Police Briefs

DUI: Christine Malloy, 31, of Towanda, was charged with the misdemeanors for the use/possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI: controlled substance-impaired ability-first offense, careless driving, driving without a valid inspection sticker, and driving with a suspended license and open alcoholic beverage.

Pennsylvania State Police said that at 6:03 p.m. on Sept. 22, a trooper, a Certified Drug Recognition Expert, was stopped at a red light when he noticed a car travel through the intersection of South Main Street and Merrill Parkway in Towanda with no inspection sticker.

The trooper followed Malloy to Bowen Lane and initiated a traffic stop. He noted that Malloy appeared nervous and was shaking.

When speaking with the trooper, Malloy lied about her past driving history. The trooper confirmed that her license was suspended.

After failing sobriety tests, Malloy admitted to recent drug usage. The trooper took her into custody for DUI. Malloy was taken to PSP Towanda where she refused a blood draw.

A search of her car resulted in seizing two glass-smoking pipes from her purse, one being consistent with the use of methamphetamine.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. on Dec. 4.

Drug possession: Brian Lee Bastion, 51, of Canton, was charged with the misdemeanors for the use/possession of drug paraphernalia

Pennsylvania State Police said that at 1:40 a.m. on Sept. 13, two troopers were on 2nd Street in Towanda looking for Bastion for an outstanding warrant. One trooper found him on foot in the area of Poplar Street and Cash Alley.

Bastion was taken into custody and the troopers searched his person. In his backpack, a trooper found a black Ziploc bag with two capped hypodermic needles, a baggie with marijuana shake, a folding mirror, and a metal smoking device. The troopers also found another capped hypodermic needle in Bastion’s pocket.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9:15 a.m. on Nov. 25.

DUI: Joseph Richard Stanton, 51, of Milan, was charged with the misdemeanors for DUI, alcohol: impaired ability-first offense, and failure to use turn signals.

The Athens Township Police Department said that an officer was out on a routine patrol at 5:07 p.m. on Sept. 22 when he noticed Stanton drinking a beer while driving. The officer pulled out and followed Stanton as he turned onto 199 off of 220 without using a turn signal.

The officer initiated a traffic stop as he noticed Stanton start to swerve in the lane. When walking up to him, the officer noted his bloodshot and glassy eyes, as well as the smell of alcohol coming from his person. Stanton denied that he had been drinking anything and struggled to find his registration.

When talking back to his patrol car, the officer saw the beer can that he noticed earlier in the bed of Stanton’s pickup. The officer approached him once again and Stanton admitted to drinking “one” earlier at his house.

After failing sobriety tests, Stanton was placed into custody for suspicion of DUI. The results from a blood draw later showed that Stanyon had a BAC of .12.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. on Dec. 4.

Drug possession: Sean Ryan Patterson, 25, of Rome, was charged with the misdemeanors for the use/possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with an expired registration.

Pennsylvania State Police said that at 7:36 p.m. on Oct. 15, an officer noticed Patterson’s expired registration sticker on Route 187 in Wysox Township. The officer initiated a traffic stop and smelled marijuana upon speaking with Patterson.

After a consented search of the car, the officer found a baggie of marijuana, a rolled marijuana cigarette and a glass pipe. Patterson was arrested and transported to PSP Towanda Barracks.

A preliminary hearing is set for 2 p.m. on Nov. 10.

DUI: Brook Thomas Reese, 34, of Rome, was charged with the misdemeanors for the use/possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI: impaired ability-first offense, careless driving, and failure to stay in one lane.

Pennsylvania State Police said that at 11:07 p.m. on May 23, officers were dispatched to the scene of a car crash at 33302 Route 187, Orwell Township. The officers arrived at 12:20 a.m. after Reese had already been brought to Robert Packer Hospital. The front driver tire of Reese’s truck had been broken off, and the corner of the concrete bridge where it crashed was broken.

When an officer spoke to Reese at the hospital, he said he was driving home from Wyalusing and that he didn’t remember the crash. He admitted to using marijuana the day before.

Due to his admission to smoking and the car crash, the officer requested a blood test. Reese refused.

On Sept. 23, the officer served a search warrant for Reese’s medical records. The medical records revealed regular meth use and daily marijuana use for the past several months.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 30.

DUI: Eddie Jay Manjarrez, 30, of Towanda, was charged with the misdemeanor for a DUI, alcohol: impaired ability-first offense, reckless driving, and failure to use headlights.

The Pennsylvania State Police said that at 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 15, a trooper was on patrol when he observed an SUV traveling over the bridge on Route 6 Wysox Township without it’s headlights on.

When the officer pulled Manjarrez over, he claimed that he didn’t realize his headlights were off. He related that he was coming home from Captain Jack’s Bar where he had a few beers. The officer noted that Manjarrez had watery, bloodshot eyes.

After failing sobriety tests, Manjarrez was taken into custody. When the officer received results from his blood draw, it showed a BAC of .119.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 30.

DUI: Robert Kevin Wiles, 52, of Laceyville, was charged with the misdemeanor for a DUI, alcohol: imapired ability-first offense, driving an unregistered vehicle, failure to stay in a single traffic lane, speeding, careless driving, and having a BAC of over .16 with a suspended license.

Pennsylvania State Police said that a trooper was dispatched to 2257 Spring Hill Road, Tuscarora Township, at 6:26 p.m. on Aug. 7 for a report of an ATV crash.

Upon arrival, the officer found the ATV overturned on the road. He entered the ambulance where Wiles was and noted his red glossy eyes and strong smell of alcohol. Wiles admitted to drinking more than 6 beers while speaking with the officer.

Wiles was brought to Tyler Memorial Hospital for his injuries. On Sept. 2, the officer received the results from his blood draw, showing that Wiles had a BAC of .187.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 30.

DUI: Matthew John Edling, 37, of New Albany, was charged with the misdemeanors for the use/possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI: impaired ability-first offense, driving with a suspended license, and careless driving.

According to Pennsylvania State police, two troopers were dispatched to a two-car crash at the intersection of Wyalusing New Albany Road and Messersmith Road at 8:09 p.m. on Sept. 19.

The officers noted that Edling requested his assistance with walking out from around the car, and that he instantly admitted to taking 35 medications prior to the crash. He told one officer that he slammed on his brakes and got rear-ended.

The troopers reported Edling’s dilated eyes, rapid eye movements, agitation, and jerky movements.

Edling was taken into custody and brought to Towanda Memorial Hospital where he refused a blood draw.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 30.

DUI: Rose Ann Coolbaugh, 54, of Wyalusing, was charged with the misdemeanors for the use/possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI: combination of drugs/alcohol-impaired ability-first offense, driving without a license, failure to drive within a single lane, and careless driving.

Pennsylvania State Police said that officers were dispatched to the scene of a car crash on Shumway Road, Tuscarora Township at 7:23 p.m. on July 26.

When officers arrived, they saw Coolbaugh’s car, on the right side of the road, stuck in a ditch. One of the officers escorted her to the patrol car, where she stumbled a few times and smelled of alcohol.

The officer reported that she admitted to drinking and was uncooperative with questions. She failed sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for suspected DUI.

When the officer searched her person, he found a small amount of marijuana. She was sent to Towanda Memorial Hospital for a blood draw. During transport, Coolbaugh rambled about how she drinks every day, and she admitted to using methamphetamine the night before.

On Aug. 21, the officer received her blood results, which were a BAC of .126, and over the legal limits for methamphetamine, amphetamine, buprenorphine, and norbuprenorphine.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 30.

Prohibited gun possession: Kyle William Anderson, 24, of Laceyville, was charged with the misdemeanors for the use/possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a gun without a permit, snd driving with improper sunscreening.

Pennsylvania State Police said that an officer was on patrol when he noticed Anderson’s dark sun screening on his driver’s side and passenger side windows on Sept. 11. When he pulled Anderson over, he admitted to having a firearm in the car but not having a concealed carry permit. The officer detained him while the gun was removed from the car.

Anderson also admitted to having a vape pen containing THC. Upon a search of the middle console, the officer found the pen and a clear container with suspected marijuana residue.

A preliminary hearing is set for 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Drug crime: Logan Teneyck, 21, of Towanda, was charged with a felony for the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, a 3rd degree felony for criminal use of communication facility, and the misdemeanors for the use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession without a license or registration to possess.

The Towanda Borough Police Department said that on Nov. 7, 2019, a criminal informant told an officer that Teneyck advised them that he had two “8-balls” of methamphetamine that he’d sell for $175. The officer noted that an “8-ball” is 3.5 grams.

The officer made contact with the PA Attorney General’s Office and the Bradford County Drug Task Force and told the CI to continue to communicate with Teneyck on Facebook Messenger.

The CI informed the officer that Teneyck told them to meet him across the street from a residence on 3rd Street in Towanda. BCDTF members spread out to different areas near the residence to set up surveillance. An agent drove the CI to the meeting location and provided them with $175 in recorded bills.

The agent noted that they arrived at the meeting spot at 8:10 p.m. Four minutes later, Teneyck entered the car. The agent saw the CI take the clear ziploc bag of suspected methamphetamine from Teneyck and give him the money.

They dropped Teneyck off at another location in Towanda. The interaction was over at 8:19 p.m.

All those involved met at a predetermined location and the CI was searched before and after the controlled purchase.

A field test later showed that the contents of the ziplock bag weighed 4.4 grams and tested positive for methamphetamine.

Teneyuck was held at Bradford County Prison from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25 at a $10K bail, and was released on a bond.

A formal arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 23.

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