False imprisonment

Edward Sterling, 67, of Towanda is facing false imprisonment related charges following an incident in Towanda on July 11.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Towanda Borough police were dispatched for a welfare check and spoke with the victim. The victim had a bruise on her arm and was noticeably shaking, nervous, and concerned that Sterling would overhear, according to the affidavit. Sterling is accused of assaulting the victim over a period of a few days along with ‘control tactics’ being used on the victim for years. The victim was dragged inside the house, had her feet stepped on to gain compliance, threatened to be killed along with her father if she left the residence, spat on, and had a chair placed against the door so that she could not leave along with verbal abuse.

Sterling is facing charges of misdemeanor terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, misdemeanor unlawful restraint/serious bodily injury, misdemeanor false imprisonment in the second degree and misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree.

Sterling is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on July 24 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Ulster burglary

Casandra Beidleman, 26, of Athens is facing burglary related charges following an incident in Ulster on June 8.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a Second Street residence in Ulster for a reported theft of $510 in cash and coins. Beidleman and another actor are accused of entering the residence through a side door and are seen exiting with a large cardboard box on security footage.

Beidleman is facing charges of two counts of felony criminal trespass — enter structure in the third degree, two counts of felony burglary — overnight accommodation, no person present and two counts of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking — movable property.

Beidleman is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $5,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on July 31 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Sheshequin burglary

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of a jet ski from a Sheshequin Road residence in Sheshequin Township between June 25 and June 26. The unknown actor took the jet ski from behind the residence and broke into the residence, taking the title to the jet ski. According to the report, the investigation is ongoing at this time.

Litchfield criminal mischief

An investigation is being conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police into a report of damaged hay bails that were cut while sitting in the field. The bails were cut sometime between July of 2018 and June 27. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda.

Ulster crash

The Pennsylvania State Police investigated a crash that occurred on Route 220 in Ulster on July 6. According to the report, the accident occurred when the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee caught fire while traveling northbound on the roadway. Charges were not listed on the report.

Ridgebury criminal trespass

An investigation is being conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police into a possible attempted burglary that occurred on June 12 at Gladys Burnham school in Ridgebury. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda.

Granville theft

The Pennsylvania State Police were contacted by a victim stating that a Nintendo Switch gaming console was found missing from a truck on Baxter Hill Road between April 4 and June 11. According to the report, the investigation is ongoing at this time.

Criminal mischief

An investigation was conducted into a shattered window at the abandoned Leroy’s building on Route 6 in North Towanda by the Pennsylvania State Police. According to the report, the incident occurred on June 13 and the back window valued at $200 was found broken.

Ulster burglary

A Poulan Pro push lawn mower was taken from a shed at an Ulster Road residence in Ulster between June 2 and June 16, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda.

Monroe criminal mischief

The windows of a 2003 Subaru Baja on Dunn Hill Road in Monroe were found damaged outside of the victim’s residence on July 5. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda.

Sayre disorderly conduct

John Benting, 43, of Athens is facing disorderly conduct related charges following an incident in Sayre on July 15.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were contacted for a report of Benting calling 911 around 40 times in a three day period including several times while he was in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Benting is further accused of refusing all medical treatment and leaving the hospital after being taken by ambulance. Officers spoke with Benting after he contacted the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital 53 times and used obscene language at those that answered the calls.

Benting is facing charges of two counts of misdemeanor harassment — comm. repeatedly in another manner in the third degree and misdemeanor disorderly conduct hazardous/physical offense in the third degree

Benting is on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on July 23 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Sayre drug possession

Tyler Brown, 24, of Elmira is facing drug possession related charges following an incident on Pennsylvania Avenue in Sayre on May 27.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police witnessed a vehicle driving with an expired registration. Brown was the passenger of the vehicle and was found to have a glass pipe with burnt marijuana residue near his seat and marijuana residue was on his cellphone and other belongings.

Brown is facing charges of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Brown has a preliminary hearing on May 27 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.