DUI charges

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

Amanda Nicole Chapman, 27, of Athens, by Sayre borough police, on Aug. 22, at North Lehigh Avenue and Allison Street in Sayre. Chapman has also been charged with reckless driving, careless driving and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Chapman's blood alcohol content was .24 percent on the day of her arrest. Chapman has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw Oct. 16 for a preliminary hearing.

Nathaniel Kevin Ellis, 23, of Gillett, by Athens Township police, on Sept. 18, on Mile Lane Road in Athens Township. Police said Ellis performed poorly on a field sobriety test and agreed to have blood drawn for chemical testing, the results of which are pending. Ellis was arraigned Sept. 18 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Ellis is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw Sept. 25 for a preliminary hearing.

Two arrested for Walmart theft

Athens Township police recently arrested two men on a charge of retail theft.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Andrew Christopher Strock, 30, and Arthur James Brimmer, 32, both of Wellsburg, N.Y., were also charged with criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft.

Police said the men stole $605.56 in merchandise Sept. 13 from the Walmart on Elmira Street, then fled the store in a green Chevrolet pickup truck.

Brimmer and Strock were both arraigned Sept. 13 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bail each. Both are scheduled to appear at preliminary hearings Sept. 18.

Man charged with corruption of minors

A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of corruption of minors.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Donald E. Talada Jr., 31, was also charged with indecent assault on a person less than 13 years of age and disorderly conduct.

Police said Talada is alleged to have inappropriately touched a juvenile female victim in May.

Talada was arraigned Sept. 15 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and released from the Bradford County Jail on unsecured bail. Talada's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 25.

Drug possession charge

A Sayre man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Timothy L. Vanhousen Jr., 25, was also charged with eight counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said a hypodermic needle, baggies with marijuana and white powder residue, a small glass pipe, a small metal pipe, a small tin box containing rolling papers and a lighter, a bent metal spoon and a small digital scale belonging to Vanhousen were removed from an Olive Street residence after police received a report of drugs being left there, police said.

Vanhousen was arraigned Sept. 18 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Vanhousen's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 25.

Man charged with disorderly conduct

An Athens man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of disorderly conduct by engaging in fighting.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Ralph Forbes, 35, was also charged with disorderly conduct by using obscene language or gestures and obstructing the administration of law.

Police said Forbes used obscene language, yelled and refused to cooperate with officers during a domestic incident Sept. 17 at an East Frederick Street location. Police said Forbes also attempted to swing at a male and verbally argued with a female during the incident.

Forbes was arraigned Sept. 18 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Forbes' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 25.

Man charged with assault

A Sayre man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of simple assault.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Arnold Eugene Rumsey, 57, was also charged with harassment by physical contact.

Police said Rumsey punched a 13-year-old male victim in the face Sept. 16, causing a swollen and bruised left eye.

Rumsey was arraigned Sept. 17 by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Rumsey's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 25.

Police investigating assault incident

Pennsylvania state police are currently investigating a simple assault incident that occurred in March in Terry Township.

According to information from state police at Towanda, Travis John Hubert of Wyalusing, age not provided, shot a 21-year-old male victim in the leg with a pellet from an air rifle during a party March 24 on Norway Ridge Road. Charges are pending following the investigation, police said.

No injuries in Stevens Twp. accident

Pennsylvania state police at Towanda recently investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident in Stevens Township.

According to state police information, at about 8:40 p.m. Sept. 11, a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Richard A. Bowes, 27, of Montoursville, was traveling south on Route 706 when Bowes observed a deer on the roadway. Police said Bowes lost control of the vehicle, traveled up an embankment, overturned and came to rest on its driver's side facing north.

Police said Bowes was uninjured and not cited with any traffic violations. Police were assisted at the scene by the LeRaysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Department, Shelby's Towing and HOPS EMS.

Gillett man charged following argument

Pennsylvania state police recently cited a Gillett man following a Sept. 13 argument in Smithfield Township.

According to information from state police at Towanda, Gavin Raymond Roberts, 23, was cited for harassment. Police said Roberts grabbed a female victim by her arms, causing bruising, and struck her in the face.

State police investigate license plate theft

Pennsylvania state police at Towanda are currently investigating the theft of a registration plate from a vehicle in Warren Center.

According to state police information, the Pennsylvania plate was removed between Sept. 8 and Sept. 10 from a vehicle on Warren Center Road. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.