Police Briefs 8/31/2013
Accident occurs in Monroe Boro
Tricia L. Wright, 24, of Towanda was recently involved in motor vehicle accident at the intersection of the Burlington Turnpike and state Route 414 in Monroe Borough, police said.
Wright, who was traveling south on the Burlington Turnpike, had stopped her 2001 Saturn SL at a stop sign at the intersection as a 2005 Dodge Neon SXXT was traveling east on Route 414, police said.
Wright then proceeded through the stop sign, but did not properly clear the intersection, and her vehicle was struck by the Dodge Neon, police said.
The drivers of both vehicles were uninjured, state police at Towanda said. However, a passenger in Wright's vehicle was transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda to get checked out, police said.
The accident occurred on Tuesday, police said.
Wright was cited for "duties at stop signs," police said.
Burglary occurs in Wysox Twp.
A burglary has occurred at a residence in the 700 block of Leisure Drive in Wysox Township, police said.
The residence is the home of two women, ages 53 and 81, police said.
The burglar or burglars stole money that was inside the residence, police said.
State police said they don't know how the burglar or burglars entered the residence, as there is no evidence of forced entry.
The burglary occurred sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Aug. 19, state police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Teen arrested in Dushore burglary
Daniel D. Kraus, 18, of Dushore has been charged in a burglary on Tuesday at the PA Wine and Spirits store, 121 W. Main St., Dushore, police said.
Approximately 20 bottles of liquor were broken or stolen during the burglary and approximately $400 worth of damage was done to the business' front windows, police said.
Kraus admitted to police that he and two other males were involved in the burglary and in vandalism to a BEsT Transit bus, which was parked near the liquor store, according to the state police at Laporte.
Windows of the bus were smashed out, causing approximately $500 worth of damage, police said.
Kraus was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, and criminal mischief, court records show.
Kraus was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Jennifer Vandine, and then sent to the Columbia County jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Charges are pending against the other two actors, police said.
The burglary occurred at approximately 3:48 a.m. on Tuesday, police said.
The following person was recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Jaime Michael Sutryk, 42, of Sayre, by Athens Township police, on July 26, on Shuman Hill Road in Sayre. Sutryk has also been charged with failure to keep right. A blood alcohol test revealed that Sutryk's blood alcohol content was .24 percent on the day of his arrest. Sutryk has been sent a summons to appear Oct. 8 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Officers arrest three on drug charges
Waverly village police recently arrested three people following investigation into drug activity at a Broad Street residence.
According to information from village police, Shannon Kellam, 36, and Nicole Chandler, 22, both of Waverly, and Corey Strope, 35, of Sayre, were each charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of hypodermic needles and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Police said the three were found to be in possession of bath salts.
Waverly police were assisted by the Chemung County, N.Y. Sheriff's Department and New York State Police Troop E, police said.
Sayre woman arrested
A Sayre woman was recently arrested by Athens Borough police on a charge of theft by unlawful taking.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Grace Marie Kraft, 24, was also charged with receiving stolen property.
Police said Kraft removed a television, personal checks and about $430 in currency from a Cherry Street residence.
Kraft was arraigned Aug. 27 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. Kraft's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 3.
State police at Towanda recently investigated a theft from an Ulster Township victim.
According to state police information, Nicholas Scott Campbell, 29, of Chemung, N.Y., is accused of stealing two blank checks from a victim at a Route 220 location and cashing one at a local bank in the amount of $300. The theft occurred on July 8, police said.
Man arrested on warrant
State police recently arrested a Sayre man on a warrant out of New York state.
According to information from state police at Towanda, police took Lucas Richard Kinsman, 26, into custody Aug. 28 at the Bradford County Correctional Facility, where he was being held on unrelated charges. Kinsman was wanted out of the Chemung County, N.Y. Sheriff's Office for a probation violation stemming from a 2012 grand larceny conviction, police said.
Police charged Kinsman with one count of arrest prior to requisition and arraigned him in district court, police said. Kinsman was remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $65,000 straight bail pending further court action and his extradition to New York, police said.
Driver cited in Sheshequin Twp. crash
State police at Towanda recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident in Sheshequin Township.
According to state police information, at about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16, a 2002 Ford Windstar operated by Michael R. Weichert, 37, of Roslyn, Pa., lost control while traveling downhill and negotiating a right curve on Wood Run Road. The vehicle exited the roadway and traveled downhill through a pasture fence, rolling over and coming to final rest on its wheels, police said.
Weichert fled the scene following the accident and was cited for speeding, police said.
Woman charged with theft
A Waverly woman was recently charged with theft by unlawful taking by Sayre Borough police.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Vanessa M. Laureano, 26, was also charged with receiving stolen property.
Police said Laureano, an employee at the KFC/Taco Bell restaurant on North Keystone Avenue at the time of the Aug. 16 incident, removed $300 to $400 from a patron's wallet. Police said Laureano then used the money to purchase a debit card at a local store, then used the card to buy video games.
Laureano's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 8.