DUI Charges

The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

Joseph Ruddy III, 25, of Scranton, by Towanda police, on May 10, on the Merrill Parkway in Towanda. A test showed that Ruddy had a blood alcohol content of .148 percent on the day of his arrest.

Stephen P. Patel, 30, of Wysox, by Towanda police, on June 1, on South Main Street in Towanda. According to police, Patel refused to submit to a blood alcohol test on the night of his arrest.

David Andrew Ray, 24, of Lincoln, Alabama, by state police, on March 30, at the intersection of State Route 6 and Covered Bridge Road in Burlington Township. A test showed that Ray had a blood alcohol content of .233 percent on the day of his arrest.

Matthew James McGee, 34, of Gillett, by Sayre Borough police, on May 25, on South Wilbur Avenue in Sayre. McGee has also been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to an unattended vehicle. A blood alcohol test later revealed that McGee's blood alcohol content was .18 percent on the day of his arrest. McGee has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw July 30 for a preliminary hearing.

Patricia Joyce Kunkle, 28, of Towanda, by Athens Borough police, on May 30, on North Main Street in Athens. Kunkle has also been charged with driving without a valid license and failing to display headlamps. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Kunkle's blood alcohol content was .10 percent on the day of her arrest. Kunkle has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw July 30 for a preliminary hearing.

Jason Paul Wheeler, 32, of Barton, by Athens Township police, on June 28, on Riverside Drive in Athens. Wheeler has also been charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wheeler refused to submit to a blood test to determine his blood alcohol content, but admitted to police that he had drank and had recently used heroin. Wheeler was arraigned June 28 by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $85,000 bail. Wheeler is scheduled to appear July 9 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.

Dushore basketball court mischief

State police are continuing to investigate a report of criminal mischief which occurred at the basketball court in Dushore between the dates of May 19 and May 24. According to police, an unknown person drove a motor vehicle onto the court and left tire skid marks on the surface.

Anyone with information is asked. to contact state police in Laporte at (570) 946-4610.

Two vehicle accident leaves no injuries

A June 8 two vehicle accident in Wilmot Township resulted in no injuries to either drivers. According to police, Frank J. Krebs, 48, of Butler was driving a tractor trailer and attempted to pass Patrick J. Connelly, 49, of Ashley who was operating a 2006 International Harvester 7300 on Ambrosius Road. The crash occurred when the tractor trailer hooked the right rear driver side of the harvester. Neither driver faced any charges for the crash.

Weapon possession charge

A Barton, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

According to information from the sheriff's office, Harold W. Teeple, 49, was charged following investigation into a June 25 complaint of shots fired at a location within the town of Barton. Teeple was issued tickets to appear July 23 in Barton town court.

Sex offender arrested

Waverly village police recently arrested a man on a warrant.

According to information from village police, William G. Siegmyer, 35, was wanted for failing to report a change of address as a sex offender, a felony. Siegmyer was arrested by the Niagara County, N.Y. Sheriff's Office and was turned over to Waverly police, according to police.

Siegmyer was arraigned and remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.