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    Driver cited in crash

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Kevin Carsto, 21, of Coal Township, was cited by Patrolman Jason Adams for driving under suspension and failing to drive at a safe speed following an investigation into an Oct. 15 accident along Route 61 at the Brewery Curve at Tharptown.

    Animal cruelty

    WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP - State police at Milton reported someone shot an airsoft gun at a dog owned by Mircea Marincas, 45, of 4800 State Route 405, causing a BB to lodge in the animal's left front paw.

    Police said the incident occurred Saturday or Sunday at Marincas' residence.

    Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call state police at Milton at 570-524-2662.

    Charges withdrawn

    MOUNT CARMEL - Charges of unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, simple assault, two counts of simple assault, theft and cruelty to animals filed against Mark J. Derr, 21, of Lebabon, were withdrawn Wednesday at the office of Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones when the alleged victim, Danielle Freitag, refused to testify against her boyfriend.

    According to a criminal complaint filed by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Matthew Filarski, Derr was charged with throwing Freitag onto a couch, sitting on top of her, choking her, placing a pillow over her face, threatening to kill her, kicking her, stealing her phone, throwing her around by the hair, ripping her shirt off and kicking her dog twice.

    Police said the alleged assault occurred at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Freitag's residence at 325 W. Saylor St., Atlas.

    Makes restitution

    MOUNT CARMEL - A bad check charge filed by Ralpho Township Cpl. Bryon Chowka against Salvatore M. Guarna, 33, of 24 E. Third St., Apt. 401, Mount Carmel, was withdrawn Wednesday at the office of Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones after the defendant made restitution in the amount of $782.85 to Miller's Gas and Oil, Route 61, Weigh Scales.

    Guarna was charged with issuing a bad check in the amount of $741.37 on June 23. A $41.48 service charge was added to the restitution.

    Ranshaw fight

    RANSHAW - Coal Township police are investigating a fight that was reported at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Third Street.

    Police said two males were taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville as a result of the physical altercation. One of the males was admitted to the hospital, while the other underwent emergency room treatment before being released.

    A report made to Northumberland County Communications Center indicated one of the males may have been stabbed.

    No other details were released by police.

    DUI

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Kelly Campbell has charged Todd K. Dombroski, 46, of 117 S. Chestnut St., Mount Carmel, with driving under the influence of a solvent or noxious substance, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving, careless driving and passing a vehicle in a "no passing" zone involving a two-vehicle accident Oct. 3 on Route 54 in Natalie in which a pit bull was ejected from the defendant's car.

    Police said the put bull was removed from the scene and taken to Sunbury Animal Hospital.

    Police reported Dombroski had acetone and isopropanol in his blood system. Acetone is a solvent used for chemicals and paints. Isopropanol is a common industrial and laboratory chemical contained in rubbing alcohol. It may be consumed for intoxicating effects.

    Terroristic threats

    ATLAS - Ruben Alvarez, 38, of 545 Spruce St., Kulpmont, was charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Keith Tamborelli with terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, driving under suspension, reckless driving, careless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol involving a Sept. 14 disturbance at the Pine Burr Inn.

    Police said Alvarez, who was observed driving erratically in the parking lot at the bar/restaurant, refused to submit to a blood test. Upon being taken to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury, police said Alvarez threatened to "blow up the officer and kill him."

    DUI

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Eric M. Lavine, 40, of Richland, was charged by Patrolman Keith Tamborelli with driving under the influence of a combination of drugs, careless driving and reckless driving.

    Police reported Lavine was observed by another motorist swerving all over Route 54 between Elysburg and Mount Carmel Township on June 1 before being pulled over at the intersection of Routes 54 and 901.

    Police said Lavine had Clonazepam, Amino Clonazepam, Topiramate, Fluoxetine and Norfluoxetine in his blood system.

    Multiple charges

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Keith Tamborelli has charged Timothy W. Weaver, 35, of 336 S. Beech St., Mount Carmel, with two counts of illegally operating a motor vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock, theft, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, failing to possess a valid registration, operating a vehicle without proper inspection and driving without a license.

    Police reported Weaver is accused of stealing $150 from John Zamboni, a resident at Serenity Gardens, on June 29 and fleeing in a black pickup truck.

    Simple assault

    SHAMOKIN - Cpl. Bryan Primerano has charged Brian Shaffer, 26, of 320 S. Second St., Sunbury, with simple assault, terroristic threats and stalking relating an incident at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.

    Police reported Shaffer pushed his girlfriend, Billie Jo Parks, against a wall and onto the ground, choked her and held a knife to her neck at 20 N. Diamond St.

    Parks suffered injuries in the assault, police said.

    Shaffer was arraigned Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones and committed to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.


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  • 10/30/14--21:00: Police Briefs, Oct. 31, 2014
  • Domestic argument leads to arrest

    Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to an address on Main Street in Rome on Sept. 23 for a report of a domestic argument between a man and woman, Amanda R. Saygi, 31, of Rome.

    When troopers arrived, the female and male were both interviewed in regards to the incident. The two gave similar accounts, including Saygi picking up a shotgun and loading it during the argument. The male reported that he took the shotgun away from her and "grabbed" her by the arm.

    Saygi told troopers that she grabbed a knife from the kitchen sink and stated, "get away from me or I will stab you."

    Based on the facts, State Police charged Saygi with terroristic threats, simple assault, and harassment. She will face these charges at a preliminary hearing at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

    Tires slashed in Litchfield

    Pennsylvania State Police responded to an incident of criminal mischief on Ammerman Road in Litchfield Township on Sept. 23.

    Upon troopers' arrival, it was clear that five vehicles located on a residential property had their tires slit and on one tire there was the presence of small drops of blood. During the commission of the crime, the owner of the vehicles came across a young woman in the driveway, identified by her vehicle as Tina M. Linsenmann, 37, of Ulster.

    At first when confronted by troopers, Linsenmann denied any action, although troopers did notice a cut on the inside of her hand. She later called and admitted to troopers that she was responsible for the tire-slashing incident and was ready to accept blame.

    Linsenmann was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief. Her case was transferred to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas.

    Mother charged with child endangerment

    On Sept. 23, officers with the Sayre Borough Police Department responded to a call alleging a child was outside his residence wandering the street without parental supervision. They were also told by the caller that this was not the first incident regarding the youth wandering off.

    Upon arrival, officers observed the mother of the youth, Dawn M. Heinz, 29, of Sayre, chasing the child before picking him up. When asked about the incident, she responded that she was in the kitchen when she finally noticed the missing child. She went outside to look for him and found him on Holly Street, where officers observed her.

    During her interview with officers, Heinz joked multiple times about her child "always getting out and she can't stop him," and being very nonchalant about the situation.

    Officers informed Heinz that the Department of Children and Youth Services would be contacting her and she would also receive charges in the mail for endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering another person.

    She was pre-arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox on Oct. 16. She will answer to the charges in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 13 at a formal arraignment.


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  • 10/31/14--21:00: Court notes
  • Carmella M. Dulina to Confesora Lora Pichardo for $90,000; Hazleton.

    Alliance Road Associate LP and PCG Inc. (general partner) to Joseph M. Cortese and Diane F. Cortese for $248,535; Butler Township.

    James Kurziel and Deborah Kurziel to Nicholas Hyduk and Benjamin Hyduk for $159,000; Butler Township.

    Gordon J. Harter (agent) and Martha B. Harter (per agent) to Jeffery L. Nuss and Katie A. Chado for $210,000; Dorrance Township.

    Sand Springs Development Corp. to Stuart J. Erwin $228,950; Butler Township.

    Plymouth Manor LLC to Plymouth Manor Personal Care Center LLC for $430,000; Plymouth.

    John A. Stankoski and Susan Stankoski to Matthew C. Latona and Melissa Latona for $495,000; Jenkins Township.

    Harry B. Davenport and Sally S. Davenport to Dennis K. Gochoel Jr. for $148,000; Kingston Township.

    Bryan C. Kobusky and Nicole Kobusky to Thomas Wallace and Melissa Wallace for $89,500; Wyoming.


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    Investigation continues

    MOUNT CARMEL - Borough police reported no new information on the incident Thursday night in which three juvenile hid in darkened areas carrying what appeared at the time to be long sniper rifles.

    The rifles were later determined to be airsoft rifles, and the 15-year-old boys, two from Mount Carmel and one from Lavelle, had fireworks and airsoft pistols in backpacks they were carrying. One boy had a 10 to 11-inch long military type knife in his backpack.

    The panic started by the prank forced Mount Carmel Area school officials to cancel a pep rally and parade planned for that time and kept students on lockdown inside the football stadium and the nearby field house for approximately one hour while police investigated.

    Window shot

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Janel Reed, 31, of 801 W. Pine St., reported to Coal Township police that a kitchen window at her home was cracked sometime Wednesday night after being shot with a BB. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-644-0333.

    Barking dogs

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Bobbie Jean Gribbon, 39, of 1131 E. Webster St., was cited for allowing her dogs to continually bark in her backyard Monday afternoon. Police say she made no attempt to calm the dogs.


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  • 10/31/14--21:00: Police Briefs 11/1/2014
  • DUI Task Force reports arrest

    While participating in the Bradford County DUI Task Force by performing roving patrol on Sept. 21, officers with the Athens Borough Police Department observed a pick-up truck driving on North Elmira Street traveling across the double yellow line. The vehicle then drifted back into the correct lane as it approached the intersection of North Elmira Street and West Pine Street. The suspect vehicle slowed to nearly a stop at the intersection, marked with a flashing yellow light. There was no oncoming traffic to yield to, which led officers to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.

    The driver was identified as 28-year-old Johnathan A. Houghtalen of Waverly. Upon speaking with Houghtalen, officers could detect the odor of alcohol emitting from his person. He was asked to perform a standard battery of field sobriety tests, which he performed in an unsuccessful manner. He failed to complete all the tests before telling the officers that he was "probably not safe to drive right now."

    Houghtalen was arrested and charged with DUI: highest rate of alcohol, DUI: general impairment, driving on the right side of roadway, obedience to traffic control devices and drivers required to be licensed. He will face these charges at a preliminary hearing with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Nov. 21.

    Walmart reports theft of goods

    On Oct. 12, Asset Protection Associates with Walmart contacted Athens Township Police to report an incident of retail theft. The associate told officers that while walking around the store, Michael T. Johnson, 21, of Sayre, and a female picked up a footrest and proceeded to hide other merchandise in the bottom drawer of the item. The two suspects then went to the self checkout of the store and proceeded to pay for the footrest but none of the concealed merchandise.

    As the two tried to leave the store with the unpaid merchandise, they were approached by the associate and asked to return to the store, where the police were contacted.

    Johnson was subsequently charged with one count of retail theft.


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    Domestic fight

    MOUNT CARMEL - Borough police Lt. Chris Buhay cited Brian Deeter, 29, and Shawna Malloy, 26, both of 241 S. Banana St., for harassment for a 12:30 a.m. incident Thursday.

    Police said Deeter allegedly threw Malloy to the ground and ripped her clothing while Malloy is alleged to have scratched Deeter in the face and head, causing him to bleed.

    Woman slapped

    MOUNT CARMEL - Sarah L. Selig, 22, of 339 S. Orange St., was cited for harassment after an incident at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 near the intersection of Fifth and Locust streets when she allegedly slapped Trisha Wyman in the face.

    Public drunkenness

    MOUNT CARMEL - Borough police patrolman Matthew Dillman cited Shawn T. Weaver, 31, of 122 S. Polar St., Mount Carmel, for public drunkenness after allegedly being seen staggering, falling on the ground and crawling on his knees while intoxicated in the area of Fourth and Pear streets at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

    Kicking cars

    MOUNT CARMEL - Zachary J. McGinley, 25, of 217 E. Sixth St., was cited by borough police Lt. Chris Buhay after a 3 a.m. incident Sunday, Oct. 26, on North Oak Street. Police allege McGinley was seen yelling, screaming, kicking parked vehicles and threatening people in the area.

    Burning violation

    MOUNT CARMEL - Police cited Derrick F. Bair, 29, of 429 N. Market St., for violating the borough's burning ordinance after allegedly burning paper and other household waste in his yard at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8.


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

    Jessica Lynn Kepner, 28, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to fines, costs, restitution of $200 and probation for a term of nine months for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Daniel Thomas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Kepner for the offense in June.

    Brian Hanna, 38, Montoursville, Pa., was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 10 days to six months, and fines, costs, and restitution of $300, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol. Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Hanna for the offense in March 2013.

    Daniel Stroud, 33, Towanda, Pa., was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 10 days to 12 months and fines, costs, restitution of $150, for the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police arrested Stroud for the offense in August 2013.

    Francis Klinger, 26, Athens, Pa., was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 35 days to six months and fines, costs, restitution of $300 for the offense of Simple Assault.

    Officer Timothy Cahill of the Athens Borough Police arrested Klinger for the offense in April 2013.

    Kenneth C. Ball, 33, formerly of Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for two days and a fine of $750; he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months and comply with other conditions of the sentence, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol.

    Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Ball for the offense in November 2012.

    Thomas B. Lee, 46, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 15 days, electronic monitoring for 75 days, fines, costs of $1,500, Probation for a term of one year as a part of a program of County Intermediate Punishment, he will also lose his driver's license for 18 months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, second offense. Officer Quentin Reinford of the Troy Police Department arrested Lee for the offense in May.

    Steven T. Potter, 19, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 12 months for the offense of Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Potter following investigation of an incident that occurred in Asylum Township.

    William Hamilton, 33, of Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to fines of $700 and one year of Probation, he will lose his driver's license for 12 months for the offense of Fleeing and Eluding. Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Hamilton for the offense in July.

    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:

    George Dickson, 42, Grover, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Dickson will be sentenced on Dec. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Dickson for the offense for the offense in May.

    Travis Ott, 38, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Ott 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 Ott for the offense in July.

    Amea Renzo, 33, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession with Intent to Deliver, (hydrocodone), a felony. Renzo will be sentenced on Dec. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer John Hennessey of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Renzo for the offense in December 2013.

    Amea Renzo, 33, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession with Intent to Deliver, (hydrocodone), and Possession with Intent to Deliver, both felonies. Renzo will be sentenced on Dec. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Michael Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Renzo following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Kristopher A. Reeves, 29, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (marijuana), a felony. Reeves will be sentenced on Dec. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Robert Hutchinson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Reeves following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Jeffrey Jackson, 28, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Open Lewdness, a misdemeanor of the third degree and Indecent Exposure, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Jackson will be sentenced on Dec. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Miranda Musick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Jackson following investigation of an incident that occurred in Burlington Borough at the Bradford County Correctional Facility.

    Kenneth C. Ball, 33, formerly of Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Ball had been placed in the diversionary ARD program but failed to complete the program, resulting in revocation and trial. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Ball following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ulster Township.

    Larry Dale Harbst, 34, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Bath Salts.

    Harbst will be sentenced on Dec. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Robert Hutchinson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Harbst following investigation of an incident that occurred in North Towanda Township.

    Larry Dale Harbst, 34, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Delivery of Heroin, a felony.

    Harbst will be sentenced on Dec. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Michael Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Harbst following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

    Tina Luckman, 42, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance (bath salts and Methamphetamine). Luckman will be sentenced on Dec. 11, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Timothy Cahill of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Luckman for the offense in July.

    Bryan Dodge, 25, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Dodge will be sentenced on Dec. 11, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Chief Doug Seeley of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Dodge for the offense in May 2014.

    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:

    Brock Bezick, 22, Athens, Pa., charged with Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on Probation, Bezick will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Bezick 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 Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department filed the charges in May 2014, for the offense in Athens Borough.

    Katie Waite, 24, Gillett, Pa., charged with the offense of Simple Assault, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on Probation, Waite will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

    Trooper Miranda Musick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Waite for the offense.


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  • 10/12/14--21:00: Court Notes 10/13/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Ryan L. Burns and Brandyn Burns to Kenneth R. Lupinski and Pamela Lupinski for $202,500; Fairview Township.

    Eagle Rock Resort Co. to Heesoo Kang for $106,700; Hazle Township.

    Judith D. Yeager to Nancy Haentze for $80,000; Dennison Township.

    Joseph L. Allen and Susan M. Porter Allen to National Residential Nominee Services Inc. for $332,500; Rice Township.

    National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to John J. Borek and Pamela Joan Borek for $332,500; Rice Township.

    Michael Baloga (executor) and Diane B. Baloga (estate) to Roy A. Williams II and Cheryl A. Williams for $385,000; Harveys Lake.

    Charles G. Sciandra Jr. and Joann Sciandra to Lisa Kramer for $114,500; Wyoming.

    Douglas Gaudet and Melissa Duryea-Gaudet to James E. Murphy for $520,000; Jackson Township.

    David R. Fetch and Harriet Yarick to Thomas F. Skilonger and Patricia A. Skilonger for $71,000; Wyoming.

    Jean Emilcar and Chrisdarline Emilcar to Dominic Limongelli and Meghan Limongelli for $290,000; Yatesville.

    Judith A. Mullaney to Scott W. Steibel and Teresa Steibel for $117,000; Forty Fort.

    Adams Living Trust and Jeffery Phillip Elsmore (trustee) and Jonathan Hughes for $104,000; Swoyersville.

    Jeanette R. Maurer (co-executor) and Jerome I. Robak (co-executor) and Valentina Robak (estate) to Joseph P. Chaya and Carol A. Chaya for $116,440; Huntington Township.


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  • 10/24/14--21:00: Court Notes 10/25/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Flap Jack Properties, LLC to Kevin L. Perrins to $72,000; Lehman Township.

    Mildred Rusnak to Richard M. Martin for $220,000; Fairmount Township.

    Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Inc. and Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary to Mary Ann Ferrence and Michael R. Ferrence Jr. for $105,000; Plains Township.

    Joseph F. Ostroeski and Kathleen C. Kelley and Kathleen C. Ostrowski to Judy A. Jenkins for $145,000; West Wyoming.

    Melanie Pierson and Kevin Pierson and Melanie Kachurik to Harold Jackson III and Heather M. Jackson for $150,000; Wright Township.

    Maria Tavella and Jeffery Tavella to Sandra A. Trimmer for $113,000; Plains Township.

    Edna Rachkowski (agent) and Richard L. Rachkowski (per agent) to Tera L. Ardo and James M. Ardo Jr. for $72,000; Duryea.

    J.N. Properties NEPA LLC to Michael Brian Smith and Carissa Smith for $100,000; Fairview Township.

    Luzerne County Tax Claim Bureau to Ellis Investment (per tax claim) to PS Capital Ventures Inc. for $72,000; Nanticoke.

    Joseph C. Bambera (trustee) and St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Congregation to Blue Mountain Ministry, LLC for $90,000; Pittston.

    Howard A. Cosgrove and Judith T. Cosgrove to Joshua Simms and Barbara G. Simms for $170,000; Lehman Township.


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  • 10/26/14--21:00: Court Notes 10/27/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Chester Danowski and Carol Danowski to Michael S. Waltermyer and Alyssa M. Hillard for $70,000; Nanticoke.

    Harold Otto Vogt to Chester W. Danowski and Carol A. Danowski for $113,000; Salem Township.

    Jeffery L. Nuss and Katie A. Chado to Elizabeth Allen for $105,000; Nuangola.

    Gerald J. Mullery and Janet M. Mullery (estate) to Brandon Smith for $71,000; Plymouth Township.


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  • 11/01/14--21:00: Marriage licenses 11/2/2014
  • Staney Sopata and Heather Rae Hayes.

    Benjamin Bartoli and Anita T. Reboli.

    Jose Antonio Francisco and Rosa Marina Siri Torres.

    Thomas Albert Chicchetti and Samatha Marie Blum.

    Anthony Patrick Bartoline and Cassandra Shea Eppinger.

    Joseph Desciak and Lindy Erin Emerson.

    Max William Okane and Margaret Signa Pearson.

    Joseph James Balavage and Candace Marie Horensky.

    Nicholas James Ward and Dianna Marie Markert.

    Christopher Edward Keating and Ashley Marie Sobiech.

    Anthony James Jr. and Dana Marie Siglin.

    John Michael Stahl and Joseph Metzler.

    Mark Walter Prezkop and Nicole Marie DePhillips.

    Marcus Loessner and Lindsey Ann Ranaldo.

    Christopher George Horrox and Matthew Ronald Tinsley.

    Robert Michael Demshock and Michelle Marie O’Hara.

    Michael Joseph Desanto and Natalie Abril Rivera.

    Michael Joseph Castanaro and Danielle Marie Kishbaugh.

    Justin Gordon Burridge and Courtney Lynn Novajosky.

    Jose Juan Garay and Anileg Atiles Colon.

    Jeffery Robert Telson Jr. and Nicole Clarke.

    Ryan Matthew Degillio and Victoria Katsak.

    Anthony Jose Gutierrez and Cassie Madiera O’Boyle.

    James Michael Plishka and Laura Ann Marancik.

    Michael William Petherick and Dawn Gilliland.

    Danny Scott Rittenhouse and Crystal Lee Zanolini.

    Angel Dario Tejeda and Armitonia Figueroa.

    David Scott Weaver and Maraya Morgan.

    Francis George Brodi and Denise Jane Cave.

    Fabian Garcia and Chelsea Lynn Mikolajczyk.

    Ronald Lee Scott Sr. and Audra Levia Diamente.

    Colton Thedore Mylet and Brittany Marie Newell.


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    Drivers identified in crash

    ELYSBURG - A three-car, chain-reaction crash at 8:30 p.m. Friday tied up traffic at East Valley Avenue and East Center Street in Elysburg.

    Ralpho Township Police report a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, operated by Wendy Wright, of Watsontown, was coming to a stop on Route 487 because a vehicle in front of her was turning left onto East Center Street. At the same time, a 1996 Buick Century, driven by Christin Beachel, of Hughesville, was also stopping because of the turning vehicle.

    As the two vehicles were attempting to stop, a 2006 Lexus, driven by Richard Knoebel, of Elysburg, struck Beachel's vehicle which then struck Wright's vehicle.

    There were four passengers with Beachel and two with Wright. Minor injuries were suffered but all parties refused transport by ambulance for treatment. Assisting police at the scene were Elysburg Fire and Ambulance personnel, members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Elysburg Paramedics.

    Back up crash

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP - No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 2 p.m. Friday in the area of Fox Hollow Road in Anthony Township.

    State police at Milton report a 2013 Ford F350 truck, driven by Howard J. Fenstemaker, 54, of Danville, and a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Randy Michael, of Turbotville, were traveling south on Fox Hollow Road when Fenstemaker stopped briefly to examine a part of the roadway infrastructure. The Silverado stopped behind him, but then Fenstemaker backed up the F350 and struck the front end of the Silverado.

    No one was injured in the crash and police cited Fenstemaker for careless driving.


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  • 11/03/14--21:00: Police Briefs 11/4/2014
  • PFA violation

    State police at Towanda said a complaint was filed with the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas charging Robert Hurlburt, 35, of Canton, with violating the terms of an active Protection from Abuse order by having contact with a 33-year-old Canton woman, a 13-year-old Canton male, and a 12-year-old Canton female on multiple occasions between Oct. 13-26 in Canton Township.

    Police said the disposition of the matter is pending in court.

    Wire taken

    State police at Towanda said they are investigating the theft of 200 feet of 10-gauge electrical wire and a 30-amp receptacle belonging to Dale G. Palmer of Alba sometime between 8 a.m. Sept. 22 and 3 p.m. Oct. 22 on Cemetery Street in Alba, Canton Township.

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

    Man charged with theft

    State police said Joshua Alan Manning, 22, of Laceyville, stole $50 from the unlocked 2004 Chevrolet Blazer of a 22-year-old LeRaysville woman at 9 p.m. April 9 on Sawmill Road in LeRaysville.

    Police said criminal charges were filed with District Court 42-3-04.

    Theft occurs in Towanda

    Towanda police said they are investigating a theft and criminal mischief incident, both of which occurred over the weekend at Towanda Iron & Metal Inc. in Towanda.

    Towanda Iron & Metal is offering a $500 reward for any information leading to the apprehension and conviction of whomever committed the theft and criminal mischief, police said.

    Towanda police declined to provide additional details at this time about what was stolen and damaged at the business over the weekend.

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

    Teen charged with simple assault in Colley Twp.

    Emoni R. Newsome, 18, of Philadelphia has been charged with simple assault and harassment following an incident at the Red Rock Job Corps Center in Colley Township, police said.

    Newsome assaulted Robyn L. McNear of Philadelphia when they were having an argument on Oct. 20 at the Job Corps center, police said.

    Newsome grabbed McNear's hair and pulled her down to the floor, police said. Newsome than kicked McNear in the face with a steel-toed boot, police said.

    McNear suffered a fracture to her nose and a cut to her right eyebrow, police said.

    Newsome, who lives on West Master Street, was sent to the Columbia County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail, according to the state police at Laporte.

    Theft occurs in Elkland Twp.

    State police said they are trying to determine who entered a 54-year-old man's property in Elkland Township and stole approximately 50 bushels of apples from various trees on the property.

    The theft took place sometime between Oct. 19 and Oct. 23 on posted land along Ellis Road, state police said.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.

    Teen brings pot to Wyalusing school

    A 13-year-old student brought a small amount of marijuana to Wyalusing Valley Junior/Senior High School, police said.

    The incident took place at 11:20 a.m. on Oct. 14, state police at Towanda said.

    The teenager was subsequently processed and charges were to be filed through the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, police said.

    Vehicle overturns in Towanda Twp.

    Paul John Ackerman, 65, of Ulster has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a motor vehicle accident in Towanda Township, police said.

    The accident occurred at 3:20 p.m. on Oct. 12 as Ackerman was driving east on state Route 3020, police said.

    Ackerman's vehicle went off the south side of the road, struck a utility pole, sunk into a ditch, and overturned, police said.

    Ackerman was uninjured, state police at Towanda said.

    Property found in Albany Twp.

    State police said that some property was found in the rear of a shed on Hatch Hill Road in Albany Township.

    The property that was found was an air compressor, a finishing nailer, and a cable, state police said.

    The property was found on Oct. 11, state police said.

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

    Wysox man cited for public drunkenness

    John David Ackley, 33, of Wysox was cited for public drunkenness following an incident in Towanda Township, police said.

    State police said they went to Old Plank Road in Towanda Township after they received a complaint about an individual wrapped in a blanket knocking on doors, police said.

    Ackley was found sleeping in a chair on the front porch of a residence unknown to him, police said.

    The incident occurred at 3:02 a.m. on Oct. 19, state police at Towanda said.

    Camera stolen

    Pennsylvania State Police responded to an address on the Berwick Turnpike in Smithfield Township to investigate a report of a burglary.

    The crime allegedly occurred on Oct. 15 as a 17-year-old individual known to the victim unlawfully entered the residence and removed a camera.

    State Police Troopers identified the suspect and he will face appropriate charges which will be filed with Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

    Theft of gasoline reported

    Sometime between Oct. 8 and Oct. 17, an unknown person trespassed on property along Carpenter Hill Road in Albany Township in order to steal gasoline from a gas can.

    Anyone with information relevant to the investigation should contact the Pennsylvania State Police at (570) 265-2186.

    Stolen blanket results in theft charge

    On Oct. 10, a yard sale was taking place on North Rome Road in Rome Township. During the sale, Tracy Quackenbush, 51, and Cathy Gibson, 32, removed a comforter from a table, threw it in the back of their vehicle and left without payment. The victim was able to describe the vehicle and the suspects, and both were recovered a short time later. Quackenbush and Gibson each admitted to taking the item without paying for it.

    Each will be charged with theft by unlawful taking. They will face the charge at the office of Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

    Distracted driver charged with DUI

    Officers with the Athens Borough Police Department were dispatched to Church Street in Athens for a reported motor vehicle accident on Sept. 30.

    Upon arrival, officers spoke with the driver, Sarah A. Frock, 29, of Athens, who stated that she had been trying to use her cell phone to send and receive text messages at the time of the crash.

    Frock's vehicle struck another vehicle which was parked on the west side of Church Street. Both vehicles sustained such major damage they had to be towed away from the scene.

    While speaking with Frock, officers were able to detect the odor of alcohol emitting from her person. She stated to the officers that she had consumed an alcoholic beverage. Frock declined emergency medical treatment at which time the officers asked her to perform field sobriety tests. Frock failed to perform at a satisfactory level and was taken into custody.

    Frock was arrested and charged with DUI: highest rate of alcohol. She will face this charge at a preliminary hearing with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw at 10 a.m. on Nov. 21.

    Erratic driving results in DUI arrest

    On Oct. 12, officers with the Athens Township Police Department were on patrol in the area of Pine Street when they came upon a vehicle traveling in the same direction.

    As the patrol car followed the vehicle, it was observed to continually swerve into the right hand lane of travel as well as the fog lane. Officers reported the driver swerved over the fog line a total of 10 times between the Chemung River Bridge and the intersection with Wolcott Hollow Road. On several occasions, the vehicle did so with the passenger side tires traveling several feet over the line.

    As a result, officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and found the driver to be 23-year-old Athens resident Aubriana L. Bardi. As officers interacted with Bardi it was clear that she was under the influence as her eyes were bloodshot and glassy and there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.

    Bardi was asked to perform the standard series of field sobriety tests and when she failed to complete them in a satisfactory manner, she was placed under arrest.

    Bardi was charged with DUI: general impairment; DUI: high rate of alcohol; failure to notify change of address; driving on the right side of the roadway; driving on roadways lined for traffic and careless driving. She will face these charges at a preliminary hearing on Nov. 21 with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw.

    Paraphernalia arrest made

    Employees with the Walmart store on Elmira Street in Athens Township called the police on Sept. 11 to report suspicious and disorderly individuals. While en route, officers were informed that the suspects had left the store and drove off in a grey sedan.

    Officers with the Athens Township Police Department arriving to the scene spotted the vehicle turning on to Herrick Avenue from Elmira Street. The officers followed the vehicle for a short time and then stopped it on Herrick Avenue.

    Upon completing the stop, officers noticed several items of paraphernalia used for imbibing marijuana, including a glass water bong, pipe, a glass pipe, wooden pipe and metal grinder.

    At that point, the driver, Jayde C. Vanderpool, 20, of Lockwood, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license. She is set to answer to the charges with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Nov. 25.


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    SHAMOKIN - Two local police officers suffered injuries early Saturday while attempting to take two men who had been drinking into custody after they refused commands to exit their vehicle at Spruce and Market streets.

    Cyle James Schriver, 28, of 238 E. Shamokin St., Trevorton, faces multiple charges, including a felony of aggravated assault of a police officer and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, in connection with the 2:47 a.m. disturbance.

    Brandon Nash, 21, of 1720 W. Pine St., Coal Township, a passenger in Schriver's car, has been charged with misdemeanors of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and a summary of public drunkenness.

    All the charges were filed by Shamokin Cpl. Jarrod Scandle.

    Coal Township Cpl. Joshua Wynn, who assisted Scandle and Patrolman Raymond Siko II on the call, was punched in the face by Schriver during the scuffle, causing a bloody nose. Wynn's glasses were knocked off.

    Siko, who also was punched by Schriver, suffered a sprain and torn tendons in his right wrist and hand that required emergency room treatment at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital. He will miss at least a week of work as a result of the injuries.

    According to a criminal complaint, police observed Schriver fail to stop his car for a stop sign at Sixth and Spruce streets. Schriver turned left and traveled north on Spruce Street toward officers, who were in the area handling another call.

    Siko stepped into the street and used his flashlight to warn Schriver, who police said was driving in a careless manner, to stop. Siko approached the vehicle and said he spotted Schriver holding a beer bottle as he was stopping the car.

    The officer asked Schriver, who cannot walk without the assistance of crutches, and Nash to roll down their windows and open their doors, but they both refused, police said. Siko said Schriver, who claimed he did nothing wrong and that police needed a warrant to search him and the vehicle, encouraged Nash not to open his window or door.

    Police said both men repeatedly refused to cooperate and resisted arrest.

    As police were attempting to remove Nash from the auto, Schriver grabbed his friend's shirt and neck in an attempt to prevent officers from taking him into custody. After using substantial force, the officers, who also received assistance from Coal Township Patrolman Jason Adams and Ralpho Township Officer Stephen Spade, were able to remove Nash from the car and handcuff him, they said.

    Officers then approached Schriver, who reached for something on the floor and refused to show his hands to police, prompting Wynn to deploy pepper spray on the defendant.

    Wynn was able to place Schriver on the ground next to the car before carrying him to a police cruiser.

    Schriver was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel for his eyes being irritated from the pepper spray and transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital for a blood test.

    Police said two bottles of beer, which were half full, were found inside Schriver's car.

    Kayla Hart, a back seat passenger, was not charged. Police said Hart cooperated with police and told Schriver and Nash to listen to the officers' orders.

    Realizing Schriver had been drinking, Hart told police she offered multiple times to drive his car from his Trevorton home to drop off Nash's younger brother in Coal Township, but Schriver insisted he was OK. Hart said after Nash's brother was dropped off, Schriver started driving recklessly despite her pleas for him to slow down.

    Hart said she saw Schriver throw punches at police officers until he was detained, police said.

    Schriver was also charged with misdemeanors of resisting arrest, obstructing administration of the law and disorderly conduct, and summaries of restriction on alcoholic beverages, careless driving, public drunkenness and a stop sign violation.

    Schriver and Nash were detained in a holding cell at Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury before being arraigned later in the day by Magisterial District Judge Benjamin Apfelbaum. Schriver was released on $45,000 cash bail, while Nash was freed after posting $2,000 cash bail.


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    Defiant trespass

    THARPTOWN - William H. Delbaugh, 36, of 6 N. Locust St., Coal Township, will be cited by Coal Township police for defiant trespass relating to an incident at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday on property owned by Aqua Pennsylvania in the Tharptown area.

    Campsite theft

    SUNBURY - About $1,130 in items were reported stolen between 11 p.m. Sept. 28 and noon Oct. 19 from a campsite at Nikomahs Campground in Upper Augusta Township.

    A television, power tools, fishing equipment, electronics and horseshoes were among the items stolen from Matthew Marcheski, 23, of Shamokin, and Nicholas Domanski, 24, of Sunbury, according to state police at Stonington. Anyone with information is asked to call 570-286-5601.

    Strikes deer

    PAXINOS - Richard R. Jones, 18, of Coal Township, escaped injury after crashing a 2005 Mercury Montego on southbound Route 61 about 10:40 p.m. Oct. 23. The crash occurred when he struck a deer while rounding a left curve south of Route 487, according to state police at Stonington. He was wearing a seat belt.

    Guns stolen

    AUGUSTAVILLE - Robert Paul, 54, of 275 Hollow Road, Rockefeller Township, reported to state police at Stonington that multiple unidentified firearms were stolen from his basement between Nov. 24, 2013 and Oct. 26. Anyone with information is asked to call 570-286-5601.

    Strikes deer II

    SNYDERTOWN - Scott E. McGonnell, 53, of Danville, escaped injury after striking a deer with a 2002 Jeep Liberty on eastbound Snydertown Road about 1 a.m. Oct. 26 in Upper Augusta Township, according to state police at Stonington. The crash occurred near Cold Run Hollow Road. He was wearing a seat belt.

    Strikes building

    DORNSIFE - Mindy L. Kahler, 46, of Dornsife, escaped injury after crashing a 2010 Ford Fusion on southbound Route 147 Oct. 23 in Lower Mahanoy Township, according to state police at Stonington. Kahler told police she swerved to avoid an another vehicle that had pulled in front of her, causing her to crash into a building. She was wearing a seat belt. Police issued her a citation for violating roadways laned for traffic.

    Strikes bank

    GOWEN CITY - Audrey D. Kingery, 48, of Shamokin Dam, was injured after crashing a 2007 Hyundai Sonata on southbound Route 125 about 9:50 p.m. Oct. 24 in East Cameron Township, according to state police at Stonington. Police say she lost control while rounding an uphill left curve and struck an embankment. She was wearing a seat belt, and taken to Sunbury Community Hospital for unknown injuries. AREA Services and Trevorton EMS assisted.


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    Strikes tree

    FISHERS FERRY - Marvin L. Schadel, 82, of Millersburg, and Leah L. Witmer, 80, of Millersburg, both escaped injury Sunday after Schadel crashed a 2012 Toyota Prius into a tree that had blown into southbound Route 147 in Lower Augusta Township, according to state police at Stonington. Both were wearing seat belts. Schadel was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

    Strikes deer

    DALMATIA - Matthew R. Druckenmiller, 25, of Millersburg, escaped injury Monday when he struck a deer while driving a 2008 Jeep Patriot north on Route 147 in Lower Mahanoy Township, according to state police at Stonington. The crash occurred about 6:40 p.m. near Toad Valley Road. He was wearing a seat belt. The vehicle was disabled and towed. No citations were filed.


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  • 11/05/14--21:00: Court notes 11/6/14
  • Esther E. Baer (per agent) and Thomas G. Baer (agent) and Thomas H. Baer and William C. Baer and Diane E. Miller and Cheryl A. Montigney to Alyson M. Culver for $89,000; Lake Township.

    Richard J. Reggie and Mary A. Reggie to Joel Sedeski for $175,000; Butler Township.

    Rena Roberts and Rena Martin to William J. Deangelo and Bethanne M. Deangleo for $80,000; Laflin.

    Susan Breck (executrix) and Dorothy Speary (estate) to Jennifer Antall for $118,500; Hanover Township.

    Paul Brown III and Christopher T. Brown to Lori A. Salvisburg for $230,000; Sugarloaf.

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Kurt J. Searing and Nancy J. Walsh for $81,000; Harveys Lake.

    Raymond J. Garren and Debra L. Garren to Jeffery N. Fliegel for $85,000; New Columbus.

    Charles R. Rome (per agent) and Sara Rome (per agent) and Karen A. Switzer (agent) to Steven P. O’Fier for $120,000; West Pittston.

    Carole A. Ator and Patricia M. Craig and Anthony P. Fluri Jr. to Juan R. Veras and Teresa Maria Ruiz for $117,000; Hazleton.

    Gertrude G. Casagrade to Donald E. Sandrock and Theresa J. Watkins for $125,000; Hazleton.


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  • 10/12/14--21:00: Court Notes 10/13/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Ryan L. Burns and Brandyn Burns to Kenneth R. Lupinski and Pamela Lupinski for $202,500; Fairview Township.

    Eagle Rock Resort Co. to Heesoo Kang for $106,700; Hazle Township.

    Judith D. Yeager to Nancy Haentze for $80,000; Dennison Township.

    Joseph L. Allen and Susan M. Porter Allen to National Residential Nominee Services Inc. for $332,500; Rice Township.

    National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to John J. Borek and Pamela Joan Borek for $332,500; Rice Township.

    Michael Baloga (executor) and Diane B. Baloga (estate) to Roy A. Williams II and Cheryl A. Williams for $385,000; Harveys Lake.

    Charles G. Sciandra Jr. and Joann Sciandra to Lisa Kramer for $114,500; Wyoming.

    Douglas Gaudet and Melissa Duryea-Gaudet to James E. Murphy for $520,000; Jackson Township.

    David R. Fetch and Harriet Yarick to Thomas F. Skilonger and Patricia A. Skilonger for $71,000; Wyoming.

    Jean Emilcar and Chrisdarline Emilcar to Dominic Limongelli and Meghan Limongelli for $290,000; Yatesville.

    Judith A. Mullaney to Scott W. Steibel and Teresa Steibel for $117,000; Forty Fort.

    Adams Living Trust and Jeffery Phillip Elsmore (trustee) and Jonathan Hughes for $104,000; Swoyersville.

    Jeanette R. Maurer (co-executor) and Jerome I. Robak (co-executor) and Valentina Robak (estate) to Joseph P. Chaya and Carol A. Chaya for $116,440; Huntington Township.


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    Woman, infant hurt

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP - Katherine M. Ramsey, 26, of Elysburg, and her infant daughter suffered injuries in a one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of Route 54 and Hickory Grove Road in this Northumberland County township.

    State police at Milton said Ramsey was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer east on Route 54 at 3:52 p.m. when she failed to negotiate a left curve, causing her vehicle to exit the highway via the south berm. The Trailblazer then traveled back across both lanes and left the highway via the north berm before striking an embankment.

    The vehicle ascended the embankment, struck a fence and began overturning before coming to rest on its four wheels.

    Ramsey and her daughter, Mya, were discharged Tuesday from Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, according to a nursing supervisor.

    Ramsey was wearing a seat belt, while the infant was in a child safety seat, according to police.

    Ramsey was cited for failing to drive in a single lane.

    Prison assault

    SHAMOKIN - Eric Darnell Weedon, 27, an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, was charged by state trooper Ronald Zanella with a felony count of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor count of simple assault after he allegedly attacked correctional officer Nathan D. Kaleta on Jan. 31.

    Zanella said the assault occurred as Weedon emerged from his cell. Kaleta suffered abrasions to the forehead, hands and right elbow and bruising below his right eye and ear, police said.

    Weedon said he had nothing personal against Kaleta but was upset because he was being transferred away from SCI-Coal Township to another prison and had failed to acquire a job at the new institution, despite filling out numerous job applications, Zanella said in the criminal complaint.

    Cage stolen

    RANSHAW - Sometime within the past week, a steel overflow cage was stolen from the Shamokin-Coal Township Joint Sewer Authority.

    The overflow drain is located off of Route 901 to the rear of DMS disposal. The cage has several holes in it, weighs approximately 300 pounds and is valued at approximately $400.

    Anybody with information should call Coal Township police at 570-644-0333.

    Door broken

    SHAMOKIN - Bryan Seger, 31, of 308 W. Mulberry St., Shamokin, was cited with criminal trespassing for entering a building located at 306 S. Fifth St. without permission at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16.

    According to police, the unidentified owner of the property said Seger broke a door and now it does not lock.

    Blight citations

    SHAMOKIN - The following public nuisance citations were issued as part of the ongoing effort to control blight by code officer Rick Bozza and city police:

    - Salvator Daniel Fanelli, of 901 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Beach, N.C., for falling slate shingles and damaged wooden eaves on property at 52 N. Market St. Cited at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and again at 10 p.m. Sunday.

    - Cynthia A. Romig, 60, of P.O. Box 632, Shamokin Dam, falling slate shingles, broken glass and windows, unsecured building and interior walls collapsing on a fire-damaged property at 224 W. Arch St. She was cited at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and again at 10 p.m. Sunday.

    - Francis Timpone, 33, of 2667 Gold Key Estates, Milford, for a damaged and deteriorating front porch that is unsecured and in danger of falling from the building on a property at 15 S. Market St. Cited at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and again at 10 p.m. Sunday.

    - Massy Gole for a damaged and deteriorated front porch and roof, collapsing interior walls, rain water damage and unsecured properties at 113 and 115 S. Market St. Gole's address with the tax office is listed as 109-43 116th St., S. Ozone Park, N.Y. Cited at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and again at 10 p.m. Sunday.

    - Leonard F. Adams Jr., 58, of 341 Main St., P.O. Box 20, Aristes, for building, shingles and roof materials falling, a rear porch collapsing, broken glass and high weeds and grass at properties located at 620 and 622 N. Third St. Cited at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and again at 10 p.m. Sunday.

    - Leonard F. Adams III, 34, of 12251 Center St. N., Conneaut Lake, for a porch damaged and collapsing and building, shingles and roof materials falling from properties located at 101 and 103 N. Second St. at properties. Cited at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and again at 10 p.m. Sunday.

    - Stacey L. Adams, 34, of 12251 Center St. N., Conneaut Lake, for building, shingles and roof materials falling from properties located at 101 and 103 N. Second St. Cited at 5 p.m. Oct. 27.

    The owners have previously been cited and have not yet made necessary repairs to their properties, police said.


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    Road signs damaged in Herrick Twp.

    State police said they are trying to determine who knocked over and damaged several road signs at the intersection of Herrickville and Hiduk roads in Herrick Township.

    The signs belong to Herrick Township, the Hope Baptist Church, and Stoney Point Camp, police said.

    The vandalism took place sometime between 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, state police said.

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

    Sayre man uninjured in crash

    A Sayre man was involved in a recent motor vehicle accident in Laporte Township in which no one was injured, police said.

    The accident occurred in the northbound lane of U.S. Route 220 as 29-year-old Matthew Blair of Montoursville was slowing down to make a right-hand turn, police said.

    David Ashby, 45, of Sayre, who was traveling behind Blair's vehicle, failed to slow down, and his 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis rear-ended Blair's vehicle, police said.

    Ashby's vehicle sustained severe front-end damage, while Blair's vehicle sustained severe rear-end damage, according to the state police at Laporte.

    The accident occurred at 5:40 p.m. on Oct. 27, police said.

    Towanda man cited for harassment

    Peter Simon Aquilio, 36, of Towanda has been cited for harassment, police said.

    The citation stems from an Oct. 19 incident in which Aquilio and a 37-year-old man from South Williamsport were arguing with each other at the Towanda Country Club in Wysox Township, police said.

    At some point, the argument became physical, according to the state police at Towanda. Aquilio struck the South Williamsport man in the face with his head, police said.

    Towanda man charged with theft by deception

    Bryan James Comstock, 34, of Towanda has been charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property, state police said.

    The charges were filed after Comstock was paid $4,000 on June 24, 2013 to do a roofing job at 113 Bridge St., Towanda, police said.

    Comstock never ordered materials for the job, or started the job, police said.

    The victim has continually attempted to contact Comstock, with negative results, police said.

    Comstock was arraigned on the charges on Oct. 10, 2014 by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.

    Comstock was then released on non-monetary bail.

    Comstock's preliminary hearing, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 4, 2014 in Wysox District Court, has been postponed to Nov. 11.

    Paraphernalia arrest made

    Employees with the Walmart store on Elmira Street in Athens Township called the police on Sept. 11 to report suspicious and disorderly individuals. While en route, officers were informed that the suspects had left the store and drove off in a grey sedan.

    Officers with the Athens Township Police Department arriving to the scene spotted the vehicle turning onto Herrick Avenue from Elmira Street. The officers followed the vehicle for a short time and then stopped in on Herrick Avenue.

    Upon completing the stop, officers noticed several items of paraphernalia used for imbibing marijuana, including a glass water bong, pipe, a glass pipe, wooden pipe and metal grinder.

    At that point, the passenger, Arthur B. Krause, 18, of Lockwood was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He is set to answer to the charges with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Nov. 25.

    Vehicle in ditch as a result of DUI

    Troopers with the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on Fairfield Road on May 14. Upon approaching the vehicle, troopers were able to detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the breath and person of the driver, Mary L. Patton, 63, of Towanda.

    When asked to exit the vehicle and walk to the troopers' patrol car, Patton had extreme difficulty and was very unsteady on her feet. Patton was asked to complete standard field sobriety tests, but the officer stopped the testing due to the fear that Patton would injure herself or another. At this time, Patton was placed into custody and transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda for chemical testing.

    She was charged with DUI: general impairment; DUI: high rate of alcohol; and driving on roadways laned for traffic. She will face Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Nov. 25 for a preliminary hearing.

    Argument results in violence

    On Oct. 12, a woman arrived at the Towanda barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police to report that she was the victim of an assault at the hands of her boyfriend, Aaron S. Bennett, 30, of Wysox. The victim stated that she was dropping off Bennett's laundry at his residence when he came to her vehicle and "was looking to pick a fight with (her)."

    She stated that she tried to pull away in her vehicle when Bennett began kicking and punching the car, causing dents and damage. He then jumped into the passenger seat of the vehicle and hit the victim several times in the face and mouth area, causing a busted lip. The victim also reported that Bennett choked her, leaving marks around her neck.

    Bennett then jumped into the back seat where the victim's infant child was strapped into a seat. Bennett proceeded to remove the child from the seat, causing bruising to the child's arm. The victim and Bennett then struggled with each other before Bennett agreed to allow the mother to take her child.

    She immediately left the area of the residence and went directly to the state police.

    Bennett was arrested and subsequently charged with simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment. He was pre-arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and received $5,000 bail. He is set to face the charges in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 6.

    Checks stolen

    Pennsylvania State Police investigating the report of several stolen checks from an elderly individual resulted in the arrest of Amanda R. Saygi, 31, of Rome.

    The victim was residing in an assisted living facility after receiving surgery. During her stay in the facility, Saygi allegedly removed several checks belonging to the victim and used them to purchase various gift cards.

    The theft was not noticed until the victim's son noticed the discrepancy in the victim's finances.

    Saygi was interviewed by troopers on Oct. 3, and admitted to using 13 checks between the dates of Aug. 13 and Sept. 7, totaling $1,033.03.

    Saygi received a summons in the mail asking her to answer to the charges at a preliminary hearing with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

    Mailbox damaged

    On Oct. 14, a victim on Tunnicliff Road in Herrick Township reported that an unknown person or persons did cause damage to the mailbox located on the property. Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda are investigating the report of criminal mischief.

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

    Burglary by distraction reported

    Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a reported burglary which occurred on Oct. 24 in Ridgebury Township. During the commission of the crime, an unknown female arrived at the location in a silver station wagon. The female, described as a white female with black hair, distracted the victim by asking him questions about his camper for sale while the male, also described as a white male with short black hair, entered the victim's residence and took his prescription medication.

    The unknown individuals then fled in an unknown direction. Both individuals are said to have spoken with a Brooklyn accent.

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

    Charges for Halloween makeup theft

    On Oct. 24, officers with the Athens Township Police Department were dispatched to the Walmart store on Elmira Avenue for a report of a male and female shoplifting.

    The individuals were identified as 34-year-old Chadwick J. Buynak and 35-year-old Jody Frutchey, both of Waverly. During the commission of the crime, the individuals put items from the Halloween department in a backpack which was carried by Frutchey. The actions of the individuals was observed by members of the asset protection department on Walmart and relayed to officers as they arrived on scene.

    Both Buynak and Frutchey received non-traffic citations in the mail to answer to the charge of retail theft.

    DUIs

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

    Jerry Lee Wells, 54, of Towanda, by the Towanda police, on Sept. 11, on Main Street in Towanda. Wells, who lives on U.S. Route 220, exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication.

    Cody Louis Odell, 24, of Wyalusing, by the Towanda police, on Sept. 21, on South Main Street in Towanda. A blood test revealed that Odell's blood alcohol content was .158 percent on the day of his arrest.

    Michael S. Marcoccia, 52, of Horseheads, N.Y., by the Towanda police, on Sept. 25, on the Merrill Parkway in Towanda. A blood test revealed that Marcoccia's blood alcohol content was .203 percent on the day of his arrest.

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

    James Thomas Wells Sr., 44, of Towanda, by the state police, on Nov. 4, on Molyneux Hill Road in Forks Township. The DUI charge is related to a non-reportable crash.


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