Police Briefs, March 14, 2013
Child endangerment and drug charges
Tonya Lee Merritt, 24, and Roger Armando Coello, 26, both of Wyalusing have been charged by the Bradford County Sheriff's Office with endangering the welfare of children, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance relating to a Feb. 27 incident in Camptown.
According to police, deputies arrived at the residence to serve a warrant on Coello. After finding him inside, police found a glass pipe with marijuana residue in the house within reach of two small children approximately 2-years-old.
Also within reach of the children were two fixed blade knives.
Merritt and Coello have been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Mar. 12 for a preliminary hearing.
Two men charged for burglary conspiracy
Robert John Nemeth, 49, of Wyalusing and Christopher Mark Walter, 48, of Sugar Run have both been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal conspiracy, and criminal trespass relating to a Dec. 7 incident in Wyalusing Borough.
Nemeth and Walter were spotted by several citizens stealing a lawn mower from 157 State St. in Wyalusing, police said.
Walter was released on $2500 unsecured bail and is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on March 26 for a preliminary hearing.
Nemeth was remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on March 12 for a preliminary hearing.