Police Briefs

Wilmot DUI: Stanley Jones, 41, of Bellefonte is facing DUI and drug possession 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 found Jones hiding in the back of a car they were in pursuit of. Jones was removed from the offending vehicle and was found to have several injuries. Jones told troopers that he had been in a motor vehicle collision approximately 30 minutes prior on Tubach Pond Road in Wilmot. Jones exhibited signs of methamphetamine abuse and told officers he had used meth prior to the incident, according to the affidavit. Jones’ vehicle was found crashed and unoccupied along an embankment with extreme damage to the front. A bag of methamphetamine was found at the crash sight and a blood draw detected 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 blood alcohol content .02 or greater while license suspended, summary violation operating vehicle without required financial responsibility, 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 and drug possession related charges following an incident on Aug. 20 on Evans Road in Litchfield.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash. A witness was interviewed and stated that Hoey was driving weaving all around the road and tailgating them. After crashing the vehicle, the witness stopped their car to render aid and saw Hoey cut off her seatbelt and flee the scene with a male passenger before later returning with the passenger. Hoey told troopers that she was under the influence of suboxone, alprazolam, and doxycycline and had a medical marijuana card, according to the affidavit. A search of the vehicle resulted in the finding of a bag of marijuana, a white pill of suspected lorazepam, half of an orange pill suspected to be suboxone, and other drug paraphernalia.

A blood draw 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.

Sayre theft: Charles Lattimer, 75, of Athens is facing theft related charges following an incident at Walmart in Sayre on Oct. 18.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Athens Township police were dispatched for a reported theft of $20. The police spoke to the victim who stated that they used the $20 cash back option at the self-checkout and forgot to take the money. The victim reached the doors and then remembered. Upon returning to the self-checkout, Lattimer was seen using the machine. The victim asked Lattimer if he had seen the $20 and Lattimer is accused of stating no, but later laughing and leaving the store despite Walmart staff telling him to not leave. Lattimer was seen on camera using the $20 from the machine for his own groceries and admitted to using the money to an officer. Lattimer is accused of stating that the victim shouldn’t have left it and that he didn’t feel like giving it back.

Lattimer is facing charges of misdemeanor receiving stolen property in the third degree and misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking — movable property in the third degree.

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

Athens DUI: Paula Larrabee, 42, of Athens is facing DUI related charges following an incident on South Main Street in Athens on Oct. 22.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Athens Township police were dispatched for a single car accident on South Main Street in Athens. Witnesses told an officer that they heard a loud bang and saw that a vehicle had hit the curb. The driver was seen trying to restart the vehicle, but was told by witnesses to not leave as the police had been called. Larrabee was identified as the driver and displayed signs of being under the influence. After a standard field sobriety test, Larrabee was taken for a blood draw, which revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.248 percent.

Larrabee is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense and misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first offense.

Larrabee has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 22 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Simple assault: John Kraus, 53, of Sayre is facing simple assault related charges following an incident on Oct. 21.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Athens Township police were contacted by two victims who were assaulted by Kraus. Kraus is accused of attacking the first victim after a verbal argument. Kraus is accused of grabbing the victim by the throat and slamming their head off a wall before throwing them to the ground. The second victim came to help and was also assault by Kraus who grabbed her hair and threw her to the ground. The first victim was then struck in the face by Kraus.

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

Kraus is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $15,000 bail and has a formal arraignment on Nov. 21 with Judge Maureen Beirne.

Monroe DUI: Rosemarie Grogan, 47, of Canton is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Weston Road in Monroe on Oct. 5.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a hit and run crash. The vehicle was found crashed into a tree with disabling damage to the front end of the vehicle. Grogan was requested to perform a standard field sobriety test, but refused. Grogan was requested to take a blood draw, but also refused. Grogan later admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages before the crash and also stated that she uses Neurontin.

Grogan is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — combination alcohol/drugs — first offense, summary violation fail to keep right and summary violation careless driving.

Grogan has a preliminary hearing on Dec. 13 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Wilmot criminal mischief: Dylan Ely, 28, of Springville is facing a charge of felony criminal mischief — damage property in the third degree, following an incident on Route 187 in Wilmot on Nov. 2.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched for the report of Ely being intoxicated at a rock quarry and destroying equipment while operating an excavator. Ely was found sitting inside the flatbed of a truck on the scene and was highly intoxicated, according to the police. The excavator was found with damage along the right side track, top rollers, fuel tank, and other parts of the machinery. The damage was estimated to be $5,000.

Ely is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 12 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Herrick disorderly conduct: Debra Taylor, 62, of Wyalusing is facing simple assault related charges following an incident that occurred in Herrick on Nov. 2.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched due to the report of a disturbance. The victims told troopers that this was the second time they had to call the state police to their residence that day due to Taylor. The affidavit states that a verbal altercation between the victim and Taylor resulted in Taylor grabbing a machete and threatening him. Taylor is accused of chasing the victim with a machete around a parked car before striking the passenger side rear quarter panel and tire area with the machete.

Taylor is facing charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct hazardous/physical offense in the third degree, misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree, summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact and summary violation criminal mischief — damage property.

Taylor is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $45,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 12 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Wysox drug paraphernalia: Todd Stroud, 30, of Towanda is facing charges in relation to a search at a hotel on Golden Mile Road in Wysox on Nov. 2.

According to the release report, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance and an investigation revealed that Stroud, a wanted subject for failure to appear at court, was at the scene. A search revealed that Stroud was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Stroud was lodged at the Bradford County Correctional Facility and charges were filed through the Magisterial District Court, according to police.

Windham criminal mischief: The Pennsylvania State Police investigated a criminal mischief related incident that occurred on Vought Hill Road in Windham on Nov. 4. According to the release report, an unknown actor(s) damaged and removed two gray rabbit statues from stone posts and a wooden “Trump 2020” sign valued at $100 from its wooden posts. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Sayre theft: Adam Keely, 34, of Waverly is facing theft related charges following an incident that occurred on Desmond Street in Sayre on Nov. 5.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched to a bar for a male ordering food and refusing to pay for it. Keely was identified as the male and was accused of also, “spitting and blowing snot all over the bar.” Keely had a brand new coffee mug on his person that still had a for sale sticker on it. The mug was found to be stolen from a Hallmark store.

Keely is facing charges of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking — movable property in the third degree, misdemeanor disorderly conduct hazardous/physical offense in the third degree and summary violation theft of service — acquisition of service.

Keely is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 19 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Athens aggravated assault: Jonathon Truesdale, 63, of Athens is facing a charge of felony aggravated assault in the second degree following an incident that occurred at the Athens Township Police Department on Oct. 5.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Truesdale had been placed in a cell due to a prior incident. Truesdale is accused of being upset and hitting his head on the door and walls inside the cell. Truesdale was told to stop and responded by swearing at an officer, according to the affidavit. Truesdale is accused of resisting an officer attempting to detain him and kicking an officer in the face when they attempted to restrain his legs.

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

Sayre cruelty to animals: Dalton Breese, 20, of Sayre is facing animal cruelty related charges following an incident in Sayre on Oct. 2.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Sayre Borough police were dispatched following a report from a victim stating that Breese had possibly killed their dog. Upon further speaking with the victim, Breese was accused of possibly killing the family cat a few weeks prior to the incident and had been suffering with mental health conditions. Breese told officers that he killed the dog by nearby railroad tracks with a kitchen knife. The dog was found in a large garbage bag with several stab wounds.

Breese is facing charges of felony-aggravated cruelty to animals — causing sbi or death in the third degree and misdemeanor cruelty to animals in the second degree.

Breese is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 19 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Theft by deception: Oscar Ellis, 29, of New Orleans, Louisiana is facing a charge of felony theft by deception-false impression in the third degree following an incident at the Bradford Inn in Towanda between Dec. 17 and Jan. 15.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Towanda Borough police were contacted by the inn after Ellis has allegedly been staying at the inn, but did not pay for it. Ellis is accused of writing a letter stating that he owed them money and intended to pay them. The total unpaid bill was $1,342.91.

Ellis has a preliminary hearing on Dec. 11 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Franklin simple assault: Suzanne Clark, 38, of Franklin is facing simple assault related charges following an incident on Route 414 in Franklin on Nov. 3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a reported assault. The victim related that Clark punched him in the face with a closed fist after he told Clark’s child to be quiet as they were being loud in the home. Clark told a trooper that she did not like the victim yelling at her child and had been around domestic violence in the past so she hit the victim, according to the affidavit.

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

Clark is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 27 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Criminal trespass: Rachael Taylor, 29, of Towanda is facing criminal trespass related charges following an incident on Bridge Street in Towanda on Oct. 13.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Towanda Borough police were dispatched to a Bridge Street address for a reported break-in of an apartment in the building. The witness heard an argument outside of her room ad observed Taylor and a male outside of her apartment arguing. The witness stated that her husband later heard the sound of a door being shoved in. The witness saw Taylor and the male outside an abandoned apartment with the door ajar and told them to leave the premises. Taylor was found by the police and matched the description provided by the witness. Taylor was found intoxicated and in possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Taylor is facing charges of felony criminal trespass — break into structure in the second degree, felony burglary — overnight accommodation, no person present, misdemeanor receiving stolen property in the second degree, misdemeanor marijuana — small amount personal use and summary violation public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

Taylor is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $2,500 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 13 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Flight to avoid apprehension: Jason Vanderpool, 29, of Towanda is facing a charge of misdemeanor flight to avoid apprehension / trial / punishment in the second degree following an incident on Railroad Street in Towanda on Oct. 9.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, deputies with the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to serve a criminal warrant on Vanderpool. Vanderpool is accused of running into the woods to evade apprehension when the deputies arrived. He eluded apprehension at that time.

Vanderpool is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 13 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Simple Assault: Steve Rakowski, 55, of Towanda is facing simple assault related charges following an incident on Fourth Street in Towanda on Nov. 5.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Towanda Borough police were dispatched for a reported domestic abuse related incident. The witness stated that Rakowski punched the victim’s iPad causing it to strike the victim in the mouth. Rakowski admitted to the incident to officers and the victim stated that she believed she had a loose tooth from the incident, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

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

Rakowski has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 20 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

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