Towanda woman faces theft, drug charges

Heather Lee Raezer, 25, of Towanda is accused of stealing narcotics at Memorial Hospital's Personal Care Home and ingesting the drugs, police said.

These crimes occurred between April 2012 and June 2012, police said.

At the time, Raezer was a Memorial Hospital employee assigned to work at the Personal Care Home, according to the state police at Towanda.

Raezer has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, forgery, and offenses prohibited by the Controlled Substance Drug Device & Cosmetic Act, police said.

A summons will be sent to Raezer ordering her to answer to these charges at a later date in the Towanda District Court, police said.

Raezer is no longer employed by the Memorial Hospital system, Jeff Russell, a spokesman for Memorial Hospital, said on Tuesday.

Towanda area man charged with receiving stolen property

Larry Richard Nichols Jr. of Towanda RR3 has been charged with persons not to possess or control a firearm, receiving stolen property, and criminal conspiracy, police said.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in February and March of 2011 in which Nichols and another individual took a rifle from a mobile home where they were replacing the floor, which is located on state Route 414, police said. Nichols, 39, and his co-worker refused to return the rifle until they were paid for the job, police said.

Nichols and his co-worker did return the rifle after they were paid the $230 that they charged for the work, police said.

Nichols was not allowed to possess or control the rifle because he had previously been convicted of the felony of manufacture of a controlled substance, police said.

Nichols has been sent a summons ordering him to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Feb. 6.

DUI charges

The following person was recently charged with driving under the influence in Bradford County:

Kenneth Charles Ball, 31, of Athens, by the state police, on Nov. 25, on U.S. Route 220 in Ulster Township. A blood test performed on the day of Ball's arrest revealed that the amount of alcohol in his blood was .132 percent. Ball has been sent a summons to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Feb. 1.

Man charged with theft of leased property

A Sayre man was recently charged with theft of leased property by borough police.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Richard L. Naylor, 54, rented a television, bed, mattress and box springs from the Home Necessities store on Desmond Street without having made weekly payments. The bed was valued at $1,248 and the television at $699.99, police said.

The business sent a certified letter and a first-class mail letter to Naylor, with no response.

Naylor's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 12.

Disorderly conduct charge

A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of disorderly conduct.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Christopher Eric Hammond, 46, yelled and caused a disturbance at a Tioga Street apartment at about 11:50 p.m. Jan. 9. Police said Hammond pounded on walls, yelled and threw objects during a verbal argument.

Hammond's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 12.

Athens man charged with theft

An Athens man was recently charged with theft by unlawful taking by Athens Township police.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Andrew J. Kizale, 22, was also charged with receiving stolen property.

Police said Kizale removed $120 in cash Jan. 13 from the purse of an employee at the Burger King restaurant on Elmira Street.

Kizale's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 12.

Conspiracy charge

A Sayre man was recently charged with conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver by state police.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Joshua Robert Uhl, 21, is accused of selling oxycodone to a confidential informant along with a female co-defendant in June 2012.

Uhl was arraigned Jan. 16 by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $45,000 bail. Uhl's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 22.