Police Briefs

Burglary: Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have arrested David Edward Terrel, 36, of Canton and Steven Paul Cieri, 44, of Gillett, following an investigation of several burglaries in the Canton and Troy areas. The burglaries took place on Roosevelt Highway in Troy Township on Dec. 28 at 4:20 p.m and on Route 14 in Canton Township on Dec. 23 at 11:58 a.m.

One vehicle crash: Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda are investigating a one-vehicle accident that occurred in Monroe Township on Route 220 on Jan. 25 at 4:56 p.m. According to the crash report, a 2012 Nissan Rogue operated by Jessica Potter, 25, of New Albany, was traveling north on Route 220 when the vehicle hit an ice patch in the roadway causing the vehicle to lose control and roll over onto its roof. No injuries were sustained in the crash as the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts. Also a child was uninjured in the cash and was secured in a child safety seat.

Theft: Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda are investigating a theft that occurred at Nana’s Country Kitchen in the Bradford Towne Centre in Wysox on Jan. 21-22. According to the public information release, food was stolen from an outdoor freezer. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Pike Township criminal trespass: Robert Mackiewicz, 39, of Wyalusing is facing criminal trespass related charges following an incident in Pike Township on Feb. 3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a Pike Township residence due to the report of a criminal trespass incident. The victim of the incident told the Pennsylvania State Police that Mackiewicz forced his way into the residence through the pet door of the residence without permission. Once Mackiewicz was inside, the victim told Mackiewicz that he was not welcome and ordered him to leave the residence. Mackiewicz left the residence and then gained access back into the residence through the basement door. Mackiewicz is accused of touching the victim in an unwanted manner and attempting to kiss the victim. Mackiewicz was asked repeatedly to leave by the victim and after an extended period of time, Mackiewicz left the residence.

Mackiewicz is facing charges of felony criminal trespass — break into structure in the second degree, felony criminal trespass — enter structure in the third degree, misdemeanor def. trespass actual communication to in the third degree and summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact.

Mackiewicz is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Feb. 12 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Sayre child endangerment: Timothy Strickland, 27, of Sayre is facing charges of felony endangering welfare of children — parent/guardian in the third degree, misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor possession of a small amount of marijuana and summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched to a North Elmer Avenue residence for a reported open 911 line and the dispatcher could hear arguing in the background. An officer knocked on the front door but heard no answer after a few minutes so the officer went to the back door where the kitchen could be seen. The officer detected the odor of burnt marijuana from the front door and the back door. The officer could see a set of stairs leading to the basement and could hear a male and female arguing along with a baby crying. Due to the circumstances, the officer called out after opening the door approximately two feet, according to the affidavit. The victim came to the door after yelling an expletive at the officer and asked what the officer was doing in the house. The victim was interviewed and revealed that an argument was conducted between Strickland and the victim. A television was found smashed in the living room along with some type of lotion being spilled everywhere and there were small drops of blood. The state of the surroundings led the officer to believe that an altercation had occurred. The victim stated that Strickland had punched them, the officer noted that the victim had a bloody and cut bottom lip and the victim also advised that they had a “goose egg” on the back left of their head. Strickland is accused of smoking marijuana regularly in the house around the infant. Two blunts were seized off the kitchen counter.

Strickland is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Feb. 12.

Waverly sexual abuse: According to a Waverly police press release, 37-year-old Joshua Mowan was arrested on Jan. 31 on a warrant that had been issued by the Waverly Justice Court.

Mowan was charged following police investigation into the allegations of recent sexual abuse against a minor in Waverly.

Mowan is facing charges of felony sexual abuse, misdemeanor forcible touching and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

Mowan is scheduled to answer the charges in the Village of Waverly, New York Justice Court on a February court date.

Waverly DWI: According to a Waverly police press release, 42-year-old Bobby Mullens of Waverly was arrested for misdemeanor DWI following a traffic stop on Chemung Street in Waverly on Jan. 28.

Mullens was observed by Waverly police tailgating another moving vehicle while excessively “blaring” his vehicle horn while traveling west bound on Chemung Street.

Mullins is facing charges of DWI, aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content .18 percent or higher, unlicensed operator, no vehicle insurance, unregistered motor vehicle and unnecessary use of vehicle horn.

Mullins is scheduled to answer the charges in the Village of Waverly, New York Justice Court on a February court date.

Waverly petit larceny: According to a Waverly police press release, 34-year-old Tonya Putnam of Waverly was arrest on a warrant on Jan. 29 for misdemeanor petit larceny.

Putnam is accused of stealing miscellaneous clothing items from a business on Dec. 23.

Putnam was arraigned in the Village of Waverly, New York Justice Court on Jan. 28 and was scheduled to re-appear at a later court date.

DUI: Lysa Leighton, 45, of Towanda is facing DUI related charges following a Jan. 13 incident on Main Street in Towanda.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police observed Leighton consistently interlane weaving and Leighton made a left hand turn that was considered slow, jerky and shallow at the Main Street Memorial Bridge intersection. The trooper activated their emergency lights in Wysox after seeing Leighton swerve to the left and over a single yellow line so that the driver’s side tires were in the turning lane for a period of four seconds. Leighton did not acknowledge the lights until stopping at and blocking the Susquehanna Street and Route 6 intersection.

The affidavit states that Leighton was observed appearing confused and had droopy eyelids not open all the way. The trooper detected the strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. Leighton did state that she had consumed one or two alcoholic beverages and the trooper noticed that her speech was slurred. Leighton refused to perform a standard field sobriety test and lost balance upon stepping out of her truck. Leighton was again asked how many alcoholic beverages she had consumed and Leighton stated, “I had a lot ok.” Leighton was arrested and taken for a blood draw which revealed a .207 percent blood alcohol content.

Leighton is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense and summary violation careless driving.

Leighton has a preliminary hearing on March 1 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Use/possession of drug paraphernalia: Joseph Johnson, 29, of Towanda is facing two counts of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia following a Jan. 29 incident on Fourth Street in Towanda.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office sent two deputies to a Fourth Street address to attempt to serve a warrant on Johnson. Johnson was found to be in the possession of a plastic baggie containing residue that was identified as meth by Johnson along with a plastic spoon with the handle bent down.

Johnson is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Feb. 13.

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