Man accused of assaulting girl

An 11-year-old girl was taken into protective custody following an assault during a domestic dispute on Railroad Street in Towanda Township.

According to state police, Nelson Ackley Welles Jr., 39, has been charged with multiple counts on Sept. 16. Police said that Welles got into an argument with the girl around 9:30 a.m. that day. During the argument, the report continued, Welles is accused of throwing the girl against a wall, and pushing her. Wells is also accused of striking the girl with a belt multiple times, causing her to fall to the ground, and then continuing to strike her with the belt while she was on the ground.

Police investigate contraband

State police at Towanda said they are investigating an incident where a controlled substance was introduced into the Bradford County Correctional Facility sometime between Aug. 20 and Sept. 6 in West Burlington Township.

Ipod taken

State police at Towanda said someone took an Ipod Touch belonging to a 10-year-old Rome female, and fled in an unknown direction by an unknown means sometime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. June 24 in Rome Township.

Woman charged

State police at Towanda said Charish Ward, 21, of Troy was charged with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief following an incident that took place between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Troy Community Hospital in Troy.

Police said she was brought by ambulance to the hospital, where she caused a disturbance to other patients and staff, and was observed to be clearly under the influence of alcohol. Police said she alarmed the public and initially wouldn't identify herself. While being transported from the hospital to the state police barracks to verify her identity, she spit gum and saliva on a computer mounted in the patrol car, police said.