Police Briefs

DUI: Pennsylvania State Police have charged Mary Santiago, 60, of Troy with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and controlled substances and three related charges following an incident on May 1.

According to police records, officers responded to Painter Lick Drive in Columbia Township around 7:06 p.m. after an ATV crash.

Court documents show that tire marks on the scene showed that Santiago, the ATV driver, veered the ATV from its lane of travel and collided with a ditch before hitting a tree.

A partially consumed bottle of liquor was found in a glove box of the ATV and a blood test showed Santiago had a blood alcohol content of .26 percent, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Benzodiazepines and cannabinoids were also found in Santiago’s blood.

A preliminary hearing for Santiago is scheduled for Aug. 7 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

Corruption of morals of minor: Pennsylvania State Police have charged Caitlin Ann Willow, 24, of Canton with corrupting the morals of a minor and selling or furnishing alcohol to minors following an incident on June 3.

According to police records, Willow purchased alcoholic beverages and gave them to members of a group of individuals under the age of 21 that had gathered at a Canton Township home on June 3.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Willow on Aug. 5 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

Drug possession: Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have charged a 48-year-old Milan man with possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop on Route 220 in Towanda Borough on July 14. According to police, a traffic stop was initiated for speeding and scattering rubbish. Upon investigation the operator of the vehicle was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Criminal mischief: Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda are investigating an instance of criminal mischief that occurred in Sheshequin Township. According to police, troopers responded to Hornbook Road where an unknown actor threw several eggs at a residence and then fled. A vehicle description and direction was provided to police and surveillance in the area provided a PA license plate.

Burglary: Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda are investigating a burglary that occurred on July 2 in Wilmot Township. According to police, a trailer was broken into and trashed. Stolen items were valued at $2,200.

Criminal mischief: Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda are investigating a report of criminal mischief in the area of Ulster Road in Ulster Township. According to police, a complainant reported his vehicles were egged sometime during the week on July 6 and again during the evening hours of July 13. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact state police in Towanda.

Harassment: Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have arrested Brandon Reeves, 37, of Waymart, on charges of harassment and trespassing following an incident on July 14. According to police, an investigation revealed Reeves had arrived at a residence that he was not permitted to be at. He then proceeded to forcefully push a 28-year-old Towanda woman to the ground and struck a 68-year-old Towanda man in the arm with a wooden object.

Receiving stolen property: Pennsylvania State Police have charged Charles Lawrence Macbride, 32, of Columbia Cross Roads with receiving stolen property following an incident on Oct. 30, 2019.

According to police records, reports were made to law enforcement that theft had been taking place over several months at Macbride’s workplace and officers were provided with photos of tools with the name of the business inscribed on them from a location that Macbride took them to.

Court documents state the estimated total of the stolen tools was $1,232 and that multiple attempts to contact Macbride were unsuccessful.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Macbride on Aug. 5 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

Advance payment: Canton Borough Police Department has charged Albert H. Gilliland, 54, of Granville Summit with receiving advance payment for services and failing to perform or provide the service following an incident on March 10.

According to police records, officers received reports that Gilliland, the owner of Albert H. Gilliland Construction, was paid $31,500 on June 9, 2018 and $61,500 on July 17, 2018 to complete a roof repair and re-shingling and a full installation of 85 windows.

Court documents state that police received reports that only 60 percent of the windows were completed and the roof and siding have not been finished by Gilliland, that no work has been performed on the house since August of 2018 and that numerous attempts to contact Gilliland have been unsuccessful.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Gilliland on July 22 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

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