Police Briefs 2/1/2014
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Heather Irene Froehlich, 35, of Athens, by Athens Township police, on Jan. 10, on Glen Valley Road in Athens. Police also charged Froehlich with failure to drive on the right side of the roadway. A blood alcohol test revealed that Froehlich's blood alcohol content was .20 percent on the day of her arrest. Froehlich has been sent a summons to appear Feb. 25 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Harassment charge filed
A Forkston Township woman was recently charged with harassment by communication by state police at Towanda.
According to state police, Theresa Marie Crockett, 53, allegedly sent numerous unwanted text messages to an adult female Sheshequin Township resident from November to December 2013.
Five escape injury in Ridgebury Twp. MVA
State police at Towanda recently investigated a two-car notor vehicle accident in Ridgebury Township.
According to information from state police, at about 9:44 p.m. Jan. 25, a northbound 2011 Toyota Rav-4 operated by Jennifer Simons, 28, of Waverly, began to spin clockwise on a snow-covered Berwick Turnpike about half a mile north of Green Mountain Road. The rear end of the Rav-4 crossed the center line and was struck by a southbound 2002 Subaru Outback, police said.
The Outback had disabling front-end damage and was towed from the scene by Sutty's Garage, according to police. The Rav-4 had minor rear end damage and was driven from the scene.
Three passengers in the Rav-4 - Simons, 30-year-old Ryan Shaffer and a 7-year-old female juvenile, all of Waverly - were uninjured, police said. The operator of the Outback, Gerald Brown, 64, of Athens, and a passenger, Rose Morse, 57, of Columbia Cross Roads, were also uninjured, police said.
Police cited Simons for speeding and failure to stay in lane, according to police.
The Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Company assisted police at the scene.
Criminal mischief reported
State police are investigating a criminal mischief incident in Litchfield Township.
According to state police at Towanda, an unknown actor drove a vehicle in a front yard on Cotton Hollow Road on Jan. 21 or 22. The vehicle damaged the property owner's grass, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Police seek stolen boat motor
State police at Towanda seek a male who purchased a boat motor believed to be stolen.
According to information from state police, officers are attempting to locate a white male possibly in his 60s who purchased the Evenrude jet motor in 2013 from a male who lived along Myers Road in Ridgebury Township. The serial number on the motor is 04263480, police said.
The purchaser apparently owns a Bassmaster boat and fishes frequently on the Susquehanna River via the Wysox boat access, police said.
The motor is believed to have been stolen from a resident of Hornbrook Road in Sheshequin Township sometime in June 2012, police said.
The purchaser or anyone with information on the case is asked to call state police at (570) 265-2186 and ask to speak to Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek in reference to incident report P05-0734582.
Lockwood man charged with DWI
Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies recently arrested a Lockwood, N.Y. man on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
According to the sheriff's office, Arthur L. Cummings Jr., 60, was also charged with driving with .08 percent or more blood alcohol content.
Police said Cummings was arrested following a traffic stop on State Route 17C in Barton. Cummings was issued tickets to appear Feb. 11 in Barton Town Court.
Woman charged with possession of drug paraphernalia
Darcy Crone, 26, of Wellsburg, N.Y., has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia in Burlington Borough, police said.
The charge stems from an Aug. 9 incident at the Dandy Mini Mart in Burlington during which Crone was in possession of a used plastic syringe, two small metal spoons, a measuring dropper, and a small cotton ball, state police said.
Crone has been sent a summons to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on March 14.
Towanda Township woman is victim of fraud
Nicole Wagnecz, 20 of Towanda Township was recently the victim of access device fraud, police said.
On Jan. 28, someone fraudulently used Wagnecz' credit card information without her knowledge, state police said.
The offender, whose identity is unknown, made approximately $83 in purchases on Wagnecz' card on several websites, police said.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Individual had knife at Sullivan County High
At 2:30 p.m. Monday, an individual under the age of 18 had a knife while on school property at Sullivan County High School in Laporte, police said.
Once the knife was found, it was removed from the suspect and the state police were notified, according to the state police at Laporte.
No other violations occurred during this incident, state police said.
Charges for possession of a weapon on school property will be filed against the suspect, police said.