Police Brief 3/4/2014
Barton man arrested
A Barton, N.Y. man was recently incarcerated by Athens Township police and charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Arthur George Bidlack, 39, was also charged with one count each of retail theft, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and public drunkenness.
Police said Bidlack was reported to be acting suspiciously at about 4:34 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Dandy Mini Mart on Elmira Street. Store employees told police Bidlack had taken several snack items from the store, police said. The total value of the items was $4.93.
When police responded to the store, Bidlack told employees he had warrants for his arrest and entered the men's bathroom, locking the door, police said.
Police found a pellet gun, knife and hookah with a liquid inside it, which Bidlack told police was bath salts, in Bidlack's backpack, according to police. Police also found an eyeglass case containing several hypodermic syringes in a trash can in the bathroom; Bidlack admitted to throwing out the case while inside the bathroom, police said.
Bidlack was arraigned March 3 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. Bidlack's preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 11.
Man charged with disorderly conduct
A Sayre man was recently incarcerated by borough police on a charge of disorderly conduct.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Trey A. Ellers, 30, was also charged with public drunkenness.
Police said officers responded at about 9:24 p.m. Feb. 28 to a report of a man with a shotgun in the middle of Stedman Street, later identified as Ellers. Police said officers found Ellers sitting on his front porch with a 12-pack of beer and a shotgun lying next to him. Officers took Ellers into custody at gunpoint, police said. The shotgun was later found to be unloaded, police said. Officers found a semi-automatic 9mm and a .40 caliber handgun and several rounds of ammunition in Ellers' house, which were placed into evidence, police said.
Ellers was arraigned Feb. 28 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Ellers' preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 11.
Criminal mischief occurs in Dushore
A case of criminal mischief has occurred on Turnpike Street in Dushore, Sullivan County, police said.
The case involves one or more people, who damaged an exterior storm door of a building, police said.
The building is owned by Wayne Roucken of Dushore, police said.
The incident occurred sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 3 a.m. on Feb. 20, state police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.
Vehicle strikes utility pole in Wysox Twp.
No one was injured in a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Route 6 in Wysox Township, police said.
The accident occurred when 55-year-old Emery F. Johnson of Laceyville, who was driving west on Route 6, lost control of his vehicle, police said.
The vehicle traveled off the south side of the roadway and struck a utility pole, state police said.
The accident occurred at 8:04 a.m. on Feb. 22 at the intersection with Craftmaster Road, state police at Towanda said.
Accident occurs in Towanda Township
No one was injured in an accident that occurred on U.S. Route 220 in Towanda Township, police said.
The accident occurred at 1:20 p.m. on Feb. 20 as Emily L. Schrimp of Monroeton and Patricia J. Shumway of Monroeton were both driving south on Route 220, police said.
A vehicle in front of Shumway's 2001 Ford Escape slowed down to make a turn off the roadway, police said.
Shumway, 50, applied the brakes to slow down, police said.
Schrimp, 19, was unable to stop before her vehicle struck the rear end area of Shumway's vehicle, police said.
The accident occurred a half-mile south of Patton Hill Road, state police said.
Schrimp was ticketed for driving at an unsafe speed, state police at Towanda said.
No charges were filed against Shumway, police said.
The following people were recently charged with driving under the influence in Bradford County:
Suddenly May Wadlington, 39, of Towanda, by the state police, on Feb. 16, on U.S. Route 220 in North Towanda Township. A test revealed that Wadlington had a blood alcohol content of .146 percent on the day of her arrest.
Paul H. Arnold, 55, of Sayre, by Athens Township police, on March 2, on Sayre Hill Road in Athens Township. Arnold has also been charged with operating a vehicle without a properly working rear light, failure to keep right, careless driving and speeding. Police said Arnold performed poorly on a field sobriety test and consented to a blood alcohol test to determine his blood alcohol content. Arnold was arraigned March 2 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Arnold's preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 11.