Police Briefs, 10/27/09

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Access device fraud in Wilmot Township

Justin Andrew Walter, 20, of Laceyville, is accused of stealing an ATM card and PIN belonging to a 40-year-old Sugar Run Male and using it three times to access the 40-year-old's account, according to state police at Towanda. The incident occurred between 10 and 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 in Wilmot Township, police said.

Minor injuries reported in Forks Township crash

Michael Mishkula, 52, of Exeter, Pa., and Wayne D. Tilley Jr., 28, of West Pittston, Pa., suffered minor injuries in a crash in Forks Township, Sullivan County, according to state police at Laporte.

The accident occurred at around 11:35 p.m. on Oct. 24 on state Route 154 at World's End State Park, police said, as Mishkula was traveling west on state Route 154 and failed to negotiate a left-hand curve on the roadway. Mishkula's 1993 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck traveled off the northern edge of the roadway and initially impacted a tree on it's right side, then continued traveling along the edge of the roadway when its left side impacted with another tree, bringing the vehicle to final rest on the northern edge of the roadway facing a westerly direction, police said.

The vehicle was severely damaged in the accident, police said, and Forks Twp. Volunteer Fire Company and Laporte and Hillsgrove ambulances assisted at the scene.

Two charged with harassment

A 23-year-old Chemung County, N.Y., woman and a 26-year old Gillett man, no names given, were both cited for harassment in connection with an incident occurring at around 4:25 a.m. on Oct. 24 on Bucks Creek Road in Ridgebury Township, according to state police at Towanda.

Criminal mischief in Waverly

Bryan Troy Holland, 20, of Elmira, N.Y., was arrested for misdemeanor criminal mischief in the fourth degree, misdemeanor criminal trespass in the second degree and harassment in the second, a violation charge, on Oct. 22, according to the Waverly Police Department.

Holland is accused of forcibly entering his mother's apartment at 10 p.m. on Oct. 21 at 40 Ithaca St., Waverly, N.Y., police said. Once inside the apartment he is alleged to have shoved his mother, who was not physically injured during the disturbance, police said. A door was damaged during the incident, police said.

Holland was remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail, police said, and a return to court date has been set for 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 in Village of Waverly Justice Court.

Crops damaged

A 62-year-old Gillett man told state police at Towanda that someone drove an off-road vehicle on his property sometime between Oct. 16-18 along Route 14 in South Creek Township and damaged a planting of wheat and rye.

No one injured

State police at Towanda said no one was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 2:25 p.m. Oct. 17 on Fairview Road in West Burlington Township.

Police said John G. Cole III, 33, of Granville Summit, was traveling east in a Dodge 2500 and negotiating a left curve and drove off the right berm of the highway, over-corrected and struck a tree on the left side of the road. He wasn't injured.

Burglary reported

A 27-year-old Gillett female told state police at Towanda that someone entered her property sometime between June 22 and Oct. 12 on Ayres Road in South Creek Township and took a 19-inch Magnavox DVD/VCR television combination and a water well pump.

Woman charged

State police at Towanda said Donna M. Pidcoe, 49, of Millerton was charged with the theft of 57 empty refundable beverage cans from the porch of Nancy Gail Burris, 35, of Millerton, sometime between noon and 1 p.m. Aug. 29 at Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park in Wells Township.

Retail theft reported

State police at Towanda said charges were filed against two people following a reported retail theft at 7:56 p.m. Oct. 22 at BiLo at 575 Elmira St., Troy Township.

Police said charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy were filed against Kristopher Tillery, 21, of Troy. Charges of retail theft, criminal conspiracy, and disorderly conduct were filed against a Troy juvenile, police said.

Police said they stole two packs (24 cans) of Mountain Dew soda, and were confronted. The juvenile began using obscene language at an employee, and they left the cases in the parking lot and fled. Troy Police assisted.

Man charged in assault

State police at Towanda said Aaron LaGier, 35, of Hammondsport, N.Y. was charged with simple assault and harassment for a reported simple assault at 5:20 p.m. Oct. 22 on state Route 4014 in Springfield Township.

Police said he engaged in a physical altercation after the victim, a 52-year-old male, told him that he couldn't stay at the residence for two to three weeks while he got back on his feet.

Police said LaGier struck the man several times about the face and forehead, causing a laceration to his left forehead and an abrasion to his nose.

Negligence incident investigated in Windham

The state police said they are investigating an incident in Windham Township in which negligent actions of a suspect may have led to health difficulties for a 2-year-old boy.

Anyone with additional information about this incident, which occurred on Sept. 28, is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

The state police have released no further information about this case.

Burglary occurs in Monroe Twp.

A burglary occurred recently at a camper that was parked at the intersection of Gardner and Harolds roads in Monroe Township, police said.

The camper is owned by William Vischansky, 48, of Wilkes-Barre, police said.

Several items were stolen during the burglary, which occurred sometime between Oct. 20 and 25, according to the state police at Towanda.

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