Four Waverly juveniles charged

The Waverly Police Department has filed misdemeanor juvenile delinquency charges against four Waverly Middle School students following police investigation into recent allegations of unwanted physical contact between students.

Officers charged four male youths following investigation into a reported assault and hazing incident that recently occurred on school property, according to a release from the department. Police continue to investigate the incident.

Police charged a 15-year-old with five counts of forcible touching and two counts of unlawful imprisonment, a 13-year-old with two counts of forcible touching and two counts of unlawful imprisonment, another 13-year-old with four counts of unlawful imprisonment and a 12-year-old with three counts of unlawful imprisonment.

The juveniles and their parents were each issued juvenile delinquency appearance tickets to answer the charges in Tioga County, N.Y. family court, police said.

Woman charged with theft

A Waverly woman was recently charged with theft by unlawful taking by Athens Township police.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Jacqueline Keryne Thomas, 19, was also charged with receiving stolen property.

Police said Thomas, an employee at the AutoZone store on Elmira Street at the time of the offense, made $438.76 in fraudulent returns to the store.

Thomas' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 12.

Larceny charge

A Waverly man was recently arraigned on a grand larceny charge out of the Tioga County, N.Y. Sheriff's Department.

According to information from the sheriff's office, Richard P. Baker, 23, allegedly removed a computer system and audio box from a residence where he was staying. Baker was found by the Broome County, N.Y. Sheriff's Department and turned over to Tioga County deputies, police said.

Baker was arraigned in Barton town court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond. Baker is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 1.

Sayre man arrested

A Sayre man was recently charged by borough police in two separate September incidents.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, William J. Fenton Jr., 38, was charged with burglary, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Fenton kicked in the door to a South Elmer Avenue apartment at about 3:17 a.m. Sept. 27 and threatened to kill a woman inside.

Police said Fenton damaged a door jamb and deadbolt latch and also destroyed a bedroom in the apartment. Police found multiple hypodermic needles and a baggie in Fenton's possession, police said.

Police also charged Fenton with possession of drug paraphernalia following investigation into a reported overdose Sept. 20 at a Tioga Street apartment. Police found hypodermic needles, a spoon and a blow torch in Fenton's possession.

Fenton was arraigned and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Fenton is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Oct. 8 on both sets of charges.