Police Briefs 12/31/2013
Man exposes himself to passing car
Derek Johnson, 42, of Towanda has been charged by state police with indecent exposure, open lewdness and disorderly conducted relating to a Apr. 15 incident on Liberty Corners Road in Towanda.
According to police, Johnson was exposing his genitals to passing vehicles from a second story window inside his residence.
Police said Johnson has been arrested before for a similar incident.
Johnson has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark at 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 10 for a preliminary hearing.
One injured in single vehicle accident
A 53-year-old female passenger was injured during a one vehicle accident that took place on Dec. 14 on Brewer Hollow Road in Wyalusing Township.
Including the driver, Bruce Tewksbury, 54, of Laceyville, five individuals were in the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the time of the crash.
Tewksbury has been charged with driving at an unsafe speed after he lost control of his vehicle on a snow and ice covered roadway and impacted a ditch with the front-end of the car.
Two juveniles, a 9-year-old female and 1-year-old male, both escaped injury.
Trucker escapes injury in crash
Mario A. Sorto, 24, of Fort Worth, Texas has been charged with driving at an unsafe speed after he crashed a 2012 Peterbilt tractor trailer on Dec. 21 on Wyalusing New Albany Road in Wyalusing Township.
According to police, the tractor trailer flipped onto its side after Sorto attempted to negotiate a curve in the road too fast.
Sorto escaped injury.
Woman loses control on ice covered roads
Elizabeth M. Johnson, 35, of Laceyville has been charged with driving at an unsafe speed relating to her role in a two vehicle accident on Dec. 14 on Homets Ferry Road in Wyalusing Township.
According to police, Johnson lost control of her 2005 Jeep Liberty on snow and ice covered roads and side swiped a parked vehicle.
Johnson's vehicle continued off an embankment before striking a tree and coming to a rest on its roof.
Johnson was uninjured in the crash.
A 12-year-old male was also listed as being inside Johnson's vehicle at the time of the crash, but it is unknown if he was injured.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Anthony J. Coniglio, 30, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough police, on Dec. 29, on South Wilbur Avenue in Sayre. Coniglio has also been charged with speeding and leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to attended vehicle or property. Coniglio refused to submit to a blood test to determine his blood alcohol content. Coniglio was arraigned Dec. 29 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Coniglio's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 7.
A Covington, Pa. man was recently arrested by Sayre Borough police on a charge of simple assault.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Jake Philip Chambers, 24, was also charged with disorderly conduct.
Police said Chambers punched a male at about 2:38 a.m. Dec. 28 outside the Flat Iron Grill on North Lehigh Avenue. The victim suffered a laceration to the lip, police said. Chambers then attempted to punch a police officer, according to police.
Chambers was arraigned Dec. 28 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Chambers' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 7.
Sayre woman charged with assault
A Sayre woman was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of aggravated assault.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Bonnie Lee Henry, 59, was also charged with hindering apprehension, resisting arrest and simple assault.
Police said Henry attempted to shut a bedroom door on an officer multiple times as officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant Dec. 27 for another individual at her South Keystone Avenue residence. Henry shoved the officer from the doorway in an attempt to shut the door, police said.
Henry also attempted to pull away and run from officers as they attempted to place her into custody, according to police.
Henry was arraigned Dec. 27 and released from the Bradford County Jail in lieu of non-monetary bail. Henry's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 7.