Police Briefs, Sept. 27, 2012
Towanda man accused of assault
Christopher Ryan Goshorn, 33, of Towanda is accused of assaulting two women in Towanda, police said.
On the night of Aug. 31, Goshorn got into an argument with a Lori Carman at the bar at the Towanda Motel, and then struck her after they had left the bar, causing cuts on her face and head, police said.
On the same night, Goshorn also struck a Marie Bardell, causing injuries to her face, police said.
As a result of these incidents, Goshorn was charged with simple assault and driving under the influence of alcohol, Towanda police said.
Goshorn was arraigned by Athens Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 1. Goshorn was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Goshorn waived his preliminary hearing in Towanda District Court. Goshorn's case has therefore been transferred to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, where he is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 18.
New Albany woman faces access device fraud charge
Penny Marie Masters, 42, of New Albany is accused of purchasing gas 22 times using a Dandy Mini Mart Gas Card that belongs to Wyoming Casing Service Inc., police said.
Masters made the purchases, which totaled up to $1,077.02, between Jan. 17 and April 6 at the Dandy Mini Mart in New Albany Borough, police said.
Wyoming Casing Service told the police that Masters' last day of employment with Wyoming Casing Service had been Jan. 15, state police said.
As a result of these purchases, Masters was charged on Aug. 13 with the third-degree felony of access device fraud, police said.
Masters waived her preliminary hearing, which was scheduled for Sept. 21.
Masters' case has therefore been transferred to Bradford County Common Pleas Court, where she is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 18.
Sayre woman charged with possession of bath salts
Ellen Marie Johnson, 47, of Sayre was recently charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred at 6:45 a.m. Friday along state Route 220 in Monroe Township, in which Johnson was found to be in possession of bath salts, police said.
During the incident, Johnson had given the state police permission to search her overnight bag and purse, and inside the purse was a syringe loaded with a clear liquid that tested positive for bath salts, police said.
Inside the bag were a medium size plastic bag and a small plastic bag, both of which contained bath salts, according to the state police at Towanda.
Police said they also found syringes in the overnight bag and on her person.
Johnson told police that the drugs had been placed in the overnight bag and purse by another individual at the scene.
Johnson, who lives on Sunset Street, was arrested and arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark. Johnson's bail was set at $10,000.
Johnson's preliminary hearing, which was scheduled for Sept. 26 in Towanda District Court, has been continued to Oct. 3.
Burglary occurs in Towanda Township
State police said they are trying to determine who committed a burglary of a 59-year-old woman's residence at 73 Railroad St., Towanda Township.
The woman was not home at the time of the burglary, which occurred sometime between 12:01 a.m. Thursday and 3:30 p.m. Monday, police said.
Once inside the residence, the burglar or burglars stole a check book and credit card, both of which belong to a 62-year-old Sugar Run man, police said.
The burglar or burglars then used the check book and credit card to make numerous fraudulent purchases at numerous stores, state police said.
State police at Towanda said they are continuing to investigate the incident.
New Albany teen injured in ATV accident
Kimberly P. Bacorn, 14, of New Albany sustained minor injuries when she was involved in an ATV accident in Overton Township, state police said in a recent press release.
The accident occurred on 7:33 p.m. on Aug. 7, when Bacorn was operating an ATV illegally on Beebe Road at a high rate of speed, police said.
Bacorn tried to turn right, at which point the ATV overturned, police said.
Bacorn was transported to Memorial Hospital by family members, according to the state police at Towanda.