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Police Reports from Towanda, Tunkhannock, Gibson and Laporte Barracks


Two Charged in Girl Fight

Brenda Ridley, 25, and Deborah Spencer, 49, both of Towanda, were charged with harassment after they grabbed each other’s hair and scratched each other with their fingernails at about 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 in Towanda Township.

Breakup Leads to Threats

Jeffrey Scott Hadlock, 35, Athens, is accused of making threats against a 31-year-old woman and her Sheshequin Township family at about 8 p.m. on Sept. 11, after she ended their relationship.

Lewd Assault Investigated

A 56-year-old Towanda Township woman reported that, at about 9 p.m. on Aug. 11, a person known to her arrived at her Chestnut Hill Lane Apartment and had “inappropriate contact” with her.

Troublemaker Won’t Quit

Mark Beegle, 38, Dushore, was charged with disorderly conduct after he stopped on Marsh Road in Albany Township and honked his horn and yelled toward a residence there at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 30. A week later, Beegle was accused of intimidation and harassment for contacting the victims of the previous crime after being instructed not to do so.

Landscape Rocks Removed

A 56-year-old Warren Township woman reported to state police at Towanda that someone entered the stream along her LeRaysville Road home between Sept. 3 and 5 and removed several rocks that she had placed there.

Youth Robs Pharmacy

A 13-year-old male juvenile from Tunkhannock is accused of removing several items from the shelves of the CVS Pharmacy in Tunkhannock at about 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 5.

Money Stolen From Purse

State police at Towanda are looking for the person(s) who removed about $120 from a purse owned by a 41-year-old Towanda woman between Sept. 1 and 3. The theft occurred at her James Street home.

Cash Taken From Register

Between 1 and 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 15, someone entered the Dollar General Store in the Farm and Home Plaza in Wyalusing and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. Readers with information may contact state police at Towanda at 570-265-2186.

Canned Goods Pilfered

Kristen Kinner, 21, Wyalusing, was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took four cans of ravioli from the Dandy Mini Mart in Wyalusing at about 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 6 without paying for them.

Megan’s Law Violator

Thomas Casselbury, 41, Granville, faces charges for failing to comply with annual registration for convicted sex offenders as required by Megan’s Law. Casselbury was due to check in with authorities between May 1 and 14.

Screen Door Damaged

Someone damaged the screen to a door to a garage on McNeal Road in Burlington Township owned by a 54-year-old Towanda man. Readers with information about the incident, which occurred between Aug. 30 and Sept. 2, may contact state police at 570-265-2186.

Windows Shot Out

An Orwell Township resident reported that someone shot the front window of his single-family residence on Orwell Hill Road at about 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 5.

It’s All Just Rubbish

Arthur Carson, Dushore, reported to state police at Laporte that someone dumped a pile of old food on his Beech Street property on Sept. 8 or 9. Readers with information about the crime may call 570-947-4610

Area Accidents Detailed

Haley Weisenfluh, Factoryville, suffered an injury of unknown severity after the vehicle she was operating on Fox Road left the roadbed and struck a tree at about 10:05 a.m. on Aug. 8. She was transported to the Community Medical Center in Scranton for treatment.

Stephanie Foote, Tunkhannock, was behind the wheel of a car that rear-ended a vehicle driven by Raymond Connolly, II, Factoryville, who was lawfully stopped on Route 6 near the entrance to the Jellystone Campground at about 5:55 p.m. on Aug. 22. No injuries were reported, though Foote’s vehicle was towed from the scene.

Jason Faigle, Springville, reportedly glanced away from Route 6 in Bardwell just long enough for traffic to come to a stop at the red light ahead of him at about 9 a.m. on Aug. 24. He was unable to stop and struck a vehicle driven by Joe Cappucci, Mehoopany. Faigle suffered minor injuries but did not require further medical treatment.

Jennifer Lodge, 28, Montrose, suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Route 467 near its intersection with Allis Hollow Road in Pike Township, Bradford County, at about 4:05 p.m. on Sept. 6. Lodge reportedly crossed the double yellow line and struck a vehicle driven by Joseph Muzzy, 55, Ulster, who was not injured in the crash.

Jerry Howell, Dalton, is accused of trying to pass a stopped school bus at about 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 6, which resulted in his hitting a vehicle driven by John Price of Mehoopany. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene, but no injuries were reported in the crash, which happened on Route 92 at Lane Hill.

A vehicle owned by Lawrence Huffman, Tunkhannock, had to be towed after he allegedly ran into the back of a vehicle operated by Anthony Karasinski, Meshoppen, on Route 92 near Tunkhannock Township Drive at about 3:40 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The operator of a Peterbilt truck who was charged with careless driving was not named by state police at Towanda for a crash reported on Sept. 7 at about 9:35 p.m. The incident involved the clipping of a stop sign on Railroad Street at Liberty Corners Road in Towanda Township by a trailer towed behind the truck.

An unknown driver may have sustained injuries in a hit-and-run accident under investigation by state police at Towanda. A report from the barracks indicates that a vehicle driven by Catherine Meshell, Palestine, TX, was struck on the driver’s side at about 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 8, which caused Meshell to lose control of her vehicle and end up in a ditch along SR4012 in Milan, Ulster Township. The other driver fled to the west.

Burglary and Mischief Reports

In the early morning hours of Sept. 7, someone made forcible entry into the Dandy Mart on SR 267 in Rush Township and made off with assorted tobacco products. Police reports indicate that one participant in the burglary was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with writing on the chest, black pants, tan gloves and a skull mask.

Robert Curley, Montrose, reported to police that on the night of Sept. 5, someone threw a large rock at his 1998 International bus, damaging the windshield, while it was parked in Dimock Township.

Sometime between Sept. 1 and 6, unknown persons gained access to the Rush Township residence of Glen Watkins and removed cash in excess of $500 and left undetected. There are no suspects at this time.

In Auburn Township, Will Talbert reported that an unknown person took two shotguns from his residence sometime between Aug. 6 and Sept. 6. A suspect was reported to police, and the investigation is ongoing. Information can be directed to the state police at Gibson at 570-465-3154.

Hotel Deposit Stolen

Police are investigating the disappearance of a cash deposit that was supposed to go into the bank account of Singh Realty, LLC, owners of the Holiday Inn Express. The money was taken on or about Sept. 10, according to reports. No further information is available, but the investigation is pending.

Traffic Mishaps Noted

No injuries were reported when Louis Pulliano, 79, Sandy Creek, NY, left the interstate in New Milford Township and struck a concrete barrier, but the driver will be cited.

Run-off from a heavy rainfall was the cause of an accident on SR 706 in New Milford Township on the evening of Sept. 7, when Ivy Oropallo, Susquehanna, lost control of her car and went off the right side of the road into a dirt embankment, then re-entered the roadway and struck the flooded ditch, causing disabling damage to the vehicle. No injury was reported.

Harassment Charges Filed

On the night of Sept. 8, Jeanette Barkan, Brackney, went to James Walsh's residence to discuss an earlier dispute over Barkan's dog. When she arrived, Barkan was allegedly told to leave by Walsh and an argument broke out and continued as the two moved out toward Meadow Lane. Once off the Walsh property, Walsh alleges that Barkan charged him, at which point he threw her into a puddle. Barkan denied the charging, and claims she was thrown down for no reason. Charges were filed on both parties in district court, and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Gibson state police at 570-465-3154.

In a separate and unrelated incident, Dawn Castro, South Montrose, was cited for disorderly conduct on Sept. 10 after police responded to an incident of loud noise at a Dimock Township residence. No further information was released.





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