Police Briefs 12/4/2012
Man charged with indecent assault
Daniel L. Bell, 63, of Towanda is accused of having indecent contact with four children under the age of 13, police said.
The indecent contact occurred between January 2012 and July 2012 in Towanda, police said.
As a result of these actions, Bell has been charged with indecent assault and corruption of minors, according to the Towanda police.
Bell was also charged with simple assault, because he "flicked" a boy under the age of 13 in the genitals with his hand, police said.
Bell has been sent a summons which orders him to appear for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.
Towanda man cited for harassment
Darwin Grant Smith, 50, of Towanda was recently cited for harassment after he allegedly slapped a 56-year-old Sayre man in the head during a dispute, police said.
The incident occurred sometime between 2 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday in the parking lot between Grant Smith Trucking and the Comfort Inn in Wysox Township, police said.
Wysox male arrested for DUI
Todd Miekel Groover, 20, of Wysox was recently arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana on U.S. Route 6 in Towanda Borough, police said.
The arrest occurred after Groover was pulled over for a traffic violation, police said. The traffic stop occurred at 7:37 p.m. on Thursday, state police at Towanda said.
Vehicle travels into creek in Elkland Twp.
Rusty G. Cook, 30, of New Albany suffered a moderate injury in a recent motor vehicle accident on state Route 4008 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, police said.
The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 when Cook was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado north on Route 4008, police said.
A failure of the vehicle's front passenger tire caused the vehicle to travel off the east side of the roadway and overturn into a creek, police said.
Cook's passenger, 23-year-old Matthew A. Roberts of New Albany was uninjured, police said. The accident occurred approximately three-tenths of a mile north of state Route 154, according to the state police at Laporte.
Man waives charges
Scott Michael Hurd, 40, with a listed address of the Bradford County Jail, has waived charges of receiving stolen property and retail theft to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, according to the office of Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton of Wysox.
The charges are for a June 10 incident at the K-mart Department Store at Bradford Towne Center in Wysox Township, according to court papers.
The papers note that Hurd is accused of the retail theft of a 26-inch RCA flat screen TV worth $279.99 and a 42-inch RCA flat screen TV belonging to K-mart.