Police Briefs

Firearm found: Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a case of a found firearm at the intersection of Madigan Road and Suicide Hill in Burlington Township on Dec. 23. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Towanda.

Runaway: State Police in Towanda are in search of a Anthony Michael Jenner, 15, of Monroeton, after he ran away from his residence on Dec. 14. He is described as being 6’2”, 140 lbs with dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He is believed to be in the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Towanda or Bradford County CYS.

Theft: State Police in Towanda are investigating a report of theft of fuel and a car battery on Cotton Hollow Road in Sayre on Dec. 19. The perpetrators are believed to be driving a pickup truck or SUV and are believed to have at least two dogs. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Towanda.

Strangulation: Athens Township Police Department has charged Trevor-John Matthew Prough, 27, of Athens with strangulation, terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, simple assault and harassment following an incident that occurred on Nov. 19.

According to a police criminal complaint, police responded to the Rosalyn Court apartments around 10:13 a.m. after they received reports of a female yelling for help.

Police records state that when officers arrived at the building they heard “a lot of yelling coming from the apartment” and were told that Prough had threatened to kill a victim.

Court documents show that officers were told that Prough “grabbed” a cell phone from the victim while she was holding a two-year-old child then “grabbed (the victim) by the throat squeezing with his hands and threw (her) down on the couch.”

Police state that Prough left the apartment briefly but then returned and grabbed the victim from behind around the neck with his arm “choking her and strangling her so she couldn’t breath.” He also punched her numerous times, grabbed her by the hair, pulling her hair out when she tried to get away and left the apartment again after a witness intervened.

A witness reported that before Prough left the apartment the second time he yelled that he was going to kill the victim, according to the criminal complaint.

Officers stated that they observed hair on the floor that was pulled from the victim’s head and an area on the top of her head that was missing hair, according to police records. Another witness stated that the victim’s face was red from being choked.

Prough was arrested with a bail set at $50,000 and a hearing was scheduled for Dec. 17 before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Wyalusing terroristic threats: Jhaeden Hugo, 18, of Wyalusing is facing terroristic threat related charges following an incident on Sterling Hill Road in Wyalusing on Dec 5.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police received a call from the FBI in Williamsport regarding a complaint from Snapchat about a post from Hugo. The post was of a firearm with a comment implying a threat on a school. Two troopers went to the residence and addressed the incident with Hugo who stated that his account “hacked.” After further questioning he admitted to the incident.

Hugo is facing charges of misdemeanor disorder conduct hazardous / physical offense in the third degree, misdemeanor harassment — comm. lewd, threatening, etc. language in the third degree and misdemeanor terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another.

Hugo has a preliminary hearing on Jan. 14 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Monroeton DUI: Ryan Gordner, 32, of Millville is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Route 6 in Monroeton on Nov. 30.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police initiated a traffic stop on Gordner for crossing the double yellow line multiple times. Gordner had an odor of alcohol, admitted to drinking two beers and had glassy eyes, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Gordner performed a standard field sobriety test and was taken for a blood draw, which revealed a .08 percent blood alcohol content.

Gordner 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.

Gordner has a preliminary hearing on Jan. 24 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Sheshequin DUI: David Daff, 33, of Towanda is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Sheshequin Road in Sheshequin on Nov. 10.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident where the vehicle went off the roadway and hit a large tree stump. The driver was Daff and alcoholic beverages were seen in the vehicle with one of them being open with the contents still inside. Daff had an odor of alcohol and a search warrant of his blood draw at the hospital revealed a .18 percent blood alcohol content.

Daff is facing charges of DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first offense, summary violation disregard traffic lane, summary violation driving at safe speed and summary violation restrictions on alcoholic beverages.

Daff has a preliminary hearing on Jan. 24 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Possession of marijuana: Dusty Benjamin, 25, of Towanda is facing a charge of misdemeanor possession of marijuana following an incident at the Bradford County Courthouse on Nov. 8.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a Deputy of the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office was serving a warrant on Benjamin who was in the Bradford County Domestic Relations Office. Benjamin was found in possession of a green leafy substance in a plastic bag, which was identified as marijuana. Benjamin stated that the pants were not his.

Benjamin has a preliminary hearing on Jan. 22 with the Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

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