Police Briefs, Feb. 1, 2013
Two arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in N. Towanda
Curtis Ayers, 24, of Gillett and Harley Shores, 24, of Burlington were arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia following a Dec. 3 motor vehicle accident in North Towanda Township, police said.
The accident occurred when Ayers lost control of his vehicle on U.S. Route 6, police said.
During their investigation of the crash, police found a marijuana pipe in the vehicle, and Ayers and Shores both had constructive possession of the pipe, according to the state police at Towanda.
New Albany man charged with receiving stolen property
Charles Alven May Jr. of New Albany has been charged with receiving stolen property in connection with a burglary that occurred at a residence on Moon Street in Albany Township, police said.
State police said that Amy Lou Koonsman, who lives in the residence, had told them on April 5 that someone had entered her home and stolen various pieces of jewelry and her purse, which contained credit cards.
The 44-year-old May was arraigned by Athens Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Tuesday. May was then released on $25,000 unsecured bail.
May must attend a preliminary hearing before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Feb. 6.
Man charged with public intoxication
David Charles Kinner, 37, of Gillett has recently been charged with public intoxication relating to a Jan. 30 incident in Orwell Township. According to police, Kinner was found standing outside of a vehicle and was determined to be highly intoxicated. Kinner was taken in front of Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton where, after not being able to pay his fine, Kinner was committed to the Bradford County Correctional Facility.
Sexual assault investigation
State Police in Towanda are investigating a report of sexual assault in which the victim, at the time a 15-year-old female, was sexually assaulted by an adult male in July 2010. The investigation into this incident is ongoing, police said.
Robert John Nemeth, 49, of Wyalusing has been charged with illegally operating a vehicle without a required Ignition Interlock System on Dec. 10 on Route 6 in
Wyalusing. According to police, they discovered Nemeth was supposed to have the system on his green 1988 Oldsmobile but it was not present at the time of the arrest.
The following persons have been charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Dale Louis Yates, of New Albany, by state police, on Jan. 30, on Railroad Street in Towanda Township. According to police, Yates drove approximately 250 yards on a stretch of railroad tracks until the truck became inoperable. Yates fled the scene but was taken into custody at Liberty Coroners and South Main Street, police said. Yates was then taken to Memorial Hospital where he refused a blood test. Charges relating to the crash and DUI are being filed with Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark, police said.
Alex D. Wilson, 23, of New Lenox, Ill., by the Towanda police, on Jan. 29, on Bridge Street in Towanda Borough. Wilson is accused of being involved in a hit-and-run accident in which a parked vehicle sustained minimal damage. Wilson gave his driver's license to a witness of the accident, but left the scene. Wilson, who lives on Jackson Branch Drive, was also cited for accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle.