Police Briefs 7/30/2012
The following person was recently charged with driving while under the influence in Tioga County, N.Y.:
Zachary M. Ward, 22, of Waverly, by Waverly police, on July 28, on Tioga Street in Waverly. Ward has also been charged with consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and unsafe start of a motor vehicle. Police said Ward's blood alcohol content was greater than .08 percent at the time of his arrest. Ward is scheduled to answer the charges in Village of Waverly court on Aug. 8.
Sayre man charged with assault
A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of simple assault.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Ryan Jon Hunsinger, 19, struck a male victim in the head and face and kicked him several times during a July 20 altercation.
Hunsinger's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 21.
Juvenile charged with assault
Pennsylvania State Police recently charged a Warren Center boy with use of an electric or electronic incapacitation device.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Rowan Hollis Bond, 16, was also charged with one count of simple assault and two counts of harassment.
Police said Bond shocked a juvenile male victim on the chest with a stun gun and pushed an adult female victim into a wall, causing her to strike her head on a coffee table.
Bond's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 28.
Woman charged with harassment
An Ulster woman was recently charged with harassment by state police at Towanda.
According to state police information, Alisha Cain, 18, reportedly choked a 14-year-old female victim following an argument July 21 at the Wagon Wheel Apartments. Police charged Cain with harassment in district court, police said.
A Wyalusing man was recently charged with harassment by state police at Towanda.
According to information from state police, Robert Eugene Buckley Jr., 29, was also charged with disorderly conduct.
Police said Buckley was charged after verbally threatening and cursing at a 50-year-old man on July 19 at a Ferry Road residence.
One taken to hospital following MVA
Pennsylvania State Police at Towanda recently investigated a two-car motor vehicle accident in Smithfield Township.
According to state police information, a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado was stopped on Milan-East Smithfield Road at about 7:45 a.m. July 13, attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Chamberlain Road, when it was struck from behind by a 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander.
Police said the driver of the Silverado, 34-year-old Rogelio Rico Jr. of Mission, Texas, was uninjured. Western Alliance Ambulance transported a passenger in the truck, Carlos Salinas, 49, also of Mission, to Robert Packer Hospital for treatment of a minor injury, police said.
Police cited the driver of the Mitsubishi, Zachary O. Rogers, 29, of Bloomsburg, Pa., for careless driving, police said. Rogers was uninjured, police said.
Drug possession charge
A Nichols, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Waverly police on a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
According to village police information, Zachery M. Franklin, 27, was also cited for unlawful possession of marijuana.
Police said the charges resulted from an investigation into a report of an intoxicated person sitting in a car parked July 21 at a village business. Franklin was found to have heroin and marijuana in his possession, police said.
Franklin was issued a ticket to appear in Village of Waverly court on Aug. 2.
Two charged in theft
Two Waverly residents were recently arrested by village police on charges of misdemeanor petit larceny and trespassing.
According to village police information, Mark A. Silva, 41, and Marcie A. Miller, 35, are accused to removing a bag of refundable cans from a Waverly man's bicycle.
Police said the two are accused of trespassing onto the Huckle's Towing impound lot on Waverly Street and knowingly removing the bag of cans from the victim's bicycle July 19. Silva and Miller then returned the cans for a total of $7.50, police said.
Silva and Miller were scheduled to appear in Village of Waverly court July 26.
Theft charges filed
An Athens couple were recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of retail theft.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, James Matthew McGinnis, 27, and Julia Marie McGinnis, 30, were also charged with receiving stolen property.
Police said James and Julia McGinnis, along with a 13-year-old male juvenile, attempted to remove 88 items from the Walmart store on Elmira Street. Police said the items were valued at $1,167.46.
James and Julia McGinnis are scheduled to appear for preliminary hearings on Sept. 4.
Police file drug possession charges
State police at Towanda recently charged three men with possession of a controlled substance following an incident that occurred in January in Wyalusing Borough.
According to information from state police, Aaron Michael Lasuer, 24, of Wyalusing, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Dre'Von Michael Fitzgerald, 21, of Wyalusing, was charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Brendon Raymond Long, 36, of Columbia Cross Roads was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton will send a summons to each defendant regarding the charges.
Three charged in ATV theft
State police at Towanda recently filed charges against three males as the result of an investigation into an all-terrain vehicle theft in Sheshequin Township.
According to information from state police, Dylan James Olmstead, 19, of Rome, and two 17-year-old juvenile males were charged with theft by unlawful taking, criminal conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Police said the males, in addition to a fourth male, removed the 1986 Honda ATV from a township residence between July 6 and July 9.
Police said charges against Olmstead were filed in district court, while charges against the juveniles were filed with the county juvenile probation department.