Police Briefs 1/8/2013
Daniel C. Light, 46, of Rome has recently been charged with harassment relating to a Jan. 5 incident in Orwell Twp. According to police, Light punched a 41-year-old female in the face while they were arguing.
Shots fired at tractors
State police are investigating a report of criminal mischief relating to an incident that occurred between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3 on Dolan Road in Herrick Township. According to police, an unknown persons used a firearm to shoot out the windows of two John Deer excavators parked on a pipeline. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the state police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Statutory sexual assault
State police in Towanda are investigating an allegation that an 18-year-old male engaged in consensual sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female at a private residence in Terry Twp.. The investigation into the complaint is ongoing.
Teresa Hongach, 45, is accused of striking a 34-year-old female in the head with an unknown object on Jan. 5 in Windham Township. According to police, the victim received five stitches from the assault. Hongach was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and bail was set at $2,500. Hongach was transported to the Bradford County Correctional Facility to await her preliminary hearing.
State police in Towanda are investigating a report of criminal mischief between the dates of Dec. 23 and Jan. 5 in a wooded area off Orr Road in Windham Township. According to police, the incident occurred when someone stole a wrench and other hardware from the cab of a log skidder belonging to Alexander & Ham Logging, before setting fire to it. The state police are continuing to investigate and anyone with information is asked to call at (570) 265-2186.
Retail theft charge
A Waverly man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of retail theft.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Kyle W. Simpson, 22, is accused of removing a video game, DVDs and cologne valued at $233.42 from the Kmart on Elmira Street on Dec. 19.
Simpson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 29.
Man arrested for disorderly conduct
A Van Etten, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Sayre Borough police on a charge of disorderly conduct.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Anthony Gerald Stutzenstein, 30, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said officers responded to the pond at Robert Packer Hospital Dec. 31 for a male, later identified as Stutzenstein, lying in the middle of the frozen pond. Police said Stutzenstein told officers he was trying to kill himself after a fight with his girlfriend. After about 25 minutes, Stutzenstein slipped and fell on his back, and officers ran onto the ice and pulled him onto the bank of the pond, police said.
A search of Stutzenstein turned up a black glass tube, which Stutzenstein said had been used to ingest bath salts the day before, police said.
Stutzenstein's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 29.
An Endwell, N.Y. man wanted by authorities was recently located in Nevada, according to information from state police at Towanda.
Police said Marino Panaro, 59, was charged with retail theft in 2010 and failed to appear for a pretrial conference in October of that year. Panaro was recently apprehended in Las Vegas, police said.
Waverly man charged with assault
A Waverly man was recently arrested by Sayre borough police and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Clifford Eugene McReynolds Jr., 43, was also charged with two counts each of simple assault, terroristic threats, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct and one count each of public drunkenness and resisting arrest.
Police said McReynolds attempted to punch and kick staff at Robert Packer Hospital and struck a security officer in the face Jan. 2 while he was in the emergency room for a cut hand caused by punching and breaking a car window. McReynolds also verbally threatened hospital staff and police officers, fought with officers while they attempted to detain him and broke a hospital wheelchair, police said.
McReynolds was arraigned Jan. 5 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. McReynolds' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15.
Sayre woman arrested
A Sayre woman was recently arrested by state police and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Rosemarie Grogan, 40, was also charged with two counts each of criminal use of a communication facility and possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Police said Grogan sold oxycodone pills to a confidential informant on two occasions in June 2012.
Grogan was arraigned Jan. 4 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Grogan's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 8.
Barton man charged with child endangerment
A Barton man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Dale R. Gesford, 30, was arrested Jan. 6 following investigation into a domestic dispute. Police said Gesford allegedly threatened to shoot a female victim in the presence of a child.
Gesford was issued a ticket to appear Jan. 8 in Town of Barton court.
The following person was recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Charles H. Weaver, 40, of Waverly, by Athens Township police, on Dec. 14, on Elmira Street in Sayre. Weaver has also been charged with illegal operation of a vehicle without an ignition interlock system and driving with an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Weaver's blood alcohol content was .14 percent on the day of his arrest. Weaver has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw Feb. 5 for a preliminary hearing.
Man arrested on burglary charge
State police at Towanda said that Kyle Anthony Cook, 24, no address given, was arrested for a burglary Dec. 17 on Route 6 in Burlington Township.
Police said Cook entered the house of a 29-year-old Burlington Township man and removed items without the victim's permission.