Man arrested for Franklin Twp. burglary

Joshua Ryan Whitehead, 27, has been arrested for the burglary of a camper at 15586 Southside Road in Franklin Township, police said.

Whitehead, whose last known address is Wyalusing RR3, is accused of forcing his way into the camper and stealing approximately six cans of beer, two bottles of liquor, and a cooler, police said.

Whitehead gave two false names for himself to the state police who were investigating the burglary, police said.

Whitehead also threatened to injure or kill the investigating troopers, police said.

In addition, Whitehead told a witness several times not to speak to the state police, police said.

Whitehead was charged criminal trespass, intimidation of a witness, terroristic threats, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, institutional vandalism, and false identification to law enforcement authority, police said.

Whitehead was also charged with illegally entering a structure used for overnight accommodations when no one was present, police said.

The burglary occurred at approximately 4 p.m. on July 22, police said.

Whitehead was arraigned before Troy Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

Whitehead was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Whitehead's preliminary hearing, which was originally scheduled for July 31 in Towanda District Court, has been postponed to Wednesday.

DUI charges

The following people were recently arrested for driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

David Edmund Northrup, 50, of Towanda, by Athens Township police, on July 13, on Elmira Street in Athens Township. A blood alcohol test revealed that Northrup's blood alcohol content was .20 percent on the day of his arrest. Northrup has been sent a summons to appear Sept. 3 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

Mandy Marie Brown, 37, of Waverly, by Athens Township police, on July 18, on Route 220 in Athens Township. Brown has also been charged with careless driving. A blood test revealed that oxycodone was in Brown's system on the day of her arrest. Brown has been sent a summons to appear Sept. 3 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

Cody Allen McNaughton, 21, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough police, on May 10, on North Lehigh Avenue in Sayre. McNaughton has also been charged with driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to keep right. A blood alcohol test revealed that McNaughton's blood alcohol content was .182 percent and also revealed the presence of marijuana in his system on the day of his arrest. McNaughton has been sent a summons to appear Sept. 3 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

Keegan H. Brown, 29, of Lockwood, N.Y., by Sayre Borough police, on Aug. 3, on North Lehigh Avenue in Sayre. Brown has also been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, driving with a suspended or revoked license, careless driving, speeding and failure to keep right. Brown refused to submit to a blood alcohol test to determine his blood alcohol content. Brown was arraigned Aug. 3 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. Brown is scheduled to appear Aug. 13 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

Lisa Gayle Tyler, 52, of Meshoppen, by state police, on May 24, on State Route 6 in Wyalusing Township.

Tyler has also been charged with driving with a suspended license and careless driving.

A blood test revealed that on the day of her arrest Tyler had a blood alcohol content of .125 percent.

Tyler has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Aug. 27 for a preliminary hearing.

Roy Alfred Herman Jr., 31, of Lawton, by state police, on June 24, on State Route 6 in Wysox Township.

Herman has also been charged with endangering the welfare of children, careless driving, reckless driving and operating a vehicle without valid inspection.

Herman was driving with a 5-year-old in the backseat of his car, police said.

A blood test revealed that on the day of his arrest Herman had a blood alcohol content of .184 percent.

Herman has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Aug. 27 for a preliminary hearing.

Andrew Thomas Smales, 61, of Sayre, by state police, on July 5 on State Route 187 in Rome Township.

Smales has also been charged with driving at an unsafe speed and careless driving.

A blood test revealed that on the day of his arrest Smales was driving under the influence of a combination of Oxycodone, Tramadol, Desmethyltramadol, Carlsoprodol and Meprobamate.

Smales has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Sept. 3 for a preliminary hearing.

Police investigating animal cruelty

State police at Towanda are investigating an animal cruelty incident in Litchfield Township.

According to information from state police, an unknown actor or actors entered a Hullet Road property and killed nine domesticated turkeys on the property in the early hours of Aug. 3. The turkeys were shot in the head with what appears to be a pellet gun, police said.

No other animals on the property were injured or killed, and no items were taken or damaged, police said.

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

Waverly police investigating found property

Waverly village police are currently investigating a complaint of found lawn ornaments, according to information from the Waverly Police Department. Anyone missing lawn ornaments that were taken from their lawn during the night Aug. 3, contact the department at (607) 565-2836.

Disorderly conduct charge

An Athens man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of disorderly conduct.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, David D. Benjamin, 51, was also charged with public drunkenness.

Police said Benjamin was reported to be walking in and out of traffic and attempted to gain entry to a vehicle not belonging to him Aug. 4 on Main Street. Police transported Benjamin to a boarding house on Main Street where he was renting a room.

Police said they were dispatched to the boarding house later that afternoon, where Benjamin reportedly attempted to climb into the dumpster and was prying the siding off of the residence with a knife. An hour later, police were again called to the residence to respond to reports of Benjamin laying under the house's handicap ramp. Benjamin later crawled out from under the porch holding a pen and aluminum foil, police said. Officers believed Benjamin to be under the influence of bath salts, police said.

Benjamin was arraigned Aug. 4 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Benjamin's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 13.

Two charged following incident

Two people were recently incarcerated by Sayre Borough police following an Aug. 5 incident on North Keystone Avenue.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Fredrick Edward Terrell, 42, of Ulster, was charged with possession of a prohibited offensive weapon, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Amber Rachael Robertson, 19, no address given, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

Police said officers stopped a vehicle operated by Terrell at about 2 a.m. Aug. 5 on North Keystone Avenue after reports of suspicious activity taking place inside the vehicle. Both Terrell and Robertson, a passenger in the vehicle, appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, police said.

Police found hypodermic needles, glass pipes and other drug paraphernalia in Robertson's purse and observed Robertson throwing three packets of a white powdery substance believed to be bath salts on the ground, police said. Officers also found a spring-assisted knife on Terrell's person, police said.

Terrell and Robertson were both arraigned Aug. 5 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail, Robertson on $25,000 bail and Terrell on $50,000 bail. Terrell and Robertson are both scheduled to appear at preliminary hearings Aug. 13.

Assault charge

An Athens man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of simple assault.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Barry A. Agneta, 54, was also charged with harassment.

Police said Agneta threw items at a 14-year-old child Aug. 4 at his Wells Avenue residence, causing the child to bruise.

Agneta was arraigned Aug. 5 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Agneta's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 13.

Money stolen from unlocked vehicle

Tori Chapman, 20, of Binghamton, NY has been charged with theft relating to a July 19 incident that occurred at 1396 Twin Cuts Road in Herrick Township.

According to police, Chapman stole $15 from a purse that was left in an unlocked vehicle. The victim reportedly watched Chapman place a purse back into the vehicle from a window and contacted police.

After being arrested Chapman admitted to taking the money, police said.

Chapman has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Sept. 3 for a preliminary hearing.

Dirt bike stolen

State police are reporting that between July 21 and July 24 a blue and white dirt bike was stolen from a residence on Homets Ferry Road in Wyalusing Township.

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

Wallet stolen

State police are reporting that between July 17 and July 18 a brown leather wallet with credit cards inside was stolen from a vehicle parked on Overton Road in Albany Township.

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

Push mower stolen

A push mower has been stolen from a garage on State Route 706 in Stevensville Township after an unknown person gained entry to the building by breaking a window, police said. The incident occurred sometime between July 4 at 6:30 p.m. and July 5 at 8 a.m., police said.

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

Car vandalized

Police are continuing to investigate the report of vandalism that occurred on July 29 between 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Haines Lane in Windham Township.

According to police, someone scratched the paint of a black 2000 Dodge Dakota on its passenger side.

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

Window damaged

The window of a baseball field concession stand located on West Warren Road in Windham Township has reportedly been damaged. The damage occurred sometime between Aug. 2 and Aug. 4, police said.

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