Police Briefs 2/2/2013
Katie Merritt, 21, of Towanda has recently been charged with harassment relating to a Jan. 25 incident in New Albany Township. Police said Merritt exchanged physical contact with a 17-year-old juvenile.
The juvenile was also charged with harassment, police said.
Wyalusing business burglarized
An unidentified suspect allegedly burglarized Downtown Auto in Wyalusing between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24.
According to police, the business owner found the front bay door open when he arrived in the morning and noticed most of his Snap-On tools were missing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police in Towanda at 570-265-2186.
Randy Robert Teel, 29, has been charged with a PFA violation relating to a Jan. 29 incident that occurred in Tuscarora Township. Police said Teel attempted to call the victim multiple times. The victim, a 26-year-old female, had an active protection from abuse order on Teel.
Brett Keith Eberlin, 28, of New Albany has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition relating to a Jan. 18 incident in Terry Township.
According to police, Eberlin stole two containers of wine from a person he lived with. The wine was valued at approximately $35.
Eberlin has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Mar. 5 for a preliminary hearing.
Waverly man resists arrest
A Waverly man was recently arrested by Sayre borough police on a charge of resisting arrest.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Paul Edward Nuhfer Jr., 25, was also charged with disorderly conduct.
Police said Nuhfer caused a disturbance Jan. 26 in the Lehigh Tavern on North Lehigh Avenue and had to be physically removed from the premises by officers. Nuhfer did not comply with officers' requests to leave the premises and approached police with clenched fists, police said. Nuhfer then wrestled an officer in the parking lot and attempted to kick him multiple times while the officer attempted to place him into custody, police said.
Nuhfer was arraigned Jan. 26 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bail. Nuhfer's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 5.
Man charged with theft
Athens Borough police recently arrested a man on a charge of theft by unlawful taking.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Todd Austin Belles, 23, address unknown, was also charged with receiving stolen property, theft from a motor vehicle and possessing a firearm while prohibited to do so.
Police said Belles and a 17-year-old female juvenile removed a Remington 700 17-caliber rifle from a vehicle parked on Vanderbilt Street in Nov. 2012. Belles has been convicted of a prior felony and is not allowed to possess a firearm, police said.
Belles was arraigned Jan. 29 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Belles' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 5.
Sayre man charged
A Sayre man was recently charged with possession of a controlled substance by borough police.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Michael Ross Smith, 22, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said Smith was charged after officers and paramedics responded to a drug overdose Jan. 28 on Lincoln Street. Police found a grey powdery substance which later tested positive for heroin, a hypodermic needle, a spoon and wax paper baggies in the residence, according to police.
Smith's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26.
Police investigating assault
State police at Towanda are investigating a simple assault incident in Litchfield Township.
According to information from state police, a male individual struck a 15-year-old female in the head with an object thrown to the ground during a Jan. 5 verbal argument at a South Macafee Road residence, police said.
Man charged with harassment
State police recently charged a Towanda man with two counts of harassment following an argument in Sheshequin Township.
According to information from state police at Towanda, Adam McClintic, 29, subjected an adult female and a 3-year-old male juvenile to physical contact during the Jan. 29 argument at a Woodside Terrace location. Police charged McClintic with two counts of harassment in district court, police said.
Man charged with corruption of minors
An Athens man was recently arrested by Athens Township police and charged with 30 counts of corruption of minors.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Ralph Hobbie, 72, was also charged with 30 counts of indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age.
Police said Hobbie is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a male juvenile between 30 and 60 times over an approximately two-year period between fall 2010 and fall 2012. The juvenile was between 13 and 15 years old at the time, police said.