Police Briefs 4/26/2013
Towanda man charged with assault
Joel Matthew Schoonover, 26, of Towanda has been charged with simple assault, DUI and harassment, police said.
The charges stem from an Oct. 6 incident in which Schoonover struck a Cody House in the face several times on Barclay Mountain in Franklin Township.
House had to get stitches after the assault, state police at Towanda said.
A blood test conducted on the day of the incident showed that there was Oxycodone and Alprazolam in Schoonover's blood.
Schoonover, who lives on Bridge Street Hill Road, has been sent a summons to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on May 24 for a preliminary hearing.
Towanda male faces sex charges
Bryant Harbst, 20, of Towanda is accused of having indecent contact with a girl who was under 13 years of age, police said.
The incident occurred on March 31 at a residence in Towanda.
As a result of this incident, Harbst has been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, rape of a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, sexual assault, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, corruption of minors, and indecent exposure, police said.
At the time of the incident, Harbst was staying temporarily at the home of adult, who was supposed to be watching him, according to a criminal complaint that the Towanda police filed against Harbst in Towanda District Court.
The following people were charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
-- Christopher Stephen Ribovich, 22, of Canton, by the Towanda police, on April 14 on South Main Street in Towanda. A blood test showed that Ribovich's blood alcohol content was .174 percent on the day of his arrest.
-- Joseph Thomas Brown, 54, of Wysox, by the state police, on April 7 on South Main Street in Towanda Borough. Brown, who lives on River Road, was also cited for failing to use a turn signal, careless driving, and not wearing a seat belt. A blood test revealed that Brown's blood alcohol content was .225 percent on the day of his arrest.
Simple assault in park
Two 17-year-old male juveniles are accused with engaging in a fight at the Rome Borough Park at 4 p.m. on April 14. The juveniles are from Rome and Monroeton.
No injuries in two car Wyalusing crash
Billy W. Collum, 31, of Towanda was not injured when he crashed his 2002 Ford F350 into a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer operated by Francis A. Hood, 77, of Montrose.
According to police, Hood stopped his vehicle along State Route 6 in the shoulder area of the roadway.
As Collum traveled by Hood's parked car, the right side of his car struck the left side of Hood's car. Both vehicles received disabling damage from the accident and were subsequently towed.
Neither men were injured in the crash.
Collum was charged with traffic violations, police said.