Police Briefs 8/25/2013
Waverly man charged
A Waverly man was recently arrested by Sayre borough police in relation to several instances of forgery that occurred in 2012.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Matthew P. Gay, was charged with three counts of access device fraud after he deposited three stolen and forged checks into a checking account in Sept. 2012.
Police said Gay was also charged with forgery, receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking after he signed another person's name on two savings withdrawal slips and removed $100 cash from a bank account in Oct. 2012.
According to police, Gay also received charges of forgery and receiving stolen property after he forged a check for $700 and had it cashed for him in Oct. 2012.
Gay was arraigned and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Gay's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 3.
Man charged with indecent assault
An inmate at the Bradford County Correctional Facility was recently charged with aggravated indecent assault on a person with a mental disability by Athens Borough police.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Tyler R. Finogle, 19, was also charged with indecent assault on a person with a mental disability.
Police said Finogle had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor female victim in July at a borough residence. The victim has a mental disability, police said.
Finogle was arraigned and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Finogle's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 3.
State police at Towanda are investigating the vandalism of a vehicle in Athens Township.
According to state police information, an unknown actor or actors poured sugar into the gas tank of a vehicle parked on McCloe Lane sometime on Aug. 16 or 17. The actor then fled the scene, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
State police recently arrested a Waverly man on charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
According to information from state police at Towanda, Matthew Temple, 31, removed hydraulic tools from the Weir Seaboard facility in Ulster Township sometime between June 18 and July 11. The tools were worth about $38,000, police said.
Temple was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.
Police investigate crash
State police at Towanda recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident in Ulster Township.
According to state police information, a 2004 Dodge Ram operated by Wade L. Sparbanie, 47, of Towanda, was traveling northbound on Route 220 at about 7 p.m. Aug. 16 when the vehicle struck a guide rail about two miles from Milan Road. The vehicle flipped about three times before coming to final rest, police said.
Sparbanie, who wore a seatbelt, had minor injuries but was not transported to a local hospital, police said. Police cited Sparbanie for failure to stay in lane.
The Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Association and the Ulster division of Tri-Township Ambulance assisted at the scene, police said.
Disorderly conduct charge
A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of disorderly conduct.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, John Hyjek, 33, was arrested after repeatedly yelling obscene language on North Keystone Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. Aug. 23.
Hyjek was arraigned Aug. 23 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. Hyjek's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27.