Vehicle strikes tree in Monroe

Michael A. Fisch, 23, of Oklahoma City, Okla., suffered a minor injury in a motor vehicle accident in Monroe Township, police said.

At 10:12 p.m. on June 27, Fisch was driving north on Weston Road when he fell asleep and lost control of his vehicle, which crashed into a tree, police said.

Towanda man accused of possession of synthetic marijuana

Matthew Wayne Banker, 25, of Towanda has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Banker was in possession of a quarter-filled, 10-gram packet of "Avalanche" brand synthetic marijuana when the vehicle he was in was pulled over for a traffic stop, Towanda police said.

The vehicle was pulled over because one of its headlights was out when it was traveling at 10:40 p.m. on May 31 on Main Street in Towanda, police said.

Banker, who was a passenger in the vehicle, has been sent a summons to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on July 20.

Towanda man faces drug, theft charges

Shawn Michael Leiser, 38, of Towanda has been charged with delivery or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and theft by unlawful taking or disposition, police said.

State police said they executed a search warrant on June 12 on Leiser's pickup truck and found 1.7 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, a partially burnt marijuana cigarette, and other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Police said they conducted the search after arresting Leiser in the theft of several scrap metal items in Wysox Township. State police said they obtained the search warrant after observing a blue/yellow glass smoking device in the pickup truck.

The scrap metal was stolen from land located behind the Lewis Machine/Gun shop on U.S. Route 6, police said.

Leiser was also charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Ryan James Allis, 18, of Towanda was also charged in the theft of the scrap metal, state police said. Allis was charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, police said.

Both Leiser and Allis have waived their preliminary hearings, which were scheduled to take place in Wysox District Court.

Therefore, Leiser's and Allis' court cases have been transferred to the Court of Common Pleas of Bradford County.

Leiser and Allis are scheduled to be arraigned in the Court of Common Pleas on July 30.