Athens DUI

Joshua Owen, 27, of Columbia Cross Roads is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first offense and misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense following an incident on Mile Lane Road in Athens on May 18.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police observed Owen cross the double yellow centerline of traffic four times. Owen gave signs of being under the influence of alcohol and was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test, according to the police. After signs of impairment in the test, Owen was taken for a blood draw which revealed a .221 percent blood alcohol content.

Owen has a preliminary hearing on July 5 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Cruelty to animals

Zachariah Blackwell, 20, of Towanda is facing a charge of misdemeanor cruelty to animals in the second degree following an incident in Towanda on May 3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Towanda Borough police received multiple reports of a Facebook video of a male carrying a small black dog up a flight of stairs by its neck, kicking the dog in the head and then forcefully throwing the dog down a flight of stairs. Blackwell was identified as the male in the film. The dog, Lucy, was taken to a veterinary clinic and was found to have a hematoma along with other healed injuries from previous incidents. Blackwell told officers in an interview that the dog had bitten him and showed the officers a small scar on his finger that appeared to have been healed for an extended period of time, according to the affidavit.

Zachariah Blackwell has a preliminary hearing on July 10 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Ulster aggravated indecent assault

Dylan Strohl, 22, of Ulster is facing aggravated indecent assault related charges following an incident in Ulster on May 1.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police had an interview with the victim who stated that Strohl waited for her boyfriend to leave the residence and then laid on top of her on the couch. Strohl is accused of putting his hand down the victim’s pants and committing a sexual act without permission. The victim stated that she felt powerless and trapped by Strohl’s actions and that she made no advancements towards Strohl as to suggest consent, according to the affidavit. Strohl initially attempted to be deceptive in interviews with police, but later admitted to the act after the police revealed texts he had sent to the victim and the victim’s boyfriend asking for them to not press charges, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Strohl is facing charges of felony aggravated indecent assault in the second degree, misdemeanor indecent assault in the second degree and summary violation harassment.

Strohl has a preliminary hearing on June 12 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Sayre false reports to law enforcement authorities

Haylie Henley, 20, of Sayre is facing a charge of misdemeanor false report to law enforcement authorities following an incident on April 23.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police investigated a C.Y.S. referral that was completed by Henley. The referral stated that a witness had seen Henley’s daughter being touched by the victim of the incident. According to the police, the witness stated that they never told Henley of such an incident involving the victim, making the report false.

Henley has a preliminary hearing on June 25 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Athens DUI

Justin Martin, 35, of Elkland is facing DUI related charges following an incident in Athens on April 20.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police witnessed Martin traveling 79 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour speed zone. Martin displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol and admitted to drinking alcohol, according to the police. After performing a standard field sobriety test, Martin was taken for a blood draw which revealed a .094 percent blood alcohol content.

Martin is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: general impairment (B.A.C. .08-.1) — first offense, summary violation exceeds 55 miles per hour in other loc. by 24 miles per hour and summary violation careless driving.

Martin has a preliminary hearing on July 5 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Armenia firearm without license

Joseph Rhoads-Shore, 29, of Branch is facing a charge of misdemeanor firearm not to be carried without license following an incident on Lambs Park Road in Armenia Township on April 7.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the D.C.N.R. Bureau of Forestry pulled over an individual for speeding on Lambs Park Road. Rhoads-Shore was a passenger of the vehicle and declared that he was carrying a loaded pistol without a permit. The weapon was seized at that time.

Rhoads-Shore has a preliminary hearing on June 5 with Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

Sayre retail theft

Barbara Brumbaugh, 56, of Athens is facing a charge of misdemeanor retail theft in the second degree following an incident at the Connection Gift Shop in Sayre on April 26.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough Police were contacted by the business in regard to a retail theft. Brumbaugh is accused of taking two pairs of compression socks totaling $26.98. Brumbaugh was seen on camera taking the socks out of the package, rolling them up in her hand and then placing them into her bag before exiting the store, according to court documents.

Brumbaugh has a preliminary hearing on July 2 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

West Burlington aggravated indecent assault

David White, 78, of Troy is facing charges of felony aggravated indecent assault and summary violation harassment following an incident at the Bradford County Manor.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police received a call from the Bradford County Manor reporting that they had a resident touching another resident inappropriately. White was seen grabbing the victim in the genital area multiple times on security footage, according to court documents. A witness caught White in the act and told him to remove his hand as that is not acceptable. White was interviewed by the state police and he told them that he touches the victim because he likes her. White told a trooper that he did this every time he sees the victim, which is two to three times a week. A trooper tried to interview the victim, but they were unable to respond in any way.

White has a preliminary hearing on June 5 with Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

Columbia Cross Roads theft

Joshua Peters, 20, of Columbia Cross Roads is facing charges of two counts of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking or disposition following an incident in Columbia Cross Roads.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a Calaman Lane residence for a reported debit card theft. The victim told troopers that Peters took the debit card without permission and made purchases totaling $302.09. The victim supplied troopers with bank statements showing the transactions. The victim stated that when she confronted Peters he laughed at her and threw the card back at her saying, “I am good for it.”

Peters has a preliminary hearing on June 12 with Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.

Sayre retail theft

Virgie Barrineau, 78, of Wysox is facing a charge of misdemeanor retail theft in the second degree following an incident at the Connection Gift Shop in Sayre on April 30.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were contacted by the business in regard to a theft. Barrineau is accused of putting two optical cleaning cloths and a prayer cube in her bag without paying for the items. The merchandise totaled at $11.62. Barrineau left the gift shop without paying for the items and the incident was caught on video surveillance.

Barrineau has a preliminary hearing on July 2 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.