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Police Reports from Towanda, Tunkhannock, Gibson and Laporte Barracks

Child’s Identity Stolen State police at Towanda report that they have a possible suspect or suspects in an identity theft case that involved the use of personal information of a one-year-old child to obtain several credit accounts in Canton Township. Readers with information may call 265-2186. Window Broken at Quarry During the weekend of April 2 and 3, someone reportedly entered the Rozell Quarry, State Route 2024, Brooklyn Township, and smashed a window of a skid steer. Readers with related information may call the Gibson Barracks. Vehicle Strikes Several Trees Police report that Shayna M. Carey, 20, Vestal, NY, was involved in a single-vehicle accident at 11:50 a.m. on April 12 on Route 1047 in Warren Township. Carey was allegedly traveling north when she lost control of her vehicle, spun of the roadway, and struck several trees. Carey suffered minor injuries and was assisted at the scene by Windham Ambulance, and the vehicle had to be towed from the scene. PFA Ignored Timothy Joseph Blood, 40, Wyalusing, was arraigned on April 8 after he allegedly contacted a Wyalusing woman through a third party in violation of a PFA order against him. Teen Charged with Sexual Assault A 14-year-old Wyalusing Township boy has been charged with several counts of rape and aggravated indecent assault against a five-year-old child. The most recent incident occurred on March 31. Chainsaw Reported Missing State police at Towanda are seeking information about a Stihl Model 029 chainsaw that was either stolen, lost, or accidentally left behind at a PennDOT worksite along Route 467 in Orwell Township between March 1 and 14. Car Damaged in Canton Township Randy Ray, 27, Canton, has been charged for allegedly throwing an automotive distributor against a vehicle owned by a Canton woman at 1:40 p.m. The act resulted in a large dent on the front fender of the car. Cemetery Littered Charges are pending against Kimberly Putnam, 28, Troy, for allegedly dumping trash in the Glenwood Cemetery in Troy Township on or about April 7. Argument Leads to Altercation Julie Ann Hoose, 23, Gillett, is accused of physically assaulting a Gillett man during an argument that occurred at 11:30 a.m. on March 31 that resulted in minor injuries. Slush, Snow and Speed Blamed for Crash At 7:20 a.m. on April 7, Matthew J. Jenner, 28, New Albany, allegedly failed to negotiate a curve on Evergreen Road in Albany Township. Police report that Jenner was not injured, although his vehicle spun several times, hit a culvert and an embankment, and flipped over onto the driver’s side. Items Stolen from Homes State police at Towanda are looking for information regarding two break-ins at homes in Standing Stone Township, the owners of which live out of state. A property on Cemetery Road, owned by a person living in Staten Island, NY, was entered between April 1 and 5. A second home at Mosier and Bishop roads, owned by a Bayside, NY, resident, was entered between April 3 and 6. Readers with information may call 265-2186. One Call Leads to Two Charges David M. Daff, 24, Wyalusing, and Crystal Eberlin, 31, Mehoopany, were charged with summary harassment when state police followed up on a call by Eberlin at 6:30 p.m. on April 8. The incident occurred in Camptown. Theft by Deception Alleged Carol Dimon, 53, Rome, was charged on April 9 with discounting merchandise at Tops Friendly Market in Wysox, where she was employed, and then purchasing the items for personal use. Copper Stripped from Seasonal Cabin State police at Towanda report that someone entered a cabin on Lake O’Meadows in Warren Township between Oct. 20, 2010 and April 1. The owner, from Binghamton, NY, reported that all of the copper plumbing had been removed from the structure, as well as a 20-gallon propane tank and some hand tools. Readers with information about the burglary may call 265-2186. Four Cited for Brawling Police levied charges against Cory Ayers, 22; Todd Hamilton, 25; Stacey Vanderpool, 39, and Leon Vanderpool, 42, all of Monroeton, for their involvement in a fight that occurred near midnight on April 5-6. Police allege that Stacey and Leon Vanderpool came upon Ayers and Hamilton, who were already engaged in an altercation on Southside Road, Franklin Township, and joined in the fight. Duo Cited in Domestic Dispute Beth Ann Bostwick, 29, and Charles Edward Giggee, 32, both of Gillett, were charged with harassment after police responded to a call at a residence on Berwick Turnpike, Ridgebury Township, at 6:30 a.m. on April 3. The reporting officer alleges that both defendants struck each other during an argument. DUI Charged State police at Towanda charged John E. Thompson, 41, Mehoopany, with DUI and related offenses in an incident on Route 706, Wyalusing Township, dated March 19. Physical Assault Alleged Charges are pending against Thomas Boyd, Sr., 44, Forksville, for allegedly assaulting a female in the area of Millview Mountain Road, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, at approximately 9:20 a.m. on April 3. Metal Scrappers Target Fox Township Home State police at Laporte are looking for information about a break-in and theft at 750 Middle Road, Fox Township, Sullivan County, between March 26 and April 9. Readers with information may call 946-4610. Pump-and-Runs Reported On April 3 between 5:25 and 6:48 p.m., someone in an unknown vehicle pumped more than 385 gallons of diesel fuel at the Great Bend Exxon, State Routes 11 and 171, Great Bend Township, then left without paying. Call the Gibson Barracks at 465-3154 with any information. State Police at Towanda report that, at approximately 9:45 a.m. on March 22, someone stole $30 worth of regular gas from the Dandy Mini Mart in Wells Township. Readers with information may call 265-2186. Window Broken at Quarry During the weekend of April 2 and 3, someone reportedly entered the Rozell Quarry, State Route 2024, Brooklyn Township, and smashed a window of a skid steer. Readers with related information may call the Gibson Barracks. Underage Drinking Charges Filed Police responded to an incident on April 6 at 9:45 p.m. where Sinon T. Gulley, Windsor, NY, had gone to his son, Robert T. Gulley’s residence on State Route 1019, Jackson Township, due to behavior problems. Once the father got to the residence, an altercation broke out and both men ended up rolling around in the driveway prior to PSP Gibson’s arrival. Neither party wanted to press charges. However, a second report indicates that at 10:15 p.m., charges were filed at the New Milford District Court against Robert T. Gulley for underage drinking. Driver Misses Deer, Hits Guiderail Penny A. Bruno, Hallstead, was driving west on State Route 171, Great Bend Township, at 11:05 p.m. on April 5, when she came upon a deer and swerved to avoid the animal. She struck the guiderail and was uninjured. No charges were filed. Man Caught with Stolen Vehicle, Gun Stuart James Miller, 20, Owego, NY, was arrested on April 7 after police pulled him over in a Dodge Caravan that matched the description of a vehicle reportedly stolen in New York State in February. Miller was taken into custody without incident, but police found a .45 cal. pistol and fully loaded clips inside the vehicle that was also reportedly stolen in New York State. Miller was arraigned on related charges, as well as for being a fugitive from justice out of Tioga County, NY. Crash Results in Injury On April 6 at 8:44 a.m., Ella Stark, 75, Susquehanna, incurred moderate injuries in a one-vehicle accident on Oak Hill Rd., Great Bend Township. She apparently lost control of her vehicle, left the road, struck a tree, and rolled over into a ditch. Pair Arrested on Drug Charges Jerome Slick, 33, New Milford, and Angela Conner, 29, Catawissa, were arrested on April 5 and taken into custody at the Montrose Terrace Trailer Park, Bridgewater Township, on outstanding warrants issued from Columbia County. In addition, prior to being taken into custody on the warrants, both were found to be in possession of drugs (methamphetamine) and drug-related items. Both were sent to the Susquehanna County Jail, pending criminal charges, before being taken back to Columbia County. Accident Leads to Citation On April 7 at 6:10 a.m., L.R. Goff, 35, Wichita Falls, TX, was driving on State Route 3023, Dimock Township, when he lost control of his vehicle. The car left the road and hit a ditch. Goff was not injured, but was charged with failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic. Man Violates PFA Police allege that Chris Patrick McAndrew, 38, Hallstead, violated a valid Protection From Abuse order on March 29 at 7:54 p.m. McAndrew was arrested and detained in lieu of $2,500 bail at Susquehanna County Jail. A hearing was scheduled for March 31. Collision Causes Injury On April 6 at 5:37 a.m., Bradley Dmohoski, 18, Brooklyn Township, was traveling south on State Route 167, Hop Bottom Borough. He failed to negotiate a curve, exited the road, and impacted a ditch. Dmohoski suffered minor injuries and was taken to Endless Mountains Health Systems for medical evaluation. Assault Charges Filed On March 28 at 8 a.m., Christopher Mirra, 35, State Route 11, Hop Bottom, was arrested for assaulting a 23-year-old woman in their home. Police allege that Mirra hit the woman with his hands and with a baseball bat, which did not result in serious injuries. No Suspect in Break-In On April 5 at 3:39 a.m., someone forcibly made entry into Cav’s Auto Repairs and Restoration, State Route 171, Oakland Township, by prying open a back door. The break-in activated an alarm, after which the suspect fled the scene. Readers with information may call the Gibson Barracks at 465-3154. Walmart Thieves Apprehended On March 5 at 1:01 a.m., a male and female broke into the iPod electronics display case at Walmart in Eaton Township and removed 36 iPods valued at $7,541. PA State Police in Fogelsville, Lehigh County, identified Shoun Tyrone Pinder, 33, and Dulce Maria Perez, 28, both of Bethlehem, as being responsible for iPod thefts at a Walmart in Trexlertown, Lehigh County. The two were later identified as being involved in multiple iPod thefts at many Walmart locations in eastern PA and Rochester, NY. The Lehigh County DA will assume prosecution of all Walmart thefts in the state as part of an ongoing criminal act, including those perpetrated in Wyoming County. Police say the value of all the iPods stolen from all Walmarts is about $80,000. Two-Vehicle Crash Reported in Eaton Township Police say injuries were light in a two-vehicle crash that took place on April 8 at 8:10 p.m. along Route 29 in Eaton Township. Ellen Trible, 72, Laceyville, was driving north on Route 29 when Zackery Harper, 18, Tunkhannock, was pulling out of the AutoZone parking lot along the roadway. Police allege that Harper turned left into the path of Trible’s vehicle and struck it. Trible was not injured and had been wearing a seat belt. Harper was also wearing a seat belt but sustained minor injuries. Assault on Family Member Alleged State Police report that on Monday, April 11 at 11 p.m., they responded to a report of an assault at an upstairs apartment at Gin’s Tavern on Route 107 in Clinton Township. Factoryville Ambulance had also responded to the scene and personnel were treating the alleged victim when police arrived. According to the police report, a 71-year-old man at the scene had several facial lacerations and was covered with blood, and there were obvious signs of a struggle in the apartment. The accused is the victim’s daughter, Margaret Peoples, 42, who was taken into custody. The victim told police that he and his daughter had been arguing and that his daughter became angry and pushed him to the floor. Peoples also allegedly kicked her father several times while he was on the floor and struck him in the face. Peoples was arraigned on charges of simple assault and harassment and sent to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 19, but may be continued. Puppy Found Shot in Factoryville State Police at Tunkhannock are seeking information about a seven-month-old Rottweiler puppy that was found bleeding along College Avenue in Factoryville on April 10. Police report that the puppy had been shot by an unknown assailant at an unknown location. Readers with information may assist with the investigation by calling 836-2141.

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