Police Briefs 7/8/2012
A Rome man was recently charged with scattering rubbish by Pennsylvania state police.
According to information from state police at Towanda, John Robert Worthington, age not provided, is accused of dumping between 10 and 15 bags of trash on a property on Castle Hill Road in Sheshequin Township. Police said the incidents occurred between May 14 and June 9.
Police filed charges against Worthington in district court, police said.
Drug delivery arrest
An Endicott, N.Y. woman was recently arrested by Pennsylvania state police on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Melissa Ann Nixon, 42, was also charged with criminal use of a communication facility and endangering the welfare of a child.
Police said Nixon delivered 50 Vicodin tablets to a confidential informant on Feb. 24 in an Athens Township location. A 17-year-old female accompanied Nixon during the sale, police said.
Nixon was arraigned July 5 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Nixon's preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 17.
Police investigate scam
The Waverly Police Department continues to investigate a fraud case in which an 80-year-old female was the victim of a telephone scam.
According to information from village police, the victim received a phone call in May telling her she won a sweepstakes and needed to send monies to Costa Rica to win the larger grand prize.
Police said the victim received another phone call in June, telling her the sweepstakes was a fraud. Police said the male caller represented himself as a lawyer and told the victim she would need to send additional money to California to stop the fraud and retrieve the money sent to Costa Rica.
The scam was noticed by the Waverly branch of Chemung Canal Trust Company, according to police. Police said the victim lost a total of $21,140.
Man arrested on warrant
A Rome man was recently arrested by Pennsylvania state police on a warrant.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, George Thomas, 46, was also charged with driving with an expired registration and not wearing a seatbelt.
Police said an officer initiated a traffic stop on a white Oldsmobile sedan driven by Thomas on state route 706 in Wyalusing Township after its registration came up expired. Police said a check of Thomas revealed that he had a warrant out for his arrest in Texas, where he was wanted for violating his probation on a burglary charge.
Thomas was arraigned June 23 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Thomas' preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 26.
A Laceyville man was recently arrested by state police on a charge of simple assault.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Andy Kenneth Lamphere, no age provided, was also charged with harassment.
Police said Lamphere struck, pushed, choked and grabbed a female victim July 3 at a Tuscarora Township residence, causing bruising and scratches.
Lamphere was arraigned July 5 before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Lamphere's preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 10.
Two arrested for trespassing
Sayre borough police recently arrested two men on charges of criminal trespassing.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Trevor Prough, 19, and Korey Aaron Rowe, 22, were charged following a July 3 incident at a Chemung Street property.
Police said Prough and Rowe entered a condemned, foreclosed-upon residence without permission. Prough and Rowe both told police they were homeless, according to police.
Rowe and Prough were arraigned July 4 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for July 10.