Police Briefs, Aug 8, 2014
Man accused of stealing money from business
Athens Township police recently charged an Athens man with theft by unlawful taking.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Stephen Vincent Comereski II, 20, at the time an employee of the Autozone store on Elmira Street, is accused of making fraudulent returns in the system totaling $742.92 and removing merchandise from the store valued at $445. The thefts occurred in June and July, police said.
Comereski is scheduled to appear Sept. 9 at a preliminary hearing.
State police at Towanda said a non-traffic citation for summary retail theft is pending against Heather Alta Bradley, 26, of Athens, through District Court 42-3-01 for a retail theft that occurred at 11:44 a.m. June 9 at Woody's Country Store on Route 14 in South Creek Township.
According to police, Bradley failed to pay for $58.83 worth of gasoline that was pumped into her vehicle, and then drove away.
State police at Towanda said a 47-year-old Troy man reported that he was punched in the face by Kristie Lou Ramey, 41, of Sugar Run, during a domestic dispute that took place at 7 a.m. July 12 in the 5300 block of Route 706 in Wyalusing Township.
Police said the case will proceed via summons, with charges filed in District Court 42-3-04.
State police at Towanda said two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash that took place at 3:30 a.m. Aug. 3 on Thompson Hill Road, 230 feet north of Route 14, in South Creek Township.
Police said Charles A. Heasley, 35, of Gillett, who suffered a moderate injury, was traveling north, down a hill, and negotiating a right curve, when he lost control of his vehicle. According to police, the vehicle struck a tree on the southbound berm and came to final rest, facing west on the southbound berm, down an embankment. Police said a passenger in his vehicle, Victoria A. Heasley of Gillett, had a minor injury. Charles Heasley was charged with a violation of "driving on right side of roadway," police said.
State police at Towanda said Steven D. Thome Jr., 22, of Gillett, and Michelle Lea Brown, 30, of Gillett, were arguing at 1 a.m. Aug. 3 at an address on Coryland Road in Wells Township and became physical with each other.
As a result, Thome sustained a bruised lower lip and Brown suffered a bruised left arm, police said. Police said a non-traffic citation was filed on each person in District Court 42-3-01.
No one injured
State police at Towanda said no one was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 2:22 p.m. Aug. 1 on Lower Mountain Road, approximately one-fourth of a mile east of the Armenia Township-Canton Township line.
Drivers involved in the crash were Broc Forbes, 38, of Canton, who was driving a Chevrolet Silverado, and Roger Bolt, 55, of Mainesburg, who was driving a 2000 F-550, police said.
According to police, Forbes was traveling east and negotiating a right curve in the roadway, failed to drive on the right half of the roadway, and struck Bolt's vehicle, in the driver's side, with the front driver's side of his vehicle. After impact, Forbes' vehicle came to final rest blocking the east travel lane of Lower Mountain Road, and Bolt's vehicle came to final rest a short distance west of the point of initial impact, police said.
Forbes' vehicle had disabling damage and was towed, and Bolt's vehicle had minor damage and was driven from the scene. A passenger in Forbes' vehicle, Brandon Segur, 31, of Gillett, was not injured.
The Canton Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Police and Palmer's Towing assisted at the scene, police said. Police said a citation for a violation of "driving vehicle on right side of the roadway" was filed on Forbes through District Court 42-3-01.