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  • 02/13/15--21:00: Court notes 2/14/15
  • Nanette Bozentka v. Robert Bozentka.

    Lori Ellis v. Eugene Ellis.

    Tara Walizer v. Kevin Walizer.

    Amber Newton v. David Newton III.

    Diana Burkley v. Dylan Burkley.

    Christopher Slusser v. Krystal Slusser.

    Ryan Compton v. David Compton.

    Jason Roche Sr. v. Linda Roche.

    Heather Fernandez v. Daniel Fernandez.

    Northeast Investors Group Inc. to Michelene Valania for $105,000; Hazle Township.

    Michael Horrigan and Suzanne M. Horrigan and Brian M. Ragusa to Michael C. Bobersky and Laura E. Bobersky for $136,650; Lehman Township.

    CFNA Receivables PA Inc. to Jump Start for $108,476; West Pittston.


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    Retail theft

    MOUNT CARMEL - Heather R. Crumb, 29, of 106 Wall St., Danville, was cited by police Chief Todd Owens for retail theft for allegedly attempting to steal 10 DVDs and 12 lollipops from the Dollar General store, 240 S. Market St., at 3:23 p.m. Thursday.

    Police said store employees caught Crumb placing the items valued at $60.50 in her purse prior to leaving the store.

    Dog loose

    SHAMOKIN - Ashley Mutschler, 29, of 239 W. Pine St., was cited by Patrolman Scott Weaver for allowing her pit bull to run loose in her neighborhood about 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Supermarket thefts

    SHAMOKIN - Two teenage boys, a 15-year-old from Excelsior and a 17-year-old from Shamokin, were cited by Cpl. Jarrod Scandle with retail theft for allegedly stealing a combined $68.99 in merchandise from Weis Markets about 8 p.m. Feb. 7.

    Foul language

    SHAMOKIN - Barry C. Hughes, 44, of 1119 N. Lombard St., was cited by Cpl. Jarrod Scandle with disorderly conduct. Hughes is accused of using obscene language toward police officers during an incident outside his home about 8:10 p.m. Feb. 6.

    Liquor law violations

    KULPMONT - Jan Sobieski Society, 35 S. 10th St., Kulpmont, was cited Dec. 12 by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for several liquor law violations committed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 8, 2014.

    The club was cited for failing to adhere to by-laws, failing to maintain complete and truthful records covering the operation of the licensed business for two years immediately preceding Dec. 8, 2014, failing to maintain records in conformity with the provisions of the liquor code and Title 40 of the Pennsylvania Code, failing to return its catering club liquor license to the board after the licensed establishment had not been in operation for 15 consecutive days between Oct. 26 and Nov. 21, 2014, and failing to have a board-approved manager complete Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP) training within 180 days of the board's approval of the appointment.

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


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  • 02/14/15--21:00: Marriage licenses 2/15/2015
  • John Francis Callahan and Melissa Dawn O’Hara.

    Robert Albert Nicoletti Jr. and Clarissa May McMahon.

    Matthew Mark Ciehoski and Kamilla Julianna Oribabor.

    Jeremmy Reyes Ramirez and Angela Marie Rosario Perez.

    Antonio Pacheco and Noemi Jimenez.

    Cathy Elaine Harding and Lorraine Ann Budnicj.

    Joel Mejia Bisono and Jayme Arismendez.

    Dennis Lavar Hall Sr. and Brooke Tashina Jennings.

    Ba Rhuoc Le and Victoria Nguyen.

    Timothy Joseph Reilly and Robert Donald Mensinger III.

    Andy Ngoc Vo and Ngyen Thi Thao Pham.

    Salvator Santz Morton and Ursalina Charisse Lowe.

    Jose Osvaldo Abreu-Disla and Diomedies Moronta.

    Gregory Albert Insalaco and Tiffany Clark.

    Mark Justin Albert and Lynda Ann Cook.


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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:

    Selena Nogar, 23, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility for 10 days to 12 months, fines, costs restitution of $250, for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Nogar for the offense on Nov. 15, 2014.

    Shawn MacDougall, 37, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility for 90 days (flat), and County Intermediate Punishment for 24 months. County Intermediate Punishment involves a combination of restrictions. It may include home confinement, electronic monitor, and substance abuse treatment. Violations can result in incarceration, fines, costs, restitution of $3,500 plus court costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree and Driving while license suspended/revoked, a summary offense. Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested MacDougall following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sheshequin Township.

    Michael Maslov, 66, LeRaysville, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months for the offense of Indecent Exposure, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Kyle Gruber of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Maslov following investigation of an incident that occurred in Pike Township.

    Harold Perry, 41, Elmira, N.Y., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 45 days to six months, fines, costs, and restitution of $1,500 plus court costs for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Tyler Brackman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Perry following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

    Anthony Stone, 26, Gillett, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility for five days to six months, fines, costs, restitution of $500, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Michael Northup of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Stone for the offense in August 2014.

    Dannielle Leskoven, 23, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $530, for the offense of Criminal Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a felony. Trooper Michael Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Leskoven following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    Daniel Doty, 31, of Canton, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 60 days (flat), County Intermediate Punishment for 24 months, fines, costs, restitution of $2,500 for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Trooper Tyler Brackman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Doty following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Township.

    Amea Renzo, 33, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 24 months, fines, costs, restitution of $1,000 fines plus costs and $825.00 in restitution, for the offense of two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Trooper Michael Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Renzo following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Amea Renzo, 33, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $500 fines plus costs and $80 in restitution, for the offense of delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony. Officer John Hennessy of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Renzo for the offense in December 2013.

    Brian Chilson, 33, Wyalusing, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 36 days to 12 months followed by Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $750, for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree and Recklessly Endangering, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Keith Roman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Chilson following investigation of an incident that occurred in Terry Township on Aug. 19, 2014.

    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:

    Bryan Maynard Vandyke, 33, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of no contest to the offense of Aggravated Assault, a felony of the second degree. The sentencing will be March 2, 2015. VanDyke remains in custody awaiting sentence. Officer George Nichols of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Vandyke following investigation of an incident that occurred in the ER at the Robert Packer Hospital.

    Terence Poole, 49, Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Poole will be sentenced on March 26, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Poole for the offense on Nov. 7, 2014.

    Howard Brown IV, 24, Fort Campbell, Ky., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Brown will be sentenced on March 16, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Derek Watkins of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Brown for the offense on Jan. 7, 2012.

    Selena Nogar, 23, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Nogar was sentenced on this date, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Nogar for the offense on Nov. 15, 2014.

    Robert Elliott, 41, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Elliott will be sentenced on March 16, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Elliott for the offense on Oct. 28, 2014.

    Brandon E. Schenberg, 26, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Endangering Welfare of Child, a misdemeanor of the first degree, False Reports, a misdemeanor of the third degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Schenberg will be sentenced on March 16, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department and Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Schenberg for the offense on Nov. 10, 2014.

    Joshua Lerche, 37, Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Lerche will be sentenced, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Horton for the offense on Oct. 19, 2014.

    Tia-Jo Evans, 33, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Evans will be sentenced on March 30, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Michael Tribendis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Evans following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township on June 2, 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:

    Sherry Levindoski, 46, Troy, 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 nine months. While on probation, Levindoski will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Levindoski must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and will lose Pennsylvania driving privileges for 60 days. Trooper Peter Smith of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Levindoski for the offense.

    Andrew Munsell, 21, Towanda, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation, Munsell will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department; which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Munsell 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 Derek Watkins of the Sayre Borough Police Department filed the charges on Oct. 11, 2014, for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Cory Rose, 21, Towanda, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Rose will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Rose must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and will lose Pennsylvania driving privileges for 60 days. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department filed the charges on Sept. 27, 2014, for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Kyle Chaapel, 27, Monroeton, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on Probation, Chaapel will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug and alcohol use. Additionally, Chaapel 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 David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Chaapel for the offense.

    John Copek, 51, Towanda, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation Copek will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Copek 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. Trooper Kyle Gruber of the Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges on Oct. 19, 2014 in Towanda Township.

    John Sullivan, 37, Towanda, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on Probation, Sullivan will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Trooper Steven Steransky of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Sullivan for the offense.

    Trenton Ward, 26, 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 nine months. While on Probation, Ward will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Ward must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel as conditions of ARD placement; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Sergeant Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department filed the charges on Oct. 7, 2014 for the offense in Canton 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 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 reported that the following persons recently pled guilty and were sentenced in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts:

    Allen Mosher, 31, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a summary offense and was sentenced to a fine of $250 and court costs. Trooper William McDermott of the Pennsylvania State Police cited Mosher for the offense on Dec. 17, 2014, following investigation of a disorderly conduct that occurred in Stevens Township.

    Ira McCartney, 35, Milan, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense and was sentenced to 11 days and court costs. Trooper Michael O'Boyle of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested McCartney for the offense on Jan. 10, 2015, following investigation of an assault that occurred in Ulster Township.

    Whitney Benson, 23, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense and was sentenced to a fine of $300 and court costs. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Benson for the offense on June 20, 2014, following investigation of a harassment that occurred in Sylvania Borough.

    Devan Wolcott, 23, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to seven days and court costs.

    Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Wolcott for the offense on Nov. 24, 2014, following investigation of a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia that occurred in Athens Borough.

    Jacob Hottle, 18, Montrose, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a summary, and was sentenced to a fine of $250, and court costs. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hottle for the offense on July 14, 2014, following investigation of a Disorderly Conduct that occurred in Wyalusing Township.

    Garrett Starks, 36, Sugar Run, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to the offense of Harassment a summary offense and was sentenced to a fine of $300 and court costs. Trooper Robert Edgerton of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Starks for the offense on Jan. 9, 2015, following investigation of a harassment that occurred in Wilmot Township.

    Colton Snyder, 19, Rome, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a summary offense and was sentenced to a fine of $250 and court costs. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Snyder for the offense on July 1, 2014, following investigation of a disorderly conduct that occurred in Orwell Township.

    Darin McKean, 24, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor and was sentenced to nine days in the Bradford County Correctional Facility and court costs. Officer Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested McKean for the offense on Jan. 24, 2015, following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sayre Borough.

    Nikolay Guseu, 22, Centre Hall, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Unsworn Falsification to Law Enforcement, a misdemeanor of the third degree and was sentenced to fines and court costs. Officer Denny Slater of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Guseu for the offense in January 2015, following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

    Michael Davis, 53, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense and was sentenced to five days in jail and court costs. Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Davis for the offense on Jan. 23, 2015, following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Jason Shores, 36, Stevensville, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense and was sentenced to 13 days and court costs. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Shores for the offense on Dec. 16, 2014, following investigation of a Harassment that occurred in Stevens Borough.

    Rhonda Dorton, 47, Rogersville, Tenn., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense and was sentenced to 20 days and court costs. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Dorton for the offense following investigation of an assault that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Elias Harrigan, 20, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to the offense of Criminal Mischief, a summary offense and was sentenced to restitution in the amount of $1,253.66 and court costs. Trooper William McDermott of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Harrigan for the offense on Nov. 22, 2014, following investigation of a criminal mischief that occurred in Wysox Borough.


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  • 02/15/15--21:00: Court Notes 2/16/15
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Kim R. Stroup to Larry W. Welch and Joann Welch for $170,100; Salem Township.

    Paul Anzalone to Brian J. Falzone and Brian J. Falzone Kachinsky.

    Richard E. Banas to Jarrid C. Bonham and Shannon R. Bonham for $74,000; Newport Township.

    Hanover, LP and Hanover I. LLC (general partner) and Verus/Metlife Master Co. LLC and Verus Asset Co. LLC to Corridors Portfolio LP for $9,244,565.22; Hanover Township.


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    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Chris Lapotsky has charged Joshua Tagliaboski, 26, of 130 N. Nice St., Frackville, with retail theft for allegedly stealing $283.44 in merchandise from Walmart Supercenter at 11:25 a.m. Feb. 3.

    Hit and run

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Police here are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred between 5 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of West Holly Street.

    Police said a parked black 2005 Chrysler 300 sedan was struck by a vehicle on its passenger side front bumper, causing moderate damage.

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

    Retail theft at Giant

    SELINSGROVE - Shylo Aikey, 21, of Selinsgrove, was charged by state police at Selinsgrove with retail theft for allegedly stealing $199.12 in merchandise from Giant in Monroe Market Place at 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

    Stalking

    COAL TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington reported four female staff members at SCI-Coal Township received unwanted phone calls of a sexual nature between Oct. 8 and Thursday.

    No other information was released about the alleged stalking incidents that continue to be investigated.

    Theft of services

    STONINGTON - Shawnee Pennycoff, 32, and Donna Pennycoff, 66, both of 1330 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, were charged by state police at Stonington with theft of services for allegedly leaving a 55-gallon trash can full of household garbage at Northumberland Memorial Park on Route 61 Feb. 10.

    Crash details

    STONINGTON - State police here have released details involving a three-vehicle accident Saturday night on Route 61 between Reading Turnpike and Valley Road in Shamokin Township.

    Police said a 17-year-old Huntington Mills male was driving a 1994 GMC S-10 pickup truck north on Route 61 in the southbound lanes at 8:22 p.m. when Daniel H. Kritzer, 50, of Herndon, who was operating a 2000 Volkswagen Passat south in the left lane of the highway, swerved in an attempt to avoid a head-on collision with the truck.

    Police said the truck then struck the left side of the Passat, causing it to rotate approximately 180 degrees counter-clockwise before coming to rest in the right southbound lane, facing east. After colliding with the Passat, the truck struck a 2011 Buick Enclave head-on driven south by Gregory Lubeskie, 41, of Kulpmont. Police said Lubeskie's vehicle had been traveling behind the Passat.

    The truck and Enclave then traveled across a concrete median into the northbound lanes of Route 61 before coming to rest in the median and left northbound lane of the highway, facing east.

    Trooper Samuel Edwards, who investigated the crash, said the 17-year-old truck driver, three passengers in the Passat including Sherri Kritzer, 44, of Herndon, an 11-year-old Herndon boy and a 16-year-old Herndon girl, and two passengers in the Enclave, Carole L. Lubeskie, 43, of Kulpmont, and a 4-year-old Kulpmont boy who was in a child safety seat, suffered minor to moderate injuries and were transported to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

    Daniel Kritzer and Gregory Lubeskie escaped injury.

    All three vehicles were towed from the scene.

    The operator of the pickup truck was cited by Edwards for driving on the wrong side of the road.

    The police report said the 17-year-old truck driver entered Route 61, but did not indicate what prompted him to travel north in the southbound lanes or from what road or direction he entered the highway.


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  • 02/16/15--21:00: Police Briefs 2/17/2015
  • Harassment reported

    State police at Towanda said two 17-year-old juvenile males, one the accused and one the victim, were involved in a verbal argument which turned physical at noon Feb. 5 in Orwell Township.

     

    Hit and run reported

    State police at Towanda said a hit and run crash occurred at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 on Church Street in Wyalusing.

    According to police, the owner of a 2012 Jeep Patriot told police she looked out her office window at work, and noticed someone had struck the driver's side rear bumper area of her vehicle. Police said it was legally parked on Church Street, and the driver who struck the vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported.

     

    Unsworn falsification reported

    State police at Towanda said a 65-year-old Sugar Run man is a suspect in an incident of sale or transfer of firearm/unsworn falsification to authorities that occurred at 12:38 p.m. Nov. 6 at L & R Reloading in Albany Township.

    According to police, the man tried to purchase a firearm. The ATF and Pennsylvania State Police background paperwork was completed and submitted to the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS). The system denied the purchase due to past criminal activity not disclosed on the background paperwork, police said.

    Police said the investigation is ongoing.

     

    Crash reported

    State police at Towanda said no one was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Feb. 2 on Lynch Road in Burlington Township.

    Police said the driver, Kenneth O. Raymond of Towanda, was traveling south on Lynch Road, and the front driver side tire on his 2000 Dodge Ram blew out and caused the vehicle to crash into a utility pole off the westbound side of the roadway.

     

    Property find reported

    State police at Towanda said several items including jewelry, sports trading cards, and pocket knives were found at a residence at 8 a.m. Jan. 30 on Main Street in Rome.

    According to police, the items do not belong to the homeowner.

    Anyone with information regarding any of the items is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186. They will be asked to provide a description of the property, if ownership is claimed.

     

    No injuries reported

    State police at Towanda said no injuries were reported in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 5 on Route 6 in West Burlington Township.

    According to police, Taylor B. Murray, 18, of Troy, was traveling west, lost control of her Ford Escape while negotiating a left curve, and fishtailed before flipping onto her vehicle's driver side.

    She was charged with a violation of "driving vehicle at safe speed," police said.

     

    Harassment incident reported

    State police at Towanda said Darrin Lee Steele, 41, of Wilmot Township, was charged with harassment through District Court 42-3-04 in regard to a domestic dispute that became physical at 6:55 p.m. Feb. 2 on Burke Road in Wilmot Township.

    Police said the victim was a known 46-year-old Wilmot Township female.

     

    Crash reported

    State police at Towanda said no one was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 9 a.m. Jan. 17 on Kendall Hill Road at its intersection with Shotgun Hollow Road in Burlington Township.

    Police said drivers involved in the crash were Chasitie L. Barnes, 30, of Ulster, and Mark H. Ross, 33, of Ulster.

    According to police, Ross was traveling east on Shotgun Hollow Road and Barnes was traveling south on Kendall Hill Road. Police said Ross drove through a stop sign, entering the path of Barnes' vehicle, and the vehicles collided.

    Police said Ross was charged with a violation of "duties at stop sign."

     

    DUI reported

    State police at Towanda said James Richard Palfreyman, 31, of Ulster, was involved in a motor vehicle crash at 1 a.m. Feb. 1 on Route 220 north of New Albany Borough in Albany Township, and he left the scene and was subsequently located by the responding EMS crew as he lay in a nearby creek.

    Police said Palfreyman was taken into custody and charged with Driving Under the Influence through District Court 42-3-03.

     

    Charge reported

    State police at Towanda said Charles Miner, 26, who is housed at the Bradford County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges, was charged with "arrest prior to requisition" Feb. 9.

    Police said he has an active full extradition warrant from Tioga County, N.Y.

     

    Accident reported

    State police at Towanda said Justin C. Zimmer, 22, of Sayre, was not injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 10:45 p.m. Feb. 8 on Rome Road in Rome Township.

    Police said he was traveling eastbound along Rome Road when he lost control of his vehicle on a snow-covered roadway, and traveled off the south side of the roadway, striking some trees.

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

     

    Minor injury reported

    State police at Towanda said one person had a minor injury in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 2:05 p.m. Feb. 1 on Route 14 at its intersection with McMurray Road in Canton Township.

    Drivers involved in the crash were Eunice Ndenga, 57, of Troy, and Bobbie R. Heffner, 42, of Canton, who had a minor injury.

    Police said Heffner was traveling north on Route 14 and Ndenga was traveling east on McMurray Road, and Ndenga failed to stop for the posted stop sign at the intersection. Ndenga's vehicle struck Heffner's vehicle in the area of the rear driver's side door with its front end, causing moderate damage to both vehicles, police said. Ndenga's vehicle was driven from the scene, and Heffner's vehicle was towed. Heffner was treated at Troy Hospital for minor injuries.

    Police said Ndenga was charged with a violation of "stop signs and yield signs."

     

    Mailbox damage reported

    State police at Towanda said they are investigating a criminal mischief incident that occurred sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 31 on Roscoe Drive in Wells Township.

    Police said someone damaged the mailbox of a 38-year-old Wells Township man and fled the scene. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

     

    Hearing waiver reported

    Denille Lee Hammond, 29, of Athens, has waived her preliminary hearing to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas on charges of defrauding secured creditors and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked for an incident that took place around 10 a.m. Sept. 9 in Troy, according to the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.

    According to an affidavit, a 1995 dark-colored BMW was levied upon as a result of a landlord/tenant complaint initiated by the victim in the incident, Diane Granata, no age or address given. Hammond was provided direct notice of the levy by a Pennsylvania state constable, who instructed Hammond not to move the vehicle and saw her enter the BMW and drive it from 123 Canton St. and upon Canton Street in Troy.

    The affidavit notes that a Pennsylvania certified driver's record revealed that Hammond's driver's license status was suspended on April 21, 2014.

    Waiver reported

    James Kelvin Buskirk Jr., 28, of Ulster, who is accused of conspiring to deliver heroin to a Pennsylvania State Police confidential informant on May 12 at a residence along Route 187 in Rome, has waived his preliminary hearing to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, according to the office of Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton of Wysox.

    Court papers note that Buskirk was charged with felony possession with the intent to deliver and delivery of a controlled substance or counterfeit substance; felony criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled or counterfeit substance; criminal use of a communication facility, a felony of the third degree; and misdemeanor possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance.

    When Buskirk was arraigned Jan. 12, his bail had been set at $75,000 and he was placed in the Bradford County Correctional Facility.

    Overdose investigation leads to felony charges

    On Saturday, Feb. 14, Village of Waverly Police arrested 32-year-old Chester J. Harris IV of Sayre, following an investigation into an accidental narcotic overdose. Police determined that Harris removed physical evidence from the scene of the incident and had aided the victim in injecting heroin on prior occasions.

    Harris was charged with the offenses of felony criminal injection of a narcotic drug, felony tampering with physical evidence and a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of governmental administration.

    Harris is scheduled to appear in the Village of Waverly Court at a later date to answer the charges. He is currently being held at the Tioga County Jail, Owego, N.Y.

    Animal abuse charges filed

    Waverly Police charged 54-year-old Leo Wisniewski of Waverly on Sunday, Feb. 15 for misdemeanor cruelty to animals and interference with officers following an investigation into an animal cruelty complaint.

    Village of Waverly Police reported Wisniewski was found to have left his dog outside in extreme cold temperatures and then actively prevented officers from investigating the incident. Wisniewski is scheduled to appear in Waverly Justice Court at a later date to answer to the charges.

    Bench warrant arrest made

    Emmy Lou White, age 32, of Candor, N.Y., was arrested on Feb. 10, while in custody at the Chemung County Jail.

    A bench warrant was issued as a result of White's failure to respond to the charges of: misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance; two counts of use of drug paraphernalia; possession of a hypodermic instrument; and possession of marijuana. The charges were filed following a December traffic stop last year in the Village of Waverly.

    White was arrested on the bench warrant and was subsequently arraigned in the Town of Barton Court, Tioga County, N.Y.

    White was held on cash bail and sent to the Tioga County Jail, Owego, N.Y., to await further court action.

    Fugitive from justice arrest made

    Deborah E. Meyer, age 44, of Endicott, N.Y., was taken into custody as a "fugitive from justice" at 5:39 p.m. on Jan. 19, after she was located at a residence on Providence Street in the Village of Waverly.

    Police were responding to a report of a disturbance and an alleged aggravated harassment complainant in the area and subsequently located Meyer in the residence.

    Meyer was reported "wanted" by the Bradford County District Attorney's Office for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    She was arraigned in the Village of Waverly Justice Court on Jan. 19, and was remanded to the Tioga County Jail, Owego, N.Y., without bail to await further Tioga County court action.

    DUI charges reported

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

    Roberto Molina, 36, of Canton, by Canton Borough police following a traffic stop at 10:32 p.m. Jan. 17 on East Main Street in Canton. According to court papers, Molina's blood-alcohol content was .126 percent at the time of draw.

    Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy said that Molina was sent a summons by certified mail, and has a fast track waiver scheduled for Feb. 27 at the office of Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark of Towanda.

    Ryan David Castle, 29, of Troy, by Pennsylvania State Police following a one-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Jan. 18 on Route 14 in Troy Township, south of Mud Creek Road. According to court papers, he was also charged with careless driving and other charges.

    Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy said that Castle was sent a summons by certified mail, and has a fast track waiver scheduled for March 13 at the office of Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark of Towanda.


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  • 02/17/15--21:00: Court notes 2/18/15
  • Christopher Barbarevech and Theresa Barbarevech to Scannell Properties #187 and Scannell Properties #212 and Scannell Properties #213 for $950,000; Pittston Township.

    Gus Genetti’s Hotel and Restaurant Inc. to Haridhan Inc. for $372,000; Hazle Township.

    Gus Genetti’s Hotel and Restaurant Inc. to Haridhan Inc. for $763,000; Hazle Township.

    Nathan M. Brown and Doris F. Brown to Joseph J. Mashinski and Christina Mashinski for $167,000; Kingston.

    Shree Revanpur Real Estate LLC to Siya Patel Properties LLC for $311,000; Sugarloaf Township.

    Mary Ellen Gavinski to Louis Holod for $160,000; Foster Township.

    William H. Weir (trustee) and Marilyn R. Striepeck (trustee) and Weir Family Trust to Alberta Mariner for $159,000; Bear Creek Township.

    Gary H. Sipe to Jack L. Robinson for $99,900; Laflin.


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  • 02/17/15--21:00: Police Briefs 2/18/2015
  • Theft at gun club occurs

    Two metal shooting stations were stolen from a field at the Tri County Gun Club in the Laceyville area, according to state police.

    Towanda State Police said the incident occurred between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12.

    Police are asking anyone with information regarding the theft to contact them at 570-265-2185.

    Driver uninjured in Tuscarora crash

    Michael Cronauer, 19, of Laceyville, was uninjured after driving his 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier into a ditch Sunday, Feb. 15, police said.

    While driving around a left-hand curve on Ruger Hollow Road, the vehicle went off the road into the ditch at 8:15 a.m., police said.

    Dushore man hits tree

    A Dushore man struck a tree with his vehicle in Wilmot Township, police said.

    According to police, Christopher Barker, 37, struck the tree after crossing over the road while attempting to negotiate a right-hand curve at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 9.

    Barker was uninjured and cited for driving on the wrong side of the roadway, police said.

    Two teens charged at Wyalusing High School

    A pair of 16-year-old females were recently charged as juveniles with possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness, police said.

    Police said the two were found to be under the influence of synthetic marijuana at Wyalusing High School at about noon on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

    One of the women was found to be in possession of several smoking pipes, which contained a residue, according to police.

    Granville Summit man rolls truck

    Lewis F. Rheppard Jr., 62, of Granville Summit, emerged uninjured after crashing a truck in Terry Township, police said.

    For unknown reasons, Rheppard lost control of the vehicle on North Road while negotiating a left-hand curve, police said.

    The vehicle then rolled onto its roof at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, police said.

    Rheppard was cited for driving at an unsafe speed, police said.

    Falsely reported medical emergency occurs in Wyalusing

    A Wyalusing man has been cited for disorderly conduct after reporting a fake medical emergency to harass another resident, police said.

    According to police, the citation was filed against 41-year-old Christopher Meeh after he reported the fictitious emergency at 62 Riverside Dr. in Wyalusing.

    After Meeh made the false report, state police and emergency medical personnel responded to 62 Riverside Dr., police said.


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    Dangerous dog registration

    MOUNT CARMEL - Northumberland County Dog Warden Mark Rusinko filed misdemeanor charges of failing to register a dangerous dog and failing to pay the $500 registration fee for a dangerous dog against Chloe C. Wydra, 36, of 299 Ralpho Road, Elysburg, at the office of Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones Feb. 11.

    Rusinko said Wydra previously pleaded guilty to harboring the dangerous dog "Jake." She was sent two invoices for payment of the license along with a request for verification of the license, rabies vaccination and current insurance policy, which is required for owners of dangerous dogs, and failed to respond.

    A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 11.

    DUI, drugs

    MOUNT CARMEL - Ryan Joseph Peters, 20, of 656 Pine St., Kulpmont, was charged with misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of a combination of drugs, possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia after Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Kelly Campbell said he found him passed out in a vehicle in the Strong Turkey Hill parking lot shortly before midnight Jan. 15.

    Campbell said a red glass smoking device with black stripes and a clear sandwich bag filled with a green and brown vegetative substance was sitting on Peters' lap. Campbell said when he attempted to turn off the vehicle through the open driver's side window, Peters woke up and asked, "Hey Campbell, what's up?" An odor of synthetic marijuana known as Spice emanated from the vehicle, Campbell said.

    Campbell said Peters failed field sobriety tests. He was taken to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital where he tested positive for Oxycodone.

    DUI, suspended license

    MOUNT CARMEL - John Vincent Shustack, 49, of 545 Spruce St., Kulpmont, was charged with two misdemeanor each of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia and summary offenses of failure to use taillights and driving with a suspended license after Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Kelly Campbell pulled him over for driving without taillights around 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11.

    Campbell said he identified Shustack during the stop and realized there was an active bench warrant for his arrest. As he was taking Shustack into custody, he discovered two clear plastic baggies containing a powder-like residue, a glass tube that appeared black from burnt residue and four syringes, including one in Shustack's left inside jacket pocket, Campbell said.

    A blood test revealed psychoactive stimulants and methamphetamine in Shustack's blood, the criminal complaint said.

    Drug paraphernalia

    MOUNT CARMEL - Joseph Smallets Jr., 27, of 213 South Oak St., Apt. 1, Mount Carmel, was charged by Mount Carmel Borough Cpl. David Donkochik with one misdemeanor count of possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia after he nearly overdosed at around 8 p.m. Feb. 6 in his apartment.

    Donkochick said he arrived at Smallets' apartment to discover him face down on his bed and unresponsive, but breathing. EMS arrived and administered Narcan to Smallets, who became alert and oriented. He said he had injected seven bags of heroin and then felt funny and became ill, Donkochick said. He was observed attempting to look for his syringes, which were taken by EMS for safe disposal after they were located by responders, Donkochik said.

    Smallets' mother, who was at the scene, said he had been battling a drug addiction and has been attempting to get help, Donkochik said.

    Retail theft

    MOUNT CARMEL - Regina Marie Merritt, 55, of 206 S. Beech St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Keith Tamborelli with felony retail theft for allegedly stealing a pack of coffee from the Mount Carmel CVS at around 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

    Tamborelli said when he arrived Merrit said, "I shoplifted." She was barred by CVS management from returning to the store.

    Drug paraphernalia

    MOUNT CARMEL ­­- Michael B. Laskowski Jr., 37, 310 S. Chestnut St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Mount Carmel Borough Patrolman William Adamski with a misdemeanor count of possession to use drug paraphernalia after he was allegedly found to have a red bag with a multi-colored smoking pipe containing a burnt residue inside, rolling papers and trace amounts of green vegetation, reported by another resident of the house to be Spice, at around 4 p.m. Jan. 20.

    Assault, disorderly conduct

    MOUNT CARMEL - Matthew Duceman, 38, of 126 Vermont Drive, Kulpmont, was charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Keith Tamborelli with a misdemeanor count of simple assault and a summary offense of disorderly conduct for an incident occurring Nov. 30.

    Tamborelli said Duceman has become upset at the victim and reached into the victim's rear driver's side window and slammed the victim's head into the dash of the vehicle while he was simultaneously hugging a child in the car.

    The victim suffered bruising and a cut to the head and was treated at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.


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    DUI

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Christopher Kern, 34, of 1435 Pulaski Ave., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Edward Purcell with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under suspension, careless driving and overtaking a vehicle on the right relating to a Jan. 25 accident at 1829 Trevorton Road.

    Police reported Kern, who had a blood-alcohol content of .136 percent, passed a vehicle on the right on Route 225 (Trevorton Road) by traveling off the berm onto the shoulder before coming back onto the highway. Police said Kern then lost control of his car, which crossed into the oncoming lane, went into a yard and struck two parked vehicles.

    DUI

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Edward Purcell has charged John Weidensaul, 39, of 225 A St., Girardville, with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving under suspension, reckless driving and careless driving in connection with a Sept. 27 accident at the intersection of Route 61 and entrance to Walmart Supercenter.

    Police said Weidensaul was under the influence of methamphetamine and Alprazolam when his car crashed into the back of a stopped vehicle that was waiting to turn into Walmart.


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  • 02/18/15--21:00: Police Briefs, Feb. 19, 2015
  • Man accused of theft

    Marvin John Brotzman Jr., 35, of Laceyville has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition following a Feb. 13 incident in Towanda, according to the Towanda police.

    Brotzman is accused of stealing $60 from his ex-girlfriend's wallet while they were inside Captain Jack's Bar on Main Street, police said.

    Theft occurs at Towanda Country Club

    State police said they are trying to determine who entered the basement at the Towanda Country Club in Wysox Township and stole copper pipes that were located throughout the basement.

    The theft occurred sometime between 11 p.m. on Jan. 15 and 8 a.m. on Jan. 16, state police at Towanda said.

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

    Woman cited for corruption of minors

    Tonya Marie Leiser, 31, of Towanda has been cited for corruption of minors, police said.

    The citation stems from a Feb. 12 incident in which a 16-year-old girl from Sayre contacted Leiser so that Leiser would pick her up early from the Northern Tier Career Center, police said.

    Leiser then drove to the vo-tech school and the teenager entered Leiser's vehicle, police said.

    Leiser did not have permission to pick the victim up early and did not properly sign the student out from the school, according to the state police at Towanda.

    Teenager faces drug charges in Monroe Twp.

    A 17-year-old male was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia while entering the BLaST academy on Thursday on state Route 414 in Monroe Township, police said.

    The teenager was charged with both the possession of the controlled substance and the paraphernalia, state police at Towanda said.

    Anyone with information about the incident, which occurred at about 8 a.m., can contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

    DUI reported

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

    William Franklin Rogers, 42, of Williamsport, by the state police, on South Main Street in Towanda Township. The DUI charge stems from an accident that occurred on Feb. 25, 2013. A test showed that Rogers, who lives on Maynard Street, had a blood alcohol content of .340 percent. Rogers must attend a preliminary hearing in Towanda District Court on April 10, 2015.

    One vehicle crash occurs in Rome

    Pennsylvania State Police responded to a one vehicle accident on Jan. 24, just south of Battle Creek Road in Rome Borough. Upon arrival, troopers found that 18-year-old, Kelsey L. Casselbury lost control of her vehicle while traveling south on a snow and slush covered roadway. The vehicle traveled off the east shoulder and spun 90 degrees counterclockwise before striking a stone wall and steel well pipe with the front passenger side. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was towed from the scene by Fulmer's Towing.

    Casselbury received a citation for driving vehicle at a safe speed.

    Indecent assault reported

    The Pennsylvania State Police are currently investigating an alleged indecent assault which occurred in Terry Township, involving two underage victims who were touched inappropriately by an individual known to them.

    Vehicle overturns in Wyalusing

    On Jan. 20, Pennsylvania State Police responded to a one vehicle accident which occurred on PA 706 just south of PA 409. A vehicle driven by 31-year-old Dustin Gonzales of St. George, Utah, failed to negotiate a left hand curve, crossed over the oncoming lane of travel and struck the curb on the north side of the roadway. After striking the curb, the vehicle flipped over and stuck a utility pole before coming to rest on the sidewalk of the north side of the road.

    Two vehicle crash occurs in Ulster

    A two vehicle crash occurred on Ulster Road in Ulster Township on Jan. 23, as Jennifer M. Terrell, 22, of Milan, lost control of her vehicle and impacted a second vehicle in the rear. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage as a result of the crash and were towed from the scene. One person was transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda for medical evaluation of a minor injury. Terrell was cited for following too closely.

    Responding to the crash were Tri-Township EMS, Ulster Township Volunteer Fire, Fulmer's Towing and Huckle's Towing.

    Home improvement fraud reported

    Pennsylvania State Police have charged 33-year-old, Charles E. Carr of Wellsboro with theft by deception and home improvement fraud - both felony charges in the third degree. The charges are the result of an investigation of a complaint by two victims in Ulster, alleging Carr had taken monetary down payments for home improvement work and then failed to deliver the services and materials necessary to complete the work.

    Criminal mischief reported

    On Jan. 27, Pennsylvania State Police responded to a report of criminal mischief on Front Street in Wyalusing Borough. Troopers discovered an unknown person or persons had hit two residences with eggs. The incident is under investigation.

    Felon found with gun

    Sayre Borough Police reported the arrest of 52-year-old, Lyndon E. Johnson of Sayre, after borough employees assisted Johnson after an accident and noticed a small caliber rifle on the front passenger seat. The two also noted that Johnson "appeared incapable of driving the vehicle safely," as he "swerved all over the road," after they assisted his vehicle out of a ditch.

    A second report of an accident sent police to the area of Cayuta Street in Sayre, when a caller stated a vehicle had struck the guard rails by the American Legion. While en route, officers found the vehicle in question off the road and against a tree. The driver was walking along Harris Street, before being approached by officers. The individual was identified as Johnson, who is a convicted felon, and not legally allowed to be in possession of a firearm.

    A search of his person turned up a magazine containing 10 rounds of Remington Hollow Point 22 caliber bullets. As he was being interviewed by police, Johnson would not refrain from yelling obscenities and continued to be belligerent as he was being placed in the patrol car.

    Johnson was charged with felony possession of a firearm when prohibited; disorderly conduct with law officer; disorderly conduct, obscene language; and failure to immediately notify police department regarding accident.


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  • 02/18/15--21:00: Court notes 2/19/15
  • Pittston Area Industrial Development to Scannell Properties No. 187 LLC and Scannell Properties No. 212 and Scannell Properties No. 213 for $302,700; Pittston Township.

    Samuel R. Gubitosi to Sarah M. Sperazza for $135,000; Plains Township.

    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (per attorney in fact) and Powers Kirn & Associates LLC (attorney in fact) to Ricardas Ilciukas for $79,900; Wilkes-Barre.

    Ghortra Mathon LLC to Deepak Verma for $250,000; Larksville.

    Glenn L. Garnet and Diane Garnet to John A. Berti and Kimberly M. Seward for $295,000; Dallas Township.

    R&A LLC to John Welgosh and Jennifer E. Welgosh for $224,900; Rice Township.


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  • 02/18/15--21:00: Police Report Highlights
  • OLD FORGE POLICE: Officers responded to more than 25 calls between Feb. 3- 15.

    On Feb. 3, officers were sent to investigate a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block of North Main Street. A dispute between neighbors sent officers to a home in the 700 block of South Main Street.

    On Feb. 4, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a man with a gun on Forth Street.

    On Feb. 5, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a verbal dispute in progress in a home in the 100 block of Taroli Street. Police responded to the 100 block of South Keyser Avenue to investigate a report of someone driving under the influence.

    On Feb. 6, officers were sent to investigate a report of credit card fraud in the 100 block of North Main Street. A report of a man banging on a door sent officers to a home in the 600 block of Winter Street.

    On Feb. 7, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a domestic between a man and a woman in the 100 block of Lincoln Street. Both people were arrested. A report of a man in a parking lot sent officers to the 200 block of South Main Street. A report of a disorderly man sent officers to the 200 block of Drakes Lane. Officers were also dispatched to investigate a report of a verbal domestic in the 1300 block of Franklin Street.

    On Feb. 8, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a verbal domestic in the 1300 block of Franklin Street.

    On Feb. 9, officers were sent to investigate a report of counterfeit money in the 400 block of Laurance Street.

    On Feb. 10, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported violation of a protection from abuse order in a home in the 1300 block of Franklin Street. Officers were sent to a home in the 400 block of River Street to conduct a welfare check. Officers were also sent to investigate a reported criminal mischief complaint in the 100 block of Amity Avenue.

    On Feb. 11, no police activity was reported.

    On Feb. 12, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a depressed man in the 1100 block of Roberts Road.

    On Feb. 13, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported child custody issue in the 300 block of South Main Street.

    On Feb. 14, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a disorderly man in the 400 block of Kohler Avenue. Officers conducted one arrest. Police were also dispatched to investigate a reported verbal domestic in a home in the 200 block of Church Street.

    On Feb. 15, officers were dispatched to investigate an activated burglar alarm in the 300 block of Marion Street. A report of a disorderly woman sent officers to a home in the 400 block of Carter Street. Officers were also dispatched to investigate a report of a man laying in a roadway in the 700 block of South Main Street.

    TAYLOR POLICE: Officers responded to more than 50 calls between Feb. 7-16.

    On Feb. 7, officers were dispatched to investigate a parking complaint in the 1300 block of South Main Street. A motor vehicle accident (MVA) sent officers to the intersection of Donny Drive and Mary Circle. Officers were dispatched to investigate a domestic dispute at the Walmart on Main Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of South Main Street.

    On Feb. 8, officers were dispatched to investigate an activated alarm at Winner’s Circle on Main Street. Police assisted the fire department with a call in the 100 block of North Main Street.

    On Feb. 9, officers were sent to investigate an activated alarm in the 1200 block of South Main Street. A report of an erratic driver sent officers to the 700 block of South Main Street. Officers were also sent to investigate an MVA in the 100 block of Harrison Street.

    On Feb. 10, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported assault in the 300 block of Church Street.

    On Feb. 11, officers were dispatched to investigate an activated alarm in the Riverside High School. A report of a suspicious vehicle sent officers to the 200 block of North Main Street. Police were sent to investigate a parking complaint in the 1200 block of Reynolds Avenue. An MVA sent officers to Keyser Avenue and Oak Street.

    On Feb. 12, officers were dispatched to assist emergency medical services (EMS) in the 200 block of Tate Street. A report of a lost firearm sent officers to a home on JoMerlyn Drive. Officers responded to assist the fire department with a call on Kennedy Boulevard.

    On Feb. 13, officers were dispatched to investigate an activated alarm in the 500 block of South Keyser Avenue. A theft complaint sent officers to the 100 block of East Taylor Street. Officers also conducted a drug investigation in the 600 block of North Main Street.

    On Feb. 14, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a suspicious noise in a home in the 100 block of Donny Drive. Police were sent to assist a disabled motorist in the 200 block of North Main Street. A reported road hazard sent officers to the 500 block of West Hospital Street.

    A harassment complaint sent officers to the 200 block of Union Street. Police were also dispatched to assist a disabled motorist in the 400 block of South Keyser Avenue.

    On Feb. 15, officers were dispatched to investigate a parking complaint on Lewis Court. A report of reckless driving sent officers to the Walmart on Main Street. Officers assisted the fire department with a call in the 100 block of Ridge Street. An MVA sent officers to the Walmart parking along Main Street.

    MOOSIC POLICE: Officers responded to more than 50 calls between Feb. 6-14.

    On Feb. 6, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported retail theft at the Turkey Hill in the 3300 block of Birney Avenue. A report of an abandoned vehicle sent officers to Stone Crest Drive and Main Street. Officers were sent to serve an arrest warrant in a home in the 600 block of River Street. A hit-and-run accident sent officers to the 2300 block of Shoppes Boulevard. Officers also responded to activated alarms on Glenmaura Drive.

    On Feb. 7, officers were dispatched to investigate an activated alarm in the 900 block of School Street. A reported rape sent officers to a home in the 500 block of Main Street. Officers were dispatched to investigate a reported theft by deception case at the Gerrity’s on Birney Avenue. A retail theft sent officers to the Kmart on Birney Avenue. Police also responded to investigate a report of railroad gates down in the 700 block of Main Street.

    On Feb. 8, officers were dispatched to assist a disabled motorist at the intersection of Davis Street and Montage Mountain Road.

    On Feb. 9, no police activity was reported.

    On Feb. 10, police were dispatched to assist the fire department with a call on Glenmaura National Boulevard. A motor vehicle accident (MVA) sent officers to Glenmaura National Boulevard.

    On Feb. 11, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle in the 100 block of Glenmaura National Boulevard.

    On Feb. 12, officers were sent to investigate an MVA in the 100 block of Glenmuara National Boulevard. Officers assisted with a child custody dispute in the 3600 block of Laurel Avenue. Police responded to assist Dupont officers with a call in the 5000 block of Birney Avenue.

    On Feb. 13, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of railroad gates stuck in the down position in the 700 block of Main Street. A reported medical alarm activation sent officers to the 800 block of Grace Lane.

    Police were sent to investigate a theft complaint at the Kmart on Birney Avenue. An activated alarm sent officers to a home in the 200 block of Thoreau Drive. Officers assisted a motorist in the 700 block of Main Street. An MVA sent officers to the Shoppes at Montage.

    Police were dispatched to investigate a report of an erratic driver in the area of Birney Avenue and Spring Street. An MVA sent officers to Montage Mountain Road.

    On Feb. 14, officers were dispatched to investigate an activated burglar alarm at Planet Pre-owned on Birney Avenue. Officers were sent to a home in the 600 block of River Street to serve an arrest warrant. A reported road hazard sent officers to Glenmuara National Boulevard. Officers were dispatched to investigate a fraud complaint on Montage Mountain Road. Police also responded to assist a disabled motorist at the intersection of Montage Mountain Road and Davis Street.


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  • 02/19/15--21:00: Police Briefs 2/20/2015
  • Two charged with false reports in Wyalusing

    Edon William Babcock, 36, of Towanda, and Brian Keith Roberts, 38, of Wyalusing, were charged with falsely reporting a stolen vehicle, police said.

    The charges stem from a July 15 incident where Roberts was driving a truck loaned to him by Babcock and crashed it on state Route 367 in the early morning hours, police said.

    According to police, Roberts was driving with a suspended license and called Babcock for a ride and told Babcock he needed to leave the scene to avoid arrest, according to police.

    Police said Roberts admitted to Babcock to drinking when the accident occurred.

    Roberts reported in the afternoon of July 15 that the truck had been stolen, according to police.

    In mid December Babcock admitted the truck was not stolen, police said.

    Roberts also faces a charge of driving with a suspended license, police said.

    Preliminary hearings for Roberts and Babcock will be held March 10 at 1 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., respectively in Wysox District Court.

    Wysox man charged after stealing from Wysox Twp. buildings

    Thirty-seven-year-old Timothy Richard Short sold scrap metal he stole from a dumpster outside Wysox Township buildings on Hillside Drive on June 22, police said.

    Short asked a Wysox Township employee if he could take the scrap metal, but the employee told Short it was promised to Towanda Iron and Metal, according to police. The employee later checked the dumpster where the metal was to find it missing, police said.

    Police said after reviewing surveillance video, the employee saw two men take the metal the day before.

    When confronted with the video footage on Feb. 5, Short admitted he should not have taken the scrap metal, police said.

    Short's preliminary hearing begins at 2:45 p.m. March 10 in Wysox District Court.

    No one injured

    State police at Towanda said Rebecca L. Keene, 20, of Canton, was not injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 8:06 a.m. Feb. 17 on Route 414 in LeRoy Township.

    According to police, she was traveling east in the eastbound lane, when she lost control of her Chevrolet Tahoe while traversing a left curve during a snowstorm. Police said the vehicle slid off the north side of the roadway, where it struck a large rock, causing it to roll over one time onto its roof.

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

     

    Man charged with simple assault

    State police at Towanda said Kendrick Yates Lafferty, no age given, of Tioga, Pa., was charged with simple assault and harassment through District Court 42-3-01 following an incident that took place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 on Ayres Road in South Creek Township.

    Police said he physically assaulted Courtney Janelle Burdick, 23, and Jacob Allen Burdick, 23, both of South Creek.

     

    Private dumpster used

    State police at Towanda said someone used the private dumpster at Town and Country Estates at 8 a.m. Feb. 13 on Route 6 in Troy Township by putting two bags of garbage in it.

    Police said they are investigating.


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  • 02/19/15--21:00: Court notes 2/19/15
  • Irene G. Rostock (per agent), John J. Rostock (per agent), John J. Rostock Sr. (per agent), John R. Rostock Sr. (per agent) and John J. Rostock Jr. (agent) to Paul Yaple and Joann Yaple for $150,000; Wright Township.

    Paul E. Chaya (executor) and Jean W. Chaya (estate) to John R. Annis and Lynn E. Annis for $137,000; Butler Township.

    Patterson Derr and Warren Derr to Lesdi Sarahi Aldana Salguero, Angel Emanuel Aldana Ramos, Ariel Francisco Aldana Ramos, Marilin Esmeralda Aldana Ramos and Jainer Ariel Aldana Salguero for $110,000; Hazleton.

    Samuel M. Wolfe III and Nancy F. Wolfe to Jon McDonald and Kathryn Light for $218,500; Bear Creek Village.

    Alan K. Bankes and Janice M. Bankes to Stephen C. Lazar for $116,000; Salem Township.

    John P. Woitko and Joan Woitko to Juan Madera for $84,000; Hazleton.


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    Knife at school

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Charges were filed against a 16-year-old male student at Shamokin Area Middle/High School after he brought a knife onto school property Feb. 12.

    Township police said the male came to school at 7:50 a.m. that day a with a knife in his jacket pocket. The male allegedly told a school security officer that he forgot it was in his pocket and surrendered the knife. A charge of possession of a knife on school property will be filed through Northumberland County Juvenile Services.

    Indecent exposure

    NEW CASTLE TOWNSHIP - An Ashland man faces charges of indecent exposure after an incident in the Schuylkill Mall parking lot at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 23.

    According to state police at Frackville, Eric A. Warner, 28, of Ashland, was seen masturbating in front of a female by a mall security officer. He was charged by state police with indecent exposure, and charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge David A. Plachko, of Port Carbon.

    One-vehicle crash

    LYKENS TOWNSHIP - A Pillow man was not injured in a crash at 11:10 p.m. Feb. 6 on North Crossroads Road near Luxemburg Road in Lykens Township.

    State police at Lykens said a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven by Thomas A. Deibler, 65, of Pillow, was traveling north on North Crossroads Road when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail along the northbound shoulder.

    The PT Cruiser then crossed the southbound lane, turning sideways across the northbound lane and struck an embankment, before coming to rest in the middle of the road.

    Deibler was not injured, but police said he would be cited for careless driving.

    Criminal trespass

    SHAMOKIN - Chad C. Zerby, 19, and Crystal Mann, 18, both of 121 W. Montgomery St., Shamokin, were cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for criminal trespass involving an incident at 6:17 p.m. Wednesday at a property at Montgomery and Diamond streets.

    Charges withdrawn

    MOUNT CARMEL - Charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy (two counts), criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen and loitering and prowling at night filed by Lt. Christopher Buhay against Edward J. Kleman, 28, of Mount Carmel, were withdrawn Wednesday because a co-defendant/witness was unable to attend a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones; the co-defendant/witness is incarcerated in Virginia.

    The charges relate to the theft of a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu owned by Kyle Patrick between Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 from 113 N. Locust St. Kleman and Michael McGinley, of Mount Carmel, a co-defendant/witness in the case, were apprehended Sept. 14 by state police in Virginia following a vehicle and foot pursuit.

    Police said the stolen vehicle was crashed and sustained severe damage.

    Kleman remains incarcerated at SCI-Coal Township on other charges, according to police.

    No testimony

    MOUNT CARMEL - Charges of simple assault and harassment filed by Ralpho Township Patrolman Chris Grow against Bryan R. Bland, 36, of 24 Clair St., Elysburg, were withdrawn Wednesday when the alleged victim, Jasmine Deitz, failed to appear for a preliminary hearing scheduled before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones.

    Police said Bland is accused of assaulting his stepdaughter at his home Feb. 8.

    Drug charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman Matthew Dillman has charged Ashley M. Knopp, 25, of Mount Carmel, with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a Jan. 4 incident at 118 S. Orange St.

    Police reported Knopp possessed acetaminophen, codeine phosphate, tramadol and diazepam and assorted drug paraphernalia.

    Defendant sentenced

    SUNBURY - Darnel Roque, 33, of 813 E. Dewart St., Shamokin, was sentenced Thursday by Northumberland County Judge Charles Saylor to six months of intermediate punishment with the first 30 days on house arrest for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

    Roque also was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus costs.

    An additional count of driving under the influence and summary offenses of driving without insurance and careless driving were not prosecuted.

    Roque was charged by Shamokin police in connection with a June 16 multiple-vehicle accident in the 100 block of South Market Street.


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  • Mark M. Cislo and Christine A. Cislo to Nathan Thomas and Amanda Davis of $242,000; Duryea.

    Margaret Rose Richards (executrix) and Lawrence C. Licata Sr. (estate) to Charles D. Vennarini and Lisa A. Granahan for $180,000; West Wyoming.

    Sand Springs Development Corporation to Richard C. House and Patricia A. House and Richard C. House and Patricia A. House Revocable Trust and Richard C. and Patricia A. House Revocable Trust for $218,000; Butler Township.

    Lisa M. Wright and Lisa M. Kapral to Donald H. Linker and Corrine A. Linker for $75,000; Nanticoke.

    Jack G. Robinson to Chester D. Kaufer Jr. and Jullian M. Rinehimer for $223,000; Plains Township.

    James P. Touey and Hedi M. Touey to Anthony P. Cariot and April Cariot for $176,900; Wright Township.

    Darlene C. Homschek to Trisha Nawrocki for $120,000; West Pittston.

    Edward A. Lottick and Sarah T. Lottick to Nijmeh Realty LLC for $140,000; Kingston.

    Stephen Uliana to Christopher Musto for $88,000; Laflin.

    Daniel J. Glaser and Chelsea L. Glaser and Chelsea L. Myers to Jonathan McConnell and Heather McConnell for $99,450; Nuangola.

    U.S. Bank (trustee/per attorney in fact) and Truman capital advisors (attorney in fact) to Joseph Michael Nice and Stacy Marie Nice for $113,000; Forty Fort.


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  • Man charged with prohibited offensive weapon

    Bryan Alan McGuinness, 24, of Wysox, faces a preliminary hearing at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 24 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton of Wysox on a charge of prohibited offensive weapon for an incident that occurred at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 14 on Golden Mile Road in Wysox Township, according to court papers.

    In an affidavit, Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Norman Strauss said he was assigned to investigate a domestic dispute at the location. Police were handed metal knuckles by a person at the scene, and told they belonged to McGuinness. Police were told that McGuinness made statements that he was going to use them on a man.

    McGuinness was sent a summons.

    Man charged with indecent exposure

    Austin Christopher Krudup, 20, of Rome, faces a preliminary hearing at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton of Wysox on charges of indecent exposure and harassment for an incident that took place at 7:57 p.m. Jan. 11 on State Line Road in Windham Township, according to court papers.

    In an affidavit, Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Norman Strauss said he was assigned to investigate a domestic dispute at the location. Police were told that Krudup was throwing items around the house and damaged property. In addition, police were told that Krudup threatened to kill someone and burn the house down, and then went outside the house and pulled his pants down, exposing his genitals, and did a dance.

    Police said he was sent a summons.

    Three charged with for retail theft

    On Jan. 26, Athens Township Police reported the arrest of 33-year-old Victoria L. Trindle of Sayre, 18-year-old Mitchel R. Smith of Canton, and 37-year-old Douglas E. Smith of Gillett, after a complaint from Walmart associates the three had stolen items from the store and fled in a silver Ford F-150.

    Officers discovered the vehicle behind the Wendy's restaurant and approached the three individuals. As the officer was speaking with the three, he noticed several miscellaneous items scattered about the drivers compartment of the truck. The officers asked Douglas Smith, who was in the drivers seat, if he had any stolen items from Walmart, to which he stated, "no." At this time, Douglas Smith was asked to exit the vehicle and show a receipt for the items which he had purchased from Walmart. As he exited, the officers noted the presence of even more merchandise behind the seat and in a new garbage container in the rear bed of the truck. Mitchel Smith was subsequently found with various items of unpaid merchandise under his clothing and made a voluntary statement, "big deal you caught me with it," according to the report.

    The three were taken to the Athens Township Police station and associates from Walmart arrived to identify that both Mitchel and Douglas Smith had been observed taking items from the store without payment, the report continued. Further, the employees stated that Trindle was behind the wheel of the truck and drove the two men away from the store with the unpaid merchandise.

    Walmart later supplied video stills showing the three individuals each took items of unpaid merchandise from the store.

    Douglas Smith, Mitchel Smith and Victoria Trindle were each charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property. Trindle was additionally charged with driving with a suspended license, DUI related. The defendants are set to answer to the charges at a preliminary arraignment with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on March 10.

    Woman faces drug charges

    Athens Borough Police reported the arrest of 27 year-old Rebecca Crane, after an investigation regarding a reported overdose of a 19-year-old at a residence on West Pine Street in Athens Borough on June 6. Witness statements taken during the investigation show that Crane sold 10 bags of purported heroin to the 19-year-old in the parking lot of a Dandy Mini Mart for $120.

    Crane was charged with three felony counts including: manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; conspiracy to manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; and intentionally possessing a controlled counterfeit substance by a person not registered.

    Crane was arraigned on these charges by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Feb. 2, and was remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail. She has since been released on a $5,000 bond and will return to court for a preliminary hearing on March 3.

    Scrap metal theft

    Athens Borough Police reported the arrest of 28-year-old Brandon Sweet of Waverly after he admitted to taking copper items from Camco Manufacturing, his place of employment. The incident was reported to police after video surveillance showed Sweet placing the items in his lunch box while at work, according to the police.

    As he was presented with the evidence against him, Sweet admitted to taking the copper and has since returned the items, police reported.

    Sweet was charged with one misdemeanor count of theft by unlawful taking. He is set to face Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on March 10, to enter a plea to the charge.

    Driver charged with drug possession

    On Jan. 20, officers with the Athens Township Police Department pulled into the parking lot of the Xtra Mart on Elmira Street and observed a male known to them, Dustin J. Platt, 34, of Milan, in a vehicle parked in the spot at the front of the store. As officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver, they observed on his lap, in plain view, a hypodermic needle, tin cap with white powder in it and four small square bags, according to the police. Platt admitted to officers that he was in the process of "shooting up" and that it was heroin in the tin cap, the report said.

    He was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with intentionally possessing a controlled counterfeit substance by a person not registered and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.

    Platt has since been released on $20,000 bail and will return to court to face these charges, as well as several stemming from a November DUI crash also involving heroin, at a preliminary hearing to take place on April 7 with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw.


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

    David Bidlack, 51, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of six months and fines, costs, restitution of $300.00, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Bidlack for the offense in July 2014.

    Darren Counterman, 23, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 18 months fines, costs, restitution of $500.00, for the offense of Possession with Intent to Deliver, a felony. Trooper Michael Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Counterman following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Mark Capwell, 26, Rome, Pa., was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for three days to 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $50.00, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Trooper Norman Strauss of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Capwell following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sheshequin Township.

    Brittany Heverly, 23, Gillett, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 60 days to 12 months, followed by Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $850.00, for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Keith Roman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Heverly following investigation of an incident that occurred in South Creek Township.

    Ashley Kirk, 26, Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $350.00, for the offense of Accidents Involving damage to Unattended Vehicle or Property, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

    Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Kirk for the offense in May 2014.

    Katrina Morse, 26, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility for four months to 18 months, followed by Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $450.00, for the offenses of two counts of Obstructing Administration of Law other Governmental Function, misdemeanors of the second degree. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Morse following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Darrell Mosier, 27, Ulster, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs of $750.00, for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Trooper Tyler Brackman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Mosier following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    Darrell Mosier, 27, Wysox, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs of $500.00, for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Gabriel Paduck of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Mosier following investigation of an incident that occurred in Rome Borough.

    Eugene Moore, 53, Wyalusing, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 11 months, 29 days to 23 months, 29 days, fines, costs of $1,300.00, for the offense of Terroristic Threats, misdemeanor of the first degree, Unlawful Restraint, a misdemeanor of the first degree, Resisting Arrest, misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Moore following investigation of an incident that occurred in Pike Township.

    Mark Leonard, 59, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 90 days to 12 months, fines, costs of $250.00, for the offense of Obstructing the Administration of Law or other Governmental Function, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Sean Cooley of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Leonard following investigation of an incident that occurred in North Towanda Township.

    Crystal Hubbard, 30, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs of $600.00, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, and Recklessly Endangering another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Peter Smith of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hubbard following investigation of an incident that occurred in Franklin Township.

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

    Timothy Bailey, 35, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony.

    Bailey will be sentenced on March 5, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Robert Hutchison of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bailey following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Kristen Terry, 26, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

    Terry will be sentenced in April 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Sergeant Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Terry for the offense on Nov. 2, 2013.

    George Marriott, 33, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

    Marriott will be sentenced on a later date, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Marriott for the offense in September.

    Justin Brown, 31, Hallstead, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Brown will be sentenced on March 19, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer John Hennessey of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Brown for the offense in November 2014.

    Benjamin Johnson, 35, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Obstructing Administration, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Johnson will be sentenced on March 19, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Miranda Musick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Johnson following investigation of an incident that occurred in North Towanda Township.

    Michael Power, 41, Rome, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Power will be sentenced on March 9, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Brian Wibirt of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Power for the offense in October 2014.

    Katrina Morse, 26, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Obstructing Administration, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer John Hennessey of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Morse for the offense in October 2014.

    Mark Roberts, 58, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Roberts will be sentenced on April 2, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Roberts for the offense in September 2014.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel Barrett reported that the following people were placed on ARD recently in the Court of Common Pleas:

    Amanda Saygi, 31, Rome, Pa., charged with the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Saygi will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, while supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Trooper Keith Roman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Saygi for the offense.

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

    Robyn Rice, 55, formerly of Canton, Pa., was sentenced to State Intermediate Punishment for 24 months, for the offenses of three counts of Heroin Delivery. State Intermediate Punishment is a two year program. It begins with at least eight months of regular state prison, followed by custody in a drug/alcohol addiction center, followed by restricted living in a residential program. The prison administration must be satisfied that the prisoner has made progress in rehabilitation from substance abuse. If not, the prisoner will be dismissed from SIP and resentenced. If the SIP program is completed, the prisoner will be under probation supervision for two additional years and checked regularly for drug or alcohol use. If he/she violated during those two years, probation will be revoked and if there is a violation more incarceration will be imposed.

    Shane Collins, 29, from State Prison at Camp Hill, was sentenced to imprisonment in State Prison for 22 months to 71 months, fines, costs, restitution of $3,700.00, for the offenses of Theft and related crimes. The sentence was for the aggregate of a number of offenses. Trooper Nate Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Collins following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Township.

    Dakotah Anthony, 27, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $2,000.00, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Trooper Christopher Schelling of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Anthony following investigation of an incident that occurred in Springfield Township. Anthony waived extradition and was transported to New York following his sentence for pending New York charges.

    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:

    Jonathan Houghtalen, 28, Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Houghtalen will be sentenced on April 2, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Houghtalen for the offense on Sept. 1, 2015.

    Scott Maloney, 33, Wellsburg, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Delivery of Controlled Substance (Percocet). Maloney will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department.

    Officer John Hennessey of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Maloney for the offense in Towanda Borough.

    Scott Lee Maloney, 33, Wellsburg, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), a felony. Maloney be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Michael Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Maloney following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Arnella Jackson, 31, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Jackson 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 Jackson for the offense in February 2014.

    David Conklin, 24, Milan, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Conklin will be sentenced on April 2, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Sergeant James Shaw of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Conklin for the offense in October 2013. Conklin was placed in the ARD diversionary program but failed to comply with the program. ARD was revoked and the case was called for trial.

    Dennis Myron Douglas, 35, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Douglas will be sentenced on April 2, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Jeffrey Creedon of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Douglas following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Borough on July 19, 2014.

    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:

    Edward G. Schrader, 65, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Indecent Assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Schrader will be sentenced at a later date, 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 Steven Burlingame of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Schrader for the offense in January.

    Brianna Herman, 21, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Herman will be sentenced on April 2, 2015, 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 Brian Wibirt of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Herman for the offense in October 2013.

    Herman had been placed in the ARD Diversionary program but failed to complete the program and the case was called for trial.


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