Police Briefs 12/4/2013
Two men charged with shooting mailboxes
Lee Michael Hatch, 25, of Friendsville and Mark Douglas Thetga, 24, of Ulster have both been charged with numerous offenses relating to a mailbox being shot with a .45-caliber pistol on Buck Road in Windham Township on Nov. 30.
Police said both men share charges of carrying a firearm without a license, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and possessing an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
In addition, Hatch has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and careless driving for piloting the Chevrolet Colorado that the two shot out of.
Thetga was additionally charged with unsworn falsification to authorities for telling police that neither he nor Hatch fired guns that day.
Police said they interviewed a female witness who stated both men were firing out of the vehicle that evening.
Police found a Remington 1911 handgun and two rounds of ammunition on the floor and an empty shell casing inside the vehicle.
Both men were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Nov. 30 and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Two preliminary hearings will be held on Dec. 10 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.
Domestic dispute in Rome
Darrell Dennis Mosier, 26, of Wysox has been charged with simple assault and harassment relating to a Nov. 24 incident at Seven Hills Trailer Court in Rome Borough.
According to police, Mosier became involved with a verbal dispute with a woman that turned physical.
Police said Mosier placed his hands around the woman's throat and squeezed to the point of possibly losing consciousness.
When police arrived on scene, the victim told them that she had injuries to the right side of her head and a pain in her neck.
Mosier was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Nov. 24 and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 bail.
The following person was recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
James Randall Erdley, 55, of Rural Valley, Pa., by the Towanda police, on Oct. 13, along the Merrill Parkway in Towanda. A test revealed that Erdley had a blood alcohol content of .250 percent on the day of his arrest. Erdley's preliminary hearing, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 27 in Towanda District Court, has been postponed to Dec. 4.