Police Briefs

Sayre strangulation: Dakota Crone, 20, of Sayre is facing strangulation and simple assault related charges following an incident on Stedman Street in Sayre on Sept. 30.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched to a domestic assault related incident and spoke with a juvenile female victim. The victim stated she was in a relationship with Crone and they were living together in the best interest of their child, according to police. Crone and the victim got into an argument and Crone is accused of pushing and choking the victim, lifting her off the ground. Several red marks were visible on the victim’s neck.

Crone is facing charges of misdemeanor strangulation — applying pressure to the neck or throat in the second degree, misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree and summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact.

Crone has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 8 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Monroe theft of vehicle: The Pennsylvania State Police received a report of a stolen vehicle from a Route 414 residence in Monroe on Sept. 28. According to the police, the vehicle is a blue 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier with a cracked windshield and bumper.

Wilmot theft: An investigation is being conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police into a fraud related incident in Wilmot on Sept. 19. According to the release report, the incident involved large sums of money into the purchasing of gold. The public is advised to safeguard their credit card and bank information and avoid business transactions with strangers, according to the police.

Dushore assault: Jason Brown, 35, of Dushore is facing assault related charges following an incident on Boxer Drive in Dushore on Sept. 24. According to the release report, the Pennsylvania State Police in Laporte responded to the domestic incident and spoke with the victim. Brown was arrested for simple assault, harassment, corruption of minors and false imprisonment, according to the police. Brown was housed in the Columbia County jail in lieu of $30,000 bail at that time.

Wilmot fleeing arrest: Gwenn Fassett, 40, of New Albany is facing fleeing and DUI related charges following an incident on Tubach Pond Road in Wilmot on Sept. 29.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police witnessed Fassett cross over the double yellow line twice and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Fassett is accused of not pulling over and holding her middle finger out the window. Fassett later admitted to smoking meth earlier in the day and a meth pipe was located in the glove box of the vehicle. Fassett was taken for a blood draw.

Fassett is facing charges of felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer in the third degree, misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person in the second degree, misdemeanor hinder app/prosec — harbor or conceal in the second degree, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule two or three — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense, summary violation disregard traffic lane and summary violation careless driving.

Fassett is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 22 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Athens strangulation: Xavier Lyon, 28, of Sayre is facing strangulation and simple assault related charges following an incident on Desisti Lane in Athens on Sept. 29.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police were dispatched to a domestic incident where a male was leaving the scene in a white truck. An officer witnessed the vehicle and attempted to perform a traffic stop. Lyon is accused of not stopping for over half a mile with no traffic on the road. Lyon admitted to an altercation with the victim at the residence. The victim stated that Lyon came to the residence and forced the door open. Lyon is accused of striking the victim with a closed fist multiple times and choking the victim along with smashing the victim’s phone so that she couldn’t call for help.

Lyon is facing charges of misdemeanor strangulation — applying pressure to throat or neck in the second degree, misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree, misdemeanor fleeing or attempting to elude officer in the second degree and summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact.

Lyon is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 8 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Sayre resist arrest: Thomas Latini, 64, of Sayre is facing resisting arrest related charges following an incident in Sayre on Sept. 28.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched to a disturbance on North Lehigh Avenue. An individual told police that they wanted Latini removed from the residence, but officers explained that the process had to be done through a PFA or an eviction through the court system. Latini is accused of “stumbling” over to officers during the interview and attempting to interrupt. Latini displayed signs of being under the influence of a drug including track marks on his skin, according to the affidavit. After being told to stop multiple times, officers attempted to place Latini under arrest. Latini is accused of attempting to fight the officers and refusing arrest. Latini was tazed with two discharges before being placed in handcuffs.

Latini is facing charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct hazardous/physical offense in the third degree, misdemeanor resist arrest/other law enforcement in the second degree and summary violation public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

Latini is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $7,500 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 8 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

West Burlington assault: The Pennsylvania State Police responded to an assault related incident against a Bradford County Correctional Facility staff member by an inmate on Sept. 5. According to the affidavit of probable cause, 44-year-old Jeremy Wilkinson of Ulster was found to be the inmate involved in the incident and he remains housed at the facility. The staff member sustained a minor injury.

New Albany simple assault: Daniel Braisted, 41, and Nicole Braisted, 40, of New Albany are facing simple assault related charges following an incident on Heath Hill Road in New Albany on Sept. 27.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police met with Nicole Braisted at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. She had two black eyes, redness around her neck, bruising on both forearms and blood matted in the back of her hair. Daniel Braisted is accused of pushing her down before striking and choking her. Troopers met with Daniel Braisted and found him to have a scratch on one eye and the other was black and swollen. Scratches were observed on the top of his head and chest.

Daniel Braisted is facing charges of felony strangulation — applying pressure to throat or neck in the second degree, misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree and summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact.

Nicole Braisted is facing charges of misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree and summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact.

Daniel Braisted is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail and both parties have a preliminary hearing on Oct. 9 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Athens theft: Colton Palmer, 25, of Holley is facing charges of two counts of misdemeanor bad checks in the second degree and misdemeanor theft by deception — false impression following an incident at a business on North Main Street in Athens on Aug. 19.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Borough police received a call from the owner of the business stating that an individual issued two bad checks. Palmer was contacted by the store and by police and stated that he would pay them back because he “wanted to make this right.” Palmer is accused of not getting the money to the store after multiple conversations with the store and police.

Palmer is facing charges of two counts of misdemeanor bad checks in the second degree and misdemeanor theft by deception — false impression.

Palmer has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 29 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Wysox theft: Melissa Adams, 41, of Sayre is facing forgery and theft related charges following multiple incidents at Smokin’ Joe’s in Wysox in August.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched to an incident at the Guthrie Credit Union. Adams is accused of cashing fraudulent checks from Smokin’ Joe’s. Upon further investigation, video recordings show Adams taking the check from the store as well as multiple lottery tickets from a display case. Adams took tickets from the store without paying for them on Aug. 25, Aug. 26 and Aug. 28.

Adams is facing charges of felony identity theft in the third degree, felony forgery — unauthorized act in writing in the second degree, misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking — movable property and misdemeanor bad checks.

Adams is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 8 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley. 

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