DUI

Mark Matikonis, 42, of Monroeton is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Bridge Street in Towanda on July 18.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Towanda Borough police were contacted about a reported male and female leaving a Bridge Street residence intoxicated in a Ford Taurus station wagon. The vehicle was reported to have been traveling the wrong way on Second Street and almost struck a vehicle on South Main Street. Towanda Borough police found the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on Third Street. The vehicle had an open 12 pack of beer on the rear seat and a bag full of empty cans. Matkonis admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages and was taken for a blood draw after a standard field sobriety test. Matkonis had a blood alcohol concentration of .219 percent along with Diazepam, Nordiazepam, and Clonazepam appearing in the blood test.

Matikonis is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — combination alcohol/drugs — first offense, summary violation careless driving and summary violation duties at stop sign.

Matikonis has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 30 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Criminal trespass

Rizza Magno, 34, of Sayre is facing charges of felony criminal trespass — enter structure in the third degree and misdemeanor unauthorized use motor/other vehicles in the second degree following an incident on John B. Merrill Parkway in Towanda on June 30.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Towanda Borough police were dispatched to the residence after the victim reported that Magno was sitting on the couch in his residence. Magno had not lived in the residence with the victim for two months and is accused of entering the house without permission. The victim also accused Magno of taking his vehicle when she left the residence.

Magno has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 28 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Wysox drug paraphernalia

Grant Allis, 18, of Wyalusing is facing drug paraphernalia and DUI related charges following an incident near the intersection of Route 187 and Route 6 on April 14.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were monitoring traffic when they spotted Allis traveling without illuminated plate lights. A trooper followed Allis until Allis pulled off of the roadway, at which time the trooper confirmed the plate lights were out. The trooper waited for Allis to get back on the roadway before conducting a traffic stop. Allis displayed signs of being under the influence and did not consent to his vehicle being searched. The passenger of the vehicle admitted to smoking weed with Allis and Allis was taken in for a blood draw. Marijuana was found in Allis’ pocket and the blood draw revealed the presence of amphetamine and methamphetamine alongside THC.

Allis is facing charges of misdemeanor marijuana — small amount personal use, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule one — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule two or three — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — metabolite — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — combination alcohol/drugs — first offense, summary violation careless driving and summary violation restrictions on alcoholic beverages.

Allis has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Wyalusing DUI

Colton Brink, 24, of Wyalusing is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Brewer Hill Road in Wyalusing on June 13.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched for the report of a vehicle in the roadway. Brink was found asleep in a red Dodge Ram pickup truck in the roadway and was awoken by a trooper. Brink displayed signs of being under the influence and was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test. Following the test, Brink was taken for a blood draw which revealed a .216 percent blood alcohol concentration.

Brink is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense and misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first offense.

Brink has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

South Creek burglary

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a theft related incident that occurred on Congdon Road in South Creek between July 12 and July 13. According to the police, a generator was stolen from the residence and anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda.

Terry DUI

David Daff, 33, of Towanda is facing DUI related charges following an incident at the intersection of Wyalusing New Albany Road and Woods Road in Terry on June 3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the intersection for the report of a vehicle in the roadway with the driver asleep. Daff was found asleep in the roadway by a trooper and was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test. Daff was then taken for a blood draw which revealed the presence of amphetamine and methamphetamine.

Daff is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense and misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule one — first offense.

Daff has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Tuscarora theft

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a theft related incident that occurred at a Route 367 residence in Tuscarora between June 26 and June 27. According to the police, an unknown actor(s) stole ceramic tile that was stored outside the residence and was valued at approximately $150. The unknown party then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Monroe burglary

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Route 220 residence in Monroe on July 19. According to the police, a Husqvarna weed eater and a 60 piece set of Duralast tools were taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at (570) 265-2186.