Police Briefs 10/9/2012
Wysox man charged with disorderly conduct
Christopher A. Quintana, 23, of Wysox has been charged with disorderly conduct following a recent incident in Wysox Township, police said.
State police said they were dispatched to U.S. Route 6 in Wysox Township at 11:22 a.m. on Sept. 30 for the report of an individual who was exhibiting abnormal behavior, police said.
State police said that when they arrived at the scene, they made contact with the individual, whom they identified as Quintana.
Police said that Quintana told them that he was under the influence of bath salts.
Quintana was then taken into custody and transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for a medical evaluation, police said.
Vandalism occurs in Rome Twp.
State police said they are trying to determine who tipped over a 54-year-old woman's mailbox in Rome Township, which damaged the mailbox post.
The vandalism occurred on Sept. 29 or Sept. 30 along Joyce Road, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186, or 1-800-4-PA-TIPS.
"Name not required, just your information," the state police said in a press release that they issued about the incident. "Anonymous tips may pay up to $2,000."
Towanda man charged with rape
James Martin Vanderpool, 43, of Towanda is accused of having sexual intercourse with a woman while she was unconscious and unaware that the incident was occurring, police said.
As a result of this incident, Vanderpool has been charged with rape and indecent assault, police said.
The incident occurred between 11 p.m. on March 16 and 5 a.m. on March 17 at a location in the Towanda area, state police said.
The woman told police that she could not remember anything that happened on the night of the incident, because she had been drinking alcohol earlier that night, according to a criminal complaint that the state police have filed against Vanderpool in Wysox District Court.
Vanderpool, who lives on Bridge Street Hill Road, was arraigned in Wysox District Court on Wednesday, police said. Vanderpool was then released on $1,000 unsecured bail, police said.
Vanderpool must attend a preliminary hearing before Wysox Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Oct. 23.
Monroeton teen charged with stealing checks
Dakota D. Hinckley, 18, of Monroeton is accused of with stealing three checks from a Monroeton residence, where a 28-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman live, police said.
Hinckley later met with a 17-year-old male and instructed him to forge at least one of the checks, police said.
This incident occurred on July 25, police said.
Hinckley was charged with criminal solicitation to commit forgery, theft, and receiving stolen property, state police at Towanda said.
The 17-year-old male was charged with forgery, police said.
Rome woman charged with possession of drug paraphernalia
Deziree Lynn Bouse, 27, of Rome has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Bradford County Sheriff's Office.
On Sept. 26, a police task force was in the process of apprehending Bouse at a residence on Marcy Hill in Monroe Township because she was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in Wysox District Court, according to a criminal complaint against Bouse that was filed by the Sheriff's Office in Towanda District Court.
When apprehending Bouse, law enforcement officers discovered that she was in possession of four hypodermic needles, a metal spoon with residue, an orange arm band, and a zip lock baggie containing cotton balls, according to the complaint.
Bouse waived her preliminary hearing on the drug paraphernalia charge, which was scheduled to take place on Oct. 3 in Towanda District Court.
Bouse's drug paraphernalia case has therefore been transferred to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, where she is scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 1.
Charges were filed against William Charles Harris, 23, of Troy in District Court 42-3-01 for breaking the front window to Cooke's Pharmacy at 4:26 a.m. Sept. 17 in Troy, said state police at Towanda.
Police said the damage to the window totaled $973.
State police at Towanda said a Moultrie Plot Stalker field camera belonging to a 68-year-old man was removed between 3 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5:15 p.m. Oct. 5 on Ballard Hill Road in Troy.
Police said the thief fled with the rims, by an unknown means in an unknown direction.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
State police at Towanda said a 22-year-old Mansfield woman was sexually assaulted between 11 p.m. Sept. 14 and 4 a.m. Sept. 15 in Troy Township.
Police said they are investigating the incident.
Meter knocked off
State police at Towanda said Michael Allen Hill, 47, of Wellsburg, N.Y., is accused of using a fire log to knock the electrical meter off a house at 8:23 p.m. Sept. 29 at 193 Smith Hill Road in Troy Township.
Police said he was cited.
The meter is owned by Tri-County Rural Electrical Cooperative Inc.
Two arrested for wheelchair theft
Two Waverly men were recently arrested by Sayre borough police, each on a charge of theft by unlawful taking.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Korey Aaron Rowe, 22, and Trevor John Matthew Prough, 19, were also charged with receiving stolen property.
Police said the men removed a wheelchair from outside the emergency department entrance of Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Police said the wheelchair was valued at about $500.
Rowe and Prough were each arraigned Sept. 27 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. Rowe and Prough were scheduled to appear at preliminary hearings Oct. 2.
Retail theft charge
An Elmira, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of retail theft.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Gary Mapes Jr., 37, was also charged with receiving stolen property.
Police said Mapes removed a generator valued at approximately $669 from the Walmart store on Elmira Street Sept. 10.
Mapes was arraigned Sept. 28 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Mapes' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 9.
Man charged with trespassing
A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of defiant trespassing.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Eugene J. Norton Sr., 78, was also charged with harassment.
Police said Norton trespassed at the Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria after being told repeatedly he was not to be on hospital property unless he had an appointment. Police said Norton elbowed an officer in the stomach after he was handcuffed.
Norton was arraigned Sept. 29 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Norton's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 9.
Two charged with child endangerment
Two Waverly residents were recently arrested by village police on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to information from village police, Scott A. Seelye, 40, and Patricia L. Ferro, 42, were arrested following reports of a domestic dispute at their residence. A one-year-old child was present during the dispute, police said.
Seelye and Ferro were each issued tickets to appear Sept. 20 in Village of Waverly Court.
Two charged following altercation
State police at Towanda recently charged two New Albany men with harassment following a physical altercation.
According to state police information, John Daniel Robinson, 40, and Michael John Preno, 33, were charged following a Sept. 22 fight at the New Albany Borough Park. Charges were filed in district court, police said.
Three Towanda residents charged
Pennsylvania state police recently charged three Towanda residents following an altercation in Towanda Township.
According to state police information, Allen Melody, 55, was charged with harassment and disorderly conduct. James Maxwell, 44, and Amy Bull, 40, were each charged with disorderly conduct, police said.
According to police, Maxwell hit a female victim with a soda can during a verbal argument Maxwell and Bull participated in. The argument occurred at about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Chestnut Hills Apartments, police said.
Three charged with trespassing
Athens Borough police recently arrested three people on charges of criminal trespassing.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Vincent Stewart Hudock, 21, Mary Ann Young, 19, and Jonathan Allan Boyer, 19, were each charged with one count of criminal trespass. Hudock and Boyer were also charged with disorderly conduct, police said.
The three, who police said are homeless, were arrested following a report of a physical altercation between Hudock and Boyer at the Page Manor assisted living facility on Church Street. Young, Boyer and Hudock were previously notified by management that they were not permitted to be on the property, police said.
Boyer, Hudock and Young were all arraigned Oct. 3 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail each. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Oct. 9.
The following person has been charged with driving under the influence in Sullivan County:
Donald Harry Slotterback, 55, of Lopez, by the state police, on Sept. 30 on state Route 487 in Cherry Township. In addition to DUI, Slotterback was charged with a number traffic violations.