Tim Clark, Towanda
Dylan Michael Thomas, 19, Towanda, faces charges for tampering with public information and presenting false identification to police. On Sept. 7, two Bradford County sheriff’s deputies were looking for a female who was wanted for a probation violation at an apartment in the 400 block of Main Street, Towanda, when they encountered a man who identified himself as Francisco Almaraz. In the course of further discussion with the man, the deputies learned that the man was in possession of a second photo ID that bore his photo and the name Dylan Michael Thomas. It was discovered that a Towanda Borough Police officer had written a non-traffic summary citation out to Francisco Almaraz on Sept. 4, at which time the defendant produced a fake U.S. Department of Justice photo card that listed Almaraz as a “permanent resident.” A preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 14.
Daniel Reed Macomber, 30, Travers, FL, faces charges for DUI, reckless endangerment, overtaking a vehicle on the right, driving at unsafe speeds, and fleeing police for allegedly leading law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase on Saco Road (SR4001) in the area of Lake Road in Ulster Township at about 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 30. The reporting officer noted that he observed Macomber in his pickup truck pass a vehicle on the right on Route 6 next to the State Police barracks in North Towanda Township. The trooper gave chase, but Macomber quickly achieved speeds in excess of 100 mph and disappeared from view. It was not far from that point that the defendant reportedly crashed his vehicle, leaving 84 yards of brake skid marks on the pavement on Saco Road and taking out a section of an electric fence, rolling one and a half times and coming to rest with the driver’s side door and roof against a feed silo. More than a dozen Michelob beer cans were strewn on the ground between the roadway and the crash site, where Macomber and a passenger, whose last name was listed as Feehley, were trapped inside. The men were extracted from the vehicle and Macomber was placed on a stretcher and unable to answer the officer’s questions beyond identifying himself and providing his date of birth. But Feehley allegedly told police that he was with Macomber when he passed the vehicle on the right near the police station against Feehley’s verbal protests. Feehley claimed that he did not know that police were in pursuit of them and that he repeatedly asked Macomber why they had turned onto Saco Road, as they were supposed to be on their way to Troy from Towanda after drinking beer, mixed drinks, and shots at Captain Jack’s Bar in Towanda. Blood was drawn from Macomber for testing, but results were pending. Macomber faced a Sept. 14 preliminary hearing.
Terrence Dean Hicks, 28, Towanda, faces charges for selling Oxycodone pills to a confidential informant who was working with police on May 15, as well as for the use of a cellphone to set up the deal, which happened at a residence on Second Street in Towanda at about 2 p.m. State police provided the informant with $175 in marked currency, which was used to purchase five tablets at $35 each. This was a follow-up to a similar police-monitored deal conducted on April 20, at which time Hicks allegedly sold 10 packets of heroin for a total of $200 in pre-recorded bills. A preliminary hearing has been set for Sept. 21.