Police Briefs 12/5/2012
Burglary occurs at Wysox barber shop
An unknown offender entered The Barber Shop with Shear Perfection on Jenny Lane in Wysox and taking cash and a firearm, according to police. Police say the burglary occurred on Nov. 26 or Nov. 27.
Anyone with information can contact the Pennsylvania State Police at Towanda at 570-265-2186 or leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-4-PA-TIPS.
Towanda woman is victim of credit card fraud
A 63-year-old female from Towanda is claiming to have been a victim of credit card fraud, according to police. Unknown individuals are alleged to have made several unauthorized purchases totaling approximately $5,000 between July 2012 and November 2012 using the victim's credit card information.
These individuals also attempted to open credit accounts in the victim's name without her knowledge, police said. The Pennsylvania State Police are continuing to investigate this complaint.
Teen injured in Cherry Twp. accident
Michelle D. Clark, 46, of Lock Haven was in a single vehicle accident December 2 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, police said. Clark was travelling east on State Route 4024 in a 2009 Nissan Altima when she failed to stop at the intersection of State Route 220, crossed both lanes, and passed over an embankment, police said.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, Clark's only passenger, a 14-year-old female from Lock Haven, suffered minor injuries. Clark sustained no injuries. Both occupants were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.
Police say there was fog at the time of the accident and no stop sign was posted at the intersection. No charges were filed.
Towanda woman charged with possession of drug paraphernalia
Jimmiejo Grover, whose last known address was in Towanda, has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. The charge stems from a June 21 incident, in which the 26-year-old Grover was found with a glass pipe which contained marijuana residue, according to the state police.
Grover has been sent a summons to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Dec. 12.
Towanda resident charged with theft
Mitch Cassidy Johnson, 19, of Towanda is accused of stealing a 12 volt Case tractor battery valued at $175 from his grandfather, Larry Dale Lane of Monroe Township, according to police.
Johnson stole the battery from Lane's garage on Oct. 8, police said.
As a result of these actions, Johnson has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property, state police said.
Johnson received $11.60 for the battery when he sold it as scrap to Towanda Iron & Metal in Towanda, police said.
Johnson told police that he believed the battery was no good and thought that his grandfather would not care if he removed it from his garage, according to a court document that the state police filed in Towanda District Court.
Johnson, who lives on Delaney Hill Road, has been sent a summons to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Dec. 21.
One vehicle accident
According to Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda, George Gerould Jr., 64, of Rome was operating a 2002 GMC Sierra at 7:41 a.m. on Nov. 27 on Allis Hollow Road in Herrick Township when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a rock in a ditch on the eastbound berm.
Man charged with trespass
John W. Kirchner, 39, has been charged by Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda with criminal trespass and criminal mischief stemming from an incident at 7:03 p.m. on Nov. 26 on Steam Mill Hollow Road in Tuscarora Township. Kirchner was placed in the Bradford County jail.
A 41-year-old Gillett resident told Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda that someone damaged his mailbox between 1 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 29 along Burnham Road in Ridgebury Township.