Police Briefs, Police Briefs, Feb. 8, 2013
Man accused passing fake $100 bill in N. Towanda
Dustin Hunter Poulton, 22, of Middleton, Pa., is accused of passing a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase gasoline and merchandise at the Dandy Mini Mart in North Towanda Township, police said.
Poulton received $76.87 in change, police said.
The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 13, police said.
Charges have been filed against Poulton for forgery, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property, police said.
Poulton has been sent a summons which orders him to face the charges at a preliminary hearing on March 20 in Towanda District Court.
The following person was charged with driving under the influence in Sullivan County:
Derrick Alan Simms, 27, Hoxie, Ark., by the state police, on Jan. 25, on state Route 487 in Cherry Township. A test revealed that the amount of alcohol in Simms' blood was over the legal limit on the day of his arrest.
Forgery charges in theft of checks
Sarah Ann Raymond, 27, and Cindy Lou Raymond, 53, both of Rome have been charged by state police with forgery, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and receiving stolen property relating to incidents that occurred between Dec. 1 and Dec. 21 in Windham Township.
According to police, both women were caregivers to an unnamed man during which time they stole 7 checks from the victim and used them to obtain $5,900.
The missing money was discovered by the victim's daughter, police said.
Cindy and Sarah Raymond were both released on $1,000 unsecured bail and have a preliminary hearing scheduled for Mar. 12 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.
Money stolen from lost wallet
Lisa Marie Perry, 43, of Sayre has recently been charged by state police with theft of mislaid property relating to a Dec. 9 incident at the Dollar General store in Wysox Township. According to police, Perry removed money and a gift card valued at $105 from a wallet which had been misplaced in the store.
Perry has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on Mar. 5 for a preliminary hearing.
State police are continuing to investigate the report of a burglary on Robinson Road in Rome Township which occurred in December. According to police, an unknown person entered an unoccupied seasonal residence without permission and scrapped metal which was stolen from the property.
Waverly woman charged
A Waverly woman was recently charged with unauthorized use of an automobile by Athens Township police.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Beth A. Bostwick, 31, operated a 1998 Dodge Durango without the consent of its owner on Jan. 20. Police said Bostwick removed the vehicle from a Farr Road residence and abandoned it on Ridgebury Road.
Bostwick's preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 5.