Albany criminal mischief

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an act of criminal mischief that occurred on Laddsburg Hill Road in Albany between April 4 and April 5.

According to the release report, a victim discovered that a rear tire of her vehicle had been cut overnight. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda.

Smithfield crash

Tara Patton, 29, of Sayre is facing a charge of violation driving on roadways laned for traffic following a motor vehicle accident on Milan Road in Smithfield on April 5.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police crash report, the crash occurred on Milan Road near the intersection with Chamberland Road. The report states that the crash occurred when Patton traveled off the roadway and struck a road sign and mailbox before coming to rest against a large satellite dish. Patton is accused of fleeing the scene.

Northeast Bradford High School drug possession

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a 16-year-old female student at Northeast was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia on April 5. Charges were filed according to the release report.

Athens retail theft

Courtney Bailey, 32, of Canton is facing felony retail theft — take merchandise in the third degree and felony criminal attempt — retail theft — take merchandise in the third degree following an incident at Tops Friendly Market in Athens on Jan. 3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police received a report of a theft suspect that had fled the scene. Athens Township police spoke with a Tops security officer who stated that they had grabbed the suspect’s purse as they were leaving and asked them to come back to the store. On the way back into the store, the suspect grabbed two items out of their coat and then ran, leaving the purse in Tops custody. Through investigation, it was determined that Bailey was the suspect and had stolen approximately $113.99 worth of products. According to the Athens Township police, she admitted to committing the theft on a phone interview.

Bailey is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $20,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on April 23 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Sayre illegal operation of vehicle

Bryant Frisbie, 57, of Sayre is facing charges of misdemeanor illegal operation of vehicle without ignition and summary violation driving unregistered vehicle following an incident on South Thomas Avenue in Sayre on April 17.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a Sayre Borough police officer witnessed Frisbie driving with an expired registration and initiated a traffic stop. Upon running Frisbie’s information, it was discovered that he was DUI–suspended and required an ignition interlock device. The vehicle did not have an interlock device as required.

Frisbie has a preliminary hearing on May 7 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Athens car theft

Michael Fassett, 22, of Sayre is facing theft related charges following an incident at a car dealership in Athens on April 15.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police received a report from the Athens dealership stating that a vehicle had been stolen from their dealership over the weekend. The dealership suspected that Fassett was the one who stole the vehicle because he had come to the dealership to buy a battery and the keys to the vehicle were hanging in a location that could be accessed by customers.

Later that day, the Athens Township police received a request from a Sayre police department to help apprehend Fassett for active parole warrants. Fassett was arrested at a North Elmer Avenue residence and told an officer the location of the stolen vehicle.

Fassett is facing charges of felony theft by unlawful taking — movable property in the second degree, felony receiving stolen property in the second degree, felony unauthorized use of motor/other vehicle in the second degree and summary violation driving while operators privilege is suspended or revoked.

Fassett is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on April 23 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Athens simple assault

Joshua Cook, 28, of Athens is facing charges of misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree and summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact, following an incident in Athens on April 8.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police were called to an apartment on Short Street in Athens due to a report of fighting and arguing taking place for a few hours. Athens Township police spoke with the victim who stated that an argument ensued between her and Cook that resulted in Cook being physically aggressive with the victim. The victim had abrasions on the right side of her neck and right side of her shoulder. Cook is accused of pushing the victim, biting her right hand/thumb which had visible teeth impressions and not letting the victim leave the residence. The victim asked Cook to leave, but Cook ignored the requests, according to the affidavit.

Cook had an active protection order issued against him in New York stating that he was restrained from assaulting, threatening, abusing, harassing, following, interfering or stalking the victim and her children.

Cook had visible scratch marks on his neck and told officers he bit the victim because she was choking him, according to Athens Township police.

Cook is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail and has a formal arraignment on May 9 with Judge Evan Williams III.

Megan’s Law failure to comply

Billy Bledsoe, 35, of Laceyville is facing charges of felony fail to verify address/be photographed in the first and second degree after failing to comply with registration requirements for his sex offender registry, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Bledsoe was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr and was released on $10,000 unsecured bail. Bledsoe has a preliminary hearing with Carr on April 24.

Underage drinking reported

A 17-year-old from Towanda was cited for underage drinking on April 10 after Pennsylvania State Police responded to a report of an intoxicated juvenile at the Northern Tier Career Center. The juvenile was cited through the District Court.

Sayre child endangerment

Derek Morris, 30, of Waverly is facing a variety of charges related to child endangerment and false identification to officer following a traffic stop on North Keystone Avenue in Sayre on April 8.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a Sayre Borough police officer observed Morris driving a 2008 Ford Fusion on North Keystone Avenue with an expired registration. A traffic stop was conducted and the officer made contact with Morris and his 2-year-old son in the back seat. Morris told the officer that he did not have any form of identification on his person, but had a valid license. Morris was asked for his name and he gave a false name of “Morse” and spelled it as “Morse.” After doing this twice, the officer asked Morris to step out of the vehicle and Morris gave the correct name and spelling of his name at that time.

Morris was placed into custody and was advised of his warrants and suspended license to which Morris advised he understood, according to Sayre Borough police. The juvenile was found to not be properly buckled and would have been unsafe in the case of an accident.

Morris is facing charges of felony endangering welfare of children — parent/guardian/other commits offense in the third degree, misdemeanor false identification to law enforcement officer in the third degree, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, summary violation safety restraints — child under 4 years, summary violation driving unregistered vehicle and summary violation driving while operator’s privilege is suspended or revoked.

Morris is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on April 23 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Athens false statement to induce agreement

Kevin Campbell, 43, of Sayre is facing a charge of felony false statement to induce agreement for home improvement in the third degree following an incident in Athens on March 19.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a victim contacted the Athens Township police about hiring Campbell who owns Central Mountain Builders for doing home improvements on his residence. Campbell is accused of having the victim sign a second contract which stated that the victim owed Campbell $1,878 for two additional rooms in the upstairs of the residence that were already included in the original contract along with extras. The victim did not know what the extras were for. The victim paid Campbell the additional $1,878 and was never told what the extras were intended for. Campbell is also accused of not finishing the work from the original contract. The victim paid Campbell a total of $7,378 for the work and is over 60 years old, which makes the incident a felony in the third degree.

Campbell is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on April 23 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Athens theft of services

Jennifer Newman, 39, of Athens is facing a charge of misdemeanor theft of services — acquisition of services in the second degree following an incident at a Microtel in Athens from April 9 to April 10.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police were dispatched to the Microtel for the report of Newman not paying her bill for staying two nights. Newman had stayed on April 9 and April 10 and had no money to pay the $153.88 bill according to the affidavit. Newman has a preliminary hearing on May 14 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.