Police Briefs, April 18, 2013
Burglary occurs in Colley Township
Several large appliances and other items were stolen during a recent burglary at a residence on Pantherlick Road in Colley Township, Sullivan County, police said.
The residence is owned by Robert Pond of Dushore.
Sometime between 5 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Monday, a burglar or burglars forced open a door of the residence and then proceeded to remove a refrigerator, an upright freezer, a microwave oven, and the top to a stove, police said.
Also stolen from the residence were two antique surge milkers, a hot water heater and an antique cream separator, state police said.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.
Towanda woman charged with assault
Erica Lenora Stroud, 29, of Towanda has been charged with simple assault and harassment, police said.
Stroud pulled the hair of her mother, Vicki Wells, on March 26, police said. During the incident, Stroud also allegedly tried to drag her mother by the hair to the ground, police said.
The incident occurred at their residence, Towanda police said.
Stroud was arraigned on March 26 by Troy Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox. Stroud was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $40,000 bail.
Stroud's preliminary hearing, which was scheduled to take place on April 3 in Towanda District Court, has been postponed to April 26.
Man charged with defiant trespass
Ronald Allen Squire, 55, of Towanda has been charged with defiant trespass and public drunkenness, police said.
On April 10, Squire was told repeatedly by the police to leave the office of Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark, but Squire kept returning to the office.
Squire had no official business at the Towanda District Court, which is the court where Clark is the judge, according to the Towanda police.
Man accused of making false reports
Ronald Allen Squire, 55, of Towanda is accused of calling 911 Tuesday to summon an ambulance to his house for a strange medical emergency, when in fact, there was no emergency, police said.
Squire had requested the ambulance because one of his organs was falling off and because his innards were hanging out, according to the police.
The ambulance brought Squire to Memorial Hospital's emergency room, where a doctor who examined Squire told police that there was nothing wrong with him, according to a court document that the Towanda police filed in Towanda District Court.
The doctor told police that the hospital keeps getting false reports from Squire, which is an abuse of the emergency services provided by the hospital, according to the Towanda police.
Squire told police that he knows it is wrong to make the false reports, according to the Towanda police.
Following Tuesday's incident, Squire was charged with the first-degree misdemeanor of false alarms to agency of public safety, and the summary offense of disorderly conduct, police said.
Woman accused of stealing car
Erica Elaine Gardner, 21, of Troy is accused of stealing a car that belongs to Lloyd Jacob Bailey of Burlington Township, police said.
Gardner took the vehicle on April 4 after she and Bailey had spent the night together at Bailey's residence, police said.
Bailey told police that Gardner did not have permission to use the vehicle, according to a criminal complaint that the state police filed against Gardner in Towanda District Court.
After discovering that his 2001 Buick Century was missing, Bailey text messaged Gardner to find out where his car was, and she told him she took it and would bring it back soon, according to the criminal complaint. However, Gardner failed to return the vehicle and, at 5:46 p.m. on April 11, state police discovered Gardner in the vehicle on Sheshequin Road in Sheshequin Township, police said.
Gardner was charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property, police said.
Gardner was arraigned by Troy Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox on April 11. She was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $55,000 bail.
Gardner must attend a preliminary hearing in Towanda District Court on Friday.
Theft in Warren Township
A theft has been reported by a 66-year-old female on the 100 block of Painter Road in Warren Township, state police said.
Two horse halters and a leap rope were taken near a barn on the property between the dates of March 1 and April 13.
Anyone with information is asked to call state police at (570) 265-2186.
Sexual assault investigation
State police are investigating an incident in which an allegation was made that a juvenile male attempted to sexually assault an 8-year-old female in Wyalusing Township in August of 2008.
Minor injury in one car crash
Robert C. Fansler Jr., 50, of Wyalusing sustained minor injuries during a one car accident on State Route 706 at 5:30 p.m. on March 16, in Wyalusing Township.
According to police, Fansler left the roadway and struck a concrete curb during the accident.
Fansler was taken into police custody following the crash for suspicion of DUI. Fansler was also charged with a traffic citation for not staying in his lane.
His lone passenger, Douglas W. Black, 46, of New Albany was not injured during the accident, police said.