Police Briefs

Guns stolen in Tuscarora Twp.

State police are investigating the report of a burglary that occurred sometime between Dec. 2 and Jan. 26 on the 1400 block of Shumway Road in Tuscarora Township.

According to police, two firearms, a .22 rifle and 9mm pistol, and two pellet guns were stolen from a private residence after an unknown person entered the house by breaking a rear window and forcing a side porch door open.

Police said the burglar also stole tools and a washing machine from the house.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

Terry Twp. home burglarized

State police are investigating a burglary that occurred between Jan. 25 and Jan. 29 at a private residence on State Route 187 in Terry Township.

According to police, an unknown person broke into an unoccupied home.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

Fuel stolen from pipeline

For the second time in approximately three months, police are investigating an incident of fuel being stolen from a natural gas pipeline owned by Linde Corporation on State Route 706 near Water Street in Wyalusing Township.

The most recent incident occurred sometime between the night of Jan. 29 and the morning of Jan. 30, police said.

A press release from state police states the perpetrator of the crime is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

Man charged in Wilmot Twp. domestic dispute

Carmine Melfi, 65, of Wyalusing has been charged with simple assault and harassment relating to a Jan. 28 incident on Woods Road in Wilmot Township.

According to police, Melfi shoved a female victim to the ground and punched her several times, causing her left hand to swell.

Melfi allegedly became upset with the victim after she told him she was going to take his dog from him.

Melfi was arraigned on Jan. 28 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and released on his own recognizance.

Gift cards stolen

State police are investigating a report of theft that occurred sometime between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 at a residence on State Route 187 in Windham Township.

According to police, an unknown person or persons removed multiple gift cards from the female victim's house.

Fuel stolen from well pad

State police responded to the report of a theft that occurred at a well pad on Vought Road in Windham Township sometime between the night of Jan. 27 and morning of Jan. 28.

An unknown person or persons stole fuel oil from the job site, police said. The well is owned by Nu Weld Inc.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

DUI Charges

The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

Joy C. Lingenfelter, 46, of Reynoldsville, by state police, on Jan. 17, on State Route 6 in Wyalusing Township.

Lingenfelter has also been charged with speeding and careless driving.

Police said Lingenfelter had a blood alcohol content of .110 on the day of her arrest.

She has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. for a preliminary hearing.

Donnell Benjamin Winiavski, 21, of Wellsboro, by state police, on Jan. 22, on State Route 6 in Wyalusing Township.

Winiavski has also been charged with failing to stay in his lane and careless driving.

Police said Winiavski had a blood alcohol content of .134 percent on the day of his arrest.

The charges stem from an accident that occurred when Winiavski crashed a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville into an embankment on the western berm of State Route 6. Police said he admitted to drinking prior to the incident and texting while driving.

Winiavski has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Feb. 25 at 1:15 p.m. for a preliminary hearing.

Nathen Simons, 23, of Rome, by state police, on Dec. 24, on Orwell Hill Road in Orwell Township.

Simons lost control of his vehicle and caused a single vehicle accident while under the influence of alcohol, a press release from state police noted.

No one was injured during the crash, police said.