Police Briefs, Dec. 1, 2012
Man cited for harassment
State police at Towanda said James Robert Lewis, 65, of Springfield Township, was cited for harassment following an incident at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at his residence on Big Pond Road in Springfield Township.
Police said Lewis and the victim, a 57-year-old Bath, N.Y. man, got into a verbal dispute, and Lewis threatened to shoot the victim's vehicle.
Pair accused of conspiring
State police at Towanda said that Teresa Gail Hiller, 31, of Gillett, and Darrell Lee Struble, 31, of Granville Summit, are accused of conspiring to steal a 1995 Subaru Legacy that was parked along State Route 4014 July 18 in Springfield Township.
According to police, they were taken into custody Nov. 4 at a private residence in Fassett by members of state police and Pennsylvania State Parole. Police said Struble was also wanted by state parole for being an absconder from his state parole release conditions.
Hiller misrepresented to a local salvage company that she was the rightful owner of the vehicle, had the vehicle towed from the scene by a towing company, and then was paid $200 for the vehicle, police said. Police said the vehicle was then crushed at the local salvage yard.
Police said Hiller was charged at District Court 42-3-01 with theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property and Struble was charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, and criminal conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking or disposition. Hiller was remanded to Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail and Struble was remanded to jail in lieu of $55,000 bail.
Police said a 63-year-old Columbia Cross Roads woman was the victim in the incident.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Shane Roy Kelley, 41, of Meshoppen, by Laceyville Borough Police, on Oct. 19, in the 200 block of Taylor Ave. (Route 706), in Wyalusing.
Kelley was also charged for having expired registration, driving 43 mph in a posted 25 mph zone, and having an expired inspection sticker.
Kelley faces a preliminary hearing at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 4 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton of Wysox.
Man charged with retail theft
James Michael Shay, 27, of Towanda, faces a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton of Wysox on charges of receiving stolen property and retail theft for an incident at 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at K-mart in Bradford Towne Plaza in Wysox Township, according to court papers.
The papers note that Shay is charged with the retail theft of a Kenmore portable heater valued at $189.99 and a 36-inch Craftsman Creeper worth $29.99.
One-vehicle accident occurs
State police at Towanda said that Ariel R. Dean, 20, of Granville Summit, was charged with a violation of "driving vehicle at safe speed" following a one-vehicle crash at 2:40 p.m. Oct. 27 on Bailey Corners Road in West Burlington Township.
According to police, the crash occurred as she was traveling south in the right travel lane of Bailey Corners Road, south of Route 6, at a speed that was excessive for the given road conditions because the road was wet. While attempting to negotiate a sharp left hand curve in the road, she lost control of her Ford Focus and spun in a counterclockwise direction, prior to leaving the travel lanes.
The vehicle then went down a steep embankment on the western berm of Bailey Corners Road, police said. The rear end area of the vehicle stuck a large tree, and after colliding with the tree, the vehicle came to rest facing north on the western berm of Bailey Corners Road. Police said injuries were reported.
State police at Towanda said a crash involving an unknown vehicle occurred at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 31 in Burlington Township.
Police said the vehicle was traveling west on Route 6 and was approaching stopped traffic, and for unknown reasons, exited the north side of the road, struck a ditch, and continued west on the north side of the road. Police said it then proceeded west, struck an embankment, went airborne and landed about 20 feet west, proceeded through another yard, and then went back onto Route 6 and left the area in a westward direction.
It's unknown if the driver was injured, police said.
Missing person is reported
State police are asking the public's help in locating a missing person from Asylum Township.
The missing person is 49-year-old Duane John Scott Jr., police said.
The last time Scott was seen was late July 2012 in the Towanda area, police said.
Scott is 5'11", 180 pounds, with blue eyes and grey hair, police said.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Scott is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.