Theft charge

A Sayre couple was recently arrested by state police on charges of theft by unlawful taking.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Marcus Jeramie Frisbie, 29, and Cheri Lynn Frisbie, 26, were also each charged with theft by deception.

Police said the Frisbies removed a check from a residence without permission, wrote it out for $200 and had it cashed by a family friend.

Both defendants are scheduled to face a preliminary hearing on July 3.

Man charged with assault

A Lowman, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Sayre police on a charge of simple assault.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Seth W. Jividen, 28, was also charged with providing false identification to law enforcement and harassment by physical contact.

Police said Jividen punched a male victim several times in the face on April 15 at a Desmond Street location, causing bleeding and swelling. Jividen provided a false name to officers, police said.

Jividen's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 19.

Disorderly conduct charge

State police recently charged a Towanda man with disorderly conduct.

According to state police information, Jeremy S. Worthington, 40, intentionally rammed his truck into an unoccupied sport utility vehicle May 13, which then subsequently made contact with another vehicle, police said.

Worthington was charged with disorderly conduct in district court, police said.

Woman arrested on drug charges

An Athens woman was recently arrested by Sayre borough police on a charge of intent to deliver a controlled substance.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Valerie M. Bennici, 30, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal attempted delivery of a controlled substance and carrying firearms without a license.

Police said Bennici was found to possess several illegal items after officers responded to a South Elmer Avenue parking lot, where police said Bennici was passed out in a vehicle. Police said they found several individual packages of bath salts, small plastic baggies, scales, hypodermic needles, pipes used for smoking marijuana, foil wrappers with burnt residue and a .380-caliber handgun in the vehicle.

Bennici was arraigned May 18 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Bennici's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 29.

Sayre woman arrested

A Sayre woman was recently arrested by state police on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Veronica L. Compton, 63, was also charged with criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.

Police said Compton conspired with another defendant in February to sell oxycodone pills to a confidential informant at a location in Athens Township.

Compton was arraigned May 21 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail conditions. Compton's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 29.