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    Hit and run

    ELYSBURG - Ralpho Township police seek information on the driver of a vehicle that drove through the front lawn of 672 W. Center St. about 9:40 p.m. Friday and crashed into a mailbox.

    The driver fled the scene west on West Center Street, dragging the mailbox post behind. The property's front and side lawns were damaged.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-672.9892.

    Hit and run 2

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A motorist damaged the driver side of a 2014 Toyota Rav4 owned by Tammy Hughes, of Coal Township, while it was parked at the Fairview Gun Club between 5 and 10:55 p.m. Saturday. The hit-and-run vehicle should also have damage on its driver side. Anyone with information is asked to call Coal Township police at 570-644-0333.

    2 injured

    SUNBURY - A motorcyclist lost control of his 2014 Star 1300 V-Star while attempting a U-turn near Sunbury Community Hospital on Saturday, causing injury to both he and his passenger.

    Kevin A. Rossman, 48, was traveling east on 11th Street near Reagan Street about 12:15 p.m. when the motorcycle struck loose gravel and fell onto its side, according to state police at Stonington.

    Rossman suffered a minor injury. Shannon L. Rossman, 44, of Auburn, suffered a moderate injury, police said. She was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Both were wearing helmets.

    Kevin Rossman was cited for a safe speeds violation.


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  • 08/11/14--21:00: court notes
  • Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (per attorney in fact), Freddie Mac (per attorney in fact) and Udren Law Offices P.C. (attorney in fact) to Robert H. Schalm for $179,900; Dallas Township.

    Anne M. Benton (executrix), William Mesaros (estate) and William V. Mesaros to Derrick Insinger for $124,900; Luzerne.

    Patrick A. McGeehin to Arben Gjoka for $96,000; Hazleton.

    Lincoln Griswold (per attorney in fact), Jean C. Griswold (per attorney in fact) and Kent C. Griswold (attorney in fact) to Sandra Petrochko for $207,375; Nuangola.

    Thomas P. Hughes Jr. to Larch LLC for $195,000; Kingston.

    William F. Kupstas and Kathryn Kupstas to Ryan Andrew Maye for $159,900; Dallas.

    Kristen Demaranville to Richard McAffe for $112,000; Forty Fort.

    Scott W. Watkins and Kelley K. Kavanagh Watkins to Troy T. Standish and Jessica A. Standish for $580,000; Kingston Township.


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  • 08/11/14--21:00: Police Briefs 8/12/2014
  • Towanda man in stable condition following motorcycle crash

    Neil A. Wilson Jr., 56, of Towanda was injured in a recent motorcycle accident at the intersection of U.S. Route 220 and township Route 586 in North Towanda Township, police said.

    Wilson was driving a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle north on Route 220 when the vehicle collided with a deer that had run out into the roadway, police said.

    The accident occurred at 7:51 a.m. Saturday, state police at Towanda said.

    Wilson was transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, police said.

    Wilson was listed in stable condition at the hospital Monday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.

    Wilson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said.

    Towanda man accused of stealing two vehicles

    Joshua Todd Parsons of Towanda is accused of stealing a motor vehicle from a 50-year-old Towanda man at 4:50 p.m. Friday at a location on Beacon Light Road, Towanda, police said.

    Parsons, 24, drove the vehicle through the Sheshequin Narrows construction zone on Sheshequin Road, Sheshequin Township, where he crashed the vehicle, police said.

    Parsons then stole another vehicle from a 27-year-old Tunkhannock man in the construction zone, according to the state police at Towanda.

    Parsons was arrested and arraigned, police said. He was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $95,000 bail, police said.

    Athens woman injured in crash

    Heather A. Bradley, 26, of Athens was transported by ambulance to Robert Packer Hospital after she was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Orwell Township, police said.

    The accident occurred at 11:38 a.m. on Aug. 5, as Bradley was driving south on Bonin Road, police said.

    For an unknown reason, Bradley's vehicle left the east side of the roadway and struck a tree, state police at Towanda said.

    Towanda man charged with assault

    Allen Albert Lowman, 43, of Towanda is accused of kicking a woman multiple times in the right side of her torso, police said.

    The incident occurred on Aug. 4 at a location in Towanda Township, police said.

    As a result of this incident, Lowman has been charged with simple assault and harassment, police said.

    Lowman was arrested and arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Aug. 5.

    Lowman was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $5,000 bail, police said.

    Theft occurs in N. Towanda Twp.

    Someone entered an unlocked vehicle in Memorial Hospital's parking lot in North Towanda Township and stole a black Evenflow brand child safety seat, police said.

    The vehicle belongs to 23-year-old Melody Lynn Phelan of Canton, police said.

    The theft occurred sometime between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, state police said.

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


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    Injured driver cited

    LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - Stephen A. Dangler, 31, of Herndon, was injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday night along Route 225 in this Northumberland County township.

    State police at Stonington reported Dangler was driving a 1996 Chevrolet 1500 north at 10:20 p.m. when he traveled head-on into a roadside bridge abutment, causing his truck to flip over onto its driver's side.

    Dangler was transported by Americus Ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he underwent emergency room treatment. He was in fair condition Monday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

    Dangler was cited for careless driving.

    An investigation is continuing.

    Burglary charges

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Calvin Derck, 39, of 44 S. Sixth St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Matthew Henrich with two counts each of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass relating to two incidents in May.

    Police reported Derck is accused of entering a house at 1414 W. Willow St. owned by Len Bellis, 57, of Coal Township, and removing items. Police said the incidents occurred May 25 or May 26 and May 28.

    Burglary probe

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Police here are investigating a burglary that occurred between 1:35 and 2:05 a.m. Monday at JR's Mini Mart, 904 W. Arch St.

    Police said numerous packs of cigarettes, lighters, a cash register and other items were stolen from the store owned by James Rosini, 51, of Sunbury.

    Anyone with information about the burglary is urged to call Coal Township police at 570-644-0333.


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  • 08/12/14--21:00: Court notes 8/13/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Edward H. Elliott Jr. and Cindy M. Elliott to Jon W. Moelling for $205,000; Kingston.

    Robert Griffith Jr. and Karen A. Griffith to Josephine Ann McCarthy for $75,000; Wilkes-Barre Township.

    Jacklyn M. Eckels and Adam J. Eckels to Kristen Lee Hansen for $118,500; Kingston.

    Nicholas Colangelo and Patricia Colangelo to Steven Okin and Mary Anna Okin for $307,000; Harveys Lake.

    Ronald O’Neil and Jennifer O’Neil to Joseph G. Vitetta and Angela M. Vitetta for $235,000; Ross Township.

    David C. Cramton to Oscar Flores for $133,000; Kingston Township.

    Gale A. Kresge and William Kresge to Kathleen Loughnane-Lockman for $73,000; Hanover Township.

    Donald T. Strickland and Michelle A. Strickland to Sunil Mukul and Nidhi Mukul for $168,000; Dallas.

    Jocelyn M. Kozick to Andrew Feldman and Amy Feldman for $172,000; Jackson Township.

    Louis R. Edwards Jr. and Amy Honeywell Edwards to Kyle Moore and Lauren Hoover for $151,000; Lehman Township.

    David Magner (executor), Joseph Krutz (estate), Magner Krutz and David Magner to Kevin Trychta for $88,500; Fairview Township.

    Dolores L. Jones to Joseph Daniel and Nancy Daniel for $135,000; Plains Township.

    Edward Hoffman and Sandra Hoffman to Bradley Kuzawinski for $263,000; Kingston Township.

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to Justin L. Palmer and Jolene Palmer for $115,000; Ross Township.

    Philip T. Moseman and Beverly S. Moseman to Jason R. Bower and Heather Bower for $405,000; Harveys Lake.

    DIVORCE DECREE

    Amy Fetchen v. Joseph Fetchen IV.


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  • 08/12/14--21:00: Police Briefs 8/13/2014
  • New Albany woman faces drug charges

    Candice Joy Hercenberg, 29, of New Albany has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, police said.

    The charges stem from an incident that occurred on March 26, 2013, in which Hercenberg was in possession of six Oxycodone pills and a baggie containing 2.6 grams of a white powder, police said. The powder contained butylone, which is a Schedule I controlled substance, police said.

    The incident occurred along U.S. Route 220 in Ulster Township, police said.

    Hercenberg has been sent a summons which orders her to appear for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 24 before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.

    Woman faces theft charge

    A Canton woman has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, to answer a charge of theft by unlawful taking.

    According to information filed in Shaw's office, Jennifer Smith, 32, has also been charged by Towanda police with receiving stolen property. Smith is accused of stealing a ring owned by another person on July 30 at the Northern Tier Counseling office located on South Main Street in Towanda.

    Smith is scheduled to appear before Judge Clark for her preliminary hearing on Sept. 7.

    Motorcycle strikes deer

    A Canton man suffered moderate injuries when the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer in Monroe Township.

    According to state police, Christopher F. Abbott, 33, was driving a 1997 Kawasaki Concourse motorcycle east on state Route 414 around 6:17 a.m. on Aug. 5. Police said Abbott struck a deer which ran out in front of him. Abbott was wearing a motorcycle helmet when the crash occurred.

    Police were assisted at the scene by the Monroe Township Fire Company.

    Two injured in crash

    Two people were reported injured recently when a two-vehicle crash occurred in Forks Township, Sullivan County.

    According to state police, Daniel D. Kraus, 19, of Dushore was driving a 2004 Ford Focus south on U.S. Route 87 around 9:20 p.m. on Aug. 4. Police said the Ford crossed the center line of traffic on a curve in the road, into the path of a 2011 Ford Edge operated by Thomas A. Clark, 62, of Norristown, who was heading north on Route 87 at the time. Police said Clark applied the brakes to his vehicle, but was unable to avoid being struck by the Focus in the northbound lane of travel. Kraus and Susanne Clark, who was a passenger in the Edge at the time of the impact, were both injured from the accident. It was not reported if either required medical assistance. Police said charges will be filed against Kraus from the accident.

    Criminal mischief reported

    State police are investigating an incident of criminal mischief that occurred recently in Fox Township, Sullivan County.

    State police at Laporte reported that perpetrators damaged a mailbox owned by Harry Woodington Jr. of Shunk between Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to contact the state police at Laporte.

    Change purse found

    A change purse containing money was discovered recently at the Bradford County Towne Center in Wysox.

    State police reported that the purse was found on Aug. 1 in a shopping cart outside the Dollar Tree parking lot. Police said the owner must provide a description of the purse and how much money it contained in order to claim it.

    Police also reported that the incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is requested to contact the state police at (570) 265-2186 and reference incident number P05-0790922.

    No injuries

    No injuries were reported when a two-vehicle collision occurred recently in Wysox Township.

    According to state police, Gary Edward Benjamin, 23, of Towanda was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala on Sheshequin Road at 7:20 a.m. on Aug. 1. When Benjamin reached the intersection of James Street, according to the report, he attempted to merge onto the roadway without it being clear and failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic. In the process, the report continued, the Impala traveled into the path of a 2008 Subaru Legacy operated by Brandon Daniel Williams, 27, of Rome, who had been traveling west on James Street at the time. The two vehicles collided, police said, and the Subaru sustained disabling damage from the crash and had to be towed from the scene.

    Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, and no airbags were deployed.

    Police said a charge of failure to stop at a stop sign will be filed against Benjamin.

    Barn broken into

    State police are investigating a burglary that occurred recently at a barn in Herrick Township.

    According to police, unknown persons used a crowbar to pry open the front door of a barn owned by Dale A. Kuhne, 55, of Bangor, Pa., located at 2238 Rummerfield Creek Rd. between July 12 and Aug. 2. Police said the perpetrators entered the barn, and then fled in an unknown direction. It is unknown if anything was taken from the barn.

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

    Hit-and-run reported

    State police are looking for the driver of a hit-and-run vehicle that recently left the scene of an accident in Asylum Township.

    According to police, the unknown vehicle struck the rear of a 2002 Ford Ranger operated by Richard Floyd Vandeweert, 22, of Wysox. The Ranger was traveling south on U.S. Route 187 about 1/10 of a mile south of Echo Beach Road when the incident occurred around 10:10 p.m. The Ranger sustained minor damage in the rear section.

    Woman charged with theft

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

    According to information filed in Clark's office, Patricia Wilkinson, 54, has also been charged by Towanda police with receiving stolen property.

    Wilkinson is accused of stealing from a neighbor's residence, a bottle containing Benztropine, pills which can be obtained via prescription. The incident occurred on July 8 at a private residence on Bridge Street in Towanda, according to the report.

    Wilkinson is scheduled to appear before Judge Clark for her preliminary hearing on Sept. 17.

    DUIs

    The following people have been charged in Bradford County with driving while under the influence:

    Danielle N. Shoemaker, 29, of Ulster, has also been charged by Athens Township police with crossing the center line of traffic. Shoemaker was charged following a one-vehicle accident on Orange Hill Road and McKinney Hill Road on July 4, 2014, around 9 p.m., in which her car left the road and struck a tree. After being taken into custody for DUI, Shoemaker was transported to Robert Packer Hospital, where she agreed to submit to a blood test. The test eventually revealed that Shoemaker's blood alcohol content was .16 percent on the day of her arrest. Shoemaker is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for her preliminary hearing on Sept. 9.

    Crystal Hubbard, 30, of Towanda, has also been charged with endangering the welfare of a child; operating a vehicle without a license; crossing the center line of traffic; careless driving; and failure to wear her seatbelt.

    Hubbard was charged by state police following a one vehicle crash that occurred on June 28 on Manahan Road in Franklin Township. Police arrived at the Memorial Hospital emergency room to investigate a report of a woman involved in the crash, who appeared to be under the influence. Police said they spoke with Hubbard, who failed a number of field tests for DUI at the time. Police said Hubbard consented to a blood test at the hospital, which eventually revealed the presence of morphine and other drugs in her system, as well as a blood alcohol content of .214 percent.

    Hubbard has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on Sept. 19.

    Joshua Parsons, 19, of Towanda, was also charged by Sayre police with leaving the scene of an accident; reckless driving; crossing the center line of traffic; and operating a vehicle at an unsafe speed following an motor vehicle accident on North Keystone Avenue on June 23 around 11:41 p.m. After being taken into custody, Parsons was transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda, where he consented to a blood test. The test eventually revealed the presence of a controlled substance in Parson's blood on the day of his arrest, according to the report.

    Parsons is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 14 for his preliminary hearing.


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

    - Police responded to the 11400 block of Rolling Brook Road at 8:20 p.m. Aug. 4 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 50200 block of Grand Oaks Forest Circle at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 3 for a reported simple assault domestic.

    - Police responded to the 13700 block of Woods Edge Road at 12 p.m. Aug. 4 for a reported death investigation-suicide attempt.

    - Police responded to the 1900 block of Ware Bottom Spring Road at 8 a.m. Aug. 1 for a reported fraud-credit card/atm.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 6 p.m. Aug. 2, police responded to the 15800 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s removed miscellaneous property from bed of truck.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 8 a.m. July 26, police responded to the 14700 block of Swift Water Road for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s removed clothing and furs from the back seat of an unlocked vehicle.

    - Larceny-Motor Vehicle Parts: At 12 p.m. July 31, police responded to the 3600 block of W. Hundred Road for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s cut and removed miscellaneous property from multiple vehicles parked in lot.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 9:15 a.m. Aug. 4, police responded to the 2500 block of Weir Road for a reported larceny of office equipment and TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 2700 block of Bermuda Ave. at 8:15 a.m. Aug. 4 for a reported miscellaneous-supsicious person/vehicle/situation.

    - Police responded to the 2400 block of W. Hundred Road at 4 a.m. Aug. 5 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 11400 block of Rolling Brook Road at 5:33 p.m. Aug. 5 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 5 p.m. Aug. 1, police responded to the 7600 block of Rhodes Lane for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s entered residence possibly through unlocked window and took currency, notes, etc, miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 2700 block of Amherst Ridge Way at 7 a.m. July 31 for a reported fraud by check.

    - Police responded to the 300 block of Sunset Blvd. at 8 a.m. Aug. 1 for a reported fraud-credit card/atm.

    - Police responded to the 13200 block of Sherri Drive at 7 a.m. Aug. 4 for a reported fraud by flim flam.

    - Larceny-From Building: At 5:30 p.m. Aug. 2, police responded to the 13400 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s cut and removed a/c unit from rear of building.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 9 p.m. Aug. 4, police responded to the 20300 block of Ferintosh Court for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s entered unlocked vehicle and took currency, notes, etc and miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 6100 block of Perthwood Lane at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 5 for reported larceny-other of TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 6:50 p.m. Aug. 5 for a reported larceny of miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 2800 block of Martin Luther King Drive at 1 a.m. Aug. 5 for a reported liquor law violations-illegal possession.

    - Police responded to the 11900 block of River Road at 7:55 a.m. Aug. 1 for a reported property-towed vehicle, not abandoned.

    - Police responded to the 2900 block of W. Hundred Road at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 5 for a reported traffic-drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 2700 block of Martingale Road at 10:38 p.m. Aug. 5 for a reported trespassing (including prowler) residential.

    - Police responded tot he 12000 block of Iron Bridge Plaza at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 5 for a reported vandalism-motor vehicle.

    - Police responded to the 4600 block of Hickory Road at 11:38 a.m. Aug. 6 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 20800 block of Woodpecker Road at 12:25 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 13600 block of Laketree Drive at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 9300 block of Public works Road at 2:35 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported animal case-dead or injured animal.

    - Police responded to the 13100 block of Bradley Bridge Road at 8 a.m. July 30 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Police responded to the 7000 block of Koyoto Court at 12:32 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Police responded to the 15300 block of Happy Hill Road at 1 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 17000 block of N. Swift Bluff Court at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Police responded to the 21500 block of Pannil St. at 4:40 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Non Res: At 6 p.m. Aug. 5, police responded to the 14300 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported burglary. Possible known suspect entered storage facility and cut locks from multiple units. No property taken.

    - Police responded to the 12100 block of Harrowgate Road at 2 p.m. Aug. 4 for a reported forgery and counterfeiting.

    - Police responded tot he 1700 block of W. Hundred Road at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported forgery and counterfeiting.

    - Police responded to the 2700 block of Martingale Road at 1 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported accidental injury-overdose.

    - Police responded to the 14100 block of Harrowgate Road at 4:15 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported larceny-gas drive off.

    - Police responded to the 200 block of Enon Church Road at 9:10 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported larceny-other of miscellaneous property, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 10300 block of Cattail Road at 4:45 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported miscellaneous-threatening call.

    - Police responded to the 3000 block of E. River Road at 9:34 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 20400 block of Williams St. at 11:49 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Attempted Robbery-Firearm/Gas or Service Station: At 5:27 a.m. Aug. 6, police responded to the 2300 block of W. Hundred Road for a reported attempted robbery. Unknown suspect entered service station, displays handgun and demanded money. No property taken.

    - Police responded to the 21300 block of Warrior Drive at 10:30 p.m. aug. 7 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 20800 block of Truth Drive at 2:19 p.m. Aug. 7 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Non Res: At 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6, police responded to the 2000 block of W. Hundred Road for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s cut and removed lock from storage unit. Miscellaneous property taken.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 8 a.m. Aug. 7, police responded to the 2800 block of Executive Drive for a reported burglary. Known suspect/s forced entry into residence without permission. No property taken.

    - Police responded to the 20800 block of Woodpecker Road at 5;32 p.m. Aug. 7 for a reported fraud-credit card/atm.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 7 p.m. Aug. 6, police responded to the 10000 block of River Road for a reported larceny. Unknown suspect/s removed miscellaneous property from bed of truck.

    - Police responded to the 2700 block of Amherst Ridge Way at 5:55 p.m. Aug. 6 for a reported miscellaneous-annoying call.

    - Police responded to the 11700 block of Dewberry Lane at 12:52 p.m. Aug. 7 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 15400 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 8 p.m. Aug. 7 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possess-opium, cocaine, derivative.

    - Police responded to the 20800 block of Woodpecker Road at 9:25 p.m. Aug. 7 for a reported traffic-drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 14300 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 10 p.m. Aug. 7 for a reported traffic-drunk driving.

    - Police responded tot he 11000 block of Drayton Road at 4:30 a.m. Aug. 7 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 12000 block of Iron Bridge Plaza at 4 p.m. Aug. 3 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

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


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    Bridge accident

    SUNBURY - Destiny M. Bower, 20, of Trevorton, was cited by state police at Stonington for failure to drive in a single lane involving a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon along the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Route 61).

    Police reported Bower was driving a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero south in the right lane at 3:06 p.m. when she attempted to merge into the left lane and struck the right front wheel of a 2007 Toyota Avelon operated by Samuel Stansbury, 51, of Sunbury.

    Upon impact, Stansbury's vehicle traveled into the oncoming lanes before coming to a stop. Bower's auto spun before striking a cement barrier with its rear driver's side.

    Both drivers escaped injury.

    Criminal mischief

    KULPMONT - State police at Stonington reported someone smashed the back window on a 2008 Mercury Mariner owned by Linda Santelli, 51, of Kulpmont, while it was parked on Chestnut Street at 10:50 p.m. Sunday.

    Criminal mischief

    COAL TOWNSHIP - David Bubernack, 63, of 434 W. Arch St., Shamokin, reported someone damaged his trailer while it was parked on Fifth Street during the past two weeks.

    Police said the aluminum siding near the door was scratched. There also was minor damage to the trailer door.

    Anyone with information about the vandalism is urged to call Coal Township police at 570-644-0333.

    Contraband

    SUNBURY - Andrew K. Derck, 26, of Coal Township, is charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly attempting to conceal cigarette butts in his clothing while he was being transported from Northumberland County Courthouse Monday. The sheriff's office said Derck, who was handcuffed and shackled, reached into a cigarette butt container outside the courthouse and removed several butts. He allegedly admitted wanting to sneak the butts into the county prison.

    Public drunkenness

    SHAMOKIN - Matthew Marcheski, 23, of 566 N. Second St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct relating to a disturbance at 2:46 a.m. Sunday at Market and Arch streets.

    Police said Marcheski was banging on a bus door and fled from police by running through a creek channel.

    Open alcohol bottle

    SHAMOKIN - Cory L. Fitzgerald, 22, of 504 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for possessing an open bottle of Mojo containing seven percent alcohol at 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Liberty Street near Water Street.

    DUI

    RUSH TOWNSHIP - Gloria J. Ahlum, 19, of 20 Church Hill Road, Danville, was charged with three counts of driving under the influence and one count each of underage drinking; stopping, standing and parking outside business and residence districts; driving while operating privilege is suspended; careless driving; minor prohibited from operating with any alcohol in system and failing to wear a seat belt following a traffic stop on North Logan Run Road at State Route 54 at 12:52 p.m. July 9.

    Pennsylvania State Police Trooper James Yankovich reported in court documents that Ahlum was found unresponsive behind the wheel of her vehicle. Testing done at Sunbury Community Hospital showed her blood alcohol level to be .164 percent.

    The charges and citations were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 3 before Jones.

    Underage drinking

    SHAMOKIN - Zachary L. Chesney, 20, of 1618 W. Lynn St., Coal Township, was cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for underage drinking and squealing his tires at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Police said Chesney squealed his tires at Diamond and Water streets and consumed and transported beer at Lincoln and Liberty streets.

    Retail theft

    SHAMOKIN - Belinda Smith, 21, of 534 N. Market St., Apt. 6, Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for retail theft for stealing approximately $20 in merchandise from the Dollar General store on East Independence Street shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday.

    Public drunkenness

    SHAMOKIN - Patrolman Mark Costa cited Arlene L. Willis, 65, of 325 S. Fifth St., Shamokin, for public drunkenness after she was found lying in the street outside her home at 5:40 p.m. Aug. 2.

    Fight charges

    SHAMOKIN - Michael Dannheimer, 18, of 813 Oneida St., Shamokin, and James Montes, 23, of 800 E. Chestnut St., Shamokin, were cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for disorderly conduct in connection with a fight at 7:39 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of North Shamokin Street.

    Hit and run

    LOWER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - An investigation is continuing into a hit-and-run accident late Sunday near 215 W. Mountain Road, approximately two-tenths of a mile east of Dornsife Mountain Road.

    State police at Stonington said a known 41-year-old male from Sunbury was driving a green Ford Ranger west at about 10:30 p.m. when for unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled off the north berm and continued west for approximately 75 feet before hitting a speed limit sign and mailbox. The truck then traveled through a loose gravel driveway, causing it to spin 180 degrees counter clockwise and create yaw marks across the road.

    The truck came to rest along the south berm facing southeast down a slight embankment and was towed from the scene by Prodigal Garage.

    The operator fled the scene before police arrived.

    Theft from a motor vehicle

    MOUNT CARMEL - Sterling A. Feldges, 25, of 422 E. Avenue, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and related charges following an incident Monday at 4:11 a.m. on South Oak Street.

    Police were called to the scene by the victim, Kailee Yost, who reported seeing a male inside her vehicle. The man then talked with her about fishing equipment before leaving the scene, police said. Feldges was taken into custody a few minutes later while carrying two sets of fishing waders.

    Yost told police $5 was taken from her vehicle. Police took Feldges into custody and found that he was recently paroled and released from a state correctional institute. At the station, Feldges was attempting to remove his belt restraint and had to be physically escorted into the holding cell.

    Feldges was charged with theft from a motor vehicle, loitering and prowling at night time, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and public drunkenness. He was placed in prison on $20,000 bail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 20 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel.


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  • 08/13/14--21:00: Police Briefs, Aug. 14, 2014
  • Burglary occurs at rectory in Towanda

    Towanda police said they are investigating a burglary that occurred Wednesday morning at the rectory of Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Towanda.

    Towanda Police Officer Ryan Edsell declined to comment on what was stolen, because it could hurt the investigation.

    "I don't think anyone was there" when the burglary occurred, Edsell said.

    Edsell said he is not the lead investigator into the burglary and is not sure how the burglar or burglars entered the building. The rectory is located at 106 Third St.

    Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact the Towanda Borough Police at (570) 265-2522.

    Camera found in Forks Township

    A Nikon camera was recently found lying in the roadway on Taylor Hill Road in Forks Township, Sullivan County, police said.

    It appears the camera fell from a vehicle and was slightly damaged upon impact with the roadway, police said.

    The camera was found at 4 p.m. Saturday.

    The camera's owner should contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610 to claim their camera.


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    Stolen guns

    KULPMONT - State police at Stonington said an investigation into the theft of three guns from a vehicle sometime between 10 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday continues.

    Kendall Dennison, of 945 Chestnut St., told police someone stole three semi-automatic pistols from a vehicle that was parked at the rear of his property.

    The guns stolen are a silver Taurus PT24, .45 ACP caliber, valued at $300; a silver Jimenez Janine, 9mm caliber, valued at $130, and a pink Taurus 738, .380 ACP caliber, valued at $300.

    Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact state police at 570-286-5601.

    Burglary

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Lita Maguire, 24, of Shamokin, reported to township police someone entered a residence she owns at 939 W. Spruce St. and stole several items sometime between Aug. 5 and Tuesday.

    Maguire told police several feet of copper pipe was removed from the walls and ceiling, along with two spools of 12-2 wire and several other items. An exact value of the items stolen was not determined.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Coal Township Police at 570-644-0333.

    Car door damaged

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP - Bryan W. Teter, 53, of Millersburg, reported to state police at Lykens someone damaged a door on his vehicle while it was parked in the Himmels Church lot between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 2.

    Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at 717-362-8700.

    Disorderly conduct

    MONROE TOWNSHIP - Harley Michael, 21, of Long Avenue, Selinsgrove, was charged with disorderly conduct after he kicked over a garbage can and struck a mailbox on his way out of the Geisinger clinic on Roosevelt Avenue at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Michael was angry because he was denied prescriptions.


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  • 08/14/14--21:00: Court Notes 8/15/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Adhesives & Chemicals Inc. to Vilimian LLC for $525,000; Yatesville.

    Donna Carol Anderson (executrix) and Charlotte W. Anderson (estate) to Dominic Totino for $95,800; Bear Creek Township.

    Alcan Group LLC to Newman Organization LLC for $95,000; Kingston.

    Kristen E. Roper and Kristen E. Roper Vankuyk to Kira L. Brill for $88,000; Kingston.

    David J. Keefer Jr. to Arie Francis Vankuyk and Kristen E. Vankuyk for $178,000; Kingston.

    Bljk, LLC to Stelina, LLC for $157,000; Dupont.

    Lacy Printing Corp. to South City Properties, LLC for $148,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Patricia A. Pepe and David Pepe to Linmark Properties LLC for $95,000; West Pittston.

    Greater Hazleton Community-Area New Development Organization Inc. and Can Do, Inc. to Humbolt North Warehouse Investors, L.P. for $787,750; Hazle Township.


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    Retail theft

    MOUNT CARMEL - A 16-year-old borough male was cited by borough police Patrolman William Adamski for retail theft after allegedly removing merchandise from the Puff's Tobacco Store on South Oak Street at 10 a.m. July 2.

    Disorderly conduct

    MOUNT CARMEL - Robert Disciullo, 73, of 433 E. Avenue, was cited by borough police Cpl. David Donkochik with disorderly conduct for allegedly making several prank calls to the county 911 center at 5:03 p.m. July 3.

    Public drunkenness

    MOUNT CARMEL - Nico Tovey, 22, of 25 S. Gold St., Shamokin, was cited by borough police Lt. Christopher Buhay for public drunkenness after being seen causing a disturbance at 3:39 a.m. July 18 at Third and Oak streets.

    Harassment

    MOUNT CARMEL - Chad C. Zerby, 18, of 137 S. Orange St., was cited by borough police Patrolman Justin Stelma for harassment after he allegedly hit Nicholas Koons in the back with a karate kick at 12:05 a.m. July 23 in the 100 block of South Oak Street.

    Public drunkenness

    MOUNT CARMEL - Shannon McGinley, 18, of 50 N. Maple St., was cited by borough police patrolman William Adamski for public drunkenness in an incident at 7:32 p.m. July 27 in the 100 block of South Oak Street.

    Police said McGinley was seen under the influence after several calls were received about her staggering and falling. She was placed in Northumberland County Prison after being cited on a bench warrant from the Northumberland County Sheriff's Department.

    Disorderly conduct

    MOUNT CARMEL - Brian G. Madden Jr., 30, of 207 W. Saylor St., Atlas, was cited by borough police Lt. Christopher Buhay for disorderly conduct after he allegedly attempted to start a fight and pushed another male near the Puff's Tobacco Store on South Oak Street at 12:37 p.m. July 28.

    Money stolen

    EAST NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP - Coleen Lowry, of Shamokin, was charged by state police at Schuylkill Haven with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing money from a purse belonging to a Locustdale female that was left in an employees break room at Eyeland Optical at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 2.

    Stolen mowers

    WATSONTOWN - Five lawn mowers including a Bush Hog Zero-Turn were stolen from Rovendale Ag and Barn, 1300 Susquehanna Trail, Delaware Township, between Aug. 1 and Aug. 9. The equipment is valued at a combined $36,269. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at Milton at 570-524-2662.

    Assault

    MOUNT CARMEL - Daniel A. Snyder, 28, of 507 W. Olive St., Mount Carmel, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of misdemeanor unlawful restraint and simple assault and summary harassment for allegedly choking his wife, Ashley Snyder, striking her head off a wall, trapping her in a bathroom and not letting her call for help at approximately 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4.

    He was ordered to pay $478 in fines, court costs and restitution.

    Assault, harassment

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Joshua Brosious, 21, of 75 Center St., Coal Township, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III at 9:30 a.m. Thursday on two misdemeanor charges of simple assault and two summary offenses of harassment for allegedly assaulting Adam Trego and Lisa Burd at their home, 233 Center St.

    Brosious was released on $2,500 bail.

    Criminal mischief

    SHAMOKIN - Amy Lee Talmadge, 22, of 1332 Johnson Mill Road, Lewisburg, was arraigned at 10 a.m. Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III on misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief, simple assault, disorderly conduct of fighting and disorderly conduct of offensive condition and a summary offense of harassment after she allegedly assaulted Melissa Barnes at her home, 206 N. Vine St., Shamokin.

    She was released on $2,500 bail.

    Assault, harassment

    SHAMOKIN - Brendon Connell, 30, of 624 Cameron St., Shamokin, was arraigned at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III on charges of simple assault and harassment for an incident occurring at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday.

    City police said Connell was stopped at the intersection of Pearl and Webster streets. He exited his vehicle screaming, "I'm done, take me to jail," and was agitated and rambling in his speech. He told police he slapped his girlfriend, Kimberly Williams, because she would not let him take his television from their house.

    Chief Darwin Tobias visited Williams, who said she and Connell argued, and he picked up a television and began swinging it around. When Connell put the television down, he slapped her across the face and grabbed her by the right wrist and twisted her arm.

    He was incarcerated in Northumberland County Prison on $5,000 bail.


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  • 08/14/14--21:00: Police Briefs, Aug. 15, 2014
  • Indecent assault reported

    State police at Towanda said they are investigating an incident that took place July 15 in Canton Township in which a 3-year-old female was inappropriately touched by someone known to her.

    Prisoner charged

    State police at Towanda said Wayne Harold Blow, 58, of West Burlington Township, was charged with aggravated harassment by prisoner and harassment for an incident that took place at 12:30 p.m. July 27 at the Bradford County Correctional Facility in West Burlington Township.

    Police said Blow spit in the face of a medical employee at the facility. According to police, the victim was a 60-year-old Towanda woman. The charges were filed against Blow through District Court 42-3-01.

    Man charged for harassment

    State police at Towanda said charges of harassment and criminal mischief have been filed against Duane L. Queen Jr., 19, of Columbia Township, for an incident that took place at 8 p.m. Aug. 8 on Buck Road in Columbia Township.

    Police said Queen and a 60-year-old Columbia Township woman were arguing in their residence, and he pushed the woman twice, ripped her glasses off her face, and broke them.

    Man faces hearing

    Daniel Burton Jackson III, 40, of Rome, faces a preliminary hearing at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 3 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy for charges related to his attempted firearms purchase Feb. 15 at Up in Arms Shooting Supply in Smithfield Township, according to court papers.

    The papers note that Jackson faces a third-degree felony charge of sale or transfer of firearms and unsworn falsification to authorities, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

    In an affidavit, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek said Jackson knowingly and intentionally made a material false written statement on a Firearms Transaction Record Part 1 Over-the-Counter Form, ATF 4473, concerning his prior conviction record in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    According to Jackson's official criminal record with the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Jackson pleaded guilty to the offenses of unlawful restraint, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and simple assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree, on or about Feb. 6, 1997, the affidavit notes. Also, according to Jackson's official criminal record with the Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas, Jackson pleaded guilty to the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the second degree, on or about Dec. 4, 1998.

    Man charged with criminal trespass

    Ozzy Wilcox Overacker, 19, of Sayre, faces a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 3 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on a charge of criminal trespass, according to court papers.

    The papers note that Overacker entered a residence July 20 on Little York Road in Springfield Township, owned by Ricki King and rented by a tenant.

    According to an affidavit, King, the landlord, said Overacker is her son, and they previously lived there. She said some of their belongings are still at the residence, and she has told Overacker he can retrieve his belongings, but he is not to go in the residence, without the tenants present. Overacker told police he has access to the residence, if the tenants are there or not, and said he retrieved only two footlockers from the residence.

    Overacker was sent a summons by certified mail.


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  • 08/15/14--21:00: Court notes 8/16/14
  • Stauffer Pointe Development Group LLC to Dominick A. Stuccio and Mary H. Stuccio for $249,000; Pittston Township.

    Theodore R. Stevens, Lorraine A. Stevens and Lorraine A. Stevens to Gary P. Edwards and Robin L. Edwards for $90,000; Forty Fort.

    Keith Schutter and Susan M. Schutter to Eric R. Kolasensky and Cheri A. Kolasensky for $220,000; Fairview Township.

    Tracy McDermott to L.C. Pritchard, Inc. for $90,000; Hanover Township.

    Benjamin Richard Harris and Alicia Carol Marie Harris to Alanna Gretschel and Kristopher P. Steinert for $136,300; Kingston.

    Outlook Design and Construction, Inc. to Joseph T. Marut and Jacqueline R. Marut for $360,000; Jackson Township.


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    Drugs

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP - David A. Dehoutaint, 38, of 133 S. Market St., Shamokin, was arraigned at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III on two felony counts of drug possession, a felony count of criminal conspiracy and two misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance or paraphernalia.

    Ralpho Township Patrolman Christopher Grow and Shamokin Police Chief Bryan Primerano, said a confidential informant notified the Northumberland/Montour Drug Task Force and Pennsylvania State Attorney General BNI Office at approximately 6 p.m. Nov. 5 that through text messaging, Justin Dobson offered to sell two bags of heroin for $60.

    At approximately 9 p.m., the informant met with Dobson in a white Chrysler driven by Dehoutaint in the Weis Markets parking lot. Dehoutaint participated in the sale of the heroin by retrieving the drug and handing it to the informant.

    Dehoutaint was committed to the Northumberland County Prison on $2,500 bail.

    Thefts

    MOUNT CARMEL - Three 14-year-old boys from Mount Carmel were cited by Patrolman William Adamski for criminal trespass relating to an incident that occurred at 4:30 p.m. July 25.

    Police said the males trespassed onto the property of Moncavage Woodworks, located on North Spruce Street. The males were found on the roof area of the building.

    Stolen waders

    MOUNT CARMEL - Two sets of fishing waders were located by Mount Carmel police over the past week and the waders are suspected of being stolen from a vehicle or residence. To claim the waders, contact the police department at 570-339-6020.

    Theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Christian D. Krych, 19, of Shamokin, was cited by township police for retail theft after allegedly stealing $24.73 worth of merchandise from Walmart June 14.

    Theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Valerie M. Vickery, 24, of Frackville, was cited by township police for retail theft after she allegedly stole $79 worth of jewelry from Walmart July 9 and then returned the merchandise without a receipt and received a gift card in the amount of $79.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Noreen A. Landin, 51, and her husband, Sergio B. Landin, 35, of Shamokin, were charged by Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with eight counts of retail theft and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft involving a series of incidents at Walmart Supercenter.

    Police said the couple are accused of stealing $1,053.63 in merchandise between May 15 and July 12.

    Bank bags stolen

    UPPER MAHANTONGO TOWNSHIP - State police at Schuylkill Haven reported someone stole two bank bags from a blue Ford 500 sedan owned by Harry Snyder, 64, of Klingerstown, while it was parked at 1680 Ridge Road between midnight and 10 a.m. Thursday.

    Anyone with information about the theft is urged to call state police at Schuylkill Haven at 570-739-1330.

    Open lewdness

    SHAMOKIN - Richard P. Conner, 46, of 115 W. Montgomery St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with open lewdness, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass involving a disturbance at about 4:30 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of North Rock Street.

    According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Conner defecated on a sidewalk and in a yard at 822 N. Rock St. Police said Conner also left a feces-filled handkerchief on the victim's property.

    Contraband

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Lannette M. Hadley, 47, of Harrisburg, was charged by Trooper David Myers of state police at Stonington with contraband, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of a small amount of marijuana relating to a Dec. 15 at SCI-Coal Township.

    Police reported Hadley was caught attempting to smuggle marijuana in a beverage cup to inmate Barry Coleman.

    Aggravated assault

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Trooper Nicholas Berger of state police at Stonington has charged Devon Smith, an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, with aggravated assault and aggravated harassment by prisoner involving a July 15 disturbance at the prison.

    Police said Smith is accused of kicking maintenance employee Michael Delbaugh in the lower leg and spitting on corrections officer Tammy A. Behney during a search of his cell for weapons or contraband.

    Curfew violations

    SHAMOKIN - Two 15-year-old Shamokin girls and a 14-year-old Dornsife girl were cited by city police for a curfew violation involving an incident at 2:20 a.m. Thursday on Rock Street.

    Harassment

    SHAMOKIN - A 15-year-old Coal Township female was cited by Shamokin police for harassment relating to an incident at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday on Terrace Avenue.

    Police said the teen is accused of threatening to punch a 13-year-old boy.

    Scattering rubbish

    SHAMOKIN - City police cited Samantha Fryberger, 22, of 19 E. Independence St., Apt. 5, Shamokin, for scattering rubbish relating to an Aug. 1 incident at Independence and Washington streets.

    Underage drinking

    SHAMOKIN - Christopher R. Garancosky, 20, of 421 N. Shamokin St., Apt. 26, Shamokin, was cited by city police for underage drinking in connection with an incident at 3:10 a.m. Friday at 224 E. Sunbury St.

    Public nuisances

    SHAMOKIN - Anthony M. Venturino, 33, of Hamden, Conn., was cited twice by Cpl. Bryan Primerano for causing a public nuisance for allowing a building he owns to be in danger of collapse.

    The citations involve incidents that occurred Sunday and Tuesday.

    Property owner cited

    SHAMOKIN - Sharon Lynn Ragen, 50, of Kunkletown, was cited by Cpl. Bryan Primerano for causing a public nuisance for allowing a building she owns at 665 Bear Valley Ave. to be in danger of collapse.

    Ragen was cited Aug. 10.

    Public nuisance

    SHAMOKIN - Cpl. Bryan Primerano has cited Miguel Gonzalez, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for causing a public nuisance for allowing a property he owns at 415 S. Market St. to be in danger of collapse.

    The citation was issued Tuesday.

    Fight charges

    SHAMOKIN - Jonathan A. Kindle, 23, of 9 Dewart St., Shamokin, and James Snyder, 18, of 131 W. Sunbury St., Shamokin, were cited by city police for disorderly conduct relating to an incident at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of West Sunbury Street.

    Police said Kindle and Snyder were playing football in the middle of the street (Route 61), causing two motorists to apply their brakes to avoid striking them.


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  • 08/16/14--21:00: Marriage Licenses 8/17/14
  • Shawn Michael Maiers and Ainsley Elizabeth MacDougal.

    Luis Alonso Nieto Portillo and Amadelia Jassim Martinez Escobar.

    Benjamin Joseph Kovaleski II and Maria Anastasia Diakatos.

    Danash Ganjeh and Leila Ann Weitock.

    Shane Jeffrey Walton and Saundra Jennifer Colon.

    Ivo Antonio Cruz and Catherine Martha Cook.

    Devin Alexander Patrick and Brittany Elizabeth Tarselli.

    Mohamad Shabazz Parson and Devon Tiffany Campbell.

    Joseph David Smith and Michelle Distefano.

    Victor Salim Elmir and Angela Marie Duris.

    Theron James Roberts Jr. and Kristin Elizabeth Godlewski.

    Jose Antonio Gutierrez and Maria Soto.

    Todd Michael Johnson and Elysia Carmen Balavage.

    Daniel Anthony Owens and Carrie Elizabeth Clark.

    Kaitlin Amanda Lemitch and Kaitlyn Anne Collins.

    Jeffrey Alan Lutz and Edward Kapuschinsky.

    Royan Altmann and Amanda Marie Snopek.

    Sean Patrick Kenney and Rachel Marie Ebert.

    Donald David Hudzinsky Jr. and Alison Rose Odell.

    Kerry Vincent Rizzo and Kimberly Lee Gyle.

    Jeffrey James Jonathan Click and Lydia Joy Eroh.

    Bryan Joseph Matyjevich and Jillian Joyce Dobrowalski.

    Robert Matthew Leo and Mary Catherine Dolores Costigan.

    Allen Scott Culp and Sandra Lee Everett.

    George Patrick McAdarra Jr. and Desiree Joanne Riggs.

    Nicholas Hewitt and Danielle Morgan Falkowski.

    Shirley Elizabeth Phillips and Andrea Victoria Ellis.

    William Vincent Warunek and Carol Jo Muldoon.

    Matthew Joseph Snipas and Megan Justine Rink.

    Eric Snarski and Crystal Marie Hudock.


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

    Raymond E. Vanderpool, 54, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility to 30 days, County Intermediate Punishment of 24 months; he will also lose his driver's license for 18 months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Sean Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Vanderpool for the offense on Dec. 14, 2013.

    David Glenn Sands, 44, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility for 60 days, and County Intermediate Punishment for 24 months, he will also lose his driver's license for 18 months, and an additional license suspension of 18 months will be imposed for refusal to submit to testing when arrested for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree and Driving under suspension, a summary offense. Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Sands following investigation of an incident that occurred in Standing Stone Township.

    Trey Ellers, 31, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from seven days to 12 months for the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

    Officer Derek Watkins of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Ellers for the offense on Feb. 28, 2014.

    Kathy Jo Anthony, 43, Milan, Pa., was sentenced to Probation for a term of 18 months for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Denny Slater of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Anthony for the offense in February.

    Renee Shattuck, 26, Canton, Pa., was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility of from five months to 12 months and a fine of $500, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Shattuck had been sentenced to a fine and probation at an earlier date but probation was revoked.

    Officer Joshua Heckman of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Shattuck for the offense in 2013.

    Matthew Williams, 34, Sayre, Pa., was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 45 days to 14 months for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, two counts of Simple Assault and Harassment. Williams had been sentenced to probation at an earlier date but probation was revoked for non compliance with probation conditions. Officer Sean Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Williams for the offense on Nov. 11, 2013.

    Seth Shaughnessy, 20, of Athens, Pa., was sentenced to Probation for a term of 12 months; he will also lose his driver's license for six months for the offense of Possession (Small Amount of Marijuana) a misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, also a misdemeanor. Officer Robert Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Shaughnessy for the offense on Feb. 16, 2014.

    Nicholas Campbell, 30, Chemung, N.Y., was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from two months to 14 months for the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Campbell was sentenced to a fine and probation at an earlier date but probation was revoked.

    Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Campbell following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ulster Township.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons recently entered guilty pleas in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Raymond Woodcock, 28, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Woodcock will be sentenced on July 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Woodcock following investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroe Township.

    Paul D. Ragan, 25, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Ragan will be sentenced on Sept. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Ragan for the offense on March 9, 2014.

    Steven Wheeler, 24, Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Wheeler will be sentenced on Sept. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Wheeler for the offense on March 31, 2014.

    Christopher McNeal, 28, Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor.

    McNeal will be sentenced on Sept. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested McNeal for the offense in March.

    Robert C. Fansler Jr., 51, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Fansler will be sentenced on Sept. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper George Layou of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Fansler following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Township.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons were recently accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Skyler Grimes, 18, Wyalusing, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation, Grimes will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Grimes must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Trooper Anthony Stempien of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Grimes for the offense.

    Ronald L. Elliott II, 45, Athens, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol-high rate of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation, Elliott will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department; which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Elliott must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days. Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department filed the charges in February 2014 for the offense in Athens Borough.

    Danica Saxbury, 21, Towanda, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Controlled Substance and other Drug related changes, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Saxbury will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Saxbury must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and she will lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Officer Bryan Bellows of the Towanda Borough Police Department filed the charges in April 2014 for the offense in Towanda Borough.

    Eric Hinman, 38, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on Probation Hinman will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug and alcohol use. Additionally, Hinman must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days.

    Trooper Tyler Brackman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hinman for the offense.

    Kevin Adams, 29, Canton, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Adams will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Adams must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania Driving privilege for 30 days. Officer Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department filed the charges on April 13, 2014 in Canton Borough.

    Caleb Roy, 24, Towanda, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol-highest rate, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on Probation, Roy will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Roy must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department filed the charges on April 5, 2014 for the offense in Athens Borough.

    Josiah Lesser, 22, Sayre, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol-highest rate, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on Probation, Lesser will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Lesser 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 30 days. Officer George Nichols of the Sayre Borough Police Department filed the charges on April 5, 2014 for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Dennis Randall, 32, Sayre, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol-highest rate, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on Probation, Randall will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Randall must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department filed the charged on April 20, 2014 for the offense in Athens Borough.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following person(s) recently entered a plea of Nolo Contendere in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Paul Ragan, 25, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Ragan will be sentenced on Sept. 5, 2014, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. A no-contest plea is entered where the defendant cannot recall the event but will be held guilty and sentenced. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Ragan for the offense on April 30, 2014.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following person(s) recently were sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Nicole Northrup, 26, Granville Summit, Pa., was sentenced to fines, costs, and restitution of $250, and probation for a term of 24 months, for the offense of Flight to Avoid Apprehension, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Quentin Reinford of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Northrup for the offense on Feb. 22, 2014.

    Summer Woll, 35, Wyalusing, Pa., was sentenced to fines, costs, and restitution of $750, and probation for a term of 24 months, for the offense of Access Device Fraud, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Bryan Bellows of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Woll for the offense on Jan. 23, 2014.

    Billie Deloach, 40, of Rome, Pa., was resentenced following revocation of a sentence of Probation to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility from 104 days to 23 months, 29 days, fines, costs, restitution of $150.00 plus $395.00 buy money, for the offense of a Controlled Substance, a felony and Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Deloach following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sheshequin Township.

    Elizabeth Bishop, 28, of Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility of 100 days, fine, costs, restitution of $1000, County Intermediate Punishment of 36 months, for the offense of Manufacture of Controlled Substance, a felony. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Bishop following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ulster Township.

    Justin Hover, 20, Candor, N.Y., was sentenced to fines, costs, and restitution of $250, plus restitution of $3000.00 and probation for a term of 12 months, for the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

    Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Hover for the offense on May 16, 2014.

    Alicia Isbell, 31, LeRaysville, Pa., was sentenced to fines, costs, and restitution of $250, probation for a term of 24 months, for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Sergeant Keith Stackhouse of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Hover for the offense on April 11, 2014.

    Brad Middaugh, 29, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility from five days to six months, fines, costs, and restitution of $1000, he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Middaugh following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    William Bruce, 22, of Troy, Pa., was resentenced following revocation of a sentence of Probation to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility from three months to 11 months, 29 days, fines, costs, restitution of $150.00, for the offense of a Possession of a Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Officer Floyd McDonald of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Bruce for the offense on Feb. 7 2012.

    Adam Johnson, 27, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to fines, costs, and restitution of $500, 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. Sergeant David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Johnson for the offense on April 18, 2014.

    James Burlingame, 50, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to fines, costs, and restitution of $350, plus restitution of $50 and probation for a term of one year, for the offense of Theft by Deception, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Burlingame following investigation of an incident that occurred in Rome Borough.

    Kyle Tice, 23, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility from 48 hours to six months, fines, costs, and restitution of $750, Probation for a term of two years; he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Michael Northup and Officer Quentin Reinford both of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Tice for the offense on Nov. 6, 2013 and April 24, 2014.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons recently plead guilty in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Kyle Tice, 23, of Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offence of Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Tice will be sentenced, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Quentin Reinford of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Tice for the offense on April 24, 2014.

    Brad Middaugh, 29, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Middaugh will be sentenced, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Middaugh following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    Thomas Lee, 46, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Lee will be sentenced on Sept. 18, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Quentin Reinford of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Lee for the offense on May 3, 2014.

    Linsey Bashore, 21, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Bashore will be sentenced, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bashore following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Francis Northrup, 57, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Northrup will be sentenced on Sept. 18, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Northrup following investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroe Township.

    Anthony M. Fletcher, 22, Gillett, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Marijuana, a misdemeanor. Fletcher will be sentenced on Sept. 18, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Sean Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Fletcher for the offense in May.

    Michael A. Karge, 64, Florida, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol. Karge will be sentenced on Sept. 18, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Sergeant James Shaw of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Karge for the offense in 2008. Karge had been placed in the ARD program but failed to complete the program and ARD was revoked.

    William Wallace, 21, Elmira, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, Recklessly Endangering and Simple Assault, all misdemeanors. Wallace will be sentenced on Sept. 18, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police Department arrested Wallace following investigation of an incident that occurred in Burlington Borough.

    John E. Gundaker, 44, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Fleeing and Eluding, a felony of the third degree. Gundaker will be sentenced on Sept. 18, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Joshua Heckman of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Gundaker for the offense in April.

    Paul Nuhfer Jr., 27, of Texas, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Resisting Arrest.

    Nuhfer will be sentenced on Aug. 14, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Nuhfer in Sayre at the Lehigh Tavern in January 2013. Nuhfer had been placed in the diversionary ARD program but failed to complete the community service term and ARD was revoked. Nuhfer was arrested in Texas on July second and transported in custody back to Pennsylvania for trial.

    Jessica Miller, 32, of Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a felony of the third degree. Miller will be sentenced on Sept. 29, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Miller following investigation of an embezzlement that occurred in North Towanda Township in 2012-2013 while Miller was a bank employee.

    Fred A. Hopper, 40, Noxen, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Hopper will be sentenced on Sept. 18, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Sergeant James Shaw of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Hopper for the offense in February after an incident at Williams Toyota.

    Fred A. Hopper, 40, Noxen, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Hopper will be sentenced on Sept. 18, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Sean Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Hopper for the offense in December after an incident at Williams Kia.

    Jody Leo McDermott, 34, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. McDermott will be sentenced on Sept. 8, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Sergeant James Shaw of the Athens Township Police Department arrested McDermott for the offense in February after an incident at Williams Toyota.

    Jody Leo McDermott, 34, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. McDermott will be sentenced on Sept. 8, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Sean Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested McDermott for the offense in December after an incident at Williams Kia.

    Derrick Reico, 20, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Reico will be sentenced on Sept. 18, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Joshua Heckman of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Reico for the offense in April.

    Carlton Heasley, 33, Gillett, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Attempted Theft, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Heasley will be sentenced on Sept. 18, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Tyler Brackman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Heasley following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sheshequin Township.

    Justin VanBuren, 20, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Criminal Trespass, a felony of the second degree and Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor of the third degree. VanBuren will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested VanBuren for the offense in May.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons recently were accepted into the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Tiffany Floyd, 26, Owego, N.Y., charged with the offense of Retail Theft, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation Floyd must perform 40 hours community service and pay restitution of $450. Officer Daniel Thomas of the Athens Township Police Department filed the charges on May 8, 2014 for the offense in Athens Township.

    Carty Walker-Bert, 22, Sayre, Pa., charged with the offense of Corruption of Minors, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of six months. While on probation Walker-Bert must perform 40 hours community service and complete Parenting Classes. Trooper Miranda Musick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Walker-Bert for the offense on April 21, 2014 in Burlington Township.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following person(s) recently entered a plea of Nolo Contendere in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Jason Hieatt, 35, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of the third degree and Theft, also a misdemeanor of the third degree. Hieatt 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. Trooper Peter Smith of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hieatt following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy and Canton townships.

    Robert Bump, 39, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to delivery of a controlled Substance, a felony. Bump 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. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Bump following investigation of an incident that occurred in West Burlington Township.


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  • 08/16/14--21:00: Hopewell Crime for Aug. 17
  • The following information was provided by the Hopewell Police Department.

    - Burglary/Breaking and Entering/Commercial: At 4:01 a.m. Aug. 7, police responded to the 3700 block of Woodlawn St. for a reported attempted burglary. Unknown offender attempted to enter business by removing windows. No entry, nothing stolen.

    - Burglary/Breaking and Entering/Residential: at 3:15 a.m. Aug. 4, police responded to the 2100 block of Hazelwood Drive for a reported disturbance. Known offenders entered residence by force, assaulted residents and were arrested.

    - Burglary/Breaking and Entering/Residential: At 6 p.m. Aug. 4, police responded to the 400 block of Allen Ave. for a reported burglary. Unknown offender entered residence by removing unsecure window and stole chainsaws.

    - Burglary/Breaking and Entering/Residential: At 5:30 a.m. Aug. 4, police responded to the 2300 block of Norfolk St. for a reported burglary. Unknown offender entered residence and stole TV and jewelry.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 2:55 a.m. Aug. 5, police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of S . 15th Ave. Driver was in possession of drug paraphernalia and passenger was in possession of illegal narcotics. Arrest made.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 12:53 a.m. Aug. 6, police observed a suspicious vehicle in the 1400 block of Luther Blvd. Three subjects were found to be in possession of narcotics and paraphernalia and were arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 9:18 p.m. Aug. 8, police made contact with two subjects at the intersection of High St. and Western St. Both subjects were in possession of illegal narcotics and were arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 1:19 a.m. Aug. 9, police conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Clingman St. and Hill Ave. Driver was in possession of an illegal narcotic and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 8:54 p.m. Aug. 9, police conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of Winston Churchill Drive. Driver was found to be in possession of narcotics and was arrested.

    - Homicide-Murder/Non-Neglicent: At 9:52 p.m. Aug. 9, police responded to the 500 block of Nottingham Court in regards to a shooting. Unknown offenders forced residential door open, shot resident and fled.

    - Larceny/Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories: At 9 p.m. Aug. 10, police responded to the 2900 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole wheels from vehicle.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 2:20 p.m. Aug. 5, police responded to the 400 block of N. Mesa for a reported larceny. Known offender stole purse from bicycle, purse returned. Petitions pending.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 12:40 p.m. Aug. 6, police responded to the 100 block of S. 9th Ave. for a reported larceny. Known offender stole tablet from residential porch. Tablet returned. Petitions pending.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 3:33 p.m. Aug. 6, police responded to the 500 block of N. 10th Ave. in reference to a larceny. Unknown offenders stole residential a/c unit.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 10:56 a.m. Aug. 7, police responded to the 3300 block of Carlisle Ave. in reference to a larceny. Known offender did not pay cab fee.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 7 p.m. Aug. 9, police were called to the 300 block of Allen Ave. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole bicycle from park.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 3:34 p.m. Aug. 4, police responded to the 300 block of E. Broadway for a reported shoplifting. Known offender stole candy and personal products from business and was arrested. Items recovered.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 7:20 p.m. Aug. 6, police responded to the 3500 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for a reported larceny. Known offenders had been stealing merchandise from business for several months and were arrested.

    - Larceny-Shoplifting: At 6:20 p.m. Aug. 9, police responded to the 300 block of E. Broadway for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole cell phone from business.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 6 p.m. Aug. 4, police responded to the 300 block of Ramsey Ave. for a reported burglary. Unknown offender stole window a/c unit from residence.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building; At 12:01 a.m. Aug. 5, police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Terrace Ave. in reference to a larceny. Unknown offender stole jewelry from residence.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 9 a.m. Aug. 8, police were dispatched to the 2200 block of Danville St. in reference to a larceny. Offender stole delivered package containing radio controlled 4x4 kit from front porch.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 1 a.m. Aug. 9, police responded to the 200 block of N. 7th Ave. for a reported vandalism. No vandalism occurred but a known offender stole cash from residence. Warrant obtained.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 7 p.m. Aug. 10, police responded to headquarters for a reported larceny in the 3100 block of Maple St. Known offender stole purse containing cash, cell phones, cards and medication from residence.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 9 p.m. Aug. 4, police responded to headquarters for a reported larceny in the 200 block of S. 18th Ave. Unknown offender stole handgun from unlocked vehicle.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 7:03 a.m. Aug. 8, police responded to the 3900 block of Grovewood Road for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole sunglasses from unlocked vehicle.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 12 a.m. Aug. 10, police responded to the 2700 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole wallet from unlocked vehicle.

    - Stolen Property Offenses: At 12:17 a.m. Aug. 5, police conducted a traffic stop in the 2800 block of Poplar St. The vehicle was stolen from another jurisdiction and the driver was driving under the influence and was arrested.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 9:39 p.m. aug. 4, police responded to the 1800 block of Sunnyside Ave. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke a window out of a residence.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of property: At 11 p.m. Aug. 4, police responded to the 300 block of S. 12th Ave. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke window on construction equipment.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 11:04 p.m. Aug. 5, police responded to the 3400 block of Norfolk St. for a reported vandalism. Known offender broke vehicle window.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 6 p.m. Aug. 6, police responded to the 1800 block of Arlington Road for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender dented vehicle hood.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7, police responded to the 200 block of E. Broadway for a disturbance. Known offender assaulted victim and broke cell phone.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8, police responded to the 400 block of S. 15th Ave. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke commercial window with rocks.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8, police responded to the 400 block of S. 15th Ave. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender struck a commercial plate glass window several times with a rock.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 9:11 p.m. Aug. 9, police responded to the 1500 block of Tabb Ave. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke residential window with a brick.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 1:20 a.m. Aug. 10, police were called to the 1400 block of Luther Blvd. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke vehicle window.

    - Weapon Law Offenses; At 7:09 p.m. Aug. 4, police responded to the 300 block of Brown Ave. for a reported disturbance. During verbal altercation, known offender brandished a firearm and was arrested.

    - 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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    Vehicle theft

    KULPMONT - Police here are investigating the theft of a 1995 Ford Ranger truck that was stolen from Kulpmont and later found on fire on an embankment in a wooded area near Reinhart FoodService on Industrial Park Road in Coal Township.

    Patrolman Joshua Pastucka reported the vehicle was found on fire Thursday by Coal Township Patrolman David Sage. It was later determined the truck owned by a Kulpmont resident had been stolen. The vehicle was towed from the scene Saturday by Dave's Auto Body.

    Pastucka said anyone with information about the stolen and burned vehicle should contact police at 570-373-1522.


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  • 08/17/14--21:00: Court Notes 8/18/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Lawrence Partash to William A. Grozio for $119,900; Courtdale.

    Sherry A. Hess to Claire M. Antonio for $150,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Alice Hess (estate), Daniel Hess, Michael Hess, Charlene Hess, Charlene Roberts and Thomas Hess to Jason R. Bishop for $70,600; Fairmount Township.

    Thomas W. Dunn (administrator) and James Joseph Dunn (estate) to Jeffrey C. Metz and Susan M. Metz for $320,000; Harveys Lake.

    Pizzmar Development Inc. to Geisinger Clinic for $600,000; Pittston.

    A&R Building Supply Co. to John A. Ayre and Marilyn Ayre for $100,000; Nuangola.

    Thomas F. Kozlek and Mary E. Kozlek to Larry Taren for $150,000; Dallas.

    Jeffrey T. Harmon, Karen Harmon and Karen Robachefski to Scott Robert Patton for $92,750; Nanticoke.

    Donna L. Shifflet, Donna L. Shifflet and Alicia Young to Natia Potter for $208,000; Rice Township.

    Rochelle Gill (co-executor), Stanley Lech (co-executor) and Theresa M. Lech (estate) to Jeffrey Todd Harmon and Karen Harmon for $155,000; Dorrance Township.

    Faith Schoepf to Justin M. Rinehimer for $128,750; Dorrance Township.

    Toni S. Amelung and John E. Amelung to National Transfer Services, LLC and WHR Group, Inc. for $427,900; Rice Township.

    Linda M. Getten to Robert W. Reed and Alena M. Reed for $179,900; Dennison Township.

     

    DIVORCE DECREES

    Michael Briggs v. Tammy Briggs.

    Timothy Lyons v. Megan Lyons.

    Donald Welsch v. Kelly Welsch.

    Stephen Mocarsky v. Robin Key.


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