Police Briefs 3/13/2013
Zachary Evan Coolbaugh, 21, of Towanda has been charged with disorderly conduct relating to a Feb. 23 incident in the NAPA Auto Parts parking lot in Wysox.
According to police, Coolbaugh was the passenger of a vehicle with a suspected DUI driver. As police performed field sobriety testing on the driver, Coolbaugh continually exited the vehicle after being told multiple times to stay in the car by police.
Coolbaugh was arraigned on Feb. 23 and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $2,500 bail by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Mark David Conner, 31, of New Albany, by state police, on Feb. 22, on Route 6 in Wyalusing Township. Conner has also been charged with failure to yield, careless driving, and driving without a seat belt. Conner was involved in an two vehicle crash which led to his arrest. Conner has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on April 4 for a preliminary hearing.
Jason S. Morgan, 43, of 7229 Ulster Rd., Ulster, Pa., by Towanda Police, on Feb. 18, in Towanda Borough. Morgan was also charged with careless driving, possessing an open container of an alcohol beverage while operating a vehicle, and careless driving. Morgan's vehicle was stopped after police observed it being operated in an erratic manner in the borough. A blood test later revealed that Morgan's blood alcohol content was .201 percent on the day of his arrest. Morgan has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on April 19.
Woman faces drug paraphernalia charge
A woman was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton recently, on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to information filed in Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark's office, Tiffany Helen Rinebold, 26, no address given, was arrested by Towanda police on March 2 for the above offense.
Investigating officer Josh Lake reported being contacted by someone, who informed him that drug paraphernalia belonging to Rinebold was at a residence at 200 William St. in Towanda. Investigating the complaint at the residence, Lake took into possession a backpack and pencil bag purported belonging to Rinebold. Further investigation at the station revealed the backpack and bag contained numerous items normally employed in illicit drug use, including clear glass pipe, two cut straws with white powder residue, a knife with burned residue on it, and a spoon to "melt" drugs with residue.
Rinebold was released by Wheaton on $5,000 unsecured bail. Rinebold's preliminary hearing before Judge Clark is scheduled for March 20.
Man charged with possession
A Columbia Cross Roads man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to information filed in Clark's office, Arthur Lloyd Barrett, 46, was charged by the state police with the above offense following an incident on Nov. 12.
Trooper Michael Adams who conducted the investigation reported going to a private residence in Franklin Township to investigate a tip of a wanted person hiding there. When he arrived, Adams said, he investigated a motor home on the property and found Barrett inside. A pat down search revealed to hypodermic needs, Adams reported. Further investigation revealed track marks on Barrett's arm, which had come from the injection of "bath salts," according to the report.
Barrett's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 3.
Man charged with simple assault
A Towanda man was ordered incarcerated in Bradford County jail recently, on a charge of simple assault.
Papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark indicated that Thomas John Nicholson, 27, of 101 Means St., Apt. 3, has also been charged by Towanda police with harassment.
According to Officer John Lake who investigated the incident, he was contacted on March 2 by Leilani Kai Chamberlain, who reported being assaulted by Nicholson earlier during a domestic dispute. Chamberlain also showed Lake some of the injuries she claimed she received during the incident.
Nicholson's preliminary hearing is scheduled today before Judge Clark.
Man charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
A Towanda man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.
According to information filed in Clark's office, Christopher Doug Stoudt, 27, of 202 Lombard St., has also been charged by Towanda police with corruption of minors. Stoudt has been charged with having improper sexual contact with a child less than 13 years of age.
Stoudt's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 3.