Police Briefs, Jan. 17, 2014
Man charged with attempted burglary
A Sayre man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of attempted burglary.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Marcus J. Campbell, 30, was also charged with criminal mischief, possession of stolen property, possession of a hypodermic instrument, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools, a plate lamp violation and as a fugitive from justice.
Police said Campbell was arrested Jan. 8 following investigation of an attempted burglary and a vehicle stop in Barton. Campbell was arraigned in Barton Town Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail.
Campbell was scheduled to appear Jan. 14 in Tioga County Court, police said.
Wysox man charged with theft
A Wysox man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of retail theft.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Joshua William Vanderpool, 23, was also charged with receiving stolen property, driving with a suspended license, operating an unregistered vehicle, operating a vehicle without a valid inspection, operating a vehicle without insurance and unauthorized transfer or use of registration.
Police said that at about 6 p.m. Dec. 24, Vanderpool removed a home theater stereo system valued at $208 from the Walmart store on Elmira Street, then left the store. An officer performed a traffic stop on a pickup truck operated by Vanderpool in the parking lot of Beeman's Restaurant and found that the truck had no valid registration, inspection or insurance, police said.
Vanderpool was arraigned Jan. 14 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Vanderpool's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28.
Police investigating animal cruelty
State police at Towanda are investigating an incident of animal cruelty in Smithfield Township.
According to state police information, an adult female reported to police that an unknown actor shot her house cat sometime between 12:50 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Jan. 13 in the vicinity of her residence in the 3100 block of Ulster Road.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Police investigate farm field damage
State police at Towanda are investigating an incident in Smithfield Township that damaged farm fields.
According to state police information, unknown suspects drove several vehicles onto a field in the area of Laurel Hill and Reber roads Dec. 7. The actors did not have permission to use the field, police said. According to police, the victim's crops were damaged as a result of the vehicles being driven on the property.