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  • 08/04/15--21:00: Court notes 8/5/15
  • Sheryl McGowan and Patrick J. McGowan to John T. Zelinka for $334,900; 241 Hemlock Terrance, Fairview Township.

    Archer-Daniels-Midland Company to Ambrosia US Newco LLC for $65,106,346; 4001 Stoney Creek Road, Hazle Township.

    Marie Belasco to Kevin D. Rocktaschel and Shirin Pajoohi for $193,200; 226 Machell Ave., Dallas.

    James P. O’Brien and Mary Ann O’Brien to National Residential Nominee Services Inc. for $185,000; 44 Parish Street, Dallas.

    National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Michael E. Ruggere and Heather M. Williams for $185,000; 44 Parish Street, Dallas.

    Patrice Curley to Dominick Rudolfi and Jeffery S. McKensie for $122,000; 19 Cricket Drive, Butler Township.


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    Attempted robbery

    SUNBURY - Police here are investigating an attempted robbery at a residence in the 300 block of Race Street late Monday night.

    Police reported an unidentified male dressed in black and wearing a mask over his face entered the home and held a male at knifepoint while demanding items. The assailant then ran from the house after being confronted by another person in the home.

    The intruder was last seen running east on Pennsylvania Avenue onto Speece Street.

    Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Sunbury police or Northumberland County Communications Center at 570-988-4539.

    Defendant found guilty

    SHAMOKIN - David A. Demarco, 25, of 429 W. Second St., Mount Carmel, was found guilty of a summary offense of harassment during a trial Tuesday morning before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.

    Demarco, who was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs, was found not guilty of disorderly conduct. A misdemeanor of simple assault was withdrawn.

    He was charged by Shamokin Police Chief Darwin Tobias III with slapping his wife, Amber, grabbing her throat and pulling her hair July 13 in the 300 block of North Vine Street. Police said Demarco also threatened to kill the victim, who suffered injuries to her throat and left arm.

    DUI

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Trooper Nicholas Bressler of state police at Stonington charged Alexa Rae Caulder, 19, of 1206 Pulaski Ave., Coal Township, with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to exhibit her driver's license, failing to drive in a single lane, careless driving, failing to wear a seat belt and operating with alcohol in her system while being a minor.

    The charges relate to a July 18 traffic stop on Route 225 in Coal Township.

    Police said Caulder had a blood-alcohol content of .128 percent.

    DUI

    SHAMOKIN - Samuel J. Rumberger, 59, of 1457 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, was charged by Trooper Jared Mowen of state police at Stonington with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol involving a July 17 traffic stop at Second and Penn streets.

    Police said Rumberger had a blood-alcohol content of .182 percent.

    DUI

    SHAMOKIN - Rachel L. Sahutsky, 25, of 162 Fifth St., Apt. B, Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and a turn signal violation in connection with a July 12 traffic stop at Independence and Market streets.

    Police said Sahutsky had a blood-alcohol content of .210 percent.

    Drug offense

    SHAMOKIN - Chief of Police Darwin Tobias III has charged Jason Ruskuski, 35, of 67 S. Oak St., Coal Township, with possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a July 22 incident at Water and Third streets.

    Police reported Ruskuski was found in possession of six syringes, a bent spoon and cotton swabs.

    Public nuisance

    SHAMOKIN - George Atiyeh, 56, of 147 S. Maple St., Mount Carmel, has been charged by Cpl. Bryan Primerano with misdemeanors of causing a public nuisance and disorderly conduct relating to a building he owns at 805 E. Commerce St. that collapsed at about 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

    Atiyeh, a co-owner of Apartments and Acquisitions, has been cited numerous times in the past for code and safety violations at the Commerce Street building and other properties he owns in Shamokin, Mount Carmel and other communities.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Matthew Hashuga has cited three people for retail theft involving separate incidents at Walmart Supercenter.

    Dina Delorenzo, 46, of Shamokin, was cited for allegedly stealing $65.41 in merchandise June 5.

    Jessica L. McCollum, 34, of Kulpmont, and a 13-year-old girl from Kulpmont were cited for allegedly removing $76.14 and $95.13 worth of merchandise, respectively, June 17.


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  • 08/04/15--21:00: Police Briefs 8/5/2015
  • Access device fraud

    State police at Towanda said Brandon Lawrence Alexander, 26, of Granville Summit, used the bank account of Rebecca Mae Louise Bump, 23, of Rome, to make purchases from Dec. 14 to April 27.

    Police listed the location of the incident as Burlington Borough and Granville Township.

    According to police, charges were filed on Alexander through District Court 42-3-01.

    Violin taken

    Dakota Michael Williams, 18, of Canton, told state police at Towanda that his violin and violin carrying case were stolen sometime between July 19 and July 20 from his residence in Canton Township.

    According to police, the violin is described as cherry-colored, with some oak, and the violin bow is cherry red in color. Police said the carrying case is made of black fabric, and has a teal blue interior, a heart on the outside of the case, and Williams' name written on top of the case in green paint. The case also contained a pitch pipe and rosin block, police said.

    Police said the total value of the violin and carrying case is estimated at $350.

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

    Two injured in crash

    Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred recently on Towner Hill Road in Rome Township.

    According to state police, Dominick M. Manuel, 18, of Rome was driving a 2001 Dodge Ram north on Towner Hill Road around 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 2. Riding with Manuel was Elizabeth D. Poirier, 18, of Rome.

    Police said Manuel lost control of his vehicle on a curve, causing it to travel south into a ditch located on the west side of the road. The Dodge then traveled for approximately 75 feet, then overturned onto the driver's side. The vehicle then slid across the northbound lane and overturned onto its roof before coming to rest in a ditch on the east side of the road.

    Manuel, Poirier and a third unidentified passenger exited the vehicle right before it burst into flames. Manuel suffered a minor cut to his head, while Poirier suffered minor injuries to her right hand and left knee. The second passenger was not injured. All were transported via West Alliance EMS to Robert Packer Hospital for treatment. Rome Fire Department assisted at the scene.

    Police reported that Manuel will be cited for operating a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

    Man charged in Milan DUI

    A 58-year-old man from Wapwallopen, Pa. was charged with DUI after crashing into a home in Milan on July 17, Towanda state police said.

    Edward J. Palsha was heading east on Milan Road in Ulster when he left the roadway and crashed into a Macafee Road residence, police said.

    Police said charges were filed against Palsha on July 30.

    Athens man charged with theft

    Lance E. Gesford, 31, of Athens was charged with retail theft by Athens Township Police on July 28 after Gesford attempted to steal a pair of work boots from the Elmira Street Walmart in Athens Township on that date, Athens police said.

    Gesford said he forgot to take the boots out of his cart when paying for items at the self checkout register, but footage provided by Walmart's asset protection office showed Gesford and a female paying for various items and placing them on the boots, police said.

    The boots' value was $49.76, according to police.

    Police said Gesford entered a guilty plea to a retail theft charge in June 2010.

    Gesford has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 8 for his preliminary hearing.

    11 cited for criminal trespassing in Smithfield

    Towanda state police cited 11 juveniles and teens with criminal trespassing on Aug. 1 after the owner of a vacation cabin checked on the property, state police said.

    A large amount of beer bottles, male and female clothing, and $1 bills were found on the property, police said.

    Police said the 11 people organized the bonfire party on Twitter.

    Street sign stolen in Windham

    On July 31, an unknown person stole a street sign that was posted at the end of a driveway located on White Deer Lane in Windham Township belonging to Charles Vasey, 66, of Rome, according to state police. Anyone with information is asked to contact Towanda state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Attempted burglary at Indian Hills Auto Sales

    State police at Towanda are investigating an attempted burglary at Indian Hills Auto Sales on Route 6 in Tuscarora Township. According to state police, between 8:30 p.m. on July 27 and 8:15 a.m. on July 28, someone removed a window from the rear of the office and attempted to gain entry. Anyone with information is asked to contact Towanda state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Deer blind windows damaged in Wyalusing

    State police at Towanda are investigating a criminal mischief incident that occurred between July 18 and Aug 1. According to state police, a person fled a wooded area off of Wyalusing New Albany Road after damaging windows on a deer blind belonging to Theresa Arizzi, 56, of New Albany. Anyone with information is asked to contact Towanda state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Car stolen and damaged in Litchfield

    Between 7:30 p.m. on July 30 and 10 a.m. on July 31, a vehicle belonging to Jessica Ashcraft, 34, of Sayre, was stolen while parked in her neighbor's driveway on Sackett Creek Road in Litchfield Township.

    According to state police, the vehicle was later found abandoned at a location on Snow Road in Litchfield with heavy damage. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Towanda state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Money stolen from Troy residence

    At 8:44 a.m. on July 15, a person entered a home belonging to Robert and Susan Storch of Troy located on 3457 Porter Rd. in Troy Township.

    According to state police, the person stole $885 cash from the residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact Towanda state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Items stolen from home in Troy

    Between June 17 and July 21, unknown actor(s) went inside a residence located on Farmers Valley Road in Troy Township. Upon entering, the person first went into a bedroom belonging to Josh Sapp, 36, of Troy and stole a black/gray Brink Security Safe that contained a black Springfield 911 A1 45 caliber, U.S. currency, $200 cash and approximately 90 Adderall. The person next entered a room belonging to Sonner Anderson, 26, of Troy, and stole a small glass of U.S. currency coins worth approximately $50. The person then went into a bedroom belonging to Dyamond Deleon, 21, of Troy and stole a jar of U.S. currency coins worth approximately $100. The person finally went downstairs into a bedroom belonging to Tom Evans, 40, of Troy, and stole a black Swiss Arms TAC 1 Pellet Gun 177 caliber with a 4x32 Swiss Arms Scope. The person then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

    Copper piping stolen in Canton

    Towanda state police are investigating an incident where copper piping was stolen from inside a home located at 607 Rosner Rd. in Canton Township, belonging to Stephen Botella, 52, of Roaring Branch between 8 a.m. on May 29 and 10 a.m. on July 11.

    One injured

    State police at Towanda said one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that took place at 8:45 a.m. July 23 on Route 6 (Main Street) in Troy Borough.

    According to police, drivers involved in the crash were Brian D. Ward, 57, of Mooringsport, La. and Joshua R. Ferrario, 27, of Towanda, who had a minor injury. Ward was driving a Ford F250 and Ferrario was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee, police said.

    Police said Ferrario's vehicle was stopped at a red light on Route 6, facing west in the area of Martha Lloyd Community Services, and Ward was traveling in the same direction, just east of Ferrario's vehicle. While traveling, Ward fell asleep and opened his eyes, just before impact, police said. He did not have enough time to apply his brakes, and impacted the rear end of Ferrario's vehicle, police said. Both vehicles continued traveling west on Route 6 for approximately 10 feet, and came to a stop in the westbound lane of travel, still facing west, police said.

    Junior's Towing towed both vehicles from the scene, and the Troy Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

    Ward was charged with careless driving, police said.

    Woman struck

    State police at Towanda said Ray Harold Chaapel, 48, of Canton, shoved and struck a 46-year-old Canton woman at 8:50 p.m. July 12 on Taylor Road in Canton Township.

    Members of state police at Towanda investigated and charges have been filed in District Court 42-3-01, police said.


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  • 08/05/15--21:00: Police Briefs, Aug. 6, 2015
  • Police Briefs

    Juvenile arrested

    State police at Towanda said a 16-year-old Sayre juvenile was arrested for grabbing and striking at 17-year-old Gillett juvenile sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. July 28 at the Troy Fairgrounds in Troy Township.

    Police said charges for harassment were filed at District Court 42-3-01.

     

    Bike stolen

    Annette L. Morseman, 56, of Troy, told state police at Mansfield that a black and yellow 21-speed Mongoose mountain bike and a white and black 21-speed Shogun mountain bike were stolen from her residence sometime between July 24 and July 28 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa.

    Police said the loss is estimated at $460.

     

    Items taken

    Michael Dewayne Vanhorn, 53, of Canton told state police at Mansfield that someone unknown broken into two of his residences sometime between 7 p.m. July 19 and 7:35 p.m. July 23 on Spencer Road, Union Township, Tioga County, Pa.

    Police said a 10-point Stealth XLT crossbow worth $1,600, a Lone Wolfe climbing tree stand valued at $400, Midland radios worth $150, a Craftsman tool belt with various tools valued at $200, a bowhunter safety harness worth $68, and a blue Makita circular saw worth $150 were taken.

    Sayre man charged with retail theft

    Kevin Neil Alger, 36, of Sayre, has been charged with retail theft and driving with a suspended license by Athens Township Police following a June 8 incident at the Elmira Street Walmart in Athens, according to Athens police.

    Police responded to the store and the assistant manager told police a male, later identified as Alger, exited the store without paying for several items, police said.

    The manager told police he confronted Alger in the parking lot and that Alger hurriedly placed items in the truck in which he drove away quickly, police said.

    After reviewing security footage and transaction records, police identified Alger and witnessed him place a plant and other unidentified items in his cart, police said.

    Police said Alger entered a guilty plea to a retail theft charge from Village of Waverly Police in 2014.

    Alger has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 1 for his preliminary hearing.

     

    DUI charges

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

    Elizabeth Martha Collins, 30, of Towanda, was also charged by state police on July 15 with careless driving and reckless driving. Collins was charged on July 15 following a traffic stop on U.S. Route 6 in Towanda. After being taken into custody, Collins agreed to submit to a blood test at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda, which revealed that presence of Temazepam and Lorazepam in her bloodstream on the day of her arrest. Collins has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on Aug. 28.

    Brian James Ridl, 42, of Dushore, has also been charged by Towanda police with driving on the wrong side of the road; careless driving; and operating a vehicle while his license was suspended (DUI related). Ridl was charged on July 2 following a traffic stop on Main Street in Towanda. After being


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    Drugs stolen

    MONROE TOWNSHIP - Aimee Lynn Snyder, 27, of Coal Township, reported to state police at Selinsgrove that at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, someone took more than 100 oxycodone pills from a bottle she left in the restroom of the Kohl's Department Store.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 570-374-8145.

    Inmate charged

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Detective Degg H. Stark from the Northumberland County District Attorney's Office has filed a charge of institutional vandalism against Jarred E. Walburn, 28, a Northumberland County Prison inmate at SCI-Coal Township.

    According to a release from the DA's office, Walburn was in an argument with a county correctional officer on July 16 when he allegedly threw a food tray at his cell door, fracturing one of the high-strength window panes. Officials at the prison say the damage is estimated at $191.47 and restitution is being sought.

    A preliminary hearing on the incident will be held within the next few weeks before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Matthew Hashuga filed retail theft charges against two individuals for crimes at Walmart SuperCenter, Route 61, Coal Township.

    - Mallary Shingara, 27, of Shamokin, was charged after allegedly selecting two packs of diapers valued at $62.88, and then fraudulently returning the diapers, without having paid for them. The alleged incident occurred June 21.

    - Brian Elliott, 24, of Shamokin, was charged after allegedly picking up a $14.88 toy and then fraudulently returning it without paying for it.

    Scattering rubbish

    COAL TOWNSHIP - David Seger, 55, of 1026 E. Packer St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Jason Adams with scattering rubbish.

    According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Seger is accused of dumping used tires on the grounds of Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery between Sept. 13 and April 16.


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  • 08/05/15--21:00: Court notes 8/6/15
  • Cynthia Dotter vs. Dwayne Dotter.

    John Baranosky vs. Kim Baranosky.

    Frank Jr. Peters vs. Nancy Peters.

    Frank Denicola vs. Jean Denicola.

    Karolina Cimochowski vs. George Cimochowski.

    Richard Koval vs. Carol Koval.

    Eileen Merlino vs. Anthony Merlino Jr.

    Thomas Benevino vs. Karen Bevevino.

    August Genetti III vs. Colleen Burns-Genetti.

    Paul Miorelli vs. Rachel Galassi.

    Daniel Force vs. Dianne Force.

    Stacy Lugin vs. Nicholas III Lugin.

    Shane Wolfe vs. Melissa Wolfe.

    Tara Iovacchini vs. Daniel Iovacchini.


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    MOUNT CARMEL - Charges against three individuals were either ordered held to court or dismissed during preliminary hearings Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones.

    - Charges of assault by a prisoner, resisting arrest, two counts of disorderly conduct, terroristic threats and simple assault filed against Johnathon F. Steckley, 31, of 437 E. Water St., Mount Carmel, were ordered held to court.

    Steckley was charged by Mount Carmel Borough Police Patrolman Matthew Dillman following an incident outside Steckley's home and at the Mount Carmel Borough Police Department July 27.

    He was ordered to appear for court arraignment in Northumberland County Court Sept. 8, when he can either plead guilty or no contest or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

    - Charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property were withdrawn against Sean M. McDermott, 46, of 497 S. River Breeze Ave., Winfield, when the victim refused to testify.

    McDermott was charged by Mount Carmel Township Police Chief Brian Hollenbush following a motorcycle theft from an Atlas home July 22.

    - Charges of simple assault and harassment filed against Matthew Alan Gray, 36, of 533 Montour Road, Paxinos, were withdrawn when the victim refused to testify.

    Gray was charged by Ralpho Township Police Patrolman Bryon Chowka following an incident at his home July 31 involving a physical altercation with another individual.


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    Man cited twice

    SHAMOKIN - Charles J. Probst, 47, of 124 E. Chestnut St., was cited twice for public drunkenness and once for disorderly conduct after a series of incidents starting at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday.

    Chief Darwin Tobias reported Probst was first cited when he caused a disturbance at his residence and then fled the scene. He was later found lying asleep on a sidewalk at Market and Willow streets, concerning passers-by.

    Criminal trespass

    KULPMONT - Borough police charged Jonathan L. Morgante, 30, of 739 Ash St., Apt. C, for criminal trespass, loitering and prowling at night, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after a July 30 incident in the 700 block of Spruce Street.

    Kulpmont Police Patrolman Patrick McAndrew reported in court documents witnesses said Morgante allegedly tried to break into a vehicle and a nearby home. When confronted by police, Morgante was staring at a brick wall, saying he was trying to get his medication out of the wall.

    Morgante was arraigned before on-call magistrate Michael Diehl, of Milton, and placed in prison on $10,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 26 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, of Mount Carmel.

    Crash leads to charges

    RIVERSIDE - A Philadelphia man faces DUI charges after an investigation into a July 8 crash at 202 Dewart St.

    According to court documents, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Jared Mowen reported a box truck, driven by Sanh T. Tran, 35, of 1203 Tree St., Philadelphia, crashed into a wooden fence in a backyard. Tran told police he was attempting to make a left turn from Hazleton Street onto Chestnut Street, but crashed into the fence. Field sobriety tests given at the scene determined Tran was under the influence of a substance; he was taken into custody for chemical blood testing.

    The tests showed that Tran was under the influence of a synthetic cannabinoid drug.

    Tran was also charged with failing to stay in one lane, failing to drive a vehicle at a safe speed, careless driving and reckless driving.

    The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, of Mount Carmel; a preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 9.

    Disorderly conduct

    SHAMOKIN - City police Chief Darwin Tobias III cited Joel A. Santiago, 18, of 401 N. Rock St., for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass for allegedly jumping a fence into a yard and hiding between residences, alarming neighbors, in the 400 block of East Spurzheim Street at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday.

    DUI

    KULPMONT - Brian G. Madden Jr., 31, of 255 W. Saylor St., Atlas, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on roadways laned for traffic, careless driving, reckless driving and failure to wear a seat belt after a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Michael App at Route 61 and Second Street, Kulpmont, at 1 a.m. July 4.

    Chemical blood testing showed Madden's blood alcohol level was .158 percent.

    The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, of Mount Carmel; a preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 2.

    Woman faces citations

    SHAMOKIN - Linda J. Bojanac, 56, of 317 S. Coal St., was cited twice by Shamokin City Police for two separate incidents in the past week.

    City Police Patrolman Nathan Rhoads cited Bojanac for harassment after she allegedly hit another individual in the head with a flower vase July 31 and left the scene before police arrived.

    On Tuesday, Bojanac was cited for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and violating the city's open container ordinance by Chief Darwin Tobias III after she allegedly walked in and out of traffic while drinking from a bottle of wine at Market and Arch streets at 5:14 p.m.

    DUI

    RIVERSIDE - Bruce A. Sheriff, 51, of 513 Avenue F, was charged with driving under the influence, careless driving and failure to use seat belts after an incident in front of 511 Avenue F at 11:40 a.m. July 4.

    According to court documents filed by state police Trooper Nicholas Berger, Sheriff was found unresponsive in a vehicle and had been there for about an hour. Emergency personnel determined there was no medical emergency but believed Sheriff was under the influence.

    Sheriff was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, for chemical testing, which showed a number of prescription medications in his system.

    The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, of Mount Carmel; a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 2.

    Scattering rubbish

    EAST CAMERON TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington charged Nicholas F. Strohecker, 20, of 218 Strohecker Road, Herndon, with scattering rubbish after he allegedly dumped a pickup truck-load of trash over an embankment in East Cameron Township June 3.

    When interviewed by police, Strohecker told police he did it to make room in his truck for the rest of his route while working for a trash collector. The charge was filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones July 30; a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 2.


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  • 08/06/15--21:00: Court notes 8/7/15
  • Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding Tuesday over Luzerne County Domestic Relations Contempt Court, ordered the following defendants jailed for failure to pay child support:

    Lee Atkinson, no address given; $1,604, lodged 90 days.

    Warrants were issued for the following defendants:

    Jayne A. Baran, c/o 515 Green St., Freeland; $809.

    Brian Mitchell, 809 Scott St., Wilkes-Barre; $1,547.

    Michael F. Murphy, 924 Highland St., Avoca; $56,080.

    Michael W. Cowan, 27 Green St., Ashley; $839.

    David Engleman, 152 Tulip Rd., Noxen; $956.

    Jason Green Sr., 370 Hickory Lane, Allentown; $3,896.

    Kenneth Payne, 663 N. Locust St., Hazleton; 1,005.

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

    Michael McGlynn vs. Marlyne McGlynn.

    Romayne Kmetz vs. Henry Kmetz.

    Maurya Morris vs. Tadd Morris.


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  • 08/06/15--21:00: Police Briefs, Aug. 7, 2015
  • Police Briefs

    Theft reported

    State police at Towanda said they responded to a complaint of a theft from a motor vehicle at Mobile Acres Trailer Park on the Berwick Turnpike.

    Police said the incident took place sometime between 10 p.m. Aug. 2 and 7 a.m. Aug. 3.

    According to police, Jay Merton Smith, 82, told police various items were stolen from his vehicle.

    Police said they are investigating.

    Sayre man charged with theft, receiving stolen property

    Athens Township Police charged David Joseph Fassett with retail theft and receiving stolen property on July 29 after Fassett attempted to steal $246.92 worth of merchandise from the Elmira Street K-Mart in Athens Township, Athens police said.

    K-Mart's Asset and Profit Protection Manager told police they saw a male, later identified as Fassett, removing tags from items in a hardware department and placing the items in a duffel bag, police said.

    Fassett and a female with him paid for several items before attempting to leave with the unpaid merchandise, police said.

    Items taken included a drill, rotary tool, sander, paint stripper, and other hardware items, police said.

    Police said Fassett has a prior retail theft conviction.

    Fassett has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 8 for his preliminary hearing.

    DUI charge

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

    Matthew Wayne Gurnee, 28, of Warren Center, by Sayre Borough Police, on July 3, on South Lehigh Avenue in Sayre Borough. Gurnee has also been charged with careless driving. A preliminary breath test later revealed Gurnee's blood alcohol content to be .225 percent. Gurnee has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 11 for his preliminary hearing.


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  • 08/07/15--21:00: Police Briefs 8/8/2015
  • Sayre man facing drug charge

    Patrick Joseph Henderson, 24, of Sayre, was charged with drug paraphernalia possession by Sayre Borough Police on July 28 following a call from Henderson's mother saying he was conscious but unresponsive.

    The mother told police Henderson took medication and drank a bottle of rum and liqueur, police said.

    Police said Henderson was a known heroin user and they found three hypodermic needles and three spoons with residue.

    Henderson has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Aug. 25 for his preliminary hearing.

    Second woman charged in May Walmart theft

    Chelsea Marie Vanderpool, 18, of Athens, was charged with retail theft by Athens Township Police on July 6.

    Vanderpool was charged after police reviewed footage from May 1 at the Elmira Street Walmart in Athens Township, where they observed her and Marie Renee Stedge, who was also charged in the incident, take several items from the store without paying, police said.

    The pair told police they stole household items to furnish an attic room they moved to in order to get a dog, police said.

    Vanderpool has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 8 for her preliminary hearing.

    Man charged with copper wire theft

    Athens Township Police charged Richard Lee Henderson, 27, of Easton, Pa., with burglary; criminal conspiracy; criminal trespassing; theft by unlawful taking or disposition; criminal mischief, damage to property; and receiving stolen property, all felony counts, police said.

    Henderson told police he helped Howard Johnson, who was charged with multiple felony charges in later copper thefts from the Nomac facility on King Road, break into the facility, steal and sell copper wire, police said.

    Henderson was released on nonmonetary bail and has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Aug. 18 for his preliminary hearing.

    Monroeton man charged with theft

    David Lee Alvoid Jr. of Monroeton is accused of using his sister's checking account, without her permission, in order to purchase $3,689 worth of items on eBay, police said.

    Alvoid made the purchases using his mother's eBay account, while she was out of town, police said.

    The incident occurred on April 8 and April 9 in Franklin Township, state police at Towanda said.

    As a result of this incident, the 18-year-old Alvoid has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, access device fraud, and identity theft, police said.

    Alvoid was arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Aug. 4. Alvoid was then released on non-monetary bail.

    Alvoid must attend a preliminary hearing on Wednesday in Towanda District Court.

    Towanda man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

    Terry Richard Satterly, 32, of Towanda had a hypodermic needle in one of his pockets when he was pulled over by police on River Road in Towanda, police said.

    The traffic stop occurred on July 10 after police observed him driving erratically and believed he might be impaired, police said.

    As a result of this incident, Satterly was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, Towanda police said.


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    Suzuki damaged

    ELYSBURG - Ralpho Township Police continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash at 10:54 p.m. Thursday on Route 487 near the intersection of Northumberland Drive.

    Police say a 2004 silver Suzuki, driven by Tanya Fidler, of Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, struck the rear of a black Pontiac, driven by Lori Anne Schwartz, of Lower Road, Shamokin. Inside Fidler's vehicle were two minor children in the rear seat.

    The Suzuki had to be towed from the scene. The Pontiac was still drivable and no injuries were reported.

    Assisting police at the scene were members of the Elysburg Fire Department, Elysburg Ambulance, and Elysburg Fire Police.

    Deer causes crash

    ELYSBURG - An animal is being blamed for a rollover crash at 1:25 p.m. Friday at 424 Stoney Lane.

    Ralpho Township Police say a 16-year-old Elysburg was operating a 1993 Jeep Wrangler north on Stoney Lane when she swerved to avoid a deer.

    The Jeep then traveled down a 10-foot embankment, rolled over and came to rest on its wheels, facing south.

    The driver was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured, and the Jeep had to be towed from the scene.

    3-vehicle accident

    COAL TOWNSHIP - No one was injured in a three-car crash at 9:42 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Center Street.

    Township police report a 2001 Ford, driven by Cheyanne Wallish, 19, of 1741 Round Head Drive, Weatherly, was traveling on Center Street when it struck a parked 2015 Jeep, owned by Brian and Amber Molesevich, of 657 Center St.

    The Jeep was then pushed into a 2010 Cadillac, also owned by the Molesevichs, and into a tree.

    Wallish and her two passengers, George Wallish, 22, of 845 Lott St., and a five-year-old boy, were not injured. The driver was cited by police for careless driving and for violating child restraint laws since the boy was not in a car or booster seat.

    Simple assault

    SHAMOKIN - City police charged Joshua Steele, 30, of 232 S. Coal St., with simple assault and harassment after an altercation at 9:12 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

    According to court documents, Chief Darwin Tobias III said the victim, Lori Jacobs, told police her son, Steele, got mad at her and started a verbal argument. Steele allegedly picked up a glass vase and threw it at Jacobs. The vase hit a glass coffee table, causing the glass to shatter, and hit Jacobs in the leg, causing a laceration.

    Jacobs admitted to throwing the vase, but said he had no intention of hitting Jacobs or hurting her.

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

    Drug charges filed

    SHAMOKIN - Kenneth R. Sampsell, 20, of 135 Birch St., Shamokin, was charged with drug offenses following an undercover buy June 16.

    Shamokin Police Cpl. Bryan Primerano said in court documents police made arrangements with a confidential informant to conduct a drug buy on that date. Under surveillance, Sampsell allegedly gave Spice to the informant for $30.

    Police charged Sampsell with delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, possession of Spice and criminal use of a communication facility. The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin, but no date for a preliminary hearing has been set.

    PFA violation

    SHAMOKIN - Jeffrey E. Barber, 21, of 77 Raspberry Hill, Shamokin, was charged with violating a protection from abuse order by city police Patrolman Shane Mowery following an incident at 11:30 p.m. July 27 at Market and Arch streets.

    Spice charges

    SHAMOKIN - City police charged Christian L. Dawson, 21, of 419 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after an overdose incident at a local business at 4 a.m. July 31.

    Police were called to the Dunkin Donuts restaurant at that time for a report of two men sitting in a car smoking something and overdosing. Dawson, who police awoke first, allegedly admitted to police that the two were smoking spice.

    After getting permission to search the vehicle, Patrolman Nathan Rhoads found a pack of Spice and another bag of a unknown substance, along with an elephant-shaped smoking pipe.

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

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A Sunbury man faces felony retail theft charges after stealing hundreds of dollars of merchandise from the Walmart Supercenter between May 28 and 29.

    According to court documents, Coal Township Police Detective Jeffrey Brennan said store security observed Kenneth M. Holland, 34, of 705 N. 7th St., Sunbury, in the store May 28, randomly selecting electronic items and placing them in his cart. The security officer said Holland then moved to the men's department and began to open the merchandise - a computer adapter, speakers and a battery pack - and place the items in a shoe box. Holland then walked to the front of the store and into the restroom, the security officer said.

    When he came out, Holland then went back to electronics and selected more items, then went to the shoe department and began concealing them on his person. He went to the restroom again before leaving. Store officials estimated the loss at $333.73.

    The next day, store officials informed security that Holland was back in the store, taking headphone sets and putting them into his pockets. He allegedly attempted to leave the store before being stopped by store security and taken into custody.

    The total amount of merchandise stolen during both incidents was $767.45. Police said Holland was convicted of retail theft twice in 2014. He is currently facing retail theft charges in Union and Cumberland counties, according to the state judicial website.

    He was videoarraigned Thursday and held on $1,000 cash bail. A video preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin, is scheduled for Aug. 18.

    Marijuana found

    SHAMOKIN - Tracy Tobias, 37, of 548 N. Third St., Shamokin, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a search of her residence, according to Shamokin City Police Cpl. Bryan Primerano.

    According to court documents, police found a small amount of marijuana and a small baggie with marijuana residue in Tobias' room while searching the residence during a drug investigation involving a juvenile. Tobias told police she had the items for a period of time and that the marijuana was old.

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


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  • 08/07/15--21:00: Court notes 8/8/15
  • Lisa Clement vs. Carmen Clement.

    Janine Kravitz vs. Anthony Kravitz.

    Alexandria Lewis vs. Peter Lestourgeon.

    Nannette Hurley-Meckes vs. Kevin Meckes.

    Donna Hardiman vs. Dale Hardiman.

    Holly Brauns vs. Michael Brauns.

    Allison Hunsinger vs. Donald Hunsinger.

    Mary Vnuk vs. Brian Vnuk.

    Randy Jaffe vs. Debra Jaffe.

    Frank Kratz vs. Maria Kratz.

    Diane Wallace vs. Dennis Wallace.

    Tina Hardik vs. Craig Hardik.

    Agnes Sekel, John David Sekel, Robert Keith Sekel and Sandra Dianne Hopple to Brian Charles Emershaw for $77,000; 561 Northampton St., Kingston.

    Anthony T. Graham and Robert E. Hagenbaugh to Mark and Helen Realty LLC for $140,000; 394-396 E. Washington St., Nanticoke.

    South Main Street Building Inc. to D&D Alleghany LLC for $400,000; 94-96 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre.

    Lindsay Yetter to Lori A. Potorski for $93,900; 638 York Ave., Avoca.

    Atlantic Funding LLC to Timothy Athey for $152,000; 532 Huntsville Road, Dallas.


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    Downed wires

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Police report George M. Follmer, 54, of 20 Hill St., Benton, was traveling west through the intersection of Tioga and Meade streets in his 2001 International tractor trailer truck when he struck Verizon and Service Electric Cablevision wires and pulled them partially off the utility pole.


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  • 08/09/15--21:00: Police Briefs 8/10/2015
  • Attempted home entry occurs in N. Towanda

    North Towanda Township resident Jennie Brown-Stiner reported that someone tried to enter her home through the front door at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 15, state police said.

    The home is located on Hillcrest Drive, state police at Towanda said in a press release that they issued on Saturday about the incident.

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

    Towanda Borough police have missing bicycle

    A boy's green bicycle was found on Aug. 1 at the Towanda Public Library, Towanda police said.

    The bike is a Royce Union 21-speed model, police said.

    The owner can claim the bicycle at the Towanda Borough police station.

    Monroeton woman cited for retail theft

    Ashley Lynn Vanderpool, 22, of Monroeton was cited for retail theft after she tried to steal several items from the Kmart department store in Wysox Township, police said.

    The incident occurred at 1 p.m. on Aug. 3, state police at Towanda said.

    Monroeton man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

    Bradley Lee Cordner, 30, of Monroeton has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

    The charge stems from a July 29 incident, during which law enforcement officers took Cordner into custody at his home, based on a parole absconding warrant, police said.

    Upon taking Cordner into custody, police found a glass smoking pipe and a hypodermic needle on his person, police said.

    Cordner admitted that the items were used for inhaling bath salts and injecting a controlled substance, state police at Towanda said.


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    Crash

    ELYSBURG - Ralpho Township Police said Ryan J. Little, 18, of Elysburg, crashed a 2011 Ford Focus sedan near 197 Bear Hollow Road shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday.

    Little's vehicle crossed the southbound lane, hit a ditch, rolled twice and came to rest in the northbound lane of travel, police said.

    Little and a 17-year-old male from Kulpmont were wearing their seatbelts and were not injured. The vehicle was towed by Tire Ranch, of Elysburg.


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  • 08/10/15--21:00: Court Notes 8/11/15
  • Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding Tuesday over Luzerne County Domestic Relations Contempt Court, ordered the following warrants issued for the following defendants:

    Patrick Kreidler, 587 Hazle St., Apt. A, Wilkes-Barre; $554.

    William Hughes Jr., 166 Butler St., Pittston; $8,876.

    Mindy Nutaitis, 50 W. Center St., Shavertown; $423.

    Justin Crane, 30 Scott Run Road, Shickshinny; $1,352.

    Luis Roman, 785 Peace St., Hazleton; $1,337.

    Kervin O. Marte, 812 Hazleton Apartments., Hazle Township; $1,134.

    Jason S. Hollis, 616 Arthur St., Hazleton; $12,503.

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

     

    Marisa Semenza vs. Lawerence Semenza.

    Alexander Wilson vs. Jodi Wilson.

    Janine Caban-Cull vs. Nicholas Cull.

    Jennifer Robinson vs. John Robinson.

    Nicole Oravic vs. Joshua Oravic.

    Jessica Harkins vs. Christopher Harkins.

    Rachelle Tresilus vs. Even Moise.

    Jessica Levine vs. Steven Levine.

    Roderick Blaine vs. Emily Andrews.

    Joshua Malet vs. Jennifer Malet.

    Ellen Davis vs. Willar Davis.


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    SUNBURY - Eight defendants were sentenced recently in the Court of Common Pleas.

    - Shane Geary, 31, an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, was ordered Monday by Northumberland County Judge Charles Saylor to serve 82 days to 23 months in county prison on charges of simple assault and criminal mischief relating to a May 10 disturbance at his residence at 1439 W. Fern St., Coal Township. He was given credit for 82 days served in prison.

    He was charged by Coal Township police with assaulting his 31-year-old live-in girlfriend, Tara Duzick.

    Geary was fined $200 and must make restitution of $475.94 to Duzick.

    His sentence runs concurrent to another sentence he is currently serving.

    - Justin Petro, 20, of Mount Carmel, was sentenced Monday by Saylor to 3 to 23 months in county prison for possession with intent to deliver spice. He also received a concurrent prison sentence of 3 days to 6 months for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

    Petro was fined $1,050 and will have his driver's license suspended for 12 months.

    The defendant was charged by Shamokin police in connection with an incident June 29, 2014.

    - David Carper, 26, of Paxinos, was sentenced Monday by Saylor to 5 days to 6 months in county prison for driving under the influence of alcohol and fined $300. He also will have his driver's license suspended for 12 months.

    Carper was charged by state police at Stonington in connection with a traffic stop March 8, 2014, at the intersection of Routes 61 and 901 in Mount Carmel Township.

    - Troy Tafner, 19, of Strong, was sentenced Monday by President Judge William H. Wiest to 18 months probation and fined $150 for obstructing administration of the law involving a Sept. 1 incident at Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury.

    Tafner, a former county corrections officer, was charged by Northumberland County Detective Degg Stark with bringing tobacco into the prison.

    - Lonnie Bixler, 48, of Shamokin, was sentenced Monday by Wiest to 16 months intermediate punishment with the first 90 days on house arrest for criminal use of communication facility. Bixler also was ordered to pay a $100 fine.

    Shamokin police charged Bixler in connection with an incident May 12, 2014.

    - Brian Shaffer Sr., 27, of Shamokin, was sentenced Aug. 3 by Saylor to serve 3 1/2 to 7 years in state prison for a felony count of receiving stolen property, along with concurrent sentences of 1 to 2 years for a pair of simple assault charges. The charges stem from three separate arrests in 2014.

    - Adam K. Heim, 35, of Sunbury, was sentenced Aug. 3 by Saylor to serve 6 to 23 months in Northumberland County Prison for felony theft. He was arrested for a January incident in Point Township.

    - Jason D. White, 32, of Atlas, was sentenced Aug. 3 by Saylor to serve one year probation for disorderly conduct stemming from a January incident in Sunbury.


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  • 08/10/15--21:00: Police Briefs 8/11/2015
  • Burglary in Stevens Township

    Towanda state police are investigating a burglary in Stevens Township that took place between July 7 and July 14, state police said.

    Police said the actor entered a residence in Stevens Township and stole a silver Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun from the premises.

    Troy woman charged with harassment

    Rebecca Ellen Lane, 30, of Troy, was charged with harassment by Towanda state police after an incident in Sheshequin Township on July 9 at about 9:35 p.m., state police said.

    Police said Lane struck a 45-year-old female from Towanda in the face and pulled her hair.

    Harassment charges filed against Towanda woman

    State police at Towanda charged Cherish Ann Johnson, 27, of Towanda with harassment after an Aug. 3 incident in Sheshequin Township where Johnson is alleged to have scratched and bit the 23-year-old victim, also of Towanda.

    Towanda woman cited for hit-and-run

    Jessica L. Benson, 26, of Towanda, was cited for failing to report an accident to police after she struck a Chysler Concorde with a Chevrolet Traverse while attempting to enter a parking space at the Cargill Meat Solutions location in Wyalusing Township, Towanda state police said.

    Police said Benson struck the rear driver's side portion of the Chrysler, leaving minor damage on the vehicle.

    Benson fled the scene and was later identified through a police investigation into the crash, police said.

    Benson was uninjured in the accident, police said.

    Athens man charged with harassment, simple assault

    Sayre Borough Police charged Philip C. Mazzarese with harassment and simple assault after an Aug. 6 incident on U.S. Route 220 in Sayre, Sayre police said.

    Police said Mazzarese's girlfriend called police after he punched her in the face several times and threw her wallet, car keys, and cellphone into woods by Route 220.

    Police said the caller had a large black eye as well as swelling on the upper left side of her face.

    Mazzarese admitted to police he was drinking at the time of the incident as well as throwing items in the woods, but said he didn't punch her.

    Mazzarese was remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $35,000 bail.

    Mazzarese is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Aug. 18 for his preliminary hearing.

    Large sum taken from safe

    State police at Towanda said someone unknown entered a residence between noon June 8 and noon Aug. 9 on Austinville Road in Columbia Township, and removed approximately $10,000 in cash from a safe on the premises and then fled the scene.

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

    Citation pending

    State police at Towanda said a non-traffic citation for summary harassment is pending against Kyle L. Bradley, 27, of Gillett, in Magisterial District Court 42-3-01 for an incident that took place at approximately 9:15 p.m. July 28 at a residence on Miller Lane in South Creek Township.

    According to police, Bradley subjected a 30-year-old Gillett woman to physical contact during a dispute.

    Incident investigated

    State police at Towanda said they investigated an incident in which a 58-year-old Gillett woman was arrested for DUI and aggravated assault at approximately 10 p.m. July 27 at a residence at Thompson Hill Road/Route 14 in South Creek Township.

    According to police, she drove her vehicle into a 33-year-old Elmira, N.Y. man.

    The man, meanwhile, was arrested for simple assault, theft, and harassment for grabbing the woman and pushing her down, after stealing her various items, police said.

    Police didn't provide the names of the people involved in the incident.

    Inappropriate comments made

    State police at Towanda said a 20-year-old Towanda woman reported that inappropriate comments were made toward her by a known 49-year-old Ulster man at approximately 8 p.m. July 30 on the pull-off in front of the cemetery near Cemetery Road in Burlington Township.

    Police said an investigation is ongoing.

    Drives flees crash

    State police at Towanda said a driver fled the scene of a crash that occurred at 7:20 p.m. June 23 on Springfield Road and Shell Road in Springfield Township.

    According to police, the driver of a Dodge Caliber lost control of the vehicle on a curve, causing it to strike a guard rail on the west bound side of the roadway. The vehicle came to final rest as it struck the guard rail, facing westbound, police said.

    No injuries

    State police at Towanda said no injuries were reported in a three-vehicle crash that occurred at 11 a.m. July 28 on Route 14 at its intersection with the Gate 2 lane at Alparon Park in Troy Township.

    According to police, the drivers involved in the crash were George N. MacBride of Milan; Roger D. Wilcox, 61, of Canton; and Brian L. Lent, 38, of Gillett. Police said MacBride was charged with a violation of "duties at stop signs."

    Police said the crash occurred as MacBride was stopped at a stop sign on the Gate 2 lane, at its intersection with Route 14. He did not yield to oncoming traffic and pulled onto Route 14, police said. His vehicle was struck on the driver side by Wilcox, in the southbound lane of Route 14, which caused MacBride's vehicle to spin into the northbound lane. Subsequently, it was struck by Lent's vehicle, which was traveling north on Route 14, police said.

    Police said all vehicles had disabling damage.

    MacBride was driving a Chevrolet S10; Wilcox a Ford F150; and Lent a Chevrolet Blazer, police said.


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  • 08/11/15--21:00: Police Briefs 8/12/2015
  • Walmart theft leads to charges

    Darcy Mae Crone, 28, of Wellsburg, N.Y., was charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property by Athens Township Police after Crone was seen in the Elmira Street Walmart in Athens Township stuffing various items into a duffle bag and leaving the store without paying for the items on Aug. 5, Athens police said.

    Police said the items totaled $208.02.

    Crone has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 8 for her preliminary hearing.

    Sayre woman charged after underage drinking party

    Sayre Borough Police charged 20-year-old Tori Lynn Ackley, of Sayre, with providing false identification to law enforcement, three counts of corruption of minors, purchasing alcoholic beverages by a minor, and three counts of selling or furnishing alcohol to minors, Sayre police said.

    On Aug. 11, police responded to a North Elmer Avenue residence - later identified as Ackley's residence where she hosted the party - in Sayre after reports of an underage drinking party, police said.

    Police said they saw five people at the residence and four were under 21 years old, but Ackley provided police with a birthday that would make her 21.

    Police said all people on the porch except for one person had alcohol on their breath.

    Police contacted Ackley's school and confirmed her age was 20 years old, police said.

    Ackley was remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

    Ackley will appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Aug. 25 for her preliminary hearing.

    Towanda woman charged with assault

    Laura Elizabeth Dinelli, 22, of Towanda has been charged with simple assault and harassment relating to a July 12 incident on Babcock Hill Road in Windham Township.

    According to police, Dinelli shoved Catherine Halley Bride to the ground, causing Bride to fall backward and break her right wrist.

    Dinelli has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 for a preliminary hearing.

    Monroeton man assaults person at party

    Emery Frederick Johnson Jr., 29, of Monroeton has been charged with simple assault and harassment relating to a July 12 incident on Babcock Hill Road in Windham Township.

    According to police, Johnson struck a person in the face multiple times while leaving a party at a cabin.

    Johnson has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton at 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 15 for a preliminary hearing.

    Two involved in physical altercation

    Michael Longcoy, 26, and Angela Baker, 24, have been charged with harassment relating to a physical altercation that occurred on Aug. 8 on Main Street in New Albany Borough.

    According to police, the two became involved in a dispute inside their residence.

    Man accused of scattering trash

    Nathan Douglas Krager, 19, of LeRaysville has been charged with scattering rubbish relating to an Aug. 3 incident on State Route 487 in Orwell Township.

    According to police, the victim, Joseph Walter Regan, 63, of Rome discovered trash on his property with a pay stub belonging to Krager inside.

    Police said charges have been filed at the courtroom of Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

    Burglary at seasonal cabin in Terry Twp.

    A seasonal cabin belonging to Douglas Minch, 56, of Horsham was allegedly burglarized sometime between the dates of July 30 and Aug. 5 at its location on Airborne Lane in Terry Township.

    According to police, Minch found that the cabin had been broken into and several items were missing from inside.

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

    Propane heater stolen

    State police are investigating a report of a burglary that occurred sometime between July 24 and Aug. 7 at a private residence on Parker Road in Wyalusing Township.

    According to police, a portable propane heater belonging to Clark Allen Walker, 48, of Wysox was missing from the property.

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

    No injuries in Wyalusing crash

    A two car accident occurring on Aug. 7 on Marsh Street in Wyalusing Borough resulted in no injuries, according to a press release from state police.

    Police said the accident happened when Kenneth R. Walter, 54, of Towanda backed his 2010 Nissan Titan truck into a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro operated by Betty J. Teel, 44, of Wyalusing.

    The Camaro sustained disabling damage during the incident, police said.

    Walter was charged with a summary moving violation for his role in the accident.

    DUI crash details

    Everett E. Baldwin, 54, of LeRaysville suffered no injuries after police say he crashed a 2004 Ford F-150 truck into a tree alongside Little Meadows Road in Warren Township on July 20.

    Police said they arrested Baldwin for driving while under the influence of alcohol in relation to the incident.

    DUI charges

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

    Charles Michael Howell, 38, of Wysox, by state police, on July 17, on Route 6 in Standing Stone Township. Howell has also been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to notify a change of address, driving on a suspended license, failing to stay in his lane, reckless driving and careless driving. A blood test revealed on the night of his arrest Howell had a blood alcohol content of .22 percent. Howell has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton at 1 p.m. on Sept. 15 for a preliminary hearing.

    Adam John Hogan, 30, of Towanda, by state police, on July 18, on Route 6 in Wysox Township. Hogan has also been charged with failing to stay in his lane, texting while driving and careless driving. A blood test revealed on the night of his arrest Hogan has a blood alcohol content of .208 percent. Hogan has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 28 for a preliminary hearing.

    Marcus Matthew Jackson, 28, of Rome, by state police, on Aug. 7, on Maximus Lane in Rome Township. Jackson has also been charged with driving a vehicle without inspection and careless driving. Jackson refused to submit to a blood test to establish his blood alcohol content on the night of his arrest. Jackson has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 28 for a preliminary hearing.

    Hila Jane Kinner, 51, of Wyalusing, by state police, on July 26, on Route 6 in Wyalusing Township. Kinner has also been charged with failing to stay in her lane, driving at an unsafe speed and careless driving. A blood test revealed on the night of her arrest Kinner had a blood alcohol content of .186 percent. Kinner has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 28 for a preliminary hearing.

    Everett Elson Baldwin, 54, of LeRaysville, by state police, on July 20, on Little Meadows Road in Warren Township. Baldwin has also been charged with failing to stay in his lane and careless driving. A blood test revealed on the night of his arrest Baldwin had a blood alcohol content of .215 percent. Baldwin has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 28 for a preliminary hearing.


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