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Fred Wheaton, Wysox


Josh Foster, 27, Temple, GA, was arraigned by Judge Wheaton for dumping 800 gallons of black sludge in the state game lands in Warren Township about 3/10 mile from a Talisman gas well pad. As reported in last week’s Rocket-Courier, Talisman contacted state police and other relevant agencies about the incident, which happened at about 5:35 a.m. on Dec. 1. State police met with Talisman drilling superintendent Myles Lawrence at the site and later with security consultant Louis Altieri at the drilling site. Altieri reportedly interviewed both Foster and Francis Lathrop, a passenger in the truck that Foster was driving. Police noted that Foster cooperated with authorities. He faced a Dec. 13 preliminary hearing.

 Alan Lee Fortenberry, 58, Stevensville, faces charges for corruption of minors and indecent assault for allegedly fondling a then 15-year-old Meshoppen girl who had been taken to a motorcycle gang party at the defendant’s home along Route 706 on Oct. 31. The victim told police that she left the basement, where the party was being held, to get a soda, and Fortenberry followed her upstairs, where he allegedly kissed her and slid his hands inside her clothing for about 20 minutes. The girl said that she went back downstairs and told her father, who said that he would take care of the situation, but he never did, so the victim has a PFA against her father. Fortenberry faces a Jan. 3 preliminary hearing.

Bryan Allen Broemser, 26, Towanda and Azle, TX, faces charges for DUI and driving without a valid driver’s license. He was stopped on Route 6 at Route 187 in Wysox Township at about 10:25 p.m. on Aug. 4. His preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 23.

Timothy Allen, RR1 Towanda, faces charges for allegedly passing a bad check for $254.37 at Fulmer’s Sporting Goods in Wysox on Sept. 12. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 3.

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