DUI charges

The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

Wayne F. Talada, 26, of Athens, by Athens Borough police, on March 24, on South Main Street in Athens. Talada has also been charged with using a vehicle's high beans within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Talada's blood alcohol content was .148 percent on the day of his arrest. Talada has been sent a summons to appear April 30 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

Ethan Marcus Wood, 23, of Gillett, by Sayre borough police, on March 9, at North Elmira and Pitney streets in South Waverly. Wood has also been charged with failing to stop at a stop sign and careless driving. A blood test later revealed marijuana present in Wood's system on the day of his arrest. Wood has been sent a summons to appear May 7 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

The following person was recently charged with driving while under the influence in Tioga County, N.Y.:

Harry B. Jayne, 28, of Newfield, N.Y., by county sheriff's deputies, on April 8, on state Route 34 in Barton. Jayne has also been charged with driving while under the influence of drugs, speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana. Jayne was issued tickets to appear May 7 in Barton town court.

Man charged following threats

A Canton man was recently charged with making terroristic threats by Sayre police.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, John Everett Jr., 27, was also charged with disorderly conduct.

Police said Everett threatened the life of a case worker with the department of Children and Youth Services April 4 at Robert Packer Hospital.

Everett's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 30.

Sayre woman charged with making false report

A Sayre woman was recently charged with causing a false alarm to an agency of public safety by Athens Township police.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Aleah A. Christofferson, 31, was also charged with making a false report to law enforcement authorities and disorderly conduct.

Police said Christofferson falsely reported a hostage situation Jan. 23 at her Elmira Street business.

Christofferson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 30.

Assault charge

A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of simple assault.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Barry H. Keene, 35, was also charged with harassment.

Police said Keene choked a female victim April 5 during an altercation at a North Wilbur Avenue location.

Keene was arraigned April 5 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Keene's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 16.

Gillett man charged

A Gillett man was recently charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident by Sayre police.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, a vehicle operated by Ethan Marcus Wood, 23, struck two attended vehicles on the eastbound ramp to Route 220 from Route 17 at about 1:15 p.m. March 21. Wood failed to return to the scene of the accident, police said.

Wood's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 7.

Man jailed for assault

An Athens man was recently incarcerated by borough police on a charge of simple assault.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Eric Lavadius Green, 35, was also charged with harassment.

Police said Green grabbed and forcibly pulled a female victim into a room during an altercation April 7 at a Short Street location, causing a bruise to the victim's right arm.

Green was arraigned April 7 by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $40,000 bail. Green's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 16.

Sexual assault charges filed

An Athens man was recently arrested by borough police and charged with six counts of statutory sexual assault.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Joshua David Alliger, 26, was also charged with six counts each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors.

Police said Alliger engaged in sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy several times between March and Dec. 2012.

Alliger was arraigned April 2 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

During an April 9 preliminary hearing, six counts of aggravated indecent assault were dismissed in district court. The remainder of the charges were held for county court, according to court information.

Athens Township police also recently filed charges against Alliger regarding unlawful sexual contact with a 15-year-old male juvenile. Police charged Alliger with three counts each of statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault on a person less than 16 years of age and indecent assault on a person less than 16 years of age and one count of corruption of minors, according to a criminal affidavit filed with Judge Shaw's office.

Police said Alliger engaged in sexual contact with the juvenile three times in Dec. 2012. Alliger was arraigned on those charges April 9 and remanded to the county jail in lieu of an additional $10,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 16.

Waverly police file charges

The following people were recently charged by Waverly village police, according to information from the Waverly Police Department:

Joshua D. Rappaport-Cote, 19, of Waverly, with criminal mischief. Police said Rappaport-Cote punched a truck door during a recent disturbance, damaging it.

Hannah M. Leforge, 22, of Newfield, N.Y., with driving while intoxicated, following a traffic stop.

Stacy G. Pratt, 43, of Waverly, with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating on a suspended registration and operating a vehicle without insurance, following a traffic stop.

Bryan D. Short, 32, of Barton, with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration and operating a vehicle without insurance, following a traffic stop.

Sheriff's office cautions about paving scam

The Tioga County, N.Y. Sheriff's Office has recently received several calls reporting door-to-door home driveway paving solicitations, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office suggests that citizens rely on local contractors, avoid door-to-door solicitations, ask for a written estimate, avoid paying money until a job is completed and be wary of contractors who claim to have material left over from another work site or offer services at a deep discount. "If the offer seems to good to be true, then it probably is," the release states.

The sheriff's office also recommends avoiding contractors that only accept cash payments, offer discounts for referrals, ask customers to obtain required building permits, pressure homeowners for an immediate decisions, ask for complete payment up front, offer exceptionally long guarantees and suggest borrowing money from a lender the contractor knows.

The public should contact the sheriff's office or local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious solicitations, the release reads.

Theft from vehicle

State police at Towanda are investigating a recent theft from a motor vehicle in Ulster Township.

According to information from state police, a car radio and credit card were stolen April 10 or 11 from a vehicle on Covered Bridge Road. Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

Man charged with child endangerment

State police recently arrested an Ulster man on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

According to information from state police at Towanda, Jesse James Young, 32, was also charged with harassment.

Police said Young punched an adult female victim in the back of her head, then shoved a 5-year-old male, at about 10 p.m. March 29 at a location on Route 220.

Young was arraigned March 30 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Young's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 8.

Mailbox vandalized

State police at Towanda recently investigated a criminal mischief that occurred in Smithfield Township.

According to state police information, an unknown actor or actors used marker to write and draw inappropriate content on a mailbox located at a Searfoss Road residence. The incident occurred sometime between 11 a.m. April 2 and 8 a.m. April 3, police said.