Police Briefs, Dec. 22, 2012
Criminal mischief charge
A Waverly man was recently arrested by village police on a charge of criminal mischief.
According to village police information, Lee R. Stearns, 43, forced entry into an apartment door on Broad Street, causing heavy damage to the door. Police said Stearns was alleged to have been intoxicated during the Dec. 14 incident.
The owner of the rental property requested to file charges to have restitution paid for the door damage, police said.
Stearns was issued a ticket to appear Dec. 20 in Village of Waverly court.
Fugitive from justice arrested
A Sayre woman was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a fugitive from justice warrant.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Holly E. Simpson, 27, was arrested at the Tioga County Jail after being captured in Texas on a fugitive from justice warrant. Police said Simpson is charged with second-degree attempted burglary.
Simpson will appear in Tioga County Court at a later date, police said.
Man arrested for failing to appear
An Elmira, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a bench warrant.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Charles A. Spence, 29, was arrested for failure to appear in Town of Barton court to answer grand larceny and theft of services charges.
Spence was turned over to the Tioga County Sheriff's Office Dec. 14 after being released from the Steuben County, N.Y. Jail, police said.
Spence was arraigned in Town of Barton court and released on his own recognizance, police said. Spence is scheduled to appear Dec. 18 in town court.
Sayre man cited for harassment
A Sayre man was recently cited for harassment by Waverly village police.
According to information from village police, William J. Snyder, 29, is accused of intentionally striking a seven-year-old juvenile in the head with his hand Nov. 28 in front of the Waverly Village Hall on Ithaca Street, causing alarm to the child. The juvenile was not injured, police said.
The juvenile was part of a group of seven to 10 Boy Scouts awaiting a tour of the Waverly police department, police said. Snyder is a den leader with a local Boy Scout troop, police said.
Snyder was issued a ticket to appear Jan. 3 in Village of Waverly court.
Waverly man arrested
A Waverly man was recently arrested by village police on a warrant.
According to village police information, Steven J. Wheeler, 23, was located and arrested at a Ball Street residence on a warrant from Village of Waverly court. Wheeler was wanted in a Nov. 30 incident in which village police had found him in possession of a hypodermic needle, police said. Wheeler was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, police said.
Wheeler was arraigned in village court and sent to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $500 bail, police said.
Waverly man charged with taking snowblower
A Waverly man was recently arrested by Sayre borough police on a charge of receiving stolen property.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Shone Okla Lattimer, 39, was also charged with theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said Lattimer was observed Dec. 19 near the train tracks along South Lehigh Avenue with a snow blower that did not belong to him. Lattimer told police he found the snow blower near the train cars, police said. The snow blower was valued at approximately $400, police said. Police found a hypodermic needle on Lattimer's person, police said.
Lattimer was arraigned Dec. 19 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Lattimer's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 28.
Theft at Kmart
Kristal Charlene Hobday, 28, of Sayre and Carole Dianne Hobday, 53, of Athens have both been charged with one count of retail theft relating to a Dec. 11 incident at the Kmart in Wysox. According to police, the mother daughter duo stole a DVD and various Pittsburgh Steeler merchandise.
Both women have been remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000. Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.
Crash in Terry Township
According to Wyalusing Borough Fire Chief Adam Dietz there was a two car motor vehicle accident that occurred in Terry Township on Route 187, approximately a quarter mile from Rainbow Bridge. The crash occurred when a Toyota crew cab pick-up hit a flatbed tractor trailer "more or less" head on, Dietz said. The female driver of the Toyota was confined in her vehicle and emergency responders had to remove the front windshield and cut part of the roof to remove her after the crash.
"She suffered minor injuries and was transported to Towanda Memorial Hospital," Dietz said. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.
State police at Towanda said that a non-traffic citation for summary harassment is pending against Dillon L. Gordon, 19, of Troy through District Court 42-3-01.
He is accused of subjecting a 17-year-old Troy female to physical contact during a domestic dispute.
State police at Towanda said no one was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 8:40 a.m. Dec. 10 on Elmira Street in Troy.
Drivers involved in the accident were Jennifer L. Watkins, 30, of Mansfield, and Karyn R. Harwick, 37, of Troy, police said.
According to police, Watkins' vehicle was following Harwick's vehicle west on the street, and Harwick stopped for a line of traffic ahead. Police said Watkins was unable to stop, a collision occurred, and Watkins was charged with "following too closely."
Cinder blocks stolen
State police at Towanda said the several cinder blocks were removed/stolen from the property of a 39-year-old Palmerton, Pa. man sometime between 12:01 a.m. Dec. 1 and 12:01 a.m. Dec. 9 on Eaton Lane in Wells Township.
The thief or thieves then fled with the stolen property.
Man faces hearing
John Jacob Brown, 25, of Pittsburgh, faces a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy at 3 p.m. Dec. 26 for an incident that occurred sometime between Aug. 20 and Sept. 6 at the Bradford County Correctional Facility in West Burlington Township in which Brown had in his possession a letter that had a drug, buprenorphine, on it, according to court papers.
Brown knew that the letter contained the drug, the papers note. Brown was charged with "contraband."
An affidavit notes that Brown's mail was flagged because the jail received information that someone was placing drugs on Brown's letters and mailing them to him.
The following person was recently charged with driving while under
the influence in Bradford County:
Joseph Robert Wiglesworth, 21, of Canton, by Canton Borough Police for an incident at 12:34 a.m. Nov. 24 on Lycoming Street in Canton.
According to an affidavit, police, after being alerted by a caller, saw a Jeep parked in a driveway with its lights on and the engine running. Police saw a man in the driver's seat who was slumped over the steering wheel and appeared to be passed out. The man stated he was Wiglesworth.
Wiglesworth faces a preliminary hearing at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 26 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
Burglary in Sugar Run
State police in Towanda are investigating a report of a burglary at 181 Mowery Ln. in Sugar Run between Dec. 8 and Dec. 16.
According to police, someone entered the residence by smashing a window on the porch, but did not take anything.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Towanda at 570-265-2186.
Michigan man charged with scattering rubbish
David Eugene Rohring, 39, of Michigan is accused of scattering rubbish after a Rome man found trash and other waste on his property on W. Parks Road in Rome. The incident was said to have taken place on Dec. 4 at 11 a.m..
According to police, evidence was located inside the trash that had Rohring's name on it.
State police said a non-traffic citation was filed with the Magisterial District Court in Wysox.
State police in Towanda are investigating a report of a stolen mailbox that occurred on Woodland Lake Rd. in Pike Twp on Dec. 16. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Towanda at 570-265-2186.