Police Briefs 9/18/2012
Laporte teen arrested for DUI
Tommy Pucket, 18, of Laporte was stopped for speeding at 9:38 p.m. Sunday in Davidson Township and was subsequently arrested for DUI, police said.
The traffic stop occurred on U.S. Route 220 at Nittany Market, according to the state police at Laporte.
Harassing phone calls received in Laporte
Christine Hanson, 29, and Valerio Amato, 34, both of Laporte, received harassing and annoying phone, police said, police said.
The calls were received between 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 and 11:51 p.m. on Aug. 25 at a location along U.S. Route 220 in Laporte Township, state police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.
Burglary occurs in Wysox Twp.
A burglary has occurred at Terrance Madison's residence on U.S. Route 6 in Wysox Township, police said.
Sometime between Aug. 22 and Sept. 5, someone entered Madison's residence and stole guns and money, state police said.
The stolen items were a .22-caliber rifle, a .22-caliber revolver, approximately $250 worth of quarters, and several silver half dollars and silver dollars, police said.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Vandalism occurs in Forks Twp.
State police said they are trying to determine who broke 12 windows on a trailer on the Harer property on Cavanaugh Road in Forks Township, Sullivan County.
The trailer is owned by George Harer of Walworth, N.Y., police said.
The vandalism occurred sometime between July 4 and Aug. 31, police said.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.
Vehicle strikes utility pole in Monroe
Jeffrey H. Johnson, 67, of Monroeton suffered a minor injury when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the Dandy Mini Mart on U.S. Route 220 in Monroe Borough, police said.
Johnson, who was driving a Ford Escort, was trying to exit from the convenience store's parking lot at 2:26 p.m. on Sept. 4 when his vehicle struck a 2000 Chrysler Cirrus that was parked at the convenience store's gas pumps, police said. Johnson's vehicle then struck a utility pole along Route 220, according to the state police at Towanda.
Horse strikes vehicle in Standing Stone
A horse struck a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina that was traveling west on River Road in Standing Stone Township, 689 feet northwest of township Route 823, police said.
The horse ran from the eastbound berm and struck the drivers' side windshield and the rear fender, police said.
In a press release about the incident, the state police did not identify who was in the vehicle at the time.
The accident occurred at 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 9, police said.
Theft occurs in Wysox Twp.
State police at Towanda said they are trying to determine who stole a four-strand power cable from Aledco in Wysox Township.
The theft occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on July 12 and 9:30 a.m. on July 13, police said.
Man cited for criminal mischief in Towanda
Dale A. Shaffer, 64, of Wysox has been cited for the summary offence of criminal mischief following an Aug. 20 incident in Towanda Borough, borough police said.
Shaffer is accused of intentionally or recklessly operating a mower in an alley with the blades running, causing a stone or a rock to strike the residence at 331 William St., causing damage to the siding of that residence, police said.
The following person was recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Amanda Nicole Chapman, 27, of Athens, by Sayre borough police, on Aug. 22, at North Lehigh Avenue and Allison Street in Sayre. Chapman has also been charged with reckless driving, careless driving and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Chapman's blood alcohol content was .24 percent on the day of her arrest. Chapman has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw Oct. 16 for a preliminary hearing.
Two arrested for Walmart theft
Athens Township police recently arrested two men on a charge of retail theft.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Andrew Christopher Strock, 30, and Arthur James Brimmer, 32, both of Wellsburg, N.Y., were also charged with criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft.
Police said the men stole $605.56 in merchandise Sept. 13 from the Walmart on Elmira Street, then fled the store in a green Chevrolet pickup truck.
Brimmer and Strock were both arraigned Sept. 13 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bail each. Both are scheduled to appear at preliminary hearings Sept. 18.
Man charged with corruption of minors
A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of corruption of minors.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Donald E. Talada Jr., 31, was also charged with indecent assault on a person less than 13 years of age and disorderly conduct.
Police said Talada is alleged to have inappropriately touched a juvenile female victim in May.
Talada was arraigned Sept. 15 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and released from the Bradford County Jail on unsecured bail. Talada's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 25.
Pennsylvania state police recently investigated a two-car motor vehicle accident in North Towanda Township.
According to information from state police at Towanda, a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado struck a parked 2001 Chevrolet Malibu Sept. 5 in the parking lot of Hurley's Market on Route 6. The driver of the Silverado, Kristopher D. Schrimp, 21, of Monroeton, then fled the scene on foot, police said.
Neither Schrimp nor the driver of the Malibu, 54-year-old Sandra L. Austin of Ulster, were injured, police said.
No injuries in New Albany crash
Pennsylvania state police at Towanda recently investigated a motor vehicle accident in New Albany Borough.
According to state police information, a 2013 International Harvester Workstar truck began to leave a parked position in the parking lot of the Dandy Mini Mart Aug. 31 when its front passenger side struck the rear passenger side of a 1991 Dodge Shadow. The Dodge was parked and unattended at the time of the accident, police said.
No injuries were reported, police said. According to police, the driver of the truck, Jason W. Keeney, 37, of Dushore, was cited for careless driving.