Man charged with possession

An Athens man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Justice Tim Clark to answer a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to information filed in Clark's office, Alex Francis Shaughnessy, 19, of 736 S. Main St., was charged by state police with the above offense on April 22. Investigating Trooper Anthony Stempien reported being called to Northern Tier Career Center around 8:56 a.m. for drug paraphernalia found inside a bookbag owned by Shaughnessy.

Shaughnessy is scheduled to appear before Clark on June 5.

Man cited for theft

A New Albany man was cited by state police recently on a charge of theft by unlawful taking.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Christopher Howard Sallsgiver, 26, of 426 Morris Rd., has also been charged with receiving stolen property.

Investigating Trooper Nathan Lewis reported investigating an incident of the theft of scrap metal that occurred between Dec. 3, 2012 and March 2., along Morris Road in Overton Township. Lewis said he determined from his investigation that Sallisgiver was suspected of removing scrap metal from private property where work was being done. Lewis said he spoke to Sallisgiver, who admitted to removing the scrap metal, who admitted to removing the scrap metal without the owner's permission.

Sallisgiver is scheduled to appear before Judge Clark on June 12.

Man charged following hit-and-run

A Canton man was recently cited by state police following a hit-and-run accident that occurred recently in Monroeton.

According to police, Garrett W. Starks, 35, of 150 S. Minnequa Ave., has been charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident, driving on the wrong side of the road, limitations on overtaking on the left, passing a vehicle in a no-passing zone, and failure to provide information at the scene of an accident.

Investigating Trooper John Youngblood reported being called to the scene of two-vehicle accident on April 11 at the intersection of state Route 414 and Hinman St. in Monroeton. Youngblood said an investigation of the scene revealed that a Subaru Crosstrek operated by Starks had struck a tractor semi-trailer which was heading west on Route 414 and was in the process of turning left onto Hinman Street at the time. Youngblood said further investigation revealed that the Crosstrek had attempted to pass the other vehicle while traveling in a no-passing zone.

Starks was not at the scene when he arrived, Youngblood reported, and it was determined that he had left before the authorities arrived and had not provided any information to other driver involved in the crash. Youngblood said he eventually contacted Starks, who was issued citations for the incident.

Starks is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on June 5.

Two accused of drug dealing

Two people were ordered incarcerated in Bradford County jail recently, on allegations they sold a controlled substance to a police informant.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Nichole Marie DeWitt, 24, of 425 N. Keystone Ave., has been charged by state police with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. James Michael Wakefield, 35, of the same address, has also been charged with criminal use of a communication facility, and possession of a controlled substance.

Investigating Trooper Michael Adams reported that on Nov. 6, DeWitt and Wakefield made arrangements with an undercover police informant to sell 10 packets of what later tested positive as heroin for $275. The transaction occurred in the Ulster area, Adams said.

DeWitt and Wakefield were arraigned before Judge Clark on April 26, who ordered the defendants incarcerated in lieu of $10,000 bail apiece. DeWitt's and Wakefield's preliminary hearings have been scheduled for May 1.

No injuries

No injuries were reported when a car left the road in Forks Township, Sullivan County.

According to state police, Kyle G. Gerhart, 30, of Clayton, N.J., was driving a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta on April 21 on state Route 4018. Police said the car left the road, striking the side of a utility pole off the west berm in the process.

DUI charges

The following people were charged with driving while under the influence recently in Bradford County:

Donald Shane White, 32, of 2869 Litchfield Rd., Sayre. White was charged by state police, following a one-vehicle crash that occurred on March 2 on U.S. Route 220 in Ulster Township. White was also charged with operating a vehicle without insurance, driving on the wrong side of the road, and careless driving. A blood test eventually revealed that White's blood alcohol content was .22 percent on the day of his arrest. White has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on June 5.

Matthew Wayne Carter, 25, of 1982 Glen Road, Wysox, was charged by Towanda police following a traffic stop on April 5 on Pratt Avenue. Carter was also charged with driving on the wrong side of the road, and careless driving. Carter's blood alcohol content was later determined to be .269 percent on the day of his arrest. Carter has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on May 24.

Edward Sands, 42, of 11542 Route 187, Wyalusing, was charged by Towanda police following a traffic stop on April 13 on Merrill Parkway. Sands has also been charged with failure to use his turn signals, driving the wrong way down a one-way street, and driving on the wrong side of the road. Sands' blood alcohol content was later determined to be .196 percent on the day of his arrest. Sands has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on May 24.

Stevens Scott Schuyler, 19, of 3057 Bridge St. Hill Rd., Towanda, was charged by Towanda police following a traffic stop on April 17 on York Avenue. Schuyler was also charged with careless driving, and operating an uninspected vehicle. Schuyler's blood alcohol content was later determined to be .238 percent on the day of his arrest. Schuyler has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on May 29.

Connie Jean Grace, 27, of Columbia Cross Roads, by Athens Township police, on April 11, on Route 220 in Athens. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Grace's blood alcohol content was .15 percent on the day of her arrest. Grace has been sent a summons to appear June 4 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

Drugs found in Ulster

State police at Towanda recently investigated a report of drugs found in Ulster Township.

According to state police information, suspected drugs were found on the sidewalk outside the Dandy Mini Mart on Route 220 at about 1:45 p.m. April 27. Field testing determined that the substance was cocaine, according to police.

Attempted theft from vehicle

A Butler, Pa. man was recently arrested by Sayre borough police on a charge of attempted theft from a motor vehicle.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Isaac Alan Clark, 21, was also charged with public drunkenness.

Police said Clark and another male attempted to enter a vehicle not belonging to them at about 3:23 a.m. April 28 on North Lehigh Avenue.

Clark was arraigned April 28 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Clark's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 7.

Child endangerment charge

An Athens man was recently charged with endangering the welfare of a child by Athens Borough police.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Michael E. Comstock, 21, is accused of allowing a one-year-old female out of his South Main Street residence without supervision. The child was observed by a neighbor wandering around aimlessly wearing only a pair of sneakers and a diaper, police said.

Comstock's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 28.

Athens man arrested

An Athens man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Brandon James Oakley, 25, was also charged with possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free school zone, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said Oakley was charged following investigation into an incident at his Short Street apartment, located in the Twin Rivers complex. Heroin and drug paraphernalia were located in the residence, police said. The apartment complex is less than 1,000 feet from Athens Area High School property, police said.

Oakley was arraigned April 30 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $125,000 bail. Oakley's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 7.

Woman arrested for drug paraphernalia

An Athens woman was recently arrested by Sayre Borough police on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Katelyn Ann Rowe, 22, was found to be in possession of hypodermic needles and other items commonly used to inject drugs into the body April 29 at the Original Italian Pizza on North Lehigh Avenue.

Rowe was arraigned April 29 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Rowe's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 7.

Man accused of making threats

A Sayre man was recently arrested by Athens Township police and charged with two counts of terroristic threats.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Jon K. Graebner, 46, was also charged with five counts of aggravated assault, two counts of attempted simple assault by menace and resisting arrest.

Police said Graebner is accused of pulling a knife on two men at the Blue Spruce Trailer Court on Nov. 25, 2012. Police said Graebner also swung at several officers attempting to subdue and arrest him.

Graebner was arraigned April 30 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. Graebner's preliminary hearing, originally scheduled for May 7, has been continued until June 4, according to information filed in district court.