Tim Clark, Towanda
Jack Ronald Stroud, 30, Towanda, faces charges of burglary and receiving stolen property for selling a portion of fishing tackle valued at $3,000 that he had allegedly stolen from Howard Heskell of Mills Road, Towanda Township. The fishing tackle and $10 in change were reportedly stolen on Aug. 9, and approximately $400 worth of the equipment, which included ice-fishing jigs and lures, were then sold to Wesley Larrabee for $20. Larrabee told police that Stroud had told him that a man named Brandon Reeves had given him the fishing equipment. According to the report filed with Clark’s office, the police are having difficulties contacting Stroud, whose preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 5.
Shane Timothy Clapper, 21, Monroeton RR2, faces charges for theft by unlawful taking and access device fraud for allegedly using a Dandy Mini Mart credit card that he took from his previous employer, Young Blood Energy Services, and using it on at least three separate occasions (between Aug. 12 and 28, to pay for gas and merchandise and to access $450 in cash. The total value of the crime spree was $941.13. Young Blood manager Richard Lines reportedly attempted to resolve the issue by personally contacting Clapper, who, Lines told police, admitted to taking the card, but Clapper had not yet made restitution. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9.
Samantha Brittany Walters, 18, faces charges of theft, receiving stolen property, and for misuse of her father’s debit card. Towanda Borough Police allege that Samantha removed a pair of pants from the residence of James Walters, Sr. that contained his wallet, which bore his driver’s license, an ATM debit card issued by Corporate America Family Credit Union and some other items. James told police that a manager from the Dandy Mini Mart on Chestnut Street in Towanda had contacted him on Sept. 4 about misuse of the card. According to the reporting officer, the store manager was suspicious of Samantha because the teen had once worked at the store and had been fired for not handling cash properly. She was observed using the card to remove cash from the ATM machine there on surveillance footage recorded at the store. From Towanda, Samantha reportedly went to McDonalds in Wysox Township, where she purchased $12.05 in food. One manager reproduced the receipt for the purchase, and another manager told the officer that video footage could be made available to him at a later date. Walters faced an Oct. 5 preliminary hearing.
Daniel Ray Fierre, 24, Moore, OK, faces charges for corruption of and furnishing alcohol to minors. Several state troopers descended on a Hawkins Road, Towanda Township, residence, acting on a tip phoned in by a teen who had apparently witnessed minors drinking alcohol at a party there. Fierre allegedly admitted to purchasing beer and taking it back to his residence to share with friends, some of whom were underage. Fierre reportedly told police that he thought the minors “would have been safe.” A preliminary hearing has been set for Nov. 4.
Aaron Scott Bennett, 27, Towanda, faces charges for theft by deception for having Sherwood Groves do $12,101 in repairs on a pickup truck in June that had apparently been damaged prior to his purchase of an insurance policy for the vehicle in April. Bennett’s preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 5.
Six DUI arrests were processed in Magisterial District 42-3-03. The following summaries of reports issued from Judge Tim Clark’s office include name, age, residency, location and date of arrest, BAC (if applicable), pertinent additional charges incurred by each of the defendants, and preliminary hearing dates:
Donald Edward Miller, 40, Milan, 12:55 a.m. on Sept. 22, Route 220 in Ulster Township, .191, driving without a valid license and seat belts, Nov. 2.
Gregory Fed Glover, 26, Marshall, TX, 2:05 a.m. on Sept. 24, Route 6 at Park Street in Towanda, .163, careless driving and illegal sunscreen tinting on driver’s window, Nov. 2.
Amanda Sue Dalton, 24, Towanda, midnight on Aug. 14, Route 6 in North Towanda Township, .129, careless driving, Nov. 9.
Keith Howard Kissell, 25, Towanda, 12:40 a.m. on Aug. 14, Route 6 in North Towanda Township, .116, careless driving, Nov. 9.
Hubert “Kenny” Ayers, 27, Ashland, MS, 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 2, Main Street in Towanda, test results pending, suspended license, Oct. 12.
Richard Howard Rubin, 48, Athens, 2:15 p.m. on Aug. 24, James Street in North Towanda Township, driving under the influence of a combination of drugs (which may have been prescribed) and without a valid driver’s license, Nov. 9.