Police Briefs 1/29/2013
Synthetic marijuana confiscated at local vo-tech school
A 17-year-old male has been charged with possession of a controlled substance following an incident at the Northern Tier Career Center in North Towanda Township, police said.
The incident took place on Nov. 7, when a school administrator investigated a report of students smoking in a bathroom at the vo-tech school, police said. During the investigation, the director of the school confiscated a package of synthetic marijuana, state police at Towanda said.
Two cited for disorderly conduct in Cherry Twp.
Hubert Vincent Daly, 49, of New Albany and David Edward Davis, 43, of Monroeton were both recently cited for disorderly conduct and harassment, police said.
The citations stem from an incident that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday on Ambrosius Road in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, police said.
During the incident, Davis, who is a tow truck operator, and Daly became involved in a physical altercation over a disabled vehicle that was blocking the roadway, according to the state police at Laporte.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Brian T. Wilcox, 40, of Milan, Pa., by Pennsylvania State Police for an incident that occurred on Locust Road at approximately 3:23 p.m. Jan. 5 near its intersection with Nichols Road in Smithfield Township.
Brian Wilcox was also charged with violations of "drivers required to be licensed, "driving on the right side of the roadway," and "restriction on alcoholic beverages," as well as driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked and careless driving, according to court papers filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
According to an affidavit prepared by Trooper Mark Sadowski, police received a call of a vehicle that was running and in gear with a man slumped behind the steering wheel. Sadowski said that the operator was Brian Wilcox, whose blood-alcohol content was .185 percent.
Brian Wilcox faces a preliminary hearing before Jonathan Wilcox at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 6.
Arnold Ray Freeland, 52, of Spencer, W.Va., by Pennsylvania State Police for an incident that took place at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24 on Easy Street in Smithfield Township.
Freeland was also charged with careless driving, according to court papers filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
According to an affidavit prepared by Trooper John Youngblood, police received a report that there was a red pick-up truck parked in the middle of the roadway with the engine running and a man behind the wheel sleeping. The man was identified as Freeland, and after approaching the driver's side door of the truck, Youngblood immediately smelled a heavy odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Freeland.
Freeland faces a preliminary hearing before Wilcox at 1:45 p.m. Jan. 30.
Mario Antonin Sanchez, 33, of LeRaysville, by the state police, on Jan. 20, at the intersections of Main and Means streets in Towanda. Sanchez told the state police that he was from Honduras and that he was in the United States illegally. Sanchez was also cited for driving without a license, driving without a valid inspection sticker, and several traffic violations. Sanchez was arraigned and sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $25,000 bail, pending a Jan. 29 preliminary hearing in Towanda District Court.
Dushore teen charged with $1,500 theft
Michael George Briegel, 19, of Dushore is accused of stealing $1,500 worth of items from a farm in Albany Township that is owned by Charles R. Kellogg, police said.
The stolen items included a 250-gallon gas tank, water tanks, various items of scrap, and a set of fork lifts, police said.
The items were stolen between Dec. 22 and Dec. 24, state police at Towanda said. Briegel later sold a number of the items to Towanda Iron & Metal as scrap, police said.
Briegel has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, criminal trespass, and illegally entering a barn when no one was present, police said.
Briegel was arraigned by Troy Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox on Jan. 24. Briegel was then released on $64,000 unsecured bail.
Briegel must attend a preliminary hearing before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Wednesday.
Child pornography reported
State police at Towanda said they are investigating a report of possession of child pornography that occurred in November in Columbia Township.
Trooper Nathan Lewis said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
A 69-year-old Troy Township woman told state police at Towanda that someone entered her home and removed money from her purse that was on the kitchen counter at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 on Sugar Maple Lane in Troy Township.
Trooper Naughton said that anyone with additional information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.