Police Briefs 3/27/2013
Towanda area man charged with disorderly conduct
Rodney T. Russell, 49, of Towanda RR1 was recently charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness, police said.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred at 1:45 p.m. on March 18 in which Russell entered the Daily Review offices at 116 Main St., Towanda and caused a disturbance there, police said.
At the time, Russell was not allowed on the property, Towanda police said.
During the incident, Russell screamed at his wife, Kelly Russell, who is a Daily Review employee, police said. Rodney Russell failed to leave the building after being told to do so by Daily Review employees, police said.
Woman faces felony charges after squatting in Towanda Twp. home
George Dunn, 29, moved her family into a vacant residence in Towanda Township that was posted for sale, and she and her family were there for approximately one week before they were discovered by a Realtor, police said.
The family was discovered in the residence on Saturday, state police at Towanda said.
Dunn told police that her family was kicked out of their other residence and had no place to live, according to the state police at Towanda.
As a result of this incident, Dunn has been charged with illegally entering a residence when no one is home, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief, police said.
Dunn was arraigned on Saturday by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark. Dunn was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Dunn must attend a preliminary hearing before Judge Clark on April 3.
According to the state police and a court document, Dunn is female. State police said they have no address for Dunn.
Towanda man charged with possession of weapon in courthouse
Arthur Lloyd Barrett, 46, of Towanda was recently found to be in possession of a pocketknife and a syringe while inside the Bradford County Courthouse, according to the Bradford County Sheriff's Office.
The pocketknife was in his pants pocket, and the syringe was in his left boot, according to Deputy Sheriff Donald Stringham.
The incident at approximately 12:05 p.m. on March 14 when Barrett was being transported to jail on a judge's order from another case, according to Stringham.
As a result of the March 14 incident, Barrett has been charged with possession of a weapon in a court facility and possession of drug paraphernalia, Stringham said.
Man charged with theft
A Sayre man was recently charged with six counts of theft by unlawful taking by Athens Township police.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Thomas G. Manning Jr., 40, was also charged with six counts of receiving stolen property and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said Manning removed tools and construction equipment from a Wildwood Road house he was working on between January and April 2012 that had been damaged in the 2011 flood. The items stolen were valued at $1,247.27, police said.
A search of Manning turned up a pipe used to smoke marijuana, police said.
Manning's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 23.
Woman arrested on warrant
A Phelps, N.Y. woman was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a warrant.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Julien S. Jenkins, 24, was found to have an active warrant for endangering the welfare of a child after she was detained by the Cortland County Sheriff's Office.
Jenkins was arraigned in Barton town court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail without bail.
Man arrested following hit-and-run
A Barton, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Waverly village police following investigation into a March 19 hit-and-run motor vehicle accident.
According to information from village police, Justin L. Mack, 35, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Police said Mack was also apprehended on a warrant for a bad check charge.
Police said a vehicle operated by Mack struck a parked truck at about 11:30 a.m. March 19 on Providence Street, causing heavy front-end damage to the truck. Police said Mack then fled the scene and failed to report the accident to police or the truck's owner.
Mack was arraigned in village court and sent to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of bail, police said.
Waverly police charge several following traffic stops
The following people were recently charged by Waverly village police following vehicle stops, according to information from the Waverly Police Department:
Jonathan L. Williams, 29, of Elmira, N.Y., on March 22, with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving a vehicle with a suspended registration and driving without insurance.
Joseph R. Robinson, 22, of Barton, N.Y., on March 22, with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving a vehicle with a suspended registration.
Michael R. Mayer, 21, of Van Etten, N.Y., on March 23, with driving a vehicle with an inadequate muffler and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Mark A. Shipman, 42, address not provided, on March 23, with driving a vehicle with a suspended registration.
Matthew G. Chapman, 27, of Waverly, on March 24, with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Waverly man incarcerated
A Waverly man was recently arrested by Sayre borough police on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Quentin A. Simonds, 33, was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness.
Police said Simonds was found passed out in the front yard of a North Higgins Avenue residence. Police said a search of Simonds turned up 102.8 grams of a substance that field tested positive for marijuana as well as multiple baggies and a digital scale.
Simonds was arraigned March 24 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. Simonds' preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 2.
Woman charged with lewdness
Athens Borough police recently arrested a woman on a charge of open lewdness.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Rebecca Ann Knickerbocker, 40, last known to live in Barton, N.Y., was also charged with obstruction of highways and public drunkenness.
Police said Knickerbocker urinated in public and stood in the middle of Susquehanna Street flagging vehicles down in traffic at about 3:25 p.m. March 25.
Knickerbocker was arraigned March 25 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. Knickerbocker's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 2.
Seven cited for underage drinking
Sayre borough police recently cited seven males with one count of underage purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of alcohol.
According to information from borough police, officers cited Justin T. Mayo, 18, of Athens; Christopher Jon Raupers, 18, of Waverly; Ryan Thomas Mayo, 20, of Waverly; Samuel Kolesnik IV, 18, of Waverly; Bernard Cody Ketter, 18, of Athens; Derek Bowman, 19, of Lockwood, N.Y.; and Dylan Gutierrez, 18, of Waverly.
Police said officers discovered the group of males at about 2:45 a.m. March 8 at the Dandy Mini Mart on Spring Street while investigating a separate incident. Each of the males were all determined to be under the influence of alcohol to varying degrees, police said.
The charges were filed in Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw's office, police said.
Man charged in vehicle break-ins
Sayre borough police recently charged a Sayre man with three counts of theft from a motor vehicle following reported vehicle thefts in the borough in November.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Todd A. Belles, 23, was also charged with receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.
Police said Belles and a female accomplice removed a credit card, purse, gift certificate and about $1,000 in cash from three vehicles Nov. 22. Police said Belles also broke the rear window of one vehicle and the passenger side window of another to gain access to the vehicles.
The vehicles were located on Hemlock and Larch roads and Linden Street, police said.
Belles' preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 23.
Window broken with air rifle
State police report that on March 17 at 9 p.m. an unknown person vandalized a home located at 207 N. Orwell Rd. in Rome Township.
According to police, the person broke a window at the residence with a BB gun before fleeing the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Brandon Michael Scarberry, 24, of Ripley, W.Va., by the state police, on March 10 on U.S. Route 220 in Ulster Township. A blood test revealed that on the day of Scarberry's arrest, his blood alcohol content was .172 percent.
Gordon Lathroppe Bull, 43, of Towanda, by the Towanda police, on March 3, on Main Street in Towanda Borough.
Charles Bristen Raupers, 22, of Towanda, by Athens Township police, on March 8, at Wolcott Hollow Road and Route 220 in Athens Township. Raupers has also been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Raupers' blood alcohol content was .21 percent on the day of his arrest. Raupers has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw April 16 for a preliminary hearing.
Michael Vetetoe, 35, of Wyalusing, by state police, on March 23, on State Route 267 in Rush Township, Susquehanna County. Vetetoe had an odor of alcohol on his breath and after further testing it appeared he was under the influence of alcohol, police said. Vetetoe was arrested and transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda for a blood test. Police are awaiting the test results.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Tioga County, N.Y.:
Chad M. Wandell, 36, of Waverly, by county sheriff's deputies, on March 24, on state Route 17C in Barton. Wandell has also been charged with speeding and operating an uninspected motor vehicle. Wandell was issued tickets to appear April 2 in Barton town court.