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Tim Clark, Towanda


Daniel Kizale, 25, Athens, faces charges for burglary, theft, and receiving stolen property. State police report that, between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on June 28, Kizale entered a unit at Wagon Wheel Apartments in Ulster Township by removing a window screen and allegedly removed several video game systems and a number of compatible video games that belonged to Michael Ryan Slocum, who was working at the time. According to the report, Kizale pawned the items at a Waverly swap shop, using a Florida driver’s license as identification. Kizale faced a preliminary hearing on Oct. 19.

Charges against Brandon Lawrence Reeves, 28, Towanda, have been updated as per events dated May 20 to 27. During that course of time, Reeves is alleged to have entered a farmhouse illegally,  threatened family members with a loaded and cocked rifle, stole several firearms, fishing poles, and tackle, and damaged someone’s pickup truck. He has also been charged with unauthorized use of an SUV and possession of various types of drug paraphernalia. His new preliminary hearing is slated for Nov. 8.

Jason Michael Thetga, 30, Towanda, faces charges of simple assault and harassment as a result of a domestic dispute on Plank Road that involved injuries to his mother and her boyfriend. The incident occurred at about 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 9, after the family and friends had a party at the house. Fred Bombacie suffered a bloody eye and multiple abrasions to the back, and Lora Thetga had incurred some minor scratches to her right arm. A preliminary hearing has been set for Nov. 23.

Daniel Jay Braisted, 33, Monroe Township, faces charges of simple assault and harassment after he allegedly struck his wife several times and tossed her around their Heath Road home after 2 a.m. on Oct. 9. Nikki Braisted reported that the two had been drinking at a nearby bar prior to the assault and that her husband flew into a jealous rage when they got home. The defendant reportedly fled the residence in his pickup truck prior to the arrival of police. He faced an Oct. 19 preliminary hearing.

Brian Lee Johnston, 29, Troy, faces charges for high-rate DUI, speeding, and other driving offenses from an incident dated Oct. 5 at about 9:45 p.m. State police pulled over Johnston near the Route 220/Route 6 interchange after observing him speeding and not using a turn signal. After he allegedly failed field sobriety tests, Johnston was transported to Towanda Memorial Hospital, where a blood test revealed a BAC of .161. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 23.

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