Police Briefs, 7/30/10
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Wyalusing woman charged with DUI
Deziree Lynn Bouse, 25, of Wyalusing was charged with DUI after she was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Wyalusing Township, police said.
The accident occurred at approximately 12:32 a.m. on July 3 on U.S. Route 6, two-tenths of a mile east of Wyalusing Borough, police said.
A test showed that the amount of alcohol in Bouse's blood was .147 percent, police said.
Besides DUI, Bouse was charged with the second-degree misdemeanor of recklessly endangering another person, as her children were in her car at the time of the accident, police said.
Bouse was also charged with several traffic violations, state police at Towanda said.
Bouse has been sent a summons which orders her to appear before Wysox Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Aug. 25.
Man charged with criminal trespass
A Wyalusing man accused of criminal trespass has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.
According to information filed in Wheaton's office, Duane A. Taylor, 39, has been charged by state police with the above offense. Taylor is accused of entering the residence of Timothy Colegrove in Wyalusing Township on July 9 without the owner's permission, and refusing to leave despite being ordered to do so several times.
Taylor's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 25.
Man faces drunk driving charge
A Millerton man was arrested by state police recently on a charge of driving while under the influence.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Dustin Thomas Ring, 19, has also been charged with underage drinking and reckless driving.
Police reported investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred July 5 on U.S. Route 6 in Wyalusing Township. While speaking with Ring, who was a driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash, police said they detected an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Ring was asked to perform a portable breath test, which indicated there was alcohol in his system, police said.
Ring was eventually taken into custody and transported to Memorial Hospital, where he agreed to submit to a blood test. The test revealed that Ring's blood alcohol content was .034 percent on the day of his arrest, police said.
Ring is scheduled to appear for his preliminary hearing before Judge Wheaton on Aug. 20.
Man accused of DUI
A Laceyville man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to answer a charge of driving while under the influence.
According to information filed in Wheaton's office, Thomas Edward Armitage, 54, has also been charged by state police with driving on the wrong side of the road.
Police said they were on patrol on May 29, when they observed a Chevrolet pickup truck being operated in an erratic manner on state Route 467. Police said the vehicle crossed the center line of traffic, causing them to initiate a traffic stop.
When speaking to Armitage, who was identified as the driver, police said they detected an odor of alcohol coming from his vehicle. When asked if he had been drinking, police said, Armitage replied that he'd had "several beers."
Armitage was eventually taken into custody and transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda where he agreed to submit to a blood test.
Armitage's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 27 before Judge Wheaton.
Criminal mischief occurs in Laporte
An unknown individual recently damaged two flags that were in David Shultz's front yard in Laporte Borough, state police said.
The incident occurred at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at 791 Cherry St., police said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.
Canton man uninjured in accident
Edwin J. Hoffa, 81, of Canton was uninjured when he was involved in a recent motor vehicle accident in Hillsgrove Township, police said.
Hoffa was stopped at the intersection of state routes 4001 and 87, state police at Laporte said.
Hoffa pulled out in front of a Chevrolet Cavalier as he tried to turn left onto Route 87, and Hoffa's vehicle was struck by the Cavalier, police said.
Michael R. Molyneux, 57, of Green Springs, Ohio, who was operating the Cavalier, was also uninjured in the accident, which occurred at 2:20 p.m. on July 18, police said.
Vandalism occurs in Mildred
A known juvenile has been charged with harassment and criminal mischief after he vandalized two vehicles that were parked at the Fitzgerald residence in Mildred, police said.
The juvenile let the air out of a tire of a vehicle owned by 52-year-old Susan Moyer of Mildred, police said. The juvenile also punctured a tire of a vehicle owned by 29-year-old Dale Fitzgerald of Mildred, police said.
The vandalism occurred at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, state police at Laporte said.
Accident occurs near Dushore
No one was injured in a recent accident that occurred on U.S. Route 220 in Cherry Township, police said.
Joseph A. Bottone, 52, of Sayre was driving north on the road during rainy, wet road conditions when he lost control of his vehicle on a left curve, police said.
The vehicle, which was a 2007 Saturn Sky, struck a guardrail, police said.
The accident occurred at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, one-tenth of a mile north of Dushore, state police at Laporte said.
PFA order violated
State police at Towanda said Matthew T. Baynard, 24, of Canton violated a PFA order as he tried to make contact with a 36-year-old Canton woman, whom police didn't identify in their news release, via cell phone sometime between 1:29 a.m. and 1:35 a.m. July 19 at 15 W. Main St., Canton.
Vehicle strikes utility pole in Cherry Twp.
No one was injured when a vehicle struck a utility pole in Cherry Township recently.
The accident occurred at 6:25 a.m. Monday as 30-year-old Christie A. Amengual of Dushore was driving a 2005 Chevrolet south on U.S. Route 220, police said.
The vehicle traveled off the west side of the road, struck a utility pole, and traveled down an embankment, state police at Laporte said.
Joel A. Beardslee, 25, of Dushore was a passenger in the vehicle, police said.
Fuse box damaged
State police at Towanda said Matthew T. Baynard, 24, of Canton, will be cited for summary criminal mischief through District Court 42-3-01 after intentionally damaging the fuse box in the vehicle of Kimberly Reynolds, 36, of Canton.
Hit-and-run crash reported
State police at Towanda said a hit-and-run crash occurred at 11 a.m. July 20 on state Route 4016 near state Route 6 in Columbia Township.
Police said an unknown vehicle struck electric cables, tearing them down. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Juvenile to be cited
State police at Towanda said a 14-year-old Monroeton male will be cited for one count of purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages for consuming a can of beer around 9:13 p.m. July 17 at a residence on Route 414 in Franklin Township.
Police said the arrest stems from the report of a disturbance at the location.
State police at Towanda said Aaron Scott Bennett, 25, of Isaac Trailer Court, Wysox Township, was the offender in a drug violation incident that occurred around 10:21 p.m. March 7 at the trailer court.
Police said they were investigating an incident at his residence when drug paraphernalia was observed and seized there. The seized paraphernalia lab tested positive for marijuana, heroin, and cocaine, police said.
Charges were filed in District Court 42-3-04, police said.
State police at Towanda said Jeremy Ray Rolls, 37, of Columbia Crossroads, was the offender in a public drunkenness incident at 10:33 p.m. July 19 on Route 14 in Columbia Township.
Police said a passing motorist reported that she observed an unresponsive male laying on the southbound berm. According to police, contact was made and it was determined that it was Rolls.
Rolls related that he was "drunk," police said. Police said a citation for public drunkenness was filed in District Court 42-3-01.
People to be cited
State police at Towanda said Charity A. Rumsey, 32, of Gillett, and Caroline Blake, 52, of Gillett, will be cited for summary harassment through District Court 42-3-01 after subjecting each other to physical contact during a verbal dispute around 3 p.m. July 18 on Roaring Run Road in South Creek Township.
State police at Towanda said they are investigating an alleged rape/sexual assault that occurred July 15 on Roaring Run Road in Wells Township.
The victim was a 26-year-old woman, police said.
Police said they have identified suspect(s) who may be responsible.
According to police, an investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Correctional officer assaulted
State police at Towanda said Alesha Wilkinson, 27, of Sayre, assaulted a correctional officer at 3:29 a.m. July 21 at the Bradford County Correctional Facility in West Burlington Township.
Police said Wilkinson was charged with felony assault by prisoner, misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person, misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and summary harassment. Police said the officer wasn't injured.
State police at Towanda said a 51-year-old Monroeton man received several pieces of mail at his property which he found to be harassing in nature between June 16 and July 5 on state Route 514 in Granville Township.
An investigation is continuing, police said.
State police at Towanda said Blaze Schrader, 19, of Canton is accused in a simple assault that occurred at 7:15 p.m. July 8 on East Main Street in Canton.
According to police, Schrader struck a 53-year-old Canton man in the head area, causing an injury.
Police said Schrader was charged at District Court 42-3-01.
State police at Towanda said a 34-year-old Granville Summit man had $120 in U.S. currency stolen from inside of a parked vehicle sometime between 8 p.m. July 16 and 7 a.m. July 17 on Fallbrook Road in Armenia Township.
An investigation is continuing, police said.
State police at Mansfield said two people had minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 2:39 p.m. July 24 on State Highway 328 in Jackson Township, Tioga County.
Police said drivers involved in the accident were Dustin K. Robbins, 20, of Tioga, and Robert Bird, 71, of Gillett.
According to police, Bird and a passenger in his vehicle, Vernice Bird, 92, of Waverly, N.Y., had minor injuries.
Police said Robbins was traveling westbound and Robert Bird was traveling eastbound, and Robbins drifted across the center line and struck Bird's vehicle. Police said Robbins was charged.
James Craddock, 50, of Mildred, told state police at Laporte that his daughter's Hannah Montana bicycle was stolen sometime between 8 p.m. July 18 and 7 a.m. July 19 from Pennsylvania Avenue in Cherry Township.
False alarms reported
State police at Towanda said a citation was filed at District Court 42-3-03 after CDK Perforating of Ulster on Route 220 in Ulster Township caused nine false alarms between Nov. 4, 2009 and July 18.
According to police, residences/businesses are legally permitted three false alarms within a 12-month period.
Picnic bench damaged
A 42-year-old Ulster man told state police at Towanda that someone intentionally damaged his picnic bench (shooting bench) and two target stands by running them over with a vehicle sometime between 4 p.m. July 14 and 7 p.m. July 16 on Templeton Road in Smithfield Township.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
A 72-year-old Rome woman told state police at Towanda that someone damaged her mailbox and fled the scene in an unknown direction sometime between 7 p.m. July 8 and 2 p.m. July 9 on state Route 1040 in Warren Township.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186. Also, people can call 800-4-PA-TIPS. A name is not required, just information, and up to a $2,000 cash reward is provided if the information results in an arrest, police said.
Man charged for harassment
State police at Towanda said Jason Bennett, 25, of Seaford, Del. was charged for repeatedly harassing someone sometime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 3 in Warren Center, Warren Township.
State police at Towanda said Carolann Sarah Westerfer, 30, of Columbia Crossroads was taken into custody and charged with persons not to possess a firearm following an investigation in which it was determined that she possessed and used a firearm after being convicted of a felony crime within the Commonwealth. Police listed the dates and time of the incident as between April 1 and July 1 in Ridgebury Township.
Police said she was taken to District Court 42-3-03, a preliminary arraignment was held, and she was released on $25,000 unsecured bail.
State police at Towanda said one person was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 4:15 p.m. July 27 on state Route 3001 at its intersection with State Highway 414 in Franklin Township.
According to police, drivers involved in the accident were Wendy M. Petty, 27, of Monroeton, and Thomas D. Johnson, 22, of Monroeton, who had an injury of unknown severity.
Police said the crash occurred as Petty was trying to turn left onto state Route 414 west from state Route 3001, and Johnson was traveling east on Route 414. Police said Petty partially entered Route 414, and Johnson swerved to the right, sideswiping the side of Petty's vehicle and crashing in the road on Route 3001. Police said Petty backed off Route 414 and came to rest on state Route 3001.
Police said Petty was charged.