Police Briefs 1/12/2013
Theft occurs in Monroeton
Someone entered a 26-year-old Monroeton woman's shed and stole her 2011 John Deere D110 riding lawn mower, police said.
The theft occurred between Oct. 28 and Nov. 28 on Shaw Boulevard, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186 or 800-4-PA-TIPS.
"Name is not required (when giving a tip), just your information," the state police said in a press release that they issued about the theft. "Up to $2,000 cash reward if your information results in an arrest."
Rome man accused of making false report to police
State police at Towanda said that Corey John Dobbins of Rome provided them with false reports about a recent motor vehicle accident that they were investigating.
Dobbins made the false reports at 6 p.m. on Dec. 22 at the state police barracks in North Towanda Township, police said.
Robbins, 38, was charged with applicable sections of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, police said.
Equipment vandalized in Standing Stone
Two construction equipment machines were vandalized when they were left overnight on Jan. 5 at a construction site on Fisher Road in Standing Stone Township, police said.
The windshield and side window of the first piece of equipment were destroyed and the second machine had both of its side windows destroyed, police said.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Vehicle strikes tree in Wysox Twp.
Chauntey M. Leljedal, 51, of Ulster was uninjured when she was involved in a recent motor vehicle accident in Wysox Township, police said.
Leljedal was driving south on Shores Hill Road at 11:49 a.m. on Dec. 29 when she lost control of her 2005 Jeep Cherokee on a sharp, right-hand curve, police said.
The vehicle traveled off the east side of the roadway, struck a speed limit sign, traveled down an embankment, and struck a tree, police said.
Leljedal was traveling too fast for the snow-covered road conditions at the time of the accident, which occurred northwest of Laning Creek Road, state police at Towanda said.
Vehicle strikes utility pole in Monroe Twp.
No one was injured in a motor vehicle accident that occurred at 6:45 a.m. on Dec. 19 on U.S. Route 220 in Monroe Township, police said.
The accident occurred when a 2005 Dodge Durango operated by Travis J. Chesla of Wysox and a 2001 Ford F350 operated by Nicholas A. Beffer of Towanda were both traveling south on Route 220, police said.
For an unknown reason, Chesla's vehicle sped up and struck the rear of Beffer's vehicle, police said.
The impact caused Beffer's vehicle to travel off the road and strike a utility pole, police said.
After Beffer's vehicle was struck, a trailer that he was towing rolled over and an ATV on the trailer tumbled down the roadway, where it was struck by a northbound vehicle operated by William G. Benjamin of Monroeton, police said.
Chesla, 20, was cited for careless driving, state police at Towanda said.
Teen charged in car theft in Towanda
Michael Jordan Mason, 19, whose last known address is on Mac Road in Ulster, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, and criminal mischief, police said.
The charges stem from a July 7 incident in which Mason and another individual stole a car from a driveway on South Main Street in Towanda Township, police said.
The vehicle was recovered on Route 17 by the Chemung County Sheriff's Office with severe damage, police said.
Mason was arrested and arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Jan. 3. Mason was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Mason waived his preliminary hearing, which was scheduled for Jan. 9 in Towanda District Court.
Mason's case has therefore been transferred to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, where he is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 11.