Police Briefs 5/31/2014
Burglaries occur in Franklin Twp.
Burglaries have occurred at two cabins on Allen's Pond Lane in Franklin Township, police said.
One or more individuals smashed windows to gain entry to the cabins and stole multiple items from inside and outside the cabins, police said.
The cabins are owned by a 69-year-old man, police said.
The burglaries occurred sometime between April 27 and May 1, police said.
State police at Towanda said they have a suspect in the case.
Towanda man charged with assault
James Todd Place, 41, of Towanda has been charged with two counts of simple assault and two counts of harassment, police said.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred Tuesday evening at the Burger King restaurant in North Towanda Township, police said.
During the incident, Place punched a woman in the face and pulled her hair, state police said.
A man who saw the assault and tried to stop it was repeatedly struck in the head by Place, police said.
Place, who lives on Railroad Street, was arraigned by Athens Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on May 27.
Shaw set Place's bail at $20,000.
Place must attend a preliminary hearing before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on June 4.
Man removes items from Athens business
A Monroeton man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of theft by unlawful taking.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Paul Duane Ragan Jr., 25, was also charged with receiving stolen property.
Police said that on April 30, Ragan and another male removed 100 nuts and bolts, a fire hydrant and a valve system attached to the hydrant from Simonds Excavating on Ellistown Road. The items were valued at $3,800, police said.
Ragan was arraigned May 28 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Ragan's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 3.
Drug paraphernalia charge
A Towanda woman was recently charged with possession of drug paraphernalia by Sayre Borough police.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Breanna Nicole Herman, 21, was also charged with public drunkenness.
Police said Herman was found to be in possession of multiple hypodermic needles used to inject bath salts at about 1:25 a.m. May 26 while walking on Spring Street. Herman also had a warrant out for her arrest, police said.
Herman's preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 1.
Registration plate stolen
State police at Towanda are investigating the theft of a registration plate from a vehicle in Ridgebury Township.
According to information from state police, a Pennsylvania registration plate bearing the number JHF0017 was removed from a vehicle on May 25 or 26 at a Bucks Creek Road residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Bank cited for false alarms
A Wyalusing bank was recently cited by state police for violation of control of alarm devices and automatic dialing devices.
According to state police at Towanda, Peoples State Bank on Route 706 was cited May 25 after state police responded to the bank for a total of four false burglary alarms. State law disallows more than three false alarms to occur in a consecutive 12-month period, police said. Charges are pending in district court, police said.
Athens man arrested
An Athens man was recently arrested by state police on a charge of failure to comply with registration requirements.
According to state police at Towanda, Skylar Smith, 22, failed to register his employment with state police within the required three business days. Smith was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and released on non-monetary bail.
Man arrested for assault
A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of simple assault.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, David Ashby, 44, was also charged with harassment.
Police said Ashby choked a female victim during a May 29 altercation at a Powell Street location.
Ashby was arraigned May 29 by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail. Ashby's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 3.
Man charged with trespassing
A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of criminal trespassing.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Wayne Blow, 58, was also charged with disorderly conduct.
Police said Blow refused to leave the Robert Packer Hospital emergency department May 29 after being discharged from the hospital.
Blow was arraigned May 29 by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. Blow's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 3.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
David Michael Watkins, 24, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough police, on May 25, on Spring Street in Sayre. Watkins has also been charged with disorderly conduct. A blood alcohol test determined that Watkins' blood alcohol content was .18 percent on the day of his arrest. Watkins has been sent a summons to appear July 1 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Corey Lee Roof, 24, of Wysox, by the state police, on May 10, at the intersection of Thomas and Fifth streets in Towanda Borough.