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Police Reports from Towanda, Tunkhannock, Gibson and Laporte Barracks


Paraphernalia Found

Samantha Walters, 18, Towanda, was reportedly found in possession of drug paraphernalia while she was being apprehended on a felony warrant for vehicle theft on Nov. 7 at about 11:30 a.m. She has been remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000.

Assault and Harassment Charges

Lee Carter, 33, Meshoppen, allegedly shoved and subjected a 29-year-old Laceyville woman to unwanted physical contact at a Route 367 Tuscarora Township residence at about 3:20 p.m. on Nov. 12.

In an unrelated incident, Jason Sullivan, 34, Towanda, reportedly shoved a 36-year-old Towanda woman during a domestic dispute on Pine Valley Road in North Towanda Township at about 6:25 p.m. on Nov. 13.  

Minor Assaulted

State police at Towanda are investigating reports that a 15-year-old Wysox Township female was the victim of statutory/indecent assault between June 28 and July 6.

PFA Violation

Christopher Kyle, 49, Warren Center, is accused of violating a protection from abuse order against him at about 9 p.m. on Nov. 10 at a Warren Center Road residence in Warren Township, Bradford County.

Catalytic Converters Copped

Somebody removed multiple catalytic converters from Hi-Cal Motorsports on Route 6 in Wysox Township between Nov. 9 and 11.

Pistol Pocketed

Edward Daniel Fulford, 24, Granville Summit, and an unnamed juvenile male from Stevensville were arrested for theft after they allegedly stole a .45 caliber black-powder pistol belonging to a 42-year-old Granville Summit resident and sold it to someone who discovered it to be stolen and returned it to the victim.

Illegal Dumpster Use

Hannah Duff, 24, Towanda, is accused of removing the lock from the dumpster at the Wine and Spirits store in North Towanda Township at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 25 and depositing her own trash there.

Check Forged

Ethel Willis, 34, Lamar, MO, reported to state police at Towanda that someone forged her name onto a check that was then cashed at Peoples State Bank in Wysox Township on Aug. 15.

Ankle Transmitter Removed

Culleen Brassfield, 18, Towanda, reportedly removed a behavioral interventions ankle transmitter at about 3:50 p.m. on Aug. 31 and tossed it from a moving vehicle in the area of Railroad Street, Towanda Township.

Hit & Runs Reported

On Nov. 8, an unnamed male reported to state police at Towanda that someone had struck his 2005 Dodge Ram 3500, which was parked behind the RiverStone Inn in Wysox Township at 8 a.m.

On Nov. 9, an unnamed female reported that someone hit her 2003 Nissan Maxima, which was parked at the Dollar General store in Wysox Township at about 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, causing damage to the rear driver’s side door. Readers with information about either hit-and-run incident are encouraged to call 570-265-2186.

Arrested for DUI

Michael Joseph O’Malley, 53, New Albany, was charged with DUI after being pulled over by state police from the Laporte barracks at about 1 a.m. on Route 87 in Forksville Borough.

Alcohol a Factor in Crash

State police at Towanda suggested that alcohol was a factor in a single vehicle crash involving a 50-year-old unnamed Monroeton male that occurred on Brocktown Road at about 5 p.m. on Sept. 10. The defendant struck a utility pole on the southern side of the Monroe Township road.

DUI Suspected in Wreck

Raymond Harris, Jr., 32, Wyalusing, was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Overton Road in Albany Township at about 12:50 a.m. on Nov. 13. Police allege that Harris was under the influence of alcohol.

Towanda Teen Topples Toyota

An unnamed 17-year-old Towanda girl lost control of her car while traveling north on Sheshequin Road in Sheshequin Township at about 7:50 a.m. on Nov. 8, crossed over the opposite lane, hit a pile of rocks and flipped the vehicle onto its roof. No injuries were reported, but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Retail Theft at Walmart

On Nov. 12, police report that a slender white male about five feet ten inches and between 23 and 27 years old took several items from the Walmart in Eaton Township in Wyoming County and fled without paying for them. The incident happened at 4:51 p.m. that day. No further description of the suspect was given, but police are still investigating.

Crash on Rattlesnake Hill Road

Ashley Thompson, 18, Meshoppen, sustained minor injuries but was wearing a seat belt when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Rattlesnake Hill Road in Meshoppen Township on Nov. 12. Police report that Thompson was driving north on the roadway and swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway. The right tires of her vehicle went off the road and hit a rock embankment. The car rotated clockwise and came to rest in the road. The report notes that the road has been repaved by the Natural Gas Industry and now has deep berms and shoulders that prevent vehicles from returning to travel lanes if they leave them for any reason.

Drugs and Guns Taken

Gwendolyn Benson, Montrose, reported to police that between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, someone entered her unlocked home in Bridgewater Township and removed a pill bottle containing approximately 24 Xanax tablets, along with taking approximately 78 hydrocodone from another bottle, leaving that bottle behind.

Randolph Forkal, Nicholson, also filed a report of loss with state police, stating that between Nov. 7 and 11, some unknown person removed two 9 MM pistols from a residence in Springville Township, leaving in an unknown direction by unknown means. No suspects were given in either report and investigation is ongoing.

Fake Money Crops Up

State police are looking into an incident concerning counterfeit bills in Silver Lake Township. According to reports, A1 Courtesy Cab, Binghamton, NY, reported possession of counterfeit monies in the Silver Lake area on Nov. 10. No further details are available at this time. Anyone with information on these or other incidents, please report to state police in Gibson at 570-465-3154.

Injuries Reported in Local Crashes

Two elderly drivers were treated after a two-vehicle crash along SR29 in Bridgewater Township on the morning of Nov. 12. Police reports state that the vehicle operated by Joyce Gregory, Montrose, was struck on the passenger side as she negotiated a left turn into the parking lot of Maplewood Lanes unaware of the approach of an oncoming pickup truck driven by Claude Fuller, also of Montrose. Both operators required EMS transport, and Gregory was charged with a traffic violation. United Fire responded.

Another driver to be charged is Chad Dubiel, Texas, who was cited for careless driving after he drove his Chevy Blazer onto Route 706 from Route 29 in Bridgewater Township on Nov. 9, without yielding to oncoming traffic, striking the passenger side of a Honda Civic operated by Brandy Rogers, Montrose. Rogers sustained a minor injury, and her passenger, Kelly Sautner, also of Montrose, was moderately hurt in the crash. All operators were using safety belts, and Montrose Minutemen responded to the scene.

Scam Alert

Pennsylvania State Police at Gibson have received information recently that an individual is in the area posing as a census worker raising funds for flood victims and asking residents for personal information. The individual is described as a male in his late sixties, with salt and pepper hair, beard, slender build and driving a black car with a passenger side dent. Residents are reminded, as always, to be cautious about providing personal information to anyone, as well as to report any similar contacts to police at 570-465-3154. They are also reminded that census workers will always carry and present proper identification and should never attempt to raise any funds for any type of charity.














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