Towanda man charged with assault

A female reported that her ex-husband, Michael Joseph Hackett of Towanda, slammed her against a wall and then struck her when he closed a door on her, police said.

The incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Hackett's residence, after an argument broke out between the two, police said.

Falsey suffered bruises as a result of this incident, police said.

As a result of this incident, Hackett has been charged with simple assault and harassment, Towanda police said.

Hackett, 34, has been sent a summons which orders him to appear for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 13 in Towanda District Court.

Vehicle strikes tree in Laporte Twp.

No one was injured in a recent motor vehicle accident in Laporte Township in which a vehicle struck a tree, police said.

The accident occurred at 8:53 p.m. Thursday when 55-year-old William R. Woodford of Lopez, who was driving west on Thorne Street, swerved to miss an unknown animal in the roadway, police said.

The vehicle left the north side of Thorne Street and struck a tree, police said. An eight-year-old boy, Zackary R. Duncan of Lopez, was a passenger in the vehicle, police said.

Fraud occurs in Dushore

State police are seeking the public's assistance is locating a suspect who paid for fuel at the Pump-n-Pantry in Dushore using what appeared to be 8 rolls of dimes.

It was later discovered that the rolls of coins contained pennies, with dimes on either end, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, police said.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, according to the state police at Laporte.

DUI arrests

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

Bryan Lewis Hoff, 25, of Ulster, by the state police, on Nov. 14, on Snyder Road in Sheshequin Township. Hoff had crashed into a mountain-side embankment and told police that he had taken medications prior to the accident. A blood test revealed that, on the day of Hoff's arrest, his blood contained 6.0 mcg/ml of Carisoprodol and 22 mcg/ml of Meprobamate. Hoff was also cited for driving with a suspended or revoked license, failure to stay in his lane, careless driving, and failure to immediately notify police of the accident.

The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Tioga County, N.Y.:

Vicki L. McSparron, 44, of Athens, by Waverly village police, on Jan. 13, on Cayuta Avenue in Waverly. McSparron was also cited for failing to keep right, refusing a breath screening test and speeding. McSparron was released to appear Jan. 24 in Village of Waverly court to answer the charges.

Howard J. Moore, 51, of Athens, by Waverly village police, on Jan. 19, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Waverly. Moore was also cited for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and making an unsafe turn. Moore was released to appear Jan. 29 in Village of Waverly court to answer the charges.

Money stolen from animal sanctuary

State police at Towanda are investigating the theft of funds from the Animal Care Sanctuary in East Smithfield.

According to information from state police, an unnamed actor stole $774 in donation money and adoption fees from an office within the facility. The theft occurred sometime between Dec. 15 and Dec. 17, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

Actor sought in egg-throwing incident

State police are seeking an actor or actors involved in a disorderly conduct incident that recently occurred in Ulster Township.

According to information from state police at Towanda, a male was operating a blue 2010 Ford Mustang at about 10 p.m. Jan. 11 on Bridge Street in Ulster when his vehicle was struck by an egg. Anyone with information on the identity of the actor or actors is asked to call state police at (570) 265-2186.