Police Briefs

Aggravated assault: Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have charged Amber Lee Ann Shevalier, 34, of Rome, with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and harassment following an incident on Dec. 20 in Orwell Township.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, at 9:43 p.m. state police in Towanda received a call from Bradford County dispatch in reference to a physical domestic situation on Sugar Cabin Road in Rome. When police arrived on scene, police made contact with the victim who was covered in blood and being treated by EMS personnel according to the affidavit. Police observed a large laceration to the back of the victim’s head.

The victim told police that he was confronted by Shevalier but would not provide any details of the incident.

Police then interviewed Shevalier at the scene. Shevalier told police that she had confronted the victim inside of his vehicle when she observed him being intimate with another female, according to court documents. Shevalier told police that she did not strike the victim and the confrontation was verbal in nature.

Later in the evening, police interviewed an unidentified person who was babysitting Shevalier’s children at the time of the incident. The person related that Shevalier had contacted her frantic and upset and told her that she had struck the victim and did not know if he was dead or alive according to court documents.

Police observed fresh blood inside the victim’s vehicle along with broken glass. The inside of the residence also had fresh blood throughout according to the affidavit.

Shevalier was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley on Dec. 21 and is currently being held on $50,000 bail at the Bradford County Correctional Facility. Her preliminary hearing is slated for Jan. 22 in front of Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Walmart theft: Danial Sargent, 27, of Elmira and Gregory Brown, 22, of Elmira are facing retail theft related charges following an incident at Walmart on Elmira Street in Athens on Nov. 22.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, an Asset Protection Associate of Walmart called the Athens Township police in regard to Brown and Sargent opening packages and placing them inside backpacks. Brown was detained after exiting the store and admitted to having stolen merchandise in his backpack. Sargent was found in the electronics department attempting to charge his phone for a ride out of Walmart with three bags of merchandise. Sargent was detained and told officers that this was his first attempt at stealing and asked how he did. The officer told him he did a horrible job and placed him in the patrol car.

Sargent is facing charges of misdemeanor retail theft and misdemeanor disorderly conduct obscene language in the third degree. Brown is facing a charge of misdemeanor retail theft.

Brown and Sargent are in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and had preliminary hearings on Dec. 4 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Drug possession: Joshua Lenahan-Ehrlich, 27, of Granville Summit is facing charges of two counts of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia and summary violation pedestrian walking too close to roadway following a Sept. 23 incident on Route 6 in Towanda.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Lenahan-Ehrlich’s girlfriend came to the Pennsylvania State Police stating that Lenahan-Ehrlich has smoked meth in her car prior to arriving. Lenahan-Ehrlich’s girlfriend also state that Lenahan-Ehrlich was in a suicidal state after being arrested multiple times recently and she feared Lenahan-Ehrlich was going to kill himself.

Lenahan-Ehrlich was found on Route 6 walking east and appeared upset according to the Pennsylvania State Police. The trooper requested that Lenahan-Ehrlich come back to the station and talk about things and get off the roadside to which Lenahan-Ehrlich complied. Lenahan-Ehrlich was interviewed and had multiple contents in his side pockets. The trooper asked if Lenahan-Ehrlich would let him search his pockets and Lenahan-Ehrlich stated, “No, I’ll get arrested.” Lenahan-Ehrlich was then asked if he was in the possession of any weapons which Lenahan-Ehrlich related that he had a knife in the side pocket of his pants. The trooper asked if Lenahan-Ehrlich would let them remove the knife and Lenahan-Ehrlich said yes. In the process of the knife being removed, multicolored pipes were found in his pockets.

Lenahan-Ehrlich has a preliminary hearing on Jan. 9 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Athens retail theft: Angel Lopez, 18, of Elmira, 26-year-old Navisha Maddox of Elmira and 40-year-old Krisee Taylor of Odessa are facing retail theft related charges following incidents at Lowes and Walmart in Athens on Nov. 11.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police received a call from a witness of theft from Lowes. The witness told the police that a Worx 20v multipurpose tool had been taken by a Hispanic male who fled the store with the merchandise. The Hispanic male was later identified as Lopez and was seen at the Visions Federal Credit Union parking lot. Maddox and Taylor were seen with Lopez and the witness thought that they were involved in the theft despite Lopez being the one to take the merchandise. 

Lopez, Maddox and Taylor were found at Walmart by an Asset Protection Associate who stated that Lopez was seen placing items in a backpack along with Maddox and Taylor identifying items to take. Lopez walked out of the store and was confronted by the police. Lopez threw the bag and tried to run once the police came after him. Maddox and Taylor were found in a red truck with the stolen tool and drug paraphernalia.

Lopez is facing charges of two counts of misdemeanor retail theft, misdemeanor possession of controlled substance and two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Maddox and Taylor are facing two counts of misdemeanor retail theft.

Lopez is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $20,000 bail and had a preliminary hearing on Nov. 20 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley. Maddox and Taylor are in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on unsecured bail and had a preliminary hearing on Nov. 20.

Drug possession: Wesley Welborn, 25, of Monroeton is facing a series of drug possession related charges following a Nov. 1 incident on Second Street in Towanda.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a search warrant was executed by the Pennsylvania State Police that revealed numerous hypodermic needles and various items of drug paraphernalia, and a spoon with suspected heroin.

Welborn is facing charges of misdemeanor criminal conspiracy, seven counts of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance per not regulation and four counts of summary violation driving under suspension.

Welborn has a preliminary hearing on Jan. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Rome drug possession: Alexander Carrington, 24, of Rome is facing charges of misdemeanor marijuana – small amount personal use and misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia following a Dec. 15 incident.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Carrington was found to be in the possession of marijuana and a marijuana grinder after troopers were called to a physical domestic altercation.

Carrington has a preliminary hearing on Jan. 15 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Orwell burglary: According to a Pennsylvania State Police release report; the Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the burglary of a Route 187 residence in Orwell that occurred on Dec. 19. The unknown actor entered the victim’s residence without force and removed $117 from a purse in the residence.

Monroe Township burglary

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on Brocktown Road in Monroe Township between Nov. 11 and Dec. 2.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police release report, the actor broke into the victim’s barn and stole a Husqvarna chainsaw and fled the scene without detection.

Wyalusing false alarms: The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating four false alarms that occurred at the Wyalusing Dollar General within a seven month time period. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at (570) 265-2186.

Wysox possession of drug paraphernalia: According to the Pennsylvania State Police release report, 33-year-old Bradley Cordner of Monroeton is facing drug paraphernalia related charges following an Oct. 25 incident on Valley View Road in Wysox.

Ulster strangulation: According to the Pennsylvania State Police release report, 25-year-old Dakota Hinckley of Ulster is facing charges of felony strangulation – applying pressure to throat or neck in the second degree, misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree and summary violation harassment – subject other to physical contact following a Dec. 23 domestic violence incident.

West Burlington identity theft: The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a report of identity theft of a West Burlington victim. The investigation revealed that an unknown actor applied for a line of credit in the victim’s name.

Wysox Act 64: According to the Pennsylvania State Police release report, 47-year-old Michael Bunch of Brownsville is facing charges of misdemeanor marijuana-small amount personal use and misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia following an Oct. 26 incident. Bunch mistakenly called 911 multiple times and when troopers arrived to investigate, the odor of marijuana was detected from Bunch’s room. Bunch then produced a small amount of marijuana.

Bunch has a preliminary hearing on Jan. 15 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Ulster burglary: The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occured at a Route 220 Ulster residence. According to the release report, the burglary is thought to have occurred on Nov. 29 and the actor stole approximately $4,000 in items from the garage of the residence.

Wysox K-Mart theft: TJ Koepke, 26, of Towanda is facing a charge of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking or disposition in the second degree following a Dec. 17 incident at the Little Caesars Pizza in K-Mart.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police spoke with the loss prevention department of K-Mart. One of the cash registers at the Little Caesars Pizza was found to be missing $75. Koepke was seen on film taking a $50 bill from a customer and giving them change, but placing the $50 bill in his pocket.

Ulster theft: The Pennsylvania State Police investigated the theft of prescription drugs from a Route 220 residence in Ulster on Oct. 26. The suspect is thought to be a 34-year-old male from Ulster Township.

Drug possession: Lorrie Parsons, 48, of Towanda is facing charges of misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance and misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia following a Nov. 20 incident in Towanda on Main Street.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Parsons was seen by the Towanda Borough police looking through items at the Rainbow’s End store on Main Street. The officer that spotted Parsons remembered being told that theft charges were being prepared against Parsons. The officer placed Parsons in custody and the officer asked Parsons if there were any illegal items in her purse. Parsons told the officer that they did not have permission to search her purse and the officer stated that they only asked because they wanted to know if there were any items that may cause harm to them such as needles and that permission was not needed. Methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia related items were found inside the purse.

Parsons has a preliminary hearing on Dec. 19 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Columbia Township harassment: According to the Pennsylvania State Police release report, 43-year-old Nicole Allen of Columbia Cross Roads is facing a charge of summary violation harassment – subject other to physical contact following a Dec. 11 incident in Columbia Township.

DUI: According to the Pennsylvania State Police release report, 58-year-old Steve Dickinson is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Chestnut Hills Lane in Towanda on Nov. 26 where he was found in control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Wysox public drunkenness: According to the Pennsylvania State Police release report, 31-year-old Ryan Bush was found lying unconscious on the side of the roadway in an intoxicated state. Bush is facing a charge of public drunkenness following the incident.

Ridgebury DUI: According to the Pennsylvania State Police release report, 34-year-old Dusty Golden was found getting her car stuck in her driveway and under the influence. Golden is facing a charge of DUI in relation to the incident.

Harassment: James Carr, 27, of Towanda is facing a charge of misdemeanor harassment in the third degree following a Dec. 3 incident.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the victim came to the Towanda Borough police office with a report of harassment involving Carr. The victim stated that Carr had been harassing her and making threats. The victim changed their number and deleted their social media accounts but Carr continued to find ways to communicate according to the victim. While the victim was at the station, Carr called the victim five times in a few minutes’ span. Carr was told by police that he would receive a citation for harassment and needed to stop contacting the victim immediately. Carr continued to try to contact the victim following the event.

Carr had a preliminary hearing on Dec. 19 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Athens DUI: According to the police criminal complaint, 46-year-old Tiffany Smith of Chemung is facing charges following a Dec. 12 incident. Smith is facing charges for misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol, summary violation fail to keep right and summary violation careless driving. Smith has a preliminary hearing on Jan. 4 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

DUI: Michele Toomey, 58, of Sodus is facing DUI related charges following a Nov. 11 incident on Sheshequin Road in Athens.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Toomey crossed the double yellow lines multiple times and a traffic stop was conducted. After detecting the odor of alcohol, a standard field sobriety test was conducted. After failing the test, Toomey was taken for a blood draw with revealed a .148 percent blood alcohol content.

Toomey is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI — general impairment, misdemeanor DUI: highest rate and summary violation fail to keep right.

Toomey has a preliminary hearing on Jan. 4 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Drug possession: Brittany Sentiff, 20, of Towanda is facing a charge of misdemeanor controlled substance, drug, device and cosmetic act following a Nov. 1 incident on Second Street.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a search warrant was executed by the Pennsylvania State Police that revealed numerous hypodermic needles, various items of drug paraphernalia, and a spoon with suspected heroin.

Sentiff had a preliminary hearing on Dec. 19 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

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