Police Briefs, 11/12/09Preliminary hearing for Towanda Twp. man is postponed


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Preliminary hearing for Towanda Twp. man is postponed

The preliminary hearing for Towanda Township resident Clifford Mark Fleming, who is charged with receiving stolen property, has been continued to a later date.

Fleming, who is known by his middle name, is accused of purchasing tires and tools from another person in May 2009 that police contend were stolen from Ferrario's Auto Center on May 16. The total value of the stolen property was set at $2,000, police said.

Police contend that the 46-year-old Fleming knew the items were stolen when he bought them.

Fleming's preliminary hearing in Towanda District Court, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 11, has been continued to a later date, said Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.

The charge of receiving stolen property charge was filed on Nov. 2, state police said.

At Fleming's arraignment on Nov. 3, Judge Clark set Fleming's bail at $25,000. Fleming, who lives on Hettick Road, has since posted bail, Clark said.

Athens teen cited for harassment

Amanda Olvera, 18, of Athens is accused of repeatedly contacting Robert McClintic of Towanda after being told by McClintic to cease such actions, police said.

As a result of this incident, Olvera has been cited for harassment, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident, which occurred at 10:10 p.m. Sunday in Franklin Township, is asked to contact Trooper Mitchell at the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186, police said. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS, police said.

Towanda man cited for harassment

David Griffith, 44, of Towanda is accused of repeatedly contacting Dee Marcy of Towanda after being told by Marcy to cease such actions, police said.

As a result of this incident, Griffith has been cited for harassment, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident, which occurred at 5:40 p.m. Sunday in Monroe Township, is asked to contact Trooper Mitchell at the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186, police said. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS, police said.

Teen arrested for DUI in Towanda

Samantha Woodhouse, 18, of Jonestown, Pa., was recently arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance in Towanda, police said.

The incident occurred at 12:01 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and state Route 2027, state police said.

Besides DUI, Woodhouse will be charged with reckless driving, fleeing or attempt, careless driving, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest or other law enforcement, and several traffic violations, police said.

Two suffer minor injuries in Standing Stone crash

Harry Kithcart, 79, of Towanda and Margret E. Kithcart, 77, of Towanda, suffered minor injuries in a recent motor vehicle accident in Standing Stone Township, police said.

The accident occurred at 4:10 p.m. Saturday as Harry Kithcart was driving east on U.S. Route 6 and was slowing down to a stop so that he could turn left onto Keene Summit Road, police said.

Before Harry Kithcart was able to make the turn, a vehicle operated by Michael P. Long III of Piscataway, N.J., which was also traveling east on Route 6, rear-ended Harry Kithcart's vehicle, police said.

Long, 48, and a passenger in his vehicle, 37-year-old Anthony M. Long Sr. of Middlesex, N.J., were uninjured in the crash, police said.

Rome man charged with burglary

William Clay Skidmore, 53, of Rome RR3 is accused of breaking into a mobile home in the Hornbrook trailer park and threatening to harm two people who were inside the mobile home, police said.

Skidmore allegedly told 52-year-old Brian K. Hakes of Towanda, who was inside the mobile home, "I know who you are, Hakes. I'll get you."

The other person whom Skidmore threatened is 48-year-old Patricia A. Wilkenson, who owns the trailer, police said.

During the incident, which occurred around 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 17 in Sheshequin Township, Skidmore is accused of breaking a front door window of the trailer, as well as knocking a door inside the trailer off its hinges, police said.

As a result of this incident, Skidmore was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and harassment, police said.

Skidmore has been sent a summons which orders him to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Nov. 25.







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