Police Briefs

Possession: A Waverly man faces the misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument following a July 26 arrest in the Village of Waverly, according to Waverly police.

Michael Stone, 25, was located on Chemung Street. Police said Stone had an outstanding bench warrant from the Owego Police Department.

Stone was turned over to Owego police for further legal action.

DUI: A Towanda man faces felony DUI and related summary charges after an early morning arrest on July 27 in Sayre Borough.

According to Sayre police, a vehicle driven by Rodney Ferris Kithcart, 43, was seen driving erratically while going over the West Packer Avenue bridge and into Sayre’s east side, and failed to stop until it pulled into a private driveway. Kithcart initially ignored police commands as he walked toward the home, but then complied. Police noted that Kithcart smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and bloodshot glassy eyes, but refused to take field sobriety, Breathalyzer and chemical blood tests. He admitted to drinking at three different establishments earlier in the evening, and police found an open can of beer in his vehicle.

Police added that Kithcart had a suspended drivers license and was on probation due to DUI, and had eight prior DUI/DWI arrests, with three of those arrested in the last 10 years.

Kithcart was charged with felony driving under the influence of alcohol — highest rate of alcohol and the summary violations of BAC .02 or greater — second offense, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and fail to keep right. He was sent to the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $30,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 6 before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Drug charges: A Sayre woman faces multiple drug-related charges after allegedly being found with drugs and drug paraphernalia while being arrested on a warrant.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre police were called to the Microtel Inn and Suites. There, Athens Township police were with Crystal Patrica Walker, 34, who was wanted on two warrants out of Sayre. A search of Walker found a small baggie of a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine, 35 wax-like papers used for packaging controlled substances, a black and gray drawstring bag containing several needles and a digital scale.

Walker was charged with the felony of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver, misdemeanor intentional possession of a controlled substance by person not registered, and three misdemeanor charges of use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sent to the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $30,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 6 before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Sheshequin theft: Joshua Hunsinger, 22, of Milan is facing charges of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking — movable property and misdemeanor receiving stolen property following an incident at a Sheshequin Road residence in Sheshequin on June 17.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police received information that a gift box containing $1,220 dollars was taking from a wedding. The victims posted on Facebook to let everyone know that they were obtaining the film from the business in order to find out who took the money. Hunsinger attended the party through a relative of the victims and the relative told the victims that Hunsinger had found $650 in his vehicle, but wasn’t sure where it came from. Hunsinger brought $650 to the victim’s mother while they were on their honeymoon, but claims that he does not know where the money came from, according to the affidavit.

Hunsinger has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 28 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Theft: Richard Lane, 24, of Towanda is facing a charge of felony receiving stolen property in the second degree following an incident on Reuter Boulevard in North Towanda on May 10.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were contacted by a victim who stated that their abandoned residence had been broken into and a jewelry box was taken. A friend of the victim let the victim know that items resembling the jewelry in that box were pawned off in his store. Lane was identified as the person who sold the jewelry on May 10 and May 22 and Lane lives next to the victim’s abandoned residence, according to the affidavit.

Lane has a preliminary hearing on July 31 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Wells theft: The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a theft related incident that occurred on Route 549 in Wells Township on July 8. According to police, a Hobart 225 AC/DC welder was stolen from a construction site. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

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