Police Briefs

Monroe DUI: Guy Maryott, 63, of Monroeton is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Route 220 in Monroe on Aug. 28.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police witnessed Maryott travel over the double yellow lines and fog lines approximately 12 times. Maryott is accused of displaying signs of being under the influence and he related that he had approximately four to five drinks. Maryott performed a standard field sobriety test and was taken for a blood draw, which revealed a .142 percent blood alcohol concentration.

Maryott is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: high rate of alcohol — first offense, summary violation disregard traffic lane and summary violation careless driving.

Maryott has a preliminary hearing on Sept. 27 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Drug paraphernalia: Talor Gaitings, 19, of Towanda is facing drug paraphernalia related charges following an incident on Old Route 6 in Towanda on July 4.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were on a routine patrol and saw three individuals in a vehicle at the park. The trooper went to ask why they were there at that time of night and when he smelled the odor of marijuana. When asked if there was marijuana in the vehicle, Gaitings produced a bag with a glass jar containing a small amount of suspected marijuana and a glass-smoking pipe. Gaitings related they were both hers.

Gaitings is facing charges of misdemeanor marijuana — small amount personal use and misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gaitings had a preliminary hearing on Oct. 8 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Athens DUI: Michael Scharborough, 44, and Joseph Cogswell, 37, of Elmira, are facing charges related to a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Pine Tree Road and W. Lockhart Road in Athens on Aug. 18.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Athens Township police went to the scene of the accident and spoke with Cogswell. Cogswell stated that there was no accident and that he was the driver of the disabled motorcycle. This was determined to be false as Scharborough admitted to driving the bike and a witness observed the incident. Scharborough stated that Cogswell had most likely lied because he did not have a license. Cogswell later admitted to lying to the officers. The accident was also filmed on a camera on the street. Scharborough’s bag was found to contain marijuana and he admitted to smoking it prior to the accident. A blood draw revealed the presence of THC in his system at that time.

Scharborough is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule one — first offense, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, summary violation display plate card in improper vehicle, summary violation careless driving, summary violation driving without a license and summary violation expired registration.

Cogswell is facing charges of misdemeanor false report — reported offense did not occur in the third degree and misdemeanor obstruct admin. law / other govt. function in the second degree.

Scharborough has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 11 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Cogswell has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 15 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Wyalusing DUI: Gordon Bates, 70, of Stevensville is facing DUI related charges following a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 409 and Route 706 in Wyalusing on June 22.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police arrived to the accident and Bates was determined to be the driver. Bates told a trooper that he had swerved out of the way of an animal, which had caused the accident. After asking for his license, registration and proof of insurance, Bates gave the trooper permission to search his vehicle. Bates’ vehicle had two open beer cans, a case of beer in the back seat, and marijuana in different forms. Bates displayed signs of being under the influence and was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test before being taken for a blood draw which revealed a .182 percent blood alcohol content and THC in his system.

Bates is facing charges of misdemeanor marijuana — small amount personal use, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule one — first offense, summary violation disregard traffic lane and summary violation careless driving.

Bates has a preliminary hearing on Sept. 27 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Wysox DUI: Sherri Salsbury, 43, of Towanda, is facing DUI and child endangerment related charges following an incident at a restaurant on Golden Mile Road in Wysox.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched for a report of a woman under the influence preparing to leave the restaurant with two children. Salsbury’s vehicle was found at a separate location and the trooper went to speak with her. Salsbury is accused of displaying signs of being under the influence and she was taken for a blood draw, which revealed the presence of clonazepam and oxycodone. Salbury’s purse had salt and pepper shakers from the restaurant inside.

Salsbury is facing charges two counts of misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person in the second degree, two counts of endangering welfare of children — parent / guardian / other commits offense, misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking — movable property in the third degree, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense, summary violation disorderly conduct — unreasonable noise, summary violation driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, summary violation careless driving and summary violation operating vehicle without valid inspection.

Salsbury has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 11 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Asylum DUI: Kathleen Parker, 27, of Wyalusing, is facing DUI and child endangerment related charges following an incident on Route 187 in Asylum on May 28.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police witnessed Parker weaving over the fog line and double yellow line multiple times. A traffic stop was conducted and Parker is accused of having a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. Parker displayed signs of being under the influence and was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test. After failing the test, Parker was taken for a blood draw, which revealed a .148 percent blood alcohol content.

Parker is facing charges of three counts of felony endangering welfare of children — parent / guardian / other commits offense in the second degree, misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person in the second degree, misdemeanor DUI: high rate of alcohol — first offense, summary violation disregard traffic lane, summary violation careless driving and summary violation oper/perm operate with unsafe equipment.

Parker has a preliminary hearing on Sept. 27 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Wilmot simple assault: Daniel Taylor, 27, of Wilkes-Barre, is facing charges of misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree and summary violation harassment following an incident in Wilmot on Sept. 5.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a domestic dispute incident. The victim accused Taylor of striking him and pushing him to the ground multiple times during an altercation, according to court documents. The victim had multiple lacerations and bleeding scrapes on his arms along with minor bruising.

Taylor is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 8 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Manufacture, delivery or possession: Kayla Belcher, 23, of Towanda, is facing drug related charges following an incident in Towanda on Aug. 10.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police met with a confidential informant and arranged for a sale of heroin from Belcher. The exchange was made and the CI had 20 blue, unmarked packets of suspected heroin.

Belcher is facing charges of felony manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, felony criminal use of communication facility in the third degree and misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation.

Belcher is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $30,000 bail and has a formal arraignment on Sept. 23 with Judge Evan Williams III.

Athens retail theft: Caitlyn Fitzpatrick, 19, of Sayre, is facing retail theft related charges following two incidents at Walmart in Athens on Aug. 31 and Sept. 4.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Athens Township police received two files from Walmart Asset Protection in regard to two retail thefts. Fitzpatrick is accused of moving barcodes on two items to separate items to pay a cheaper price. Fitzpatrick removed the barcode from a fishing pole and put on the price of a green block, paying 97 cents for the pole instead of its actual price of $49.86. Fitzpatrick did this again on Sept. 4 by switching the barcode of a pillow pet with a blue pillow, thus paying $4.88 for the $19.88 pillow pet.

Fitzpatrick is facing charges of two counts of misdemeanor receiving stolen property in the second degree and two counts of summary violation retail theft — alter label/pricing marking.

Fitzpatrick has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 15 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Wysox retail theft: Victoria Dietrich, 22, of Fleetwood, is facing retail theft related charges following incidents at Peebles in Wysox.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a theft related incident at the store on May 16. The store manager supplied the trooper with security camera footage and receipts dated March 21, April 1, April 2 and April 4. The security footage displayed Dietrich standing alone behind the cash register and using a credit card on multiple occasions. The trooper was also given an “associate statement” written by Dietrich admitting to fraudulently using credit cards not belonging to her to make purchases at the store. Dietrich admitted to taking $300 in cash from Peebles, making $1,475 in fraudulent charges and taking $1,278 in Peebles merchandise. A complaint was filed on May 17 in regard to a credit card being fraudulently used at Peebles for $500 as well and was determined to be Dietrich.

Dietrich is facing charges of felony retail theft — take merchandise in the third degree, felony theft by unlawful taking — movable property in the third degree, felony access device issued to another who did not authorize use in the third degree, misdemeanor receiving stolen property and misdemeanor identity theft.

Dietrich has a preliminary hearing on Sept. 24 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Ulster DUI: Christine Wheeler, 40, of Wysox is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Route 220 in Ulster on May 11.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police observed Wheeler drive outside the travel lane multiple times and almost strike a guide rail. A traffic stop was conducted and Wheeler admitted to drinking. Wheeler was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test, but due to concerns of Wheeler falling over, the test was stopped. A license check on Wheeler showed that her license was suspended from two previous DUI convictions. Wheeler was taken for a blood draw, which revealed a .298 percent blood alcohol concentration.

Wheeler is facing charges of felony DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first off., misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first off., summary violation driving while blood alcohol content .02 or greater while license is suspended, summary violation disregard traffic and summary violation careless driving.

Wheeler has a preliminary hearing on Sept. 27 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Franklin DUI: Dakota Hinckley, 25, Monroeton is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Route 414 in Franklin on July 27.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to an accident where the vehicle was on its roof. Hinckley was found to be the driver of the vehicle and admitted to having three beers. Hinckley failed a standard field sobriety test and was taken for a blood draw, which revealed a .17 percent blood alcohol content.

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

Hinckley has a preliminary hearing on Sept. 27 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

DUI: Russell Conklin, 38, of Towanda, is facing DUI related charges following an incident in Towanda on Aug. 18.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Towanda Borough police witnessed Conklin driving without the rear lights illuminated. Conklin displayed signs of being under the influence and was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test. After stopping part way through the test, Conklin was placed under arrest. Conklin refused a blood draw at that time.

Conklin is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense, summary violation period for requiring lighted lamps, summary violation driving an unregistered vehicle and summary violation careless driving.

Conklin has a preliminary hearing on Sept. 27 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Criminal trespass: Kelly Harvey, 30, of Towanda, is facing criminal trespass related charges following an incident on Third Street in Towanda on July 28.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Towanda Borough police were dispatched to a Third Street residence for a disturbance. Harvey is accused of entering the residence and accusing the victim of trying to ruin her life with another individual. The victim told Harvey to leave and she struck him several times, according to the affidavit. The victim was chased by Harvey outside as well, before the victim ran inside and locked the door.

Harvey is facing charges of felony criminal trespass — enter structure in the third degree, felony burglary — overnight accommodations; person present, bodily injury crime, summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact and summary violation disorderly conduct engage in fighting.

Harvey has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 2 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

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