Police Briefs

Two men charged for letting dogs run loose

Calvin Adams, 18, and Steven Vanderpool, 19, have been charged with failure to confine their dogs relating to a Aug. 6 incident on the 400 block of Spring Hill Road in Tuscarora Township.

According to police, this is not the first time the dogs have been running free in the neighborhood.

Both men were issued non-traffic citations for their role in the incident.

Man charged with aggravated indecent assault of minors

Edward Leroy Caywood, 75, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina has been charged with aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors relating to two incidents on Aug. 17 and Aug. 19 in Windham Township.

According to police, the two victims, aged eight and nine, were improperly touched by Caywood.

Caywood admitted to sexually assaulting the victims, police said.

Caywood was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $30,000 bail.

False rape report

Lisa Ann Saemmer, 25, of Palmerton has been charged with making false statements to police relating to a Aug. 5 incident on Chestnut St. in Wyalusing Borough.

According to police, Saemmer claimed she was raped and upon further investigation it was found to be untrue.

Truck vandalized in Orwell Twp.

State police are investigating a report of criminal mischief that occurred between Aug. 12 and Aug. 14 on State Route 467 in Orwell Township.

According to police, an unknown person used an unknown object to smash the victim's passenger side rear window of a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (570) 265-2186.

Two men injure each other in fight

Robert Ralph Shupp Sr., 55, of Factoryville and Richard Neil Sherman, 53, of Laceyville have both been charged with simple assault and harassment relating to a Aug. 5 incident at 1733 Spring Hill Road in Tuscarora Township.

According to police, the two men got into a verbal argument that turned physical over a business agreement.

Both men sustained minor injuries during the incident, police said.

Shupp and Sherman have been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Sept. 3 for a preliminary hearing.

Woman charged with possession of marijuana

Lisa Marie Boss, 51, of Rome has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a July 17 incident at 2277 Towner Hill Road.

According to police, Boss' children found marijuana in the house and called police to the residence.

Boss has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Oct. 8 for a preliminary hearing.

Sayre woman charged

A Sayre woman was recently charged with possession of drug paraphernalia by Athens Township police.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Patricia Lee Firestine, 21, was arrested Aug. 19 after she was found to be in possession of a metal spoon, multiple needles, Suboxone and Fentanyl packets and other items at a Lewis Street residence.

Firestine was arraigned Aug. 19 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Firestine's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27.

Woman charged with forgery

A Sayre woman was recently arrested by Athens Township police and charged with four counts of forgery.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Rebecca Anne Mitchell, 25, was also charged with theft by unlawful taking.

Police said Mitchell removed four checks from a relative and made them out to herself, forging the relative's signature, during June and July. Mitchell received a total of $285 from the checks, police said.

Mitchell was arraigned Aug. 19 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. Mitchell's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27.

Athens man accused of fleeing police

An Athens man was recently arrested by state police on a charge of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Ethan Ardell Culver, 24, was also charged with driving with a suspended license.

Police said Culver, operating a Pontiac sedan, failed to stop for an officer attempting to pull his vehicle over Aug. 22 in the area of Route 220's Athens exit ramp. The vehicle had driven onto the rumble strips between Route 220's north and south lanes in the area of the state Department of Transportation shed in Athens Township, prompting an officer to follow Culver, police said. Culver's vehicle then reached a maximum speed of 70 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone, police said.

Culver turned right onto North Elmira Street and continued to Wheelock Avenue, pulling into a driveway, police said. Culver was then ordered to exit the vehicle and taken into custody. Culver told police his license was suspended, police said.

Culver was arraigned Aug. 22 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Culver's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27.

Man charged with theft

A Barton, N.Y. man was recently charged with theft by unlawful taking by Athens Township police.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Arthur G. Bidlack, 39, was also charged with receiving stolen property, theft from a motor vehicle and criminal trespass.

Police said Bidlack assisted in the removal of fuel cards from several vehicles at the Chesapeake complex in the township, then used one of the cards at a local gas station.

Bidlack's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 1.

Towanda man charged

A Towanda man was recently charged with defiant trespassing by Athens Township police.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Dana Edward Martin, 35, was also charged with disorderly conduct.

Police said Martin repeatedly used profane language July 9 at the Walmart store on Elmira Street and refused to leave when asked to by a store manager.

Martin's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 1.

DUI Charges

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

Luis Eduardo Nugra, 24, of Montrose, by state police, on Aug 16. on State Route 367 in Tuscarora Township.

Nugra has also been charged with careless driving, failing to stay in a single lane and driving at an unsafe speed.

A blood test revealed that on the day of his arrest Nugra had a blood alcohol content of .298 percent.

Nugra was arraigned on Aug. 17 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $40,000 bail.

Nugra has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 27 before Judge Wheaton.

Chester Michael Lawrence, 61, of Mehoopany, by state police, on Aug. 3, on State Route 6 in Wyalusing Township.

Lawrence has also been charged with failing to stay in a single lane, following too closely, driving at an unsafe speed and careless driving.

A blood test revealed that on the day of his arrest Lawrence had a blood alcohol content of .206 percent.

Nugra has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Sept. 24 for a preliminary hearing.

Lexus Martinez Parsons, 21, of Sugar Run, by state police, on July 11, on State Route 187 in Terry Township.

Police said Parsons was involved in a two car accident and was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Richard Alan Green, 49, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough police, on June 16, on West Lockhart Street in Sayre. Green has also been charged with failure to keep right. A blood alcohol test revealed that Green's blood alcohol content was .22 percent on the day of his arrest. Green has been sent a summons to appear Oct. 1 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.