Police Briefs 7/16/2014
Man charged with assault in Windham Twp.
Robert Raymond Robinson, 28, whose last known address was on Merry Go Round Road in Windham Township, has been charged with simple assault and harassment, police said.
The charges stem from a June 15 incident in Windham Township in which Robinson allegedly drove over a female's foot, causing pain in the foot, police said.
During the incident, Robinson also threatened to harm the victim and the victim's family with a gun, state police at Towanda said.
Robinson was arraigned on Monday and then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $35,000 bail.
Robinson must appear before Wysox Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on July 22.
Vehicle strikes utility pole in N. Towanda Twp.
No one was injured in a recent motor vehicle accident in North Towanda Township, police said.
The accident occurred at 5:10 a.m. Sunday, when 18-year-old Charles R. Middaugh of Towanda lost control of his truck as he was driving west on James Street, police said.
The vehicle veered off the south side of the road and struck a fence and a utility pole, state police at Towanda said.
Burglary occurs in Wysox Twp.
A 57-year-old man reported that someone forced their way into his residence in Wysox Township and stole a number of tools, police said.
The burglary occurred sometime between June 10 and June 19 along Hillside Drive, state police at Towanda said.
Man charged with drug possession
An Athens man was recently arrested by state police on a charge of manufacture of a controlled substance.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Adam Joseph Moe, 53, was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said Moe was found to be growing several marijuana plants inside a house in Litchfield Township in which Moe was staying. A search of the property turned up a total of nine marijuana plants, a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana seeds and two glass smoking devices, police said.
Moe was arraigned July 6 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $3,000 unsecured bail. Moe's preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 22.
Ulster man charged with theft
An Ulster man was recently charged with theft by unlawful taking by state police.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Jakayo Scott Frye, 18, was also charged with receiving stolen property and theft from a motor vehicle.
Police said Frye removed an iPhone from a rented Dodge Caravan parked May 10 at Jackson's Trailer Park in Wysox Township. Frye then attempted to activate the phone, police said.
Frye's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 5.
DUI charges pending
State police at Towanda recently took a Monroeton man into custody on suspicion of driving while under the influence.
According to state police, John Anton Petro, 62, was observed driving in an erratic manner at about 2:53 p.m. July 1 on Route 220 in Ulster Township. Police said officers initiated a traffic stop and determined that Petro was under the influence and was unfit to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Police transported Petro to Memorial Hospital in Towanda for a blood test. Charges are pending the results of the blood test, police said.
The following person was recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Joshua Aaron Rundell, 34, of Rome, by state police, on May 24, on Herrickville Road in Herrick Township. Rundell has also been charged with failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, careless driving and operating a vehicle while in possession of an open alcohol container. A blood test revealed that Rundell's blood alcohol content was .161 percent on the day of his arrest. Rundell has been sent a summons to appear Aug. 5 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton for a preliminary hearing.