Police Briefs 10/13
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Man charged with punching out window in Towanda bar
Ryan Ray Prater, 21, of Holdenville, Okla., is accused of punching out a window at Captain Jack's bar & grill on Main Street in Towanda over the weekend, police said.
A bouncer at the bar told police that Prater had broken the window because he was angry that he was "cut off," police said.
As a result of this incident, which occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, Prater was charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, Towanda police said.
Prater was arrested and arraigned before the on-call magistrate, Troy Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox, police said.
Information on Prater's bail was not available on Monday.
Man faces pot charge in Towanda
Rick C. Casselberry, 37, of Horseheads, N.Y., was recently charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use in Towanda, police said.
Towanda police said they saw Casselberry holding a pipe full of freshly burnt marijuana when they went to a residence on North Main Street in Towanda to investigate a noise complaint and possible drug use, Towanda police said. The incident occurred at 9:50 p.m. on Sept. 4, police said.
Besides possession of a small amount of marijuana, Casselberry was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct, Towanda police said.
Casselberry, who lives on Lake Road, was arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Oct. 8, and was released on non-monetary bail.
Casselberry must appear before Clark for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 14.
Man charged with DUI in North Towanda
Matthew Todd Williams, 29, of Monroeton RR1, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after the motorcycle he was operating struck a curb at the Colonial Plaza in North Towanda Township, state police said.
The crash occurred at 7:15 a.m. on Sept. 5, according to the state police at Towanda.
Williams suffered a minor injury in the crash, state police said.
Williams has been sent a summons which orders him to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Nov. 18.
Teen charged with making false report to police
Gary Liegh Johnson, 18, of Towanda RR2 is accused of using his radio to dispatch police to a non-existent fight at the Towanda School District campus, police said.
The incident occurred at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, while a football game was underway at the Endless Mountains Athletics Complex, police said. Johnson initially told police that he was a fire police officer with the Franklindale Fire Department, but later admitted that he wasn't, police said.
Johnson is charged with impersonating a public servant, making false reports to police, and disorderly conduct, police said.
Johnson was arraigned before Wysox Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Oct. 5. Wheaton set Johnson's bail at $5,000.
Johnson must appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Wednesday.