Man charged with theft

A Sayre man was recently charged with theft by unlawful taking by Sayre Borough police.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Jeremy W. Searles Jr., 20, is accused of borrowing a 21-speed bicycle June 20 from an East Lockhart Street resident, then failing to return it. Searles then put the bike in the Susquehanna River, police said.

Police and Searles later recovered the bicycle, which had both tires removed, from the river, police said. The bike was valued at $235, police said.

Searles was arraigned July 16 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Searles' preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 29.

Waverly man arrested on warrant

A Waverly man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies as a fugitive from justice.

According to information from the sheriff's office, Brandon W. Roberts, 29, was arrested July 10 on a warrant out of Pennsylvania.

Police said Roberts was arraigned in Owego Town Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail without bail pending an extradition hearing in county court.

Florida man enters guilty plea

A Coral Springs, Fla. man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, David Wayne Spivey Jr., 28, was also charged with violating the township's ordinance requiring a license for soliciting.

Police said Spivey was arrested after attempting to sell goods, then requesting a check, at about 6:49 p.m. July 16 in the Westbrook Street area. Police said Spivey did not have a permit to solicit as required in the township and was found to have a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana in his sneaker.

Spivey was arraigned July 16 and pleaded guilty to both charges, according to court information. Spivey was sentenced to pay $800 in fines and court costs.

Sayre man charged with rape

A Sayre man was jailed Thursday on a charge of rape following a July 12 incident at his North Lehigh Avenue apartment.

Christopher Earl Sellers, 51, has also been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault by borough police, according to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw.

Police said Sellers is accused of raping a female victim at about 2:30 a.m. July 12.

Sellers was arraigned Thursday and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. His preliminary hearing before Judge Shaw is scheduled for July 29.

Man charged with assault

A Monroeton man was arrested by Towanda police recently on a charge of simple assault.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Robert Allen Hunt Jr., 44, has also been charged with harassment.

Towanda officer Josh Lake reported that he and officer B. Wibirt were dispatched to PJ's Bar around 10:15 p.m. on July 14 for a reported assault victim. When they arrived outside the bar, Lake reported, they spoke to Juan Perez, who was bleeding from the nose and had blood on his shirt. Perez informed the police that Hunt had punched him in the face inside the bar.

Lake said he and Wibirt eventually found Hunt hiding in a back room of the restaurant, and informed him that he was under arrest. Hunt was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, who ordered the defendant released on $2,000 non-monetary bail. Hunt's preliminary hearing before Judge Clark has been scheduled for July 23.

Woman faces retail theft charge

A Towanda woman has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of retail theft.

According to information filed in Clark's office, Patricia Ann Thomason, 52, was charged with the above offense by state police following an incident at Hurley's Supermarket in North Towanda on June 19. Thomason is accused of concealing four store items in her purse, then attempting to leave the premises without paying for them.

Thomason is scheduled to appear before Judge Clark on Aug. 20.

Man accused of stealing boat

A Sayre man was cited by state police recently on a charge of retail theft.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Corey Glenn Stillman, 20, was charged with the above offense following an incident on June 27 on the Susquehanna River shore in Ulster Township, near U.S. Route 220. Stillman is accused of stealing a boat that had been moored on the river, owned by Ronald Matthews of Williamsport. A subsequent investigation led police to Sandroni Scrap Metal in Waverly, where they found the missing boat. Owner Joe Sandroni provided police with a receipt, indicating he had purchased the boat from Stillman for $28.

Stillman has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Clark for his preliminary hearing on Aug. 29.

Man charged with possession

A Monroeton man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to information filed in Clark's office, Scott D. Woodruff, 39, was cited by Towanda police, following a traffic stop on June 5 on Lombard Street in Towanda. During the stop, according to Towanda Patrolman Ryan Edsell, a number of items were spotted in the vehicle, including hypodermic syringes, glass smoking devices, plastic tubing, and other items normally associated with illicit drug use. Edsell said the driver of the vehicle indicated that a duffel bag holding the items belonged to Woodruff.

Woodruff is scheduled to appear before Judge Clark for his preliminary hearing on Aug. 8.

Man accused of criminal trespass

An Ulster man recently waived his preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on a charge of criminal trespass.

According to information filed at Clark's office, Zachary Russell Martin, 23, has also been charged by state police with overnight accommodations - no person present; and theft by unlawful taking.

Martin is accused of entering a seasonal cabin in Sheshequin Township owned by Diane Ward, and staying there for an extended period of time even though he did not have permission to do so. In addition, Martin is also charged with removing a stove top from the cabin and selling it at a local scrap yard.

Martin's case is now pending in Bradford County Court.

Man charged with simple assault

A Harrisburg man was cited by state police recently on a charge of simple assault.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Terry Lee Faust, 48, has also been charged with harassment.

Faust is accused of striking and injuring Brandon Charles Brown on June 13 at his apartment in New Albany Borough. Faust has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Clark on July 23.

Man cited for simple assault

A Towanda man was cited by borough police recently on a charge of simple assault.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Charles Stern, 34, has also been charged with harassment, and terroristic threats. Stern is accused of striking and injuring Jessica Crawford at his residence on June 20, as well as threatening to kill her.

Man charged with making false reports

A Towanda man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of making false reports to law enforcement authorities.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark, Travis J. Chesla, 22, was cited by Towanda police, following an incident on June 22. Chesla is accused of informing Towanda police that his Dodge Durango pickup truck had been stolen from the driveway of his residence. However, after the pickup truck was found off the road wrecked in the New Albany area, Chesla confessed that he had made a false report concerning the truck being stolen, police said.

Chelsa has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Clark on July 30.

Man faces simple assault charge

A Towanda man was arrested by state police recently on a charge of simple assault.

Information filed at Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark's office indicated that Rodney Tyler Russell, 50, has also been charged with harassment. Russell is accused of striking and injuring Maryann Benjamin on June 21 at a private residence in Towanda Township.

Russell was arrested and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $10,000 bail. Russell's preliminary hearing before Judge Clark has been scheduled for July 29.

Man charged with possession

A Monroeton man has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark to answer a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to information filed in Clark's office, Matthew Dunn, 33, has also been charged with operating an unregistered vehicle.

Towanda police officer Bryan Bellows reported stopping a red station wagon on June 5 on Lombard Street, after he observed that its license plate had no registration sticker. During a routine search, Bellows reported, he discovered a glass pipe and rubber pipe on Dunn's person, which are commonly used to smoke illegal drugs.

Dunn has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Clark on July 30.

DUI charges

The following people were recently charged in Bradford County with driving while under the influence:

Brian Lee Johnston, 32, of Woodward, Okla. Johnston has also been charged by state police with operating a vehicle without a license; driving the wrong way down a one-way street; and possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a moving vehicle. Johnston was charged following a traffic stop on U.S. Route 6 in Towanda Borough on Dec. 7, 2013. A blood test eventually revealed that Johnston's blood alcohol content was .246 percent on the day of his arrest. Johnston has been sent a summons to appear before Judge Clark on Aug. 13.

Chad William Dickinson, 29, of New Albany. Dickinson has also been charged by state police with carrying a loaded firearm in a moving vehicle; operating a vehicle at an unsafe speed; and careless driving. Dickinson was charged following a traffic stop on June 5 on U.S. Route 220 in Monroeton Borough. After his arrest, Dickinson agreed to submit to a blood test which eventually revealed that his blood alcohol content was .082 percent on the day of his arrest. Dickinson has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark on July 23.