Police Briefs, July 21, 2012
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 4:07 p.m. June 27 on Route 367 at Board Road in Tuscarora Township, said state police at Towanda.
Drivers involved in the accident were Brett A. Sutton, 25, of Laceyville, who wasn't injured, and Dawn D. Repsher, 36, of Laceyville, who had an injury of unknown severity, police said. Police said a 4-year-old female passenger in her vehicle had an injury of unknown severity.
According to police, the crash occurred as Sutton was traveling north and Repsher was traveling south on Route 367. Repsher was approaching Board Street and was about to exit a one-lane bridge when Sutton approached the bridge and began to enter it from the south end, police said. Sutton realized Repsher was already on the bridge and tried to stop, but was unable to stop and struck her vehicle, police said. Police said both vehicles were moved off the one-lane bridge onto Broad Street.
Police said Sutton was charged with "failure to obey a traffic control."
State police at Towanda said one person was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 8:40 a.m. June 28 on Route 328 in Wells Township.
According to police, drivers involved in the accident were Robert J. Schrom, Jr., 49, of Elmira, N.Y., who wasn't injured, and Sheila A. Orchowski, 42, of Mansfield, who had an injury of unknown severity.
Police said Schrom was traveling west and Orchowski was traveling east when Schrom tried to make a left into the Dandy Mart and turned right, in front of Orchowski. Police said Schrom's vehicle struck Orchowski's vehicle on the driver side front bumper and fender area.
Police said Schrom was charged with a violation of "vehicle turning left."
Crash injures two
State police at Towanda said two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 4:05 p.m. June 15 on Wetona Road in Springfield Township.
Drivers involved in the accident were Timothy R. Beardslee, 52, of Columbia Cross Roads, who wasn't injured, and Kandice R. Johnson, 21, of Lockwood, N.Y., who wasn't injured, police said.
Police said two passengers in Johnson's vehicle, Tambra L. Floyd, 26, of Lockwood, N.Y., and Dale V. Williams, 55, of Lockwood, N.Y., had minor injuries.
According to police, Beardslee was stopped on the westbound travel lane, partially on the eastbound travel lane, and Johnson was traveling east on the eastbound travel lane when Johnson's vehicle struck Beardslee's vehicle with its driver front corner.
Police said Beardslee was charged with a violation of "roadways laned for traffic" and Johnson with "driving while suspended."
Charges filed in assault
Two Laceyville residents are accused in an incident that took place at 7:30 p.m. July 3 on Cornell Road in Tuscarora Township, said state police at Towanda.
Police said Andrew Kenneth Lamphere, 38, of Laceyville, and Barbara Jean Juckett, 43, of Laceyville, engaged in an argument, and a physical confrontation ensued. Police said both people pushed, struck, grabbed and choked each other. Criminal charges were filed, police said.
State police at Towanda said a 17-year-old Granville Summit female had an injury of unknown severity in a one-vehicle accident July 8 on Route 6 in West Burlington Township.
Police said she was traveling east and her vehicle went off the right shoulder for unknown reasons and struck a utility pole. After striking the utility pole, it spun clockwise and came to final rest facing west on the eastbound shoulder, police said. Police said the utility pole was cut in half.
State police at Towanda said Howard Charles Johnson, 49, of Troy was charged in District Court 42-3-01 with endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person.
According to police, a 2-year-old female, who was the victim, was under the care of Johnson July 8 on Redington Avenue in Troy, and Johnson was passed out due to alcohol consumption. While he was passed out, the child wandered out of the residence and into the neighborhood, police said. Police said she eventually encountered several "Good Samaritans," who tried to find her parents and contacted police.
Credit card stolen
State police at Towanda said they are investigating a report of a stolen credit card belonging to a 74-year-old woman.
According to police, the incident took place sometime between June 11-18 on Swain Road in Troy Township.
State police at Towanda said Charli Kay Northrup, 34, of Troy, was found to be under the influence of alcohol while operating a vehicle at 3:44 p.m. July 11 on Route 14 North of Route 6 in Troy Township.
According to police, a traffic stop was initiated on her vehicle following traffic violations. Police said she was taken into custody for DUI, and transported to Towanda Memorial Hospital for a blood test. Charges were filed in District court 42-3-01.
Man charged with harassment
State police at Towanda said Michael Addario, 20, a prisoner of the Bradford County Correctional Facility, was charged with harassment for allegedly striking a 19-year-old male prisoner.
Police said Addario struck him with a closed fist during an argument June 21 at the Bradford County Correctional Facility.
State police at Towanda said Nicole I. Northrop, 24, of Granville Summit, is accused in an assault/harassment that took place at 7:30 p.m. July 9 at Tygart Beverage in Troy Township.
According to police, the victim was a 22-year-old Horseheads, N.Y. woman. Police said Northrop arrived at the location to drop off her and her ex-husband's children.
Northrop approached the passenger side of the vehicle and started to pull the hair of the victim, police said.
Police said a citation for harassment was filed at District Court 42-3-01.
State police at Towanda said someone entered the cabin of a 69-year-old Troy woman and removed a propane gas stove sometime between May 27 and July 9 on Gulf Road in Troy Township.
No injuries in crash
No one was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 11:50 a.m. July 8 on Bailey Corners Road in West Burlington Township, said state police at Towanda.
Police said Meredith L. Foster, 22, of Towanda, was traveling north and failed to negotiate a right hand curve. According to police, her vehicle traveled off the southbound shoulder and struck a tree head-on. The car came to final rest on the southbound shoulder facing northwest, police said.
Police said she was charged in the incident.
State police at Towanda said two catalytic converters were taken from a white GMC truck sometime between 7 p.m. June 29 and 7 a.m. July 10 in the 7100 block of Route 6 in Troy Township.
Police said the truck was for sale on the property, and it's unknown how the converters were removed or if a vehicle was used in the commission of the crime.
State police at Towanda said someone forced open the door of residence of a 43-year-old woman sometime between 11:30 a.m. July 4 and 4 p.m. May 12 on Huddle Road in Windham Township, and took a TV.
Man arrested for DUI
State police at Towanda said John A. Davidson, Jr., 32, of Elmira, N.Y., was arrested for DUI during a traffic stop at 10:49 p.m. July 7 on Route 6 in Wyalusing.
State police at Towanda said Raymond R. Lyell, 50, of Dunnville, Ontario, had an injury of unknown severity in a crash at 2:13 p.m. July 6 on Route 6 in West Burlington Township.
Police said he was heading east and lost control when his rear tire went flat. According to police, his motorcycle fell on its left side and slid to a stop in the right lane.
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Michael J. Callear, 58, of Athens, by Athens borough police, on June 29, on West Pine Street in Athens. Callear has also been charged with careless driving and failing to stop for a red traffic signal. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Callear's blood alcohol content was .19 percent on the day of his arrest. Callear has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw Aug. 21 for a preliminary hearing.
Owego woman charged
An Owego woman was recently arrested by Sayre borough police in connection with three separate incidents that occurred at Robert Packer Hospital in early July.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Aimee N. Taylor, 26, was charged with theft by unlawful taking and possession of drug paraphernalia after police said she was found to be in possession of a plastic syringe of sodium chloride and a plastic measuring cup with dried orange residue inside it July 5 while a patient at the hospital.
Police said Taylor was arrested at about 4 p.m. July 5 after her release and charged with another count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said a nurse found a metal spoon containing a powdery substance, a syringe filled with liquid and two tourniquets near Taylor's bed.
Police said Taylor was again arrested July 10 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Police said that while a patient at the hospital's emergency room, a nurse found three hypodermic needles, two spoons, a tube of saline solution and a packet containing possible bath salts in Taylor's possession.
Taylor will face preliminary hearings July 17 for all three sets of charges.
An Athens woman was recently arrested by Sayre borough police on a charge of simple assault.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Lucille Whipple, 29, was also charged with harassment and disorderly conduct.
Police said Whipple punched a female victim in the head and face, causing two black eyes. Whipple also shoved and slapped the victim and pulled her hair, police said.
Whipple's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 28.
Police investigate ATV theft
Pennsylvania state police at Towanda seek an unknown actor or actors who removed an all-terrain vehicle from a Warren Township property.
According to information from state police, a black 1970 Yamaha 60cc three-wheeler was removed from a victim's yard sometime between 9 p.m. July 12 and 4 p.m. July 13. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Pennsylvania state police continue to investigate the theft of an all-terrain vehicle in Ridgebury Township.
According to information from state police at Towanda, a 2008 Kymco Mongoose 300 ATV was removed from the lawn outside a township residence sometime between 8 p.m. May 30 and 3 p.m. May 31. The vehicle is black with red writing, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Stolen vehicle sought
Pennsylvania state police at Towanda are seeking an unknown suspect who removed a motor vehicle from a Ridgebury Township residence.
According to state police information, the actor or actors stole a black 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee bearing Pennsylvania registration PZT648B from a driveway on Centerville Road. The theft occurred sometime on July 11, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Juvenile charged with harassment
A juvenile was recently charged with two counts of harassment by state police following a July 4 incident at Mt. Pisgah State Park in Smithfield Township.
According to information from state police at Towanda, the 12-year-old female struck a 13-year-old male with a closed fist in the head and shoulders, causing bruising to the victim's back. Police said the juvenile also struck a 45-year-old female across the face.
Man charged with disorderly conduct
A Gillett man was recently arrested by Pennsylvania state police on a charge of disorderly conduct.
According to information from state police at Towanda, Keith Fitzwater, 42, was charged after police said he intentionally ran in and out of traffic and was lying in the roadway July 12 on state route 14 in South Creek Township.
Police said Fitzwater was lodged in the Bradford County Correctional Facility following his arrest.
Theft of services charge
A Milan woman was recently arrested by Pennsylvania state police on a charge of theft of services.
According to information from state police at Towanda, Audrey K. Vandyke, 37, was arrested after she accepted a cab ride July 15, then refused to pay upon arrival at her destination.
Okla. man jailed following altercation
An Oklahoma man was recently arrested by Pennsylvania state police following a domestic violence incident.
According to information from state police at Towanda, Kenneth Dale Drury, 48, of Prague, Okla., was charged following a July 3 incident in which he struck a female victim in the head and threatened bodily injury. Police said Drury was arrested and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark, who committed him to the Bradford County Jail.
Pennsylvania state police at Towanda are investigating the theft of four decorative plates from a residence in Wyalusing Borough.
According to state police information, an unknown actor entered a residence on Senate Street July 8 and removed the plates. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Gas cans stolen
Pennsylvania state police are investigating a recent theft from a motor vehicle that occurred in Sheshequin Township.
According to information from state police at Towanda, an unknown actor removed two empty five-gallon gas cans from the bed of a truck on Castle Hill Road sometime between 6 p.m. July 3 and 2:30 p.m. July 4. Police said the actor also removed a gray metal trailer hitch with a rusty ball.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.