Police Briefs

Sayre simple assault: Robin Robinson, 36 of Sayre, is facing simple assault related charges following an incident on Elsbree Street in Sayre on May 26.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched for the report of a female victim being struck. Officers spoke with the victim who stated that they had been in an argument with Robinson after he had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Robinson is accused of striking the 8-month pregnant victim with a plastic spray bottle on the victim’s right eye. The victim had a black and blue eye that was swollen and bleeding. Robinson was asked to leave the residence by the victim before Robinson took the victim’s vehicle without permission and without a valid license.

Robinson is facing charges of misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree, misdemeanor unauthorized use of motor vehicle and summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact.

Robinson is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on June 4 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Rome DUI: Drue Little, 21, of Rome is facing DUI related charges following a motor vehicle accident in Rome on April 16.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police received a report of a crash near Main Street in Rome. Little is accused of striking a utility pole and then fleeing the scene. While searching for Little, a trooper was told by an individual that a white male wearing a burgundy hoodie, which matched Little’s description, had jumped in her vehicle and asked for a ride to his house on Route 187 in Rome. The male told the witness that he was in a crash and needed to go home for a phone. The individual told the trooper that Little smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated.

Troopers found Little at his residence and found him in an inebriated state, according to the affidavit. Little admitted to the crash and fleeing the scene before being taken into custody. Little told troopers that marijuana would be detected in a blood draw. Little’s blood draw results revealed a .147 percent blood alcohol content and T.H.C.

Little has a preliminary hearing on June 21 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Wysox drug possession: Earl Sites, 40, of Monroeton is facing drug possession related charges following an incident at a gas station near the intersection of Route 6 and Route 187 in Wysox.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police witnessed Sites driving with an unregistered vehicle and a brake light out. A traffic stop was conducted at the gas station and Sites is accused of acting nervously. While Sites was interviewed outside of the vehicle, an occupant of the vehicle told a trooper that Sites had meth on him or in the vehicle and that he was doing something below his feet while he was being pulled over.

A plastic container containing two small dime bags of meth and additional baggies was found in Sites’ boots. The vehicle contained three glass smoking pipes with suspected meth residue, two glass smoking pipes with suspected marijuana residue, two digital scales, a plastic container with suspected meth residue and a bag of urine. Sites told troopers that he was on probation and was expecting a drug test in the near future.

A search of Sites revealed 28 small dime baggies in his front right pocket and a suboxone strip in his wallet, according to the affidavit. Siteswas then taken for a blood draw.

Sites is facing charges of felony manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, misdemeanor furnish drug free urine–unlawful sale/attempt, misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense and other driving based summary offenses.

Sites is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on June 4 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Sayre hindering apprehension: Jamie Richtmyer, 36 of Sayre, is facing a charge of misdemeanor hindering apprehension or prosecution in the second degree following an incident on Lurcolk Road in Sayre on May 23.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were attempting to serve a P.F.A. violation at a Lurcolk Road residence. Richtmyer is accused of telling a trooper that the male that they were searching for was not inside. The male ending up being found hiding under a bed in the back bedroom.

Richtmyer is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on June 4 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Sayre drug possession

Alexsandra Austin, 26, of Ulster is facing charges of misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation and misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital on May 23.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, security at the hospital called Sayre Borough police in reference to drug paraphernalia found in Austin’s purse. A search of the purse by police revealed two hypodermic needles, a metal spoon, a small glass vial with cotton and an unknown substance and a small bag of suspected fentanyl. Austin was interviewed and stated that the vial contained cotton at the bottom and the bag contained a fentanyl.

Austin has a preliminary hearing on June 25 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Sayre drug use: Nicholas Staats, 39 of Rome, is facing charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor use / possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident in a parking lot in Sayre on May 16.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police received a report of a male suspect smoking marijuana in the parking lot of Stroemans. Officers found Staats asleep in the driver’s seat with a green leafy substance on his shirt and the vehicle had an odor of marijuana. Staats gave signs of being under the influence of marijuana and marijuana was found in the vehicle.

Staats has a preliminary hearing on June 25 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Theft: Pennsylvania State Police have charged Roger Lee Shedden Sr., 56 of Troy, with theft by unlawful taking or disposition and unauthorized use of automobiles or other vehicles following an incident on Dec. 19, 2018.

According to police records, officers received a report at 12:47 p.m. on Dec. 19 that Shedden had borrowed a blue 1981 GMC Sierra to “drive around the area in” but had not returned it since November.

Court documents stated that Shedden was the only person using the truck at the time and the reported believed he had taken it to Mobile, Alabama to escape sentencing from a previous incident. A violation notice had been sent to the truck’s owners from the Turnpike Commission for an unpaid toll in Harrisburg that they believed had been given as Shedden was traveling south.

No contact had been made between the owners and Shedden since he left with their truck, according to police records.

Shedden was arrested and arraigned with a bail set at $25,000 and a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 29 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

Flight: Pennsylvania State Police have charged Gabriel Ceely, 19, of Troy, with flight to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and five related charges after an incident in Columbia Township on April 20.

According to police documents, when conducting a traffic stop for a speeding violation on a vehicle Ceely was operating on Route 14 near Coryland Road in Columbia Township, officers detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked Ceely to pull into the opening of Kerry view Trailer Park instead of on the road for safety reasons.

After pulling into the trailer park, Ceely exited the vehicle and fled to the west, according to police.

Court documents state that they were told by a witness that Ceely had drugs on his person, had warrants out for his arrest and had been smoking marijuana while driving and threw the “blunt” out the window while moving his vehicle.

Court records state that upon investigation, police found that there is a felony warrant against Ceely and that he was driving on a suspended license.

An immediate search was conducted with no location of Ceely. Later a resident of the trailer park reported that an abandoned trailer had damage to a new door and upon entering the residence police witnessed Ceely run out of the trailer towards Route 14 but could not detain him.

Ceely was arrested and arraigned with a bail set at $45,000 and a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 12 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

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