Police Briefs

Athens retail theft: Jacob Franks, 26, of Nichols is facing retail theft related charges following an incident at Walmart in Athens on Aug. 24.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police received information from one of the store’s asset protection associates. Franks was identified as one of the individuals that was ticket switching items in order to get a lower price. The total loss to the store was deemed as $56.90.

Franks is facing charges of misdemeanor receiving stolen property in the third degree, summary violation retail theft — alter label/pricing marking and summary violation retail theft — take merchandise.

Franks has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 26 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Wilmot DUI: Stanley Jones, 41, of Bellefonte is facing DUI related charges following a motor vehicle accident on Tubach Pond Road in Wilmot on Sept. 29.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were in pursuit of a motor vehicle and found Jones hiding in the rear seat of the offending vehicle. Jones was found with several injuries and explained that he had been in a motor vehicle collision on Tubach Pond Road in Wilmot. Jones displayed signs of being under the influence of methamphetamine and admitted to using methamphetamines an hour prior. Jones’ vehicle was found crashed against an embankment and a bag of methamphetamine was found at the crash scene. A blood draw revealed the presence of amphetamines and cannabinoids.

Jones is facing charges of misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule two or three — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense, summary violation driving while BAC. 02 or greater while license suspended, summary violation disregard traffic lane, summary violation driving at safe speed, summary violation careless driving and summary violation operating vehicle without valid inspection.

Jones has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 22 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Litchfield DUI: Emily Hoey, 31, of Sayre is facing DUI related charges following a motor vehicle accident on Evans Road in Litchfield on Aug. 20.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a single car vehicle accident and found a vehicle crashed into a ditch. Troopers spoke with a witness who stated that Hoey was following very close to her back bumper and was swerving all around the road. The witness saw the vehicle crash behind her so she stopped to render aid, according to the affidavit. The witness observed Hoey cut her seat belt off and leave the scene with a male passenger. Hoey then returned to the scene later, according to the affidavit. Hoey admitted that she was on suboxone, ibuprofen 800, alprazolam, doxycycline and had a medical marijuana card at the time of the incident. Hoey stated that the crash occurred due to an oncoming vehicle crossing the double yellow lines toward her vehicle. The witness stated that no other vehicle was on the road at that time. Hoey’s vehicle was searched and revealed a plastic container of marijuana, a white round pill suspected to be lorazepam, one orange pill suspected to be suboxone, and containers of heroin. A blood draw of Hoey revealed the presence of clonazepam, alprazolam and THC.

Hoey is facing charges of misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation, misdemeanor marijuana — small amount personal use, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance schedule one — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense, summary violation disregard traffic lane, summary violation follow too closely, summary violation careless driving and summary violation fail to use safety belt — driver and front seat occupant.

Hoey has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 22 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Fleeing a police officer: Pennsylvania State Police have charged Christopher Joe Adams, 33 of LeRaysville with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, disorderly conduct and three relating charges following an incident in Stevens Township on Oct. 10.

According to police records, police received a complaint of Adams firing a BB gun onto a property neighboring his house.

While searching for Adams officers observed a white Nissan pickup truck that matched the description of his vehicle and found that Adams has a suspended license and expired Pennsylvania inspection, according to court documents.

Police records show that when police began to follow the truck Adams, who was driving, turned left onto a road and accelerated, reaching speeds of 50 miles per hour after police emergency lights were turned on. After an approximate 1.8 mile chase the vehicle was pulled into a driveway.

According to court documents, Adams was ordered out of the vehicle without further incident and officers asked him if he had seen the lights and sirens of the patrol vehicle and he answered “yeah.”

Adams has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 19 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Canton criminal mischief: The Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a criminal mischief related incident on Kelley Road in Canton on Oct. 19. According to the affidavit of probable cause, a victim related that three pear trees on the property were destroyed. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Franklin theft: An investigation is being conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police into a reported theft from Borden Road in Franklin between Oct. 12 and Oct. 18. According to the affidavit of probable cause, two Interstate vehicle batteries, two aluminum cylinder heads and five gallons of diesel fuel were taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Canton unauthorized use of motor vehicle: The Pennsylvania State Police responded to an incident involving the unauthorized use of motor vehicles on Route 14 in Canton between Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The vehicles were at Bradford County Sanitation Inc. and anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Burlington theft: According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a theft related incident occurred at a Franklindale Road residence in Burlington between Oct. 13 and Oct. 14. According to the affidavit of probable cause, two chainsaws, an air compressor and a toolbox with miscellaneous hand tools were taken from a victim’s front porch. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Wysox false alarms: The Pennsylvania State Police responded to a reported alarm on Ennis Lane in Wysox on Oct. 17. The alarm was determined to be a false alarm and charges were filed on the business, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Canton theft: The Pennsylvania State Police responded to a Newell Road location in Canton for a reported theft that occurred on Oct. 11. The victim related that the suspect took a pack of cigarettes and a $20 bill from her purse following a verbal argument, according to police.

Wysox criminal mischief: An investigation was conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police into a reported criminal mischief incident on Ennis Lane in Wysox on Oct. 5. According to the affidavit of probable cause, several locks and latches to a storage unit were found damaged. Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is encouraged to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Rome theft: According to a release report from the Pennsylvania State Police, an unknown actor siphoned approximately 175 gallons of diesel fuel from Quandel Susquehanna Supply Construction Zone in Rome on Oct. 15. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Wysox drug paraphernalia: Shelby Grippo, 26, of Towanda is facing drug paraphernalia related charges following an incident on Route 6 in Wysox on Sept. 9.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police witnessed a male leaning into the window of a vehicle. When troopers drove closer to the vehicle, the male ran and the vehicle began to pull away, according to the affidavit. Grippo was found at the wheel of the vehicle and a search of the vehicle resulted in a bag of narcotics and a digital scale with an unknown white residue.

Grippo is facing charges of misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation and misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Grippo has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 12 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Wilmot theft from motor vehicle: The Pennsylvania State Police responded to a theft related incident that occurred on Sept. 30 on Cotter Road in Wilmot. According to the release report, 12 gallons of gasoline was taken from a tractor parked along the roadway. No suspects have developed at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda. 

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