Police Briefs 4/16/2013
Criminal mischief reported in Cherry, Fox townships
A vehicle recently struck mailboxes, fences and signs on eight separate properties in Cherry and Fox townships in Sullivan County, police said.
The vehicle caused hundreds of dollars worth of damage during this incident, which occurred between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday, state police at Laporte said.
Anyone with information about this criminal mischief is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610, police said.
Man charged with criminal mischief in Forksville
Chad Eugene Sweigart, 26, of Reamstown, Pa., has been charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct recently in Forksville, Sullivan County, police said.
The charges stem from an incident on Sunday in which Sweigart was turfing and doing doughnuts at the Almost Heaven Campground, state police at Laporte said.
Criminal mischief occurs in Elkland Twp.
State police at Laporte said they are trying to determine who shot paint balls at a 53-year-old woman's house in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, which broke an outside window.
The incident, which occurred sometime between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. on April 8 at 5811 Route 154, caused approximately $500 in damage, police said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.
Wyalusing man accused of fleeing accident scene
John J. Meehan, 24, of Wyalusing was uninjured in a recent motor vehicle accident on U.S. Route 220 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, police said.
The accident occurred at 4 a.m. on April 7, when Meehan failed to negotiate a left curve as he was driving north on U.S. Route 220, police said.
Meehan's 2003 Dodge Neon struck two sections of guardrail along the east side of the roadway and sustained disabling damage, police said. The vehicle came to rest on Churchill Street, facing west, police said.
Meehan failed to immediately report the accident and fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind on the roadway, state police at Laporte said.
Meehan will be cited with driving on roadways laned for traffic, immediate notice of accident to police department, and accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property, police said
The accident occurred just south of Churchill Street, police said.
Athens man charged with assault
An Athens man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of assault.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Francis Matthew Klinger, 20, was also charged with terroristic threats, harassment and underage consumption of alcohol.
Police said Klinger pushed and shoved a female victim during an altercation April 13 at his Church Street residence. After exiting the residence, Klinger picked up a wooden table leg and aggressively walked toward others in the house and a borough police officer in an attempt to re-enter the house, police said.
Klinger had been consuming alcohol prior to the altercation, police said.
Klinger was arraigned April 13 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. Klinger's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 23.
Waverly man charged
A Waverly man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Frederick B. Peake, 46, was charged following an April 13 domestic dispute and vehicle stop in the town of Barton.
Peake was issued a ticket to appear April 23 in Barton town court, police said.