2017-04-14 / Police Briefs

Police Briefs, April 14, 2017

Burglary

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary from the Northeast Bradford Area Little League baseball field in Rome Township.

According to police, an unknown person or persons was able to get into a storage shed on the property and steal unspecified items.

The burglary took place sometime between Sept. 1, 2016 and March 23, 2017.

Prohibited firearm purchase

Levi McNeal, 27, of Towanda, was charged with unsworn falsification to authorities after attempting to purchase a firearm on March 8 in Wysox Township when he was prohibited from doing so, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Found syringe

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a found syringe along Route 6 in Wyalusing Township.

According to police, crews with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation found the syringe along the roadside just before 11 a.m. on April 7. The syringe was safely disposed of.

Crash on Route 706

A Towanda woman was charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic following a two-vehicle crash on Route 706 in Wyalusing Borough during the morning hours of April 6.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, 20-year-old Wendi L. Shultz-Moon was traveling east when her 2005 Chevrolet Colorado left its lane of travel and struck the side of a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer, causing minor damage to its driver’s side mirror. Her vehicle sustained minor damage to its passenger side mirror.

No injuries were reported.

DUI

A Waverly, N.Y. man was charged with DUI following a March 29 traffic investigation at the intersection of Bridge Street and Sheshequin Road in Sheshequin Township.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, troopers determined that Nathan James Martz, 26, was under the influence of a controlled substance and also in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Charges were filed with Magisterial District Court 42-3-03.

Fugitive from justice

A Brooklyn, N.Y. man was charged with arrest prior to requisition on April 4 after he was found to have an active warrant from the Broome County Sheriff’s Office in Binghamton, N.Y., with full extradition, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Mailik E. Birdson, 21, was arraigned and committed to the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail.

Retail theft

A 15-year-old boy from Athens was charged with retail theft following an April 6 incident at the Family Dollar in Towanda.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the boy attempted to steal a pack of lighters and two pocket fans from the store, but was caught in the act by his mother and turned in to the store manager.

Charges were filed through District Court 42-3-03.

Possession of controlled substance

A man and woman from Troy face possession of a controlled substance charges after the vehicle they were traveling in was stopped for a Title 75 violation at the intersection of Ballard Street and Route 6 on March 22.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, 22-year-old Ashley Esma-Ma McCarney, the driver, was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and passenger 29-year-old Edward Daniel Fulford was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

Charges were filed through District Court 42-3-01.

Punctured tires

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident in which two vehicle tires were punctured in a private parking lot in Ulster Township during the overnight hours between April 7 and 8.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186. Anonymous tips are welcomed.

DUI

A Roaring Branch man and Canton woman face DUI charges following a late night incident on March 23 on Route 14 in Canton Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Charges against Tyrone Earl Hartford, 22, and Meleney Beth Wolf, 32, were filed through District Court 42-3-01.

Assault

An 18-year-old Sayre man was charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor simple assault — attempt following an April 11 incident.

According to a report by Sayre police, Tristen A. Page had beaten up the victim at a Glaser Street property, causing an orbital fracture, subdural hematoma and several facial fractures. The victim had notified police while being treated at the Robert Packer Hospital.

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