Police Briefs 4/9/2014
Man charged with hit-and-run
A Blakely man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to answer charges relating to a hit-and-run auto accident.
According to information filed at Wheaton's office, David Paul Earl, 31, has been charged with accidents involving death or personal injury; tampering with physical evidence; accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property; driving on the wrong side of the road; failure to give information and render aid; and immediate notice of accident to a police department.
The charges against Earl stem from an incident that occurred on Jan. 2 on U.S. Route 6 and Homet Heights Road in Wyalusing Borough. On that date, Earl is accused of leaving the scene of an accident after his Ford F-250 pickup truck struck the rear of another vehicle which was parked along side the road.
Earl's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 6.
No injuries were reported when a two-vehicle accident occurred recently on U.S. Route 6 in Wysox.
According to state police, Jean D. Joyce, 82, of Towanda was driving a 2004 Subaru Outback east on Route 6, when she made a left turn into the Enterprise Rent-a-Car parking lot. In the process, police said, Joyce drove her vehicle into the path of a 2006 Chevrolet Impala operated by Brian Bender, 35, of Alba, who was traveling in the opposite direction at the time. Bender applied his brakes, and was able to avoid hitting the Joyce vehicle, but in the process his car swerved to the right and struck a legally parked vehicle in the Enterprise lot.
The Impala was towed from the scene by Fulmer's Towing. Police said that Joyce will be cited for the accident.
Girl hurt in crash
A 16-year-old girl suffered minor injuries on Monday when the vehicle she was riding in left the road and struck a tree.
According to state police, Marshall Preston, 20, of Canton, was driving a 2007 Ford Focus south on state Route 2002 in Davidson Township, Sullivan County around 5:10 p.m. Riding with Preston was Stephanie Hill, 18, of Mildred, as well as an unnamed 17-year-old female juvenile and a 16-year-old female juvenile.
Police said Preston lost control of the vehicle, causing it to go off the road onto the berm and into a ditch. The Ford then rotated clockwise, causing the left rear passenger door to strike a tree.
Police were assisted at the scene by Muncy Valley and Laporte Volunteer Ambulance and Fire companies.
The following people were cited recently for driving while under the influence:
Cesar Josue Padilla, 31, of Monroeton, was also charged by Towanda police with exceeding the maximum speed limit and operating a vehicle without a license. Padilla was arrested following a traffic stop in September at the entrance of Williams Oil on Reuters Boulevard. Padilla agreed to submit to a blood test which eventually revealed that his blood alcohol content was .17 percent on the day of his arrest. Padilla was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bail. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 16.
Raymond Edward Woodcock, 28, of Monroeton, has also been charged by state police with driving on the wrong side of the road, careless driving and failure to wear a seatbelt. Woodcock was charged following a traffic stop on U.S. Route 220 in Monroe Township. After his arrest, Woodcock agreed to submit to a blood test at Memorial Hospital which eventually revealed that his blood alcohol content was .173 percent on the day of the incident.
Woodcock has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on May 14.
Philip Eugene Frisbie, 36, of Ulster, has also been charged by state police with careless driving. Frisbie was charged following a traffic stop on state Route 2027 in Towanda Township on March 8. Following his arrest, Frisbie agreed to submit to a blood test at Memorial Hospital, which eventually revealed his blood alcohol content was .199 percent on the day of the incident. Frisbie has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on May 16.
Rebecca Lynn Lentz, 34, of Ulster, was charged with DUI following a traffic stop on state Route 2027 in Towanda Township on March 8. After her arrest, Lentz agreed to a blood draw at Memorial Hospital, which eventually revealed that her blood alcohol content was .189 percent on the day of the incident.
Lentz's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 16 before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark.