Police Briefs 7/10/2012
Theft occurs in Wysox Twp.
State police said they are trying to determine who stole 25 bucket digging teeth, which were used for a CAT 330 backhoe, from the Welded Construction LP work yard in Wysox Township.
There were also miscellaneous scrap metal items that were stolen from Welded Construction during the same incident, police said. The incident occurred sometime between 11 a.m. on June 28 and 4 a.m. on June 29, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
State police make arrest, issue citations at Towanda checkpoint
State police said they conducted a DUI checkpoint from 9 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday on Main Street in Towanda.
State police said that during the checkpoint, they made one DUI arrest. They said that during the checkpoint they also issued two seat belt citations, one citation for speeding, one citation for driving with a suspended license, and eight other traffic citations.
The police said they also issued 15 warnings during the checkpoint, which was conducted as part of the state police's "Operation Strike Force."
"Operation Strike Force will continue throughout the remainder of the year at various times and locations within Bradford County," the state police at Towanda wrote in a press release that they issued about the checkpoint.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Jamie William Castleman, 36, of Clarksville, Ark., was arrested by the state police for DUI, following a one-vehicle accident on June 2 on state Route 4001 in North Towanda Township. Castleman has also been cited for driving without insurance, driving at an unsafe speed, and careless driving. A blood test revealed that Castleman's blood alcohol content was .22 percent on the day of his arrest. Castleman has been sent a summons to appear on July 25 before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark for a preliminary hearing.
Tina Marie Padgett, 44, of Columbia Cross Roads, was charged with DUI by the state police, following a motor vehicle accident on May 25 on U.S. Route 220 in Monroe Township. Padgett has also been cited for several other traffic violations, including failure to stay on the right half of the roadway and careless driving. A blood test showed that Padgett's blood alcohol content was .18 percent on the day of the accident. Padgett has been sent a summons to appear on Aug. 8 before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark for a preliminary hearing.