July 4, 2013 RSS feed / Crime and Courts

DeSisti Trial on Hold Indefinitely

Double-Murder Defendant Declared Incompetent

Senior Judge David Grine filed a statement at the Bradford County Courthouse on June 26 in which he declared John Joseph DeSisti is “no longer competent to stand trial.”  The decision followed two days of court testimony on June 17 a More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

(Note: In DUI prosecutions in Pennsylvania, the intoxication rate for non-commercial drivers is a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08. For a commercial driver (truck, bus, etc.) the legal rate is .04. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

Deed Transfers  Ralph O. Sturzenegger, Trustee of the Sturzenegger Revocable Living Trust, to Ralph and Charlene Giove in Sheshequin Township for $25,000 on June 14.  More...

Royalties Hearing Deemed Enlightening

Participants in last Thursday’s hearing of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee in Harrisburg expressed satisfaction that many concerns about gas royalty payments and postproduction deduction are at least now out in the open. More...

Home Invader Startles Monroe Twp. Family

According to a report filed by state police at Judge Tim Clark’s office in Towanda, an admitted bath salts user paid an unwelcome visit to a Monroe Township home on June 24. More...

Wyalusing Stabber Pleads Guilty to Assault

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel Barrett announced Tuesday afternoon that Denise Lynn Strach, 51, Wyalusing, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, a felony in the second degree, for stabbing her boyfriend, Christopher Walter, on March 1.  More...

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