Police Briefs 10/3/2012
Police seeking suspect in Wyalusing theft
The state police said they are trying to locate the man who stole a sump pump from Ace hardware in Wyalusing Township.
The theft occurred on June 1, state police at Towanda said in a press release that they issued on Tuesday. The suspect is a white male, approximately 30 to 35 years of age, with a shaved bald head operating a gold colored Ford Crown Victoria with rear body damage, police said. The vehicle resembles a police car, police said.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Trooper Warnick at (570) 265-2186.
Towanda man charged with aggravated assault
Cory Lee Bride, 25, of Towanda is accused of assaulting his friend, Jeremy Matthew McKenzie, while they were walking along James Street in Sheshequin Township, police said.
McKenzie told police that Bride punched him, kicked him in the ribs, and hit in the face with a flashlight, according to a criminal complaint that the state police have filed against Bride in Towanda District Court.
McKenzie was treated at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, because he needed stitches, had a broken nose, and bruised ribs, police said.
The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 9, police said.
Bride was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and harassment, state police at Towanda said.
Bride was arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge on Sept. 13. Bride was then released on $20,000 unsecured bail.
Bride's preliminary hearing, which was scheduled to take place on Sept. 19 in Towanda District Court, has been postponed to Oct. 17.
The following person was recently charged with driving under the influence in Bradford County:
Andrew Jeffrey Byrd, 24, of Hot Springs, Ark., by the state police, on Aug. 8 at the intersection of Grant Street and state Route 2027 in Towanda Borough. A blood test revealed that Byrd's blood alcohol content on the day of his arrest was .21 percent. Byrd, who lives on Kinsey Lane, has been sent a summons which orders him to appear for a preliminary hearing in Towanda District Court today.
Lawn ornament taken
A 44-year-old man told state police at Towanda that someone stole his lawn ornament sometime between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sept. 22 in the 8100 block of Sate Route 467 in Pike Township.
According to police, someone removed a wooden lawn ornament that was painted like a female. The ornament was part of a set of a male and female, and the male ornament was taken sometime back in August, police said.
People charged with endangering
State police at Towanda said Robert Allan Muzzy, Sr., 33, and Amber Renee Muzzy, 24, both of New Albany, were charged Sept. 17 at District Court 42-3-03 with endangering welfare of children, a misdemeanor of the first degree, relative to an investigation of an incident that took place around 11 p.m. June 7 in New Albany.
Police said the victim was a 1 1/2 -year-old female.
According to police, the child was unsupervised at her residence, and gained access to prescription medications within one of the bedrooms. Police said the child removed several of these pills and reportedly placed one of them in her mouth, prior to being discovered by a parent. The pill was removed from the child's mouth, and the child was taken to Memorial Hospital in Towanda for testing and observation, police said.
Police said it was determined based on toxicology testing that the child did not ingest any harmful medications. The investigation into the incident is ongoing with the assistance of the Bradford County Children and Youth Services Agency in Towanda. Police said both defendants are to receive a summons from the District Court to answer the charges at a later date.
A 41-year-old Rome woman told state police at Towanda that someone removed the ignition switch from her push mower sometime between 2 p.m. Sept. 17 and 10 a.m. Sept. 21 on West Road in Rome.
Lewd messages sent
State police at Towanda said that a 14-year-old Troy female received lewd text messages from a known 33-year-old male on Sept. 15 in Troy.
Police said the incident remains open, pending further investigation.
No injuries reported
State police at Towanda said that Allan J. Kinsman, 44, of Laceyville, was not injured in a one-vehicle accident at 1 p.m. Sept 16 on Cow Path Road in Tuscarora Township.
Police said he was traveling north in his Ford Thunderbird, approaching the intersection with Spring Hill Road. As he was negotiating a right hand curve, he lost control of the vehicle, which got very close to the western berm. Police said its driver's side wheels left the road, and the vehicle did one full rotation from its wheels to its roof, and then came to rest back upon its wheels. The impact caused significant and disabling damage to the vehicle, and it was towed, police said.
Police said Kinsman was charged with a violation of "roadways laned for traffic."