Police Briefs

Sayre man charged with trespassing

A Sayre man was recently charged with defiant trespassing by borough police.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Eugene J. Norton Sr., 78, was also charged with terroristic threats.

Police said Norton threatened harm to a man Jan. 14 at the Sayre American Legion on Cayuta Street. Norton is not allowed on the American Legion property, police said.

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

Man charged in cocaine sale

An Elmira, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Pennsylvania State Police on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Thomas Eugene Pittman, 30, was also charged with criminal use of a communication facility and possession of a controlled substance.

Police said Pittman sold 1.8 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant in June 2012 in the rear parking lot of the former Dollar Bazaar store on Desmond Street in Sayre.

Pittman was arraigned Jan. 24 and remanded to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. Pittman's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 5.

Wyalusing hit and run

An unidentified driver struck a parked and unoccupied 2001 Pontiac Sunfire in the Wyalusing Plaza parking lot on Dec. 31 at 1:50 p.m. The driver then fled in an unknown direction and failed to leave information at the scene of the accident. An investigation is continuing into this report.

Juveniles charged with burglary

Three male juveniles from New Albany are being charged with burglary, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief relating to a break in at a 29 year old Towanda female's residence on Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m..

According to police, the victim saw the juveniles exiting her residence and discovered that the inside of her house was damaged.


Terroristic threats made

A 16 year old male from New Albany has recently been charged with terroristic threats in Bradford County Juvenile Court relating to a Oct. 18 incident.

The juvenile reportedly sent numerous text messages to one of his acquaintances relating that he planned to set fire to the house and car of a 37 year old female New Albany resident.


Criminal trespass

Thomas George Walmsley, 59, of Leraysville has recently been charged with criminal trespass relating to a Jan. 21 incident in Pike Township. According to police, Walmsley entered onto an 85-year-old female's property after being told he was not permitted to do so.

Man charged with improper contact

A 23 year old male is being investigated for making inappropriate sexual comments to a 14 year old female through Facebook. The incidents occurred between Sept. 1 and Jan. 16.