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  • 04/15/14--21:00: Court Notes 4/16/14
  • U.S. Bank (trustee/per attorney in fact) and Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC (attorney in fact) to Michael Bratlee for $85,000; Avoca.

    Jose F. Baez Torres to Casian Petrovici for $114,000; Hazleton.

    Patricia Santorufo to Steven J. Fritz for $134,000; Dallas Township.

    Deborah Ann Dourand (executrix), William C. Fieseler (estate) and William Chase Fieseler (estate) to Crystal Jasmine Camacho for $150,000; Bear Creek Township.

    Joseph Zondlo and Kimberly Zondlo to Charles D. Trzeciak and Kelly Eisenhauer for $108,000; Kingston.

    Christopher W. Blendick to Amanda L. Wellington for $87,000; Hanover Township.

    Raymond Torres Trust to Jay Reese and Nancy Reese for $155,000; Butler Township.

    Mark Romanowski and Christina Romanowski to Samuel I. Hammerman and Renea L. Hammerman for $590,000; Kingston Township.

    Robert T. Peternel and Melanie L. Peternel to Scott A. Myrthel and Mary Ann Myrthel for $305,00; Huntington Township.

    Nancy Lee Kaufmann and Nancy Lee Kaufmann Doherty to Mikhail M. Boris and Mikhail Y. Boris for $98,000; Laflin.

    Holly L. Rau-Griglock to Judy A. Martin for $97,000; Laflin.

    B. William Isaacs and Emily Isaacs to Belldiva LLC for $159,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Sarah E. Milewski to John J. Lukus for $109,000; Duryea.

    Glenn Beckley Jr. to Vincenzo E. Ambrosino and Maria Ambrosino for $130,000; Salem Township.


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    Marriage Licenses

    - Mitchell Hunter Coffman and Jocelyn Elizabeth Woodman, both of South Abington Twp.

    - Cal Kiefer and Lida Isis Snyder, both of Blakely.

    - Jeffrey Robert Leggieri, Jacksonville, N.C., and Shadeau Arianna Muia, Blakely.

    - Michael Richard Potter and Kimberly Marie Yencho, both of Jefferson Twp.

    Property Transactions

    - Food Contract Services Inc., Olyphant, to 1 Lasttime Inc., Dunmore; a property at 438 W. Drinker St., Dunmore, for $535,000.

    - Susan and Leonard Kresefski, Chester Springs, to Michael and J. Feigi Halberstam, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a property on Esther Avenue, Scott Twp., for $59,000.

    - Roger Leonard and Stephen J. Henehan; a property at 442 Putnam St., Scranton, for $109,900.

    Federal Tax Lien

    - Nail Trix, 832 Viewmont Mall, Scranton; $1,750.52.

    State Tax Liens

    - Revolutionary Nurses LLC, 1619 Main St., Olyphant; $66,599.51.

    - Fratco Inc., 930 Viewmont Drive, Dickson City; $47,042.32.

    - Christopher Uhler, trading as Uhler Outdoor Experts Inc., 6 Cartel Lane, Moscow; $12,697.09.

    - Laurie Rosengrant, trading as Automated Payroll Services, 1444 E. Lackawanna Ave., Suite 107, Olyphant; $2,437.75.

    - Getafix PA LLC, 1620 Nay Aug Ave., Scranton; $6,798.39.

    - Pennsylvania Tag and Title Inc., 1907 Pittston Ave., Scranton; $2,195.53.

    - OCHI LLC, 104 Lake St., Dunmore; $2,230.50.

    - Selective Security Services PA, P.O. Box 122, Moscow; $4,050.70.

    - Kikoda Inc., 14029 Church Hill Road, Clarks Summit; $2,436.65.

    - Arcman Corp., 1200 Meade St., Dunmore; $21,840.31.

    Lawsuit

    - Elisabeth Kozlik, 1237 Mill Creek Road, Newfoundland, v. Brian and Kathleen Henneforth, 40 Autumn Drive, Moscow, seeking in excess of $50,000 on two counts, for injuries suffered when the plaintiff was bitten by the defendants' dog, at 40 Autumn Drive, Moscow, on June 6, 2012; Julia K. Munley, attorney.

    Estates Filed

    - Michael Anthony Tolerico, 77 N. Main St., Carbondale, letters testamentary to James Tolerico, 1603 SR 2016, Nicholson.

    - Eleanor A. Baldassini, 108 Terrace Drive, Blakely, letters testamentary to Joseph Koniushesky, 180 Evergreen Road, Cromwell, Conn.

    - Catherine Gacek, 500 W. Hospital St., Taylor, letters of administration to Gerald Gacek, 810 W. Locust St., Scranton.

    - Joseph F. Sprock, 28 Laurel St., Carbondale, letters testamentary to June Sprock, 4412 Nottingham Court, Terre Haute, Ind., and Joyce Sprock, 6375 Henderson Drive, La Mesa, Calif.

    Ards

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

    - Walter P. Gergats Jr., 29, Dickson City, stopped Sept. 7 by Dickson City police.

    - Leigha Dolcemascolo, 22, Milford, stopped Oct. 20 by Scranton police.

    - Carlos Alfredo Escobar, 21, Scranton, stopped June 2 by South Abington Twp. police.

    - Brendan C. Deniston, 20, Long Beach, N.Y., stopped March 3 by Scranton police.

    - Christopher Robert Bird, 33, Scranton, stopped March 28, 2013, by Scranton police.

    - Evin Corea Cardona, 31, Scranton, stopped Aug. 27 by Scranton police.

    - Tammy Buchinski, 40, Olyphant, stopped July 18 by Throop police.

    - Frank Richard Kane, 58, Duryea, stopped June 29 by state police.

    - Edwin Quinines Duke, 22, Olyphant, stopped July 5 by Blakely police.

    - Manoj Dahal, 29, Scranton, stopped June 4 by Scranton police.

    - Austin James Barton, 19, Lake Como, stopped Oct. 24, 2012, by Dickson City police.

    - Brian McDade, 53, Pittston, stopped Sept. 25 by Scott Twp. police.

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

    - Yudelka Lisbet Rodriguez, 29, Moosic, arrested Aug. 13, 2012, by Scranton police for attempting to obtain possession of a controlled substance through misrepresentation.

    - Joseph Robert Jackson, 23, Jermyn, arrested Sept. 2 by Archbald police for furnishing alcohol to a minor.

    - Melanie Mary Smithonic, 43, Duryea, arrested Oct. 21 by Taylor police for retail theft.

    - Nicholas Vanwagenen, 24, Jessup, arrested Aug. 19 by Blakely police for use and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    - Sergey Vladimimir Volkov, 31, Scranton, arrested Sept. 21 by Moosic police for theft.

    - Chad Michael Casey, 35, Scranton, arrested Feb. 24, 2013, by Scranton police for intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person who is not registered, public drunkenness and use and possession of drug paraphernalia, and March 21, 2013, by Scranton police for retail theft.

    - Jonathan S. Cadden, 33, Scranton, arrested June 22 by Scranton police for accidents involving death or personal injury, false reports and failing to render aid.

    - John B. Wargo, 25, Lake Ariel, arrested Oct. 7 by Dickson City police for possession of marijuana and possession and use of drug paraphernalia.

    ONLINE: thetimes-tribune.com/courts


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  • 04/15/14--21:00: Police Brief, 4/16/14
  • Rape reported

    State police at Towanda said a 30-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by someone known to her between 1992-1997 in Columbia Cross Roads.

    Police said the investigation is ongoing.

     

    Charges filed

    State police at Towanda said charges were filed District Court 42-3-01 in a harassment by communication incident that took place at 11 p.m. March 23 on Criss Road in Wells Township.

    According to police, the accused, Fred Felko, 42, of Locke, N.Y., called a 43-year-old woman and told her he was going to stab her.

     

    Identity theft reported

    State police at Towanda said someone used a 17-year-old girl's personal information to fraudulently file taxes in her name sometime between March 4-5 on Route 514 in Granville Township.

     

    Indecent assault reported

    State police at Towanda said they are investigating an indecent assault that was reported to have taken place Feb. 26 in Canton Township involving a juvenile female victim.

    Police said the suspect is a white Hispanic male.

     

    Harassment reported

    State police at Towanda said Amanda Jo Smith, 24, no address given, was charged with harassment for an incident that took place April 6 on Coryland Road in Wells Township.

    According to police, she repeatedly called a 41-year-old man in a threatening manner, causing him to be concerned for his welfare.

     

    Rape investigated

    State police at Towanda said a 15-year-old female alleged that she was sexually assaulted by someone known to her from September to November 2012 in Columbia Cross Roads.

    Police said an investigation is ongoing.

     

    Criminal mischief reported

    State police at Towanda said someone cut a padlock and stole items sometime between March 27 and April 1 at a location on Fairbanks Road in Columbia Township.

    The victim is a Columbia Cross Roads man, police said.

    Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact state police at Towanda.

     

    Crash reported

    State police at Towanda said a driver was under the influence of alcohol in a March 31 crash on Franklindale Road in Burlington Township.

    Police did not identify the driver, only the vehicle, which they said was a 2014 Ford F-150XLT.

    According to police, the vehicle was traveling south and the driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a right curve and traveled onto the southbound berm. The vehicle struck a tree and overturned onto its passenger side. Police said the vehicle was drivable, once righted onto its wheels, but was towed, due to the driver being under the influence of alcohol.

    Man charged with public drunkenness

    A Sayre man was recently arrested by Sayre Borough police on a charge of public drunkenness.

    According to information from state police at Towanda, Michael Frank Passero, 51, was also charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana.

    Police said Passero was arrested after police found him passed out at about 3:15 a.m. April 12 under a vehicle parked at a North Lehigh Avenue residence. Police found two baggies containing marijuana in Passero's possession, police said.

    Passero was also found to have three non-extraditable warrants out of New Mexico, police said.

    Passero was arraigned April 12 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. Passero's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 22.

    Items stolen from car

    A Waverly woman was recently arrested by Sayre Borough police on a charge of theft from a motor vehicle.

    According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Katie L. Keene, 26, was also charged with public drunkenness.

    Police said Keene removed money and a social security card from a vehicle parked at the gas pumps at the Dandy Mini Mart on Spring Street at about 2:05 a.m. April 12.

    Keene was arraigned April 12 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. Keene's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 22.

    Retail theft charge

    A LeRaysville woman was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of retail theft.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Alicia Marie Isbell, 31, removed $242.56 worth of merchandise April 11 from the Walmart store on Elmira Street. Isbell removed a total of 49 items, police said.

    Isbell was arraigned April 14 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 22.

    Nichols man charged with weapon possession

    A Nichols, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property.

    According to the sheriff's office, Andrew J. Rogers, 21, was arrested April 11 after being found in possession of a handgun stolen from a Sayre location.

    Rogers was arraigned in Nichols Town Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond. Rogers is scheduled to reappear April 17 in court.

    Towanda woman charged with making false report

    Ashley Maria Harrigan, 28, of Towanda is accused of calling 911 to report that her mother was being raped, when in fact no such rape took place, police said.

    Police who arrived on scene said that Harrigan did not provide them with a reason why she reported the rape, but said that she told them that she thought she was going crazy.

    Harrigan told police that she had been using crystal meth recently, and that it was messing with her mind, according to the Towanda police.

    Police said they discussed with Harrigan the idea of her signing herself in to Robert Packer Hospital, but she refused to do it.

    Police said they began to place Harrigan in custody, but Harrigan tried to burn Police Officer Brian Wibirt with a lit cigarette.

    After a brief struggle, Harrigan was placed in custody, police said.

    The incident occurred on Saturday, police said.

    Harrigan was charged with making a false report about an offense to law enforcement authorities, knowing that that offense did not occur, police said.

    Harrigan was also charged with resisting arrest, police said.

    Harrigan was arraigned on Saturday by Wysox Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

    Harrigan was then sent on Saturday to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

    Harrigan must attend a preliminary hearing in Towanda District Court on April 23.

    DUI charges

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

    George Edward Allen Jr., 36, of Towanda, by Athens Borough police, on March 22, on Riverside Drive in Athens. Allen was also charged with following too closely and careless driving. A blood alcohol test revealed that Allen's blood alcohol content was .17 percent on the day of his arrest. Allen has been sent a summons to appear May 6 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

    Kristopher Adam Reeves, 29, of Towanda, by the state police, on March 15, on Woodside Road in Towanda Township. The DUI charge stems from a motor vehicle accident. Reeves was also cited for failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, careless driving, and failure to immediately notify police of the accident. A test showed that Reeves' blood alcohol content was .194 percent on the day of his arrest.

    Austin James Depew, 19, of Athens, by the state police, on March 16, on Ulster Road in Ulster Township. The DUI charge stems from a one-vehicle accident. Depew was also cited for driving with an expired registration, failure to stay in his lane, and careless driving. A test showed that Depew's blood alcohol content was .279 percent on the day of his arrest.


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  • 04/16/14--21:00: Police Briefs 4/17/2014
  • Towanda teen facing corruption of minors charge

    Steven Potter, 19, of Towanda faces one count of corruption of minors as a result of an investigation into allegations that he engaged in a sex act with a 15-year-old girl, police said.

    The incident occurred in June 2013, state police at Towanda said.

    Man charged with simple assault

    A Columbia Cross Roads man was recently charged with simple assault and harassment by state police at Towanda.

    According to state police, James Lynn Carr, 23, reportedly struck a female victim multiple times between April 6 and April 8 at a residence on Berwick Turnpike in Ridgebury Township.

    Carr was also charged with contacting the victim April 12 while a protection from abuse order was in place, police said.

    Accident occurs in Towanda Township

    No one was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Towanda Township, police said.

    The accident occurred when Brenda K. Pitts of Towanda lost control of her vehicle while making a left turn from Old Plank Road onto Bridge Street, police said. Pitts' vehicle veered off of Bridge Street and struck two trees, state police at Towanda said.

    Pitts, 28, and her two passengers - 21-year-old David L. Brown of Towanda and an 11-year-old girl - were uninjured, police said.

    State police said they did not know why Pitts lost control of her vehicle.

    The accident occurred at 7:49 p.m. on March 31, police said.

    Police investigate MVA

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

    According to state police, at about 1:48 a.m. April 13, a 1998 Nissan Sentra operated by Jonathan J. Robbins, 19, of Milan, was traveling east on Ridgebury Road when Robbins lost control of the vehicle on a left curve. The vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment and the back half of the vehicle lifted off the ground, police said. The roof of the vehicle then struck a large tree, according to police.

    The Ridgebury division of Tri-Township Ambulance transported Robbins to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for treatment of moderate injuries, police said. Robbins wore a seatbelt, police said.

    Police cited Robbins for careless driving, police said. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Sutty's Towing.

    Woman cited for harassment

    State police at Towanda recently cited a Towanda woman with harassment following an incident in Sheshequin Township.

    According to state police, at about 2:15 a.m. April 14, Janelle Mitros, 29, pushed an adult male victim several times at a Mitros Lane residence.

    Drug paraphernalia charge

    A Waverly woman was recently charged with possession of drug paraphernalia by Athens Township police.

    According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Chelsea M. Cole, 29, was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle, spoon and package of small plastic baggies during investigation into a March 4 motor vehicle accident on Wilawana Road.

    Cole's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 13.

    DUI charges

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

    Derek Richard Hunsinger, 23, of Sayre, by Athens Borough police, on April 13, on Satterlee Street in Athens. Hunsinger has also been charged with careless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to drive on the right side of the roadway, violation of required position and method of turning, failure to use turn signal, speeding, operating a vehicle without a valid inspection and failure to notify of change of address. A blood test revealed that Hunsinger's blood alcohol content was .15 percent on the day of his arrest. Hunsinger has been sent a summons to appear May 20 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

    Caleb Mark Roy, 24, of Towanda, by Athens Borough police, on April 5, on East Cooper Street in Athens. Roy has also been charged with violation of required position and method of turning. A blood test revealed that Roy's blood alcohol content was .16 percent on the day of his arrest. Roy has been sent a summons to appear May 20 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

    David Anthony Padilla Jr., 33, of Athens, by Athens Borough police, on March 16, at West Pine Street and the Route 220 northbound offramp in Athens. Padilla was also charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to drive on the right side of the roadway, failure to use turn signal and careless driving. A blood test determined that Padilla's blood alcohol content was .07 percent on the day of his arrest. Padilla has been sent a summons to appear May 20 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

    David E. Bashore, 29, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough police, on March 4, on Riverside Drive in Sayre. Bashore was also charged with driving with a suspended license. A blood test revealed that Bashore had methamphetamine and amphetamine present in his blood and a blood alcohol content of .04 percent on the day of his arrest. Bashore has been sent a summons to appear May 13 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.


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    Wyoming County Court notes appear weekly in The Times-Tribune.

    Property transactions

    - Diane Smith, trustee; the late Dorothy L. Callaghan, aka Dorothy Callaghan, and J. Brian Callaghan, to Kendra Realty LLC, property in Nicholson Twp. for $138,500

    - Lisa Barnes to K&B Holdings LLC, property in Mehoopany Twp. for $120,000.

    - Nancy T. Reese to Valerie Lokuta, property in Tunkhannock Twp. for $57,000.

    - Wyoming County Sheriff, Joseph Kelley and Alicia Kelley, property in Monroe Twp. to Marion Srebro and Dorothea Agatha Srebro for $188,326.

    - Matthew P. McGroarty and Glenda L. McGroarty to John Adams, property in Braintrim Twp. for $50,000.

    - Wyoming County Sheriff, Robert Calvert; Robert Calvert to Citimortgage, Inc., property in Tunkhannock for $1,347.61

    Marriage license

    - Patrick T. Holgate and Barbara (Graney) Jenkins, both of Nicholson.


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    Electronics stolen

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Matthew Stevens reported to Coal Township police a 55-inch television, a 32-inch television and a laptop computer were stolen from his apartment at 24 S. Sherman St. between 10:40 p.m. April 8 and 2:10 a.m. April 9. The items are valued at $3,100. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-644-0333.

    Disorderly conduct

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Brian Burke, 40, of 1130 Tharp St., was charged with disorderly conduct related to a property dispute at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Tharp Street.

    Drug charges

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Ryan M. Boria, 25, of Reading, was charged by Patrolman David Stamets with possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, false swearing and false reports to police involving a vehicle stop Friday afternoon along Route 901 in Coal Township.

    Police said Boria was found in possession of a silver key chain pill container filled with synthetic marijuana, a glass pipe with burnt residue, a small metal cleaning rod, a black zip bag filled with synthetic marijuana, an empty zip bag labeled Diablo 5 grams and a paper tablet with synthetic marijuana pieces.

    DUI charges

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Robert L. Miller Jr., 45, of 1252 Scott St., Kulpmont, was charged by Patrolman David Stamets with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving, limitations on backing, depositing waste on highways, a stop sign violation, driving under suspension and restriction on alcoholic beverages.

    The charges relate to a May 23, 2013, safety seat belt check in Marion Heights.

    Police said Miller had a blood-alcohol content of .275 percent.

    Access device fraud

    MOUNT CARMEL - Charges of access device fraud, theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception and receiving stolen property were filed by Cpl. David Donkochik against Patricia Ann Suszko, 58, of 29 S. Walnut St., Mount Carmel.

    According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Suszko, who worked for Family Home Medical at the time of the offenses, is accused of cashing checks she stole from a 97-year-old borough woman in her care and withdrawing money from the victim's account through an automatic teller machine. Police said a total of $3,030.39 was stolen from the victim between Oct. 1 and Feb. 27.

    Theft charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - Ashley Marie Knopp, 25, of 229 W. Seventh St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Chief of Police Todd Owens with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy.

    Police said Knopp is accused of stealing several hundred pounds of scrap metal valued at approximately $700 from Lapinski Lumber Company at Seventh and Vine streets between Dec. 11 and Dec. 24.

    Simple assault

    MOUNT CARMEL - Chastity Dewees, 33, of 343 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Chief of Police Todd Owens with two counts of simple assault and one count of harassment involving an April 10 disturbance at her residence.

    Police reported Dewees grabbed Roxanne Lee Misner by the neck, threw her to the ground, choked her and hit her head off the floor several times.

    On Wednesday, Dewees pleaded guilty to harassment and was ordered by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones to pay a fine and costs totaling $456. The two counts of simple assault were withdrawn.


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  • 04/16/14--21:00: Police Report Highlights
  • TAYLOR POLICE: Officers responded to more than 65 calls between April 7-13.

    On April 7, officers were dispatched to investigate a domestic dispute in a home in the 500 block of South Main Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of Oak Street. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). A report of a stolen vehicle sent officers to the 600 block of Oak Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop at the Walmart on Main Street.

    On April 8, officers were dispatched to investigate a water main leak in the intersection of South Keyser Avenue and Union Street. Police were dispatched to check the welfare of a resident in a home in the 500 block of Oak Street. A motor vehicle accident sent officers to the Price Chopper on Main Street. A similar call sent officers to the intersection of Davis and Main streets.

    Police were dispatched to investigate a report of a collapsed mobile home on Rockledge Terrace. A shoplifting complaint sent officers to the 1300 block of North Main Street.

    On April 9, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported fight at the Riverside High School on Davis Street.

    On April 10, officers were dispatched to investigate a retail theft complaint at the Walmart on Main Street. A mental health evaluation call sent officers to a home in the 300 block of Center Street. Officers also responded to investigate a parking complaint in the 400 block of Lincoln Street.

    On April 11, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported fight at the Taylor Community Center on Main Street. A reported motor vehicle theft sent officers to the 400 block of West Taylor Avenue. Officers also responded to investigate a reported theft in the 100 block of Main Street.

    On April 12, officers were dispatched to investigate a harassment complaint at the Dollar Tree on Main Street. Police conducted traffic stops in the 1300 and 400 blocks of Main Street. Officers also conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of Vine Street. The driver was arrested for DUI. A reported verbal domestic dispute sent officers to a home in the 100 block of East Taylor Street.

    Officers were dispatched to investigate a dispute between neighbors in the 100 block of Kennedy Boulevard. An activated alarm sent officers to the Game Stop on Main Street. Police also conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of Oak Street.

    MOOSIC POLICE: Officers responded to more than 80 calls between April 6-12.

    On April 6, police were dispatched to investigate an activated burglar alarm in the 900 block of Johns Drive. A similar call sent officers to a home on Glenmaura National Boulevard. Police responded to assist the fire department with a call in on Joyce Street. A motor vehicle accident sent officers to Holland Park.

    On April 7, officers were dispatched to investigate a hit-and-run accident in the 3600 block of Birney Avenue. A trespassing complaint sent officers to a home in the 800 block of Main Street.

    On April 8, officers were dispatched to investigate a retail theft complaint at the Turkey Hill on Birney Avenue. A motor vehicle accident sent officers to the 300 block of Montage Mountain Road. Officers were sent to investigate a report of an abandoned vehicle at the Moosic MiniMart on Birney Avenue.

    On April 8, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a stolen cellphone at the Kmart on Birney Avenue. A criminal mischief complaint sent officers to a home on Agnes Street.

    On April 9, officers were dispatched to investigate a harassment complaint in the 800 block of Main Street. A similar call sent officers to a home in the 500 block of Main Street.

    On April 10, police were dispatched to investigate a report of an intoxicated man at the Turkey Hill on Birney Avenue. A motor vehicle accident sent officers to the 800 block of Davis Street. Officers were dispatched to investigate a harassment complaint in the 500 block of Moosic Heights.

    A report of harassment sent officers to investigate in a home in the 500 block of Minooka Avenue. Police assisted Taylor police with a call in the 100 block of Main Street.

    On April 11, officers were dispatched to investigate an activated alarm in the 1000 block of Springbrook Avenue.

    On April 12, officers were dispatched to investigate an ordinance violation in the 500 block of Main Street. A robbery complaint sent officers to the 4600 block of Birney Avenue.

    OLD FORGE POLICE: Officers responded to more than 25 calls between April 6-12.

    On April 6, officers were dispatched to assist the Taylor police department with locating an individual in the 400 block of South Main Street.

    On April 7, officers were dispatched to investigate a criminal mischief complaint in the 700 block of South Main Street. A complaint of criminal mischief to a residence sent officers to a home in the 1000 block of South Main Street. Officers also responded to investigate a similar call in the 400 block of Bridge Street. A reported theft sent officers to the 400 block of Dunn Avenue.

    On April 8, officers were dispatched to investigate an animal complaint in the 400 block of Moosic Road. A report of abandoned vehicles sent officers to the 1200 block of Bennett Street. Officers were sent to investigate a reported assault in a home in the 200 block of South Main Street. A theft complaint sent officers to a home in the 100 block of Sussex Street. Officers were also dispatched to investigate a report of a suspicious man in the 300 block of Vine Street.

    On April 9, officers were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of Henderson Street to investigate a report of a verbal domestic dispute. A harassment complaint sent officers to a home in the 1200 block of Bennett Street. Officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute in progress. Officers conducted two arrests. Police issued two arrest warrants in the 100 block of Carbon Street and the 100 block of Henderson Street.

    On April 11, officers also responded to a home in the 600 block of Oak Street to investigate an activated alarm. A fraud complaint sent officers to the 200 block of Wyalusing Street.

    On April 12, officers were dispatched to investigate a loud noise complaint in the 800 block of Sibley Avenue. Officers were also dispatched to assist Taylor police with a call.


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    Marriage licenses

    - Eric P. Havirlak and Jennifer Marie Steedle, both of Taylor.

    - David Kaleokoa Failing and Michelle Anne Hetzel, both of Throop.

    - Justin Daniel Lyle and Hilary Lydon Kane, both of South Abington Twp.

    - Jesse Michael Bacchiocchi and Nichole Ashleigh Thompson, both of Blakely.

    - Jason Paul McGoff and Jessica Marie Krochta, both of Scranton.

    Property transactions

    - Andrew T. and Kimberly A. Shishlo, Throop, to Dino F. Campitelli, Clarks Summit; a property at 210 Hall St., Throop, for $165,000.

    - Richard G. Fine, executor of the estate of Roselle B. Fine, Waverly Twp., to William and Marie Karam; a property at 22 Oakford Glen, Glenburn Twp., for $212,500.

    - Laura D. Schmidt, now by marriage Laura D. Gonzalez, and Adrian Gonzalez, Clarks Summit, to Bethany L. Jones, Wilkes-Barre; a property at 120 Abby Way, Scranton, for $231,000.

    - Linda and Kenneth Powell, Scott Twp., to Peter W. Chapla, Scranton; a property in Archbald for $189,000.

    - Delmarwade Rosemergey, Jermyn, to Lori Rosemergey Burian and Delmarwade Rosemergey, both of Jermyn; a property at 619 Lincoln Ave., Jermyn, for $40,000.

    - Deborah Tomasetti, executrix of the estate of George Gerald Tomasetti, aka Gerald Tomasetti, Dunmore, to Christopher and Catherine Calciano; a property at 144 E. Elm St., Dunmore, for $87,550.

    - Landmark Alliance Inc., Clarks Summit, to Robert J. and Linda Lee Kerecman, Scranton; a property at 629 Pear St., Scranton, for $148,000.

    - Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co., formerly known as Penn Security Bank & Trust Co., Scranton, to Double J Real Estate LLC, Olyphant; a property at 128 Lincoln St., Olyphant, for $42,000.

    - Stephen C. and Karen Walz, Staten Island, N.Y., to Marion Bishop, Blakely, and John T. Jenkins, Jessup, as joint tenants with rights of survivorship; a property at 456 Hudson St., Jermyn, for $106,000.

    - Theresa Hopkins, attorney-in-fact for Antoinette Altieri, Dalton, to Jeffrey and Ilona Thurston, Waverly Twp.; a property at 404 N. Turnpike Road, Dalton, for $61,425.

    DIVORCES SOUGHT

    - Matthew Mumford, Mayfield, v. Gina Mumford, Archbald; married Aug. 25, 2012, in Lackawanna County; Dawn M. Riccardo, attorney.

    - Randy Avery, Scranton, v. Robin Avery, Roselle, N.J.; married Aug. 25, 2007, in Spotswood, N.J.; Kim A. Giombetti, attorney.

    - Kimberly Hughes, Scott Twp., v. Frank Hughes, Scott Twp.; married June 9, 2007, in Jamaica; Dawn M. Riccardo, attorney.

    - Dina M. Zanghi, Scranton, v. Arthur K. Brooks Jr., Scranton; married Sept. 25, 1999, in Lackawanna County; Frank J. Ruggiero, attorney.

    - Joseph P. Doughty, LaPlume, v. Rebecca Doughty, Nicholson; married Dec. 5, 2003, in Factoryville; Brian J. Cali, attorney.

    DIVORCE decree

    - Elda Mazza v. Dominic L. Mazza

    estates filed

    - Shirley J. Davies, also known as Shirley L. Davies, 635 N. Hyde Park Ave., Scranton, letters testamentary to Curtis G. James, 6004 W. Douneray Loop, Crystal River, Fla., and Thomas Kaeb, 110 Edgewood Drive West, South Abington Twp.

    - Mary K. Loftus, 824 Adams Ave., Scranton, letters of administration to Edward J. Loftus, 410 Primrose Drive, Clarks Summit.

    ONLINE: thetimes-tribune.com/courts


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    SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court June 23 at Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

    n Randy Blake Elliott II, 24, of 1240 Poplar St., Kulpmont, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and was ordered to pay $400 in fines plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year.

    An additional charge of harassment was withdrawn.

    Elliott was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II in connection with a March 9 fight at Market and Spruce streets.

    n Ahkil Lee, 20, of Shamokin, pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct involving separate incidents in the city.

    Lee was charged by Cpl. Darwin Tobias III in connection with a March 1 fight on South Market Street. He also was charged by Patrolman William Zalinski in connection with a March 26 disturbance at 233 Willow St.

    He was ordered to pay $500 in fines plus costs and placed on two years supervised probation.

    n Zachary Troutman, 31, of 130 S. Main St., Herndon, pleaded guilty to a summary of harassment and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs.

    An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.

    Troutman was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Edward Purcell with punching Tiffany Troutman in the face and hitting her in the face with a phone April 6 at a Tioga Street trailer.

    n James H. Latshaw, 47, and Christopher J. Hollenbach, 31, both of 126 E. Arch St., Shamokin, waived charges of theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass. Latshaw also waived to court an additional charge of resisting arrest for fleeing from police.

    They were charged by Trooper Thomas Leib of state police at Stonington with stealing $1,275 worth of various parts from a 955 Cat Tracks loader at Snyder's One-Stop at 5351 Route 61 in Shamokin Township Dec. 8.

    n Christina J. Hepner, 25, of 19 E. Independence St., Apt 7, Shamokin, waived a felony count of retail theft filed by Cpl. Bryan Primerano.

    Hepner was charged with taking candy and sunglasses valued at $9.48 from the Dollar General Store Jan. 13.

    The crime is deemed a felony offense because it was Hepner's third retail theft offense.

    n Jordan Diehl, 20, of Quakertown, and Darren S. Bryant, 20, of Skippack, waived charges of theft by unlawful taking, agricultural trespass and criminal mischief involving a Jan. 19 incident in Zerbe Township. Bryant also waived to court a charge of recklessly endangering another person.

    The charges were filed by Cpl. Brent Zechman of state police at Stonington.

    n Dorothy Brenneman, 32, of Ashland, waived a retail theft charge filed by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga.

    She is accused of stealing $408.85 in merchandise Jan. 16 from Walmart Supercenter, Route 61.

    n Christopher W. Lloyd, 36, of 627 E. Packer St., Shamokin, waived charges of aggravated assault, riot, criminal conspiracy to cause a riot, two counts of simple assault, resisting arrest and failure of disorderly persons to disperse.

    The charges were filed by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano and Patrolman Mark Costa in connection with a March 7 fight in the 500 block of North Shamokin Street near Snapper's Bar in which Costa was injured.

    n Joseph D. Barnes, 28, of 120 W. Willow St., Shamokin, waived charges of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct relating to an April 8 disturbance at his home.

    The charges were filed by Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery.

    Barnes is accused of using a pipe bender to smash a $1,200 motor scooter owned by Angelina Raygoza, causing damage to the windshield, gas tank and handle bar area.

    n Joseph V. Payne, 29, of 916 E. Chestnut St., Shamokin, waived charges of criminal attempt to commit burglary, criminal attempt to commit criminal trespass, criminal attempt to commit theft, loitering and prowling at night, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and possessing instruments of crime involving an April 6 attempted break-in at the Clubhouse Bar, 1027 E. Race St.

    The charges were filed by Coal Township Patrolman David Sage.

    Police reported Payne was seeking to steal metal items, such as beer taps and empty beer kegs, but was observed by neighbors who called police. While Payne was attempting to flee the area from an upper porch on the building, he fell and was taken into custody by police without incident.

    Payne is accused of causing approximately $500 in damage during the attempted break-in.

    n Jason Russell, 27, of 510 E. Commerce St., Shamokin, who is accused of being involved in eight drug deals in the city, was held for court on multiple charges.

    Russell, who remains in Northumberland County Prison, Sunbury, was initially arraigned on six drug-related offenses relating to an Oct. 11 incident in the city.

    He was charged by Cpl. Bryan Primerano with multiple drug-related offenses involving drug deals on Oct. 3 (two complaints), Oct. 7, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 (two complaints). He also was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Jarrod Scandle with drug-related offenses in connection with a Dec. 15 incident.

    Police allegedly found six packets of Spice, a synthetic marijuana, hidden in a bathroom ceiling, plastic bags believed to have been used to package narcotics, a cell phone allegedly used to set up deals with an informant and $312 during a search of Russell's home.

    The charges include multiple felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal conspiracy involving small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, Spice and prescription hydrocodone.


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  • 04/17/14--21:00: Court notes, April 18
  • Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding over Domestic Relations Contempt Court on Thursday, ordered the following defendants jailed for failure to pay child support:

    Keenen Faison, 125 N. Sherman St., Apt. 103, Wilkes-Barre, jailed for 90 days for failure to pay $2,512.

    The following defendants have warrants out for their arrest:

    Mikal Jones, 172 Almond Lane, Wilkes-Barre, for failure to pay $5,896; $2,700.

    Christopher Steinhauer, 93 Searle St., Pittston, for failure to pay $5,542.

    Matthew Sebolka, 1009 Hanover Village, Hanover Township, for failure to pay $891.

    Jeremy Falensky, 243 Ebervale Road, Hazleton, for failure to pay $2,863.

    Stephen Hornlein, 1255 Sively St., Hanover Township, for failure to pay $1,507.

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

    Patricia Verdine to Verdine Enterprises for $140,000; Pittston.

    Forest Heights Real Estate LLC to Paul C. Story Jr. for $203,000; Duryea.

    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (per attorney in fact) and Phelan Hallinan LLP (attorney in fact) to Eric Gabos for $116,500; Sugarloaf Township.

    Gail D. Keen, Gail D. Keen (executrix), Sheila M. Kohutek, Sheila Kohutek (executrix), Lynn D. Litz, Lynn D. Litz (executrix), Kenneth G. Cooper (estate), Bonita L. Dean and David H. Cooper to Edward P. Gryskevicz for $215,000; Kingston Township.

    Canio T. Costanzo, Charlene M. Costanzo and Charlene M. Davis to Cheryl Bayo for $99,500; Swoyersville.


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    Oven fire

    KULPMONT - A malfunctioning oven caused minor charring to a wall at 1135 Popular St. Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews cleared the scene within 45 minutes after checking the house.

    Waives hearing

    MOUNT CARMEL - Joshua Seth Kovaschetz, 34, of 2273 Mile Hill Road, P.O. Box 301, Sunbury, waived to court Wednesday charges of hit and run, following a vehicle too closely, careless driving, failure to provide immediate notice of an accident to police and operating a vehicle without an official certificate of inspection.

    The charges were filed by Trooper Justin Rosboschil of state police at Stonington in connection with a Feb. 7 two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Sunbury and Whiteknight roads in Riverside.

    Kovaschetz was ordered by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones to appear for plea court June 23 at Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury, where he can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

    Case sent to county court

    MOUNT CARMEL - Joseph M. Barnyock, 69, of Branchdale, waived to court Wednesday two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and failure to drive in a single lane involving a Jan. 12 accident on Route 901 at the "S Turns" near Locust Gap.

    Barnyock was ordered by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones to appear for plea court June 23 at Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury, where he can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

    ID theft

    LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington reported Amanda Lee Thomas, of Dalmatia, discovered a credit card was unlawfully acquired using her identity in April 2007, according to a routine inspection of her credit history.

    Bicyclist hit by car

    SUNBURY - Police here are searching for the driver and vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Packer and North Third streets.

    Police said a 2003 or 2004 silver Ford Focus hatchback operated by a female struck bicyclist Brandon Reigle, 17, of Susquehanna Avenue, Sunbury. Police did not indicate if Reigle was injured or hospitalized.

    Police said a black male with long hair was a back-seat passenger in the car, which was last seen in the 700 block of North Third Street traveling toward Reagan Street. The hit-and-run vehicle should have minor damage to its passenger side front and a possible dented hood.

    Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Sunbury police at 570-286-4584.

    Burglary

    WEST MILTON - State police at Milton reported more than $2,500 worth of copper plumbing was removed from several cabins and a cottage at Central Oak Heights Rental Cabins/Cottage Community, 75 Heritage Road, West Milton, between Oct. 15 and Monday.

    Theft by deception

    DEWART - Trista Lebarron, of Dewart, told state police at Milton that someone defrauded her of $1,450 in a transaction for a dog earlier this month.

    Three escape injury

    SHAMOKIN DAM - Three area residents escaped injury in a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on Route 61 in this Snyder County borough.

    State police at Selinsgrove reported Angela M. Baylor, 33, of Coal Township, was driving a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee west at 1:55 p.m. when her vehicle struck the rear of a 2008 Toyota Tacoma operated by Michael J. Stahl, 39, of Paxinos, who came to a stop in traffic due to a crash on the Route 61 ramp to Routes 11-15 south.

    Baylor, Stahl and a passenger in Stahl's vehicle, Jeremy Stahl, 35, of Sunbury, escaped injury.

    Heroin overdose

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Brittany Brown, 23, of 1111 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township, who overdosed on heroin at her home April 7 and was transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, has been charged by Patrolman Christopher Lapotsky with possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Police said a syringe was found in Brown's purse.

    DUI

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Edward Purcell has charged John D. Kodack, 31, of 1528 W. Montgomery St., Coal Township, with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, accidents involving damage to an unattended vehicle or property, failure to give immediate notice of an accident, reckless driving and a stop sign violation relating to a Feb. 25 hit-and-run accident at State and Jackson streets.

    Police reported Kodack had a blood-alcohol content of .226 percent.

    Simple assault

    SHAMOKIN - Ryan Kirchman, 23, of 216 S. Franklin St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with simple assault and harassment for allegedly shoving and choking his girlfriend, Maria Hill, and grabbing her 7-year-old son by the neck and dragging him across the floor at 7:37 a.m. Wednesday at their residence.

    Kirchman was arraigned at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III and committed to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury in lieu of $5,000 bail.


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    Liquor law violations

    MONTOURSVILLE - Liquor law violations were filed by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement against the Lithuanian Club, 1135 Chemung St., Coal Township.

    The establishment was cited Thursday for failing to fulfill charter purposes, failure to adhere to the by-laws, failure to charge and collect dues and failure to maintain complete and truthful records covering the operation of the licensed business for a period of two years immediately preceding Jan. 24, 2014, concerning the local option small games of chance act. The incidents occurred in the establishment between Aug. 1, 2013. and Feb. 13, 2014.


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  • 04/18/14--21:00: Police Briefs 4/19/2014
  • Waverly police make arrests

    Waverly village police recently arrested the following, according to a release from the Waverly Police Department:

    Cerdan Holmes, 22, of Waverly, at April 12, for false personation. Police said Holmes gave a false name to police during a traffic stop on Fulton Street. Holmes was also wanted by New York State Police in Horseheads, N.Y., police said. Holmes was released to state police and was scheduled to appear April 17 in Waverly Village Court.

    Joseph Middaugh, 23, of Elmira, N.Y., on April 12, for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, following a traffic stop on Fulton Street.

    Harry Smith, 42, of Monroeton, on April 16, for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and equipment violations, following a traffic stop on Fulton Street.


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  • 04/18/14--21:00: Property Transactions
  • Mary Saxton Boylan (executrix), Ann Saxton (executrix), Loretta Saxton (estate), David Saxton, Molly Saxton, Thomas Saxton, Mary Saxton Boylan, Eugene Boylan and Ann Saxton to James H. Barnes and Caroline J. Barnes for $196,000; Kingston.

    James M. Kean to Daniel G. Horn for $265,000; Kingston.

    Eagle Rock Resort Co. to Beatrice C. Wilson Irrevocable Trust, Lauren E. Wilson & Beatrice E. Wilson Irrevocable Trust and Colleen C. Wilson for $96,000; Hazle Township.

    Jennifer A. Gandia and Peter E. Gandia to Edward Shudak for $185,000; Slocum Township.

    Andrew F. Roan, Julia Roan and Becki A. Graham to Gerald Branch and Virginia R. Branch for $109,500; Dallas Township.

    Narley-Bell LLC to Charles J. Mason for $275,000; Hazle Township.

    Rosalie L. Petonak to Stephen Glass and Helen A. Glass for $86,500; Exeter.

    Brian Selenski to Janat Enterprises LLC for $78,000; Kingston.

    James D. Wilson (trustee), Beatrice C. Wilson Irrevocable Trust, Lauren E. Wilson & Beatrice C. Wilson Irrevocable Trust, Colleen C. Wilson to Eagle Rock Resort Co. for $94,317.87; Hazle Township.


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  • 04/19/14--21:00: Hopewell Crime
  • Hopewell

    The following information was provided by the Hopewell Police Department.

    - Assault-Aggravated: At 2:21 a.m., April 2, police responded to the 1100 blk of Maryville Avenue in reference to an assault. Unknown offender beat victim with fists during argument breaking the victim's jaw.

    - Burglary/Breaking And Entering/Residential: At 12:30 a.m., March 31, police responded to the 500 blk of Nottingham Court for a reported burglary. Unknown offender entered residence via unsecured sliding door and stole game system and tv.

    - Burglary/Breaking And Entering/Residential: At 6:15 p.m., April 1, police responded to the 400 blk of N 12th Avenue in reference to a burglary. Unknown offender entered residence via rear door and stole tv, game system and shoes.

    - Burglary/Breaking And Entering/Residential: At 5:50 a.m., April 2, police responded to the 1300 blk of Roanoke Avenue for a reported burglary. Unknown offender entered residence by breaking rear door glass and stole knives and cash.

    - Drug Equipment Violations: At 9:02 p.m., April 1, police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Oaklawn Blvd and I-295. The driver was found to be in possession of drug equipment and was arrested.

    - Drug Equipment Violations: At 12:31 a.m., April 5, police responded to the 500 blk of N 5th Avenue for suspicious circumstance. Drug equipment was seized from a trailer.

    - Larceny/Theft Of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories: At 12 a.m., April 2, Police responded to headquarters in reference to a reported larceny in the 500 blk of N 6th Avenue. Unknown offender stole license plates from vehicle.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 4:17 a.m., March 31, police responded to the 400 blk of Allen Avenue in reference to an abandoned vehicle. Owner put stolen registration stickers on vehicle and was later arrested.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 12 a.m., April 2, police responded to the 300 blk of N 15th Avenue in regards to a larceny. Unknown offender stole copper tubing from outside air conditioning unit.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 10 p.m., April 3, police responded to the 200 blk of N 14th Avenue for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole three central air conditioning units.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 12 p.m., March 31, police responded to the 5300 blk of Plaza Drive for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole cash from room.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 11:59 p.m., April 1, police were dispatched to the 100 blk of S 13th Avenue in reference to a larceny. Unknown offender stole washer and dryer from residential porch and lawn mowers from shed.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 3 p.m., April 5, police responded to the 2100 blk of Arlington Road for a reported larceny. Unknown offender entered shed by breaking the lock and stole a gas tank from a riding lawn mower.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 12:01 a.m., April 5, police were dispatched to the 900 blk of W Poythress Street for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole generator, air pump, various tools, ladders and toolbox from shed.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 12:10 p.m., April 5, police responded to the 3200 blk of Courthouse Road for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole gun from vehicle with open windows.

    - Motor Vehicle Theft/Stolen Auto: At 1:30 a.m., March 31, police were dispatched to the 3300 blk of Granby Street in reference to a stolen auto. Unknown offender stole vehicle from driveway by unknown means.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 10:30 p.m., March 31, police responded to the 2200 blk of Freeman Street for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender removed residential window screens and damaged windows.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 6:45 a.m., March 31, police responded to the 2000 blk of St Thomas Road for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender dented vehicle by unknown means.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 11:35 a.m., April 2, police responded to the 1500 blk of Piper Square Drive for a reported vandalism. Known offender cut bricks from building and damaged drywall and was arrested.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 8 p.m., April 4, police responded to the 300 blk of Cavalier Square for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke commercial door glass.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 9 p.m., April 5, police responded to the 300 blk of Cavalier Square for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke commercial door glass.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 8:28 p.m., April 5, police responded to the 100 blk of S 8th Avenue for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender stole blankets from a clothes line and set the items on fire.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 12:28 p.m., April 6, while on patrol police in the 3100 blk of Oaklawn Blvd, police discovered a vandalism. Unknown offender broke vehicle window.

    - Weapon Law Offenses: At 9 a.m., April 1, police responded to the 1000 blk of Winston Churchill Drive for a reported weapon at school. Student brought a pocket knife to school.

    - Weapon Law Offenses: At 11:31 p.m., April 5, police responded to headquarters for a suspicious circumstance. Known convicted felon was in possession of a firearm and fled from police. The firearm was recovered and found to have been reported stolen.


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    Two caught in pursuit

    SUNBURY - Two individuals were caught Friday evening following a pursuit through the city of Sunbury and on Snydertown Road.

    Sunbury police reported officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, but the driver tried to escape. A short vehicular pursuit occurred without a danger to the public, police said.

    The driver and his passenger abandoned the vehicle on Snydertown Road and attempted escape on foot. Sunbury Police K-9 Officer Scott Hause and K-9 Skoti were called in, and after a nighttime search, two offenders were apprehended. Taken into custody were Andrew Beal, 27, and a 17-year-old male, both of the Shamokin area.

    Police said the investigation is continuing and charges are pending. Sunbury Police officers Hause, Travis Bremigan and Bradley Slack were backed up by officers of the Pennsylvania State Police and Shamokin Dam Police Department.

    Scattering rubbish

    SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington report that at 4:58 p.m. Friday, someone disposed of two bags of rubbish along State Route 4005 near Route 61, and then fled in an unknown direction.

    ATV accident

    FIDLER'S GREEN - A Coal Run man sustained non-life threatening injuries after rolling his ATV north of this Coal Township village around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Jeff Cosgrove, 48, was transported out of the woods by a personal vehicle after rolling his Polaris Trail Blazer. Coal Township police said Cosgrove was not wearing a helmet and the ATV did not have DCNR tags.

    Hit and run

    ZERBE TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington continue to investigate a crash of a parked vehicle at 12:30 a.m. Saturday on South Fourth Street near Market Street.

    Police say a 2014 Jeep Patriot was legally parked on Fourth Street facing north along the east curb, parked overnight while another vehicle, not identified by police, was parked facing southwest, near the Bowery Bar, and across from the Patriot. At that time, the vehicle backed up and, with its left rear, struck the left front fender of the Patriot, After the collision, the unknown vehicle fled the scene without providing his information to the owner of the Patriot.

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

    Criminal mischief

    SNYDERTOWN - Glenn F. Weller, 72, of 530 S. Main St., Sunbury, reported to state police at Stonington that sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday, someone damaged a mailbox and post at his property on State Route 4005 near Route 61 in Snydertown.

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


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

    Ryan Smith, 20, Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation for a term of six months for the offense of Harassment and Underage Consumption of alcohol. Smith was incarcerated for 54 days after his arrest. Officer James Condusta of the Athens Police Department arrested Smith for the offense in November.

    John Teneyck, 39, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to State Intermediate Punishment for 24 months and a fine of $2100. Teneyck will also lose his driver's license for 30 months for the offense of Fleeing and Eluding, felony of the third degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor and Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Teneyck following investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroe Township on Sept. 29, 2013.

    Christina Paris, 22, Wyalusing, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility for 11 months to 24 months, and a fine of $500, she will also lose her driver's license for six months for the offenses of False ID, a misdemeanor of the third degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Trooper Joshua Thompson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Paris following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing and Wysox Township.

    Patrick Firestine, 20, Sayre, Pa., was resentenced following revocation of a sentence of probation to a term of three months to 23 months, 29 days, he was also ordered to pay restitution of $295 and a fine of $250, for the offense of Theft from a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Sean Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Firestine for the offense in May 13, 2012.

    Katie Brown, 20, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from four months to 18 months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Kevin Hibson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Brown following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    Melissa Ackley, 25, Towanda, Pa., was resentenced following revocation of a term of Probation to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from four months to 12 months, and a fine of $250, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Ackley following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Larry B. Bennett, 53, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 16 months to five years and a fine of $1000, for the offense of Possession of a Designer Drug. Trooper Michael Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bennett following investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroe Township.

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

    Charles Makinster, 49, Gillett, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Makinster will be sentenced on June 12, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Michael Mislevy of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Makinster following investigation of an incident that occurred in Smithfield Township on Nov. 7, 2013.

    Shawn Watkins, 42, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Watkins will be sentenced on June 12, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Ryan Edsell of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Watkins for the offense in November.

    Shannon Lee Kellam, 36, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Kellam will be sentenced on June 12, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Derek Watkins of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Kellam for the offense in September.

    Dawin Brown, 21, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Flight to Avoid Apprehension, a Felony of the third degree. Brown will be sentenced on June 12, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Deputy James Hart of the Bradford County Sherriff's Department arrested Brown for the offense in November.

    Ryan Smith, 20, Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense and Underage Consumption of Alcohol, a Felony of the third degree. Smith will be sentenced on June 12, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer James Condusta of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Smith for the offense in November.

    Christopher Davis, 48, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Disorderly Conduct and Harassment, both summary offenses. Davis will be sentenced on June 12, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Davis for the offense in November.

    Mark Thetga, 25, Rome, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Criminal Mischief and Open Alcohol Containers in Vehicle, both summary offenses. Thetga will be sentenced on June 12, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Michael Tereske of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Thetga following investigation of an incident that occurred in Windham Township.

    Timothy Mosier Jr., 27, New Albany, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Conspiracy/Delivery Controlled Substance, a felony. Mosier will be sentenced on June 12, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Mosier following investigation of an incident that occurred in Albany Township in June 2013.

    Francis Moore, 43, Corning, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Moore will be sentenced on June 5, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Moore for the offense on Jan. 8, 2014.

    Lawrence McKeeve, 33, Elmira Heights, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. McKeeve will be sentenced on June 5, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Sean Cooney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested McKeeve following investigation of an incident that occurred in Columbia Township on Oct. 12, 2013.

    Allan Simons, 59, Columbia Crossroads, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Simons will be sentenced on June 5, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Tyler Brackman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Simons following investigation of an incident that occurred in Burlington Township on Nov. 29, 2013.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Daniel Lenox, 51, Milan, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation Lenox will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Lenox must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Trooper Robert Richter of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Lenox for the offense on Nov. 9, 2013 in Smithfield Township.

    Dylan Miller, 22, Towanda, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation Miller will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Miller must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days and pay restitution.

    Trooper William McDermott of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Miller for an offense in Towanda Township on Oct. 26, 2013.

    Richard Green, 49, formerly of Sayre, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Green will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Green must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Police Department filed the charged in June for the offense in Sayre Borough.

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

    Timothy Mosier Jr., 27, New Albany, Pa., entered a plea of Nolo Contendere/no contest to Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree and Harassment, a summary offense. Mosier will be sentenced on June 12, 2013, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. A no-contest plea is entered where the defendant cannot recall the event but will be held guilty and sentenced. Trooper Michael Mosier of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Mosier following investigation of an incident that occurred in Albany Township.

    Shawn Watkins, 42, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of Nolo Contendere/no contest to Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Mosier will be sentenced on a later date, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. A no-contest plea is entered where the defendant cannot recall the event but will be held guilty and sentenced. Officer Ryan Edsell of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Watkins for the offense in November.


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  • 04/19/14--21:00: Marriage Licenses
  • William Thomas Blandy and Sarah Lynn Mahon.

    Richard Lewis Frantz and Regina Marie Capozzelli.

    Christopher John Uricheck and Stephanie Lloyd.

    Robert L. Anderson and Telysa J. Brandon.

    Matthew Stephen Morgan and Denise Marie Williams.

    Samuel Thomas Falzone and Alexis Justine Kohler.

    Frank Joseph Dominick III and Danielle Jo Evans.

    Joshua Samuel Crawford and Megan Colleen Devine.

    Luis Santiago and Dora Zekoski.

    Jesse John Rakowski and Amanda Faith Lowery.

    Roberto Stalin Mendoz Mendez and Janna De La Cruz Peralta.

    Andrew Joseph Gialanella and Kaytlyn Lee Torbik.

    Esmerlin Jose Rojas and Sandy Penalo.

    Brian Matthew Zawatsky and Mary Elizabeth Weinschenk.

    Randy Lee Clem Jr. and Christina Marie Mushock.

    Leo Christopher Filip and Imelda Catherine Baggett.

    James Michael Saba and Theresa Ann McGrane.

    Francis B. Long and Carole Elizabeth Kolc.

    Cory Richard Sienkiewicz and Alana Pauline Smith.

    Ellis A. Hall Jr. and Wendy Ann Lanius.

    Patrick Leon Womer and Julia Ann Dupak.

    Anthony Jordan Burke and Danielle Elizabeth Walsh.

    Edmund Martin Margavage Jr. and Jessica Marie Macarchick.

    Sean William Gibson and Michele Negvesky.

    Ivan Leonel Reyes and Nathalie Suriel.

    David Brian Remsky Jr. and Veronica Christine Winter.

    Brad Michael Bevans and Kayla Ann Skotek.

    Ewin Reyes Sosa and Nanci Luna Lopez.

    Aaron Britton Ellington and Kimberly Noel Scott.

    Kasine Thomas and Lacena Marie Gantz.

    Michael Barber Jr. and Joleen Michelle Simon.

    Joseph John Yurko Jr. and Sharon Kizer.

    Paris Joseph Greene and Bridgette Grizelle Alfeo.

    Keith Michael Mhley and Alicia Lynn Moralee.

    Adam Paul Brojakowski and Michelle King.

    Jeremy Edward Antal and Jennifer Lynn Ciannelli.

    Joseph Ryan Webb and Adina Maria Brocca.

    Kenneth John Temborski II and Aubrey Erin Cox.

    Michael Arthur Locascio and Diana Elizabeth Krieger.

    Carl Elwood Smith and Briana Mae Madl.


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  • 04/20/14--21:00: Court Notes 4/21/14
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Paul A. Kachinko and Cheryl A. Kachinko to Lauren A. Pascoe and Marc A. Kayrich for $164,000; Larksville.

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to Tyler Phillips and Alicia Phillips for $136,000; West Wyoming.

    James E. Miller, Frances A. Miller, Paul R. Mancia and Bonita Mancia to Crossin Holdings LLC for $1.5 million; Kingston.

    TSR Properties LLC to Michael Mooney for $80,000; Hanover Township.

    Carlucci Family Partnership LLP, Victor A. Carlucci (general partner) and Alice Carlucci (general partner) to Two Vincenzos LLC for $275,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Jessica Lynn Shultz to Jamie Lynn Dymond for $101,000; Forty Fort.

    Sandra M. Woodeshick to Tracey Ann Derocco for $93,600; Hanover Township.

    Jeff Zurbriggen, Rachel E. Zurbriggen and NEI Global Relocation Solutions to Nathaniel D. Newborn and Lindsey S. Newborn for $151,000; Butler Township.

    K. William Barber to James E. Degnan and Rachel A. Degnan for $335,000; Lake Township.

    Presidential Land Co. Ltd. to Matthew J. Makuta and Alicia M. Makuta for $459,900; Rice Township.


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    One vehicle crash

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - No one was injured in a crash at 2:30 a.m. Sunday on Cold Run Road near Mile Hill Road in Upper Augusta Township.

    State police at Stonington report a 2013 Ford Focus, driven by Dustin J. Lloyd, 21, of Sunbury, was traveling north on Cold Run Road, when Lloyd failed to negotiate a sharp left curve in the road and traveled off the roadway, striking an embankment off the east shoulder of Cold Run Road and coming to rest facing north.

    Lloyd was not injured in the crash, but police said he will be cited for a traffic violation.

    Scrap metal stolen

    MAYBERRY TOWNSHIP - John Bulko, of Catawissa, reported to state police at Stonington that at 7 a.m. Saturday, a known suspect removed scrap metal from Bulko's property on High Road, Mayberry Township, Montour County. Police said the investigation continues.

    Unauthorized use of a vehicle

    RUSH TOWNSHIP - Thelma Jones, of Danville, reported to state police at Stonington that at 10:30 p.m. Friday, a known suspect used her vehicle without her consent. Police say the investigation is continuing.

    Mailbox damaged

    LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - Scott Lenker, of Mahantongo Creek Road, Dalmatia, reported to state police at Stonington that sometime Saturday, a vehicle traveling south on Mahantongo Creek Road exited the left side of the road and struck Lenker's mailbox.

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


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