Police Briefs 4/29/2014
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Nicholas Robert Quinn, 24, of Owego, N.Y., by Sayre Borough police, on April 25, on North Lehigh Avenue in Sayre. Quinn has also been charged with having an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle without a license. Quinn agreed to participate in a blood test to determine his blood alcohol content. Quinn was arraigned April 25 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Quinn is scheduled to appear May 6 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Josiah David Lesser, 22, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough police, on April 5, on North Elmer Avenue in Sayre. Lesser has also been charged with careless driving and driving with a suspended license. A blood test revealed that Lesser's blood alcohol content was .16 percent on the day of his arrest. Lesser has been sent a summons to appear May 27 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Woman charged with reckless endangerment
An Athens woman was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of recklessly endangering another person.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Ashley Rae Joiner, 26, was also charged with disorderly conduct.
Police said Joiner fired two rounds from a Smith and Wesson Governor revolver in the direction of surrounding houses during an April 23 incident at her Gateway Industrial Park Road residence.
Joiner was arraigned April 23 by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and released from the Bradford County Jail in lieu of non-monetary bail. Joiner's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 29.
Tioga Co. sheriff's office cautions public about phone scam
The Tioga County, N.Y. Sheriff's Office recently learned of a telephone scam in which the caller identifies himself as a law enforcement official and attempts to obtain money from the answerer, according to a release from the sheriff's office.
In the scam, the caller claims to be a member of the Las Vegas Police Department and states that he just arrested a family member, police said. The caller will then request money to release the individual. The sheriff's office cautions anyone who receives such a call to not send any money, as this may be a scam, police said.
If called, police said a person should get detailed information as to how they want the money transferred and a contact phone number to advise when they have received the money. Anyone who receives a call is then instructed to call the Tioga County Sheriff's Office at (607) 687-1010 or his or her local law enforcement agency to determine the validity of the call, police said.
Athens man charged with aggravated assault
An Athens man was recently incarcerated by Athens Township police on a charge of aggravated assault.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Mark David Brundage, 29, was also charged with two counts each of recklessly endangering another person, harassment by physical contact and criminal mischief and one count each of attempted simple assault by menace, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
Police said Brundage threatened a female victim with a knife and attempted to stab her following an altercation April 27 at his Horseshoe Lane residence. Police said Brundage also damaged the victim's vehicle and items inside the residence.
Brundage was arraigned April 27 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Brundage's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 6.