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  • 02/22/15--21:00: Court notes
  • Marjorie Wesnak to Mileise Sabbatini for $77,500; Pittston.

    Eugene P. Pryor (executor) and Margaret Whitesell (estate) and Margaret Pryor Whitesell (estate) to Richard W. Fitzgerald for $89,000; Lake Township.

    Jane P. Roybal to Ecumenical Enterprises Inc. for $358,000; Lehman Township.


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    SUNBURY - Nine defendants, including six charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, were sentenced Monday in Northumberland County Court.

    - Lisa Velazquez, 28, of Levittown, formerly of Mount Carmel, was sentenced by Judge Charles Saylor for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia to six months of intermediate punishment and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus costs. She also had her driver's license suspended for one year and must continue to undergo counseling and drug rehabilitation. Velazquez is prohibited from attending bars and drinking alcohol.

    She was charged by Shamokin police in connection with a Jan. 27, 2013, incident.

    - Darlene Scandle, 41, of Coal Township, was ordered by Saylor to pay a $150 fine plus costs after pleading guilty to a summary offense of harassment. An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.

    Scandle was charged by Coal Township police with punching Angela Sickora in the face and grabbing both her arms, causing injury, while the victim was running in the 1200 block of Burnside Street Sept. 12.

    Scandle previously paid $100 restitution in the case.

    - Scott Wright Jr., 32, of Rebuck, was sentenced by President Judge William H. Wiest for driving under the influence of a controlled substance to one year of intermediate punishment, with the first six months on house arrest. The defendant also was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine plus costs and had his license suspended for one year.

    Wright was charged by Shamokin police relating to a May 17 incident.

    - Veronica Strohecker, 21, of Coal Township, was sentenced by Wiest for driving under the influence of alcohol to two days in Snyder County Prison, beginning March 2. She also was fined $500 plus costs and will have her driver's license suspended for 12 months. She is prohibited from drinking alcohol and attending bars.

    Strohecker was charged by Coal Township police in connection with a Nov. 22, 2012, incident.

    - Stacy Mantz, 38, of Kulpmont, was sentenced by Wiest for driving under the influence of alcohol to six months probation and ordered to pay a fine and costs. She also had her license suspended and is prohibited from drinking alcohol and attending bars.

    Mantz was charged by state police at Stonington in connection with an Aug. 17 incident.

    - Saylor sentenced Colton Trego, 25, of Herndon, for driving under the influence of alcohol to six months of intermediate punishment, with the first 30 days on house arrest. He also was ordered to pay a $750 fine plus costs, had his driver's license suspended for 12 months and is prohibited from attending bars and drinking alcohol.

    Trego was charged by state police at Stonington in connection with a Jan. 20 incident.

    - Joseph Candelora, 50, of Sunbury RD, was sentenced by Saylor to three days in Snyder County Prison on two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol relating to incidents Nov. 21, 2013, and July 4, 2014. He was charged in both cases by state police at Stonington.

    Candelora also must pay a $1,000 fine plus costs, had his driver's license suspended for one year and is prohibited from attending bars and drinking alcohol.

    - Stephanie Lichty, 36, of Shamokin, was sentenced by Saylor to two years probation for a felony of criminal conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance involving an April 18 incident in Ralpho Township.

    The judge ordered Lichty to continue to undergo counseling and drug rehabilitation and fined her $100 plus costs.

    - Steven Ennis, 32, of Mount Carmel, was sentenced by Saylor to 18 months probation on a firearms offense and simple assault charge involving a Dec. 28, 2013, incident in Mount Carmel.

    Ennis must pay $200 in fines plus costs and make $966 restitution to Shawn Soliday and $1,142.70 restitution to the Victims Compensation Assistance Program.


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  • 02/23/15--21:00: Police briefs, 2/24/15
  • Wyalusing man uninjured after crash

    Ryszard Cendrowski, 65, of Wyalusing, crashed his 2003 Pontiac Bonneville at 10:50 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, according to police.

    Cendrowski was driving south on state Route 187 when he crossed over the double yellow line and entered the northbound lane, police said.

    The car went back over to the southbound lane and off the road where it hit a metal gate and a tree, police said.

    Police said Cendrowski was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.

    Police said Cendrowski fled the scene of the crash.

    Cendrowski was cited with not obeying traffic lanes.

    Albany crash caused by ice

    Jerry L. Kipp, 63, of New Albany, was uninjured after losing control of his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado on Stevenson Hill Road in Albany Township, police said.

    At about 8:50 p.m. on Friday, Kipp's truck went off the road where it hit a ditch, then a tree, according to police.

    Police said Kipp was uninjured and not cited.

    Towanda man charged with theft

    Kyle Cook, 26, of Towanda, has been charged with several crimes, police said.

    Cook was charged with theft by deception, forgery, access device fraud, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property, police said.

    According to police, Brandi Steffen, 24, and Kristie Gehring, 31, both of Rome, found several items missing from their homes between Monday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Jan. 30.

    Steffen also noticed her credit card was missing and found fraudulent charges on it, police said.

    Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call (570) 265-2186.

    Rome man victim of fake bank account

    Timothy Lee Mowery, 25, of Rome, reported missing funds from his bank account, police said.

    Mowery said Western Union Bank told him a fraudulent account was made in his name and money was withdrawn from Mowery's account, police said.

    According to police, the funds were withdrawn between Jan. 1 and Feb. 10.

    Waverly police employ lifesaving drug

    Waverly police officers responded to an emergency call for an unresponsive male with CPR in progress on Feb. 22, at a Waverly residence, police said.

    According to police, officers quickly arrived on scene and located the individual who was unresponsive and had stopped breathing. After assessing the scene it was found the individual had overdosed on what was believed to be heroin.

    The officers combined using CPR, a portable AED and then administered Naloxone, (Narcan). The man regained consciousness and was taken to the Robert Packer hospital by Greater Valley E.M.S. for further observation.

    Naloxone (Narcan) is used to reverse the life-threatening, depression of the respiratory and nervous system which occurs during opioid overdose. Waverly Police began carrying Naloxone in 2014 after receiving training on how to use the substance in the field.

    Refusal to leave results in arrest

    Adren T. McNitt, age 42 of Wellsburg, N.Y., was arrested on Feb. 21, for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police reported.

    According to police, McNitt was arrested following a call from a local establishment, wherein the caller described that McNitt was reported to be acting disorderly and refused to leave. Officers attempted to get McNitt to leave and remedy the situation at which time he became aggressive and fought with officers.

    McNitt was taken before the Waverly Justice Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. He will return to the village court at a later date to answer to the charges.

    DUI charge

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

    Cynthia L. Larson, 44, of Wysox, by the state police, at about 12:45 a.m. on Feb. 7, on Taylor Hill Road in Rome Township. Larson was arrested after she crashed her vehicle at the aforementioned location.


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    Disorderly conduct

    KULPMONT - Five individuals were cited for disorderly conduct following a disturbance in the 700 block of Scott Street at 11:57 p.m. Wednesday.

    Ashley McElhone, 20, Marc Tisdale, 28, and Suzanne Gross, 21, all of Kulpmont, Sabrinia Malsey, 20, of Ranshaw, and Joshua Linn, 20, of Sunbury, were cited by Kulpmont Police Patrolman David Tomtishen.

    Kids hurt in crash

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Two children were treated at the scene for injuries sustained during a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 61 and Feeney Street near McDonald's at 7:53 p.m. Saturday.

    Coal Township Police said a 2004 Honda, driven by Erwin Wilson, 36, of 110 E. Chestnut St., Shamokin, was stopped in the passing lane at the traffic light when the vehicle was struck from behind by a 2001 Ford F-250 truck, driven by Shane Drumheller, 32, of 721 Center St., Coal township.

    Wilson's passengers, an 11-year-old boy and a nine-year-old girl were injured in the crash and Wilson's vehicle had to be towed from the scene. Police cited Drumheller for driving with a suspended license, careless driving and a seat-belt violation.


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  • 02/23/15--21:00: Court notes 2/24/15
  • CHILD SUPPORT

    Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding over Luzerne County Domestic Relations Contempt Court on Monday, issued warrants for the following defendants for failure to pay child support:

    Warren Wakefield, 3 Dundee Apts., Hanover Township; $1,119.

    Earl Bellamy III, 772 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre; $688.

    Andy Diaz, P.O. Box 2382, Wilkes-Barre; $1,591.

    Shannon Luton, 134 Franklin St., Plymouth; $601.

    Miles A. Saullo, P.O. Box 2881, Wilkes-Barre; $3,649.

    Brian D. Bernstein, 41 Cotton Ave., Hudson; $3,772.

    William Keeney, 41 Pine St., Wilkes-Barre; $1,158.

    Jeffrey Wilson, 532 Walnut St., Freeland; $6,141.

     

    Joseph Roman and Michele Roman to Juan F. De La Rosa Tejeda for $77,000; Hazleton.

    Joseph M. Yenason, Pauline A. Yenason and John Yenason to Eric J. Irving for $105,000; Dallas.

    Jason N. Cave to Stone Financing LLC for $180,000; Rice Township.

    Stone Financing LLC to Daniel Glaser and Chelsea Glaser for $180,000; Rice Township.

    Mary Lagrasta, Josephine Strumski (estate) and Josephine M. Strumski (estate) to Clement G. Krasda for $100,000; Hanover Township.

    Jonathan T. Bogash, Laura M. Bogash and Laura M. Disabella to James D. Sprague and Kayla J. Sprague for $262,500; Butler Township.

    William Cave and Donna Cave to Charles Workman and Patricia A. Workman for $359,900; Dallas Township.

    Cecelia C. Candelario and Cecelia C. Jennings to Daniel W. Fuhr and Stephanie Fuhr to $100,000; Harveys Lake.

    Ellen Varcadipane to Jeffery S. Lycett and Lynn M. Lycett for $75,000; Nanticoke.


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    False reports

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - A couple involved in a Jan. 30 two-vehicle accident at the "S" turn on Route 901 near Locust Gap have been charged by Patrolman Matthew Filarski with lying about who was driving one of the vehicles.

    Shane J. Geary, 31, of 308 N. Turnpike St., Mount Carmel, and his girlfriend, Tara Jo Duzick, 31, of 1439 W. Fern St., Coal Township, are each charged with two counts of making false reports to police. Geary also faces charges of driving under suspension and failure to drive in a single lane.

    Police reported Geary and Duzick agreed to tell police that Duzick was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Tracker involved in the crash because Geary has a suspended driver's license and is on probation in Northumberland County.

    Melinda Guaba, the driver of a Mazda 6 involved in the crash, identified Geary as the driver, police said.

    Geary and Duzick later admitted to police that they provided false reports.

    Man pushed into window

    MOUNT CARMEL - Jake Donte Stellar, 25, of 245 E. Fourth St., Mount Carmel, has been charged by Patrolman Matthew Dillman with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct involving a Jan. 2 disturbance at Showcase Billiards, 33 S. Oak St.

    Police reported Stellar pushed Troy Tafner into a glass window, causing it to break. Tafner hit the glass with his head, but reportedly did not suffer any injuries and refused medical treatment, police said.

    DUI

    MOUNT CARMEL - Lt. Christopher Buhay has charged Michael S. Bernatowicz, 60, of 233 S. Beech St., Mount Carmel, with driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing or attempting to elude police, reckless driving and failing to comply with regulations involving an approaching emergency vehicle.

    The charges relate to a Feb. 9 incident in which Bernatowicz allegedly drove a vehicle onto a sidewalk and struck a snow bank at Third and Maple streets.

    Police said Bernatowicz, who allegedly was intoxicated, failed to submit to a blood test.

    Theft charge

    MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman Justin Stelma has charged Kevin Michael Karpovich, 21, of 38 N. Maple St., Apt. 2, Mount Carmel, with theft and receiving stolen property.

    According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Karpovich is accused of stealing medication belonging to his live-in girlfrend, Cara Yuskoski, on Jan. 18 or Jan. 19 at their apartment.

    DUI offense

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP - Jonathan Garcia, 22, of 428 W. Fig St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Chris Dailey with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under suspension relating to a July 25 incident in the parking lot of Glosser's Motor Inn along Route 487 near Elysburg.

    Police said Garcia had a blood-alcohol content of .166 percent.

    Harassment

    HERNDON - Three Herndon residents were cited for harassment by Trooper Thomas Leib of state police at Stonington in connection with incidents that occurred within 10 minutes of each other Saturday night.

    Darren Anthony Fancher, 44, of 145 S. Main St., was cited for harassment for allegedly urinating on the porch of Mark Walter Greb, 56, of 151 S. Main St., at 9 p.m.

    At 9:10 p.m., police said Greb and Donna Lynn Long, 47, of 145 S. Main St., engaged in a physical altercation regarding Long's dogs and the previous incident that resulted in both being cited for harassment.

    Criminal trespass

    SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington reported someone broke the front door handle and gained access to a property at 3413 Route 61, Shamokin Township, owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Lewisburg, between Feb. 9 and Tuesday.

    Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call state police at 570-286-5601.

    Accident victim identified

    SHAMOKIN - Bernadette Wysock, of Shamokin, has been identified by city police as the driver of a blue Ford Escape that crashed into a parking meter and telephone pole near 51 E. Lincoln St. Sunday night.

    Police said Wysock was transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where she underwent emergency room treatment before being released.

    Police are continuing their investigation.


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  • 02/24/15--21:00: Court Notes 2/15/15
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Joseph Roman and Michele Roman to Juan F. De La Rosa Tejeda for $77,000; Hazleton.

    Joseph M. Yenason, Pauline A. Yenason and John Yenason to Eric J. Irving for $105,000; Dallas.

    Jason N. Cave to Stone Financing LLC for $180,000; Rice Township.

    Stone Financing LLC to Daniel Glaser and Chelsea Glaser for $180,000; Rice Township.


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    Harassment

    MOUNT CARMEL - Sean M. Percy Jr., 18, of 104 N. Beech St., Mount Carmel, was cited by Patrolman Jason Drumheller for harassment for allegedly having inappropriate physical contact with a 14-year-old female at 10 p.m. Feb. 10 at the victim's residence.

    Threats made

    MOUNT CARMEL - Shawna B. Houser, 21, of 328 S. Diamond St., Shamokin, was cited by Lt. Chris Buhay for harassment for allegedly calling, texting and threatening BillieJo Artman approximately 35 times in a two-hour period Feb. 10.

    Public drunkenness

    MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman Jason Drumheller has cited Andrew Snyder, 47, of 350 S. Vine St., Mount Carmel, for public drunkenness.

    Police reported Snyder, who was intoxicated, was found at midnight Feb. 19 attempting to gain entry to a residence in the 300 block of East Center Street that he thought was his home.

    Disorderly conduct

    MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman Justin Stelma cited Jacob S. Timothy, 31, of 20 W. Fifth St., Mount Carmel, for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness involving an incident at 3:20 a.m. Monday.

    Police said Timothy was observed intoxicated and urinating near Union National Bank at Third and Oak streets.

    Burglary charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - A 13-year-old Mount Carmel boy and a 14-year-old Mount Carmel Township male were charged by Patrolmen Matthew Dillman and Justin Stelma with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property relating to incidents in the 200 block of East Fourth Street at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 and 6 p.m. Jan. 13.

    Theft

    MOUNT CARMEL - Amanda April Bailey, 28, formerly of 855 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, was charged by Kulpmont Police Chief Michael Pitcavage with misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property after she allegedly removed $1,580.45 in items when she was evicted from her apartment.

    Pitcavage said Bailey's former landlord, John Quinn, went to his property at 855 Chestnut St. to clean out the garbage left behind by Bailey. He noticed a refrigerator, stove, three smoke detectors, 14 light bulbs and 14 window blinds that had accompanied the apartment when leased were missing.

    Bailey told Pitcavage that she thought she had permission to take the items.

    She was arraigned Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones and released on $5,000 bail.

    Burglary, trespass

    MOUNT CARMEL - Jolene Deanna Hartley, 23, of 357 Walnut St., Mifflinburg, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Samuel Edwards with felony burglary and criminal trespass and misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking for an incident occurring on Sept. 24 at 2523 Snydertown Road, Rush Township.

    Hartley's aunt and uncle, unidentified in the criminal complaint, notified police on Sept. 25 that two piggy banks containing approximately $600 were missing from their residence and they suspected Hartley had taken them the previous day when they left their front door unlocked.

    Hartley's boyfriend, Kyle Mordan, admitted he was with Hartley while she entered the unlocked residence and exited holding two piggy banks, but denied involvement.

    She was arraigned Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones and released on $10,000 bail.

    Hit and run, DUI

    MOUNT CARMEL - Heather Ann Slovinsky, 39, 1127 W. Montgomery St., Coal Township, was charged by Mount Carmel Borough Cpl. David Donkochik with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and a misdemeanor count of accidents involving damage to attended property and summary violations of driving without insurance, failure to yield while driving backwards and failing to provide information after an accident for an incident that occurred at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29 on the zero block of South Locust Street.


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  • 02/25/15--21:00: Court Notes 2/26/15
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Mary Lagrasta, Josephine Strumski (estate) and Josephine M. Strumski (estate) to Clement G. Krasda for $100,000; Hanover Township.

    Jonathan T. Bogash, Laura M. Bogash and Laura M. Disabella to James D. Sprague and Kayla J. Sprague for $262,500; Butler Township.

    William Cave and Donna Cave to Charles Workman and Patricia A. Workman for $359,900; Dallas Township.

    Cecelia C. Candelario and Cecelia C. Jennings to Daniel W. Fuhr and Stephanie Fuhr to $100,000; Harveys Lake.

    Ellen Varcadipane to Jeffery S. Lycett and Lynn M. Lycett for $75,000; Nanticoke.


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  • 02/25/15--21:00: Police Briefs, Feb. 26, 2015
  • Wysox man charged with simple assault

    A 32-year-old woman reported that Todd Allen Putnam of Wysox recently elbowed her in the chest, causing a bruise, police said.

    The incident occurred on Feb. 16 in Wysox Township, state police at Towanda said.

    As a result of this incident, the 29-year-old Putnam has been charged with simple assault, police said.

    Wysox woman victim of identity theft

    Cherie Denise Sutton, 44, of Wysox was the recent victim of identity theft, police said.

    Sutton reported that when she went to file her tax return, she found out that someone had already tried to file a return in her name, police said.

    The IRS put a stop on the fake return and at this time Sutton has not lost any money, police said.

    The incident occurred on Feb. 19, police said.

    Stevensville man cited for illegally passing school bus

    Leo L. Edsell, 55, of Stevensville is accused of passing a school bus while its red signals were activated and it was discharging students from the Towanda School District, police said.

    The incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 on U.S. Route 6 in Wysox Township, west of state Route 187, police said.

    The vehicle that Edsell was driving is owned by Enviro Tek LLC, police said.

    A traffic citation was filed on Edsell for meeting or overtaking school bus, state police at Towanda said.


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    Syringes found

    SHAMOKIN - A pile of more than 25 syringes were found outside the front entrance of The News-Item, 707 N. Rock St., at 1:11 a.m. Thursday, according to police.

    Cpl. Bryan Primerano said a man walking by, Dylan Purcell, of 12 S. Vine St., Shamokin, reported the discovery out of concern for public safety.

    Primerano said most of the syringes were broken into pieces and the tips on the majority of the syringes were broken off or removed. He said they were photographed and disposed of in a biohazard container at Shamokin Police Station.

    Anyone with information is urged to call police at 570-648-5708.

    DUI near Walmart

    STONINGTON - State police have charged Edward Joseph Kleman, 28, of Mount Carmel, with driving under the influence after an incident that occurred at around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday on Route 61 near Walmart Supercenter in Coal Township.

    Police said Kleman was observed traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Route 61 at the intersection near East End Auto in a 1995 Honda Accord. He cut another vehicle off and crossed the fog line several times, police said.

    A traffic stop was conducted and Kleman displayed signs of being under the influence, police said. He was arrested for driving under the influence and charges are pending blood results.

    Multiple charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - Brandon T. Chapman, 20, of 119 S. Walnut St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Jason Drumheller with driving under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia, underage drinking and operating an unregistered vehicle relating to a Feb. 2 traffic stop in the first block of East Fifth Street.

    Thomas Jude Boylan, 20, of 827 Scott St., Kulpmont, who was a passenger in the car, also was charged by Drumheller with underage drinking and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    DUI charge

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP - Charles M. Chapman, 67, of 327 S. Fifth St., Shamokin, was charged by Cpl. Bryon Chowka with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol involving a Feb. 6 incident in the parking at McDonald's on West Valley Avenue in Elysburg.

    Police said Chapman had a blood-alcohol content of. 339 percent.

    Guilty plea

    M0UNT CARMEL - Marie Elizabeth McWilliams, 26, of 309 N. Maple St., Mount Carmel, pleaded guilty Wednesday to disorderly conduct and was ordered by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones to pay a fine and costs totaling $469.

    An additional charge of scattering rubbish was withdrawn.

    McWilliams was charged by Patrolman William Adamski in connection with a Jan. 12 incident in the first block of North Oak Street.

    Traffic citation

    STONINGTON - The driver of a 2011 Chrysler PT Cruiser that slid off Route 61 and across the Masser's Restaurant parking lot on Feb. 19 was cited for a traffic violation.

    State police at Stonington said James F. Garrity, 74, of Paxinos, was cited with failing to stay in his lane of travel.

    Police said the 6:43 a.m. crash occurred when Garrity lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a right curve and attempting to switch lanes. His vehicle traveled across the highway and struck a utility pole and parking block in the parking lot, stopping up against the concrete porch of the restaurant.

    Snowy conditions had been reported the day of the accident.

    Garrity suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene by Elysburg Ambulance.

    Jordan crash details

    STONINGTON - State police at Stonington have identified a driver and passenger injured in a crash that occurred at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Hooflander Road in Jordan Township.

    Police said Rosalinda E. Bryant, 50, of Ranshaw, was driving east when she lost control of her 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle crossed the westbound lane and struck a dirt embankment then rolled into its roof and came to rest on the road.

    Bryant suffered a moderate injury and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center by Americus Ambulance. A passenger, Quincy M. Bryant, 19, of Ranshaw, suffered a minor injury and was also taken to Geisinger by Americus.

    Rosalinda Bryant was cited with driving too fast for conditions. It was snowing at the time of the crash.

    Harassment

    STONINGTON - State Trooper Thomas C. Leib has charged Joshua Lee Brosius, 34, of 3764 Line Mountain Road, Klingerstown, in connection with shoving and throwing items at a 30-year-old woman from Coal Township at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday at his home.

    Driver in crash ID'd

    STONINGTON - State police at Stonington have identified the driver injured in a one-car crash Sunday on Elysburg Road (Route 54) in Rush Township as Mark W. Moser Jr., 31, of Kulpmont.

    Police said Moser was traveling south in a 2005 Jeep Liberty at around 12:46 p.m. when he drove off the right side of the road. He overcorrected and traveled into the oncoming lane of travel, then overcorrected again, causing his vehicle to spin. The Jeep struck a guard rail and rolled down an embankment.

    Moser, who was wearing his seat belt, suffered a minor injury and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center by Danville Ambulance. A 2-year-old boy from Ashland in the vehicle was uninjured but was also transported to Geisinger.

    Moser was cited with failure to maintain a safe speed.


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  • 02/26/15--21:00: Court notes
  • Alyson Kole to Ballydehob Realty LLC for $80,000; Kingston.

    Patricia M. Sturges to Jeremy J. Catrone and Bree S. Fromm for $72,000; Foster Township.

    Matthew D. Revak and Jennifer M. Revak to Anderson Calderon and Jennifer Colon for $72,000; Hazleton.

    Michael A. Lombardo to J&Z Realty LLC for $123,000; Pittston.

    Joseph White and Rose Marie White to Edward M. Macosky and Susan Macosky for $139,000; West Wyoming.

    James E. Sweeney and Jane G. Sweeney to Patrick M. Dunnigan for $135,000; Butler Township.

    J.R.H. Associated LP and J.R.H. Associates Inc. (general partner) to Dealbrook LLC and Paramount Portfolio Crossings TIC No. 1 LLC and Paramount Portfolio Pad TIC No. 1 and Paramount Portfolio Crossings Fulton TIC No. 1 LLC and Paramount Portfolio LMS TIC No. 1 LLC for $806,080; West Hazleton.

    S.H. Associated LP and S.H. Associates LP and S.H. Associates Inc. (general partner) to Dealbrook LLC and Paramount Portfolio Crossings TIC No. 1 LLC and Paramount Portfolio Pad TIC No. 1 and Paramount Portfolio Crossings Fulton TIC No. 1 LLC and Paramount Portfolio LMS TIC No. 1 LLC for $4,365,880; West Hazleton.


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  • 02/27/15--21:00: Police Briefs, 2/28/15
  • Charges filed in Wysox K-Mart theft

    Abigail Marie Ferguson, 23, of Wyalusing, was charged with theft by deception after stealing $2,756.56 from K-Mart in Wysox over the course of a month, police said.

    According to police, Ferguson, a former employee of that K-Mart, falsely made return transactions without receipts or items in order to put funds on a K-Mart gift card. She then used the gift card to make purchases which would be returned for a cash refund from Jan. 25 to Feb. 21, police said.

    When police arrested Ferguson, they found four bags with a white powder residue and a pink tube, which also had white residue, police said.

    Police said Ferguson said the bags contained heroin.

    Ferguson was also charged with receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, heroin possession, and access device fraud, according to police.

    Ferguson was arraigned Feb. 24 by Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.

    Ferguson will face a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on March 3.

     

    Rome man charged with child endangerment

    Edward Harry Boss, 58, of Rome, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after leaving two teenage boys out in the cold for over an hour and a half, according to police.

    At about 5 a.m. on Feb. 15, Boss locked the 14- and 15-year-old boys outside after forcing them out of the house into zero degree temperatures on Towner Hill Road in Rome, police said.

    Police said Boss did not allow the boys to call for a ride.

    Police said the boys waited outside for about an hour and 45 minutes until they were picked up.

    Boss was also charged with recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct, police said.

     

    Towanda woman charged in connection with Monroe Muffler burglary

    Stacey Marie Terry, 31, of Towanda, was charged with criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property as an accomplice after police stopped Steven James Spencer, 39, of Towanda and found him to be in possession of 143 stolen Pennsylvania vehicle inspection stickers, police said.

    Terry was taken into custody by state police after police found a pipe with marijuana residue on it, police said.

    According to police, while in custody Terry admitted to being present during the sale of an inspection sticker and letting Spencer use her cell phone to set up the purchase.

    Terry was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Terry was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark Feb. 23 and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 bail.

    A preliminary hearing has been set for March 3.

     

    Wysox man charged after taking car without permission

    Joshua Robert Woodruff, 21, of Wysox, was charged with unauthorized used of an automobile and disorderly conduct after it was reported that Woodruff took the victim's 2001 Pontiac Aztec without her permission, according to police.

    When confronted by police, Woodruff admitted to taking the vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and returning it at about 2:30 a.m. Feb. 16, police said.

    Police said Woodruff took the vehicle to see his girlfriend.

    Woodruff has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton for a preliminary hearing March 17.

     

    Charges filed after counterfeit bill used at Wysox Dandy Mini Mart

    Michael A. Pierce, 28, of Houtzdale, was charged with forgery, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property after paying for gas with a counterfeit $100 bill, police said.

    Pierce was given the bill by a friend to pay for gas in his friend's truck after filling up at the Wysox Dandy Mini Mart in November last year, police said.

    According to police, Pierce paid for $83.01 worth of gas and received $16.99 in change from the purchase.

    Police were able to determine Pierce made the transaction after reviewing security footage and locating the vehicle from which Pierce exited and reentered.

    The driver of the vehicle told police the passenger's name was Mike and that he dropped him off at American Modern Home Trailer Park where Pierce lives.

    Pierce has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton for a preliminary hearing on March 24.

     

    DUI reported

    State police at Towanda said Richard Wayne Moss, 75, of Milan, was taken into custody for DUI at 7:55 p.m. Feb. 14 on Green Mountain Road in Ridgebury Township and arraigned by on-call Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

    Police said he was committed to Bradford County Correctional Facility on $5,000 monetary bail.

     

    People charged

    State police at Towanda said two people were charged after police investigated a domestic dispute that became physical at 9:25 p.m. Feb. 13 on Water Street in Canton Township.

    According to police, both people began to punch and shove each other inside a van parked on Water Street.

    Police did not identify the people who were charged by name.

    According to police, they were a 42-year-old Philadelphia man and a 43-year-old Canton Township woman.

    In addition, police listed their charges, but did not specify who the charges were filed against.

    Police said "one party" was arrested and charged with simple assault, harassment, and criminal mischief and transported to Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail, and "the second party" was charged with harassment. Charges were filed through District Court 42-3-01.

     

    Woman charged with retail theft

    State police at Mansfield said Jennifer Lynne Wallace, 43, of Canton, was charged with retail theft for taking 18 items of beauty products valued at $185.19 from Wal-Mart Supercenter at 4:55 p.m. Feb. 14 in Richmond Township, Tioga County, Pa., without paying for them.

     

    DUIs

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

    John Larry Evans III, 23, of Wyalusing by the state police on Sept. 14, on state Route 467 in Rome Township.

    Evans has also been charged with failing to obey traffic lanes, driving at an unsafe speed and careless driving.

    A blood test later revealed that Evans' blood alcohol content was .198 percent and showed the presence of Midazolam in his blood the day of his arrest.

    Evans has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on March 17 for his preliminary hearing.

    Louis Joseph Philippi, 58, of Rome, by state police on Feb. 7, on state Route 187 in Windham Township.

    Philippi has also been charged with driving at an unsafe speed and careless driving.

    A blood test later revealed that Philippi's blood alcohol content was .265 percent and showed the presence of Oxycodone in his blood on the day of his arrest.

    Philippi has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on March 13 for his preliminary hearing.


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    Harassment

    STONINGTON - A 16 year-old Shamokin male is charged with harassment. State police at Stonington said the teen grabbed a 48-year-old woman by the arm inside an East Cameron Township residence Tuesday. The Northumberland County Mental Health Department and AREA Services Ambulance assisted.

    Criminal trespass

    RUSH TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington are looking for information on the drivers of snowmobiles who traveled on posted property at 90 Bellas Hollow Road without authorization between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday.

    Police said Shirley Beury, of 176 Mason Lane, Selinsgrove, took note of the snowmobiles and notified police. Anyone with information is asked to call 570-286-5601.

    PFA violation

    TREVORTON - Kyle Ryan Dunkelberger, 29, of Trevorton, was charged by Zerbe Township Police Chief Robert John with violating a protection from abuse order by allegedly calling Mandy L. Kessler approximately 15 times by cell phone between Jan. 22 and Feb. 3 at 331 W. Market St.

    Dunkelberger was arraigned Thursday night by on-call Magisterial District Judge Benjamin Apfelbaum and committed to Snyder County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.

    DUI

    STONINGTON - Jarrod Zachary Savidge, 21, of 1810 Plum Creek Road, Sunbury, was charged by Trooper Nicholas Berger of state police at Stonington with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving at an unsafe speed, careless driving, reckless driving and failure to wear a seat belt.

    According to police, Savidge had a blood-alcohol content of 0.129 percent when he led police on a five mile high-speed pursuit Feb. 7 that ended at Captain Bloom and Plum Creek roads.

    Crash

    RIVERSIDE - A Mount Carmel man was injured when he crashed into a utility pole Friday in Rush Township.

    Jared M. Smith, 32, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier east along Route 54 near Hower Road when, according to state police at Stonington, he began to fall asleep. The vehicle drifted off the road and struck the pole about 12:40 a.m.

    Smith was wearing a seat belt. The vehicle was towed. Citations are pending, police said.


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

    Amber Chandler, 24, of Lockwood, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $250, for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Roger Clink of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Chandler for the offense in March 2014.

    Amber Chandler, 24, of Lockwood, N.Y., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 30 days to four months and fines, costs, restitution of $250, for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Jason Serfas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Chandler for the offense in July 2014.

    Amber Chandler, 24, of Lockwood, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, for the offense of Retail Theft. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Chandler for the offense in July 2013.

    Amber Chandler, 24, Lockwood, N.Y., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for two months to 11 months, 29 days, fines, costs, restitution of $250, for the offense of Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Jason Serfas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Chandler for the offense in November 2014.

    Amber Chandler, 24, Lockwood, N.Y., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 15 days to nine months, fines, costs, restitution of $250, for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Chandler for the offense in March 2014.

    Dakota Baillie, 19, Canton, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $200, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Officer Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Baillie for the offense in August 2014.

    Melanie McGuire, 49, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from seven days to six months, fines, costs, restitution of $1,000, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Roger Clink of the Athens Township Police Department arrested McGuire for the offense in September 2013.

    Tyler Ackley, 21, of Canton, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 90 days to 12 months, followed by Probation supervision for a term of 24 months, fines, costs, restitution of $600 (fine) $10,051.35 (restitution), for the offense of Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Ackley for the offense in October 2014.

    Trey Ackley, 19, Canton, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of three months to 12 months, Probation supervision for a term of 24 months, fines, costs, restitution of $600.00 (fines and costs), $10,051.35 (restitution), for the offense of Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor of second degree. Officer Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Ackley for the offense in October 2014.

    Jeremy Adkins, 35, Lindsay, Okla., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for one month to six months, fines and costs of $1,000 plus costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Norman Strauss of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Adkins following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sheshequin Township.

    Jeremy Adkins, 35, Lindsay, Okla., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for one month to six months, fines and costs of $1,000 plus costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Norman Strauss of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Adkins following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    Jeremy Adkins, 35, Lindsay, Okla., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for one month to six months, fines and costs of $750 plus costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Adkins for the offense in October 2010.

    Jason Hieatt, 35, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs of $500 plus costs, for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Trooper Keith Roman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hieatt following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Township.

    Jason Hieatt, 35, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for nine days to 11 months, 29 days, fines and costs of $500 plus costs, for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Trooper Keith Roman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hieatt following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Township.

    Curtis Singerhoff, 25, of Gillett, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 72 hours to six months, fines of $1,000 plus costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Singerhoff for the offense in May 2014.

    Curtis Singerhoff, 25, of Gillett, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 72 hours to six months, fines of $750 plus costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Trooper Kyle Gruber of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Singerhoff following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

    Ike Allen, 24, Granville Summit, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for five days to six months, fines of $300 plus costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Allen for the offense in September 2014.

    Ryan Putnam, 30, Granville Summit, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 30 days to six months, fines of $750 plus costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Trooper William Dermott of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Putnam following investigation of an incident that occurred in Granville Township.

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

    Raymond Gigee, 35, Knoxville, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Gigee will be sentenced on March 19, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Michael Tribendis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Gigee following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Township.

    Sean Lichtwald, 31, Perris, Calif., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Lichtwald will be sentenced on March 19, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Lichtwald for the offense in September 2014.

    William Colbath, 49, Elmira, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offenses of Fleeing/Eluding Police, a felony of the third degree, Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree and other summary offenses. Colbath will be sentenced on March 19, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Tyler Brackman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Colbath following investigation of an incident that occurred in West Burlington Township.

    Brian Johnston, 32, Woodward, Okla., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Johnston will be sentenced on April 2, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Michael Tribendis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Johnston following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Heather Allen, 31, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony. Allen will be sentenced on March 19, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Robert Hutchison of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Allen following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Amber Chandler, 24, Lockwood, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Jason Serfas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Chandler for the offense in July 2014.

    Amber Chandler, 24, Lockwood, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Chandler for the offense in March 2014.

    Amber Chandler, 24, Lockwood, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Roger Clink of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Chandler for the offense in March 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:

    Joseph Nolan, 20, Elmira, N.Y., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation, Nolan will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Nolan must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 90 days. Officer Derek Watkins of the Sayre Borough Police Department filed the charges in October 2014 for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Devin King, 29, Fort Belvoir, Va., 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, King will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, King must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade, and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days. Officer Richard Serfas of the Athens Township Police Department filed the charges in November 2014 for the offense in Athens Township.

    Arthur Kraure, 18, Lockwood, N.Y., charged with the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of six months. While on probation, Kraure will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Kraure for the offense in Athens Township.

    Ernesto Rivera, 46, Rochester, N.Y., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Rivera will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Rivera 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 Norman Strauss of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Rivera for the offense.

    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:

    Amber Chandler, 24, Lockwood, N.Y., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree. A no-contest plea is entered where the defendant cannot recall the event but will be held guilty and sentenced. Officer Jason Serfas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Chandler for the offense in November 2014.


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  • 02/28/15--21:00: Police Briefs 3/1/2015
  • People injured in crash

    Two people had minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 4:40 p.m. Feb. 22 on Route 14 in Troy Township, said state police at Towanda.

    Drivers involved in the crash were Maggie M. Gilliland, 37, of Canton, who was not injured, and Nicole L. Secules, 42, of Towanda, who was not injured, according to police.

    Police said Gilliland, driving a Ford Escape, was traveling south on Route 14, about one-half mile south of Troy Borough, and Secules, driving a Chevrolet Traverse, was stopped in the roadway, waiting to turn left into a car wash.

    While traveling, Gilliland failed to see the other vehicle stopped in the roadway and was unable to stop before impact. Both vehicles came to final rest in the southbound shoulder area of Route 14, and were towed, police said.

    A 14-year-old female passenger from Canton in Gilliland's vehicle had a minor injury, and Ty Secules, 46, of Towanda, a passenger in Nicole Secules' vehicle, had a minor injury, police said.

    Police said Gilliland was charged with "careless driving."

    No injuries

    State police at Towanda said Christopher T. Bomba II, 23, of Unadilla, N.Y. was not injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 on Route 14 in Canton Township.

    According to police, he was traveling south and lost traction on the snow-covered roadway. While traveling on a right curve, he lost control of his Ford Explorer, striking a tree and then spinning counter-clockwise and coming to final rest in a ditch on the west side of the roadway.

    Police said his vehicle sustained disabling damage to its front end, and was towed.

    Bomba was charged with a violation of "safe speeds," said police.

    One injured

    State police at Towanda one person was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 1 p.m. Feb. 21 on Bailey Corners Road in West Burlington Township.

    According to police, Cory L. Ragan, 30, of Blossburg was traveling south downhill on a right curve. He lost control of his Chrysler PT Cruiser on the snow-covered roadway, and traveled into the southbound berm, striking a ditch and overturning. Police said the vehicle, which sustained disabling damage, came to final rest facing north in the southbound berm on its roof. Ragan was not injured.

    William M. Schell, 37, of Canton, a passenger in Ragan's vehicle, suffered a minor shoulder injury and was transported to Troy Community Hospital.

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

    Identity theft reported

    State police at Towanda said Belinda Sue Packard, 56, of Troy, came into the state police barracks in Towanda Feb. 18 and reported that the IRS sent her a letter that said someone unknown tried to file a tax return in her name. She was advised to make a police report.

    Underage drinking

    State police at Towanda said Jonathan Sherman, 19, of Troy, was one of several individuals who were cited for underage drinking for an incident that occurred at 10:25 p.m. Feb. 20 on Robbins Road, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa.

    Police said he will be charged before Magisterial District Court 04-3-03.

    Rape reported

    State police at Towanda said they are investigating the rape of a female juvenile that was reported to have occurred at unknown times around Nov. 15 in Warren Township.

    The suspect is a person known to the victim, police said.

    An investigation is ongoing.


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  • 02/28/15--21:00: Marriage licenses 3/1/2015
  • Michael Paul Teberio and Brenda Ann Phillips.

    David Richard Tyers and Andrea Jean Gardeaux.

    Richard Joseph Cotter and Ann Elsie Mowry.

    Irvin George Phillips Jr. and Linda Sue Phillips.

    Jose Alfredo Burgos to Anllelina Mejia.

    John Lewis Sowell and Christina Marie Ostrander.

    Joseph James Rinehimer and Susan Wajers.

    Alan Ciampi and Jennifer Vacula.

    John Daly Leonard and Christol Diane Kasse.

    Colby Bryant Vonderheid and Lori Elizabeth.

    Mark Aaron West and Amy Lynn Craver.

    Jeffrey Robert Reed and Dawn Dianne Ratayski.

    Michael Joseph Lucas and Kimberly Jan Eckrote.

    Deepinder Singh and Jeevan Kaur.

    Stewart Jimenez and Thomas Yudith.

    Kevin Joseph Dawson and Sherry Lynn Segear.

    Michael Thomas Motovidlak and Tammy J. Thomas.


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  • 03/01/15--21:00: Court notes 3/1/15
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Denice Celestino to Richard Paul Hernandez and Suzanne K. Hernandez for $110,000; Lehman Township.

    Ollie M. Stewart to Issac L. Deemer and Susan M. Deemer for $145,000; Dorrance Township.

    John J. Petrucci III to Judith A. Barone for $100,000; Exeter.

    Claire Carmody, Joseph Michael Dorzinsky, Mark Dorzinsky and Janice Flannery to Amy Margitish for $75,000; Wilkes-Barre Township.

    William Cave and Donna Cave to Jonathan Dale and Melissa Dale for $120,000; Franklin Township.


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  • 03/01/15--21:00: Article 0
  • Vehicle strikes tree in Forks Twp.

    Carolynne Lasuer, 36, of Shunk was uninjured in a recent motor vehicle accident in Forks Township, Sullivan County, police said.

    Lasuer, who was traveling south on snow-covered Molyneux Hill Road, lost control of her vehicle on a sharp, right curve, state police said.

    The vehicle left the east side of the roadway and struck a large tree. Lasuer was cited for driving at an unsafe speed, police said.

    The accident occurred at 1 a.m. on Feb. 15.

    Vehicle strikes tree in Towanda Twp.

    Someone traveling west on Bridge Street Hill Road in Towanda Township lost control of his or her 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo on a right curve, which resulted in the vehicle leaving the roadway and striking a tree, stat police said.

    The driver fled the scene after the accident, which occurred at 10 a.m. on Feb. 7 in the area of the intersection with Mahoney Road.

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

    Items stolen in Wysox Twp.

    Someone stole a black benchmade knife and a black Casio G-Shock watch from a hotel room at the Comfort Inn, 898 Golden Mile Road, Wysox Township, state police said.

    The knife and watch belong to Andrew Sprester of Bradford, Pa.

    The theft occurred between 12:01 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Jan. 31.

    Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186 or 800-4-PA-TIPS.

    "Your name is not required, just your information," the state police said in a press release that they issued about the theft. "Up to $2,000 cash reward if your information results in an arrest."

    Theft occurs outside Wysox Twp. building

    A quantity of road cinders was stolen from the parking lot of the Wysox Township building, police said.

    The theft occurred between 8 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 8 a.m. on Feb. 8.

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

    Vandalism occurs in Monroe Borough

    Someone threw a bottle at a vehicle that was parked at 795 Pennsylvania Ave., Monroe Borough,, which damaged the vehicle's rear window, state police said.

    The vehicle belongs to Siulman Warney Lebron, 27, of Yonkers, N.Y.

    The incident occurred between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8:05 a.m. Wednesday.

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

    Three injured in Wysox accident

    Three people, including two Towanda residents, suffered moderate injuries in a recent motor vehicle accident on U.S. Route 6 in Wysox Township, state police said.

    Both vehicles that were involved in the accident were traveling west on Route 6.

    The accident occurred in a snowstorm when a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, operated Dyonta M. Mulqueen of Shavertown, Pa., approached a 2003 Chevrolet that was in front of it, because the Volkswagen was traveling at a higher rate of speed, police said.

    Mulqueen, who was traveling downhill at the time, was not able to slow down enough while sliding on the roadway, and the Volkswagen struck the rear of the Chevrolet, police said.

    The Chevrolet, operated by Cory L. Walker of Towanda, traveled off the north side of the roadway and struck a tree.

    Walker, 33, and his passenger, 48-year-old Bruce A. Reynolds of Towanda, were transported to area hospitals with moderate injuries.

    A passenger in the Volkswagen, 28-year-old Amanda Reyes of Lake Ariel, Pa., was also transported to an area hospital with a moderate injury.

    Mulqueen, 20, was uninjured.

    The accident occurred at 1:50 p.m. on Feb. 23.


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  • 03/02/15--21:00: Court notes 3/3/15
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Mark P. McNealis (executor) and Julia E. McNealis to Rigoberto Guardado for $78,500; Nanticoke.

    Gregory F. Schetter and Nancy L. Schetter to Jason Kowalski and Jessica Kowalski for $115,000; Bear Creek Township.

    James A. Rusnock and Valentina V. Rusnock to Robert Malloy and Tammy Heid for $180,000; Swoyersville.

    EB Renovations LLC to Heidi Dudek for $159,900; Wyoming.

    Don T. Strickland and Michelle A. Strickland to William O’Malley and Jean O’Malley for $85,000; Dallas Township.

    Frank S. Mentrikoski and Paula G. Mentrikoski to Thomas Edward Smith and Ona Marie Smith for $410,000; Rice Township.

    Richard F. Mancini and Julie D. Mancini to Michael McLaughlin and Michael DeThomas for $182,500; Black Creek Township.

    Lakeview Holding Co. Inc. to NJG Investments LLC for $335,930; Exeter.

    Robert J. Gatz (per attorney in fact) and Dawn M. Gatz (per attorney in fact) and Cartus Financial Corp. (attorney in fact) to Cartus Financial Corporation for $299,100; Fairview Township.

    Robert A. Hawk to Michael R. Stella for $87,450; Dupont.

    Thomas J. Butch Jr. and Susan Butch to Ronald D’Addario and Melchiora D’Addario for $148,000; Pittston Township.

    Anthony J. Rostock Jr. to Rebecca Steinberger for $180,000; West Pittston.

    David F. Schuler and Edward S. Woelfle to Sabine R. Thomas, John Manta and Julie Manta for $115,000; Hanover Township.


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