Police Briefs 10/10/2012
Towanda man charged with assault
Matthew Emmett Sanders, 34, of Towanda has been charged with simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct, police said.
The charges stem from a domestic disturbance during the afternoon of Oct. 2 at Sanders' home, police said.
Sanders is accused of assaulting Charleen and Shaileen Hall during this incident, police said.
Charleen and Shaileen Hall told police that Sanders punched Charleen Sanders in the mouth, causing a cut on the inside of her lip, according to the Towanda police.
The two victims also told police that Sanders grabbed Shaileen Hall by the back of the neck and the hair, causing her to lose a large amount of hair, according to the police.
Sanders was arraigned by Athens Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, on Oct. 2. Sanders was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Sanders must attend a preliminary hearing today before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.
Vehicle overturns in Wilmot Twp.
Jamie L. Clawson, 29, of Irwin, Pa., suffered a minor injury during a recent motor vehicle accident in Wilmot Township, police said.
The accident occurred at 7:13 a.m. Monday, when Clawson was driving south on state Route 2009, police said.
Clawson, who was driving too fast, lost control of her 1998 Buick Century on a left-hand curve, and the vehicle went off the roadway and crashed into an embankment, police said.
Clawson's vehicle came to rest on its roof, police said.
Athens woman charged with possession of drug paraphernalia
Valerie M. Bennici, 31, of Athens was recently charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Towanda police said that Bennici gave them permission to search her vehicle during a traffic stop for a faulty headlight, which occurred at 8:55 p.m. on Sept. 21 along York Avenue in Towanda.
Police said they found a plastic bottle smoking device, commonly known as a "bong", during the search.
Bennici was arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Oct. 2. Bennici was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Bennici must attend a preliminary hearing before Judge Clark today.
Sheshequin residents charged with possession of drug paraphernalia
John David McCormick, 48, and Shirley Ann McCormick, 42, both of Sheshequin Township, have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
The charges were filed after parole officers found drug paraphernalia at the McCormicks' residence which John and Shirley used to smoke bath salts, state police said.
The drug paraphernalia was discovered when the parole officers were searching the McCormicks' residence, which was a condition of their probation release, police said.
The drug paraphernalia was discovered on Aug. 23, police said.
John and Shirley McCormick must attend a preliminary hearing before Judge Clark today.
One vehicle crash in Warren Center
According to Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda, Jordan L. Welch, 21, of Warren Center, lost control of his 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt on a left-hand curve on Route 187 in Windham Township at 8:22 a.m. on Oct. 6 and left the roadway, striking a barn. No injuries were reported.
Deer struck by vehicle
Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda report that Jeremy M. Ferguson, 31, of Madison, N.J., was driving a 2005 Hyundai Elantra along U.S. 6 in Wyalusing Township when he struck a deer at 8:26 p.m. on Sept. 30.
Man sought for theft
Michael Gay, 21, of New Albany, has been charged by Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda with theft after he used two checks, totalling $5,475 to purchase a vehicle and trailer from a private owner in Albany Township at 1:40 p.m. on Sept. 24. It was later discovered that the checks were written from an account which had been closed.
Anyone with information on Gay's whereabouts is asked to call the state police at (570) 265-2186.
Power tools stolen
According to Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda, unknown persons entered a residence in the 38000 block of Route 187 in Windham Township sometime between 8 a.m. on Oct. 3 and 6 a.m. on Oct. 8 and removed a battery-powered drill, two power saws, a gun and two Craftsman angle grinders. The total cost of the items is approximately $1,900.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the state police at (570) 265-2186.
Vehicles collide in Wyalusing Township
Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda report that a 2000 Subaru Forester driven by Hannah Kiefer, 19, of Laceyville and occupied by Kelsey L. Jagger, 20, of Wyalusing, collided with a 2011 GMC Yukon driven by Shey M. Sterling, 31, of Laceyville and occupied by two minor children after the Forester failed to yield the right-of-way while attempting to exit the parking lot of a Gulf gasoline station on Route 6 in Wyalusing Township at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 5.