Police Briefs, Oct. 7, 2013
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Matthew Charles McLinko, 20, of Towanda, by state police, on Aug. 31, at routes 220 and 199 in Athens Township. McLinko has also been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. A blood test revealed that McLinko's blood contained Delta-9 THC, the active component of marijuana, at the time of his arrest. McLinko has been sent a summons to appear Nov. 5 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Allen Blaine Carnrike, 41, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough police, on Sept. 22, on North Lehigh Avenue in Sayre. Carnrike has also been charged with driving with a suspended license and careless driving. A blood alcohol test revealed that Carnrike's blood alcohol content was .21 percent on the day of his arrest. Carnrike has been sent a summons to appear Nov. 5 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Sayre man arrested on warrant
A Sayre man was recently arrested by Tioga County, N.Y. sheriff's deputies on a bench warrant.
According to information from the sheriff's office, Timothy R. Henry, 38, was arrested on a warrant for probation violation out of Tioga County. Henry was located Oct. 2 in the town of Owego, police said.
Henry was remanded to the Tioga County Jail without bail or bond and was scheduled to appear Oct. 3 in county court.
Police investigate mischief report
State police at Towanda are investigating a reported criminal mischief incident in Ulster Township.
According to state police information, unknown individuals are accused of throwing rocks at several vehicles on Route 220 at about 1:20 a.m. Sept. 21. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Man accused of burglary
State police recently arrested a Sayre man on a charge of burglary.
According to information from state police at Towanda, Matthew Ryan Malorzo, 26, was also charged with theft and receiving stolen property.
Police said Malorzo unlawfully entered a residence on Cotton Hollow Road in Litchfield Township and removed several items of jewelry at about 12:15 p.m. Sept. 29.
Malorzo was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw and remanded to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
A Canton woman was recently charged by state police with violating a protection from abuse order.
According to information from state police at Towanda, Linda Rose Sabados, 54, violated an active PFA order by contacting a male victim via telephone Sept. 19. Sabados was released on her own recognizance, police said.
Police investigating theft
State police at Towanda are investigating a theft and criminal mischief case in Wyalusing Borough.
According to information from state police, an unknown actor or actors stole a motorcycle helmet with a scorpion on the side from a Riverside Road location sometime between 10 p.m. Sept. 30 and 5:30 a.m. Oct. 1. The actor also poured baking soda over a 2006 Honda Shadow at the location, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Police investigate accident
State police recently investigated a hit-and-run accident on South Main Street in Towanda Township.
According to information from state police at Towanda, an unknown male driver operating a van rear-ended a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer about 100 feet west of Route 220 at about 6:36 p.m. Oct. 2.
Police said the male asked the driver of the Trailblazer, 19-year-old Devonne B. Pratt of Towanda, if she was okay. When Pratt didn't respond, the male fled the scene, traveling south on Route 220, police said.
Memorial Hospital EMS treated Pratt for minor injuries, police said. Pratt was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident, according to police.
Man charged with assault
A Sayre man was recently charged with assault by state police at Towanda.
According to state police information, John R. Palfreyman, 34, is accused of punching an adult male of Towanda in the face while he was pumping gas at the Dandy Mini Mart on Route 220 in Ulster Township. The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. Sept. 20, police said.
Police filed charges against Palfreyman in district court, police said.
Traffic stop leads to charges
State police plan to file charges against a Canton man found to be in possession of alleged drugs and drug paraphernalia during a recent traffic stop, police said.
According to information from state police at Towanda, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by William Leroy Schrader, 62, on Route 414 in Monroe Township at about 12:05 p.m. Sept. 12.
Police said Schrader was found to be in possession of a white chalky substance believed to be crack cocaine and a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana during the stop. Schrader was also found to possess a digital scale and hollow pen body, according to police.
Charges will be filed in district court, police said.
License plate stolen
State police at Towanda are investigating the theft of a registration plate from a vehicle in Wyalusing Township.
According to information from state police, the unknown actor removed the plate Oct. 2 from a vehicle on Route 6. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Police investigating threatening letters
State police are investigating the recent receipt of threatening letters by a victim in Standing Stone Township.
According to information from state police at Towanda, the female victim received two computer-generated letters between Sept. 19 and Sept. 26. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
State police at Towanda recently charged a Laceyville man with theft after he reportedly stole a bicycle from a New Albany location.
According to state police information, Michael Edward Walter Jr., 21, took a bicycle from a Front Street residence at about 12:25 a.m. Oct. 3. The bicycle was recovered and returned, police said.
Charges against Walter were filed in district court, police said.
Man arrested for DUI
State police recently arrested a Stevensville man for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
According to information from state police at Towanda, Alan Lee Fortenberry, 60, was involved in a one-car motor vehicle accident Oct. 4 in Tuscarora Township.
Police said Fortenberry was traveling north on Beebe Road at about 6:35 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree located off the southbound berm. Fortenberry showed signs of intoxication, police said.
The Wyalusing Fire Department and Memorial Hospital EMS assisted police at the scene.