Police Briefs, 4/14/12
Disorderly conduct charge
A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of disorderly conduct.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Lucas Richard Kinsman, 25, was also charged with criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said security officers reported Kinsman as an unwanted individual at Robert Packer Hospital, where he had run from security. Kinsman told police he came to the hospital to purchase Oxycontin pills from another individual, police said. Police found a hypodermic needle, a small jar of clear liquid and a wallet belonging to someone else in Kinsman's jacket, according to police.
Kinsman was arraigned April 9 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Kinsman's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 17.
Waverly man arrested on warrant
A Waverly man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriffs on a warrant.
According to information from the sheriff's office, George J. Sindoni, 21, was arrested at 1 p.m. April 6 after police discovered he was wanted in Pennsylvania.
Sindoni was arraigned in Tioga County Court and was remanded to the Tioga County Jail. Sindoni waived extradition and was awaiting pickup by Pennsylvania authorities, police said.
Man arrested on robbery charges
Athens Township police recently arrested a man on a charge of robbery.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Scott Francis Swackhammer, 45, was also charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and simple assault. Swackhammer's address was listed as the Bradford County Correctional Facility in Troy.
Police said Swackhammer and Tia M. Blake, 28, of Gillett, removed a purse from a female victim in the parking lot of a township business and used a credit card found in the purse to purchase goods at another store. Blake was apprehended April 2, police said.
Swackhammer was also wanted by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, police said.
Swackhammer was arraigned April 6 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail. Swackhammer's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 17.
Corruption of minors charge
An Athens man was recently charged with corruption of minors by borough police.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Justin Schlosser, 19, is accused of having engaged in sexual contact in February with a then-15-year-old female victim.
Schlosser's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 8.
Sayre man charged in December theft
A Sayre man was recently charged with criminal conspiracy and retail theft by Athens Township police.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Brandon Joseph Wright, 27, and another male allegedly removed a 43-inch television set from the Walmart on Elmira Street in December of 2011.
Wright was arraigned April 11 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail conditions. Wright's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 24.
State police investigate theft
Pennsylvania state police are seeking an unknown actor who removed parts from a piece of equipment in Tuscarora Township.
According to information from state police at Towanda, at about 9:45 a.m. April 3, the actor stripped a bulldozer that was left in a stone quarry off of Shumway Road.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
A Rome woman was recently arrested by Pennsylvania state police on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Teresa Marie Hongach, 45, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said officers found a container with white residue labeled "fizzy bath salts," and a plastic pen adapted to inhale powder substances on Hongach's person on Feb. 21. Officers also found a package of synthetic marijuana inside Hongach's residence, police said.
Hongach's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 1.