Sayre drug possession

Jamin Merrill, 20, of Waverly is facing drug possession related charges following an incident in Sayre on April 1.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police received a call of concern about Merrill due to his personal circumstances. Merrill is accused of telling the caller of the report that he had “ice” on him and was going to Taco Bell in Sayre. Merrill was found by police to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and was placed under arrest.

Merrill is facing charges misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation and misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Merrill is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on April 16 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Athens theft

Rainy Ball, 38, of Waverly is charged with retail theft related charges following an incident at Walmart in Athens on March 26.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police received a package of information from the store’s Asset Protection Associates. Ball is accused of concealing numerous items and walking out of the store. The total of the items was $264.37. Ball had signed a no trespassing notice and was not allowed on Walmart property prior to the incident. Ball admitted to the criminal conduct and admitted that she was aware that she was not supposed to be on Walmart property according to the affidavit.

Ball is facing charges of misdemeanor retail theft — take merchandise, misdemeanor receiving stolen property and misdemeanor defendant trespass actual communication to in the third degree.

Ball has a preliminary hearing on April 30 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Sayre disorderly conduct

William Sloat, 54, of Lockwood, New York is facing charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct obscene language/gestures in the third degree and summary violation public drunkenness and similar conduct following an incident at Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley’s office on March 26.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police were dispatched to the office due to an intoxicated and disorderly male at the office. Sloat is accused of yelling obscenities at others in the office including officers. Sloat was taken into the courtroom to his attorney who he swore at. Sloat then swore at Magistrate Hurley and he was taken out of the building.

Sloat is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on April 9 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.