2017-05-15 / Police Briefs

Police Briefs, May 15, 2017

Wysox woman charged with hindering apprehension

Athens Borough Police have charged Samantha Brittany Walters, 23, of Wysox with misdemeanors hindering apprehension or prosecution and possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident that occurred at 7 p.m. on May 10 in Athens Borough.

Police state that a traffic stop was initiated on a Dodge Avenger due to the vehicle not having an inspection sticker on its windshield. Walters was found behind the wheel of the vehicle and police learned that the vehicle was registered to a William Stern. Walters stated that her friend, Stern, was operating the vehicle and stopped to visit a friend at a nearby house. It was later learned that Stern had an active arrest warrant for his arrest and fled the scene as police turned around after passing his vehicle. After Stern fled the scene, Walters got into the driver’s seat and pulled the vehicle to the side of the road. Also found within the vehicle were two needles. Walters confirmed that the needles were used for drug use, namely meth.

Walters was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and was remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $15,000. She is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on May 16 for her preliminary hearing, court documents show.

Man charged with corruption of minors

Athens Township Police charge Ryan Charles Kithcart, 23, of Sayre with corruption of minors following an incident that occurred at 5:27 p.m. on May 6 at Tops Friendly Market on Elmira Street in Athens Township.

According to police, a juvenile male was taken into custody following a report of retail theft that involved the juvenile removing energy drinks from Tops Friendly Market’s display. A second male, later identified as Kithcart, was also involved in the retail theft, according to the store’s management. He was later found at his residence in possession of several stolen energy drinks with a total value of $30.10.

Kithcart is slated to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on June 13 for his preliminary hearing, court documents show.

2 charged with receiving stolen property

Sayre Borough Police charge Jerome N. Jones, 24, and Shawnelle Aventon Small, 23, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., with misdemeanors receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident that occurred at 10:37 a.m. on May 12 at the intersection of North Hopkins Street and Tuscarora Street in Sayre Borough.

Police state that they were dispatched to Tops Friendly Market on North Keystone Avenue for people using stolen credit cards. While en route, police were informed that the suspects had left the store and the parking lot in a grey Nissan Frontier truck. Police located the Nissan on Pitney Street. Police then turned their patrol vehicle around and attempted to catch up to the vehicle. As they got close to the truck it accelerated and turned down several streets before stopping near the intersection of Tuscarora Street and North Hopkins Street.

It was then learned that Jones and Small were stopped earlier in the day in Owego, N.Y., as they were suspects in a theft. New York State Police asked police to detain Jones and Small because they would have warrants for their arrest shortly, said police.

It was then determined that there were two cases of Red Bull stolen from Tops in the truck. The vehicle was searched as police located a marijuana grinder, a pack of $100 and $50 Target gift cards and six Visa gift cards ranging in value from $20 to $500, according to police.

Jones and Small were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw and was sent to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail. They are slated to appear before Shaw on May 23 for preliminary hearings, court documents show.

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