Police Briefs 1/15/2013
Missing gas can
A seven gallon plastic gas can has been reported missing in Rome Township, according to state police. The item is believed to have been stolen between Dec. 15 and Jan. 10. State police report the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the state police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Syrup tank theft
Adam M. Polowy, 28, of Athens and Chris F. Toth, 47, of Towanda have both been charged with two counts of theft, two counts of receiving stolen property, and one count of criminal trespass. The charges stem from a Dec. 27 incident in which the men stole syrup tanks from Back Achers Farm in Rome and Roloson Maple Syrup in Troy and sold them for scrap. The charges were filed with the Magisterial District Court in Wysox, police said.
One car crash in Warren Twp.
A one car crash at 9:40 p.m. on Jan. 3 in Warren Twp. resulted in no injuries for the 17-year-old male driver. The driver, who was operating a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe, reportedly lost control from ice on the road and slammed into a guard rail located along State Route 1049. According to police, the driver was charged with failing to stay in his lane. The driver was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.
Male charged with pot possession in Colley Twp.
Kareem Robinson, 20, of Darby, Pa., was recently found to be in possession of marijuana at the Red Rock Job Corps Center in Colley Township, Sullivan County, police said.
The incident occurred at 5 p.m. on Jan. 7, state police at Laporte said.
As a result of this incident, Robinson has been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, according to court records.
Man charged with disorderly conduct
Thirty-year-old Robert Eugene Buckley of Towanda recently arrived at Beck Oilfield Supply in Wysox Township, where he engaged in violent and tumultuous behavior, police said.
Buckley has been charged with disorderly conduct as a result of this incident, which occurred at 11 a.m. on Jan. 10, state police at Towanda said.
Man charged with flight to avoid trial
Marino Leonard Panaro, 59, of Troy has been charged with flight to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment, police said.
Panaro was arrested in Athens Township on April 26, 2010 and charged with retail theft, police said. On Aug. 19, 2010, Panaro pleaded guilty to the retail theft charge in Bradford County Common Pleas Court and was sentenced on Sept. 27, 2010 to one to five years in jail, police said.
Panaro then withdrew his plea and was ordered to appear for a pre-trial conference on Oct. 19, 2010 in Common Pleas Court, police said.
However, Panaro failed to appear for the court proceeding and fled to Las Vegas, Nev., police said.
Panaro was subsequently arrested in Las Vegas and was returned to Pennsylvania, according to the state police at Towanda.
Panaro was arraigned on the flight charge on Jan. 2, 2013 before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.
Panaro was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of bail.
Panaro must face the flight charge at a preliminary hearing before Judge Clark on Jan. 23.