2017-04-18 / Police Briefs

Police Briefs, April 18, 2017

Drugs and drug paraphernalia

Chase Walmsley, 19, of Canton faces two misdemeanor charges of prohibited acts — penalties after Canton Borough police say they found marijuana and paraphernalia inside his pickup truck.

According to a report by Canton Borough police, two officers were on patrol on March 24 when they spotted four individuals gathered around the truck in the Dollar General parking lot after hours. Three of them said they were under the age of 18.

Police said they noticed an orange marijuana grinder inside the truck as Walmsley reached inside for his driver’s license. Walmsley opened it up for the officers, who saw marijuana inside. Searching the glove box, police also found a small amount of marijuana, two bongs, rolling papers, a large digital scale and a metal pipe piece with marijuana residue in it.

Walmsley was issued a summons for a preliminary hearing at 10:30 a.m. on May 19 in District Court 42-3-01.

Harassment

Chrissen L. Kreykenbohm, 20, of Canton, faces a misdemeanor charge of harassment after Troy Borough police received a complaint on March 18.

According to the affidavit of probable cause filed with District Court 42-3-01, police said the victim provided several text messages from Kreykenbohm starting from March 12.

Police noted that Kreykenbohm was found guilty of summary harassment on March 7.

She was issued a summons for a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. May 10 in District Court 42-3-01.

Controlled substance

Ryan Charles Elliott, 20, of Ulster, faces two misdemeanor charges of the controlled substance, drug, device and cosmetic act: prohibited acts — penalties after officials with the Bradford County Probation Department discovered drugs and paraphernalia in Elliot’s home.

According to a report filed by Pennsylvania State Police, on March 23 authorities found a number of water bongs, a plastic baggie with a green substance that appeared to be marijuana, glass smoking bowls, two grinders, a tobacco pipe with residue in it, a small digital scale, a silver smoking device with sockets inside of a glass jar, a clear plastic straw with residue inside it, a Bic pen with white residue. The green substance in the baggie tested positive for THC.

He was issued a summons for a preliminary hearing at 1:15 p.m. May 10 in District Court 42-3-01.

DUI

Levi Jacob Cole, 21, of Canton, faces the misdemeanor charges of DUI .16 percent or higher and DUI of alcohol or controlled substance, and a summary charge of careless driving, following an incident that took place around 2 a.m. March 25 in Canton Borough.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Canton Borough police, an officer was on routine patrol and had just turned off of Troy Street when a 1998 Ford Mustang drove by at a high rate of speed. After pulling the vehicle over on North Center Street, police said Cole had bloodshot eyes and an oder of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Following a field sobriety test, police believed that Cole had been driving under the influence and unable to operate the car safely. Cole underwent a blood draw at Troy Community Hospital at 3:09 a.m. Test results showed a blood alcohol content of .187 percent.

He was issued a summons for a preliminary hearing at 10:30 a.m. May 19 in District Court 42-3-01.

DUI charge

Athens Borough Police have charged Walter Sidney Yates Jr., 42, of Sayre with driving under the influence following a traffic stop that was initiated at 12:22 a.m. on March 25 on South Main Street in Athens Borough.

According to police, Yates turned directly in front of them, causing the officer to abruptly stop his patrol vehicle to avoid collision. Yates had one headlight that was not functioning and an invalid inspection. Upon making contact with Yates, police could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from his person. He would then admit to have been out drinking at the bar. Yates then performed a series of standardized field sobriety tests during which he performed poorly, showing signs of intoxication. A blood draw at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital was then performed, and Yates’ blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.229-percent.

Yates is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on May 19 for his preliminary hearing, court documents show.

Rome man charged with corruption of minors

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have charged Luis Eduardo Nugra, 27, of Rome with a first degree misdemeanor corruption of minors and cite him with operating a vehicle while driver’s license was suspended.

According to police, Nugra had provided a 15-year-old juvenile male with alcohol and allowed him to operate his vehicle.

He is slated to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton on May 16 for his preliminary hearing, court documents show.

Van Etten, N.Y. woman charged with retail theft

Athens Township Police charge Helen Louise Finch, 51, of Van Etten, N.Y., with a first degree misdemeanor retail theft following multiple incidents that occurred between Feb. 21 and April 10 at Wal-Mart on Elmira Street in Athens Township.

Police state that they were called to Wal-Mart by an asset protection associate for a retail theft case. It was learned that Finch had used the self checkout registers and failed to scan at least seven items before placing them in bags. At that time, the asset protection manager remembered seeing Finch in the store several times before. She then looked through multiple CCTV footage and stated that, on 12 separate incidents, Finch failed to pay for items totaling $226.49. Police would later make contact with Finch who admitted to taking the list of items.

She is slated to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on May 30 for her preliminary hearing, according to court documents.

Tractor trailer gets caught in power lines

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda report a one vehicle accident that occurred at 1:30 p.m. on April 10 on Grange Road in Franklin Township.

According to police, a 2016 Peterbilt 579 got caught in low-hanging power lines. The top of the tractor trailer hit the wires. The wires pulled the utility pole out of the ground and broke the pole. No injuries were reported by the operator of the vehicle.

Burglary reported in Rome Twp.

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda report a burglary that occurred between Feb. 7 and Feb. 13 at a residence in the 1200 block of West Road in Rome Township.

Police state that an unknown actor or actors gained entry into the victim’s residence through an unlocked window. The actor or actors then removed several items from inside the residence. They then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Juvenile charged with harassment

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have charged a 14-year-old male following an incident that occurred between 5 p.m. and 6:33 p.m. on April 10 on Titus Lane in Wysox Township.

According to police, the 14-year-old male threatened the 16-year-old victim during a verbal argument.

Theft by deception reported in North Towanda Twp.

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda report a theft by deception that was called in by a North Towanda Township resident.

Police state that an unknown actor or actors sent the victim a message claiming that their computer was infected with a virus. The actor or actors then asked for $301 to fix the computer. The victim sent the money and the unknown actor or actors were able to gain entry to the victim’s bank account.

Police state, “Be advised this is a scam, do not send money.”

Paraphernalia found in North Towanda Twp.

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda report the finding of drug paraphernalia on the side of Patterson Boulevard at 4:34 p.m. on April 12 in North Towanda Township. No arrests were made and the paraphernalia has been safely disposed of.

Burglary reported in West Burlington Twp.

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda report a burglary that occurred between Feb. 1 and April 3 at a residence on Hanks Road in West Burlington Township.

According to police, an unknown actor or actors removed lumber from a barn. The point of entry is unknown and the suspect or suspects are believed to have committed the crime during the nighttime hours. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Theft from motor vehicle reported in Camptown

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda report a theft from motor vehicle that occurred between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on April 12 in the 700 block of Ballibay Road in Camptown.

Police state that an unknown actor or actors gained entry to the victim’s vehicle through an open window. The actor or actors removed a prescription medication from the vehicle. They then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital patient strikes security officer

Sayre Borough Police have charged Timothy Larew, 40, of Athens with a second degree felony aggravated assault, a second degree misdemeanor simple assault and a third degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct following an incident that occurred at 7:10 a.m. on April 14 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Borough.

According to police, they were contact by a Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital security officer, stating that he was assaulted by Larew. The security officer stated that Larew was aggressive all night and morning. He related that Larew was given his breakfast tray and while attempting to drink his coffee, he spilled some on him, claiming it burnt him. Emergency staff then went into the room and Larew immediately threw the tray against the wall. Larew requested medicine for the burn and as the doctor checked him, there was not as much as a red mark from the spill. Larew was not happy that the doctor would not give him medicine and began to act out even more.

Security officers then arrived to the room and attempted to place Larew into a four-point restraint. Larew then punched a security officer in the back right shoulder. The officer stated that Larew tried to strike all of the employees. Larew was given numerous opportunities to calm down but would not do so. He put numerous individuals in harms way with his outbursts and physical actions.

Larew was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw and was sent to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $35,000 bail. He is slated to appear before Shaw on April 25 for his preliminary hearing, court documents show.

Elmira, N.Y. man charged with possession of controlled substance

Athens Township Police have charged Matthew P. Zimmer, 29, of Elmira, N.Y., with intentional possession of a controlled substance and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident that occurred at 6:21 p.m. on April 15 in the Smart Choice Tobacco parking lot on Elmira Street in Athens Township.

Police state that they received a call in regards of a suspicious male in a black Toyota Rav4 in the parking lot of Smart Choice Tobacco and Subway using a torch to smoke something out of a glass pipe.

Upon arrival, police made contact with Zimmer who attempted to conceal the glass pipe with a napkin in the passenger side of the vehicle. Police asked what he was doing and Zimmer admitted to using a glass pipe to smoke methamphetamine. Police located a cigarette pack containing an alleged bag of crystal methamphetamine. The methamphetamine would later be tested, in which it would return positive.

He is also being cited with disorderly conduct, court documents show.

He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw and was remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $35,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear before Shaw on April 25 for his preliminary hearing, according to court documents.

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