Police Briefs, 4/23/13
Towanda man faces gun charge
Tracy Lee Vanderpool, 57, of Towanda has been charged with the second-degree felony of persons not to possess firearms, police said.
The charge stems from an incident that occurred on Oct. 7, when Vanderpool contacted the state police to report that 23 rifles and shotguns had been stolen from his residence, police said.
The state police said they located the guns, and, while in the process of returning them to Vanderpool, determined that Vanderpool had pled guilty to a first-degree felony charge of burglary in 1975.
Because Vanderpool was convicted of the burglary charge, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm, police said.
Vanderpool told the state police that he was unaware that it was unlawful for him to possess a firearm, according to a criminal complaint that the state police filed against Vanderpool in Towanda District Court.
Vanderpool told police that if he knew he was doing something illegal, he would have never reported the guns stolen, the complaint states.
Man pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in Towanda
Ronald McClure Jr., 24, of Ithaca, N.Y., recently pled guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct after causing a disruption in Bradford County Court on March 25, court records show.
At the time, McClure was in the courtroom in relation to a bench warrant that had been issued against him, according to the Bradford County Sheriff's Office.
McClure yelled in the courtroom, refused to obey orders from the sheriff's deputies, and tried to break away from sheriff's deputies a number of times to move toward his family, according to a criminal complaint that the sheriff's office had filed against McClure in Towanda District Court.
McClure was sentenced to 20 days in the Bradford County jail on the disorderly conduct charge, according to the Towanda District Court.
The following people were recently charged with driving under the influence in Bradford County:
-- Larry Richard Baker Jr., 22, of Towanda, by the state police, on Feb. 28 on Airport Road in Towanda Township. A blood test revealed that Baker's blood alcohol content was .180 percent on the day of his arrest. Baker, who lives on French Asylum Road, has been sent a summons which orders him to appear in Towanda District Court on May 8 for a preliminary hearing.
-- Laura Elizabeth Dinelli, 20, of Towanda, by the state police, on March 29, on Main Street in Towanda Borough. Dinelli was also cited for disorderly conduct and obedience to traffic-control devices. During the incident, Dinelli exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication.
-- Kimberly Jane Pardoe, 38, of Dushore, by the Towanda Police, on March 30, on Second Street in Towanda. A blood test revealed that Pardoe's blood alcohol content was .143 percent on the day of her arrest.