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Mike Shaw, Sayre

Dawn M. Hawkins, 38, Sayre, faces prosecution for theft, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of automobiles for alleged offenses on Monday, Feb. 21, at 4:16 p.m. on N. Lehigh Avenue in Sayre Borough. It is alleged that Hawkins took unlawful control over a 1998 Chrysler Concorde belonging to another individual. Police had to be called in to track down Hawkins after she allegedly failed to return the vehicle. Her preliminary hearing date is March 8.

Thomas A. Bashore, 43, Sayre, faces prosecution for simple assault and harassment by striking, shoving or kicking for alleged offenses on Feb. 27 at 9:23 a.m. in Sayre Borough. It is alleged that Bashore physically assaulted a female victim, picking her up and throwing her to the ground. He also pushed a seven-year-old male to the ground, which caused a bloody lip. He is additionally accused of throwing the victim's cell phone to the ground and breaking it. His preliminary hearing date is March 8.

Jesse James Vantassel, 22, Oklahoma City, OK, faces prosecution for forgery for alleged offenses on Oct. 19, 2010, at the Peoples State Bank branch in Sayre. It is alleged that the accused stole a checkbook belonging to Twin Pine Kennels during the course of a burglary and deposited four checks totaling $3,000 into his own account from the victim. A co-defendant in the case is also being prosecuted. His preliminary hearing date is March 29.

Bruce Ardrey, 53, Athens, faces prosecution for simple assault and harassment for alleged offenses on Friday, Feb. 25, at 4:52 a.m. in Sayre Borough. It is alleged that Ardrey caused bodily harm to a female victim by smashing her face in a carpet, resulting in cuts and bruises. His preliminary hearing date is March 29.

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