Police Briefs 3/2/2013
Woman charged with retail theft
State police at Towanda said that Shannon Marie Strobridge, 46, no address given, was charged with retail theft after she admitted to stealing items from Tops supermarket at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 23 in Troy Borough.
State police at Towanda said someone stole property from the Guthrie Clinic construction site sometime between 12:01 a.m. Jan. 16 and 2 p.m. Jan. 18 on Route 6 in Troy Township.
Trooper George W. Layaou said the victims were Lee Company of Franklin, Tenn. and Atlas Drywall of Memphis, Tenn. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
State police at Towanda said they are investigating a report of an indecent assault incident Jan. 3 at the Bradford County Correctional Facility in West Burlington Township in which it's alleged that an inmate touched a fellow inmate.
State police at Towanda said a 17-year-old Canton male is accused of violating conditions of PFA orders filed on him by a 16-year-old Troy female.
Trooper Fisher said the incident took place at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 in Troy Township.
State police at Towanda said they are investigating an aggravated assault incident that took place Dec. 26 in Canton Township in which a three-month old suffered a broken arm.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Donald Stephen Blain, 59, of Athens, by Athens Township police, on Feb. 17, on Front Street in Athens Township. Blain was also charged with failure to keep right and careless driving. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Blain's blood alcohol content was .14 percent on the day of his arrest. Blain has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw April 2 for a preliminary hearing.
Police investigate hit-and-run
An Ulster man was recently arrested by state police on a charge of driving while intoxicated following a hit-and-run crash in Ulster Township.
According to information from state police, Barry Lee Ford, 49, was also charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving damage to an attended vehicle or property, careless driving and failure to give information and render aid.
Police said Ford was involved in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident at about 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 on Route 220 north of Bridge Street. The victim took down the registration number of the red Jeep Cherokee operated by Ford, which was traced back to him, police said. The victim reported no injuries, police said.
Following the hit-and-run, the Jeep struck a barn in Athens Township and fled the scene, police said. Police later located the vehicle in a trailer park off Wolcott Hollow Road, where Ford was found staggering on a front porch, police said.
Ford told police he had recently operated the Jeep, police said. Officers observed the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Ford's breath and saw he appeared intoxicated, police said. Police transported Ford to Towanda Memorial Hospital for a blood test, police said.
Ford was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 straight bail, police said. Ford's preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 13.
Tractor trailer overturns in Cherry Twp.
A tractor trailer loaded with logs rolled over at 3 p.m. Thursday in an accident on state Route 487 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, police said.
Patrick Blow, 62, of Wyalusing was driving the truck north on Route 487 when he lost control of the vehicle on a left-hand curve in the roadway, police said.
The truck traveled off the east side of the roadway, struck a guardrail, and continued traveling north along the guardrail, police said.
Once the vehicle reached the end of the guardrail, it rolled over onto its passenger side, police said.
Blow, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered a minor injury, police said.
The truck was severely damaged, police said.
Several traffic citations were filed against Blow for traffic violations, according to the state police at Laporte.
The accident occurred just north of Farrells Road, police said.