Police Briefs, 1/2/14
Published: January 2, 2014
The following people were recently arrested for driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Roman T. Grieco, 34, of Barton, N.Y., by Sayre Borough police, on Dec. 8, on North Lehigh Avenue in Sayre. Grieco has also been charged with careless driving and speeding. A blood alcohol test revealed that Grieco’s blood alcohol content was .16 on the day of his arrest. Grieco has been sent a summons to appear Jan. 28 before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw for a preliminary hearing.
Waverly police make arrests
Waverly village police recently arrested the following people, according to information from the Waverly Police Department:
Chad Ellis, 27, of Waverly, for two counts of criminal mischief and four counts of stalking. Police said Ellis was arrested following investigation into reports of damaged car windows in November. Ellis is also accused of making threats to harm another person, according to police. Ellis was remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail to await further court action.
Michael Comstock, 22, of Waverly, for disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a child, following a domestic incident. Comstock was released to appear at a future court date.
Clint Bergman, 33, of Waverly, for assault and as a fugitive from justice out of Pennsylvania. Bergman was remanded to the Tioga County Jail to await further court action.
Christopher Snyder, 33, of Waverly, for criminal mischief, following a report he intentionally damaged a window at a residence in the village. Snyder was released to appear at a future court date.
Porshea Moore, 29, of Waverly, for forgery and petit larceny, following investigation into a report of stolen checks. Moore was remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail to await further court action.
Arthur Bidlack II, 39, of Barton, for criminal trespass and criminal mischief, following investigation into a reported suspicious person. Police said Bidlack was found to have caused damage to an apartment. Bidlack was released to appear at a future court date.
Athens man charged with loitering
An Athens man was recently arrested by borough police on a charge of loitering and prowling at night time.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Kenneth Jamie Wheeler, 39, was also charged with harassment.
Police said Wheeler attempted to gain access to a residence where he was unwanted at about 12:35 a.m. Dec. 1. Wheeler also shoved a resident against the outside of the house and argued with a guest at the residence, police said.
Wheeler’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28.
Man charged with theft
A Chemung, N.Y. man was recently charged with theft by unlawful taking by Athens Township police.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Raymond C. Frye, 41, was also charged with receiving stolen property.
Police said Frye removed $1,530 in currency from the Walmart store on Elmira Street between Nov. 28 and Dec. 17, 2013, while working at the store. Frye admitted to police that he stole money from the store, according to police.
Frye’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 18.
Police investigating burglary
State police at Towanda are investigating a reported burglary that occurred in Nov. 2013 in Ridgebury Township.
According to information from state police, at about 2:49 a.m. Nov. 11, an unknown actor entered the Ridgebury Sportsman’s Club on Centerville Road through a broken window and removed money from a safe. The actor then fled in an unknown direction, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Drug paraphernalia charge
A Sayre man was recently charged with possession of drug paraphernalia by Athens Borough police.
According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Joshua Daniel Pond, 27, was also charged with failure to employ the required position and method of turning.
Police said officers performed a traffic stop on a 1997 Ford F-150 operated by Pond at about 12:41 a.m. Dec. 26 after it made a right-hand turn onto Spruce Street from North Main Street, driving into the opposite lane. During the traffic stop, police observed a glass pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana in the vehicle’s center console, according to police.
Pond’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 18.