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    Accident details

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Police here have released details and identified the three people injured in Monday afternoon's accident on Route 54 near the Aqua Pa. water treatment plant.

    Police reported Mark Ososkie, 32, of 224 S. Locust St., Mount Carmel, was driving a 2012 Volkswagen owned by Northwestern Human Services Inc., Sunbury, east on Route 54 at 4:30 p.m. when the vehicle exited the highway and struck a rock wall. The Volkswagen then spun around and flipped two or three times before coming to rest on the travel lane/berm of the road.

    Ososkie was transported by ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where he underwent emergency room treatment before being released.

    Two passengers in the vehicle, William Scherer, 28, and Russel Miniers, 55, both of Mount Carmel, also were injured and transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Scherer was listed in serious condition Tuesday. A hospital spokeswoman said there was no record of Miniers being treated at the medical center.

    The vehicle was towed from the scene by Dave's Auto Body and the accident remains under investigation.

    Steals gun

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Jonathan T. Eisenhuth, 30, of Mifflinburg, who is currently in Montour County Prison, Danville, was charged by Detective Jeff Brennan with theft from a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing a High Point 9mm handgun, magazine clip, a box of ammunition and holster from a vehicle owned by Brian Foulds. Police said the theft occurred Sept. 28 or Sept. 29 while the vehicle was parked in the 1100 block of West Walnut Street.

    Liquor law violations

    MONTOURSVILLE - Liquor law violations were filed by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement against two local establishments.

    Natalie Fire Co. No. 1 was cited March 13 for purchasing malt or brewed beverages on credit and transporting malt or brewed beverages without a license. The alleged incidents occurred Aug. 10, 17 and 24 and Nov. 1 and 9.

    Sherry A. Doyle of Doyle's Cafe, 200-202 W. Girard St., Atlas, was cited Thursday for purchasing malt or brewed beverages with other than licensee's checks, cashier's checks or money orders. The alleged incidents occurred Oct. 16, Nov. 2, Dec. 19 and 21 and Jan. 26.

    Code citations

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Two township men were cited by code enforcement officer Chris Petrovich for alleged code violations.

    Mark Shingara, of 323 Center St., was issued two citations for allegedly violating the garbage ordinance after construction debris accumulated at his property at 240 Center St. on Monday and Tuesday.

    Thomas E. Broscius, of 1516 Pulaski Ave., was issued two citations Tuesday for allegedly violating faulty weather protection ordinance as his structure's roof is rotting and has several holes allowing water to enter.

    Burglary

    KULPMONT - James A. Kline, of 622 Scott St., Apt. C, reported to state police at Stonington that sometime between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday, a burglar entered his residence without permission and removed a television, PlayStation 3 video game system, various games and a phone charger. Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact state police at 570-286-5601.


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  • 03/25/14--21:00: Police Briefs 3/26/2014
  • Scrap metal taken

    State police at Towanda said they are investigating a theft that occurred sometime between 9 p.m. March 4 and 7:20 a.m. March 5 in the 14000 block of Route 6 in West Burlington Township in which scrap metal and truck battery cores were removed from the area surrounding an automotive business.

    Police said the victim was a 43-year-old man.

    Man awaiting extradition

    State police at Towanda said Jason Earl Whitten, no age given, of Sayre, who is a fugitive from justice, was awaiting extradition to New York following a traffic stop at 10:03 p.m. March 15 on Springfield Road at its intersection with Route 14 in Troy Township.

    Police said he was found to be the subject of an active warrant from the Waverly Police Department and was arraigned and committed to Bradford County Correctional Facility.

    Police said he was driving the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop.

    People cited for harassment

    State police at Towanda said a non-traffic citation for harassment was filed in Magisterial District Court 42-3-01 on Christopher J. Coleman, 36, and Tiffanie M. Coleman, 36, both of Wells Township.

    Police said they had a verbal altercation that turned physical at 10:30 p.m. March 13 on Coryland Road in Wells Township.

    Rape reported

    State police at Towanda said they are investigating the sexual assault of a 14-year-old female by someone known to her that took place in 2012-13 in the Gillett area.

    Door damaged

    A 64-year-old Columbia Township man told state police at Towanda that his door was damaged sometime between March 15-18.

    Police said the incident took place at a location on Austinville Road in Columbia Township. No suspects can be linked to the investigation at this time, police said.

    Man charged with harassment

    State police at Towanda said William Daniel Slocum, 30, of Towanda, was charged with one summary count of harassment following an incident at 1:31 p.m. March 13 in the 4900 block of Fairview Road in Burlington Township.

    Police said the victim, a 20-year-old Towanda woman, told police that she and Slocum engaged in a verbal argument at their residence. She said the incident turned physical in nature.

    Burglary invested

    State police are investigating a burglary that occurred recently at the Hillsgrove Hotel on state Route 87 in Hillsgrove Township, Sullivan County.

    Police reported that two suspects entered the hotel through a bathroom window by prying it open with a pry bar. Once inside, the perpetrators used the pry bar to open a cash register and a jukebox, stealing the money both contained. The burglars also attempted to break into an ATM machine, but were unsuccessful. The thieves also entered the back room and stole a carton of cigarettes, before fleeing the scene.

    The first suspect is described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, mask, blue jeans and gloves. The second suspected was reported wearing as gray hooded sweatshirt, light blue jeans, mask, and gloves. Anyone with information about the incident is requested to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.

    Break-in reported at OIP

    A break-in was reported recently at the OIP restaurant along the Golden Mile in Wysox.

    According to state police, unknown suspects managed to gain access to the business between 9 p.m. on March 11 and 10:30 a.m. on March 12, removing $450 cash in the process. No suspects have been linked to the investigation at this time. Anyone with information regarding the incident is requested to contact the state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Woman accused of violating PFA

    A Forkston Township was taken into custody by state police recently for violation of a protection from abuse order.

    According to state police, Theresa Marie Crockett, 53, was arrested for the above offense on March 15 around 3:22 p.m. in Asylum Township. Police said Crockett arrived at a private residence, demanding to speak to the owner. When they arrived at the scene, police reported, they determined that Crockett had a PFA placed against her which she had violated by arriving at the residence.

    Police said charges will be filed against Crockett with in Bradford County Court.

    Theft reported

    State police are investigating a theft which occurred recently in Standing Stone Township.

    Police reported that perpetrators gained access to a debit card account of a Wyalusing man, allowing them to withdraw cash from the account. Anyone with information about the incident is requested to contact the state police at (570) 265-2186; or 1 (800) 4-PA-TIPS.

    Man charged with reckless endangerment

    A Towanda man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to answer a charge of recklessly endangering another person.

    According to information filed in Wheaton's office, Matthew Preston Ferris, 36, has also been charged with criminal mischief, and careless driving. Ferris is accused of deliberately driving his Dodge pickup truck into the rear of another vehicle as the two were traveling south on U.S. Route 187 in Asylum Township on March 22.

    Ferris is scheduled to appear before Judge Wheaton on April 15.

    Man charged with DUI

    A New York man was cited by state police recently on a charge of driving while under the influence.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Joel Steven Benjamin, 29, has also been charged with driving on the wrong side of the road; operating a vehicle at an unsafe speed; and careless driving.

    Benjamin was charged following a motor vehicle accident on Sugar Cabin Road in Warren Township on Feb. 28. Benjamin agreed to submit to a blood test which eventually revealed that his blood alcohol content was .158 percent on the day of his arrest. Benjamin has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Wheaton on May 6.

    Woman charged with selling controlled substance

    A Troy woman accused of selling a controlled substance to a confidential police informant was ordered incarcerated recently in lieu of bail.

    According to information filed by the state police, Amea R. Renzo, 32, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance; criminal use of a communication facility; and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

    Renzo is accused of having sold crystal methamphetamine to a confidential police informant last May, as well as the prescription drug oxycodone in June.

    Renzo's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 2 before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark.


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    Code citations

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Two township men were again cited by code enforcement officer Chris Petrovich for alleged code violations.

    Mark Shingara, of 323 Center St., was issued a citation Wednesday for allegedly violating the garbage ordinance because of construction debris at his property at 240 Center St. The latest citation follows two issued Monday and Tuesday for the same alleged violation.

    Thomas E. Broscius, of 1516 Pulaski Ave., was issued two citations Wednesday for allegedly violating the faulty weather protection ordinance. His structure's roof is rotting and has several holes allowing water to enter. He also was issued two citations Tuesday for the same alleged violations.

    Accident victim critical

    DANVILLE - Carl Yucha, 76, of 1517 South St., Coal Township, remained in critical condition Wednesday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash Friday night along Route 61 near Pool World in Shamokin.

    Yucha was a passenger in a Honda Accord operated by Donna Yucha, 51, of the same address, who also was injured and transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger, where she was admitted. A hospital spokeswoman reported Donna Yucha was discharged recently.

    Police have identified the driver of the Subaru Legacy that collided with the Accord as Tracey Delp, 26, of Womelsdorf. Delp refused medical treatment at the scene. Her passenger, Scott Oswald, 33, of Shamokin, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, police said.

    Shamokin police said the Legacy was traveling north on Route 61 at a high rate of speed when it crossed the center line and collided with the Accord.

    Police reported the 8:30 p.m. accident remains under investigation.

    Serious condition

    DANVILLE - William Scherer, 28, of Mount Carmel, who was injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on Route 54 near the Aqua Pa. water treatment plant in Coal Township, was still listed in serious condition Wednesday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

    Criminal trespass

    DALMATIA - State police at Stonington reported four known suspects unlawfully entered the former Dalmatia Elementary School, stole sports-related equipment and discharged a fire extinguisher inside the building March 15 or March 16.

    An investigation is continuing.


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    Marriage licenses

    - Anthony Taylor Montaperto and Frances Noreen Towle, both of Scranton.

    - Richard Vincent Dwyer and Jillian Rae Castellano, both of Dickson City.

    Property transactions

    - Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, trustee of Sacred Heart of Jesus Polish Roman Catholic Church, Sacred Heart of Jesus Congregation and Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, all of Mayfield, to Dennis Kutch and John Frankovsky, Jermyn; four parcels in Mayfield for $175,000.

    - Catherine Burke, Easton, to Dennis Morales, Scranton; a property at 19 Adams Ave., Carbondale, for $83,500.

    Divorces sought

    - Rachael L. Addley, Jessup, v. John J. Addley, Jessup; married June 13, 1998, in Jessup; pro se.

    - Jocelyn Branas, Scranton, v. Daniel W. Branas, Wilkes-Barre; married July 2, 1988, in Scranton; pro se.

    STATE TAX LIENS

    - Joel A. Ciccarella, 27 S. Irving Ave., Scranton; $991.71.

    - Edward J. Kelly, 2105 Shawnee Ave., Scranton; $980.68.

    - Jessica A. Janus, 1109 rear Wood St., Scranton; $1,074.24.

    - William M. Jordan, 1018 Luke Ave., Scranton; $1,296.25.

    - Joseph T. Dunlisse, 514 Cedar Ave., Apt. 11, Scranton; $2,276.54.

    - Ronald Jeter, 633 Irving Ave., Scranton; $3,559.04.

    - Javier Walta, 117 Homestead St., Dunmore; $711.65.

    - Francis J. Scanlon, 19 Thorn St., Apt. 1, Carbondale; $579.72.

    - Assante Inc., 2441 Tech Center Court, Suite 102, Las Vegas; $144,573.32.

    - Booboos Daycare and Learning Center (a corporation), 401 W. Market St., Scranton; $2,288.81.

    - Gatto's Discount Foods LLC, 933 Lakeland Drive, Scott Twp.; $14,286.85.

    - Brar Petroleum LLC, 2 Joyce Court, Manalapan, N.J.; $867.03.

    - Rocky Mountain Transload Inc., 3 Depot St., Taylor; $3,293.96.

    - Exhale Hookah Lounge & Kabob Grill, 136 Wyoming Ave., Scranton; $1,786.37.

    - Montage Subs Inc., 3 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic; $2,402.54.

    - NEPA Electrical Associates (a corporation), trading as Mr. Electric, 1128 Meade St., Dunmore; $6,287.49.

    - SEI Iron Metal Inc., trading as Scrap Enterprise Inc., 167 Sussex St., Old Forge; $28,437.56.

    - Keystone Site Contractors LLC., 937 Meade St., Dunmore; $2,501.91.

    - PCM Construction Management Inc., 72 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic; $7,861.05.

    - Scranton Pizza Inc., 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton; $1,139.11.

    - Taylor Family Dentristy LLC, 790 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit; $7,538.79.

    - Deadline Construction LLC, 1202 rear Vine St., Scranton; $4,432.27.

    - Keystone Veal LLC, 120 Monahan Ave., Dunmore; $4,720.89.

    - Margie's Luncheon Inc., 2239 Jackson St., Scranton; $1,077.79.

    - DA Quick Lube LLC, trading as Hilltop Lube, 3189 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Blakely; $1,516.68.

    - William Cruser, trading as B C Carpet, 306 Erie St., Dunmore; $673.59.

    - Pro-Lectric LLC, P.O. Box 322, Taylor; $3,090.16.

    - CJ Packaging Inc., 801 William St., Dunmore; $11,004.11.

    - Associated Insurance Agency of Pa. Inc., 5 Zimmerman St., Clarks Summit; $2,494.97.

    - New Hope Healthcare Inc., 117 N. Main Ave., Scranton; $4,662.75.

    - Boothmaster Inc., 500 Gleason Drive, Suite A, Moosic; $20,255.62.

    - Belotti Learning Window Inc., 25 Drake St., Moosic; $3,434.09.

    - Buona Pizza Restaurant, Green Ridge Plaza, Scranton; $2,101.82.

    ESTATES FILED

    - Gertrude Z. Brown, also known as Gertrude Zachar Brown, 1101 Vine St, Scranton, letters testamentary to Richard Zachar, 214 Butler St., Kingston.

    - Elaine Mariotti Conte, also known as Elaine M. Conte and Elaine M. Mariotti, 707 Powell Ave., Jessup; letters of administration to Vincent Conte Jr., same address.

    - William Joseph Sandly Sr., 15009 Hilltop Drive, Clarks Summit, letters of administration to Cheryl Sandly, same address.

    - Nicholas Spryn, 326 Mooney St., Olyphant, letters of administration to Mary Ann Spryn, same address.

    - Thomas W. Koslowski, 1143 Bank St., Dickson City, letters testamentary to Elaine Koslowski, 1145 Bank St., Dickson City.

    - Bernice Stanco, 316 River St., Olyphant, letters testamentary to Donna McDevitt, same address.

    - Barbara Ann Casella, 62 Primrose Lane, Spring Brook Twp., letters of administration to Harley Patterson, same address.

    ONLINE: thetimes-tribune.com/courts


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  • 03/27/14--21:00: Court notes 3/28/14
  • Michael Stevenson v. Kristen Stevenson.

    Jennifer Simonik v. Jesse Simonik.

    Chason Sordoni v. Lucy Sordoni.

    Brian Oakes v. Amber Oakes.

    Eric E. Gorka, Patricia Eroh and Patricia Gorka to Tracy M. Kline for $170,980; Wright Township.

    Lee R. Lispi, Sarah E. Cordova and Sarah E. Lispi to Amanda Bowman and Maria Bowman for $180,000; Swoyersville.

    Connie A. Kearney to Leah A. Stratton for $112,000; Exeter.

    Stanley Knappman and Gerda Knappman to Erik Knappman for $80,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Beal Bank S.S.B. to Alan R. Grula Jr. for $118,000; Wilkes-Barre Township.

    Shawn E. Jetton to Jordan M. Albert for $128,000; Nanticoke.

    Gary Ide (executor) and Judith N. Schellenberger (estate) to Frank Toton and Sharon Toton for $104,500; Dallas.


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    Driver cited

    ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP - Marie C. Dorman, 56, of Sunbury, was cited by Trooper Nicholas Berger of state police at Stonington for driving at an unsafe speed in connection with a one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning at the intersection of Captain Bloom and Kline roads.

    Police reported Dorman was driving a 2001 Subaru Forester west on Captain Bloom Road at 5:51 a.m. when she applied her brakes to slow down for an upcoming curve. Police said the Forester then slid straight into a tree and traveled into a field.

    Dorman, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported by a family member to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital for an evaluation.

    Drug possession

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A 14-year-old Coal Township boy was charged by Patrolman Chris Lapotsky with possession of marijuana in connection with an incident at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Shamokin Area High School.

    Police said school officials received information that the student may be in possession of marijuana and following a search, they found a small amount of marijuana on him.

    More citations

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Mark Shingara, of 323 Center St., Tharptown, and Thomas E. Broscius, of 1516 Pulaski Ave., Coal Township, were cited again Thursday by Code Enforcement Officer Chris Petrovich for violating township ordinances.

    Police said Shingara has allowed construction debris to accumulate at the rear and side of his property at 240 Center St., Tharptown. Police said the roof of Broscius' home has several holes in it, allowing water to enter the building, and contains broken and rotted roof covering.

    Conditions update

    DANVILLE - Christopher Charowsky, 21, of 1500 Pulaski Ave., Coal Township, the driver of a car that crashed on Route 61 near Tharptown Feb. 28, remained in critical condition Thursday at Geisinger Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

    Carl Yucha, 76, of 1517 South St., Coal Township, who was injured in a two-vehicle accident March 21 on Route 61 near Pool World in Shamokin, also remained in critical condition at Geisinger.

    William Scherer, 28, of Mount Carmel, who suffered injuries in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Route 54 near Aqua Pa. water treatment plant, remained in serious condition at Geisinger.

    Two-vehicle crash

    COAL TOWNSHIP - No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday at the intersection of Park Avenue and Chestnut streets.

    Coal Township police reported Kevin Keefer, 18, of 713 Bear Valley Ave., Shamokin, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet west on Park Avenue at 5:14 p.m. when he attempted to turn onto Chestnut Street. Police said the driver's side of Keefer's vehicle was struck by a 2006 Nissan operated by Robert Schickley, 53, of 134 S. Owl St., Coal Township, who was attempting to pull out from a stop sign.

    Keefer's vehicle sustained minor damage. Schickley's vehicle sustained minor damage to its front bumper area.

    Both vehicles were driven from the scene.


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    DUI charges

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

    Betty J. Allen, 39, of Athens, by Athens Borough police, on March 15, on Old Hopkins Street in Athens. Allen has also been charged with careless driving and violation of accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property. A blood alcohol test revealed that Allen's blood alcohol content was .16 percent on the day of her arrest. Allen has been sent a summons to appear April 22 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

    Athens Boro police warn of scam

    The Athens Borough Police Department is currently investigating an alleged blacktop scam, according to information from borough police.

    Police said a contractor approached borough residents stating that his company had leftover materials from another job in the area and offered to repair the reporting parties' driveway at a discount. The work that had been completed and the materials used were not satisfactory, police said.

    The department reminds all residents to be observant if approached by contractors offering them driveway sealer or asphalt at a discounted rate. Residents are reminded to check for contractor registration through the state attorney general's office or to contact their local law enforcement or code enforcement agency for additional information, police said.

    Two arrested in Athens Twp. thefts

    Athens Township police recently arrested two men on a charge of retail theft.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Adam C. Rowe, 25, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., and Kamry Mishel Smiley, 23, of Athens, were arrested March 22 after removing items from the Walmart store on Elmira Street.

    Police said Rowe attempted to steal a DVD receiver valued at $249.97. Smiley attempted to remove a foam bicycle seat cover and an insulated drinking cup valued at a total of $26.40, according to police.

    Smiley and Rowe were each arraigned March 22 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail each. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for April 1.

    Barton woman arrested

    A Barton, N.Y. woman was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

    According to information from the sheriff's office, Cortny S. Doane, 24, was also charged with speeding.

    Police said Doane was found to have a suspended driver's license following a vehicle stop March 24 on Ellis Creek Road in Barton.

    Doane was issued tickets to appear April 15 in Barton Town Court.

    Citation issued

    State police at Towanda recently issued a citation to a Towanda woman following an incident in Ulster Township.

    According to state police, Bobbi Jo Ann Noto, 31, is accused of intentionally damaging the vehicle of a female victim during a dispute March 20 at a Route 220 location.

    Liquor law violation

    A Ridgebury Township establishment recently was cited by the state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for a violation of state liquor laws.

    According to the bureau, the Ridgebury Sportsman's Club on Centerville Road is accused of failing to maintain complete and truthful business records concerning the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act for a two-year period, failing to operate small games of chance in conformity with the act and the state code, and selling to non-members.

    The charges will be brought before an administrative law judge, according to the bureau.

    Indiana man charged in truck theft

    An Indianapolis, Ind. man was recently incarcerated by Athens Township police in connection with a November 2012 theft of a pickup truck.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, John E. Thompson, 40, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and driving without a valid license.

    Police said Thompson removed a 2003 GMC Sierra truck belonging to a Wyalusing man from the Blue Spruce Trailer Court on Nov. 2, 2012. The Indianapolis Metro Police Department found the stolen truck in the city two days later and had it impounded, police said.

    Thompson had a suspended Indiana driver's license and no Pennsylvania license at the time of the offense, police said.

    Thompson was arraigned March 21 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Thompson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 1.

    Athens man charged

    An Athens man was recently arrested by Athens Borough police on a charge of simple assault.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Ryan Daniel Stevens Taylor, 26, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and harassment.

    Police said Taylor was involved in a physical domestic incident with a female victim at about 9:41 a.m. March 27, causing minor injury to the female. Taylor was found to have several items of drug paraphernalia containing burnt residue in his possession, including a chrome socket, a modified two-liter bottle and a yellow cap containing a chrome socket, according to police.

    Police also arrested Taylor on a warrant from the Chemung County, N.Y. sheriff's department for criminal possession of a weapon, a felony offense, police said.

    Taylor was arraigned March 27 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of a total of $30,000 bail. His preliminary hearing for the March 27 charges is scheduled for April 8.


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    LACKAWANNA COUNTY COURT NOTES

    Marriage licenses

    - Brian Michael Kochis and Amber Patrice Laske, both of Scranton.

    - Jordan Niles Trask and Sherry Lynn Sidwell, both of South Abington Twp.

    Property transactions

    - Marcia Ufberg, as executrix of the estate of Howard Ufberg, trading as Ufberg Realty Co., Scranton, to Samuel N. Starr, Scranton; a property at 207 Center St., Scranton, for $125,000.

    - Lisa Rose and Jeffrey D. Northup, Glenburn Twp., to Thomas M. and Therese M. Burke, South Abington Twp.; properties at Northup Hill Road, Glenburn Twp., for $400,000 and $100,000.

    - Richard H. and Donna S. Gunderson to Joseph W. Shyna; a property at Clifton Road, Clifton Twp., for $235,000.

    - Siniawa XII L.P., Dickson City, to Dickson City Inn & Suites LLC, Montoursville; a property at Commerce Boulevard, Dickson City, for $1,460,000.

    - Debra L. and Leo Carpen­etti, Scott Twp., and Jan Sweimier, South Abington Twp., to Pamela A. Jones, Olyphant; a property at Lakeside Commons Unit 11, South Abington Twp., for $180,000.

    Divorces sought

    - Timothy Hanicak, Dickson City, v. Laura Hanicak, Dickson City; married Aug. 12, 2000; Joan Guari, attorney.

    - Mitesh Patel, Scranton, v. Anamika Patel, Scranton; married Feb. 26, 2012, in Mahar­ashtra, India; Lucille Marsh, attorney.

    ESTATE FILED

    - Richard Castelletti, 4 Hickory Lane, Clarks Summit, letters of administration to Kathy Castelletti, same address.

    divorces decrees

    - Jill Ross v. William J. Ross.

    - Tiffany Pfahl v. Gerard Pfahl.

    - Lisa Northup v. Jeffrey Northup

    - David E. Ragan v. Christine M. Ragan.

    - Nicole Wormuth v. Michael Wormuth.

    - Jennifer Marie Landis v. Derek Adam Landis.

    - Chelsea McCall v. Edgar Tellez.

    - Ortal Hadad v. Jacob Colin Riggs.

    - Ben Covey v. Kathleen Covey.

    - Roberto Silva v. Marcela Seguessa.

    - Adi Diamond v. David Diamond.

    - Andrew Burke v. Michelle L. Shanley.

    - Elizabeth Sindakara v. Brian Shelton.

    - Jerome McNair v. Pamela McNair.

    - Elizabeth Owens v. Jack Owens.

    - Claudia Brunson v. Donnell G. Brunson.

    - Spring Cadora v. Samuel Cadora III.

    - Michael T. Gary v. Gail M. Gary.

    ards

    The following defendants were admitted to the Accelerated Re­­habilitative Disposition program for driving under the influence:

    - Adam S. Heinsman, 24, Pottsville, stopped Nov. 2 by state police.

    - Sarah Sherman, 27, Scranton, stopped Aug. 30 by Scranton police.

    - Matthew Martini, 32, South Abington Twp., stopped June 22 by South Abington Twp. police.

    - Alex Alberque, 19, Ridge­field Park, N.J., stopped Oct. 27 by Taylor police.

    The following defendants were admitted to the ARD program for other crimes:

    - Alicia Levrock, 23, Scran­ton, arrested Aug. 13 by Scranton police for theft.

    - Shawn Matthew Joyce, 22, Scranton, arrested July 21 by Old Forge police for disorderly conduct.

    - Charles Joseph Dottle, 35, Carbondale, arrested April 30 by Archbald police for theft and use and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    - Kurniawan Anggono Ang, 55, Scranton, arrested Nov. 21 by state police for tampering with records or identification.

    - William James Hoover, 23, Scranton, arrested Jan. 2, 2013, by Scranton police for theft.

    ONLINE: thetimes-tribune.com/courts


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  • 03/28/14--21:00: Court notes 3/29/14
  • Rita Roughsedge (per agent) and Jean Ann D'Agostino (agent) to Colin R. Boecker for $80,000; Avoca.

    M&T Bank to Pedro Espinal for $71,000; Hazleton.

    RJH Realty Enterprises Inc. to Patrick R. Hogan and Michelle M. Hogan for $100,000; Newport Township.

    Kenneth J. Thomas to Serena Scatena for $135,000; West Wyoming.

    Edmund G. Silveri to Cronauer Holdings LLC for $395,000; Fairview Township.

    Presidential Land Co. LTD to Scott Miller and Christine L. Miller for $418,700; Rice Township.

    George Tutka to Jason J. Shinko and Amanda J. Shinko for $124,500; Luzerne.

    Imelda G. Rifenbery and Michael J. Rifenbery to Kenneth Huber for $135,500; Lehman Township.

    Richard Poplawski and Denise Poplawski to Plains Township for $110,954; Plains Township.

    Charlotte Para, John Para Jr. and Simon Para to Jenkins Township for $84,000; Jenkins Township.

    Matthew Lubash Jr., Matthew Lubash Jr. (executor) and Mary Lubash (estate) to Joseph P. Chorey and Kimberly M. Chorey for $168,000; West Wyoming.


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    Two injured

    EAST CAMERON TOWNSHIP - Two people were hospitalized after being injured in a head-on accident March 22 on Route 2044 just west of Doutyville Road.

    State police at Stonington reported Elizabeth C. Rogers, 20, of Shamokin, was driving a 2008 Ford Taurus east at 9 p.m. when her car crossed the center line of the road while negotiating a left curve and struck a vehicle operated by Barbara A. Zimmerman, 45, of Ashland, head-on. Zimmerman was traveling west.

    Rogers and a passenger in Zimmerman's vehicle, Barry J. Zimmerman, 18, of Ashland, were injured and transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Rogers reportedly was discharged from the medical center, while Zimmerman was listed in fair condition Friday.

    Barbara Zimmerman and another passenger in her vehicle, Aaron M. Zimmerman, 20, of Ashland, escaped injury.

    Rogers was cited by Trooper James McCormick for driving on the wrong side of the road.

    Hit and run

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving property damage that occurred at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Route 147 near Township Route 354.

    Police said a 2010 Ford Ranger was traveling in an unknown direction when it exited the road and struck a wood post fence, knocking the post from the ground. The driver then fled the scene. Police said the driver was identified, but has not been located.

    Drug charge

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Andrew Kevin Derck, 26, of 1317 W. Arch St., Coal Township, who was a passenger in a truck operated by Cody Z. Horne, 19, of Shamokin, who fled from police early Sunday morning, has been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana in connection with the five-mile police chase.

    The drug offense was filed by Trooper Justin Rosboschil of state police at Stonington, who previously charged Horne with 17 criminal offenses, including aggravated assault.

    The chase started at the intersection of Hospital Road and Route 61 at Tharptown and culminated when Horne's truck became disabled near Juniper and Owl streets in the west end of the township. Police said Horne resisted arrest and fled on foot from police after being stopped.

    DUI

    SHAMOKIN - William L. McCollum, 33, of 146 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, was charged by Trooper James Yankovich of state police at Stonington with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, making an abrupt right turn without activating his turn signal, failure to drive in a single lane, failure to obey traffic control devices, careless driving and failure to wear a seat belt.

    Police reported McCollum, who had a blood-alcohol content of .158 percent, was charged in connection with a March 9 incident at Market and Lincoln streets in Shamokin.

    DUI offenses

    COAL TOWNSHIP - David Charles Carper, 25, of 1800 Hosta Road, Paxinos, was charged by Trooper Justin Rosboschil of state police at Stonington with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without proper registration, failure to possess a registration card, driving on the wrong side of the road, careless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to drive in a single lane.

    The charges relate to a March 8 vehicle stop at the intersection of Routes 61 and 901 in Coal Township.

    Police said Carper had a blood-alcohol content of .103 percent.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Matthew Henrich has filed a charge of retail theft against Jason P. Carl Sr., 38, of 44 W. Adams St., Shamokin.

    Police reported Carl is accused of stealing a socket set valued at $89.99 from Jones Home Center along Route 61 on Monday afternoon.

    Code violations

    COAL TOWNSHIP - More citations were filed against two township men accused of violating township code.

    Mark Shingara, of 323 Center St., was issued a citation Friday by Chris Petrovich, code enforcement officer, for allegedly violating the garbage ordinance because of construction debris at his property at 240 Center St. The latest citation follows four issued Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday for the same alleged violation.

    Thomas E. Broscius, of 1516 Pulaski Ave., was issued two citations Friday for allegedly violating the faulty weather protection ordinance. His structure's roof is rotting and has several holes allowing water to enter. He also was issued citations Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


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    Marriage licenses

    - Edward Gale and Monique Marie Dickey, both of Scranton.

    - Gerald Maurice Langan Sr., Chinchilla, and Linda Jean Martinez, Clarks Summit.

    Property transactions

    - Harold R. Walters, executor of the estate of Harold J. Walters, Benton Twp., to Cory J. Hanson, South Abington Twp.; a property at Colvin Road, Benton Twp., for $157,800.

    Divorces sought

    - Richard L. Fox, Dickson City, v. Jessica D. Fox, Dickson City; married Oct. 9, 2009, in Scranton; Raymond W. Ferrario, attorney.

    - Patricia Jo Mackrell, Dickson City, v. Shawn M. Mackrell, Archbald; married May 28, 2011; Michael R. Goffer, attorney.

    - Joseph J. Fleming Jr., Moosic, v. Glenda G. Fleming, Moosic; married Aug. 26, 1989, in Moosic; pro se.

    ESTATES FILED

    - John Martin Glacken, 426 Dean St., Scranton, letters testamentary to John Thomas Glacken, 2331 Brixton Road, Columbus, Ohio.

    - Walter J. Wagner Jr., 113 Bates Patch Road, Greenfield Twp., letters testamentary to Michael J. Wagner, 117 Bates Patch Road, Greenfield Twp.

    - Mark Burti, RR 4, Box 4136, Dalton, letters of administration to Nannette M. Burti, same address.

    - Thomas Lambert, 375 Main St., Dickson City, letters testamentary to Walter Lambert, 1527 Hawthorne St., Scranton.

    - Carl J. Sullivan, 111 Walnut St., Dunmore, letters testamentary to Mary Ann Yausm, 705 Cooney St., Dunmore.

    - Robert C. Santarelli Sr., 1657 Beaver Pond Road, Clarks Summit, letters testamentary to Anthony Santarelli, 116 Autumn View Lane, Factoryville, and Scott Santarelli, 546 Fairview Road, Clarks Summit.

    - Alma H. Lavin, 303 Seventh St., Vandling, letters testamentary to Joseph J. Lavin, same address.

    lawsuits

    - Mehmet and Kubra Kafaoglu, 301 Birch St., Scranton, v. Vanessa Thomas, 233 Hoover St., Old Forge, seeking in excess of $50,000 on two counts, for injuries suffered in an automobile crash at Cedar Avenue and Moosic Street on Jan. 8, 2013; Thomas W. Munley and Jason J. Mattioli, attorneys.

    - Beth Ann and Richard Cobb, 2511 Hoagland Branch Road, Shunk, v. Charles Nye, 224 Tucker Road, Oxford, N.Y., and Wagner Millwork LLC, 4002 Legion Drive, Hanburg, N.Y., seeking in excess of $50,000 on eight counts, for injuries suffered in an automobile crash at Route 405, Wolf Twp., on June 10, 2013; John M. Mulcahey, attorney.

    BENCH WARRANTS

    The following warrants have been issued by Judge Trish Corbett for failure to appear for child support contempt hearings:

    - Bryan Haines, 4 Harmony Drive, Jefferson Twp.; $6,628.30.

    - Miles Havenstrite, 552 Tamery Road, Lake Ariel; $1,431.30.

    - Dustin Johnson, 375 Valley Ave., Montrose; $1,190.70.

    - Kayla Jordan, 1230 Vine St., Scranton; $1,060.49.

    - William Scribner, 126 Henderson St., Old Forge; $1,608.36.

    - Jesus Herrera-Kuptsky, 270 Kupetsky Lane, Factoryville; $3,356.11.

    Anyone with any information on the above is asked to call the child support hotline, 570-963-6721, ext. 8160.

    ONLINE: thetimes-tribune.com/courts


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  • 03/29/14--21:00: Hopewell Crime for March 30
  • The following information was provided by the Hopewell Police Department.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 12:39 a.m. March 18, police responded to the 400 block of N. 3rd Ave. for a reported suspicious vehicle. Driver illegally possessed drugs and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 8:47 a.m. March 21, police responded to the 600 block of S. 6th Ave. for a reported narcotics possession. Known offender was found to be in possession of narcotics. Petitions pending.

    - Fraud-Fraud by Impersonation: At 12:30 a.m. March 17, police were dispatched to headquarters for a reported fraud that occurred in the 3900 block of Bolling Drive. Unknown offender used victim's information to obtain tax refund.

    - Fraud-Fraud By Impersonation: At 12:01 a.m. March 21, police were dispatched to headquarters for a reported fraud that occurred in the 1500 block of Autumn Drive. Unknown offender used victim's information to obtain a cell phone.

    - Larceny/Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories: At 8:44 a.m. March 20, police assisted a disabled vehicle at Winston Churchill and South 6th Ave. Vehicle was found to be displaying a stolen tag and driver fled.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 12 a.m. March 20, police responded to the 600 block of Yellowstone Drive for a reported larceny. Known offender took key to medication room. Key was later returned.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 4 p.m. March 22, police were called to the 3600 block of Creekwood Drive for a report of larceny. Unknown offender stole unsecured go-kart from a back yard.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 11 p.m. March 21, police responded to the 600 block of N. 9th Ave. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole heat pump from exterior of residence.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 8 a.m. March 17, police responded to the 3500 block of Cobblestone Ter. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender broke vehicle side window and stole a GPS, firearm and currency.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 9 p.m. March 17, police responded to the 300 block of Woodbine St. for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole toolbox containing tools from an unsecured vehicle.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 10 p.m. March 20, police responded to the 5100 block of Plaza Drive for a reported larceny.Unknown offender stole chainsaws from truck bed.

    - Robbery/Commercial: At 3:45 a.m. March 16, police responded to the 3300 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for a reported robbery. Unknown masked offender with shot gun robbed business of cash and fled.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 3 p.m. March 17, police were dispatched to headquarters for a reported vandalism that occurred in the 400 block of S. 21st Ave. Unknown offender keyed vehicle.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 8:30 a.m. March 17, police responded to the 100 block of Terminal St. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender damaged vehicle, breaking trim.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 6 p.m. March 20, police responded to the 2400 block of Lynchburg St. for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke vehicle window.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction of Property: At 10:30 p.m. March 20, police responded to the 3300 block of Sherwood Lane for a reported hit and run. Unknown offender damaged vehicle rear view mirror but it was determined not be a hit and run.

    - Information is provided by police and sheriff's departments. This information may or may not be all inclusive. Arrests include summons. Arrests do not imply guilt.


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    Hit and run

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington are investigating a hit-and-run crash on Route 61 near Klinger Road at 3:45 a.m. Friday.

    Police say the driver of a silver Ford lost control of the vehicle, and struck a guide rail, then fled the scene. The vehicle went into the end of the guiderail broadside and should have damage on its driver's side and is missing its exterior driver's side mirror.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 570-286-5601.


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    RICHMOND - Zest Fest, FeedMore's annual fundraising gala was held on Feb. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Fine food from 20 of the area's stop chefs, dancing to En' Novation, Virginia's best wineries and craft breweries, a live auction and raffles made this an evening to remember. Petersburg Sheriff's Office deputies volunteered at the Zest Fest this year in various capacities.

    FeedMore is Central Virginia's hunger-relief leader made up of the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia and the Community Kitchen. Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger to enhance lives in the community. FeedMore's programs provide hunger relief to the region's most vulnerable populations, particularly children, families and seniors.

    FeedMore services local children who need a nutritional foundation to learn and gown; Central Virginia families struggling to provide for themselves; senior neighbors who need food and services for health and independence; and the region's most vulnerable people.

    The Petersburg Sheriff's Office also delivers meals to the elderly with FeedMore's Meals on Wheels program weekly.


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    The following information was provided by the Prince George County Police Department.

    - Police responded to the 4700 block of Garfield St. on March 13 for a reported larceny.

    - Police responded to the 2200 block of Waterside Road on March 13 for a reported larceny.

    - Police responded to the 4000 block of London Road on March 14 for a reported vandalism/damage/destruction of property.

    - Police responded to the 4600 block of Garfield St. on March 14 for reported larceny from motor vehicle.

    - Police responded to the 2200 block of Waterside Road on March 14 for a reported assault and public swearing or intoxication.

    - Police responded to the 4800 block of Baileys Ridge Lane on March 15 for a reported theft of motor vehicle parts/accessories.

    - Police responded to the 2800 block of Manchester Drive on March 15 for a reported larceny and vandalism/damage/destruction of property.

    - Police responded to the 8200 block of County Drive on March 15 for a reported driving under the influence.

    - Police responded to the 5200 block of Oaklawn Blvd. on March 15 for a reported larceny.

    - Police responded to the 12800 block of Fairwood Road on March 15 for a reported assault simple.

    - Police responded to the 4600 block of Garfield St. on March 16 for a reported assault.

    - Police responded to the 5000 block of Owens Way, Prince George, on March 16 for a reported assault.

    - Police responded to the 18000 block of James River Drive on March 17 for a reported theft of motor vehicle parts.

    - Police responded to the 6400 block of Scott Memorial Park Road on March 17 for a reported vandalism/damage/destruction of property.

    - Police responded to the 7800 block of Laurel Spring Road on March 17 for a reported assault.

    - Police responded to the 7800 block of Laurel Spring Road on March 18 for a reported disorderly conduct.

    - Police responded to the 500 block of Folar Trl. on March 18 for a reported assault.

    - Police responded to the 3500 block of Prince George Drive on March 19 for a reported drug/narcotic violation and driving under the influence.

    - Police responded to the 11300 block of Prince George Drive on March 19 for a reported drug/narcotic violation.

    - Police responded to the 7500 block of Woods Ridge Trace on March 19 for a reported burglary/breaking and entering.

    - Police responded to the 7200 block of Jessica Lane on March 19 for a reported burglary/breaking and entering and vandalism/damage/destruction of property.

    - Police responded to the 7000 block of Courthouse Road on March 19 for a reported drug/narcotic violation and drug equipment violations.

    - Police responded to the 4000 block of Commerce Road on March 19 for a reported larceny and vandalism/damage/destruction of property.

    - Police responded to the 2000 block of Waterside Road on March 19 for a reported larceny.

    - Police responded to Temple Avenue on March 20 for a reported driving under the influence.

    - Police responded to the 10100 block of Brighton Drive on March 20 for a reported theft of motor vehicle parts.

    - Police responded to the 14300 block of S. Crater Road on March 21 for a reported assault.

    - Police responded to the 5200 block of Oaklawn Blvd. on March 31 for a reported hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 2000 block of Waterside Road on March 22 for a reported hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 6800 block of Moncol Drive on March 23 for a reported curfew violation.

    - Police responded to the 4500 block of Ruffin Road on March 23 for a reported driving under the influence.

    - Information is provided by police and sheriff's departments. This information may or may not be all inclusive. Arrests include summons. Arrests do not imply guilt.


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  • 03/30/14--21:00: Court Notes 3/31/14
  • Prosell LLC to Michael R. Graaf for $102,000; Bear Creek Township.

    Victori A. Franchi and Mary Jane Franchi to Raymond J. Lenahan and Patricia A. Lenahan for $147,500; Hanover Township.

    Wells Fargo Bank to Par Rentals LLC for $77,000; Laflin.

    Jay Yozviak, James A. Yozviak and Lori Yozviak to Turning Leaf Development LLC for $245,000; Swoyersville.

    Peter W. Schwarz (trustee), Vera Schwarz (trustee) and Peter W. Schwarz Living Trust to Beverly Roberts for $75,000; Butler Township.

    Elizabeth Desiderio (per agent/per attorney in fact), Michael Desiderio (agent), Michael Desiderio (attorney in fact), Martin Desiderio (agent) and Martin Desiderio (attorney in fact) to Diane Milford for $72,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Thomas Hannigan (per attorney in fact), Marianne Hannigan (per attorney in fact) and Thomas C. Hannigan to James M. Crossin for $75,000; Kingston.

    Joseph Weston (administrator) and Elizabeth Keiper (estate) to William S. Chupela for $110,000; Butler Township.


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    Money stolen from machines

    BLOOMSBURG - State police continue to investigate the theft of money from vending machine that help raise money for a charitable organization.

    State police report a number of vending machines used by North Central Sight Services Inc., Williamsport, at the Columbia County rest areas along Interstate 80 were broken into March 24. The suspects allegedly gained entry into the machines and pulled out cash and coins totalling $370, and caused $1,200 in damage.

    Police say the suspects are three white males and a video of the theft is available at North Central Sight Services Inc. Facebook page.

    Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to contact state police at 570-387-4261.

    Mailbox damaged

    MAYBERRY TOWNSHIP - Jess Oren, of Catawissa, reported to state police at Stonington that sometime between 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, someone smashed Oren's mailbox at a property on Wonderview Road, Mayberry Township. Damage is estimated at $40.


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  • 03/30/14--21:00: Police Briefs 3/31/2014
  • DUI charges

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

    Arthur M. Medina, 32, of Athens, by Sayre Borough police, on March 27, on North Keystone Avenue in Sayre. Medina has also been charged with possession of a controlled substance, failure to use a turn signal and driving with a suspended license. Medina agreed to submit to a blood test to determine the presence of controlled substances. Police found Medina to be in possession of bath salts during his arrest. Medina was arraigned March 28 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Medina's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 8.

    Burglary reported

    State police at Towanda are investigating a recent burglary in Wyalusing Borough.

    According to information from state police, between 10 and 11 a.m. March 28, an unknown actor or actors entered a Marsh Street residence and removed a purse and its contents, then fled in an unknown direction by unknown means.

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

    State police investigate MVA

    State police at Laporte recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident in Sullivan County.

    According to state police, at about 5:10 a.m. March 19, a 2003 Dodge Dakota driven by Troy A. Renwick, 42, of Williamsport, struck a tree hanging from an embankment on State Route 87 in Hillsgrove Township.

    The vehicle had major damage and had to be removed from the scene, police said. Renwick had minor injuries and was transported by Hillsgrove Ambulance to Williamsport Hospital, according to police. Police said Renwick wore a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

    Police were assisted by the Hillsgrove and Barbours fire companies, police said.

    Mailbox damaged

    State police at Laporte are investigating a damaged mailbox in Dushore.

    According to state police, an unknown actor or actors damaged a metal mailbox on Lick Creek Road sometime between March 16 and March 28. The mailbox had minimal damage, police said.

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

    Antique coins stolen

    State police at Towanda are investigating the theft of antique coins from a Windham Township residence.

    According to state police, at about 7 p.m. March 27, an unknown actor or actors broke into an Arnold Road residence. The actor then opened a lock box in the victim's bedroom and removed approximately $25,000 worth of antique coins dating from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, police said.

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

    Boat removed from work site

    State police at Towanda are investigating the removal of a boat from a work site in Franklin Township.

    According to state police, sometime on March 26 or 27, an unknown suspect cut a lock securing a green jon boat to a guiderail at the Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. work site located at the intersection of Route 414 and Barclay Road. The suspect then took the boat and fled in an unknown direction, police said.

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

    Meat stolen from store

    State police at Towanda are investigating the theft of items from a Towanda Township supermarket.

    According to state police, at about 6:05 p.m. March 26, an unnamed 37-year-old female of Towanda Borough took three packages of lunch meat, two steaks and two packages of hamburger from Hurley's Market. Police said the suspect concealed the meat in her purse and exited the store without paying.

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

    No injuries in Route 220 accident

    State police at Towanda recently investigated a two-car motor vehicle accident in Ulster Township.

    According to state police, at about 3:30 p.m. March 27, a southbound 2005 Chrysler Town and Country rear-ended a 2011 Jeep Patriot that had been coming to a stop at the intersection of Route 220 and Gordon Farr Street. The Chrysler had been traveling at about 15 miles per hour, police said.

    After striking the Jeep, the Chrysler came to a final rest in the southbound lane of Route 220 while the Jeep traveled across the roadway into the Dandy Mini Mart parking lot, police said.

    The driver of the Chrysler, Brett E. Allyn, 39, was uninjured, police said. Police cited Allyn for following too closely.

    Two people in the Jeep - driver Kelly J. McKernan, 33, of Ulster, and an eight-year-old female passenger - were also unhurt, according to police.

    Litchfield woman reports access device fraud

    State police are investigating a case of access device fraud reported by a Litchfield Township woman.

    According to state police at Towanda, the woman reported her checking account had incurred fraudulent charges on or around March 11 from a retail store in Texas. Police continue to investigate.

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

    School bus damaged

    State police recently filed criminal mischief charges against two juveniles accused of damaging a school bus in Smithfield Township.

    According to state police at Towanda, the juvenile males, who police said live in the Ulster area, smashed side door windows and damaged the windshield of a school bus parked in the parking lot of SRU Elementary School sometime between March 14 and March 16. Police said the bus, owned by Chambers School Bus Inc. of Columbia Cross Roads, had approximately $1,000 in damage.

    Police filed charges on both juveniles through Bradford County Juvenile Court.

    Sayre bar cited

    A Sayre bar was recently cited by the state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for violation of state liquor laws, according to information from the bureau.

    Kelley's Pitstop, located at 221 Desmond St., was cited March 27 for failing to post signage as required by the Clean Indoor Air Act, permitting smoking in a public place where smoking is prohibited, selling alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons and maintaining insufficient food items, not making the premises a bona fide restaurant.

    The charges will be brought before an administrative law judge, according to the bureau.

    Police investigate one-car MVA

    State police at Towanda recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident in Ridgebury Township.

    According to state police, at about 5:14 p.m. March 26, a westbound 2011 GMC Sierra operated by Charles E. Kellogg, 61, of Athens, was negotiating a right curve on Centerville Road at an unsafe speed. The vehicle traveled into the eastbound berm, striking a tree head-on, police said.

    The vehicle had disabling front-end damage, police said. Kellogg had minor injuries and was transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre by the Ridgebury division of Tri-Township Ambulance, according to police.

    Police cited Kellogg for failure to stay in lane, police said.

    The Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Company and Sutty's Towing assisted at the scene, police said.


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    Three injured

    RANSHAW - Three people were hospitalized as a result of a two-car accident Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Main Street and Route 61.

    Coal Township police reported Corey Matthew Harrington, 28, of 171 Weedon Court, West Chester, was driving a 2011 Honda Civic east on Main Street at 4:49 p.m. when he failed to stop for a stop sign leading to the intersection with Route 61 south. Police said Harrington's auto then came out onto Route 61, which was covered with ice and snow, and collided with a 2010 Chervolet station wagon operated by James McFadden, 44, of 1555 South Birch St., Mount Carmel. Upon impact, the station wagon was pushed to the left and came to rest in the northbound lanes.

    McFadden, his wife, Cathy McFadden, 46, and their son, Kyle McFadden, 15, were injured and transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where they underwent emergency room treatment before being released.

    Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were towed from the scene.

    Harrington will be cited by police for a stop sign violation.

    A section of Route 61 was closed to traffic for approximately 75 minutes.

    Assisting Coal Township police and ambulance personnel were township firefighters, members of Kulpmont Fire Department and Shamokin police.

    Car hits pole

    BURNSIDE - Carol Snyder, 46, of 13 E. Market St., Gratz, suffered minor injuries in a one-car crash Sunday afternoon along Route 125, approximately two-tenths of a mile north of this Coal Township village.

    According to Coal Township Patrolman Joshua Wynn, Snyder was driving a 2001 Pontiac north at 3:11 p.m. when she rounded a curve, lost control of her auto on the snow-covered road and crashed into a utility pole.

    Snyder was transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where she underwent emergency room treatment before being released. A passenger in her auto, Michael Smith, 52, of 13 E. Market St., Gratz, escaped injury.

    Snow-related accident

    LOWER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington reported Jeffrey M. Hoffman, 26, of Halifax, suffered minor injuries and was cited for failure to drive in a single lane involving a one-car accident Sunday on Route 147 in this Northumberland County township.

    Police said Hoffman was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier south at 5:45 p.m. during icy-snowy conditions when he lost control of his car because he was traveling too fast. His car then crossed over both lanes of the highway, entered a residential yard and struck a large ornamental stone with its left side.

    After impact, the auto rolled onto its roof and came to rest facing northwest.

    The car was towed from the scene.

    Truck strikes tree

    ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP - Ralph E. Treaster, 42, of Paxinos, escaped injury Sunday morning when his 2004 Ford F-150 truck struck a tree along Treva Road in this Northumberland County township.

    State police at Stonington reported Treaster was driving south on Kline Road at 1:30 a.m. when he turned right onto Treva Road. Police said Treaster then observed a deer in the road and swerved to avoid striking it. His truck exited the road and crashed into a tree.

    The truck was towed from the scene by Paul's Towing.

    Police said Treaster did not remain at the scene or report the accident. Charges are pending against him, according to police.

    Hit and run

    GOWEN CITY - State police at Stonington are searching for the operator of a black truck involved in a hit-and-run accident Sunday night in the parking lot at Bubba's Bar.

    Police said the truck slid in the snow into the right side of a parked 1999 Honda Civic owned by Brittani Stiely, of Dornsife, at 8:10 p.m. The hit-and-run vehicle may have damage to its driver's side.

    Boy ejected

    HUBLEY TOWNSHIP - Two children from Dalmatia, including a boy who was ejected, were injured in a weather-related crash Sunday afternoon at West Main Street (Route 25) and Fearnot Road in this Schuylkill County township.

    According to state police at Schuylkill Haven, Rebecca Strauser, 36, of Dalmatia, was driving a 2004 Chervolet Silverado west on Main Street when the weather suddenly changed from heavy rain to ice and snow. Police said Strauser then lost control of her truck while negotiating a left curve on the icy road and struck a utility pole with its front end on the south berm near Fearnot Road.

    After impact, the truck spun northwest in a counterclockwise direction, causing a 9-year-old male front-seat passenger from Dalmatia to be ejected through the right side window and landed on the road. Police said the boy had placed his shoulder strap behind him prior to the crash and only had on his lap belt.

    The truck continued to spin through the west and east lanes before coming to rest facing northeast in the westbound lane.

    The 9-year-old boy and a 10-year-old male passenger from Dalmatia suffered moderate and minor injuries, respectively, and were transported by Hegins Ambulance to Schuylkill Medical Center South in Pottsville.

    Strauser and a 6-year-old male passenger from Dalmatia escaped injury.

    The accident resulted in the road being closed at the scene for about an hour.

    The truck was towed.

    Police said Strauser was cited for driving too fast for road conditions.

    Also assisting at the scene were members of Sacramento Fire Company and Hegins Fire Police.

    Driver flees scene

    PORT CARBON - Aaron J. Booterbaugh, 23, of Pottsville, faces multiple charges after he allegedly crashed his 1996 Jeep Cherokee along Pike Street (Route 209) early Sunday morning and left his passenger, Skylar Andruchuk, 21, of Pottsville, in the vehicle with a head injury.

    State police at Schuylkill Haven are still searching for Booterbaugh.

    Police said Booterbaugh was traveling south at 1:20 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a right turn and struck a utility pole, disabling the vehicle. Booterbaugh then fled on foot with Andruchuk still in the vehicle.

    Andruchuk was transported by Schuylkill Haven Ambulance to Schuylkill Medical Center South in Pottsville, where he underwent emergency room treatment for his injuries before being released.

    Also assisting at the scene were Port Carbon firefighters.


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  • 03/31/14--21:00: Court Notes 4/1/13
  • Kristyn Michalesko and Kristyn Off to Alexa M. Campbell for $95,000; Penn Lake Park.

    Christopher Macneal and Annette M. Macneal to Ricardo Paniagua Vega for $100,000; Hazleton.

    Jeffrey L. Patterson and Sherri L. Patterson to Keith R. Thomas and Sara L. Thomas for $128,000; West Pittston.

    Ann C. Cassano to Frank J. Ciampi IV for $185,000; Hazle Township.

    J.B. Brombacher and Akren M. Brombacher to Barry L. Frace and Carol A. Frace for $121,000; Duryea.

    Eileen Tokach to Thomas A. Swiderski and Mary Beth Swiderski for $74,468; Plains Township.

    Tracy Conrad, Jill Katerine Bodek (estate), Jill Bodek (estate) and Tracy Conrad (administrator) to Gerald Ostopowicz and Peggy Ostopowicz for $97,675; Newport Township.

    Donald Black (administrator), Alberta L. Black (estate) and Alberta Black (estate) to Paul David Krulack and Kristen Marie Krulack for $70,000; West Pittston.


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