Police Briefs

Harassment: Pennsylvania State Police cited Kelly Hart, 49, of Logansport, Indiana, after responding to an incident between two residents of an apartment building in Troy Borough on Thursday. State police said that a verbal argument erupted and Hart made verbal threats of bodily harm toward the victim.

Harassment reported

Pennsylvania State Police have arrested one person on charges of harassment after a domestic dispute on Bowling Alley Road in Wyalusing Township on Sunday afternoon. State police said that it was discovered that the arrestee, a 32-year-old Wyalusing woman, physically restrained the victim during an argument.

Hit and run: Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a hit and run incident that occurred at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday in Ridgebury Township. A mailbox on Monkey Run Road was struck by a vehicle traveling west. The vehicle of unknown make or model then fled the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

Vehicle strikes deer: Pennsylvania State Police reported that a one vehicle accident occurred in Wysox Township at 3:34 p.m. on Saturday when William McNulty hit a deer while operating a Volkswagen Touareg while traveling south on Route 187. The report stated that the operator sustained a minor injury and refused EMS transport. The vehicle suffered disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Jack Williams Towing.

Endangering the welfare of a child: Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident of child endangerment after a complainant reported that a live-in babysitter left two dependent juveniles alone in their residence without notice and never returned on Friday. The investigation of the Rome Borough incident is ongoing.

Sayre DUI: Jason Grover Jr., 22, of Sayre is facing DUI related charges following an incident on South Lehigh Avenue in Sayre on Oct. 27.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police witnessed Grover driving without headlamps or rear lights activated and initiated a traffic stop. Grover was asked to produce his information, but only produced a license. After displaying signs of being under the influence, Grover was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test. A blood draw was taken after which revealed a .140 percent blood alcohol content and the presence of THC.

Grover is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: high rate of alcohol — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule one — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — metabolite — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — combination alcohol/drugs — first offense and summary violation period for requiring lighted lamps.

Grover has a preliminary hearing on Dec. 27 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Burlington theft: The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a theft related incident that occurred on Covered Bridge Road in Burlington between Oct. 1 and Oct. 30. According to the release report, troopers were called for the reported theft of a welder and battery impact. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Harassment by prisoner: Christopher Mirra, 43, of Columbia Cross Roads is facing a charge of aggravated harassment by prisoner following an incident on Route 14 in Columbia on Oct. 12. According to the release report, the Pennsylvania State Police conducted a traffic stop for vehicle code violations and determined that Mirra was under the influence. Mirra is accused of spitting on the arresting trooper while en-route to the jail.

Theft: The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a theft related incident that occurred on Bowen Lane in Towanda on Nov. 5. According to the release report, the police received a report of a theft of money from MB Trucking. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Ulster theft: An investigation is being conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police into a theft related incident that occurred on Second Street in Ulster on Nov. 11. According to the release report, two bicycles were stolen from the residence. 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, an investigation is being conducted into a theft related incident that occurred on Shotgun Hollow Road in Burlington on Oct. 31. The stolen item is reported to be a generator. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Strangulation: Daniel Peters, 39, of Columbia Cross Roads is facing strangulation related charges following an incident on Calaman Lane in Columbia on Nov. 2. According to the release report, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a domestic assault related incident. During the investigation it was found that Peters had punched and choked a victim to the point the victim couldn’t breathe, according to police. The victim received minor injuries as a result of the incident.

Peters 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.

Peters is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $35,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Jan. 15 with Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

Athens corruption of minors: James Morris, 20, of Athens is facing a charge of misdemeanor corruption of minors following an incident in Athens on Aug. 24.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Borough police received a report from the victim’s mother stating that a sexual assault incident had occurred. The 15-year-old victim was interviewed and stated that she had offered to perform a sex act for Morris and he accepted. The victim related she stopped due to Morris having a pregnant girlfriend. Morris admitted to the incident to officers and stated no further interactions had occurred, according to police.

Morris has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 19 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Sayre DUI: Jessika Coombs, 43, of Athens is facing DUI related charges following an incident in Sayre on Sept. 16.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched for a report of a suspicious person at a gas station on Spring Street. An officer identified Coombs in her vehicle and knew they were associated with the individual upon seeing them. Coombs stated that the individual was on methamphetamine and was taking a half hour to buy chocolate milk. Coombs is accused of displaying signs of being under the influence of methamphetamine and she admitted to using it earlier in the day. A standard field sobriety test was performed and Coombs refused a blood draw.

Coombs is facing a charge of misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance or metabolite — first offense and misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense.

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

Athens simple assault: Lane Wright, 32, of Athens is facing simple assault related charges following an incident on East Frederick Street in Athens on Nov. 14.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Athens Borough police were dispatched to the residence for a reported domestic dispute. The victim related that Wright woke him up demanding money so that he could purchase cigarettes. The victim refused to give Wright the money, which causes him to become agitated. Wright is accused of attacking the victim on the stairs of the residence, striking him in the chest and head. According to police, Wright admitted to attacking the victim and stated that the victim provoked him. Wright further stated that he was watching videos and had a right to attack the victim.

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

Wright is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 26 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Sayre criminal trespass: Karen Agnew, 55, and Kenneth Agnew, 57, of Sayre are facing a charge of felony criminal trespass — break into structure in the second degree following an incident on Lincoln Street in Sayre on Nov. 8.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police received a call stating that a landlord entered a victim’s property without permission and the victim wanted to press charges. The residence falls in Athens Township jurisdiction and was investigated by Athens Township police. The victims related that they knew of two separate occasions that the Agnews had entered their home without giving prior notice, which was required in the lease agreement. The victims had set up a game camera in their residence when they left on vacation and the camera caught Karen and Kenneth Agnew entering the residence, noticing the camera and then exiting the residence. Both admitted to entering the residence, but felt they had a right to as they owned the building, according to the police.

Karen and Kenneth Agnew have a preliminary hearing on Dec. 3 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Athens DUI: Kristy Arnold, 41, of Columbia Cross Roads is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Wells Avenue in Athens on July 4.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Borough police were dispatched for a reported possibly intoxicated driver who almost struck a vehicle. The vehicle’s description matched Arnold’s vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted. Arnold is accused of giving signs of being under the influence of alcohol and was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test. Arnold denied a blood draw following the test.

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

Arnold has a preliminary hearing on Dec. 27 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr. 

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