Police Briefs, April 25, 2014
Man accused of theft in Monroe Twp.
Caleb Scott Chilson, 23, of Forksville is accused of stealing seven rifles and $1,300 from a safe in his father's house in Monroe Township, police said.
Caleb Chilson then sold the guns to several local gun shops for a total of $1,030, police said.
The $1,300 that Caleb Chilson stole belongs to his stepmother, Crystal Chilson, state police said. The guns belong to a David Bouse, who is a friend of Caleb Chilson's father, police said.
The thefts and the sale of the guns occurred between Dec. 1, 2013 and April 16, 2014, police said.
Caleb Chilson has been charged with eight counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and three counts of theft by deception, according to the state police at Towanda.
Caleb Chilson was arraigned by Troy Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox on April 17. He was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $80,000 bail.
Caleb Chilson's preliminary hearing, which was scheduled for April 23 in Towanda District Court, has been postponed to April 30.
Man pleads guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia in Towanda
Quentin Eugene Landon, 37, of Troy RR3 recently pled guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, according to online court records for the Towanda District Court.
The charge stems from a traffic stop that occurred at 7:11 p.m. on April 4 in the parking lot of the First Citizens Community Bank, State Street, Towanda, police said.
At the time, Landon was in possession of a bottle of Percocet pills, for which he did not have a prescription, Towanda Police Sgt. David Lantz said.
Landon was also in possession of a glass pipe with a burnt residue inside it, Towanda police said.
Landon was arrested at the traffic stop on two outstanding warrants from New York state and Pennsylvania, police said.
Two charges stemming from the traffic stop itself - possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia - were filed against Landon later, on April 10.
Under a plea agreement between the Bradford County District Attorney's Office and Landon, the charge of possession of a controlled substance was withdrawn, according to court records.
Landon was sentenced on the drug paraphernalia charge to 30 days in prison, and was given credit for time served, according to the Towanda District Court.
Rome man accused of possessing suspected heroin
Adam Scott Johnson, 27, of Rome has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, police said.
The charges stem from an April 18 incident on Memorial Park Drive in Towanda, during which Johnson was in possession of four packets of purported heroin, police said. Three of the packets were on his person, and the fourth was on the ground, next to a vehicle he was in, according to the Towanda police.
On Wednesday, Johnson waived his preliminary hearing on the charges, which was scheduled to take place in Towanda District Court.
Therefore, the case against Johnson has been transferred to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, where he is scheduled to be arraigned on May 15.
DUI crash reported
State police at Towanda said Eric Allen Hinman, 38, of Columbia Cross Roads, is accused in a DUI crash that took place at 12:05 a.m. April 13 on Berwick Turnpike in Ridgebury Township.
Police said he was arrested for DUI and other summary traffic violations, and charges were filed in District Court 42-3-01.
According to police, the one-vehicle crash occurred as Hinman was traveling south and was trying to negotiate a slight left hand curve. Police said he lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway on the west side. Before it left the roadway, police said Hinman tried to regain control of the vehicle, crossing into the opposing lane of travel. His vehicle struck a ditch, immediately went off the road, went airborne, overturned, and came to final rest on its passenger side in the grassy area off the roadway, police said.
No injuries were reported at the scene, and Hinman was reported to be wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to police.
Police were assisted at the scene by Ridgebury Township Fire Department, Greater Valley EMS, and Sutty's Towing.
Minor injury reported
State police at Towanda said one person had a minor injury in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 10 a.m. April 9 on Route 6 in West Burlington Township.
Drivers involved in the accident were Mark D. Ulrich, 58, of Wyalusing, who was not injured, and Christie M. Tubbs, 31, of Canton, who had a minor injury, according to police.
Police said Ulrich was traveling east and Tubbs was traveling west, when Ulrich made a left hand turn, without it being safe to do so. As Ulrich pulled in front of Tubbs in the westbound lane, Tubbs' vehicle struck Ulrich's vehicle.
Police said that Tubbs possibly sustained a broken left forearm and was transported to Robert Packer Hospital. Both vehicles had disabling damage and were towed. Troy Volunteer Fire Department and Western Alliance assisted at the scene.
Police said a passenger in Tubbs' vehicle, Michael A. Tubbs, 21, of Canton, was not injured.
Police said Ulrich was charged with a violation of "driving on roadways."
State police at Towanda said Quentin Landon, 37, no address given, was charged with arrest prior to requisition at 8 a.m. April 8 at the Bradford County Correctional Facility.
Police said there is an active warrant out of New York for various felony charges for Landon. He was committed to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 bail, police said.
State police at Mansfield said that an unknown person caused damage to the mailbox of Sharon Jean Hall, no age given, of Roaring Branch, sometime between April 6-7 on Ogdensburg Road, Union Township, Tioga County, Pa.
Canton woman waives hearing
Teresa Ann Meyer, 57, of Fassett Street, Canton, has waived her preliminary hearing to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance and a violation of "driving on roadways laned for traffic," according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
The charges are for an incident that took place at 10:19 p.m. April 11 on Chestnut Street in Canton, according to court papers.
In an affidavit, Canton police officer Joshua Heckman said he saw a driver attempt to negotiate a left hand turn onto Chestnut Street and strike a utility pole at the intersection with East Union Street. He made a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, later identified as Meyer. Heckman said he noticed that Meyer's eyes were bloodshot and glassy and her speech was very slurred and she was lethargic when she answered questions. He said she refused to submit to a chemical test of her blood and standard field sobriety tests.
Hearing waived on drug paraphernalia charge
Michelle Lee Sampson, 27, of Canton, has waived her preliminary hearing to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas on a drug paraphernalia charge, according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
According to court papers, she is accused of possessing a hypodermic needle to inject a narcotic that caused her to get high and to be unresponsive.
In an affidavit, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Michael Tribendis said that he was dispatched at approximately 6:02 p.m. March 22 to Mill Street in LeRoy Township for the report of a possible overdose and a female not responsive. He arrived on the scene and spoke with Sampson at approximately 6:24 p.m. The trooper said that Sampson said she has been "clean for a while and doesn't know why she did this." He said "she related that she couldn't resist and injected heroin into her system using a needle." Tribendis said he found the hypodermic needle in a trash bag at the residence. He was advised that this was the needle that was found next to Sampson in a bathroom.