Police Briefs, Nov. 1, 2018

heft from vehicles: Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda are investigating a theft at Vincent’s and Ed’s Autobody Shop in South Creek Township that occurred on Oct. 28.

According to the public information release report, two actors arrived at the auto body shop and proceeded to enter numerous vehicles at the parking lot of the business. The investigation is ongoing.

Criminal mischief: Pennsylvania State Police in Laporte are investigating an incident that occurred on Oct. 13 at 1:55 p.m. in Davidson Township in Sullivan County.

According to the public information release report, an unknown suspect drove into a victim’s field causing ruts. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Laporte at (570) 946-4094.

Possession: Pennsylvania State Police in Laporte have arrested John Scott Lumbard, 22, of Muncy, for drug possession after a traffic stop on Oct. 21.

According to the public information release report, Lumbard’s vehicle was observed committing a traffic violation and a traffic stop was initiated. Lombard, the passenger of the vehicle, was found to be in possession of marijuana. Charges are currently pending.

DUI: Pennsylvania State Police in Laporte have charged Eric Dewayne Hill, 21, of Mildred, with DUI after an incident on Sept. 1 in Laporte Township.

According to the public information release, Hill was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was subsequently arrested for DUI and related charges after a traffic stop was conducted on the aforementioned date at 8:12 p.m.

Possession of a controlled substance: Brittany R. Kreider, 31, of Waverly, N.Y., was charged on five counts of misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one count of misdemeanor criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument (needle) after her Oct. 27 arrest.

According to Waverly police, Kreider was found in possession of illegal narcotics while being arrested on a bench warrant related to a previous drug related arrest at a Clark Street apartment.

Kreider was arraigned in the Village of Waverly Justice Court and sent to the Tioga County Jail on $1,000 bail to await further legal action.

Criminal conspiracy: Timothy Richard Short, 41, of Towanda, faces a charge of misdemeanor criminal conspiracy retail theft in the second degree following a Sept. 9 theft at the Family Dollar in North Towanda Township.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Short had served as a lookout as his wife, Elizabeth Benjamin Short stole multiple clothing items, and he later drove them from the scene after she fled the store on foot after being confronted. Elizabeth later called the store and could be heard yelling at Timothy to “tell them you did it,” according to police. Timothy returned to the store with the remaining stolen clothing items, but without Elizabeth since she had fled his vehicle on foot after the phone call.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12 before Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

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