Man convicted of reckless driving

Jesse P. Johnson, 22, of Wysox was tried before Judge M. Beirne was convicted of reckless driving, and sentenced to a $200.00 fine and a six

month driver's suspension.

Trooper George Layou of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Johnson in January.

DUI charges

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

Melissa J. Thiel, 30, of Elmira, N.Y., by Sayre borough police, on Nov. 18, at exit 60 of Interstate 86 in Sayre. Thiel has also been charged with simple assault, simple assault by menace, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct by engaging in fighting and careless driving. Thiel's blood was drawn for a blood alcohol test to determine her blood alcohol content. Thiel was arraigned Nov. 18 by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $35,000 unsecured bail. Thiel is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing Nov. 27 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw.

Ralph W. Hobbie III, 46, of Athens, by Sayre borough police, on Nov. 3, on South Thomas Avenue in Sayre. Hobbie has also been charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and speeding. A blood alcohol test revealed that Hobbie's blood alcohol content was .14 percent on the day of his arrest. Hobbie has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw Dec. 11 for a preliminary hearing.

Lisa M. Perry, 43, of Waverly, by Sayre borough police, on Oct. 20, on North Lehigh Avenue in Sayre. Perry has also been charged with failure to drive on the right side of the roadway. A blood alcohol test revealed that Perry's blood alcohol content was .21 percent on the day of her arrest. Perry has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw Dec. 11 for a preliminary hearing.

Corinne A. Wright, 49, of Columbia Cross Roads, by Sayre borough police, on Nov. 8, on North Keystone Avenue in Sayre. Wright has also been charged with failure to drive on the right side of the roadway. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Wright's blood alcohol content was .21 percent on the day of her arrest. Wright has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw Dec. 18 for a preliminary hearing.

Lewis C. Comstock Sr., 52, of Sayre, by Sayre borough police, on Aug. 18, on North Thomas Avenue in Sayre. Comstock has also been charged with failing to stop at an accident involving injury and resisting arrest. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Comstock's blood alcohol content was .19 percent on the day of his arrest. Comstock has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw Dec. 18 for a preliminary hearing.

Drug possession charge

A Waverly woman was recently charged with possession of a controlled substance by Sayre borough police.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Nicole A. Searles, 32, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said Searles was found with bath salts, tramadol hydrochloride, acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate during an Aug. 4 investigation into suspicious activity in a room at the Hampton Inn on Elmira Street in South Waverly. Searles also had a small glass pipe, several hypodermic needles, and tin foil used to smoke bath salts on her person, police said.

Searles' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11.

Man charged with marijuana possession

A Towanda man was recently charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana by Sayre borough police.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Nathan Todd Welch, 24, is accused of distributing marijuana Sept. 1 in Chacona Lane. Police said Welch was found with three small bags of a substance that later tested positive for marijuana.

Welch's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18.

Retail theft charge

A Sayre woman was recently charged with retail theft by Athens Township police.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Josephine Rose Frederick, 44, removed 15 items from the Walmart on Elmira Street. Police said the items, including a men's shaver and two packages of ground beef, were valued at $97.92.

Frederick's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

A Waverly woman was recently charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle by Sayre borough police.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Alexandrea J. Bidlack, 21, removed a 2004 Chevrolet Venture van from a North Higgins Avenue residence Nov. 8 and drove it to a location on Park Avenue in Waverly, where it was found Nov. 10. Bidlack did not have permission to use the vehicle, police said.

Bidlack's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18.

Towanda man arrested

A Towanda man was recently arrested by Athens Borough police on a charge of burglary.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Andrew Dan Floyd Jr., 22, was also charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Police said Floyd entered a Short Street apartment by breaking its door off the hinges, violating a protection from abuse order against him from a female resident of the apartment.

Floyd was arraigned Nov. 17 by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. Floyd's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 27.

Athens woman arrested for forgery

An Athens woman was recently incarcerated by Sayre borough police on a charge of forgery.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Marisa Lauren Thomas, 34, was also charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and theft by failure to make the required payment of funds.

Police said Thomas, a former employee of the Best Western Grand Victorian Inn on Spring Street, accepted payment from another company to the Best Western for a billing invoice in February, then altered and cashed the check without depositing it into the company's account. Police said Thomas signed her name to the check without authorization. The check was in the amount of $2,289, police said.

Thomas was arraigned Nov. 10 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Thomas waived her preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 20, according to information filed in district court.

Man charged with forgery

A Lowman, N.Y. man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of forgery.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Michael J. Johns, 27, was also charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Police said Johns changed the amount of a check written out to him from $110 to $710, then cashed it in June.

Johns was arraigned Nov. 9 by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. Johns' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 23.

Woman arrested on dog charges

A Waverly woman was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of failure to secure a dog.

According to information from the sheriff's office, Brandi L. Wilson-Clawn, 32, was charged after a dog owned by her exited her residence and attacked another dog Nov. 20. Wilson-Clawn was issued a ticket to appear Dec. 4 in Town of Barton court.

Harassment charge

A Waverly man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a charge of harassment.

According to information from the sheriff's office, David M. Whalen, 29, is accused of striking a male victim in the face Nov. 17. Whalen was issued a ticket to appear Nov. 27 in Town of Barton court.