Police Briefs

Choking, menacing charges filed

A Barton resident was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of criminal obstruction of breathing.

According to information from the sheriff's office, Lonni S. Whitmore, 37, was also charged with menacing.

Police said Whitmore is accused of choking a female victim, displaying a firearm and threatening to kill her Oct. 3 at a Barton location.

Whitmore was arraigned in Town of Barton Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail or $3,000 bond. Whitmore is scheduled to appear in Town of Barton Court Oct. 16.

Man arrested on warrant

A Waverly man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a warrant.

According to information from the sheriff's office, Stanley T. Rice, 20, was wanted for a probation violation out of Tioga County Court. Rice was remanded to the Tioga County Jail and is to appear in county court at a later date.

Two arrested for disorderly conduct

Two Waverly men were recently arrested by village police on charges of disorderly conduct.

According to information from village police, Dustin Aubrey Root, 24, and John Malcolm Mick, 19, were charged following a physical altercation that occurred at 1:05 a.m. Sept. 28 on Chemung Street.

Both were issued tickets to appear in Village of Waverly court at later dates.

Two arrested following DUI stop

Two Bath, N.Y. men were recently arrested by Sayre borough police following a report of erratic driving.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Christopher A. Wood, 20, was charged with driving under the influence, driving under the influence while a minor, and consumption of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.

Police said Shane M. Wood, 24, was charged with disorderly conduct, three counts of terroristic threats, and criminal mischief by damaging property.

Police said Christopher Wood was arrested after reports that a white Chevrolet pickup truck he was operating was swerving Oct. 3 on North Keystone Avenue. Police said officers located the vehicle in the parking lot of Alliger's House of Wings on Spring Street.

According to police, Christopher Wood admitted to having consumed alcoholic beverages and submitted to a blood test to determine his blood alcohol content.

Police said Shane Wood refused to cooperate with officers and threatened to kill them. Shane Wood also broke the doorknob to a holding cell by kicking it, police said.

Both men were arraigned Oct. 3 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail, Christopher Wood in lieu of $10,000 bail and Shane Wood in lieu of $20,000 bail. Both are scheduled to appear at preliminary hearings Oct. 9.

Man charged with aggravated assault

A Columbia Cross Roads man was recently arrested by Athens borough police on a charge of aggravated assault.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Jonathan Cummings, 23, was also charged with simple assault and harassment.

Police said Cummings charged at a male victim with a hunting knife and punctured his left abdomen. The victim received medical attention at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, police said.

Cummings was arraigned Oct. 3 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Cummings' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 9.

ATV stolen

Pennsylvania state police at Towanda recently arrested a juvenile male charged with the theft of an all-terrain vehicle from a Tuscarora Township residence.

According to state police information, the 16-year-old male was charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Police said the boy removed a blue Yamaha Blaster ATV from a Clapper Hill Road residence sometime between 11 p.m. Sept. 3 and 8 a.m. Sept. 4. A juvenile petition was filed with the probation department, police said.

Police seek arson suspect

Pennsylvania state police currently seek unknown individuals who recently committed an arson at a Tuscarora Township location.

According to information from state police at Towanda, five unknown individuals poured a flammable liquid onto a vehicle located at a Kirk Road residence at about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and ignited it, burning the vehicle in the process. The actors then ran down the driveway and fled in an unknown direction, police said.

Laceyville, Wyalusing, Wilmot Township and Meshoppen fire departments assisted at the scene, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

Towanda man charged with loitering

A Towanda man was recently arrested by Pennsylvania state police on a charge of loitering and prowling at night time.

According to information from state police at Towanda, Juan Noriega-Caldera, 18, was charged after being caught looking through a living room window Sept. 25 at a residence on River Lane in Sheshequin Township. Police said Noriega-Caldera was also seen prowling around the victim's house on Sept. 26.

Noriega-Caldera was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, police said.

Trespassing charge

A Sayre woman was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of defiant trespassing.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Sarah A. Simpson, 34, was charged after being reported at a Tioga Street residence Oct. 3 after being repeatedly told not to be there.

Simpson was arraigned Oct. 3 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Simpson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 16.

Woman charged with trespassing

A Sayre woman was recently charged with defiant trespassing by borough police.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Marjorie Elizabeth Hall, 29, was also charged with harassment, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Police said Hall was reported to be at the Lehigh Tavern on North Lehigh Avenue Sept. 27 despite knowing she was not allowed to be there. Police said Hall also pushed a female victim and appeared intoxicated while walking along West Lockhart Street.

Hall's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 13.