Police Briefs

DUI Charges

The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

Lucinda T. Williams, 51, of Towanda was arrested on Sunday for DUI after she was stopped for a traffic code violation, police said.

The arrest occurred at 1:12 a.m. on U.S. Route 220 in Towanda Township, state police at Towanda said.

Couple accused of theft in Overton Twp.

Matthew John Jenner, 30, and his wife, Stephanie Jenner, are accused of stealing a number of items from Richard H. Jenner of Overton Township, police said.

The stolen items included $20 in cash, skid steer forks, and a 5-gallon gas can full of fuel, state police said.

The theft occurred on Aug. 1 at Richard Jenner's residence, state police at Towanda said.

Stephanie Jenner, 26, and Matthew Jenner were both charged with illegally entering an unoccupied residence, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and receiving stolen property, police said.

The last known address for Matthew and Stephanie Jenner is in New Albany, state police said.

Stephanie and Matthew Jenner have been sent summonses ordering them to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Oct. 23.

Towanda man charged with assault

Christopher Scott Cassellbury, 21, of Towanda has been charged with simple assault and harassment, police said.

The charges stem from a domestic dispute that occurred at a residence on South Main Street in Towanda Township on Aug. 21, police said.

Twenty-three-year-old Jessica Mary Johnson told police that Cassellbury slammed her up against the wall, threw her to the ground, and struck her in the back with a broomstick, according to the state police.

Johnson also told police that Cassellbury punched her in the back of the head and in her upper back, according to the state police.

Cassellbury has been sent a summons which orders him to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Oct. 23.

United Rentals vandalized

An unknown person broke a window pane at United Rentals on State Route 220 in Milan at 5 a.m. on Sept. 13, state police said.

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

Three women sexually assaulted

State police said an investigation into the sexual assaults of three female victims in Ulster Township that occurred between 1998 and 2010 is continuing.

Police said the three victims are a 27-year-old from Towanda, a 25-year-old from Waverly, N.Y., and 21-year-old woman also from Waverly, N.Y.

Police said the victims reported that they were sexually assaulted over a period of multiple years.

Towanda area man faces drug charges

Ronald Francis Bahr, 52, of Towanda RR 5 has been charged with possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

The charges stem from an Aug. 22 incident on Weston Road in Monroe Township in which Bahr was in possession of a digital scale with a white residue on it, police said.

Bahr is also accused of possessing a glass pipe with a burnt residue during the incident, state police at Towanda said.

Bahr has been sent a summons which orders him to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Oct. 30.

Man accused of drug possession in Monroe Twp.

Robert Lee Bump, 38, of Towanda has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

The charges stem from an Aug. 22 incident in which the state police and employees of the Bradford County Sheriff's Office were serving warrants at a residence on Weston Road in Monroe Township, police said.

Bump arrived at the residence in a 1998 Ford Escort that had no registration plate, police said. State police said they observed two baggies of suspected bath salts in plain view on the driver side floor of the vehicle, in close proximity to Bump.

The substance in the baggies field tested positive for a controlled substance, police said.

Male faces charges after Burlington accident

A 20-year-old male faces charges stemming from an Aug. 2 motor vehicle accident in Burlington Borough that resulted in major internal injuries to one of the passengers, police said.

William Lewis Wallace, 20, of Elmira, N.Y., has been charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, driving under the influence of alcohol, underage consumption of alcohol, and several traffic violations, state police said.

Wallace was under the influence of alcohol when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and state Route 4013, causing a two-vehicle accident, police said.

A front-seat passenger in the other vehicle, Ruth Brown, suffered major internal injuries, requiring her to remain in the intensive care unit at Arnot Ogden Medical Center for an extended period of time, according to the state police at Towanda.

A blood test revealed that Wallace's blood alcohol content was .045 percent on the day of the accident.

Wallace, who lives on Hudson Street, has been sent a summons which orders him to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Nov. 1, authorities said.

19-year-old charged with possessing drug paraphernalia

Leuceila Jade May, 19, of Athens has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a Aug. 30 incident on Elmira Street in Athens Borough.

According to police, multiple smoking devices used for marijuana and a marijuana grinder were found inside May's residence.

May has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Oct. 15 for a preliminary hearing.

 

Man leads officers on foot pursuit

Davaun W. Stedge, 25, of Columbia Crossroads has been charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after being involved in a fight at the Lehigh Tavern in Sayre on Sept. 15.

According to police, Stedge was involved in a fight at the bar after midnight and, after seeing police arrive on scene, fled on foot.

Officers pursued Stedge as he ran down several Sayre Borough streets before an officer intercepted him and tackled him to the ground.

Stedge was arraigned on Sept. 16 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and is being held on $5,000 bail.

Stedge has a preliminary hearing scheduled before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 24.

 

Man charged in dispute

Walter J. McGuire, 41, of Sayre has been charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, public drunkenness and harassment relating to a Sept. 13 incident in Athens Township.

According to police, McGuire was involved in a dispute with an unidentified female inside a truck along Wilawana Road.

Several people who live on the road witnessed the dispute and attempted to stop it, police said.

McGuire became upset with those who intervened and attempted to fight some of them.

McGuire was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 bail.

McGuire is scheduled to appear before Judge Shaw on Sept. 24 for a preliminary hearing.

 

Gillette man faces drug charges

Jesse Kelvin Briggs, 23, of Gillette has been charged with manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possessing an offensive weapon after a Sept. 15 incident on North Elmer Avenue in Sayre.

According to police, parole officers were conducting an investigation at the North Elmer Avenue residence when Briggs attempted to leave the house with a bag.

Police stopped Briggs from leaving the scene, and while searching the bag found numerous items frequently used to package narcotics including 50 small green baggies, one of which contained a white powdery substance, a digital scale and other items. Police also found hypodermic needles and a three inch long spring assisted knife.

Briggs was arraigned on Sept. 16 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Sept. 16 and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Briggs is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 24 for a preliminary hearing.