Granville residents taken into custody

State police at Towanda said that Nicole Irene Northrop, 25, and Mark Raymond Van Horn, 26, both of Granville, Pa., were taken into custody May 21 and charged with felony burglary, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property for a burglary that took place in Granville Township.

According to police, the charges were filed after an investigation found that both people entered the shed of a 26-year-old man and stole a hunting bow and chainsaw, worth a total of $900. Police said it's believed that the pair was involved in other burglaries/thefts in the area, and an investigation is continuing.

They were charged before District Court 42-3-02 and placed in Bradford County Jail, in lieu of $75,000 bail, police said.

Items taken in West Burlington

A 29-year-old West Burlington man told state police at Towanda that someone broke into his trailer and stole a few items that belong to his neighbor at 2 p.m. May 16 on Mission Center Lane in West Burlington Township.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Phishing scam reported

A 25-year-old Inkster, Mich. man told state police at Towanda that he was the victim of a phishing scam between April 3 and May 2 in Columbia Township.

The man told police that he sold a cellular telephone to a buyer on Craigslist.com on April 3, and shipped the phone and accessories to an address in Troy. The buyer was supposed to pay the man for these items via PayPal; however, the man never received payment for the phone, police said. The man said he reported the incident to the PayPal Fraud Department and was advised that he was the victim of a phishing scam.

Police said they recovered the stolen phone at a residence in Columbia Township and found that the person residing at the address was duped by a person in Nigeria, Africa into participating in the scam.

Firearm taken

State police said they are investigating a burglary in which a firearm was stolen from the residence of a 21-year-old man May 9 on Front Street in New Albany.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Tools stolen

A 78-year-old Troy Township man told state police at Towanda that someone entered his garage at 8:31 a.m. May 8 on Redington Avenue in Troy Township, through an unlocked door, and stole tools.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Man injured

State police at Mansfield said Timothy L. Jennings, Sr., 54, of Monroeton, had an injury of unknown severity in a crash at 10:16 a.m. May 14 on Route 549 in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pa.

Police said he was traveling south in a Freightliner diesel truck and went off the roadway and into the grass on the west shoulder. The vehicle then traveled along a ditch for about 100 feet, before overturning in the ditch on the west shoulder. According to police, the vehicle came to final rest overturned on its hood in a ditch, facing south, and the driver was charged with a violation of "roadways laned for traffic."

Windshield broken

A 54-year-old man told state police at Towanda that the windshield of his farm tractor was broken sometime between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. May 9 on Jackson Road in Springfield Township.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Burglary investigated

State police at Towanda said they are investigating the burglary of a hunting cabin that took place sometime between February and May on CCC Road in Leroy Township.

A 32-year-old New Jersey man told police a shotgun was taken.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Two charged for forgery

State police at Towanda said that charges were filed against Dawn Hance, 56, no address given, and Stanley Baldwin, 62, no address given, for a forgery incident that took place sometime between 9 a.m. Jan. 19 and 5 p.m. May 20 in the 800 block of North Center Street in Canton Township.

A 52-year-old woman told police that numerous checks were taken from her checkbook and were used without her permission. According to police, 8 checks were taken and forged, for a total of $1,364. Police said the pair admitted to taking and forging the checks, without permission, and charges were filed against them in District Court 42-3-01.

Troy man charged

State police at Towanda said Nigel Kenneth Williams, 22, of Troy, was cited for harassment and disorderly conduct following a harassment/disorderly conduct incident that took place at 12:55 p.m. May 14 on Sylvania Road in Sylvania Borough involving a 23-year-old Troy woman, who was the victim.

Person injured

One man was injured in a two-vehicle accident that took place at 6:46 a.m. May 21 on Springfield Road in Springfield Township, said state police at Towanda.

Police said driver Derek J. Keifer, 26, of Mifflinburg, had a minor injury, and driver Dan E. Spencer, 51, of Milan, was not injured. Keifer was driving a Chrysler Concorde and Spencer was operating a Peterbilt, according to police.

Police said Keifer was traveling east, and Spencer was backing into a construction area to load a piece of construction equipment onto his trailer. According to police, Keifer had just cleared the top of a small hill and the sun created a blinding glare on his windshield. Police said he was finally able to see the other vehicle, but was unable to stop in time and the front of his vehicle struck one of the trailer wheels on the passenger side. Keifer's vehicle had major front end damage and was towed, and he was taken to Troy Hospital and released while Spencer's vehicle had minimal damage.

Neither driver was charged, police said.

Woman sustains injuries during domestic dispute

George Gary Kinne, 52, of Towanda has recently been charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct relating to a May 22 incident on Chestnut Hills Lane in Towanda.

According to police, Kinne allegedly struck a female victim several times before police were called to the house to investigate.

Police found a woman laying on the ground outside of the front door of her house as Kinne yelled at her that "she deserved what she got."

When police went through the house with the victim's permission, a large amount of blood was visible on the couch and floor of the living room.

The victim was transported from the scene by ambulance to the Towanda Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries, which included a bloodied nose and swelling to her face.

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

Mitchell Robert Benjamin, 25, of Towanda, by Towanda borough police, on April 26, on the Merrill Parkway in Towanda. Benjamin has also been charged with careless driving and driving on the wrong side of the road. A blood alcohol test revealed Benjamin had a .200 percent blood alcohol content on the day of his arrest. Benjamin was sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on July 5 for a preliminary hearing.

Trey Edward Dececchis, 21, of Johnsonburg, by Towanda borough police, on May 4, on South Main Street in Towanda. Dececchis has also been charged with driving on the wrong side of the road and careless driving. A blood alcohol test revealed Dececchis had a .212 percent blood alcohol content on the day of his arrest. Dececchis was sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on July 5 for a preliminary hearing.

Christopher Ryan Stiehl, 26, of Factoryville, by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, on May 15, in State Gameland 36 in Franklin Township. Stiehl has also been charged with possessing an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. Stiehl later refused to submit to a blood alcohol test. Stiehl was sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on July 3 for a preliminary hearing.