Police Briefs, July 17, 2012
Criminal mischief occurs in Towanda Twp.
Someone recently threw a rock through a 40-year-old woman's second-story window in Towanda Township, causing $300 worth of damage, police said.
The incident occurred sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Chestnut Hills Apartments, police said.
No one injured in Asylum Twp. crash
Shawn A. Skaggs, 41, of Towanda was uninjured in a recent motor vehicle accident on Tip Top Road, which is a single-lane dirt road in Asylum Township, police said.
Skaggs lost control of his 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 while negotiating a sharp right, uphill curve on the road at a high rate of speed, police said.
The vehicle left the roadway and traveled into a ditch, police said.
There was no visible tread depth on the vehicle's right rear tire, state police said.
Skaggs was cited for driving at an unsafe speed at the time of the accident, which occurred at 7:45 a.m. on July 9, state police at Towanda said.
Ulster woman faces drug charges
Angel L. Dean, 38, of Ulster has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and criminal use of communication facility, police said.
The charges stem from an incident at Dean's residence in which she sold 10 Percocet pills to an individual for $120, police said.
The incident occurred on Aug. 31, 2011, state police at Towanda said.
Dean was arraigned on the charges by Athens Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on July 5. Dean was then released on $10,000 unsecured bail. She must attend a preliminary hearing on July 25 before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark.
Man charged with selling bath salts in Towanda Twp.
Kyle Mitchell Decker, 27, of Towanda RR4 has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, and criminal use of a communication facility, police said.
The charges stem from a Dec. 13 incident in which Decker sold six small baggies of bath salts to an individual in Towanda Township, police said.
The baggies contained a total of 2.0 grams of methylendioxymethcathinone, state police said.
Decker was arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark. Decker was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Decker must attend a preliminary hearing before Judge Clark on Wednesday.
Athens man charged with assault
An Athens man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of simple assault.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Mark A. Rose, 43, was also charged with harassment.
Police said Rose repeatedly struck a male victim with his fists June 29 at a Church Street residence. The victim suffered fractures in his face, police said.
Rose's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14.
Montana woman arrested
A Montana woman was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
According to information from the sheriff's department, Jessica M. Wolcott, 28, of Bozeman, Mont., was also charged with speeding following a traffic stop on Route 34 in Barton.
Wolcott was arraigned before Justice Charles Quick of the Town of Nichols Court and released on $200 bail, police said. Wolcott is to appear in Town of Barton Court July 24 to answer the charges.
Man arrested on warrant
A Binghamton, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a warrant.
According to information from the sheriff's department, Julien S. Jenkins, 24, was arrested July 6 for failure to appear in court following charges of endangering the welfare of a child in Town of Barton Court.
Police said Jenkins was turned over to deputies by the Broome County Sheriff's Department after his release from the Broome County Jail.
Jenkins was arraigned in Village of Waverly Court and released on his own recognizance, police said. Jenkins is to appear in Town of Barton court July 10.
Athens man charged with theft
An Athens man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of theft by deception.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Wayde Robert Teeple, 20, was also charged with criminal conspiracy and retail theft.
Police said Teeple, along with another male, took a delivered sheet pizza that he ordered from Pudgies Pizza in Waverly without paying for it. The two then refused to answer the door to the Vanderbilt Street residence after repeated knocks from the delivery driver, police said.
Teeple was arraigned July 9 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail, according to district court information. Teeple's preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 17.
Waverly man arrested for menacing officer
A Waverly man was recently arrested by village police on a charge of menacing a police officer.
According to information from village police, Thomas Edward Comstock, 49, was also charged with obstructing governmental administration.
Police said Comstock was arrested after attempting to force his way into his own home on Charles Street. Police had responded to the area July 7 for a report of a male with an axe and screams heard by a witness, police said.
According to police, Comstock failed to follow the responding officer's orders to put down a sledgehammer he was holding. Police said Comstock refused to cooperate with his arrest after putting the weapon down.
Comstock was arraigned July 7 in Village of Waverly Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. Comstock is due back in village court July 12.
Stolen property recovered
The criminal investigation division of the Tioga County, N.Y. Sheriff's Office recently recovered approximately $150,000 in stolen property.
According to information from the sheriff's office, investigators have been involved with the incident since April 27, when all-terrain vehicles and equipment were stolen from a construction business in the county. Following an investigation involving numerous leads in multiple jurisdictions in the state, police said the investigation ended July 11 after numerous pieces of stolen equipment were located. The finds included a stolen equipment trailer from the Tioga County area, police said.
Investigators also found another equipment trailer, a CAT excavator, a CAT skid steer, two ATVs, equipment attachments and a Kubota utility vehicle, police said. In addition to Tioga County, equipment was also stolen from Orleans, Cayuta and Cortland counties and the Syracuse area, police said.
The suspect, Dana L. Lansdowne, 28, of Cortland, was interviewed and arrested in Cayuta County, police said. Further charges are anticipated, according to police.
The Cayuga County and Orleans County sheriff's offices and New York State Police at Owego assisted in the investigation, police said.
Man charged with larceny
A Barton man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of petit larceny.
According to information from the sheriff's office, David R. Kithcard, 20, was charged after allegedly stealing bicycle parts from another person.
Kithcard was issued tickets to appear in Town of Barton Court on July 24.
Two charged with child endangerment
An Athens couple were recently arrested by Athens Township police on charges of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Stefan Evans Jr., 40, and Cassandra Marie Cassellbury, 21, were each charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of leaving an unattended child in a motor vehicle.
Police said Evans and Cassellbury left a two-year-old child and a four-month-old child in a vehicle parked in a parking lot for over an hour while they visited a friend.
Evans and Cassellbury are each scheduled to have preliminary hearings on Aug. 28.
The following were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Robert Adam McGrath, 32, of Athens, by Athens Township police, on Mar. 7, on Route 220 in Athens Township. McGrath has also been charged with driving with a suspended license. A blood alcohol test later revealed that McGrath's blood alcohol content was .20 percent on the day of his arrest. McGrath has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw Aug. 14 for a preliminary hearing.