Police Briefs

Theft: Sarah Maryott, 21, of Monroeton is facing theft related charges following an incident in Monroeton on June 3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police spoke with the victim who stated that Maryott had taken her credit card from her wallet twice and taken money. The total of the money taken was approximately $266. Maryott admitted to taking the money and was seen on camera at the ATMs, according to the affidavit.

Maryott is facing charges of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking or disposition and misdemeanor access device fraud.

Maryott has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 21 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Burglary investigation: The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a theft of power tools from 192 James St. in North Towanda Township sometime between the early evening of May 28 and the late morning of May 29.

According to police, the unknown individual entered the residence without force and stool several Dewalt drills, a Ryobi power miter and a Workforce wet saw, with a combined value of $250.

PFA violation: Samuel Hay, 21, of Monroeton, faces charges after Pennsylvania State Police said he violated a Protection From Abuse order after contacting a teen girl from Towanda via instant message on June 29.

Smashed windows: The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a June 28 incident in which someone smashed a victim’s vehicle windows along Dunn Hill Road in Monroe Township. The front, back and side passenger windows of a 2003 Subaru Baja were hit, resulting in $300 worth of damages. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Towanda.

DUI: A Rome man was arrested following a July 2 crash on Lake Road in Rome Township where he was discovered to be driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Christopher Olshan, 23, resisted police while being placed under arrest and had to be placed in additional restraints after continuing to be belligerent and kicking a filing cabinet while at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital for a blood draw, police added. He was taken to the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail.

Olshan was charged with the misdemeanors of DUI, institutional vandalism of an educational facility, and resisting arrest, along with four summary traffic violations.

Vehicle shot with paintball gun: The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a late night June 16 incident in which the victim’s 2011 Toyota Tacoma was shot with a paintball gun by an unknown vehicle passing by on Golden Mile Road in Wysox Township.

Harassment: Three people were cited for harassment following an early morning June 26 domestic incident along Dogwood Lane in Wysox Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The three people charged, who were not identified, were a 34-year-old man from Wysox, a 37-year-old woman from Athens, and a 32-year-old woman from Athens.

Aggravated assault: Eric Russell, 27, Samantha Henry-Coleman, 32, and Davon Abner, 30, of Philadelphia are facing aggravated assault and burglary related charges following an incident on Center Street in Towanda on July 4.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a Center Street residence for a reported attempted burglary. The victim of the incident told the police that Henry-Coleman, Russell and Abner came to residence and attempted to kick his door and struck it with a metal pipe. The trooper observed shattered glass from the screen door and the main door of the residence. The victim had injuries from the incident as well and the victim attempted to hold the door shut throughout the incident.

Henry-Coleman is facing charges of felony aggravated assault, felony burglary, felony criminal trespass in the second degree, misdemeanor criminal mischief in the second degree, misdemeanor false identification to law enforcement authority in the third degree, misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the third degree and summary violation harassment.

Russell and Abner are facing charges of felony aggravated assault, felony burglary, felony criminal trespass in the second degree, misdemeanor criminal mischief in the second degree, misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the third degree and summary violation harassment.

All three are in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail and have preliminary hearings on July 17 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Monroeton child pornography: Samuel Hay, 21, and Damien Thurston, 19, of Monroeton are facing child pornography related charges following an incident in Monroeton on June 20.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police investigated an incident involving a video of Hay and Thurston having sexual interaction with a 17-year-old female victim.

Hay and Thurston are facing charges of felony dissemination of photography/film of child sex acts in the third degree, felony child pornography in the third degree, felony photography / film / depiction on computer sex act — knowingly or permitting child in the second degree, felony contact/communication with minor — sexual abuse in the second degree and misdemeanor corruption of minors.

Hay is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on July 17 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Thurston is on $10,000 unsecured bail and has a preliminary hearing on July 17 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Franklin DUI: Jonathan Levan, 35, of Monroeton is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Route 414 in Franklin Township on May 24.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police witnessed Levan traveling at 73 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour speed zone and traveling over the yellow and fog lines multiple times. Levan is accused of telling troopers that he was speeding due to thinking he was being followed by one of his “buddies” and not the police. Levan also is accused of admitting to having a few alcoholic drinks as well as having an odor of alcohol. Levan was placed under arrest after a standard field sobriety test and was taken for a blood draw.

Levan is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol, summary violation disregard traffic lane, summary violation driving at safe speed and summary violation careless driving.

Levan has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Wysox theft: Randall Russell, 58, of New Albany is facing theft related charges following an incident at a store on Golden Mile Road in Wysox on June 21.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police interviewed a victim on June 21 who stated that their wallet was stolen after they left it at the store. Russell was seen on camera distracting an employee at the counter by requesting cigarettes before putting the wallet in his shirt before leaving the store.

Russell is facing charges of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking or disposition in the second degree and misdemeanor receiving stolen property in the second degree.

Russell has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 27 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Rome drug paraphernalia: Michael Martin, 37, of Rome is facing a charge of five counts of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident on West Parks Road in Rome on April 30.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police interviewed Martin who admitted to smoking meth. Upon giving permission, Martin’s bedroom was searched and drug paraphernalia was found.

Martin has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 13 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Canton DUI: Samuel Corey, 26, of Troy is facing DUI related charges following an incident in the area of Cowley Road in Canton on June 10.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched for the reports of a male asleep at the wheel of a 1998 green Plymouth Neon. After not being able to find the vehicle, troopers were notified that the vehicle was seen at a gas station in Burlington and the driver was observed sleeping at the wheel again. Corey was found asleep at the pumps by troopers and was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test. Corey was found in the possession of a marijuana pipe and two hypodermic needles were found in his vehicle. Corey was also found to have violated his bail in a DUI fatal in February, according to the affidavit.

Corey is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule two or three — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, summary violation careless driving and summary violation fail to use safety belt.

Corey has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Milan DUI: Terry Schmoyer, 34, of Milan is facing DUI related charges following an incident in Milan on July 4.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a Single Lane residence for a reported domestic dispute. The victim stated that Schmoyer had been drinking and got into an argument with her. Schmoyer is accused of fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed and burning out. The victim stated that Schmoyer returned at a high rate of speed and smoked his tires. Schmoyer was found by troopers and was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test before being taken for a blood draw.

Schmoyer is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense, summary violation driving at safe speed and summary violation careless driving.

Schmoyer is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on July 17 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Disorderly conduct: Godfrey Heath, 46, of Towanda is facing disorderly conduct related charges following an incident on York Avenue in Towanda on June 29.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Towanda Borough police were dispatched to the apartment for an active domestic argument where the victim was yelling for the police to be called. Officers interviewed the victim who stated that Heath tore down the door after screaming for the victim and was told repeatedly to go away.

Heath is facing charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct — unreasonable noise in the third degree, summary violation disorderly conduct hazardous/physical offense and summary violation harassment — course of conduct with no legitimate purpose.

Heath is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $5,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on July 10 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Athens drug paraphernalia

Billy Parsons, 29, of Towanda is facing a charge of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident on Mckinney Hill Road in Athens on July 3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police were dispatched to McKinney Hilly Road for a male sleeping at the wheel. Parsons was found in a vehicle parked and asleep when officers arrived. Parsons revealed empty heroin tickets and hypodermic needles after being asked if there were any drugs or guns in the vehicle.

Parsons is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on July 16 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

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