Police Briefs, June 21, 2013
Woman waives hearing
Jessica Ann Peters, 36, of 305 Sutliff Hill Rd., Athens, who was charged with failing to report to the Bradford County Correctional Facility March 25, has waived her preliminary hearing to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
According to an affidavit, Peters was sentenced to three months to a maximum of 20 months for the offense of access device fraud.
Columbia Cross Roads man waives hearing on theft
Chad Layton Sheppard, 20, of PO Box 137, Columbia Cross Roads, who was charged with the theft of $759 in cash belonging to Cindy Gustin, no age or address given, has waived his preliminary hearing to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
According to an affidavit, Gustin had contacted state police at Towanda and said that Sheppard had been borrowing money from her and asking for additional money by creating false impressions and deception. Sheppard was charged with theft by deception, according to court papers.
Man waives hearing on sexual abuse charge
John Frederick Ames, Jr., 32, of the Indiana County Jail, Indiana, Pa., who was charged with sexual abuse of children for an incident Feb. 19 in Sylvania, has waived his preliminary hearing to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
According to an affidavit, Ames stated he played a DVD containing child pornography.
Woman waives hearing on heroin delivery charges
Nichole Marie Dewitt, 24, of 425 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, has waived her preliminary hearing on charges of delivery of and possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
Police said Dewitt conspired with two other people in delivering heroin to a Pennsylvania State Police confidential informant at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 2012 at a parking lot along Route 14 in the Canton area. Dewitt is also charged with criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.
Columbia Cross Roads man waives hearing on fraud charge
Dale James Baldwin, 18, of 406 Parmenter Rd., Columbia Cross Roads, who was charged with access device fraud and identity theft for an incident that took place between April 5-10 at Cudd Energy Services Fleet Garage on Route 414 in Canton Township, has waived his preliminary hearing, according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
According to court papers, Baldwin used a credit/debit card to obtain or attempt to obtain a subscription to an online website valued at $109.74, with the knowledge that the card was issued to another person, Robert Lumpkins, 50, of Seminole, Okla., who did not authorize its use.
In an affidavit, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper John Youngblood said that Baldwin eventually confessed that he went into Lumpkins' company truck while it was parked in the garage, took his wallet, copied the information on the credit/debit card, put the wallet back, and used the information to purchase a trial membership to the dating website fling.com.
Canton man waives hearing on DUI offense
Derrick Scott Rieco, Jr., 20, of 360 E. Main St., Canton has waived his preliminary hearing to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas on DUI charges that were filed following an April 7 traffic stop on East Union Street in Canton, according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
According to court papers, Rieco was charged with DUI charges, including DUI: Minors - First Offense. He was also charged for driving without a valid driver's license and driving a vehicle without his head lights and tail lights operational.
Canton Police Officer Joshua Heckman said his opinion was that Rieco had been driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance. He said Rieco's chemical blood test results were .037 percent.
Man waives hearing on obstructing
Brad Jerome Hayton, 49, of 7 Meyers Rd., Sayre, has waived his preliminary hearing on charges of obstructing administration of law or other governmental function and hindering apprehension or prosecution for a May 6 incident in Ridgebury Township in which he is accused of intentionally obstructing members of the Bradford County Sheriff's Office in apprehending Jessica Peters, no age or address given, according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
According to court papers, Hayton provided false information to the sheriff's office by saying that Peters was not at his house.
Men face hearing in Wells Twp. deer poaching
Two Elmira, N.Y. men charged with unlawful killing or taking of big game in connection with a deer poaching incident in Wells Township face preliminary hearings at 1 p.m. June 26 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy, according to court papers.
Joshua Kevin Morse, 20, of 309 Grant St., Elmira, N.Y. and Adam J. Corsi, 27, of 1164 N. Main St., Elmira, N.Y. have been charged for an incident that occurred between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Nov. 19 at 218 Eaton Ln. in Wells Township. The men are accused of killing or attempting to kill one antlered deer and one antlerless deer during a closed season and through unlawful methods, the papers note.
They are also charged with shooting on or across highways, loaded firearms in vehicles, unlawful use of lights while hunting, trespass on private property while hunting, and a violation of "restrictions on recreational spotlighting."
According to an affidavit, Morse alleged that Corsi shot at a doe in a field adjacent to the northeast side of Roaring Run Road, and that they were also on Bird Creek Road. In addition, Morse stated that Corsi and another person shot at and killed a four-point buck in the same vicinity.
Police investigate alcohol incident
State police at Towanda are investigating an incident of furnishing alcohol to minors that occurred recently in Ridgebury Township.
According to information from state police, alcohol was provided to a 16-year-old Troy juvenile June 2 at a location on Yale Road in Ridgebury Township.
Man arrested for drug paraphernalia
A Towanda man was recently taken into custody by state police on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to information from state police at Towanda, Marcus McNeal, 18, was discovered to be in possession of drug paraphernalia June 8 in Sheshequin Township during a routine check by the state Fish and Boat Commission.
Police investigate accident
State police at Towanda recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident in Sheshequin Township in which two people were injured.
According to state police information, a 2004 Ford Freestar operated by Branden M. Myers, 28, of Athens, was traveling west on Bradley Road when it lost control while attempting to negotiate a sharp right hand curve in the roadway. Myers was driving too fast for the road's wet conditions, police said. The vehicle spun counterclockwise and struck two large trees with its passenger side area, police said.
According to police, Myers and passenger Kenneth Gillie, 31, of Athens, were transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for treatment of injuries of unknown severity. Myers was cited with driving too fast for conditions, police said.
The Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Association, Ulster EMS and Memorial Hospital EMS assisted at the scene, police said.
Theft occurs in Fox Twp.
Someone stole a brown sign for Richard Lane from the sign post at the end of the lane, which is located in Fox Township, Sullivan County, police said.
The lane is located off of High Bridge Road, state police said.
The theft occurred sometime between June 1 and June 14, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.
Dushore man cited for criminal mischief
Robert Bruce Blowers, 36, of Dushore damaged seven trees at Overton Apartments in Dushore by cutting branches from the trees, police said.
As a result of this incident, Blowers was cited for the summary offense of criminal mischief, police said.
The incident occurred sometime between noon and 1 p.m. on June 14, state police at Laporte said.