Sayre woman accused of breaking into apartment Faces a variety of charges from incident
A Sayre woman was arrested Tuesday by borough police after police said she broke into a Tioga Street apartment while armed with two guns.
Sheila Marie Simpson, 57, has been charged with burglary, criminal trespass, driving while under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief, according to a release from Sayre borough police. Police expect to file additional charges at a later time, the release states.
Simpson was reported to be at the second-floor apartment at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a criminal complaint filed by borough police with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw's office.
Police said officers heard screaming and the noise of items being smashed from the apartment and observed that the window to the apartment's door had been smashed out. The residence appeared to be ransacked with several items smashed and thrown on the floor, police said.
Police found Simpson inside the residence with a handgun lying next to her and a long gun lying on the floor, police said. Police forced Simpson into custody following a brief struggle with police, according to police.
Police found a digital scale used to weigh drugs on Simpson's person, police said.
As police left the scene, a woman flagged down officers to report that her vehicle had been struck by another vehicle, police said. Simpson was later found to be the operator of the vehicle involved, police said. Simpson fled to the Tioga Street residence on foot following the accident, police said.
Simpson was remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail following her Tuesday arraignment. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 13.
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