Police Briefs

Sayre drug possession: Pamela Johnson, 21, of Sayre and Anthony Stone, 30, of Sayre are facing drug possession related charges following a traffic stop on Spring Street in Sayre on June 3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Edge that had a broken passenger side tail light. Johnson was in the driver’s seat and was asked for her driver’s information when an officer detected the odor of marijuana. Johnson’s license was run and it was discovered that she was a suspended driver, according to the affidavit.

When the officer returned to the vehicle, they observed a large fixed knife lying alongside the passenger seat and requested that Stone get out of the passenger side vehicle. According to the police, a flashlight/electronic stun device was also found in the vehicle while the knife was retrieved.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the finding of marijuana, small empty bags commonly used for narcotics and a blue bank deposit bag that contained methamphetamine, a black digital scale, a small spoon, a smoking device and two small stainless steel weights. Stone and Johnson both denied ownership of the bag.

Johnson is facing charges of felony manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, misdemeanor intentional possession of a controlled substance by per not regulation, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor make repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapon, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule one — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule two or three — first offense and other summary violations.

Stone is facing charges of felony manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, misdemeanor intentional possession of a controlled substance by per not regulation, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor make repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapon

Johnson is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $15,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on June 11.

Stone is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on June 11.

Athens DUI: Vincent Julian, 25, of Ann Arbor, Michigan is facing DUI related charges following a traffic stop in Athens on May 31.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police conducted a traffic stop at the Lynch-Bustin Elementary school parking lot on Julian because he was a suspect to a hit and run accident. Julian was thought to be under the influence at that time and was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test by the Athens Township police. Julian was taken for a blood draw and a bottle of vodka was found half consumed on the passenger side floor. Julian refused to have blood drawn and was transferred to the Athens Township police for processing, according to court documents.

Julian is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first offense and misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense.

Julian is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on June 11.

Monroeton Rape: Daniel Harbst, 28, of Monroeton is facing felony rape of a child related charges following an investigation in January.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a juvenile victim was interviewed at the Bradford County Children’s Advocacy Center and accused Harbst of committing sexual acts to the victim four times. A rape kit was performed and the Forensic DNA Divisions deemed the D.N.A. a match to Harbst, according to court documents.

Harbst is facing charges of six counts of felony corruption of minors — defendant age 18 or above in the third degree, six counts of felony rape of child, six counts of felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with child and six counts of indecent assault person less than 13 years of age.

Harbst is on $50,000 unsecured bail and has a preliminary hearing on June 5 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Monroe simple assault: Austin Schoonover, 24, of Towanda is facing simple assault and criminal mischief related charges following an incident on Kellogg Road in Monroe on May 22.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a Kellogg Road residence for an active domestic. The victim stated that Schoonover was at the residence for most of the day and night, but became belligerent because he could not get a ride home from the residence. Schoonover is accused of punching a door at the residence that led outside. Schoonover left the residence and locked the doors, but Schoonover is accused of returning with a knife and pointed at the victim through the window stating, “I’m gonna get ya.” Schoonover is accused of breaking the handle of the door while attempting to gain entry.

Schoonover is facing charges of misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree, summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact, two counts of summary violation criminal mischief — damage property and summary violation disorderly conduct engage in fighting.

Schoonover is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $15,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 21 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Sheshequin DUI: Quentin Wilcox, 20, of Waverly is facing DUI related charges following a motor vehicle accident on Sheshequin Road in Sheshequin on May 21.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police encountered Wilcox at the crash and he admitted to being in control of the vehicle prior to the crash. Wilcox was found to have a suspended license and he was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wilcox is facing charges of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense, summary violation driving while operators privilege is suspended or revoked, summary violation disregard traffic lane, summary violation driving at safe speed and summary violation careless driving.

Wilcox has a preliminary hearing on July 5 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Wysox DUI: Kelly Peachey, 51, of Towanda is facing DUI related charges following a traffic stop in the area of Corie Lane and Route 6 in Wysox on April 26.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a trooper observed Peachey in a Dodge SUV committing multiple traffic violations. The trooper determined that Peachey was under the influence of alcohol to a degree that rendered her incapable of safely operating a vehicle. Peachey was taken into custody for DUI and related traffic offenses at that time.

Sayre simple assault

Phillip Baker, 35, of Nichols is facing simple assault related charges following an incident in Sayre on May 27.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched to the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital to talk with a victim who wanted to report an assault. The victim said that he was hanging out with some people at his place of employment after closing up for the day and the door was locked. Baker is accused of punching on the locked door and screaming that someone better open up the door and let him in. Baker then ripped the door open and began striking the victim in the face multiple times, according to court documents. Baker also told the victim that he better not see the victim again or he would kill him.

According to the police, blood was found on a booth at the business and all over the floor. The victim had a fractured cheekbone and required stitches on the inside and outside of his mouth.

Baker is facing charges of misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree, misdemeanor disorderly conduct engage in fighting in the third degree and summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact.

Baker has a preliminary hearing on July 2 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Athens theft: Jessica Tubbs, 19, of Elmira is facing theft related charges following an incident at Walmart in Athens on Jan. 3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police were contacted by a victim who had money stolen at the self-checkout area. The victim had made a purchase and requested $40 cash back, but forgot to grab the cash. The victim left the money there but upon remembering, she came back and found that the money was missing. Officers checked the cameras and saw Tubbs take the money and use it to partially pay for her purchase, according to court documents.

Tubbs is facing charges of misdemeanor theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake in the third degree, misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking or disposition — movable property in the third degree and misdemeanor receiving stolen property in the third degree.

Tubbs has a preliminary hearing on July 2 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Sayre resisting arrest: Nichole Paul, 27, of Elmira is facing resisting arrest and drug paraphernalia related charges following an incident on Sunset Street in Sayre on June 1.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched to Sunset Street for a reported dispute in the road and at a residence. Drug paraphernalia was found in the residence and Paul is accused of resisting arrest. Paul was placed in leg shackles due to kicking, according to court documents.

Paul is facing charges of misdemeanor resist arrest/other law enforcement in the second degree, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia and summary violation disorderly conduct hazardous/physical offense.

Paul has a preliminary hearing on June 11 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Scattering rubbish: The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the scattering of several bags of household garbage on a private property on Tiptop Road in Towanda on April 21. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police.

Burlington theft: Levon Irons, 21, of Ulster is facing a charge of felony theft by unlawful taking or disposition in the third degree following an incident at a gas station in Burlington on May 5.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched due to the theft of $1,960. A cashier of the gas station was counting money on the counter when another employee called for their help. The cashier left the cash on the counter unattended when Irons came and took the money.

Irons has a preliminary hearing on July 17 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Canton DUI: Caleb Confer, 29, of Canton is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Troy Street in Canton on April 26.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a Canton Borough police officer was traveling on Troy Street and saw Confer cross over the double yellow lines to try to pass illegally. The officer attempted to pull over in order to initiate a traffic stop on Confer, but was almost struck by Confer. A traffic stop was conducted in a parking lot and Confer is accused of acting combative, according to court documents. A standard field sobriety test was performed and a blood draw was taken which revealed a .148 blood alcohol content.

Confer is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense, summary violation follow too closely, summary violation pass when prohibited, summary violation no rear lights and summary violation reckless driving.

Confer has a preliminary hearing on June 21 with Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

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