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Mark Edward Beegle, 38, Dushore, faces charges for burglary, criminal mischief, and harassment for an incident dated Aug. 24 at about 10:30 p.m. Police allege that Beegle kicked in the rear door of Christopher Finan’s Marsh Road, Albany Township, house, struck Finan several times, put him in a headlock, dragged him to the bedroom, and threw him onto the bed. Beegle faces a Sept. 9 preliminary hearing.

Michael Anthony Howard, 43, Ulster, faces charges of high-rate DUI, harassment, and driving without insurance after he was pulled over on SR 1022 in Sheshequin Township at about 4:40 p.m. on Aug. 27. Melissa Elliott phoned the police to report that, after a domestic dispute, Howard struck off from their Shores Road residence toward the Dandy Mini Mart in Ulster to withdraw all of their money from an ATM machine there. She had also indicated that Howard was under the influence of alcohol. The reporting officer noted that he could smell alcohol when he approached the driver’s side window and asked Howard to perform several field sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed. A PBT test conducted onsite revealed a BAC of .169. Howard was transported to Towanda Memorial Hospital, where a subsequent blood test indicated a BAC of .219. Elliott had also told police that Howard pushed her into the bedroom at their home and threatened to kill her. His preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 5.

Jack Ronald Stroud, 29, Towanda, faces charges for burglary, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief after he allegedly broke into two homes on the same day, June 15. Police reported interviewing Rachael Taylor at her Railroad Street residence at about 7:50 a.m. after she had come home to find Stroud in her bedroom. Taylor related to police that she knew Stroud but was not friends with him and had never permitted him to enter her home, the back door of which had been pried open to gain entry. The property landlord confirmed that Taylor is the sole renter and that Stroud did not have permission to be on the property. Less than four hours later, police spoke with Karen Delamater at her RD4 Towanda Township residence, which had been burglarized after the front door was broken for entry. Delamater related that she cleaned up the initial mess and left the home for 45 minutes. When she returned, she found a pile of feces in the middle of the living room floor that was not there when she had left. She later found a cell phone left behind at the residence that turned out to be Stroud’s. He faces a Sept. 28 preliminary hearing.

Clayton Troy Long, 39, Needville, TX, faces charges for DUI and related driving offenses from an incident dated just after midnight on July 31. Police reportedly found Long and an acquaintance preparing to pull his pickup truck out of a ditch along Route 414 near Dodge Road in Franklin Township. Police reported that Long, who was holding a towing chain, was visibly intoxicated. The truck was lying on its side. He failed field sobriety tests and consented to a PBT test, which indicated the presence of alcohol. When taken to Towanda Memorial Hospital, he refused a chemical blood test.  A preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 5.

Andrea Fedonni, 25, Rotonda, FL, faces charges for high-rate DUI and careless driving after he was stopped by police at about 2:25 a.m. on Aug. 2 on Route 6 at Route 220 in North Towanda Township. Fedonni allegedly crossed over the fog and center lines and was weaving in traffic. Fedonni did not complete field sobriety tests to the satisfaction of the state trooper and was transported to Towanda Memorial Hospital, where a blood test was conducted that revealed a BAC of .186. Fedonni faces an Oct. 12 preliminary hearing.

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