Police Briefs 7/5/2014
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Kristin Lee Brennan, 58, of Athens, by state police, on June 20, on Riverside Drive in Athens Township. Brennan has also been charged with speeding and careless driving. A blood test revealed that Brennan's blood alcohol content was .183 percent on the day of her arrest. Brennan has been sent a summons to appear Sept. 2 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Jeremiah Bruce Scrivener, 37, of Ulster, by state police, on May 25, on Route 220 in Athens Township. Scrivener has also been charged with a violation of use of multi-beam lighting equipment and careless driving. A blood test revealed that Scrivener's blood alcohol content was .124 percent on the day of his arrest. Scrivener has been sent a summons to appear Sept. 2 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Sayre man charged with theft
A Sayre man was recently charged with theft by unlawful taking by Sayre Borough police.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Daniel Allen Labarr, 19, is accused of removing a DVD player from a relative's house without permission at about 5:30 p.m. June 27. The DVD player had an approximate value of $20, police said.
Labarr's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 5.
Wilmot Twp. man cited for harassment
State police recently cited a Wilmot Township man for harassment following an altercation at a township residence.
According to state police at Towanda, Kurt A. Smith, 48, is accused of pushing an adult female to the ground and grabbing her by the throat during an argument at about 4:20 p.m. June 7. Smith fled the scene before police arrived, police said.
Man accused of stealing gun, tractor
State police recently recovered a firearm and tractor stolen from a Tuscarora Township residence.
According to information from state police at Towanda, Kyle Scott Anthony, 20, of Laceyville, is accused of entering a residence he was house-sitting and removing a firearm without the victim's permission sometime on June 7 or 8. Police said Anthony also removed a tractor from the property belonging to a female of Edwardsville, Pa.
Police said Anthony sold both items without the owners' permission. Police later located the items.
Anthony is also accused of causing damage to the property in attempts to mislead investigators, police said.
Man jailed for falsifying gun application
State police recently arrested a Rome man on a violation of sale or transfer of firearms.
According to information from state police at Towanda, Daniel Burton Jackson III, 40, was also charged with making an unsworn falsification to authorities.
Police said Jackson attempted to purchase a firearm Feb. 15 from a Smithfield Township gun store, where he allegedly falsified an application form by stating that he was not prohibited by law from making a firearms purchase.
Police took Jackson into custody on June 27 on a warrant issued out of district court. Jackson was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and released from the Bradford County Jail on $10,000 unsecured bail, police said. Jackson is scheduled to appear in court July 16 for a preliminary hearing.
Two arrested following argument
State police at Towanda recently arrested two people following an altercation in Sheshequin Township.
According to state police, James Presswood, 41, and Elizabeth Presswood, 43, engaged in a verbal argument that turned physical at about 6:15 p.m. June 27 at a River Lane location.
Both were charged with simple assault and harassment and arraigned in district court, police said.
Police investigate one-car MVA
State police recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident in Wysox Township.
According to state police at Towanda, at about 7:24 p.m. June 24, a 1988 Jeep Cherokee operated by William Alvoid, 29, of Wysox, was traveling southbound on Laning Creek Road when it lost control on a left hand curve. The vehicle then left the roadway, began to roll over and went down an embankment located a short distance from the roadway, police said. The Jeep came to rest on its roof, according to police.
Alvoid was wearing a seat belt and had minor injuries, but refused further medical attention, police said. Police cited Alvoid for speeding.
Benjamin's Towing removed the vehicle from the scene, police said.
Driver cited in Route 220 accident
State police at Towanda recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident on Route 220 in Ulster Township.
According to state police, at about 9:50 p.m. June 8, a southbound 2005 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Jeremy V. Overstreet, 22, of Towanda, traveled into the northbound lane, turned 180 degrees and struck a guide rail on its passenger side fender, causing major damage to the passenger front tire.
Police said the vehicle continued to travel across both lanes and into the southbound berm, damaging a field at Walters Farms. The truck then traveled back into the southbound lane, fled south and turned onto Mountain Road in Ulster Township, police said.
According to police, Overstreet parked the vehicle in a field on Mountain Road and called for a ride, fleeing the scene. Overstreet was uninjured, police said.
Police cited Overstreet for leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage, failure to immediately notify police of an accident, operating a vehicle without insurance and violation of driving on roadways laned for traffic, police said.