Police Briefs, Sept. 7, 2012
Man charged with theft
State police at Towanda said Keith Roberts, 36, of Laceyville, faces a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton of Wysox after being arrested for theft of motor vehicles.
According to police, a 71-year-old Terry Township man told police that seven of his scrap vehicles were taken sometime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 10 in Terry Township. Upon further investigation, Roberts confessed to taking the vehicles out of the woods with a skidster and loading them onto a trailer, and then taking them to Strobes Wrecking Yard in Towanda and receiving approximately $800 in cash, police said.
Police said Roberts was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark of Towanda.
Megan's Law violation reported
State police at Towanda said Ricky Lee Campbell, 52, of Saint Michaels, Pa. failed to update his address with Megan's Law within 48 hours of taking up residence at American Modern Homes Trailer Park sometime between 3 p.m. May 31 and 3 p.m. June 13 in Rome Township.
No one injured
State police at Towanda said Derrick T. Erway, 18, of Binghamton, N.Y. was not injured in a crash at 10:09 a.m. Aug. 31 on Williams Road in Wilmot Township.
Police said he was heading north on Williams Road, lost control around a right hand curve, over corrected, traveled off the left shoulder and struck a tree. Police said he was charged.
Man faces hearing
Matthew Todd Williams, Sr., 32, of Leraysville, faces a preliminary hearing at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton of Wysox on a charge of criminal trespass for an incident that occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. July 28 on a private campground owned by Janice Groover, no age or address given, near State Route 187 in Asylum Township, according to Wheaton's office.
Man charged with DUI
The following person was recently charged with driving while under
the influence in Bradford County:
Dennie Lee Franklin, 40, of Stevensville, by state police at Towanda around 7:04 p.m. June 29 on State Route 467 in Pike Township.
Court papers note that Franklin was also charged with careless driving and violations of "accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property" and "immediate notice of accident to police department." An affidavit notes that police were dispatched to a reported hit and run, one-vehicle rollover crash at the time of the incident.
Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton said that Franklin was sent a summons for a preliminary hearing at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25.
State police at Towanda said two counts of harassment and a charge of criminal trespass were filed in District Court 42-3-01 against Sherry L. Stebbins, 35, of Troy for a harassment/trespassing incident that took place at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 1 at a private residence on Coryland Road in Wells Township.
According to police, Stebbins became involved in a verbal altercation with a 39-year-old Columbia Cross Roads man, and it became physical as she struck him in the chest several times. Police said a 33-year-old Columbia Cross Roads woman asked Stebbins to stop and Stebbins shoved her and grabbed her by the hair, resulting in the victim losing a clump of hair from her head. Another 39-year-old Columbia Cross Roads man told Stebbins to leave his property and she refused to do so, police said.
State police at Towanda said the Barn Stead Pantry was burglarized sometime between Sept. 1 and Sept. 3 along Route 6 in Troy Township.
According to police, someone pried open the main door to the business and stole $327 in cash and approximately $20 in coins from the front counter area.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact state police at Towanda.
State police at Towanda said that Catherine Tefertiller, no age or address given, is accused in a criminal trespass/criminal mischief incident that took place sometime between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. July 11 at a residence on Bunyan Hill Road in Granville Summit.
According to police, Tefertiller smashed six glass residential windows belonging to a 56-year-old Granville Summit woman, and fled the scene in an unknown direction. Police said charges were filed in Tefertiller's name in District Court 42-3-01.
An 84-year-old Gillett man told state police at Towanda that someone stole his 40-foot extension ladder sometime between 3 p.m. May 23 and 8 a.m. Aug. 1 in Wells Township, and fled in an unknown direction by an unknown means.