Are you the publisher? Claim or contact us about this channel


Embed this content in your HTML

Search

Report adult content:

click to rate:

Account: (login)

More Channels


Channel Catalog


older | 1 | .... | 134 | 135 | (Page 136) | 137 | 138 | .... | 217 | newer

    0 0
  • 03/02/15--21:00: Police Briefs 3/3/2015
  • Woman faces hearing on drug charge

    Tiffany Lynn Westbrook, 28, of Rome, faces a preliminary hearing at 2:30 p.m. today before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton of Wysox on a charge of possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal use for an incident that took place Jan. 30 on Burke Road in Wilmot Township, according to court papers.

    The papers note that she is also charged with using, or possessing with the intent to use, drug paraphernalia, namely four hypodermic needles.

    Also, she faces a charge for having one Clonazepam pill, labeled TEVA 832, in her tan leather purse, on the passenger side floorboards, between her legs, without a prescription.

    Wheaton's office said she was sent a summons.

    Drivers uninjured in two-car Windham crash

    A vehicle operated by Zachary D. Jones, 27, of Sayre, struck a vehicle driven by Paul T. Blaasch, 40, of Rome, when both drivers were traveling on state Route 1049 Feb. 1 at about 3:51 p.m., according to police.

    Police said Jones was traveling on a curve in the road when he struck Blaasch's vehicle.

    Jones crossed into the opposite lane and pushed Blaasch's vehicle until both came to a stop, police said.

    Both men were wearing seatbelts and uninjured, according to police.

    Jones was cited with driving at an unsafe speed and warned about an expired inspection.

    Sugar Run man uninjured after rolling truck

    Matthew T. Adams, 28, of Sugar Run, crashed his 1998 Dodge Ram after losing control on a snow-covered Sugar Hill Road, police said.

    After losing control, Adams headed down a ravine with the truck overturning at least once until coming to a stop, police said.

    Police said Adams did not immediately notify police of the crash.

    According to police, Adams was cited with failure to obey traffic lanes and failure to immediately notify the accident to police.

    Adams was given two warning for other vehicle violations, police said.

    Valves stolen from Wyalusing High School

    Five Sloan Flush valves were stolen from Wyalusing Valley Junior-Senior High School between Jan. 12 and Feb. 13, according to police.

    The valves were stolen from a room in the high school, police said.

    Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact state police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

    Rome man charged after driving into home

    Michael Allyn Harrington, 33, of Rome, was charged with reckless endangerment after intentionally driving his truck into a residence while four people were inside on Feb. 6, police said.

    According to police, Harrington was driving an unregistered, uninsured, and uninspected vehicle on a DUI suspended license and was charged for those violations.

    Harrington was also charged with damaging property, police said.

    Harrington was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to Bradford County jail in lieu of $7,500 bail, police said.

    Harrington's formal arraignment is scheduled for March 12.

    One hurt in Stevens Township crash

    Jessie R. Young, 24, of Towanda, was cited with driving at an unsafe speed after crashing into, and injuring, Alexander C. Zingher, 53, of Lawton.

    On Feb. 3, Zingher had stopped to allow a Bobcat utility vehicle to cross state Route 467 in Stevens Township.

    Young then hit the rear end of Zingher's truck with the front end of her truck.

    Both vehicles left the roadway and stopped on the westbound shoulder of Route 467.

    HOPS EMS transported Zingher to a medical facility for treatment of minor injuries.

    Young was cited with driving at an unsafe speed.

    Rome crash injures one

    Jesse J. Marriott, 31, of Gillet, suffered minor injuries after crashing his 1992 Dodge Ram 2500, according to police.

    Emergency medical services were not needed after Marriott lost control while driving downhill on a snow-covered, right-hand curve on Parker Road, where he struck a tree, at about 10:15 p.m. on Feb. 20, police said.

    Police said Marriott was wearing his seatbelt.

    Marriott was cited for driving on the wrong side of the road, police said.

    Minor crash in Windham

    Garrett J Sims, 24, of Towanda, was uninjured after crashing his 2010 Ford Fusion into a ditch after sliding off the road, Sunday.

    At about 2:20 p.m., Sims was traveling north on U.S. Route 187 when his vehicle slid off the east side of the road into a ditch.

    Sims was cited with failing to obey traffic lanes.

    Wilmont man charged with harassment

    Darrin Lee Steele, 41, of Wilmont Township was charged with harassment after a domestic dispute turned physical, police said.

    Police responded to the dispute at about 6:55 p.m. on Feb. 2.

    Accident occurs in Towanda Twp.

    No one was injured in a recent motor vehicle accident on South Main Street in Towanda Township, police said.

    The accident occurred as 60-year-old Douglas A. Newton of Wyalusing was traveling south on South Main Street, police said.

    As Newton was trying to make a left turn onto Liberty Corners Road, he realized that he had turned before the road, police said.

    Newton's vehicle came back into the southbound lane, and as it did, it was struck in its passenger side door by a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan, police said. The Dodge Grand Caravan was operated by a 17-year-old male from Sugar Run, police said.

    The accident occurred at 7:49 p.m. on Feb. 24, state police at Towanda said.

    Wysox man victim of access device fraud

    A 46-year-old man whose address is River Road, Wysox, was recently the victim of access device fraud, police said.

    His credit card was used at an unknown location between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Jan. 30, police said.

    The victim reported that when he checked his credit statement, he noticed that a total of $199 had been taken out of his account, according to the state police.

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

    Warrant leads to additional charges

    On Jan. 30, Pennsylvania State Troopers reported the arrest of 37-year-old Kevin K. Kinsman of Burlington, as a result of a warrant.

    Troopers found Kinsman in his vehicle on Burke Road in Wilmot Township and was immediately placed into custody. Upon searching his person, he was found to be in possession of three hypodermic needles and a metal spoon with burnt residue on it. A passenger with Kinsman in the vehicle gave a statement to officers indicating that witnessed Kinsman had used purported "bath salts" at a residence in Camptown, just prior to driving the vehicle.

    A more thorough search of the vehicle produced four more hypodermic needles, located in the center console.

    Kinsman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while his license was suspended or revoked. He is set to face these charges at the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas at a later date.

    DUI in Standing Stone

    Pennsylvania State Troopers reported the arrest of 23-year-old Abigail M. Ferguson of Wyalusing, for several charges related to driving while under the influence.

    Troopers pulled over a vehicle, driven by Ferguson, after observing a non-functioning headlight. As she was speaking with the officer, he noted a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from her person.

    She was then asked to perform the standard battery of field sobriety tests, which she failed to perform in a satisfactory matter.

    She was therefore arrested and charged with: DUI: controlled substance, DUI: General impairment, driving on roadways laned for traffic, careless driving, and ticketed for general lighting requirements. She will enter a plea to these charges at a preliminary hearing to be held on March 24 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

    DUI arrest in North Towanda

    On Dec. 7, Pennsylvania State Troopers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle driving erratically and missing a headlight on State Route 6 in North Towanda Township and found the driver to be 24-year-old, Jenna L. Hart of Nanticoke, Pa.

    Upon confronting the driver, troopers found Hart to smell strongly of alcohol and noted her eyes to be "bloodshot and glassy." She was then asked to perform the standard battery of field sobriety tests, which she failed to perform to a satisfactory manner. A preliminary breathalyzer test also yielded a positive result for the presence of alcohol.

    Hart was subsequently charged on Jan. 26, with DUI: General impairment, DUI: highest rate of alcohol, driving without a valid license, driving on roadways laned for traffic, careless driving, and failure to comply with general lighting requirements. She will enter a plea to the charges at a preliminary hearing, set for March 13, with Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.


    0 0

    Dog bite

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Tammy Stuck, 44, of 1027 E. Race St., rear, was charged by Coal Township police for allowing her dog to run at large after it bit two people at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Police said Stuck let her dog out to go to the bathroom and it bit Anthony Ortona, 57, of 202 Melrose St., Marion Heights, while he as putting fuel oil in a home to the rear of the residence. The dog bit Ortona on the hand, causing it to bleed, and he was taken to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital for treatment.

    After Ortona was bitten, Robert Blusius, 55, of 408 S. Rock St., Shamokin, knocked on Stuck's door to learn what had happened. When Stuck opened the door, the dog came out and bit Blusius on the leg, resulting in scratch marks. Blusius said he would seek treatment at G-SACH.

    The incidents will be further investigated by the state dog officer.

    Crash

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Trisha Rosini, 18, of 146 S. Second St., Shamokin, was uninjured after she lost control of her vehicle while negotiating a curve on the 1600 block of Maple Avenue, Coal Township, at 3:40 a.m. Sunday.

    The 2004 Chevrolet she drove left the road and crashed into fencing at the corner of the playground and then struck a large tree, said Coal Township police.

    The vehicle sustained heavy damaged and was towed from the scene. A section of fencing and poles were damaged at the playground. Rosini will be cited for careless driving, said police.

    Disorderly conduct

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrick Henz, 32, of 1333 W. Water St., Coal Township, was charged by Coal Township police with disorderly conduct for yelling obscenities and throwing items at and attempting to break into the home of Amy Carl, 30, of 867 W. Spruce St., at approximately 5 p.m. Feb. 23.

    Crash

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Joseph Llewelynn II, 46, of 1468 Pulaski Ave., was not injured in a crash that Coal Township police said occurred at around 12:30 a.m. Monday on Route 901.

    Police said Llewellyn was driving a 1999 Chevrolet east on Route 901 when he lost control of the vehicle due to slush. His vehicle spun around and struck the fencing surrounding the pond causing damage to several feet of fence. The car sustained minor damage to the rear bumper and a flat tire.

    A passenger, Daniel Ghouchani, 39, also of 1468 Pulaski Ave., was not injured.

    Crash

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Firmin H. Abdill V, of 421 E. Spruce St., Shamokin, was taken to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital by AREA Services after he lost control of his 2006 Chevrolet Malibu on Route 901 due to slush on the road at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

    Coal Township police said Abdill's car slid across the roadway and struck a guardrail. The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene.

    Collision

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Two drivers were not injured after their vehicles collided on Main Street in Ranshaw shortly before noon Sunday.

    Coal Township police said Angela M. Quackenbush, of 210 Main St., Ranshaw, was traveling west on Main Street in her 2011 Nissan Rogue when she lost control of the vehicle on the snow-covered roadway. She slid across the roadway and struck a 2004 GMC panel truck driven by Jarad M. Zarkowski, of 432 Webster St., Ranshaw.

    Quackenbush complained of pain in her right wrist but declined medical treatment. Zarkowski wasn't injured. The Quackenbush vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene. The Zarkowski vehicle sustained moderate damage.

    Quackenbush will be cited for lacking vehicle insurance, said police.

    Crash

    FRACKVILLE - Jonathon F. Steckley, 30, of Mount Carmel, lost control while driving a 1997 Ford F-150 on snow-covered Interstate 81 in Frailey Township at around 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

    State police said Steckley's vehicle struck a guard rail on the eastern berm and came to a final rest in the left lane facing a southern direction. He was not injured in the crash.

    Steckley will be cited for failing to stay in his lane, state police said.

    Multiple charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - A 19-year-old borough man has been charged by Patrolman Matthew Dillman with multiple offenses involving two incidents in January.

    Dustin Michael Rogers, whose last known address is South Locust Street, is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit criminal trespass, criminal conspiracy to commit theft, criminal conspiracy to commit receiving stolen property and corruption of minors.

    Rogers is accused of conspiring with a 13-year-old borough male and 14-year-old Mount Carmel boy to steal $5 from the residence of George Page, of 232 E. Fourth St., Jan. 13. Police said Rogers and the two juveniles used the money to purchase beef jerky, tea and Cheetos.

    Police said the teens have been charged through juvenile petitions with theft-related offenses.

    Rogers also was charged by Dillman with possessing 1.8 grams of Spice and drug paraphernalia Jan. 14 in the first block of South Locust Street.

    Rogers was arraigned Thursday by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones and committed to Snyder County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail on all charges.


    0 0
  • 03/03/15--21:00: Court notes 3/4/15
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

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

    Cassandra Canaan, c/o 248 E. State St., Nanticoke, $1,478.

    Lee Speary, rear 195 South St., Hanover; $1,976 in two cases.

    Dominic Kustrin, 43 Warner St., Plains Township; $1,634.

    Derrick Allen, 1393 Weldon Road, Many, Louisiana; $943.

    Royal Culver Jr., 1824 Freemansburg Ave., Apt. 1, Easton; $1,797.

    Adam Moore, 69 Manor Drive, Apt. C, Shavertown; $2,270.

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


    0 0
  • 03/03/15--21:00: Police Briefs 3/4/2015
  • Bradford County woman victim of fraud

    MaryEllen Forrest, 22, was the recent victim of fraud and forgery, state police said.

    On Feb. 26, Forrest's debit card was used without authorization, police said.

    State police at Towanda said they have a suspect in the crime.

    Accident occurs in Standing Stone Twp.

    No one was injured in a recent motor vehicle accident on U.S. Route 6 in Standing Stone Township, police said.

    For unknown reasons, 31-year-old Tonya L. Knapp of Falls, Pa., lost control of her vehicle at the end of a left-hand curve on the snow-covered roadway, police said.

    Knapp's 2006 Ford Focus struck the end of a guardrail, state police said.

    Both Knapp and her passenger, a 23-year-old woman from Laceyville, were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, which occurred at 5:36 a.m. on Feb. 19, state police at Towanda said.

    Monroeton woman is victim of identity theft

    A 48-year-old Monroeton woman was the recent victim of identity theft, according to the state police at Towanda.

    State police said that last month, they investigated an incident where someone used the woman's personal information to fraudulently file a tax return in her name.

    Lopez residents cited for trespassing

    Fifty-four-year-old Donna Jean Work and 52-year-old Andrew K. Work, both of Lopez, have been cited for the summary offense of trespassing, police said.

    The citations stem from an incident in which they unlawfully entered property belonging to Laura Lee Cruz of Dushore, police said. The incident occurred at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, state police at Laporte said.

    Tools stolen in Wysox Twp.

    Several tools were stolen from three tow trucks owned by Fulmer's towing company on Golden Mile Road in Wysox Township, police said.

    The tools were discovered missing on the morning of Feb. 19, state police at Towanda said.

    Towanda man charged with simple assault

    Matthew Arthur Wise, 34, of Towanda has been charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment, police said.

    The charges stem from a Feb. 19 incident in which Wise allegedly brandished a knife and threatened to stab a female with it, according to the Towanda police. The incident occurred at a residence in Towanda, Towanda police said.


    0 0
  • 03/04/15--21:00: Police Briefs, March 5, 2015
  • One vehicle accident with no injuries occurs

    Kolyn M. Mott, 19, of Towanda lost control of his vehicle around 4:33 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, on Lake Road, in Wysox Township, state police in Towanda reported.

    According to police, Mott's vehicle, a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, went off the west side of Lake Road and overturned.

    No injuries were reported as a result of this accident.

    Juvenile assaults school employee

    Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda are investigating an incident in which an 11-year-old juvenile assaulted an employee at the BLaST School in Monroe Township.

    According to the police report, the incident occurred at 10:25 a.m. on Feb. 25.

    A juvenile petition was filed at the Bradford County Court House on the juvenile for the charges of simple assault and harassment, police said.

    Towanda man arrested on charge of harassment

    Jeremy M. McKenzie, 28, of Towanda was arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 21, at the Bucket of Blood Bar in Towanda Township, state police in Towanda reported.

    According to police, McKenzie struck a 25-year-old female in the face while at the bar.

    Rome man charged with DUI following accident

    Michael Anthony Howard, 46, of Rome faces charges of DUI and other charges following an accident in which his vehicle left the road, struck a barn, rolled over and then struck a tree.

    According to state police in Towanda, the accident occurred at approximately at 2:11 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, on Ghent Hill Road in Sheshequin Township.

    An off-duty police officer observed Howard fishtailing all over the road prior to the accident and after the accident the officer noticed the smell of alcohol emanating from Howard as he helped to free him from the wreckage, police said. A small cooler of beer had also fallen out of the cab of the crashed vehicle, police said.

    Howard was transported to Robert Packer Hospital for treatment of his injuries, where Howard informed a trooper that he had consumed two beers prior to the operation of his 1997 Ford Ranger TK.

    Howard faces a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark at 9 a.m. on March 27.


    0 0
  • 03/04/15--21:00: Your Opinion
  • Desperation, Desperate Times

    Editor: I am writing out of desperation and disbelief. What’s going on at Riverside? Our general fund is near zero, PSSAs below average, 20 percent of last year’s class did not graduate, strike, scandal, lawsuits, dilapidated facilities and the hiring process is laughable.

    Here are some recent head turners: Dave Adomiak applied for head softball coach with more than 30 years experience, was furloughed from Riverside, has been the “voice of the Vikings forever,” and lifelong resident. Thanks, but no thanks! It’s ridiculous! At places like Dunmore and Old Forge, they are led by people from there, allowing tradition and pride to strive, enabling success.

    Recently a flag football game was held, with admission being canned goods. The canned goods collected were given to St. Pat’s church in West Side. Why, when we have a food pantry right here, along with local parishes that take donations? Well, the vice principal who organized the event, a West Side product, is a member of St. Pat’s.

    Our football players recently volunteered at St. Francis Soup Kitchen. Look it’s great that our youngsters are giving back, but you give back in your own community! The Invaders and Knights could handle the soup kitchen, but our coach is a West Scranton product. Neighboring districts have the same rules we do, yet they bend theirs to benefit their kids. Administration, board members are off to the left, athletic programs, coaches, are off to the right. We are getting to be like sissies, addressing every little complaint.

    “It’s a lawyer’s world,” one official told me.

    When I played and coached here we had tremendous success, primarily because we conducted practice regardless, and students were expected to be there regardless.

    I talk about the Viking way, all that’s about is teaching kids, it’s not about “I and me” it’s about “us and we,” — that you cannot do anything without the person next to you, and that you just don’t run the race to be in the race, you run the race to win, preparing yourself daily to maximize your potential. Tradition and pride are dying because we don’t have people with the heart, passion, pride and energy it takes to beat that drum every day. We have outsiders who don’t get it (check collectors).

    Banquets are a real hoot, paper plates, beans and franks in the café, with athletes wearing dungarees, sneakers and hats. Everything needs to be done in a first-class manner, if you want to run a successful program. All honors banquet is a thing of the past, class day is laughable.

    Currently the Viking ship is out at sea.

    If things don’t change it will never come to port! I am sending out an S.O.S to you!

    Eugene Gallagher

    Taylor

    Editor’s Note: While fact checking the above letter, as is the policy, the organizer of the flag football game was contacted and confirmed that he was once a member of St. Pat’s, but now worships at Divine Mercy. Since it’s creation nine years ago, the annual flag football game has generated donations of more than 30,000 non-perisable food items that have been then donated to St. Ann’s, Divine Mercy, St. Pat’s and the Moosic Presbyterian Church.


    0 0
  • 03/04/15--21:00: Court notes
  • Helen D. Sorchik and Helen D. Sorchik Trust UTD to Bryan P. Kennedy and Megan R. Kennedy for $234,000; Union Township.

    Richard G. Peck to Nancy Major for $119,000; Exeter Township.

    Margaret Hale (executrix) and Edward W. Shellhammer (estate) to Gyuldzhan Osman and Gyuldzhan-Gil Osman for $162,000; Wright Township.


    0 0

    Hit and run

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Bradley E. Keister, 39, of 239 W. Pine St., Shamokin, was charged by Coal Township police for a hit-and-run crash Feb. 21 at Route 61 and Feeney Street.

    Patrolman David Sage reported he responded to the crash site at 11:31 p.m. Feb. 21 when the victim, James Tomedi, said he was stopped for a red light at the intersection when a van without its headlights on came into the intersection and struck Tomedi's vehicle on the driver's side, then continued to travel south on Route 61, entering the McDonald's parking lot and then drove out onto Feeney Street and toward the bowling alley.

    Police said a witness followed the van and observed the driver drop off a female passenger on Bear Valley Avenue. Shamokin police then received a report of a hit and run at Keister's address. Police said in an interview, Keister allegedly admitted to being the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle, saying he was scared because he had been drinking and driving without a license.

    Charges of accidents involving death or personal injury, accidents involving death or personal injury while not property licensed, failure to give information or render aid, driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, and driving without headlights were filed by Sage with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

    Officer assaulted

    COAL TOWNSHIP - An inmate at SCI-Coal Township was charged with assault and related charges after attacking correctional officers in a dining hall on Feb. 3.

    State police at Stonington reported in court documents that the inmate, Steven M. Ingram, 23, of 1 Kelley Drive, Coal Township, was approached by a corrections officer, Ethan S. Weisenberger, when he saw Ingram skip a seat. When confronted, Ingram cursed at Weisenberger, who walked away and reported the incident to a superior officer. When Weisenberger and a sergeant returned to Ingram, the inmate began to berate the officer. When told to turn around and be cuffed, Ingram struck Weisenberger with his food tray. The two struggled, and as he was taken to the ground, Ingram bit Weisenberger on the right wrist, police said.

    Police charged Ingram with a felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of simple assault, resisting arrest and harassment.

    Drug buy money stolen

    SHAMOKIN - Thomas J. Scott, 33, of 508 W. Pine St., was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and theft by unlawful taking by Shamokin City Police Cpl. Bryan Primerano following an undercover drug buy Feb. 27.

    According to court documents, Scott contacted an undercover police officer about selling prescription-controlled substances and heroin. A deal was struck over the telephone for Scott to sell suboxone and a bundle of heroin to the officer for $350.

    The officer left the Shamokin police station at 2:10 p.m. with the controlled buy money and met Scott on Spruce Street, then travel with him to Washington Street. During the ride, Scott handed the undercover officer three suboxone pills, took possession of the $350 and then left the vehicle to get the heroin.

    Scott did not return to meet the officer, even when Scott insisted over the telephone he was getting the drugs. At 5:52 p.m., Scott was arrested at his Pine Street home, turning over $200 of the money.

    He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin, on Feb. 27 and placed in Snyder County Prison on $20,000 bail.

    Drug charges filed

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Nadine Miller, 36, of 140 W. Ogden St., Girardville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a medical emergency Nov. 21 at the Panda King Restaurant, Coal Township.

    Coal Township Police Patrolman Ed Purcell said in court documents that a small amount of heroin in a bag and items used to inject heroin were found on the floor of the restaurant's bathroom after Miller had a medical emergency there.

    The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

    Bar assault

    SHAMOKIN - Robert T. Tloczynski, 49, of 519 S. Eighth St., Shamokin, was charged with simple assault and harassment after he allegedly struck Cory Thompson in the face, knocking him to the ground, and then striking him in the face and head several times with his hands at approximately 1:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Independence Fire Company.

    Video surveillance showed that as patrons were pulling Tloczynski off Thompson, he broke free and kicked Thompson while he was lying on the floor.

    The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

    Charges dropped

    MOUNT CARMEL - Charges of burglary, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking against Jolene D. Hartley, 23, of 357 Walnut St., Mifflinburg, were dismissed during her preliminary hearing Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, when the victims failed to appear for the hearing.

    Hartley was charged by Trooper Samuel Edwards of the Pennsylvania State Police's Stonington barracks for an incident Sept. 24, 2013, at a home on Snydertown Road, Snydertown.

    DUI charges filed

    SHAMOKIN - Jill C. Steiff, 26, of 1012 Fountain St., Ashland, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and careless driving by Shamokin City Police Officer Scott Weaver.

    The charges stem from a Dec. 2 traffic stop in the area of Pine and Fifth streets, Shamokin. The complaint was filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.


    0 0
  • 03/05/15--21:00: Court notes 3/6/15
  • Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding over Luzerne County Domestic Relations Contempt Court on Thursday, ordered the following defendant jailed for failure to pay child support:

    Joshua Goodwin, 509 Roosevelt St., Apt. 1, Kingston; 180 days, a total of $28,961 in two cases.

    Warrants were issued for the following defendants:

    Lenin Encarnacion, 511 E. Diamond Ave., Hazleton; $1,360.

    Damon Heck, 368 Stanton St., #D, Wilkes-Barre; $3,148.

    Taylor Segars, 706 McAlpine St., Avoca; $831.

    Randolph R. Ozehoski, 855 Wyoming Ave., Apt. 3, Kingston; $1,039.

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

    Matthew Kapitula (administrator), Mark Kapitula (estate), Tracy Kapitula and Tracy Agnew to David R. Bogart Jr. and Shannon Bogart for $132,000; Lehman Township.

    ACC Ventures LLC to Cocoa Hut 103 Property LLC for $1,100,000; Nanticoke.

    Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Inc. to Grace is OM LLC for $260,000; Kingston.

    John S. Falzone and Mary C. Falzone to MGEN Realty LLC for $158,000; Luzerne.

    Responsible Party Services Inc. (administrator), Cynthia I. Kline (estate) and Cynthia L. Kline (estate) to Christopher B. Grevera for $78,000; Hunlock Township.

    Scott W. Clifford and Alice Clifford to Jeffery Orberson and Dorte Orberson for $307,000; Fairview Township.

    Gary A. Stolarick and Carol J. Stolarick to Ivy M. Miller for $97,500; Dallas.

    Lawrence H. Sindaco and Beth L. Sindaco to Jeremy J. Phillips for $97,000; Plymouth Township.

    David Palmisano, Hana J. Schiavo, Alfred N. Schiavo Jr., Kim A. Dunne, Peter Dunne, Hana Palmisano and Kim A. Palmisano to Lundy S. Meade and April D. Zerbe for $310,000; Conyngham Township.


    0 0

    SHAMOKIN - Three defendants pleaded guilty Tuesday during separate preliminary hearings before Magisterial District Judge John E. Gembic III, while all charges were withdrawn against a fourth defendant.

    n Three counts of theft by unlawful taking were withdrawn against Jeremy D. Weikel, 39, of 427 Main St., Coal Township, after a settlement was reached with the victim. Weikel was accused of stealing $4,500 in items between November 2013 and May 2014 from a Coal Township property owned by Dave McGuinn, of Paxinos.

    n Kevin R. Manning, 57, of Box 373, Coal Township RR 3, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus court costs. A count of summary harassment was withdrawn. Charges were filed related to a fight Aug. 30 outside Brady Fire Co. in Ranshaw.

    n Matthew Fabian, 19, of 51 Mountain Road, Shamokin, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. He was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus court costs, and serve one year of supervised probation. Counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance were withdrawn. Fabian was a passenger in a vehicle stopped at a sobriety checkpoint Sept. 20 along Route 61 near the Shamokin/Coal Township line.

    n Tiffany Vezo, 22, of 9 Raspberry Hill, Shamokin, pleaded guilty to a harassment citation. She was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus court costs. Counts of simple assault and harassment were withdrawn. Charges stemmed from a fight at her home Dec. 13.


    0 0

    Drivers identified

    SHAMOKIN - The school bus driver and car operator involved in an accident Tuesday morning near the intersection of Lincoln and Market streets have been identified by police.

    Chief of Police Darwin Tobias III reported John B. Rowe, 74, of 1321 W. Arch St., Coal Township, was driving an International school bus containing 24 students at Shamokin Area Middle/High School west on Lincoln Street at 7:20 a.m. when he stopped for a traffic light at Market Street. The bus was then struck in the rear by a car operated by Darnell Lewis, 18, of 33 N. Franklin St., Shamokin, who was cited for following a vehicle too closely.

    A 14-year-old female passenger in Lewis' car from Shamokin suffered a minor head injury and was taken by private vehicle for a medical evaluation. Rowe, Lewis and the students escaped injury.

    The bus sustained minor damage. The car sustained extensive front-end damage and was towed from the scene.


    0 0
  • 03/05/15--21:00: Article 0
  • Police Briefs

    Rome couple victims of identity theft

    A Rome couple had tax information accessed and taxes filed in their names without permission.

    Wayne and Gail Harper - 61 and 58, respectively - were victims of the identity theft by an unknown actor on Jan. 26.

    The incident is under investigation by state police.

    Wilmot man charged with harassment

    A domestic dispute that turned physical led to harassment charges filed against 41-year-old Darrin Lee Steele of Wilmot Township, police said.

    Police said the incident occurred Feb. 2 at about 6:55 p.m. on Burke Road in Wilmot Township.

    The victim was a 46-year-old woman also of Wilmot Township, police said.

    Prescription drugs stolen in New Albany theft

    Police said between Feb. 22 and Feb. 26 an unknown actor is believed to have stolen prescription drugs from the home of Winifred Ann Mosier, 60, of New Albany.

    Police said Mosier believes the actor had lawful access to her home.

    Police said the incident is being investigated.

    Minor injuries in Albany Twp. crash

    Paul L. Zupicick, 54, of Kulpmont, suffered minor injuries after crashing his 2001 Ford Ranger on Feb. 21 at about 12:21 p.m., police said.

    According to police, Zupicick was heading south on state Route 220 in the Village of Stevenson in Albany Township when he lost control of the truck while negotiating a right-hand curve.

    The truck crossed over into the northbound lane and the shoulder where it crashed into a ditch.

    After hitting the ditch, the truck rolled onto its roof and slid about 30 feet and came to rest in a field.

    Zupicick was cited with driving at an unsafe speed.

    TV stolen in Wilmot Twp. burglary

    Between Feb. 21 and Feb. 24, a 55-inch Vizio flat screen TV was stolen from a home after unknown actors forcibly entered the home through a locked garage door, police said.

    The actors made their way to the second story and stole the TV, the victim being Theodore Kintner, 63, of Mehoopany, police said.

    State police are asking anyone with information to contact them at (570) 265-2186.

    Two teens injured in Rome crash

    Two 17-year-old males suffered minor injuries after crashing a 1992 Dodge Dakota on Battle Creek Road, police said.

    According to police, on Feb. 1 at about 12:30 a.m., the truck was heading south when it crossed into the northbound lane and then back into the southbound lane where the truck left the road.

    Police said the truck slid 40 feet then hit a stump on the driver side which caused the truck to roll and land on all four wheels.

    Police said Western Alliance EMS transported the driver and passenger to Robert Packer Hospital where they were treated for minor bruising and released that morning.

    Both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts, police said.

    The driver was cited with driving at an unsafe speed, police said.

    New Albany brothers charged with harassment in fight

    Two brothers were charged with harassment after a verbal argument turned physical, police said.

    On March 2 at about 3:30 p.m., the brothers, one 17 years old and the other 26 years old, shoved one another after an argument about family matters became physical, police said.

    Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at (570) 265-2186.

    Theft reported at Dollar General

    On Jan. 31, the Athens Township Police Department was dispatched to the Dollar General for a report of a retail theft, committed by two females. Upon their arrival, officers arrested 37-year-old Jaimie S. Bruce of Sayre, for one count of retail theft and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft. She was issued a summons to face the charges.

    Bruce is scheduled to answer to the charges at a preliminary hearing with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on March 24.

    Drug possession reported

    On Jan. 30, Pennsylvania State Police arrested 37-year-old Kevin K. Kinsman of Ulster and 28-year-old Tiffany Westbrook of Rome on charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges came as a result of an incident on Burke Road in Wilmot Township.

    Unauthorized use of a vehicle occurs

    On Jan. 15, Pennsylvania State Police received a call regarding the unauthorized use of a vehicle by 19-year-old Anita D. Evans. The victim stated that Evans had taken his vehicle two days prior and he immediately asked her to return with the vehicle as he realized it had been taken. He then stated Evans related she would bring the vehicle the next day, and failed to do so. On Jan. 15, Evans related to the victim that she left his vehicle at McDonald's with the keys in the vehicle. The victim further stated that Evans was operating the vehicle without a valid license.

    Evans was therefore issued a summons for the offenses of unauthorized use of an automobile and driving while privileges revoked. She is set to face these charges at a preliminary hearing with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on March 11.

    Vehicle strikes pole

    On Feb. 2, a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Nathan S. Seeley of Warren Center, slid off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The vehicle spun off the pole and came to final rest facing north. The driver was cited with driving on the right side of the roadway.

    Theft from Dandy Mini Mart reported

    On Jan. 25, an unknown person entered the Dandy Mini Mart on the Berwick Turnpike in Ridgebury Township and took four cartons of Newport cigarettes before heading toward the trailer park to the north side of the store. The individual was wearing a black coat with a gray hooded sweatshirt and a hat with camouflage on the front.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police at (570) 265-2186.

    Drug possession arrest made

    On Jan. 20, officers with the Athens Township Police Department approached a vehicle in the parking area of the Xtra Mart convenience store on Elmira Street, and observed a male preparing to inject heroin into his body. Upon speaking with the individual, he told officers that the female with him, identified as 30-year-old Mallory A. Manzer of Gillett, had more purported heroin in her possession.

    Officers detained Manzer and searched the contents of her purse. The officers then found five bags of heroin and a blue rubber case which contained a drug kit of a metal spoon and hypodermic needle. Manzer volunteered that the drugs and paraphernalia were hers.

    Manzer was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, violation of the controlled substance drug, device and cosmetic act for possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    She is currently awaiting her formal arraignment in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas. Manzer is currently incarcerated at the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 bail.

    Police respond to one vehicle crash

    On Jan. 1, Athens Borough Police responded to an accident on West Pine Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke to both the driver and a witness to the accident who observed a sedan roll onto its passenger side after striking a tree.

    The officer stated in his report that it appeared the driver, Darren E. Pruyne, 44, of Milan, had no idea that he had drifted off the roadway and onto private property before the collision with the tree. The officer also noticed Pruyne to have a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his person and Pruyne admitted to have been coming from Kelly's Bar in Sayre.

    Having performed the standard battery of field sobriety tests, Pruyne was found to be under the influence of alcoholic beverages. After a legal blood draw, Pruyne's blood alcohol level was found to be .15 percent.

    Pruyne was therefore charged with DUI: highest rate of alcohol, DUI: general impairment, accidents involving damage to property, and driving on the right side of the roadway. He is set to face the charges at a preliminary hearing on March 13 with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw.

    Two-vehicle accident reported in Sayre

    On Feb. 16, Sayre Borough Police responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of North Hopkins and Mohawk streets. While speaking with the driver of one of the vehicles, Terry L. Murray, 49, of Towanda, officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her person. She was also speaking with slurred speech and had bloodshot and glassy eyes.

    Murray was asked to perform the standard battery of field sobriety tests, which she failed to perform at a satisfactory manner.

    Murray was therefore placed under arrest for the offenses of DUI: highest rate of alcohol, DUI: general impairment, accidents causing injury to another, driving while license suspended DUI related, and driving without a license.

    She was prearraigned on Feb. 16 by Judge Wheaton and was incarcerated in the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.

    She is set to return to answer to the charges at a formal arraignment in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas on March 12.

    Traffic stop results in charges for DUI

    On Jan. 18, Stephen T. Palmer of Waverly, was arrested and charged with several DUI related charges, resulting from a traffic stop. Sayre Police officers observed a vehicle driven by Palmer veer across the center line of travel several times before initiating a traffic stop.

    As the officers spoke with Palmer, they noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage, as well as bloodshot, glassy eyes.

    He was then asked to perform the standard battery of field sobriety tests, which he failed to perform in a satisfactory manner. He was then placed into custody for DUI.

    He was charged with DUI: general impairment and DUI: highest rate of alcohol.

    Palmer will be asked to enter a plea to these charges at a preliminary hearing on March 27 with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw.


    0 0
  • 03/06/15--21:00: Article 2
  • Police Briefs

    York man uninjured after striking deer

    Martin D. Fleming, 67, of York, hit a deer with his 2003 Kia Sorrento at about 6:35 p.m. on Feb. 11 on state Route 220 in Ulster, police said.

    According to police, Fleming was heading south on 220 when he hit the deer with the front of his vehicle.

    Police said Fleming's vehicle was disabled and towed away by Chris Z. Sutton's Towing.

    Fleming was uninjured and wearing his seatbelt, police said.

    Smithfield crash caused by snow

    A 2005 Chrysler Pacifica hit a tree at about 4:05 p.m. Feb. 1 on Milan Road in Smithfield, police said.

    Norman J. Entrikin, 48, of Sayre, lost control of his vehicle on a snow-covered road, police said.

    The vehicle left the road and struck a tree with the driver's side rear, police said.

    According to police, Entrikin was wearing his seatbelt and was uninjured.

    Police said Entrikin was cited for failure to obey traffic lanes.

    Monroeton man uninjured after flipping vehicle

    Daniel A. Lafy, 34, of Monroeton, crashed his 2006 Nissan Pathfinder at about 3:30 a.m. March 3 on state Route 4013 in Springfield Township, police said.

    Lafy was traveling north when his vehicle got caught in a snow drift at the top of the hill, police said.

    Lafy tried to stop the vehicle but the passenger-side tires went deeper into the snow and the truck spun and overturned, police said.

    The vehicle came to rest on the passenger side on the east side of the road, police said.

    According to police, Lafy was wearing his seatbelt during the crash.

    Furman and Jones towed the vehicle from the scene, police said.

    Road rage incident occurs

    On Jan. 21, Sayre Police arrested 31-year-old Aaron D. Smith of Sayre for several charges related to driving under the influence of alcohol. Police were dispatched to an area on Stedman Street after they received a call from a driver who reported an incident of road rage.

    The caller stated a driver nearly hit the vehicle they were operating head on while driving on Stevenson Street and they had followed the driver, thought to be under the influence, to a residence on Stedman Street. Smith then exited his vehicle, staggered toward the other vehicle, and attempted to initiate a fist fight with the driver, before entering the home.

    Officers arrived on scene and asked Smith about the incident, which he denied to have any involvement in. Officers noted the presence of alcohol on Smith's breath, his general unsteadiness and glassy, bloodshot eyes - all indicators of inebriation. Officers also noted the vehicle described by the witness in Smith's driveway, with the engine still warm to the touch.

    When asked to submit to a blood test for a sobriety check, Smith declined.

    Based on the facts provided by witnesses as well as the investigation of the officers, Smith was charged with the following: DUI: highest rate of alcohol, careless driving, and driving on the right side of the roadway.

    Smith will be asked to enter a plea to the charges at a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 27 with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw.

    Possession charge reported

    On Feb. 3, Athens Borough Police officers charged Gabriel J. Wilkins, 36, of Athens, with possession of drug paraphernalia after they responded to a property damage only vehicle accident. A woman reported to police that she accidentally backed into a silver Honda, owned by Wilkins. Police contacted Wilkins to notify him of the accident and asked him to produce insurance paperwork. As he opened the center console, he pulled out a black scale "which contained a white powdery substance all over the base and screen," and officers noted a "crack pipe," with burnt residue on the driver's side floor.

    The charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was processed on Feb. 9 and Wilkins will face this charge at a preliminary hearing with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw at a later date.

    Juvenile injured in domestic argument

    On Feb. 11, Sayre Borough Police officers responded to an emergency call involving a domestic argument between two females that had turned physical. As police arrived, they found a juvenile female had been physically assaulted by 36-year-old Rhonda S. Rogers of Sayre.

    She was subsequently charged with simple assault and harassment. She will face the charges at a preliminary hearing with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw at a later date.

    Prowling reported

    On Feb. 11, a resident on LeRaysville Road in Warren Township called police to report suspicious footprints around his property. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Vehicle lands in ditch

    On Feb. 5, Pennsylvania State Police responded to a one vehicle accident on the Berwick Turnpike, just north of Ringler Road. The driver, 26-year-old Tasha M. Vanderpool of Columbia Cross Roads, reported to troopers that she lost control of her vehicle, which then slid off the roadway and made impact with the roadside ditch.

    Vanderpool was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

    Assault charges reported

    On Feb. 7, Pennsylvania State Troopers responded to Memorial Hospital in Towanda after a victim called emergency dispatch to request treatment after being "punched in the mouth." An ambulance then transported the victim to the hospital where she told troopers she and Todd A. Putnam, 29, of Wysox, were "wrestling" which caused cuts and swelling to her mouth.

    Troopers verified with the 911 recordings that the victim initially admitted twice that Putnam had punched her in the mouth.

    Therefore, he was placed under arrest for simple assault and harassment.

    DUI charges

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

    Richard Wayne Moss, 75, of Milan, by state police on Feb. 14 on Green Mountain Road in Ridgebury Township. Moss has also been charged with failure to keep right and careless driving. Moss was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton. Moss was released on $5,000 unsecured bail. Moss' preliminary hearing is set for March 27 before Judge Wheaton.

    Amy L. Austin, 42, of Athens, by Athens Borough Police on Jan. 14 on South Main Street in Athens. Austin was also charged with failure to use low beam headlights and driving on the wrong side of the road. A blood alcohol test later revealed Austin's blood alcohol content to be .24 percent on the day of her arrest.

    Brian G. Keene, 41, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough Police on Dec. 27 on Mohawk Street in Sayre. Keene has also been charged with failure to obey a stop sign. A blood alcohol test later revealed Keene's blood alcohol content to be .24 percent. Keene has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.


    0 0

    DUI charges

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Jason John O'Hara, 41, of 426 W. Mulberry St., Shamokin, has been charged by township Chief of Police Brian Hollenbush with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of a combination of drugs and failure to drive in a single lane relating to a Jan. 22 incident on Route 2038 near Regency Warehouse.

    Police said O'Hara was found slumped over the wheel of his vehicle and under the influence of Alprazolam, Oxycodone, Sertraline, Desmethylsertraline, Amitriptyline and Notriptyline.

    Drug charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman Matthew Dillman has charged Kyle James Knopp, 22, of 342 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel, with possessing Spice and possessing a purple smoking pipe at his residence July 24.

    The charges were filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones.

    Two injured

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Two people were injured Friday morning when a car struck a concrete barrier and rolled onto Route 61 near the former Ames Plaza.

    Coal Township police reported Christine L. Jeffery, 28, of 554 Chestnut St., Apt. 1, Kulpmont, was driving a 2012 Dodge Journey north on Route 61 at 8:41 a.m. when her auto traveled to the left and hit the center concrete barrier. The car then went to the right, ascended an embankment and traveled along the embankment before rolling onto the highway.

    Jeffery and her passenger, David Swatski, 33, of 543 E. North St., Marion Heights, suffered injuries and were transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where they underwent emergency room treatment before being released.

    Also assisting police at the scene were members of Brady and East End fire companies, and Coal Township fire chiefs Russell Feese and Michael Timco.

    The accident remains under investigation.


    0 0
  • 03/06/15--21:00: Court notes 3/7/15
  • Genevieve Mikush (co-executor) and Jannell L. Dudick (co-executor) and Jannell Decker (co-executor) and Theresa C. Laubaugh to Charles Henries IV and Maria D. Henries for $241,500; Jenkins Township.

    Peter Nieto and Carol Nieto to Thomas A. Teneza for $215,000; Black Creek Township.

    Fath Property Management LLC to 618 Wyoming Avenue LLC for $161,075; Kingston.

    Cartus Financial Corporation to Benjamin Rebarchak for $110,500; Rice Township.

    Ann P. James and Russel E. James to Patrick S. Singer and Rhian A. Davailus for $190,000; Kingston Township.

    Donna J. Marcum to Anthony E. Figueroa for $147,000; West Wyoming.

    Sand Springs Development Corporation to Francis S. Mentrikoski and Paula G. Mentrikoski for $228,000; Butler Township.

    Bernard Kolodziej and Mary Ellen Kolodziej to Matthew Owazany for $78,000; Nanticoke.

    Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank to Suburban Realty LP for $285,000; Luzerne.

    Wayne D. Chapin and Michelle Chapin and Lonnie Larue Chapin and Jennifer Anne Chapin to Marvin Z. Zimmerman and Vera Z. Zimmerman and Kenneth W. Zimmerman and Dorothy M. Zimmerman for $175,000; Hollenback Township.

    Asset Management West 15 LLC to Brian Joseph Folweiler and Rose Marie Folweiler for $80,000; Dupont.

    Margaret A. Gawelko and Brandon Gawelko to Ronald Huntzinger for $70,000; Wilkes-Barre Township.


    0 0

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

    Joshua Brown, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a summary offense and was sentenced to a fine of $75, and court costs. Trooper Steve Steransky of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Brown for the offense on Feb. 6, 2015, following investigation of a Disorderly Conduct that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Shane Rowe, 41, Ulster, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the third degree and was sentenced to 10 days and court costs. Trooper Michael Tereska of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Rowe for the offense on June 29, 2014, following investigation of an assault that occurred in Sheshequin Township.

    William Colbath, 49, Elmira, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Theft from a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the third degree and was sentenced to a fine of $100.00, and court costs. Trooper Steve Steransky of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Colbath for the offense of Theft that occurred in Burlington Township.

    James Yates, 39, Towanda, Pa., entered pleas of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Criminal Trespass, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to a fine of $100, and court costs. Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Yates for the offense on Nov. 8, 2014, following the investigation of a Criminal Trespass that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    William Kelsey, 41, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense, and was sentenced to 12 days incarceration and court costs. Officer Nate Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Kelsey for the offense on Jan. 29, 2015, following the investigation of Harassment that occurred in Sayre Borough.

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

    Thomas Hulslander, 21, Canton, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months plus three months, fines of $250 plus court costs, for the offense of Harassment, a summary offense and Defiant Trespass, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Officer Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Hulslander for the offenses in December 2014.

    Heather Norton, 20, Canton, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 15 months, fines of $250 plus court costs, for the offense of Harassment, a summary offense and Defiant Trespass, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Officer Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Norton for the offense in December 2014.

    Aaron Bennett, 30, of Wysox, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 60 days, fines, costs, restitution of $80, for the offense of Criminal Mischief, a summary offense and Harassment also a summary offense. Trooper Mark Sadowski of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bennett following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    Edward Lichtenfels, 22, of Towanda, Pa., was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility of 60 days, followed by County Intermediate Punishment for 22 months. County Intermediate Punishment involves a combination of restrictions and supervision. It may include home confinement, electronic monitor, and substance abuse treatment - violations can result in incarceration - fines, costs, and restitution of $250, for the offense of Criminal Attempt (Receiving Stolen Property), a misdemeanor of the second degree. Sergeant David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Lichtenfels for the offense on Dec. 10, 2014.

    Paul Ragan, 26, Monroeton, Pa., was resentenced to imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility for one month, 15 days to 18 months, fines, costs, and restitution of $750, for the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department and Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Ragan for the offense in April-May 2014.

    Sarah Frock, 29, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 30 days to six months, fines, costs, and restitution of $750, she will also lose her driver's license for 12 months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Timothy Cahill of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Frock for the offense on Sept. 30, 2014.

    Robert Carriker, 58, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of six months, fines, costs, and restitution of $500, he will also lose his driver's license for six months, for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Carriker following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township on Oct. 15, 2014.

    Angelina Hilton, 20, of Granville Summit, Pa. was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $200, for the offense of a Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

    Sergeant Keith Stackhouse of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Hilton for the offense on Sept. 3, 2014.

    Gregory Seip, 21, Millerton, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility for 48 hours to six months, fines, costs, and restitution of $750, he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Gabriel Paduck of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Seip following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Township on July 25, 2014.

    Zachary Chance Etka, 24, of Midlothian, Va., was sentenced to imprisonment in Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility for 46 months to 96 months, fines, costs, restitution of $1,000. Etka was convicted of Robbery, Conspiracy and other charges at a jury trial before Judge Beirne in November. The other charges in the verdicts were merged into the robbery and conspiracy counts. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Etka following investigation of an incident that occurred in Smithfield Township. The robbery occurred in May at the C&N Bank in East Smithfield. Etka and Chaz Talada were arrested at the Dandy Minimart near Wellsburg, N.Y., shortly after the robbery. Talada was sentenced in January 2015.

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

    Andrew Ciardi, 36, of Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Ciardi will be sentenced on April 2, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Ciardi for the offense in December 2014.

    Rodney Randall, 33, Nichols, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a felony. Randall will be sentenced on April 13, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Randall for the offense in December 2014.

    Michael Marcoccia, 53, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Marcoccia will be sentenced on April 13, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Corey McClinko of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Marcoccia for the offense on Sept. 25, 2014.

    John Schwartzbauer, 30, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Schwartzbauer will be sentenced on April 13, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Schwartzbauer for the offense on July 3, 2014.

    Josseph Goodman Jr., 48, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offenses of Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree, Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor and Criminal Mischief, a summary offense. Goodman will be sentenced on April 13, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer George Nichols, Officer Sean Flynn and Officer Steven Burlingame all of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Goodman for the offenses in September and November 2014.

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

    Jennifer Terrell, 22, Sayre, Pa., charged with the offense of Simple Assault, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of six months. While on probation Terrell will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Terrell must perform 40 hours community service. Officer Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police Department filed the charges on Dec. 17, 2014 for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Jeffrey Frisbie, 22, Gillett, 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, Frisbie will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally Frisbie 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. Chief Larry Hurley of the Athens Township Police Department filed the charges in November 2014 for the offense in Athens Township.

    David Roberts, 32, 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 12 months. While on probation Roberts will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Roberts 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 Christopher Schelling of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Roberts for the offense.

    Corey Wilbur, 23, 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 Wilbur will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Wilbur 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 Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department filed the charges in November 2014, for the offense in Canton Borough.

    Brendan Kealey, 19, Waterville, 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 Kealey will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Kealey 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. Trooper Steven Steransky of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Kealey for the offense.

    Suzanne Vannoy, 45, Canton, Pa., charged with the offense of Theft, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation Vannoy will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally Vannoy must perform 40 hours community service. Trooper Terence Foley of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Vannoy for the offense.


    0 0

    Pickup rolls

    DORNSIFE - Kyle Z. Davis, 24, of Dornsife, escaped injury in a rollover crash shortly after midnight Tuesday in Washington Township.

    State police at Stonington said Davis was driving a 2000 Ford F350 north on Slutter Valley Road, near Ferster Valley Road, about 5 miles south of Dornsife, when he began to fall asleep. The vehicle veered off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and rolled onto its driver side.

    Davis was wearing a seat belt. He was cited by Trooper David Myers with violating the traffic code driving on roadways laned for traffic. His vehicle was towed.

    Pillow and Herndon fire departments assisted at the scene.

    Mailbox damaged

    PITMAN - Stephanie Reiner, 27, of Pitman, reported damage to her mailbox along Peach Tree Lane in Upper Mahanoy Township between 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 and 7 a.m. Feb. 20, state police at Stonington reported Saturday.

    Check stolen

    HAMILTON - A personal check was stolen from Mary Deitman, 84, of 45 Sun Valley Drive, and cashed for $300 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 10, according to state police at Stonington. An investigation continues.

    Vehicle damaged

    PAXINOS - Abigail Rose Troutman, 19, of Coal Township, reported her vehicle's glove compartment door was disabled with an unknown object while the vehicle was parked at Masser's Farm Market along Route 61 in Shamokin Township. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. Feb. 18, state police at Stonington reported Saturday.

    Rollover crash

    PLUM CREEK - Tricia R. Heiser, 26, of Shamokin, suffered a minor injury in a crash Feb. 12 in Shamokin Township, state police at Stonington reported Saturday.

    Heiser was driving a 2008 Suzuki Reno east on Captain Bloom Road near Plum Creek Road about 10:30 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle. It traveled up a snow embankment and rolled onto its roof, coming to rest in a residential yard. She was treated at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township.


    0 0

    SUV rolls

    SNYDERTOWN - A Sunbury woman suffered a moderate injury in a rollover crash Sunday along Snydertown Road.

    According to state police at Stonington, Kristen M. Kratzer, 24, was driving a 2006 Jeep Commander west near Zimmerman Hollow Road about 4 a.m. when the vehicle drove off the right side of the road. It struck a rock wall and a caution sign before rolling onto its driver side, sliding across the roadway and coming to rest in the eastbound lane.

    Kratzer was taken by a Sunbury area ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was listed in fair condition Sunday evening, according to a nursing supervisor. Police said she was not wearing a seat belt.

    The roadway was closed between Snydertown and Sunbury until the wreckage was cleared.

    Kratzer will be cited by Trooper David Boucher for violating the vehicle code, driving on roadways laned for traffic.

    2 hurt

    PAXINOS - Two local men suffered minor injuries in a broadside collision Saturday along Route 61 in Shamokin Township.

    According to a press release issued Sunday by state police at Stonington, Steven D. Clark, 50, drove a 1991 Geo Prizm from Irish Valley Road onto the state highway and into the oncoming path of a southbound 2011 Toyota Corolla driven by Steven T. Dodge, 29, of Ranshaw. The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m.

    Both vehicles stopped on the berm along the northbound lanes, across from the Irish Valley Road tunnel. The Toyota sustained heavy front-end damage, and its front and side airbags deployed. The Prizm sustained heavy damage on its driver side.

    Both drivers were wearing seat belts, as was a passenger in the Geo, Amanda E. Noll, 35, of Danville. Clark will be cited by Trooper Mark Adams for a stop sign violation, police said.

    Elysburg Fire Department and Ambulance, Overlook Fire Department and AREA Services ambulance responded.

    Theft

    HUMMELS WHARF - Karen E. Taormina, 25, and Elizabeth J. Howey, 27, both of Sunbury, were charged by state police at Selinsgrove with retail theft for an incident Friday at Walmart along Route 11/15 in Monroe Township, Snyder County.


    0 0

    Drunk driving

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Two motorists were charged last month with two counts each of driving under the influence stemming from a field sobriety checkpoint along Route 61 Sept. 20.

    Kimberly Finlan, 41, of 708 W. Coal St., Trevorton, was driving a 2006 Jeep when she was stopped about 2:50 a.m. Donald E. Kistler, 55, of 1546 Tioga St., Coal Township, was driving a 2011 Ford truck when he was stopped about 12:30 a.m.

    Police said both failed field sobriety testing. Finlan had a 0.151 percent blood alcohol content, while Kistler's was 0.134 percent, according to criminal complaints.

    Charges were filed Feb. 19 by Coal Township Patrolman Terry Ketchem and Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Keith Tamborelli.

    Drug charge

    SHAMOKIN - Donna M. Shaffer, 37, of 46 Adams St., is charged by Patrolman Ray Siko II with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said she illegally possessed six oxycodone pills, a plastic straw and an Access card, both containing white residue, found inside a kitchen cabinet at her home about 4:15 p.m. Jan. 28. Police were dispatched to the scene during a probation check of neighboring 44 Adams St.

    Crash charges

    SHAMOKIN - John Traas, 22, of 514 S. Diamond St., is charged by Cpl. Jarrod Scandle with three counts of driving under the influence, and one summary count each of careless driving, accidents involving damage to unattended property and drivers required to be licensed. Police said he had a blood alcohol content of 0.207 percent and tested positive for marijuana following a crash about 10:40 p.m. Dec. 28 near Market and Spruce streets. Traas had crashed a sedan into a utility pole before driving off and was found at a nearby bar, police said.


    0 0
  • 03/09/15--21:00: Police Briefs 3/10/2015
  • Man faces hearing on retail theft

    Brian Joe Rought, 38, of Towanda, faces a preliminary hearing at 3:30 p.m. today before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on charges of retail theft and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked for an incident that took place at 1:53 p.m. Jan. 15 at Welles Mills Company Inc. on Golden Mile Road in Wysox Township, according to court papers.

    The papers note that Rought is accused of the retail theft of gasoline valued at $30.

    Vandalism occurs in Wysox Township

    Wysox resident Edward W. Mercer was the recent victim of vandalism, state police said.

    Mercer, who lives on Golden Mile Road, reported that he was watching TV when he heard a noise. He then noticed that his front window was smashed. The incident occurred at 8:15 p.m. on March 3.

    Hit-and-run crash occurs in Wysox Twp.

    A hit-and-run driver struck a 2013 Ram truck that was parked at the Jeld-Wen plant in Wysox Township, police said. The vehicle belongs to Anthony Campbell of Rome.

    State police at Towanda said they are continuing to investigate the crash, which occurred at approximately 11 p.m. on Feb. 9.

    Dushore man charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

    Jeremy Mark Marshall of Dushore took Dushore resident Priann Fay Williams' vehicle without her permission, police said.

    The incident occurred at 11 a.m. Wednesday on Boxer Drive in Dushore, state police at Laporte said.

    Marshall, 24, has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license, police said.

    Towanda man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

    Brandon Lawrence Reeves, 32, of Towanda has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

    The charge was filed after Reeves was found to be in possession of two syringes and a small metal spoon, state police said.

    Reeves admitted that he used the syringes and metal spoon to prepare methamphetamine and inject it, police said.

    The incident occurred on March 2 at a residence in Towanda, state police at Towanda said.


older | 1 | .... | 134 | 135 | (Page 136) | 137 | 138 | .... | 217 | newer