Police Briefs 10/15/2013
Boy struck by car in Monroe Boro
A six-year-old boy suffered a broken foot recently when he was struck by a car on Hinman Road in Monroe Borough, police said.
The accident occurred after the boy ran out into the street, police said.
The boy's mother transported him to Memorial Hospital in Towanda after the accident, which occurred at 1:45 p.m. Friday in the area of 118 Hinman Road., police said.
Kody Arthur Bastion, 19, of Canton, who was driving the car, was uninjured, police said.
No charges will be filed against Bastion, state police at Towanda said.
Police said they did not see any damage to Bastion's 1998 Ford Escort, which was able to be driven from the scene.
Road signs stolen in Fox Twp.
State police said they are trying to determine who stole a number of road signs on Schrader Creek Road in Fox Township, Sullivan County.
This criminal mischief occurred sometime between noon on Sept. 22 and 4 p.m. on Oct. 11, police said.
Anyone having any information is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.
Items found in North Towanda
Two large orange cable pulleys were found Saturday morning alongside Patterson Boulevard in North Towanda Township, police said.
Anyone who knows the owners of the pulleys is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Thomas Laverne Stroud, 35, of Wysox, by Sayre Borough police, on Sept. 4, on Chacona Lane in Sayre. Stroud has also been charged with unauthorized transfer or use of registration, operating a vehicle without insurance and operating a vehicle without registration. A blood test later revealed that Stroud had Oxycodone in his system on the day of his arrest. Stroud has been sent a summons to appear Nov. 19 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Jason Brown, 39, of Athens, by Athens Township police, on Sept. 28, on Sayre Hill Road in Sayre. Brown has also been charged with failure to keep right. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Brown's blood alcohol content was .19 percent on the day of his arrest. Brown has been sent a summons to appear Nov. 12 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Man charged with assault
A Sayre man was recently incarcerated by borough police on a charge of simple assault.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Kevin Douglas Learn, 25, was also charged with two counts of harassment and one count of public drunkenness.
Police said Learn struck and shoved two female victims during an Oct. 8 altercation at a North East Street location.
Learn was arraigned Oct. 9 and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 bail. Learn's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 22.
Millerton man accused of providing police false ID
A Millerton man was recently incarcerated by Athens Borough police on a charge of providing false identification to a law enforcement officer.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Kelvin Zabady, 26, was also charged with theft of services.
Police said Zabady failed to pay for a taxi ride Oct. 9 from Towanda to a North Main Street business. The ride was valued at $22, police said. Zabady initially provided a false name to officers after they made contact with him, police said.
Zabady was arraigned Oct. 9 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Zabady's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 15.
Athens woman arrested
An Athens woman was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of tampering with physical evidence.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Erin L. White, 28, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said White attempted to hide drug paraphernalia in the bedroom of a Maple Street residence while police were at the residence Oct. 9 during investigation into an unrelated incident. Police found butane bottles, glass pipes and currency inside the room, police said.
White was arraigned Oct. 9 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. White's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 15.
Man charged with open lewdness
A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of open lewdness.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Mark Alan Ellis, 56, was also charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
Police said Ellis was found to be laying in the yard of his Lehigh Avenue residence without pants on at about 8:50 p.m. Oct. 9. Ellis refused to comply with police requests to put his pants back on, police said.
Ellis was arraigned Oct. 9 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Ellis' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 15.
Retail theft charge
A Sayre woman was recently charged with retail theft by Athens Township police.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Kimberly S. McCurry, 31, is accused of removing $36 in merchandise, including dog toys and nail strips, from the Dollar General store on Elmira Street at about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26.
McCurry's prelimnary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 12.
Man charged with fleeing and eluding
State police at Towanda said Dustin Allen Westbrook, 28, of Towanda was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding, DUI and reckless endangering following a chase at 12:55 a.m. Oct. 8 on Shores Hill Road, Wysox.
Police said he was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and taken to Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 straight bail.
According to police, troopers were on routine patrol and saw a vehicle swerve into the westbound lane on Route 6 in Wysox Township. They turned their patrol unit around to make a traffic stop, and the vehicle did not stop and was traveling at a high rate of speed. Troopers initiated a traffic stop on Shores Hill Road. Police said Westbrook had a bench warrant out for his arrest for a parole violation.
Two people from Ridgebury Township face preliminary hearings following a simple assault/harassment/drug paraphernalia incident Oct. 4 in Columbia Cross Roads, said state police at Towanda.
According to police, the people facing the hearings are Michael J. Hajduga, 45, and Lori Ann Barber, 46, both of Ridgebury Township.
Police said Hajduga assaulted a 46-year-old Ridgebury Township woman by striking the victim with his fist and a TV remote control around 1:30 a.m. Police only listed the age and address of the victim. While troopers were on the scene, he provided a location of drug paraphernalia, which belonged to Barber. It was seized, and Hajduga was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox for simple assault, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia with his bail set at $15,000.
Barber was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
A mail box located on Shoemaker Road in Rome Township was vandalized between Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, state police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call state police at (570) 265-2186.