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District Attorney Daniel Barrett announced that the following persons were sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa;

Cynthia A. Najarian, 42, Athens, Pa., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from five days to six months, and fine of $1000, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, an offense to which Najarian plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Najarian will also lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Sergeant Daniel Reynolds of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Najarian for the offense in July 2009 after an incident in Sayre Borough. Najarian may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, she will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Arthur Harris, 37, Tampa, Fla., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 15 months to four years, and a fine of $500, for Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the third degree, an offense to which Harris plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Harris was also ordered to pay restitution of $16164.20. Trooper David Pelachick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Harris for the offense in July 2007 after an incident in Tuscarora Township. Harris may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to restrictions, supervision, and monitoring by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

John F. McConnell, 20, Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to Probation for a term of one year, and a fine of $250, for Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree, an offense to which McConnell plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Officer Denny Slater of the Athens Township Police Department arrested McConnell for the offense in April 2009 after an incident in Athens Township. While on Probation, McConnell will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Shane Morgan, 35, Sylvania, Pa., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 16 months to 48 months, and a total fine of $2725, for the offenses of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (fourth offense), a misdemeanor of the first degree, and Reckless Driving, a summary offense. Morgan was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2872.14 and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 24 months. Morgan was convicted of the offenses by a jury after criminal trial in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas in July 2009. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Morgan for the offense in May 2008 after a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Columbia Township. Morgan may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

Charles Timothy Makinster, 44, Gillett, Pa., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to a total term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from nine months to 23 months, 29 days, and a total fine of $1100, for Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and Indecent Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Makinster was convicted of the offenses by a jury after criminal trial in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Makinster for the offense in April 2009 after an incident in Ridgebury Township. Makinster may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Michael R. McLaud, 23, Laceyville, Pa., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 4 days to 6 months, and a fine if $1000, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, an offense to which McClaud plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. McClaud will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Officer Derrick J. Kelley of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested McLaud for the offense in May 2008 after an incident in Towanda Borough. McLaud may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Michelle J. Heron, 45, Gillett, Pa., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to a total term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 21 months to 48 months, and a total fine of $900, for the offenses of Terroristic Threats, a misdemeanor of the first degree; Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree; Recklessly Endangering another person, a misdemeanor of the second degree; and, Public Drunkenness, a summary offense. Heron's sentencing followed an earlier proceeding at which she plead guilty to the offenses. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Heron for the offense in July 2009 after an incident in Wells Township. Heron may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, she will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

Mitzi Ann Taylor, 39, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to County Intermediate Punishment for a term of 24 months with 78 days of imprisonment and 90 days of house arrest under electronic supervision followed by probation for the remainder of the sentence. The sentence was imposed following an earlier proceeding at which Taylor plead guilty to two counts of Theft By Unlawful Taking, each a misdemeanor of the first degree. Taylor was also ordered to pay a fine of $50 and to make restitution in the amount of $2380. Officers Derek Watkins and Sean Flynn, of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Taylor for the offenses in August 2009 after incidents in Sayre Borough involving the theft of prescription drugs. Taylor may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, she will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department. At time of sentencing, Taylor had served 78 days in the Bradford County Correctional Facility.

John J. Adams III, 26, Spencer, N.Y., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 72 hours to six months, and a fine of $1000, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, an offense to which Adams plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Adams will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Officer Thomas VanFleet Jr., of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Adams for the offense in May 2009 after an incident in Athens Township. Adams may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Thomas A. Cash, 34, Corning, N.Y., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 134 days to 18 months, and a fine of $1,000, for Theft By Deception, a felony of the third degree, an offense to which Cash plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Officer Thomas Wilson of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Cash for the offense in December 2008 after an incident in Sayre Borough.

Cash may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Andrew L. Vanderpool, 36, Elmira, N.Y., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from seven days to six months, and a fine of $1,000, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, an offense to which Vanderpool plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Vanderpool will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Sergeant James Shaw of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Vanderpool for the offense in June 2009 after an incident in Athens Township. Vanderpool may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Donald Archibald, 48, Barton, N.Y., was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Smith to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 8 months to 18 months, followed by Probation for a term of one year, for two counts of Receiving Stolen Property graded as a felony of the third degree and a misdemeanor of the first degree, respectively. Archibald was also ordered to pay a fine of $750 and to make restitution in the amount of $3100. Archibald's sentencing followed an earlier proceeding at which he plead guilty to the offenses. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Archibald for the offense in July 2007 after an incident in Herrick Township. Archibald may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department. While on Probation, Archibald will be supervised by the Bradford County Probation Department.

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

Domino Marie Ross, 26, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Mischief, a felony of the third degree, and Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Ross will be sentenced on Jan. 18, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Office. At sentencing, Ross faces a maximum total sentence of up to 12 years plus fines, costs, restitution to victim(s), and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer David Lantz, of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Ross for the offense in August 2009 following investigation of incidents that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Brandon Parks, 25, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Parks will be sentenced on Jan. 18, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Office. At sentencing, Parks faces a sentence of up to one year plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victim(s), and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Floyd McDonald of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Parks for the offense in July 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Borough.

Melinda S. Littick, 30, Rome, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Littick will be sentenced on Jan. 18, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Littick faces a maximum sentence of up to six months plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victim (s), loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Randy Epler of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Littick for the offense in June 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Timothy R. Beeman, 26, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Theft by Unlawful Taking, a felony of the second degree. Beeman will be sentenced on Jan. 18, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Beeman faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victim(s), and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Eric Keir of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Beeman for the offense in October 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sayre Borough.

Bryan D. Dodge, 20, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Causing a Fatal Accident While Not Licensed, a felony of the third degree. Dodge will be sentence on Jan. 18, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Dodge faces a maximum sentence of up to seven years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victim(s), loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Joseph Pericci of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Dodge for the offense in September 2009 following investigation of a motor vehicle crash that occurred on March 1, 2009, in Franklin Twp. The crash claimed the life of Justin Copp who was a passenger in Dodge's motor vehicle.

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

Christine Reid, 20, Athens, Pa., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in June 2009, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on Probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of nine months. While in the ARD Program, Reid must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel. Officer Dererk Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Reid for the offense following investigation of a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Athens Borough.

Robert B. Sheeley Jr., 45, Sayre, Pa., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in June 2009, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on Probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of 12 months. While in the ARD Program, Sheeley must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Officer Thomas Wilson of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Sheeley for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sayre Borough.

Joshua B. Moore., 30, Waverly, N.Y., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in June 2009, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on Probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of 12 months. While in the ARD Program, Moore must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Officer Bethany Altieri of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Moore for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Borough.

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

Grace M. Vertuli, 20, Sayre, Pa., entered a guilty plea to Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Vertuli will be sentenced on Jan. 7, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Vertuli faces a maximum sentence of up to two years plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Vertuli for the offense in May 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

Amanda Gonzales, 26, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Gonzales will be sentenced on Jan. 7, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Gonzales faces a maximum sentence of up to five years plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Steven Scoble of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Gonzales for the offense in July 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ulster Township.

Brian M. Storms, 31, Elmira, N.Y., entered pleas of guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Storms will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Storms faces a maximum sentence of up to two years plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least six months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Bryan Fedor of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Storms for the offense in August 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in North Towanda Township.

Calvin N. Jones, Jr., 58, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Failure to Comply with Sexual Offender Registration, a felony of the third degree. Jones will be sentenced on Jan. 7, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Jones faces a maximum sentence of up to seven years plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Chief Douglas Seeley of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Jones for the offense in July 2009 following investigation of a complaint filed in Canton Borough.

Bruce A. Benjamin, 21, of Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Benjamin will be sentenced on Jan. 7, 2010 following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Benjamin faces a maximum sentence of up to six months plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Benjamin for the offense in August 2009 following investigation of a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Monroe Township.

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

Steven K. Stack, 50, Rome, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 72 hours to six months, and a fine of $1,000, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, an offense to which Stack had plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Stack will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Stack for the offense in May 2009 after an incident in Athens Township. Stack may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Ben E. Nogar, 49, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 12 months to 36 months, and a fine of $2,500, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree, an offense to which he had plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Nogar will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 18 months. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Nogar for the offense in October 2008 after an incident in Sayre Borough. Nogar may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

Brandon M. Cassellbury, 19, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 12 months, and a fine of $350, for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony, an offense to which he had plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Cassellbury was also ordered to reimburse the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the amount of $275 for money used in the purchase of controlled substance which led to his arrest, and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 6 months. An agent of the Bradford County Drug Task Force arrested Cassellbury for the offense in June 2009 after an incident in Towanda Borough. While on probation, Cassellbury will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Charles E. Delaney, 39, Wellsboro, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 120 days to 18 months, and a fine of $1,500, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree, an offense to which he had plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Delaney will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 18 months. Officer Daniel Thomas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Delaney for the offense in April 2009 after an incident in Athens Township. Delaney may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Heather R. Bellis, 29, Rome, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from five days to six months, and a fine of $300, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, an offense to which she had plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Bellis will also lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Trooper Jaime Lopez of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bellis for the offense in March 2009 after an incident in Windham Township. Bellis may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, she will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Grace M. Vertuli, 20, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 45 days to 12 months, and a fine of $300, for Access Device Fraud, a misdemeanor of the first degree, an offense to which she had entered a guilty plea at an earlier proceeding. Vertuli was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $189.40. Officer Denny Slater of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Vertuli for the offense in October 2008 after an incident in Athens Township. Vertuli may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, she will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

John J. Kraus, 43, Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to a total term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 13 months to 42 months, and a total fine of $2,000, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor; Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree; and Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, a misdemeanor of the second degree, offenses to which Kraus had entered guilty pleas at an earlier proceeding. Kraus will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 24 months. Trooper Andrew J. Burian of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Kraus for the offense in May 2009 after an incident in Troy Borough. Kraus may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

Trivel A. Middleton, 22, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from four days to six months, and a fine of $1,000, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, an offense to which Middleton had entered a guilty plea at an earlier proceeding. Middleton will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Middleton for the offense in September 2008 after an incident in Asylum Township. Middleton may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Duke Russell, 22, of Sayre, Pa., was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from three months to 18 months, and a fine of $500, for Receiving Stolen Property, an offense to which Russell had entered a guilty plea at an earlier proceeding. Russell was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2046.43. Russell was originally sentenced to probation for the offense, but his probationary status was revoked due to violation of conditions of probation. Chief Charles Osman of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Russell for the offense in October 2005 after an incident in Towanda Borough. Russell may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

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

Rhonda L. Ham, 43, Rome, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Ham will be sentenced on Jan. 21, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Ham faces a maximum sentence of up to five years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victim(s), loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 18 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Wayne Dunkling of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Ham for the offense in August 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

Timothy M. Friends, 23, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Theft By Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Friends will be sentenced on Jan. 21, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Friends faces a maximum sentence of up to five years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victim(s), and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Floyd McDonald of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Friends for the offense in July 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Borough.

Thomas E. Hall, 28, Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Hall will be sentenced on Jan. 21, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hall faces a maximum sentence of up to six months plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victim(s), loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Hall for the offense in August 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

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

Glenn E. Willow, 32, Canton, Pa., charged with Corruption of Minors in July 2009, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of six months.

While in the ARD Program, Willow must perform community service and he will be required to successfully complete a parenting course. Trooper David Pelachick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Willow for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Canton Township.

Arnold E. Rumsey, 55, Canton, Pa., charged with Theft of Services in August 2008, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of six months.

While in the ARD Program, Rumsey must perform community service. Trooper Andrew Burian of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Rumsey for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in South Creek Township.

Bobbi Jo Rockwell, 31, Canton, Pa., charged with Acquiring/Obtaining Possession of a Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation in August 2009, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of nine months. While in the ARD Program, Rockwell must perform community service. Officer Roger Clink of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Rockwell for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

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

Autumn L. Learn, 20, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from three months to 18 months, and a fine of $200, for Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of the first degree, an offense to which Learn plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Learn was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $8142.73. Trooper James Kerrick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Learn for the offense in June 2009 after an incident in Wysox Township. Learn may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence and if paroled, she will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Christopher A. Richlin, 37, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from six months to 30 months, and a fine of $1000, for Possession of Liquified Ammonia Gas (Precurser of Methamphetamine Manufacture), a felony, an offense to which Richlin plead guilty at an earlier proceeding. Richlin will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. A Pennsylvania State Police drug law enforcement agent arrested Richlin for the offense in May 2009 after an incident in Monroe Township. Richlin may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

Shawn M. Barnes, 28, Roaring Branch, Pa., was sentenced to Probation for a term of 12 months, and a fine of $500, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, an offense to which Barnes plead guilty at an earlier proceeding.

Officer Brian Wibirt of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Barnes for the offense in October 2007 after an incident in Canton Borough. While on Probation, Barnes will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.







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1 posted comments

I don't know I am certainly not a politician or anything, but it just seems like with how much money this poor, depressed county spends on DA's, extra law enforcement, extra jails, and just the entire whole system that the taxpayers are footing for this nonsense that it would be cheaper to have their be a bar and taxi tax or something. I mean sure the person who gets a DUI pays a fine and everything, but what about all these extra law enforcement, and the extra patrols, and the overtime, and the employee benefits and stuff. I mean it is nonsense. Not that I am even a big drinker, but everyday that is all it seems you read the court house does in this county, and can you blame these people? And how come we pay cops to run to all these domestic violence scenes. I say once and done. Then these things should be handled by a private and very expensive security company that comes in with full riot gear. These people want to live like animals let them pay their bills for it, let the sheriff handle it if they don't pay. I don't know, but I am sick of taxes, and I would rather have health care than jail care and more cops every time I turn around.
Tired of all the jail birds 28 December 2009 kl. 17:06