Police Briefs 4/3/2014
Man faces drug charge in Wysox
Robert Charles Fansler, 51, of Jenkintown, Pa., has been charged with possession of a controlled substance in Bradford County, police said.
The charge stems from an incident in which the state police arrested Fansler in Wysox Township on a warrant for failure to appear, police said.
At the time that Fansler was taken into custody, he was in possession of two Tylenol III pills, which he was not prescribed, police said.
The arrest took place at 2:30 p.m. on March 18 at the Wysox District Court, according to the state police at Towanda.
Burglary occurs in Wysox Twp.
State police said they are trying to determine who committed a recent burglary at a residence in Jackson's trailer court in Wysox Township.
The burglar or burglars forced entry into the front door of the residence and, once inside, stole a silver necklace, police said.
The burglar or burglars also flipped over numerous pieces of furniture and threw articles of clothing about the inside of the residence, police said.
The burglary occurred sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, state police said.
Anyone with information about the burglary can contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Vehicle strikes large rock in Franklin Township
A vehicle was traveling east on state Route 414 in Franklin Township when it struck a large rock, which blew out a front tire of the vehicle, police said.
The rock had fallen upon the roadway from a cliff, state police said.
The incident occurred at 11:25 p.m. Saturday, 1,050 feet west of McNeal Mountain Road, state police at Towanda said.
Wysox woman accused of reporting a fictitious rape
Marie A. Bardell, 37, of Wysox is accused of reporting to police that she was raped, when in fact the rape did not occur, police said.
Bardell also provided false information to police which indicated that a particular individual had caused the fictitious rape, police said.
The false reports occurred in the early morning hours of Feb. 23, Towanda police said.
Bardell has been charged with making a false report to police with the intention of incriminating another person, police said.
As a result of the same incident, Bardell has been charged with obstructing administration of law or other governmental functions, police said.
Bardell has been sent a summons which orders her to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on April 23.
Money stolen in Towanda Twp.
A 21-year-old woman's cash was recently stolen from her residence on South Main Street in Towanda Township, police said.
A suspect is under investigation, police said.
The theft occurred sometime between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday, state police at Towanda said.
Man faces hearing on harassment
Fred Raymond Felko, 42, of Locke, N.Y. faces a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. May 7 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on a charge of harassment for an incident that took place around 11 a.m. March 23 on Criss Road in Wells Township, according to court papers.
Felko is accused of leaving a voice mail on Samantha Felko's cell phone saying that he was going to stab her, the papers note.
Wilcox said Felko was sent a summons by certified mail.
Man faces hearing on theft
Michael Evan Losey, 42, of Canton, faces a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. April 9 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property for the theft of 50 feet of stainless steel pipe belonging to Penn Troy Manufacturing at noon on March 27 at Penn Troy Manufacturing in Troy, according to court papers.
Man charged with harassment
Roger L. Serfas, 61, of Gillett, faces a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. April 30 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on charges of criminal mischief and harassment for an incident that occurred at approximately 9 p.m. Feb. 7 on Centerville Road in Ridgebury Township, according to court papers.
The court papers note that Serfas damaged a green 1999 Ford Ranger belonging to Donald Fleming, no age or address given, causing approximately $925 in damage. In addition, he is accused of striking Deborah Serfas in the face and pushing her. According to the court papers, Roger Serfas also struck Fleming on the left cheek and "bear clawed" him on the right side of the neck.
Wilcox said Roger Serfas was sent a summons by certified mail.
Woman waives hearing
Brandi Jo Bellows, 33, of Route 6, Troy Township, recently waived her preliminary hearing to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas on charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution and obstructing administration of law or other governmental functions for an incident that took place at 10:20 p.m. Feb. 22 on Redington Avenue in Troy, according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
In the hindering charge, she is accused, in part, of having the intent to hinder the apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment of Nicole Northrop and Mark Vanhorn for the crime of criminal trespass, the papers note.
In an affidavit, Troy Police Officer Michael Northup said Bellows became hostile, started to yell at him and started to call him names while he was asking about Vanhorn. As police were leaving, another woman told police that Northrop fled through the back door while Bellows was arguing with police.
Bellows is also accused of intentionally obstructing, impairing, or perverting the administration of law or other government function by force, violence, physical interference or obstacle, breach of official duty, or any other unlawful act, the papers note.
Charges moved to citation
Justin Michael Sharrow, 30, of Canton, recently had charges of simple assault and harassment for a March 2 incident in Canton Township moved to a non-traffic citation, according to court papers filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.
Previously, Sharrow had been charged with causing bodily injury to Stephanie Berry, no age or address given, by punching her about the head and face several times and grabbing her right arm while he shoved her around, the papers note. In addition, he was accused of pouring a cup of coffee on her.
Wilcox said Sharrow had credit for time served.