Police Briefs

Woman charged in theft in Bradford County quarry

Ashley A. Vasquez, 21, of Lawton, Pa., is accused of taking hammers and chisels on Aug. 12 or Aug. 13 from a quarry in Bradford County, police said.

Vasquez was charged Sunday with theft, receiving stolen property, and criminal trespass in connection with this incident, state police at Towanda said.

Narcotic patches stolen in Towanda

Someone stole narcotic patches from the Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home in Towanda, the state police said in a recent press release.

The theft occurred between April 30 and June 17, police said.

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

Wysox woman charged in hit-and-run crash

Ashley A. Bellows, 23, of Wysox faces charges in connection with a recent hit-and-run accident in Standing Stone Township, police said.

Bellows was driving west on River Road at 11:45 p.m. Friday when her vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and struck a group of shrubs and four mailboxes, police said. She was traveling at approximately 45 m.p.h. when the accident occurred, police said.

Bellows fled the scene of the accident, police said.

Bellows was uninjured in the accident, which occurred east of Tracy Road, state police at Towanda said.

Towanda man faces charges in bar incident

Bryon Bailey, 29, of Towanda has been charged with criminal mischief, simple assault, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness, police said.

The charges stem from an Aug. 5 incident in which Bailey punched and broke a window at Captain Jack's bar on Main Street in Towanda, police said. Bailey punched the window when he was standing outside the bar, because he was frustrated that he was not allowed to enter the establishment, police said.

Bailey was charged with simple assault because the falling pieces of glass accidentally caused cuts on a woman's chin, Towanda police said.

Bailey has been sent a summons which orders him to appear today (Sept. 12) for a preliminary hearing before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.

The Towanda police issued the following report on police activity in the borough:

A juvenile male from Towanda has been charged with criminal mischief following a incident which occurred near Poplar Street on July 30. The 13-year-old is accused of intentionally or recklessly throwing a stone at a parked vehicle, causing damage to that vehicle.

Kyle A. Fisher, 44, of Gowanda, N.Y., was cited for the summary offense of disorderly conduct following a incident which occurred on Aug. 2 on Main Street. Fisher is accused of creating a physically offensive condition by urinating on a truck parked in a parking lot near Main Street. At a hearing on Sept. 7, Fisher was found guilty of the disorderly conduct charge by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and ordered to pay a fine and court costs, totaling $191.

Nicholas C. Kravitz, 19, of Towanda has been cited for the summary offense of disorderly conduct following an incident which occurred on William Street. Kravitz is accused of removing traffic warning work cones on Aug. 22 from William Street, causing a hazardous condition.

Nicole M. Decker, 23, and Christopher Quintana, 23, both of Towanda, have been cited for the summary offense of disorderly conduct for fighting in public. This incident occurred on August 25, near 14 North Main St.

On Sept. 3 or Sept. 4, a vehicle was intentionally damaged near the 600 block of Third Street. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Towanda Borough Police at 265-2522. A monetary reward has been offered for any information leading to an arrest.

The following person was recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

Shane Scott Bennici, 28, of Towanda, by the state police, on Ghent Hill Road in Sheshequin Township. The DUI charge stems from a one-vehicle accident which damaged an electric fence, so Bennici was also charged with criminal mischief, driving with an open alcoholic beverage container, and several violations of the state motor vehicle code. Bennici has been sent a summons which orders him to appear today (Sept. 12) for a preliminary hearing before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.