Police Briefs 3/26/2012
Athens man arrested
An Athens man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Casey J. Dibble, 23, was apprehended after police recognized him as having extraditable warrants for his arrest issued out of New York state. Dibble was walking down North Main Street, police said.
Police said Dibble was found to be in possession of hypodermic needles, razor blades, lighters, small plastic tubes, a glass pipe and other drug paraphernalia.
A woman walking with Dibble, Whitney E. Kipling, 24, of Athens, was also arrested and charged with hindering apprehension and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. According to police, Kipling knew of Dibble's warrants and failed to notify police of his whereabouts.
Dibble and Kipling both face preliminary hearings May 29.
Pennsylvania State Police at Towanda recently investigated an accidental shooting in Wyalusing Township.
According to information from state police, a 57-year-old Wyalusing male was struck by a stray pellet fired from the shotgun of a 19-year-old male April 3 at a location on state route 409. The victim suffered minor injuries, police said. No charges were filed.
Police seek actor in theft
Pennsylvania State Police are currently seeking someone who removed a tiller from a property in Litchfield Township.
According to information from state police at Towanda, the unknown actor removed a rear-tine tiller from a Park Hollow Road property between noon May 19 and 5 a.m. May 20. The tiller was not securely locked, police said. No other items were reported missing from the property, according to police.
It is not known if a vehicle was involved in the commission of the crime, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186. Residents are strongly reminded to make sure that all items of value are secure, police said.
Driver cited in Terry Twp. Crash
Pennsylvania State Police at Towanda recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident in Terry Township.
According to information from state police, a northbound 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by Heather M. Trautman, 25, of New Albany, crossed into the southbound lane of state route 2011 at 7:20 a.m. May 2 while Trautman negotiated a left curve in the roadway. Police said the vehicle continued off the roadway and into a grassy field, rolling over onto its roof.
Police said Trautman, who was not injured, was cited for failure to stay in lane.
Man cited for careless driving
Pennsylvania State Police recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident in Orwell Township.
According to information from state police at Towanda, a 2001 Ford Explorer driven by Joshua A. Victory, 28, of Rome, was traveling north on state route 187 May 22 when it traveled off the right side of the roadway into a drainage ditch. The Ford continued for approximately 150 feet in the ditch before striking a large tree, police said.
Greater Valley EMS transported Victory to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, where he was treated for an injury of unknown severity, police said.
Police cited Victory for careless driving, police said.
Rape allegation investigated
A 15-year-old female told state police at Towanda that she was raped when she was 9 years old by someone known to her at various times between January 2006 and January 2007 in Canton.
Police said an investigation is ongoing.
State police at Towanda said they are investigating the theft of three historic schoolhouse bells from school property sometime between May 22-23 at Troy Elementary Center East in Troy Township.
Police said the victim is Troy Area School District.