Police Briefs 4/21/2013
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Gary Edward Eddy, 50, of Athens, by Athens Township police, on April 8, on Round Top Road in Athens. Eddy has also been charged with failure to keep right and careless driving. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Eddy's blood alcohol content was .26 percent on the day of his arrest. Eddy has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw May 7 for a preliminary hearing.
A 16-year-old juvenile was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of harassment.
According to information from the sheriff's office, the juvenile, of Barton, was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Police said the juvenile shoved another person while children were present during an April 15 domestic incident at his Ann Street residence.
The juvenile was issued a ticket to appear April 30 in Barton town court.
Deputies arrest man for needle possession
A Van Etten, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Jeffrey R. Pearsall Jr., 24, was found to be in possession of four hypodermic needles during investigation into a trespass complaint.
Pearsall was issued tickets to appear April 23 in Barton town court.
Man charged with disorderly conduct
A Grantville, Pa. man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of disorderly conduct.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Quincy Justin Evans, 23, was also charged with driving with a suspended license and driving an unregistered vehicle.
Police said Evans created a disturbance in the Tops parking lot on Elmira Street at about 3:53 p.m. April 16, repeatedly using profane language after police issued him traffic citations for the suspended license and registration.
Evans was arraigned April 16 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Evans' preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 23.
State police at Towanda are investigating the theft of tractor batteries from a Ridgebury Township location.
According to state police information, an unknown actor removed the batteries from a Thompson Hill Road location on an unknown date and time.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Car drives into garage
State police recently investigated a motor vehicle accident on Cotton Hollow Road in Litchfield Township.
According to information from state police at Towanda, a westbound 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Albert P. Bodolus, 18, of Athens, traveled down an embankment on the southern roadside at about 8:30 a.m. April 12 and struck a garage at 1262 Cotton Hollow Rd.
Police said the vehicle then went through the garage door, striking a 2004 Dodge Ram parked inside. The vehicle was unattended at the time, police said.
Bodolus, who was uninjured, was cited for failure to stay in lane, police said.
Two charged with excessive noise
Athens Borough police recently arrested two men, each on a charge of disorderly conduct by making unreasonable noise.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, police arrested Shane Betts, 23, of Athens, and Kitt Carson Murphey, 23, of Asheville, N.C., following an incident in the early hours of April 19 at Betts' apartment on East Vanderbilt Street.
Police said officers responded to the apartment three times for noise complaints, with callers stating that Betts and Murphey were yelling and banging on the walls of the apartment. Both admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the incident, police said.
According to police, Betts and Murphey continued to scream and yell, disturbing neighbors.
Betts and Murphey were each arraigned April 19 by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for April 23.
Troy man charges with possession of child pornography
John Frederick Ames Jr., 32, of Troy has been charged with possession of child pornography in Sylvania Borough on April 17.
Charges were filed before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox in which a warrant was issued for Ames' arrest.
Currently Ames is incarcerated in the Indiana County Jail and arrangements are being made to transfer Ames to the Bradford County Jail to face the charges.
According to police, the charge was filed after it was determined that Ames did possess child pornography in his home.
Theft reported in Herrick Twp.
A large iron gate was stolen from a property belonging to a 51-year-old female on the 200 block of Aeppli Road in Herrick Township between the dates of Feb. 1 and April 14, police said.
The gate was not secured and it appears no damage has been done to the property, police related.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Owego woman charged with welfare fraud
Investigators from the Tioga County Department of Social Services Case Integrity Unit charged Nicole Rockwell with welfare fraud. Nicole Rockwell, age 36, of Owego, N.Y., was arrested by the Tioga County Sheriff's Department on March 26, 2013, for welfare fraud in the fourth degree and offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree. Rockwell is accused of failing to notify the Tioga County Department of Social Services income from wages in the household. Nicole Rockwell fraudulently received $1,614.00 in benefits to which she was not entitled. She is scheduled to appear in the Tioga County Court on a later date.