Police Briefs 6/26/2013
A juvenile was recently charged with criminal mischief by state police following an incident at the Rome Borough Park.
According to information from state police at Towanda, the 13-year-old male was charged after he vandalized security cameras in the park at about 5 p.m. June 14.
Police investigating incident
State police at Towanda are investigating a recent criminal mischief incident in New Albany Borough.
According to state police information, an unnamed actor punctured the tires of a minivan parked on Front Street sometime in June.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Child endangerment charge
A Spencer, N.Y. woman was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Kathryn L. Burdick, 28, was also charged with trespass and harassment by physical contact.
Police said Burdick was involved in a domestic incident June 22 at a Lockwood residence. The incident occurred in the presence of two young children, police said.
Burdick was issued tickets to appear June 25 in Barton town court.
Waverly man arrested
A Waverly man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of grand larceny.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Raymond S. Saxer, 35, is accused of removing a vehicle from a residence on State Route 17C without the owner's permission.
Saxer was issued a ticket to appear June 25 in Barton town court.
Police locate stolen car
Waverly village police recently investigated a report of a stolen vehicle in the village.
According to information from village police, a tan 1998 Ford Escort four-door car was reported stolen from a Broad Street location between 4 and 5 p.m. June 23. Police said the vehicle was recovered intact June 25.
Man charged with possession
A Towanda man was arrested by state police recently on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Philip Wayne Wood, 53, of Merrill Parkway, has also been charged with criminal use of a communication facility, and possession of a controlled substance.
Police reported that Wood is accused of selling crystal methamphetamine, a controlled substance, at his apartment located at the old Creamery Building along Merrill Parkway to an undercover police informant in January and April 2012.
Wood was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Man jailed on sexual charges
A New Albany man was recently ordered incarcerated in lieu of bail, on allegations he had illegal sexual contact with an underage girl.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Nathan Michael Whittemore, 21, of 151 Election House Road has been charged by state police with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, and corruption of minors.
Whittemore is accused of having had sexual contact with a female juvenile earlier this month. Police reported that during an interview concerning the case, Whittemore allegedly admitted to touching the girl in an inappropriate manner and engaging in sexual acts, even though he knew it was wrong.
Whittemore's preliminary hearing is scheduled today before Judge Clark.
Man accused of criminal conspiracy
A Forksville man was arrested by state police recently on a charge of criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Robert Gene Manker, 36, of 27 Huckle Lane, has also been charged by state police with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Police reported that Manker is accused of selling Xanax and Hydrocodone tablets to a confidential informant in July 2012 in the parking lot of Harkness' Restaurant along state Route 2027 in Towanda Township.
Manker was arraigned recently before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $20,000 bail. Manker's prelimiary hearing is scheduled today before Judge Clark.
Man charged with aggravated assault
A New Albany man was arrested by state police recently on a charge of aggravated assault.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Matthew John Jenner, 30, of Front Street, has also been charged with terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment, and driving while his license was suspended for revoked.
Jenner is accused of striking an injuring Stephanie Eberlin, 25 on June 23 during a dispute at her residence in New Albany. Police reported interviewing Eberlin at Memorial Hospital in Towanda where she was being treated for injuries. During the interview, police said, Eberlin accused Jenner of grabbing her hair, throwing her to the ground, and kicking her in the leg as well as the right side of her ribs. Eberlin also said that Jenner eventually forced her into a vehicle and drove her around for over an hour, before returning to the residence, police reported. Eberlin told the police she eventually ran away from Jenner, but tripped and fell, breaking a toe in the process.
Jenner was taken into custody by the state police near Memorial Hospital and arraigned before Magisterial Judge Fred Wheaton, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bail. Jenner's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 3 before Judge Clark.
Woman charged with criminal trespass
A Wellboro woman was ordered incarcerated in the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail recently on a charge of criminal trespass.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Heather Wilcox, 41, of 2048 Yale St., has also been charged by state police with disorderly conduct as well as public drunkenness.
Police reported that Wilcox is accused of entering the residence of Robert Anderson in Monroeton on June 24, acting strangely in the process, disrupting the lives of those living in the residence and causing them concern in the process. Wilcox eventually left the residence and entered a vehicle owned by Greg Martin, who secured her inside until the police arrived. Police said their investigation led them to determine that Wilcox had earlier informed several people she was under the influence of bath salts, and she needed help as a result.
Wilcox's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 3.
Woman faces possession charge
A Granville Summit woman has been sent a summons by Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
According to information filed in Clark's office, Terese Gail Hiller, 30, was charged by state police with the above offense following an incident that occurred on March 21. On that date, police reported, a vehicle operated by Hiller was stopped in Monroe Township. During the stop, police said, the investigating officer, Cpl. Walter Koehler, asked Hiller if she had any illegal substances in her purse. When Hiller opened her bag, according to the report, Koehler discovered several items associated with drug use and three white pills which she said were Ibuprofen.
Hiller is scheduled to appear before Judge Clark on July 24.
Man charged with possession
A Monroeton man was cited by state police recently on a charge of possession.
Papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark indicated that Mark Kevin Schultz, 44, of Box 18778, Route 414, was charged with the above offense by state police on Feb. 22, following an incident on Brocktown Road in Monroe Township.
On that date, reported continued, a vehicle operated by Schultz was stopped by Cpl. Mark Koehler of the state police. Koehler reported that the reason for the stop was Schultz's license had been suspended. During the investigation, Koehler said, bath salts and a glass smoking pipe were discovered in Schultz's vehicle.
Koehler's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 24.
Man accused of indecent assault
A New Albany man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of indecent assault.
According to information filed in Clark's office, Howard Dean Freeman, 54, of 340 Front St., has been charged by state police with touching an underage juvenile girl in an inappropriate manner back in March.
Freeman's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 26.