Police Briefs for May 23, 2018

DUI – Athens Borough Police have charged Tyler David Taylor, 21, of Waverly, New York with two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and multiple traffic violations following a traffic stop that was initiated at 1:54 a.m. on March 13 on Fourth Street in Athens Borough.

Police state that a traffic stop was initiated on Taylor’s 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt for a multitude of traffic violations. During the course of the stop, police detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Taylor advised police that there was marijuana in his vehicle, which was located. He also told police that he had smoked marijuana prior to operating the vehicle. Taylor performed a series of standardized field sobriety tests where he showed signs of impairment. A chemical blood draw was performed at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital where his blood was determined to contain THC.

Taylor was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley and was remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail. He is slated to appear before Hurley on May 29 for his preliminary hearing, court documents show.

Troy Township crash – Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have reported a one vehicle accident that occurred at 3:37 p.m. on May 14 on state Route 14 in Troy Township.

According to police, Jeremy T. Earle, 28, of Troy was traveling south when he lost control of his 2000 Mazda 626 and crashed into a guardrail. Earle was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and was taken into custody. He was also charged with careless driving.

Walmart retail theft – Athens Township Police have charged Angela A. Smith, 40, of Lindley, New York with first degree misdemeanor counts of retail theft, theft by deception and receiving stolen property following an incident that occurred on April 24 at Walmart on Elmira Street in Athens Township.

According to police, Smith entered the store with what appeared to be two plastic bags. She was later seen walking past the self-checkout station with several items. Lindley took seven of the stolen items to the return desk where she was issued two Walmart gift cards. She took the remainder of the stolen items to her vehicle and left the parking lot.

Smith is slated to appear before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley on June 26 for her preliminary hearing, court documents show.

Burglary – Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda report a burglary that occurred between April 17 and April 18 at a residence on Sugar Hill Road in Wilmot Township.

According to police, the victim believes that someone had entered her residence, but no items were missing from the residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda.

Waverly man charged with stalking – Sayre Borough Police have charged Walter Alexander Heinzelman, 21, of Waverly, New York with stalking, criminal mischief and harassment following an incident that occurred at 11:55 a.m. on April 22 at Dunkin Donuts on South Keystone Avenue in Sayre Borough.

Police state that Heinzelman continually followed the victim around. Heinzelman sent the victim a picture of a gun and said, “He is ready for battle.” He also showed up to the victim’s residence after being told not to. On April 22 as the victim was in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot, Heinzelman approached her vehicle and punched the side of it, causing fear in the victim. Heinzelman caused $743.88 in damage to the victim’s vehicle.

He is slated to appear before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley on June 26 for his preliminary hearing, court documents show.

Birth certificate found – Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda report the finding of lost property at 11:24 a.m. on May 16 in Troy Township.

According to police, a birth certificate was found in the parking lot of the Case dealership. Anyone who believes the birth certificate is theirs should contact Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Sullivan County burglary – Pennsylvania State Police in Laporte have reported a burglary that occurred between May 15 and May 18 at a residence on state Route 87 in Hillsgrove Township.

Police state that an actor or actors searched through several rooms, opening dressers and cabinet drawers. It did not appear that anything was taken. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information relative to the incident is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police in Laporte at (570) 946-4610.

Fugitive from justice – Kevin Paul Stedge, 22, of Towanda, was recently arrested by the Waverly Police Department on numerous active arrest warrants. He was found at a home on Broad Street in Waverly, New York.

According to police, Stedge’s warrants included burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, obstructing governmental administration and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in relation to offenses from April 9 in Pennsylvania.

He was taken into custody on May 17 without incident and arraigned in the Village of Waverly Justice Court. He was sent to the Tioga County Jail without bail to await further legal action.

DWI – David M. Eskew, 61, of Lockwood, New York, was arrested on May 19 for misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI and following too close.

According to the Waverly Police Department, Eskew was taken into custody following an investigation into a two vehicle property damage motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Cayuta Avenue and Chemung Street in Waverly, New York.

He was released to answer the charges in the Village of Waverly Justice Court next month.

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