Police Briefs

Sayre simple assault: Alex Tubolino, 23, of Norwich is facing harassment and simple assault related charges following an incident at a hotel in Sayre on March 30.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched to a domestic dispute at the hotel and found Tubolino intoxicated and belligerent. Victims in the room accused Tubolino of acting out physically and being required to be restrained by the victims to prevent him from hurting himself or damaging property. Tubolino is accused of vomiting and spitting it at the victims. While one victim stopped restraining Tubolino, he grabbed the other victim by their throat and choked them with both hands. The choked victim was able to break free and call for help before vacating the room.

The affidavit states that Tubolino continuously threatened to kill the officer that arrested him. Tubolino is also accused of spitting and kicking the holding cell door multiple times during these threats.

Tubolino is facing charges of misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree, misdemeanor terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact.

Tubolino is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $30,000 and has a preliminary hearing on April 9 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Wysox DUI: George Heskell Jr., 45, of Wyalusing is facing DUI related charges following an incident at a bar in Wysox on Feb. 25.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the bar for the report of a disabled motorist located in front of the bar. Heckell’s vehicle was observed parked in the center turning lane of the roadway with the passenger side front tire broken. Heskell is accused of having an odor of an alcoholic beverage and showing signs of impairment during a standard field sobriety test.

The affidavit states that Heskell told officers that he ran over the curb and his tire came off as he was leaving the bar. Heskell was taken for a blood draw, which revealed a .230 percent blood alcohol content.

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

Heskell has a preliminary hearing on May 10 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Wysox theft: Harold Howell, 30, of Towanda is facing a charge of misdemeanor retail theft in the second degree following an incident at K-Mart in Wysox on Feb. 26.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police received a call from the store stating an individual had walked out of the store with items that were not paid for. The complainant, K-Mart’s Profit Protection manager, was interviewed and told the trooper that Howell was seen putting two cell phone chargers in his pocket. They followed Howell who proceeded to leave the store and told Howell to stop. Howell was escorted back into the store at that time. The Pennsylvania State Police interviewed Howell and he stated that people get away with stealing all the time and he thought he could get away with it. Howell is also accused of stating that it wasn’t a big deal and that it was unfair that he was being watched in the store.

Howell has a preliminary hearing on May 14 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Herrick criminal mischief: Wyatt Warner, 22, of Lawton is facing criminal mischief related charges following an incident at a Herrick residence on March 5.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a Herrick residence for a criminal mischief incident. The victim of the incident related that Warner was spinning his tires and doing donuts in the field and on a rock path. The victim then told troopers that Warner did not have permission to operate his vehicle on the victim’s property. An investigation of the scene was conducted and a trooper found damage to the garage of the residence. The affidavit states that there were multiple indents of varying size on the east side of the garage that were one to three inches in length which matched the sizes of rocks on the path of the property.

Warner was interviewed by Pennsylvania State Police on March 16, according to the affidavit. Warner told troopers that he was the operator of the vehicle on March 5, but did not know there was damage to the property. Warner related that he traveled on the property to turn the vehicle around.

The victim received an estimate for approximately $25,000 in damages and repairs for his garage.

Warner is facing charges of felony criminal mischief — damage property in the third degree, summary violation careless driving and summary violation damage real property by operating motor vehicle.

Warner has a preliminary hearing on May 14 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Wyalusing DUI: Kyle Robinson, 20, of Wyalusing is facing DUI and drug possession related charges following an incident on Wyalusing New Albany Road in Wyalusing on March 10.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police witnessed Robinson driving his vehicle with only one operable headlamp. A traffic stop was conducted and Robinson is accused of having an odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle. The affidavit states that Robinson told the trooper that he had smoked marijuana that day approximately two to three hours prior to driving. Robinson was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Robinson was taken for a blood draw which revealed marijuana in his system.

Robinson is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule one — first offense, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia and summary violation no headlights.

Robinson has a preliminary hearing on May 10 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Monroe theft: Brian Hart, 34, of Towanda is facing charges of felony theft by deception — false impression in the third degree and felony receiving stolen property in the third degree following an incident that occurred in July 2017.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police were contacted about two stolen lawn mowers from a victim on July 3 of 2018. The victim told troopers on July 2018 that she had given the lawn mowers to Hart to be fixed in July 2017 but never heard back from Hart. Hart was contacted on August 17, 2018 by a trooper who spoke with him in person. Hart related to the trooper that an unknown male came to his residence to pick up the lawn mowers for the victim a few months prior.

On Aug. 20, 2018, a trooper spoke with the victim who stated that she was not in possession of the lawn mowers and had not received any correspondence from Hart since he took possession of the lawn mowers in July 2017.

Pennsylvania State Police contacted Hart by phone on March 18, March 21 and March 28 with no call back from Hart. A trooper spoke with Hart at his residence on March 28 and Hart denied having possession of the mowers and was not able to identify the male who allegedly removed the mowers from the property according to the affidavit,

Hart is has a preliminary hearing on April 17 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Athens DUI: David Bennett, 34, of Ulster is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Route 220 in Athens on April 3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Bennett was seen by Athens Borough police to be driving recklessly and a traffic stop was initiated. Bennett gave signs of impairment after a standard field sobriety test and had a suspended license at the time. Bennett was taken for a blood draw at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital.

Bennett is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule 2 or 3 — first offense, summary violation fail to keep right, summary violation careless driving, summary violation turning movements and required signals and summary violation driving while operators privilege is suspended or revoked.

Bennett is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on April 17 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Athens retail theft: Lori Lane, 52, of Sayre is facing a charge of misdemeanor retail theft following an incident at Walmart in Athens on March 21.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police were contacted by a Walmart Asset Protection Associate who had investigated the theft of a large item from Walmart. Lane is accused of taking a Fire/Water safe valued at $49.84 and at least 11 other items from the store.

Lane was contacted by police and stated that she had purchased the items and had a receipt to prove it, but never made contact with the police again according to the affidavit.

Lane has a preliminary hearing on May 7 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

DUI: Dana Harbst–Burkhart, 47, of Athens is facing DUI related charges following an incident on North Keystone Avenue in Athens on Feb. 23.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police observed Harbst–Burkhart fail to stop at a posted stop sign and turn, almost striking a westbound vehicle. An officer had to hit the brakes in order to avoid striking Harbst–Burkhart. Harbst–Burkhart was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Harbst–Burkhart is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely, summary violation duties at stop sign and summary violation careless driving.

Harbst–Burkhart had a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 5 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Athens DUI reported: Sheri Finnerty, 48, of Athens is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense and misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first offense following an incident in the area of Walnut and South River streets in Athens on Dec. 29.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Finnerty was found by Athens Borough police with her vehicle resting on the east rail of the railroad tracks. Finnerty was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Finnerty was taken for a blood draw, which revealed a .161 percent blood alcohol, content.

Finnerty has a formal arraignment on April 25 with Judge Evan Williams III.

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