Police Briefs 5/23/2012
Wysox man charged with terroristic threats
Uriah James Vanderpool, 35, of Wysox has been charged with terroristic threats and harassment, police said.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred when Vanderpool went to the Standing Stone Township residence of Samuel Lundy at 3:55 a.m. on May 4, police said.
After arriving at the residence, Vanderpool exited from his truck, fired a shotgun once into the air, and yelled at Lundy: "You had better stay in your house or I'm going to kill you," police said.
The incident occurred after Vanderpool and Lundy had been sending messages back and forth on Facebook, police said.
Vanderpool has been sent a summons which orders him to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Tuesday.
Rome teen charged with stealing ATV
Dustin Anthony Pedro, 18, of Rome is accused of entering a garage in Sheshequin Township and stealing an ATV that was in the garage, police said.
The ATV belongs to John Michael Smith of Ulster, police said.
The theft occurred between July 6, 2011 and July 9, 2011, police said.
Pedro returned the ATV to Smith on July 12, 2011, but the vehicle had sustained significant damage after it was stolen, police said.
Pedro has been charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, and criminal mischief, according to the state police at Towanda.
Pedro was arraigned before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Monday. Vanderpool was then released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
Pedro must appear before Judge Clark on May 30.
Towanda man charged with assault
Tony Earl Swanson, 44, of Towanda is accused of punching his wife, pulling her hair, and kicking her in the stomach and in the head, police said.
This incident occurred at approximately 8:57 p.m. Sunday at the Swansons' residence on York Avenue, Towanda police said.
Swanson has been charged with simple assault and harassment, police said.
Swanson was arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Sunday. Tony Swanson's bail was set at $10,000. Swanson must appear before Judge Clark on May 30.
Wysox female charged with theft
Amanda Sue Davis of Wysox is accused of stealing Towanda resident Tina Lane's credit/debit card, police said.
Davis then used the card at the North Towanda M&T Bank, police said. As a result, Lane suffered a monetary loss of $692.85, police said. This incident occurred on Dec. 12, 2011.
Davis, 20, has been charged with unauthorized use of an access device, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and receiving stolen property.
Davis was arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Tuesday. Davis was then released on non-monetary bail.
Davis must appear before Judge Clark for a preliminary hearing on May 30.
Rome man facing burglary charges
Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have charged Dustin Athony Pedro, 18, of Rome, with burglary, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, criminal trespass and criminal mischief stemming from an incident involving a 31-year-old male in Sheshequin Township sometime between July 6 and July 9, 2011. Following a preliminary hearing before Magistrate Timothy Clark on May 21, Pedro was released on $10,000 secured bail. He is scheduled to face a preliminary hearing on may 30.
Towanda woman charged with obstruction
The Bradford County Sheriff's Office has charged Harley E. Benjamin, 21, of Towanda, with obstructing administration of law or other governmental function and hindering apprehension or prosecution stemming from an incident on April 30, 2012 in Towanda.
According to the sheriff's office, two deputies contacted Benjamin at the residence of a man being sought for an outstanding bench warrant. Benjamin told the deputies that she did not know where the man was but indicated that he was working at a business in Sayre.
Upon contacting the county domestic relations office, the deputies learned that the man was working at a business in Wysox. As he was escorted out of the business, the man asked the deputies to contact Benjamin, who he identified as his girlfriend, to pick up his belongings. Benjamin pulled into the business just as the deputies were preparing to leave with the man.
Benjamin will face a preliminary hearing on May 30.
The following person was charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Steven Christopher Ferguson, 42, of Rush, Ky., has been charged with DUI, careless driving and driving on the left side of the road following a traffic stop by Towanda Borough Police at 10:02 p.m. on April 18 on York Avenue.
Ferguson will face a preliminary hearing on June 25.