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Tim Clark, Towanda


Robert A. Bush, 24, Philipsburg, faces charges for simple assault. Police alleged that he repeatedly punched his wife in the right eye, resulting in a laceration. The altercation, reported to have happened at 2 a.m. on April 24 in Towanda’s Second Ward, started as a verbal dispute. The accused and victim are not from the Towanda area, so the victim was unable to provide an exact location of the fight. Bush faces an April 29 preliminary hearing.

Tina Louise Lane, 45, Towanda, faces charges for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance to an informant working for vice and narcotics officers on March 13 and June 12, 2008. On March 13, Lane allegedly told the informant via cell phone that she was holding six Percocet tablets, which she would sell to the informant at $8 a piece. The police provided $50 in marked currency for the informant to use for the transaction, which took place between 2 and 3 p.m. that day at Lane’s Pine Street residence. A similar deal was arranged for June 12, at which time the informant was wearing a voice transmitter and recorder. At this time, Lane allegedly sold six more pills at $7 each. Her preliminary hearing was set for April 20.

Thomas Paul Heasley, 22, Bradford County Correctional Facility, faces charges for theft by unlawful taking in an incident dated March 4. Police allege that, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Heasley removed $400 from a wallet at a Bridge Street, Towanda Township, residence that he had visited with his girlfriend. Heasley faces a May 26 preliminary hearing.

Dwayne W. Ebmeyer, 19, Towanda, faces charges stemming from two separate but related incidents on April 24. In a combination of two police reports, it is alleged that, sometime after midnight, Ebmeyer broke into a sports car on Second Street, from which he removed stereo components and prescription drugs, the latter of which he reportedly took with alcohol to get high. At 4:15 a.m., police received a call from Ebmeyer’s mother, who asked them to check on her son because he had taken pills and could not be awakened. Police too were unable to awaken Ebmeyer when they found him in his York Avenue apartment and called an ambulance. Ebmeyer’s girlfriend and her sister were at the apartment and reported to police that Ebmeyer had used the pharmaceuticals with alcohol and that, before he passed out, he had assaulted both woman, including pushing his girlfriend down the stairs. Both women were pregnant and pressed charges that resulted in Ebmeyer’s citation for assault and physical harassment. Ebmeyer was transported to Robert Packer Hospital and later released. Later that morning, while the women were being treated at an undisclosed hospital, their mother called police again to report the earlier theft of the stereo and prescription medication. A man known to the women who had been with Ebmeyer the prior evening took police to the location where he alleged that he saw the defendant remove the CD player and pills from the car. The owner of the car was standing next to the vehicle at the time and told the attending police officer that the stolen medication was Klonopin. Police returned to the York Avenue apartment house, where they found Ebmeyer again laying on his bed—this time more responsive. A stereo with cut wires matching the make and model of the stolen unit was in clear sight at the foot of the bed. The pills could not be found. Ebmeyer was placed under arrest and taken to the Towanda Borough Police station, where he was charged with theft from a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property. Ebmeyer’s preliminary hearing is set for April 29.

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