Police Briefs, Oct. 23, 2012
Burglary occurs in Monroeton
State police at Towanda said they are trying to determine who broke into a 50-year-old man's residence on Hemlock Street in Monroe Borough.
Sometime between 12:01 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, a burglar or burglars broke a basement window and entered the residence, police said. Once inside, the burglar or burglars stole four Pittsburgh Steelers football jerseys, a Steelers light, and a Steelers Fathead helmet that was placed on the wall, police said.
The estimated total value of the stolen items is approximately $445, state police said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Theft occurs in Tuscarora Twp.
A 48-year-old Florida man reported that several pieces of furniture were stolen from his rental property on Creek Road in Tuscarora Township, police said.
State police at Towanda said they are investigating the theft, which occurred on Oct. 1.
Vandalism occurs in Wyalusing Twp.
Someone intentionally scratched the passenger's side of a 28-year-old man's car, which was parked in a parking lot at Cargill Taylor Beef in Wyalusing Township, police said.
The vandalism occurred on Wednesday, state police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
New Albany woman injured in crash
Brittany L. Wulff, 21, of New Albany suffered a minor injury in a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Route 6 in North Towanda Township, police said.
At the time of the accident, a 1999 Ford Escort SE operated by John R. Warfle of Wyalusing was stopped in the eastbound lane of Route 6 while Warfle waited to make a left-hand turn, police said.
Wulff, who was driving east on Route 6, rear-ended Warfle's vehicle, police said.
Warfle, 37, and his 17-year-old passenger, Devin L. Hubert, were uninjured, police said. Wulff was cited for careless driving, police said.
The accident occurred at 12:05 p.m. on Oct. 9, east of Campbell Road, police said.
Towanda man charged with possession of a controlled substance
Joshua Alan Fuller, 27, of Towanda has been charged with possession of a controlled substance after police found him sitting in his carport smoking synthetic marijuana, police said.
Fuller was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following the incident, which occurred at 10:15 p.m. on Sept. 14, Towanda police said.
Fuller has been sent a summons which orders him to appear before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Wednesday.
Towanda man charged with violating Megan's Law
Todd Michael Smith, 41, of York Avenue, Towanda was recently charged with failure to comply with the registration requirements of sexual offenders, police said.
The charge was lodged because Smith reported his York Avenue address to the state police several weeks after he had moved there, police said. By law, Smith was required to report his new address within 48 hours after he had moved there, police said.
Smith had been placed on a 10-year registration with Megan's Law after pleading guilty to indecent assault, which is a first-degree misdemeanor, for an offense that occurred on July 8, 2005, police said.
Monroeton woman accused of selling drug
Billie Jo Knapp, 40, of Franklin Township has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and criminal use of a communication facility, police said.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Jan. 25, 2011 in which Knapp sold 20 5-mg Vicodin pills to another individual, police said. The sale took place at Knapp's home, police said.
Knapp waived her preliminary hearing, which had been scheduled to take place on Oct. 10, 2012 in Towanda District Court. Knapp's case has therefore been transferred to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, where she is scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 1.