Police Briefs 4/10/2013
State police are investigating a theft which occurred recently in North Towanda Township.
According to police, the incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on April 3. The victim reported that someone stole his prescription medication from his backpack while he was at work.
Criminal mischief occurs in North Towanda Township
A case of criminal mischief was reported recently in North Towanda Township.
State police reported that an unknown person broke the driver side window of a blue 2005 Mazda 6 between 5 p.m. on April 5, and 1 a.m. on April 6. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the state police at (570) 265-2186.
Man charged with harassment
A Monroeton man was cited for harassment recently following an incident in Towanda Township.
State police reported that Emery Frederick Johnson Jr., 26 was issued a citation for the above offense on April 5. Police said Johnson and a woman were having an argument around 6:25 p.m. The woman was inside her vehicle and attempting to drive away, when Johnson open the door and punched her, police said.
Theft reported in Wysox
State police are investigating a theft which occurred recently in Wysox Township.
Police reported that unknown persons removed a carved wooden black bear from the victim's property on Claverack Road between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on April 3. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the state police at (570) 265-2186.
Crash occurs in Asylum Township
No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash that occurred recently in Asylum Township.
According to state police, Larry M. Chilson, 18, of Towanda, was driving a 1998 Buick Le Sabre south on Route 187 at 12:30 a.m. on March 17. Police said the vehicle was traveling about 55 mph. when Chilson lost control, causing the car to travel across the center line of traffic, into the opposite lane, and onto the west berm of the road. The Le Sabre then spun counter-clockwise and struck a Chevrolet Suburban which was parked in driveway at the time of the crash. After striking the Suburban, the reported continued, the Le Sabre headed south and struck a utility pole. Police said that Chilson then left the scene, heading south on Route 187.
Police said that Chilson was cited for various offenses, including driving on the wrong side of the road.
State police are investigating a burglary that occurred recently in Towanda Township.
According to police, unknown persons broke into the home located on the Burlington Turnpike, and removed $1,500 of property from the residence.
Two people escaped injury recently when the vehicle they were riding in left the road in Wysox Township and struck a ditch.
According to information filed by state police, Jake J. Theriot, 24, of Towanda, was driving a 2010 Dodge Ram east on Leisure Drive. Riding with Theriot was Mitchell C. Tyler, 21, of Towanda. Police said the Ram left the road and began to travel in a small ditch located in the southern berm. The vehicle then struck a tree, spun counter-clockwise, and came to a final rest, blocking the lane of travel. The Dodge was towed from the scene by Shelby's Towing.
Theriot was cited for traveling in the wrong lane of traffic.
Woman charged with underage drinking
A Towanda woman was cited by state police recently for underage drinking.
According to state police, Marissa Shanice Watkins, 18, was cited for the above offense on April 2. Police said Watkins was discovered to be in possession of an alcoholic beverage on Schrader Creek Road in Franklin Township.
Man accused of criminal contempt
A Towanda man was cited by state police recently for violation of a protection from abuse order.
According to police, Shawn Watkins, 41, contacted a woman via telephone on April 2, in violation of a protection from abuse order. Watkins was charged with indirect criminal contempt.
Crash causes injuries
Two people were injured recently in a two-vehicle crash in Leroy Township.
State police reported that Budd M. Clark, 96, of Wysox, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Classic on March 31 heading west on Route 414 in Leroy Township. Riding with Clark was Almeda M. Clark, also of Wysox. Police said Budd Clark did not notice that traffic was stopping in front of his vehicle, causing the Chevrolet to crash into the back of a Ford Escape operated by Duane Mattocks, 73, of Canton.
After the initial impact, the Chevrolet left the road and struck a utility pole, police said. The Chevrolet was towed from the scene by Canton Auto Body. Budd and Almeda Clark suffered moderate injuries and were transported via Western Alliance ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Police said Budd Clark was cited for operating a vehicle at an unsafe speed.
Woman accused of unauthorized sale of firearms
A Columbia Cross Roads woman was cited by state police recently for unauthorized sale or transfer of firearms.
According to state police, Lindsay Ann Yates, 24, of 407 Ridgebury Rd., was charged with the above offense on March 27. Yates is accused of selling a handgun to another person, when she was not authorized to do so.
Yates is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark for her preliminary hearing on May 24.
Man charged with criminal conspiracy
A Dushore man has been charged by state police with criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.
According to reports, Patrick James Bacorn, 30, has also been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Trooper Michael Adams reported that Bacorn is accused of selling Vicodin tablets and Xanax tablets - both controlled substances - to him in July 2012 through a confidential informant.
Barcorn was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, who ordered the defendant released on non-monetary bail. Barcorn is scheduled to appear before Judge Clark for his preliminary hearing on April 17.
Woman cited for possession
A Towanda woman was cited by state police recently with possession of a controlled substance.
According to state police, Lorraine Felton, 64, of 518 Fourth St., has also been charged with criminal use of a communication facility.
Investigating officer Trooper Robert Hutchinson reported that Felton is accused of selling Vicodin - a controlled substance - to a confidential informant in December 2011.
Felton was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, who ordered the defendant released on non-monetary bail. Felton is scheduled to appear for her preliminary hearing before Judge Clark on April 17.
Man cited for public drunkenness
A Waverly man was cited by state police recently for public drunkenness.
According to police, Lee Robert Stearns, 43, was cited for the above offense on April 3. Stearns is accused of drinking a bottle of vodka in front of Hurley's Supermarket.
Burglary reported at elementary school
State police are investigating a burglary that occurred recently at Turnpike Elementary School in Sullivan County.
According to reports, five known juvenile males are suspects in the case. The crime occurred when two of the perpetrators gained entry to the elementary school through a window on April 3. They then opened a door, allowing one of the other juveniles to enter the building, while the last two remained outside.
All the suspects left the scene once they heard the building's burglar alarm activate, police said. The five suspects were apprehended a short distance from the scene and interviewed in the presence of their parents.
Prosecution will be handled within the guidelines of the Sullivan County Juvenile Court System.
Man charged with public drunkenness
A North Towanda man was recently charged by state police with public drunkenness.
State police reported that John William Vanderpool Sr., 53, showed up at Memorial Hospital on April 3 in an intoxicated state, and started wandering the halls.
The following person was recently cited for driving while under the influence:
William Richard Ferguson, 21, of 103 Hilltop Dr., West Monroe, La. Ferguson was also cited by Towanda police with careless driving, failure to obey a traffic control device, and operating a vehicle without a license following a routine traffic stop on March 23 on Main Street in Towanda. A blood test eventually revealed that Ferguson's blood alcohol content was .147 percent on the day of his arrest. Ferguson has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on May 15.
Debit card stolen
A 16-year-old Wyalusing male has been charged with theft and access device fraud after obtaining a 61-year-old Wyalusing female's debit card from her purse and making several online purchases with the stolen information.
According to police, the incident occurred between Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 in Wilmot Township.
Charges were filed in juvenile court and the investigation is still continuing, police said.
An 8-year-old girl was allegedly touched inappropriately by someone known to her in New Albany between the dates of March 23 and March 24.
The investigation into this indecent assault is ongoing, police said.