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Fred Wheaton, Wysox


Justin Brown, 27, Towanda, faces charges for criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking for allegedly removing several valuable hand tools from Pop’s Flag Stone Quarry on Liberty Corners Road in Asylum Township at about 6:30 a.m. on June 30 and taking them to his new place of employment at Johnson Quarry, Gooseneck Road, Wilmot Township, where he was arrested at 9 a.m. Brown allegedly admitted to taking the items, which included two hand chisels and a 4-pound hammer worth a total of $125. He faced a July 13 preliminary hearing.

Clyde Alan Clingerman, 53, LeRaysville, faces charges for aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, and harassment after allegedly attacking his wife at their Ford Street, Pike Township, home. According to the police report, Clingerman dumped two beers on, choked, slapped, kick, and punched his wife, in addition to breaking one of her fingers, twisting her leg, attempting to bite her foot, and threatening to kill her. A preliminary hearing for Clingerman has been scheduled for July 27.

Edward Lawrence Cavanaugh, Jr., 50, Towanda, faces charges for DUI, careless driving, and driving while under DUI suspension. Police report that at about 1:45 a.m. on June 29, they responded to a “disabled vehicle” call and found Cavanaugh perpendicular across Liberty Corners Road in Asylum Township, trying to dislodge the vehicle from a ditch. Cavanaugh allegedly was staggering, appeared to be confused, and related that he did not know where he was or where he was going. He denied drinking alcohol, but was taken to Towanda Memorial Hospital for a blood test after performing poorly on standard field sobriety tests. His preliminary hearing is set for July 27.

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