Police Briefs, March 28, 2014
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Betty J. Allen, 39, of Athens, by Athens Borough police, on March 15, on Old Hopkins Street in Athens. Allen has also been charged with careless driving and violation of accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property. A blood alcohol test revealed that Allen's blood alcohol content was .16 percent on the day of her arrest. Allen has been sent a summons to appear April 22 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Athens Boro police warn of scam
The Athens Borough Police Department is currently investigating an alleged blacktop scam, according to information from borough police.
Police said a contractor approached borough residents stating that his company had leftover materials from another job in the area and offered to repair the reporting parties' driveway at a discount. The work that had been completed and the materials used were not satisfactory, police said.
The department reminds all residents to be observant if approached by contractors offering them driveway sealer or asphalt at a discounted rate. Residents are reminded to check for contractor registration through the state attorney general's office or to contact their local law enforcement or code enforcement agency for additional information, police said.
Two arrested in Athens Twp. thefts
Athens Township police recently arrested two men on a charge of retail theft.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Adam C. Rowe, 25, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., and Kamry Mishel Smiley, 23, of Athens, were arrested March 22 after removing items from the Walmart store on Elmira Street.
Police said Rowe attempted to steal a DVD receiver valued at $249.97. Smiley attempted to remove a foam bicycle seat cover and an insulated drinking cup valued at a total of $26.40, according to police.
Smiley and Rowe were each arraigned March 22 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail each. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for April 1.
Barton woman arrested
A Barton, N.Y. woman was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Cortny S. Doane, 24, was also charged with speeding.
Police said Doane was found to have a suspended driver's license following a vehicle stop March 24 on Ellis Creek Road in Barton.
Doane was issued tickets to appear April 15 in Barton Town Court.
State police at Towanda recently issued a citation to a Towanda woman following an incident in Ulster Township.
According to state police, Bobbi Jo Ann Noto, 31, is accused of intentionally damaging the vehicle of a female victim during a dispute March 20 at a Route 220 location.
Liquor law violation
A Ridgebury Township establishment recently was cited by the state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for a violation of state liquor laws.
According to the bureau, the Ridgebury Sportsman's Club on Centerville Road is accused of failing to maintain complete and truthful business records concerning the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act for a two-year period, failing to operate small games of chance in conformity with the act and the state code, and selling to non-members.
The charges will be brought before an administrative law judge, according to the bureau.
Indiana man charged in truck theft
An Indianapolis, Ind. man was recently incarcerated by Athens Township police in connection with a November 2012 theft of a pickup truck.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, John E. Thompson, 40, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and driving without a valid license.
Police said Thompson removed a 2003 GMC Sierra truck belonging to a Wyalusing man from the Blue Spruce Trailer Court on Nov. 2, 2012. The Indianapolis Metro Police Department found the stolen truck in the city two days later and had it impounded, police said.
Thompson had a suspended Indiana driver's license and no Pennsylvania license at the time of the offense, police said.
Thompson was arraigned March 21 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Thompson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 1.
Athens man charged
An Athens man was recently arrested by Athens Borough police on a charge of simple assault.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Ryan Daniel Stevens Taylor, 26, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and harassment.
Police said Taylor was involved in a physical domestic incident with a female victim at about 9:41 a.m. March 27, causing minor injury to the female. Taylor was found to have several items of drug paraphernalia containing burnt residue in his possession, including a chrome socket, a modified two-liter bottle and a yellow cap containing a chrome socket, according to police.
Police also arrested Taylor on a warrant from the Chemung County, N.Y. sheriff's department for criminal possession of a weapon, a felony offense, police said.
Taylor was arraigned March 27 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of a total of $30,000 bail. His preliminary hearing for the March 27 charges is scheduled for April 8.