Police Briefs 4/25/2013
Towanda female charged with theft
Brittany Lynn Evans, 20, of Towanda is accused of stealing an iPhone, police said.
The iPhone belongs to Leigh Ann Marie Smith. Evans stole the phone on March 26 at a location on Main Street in Towanda, police said. Evans has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property.
Evans has been sent a summons which orders her to appear for a preliminary hearing on May 15 in Towanda District Court.
Man charged with stealing checks in Albany Twp.
Ricky Dean Gowin Jr. of Mehoopany is accused of stealing 13 checks that belong to Frank and Tammy Remington.
Gowin, 27, then made the checks out to himself and cashed them. The checks totaled up to $2,330, state police at Towanda said. Gowin is the stepson of Frank Remington, who lives in Albany Township.
The crimes occurred between March 9 and April 6. Gowin has been charged with forgery, receiving stolen property, and theft by unlawful taking or disposition, police said.
Gowin was arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on April 16.
Gowin was then released on non-monetary bail pending a preliminary hearing on May 22 in Towanda District Court.
Towanda man charged with possession of bath salts
Joseph Francis Nolte Jr., 45, of Towanda has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
The charges stem from an April 11 incident in which Nolte was in possession of a plastic bag with a white powder in it, a hypodermic needle, a spoon, two syringe caps, and a cotton ball, police said.
Nolte told police that the white powder was bath salts, state police at Towanda said.
The incident occurred on Sheshequin Road in Sheshequin Township.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Brandon Tessafamarian Gardner, 38, of Ulster, by state police, on April 6, on Arnold Road in Litchfield Township. Gardner has also been charged with operating an unregistered vehicle, operating a vehicle without insurance, careless driving, failure to stop at an accident, failure to make immediate notice of an accident to police, operating without a seatbelt and operating a vehicle without inspection. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Gardner's blood alcohol content was .22 percent on the day of his arrest. Gardner has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw May 28 for a preliminary hearing.
Justin W. Lacy, 24, of Sayre, by Sayre borough police, on April 21, on North Lehigh Avenue in Sayre. Lacy has also been charged with fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, speeding and failure to use low beams within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle. Lacy was arraigned April 22 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Lacy is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw April 30 for a preliminary hearing.
Mary Kay Kelley, 55, of Sayre, by Sayre borough police, on April 7, on Allison Street in Sayre. Kelley has also been charged with failure to keep right. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Kelley's blood alcohol content was .15 percent on the day of her arrest. Kelley has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw May 21 for a preliminary hearing.
Antonio Dewayn Coleman, 30, of Athens, by Sayre borough police, on April 21, on North Lehigh Avenue in Sayre. Coleman has also been charged with driving with a suspended license and operating an unregistered vehicle. Coleman refused to submit to a blood alcohol test to determine his blood alcohol content. Coleman has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw May 21 for a preliminary hearing.
Waverly police make arrests
Waverly village police recently arrested the following people, according to information from the Waverly Police Department:
Keith M. Bennett, 48, of Barton, on April 13, for trespass, disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of marijuana. Police said Bennett attempted to gain entry into a residence.
Tracy L. Harrower, 37, of Chemung, N.Y., on April 14, for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, speeding and failure to keep right, following a vehicle stop.
Christopher M. Sisto, 43, and Jonathan M. Lattari, 40, both of Waverly, on April 21, for disorderly conduct, following an altercation on Broad Street.
Man charged following foot pursuit
A Wysox man was recently arrested by Sayre borough police on a charge of disorderly conduct.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Travis John Chesla, 21, was also charged with resisting arrest and public drunkenness.
Police said Chesla was intoxicated at about 2 a.m. April 20 on Desmond Street and urinated on a building. Upon being discovered by officers, Chesla ran south on Chacona Lane for about two blocks until officers tackled him to the ground, police said. Chesla continued to resist arrest, but was placed in custody, police said.
Chesla was arraigned April 20 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Chesla's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 30.
Man charged with marijuana possession
An Elmira, N.Y. man was recently charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana by Sayre borough police.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Ian P. Kelley, 21, was also charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Police said a small amount of marijuana was found in Kelley's car after police stopped him following a minor accident March 8 at the Dandy Mini Mart on Spring Street. Kelley's driver's license was suspended at the time of his arrest, police said.
Kelley's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 21.
Woman cited after hitting PennDOT truck
State police at Towanda recently investigated a motor vehicle accident in Ulster Township.
According to information from state police, a 2006 Saturn Vue operated by Susan M. Bogrette, 53, of Athens, was traveling south on Route 220 at about 9:20 p.m. April 21 when it struck the rear of a stopped 2003 Sterling L8500 truck owned by the state Department of Transportation.
Police said the PennDOT truck had its emergency lights activated just past Route 220's intersection with Milan Road to warn motorists that the road was closed ahead due to a fatal motor vehicle accident earlier that day.
The impact caused disabling damage to the front of the Saturn, police said. The vehicle was towed from the scene, police said. Bogrette was not injured, according to police.
The PennDOT truck received minor damage to the back bumper area, police said.
Police cited Bogrette for careless driving.
Arkansas man charged
An Arkansas man was recently charged with possessing a firearm without a license by Sayre borough police.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Justin Michael Johnson, 22, of Little River, Ark., was found to be in possession of a 9-millimeter handgun during investigation into a March 2 disturbance in the borough.
Johnson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 28.
A Barton, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Jesse L. Cole, 32, was arrested April 19 following a child protective investigation. Marijuana was found in Cole's household, police said.
Cole was issued a ticket to appear April 30 in Barton town court.