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Michael Shaw, Sayre


Stephen Perry Woodruff, 27, Towanda, faces charges for DUI and possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, stemming from an incident dated Nov. 5 at about 2:20 a.m. Woodruff was observed by police driving erratically on North Lehigh Avenue in Sayre on Oct. 24. Police noted that Woodruff was not wearing a seat belt when he was pulled over with four passengers in the back of his Jeep. There was allegedly a strong odor of alcohol and a slight odor of pot wafting from the cab of the vehicle. Woodruff reportedly told police that he was having mechanical difficulties with the Jeep, which is why it was swerving and that he had “pink eye” in both eyes, which is why they appeared to be bloodshot. His preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 15.

Linda Laura Vandevelde, 50, Wyalusing, faces charges for highest-rate DUI and related driving offenses after she was stopped for reportedly driving erratically on the Route 220 bypass in Athens Township. Several officers who observed Vandevelde indicated that, in addition to swerving from lane to lane, her driving speed fluctuated greatly. After failing standard field sobriety tests, she was transported to Robert Packer Hospital, where a blood test indicated a BAC of .200. A preliminary hearing has been set for Dec. 9.

Angie Lorraine Wise, 20, Sayre, faces charges for possession of drug paraphernalia. Police responded to a call on Nov. 5 by the woman’s parents, who told police that they suspected that she was under the influence of bath salts, and they did not know how to help her. During the course of an interview between police, Wise, and her parents, the defendant indicated that a person from Milltown known to her had secured the bath salts from two other named people in the Towanda area. She also told police that the man from Milltown had taken her purse.  As per questioning by the police, Wise indicated that she was not in possession of any drugs but did have the instruments used to prepare and inject them. A preliminary hearing has been set for Dec. 9, and charges against the other named people have not as yet been reported. 

Melissa Grubb, Athens, faces a criminal complaint for allegedly writing a bad check in the amount of $395 to Kathy Gorsline, Ulster. A 10-day notice to correct the issue, to which she reportedly did not respond, was mailed to her on Oct. 17. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 9.

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