Police briefs, July 11, 2014
Dushore man charged with assault
Jason Roy Marshall, 46, of Dushore was recently charged with simple assault and harassment, police said.
The charges stem from an incident in which Marshall punched and choked a woman, and pulled hair out of her head, police said.
The incident occurred on July 6 at a location in Dushore, Sullivan County, according to the state police at Laporte.
Marshall was arraigned on the charges and then sent to the Columbia County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail, police said.
Accident occurs in Monroe Twp.
No one was injured in a recent motor vehicle accident that took place on U.S. Route 220 in Monroe Township, just north of Monroe Borough, police said.
The crash occurred as 50-year-old Leo E. Bump of Towanda was trying to enter Route 220 from a private driveway, police said.
In doing so, Bump's tires got caught on a curb and caused his vehicle to make a U-turn once it gained traction on the road, police said.
At this time, a vehicle operated by 43-year-old Douglas P. Pierce of Monroeton, which was traveling north on Route 220, struck Bump's vehicle in its passenger side, police said.
Bump was cited for failure to yield the right of way, police said.
No charges or citations were filed against Pierce, state police said.
The accident occurred at 4:55 p.m. on July 4, state police at Towanda said.
Theft occurs in Windham Twp.
Someone stole at least three 18-volt cordless drill chargers from a property on the 38000 block of state Route 187 in Windham Township, police said.
The theft occurred sometime between June 10 and June 24, state police said.
Anyone with information can contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Criminal mischief occurs in Wyalusing
Someone between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on June 25, cut and deflated a 73-year-old man's tires at the Dandy Mini Mart in Wyalusing Borough, police said.
When the victim returned to the vehicle the next day, he saw that headlights on the vehicle had been smashed out, state police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186 or 1-800-4-PA-TIPS.
"Your name is not required, just your information," the state police wrote on a press release that they issued about the incident. "Anonymous tips may pay up to $2,000."
Sayre woman charged with violation of Megan's Law
Katrina Louise Morse, 26, of Sayre has been charged with a violation of Megan's Law, police said.
Morse is a registered sex offender, police said. Morse moved from her registered residence to a new residence and failed to update her new address as required by law, police said.
The incident occurred between June 9 and July 2, state police at Towanda said.
Man charged with assault
A Sayre man was recently charged with simple assault by Sayre Borough police.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Jonathon M. Lattari, 41, has also been charged with harassment.
Police said Lattari is accused of shoving a juvenile male and repeatedly punching him in the ribcage June 30 at a West Hayden Street residence.
Lattari's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 5.
Athens man charged
An Athens man was recently charged with two counts of disorderly conduct by Sayre Borough police.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Robert A. McGrath, 34, was also charged with two counts of criminal trespass and one count of public drunkenness.
Police said that at about 11:32 p.m. June 28, McGrath refused to leave the Lehigh Tavern on North Lehigh Avenue after being asked to leave several times. Police placed McGrath into custody and transported him to the police station, where he passed out as police attempted to obtain information from him, police said.
Greater Valley EMS transported McGrath to Robert Packer Hospital, where McGrath yelled obscenities at officers and nursing staff, police said.
McGrath's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 5.
Waverly police make arrests
Waverly village police recently arrested the following, according to the Waverly Police Department:
Amanda E. Updyke, 26, of Waverly, on June 22, for driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated, following a traffic stop on Fulton Street. Updyke was scheduled to appear July 10 in Waverly Village Court.
Dominic R. Spezialetti, 22, of Waverly, on July 7, for driving while intoxicated, following a traffic stop on Waverly Street. Spezialetti is scheduled to appear July 22 in Waverly Village Court.
Mark A. Szollosy, 51, of Waverly, on July 5, for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, speeding and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, following a traffic stop on Cayuta Avenue. Szollosy is scheduled to appear July 24 in Waverly Village Court.
Kristopher A. Dieffenbach, 27, of Athens, on June 19, for criminal possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, following a traffic stop on Broad Street. Dieffenbach was scheduled to appear June 26 in Waverly Village Court.
Jasmin M. Colunio, 19, of Millport, N.Y., on June 20, for criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic needle, criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana, following a traffic stop on Providence Street. Colunio was arraigned in Waverly Village Court and sent to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Further felony charges are pending, police said.
No injuries in Wyalusing MVA
State police at Towanda recently investigated a two-car motor vehicle accident in Wyalusing Township.
According to state police, at about 11:10 a.m. June 13, a 2011 GMC Yukon operated by Erin M. Putney, 37, of Wyalusing, was traveling north on Wyalusing-New Albany Road when it rear-ended a 2008 Ford Escape that had slowed down for a stationary vehicle in front of it.
Police said Putney, two juvenile male passengers and the driver of the Escape, 67-year-old Ivan W. Douglas of Sugar Run, escaped injury. Police cited Putney for speeding, police said.
Waverly man arrested
A Waverly man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of criminal obstruction of breathing.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Harry S. Cohen, 47, was also charged with unlawful imprisonment and criminal mischief following his July 5 arrest.
Police said Cohen is accused of choking and forcibly restraining a female during a domestic incident
Cohen was arraigned in Barton Town Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond. Cohen is scheduled to reappear July 15 in court.