January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Police Blotter

Indecent Assault Alleged

Albert Gurnee, 66, Warren Center, was charged with engaging in involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with an Afton, NY, girl over the course of eight years from 2001 to 2009. The incidents reportedly took place in Warren Township. More...

Youth Cited for Sex Crimes

An unnamed 14-year-old boy was arrested on Dec. More...

Robber Nabbed at Dandy

Franklin Delano Szotak, Jr., 50, Linden, NJ, was charged with retail theft after he removed approximately $52 in items from shelves at the Wyalusing Dandy Mini Mart just after midnight on Dec. 28. More...

Argument Leads to Citation

Roland Norman Cooper, Jr., 56, Monroeton, was charged with assault and harassment after he allegedly grabbed the arm of a 40- year-old Monroeton woman and pulled her out of bed during an argument on Nov. 24. More...

Dispute Not So Neighborly

Ashley Bennett and Joshua Ellenberger, Canton, and Mitchell Norton, Sonestown, received harassment charges after an argument over land in Davidson Township, Sullivan County, took a turn for the worse at about 7:10 p.m. on Dec. 18. More...

Break-ins Reported

Additional charges have been filed against Thomas Merritt, 29, Mehoopany, in connection with a bi-county investigation that includes the burglary of the Monterosso residence in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, on Oct. 12. More...

Car Stolen From Lot

Whoever broke into the offices of Cron’s Service Station on Route 6 in Wysox Township on Nov. 18 or 19 stole money from a desk drawer, then took keys to a customer’s vehicle that was awaiting service and drove away in it. More...

Threatening Texts Received

Amanda Marie Maddox, 27, Towanda, was charged with harassment on Dec. 21 after allegedly sending threatening text messages to a 30-year-old Monroeton man after she had been told to stop. More...

Child Left with Strangers

Steven Donovan, 38, Rome, was charged with endangering the welfare of children after he reportedly left a nine-year-old boy alone with people he did not know in a Windham Township home that was full of accessible drugs, paraphernalia, weapons, and am More...

Possible Drugs Found

On Dec. 31 at 3:52 p.m., police initiated a traffic stop on Joseph Statuto, 56, Tunkhannock. In the course of the stop, which took place on Route 6 in Factoryville Borough, police discovered what may be marijuana. More...

Driver Lifeflighted

An accident on Dec. 31 sent two to the hospital in Dimock Township when the car driven by Randy Carter, 25, South Montrose, left the road, struck several pine trees and rolled. More...

Mischief and Mayhem

The end of the year has seen a rash of thefts, burglaries and break-ins, report state police at Gibson in Susquehanna County, with lost items being everything from scrap metal and quarry equipment to jewelry and electronics. More...

Teen Charged with Rape

Richard Wood, 18, Towanda, was arrested on rape charges after he allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl against her will. Wood was remanded to Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $85,000 bail. More...

Smoke Shop Worker “Flashed”

No description was provided of a man who exposed himself to a cashier at Smokin Joes Tobacco Store on Route 6 in Wysox Township at about 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 14. More...

Game Commission Hut Targeted

State police at Laporte responded to a break-in at the Wyoming County Game Commission food and cover headquarters, located about a quarter of a mile from Route 487 on Dec. 26 or 27. More...

Domestic Situations Turn Sour

Colleen Denise Rought, 54, and William Henry Rought, 49, Towanda, were both charged with harassment after fighting in the area of Crowley Hill Road and Sheshequin Road at about 7:40 p.m. on Nov. 26. More...

Intruder Had No Exit Plan

Ashley Jo White, 25, New Albany, was charged with criminal trespass after entering a North Street, Albany Township, home uninvited on Nov. 29, then refusing to leave when asked to do so. More...

Mailbox Vandalized

Police are seeking information about a mailbox on Sullivan Farm Lane in North Towanda Township that was damaged between 11 p.m. on Dec. 19 and 6 a.m. on Dec. 20. More...

ATV Ramps Removed

A 26-year-old Albany Township woman reported to police that someone took ATV ramps from her Sayman Road property on Dec. 17. More...

Damages Lead to Charges

Amanda Vanderpool, 20, Towanda, was charged with criminal mischief after she allegedly damaged property belonging to a 19- year-old Holdenville, OK, man at about noon on Dec. 21. More...

Colley Twp. Woman Assaulted

State police at Laporte arrested Leonard Gutkowski, 30, Luzerne, for reportedly physically attacking a 30-year-old Sullivan County woman near the intersection of Route 487 and Dutch Mountain Road in Colley Township. More...

Accounts of Area Accidents

Ronald Brown, 55, Athens, was seriously injured after he reportedly attempted to pass two vehicles while traveling north on Route 220 near Bridge Street in Towanda at about 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 16. More...

Two Charged in Theft

Two women have been charged in a theft from the Bowman’s Creek Service Center that allegedly occurred on Dec. 13 at 8:30 p.m. The center is along Route 29 in Monroe Township. More...

Aliens Uninjured

Two young people involved in a traffic mishap on Dec. 23 turned out to be illegal aliens, according to police reports, but neither was taken into custody by Immigration following the accident in New Milford Township. More...

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