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Michael Shaw, Sayre


David Stowell, 34, Sayre, faces charges of indecent assault for inappropriate contact with a minor two years ago. Police allege that Stowell kissed and held onto a young girl to whom he was providing horse riding lessons during the summer of 2009. Stowell and the youth also rode an ATV and went swimming together, apparently without another adult present, at which times he kissed her and held her against her will. He faces a Nov. 29 preliminary hearing.

Jared Miller, 23, Sayre, faces charges of resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. At about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 22, Sayre police went to Miller’s residence on Lehigh Avenue as per a request by Bradford County Probation, which held a detainer for him. When they knocked on the door of his apartment and announced themselves, Miller allegedly locked the door and retreated to the bathroom of the small apartment. Police obtained a key from the building owner and opened the lock but then kicked the door open because a safety chain prevented them from opening the door all the way. Miller reportedly resisted arrest and had to be tazed. Police report that they found a crack pipe, hypodermic needle, and a spoon with three small pieces of cotton on it that were still warm and moist. The officer also discovered a “whizzinator,” which he described as an athletic supporter with a plastic reservoir and hose used to store urine to defeat drug testing. Miller’s preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 22.

Hal Jenkins, 42, Sayre, faces charges of public drunkenness and possession of a small amount of marijuana, after he was allegedly found sleeping in a ditch along Pennsylvania Avenue, between Clinton Street and Herrick Avenue, at about 3:45 a.m. on Sept. 25. Jenkins was placed under arrest for public drunkenness before police found some pot in a clear plastic wrapper in his front pants pocket. A preliminary hearing has been set for Nov. 15.

Eric Greninger, 33, Ulster, faces charges for high-rate DUI, general impairment, and public drunkenness, stemming from an incident dated Sept. 24 at 2:50 a.m. There is more implied in the police report than there are actual charges. Among the details cited is that Greninger allegedly abandoned his pickup truck along Riverside Drive in Athens and began walking north. He had apparently driven the truck off the road once, managed to get it back on the road and drive it a little farther before pulling the truck off the road again when he saw the lights of emergency vehicles in his rear view mirror. The emergency vehicles were responding to reports of his truck being off the road the first time. Police and emergency responders from Athens and Sayre were looking for the driver of the truck and found Greninger, who had the truck keys in his jacket pocket. He allegedly admitted to having too much to drink at a bar and said that he drove himself after a friend did not show up to take him home. After he failed field sobriety tests, Greninger was taken to the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, where a blood test was conducted that indicated a BAC of .180. His preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 15.

Sean VanKeuren, 19, Lockwood, NY, faces charges for possession of synthetic marijuana and a glass smoking pipe after he was allegedly found sleeping in his car in the Walmart parking lot in Athens Township at about 3:15 a.m. on Sept. 25. A police office awakened VanKeuren, who opened the door and told the patrolman that he had driven there after visiting his girlfriend and after her father had come home. The officer noted that he observed a package of “Ice Bud Super Cold,” a brand of synthetic pot. VanKeuren reportedly forfeited the glass pipe to the patrolman after he was questioned about his drug use and the possibility that there were any other related items in the vehicle. The officer also found an empty package of “Apocolypse,” another brand of synthetic pot, in the car. His preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 15.

Jace Patrick Borden, 21, Gillett, faces charges for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and public drunkenness. Athens police were checking out suspicious activity in the Walmart parking lot at about 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 and came upon two separate vehicles parked side-by-side but facing opposite directions. One vehicle started to move and was cut off by police, who investigated its occupants and filed a separate report. Another officer walked up a vehicle parked about 30 yards away but running and engaged in conversation with Borden, who was inside. The officer indicated that Borden appeared nervous and his speech was slow. When Borden allegedly moved his right hand toward his center console, the patrolman advised him to exit the vehicle. When asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle, Borden reportedly surrendered a packet of “Bayou Buster,” a brand of synthetic marijuana, which he had apparently smoked through a water-bong, which was stored in the rear of the vehicle. Borden related that he had purchased the drug in New York State and that he enjoyed the high and that he was addicted. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 22.

Daniel Kizale, 25, Athens, faces charges for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness after he allegedly started three fights in the area of Desmond Street in Sayre at about 1:10 a.m. on Oct. 9. When police first encountered Kizale allegedly engaged in a heated argument, they advised the two men to walk away from each other. Before the patrolmen returned to their cruiser, they heard Kizale yelling again, this time at his brother. Kizale reportedly took off running south. Police arrested his brother, who continued screaming at Kizale as the defendant fled. Kizale had encountered several other people and was initiating a fight with them when the reporting officer caught up with him. The patrolman shouted at Kizale that he was under arrest, but Kizale allegedly said no and continued to resist arrest as he was being subdued and detained. He faced a preliminary hearing on Oct. 18.

Christopher Sherrod Martin, 25, Fort Worth, TX, faces numerous traffic and drug-related charges stemming from his involvement in an incident dated Oct. 8 at 2:55 a.m. Police allege that Martin was driving erratically and almost struck a patrol car on Elmira Street. Martin was pulled over in the Williams Toyota parking lot at West Lockhart Street, where he reportedly admitted to police that he had had five beers. As he was being placed under arrest for DUI, the reporting officer discovered a small smoking pipe on the defendant and a packet of “Ice Bud Super Cold” in the driver’s side door panel. Martin was subsequently charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, as well as high-rate DUI, careless driving, and lack of proper vehicle registration or a valid driver’s license. Martin’s preliminary hearing was scheduled for Oct. 18.

Christopher David MacNeal, 25, Waverly, NY, faces charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended driver’s license and one broken headlight after he was stopped by Athens Township Police on Route 199 in Athens on Oct. 16 at about 2:55 a.m. Police reportedly stopped MacNeal because he did not have two working headlights. When the defendant was asked to step out of the vehicle, the patrolman noted that he observed a hypodermic needle in the bed of the pickup truck, which MacNeal allegedly admitted to having used a day prior to inject cocaine. He faces an Oct. 25 preliminary hearing.

Justin Little, 27, and his father-in-law, Eugene Coston, 47, both of Athens, face charges of simple assault and harassment for their involvement in a domestic dispute at about 6:10 p.m. on Oct. 16 concerning Little’s wife and Coston’s daughter. Coston allegedly punched Little in the mouth. Little, in turn, knocked him to the floor and choked him while stating several times, “I could kill you right now.” When Coston was able to break free, he retrieved an aluminum baseball bat from the rear of their shared Willow Street apartment and struck Little with it several times before Little reportedly pushed him to the floor again and choked him some more. Both men face an Oct. 25 preliminary hearing. Little bears an additional charge of making terroristic threats due to his verbal threats to kill Coston.

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