Police Briefs 10/12/2013
Man charged with criminal trespass
A man accused of entering a private residence and assaulting several people was ordered incarcerated in lieu of bail by Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark.
According to information filed in Clark's office, Timothy Ray Mosier Jr., 27, no permanent address, was arrested by state police on Sept. 30 on charges of criminal trespass, overnight accommodations, and harassment.
On that date, the report continued, police were dispatched to a private residence around 1:48 a.m. at 421 Wyalusing New Albany Road in Albany Township. Police said they spoke to people who were inside the residence at the time, who informed them that Mosier had entered the premises without permission while they were sleeping. They told the police that Mosier appeared to be intoxicated at the time, and he pushed one of them several times when they confronted him.
Mosier fled the residence before the authorities arrived and was later picked up by state police on a warrant.
Man faces burglary charge
A Waverly, N.Y. man was recently arrested by state police on a charge of burglary.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Matthew Patrick Gay, 22, of Crane Road, has also been charged with theft by unlawful taking, and criminal mischief.
Gay is accused of stealing a dirt bike, generator, air compressor and two camcorders from a private residence in Albany Township in September 2012. After recovering the items with assistance by Athens Township police, according to reports, state police were able to trace them to Gay.
Gay was arraigned before Judge Clark, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $1,000 bail.
Man charged with terroristic threats
A Towanda man was ordered incarcerated in lieu of $50,000 bail after being charged with terroristic threats.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, John Thomas Parker Jr., 31, of Route 220, has also been charged by state police with harassment.
The charges against Parker stem from an incident that occurred on Oct. 6. On that date, according to the report, a woman arrived at the state police barracks and informed authorities that Parker had threatened to slit her throat with a knife.
John Parker's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 16 before Judge Clark.
Man cited for criminal mischief
A Towanda man was cited by borough police recently on a charge of criminal mischief.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Jess Coleman Butler, 34, of Second Street, has also been charged with disorderly conduct. Butler is accused of deliberately breaking a taillight of a Dodge truck on Oct. 2, that was parked at 9 Second Street in the Towanda at the time. The driver's side door was also scratched.
Police interviewed a woman who was in possession of the vehicle at the time, who informed them that she had borrowed the vehicle, and said she believed Butler was the one who had damaged it earlier in the day.
Butler is scheduled to appear before Judge Clark for his preliminary hearing on Oct. 16.
Man accused of disorderly conduct
A Towanda man accused of disorderly conducted involving juveniles was arrested recently by borough police.
Information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark also indicated that Jess Coleman Butler, 34, of Second Street, has also been charged with public drunkenness, and harassment.
Police reported that Butler is accused of verbally assaulting a group of juvenile males on Oct. 4 as they were walking down Second Street in Towanda. When they arrived at the scene, police said, they observed that Butler appeared to be physically intoxicated, and took him into custody.
Butler was arraigned before Judge Clark, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $2,500 bail. Butler's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 16.
Woman charged with striking relative
An Athens woman accused of recently striking a relative during an altercation was arrested by state police on a charge of simple assault.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Catherine Lorraine Tefertiller, 53, of South Street, has also been charged with harassment, and criminal mischief. Tefertiller is accused using a metal object to strike a relative at a private residence in Burlington Township, injuring him in the process.
Tefertiller was arraigned before Judge Clark, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $3,000 bail. Her preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 16.
Theft under investigation
State police are investigating the theft of a boat that occurred in the area recently.
According to police, the owner of the boat discovered his vehicle at Towanda Iron and Metal on Sept. 20. Police determined that the boat had been sold for scrap steel by another person.
Anyone with information about the theft is requested to contact the state police at (570) 265-2186.
Child endangerment reported
State police are investigating an incident of child endangerment that occurred recently in Dushore in Sullivan County.
Police reported that a two-year-old girl was discovered wandering naked on U.S. Route 220 on Oct. 5, around 6:15 p.m. A passerby traveling on Route 220 spotted the girl and removed her from the roadway before she could be injured. Police said their investigation revealed the girl got out of her parent's apartment while they were both home without them knowing about it and wandered outside onto the roadway. The incident is still under investigation, according to reports.
State police at Laporte are investigating the theft of a 2004 Yamaha Grizzly 660 that occurred recently at a private residence.
According to police, the thieves removed the lock from a shed on Norton Road in Forks Township, and stole the vehicle that was stored inside. Any one having information about the theft is requested to contact the state police at (570) 946-4610.
Retail theft investigated
State police are looking for the perpetrators who stole a bottle of liquor from a retail outlet at Hurley's Plaza in North Towanda.
According to police, the thieves removed the item from the Wine and Spirits shop on Oct. 1. Anyone with information about the incident is requested to contact the state police at (570) 265-2186.
Woman charged with harassment
A Towanda woman was cited by state police recently on a charge of harassment.
According to police, Valerie Jean Mills, 47, of Chestnut Hills Apartments, has been accused of calling another person multiple times in the early morning hours of Oct. 5.
Woman faces harassment charged
A Monroeton woman was recently cited by state police on a charge of harassment.
Police reported that Faith Ann Freer, 45, is accused of slapping and punching another person in the face on Sept. 29 in Monroeton, during a verbal altercation.