Police Briefs, June 15, 2014
Access device fraud
State police at Towanda are investigating a case of access device fraud in Wyalusing Township.
According to state police, an known actor received access to a female victim's credit card. Police said the card was supposed to be mailed to a township location, but was never received; however, charges were made to the card.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Road signs shot
State police are investigating a criminal mischief incident in Tuscarora Township.
According to state police at Towanda, police were notified May 30 of two road signs on Route 367 containing multiple bullet holes. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Monroeton woman charged
State police at Towanda recently charged a Monroeton woman in a theft and forgery incident in Albany Township.
According to information from state police, Sara Ann Johnson, 27, who was a caregiver of the victim, overpaid herself and made unauthorized transactions using the victim's checkbook between July and September 2013. Johnson made a total of $1,783.86 in unauthorized transactions, police said.
Charges were filed against Johnson in district court and an arrest warrant issued, police said.
Woman charged with child endangerment
An Athens woman was recently charged with endangering the welfare of a child by Athens Borough police.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Angelica L. Heeman, 23, was charged after a 4-year-old female juvenile left her North Elmira Street residence unattended and walked several blocks to a Walnut Street location.
Heeman's preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 15.
A Candor, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Sayre Borough police on a charge of stalking.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Tracy White, 52, was also charged with luring a child into a motor vehicle.
Police said White followed a juvenile male and attempted to abduct him on several occasions between 2006 and 2014. According to police, White was last reported to be attempting to speak with the boy June 1 at the Fourth Ward Park; the boy's mother told police that the boy and other juvenile males he was with returned to his mother's residence "in fear for their lives," police said.
White was arraigned June 13 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. White's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 24.
Man charged with theft
Sayre Borough police recently incarcerated a Nichols, N.Y. man on a charge of theft by unlawful taking.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Andrew J. Rogers, 21, was also charged with receiving stolen property.
Police said that at about 8:15 a.m. March 5, Rogers removed a Taurus 9-millimeter handgun from a truck parked in the driveway of a South Higgins Avenue residence. Rogers then gave the handgun to another person to dispose of it, police said.
Rogers was arraigned June 6 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Rogers' preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 17.
Athens man charged
An Athens man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of providing false information for firearm ownership.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Ryan Michael Plouse, 24, was also charged with making an unsworn falsification to authorities.
Police said Plouse attempted to purchase a pistol from a township firearms dealer May 15 and answered no to a question on the form asking whether he had been convicted of a felony or other crime for which the judge could have imprisoned him for more than one year. Police said Plouse had been sentenced in 2011 to five to 23 months confinement for a first-degree misdemeanor charge. Plouse was denied the sale of the gun and his application referred to police, police said.
Plouse was arraigned June 9 and released from the Bradford County Jail on non-monetary bail. Plouse's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 24.