2017-02-17 / Police Briefs

Police Briefs, Feb. 17, 2017

Burglary reported in Ridgebury

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda reported a burglary that occurred at 10:49 p.m. on Feb. 11 at a residence on Yale Road in Ridgebury Township.

According to police, the victim related that they saw a male in his barn. Anyone with any information pertaining to the investigation is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

Owego, N.Y. man charged with DUI following crash

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have charged Adam J. Gladfelter, 35, of Owego, N.Y. with driving under the influence following a one vehicle accident that occurred at 5:08 a.m. on Jan. 31 on Lake Road in Wysox Township.

Police state that Gladfelter was traveling south as he was negotiating a right curve in the roadway. While negotiating the curve, Gladfelter’s Toyota RAV4 traveled into the northbound lane of travel before exiting the east side of the roadway. Upon exiting the roadway, Gladfelter struck a tree with his vehicle’s passenger side. The vehicle then spun 180 degrees and came to a final rest. The vehicle sustained disabling passenger side damage and Gladfelter suffered suspected minor injuries.

He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and sent to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $15,000 bail. He appeared before Wheaton for his preliminary hearing. Gladfelter is scheduled to appear before the Honorable Maureen T. Beirne in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas on Feb. 27 for his formal arraignment, according to court documents.

Ulster man charged with DUI

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda charged Dylan Martin Bussiere, 20, of Ulster with three counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance following a traffic stop that was initiated on 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 24 on York Avenue in North Towanda Township.

He is slated to appear before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on March 24 for his preliminary hearing, court documents show.

Accidental shooting reported

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda reported an accidental shooting that occurred at 10 p.m. on Feb. 11 in a barn off of State Route 187 in Rome Township.

Police state that troopers were dispatched to the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital for a report of a patient that was brought in with a BB gun wound to his knee. Upon further investigation, State Police learned that the victim was hit with a BB that ricocheted while shooting rats in his friend’s barn. The victim suffered minor injury and is expected to make a full recovery.

Vehicle overturns in Ulster Twp.

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda reported a one vehicle accident that occurred at 3:20 p.m. on Feb. 13 on Oak Hill Road in Ulster Township.

According to police, Emily A. Teeter, 22, of Wellsburg, N.Y. was traveling north while negotiating a right curve on the roadway when she lost control. Teeter traveled onto the northbound berm where the vehicle spun 180 degrees and overturned and landed on its roof. Teeter and her passenger were not injured as a result of the accident. She is being charged with failure to drive at a safe speed.

Car snaps utility pole in Pike Township

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have reported a one vehicle accident that occurred at 8:44 a.m. on Feb. 12 on Haighs Pond Road in Pike Township.

Police state that Kristopher B. Jones, 30, of LeRaysville was traveling down a hill when he lost control of his vehicle. He traveled off of the right side of the roadway and his vehicle began to spin. While the vehicle was spinning, it struck a utility pole with the back end which snapped the pole. Initial impact caused the vehicle to come to a final rest on its driver side. Jones was not injured and is being charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Wysox man charged with failure to comply with registration requirements

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda charged Robert Robinson, 60, of Wysox with failure to comply with registration requirements.

Police state that Robinson violated his sexual offender registration by failing to add a cellular telephone number to his registration within the required three business days. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and released on a non-monetary bail.

New Albany man charged with PFA violation

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have charged Devin Dunlap, 28, of New Albany with a protection from abuse violation after he attempted to contact the victim via telephone, text message and Facebook.

Wyalusing man flees scene of accident

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda reported a one vehicle accident that occurred at 5 p.m. on Feb. 1 on T376 Road in Albany Township.

According to police, Ronald N. Brookens, 60, of Wyalusing was traveling south when he lost control negotiating a right hand curve. He then struck a tree. Brookens then fled the scene and failed to notify police. He was not injured but is being charged with failure to notify the police department following an accident.

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