McDonald was staying at the time. Drug paraphernalia, including spoons with a white substance, hypodermic needles, utility blades and wax paper, were allegedly found inside.

    Co-defendants Eric Janoka and Anthony Zamboni, who also lived in the apartment building, were previously charged.

    Simple assault

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Harry Wheary Jr., 46, of 223 Main St., was arrested on charges for allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face and threatening to kill her inside his home about 3 p.m. Sunday.

    Patrolman Dave Sage charged Wheary with simple assault, terroristic threats and two counts of harassment. He was arraigned Monday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Shamokin, and jailed on $2,500 bail at Northumberland County Prison, Sunbury.

    The victim suffered swelling to her face. She was evaluated on scene by ambulance personnel and told police she would seek emergency room treatment.

    Inmate at prison

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Antwain Carter, 22, an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, is accused of possessing a 6-inch piece of metal that was fashioned into a knife. The weapon was discovered during a pat down when Carter attempted to enter the prison yard at 6:35 p.m. July 28. He is charged by Trooper Ronald Zanella of the Stonington station with possessing instruments of crime, prohibited offensive weapon and possession of a weapon. He was arraigned Monday via video conference before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Shamokin, and bail was set at $1,000.


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    PETERSBURG - On July 18, Vanessa R. Crawford, sheriff of the City of Petersburg, was appointed to the Criminal Justice Services Board by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The mission of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is to provide leadership to improve the criminal justice system in Virginia's communities through effective training, partnerships, research, regulation and support. Their vision is to be the national leader and Virginia's premier criminal justice agency, creating dynamic system-wide solutions for public safety.

    Sheriff Crawford says that she expects to continue to serve this community and other Virginians in this capacity to strengthen our criminal justice system across the state.

    Sheriff Crawford was elected as sheriff in 2005 and is currently serving her third term as sheriff for the City of Petersburg. Sheriff Crawford has over 35 years of law enforcement service as she began her career in the Department of Corrections and retired from them after 28 years of service.

    Sheriff Crawford is a member of the Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg where she serves on the Trustee Board. She is the president of the Petersburg High School Boosters Club, past president of the Petersburg Kiwanis Luncheon Club and former vice chair of the Petersburg School Board. In 2010, she was elected, unanimously, by all of the Virginia Sheriffs to serve as the president of the Virginia Sheriff's Institute. In 2012, she was unanimously elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Sheriff's Association. She has also been re-elected for the second time as chairman of the Petersburg-Dinwiddie Crime Solvers.

    Sheriff Crawford is married to Leon, a retired military officer, and they have five children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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  • 08/05/14--21:00: Police Briefs 8/6/2014
  • Woman arrested following parking lot incident

    A Ridgway, Pa. woman was recently arrested by Sayre Borough police on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Kodi Jo Thomas, 28, was also charged with disorderly conduct.

    Police said Thomas was found to be standing half-dressed at about 6:06 p.m. Aug. 1 in a corner of the Guthrie parking lot near Brock Street. Police said Thomas acted uneasy when approached by officers, was sweaty and yelled obscenities after officers asked her to stop swearing. Police found a small strip of tinfoil inside a pack of cigarettes next to Thomas' belongings that contained residue from an unknown narcotic, police said.

    Thomas was arraigned Aug. 1 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Thomas' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 12.

    Two arrested at Athens Twp. hotel

    Athens Township recently arrested a Towanda pair on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Luis Martinez Jr., 31, and Danica Grace Saxbury, 21, were each also charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

    Police said Martinez and Saxbury were involved in a verbal and physical altercation at about 1:36 a.m. Aug. 4 in a hotel room at the Microtel on Elmira Street. Police observed two glass pipes used to inhale illegal drugs and a wallet containing $1,748 in cash in the room, police said. A wall-mounted mirror in the room was broken during the altercation, police said.

    Martinez and Saxbury were both arraigned Aug. 4 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail, Martinez on $25,000 bail and Saxbury on $10,000 bail. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Aug. 19.

    Man faces possession charge

    A Towanda man accused of selling bath salts to a confidential police informant was recently charged by state police with possession of a controlled substance.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Stephen Bertram Gordon, 21, has also been charged with criminal use of a communication facility; and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Gordon is accused of selling bath salts to the informant on June 10, 2013 on Tid Alley and Elizabeth Street for $140.

    Gordon was arraigned before Judge Clark, who ordered the defendant to released on non-monetary bail. Gordon's preliminary hearing is today before Judge Clark.

    Man cited for possession of bath salts

    A Monroeton man is scheduled to appear today before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

    According to information filed in Clark's office, Robert Lyn White, 49, was cited by the state police for the above offense following an incident that occurred on Feb. 27. White was at a residence in which a bench warrant was being served on another person for an unrelated incident. During the procedure, police said, they discovered a brownish powdery substance which later tested positive as bath salts.

    Woman cited for disorderly conduct

    A Towanda woman accused of striking another person in the back recently during a dispute was charged by borough police with disorderly conduct.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Misty Lee Farney, 30, has also been charged with harassment. Farney is accused of hitting her boyfriend Mark Montgomery in the back during a dispute on July 30. In addition, Farney is also accused of setting a dish rag on fire during the incident, and dragging it around the house.

    Farney's preliminary hearing is scheduled today before Judge Clark.

    Man jailed on assault charge

    A Sheshequin Township man was recently ordered incarcerated in lieu of bail, after being involved in a physical confrontation in the borough.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Julian Manuel Acevedo, 36, has been charged by state police with simple assault; and harassment. Acevedo is accused of striking and injuring Mariel R. Acevedo on the face at their residence on July 31, as well as biting her in the neck, injuring her in the process.

    Julian Acevedo is scheduled to appear today before Judge Clark for his preliminary hearing.

    Man faces multiple drug charges

    A Wysox man accused of selling a controlled substance to an confidential police informant was recently arrested and incarcerated on various drug-related charges.

    According to two affidavits filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Shane Ian Furman, 33, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance; possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance; criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance; and criminal use of a communication facility.

    In the first complaint, Furman is accused of selling 20 Clonazepam tablets - a Schedule IV controlled substance - to a police informant for $60 at Jackson's Trailer Court in Wysox Township on Sept. 19, 2013. In the second incident, Furman has been charged with selling Suboxone - also a controlled substance - to a police informant for $50 at Jackson's Trailer Court on Oct. 4, 2013

    Furman was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $75,000 bail.

    Man accused of simple assault

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

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Robert Edward Pierce, 43, has also been charged with harassment. Pierce is accused of striking and injuring a woman on July 27 during a domestic dispute at a private residence in Wysox Township.

    Pierce was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $2,500 bail.

    Man charged with harassment

    An Ulster man accused of making an inappropriate comment to an underage girl has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark.

    According to information filed in Clark's office, Bryant Harbst, 22, has been cited by Towanda police for harassment. Harbst is accused of propositioning an 11-year-old girl at his residence on July 22.

    Harbst's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 3 before Judge Clark.

    Man charged with criminal mischief

    A Towanda man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of criminal mischief.

    According to papers filed in Clark's office, Chadwick Joseph Buynak, 34, has also been charged by Towanda police with disorderly conduct. Buynak is accused of deliberately knocking over a motorcycle owned by Chad Benjamin on June 22 as it was parked in front of Captain Jack's bar on Main Street. When they arrived at the scene, police said, they observed that the motorcycle's gas tank was dented, the mirror was broken, the turn signal was broken, and there was oil leaking from the bike. An estimate obtained later set the cost to repair the damage at $3,341, police said.

    Buynak is scheduled to appear for his preliminary hearing before Judge Clark on Sept. 3.

    Woman cited for harassment

    A Towanda woman was cited by borough police recently on a charge of harassment.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Cassandra Elizabeth Jones, 30, was cited for the above offense following an incident that occurred on April 13.

    Det. Al Ogden of the Towanda police reported that Jones is accused of using abusive language to a 13-year-old girl, following an incident involving the girl and Jones' daughter.

    Jones is scheduled to appear before Judge Clark for her preliminary hearing on Aug. 24.

    Man charged with simple assault

    A Towanda man accused of striking and injuring another person during a dispute was charged by borough police recently with simple assault.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Joshua Alan Fuller, 29, has also been charged with harassment. Fuller is accused of throwing a phone at his wife Diane Fuller on July 20, striking her on the left side of her face, and causing a swollen welt to her left eye.

    Fuller's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 20 before Judge Clark.

    Woman taken into custody

    A Sayre woman was arrested by state police recently on a charge of failure to comply with sex offenders registration.

    According to information provided by state police, Katrina Louise Morse, 26, was taken into custody recently for the above offense. Police indicated that Morse had changed addresses between June 9 and July 2, and failed to notify them of this information. Police reported that Morse is a convicted registered sex offender, and is required by law to inform the authorities whenever she changes her address.

    Man charged with corruption

    A Forksville man was arrested by state police recently on a charge of corruption of minors.

    According to state police, Michael Wilhelm Nass, 46, was cited following an incident that occurred on June 24 in Worlds State Park on state Route 154 in Forks Township. Police said Nass is accused of approaching two female juveniles and making inappropriate sexual comments to them that included asking them to perform a sexual act.

    Police said the girls fled the area and provided them with a description of Nass and his vehicle. The next day, in Dushore, police said Nass was spotted and taken into custody following a brief struggle. Further investigation led them to discover that Nass was wanted in Bradford County on a warrant accusing him of making a materially false statement to purchase a firearm; and unsworn falsifications to authorities.

    Nass was arraigned and remanded to the custody of the Columbia County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.

    Man accused of possession

    A Philadelphia man accused of bringing marijuana into the Red Rock Job Corps Center was arrested by state police on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

    According to state police, Richelieu Payne, 22, has also been charged with possession of a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Payne was arraigned and later incarcerated in the Columbia County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.

    Woman cited for contempt

    A Towanda woman was recently cited by state police on a charge of indirect criminal contempt.

    According to state police, Alma Krystal Alvarado, 27, has been accused of sending text messages to an unidentified 29-year-old man, also from Towanda, between July 12 and July 15. Police said Alvarado sent the messages in violation of a protection from abuse order.

    Man arrested on warrant

    An out-of-state man was arrested by state police recently on a fugitive from justice warrant.

    State police reported that Joshua James Swingle, 23, of Granbury, Texas, was arrested on a warrant issued from the Parker County Sheriff's Office, Texas. When he was taken into custody, police said, drug paraphernalia was discovered where he was residing.

    Swingle was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, who ordered the defendant incarcerated while awaiting extradition.

    Woman suffers minor injuries from crash

    Minor injuries were reported when a one-vehicle accident occurred on state Route 706 in Wyalusing Township.

    According to information provided by state police, Ryan J. Chart, 26, of LeRaysville, was driving a 1995 Subaru Impreza south on Route 706 on July 17 around 4:15 p.m. Riding with Chart was Mattie E. Smith, 42, of LeRaysville.

    Police said the left rear tire of the vehicle popped, causing the car to travel into the oncoming lane. Chart counter-steered the Subaru to avoid collision with an oncoming vehicle, causing his car to travel off the road and strike an embankment.

    The Subaru sustained disabling damage to the front end. Chart and Smith were wearing seatbelts when the accident occurred. Smith suffered minor injuries and was transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda for treatment.

    Man charged with criminal trespass

    A Laceyville man accused of stealing a rifle from a private residence has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to answer a charge of criminal trespass.

    According to information filed at Wheaton's office, Kyle Anthony Hillard, 20, has also been charged by state police with theft by unlawful taking; tampering with or fabricating physical evidence; criminal mischief; and false reports to law enforcement authorities. Hillard is accused of making it appear as if a break-in had occurred at a private residence in Tuscarora Township he had been watching while the owner was away. The purpose of the deception, according to the report, was to cover the removal of a Savage 25 Hornet rifle and a John Deere tractor from the premises, which Hillard took without the owner's knowledge or permission. The incident occurred on June 7, and state police were eventually able to trace and recover the stolen property.

    Two face drug charges

    Two people accused of selling a controlled substance to a confidential police informant were arrested recently on various drug related charges.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Shanone Lee Furman, 27, of Wysox has been charged by state police with delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; and criminal use of a communication facility. In addition, Furman and Joshua Michael Kepner, 28, also of Wysox, have been charged with criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance; and endangering the welfare of a child.

    Furman is accused of selling six tablets of the controlled substance Suboxone for $150 to the informant on Jan. 30 on the 700 block of Second Street in Towanda. During the transaction, police noted that Kepner, identified as Furman's boyfriend, was driving the car she arrived in, and there were two small children in the back seat.

    Man charged with possession

    A Towanda man was arrested by state police recently on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Kristopher Adam Reeves, 29, has also been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Reeves is accused of selling about 8 grams of marijuana at his residence on Center Street in Towanda to an confidential police informant in October for $135.

    Man charged with fleeing

    An out-of-state man was taken into custody recently, on charges related to a traffic incident that occurred over a year ago in Towanda Borough.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Jimmy L. Lott, 53, of Union, S.C. has been charged by Towanda police with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer; operating a vehicle while his license was suspended or revoked; and general lighting requirements.

    The charges against Lott stem from an incident that occurred in Towanda on March 17, 2013. Lott is accused of fleeing from the vehicle he was driving after stopping at Leisure Drive. Towanda police reported stopping the vehicle, because its brake lights were on.

    Police spoke to witnesses who were in the vehicle when it stopped, who said they only knew the driver as "Jim." Further investigation revealed Lott's last name to the authorities, and he had an address in South Carolina.

    Man charged with unsworn falsification

    A New Albany man was arrested by state police recently on a charge of unsworn falsification to authorities.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Michael Robert Longcoy II, 25, has also been charged with sale or transfer of firearms.

    Police said that on June 25, they received a firearms investigation form filled out by Longcoy, in which he had answered "No" to the question asking if he had ever been charged with a crime the could draw a term of imprisonment exceeding one year. Police said they determined that Longcoy had previously entered a guilty plea to a theft by unlawful taking charge - a first degree misdemeanor - on July 25, 2011 before Bradford County Judge Jeff Smith, the sentence of which meets the criteria of the question on the firearms form.

    When they contacted Longcoy and advised him about the firearms investigation, he informed them that he had read the question, but thought it was just for felony convictions, and didn't read further that the form further states "for any other crime."

    DUI charges

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

    Kirk Cook Manchester, 65, of Rome, has also been charged by state police with driving 60 miles per hour in a posted 45 mph zone. Manchester was charged following a traffic stop on state Route 1049 in Windham Township on June 22. Following his arrest, Manchester agreed to submit to a blood test at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, which eventually revealed that his blood alcohol content was .126 percent on the day of his arrest.

    John Robert Legge, 41, of Nanticoke, has also been charged by state police with failure to carry his license while operating a vehicle. Legge was charged following a traffic stop on U.S. Route 6 in Wyalusing Borough on July 6. Following his arrest, Legge agreed to submit to a blood test at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, which eventually revealed that his blood alcohol content was .174 percent. Legge has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Sept. 2.

    Richard M. Tavaska, 49, of West Orange, N.J., has also been charged by Towanda police with driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and failure to wear his seatbelt. Tavaska was charged following a traffic stop on Pine Street in Towanda on July 18. Tavaska refused to submit to a blood test on the day of his arrest.


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

    - Police responded to the 3600 block of Festival Park Plaza at 1:50 p.m. July 28 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 2100 block of Coxendale Road at 5 p.m. July 25 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 14100 block of Harrowgate Road at 8 p.m. July 29 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Non-Res: At 5 p.m. July 24, police responded to the 15500 block of Harrowgate Road for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s entered building through unlocked window. Consumable goods taken.

    - Police responded to the 20600 block of Matoaca Road at 3 a.m. July 28 for a reported death investigation-suicide attempt.

    - Police responded to the 6800 block of Arbor Lake Drive at 4:30 p.m. July 28 for a reported death investigation-suicide attempt.

    - Police responded to the 10800 block of Old Centralia Road at 9:36 p.m. July 28 for a reported death investigation-suicide attempt.

    - Police responded to the 15200 block of Timsberry Circle at 12:01 a.m. July 27 for a reported fraud-credit card/atm.

    - Police responded to the 9300 block of Hickory Road at 3:30 p.m. July 28 for a reported accidental injury-overdose.

    - Larceny-From Building: At 7 a.m. July 20, police responded to the 12100 block of Percival St. for a reported larceny of TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 12900 block of Nash Road at 10 p.m. July 26 for a reported larceny-other of miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 13700 block of Woods Edge Road at 6:30 p.m. July 28 for a reported miscellaneous-mental subject.

    - Police responded to the 4000 block of Cougar Tl. at 2 a.m. July 28 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 800 block of W. Hundred Road at 11 p.m. July 28 for a reported traffic-drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 12000 block of Iron Bridge Plaza at 11:45 a.m. July 28 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 4500 block of Hickory Road at 9:15 p.m. July 28 for a reported residential vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 6300 block of Gatesgreen Drive at 12:06 a.m. July 29 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 16900 block of Branders Bridge Road at 8:32 a.m. July 29 for a reported animal case-animal bite.

    - Police responded to the 14700 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 9:30 a.m. July 29 for a reported animal case-dead or injured animal.

    - Arson-Motor Vehicle: At 6 p.m. July 28, police responded to the 14600 block of Cornwall Lane for a reported arson. Unknown suspect/s entered unlocked vehicle parked in driveway and attempted to set fire to the interior. Currency, notes, etc taken.

    - Police responded to the 2900 block of Piedmont Ave. at 3 p.m. July 29 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 17200 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 7 p.m. July 29 for a reported simple assault with other dangerous weapon.

    - Police responded to the 14200 block of State Ave. at 8:40 p.m. July 29 for a reported death investigation-suicide attempt.

    - Police responded to the 2700 block of W. Hundred Road at 12:30 p.m. July 29 for a reported forgery and counterfeiting.

    - Police responded to the 15700 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 1:20 p.m. July 20 for a reported forgery and counterfeiting.

    -Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 6:30 p.m. July 28, police responded to the 14600 block of Gimbel Drive for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s took currency, notes, etc from vehicle. No signs of forced entry.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 10:30 p.m. July 28, police responded to the 5700 block of Baileys Path Road for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s entered two unlocked vehicles parked in driveway and took currency, notes, etc, miscellaneous property, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 12100 block of Harrowgate Road at 12:01 a.m. July 29 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 18500 block of Branders Bridge Road at 8 p.m. July 29 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 3400 block of E. River Road at 10:10 p.m. July 29 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possess-opium, cocaine, derivative.

    - Police responded to the 6600 block of Jackson St. at 12:55 a.m. July 29 for a reported property seized.

    - Police responded to the 2100 block of W. Hundred Road at 11:41 p.m. July 28 for a reported traffic-drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 17300 block of E. Hundred Road at 4:10 p.m. July 29 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 21000 block of University Ave. at 11:12 a.m. July 30 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 15000 block of Broadwater Way at 7:35 a.m. July 17 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 3 p.m. July 27, police responded to the 20800 block of Riverterrace Road for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s kicked in front door of apartment and took TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 14700 block of Loren Drive at 12:01 a.m. July 30 for a reported death investigation-suicide threatened.

    - Larceny-From Building: At 3:50 p.m. July 30, police responded to the 12700 block of Kingston Ave. for a reported larceny of currency, notes, etc.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 7 a.m. July 26, police responded to the 2900 block of Talleywood Lane for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s removed firearms and miscellaneous property from center console of vehicle that was possibly unlocked. No signs of forced entry.

    - Larceny-Other: At 12 p.m. July 23, police responded to the 2300 block of Seminole Ave. for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s removed copper coil from a/c unit behind residence.

    - Police responded to the 12300 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 4 p.m. July 27 for a reported larceny-other of consumable goods and miscellaneous property.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 4 p.m. July 27, police responded to the 12300 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported larceny of miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 12400 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 12:01 a.m. July 30 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 9400 block of Chester Road at 10 p.m. July 30 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 3600 block of Louise Drive at 11:53 p.m. July 30 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 2600 block of Mangowood Drive at 6 a.m. July 30 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 10100 block of Chester Road at 4:40 p.m. July 30 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 21300 block of Chesterfield Ave. at 10:40 p.m. July 30 for a reported weapons violations-illegal possession.

    - Police responded to the 14400 block of Heather Stone Drive at 10:02 a.m. July 31 for a reported animal case-dangerous/vicious dog.

    - Police responded to the 4200 block of Twisted Oak Drive at 5 p.m. July 31 for a reported animal case-dangerous/vicious dog.

    - Police responded to the 14400 block of Glenmorgan Drive at 12 p.m. July 27 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 125000 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 5:34 p.m. July 31 for a reported animal case-animal bite.

    - Police responded to the 3800 block of Seasign Court at 8:30 p.m. July 30 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 19100 block of Andrews Drive at 9 a.m. July 31 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Police responded to the 3200 block of W. Hundred Road at 9 p.m. July 30 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 21000 block of Halloway Ave. at 9:57 a.m. July 31 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 12200 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 11 p.m. July 31 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Non Res: At 10 a.m. July 24, police responded to the 500 block of Baptist Drive for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s entered building through unlocked rear window and vandalized the interior.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 2 p.m. July 30, police responded to the 2600 block of Mangowood Drive for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s cut window screen and entered residence through unlocked window. TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc taken.

    - Police responded to the 15000 block of Pine Vista Lane at 4 p.m. July 30 for a reported accidental injury-overdose.

    - Police responded to the 20700 block of Bass St. at 8:10 p.m. July 31 for a reported accidental injury-overdose.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 11 p.m. July 30, police responded to the 3800 block of Wood Dale Road for a reported larceny. Possible known suspect took keys to vehicle and stole currency, notes, etc.

    - Police responded to the 15400 block of Woods Edge Road at 10 p.m. July 31 for a reported miscellaneous-habitual offender.

    - Police responded to the 2400 block of W. Hundred Road at 12:30 p.m. July 31 for a reported miscellaneous-suspicious person/vehicle/situation.

    - Police responded to the 14500 block of Glenmorgan Drive at 5 p .m. July 31 for a reported narcotics/drug sale/manufacture-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 3400 block of Sylvania Road at 7:25 a.m. July 31 for a reported traffic-drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 20500 block of Matoaca Road at 12:45 p.m. July 31 for a reported trespassing (including prowler) residential.

    - Police responded to the 3800 block of Cougar Tl. at 1:25 p.m. July 31 for a reported vandalism-commercial/business.

    - Police responded to the 3700 block of W. Hundred Road at 4 p.m. July 31 for a reported residential vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 13800 block of Rystock Court at 10:33 a.m. Aug. 1 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 3900 block of Passage Way Drive at 12:12 p.m. Aug. 2 for a reported animal case-animal bite.

    - Police responded to the 2200 block of Coxendale Road at 1:37 p.m. Aug. 2 for a reported animal case-dead or injured animal.

    - Police responded to the 14700 block of Loren Drive at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 8600 block of River Road at 10:48 p.m. Aug. 3 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 2700 block of Martingale Road at 10:40 a.m. Aug. 1 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Police responded to the 12700 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 11 p.m. Aug. 1 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Non Res: At 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1, police responded to the 2000 block of W. Hundred Road for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s cut off locks to multiple storage units and took miscellaneous property.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 7 a.m. Aug. 1, police responded to the 3600 block of Dupuy Road for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s forced entry to residence by unknown means and took TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 10 p.m. July 30, police responded to the 12500 block of Percival St. for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s forced open a rear bedroom window and took consumable goods, currency, notes, etc, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 4700 block of Split Creek Court at 8 a.m. Aug. 3 for a reported death investigation-suicide attempt.

    - Police responded to the 4800 block of Hickory Road at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1 for a reported death investigation-suicide threatened.

    - Police responded to the 3700 block of Dogwood Ave. at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 for a reported death investigation-suicide threatened.

    - Police responded to the 13100 block of Rivers Bend Blvd. at 10 p.m. Aug. 2 for a reported fraud by wire.

    - Police responded to the 2900 block of Blithe Drive at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 for a reported accidental injury-overdose.

    - Police responded to the 2400 block of Aldridge Ave. at 4 p.m. Aug. 3 for a reported accidental injury-overdose.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 12:01 p.m. Aug. 1, police responded to the 16000 block of Continental Blvd. for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s removed miscellaneous property that was tied down in the bed of a truck.

    - Larceny-Other: At 6 p.m. July 31, police responded to the 13100 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s removed a/c unit from exterior of business.

    - Police responded to the 10800 block of River Road for a reported larceny-other of miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 2300 block of W. Hundred Road at 7:50 p.m. Aug. 2 for a reported miscellaneous-suspicious person/vehicle/situation.

    - Police responded to the 11600 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 2 a.m. Aug. 3 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possess-other stimulant.

    - Police responded to the 10200 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 2 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse-possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 15500 block of Harrowgate Road at 7:40 p.m. Aug. 2 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 300 block of Enon Church Road at 3:35 p.m. Aug. 3 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 5000 block of Grand Oaks Forest Circle at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 2400 block of W. Hundred Road at 4 p.m. Aug. 2 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possess-opium, cocaine, derivative.

    - Police responded to the 12100 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 2:22 p.m. Aug. 2 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possess-synthetic narcotics.

    - Police responded to the 1900 block of Old Bermuda Hundred Road at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 1 for a reported traffic-drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 4400 block of River Road at 2:15 a.m. Aug. 2 for a reported traffic-drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 700 block of Old Bermuda Hundred Road at 5:08 a.m. Aug. 3 for a reported traffic-drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 13400 block of Harrowgate Road at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 1 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 18900 block of Brevard Drive at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 12700 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 9800 block of Cattail Road at 10:15 p.m. Aug. 3 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 11600 block of St. Audries Drive at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 2 for a reported trespassing (including prowler) residential.

    - Police responded to the 20600 block of Ravensbourne Drive at 4 p.m. Aug. 2 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 13900 block of Silverdust Lane at 8:55 a.m. Aug. 1 for a reported vandalism-other.

    - Police responded to the 13400 block of Naylors Blue Drive at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 3 for a reported vandalism-other.

    - Police responded to the 11000 block of Drayton Road at 3:30 a.m. Aug. 2 for a reported residential vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 13400 block of Naylors Blue Drive at 9 p.m. Aug. 2 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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  • 08/06/14--21:00: Court notes 8/7/14
  • Michael V. Gubitoso and Mark McDermott to Patricia A. Pepe and David Pepe for $158,000; Exeter.

    Joan M. Sott to Jessie L. Purdy and Christine Z. Purdy for $115,000; Forty Fort.

    Alliance Road Associates, LP and PCG Inc. (general partner) to Brian K. Gerheart and Laura S. Markle for $191,700; Butler Township.

    Ronald Kryeski, Sarah Kryeski and Sarah Carmeta Algar Kryeski to Kyle Harding and Laura Harding for $193,362; Avoca.

    Ashley A. Davenport and Ashley A. Pippenger to John Krokos and Debra Krokos for $155,000; Dallas Township.

    Adam R. Nulton and Danielle Dorzinsky-Nulton to JN Properties NEPA LLC for $150,000; Rice Township.

    John J. Jablonski and Janice M. Mikolajczyk to John Roberts and Mary T. Roberts for $101,000; Nanticoke.

    Dave Dziak Construction LLC to Louis P. Roberts and Jean L. Roberts for $205,000; Wyoming.

    Raul A. Valenzuela and Natasha Valenzuela to Susan M. James for $120,000; Hazle Township.

    Ali Klazimi (general partner) and Nasser Chafieian (general partner) to Aria Real Estate LLC for $300,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Linda A. Whitney and Christopher J. Whitney to Robert S. Jones and Megan C. Jones for $89,900; Kingston.

    Lorraine Burgit to Robert B. Mozeleski and Megan E. Stobodzian for $144,000; Hanover Township.

    Harry J. Kemmerer, Christina L. Kemmerer, Karl D. Kemmerer and Lisa Kemmerer to Edju’s Place LLC for $139,500; Ashley.

    John R. Bulford, Lynn Ann Scotti and Mario Scotti to Paul A. Scotti and Ruth E. Scotti for $115,000; Duryea.

    Beth Lemon (administrator), Danny L. Carl (administrator), Bruce E. Carl Jr. (estate) and Bruce E. Carl (estate) to Reliable Apartments LLC for $116,262; Salem Township.

    Raphael Nemetsky and Charisma Nemetsky to Solomon R. Voola for $101,000; Kingston.

    Rita S. Laver to Joseph D. Wysocki Jr. and Tracy L. Wysocki for $155,000; Kingston Township.


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  • 08/06/14--21:00: Police Briefs, Aug. 7, 2014
  • Wysox man cited for harassment

    Tony E. Yates, 26, of Wysox is accused of pushing and shoving a 47-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man at the VFW post in Pike Township, police said.

    The incident occurred at 4 p.m. on July 4, state police said.

    As a result of this incident, Yates has been cited for harassment, police said.

    Burglary occurs in Wysox

    A burglary has occurred on a property in the area of 2488 Lake Rd. in Wysox Township, police said.

    The property is owned by a 55-year-old Wysox man, state police said.

    The burglary occurred sometime between June 15 and July 11, state police said.

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

    Vandalism occurs in Wysox Twp.

    Someone recently smashed a light up lawn ornament on the property of 57-year-old Jeffery Benjamin of Wysox Township, police said.

    The incident occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on July 28 and 6 a.m. on July 29 on Tulip Lane in Jackson's Trailer Court, police said.

    Anyone who has additional information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

    Monroeton man cited for harassment

    Timothy Lee Hamm of Monroeton is accused of punching a woman in the back, pulling her hair, grabbing her by the throat and throwing a bowl of noodles at her, police said.

    The incident occurred on July 27 at a residence in Franklin Township, state police at Towanda said.

    As a result of this incident, the 29-year-old Hamm has been cited for harassment, police said.

    Towanda man charged with aggravated assault

    Steven James Spencer, 37, of Towanda has been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment, police said.

    The charges stem from a July 31 incident in which Spencer struck and shoved a Dushore woman at a location on Bernice Road in Dushore, police said.

    Spencer also threatened to shoot the woman several times and even showed her the "AK47" in the trunk of his vehicle, police said.

    Spencer also threatened to burn the victim's house down, state police at Laporte said.

    Spencer was arraigned on the charges and then sent to the Columbia County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.


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    Guilty, arrested

    SHAMOKIN - Carrie E. Feudale, 24, of 52 S. Pearl St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing a loaded syringe, a spoon with white residue and a small plastic baggie at 4:50 p.m. Aug. 1 at her home while Coal Township police were serving an arrest warrant.

    Police said the residue on the spoon tested positive for cocaine.

    She was sentenced to pay a $300 fine plus court costs and ordered to serve one year of supervised probation.

    The charge was filed by Patrolman Jarrod Scandle.

    Feudale was arraigned Monday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III on charges of theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing a debit card from her father, Frank Feudale, and taking $716.04 between July 26 and July 30. She was remanded to Northumberland County Prison, Sunbury, on $1,000 bail. Patrolman Matthew Henrich filed the charges.

    DUI

    MOUNT CARMEL - Daniel J. Renn Jr., 33, of 431 E. Avenue, Mount Carmel, was charged with driving under the influence, flight to avoid apprehension, driving with a suspended license, careless driving and driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed after a traffic stop July 26 at Third and Oak streets.

    Mount Carmel Borough Police Patrolman William Adamski reported in court documents he observed Renn driving a pickup truck at a high rate of speed. When police attempted to stop him, Renn drove away before being stopped in the area of West Cherry Street, where he got out of the truck and pleading with police to "not do this."

    Police said Renn failed two of the three sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol level of .181 percent.

    Renn was placed in Northumberland County Prison on a probation detainer and arraigned Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel. He was placed back in prison on $10,000 bail, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 13.

    Cell phone theft

    SHAMOKIN - Travis Byers, 21, 1618 Pulaski Ave., Coal Township, was charged by city police with theft after he allegedly stole a Verizon HTC cell phone from Dessira Noll, of 615 W. Pine St., and attempted to sell it for $25 July 17 to a man who tipped off police.

    Unlawful restraint

    MOUNT CARMEL - Daniel A. Snyder, 29, of 507 W. Olive St., was charged with unlawful restraint, simple assault and harassment following an incident at his residence Monday.

    Mount Carmel Borough Police reported in court documents Ashley Snyder arrived at Daniel's residence to pick up their kids, and Daniel asked her to enter the house to get the kids' overnight bags. When she entered the home, Daniel, who was hiding behind the basement door, allegedly grabbed her, threw her over his shoulder and carried her upstairs, police said.

    Ashley told police Daniel grabbed her and threw her down each time she tried to escape. She also reported Daniel choked her and put her head through the paneling, police said. She said the children were at the home at the time of the assault, police said.

    Daniel Snyder was arraigned Tuesday and placed in Northumberland County Prison on $10,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 13.

    Burglary

    RIVERSIDE - Samuel P. Jones, 19, of 206 11th St., Danville, was placed in Northumberland County Prison on $50,000 bail after being arraigned Monday on burglary and related charges.

    Riverside Police officer Kerry Parkes reported in court documents Jones allegedly took $1,040 in cash from the home of Constance Egli, of Avenue F, Friday and Saturday.

    Jones was charged with burglary, criminal trespass and two counts each of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. A preliminary hearing is scheduled before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, Aug. 13.

    Drug paraphernalia

    RUSH TOWNSHIP - Wallace E. Seltzer Jr., 29, and Jodi L. Seltzer, 44, both of 33 Hummer Road, Danville, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after Trooper Thomas Leib, of the state police's Stonington barracks, found a glass smoking pipe in their residence during a domestic argument at 11:48 a.m. July 6.

    The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones of Mount Carmel, with preliminary hearings scheduled for both on Aug. 27.

    Assault, harassment

    SHAMOKIN - Catherine Willis, 46, of 239 W. Montgomery St., Shamokin, was charged by city police with simple assault and harassment after she allegedly threw her daughter into a window Saturday.

    City police said Willis had been drinking alcohol and began arguing with her daughters. She pushed her younger daughter into a window and grabbed the elder one by the throat and hair, then struck her with a closed fist in the head. A witness observed the fight.

    DUI

    MOUNT CARMEL - Borough police charged Jill C. Steiff, 26, of 1012 Fountain St., Ashland, with driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol level of .16 or higher, driving on a one-way roadway the wrong way and driving without vehicle registration after a traffic stop in the area of the 00 block of North Oak Street at 1:03 a.m. June 30. Chemical blood testing showed Steiff's blood alcohol level was .17 percent.

    Burglary

    SHAMOKIN - Crystal Lou Vankirk, 34, and Jason David White, 31, of 1004 N. Orange St., Shamokin, were charged with felony counts of burglary and criminal trespassing and misdemeanor counts of theft and receiving stolen property after allegedly breaking into a house at 1006 N. Orange St. May 28.

    City police said Vankirk and White broke into the home through an unlocked window and took a microwave, vacuum/shampooer, battery operated four wheeler, towel rack/vanity, shop vacuum, lamps, surround sound system, stereo, CDs and a Bob Marley blanket. Vankirk and White then sold some of the stolen items, police said.

    Police were tipped off to the perpetrators after the battery operated four wheeler belonging to the occupants of 1006 N. Orange St. was discovered in White and Vankirk's adjoining yard.

    DUI

    KULPMONT - Patrick W. Surace, 48, of 230 W. Avenue, Mount Carmel, was charged with driving under the influence, careless driving, accidents involving damage to unattended property and driving without a license following an investigation into a hit-and-run accident and a fight in the 900 block of Pine Street July 21. The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 21.

    Drugs, drug paraphernalia

    SHAMOKIN - Dylan Kane, 19, of 410 N. Shamokin St., Apt. C, Shamokin, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after city police said the Northumberland County Adult Probation Department found several pieces of drug paraphernalia, including a "bong type device," and a small amount of Spice in Kane's apartment at approximately 10 p.m. July 14.

    Assault, harassment

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Leon Phillips, 43, of 1404 Hemlock St., Coal Township, was charged by township police with simple assault and harassment after allegedly striking Sheila Phillips with his hand during an argument at his home at 9:45 p.m. July 31.

    Sunglass theft

    STONINGTON - State police are looking for information on the person who stole a pair of sunglasses from Annette Erdman, of West Cameron Township, while her vehicle was parked in the area of 839 W. Coal St., Zerbe Township.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Stonington at 570-286-5601.

    Drug paraphernalia

    ATLAS - Mount Carmel Township Police charged Frank J. Mostik III, 33, of 204 Fidler Green Road, Coal Township, with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, driving without required financial responsibility, driving with a suspended registration and driving without registration and inspection, after a traffic stop in the area of Route 61 and Wilburton Road July 4.

    During the stop, police found blue wax paper, commonly used to store a controlled substance, in the vehicle. After the vehicle was impounded, police found more wax papers. A pen and a red straw, both of which contained a white powdery substance, were also found.

    Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones of Mount Carmel, and a preliminary hearing before Jones is scheduled for Aug. 20.


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  • 08/06/14--21:00: Police Report Highlights
  • TAYLOR POLICE: No police reports were available at press time.

    OLD FORGE POLICE: Officers responded to more than 15 calls between July 27 to Aug. 2.

    On July 27, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a domestic dispute in progress in the 100 block of Oak Street. One arrest was made. Officers responded to investigate a reported assault in the 500 block of George Street. A reported theft sent officers to the 200 block of North Main Street.

    Officers were sent to investigate a reported dispute between neighbors in the 400 block of Kohler Avenue.

    On July 28, officers were dispatched to investigate a hit-and-run accident in the 100 block of West Grace Street. A reported civil dispute sent officers to a home in the 100 block of Millard Street. Officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a domestic dispute in progress in the 100 block of Washington Street. Officers also assisted emergency medical services (EMS) with a call in the 500 block of West Grace Street.

    On July 29, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a loose dog in the 1200 block of Bennet Street. Officers were also dispatched to investigate a parking complaint in the 300 block of Sussex Street.

    Officers were sent to investigate a report of a disorderly man in the 200 block of Church Street.

    On July 30, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a verbal domestic in a home in the 500 block of Dunn Avenue .

    On July 31, officers were dispatched to assist Moosic police with a report of a disorderly female in the 200 block of George Street. Officers also assisted EMS with a call in the 500 block of Hospital Street.

    On Aug. 1, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of criminal mischief in the 100 block of Lonesome Road.

    On Aug. 2, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of disorderly conduct in a home in the 100 block of Moosic Road.

    MOOSIC POLICE: Officers responded to more than 90 calls between July 27 and Aug. 2.

    On July 27, officers were dispatched to investigate a hit-and-run accident in the 200 block of Spring Street. An activated alarm sent officers to the Kia auto dealership on Birney Avenue. Officers also assisted a disabled motorist on Birney Avenue.

    On July 28, officers were dispatched to an activated alarm in a home in the 3700 block of Lawrence Avenue. A report of a disorderly person sent officers to the Kia auto dealership on Birney Avenue. Officers were dispatched to investigate a reported theft in the 4200 block of Birney Avenue. A report of a domestic dispute sent officers to a home on Washington Street. Officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle on Montage Mountain Road.

    Officers also responded to investigate a reported domestic dispute in progress in a home in the 600 block of Sixth Street.

    On July 29, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported dog complaint in the 200 block of Montgomery Street. A reported theft sent officers to the Kia auto dealership on Birney Avenue. A report of a disorderly man sent officers to the 3700 block of Lawrence Avenue.

    On July 30, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported road rage incident in the 4800 block of Birney Avenue. A vandalism complaint sent officers to the 3300 block of Greenwood Avenue.

    Officers were sent to recover guns in the 500 block of Rocky Glen Road. A dispute between a landlord and a tenant sent officers to the 4000 block of Birney Avenue.

    On July 31, officers were dispatched to investigate a domestic dispute in the 200 block of George Street. A report of an abandoned vehicle sent officers to Glenmaura Boulevard. Officers were sent to check property for suspicious activity in the 400 block of Hudson Street. A threats complaint sent officers to the 1000 block of Springbrook Avenue. A reported retail theft sent officers to the 3500 block of Birney Avenue.

    Officers were dispatched to investigate a threats complaint in the 300 block of Third Street. Police also assisted the fire department with a call in the 600 block of Rocky Glen Road.

    On Aug. 1, officers assisted the fire company with a call in the 600 block of Marion Lane.

    On Aug. 2, officers were dispatched to investigate an attempted abuction in the 4000 block of Birney Avenue. A report of public intoxication sent officers to Montage Mountain Road. Officers were also sent to assist EMS with a call in the 700 block of Minooka Avenue.


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    Corruption of minors

    KULPMONT - State police at Stonington charged Desiree A. Garancosky, 24, of 601 Chestnut St., Apt. 2R, with corruption of minors after an investigation into incidents at her apartment in April.

    According to court documents, police said Garancosky allegedly admitted to police she smoke marijuana with two nieces, ages 16 and 15, on several occasions during the month.

    She was arraigned Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, and was released on $10,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday before Jones.


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  • 08/07/14--21:00: Police Briefs, Aug 8, 2014
  • Man accused of stealing money from business

    Athens Township police recently charged an Athens man with theft by unlawful taking.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Stephen Vincent Comereski II, 20, at the time an employee of the Autozone store on Elmira Street, is accused of making fraudulent returns in the system totaling $742.92 and removing merchandise from the store valued at $445. The thefts occurred in June and July, police said.

    Comereski is scheduled to appear Sept. 9 at a preliminary hearing.

    Gasoline taken

    State police at Towanda said a non-traffic citation for summary retail theft is pending against Heather Alta Bradley, 26, of Athens, through District Court 42-3-01 for a retail theft that occurred at 11:44 a.m. June 9 at Woody's Country Store on Route 14 in South Creek Township.

    According to police, Bradley failed to pay for $58.83 worth of gasoline that was pumped into her vehicle, and then drove away.

     

    Man punched

    State police at Towanda said a 47-year-old Troy man reported that he was punched in the face by Kristie Lou Ramey, 41, of Sugar Run, during a domestic dispute that took place at 7 a.m. July 12 in the 5300 block of Route 706 in Wyalusing Township.

    Police said the case will proceed via summons, with charges filed in District Court 42-3-04.

     

    Two injured

    State police at Towanda said two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash that took place at 3:30 a.m. Aug. 3 on Thompson Hill Road, 230 feet north of Route 14, in South Creek Township.

    Police said Charles A. Heasley, 35, of Gillett, who suffered a moderate injury, was traveling north, down a hill, and negotiating a right curve, when he lost control of his vehicle. According to police, the vehicle struck a tree on the southbound berm and came to final rest, facing west on the southbound berm, down an embankment. Police said a passenger in his vehicle, Victoria A. Heasley of Gillett, had a minor injury. Charles Heasley was charged with a violation of "driving on right side of roadway," police said.

     

    Citations filed

    State police at Towanda said Steven D. Thome Jr., 22, of Gillett, and Michelle Lea Brown, 30, of Gillett, were arguing at 1 a.m. Aug. 3 at an address on Coryland Road in Wells Township and became physical with each other.

    As a result, Thome sustained a bruised lower lip and Brown suffered a bruised left arm, police said. Police said a non-traffic citation was filed on each person in District Court 42-3-01.

     

    No one injured

    State police at Towanda said no one was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 2:22 p.m. Aug. 1 on Lower Mountain Road, approximately one-fourth of a mile east of the Armenia Township-Canton Township line.

    Drivers involved in the crash were Broc Forbes, 38, of Canton, who was driving a Chevrolet Silverado, and Roger Bolt, 55, of Mainesburg, who was driving a 2000 F-550, police said.

    According to police, Forbes was traveling east and negotiating a right curve in the roadway, failed to drive on the right half of the roadway, and struck Bolt's vehicle, in the driver's side, with the front driver's side of his vehicle. After impact, Forbes' vehicle came to final rest blocking the east travel lane of Lower Mountain Road, and Bolt's vehicle came to final rest a short distance west of the point of initial impact, police said.

    Forbes' vehicle had disabling damage and was towed, and Bolt's vehicle had minor damage and was driven from the scene. A passenger in Forbes' vehicle, Brandon Segur, 31, of Gillett, was not injured.

    The Canton Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Police and Palmer's Towing assisted at the scene, police said. Police said a citation for a violation of "driving vehicle on right side of the roadway" was filed on Forbes through District Court 42-3-01.


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  • 08/08/14--21:00: Court notes 8/9/14
  • Beth Lemon (administrator), Danny L. Carl (administrator), Bruce E. Carl Jr. (estate) and Bruce E. Carl (estate) to Reliable Apartments LLC for $116,262; Salem Township.

    Jeffrey S. Gicking to Mark J. Ritz and Jacqueline Ritz for $770,000; Sugarloaf Township.

    MG09 and Lin Dee, Inc. (general partner) to MRK Realty Inc. for $75,000; Hazleton.

    Matjaz Peselj and Emilija Peselj to Jason Bradley Prushinski and Kelcey R. Landis for $180,000; Butler Township.

    Marianne Molnar to 414 Indian Lake Terrace LLC for $155,250; Buck Township.

    Nancy J. Farrell to Jarrod R. Starcher for $72,000; Kingston.

    Robert T. Voelkner and Sharon M. Voelkner to Glen Christopher Jacob and Lisa Marie Jacob for $505,000; Bear Creek Township.

    Ralph E. Kates III to Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley Inc. for $175,000; Wilkes-Barre.


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    Drug paraphernalia

    SHAMOKIN - A city man was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia after a visit from county adult probation officers July 29.

    Cpl. Bryan Primerano, of City of Shamokin Police Department, reported Richard J. Giedosh, of 702 Bear Valley Ave., had a clear glass lightbulb adapted as a smoking device, which was turned over to police by Northumberland County Adult Probation officers Daniel Shoop and Matthew Narcavage. Giedosh told police he used the lightbulb to ingest methamphetamine, according to a court documents.

    Crash

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Joseph Tumolo, 41, of 1519 W. Fern St., Coal Township, will be cited for failing to obey a stop sign after an accident at the intersection of Montgomery and Cedar Streets at 2:35 p.m. Thursday, police said.

    Township police said Tumolo's 1991 Ford F450 struck the side of a 2003 GMC SUV driven by Daniel Long, 55, of 1529 Nelson St. Long's vehicle had to be towed from the scene. Tumolo, Long and a passenger in Long's vehicle, Marilee Picarelli, 52, of 1529 Nelson St., were uninjured.

    Assault

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Two men from Maryland face charges for their part in a fight at the Northwestern Academy Secure Program boot camp around noon June 12.

    Township police said Stephawn M. Watson, 18, of 5751 Falkland Pl., Capital Heights, Md., and Jalen Kirk, 18, pulled a minor boy into a back room and held him so he could not move or yell. Erick A. Flores, 19, of 124 Duvall Ln., Apt. 102, Gaithersburg, Md., joined the duo in holding the minor, and the men told the minor they were going to "make him tough." Kirk and Watson struck the minor in the arms until the minor broke free and ran away.

    Watson also faced charges stemming from another fight on June 12 with a different minor boy. Watson, Kirk and a 17-year-old boy detained the minor and punched him, leaving bruises on his arms, shoulders and chest.

    Watson was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III at 1:30 p.m. Thursday on two charges each of simple assault, criminal conspiracy and harassment. He was committed to Northumberland County Prison under $5,000 straight bail.

    Flores was also arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. He faces charges of simple assault, criminal conspiracy and harassment and was committed to Northumberland County Prison on $2,500 unsecured bail.

    A hearing for both is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 12.

    Code violations

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Randy J. Dock, 155 Redcourt Ln., Middleburg, was cited on Tuesday for high brush, grass and weeds at a property he owns at 912-914 Holly St., Coal Township.

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Kevin Stouffer, of 104 Poplar St., was cited on Tuesday for high brush, grass and weeds at his home.


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  • 08/09/14--21:00: Marriage Licenses 8/10/14
  • Robin Junior Martinez and Esperanza Urena.

    David Lawrence Wynn and Jessica Anne Jones.

    Christopher Allen Hunsinger and Mary Beth Jean Nenstiel.

    Frank Paul Ondish and Marie Evangeline Brandt.

    Scott James Repella and Susan Linda Ferris.

    Robert Paul Konopczyk and Pamela Kim Hilarie.

    Tracarris Trumaine Wince and Angelica Kelly Hess.

    Rand Jay Podell and Linda Ann Lange.

    Shannon Christopher Cragle and Dawn Marie Denotsko.

    Alejandro Jose Ordonez and Sheila Carolia Ferrera.

    Dwayne George Ruggiero and Jordan Lynn Greene.

    Douglas William Jennings and Cecilia Catherine Candelario.

    Daniel Ryan Boling and Nicole Renee Wooten.

    Daniel Matthew Cruz and Courtney Noele Cecelon.

    Derek Robert Chaffee and Julia Imogene Dalton.

    Jason Michael Makarewicz and Michelle Lynn Doknovitch.

    Timothy Joseph Carroll Jr. and Ellyn Marie Wingert.

    Matthew Sciabacucchi and Amy Fargione.

    James Lewis Hollock and Eugene Collines Van Gorden.

    Shawn Michael Maiers and Ainsley Elizabeth MacDougall.

    Nicholas Anton Kuzio and Dorthiea Mary Gray.

    Kevin John Luksh and Staci Lynn Whitman.

    Christopher Wayne Horn and Theresa Ann Scaramastro.


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

    Walter Donovan, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense and was sentenced to a fine of $50 and court costs. Corporal Norman Strauss of the Pennsylvania State Police cited Donovan for the offense on July 21, 2014, following investigation of an assault that occurred in Sheshequin Township.

    Travis Chesla, 22, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of False Reports, a summary and was sentenced to a fine of $200 and court costs. Officer John Werner of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Chesla for the offense on June 22, 2014, following investigation of a False Reports that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Charles Stern, 34, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense and was sentenced to a fine of $50 and court costs. Officer John Werner of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Stern for the offense on June 20, 2014, following investigation of an assault that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Jonathan Brown, 24, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to a fine $1000 and court costs. Officer Bryan Bellows of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Bellows for the offense on May 24, 2014, following investigation of a Furnishing Alcohol to Minors that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Robert Yates IV, 20, Dushore, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before District Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to a fine of $100, and court costs. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Yates for the offense on May 3, 2014, following investigation of a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia that occurred in North Towanda Township.

    Matthew Dunn, 33, Monroeton, 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 a fine of $100 and court costs.

    Officer Bryan Bellows of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Dunn for the offense on June 5, 2014, following investigation of a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Timothy Bailey, 34, 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 a fine of $100 and court costs.

    Sergeant David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Bailey for the offense on April 30, 2014, following investigation of a possession of drug paraphernalia that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Emory Johnson, 28, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before District Magisterial Judge, Jonathan Wilcox, to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor and was sentenced to fines and costs.

    Corporal Douglas Smith of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Johnson for the offense, following investigation of an incident that occurred in Burlington Township.

    Brian Lee, 24, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before District Magisterial Judge, Jonathan Wilcox, to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense and was sentenced to fines and costs. Trooper Robert Richter of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Lee for the offense on July 4, following investigation of an incident that occurred in Columbia Township.

    Ben Nogar, 54, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before District Magisterial Judge, Michael Shaw, to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a summary offense and Public Drunkenness, also a summary offense and was sentenced to a suspension of 30 days and a fine of $400.00 and court costs. Officer Cody Welch of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Nogar for the offense on July 12, 2014, following investigation of a Disorderly Conduct that occurred in Athens Borough.

    Jeremy Searles Jr., Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before District Magisterial Judge, Michael Shaw to the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the third degree and was sentenced to 13 days and court costs. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police arrested Searles for the offense on July 11, 2014, following investigation of a Theft that occurred in Sayre Borough.

    Angelia Cardena, 37, Elmira, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty before District Magisterial Judge, Michael Shaw, to the offense of Retail Theft, a summary offense and was sentenced to a fine of $200 and court costs.

    Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Cardena for the offense on June 22, 2014, following investigation of a retail theft that occurred in Athens Township.

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

    SENTENCED

    Joshua Vanderpool, 23, Rome, Pa., was sentenced to a total term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from three months to 23 months, 29 days for the offense of Theft by Deception, a misdemeanor; Trooper Mark Sadowski of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Vanderpool following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    Jesse Dupont, 21, Troy, Pa., was resentenced following revocation of a sentence of Probation to a term in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 45 days to 12 months for the offense of Criminal Trespass, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Officer Michael Northrup of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Dupont for the offense on Oct. 6, 2012.

    Casandra Dimarro, 31, Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 72 hours to six months, and also received a four day sentence for contempt for failure to appear for sentencing on March 26, 2012, he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Derek Watkins of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Dimarco for the offense on Sept. 4, 2011.

    Casey Lynn Shedden, 23, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a fine of $500 and Probation for a term of 36 months, for the offense of Possession with intent to deliver. Trooper Michael Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Shedden following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Shawn C. Watkins, 41, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 14 months to 48 months for the offense of Assault and Resisting Arrest. The sentence will run consecutive to a sentence imposed in 2014 for 22 months to six years for drug charges for a combined sentence of 36 months to 10 years. Officer Ryan Edsell of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Watkins for the offense in November 2013.

    David Terkay, 57, Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to a fine of $500.00, Probation for a term of 12 months; he will also lose his driver's license for six months for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Terkay for the offense in October.

    Matthew Smithkors, 21, Sayre, Pa., was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 22 days to 12 months, for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Smithkors had been sentenced earlier but failed to comply with parole. Officer Eric Keir of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Smithkors for the offense in 2010.

    Lee M. Hatch, 25, Friendsville, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility of from three days to six months and fines of $1,100, and restitution of $433 for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol and Criminal Mischief. Trooper Michael Tereska of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hatch following investigation of an incident that occurred in Windham Township.

    GUILTY PLEAS

    Desiree E. Thoubburon, 41, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Thoubburon will be sentenced, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Thoubburon following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    Denise Wilson, 47, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (hypodermic needle), a misdemeanor. Wilson will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Deputy Brian Wibirt of the Bradford County Sheriff's Office charged Wilson for the offense in April. Wilson was arrested on pending warrants and was found to have the needle in her possession.

    ACCELERATED REHABILITATIVE DISPOSITION (ARD)

    David Terkay, 57, Waverly, N.Y., 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, Terkay will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Terkay must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel as conditions of ARD placement; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department filed the charges in October for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Samantha Brown, 30, Sayre, Pa., charged with the offense of Theft, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation, Brown will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Brown must perform 40 hours of community service and pay restitution. Officer Denny Slater of the Athens Township Police Department filed the charges on April 15, 2014 for the offense in Athens Township.

    NOLO CONTENDERE

    Christopher Walters, 27, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Walters will be sentenced following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. A no-contest plea is entered where the defendant cannot recall the event but will be held guilty and sentenced. Officer Sean Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Walters for the offense.


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  • 08/09/14--21:00: Hopewell Crime for Aug. 9
  • The following information was provided by the Hopewell Police Department.

    - Burglary/Breaking and Entering/Commercial: At 8:30 p.m. July 30, police were dispatched to the 300 block of Cavalier Square for a reported burglary. Unknown offender entered business by breaking window and stole jewelry.

    - Burglary/Breaking and Entering/Residential: At 10 a.m. July 28, police responded to the 2400 block of City Point Road for a reported burglary. Unknown offender entered the residence by possibly using a hide-a-key and stole cash.

    - Drug Equipment Violations: At 2:40 p.m. July 31, police located two wanted subjects in the 2300 block of Atlantic St. Both subjects were found to be in possession of illegal narcotics.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 4:50 p.m. Aug. 3, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 5000 block of Oaklawn Blvd. Passenger was found to be in possession of marijuana and was arrested.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 6 p.m. July 29, police responded to the 600 block of Cedar level Road for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole lawnmower from residential yard.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 7 a.m. July 30, police responded to the 2300 block of Dellrose Drive for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole weight benches and weights from rear yard.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 9:30 p.m. July 30, police responded to the 300 block of N. 5th Ave. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole a bicycle from rear yard.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 1 p.m. July 31, police responded to the 2100 block of City Point Road in reference to a larceny. Unknown offender was observed stealing bicycle.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 6 p.m. Aug. 2, police responded to the 200 block of N. 14th Ave. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole washing machine and dryer from residential porch.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 12 a.m. July 30, police responded to the 900 block of Colonial Corner Drive for a reported shoplifting. Known offender stole food from business and was arrested.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 4:59 p.m. July 29, police responded to the 100 block of Cavalier Square for a reported larceny. Known offender attempted to steal a TV, floor cleaner and detergent from business and was arrested.

    - Larceny-theft From Motor Vehicle: At 9:45 p.m. July 31, police responded to the 300 block of S. 20th Ave. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole a debit card from an unsecured vehicle.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 9:30 a.m. Aug. 1, police responded to headquarters for a reported larceny that occurred in the 200 block of Cavalier Square. Unknown offender entered unlocked vehicle and stole purse containing debit cards, cash and jewelry.

    - Motor Vehicle Theft/Stolen Auto: At 8 p.m. July 28, police responded to headquarters for a reported larceny in the 1000 block of Maplewood Ave. Unknown offender stole vehicle by unknown means.

    - Motor Vehicle Theft/Stolen Auto: At 2:10 p.m. Aug. 3, police responded to the 1200 block of Sunnyside Ave. for a suspicious vehicle. Known juvenile offender stole vehicle from Auto Sales with previous owner's key. Vehicle recovered undamaged. Petitions pending.

    - Tampering With Vehicle: At 11:30 p.m. July 29, police responded to the 700 block of Blackstone Ave. for a reported tampering with a vehicle. Unknown offender entered unlocked vehicle and moved items around. Nothing stolen.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 2:10 a.m. July 28, police were called to the 200 block of Cavalier Square for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke commercial front door.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 5 p.m. July 28, police responded tot he the 3700 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender slashed vehicle tires.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 8:20 p.m. July 31, police responded to the 1400 block of S. 9th Ave. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender scratched vehicle rear quarter panel.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 8:20 p.m. July 31, police responded to the 1400 block of Sunnyside Ave. for a reported assault. Known offender threw knife at victim, missing and dented vehicle with broom. Offender was arrested.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 3:40 a.m. Aug. 1, police responded to the 800 block of S. 15th Ave. for a reported vandalism. Two unknown offenders broke commercial front door glass. No entry made.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 12:10 a.m. Aug. 1, police responded tot he 2500 block of Courthouse Road for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender caved in vehicle roof and broke side mirror.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 12 a.m. Aug. 1, police responded to the 1100 block of Arlington Road for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke vehicle window.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 12:30 a.m. Aug. 2, police responded to the 2400 block of Raleigh St. for a reported accident. Known offender drove while intoxicated, hit a residence, was found to be in possession of narcotics and was arrested. No injuries.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 11:30 p.m. Aug. 2, police responded to the 600 block of E. Broadway in reference to shots fired. Unknown offender shot into residence, damaging a door and fled. No injuries.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 4 a.m. Aug. 3, police responded to the 2100 block of Hazelwood Ave. for a reported vandalism. Offender broke vehicle window.

    - Weapon Law Offenses: At 2:20 a.m. July 31, police were called to the 3000 block of Boston St. for a reported shot fired. Unknown offender shot at residence. No injuries.

    - Weapon Law Offenses: At 11:58 p.m. Aug. 1, police responded to the 2600 block of Maple Street for a reported shots fired. During argument, known offender fired shot into the air and was arrested. No injuries.

    - Weapon Law Offenses: At 10:12 p.m. Aug. 1, police responded to the 3300 block of Boston St. for a reported weapon offenses. Unknown offender shot into residence, hitting a/c unit. No injuries.

    - Weapon Law Offenses: At 3 a.m. Aug. 2, police responded to the 1100 block of Sunnyside Ave. for reported shots fired. During argument, unknown offender fired shots while fleeing. No injuries.

    - 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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    Marriage licenses

    David L. Bowersox to Scott D. Kauffman, both of 703A Edison Ave., Sunbury. Issued Aug. 7.

    William Eugene Lewis to Tina Marie Richter, both of 529 N. Fifth St., Sunbury. Issued Aug. 7.

    Timothy Earl Stehr Jr. to Ashlee Elizabeth Kruskie, both of 238 S. Poplar St., Mount Carmel. Issued Aug. 7.

    Vincent A. Purcell to Linda Sue Forrey, both of Coal Township. Issued Aug. 8.

    Christopher Matthew Jones to Morgan D. Bressi, both of 1522 W. Walnut St., Coal Township. Issued Aug. 9.

    Christopher Michael Klinger to Marcy Lynn Herrold, both of 1281 Market St., Sunbury. Issued Aug. 9.

    Drew Tyler Haupt to Michon Kie Long, both of 1967 Upper Road, Shamokin. Issued Aug. 9.

    Randy Scott Cunningham to Mary Ellen John, both of 164 Kasey Drive, Sunbury. To be issued Aug. 11.

    Joseph E. Freitag, of 1226 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, to Frieda Jolene Desmond, of 817 Spruce St., Kulpmont. To be issued Aug. 11.

    Robert Matthew Allan Sr., of 108 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, to Rachael Kathryn Ramer, of 412 Taylorsville Mountain Road, Pitman. To be issued Aug. 11.

    James F. Hart Jr., of 817 N. Rock St., Shamokin, to Robert John Wolfe Jr., of 517 N. Rock St., Shamokin. To be issued Aug. 11.

    Wesley Edward Stephens to Charlene Kay Castle, both of 336 S. Second St., Sunbury. To be issued Aug. 11.

    Michael Gerard Hachey to Aimee Lynn Barnett, both of 638 S. Front St., Sunbury. To be issued Aug. 11.

    Divorces

    Kenneth L. Snyder, 4493 Line Mountain Road, Klingerstown, from Mary Ann Snyder, 140 Foulds Lane, Shamokin. Married April 30, 2006.

    Property transfers

    Anthony J. and Melinda R. Rosini to Terence C. and Cheryl L. Rosini, property in Coal Township, $1.

    Jean M. Witkowski to Bonnie, Raymond P. and Matthew P. Topolski, property in Shamokin, $1.

    Wells Fargo Bank NA, Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC to Andrew and Michelle Bower, property in Ralpho Township, $82,000.

    Steven Matzura, aka Stephen J., Martha Matzura, aka Martha K. to Stephen J. and Martha K. Matzura, property in Kulpmont, $1.

    ARH Properties LLC to New Heights South LLC, property in Mount Carmel Township, $1,666.

    Mark Lambert to Joseph Stutzman, property in Sunbury, $1.

    ARH Properties LLC to New Heights South LLC, property in Shamokin, $1,666.

    ARH Properties LLC to Norbert C. and Britney S. Allen, property in Shamokin, $1,700.

    ARH Properties LLC to Gerardo Ponce, property in Marion Heights, $4,150.

    Garden State Property Restoration LLC to Bridgmoor Properties LLC, property in Shamokin, $1.

    Joseph A. Drost II to Kyle J. Mirolli, property in Marion Heights, $2,500.

    James L. McClure to Zachary A. Gaugler, property in Lower Mahanoy Township, $124,000.

    Northumberland County Sheriff, Michael A. and Wendy M. Catino to FNB Bank NA, property in Shamokin, $4,336.91.

    John A. and Janice J. Mazurkevich to Janice J. Mazurkevich, property in Mount Carmel, $1.

    John A. and Janice J. Mazurkevich to John A. Mazurkevich, property in Mount Carmel Township, $1.

    Charles A. and Miana E. Straub to David E. and Trisha M. Wolfe, property in Lower Mahanoy Township, $6,770.

    Janette Witmer to David E. and Trisha M. Wolfe, property in Lower Mahanoy Township, $6,815.

    Lorenzo R. and Dolores Y. Tironi to David E. and Trisha M. Wolfe, property in Lower Mahanoy Township, $6,735.

    Dennis A. and Suzanne L. Keen to David E. and Trisha M. Wolfe, property in Lower Mahanoy Township, $6,805.

    Myron and Bernice Turlis to Thomas M., Christine M. and Michael J. Turlis, property in Kulpmont, $1.

    Rosella M. and John Robert Lawn to David E. and Trisha M. Wolfe, property in Lower Mahanoy Township, $6,910.

    Edward M. and June M. Raker to David E. and Trisha M. Wolfe, property in Lower Mahanoy Township, $6,790.

    Edward M. and June M. Raker, Rosella M. and John Robert Lawn to David E. and Trisha M. Wolfe, property in Lower Mahanoy Township, $5,140.

    Theresa M. Sebastian to Timothy and Courtney Sebastian, property in Mount Carmel Township, $40,000.

    Alice M. Swaboski estate, Mary P. Regan, James Joseph Regan, Sandie Riley to Timothy and Melanie Dunn, property in Mount Carmel, $17,000.

    Erin M. Laughlin to Kenneth M. Sikora, property in Mount Carmel, $100,000.

    Guy Leroy to Gary Lorenze Sr., property in East Cameron Township, $60,000.

    Alyssa M. Borusiewicz, Alyssa M. and Christopher Gohl to Eugene M. and Roxanne O'Connell, property in Shamokin, $17,000.

    Clara A. Mcalanis estate, Kathleen Yucha to Brenda, Leslye and Wilfredo Ruiz, property in Shamokin, $8,500.

    James F. Tehansky to Michael E. Ramos, property in Coal Township, $12,000.

    Paul L. Dutton to Jacob Lippiatt, property in Rush Township, $350,000.

    Susan Maculloch, Susan and William Gregonis to Angelica K., Manuel G. and Betty J. Deleon, property in Riverside, $137,000.

    Robert J. Gusick II to Michael A. Bressi, property in Kulpmont, $9,600.

    Stephen C. and Pamela R. Wynn, Pamela R. Mattern to Kerri E. Mattern-Klinger, Stephen C. and Pamela R. Wynn Family Protection Trust, property in Lower Mahanoy Township, $1.

    Betty M. Bressi estate, Richard C. Bressi to Michael Paul Bressi, property in Coal Township, $35,000.

    Michael Merlo, Lisa Opdyke to Jessika R. Meyer, property in Mount Carmel Township, $1.

    Jessika R. Meyer to Michael Merlo, Lisa Opdyke, property in Mount Carmel Township, $1.

    US Bank National Association, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency to Jamie Delorso, property in Coal Township, $4,700.

    Judi Berkoski to Marty and Cindy Dirienzo, property in Mount Carmel Township, $1.

    Britcor Properties LLC to Michael A. Habowski, property in Kulpmont, $17,000.

    Theresa M. and Ronald G. Krumbine to Kathleen E. and Phillip A. Miller, property in Coal Township, $1.

    Mark J. and Bonnie A. Seibel to Michael E. and Katherine R. Friscia, property in Riverside, $199,900.

    William S. Jr. and Lisa A. Karpinski to Michael T. Karpinski Sr., property in Shamokin, $6,500.

    Job E. and M. Ramona Seger to Serena M. Greco, property in Coal Township, $1.

    IP4U LLC to Robert J. Kaminski, Barbara A. Smith, property in Mount Carmel, $15,000.

    James O. Herb estate, Dawn M. Kalcich to Deborah A. Wert, property in Sunbury, $51,000.

    Northumberland County Sheriff, Stas Urbanski to Northumberland National Bank, property in Sunbury and Mount Carmel, $8,448.49.

    Northumberland County Sheriff, Theodore S. Danley Sr. estate, Patricia A., Timothy S. Sr. and Elizabeth Danley to Northumberland National Bank, property in Upper Augusta Township, $18,898.91.

    Northumberland County Sheriff, William Nace to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., property in Rockefeller Township, $1,130.03.

    Preston G. and Katheryn M. Ross to Shawn L. Ross, property in Rockefeller Township, $1.


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    Retail theft

    SHAMOKIN DAM - Dinika Herman, 24, Justin Musser, 27, and Julia Hulsizer, 20, all of Sunbury, are accused of stealing $265.50 in merchandise from Walmart Supercenter along Route 11/15 about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. All three were cited by state police at Selinsgrove.


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  • 08/10/14--21:00: Court Notes 8/11/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Joshua John Evans to Stephanie J. Demko for $145,000; Kingston Township.

    Ralph E. Kates III to Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley Inc. for $180,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Harry P. O’Neill III and Patricia G. O’Neill to Jeffrey Taylor Jr. and Lauren Zack for $248,500; Dallas Township.

    Kenneth M. Rutalis and Barbara A. Rutalis to Joshua J. Evans and Danielle L. Evans for $355,000; Dallas.

    West Lake LLC to Drift Holding LLC for $390,000; Bear Creek Village.

    East Mountain Enterprises LLC to RCC Commercial Properties LLC and Koreire Holdings LLC for $520,200; Pittston.

    David Pritchyk and Janet Pritchyk to National Transfer Services LLC and WHR Group Inc. for $246,000; Jenkins Township.

    National Transfer Services LLC and WHR Group, Inc. to Ignatius Maiorana and Mary Maiorana for $246,000; Jenkins Township.

    John C. Vandenberg to Ronald E. Woznock Sr. and Susan M. Woznock for $115,000; Harveys Lake.

    Matthew T. Beutel and Michelle L. Beutel to Mark Rossick and Nicole Rossick for $203,940; Dallas.

    Robert A. Salmon and Robin A. Salmon to Edward L. Patrick Jr. and Andrea M. Patrick for $415,000; Rice Township.

    Richard P. Gvozdas and Janice M. Gvozdas to William G. Fagan III for $235,000; Dallas Township.

    John Darrow to Jaime Serrano for $105,900; West Hazleton.

    John Shelly and Karen Shelly to Laurel A. Price and Donna J. Price for $355,000; Butler Township.

    Edward L. Patrick and Andrea M. Patrick to Donald E. Dufour and Bethany J. Dufour for $267,900; Dennison Township.

    Aaron J. Wengrocki to Bhavesh Patel and Hansaben Patel for $102,500; Rice Township.

    Irene Burger Living Trust (per trustee/attorney in fact), Irene Burger (trustee/per attorney in fact) and Robert Burger (attorney in fact) to Eric Nogin for $85,000; Kingston.

    Doris A. Messer to Tori Ferrera and Isaac Ferrera for $85,500; Hazle Township.

    John Gyumolcs and Mary L. Gyumolcs to Ashley Keller for $175,000; Nescopeck Township.

    James A. Tricarico and Lisa C. Tricarico to Salvatore L. Sciandra and Barbara A. Sciandra for $108,000; Jenkins Township.

    Jean L. Polacky Herman to Jeffrey Rosengrant and Rebecca Rosengrant for $192,000; Dallas.

    Lorraine Dewitt to Ronald J. Maloney for $152,000; Kingston Township.

    Thomas L. Gaylets and Tina M. Gaylets to Christina L. Pepperling for $169,600; Kingston.


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