Police Briefs 4/15/2012
Boy injured in Waverly MVA
A nine-year-old boy on a bicycle was transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Friday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle at Chemung and Orange streets in Waverly.
According to a release from Waverly village police, the boy, of Sayre, was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer at 3:24 p.m. Friday. Police said the boy rode his bicycle into traffic onto Chemung Street from Orange Street.
Greater Valley EMS transported the boy to the Robert Packer Hospital emergency room for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said.
According to police, an investigation found that bicyclist error was the cause of the accident. No traffic tickets were issued to the driver of the Chevrolet, who police did not identify.
Chemung Street was closed to traffic for a short time following the accident, police said. Police were assisted by Greater Valley EMS and the Waverly-Barton Fire Department.
Man waives charges
Brandon Warren Luckman, 23, of Towanda has waived charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and retail theft to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, according to the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
Court papers note that the charges are in connection with an incident that occurred at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Dollar General store in Troy.
Luckman is accused of the theft of one quart of GTX motor oil, one bottle of Prestone brake fluid, and a Universal device holder, according to the papers. An affidavit notes that he turned over a packet of cigarettes containing a red metal pipe. He said the pipe was his, and said he used it to smoke Spice, or synthetic marijuana, police said.
Ryan Earl May, 31, of Canton, has waived charges of driving under the influence of alcohol - highest rate of alcohol, a violation of "turning movements and required signals," and a violation of "driving on the right side of the roadway" to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, according to the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
Court papers note that the charges were filed following a traffic stop at 1:22 a.m. Jan. 28 on Sullivan Street at the Canton Moose in Canton.
According to an affidavit, May failed to activate his left turning signal and failed to maintain his driving lane, and his vehicle went off the road and into a small dirt parking area on the north side of the road.
Police said May's whole blood concentration as .197 percent.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Mary P. McCallister, 23, of Wellsburg, N.Y., by Sayre borough police, on April 8, on North Lehigh Avenue in Sayre. McCallister has also been charged with speeding and disorderly conduct. McCallister failed to cooperate during a blood alcohol test, but a preliminary breath test showed positive for alcohol. McCallister was remanded to the Bradford County Jail on $30,000 following an arraignment by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on April 17 for her preliminary hearing.
John Joseph King, 60, of South Abington Township, on March 25, on state route 6 in Wyalusing. King was also charged with operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence, speeding, careless driving, reckless driving and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. A blood alcohol test later revealed that King's blood alcohol content was .233 percent on the day of his arrest. King has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on May 1 for his preliminary hearing.
Edmund Thomas Thwaites, 45, of Laceyville, on March 31, on Spring Hill Road in Tuscarora Township. Thwaites was also charged with failure to remain on the right side of the road, failure to stay within a single lane, speeding, careless driving and not wearing a seatbelt. A blood alcohol test later revealed Thwaites' blood alcohol content to be .176 percent on the day of his arrest. Thwaites has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on May 22 for his preliminary hearing.