2015-11-12 / Police Briefs


Driver cited in Waverly car versus train accident

Village of Waverly Police have completed an investigation into the car versus train accident that occurred on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. near 460 Broad St., Waverly.

Upon investigation, they found that a Saeeduz Z. Khan, 51, Sayre, was traveling through the parking lot at 460 Broad Street when his vehicle brakes failed causing the vehicle to go through a wooden fence and then down an embankment, onto the railroad tracks, Waverly police said.

The vehicle then became stuck on the tracks, police said.

A Norfolk Railroad-owned train that was traveling west bound was unable to stop, striking the vehicle and causing damage to the vehicle, police said.

Khan was issued two traffic tickets for inadequate brakes and operating without vehicle insurance, police said.

Khan is scheduled to answer the charges in the Village of Waverly Justice Court on Nov. 24 at 4 p.m, police said.

Dushore man taken to hospital after accident

Three people were injured in a motor vehicle accident that occurred at 11:05 a.m. Monday in Laporte Borough, Sullivan County, police said.

The accident occurred as John W. Igoe of Laporte was driving west on Fountain Avenue and Jenny M. Williamson of Muncy Valley was driving north on U.S. Route 220, police said.

Igoe’s Honda Ridgeline entered the intersection of Fountain Avenue and Route 220, traveling into the path of Williamson’s vehicle, police said.

Williamson’s 2003 Dodge Neon then struck Igoe’s vehicle, police said.

Christopher A. Sones, 40, of Dushore, who was a passenger in Williamson’s vehicle, suffered a moderate injury and was transported by ambulance to Muncy Valley Hospital, police said.

Igoe, 68, and Williamson, 58, suffered minor injuries, state police at Laporte said.

Igoe was cited for failure to obey the vehicle code at a stop sign, police said.

Theft occurs in Asylum Twp.

State police at Towanda said they are trying to determine who stole items belonging to Asylum Township resident Danielle Nickeson. The items were stolen sometime between noon and 1 p.m. on Nov. 4 from Nickeson’s residence on Liberty Corners Road, state police at Towanda said.

Wyalusing man charged with assault

Michael George Harris, 53, of Wyalusing has been charged with simple assault and harassment, police said.

The charges stem from an Oct. 25 incident in which Harris allegedly pushed a female into a wall and punched her in the face several times, causing a bloody nose and a bruised left cheek, police said.

The victim was transported to Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, state police at Towanda said.

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