Athens DUI

Jay Blotsky, 61, of Apalachin is facing a charge of misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense following an incident in Athens on May 1.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police were contacted about an unresponsive male driver in a field next to a Wilawana Road business. Blotsky was found slouched forward in the driver’s seat with his head hanging out the driver’s side window. An officer held Blotsky’s head up in order to keep his airways open and found a piece of paper in his mouth. An ambulance was dispatched and the patch in his mouth was found to be a Fentanyl patch. Blotsky admitted to medical staff and in an interview with an officer that it was a Fentanyl patch.

Blotsky has a preliminary hearing on June 21 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Canton theft

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of welding equipment from a Beech Flats Road residence in Canton on April 22. The stolen items are Acetylene gas and welding oxygen. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at (570) 265-2186.

Sheshequin theft by deception

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a Sheshequin victim reported that she had received a phone call on April 15 inquiring about bank accounts and credit cards in reference to an incident regarding the victim. The Pennsylvania State Police remind the public to be aware of numerous phone scams that are occurring. The police remind the public to ask questions and not provide identifiable information or credit card/bank account information over the telephone.

West Burlington theft

Troopers responded to the report of theft from the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority on May 14 in West Burlington, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. The suspect was contacted and the items were discovered to have been taken by mistake.

Theft

James Maxwell, 51, of Towanda is facing retail theft related charges following an incident at Hurley’s Supermarket in North Towanda on April 23. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the complainant stated that cigarettes were stolen from the store. The investigation remains open at this time.

Found property

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a black Alcatel cell phone was found on the floor at the North Towanda Dandy Mini Mart on May 5. The owner is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda.

Wyalusing harassment

David Terry, 38, of Wyalusing is facing a charge of harassment following an incident in the area of John Street and Chestnut Street on May 19, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. An investigation determined that Terry harassed a female victim.

Ulster criminal mischief

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, troopers responded to a report of criminal mischief on Forrest Road in Ulster on May 18. An unknown actor shot a piece of farm equipment several times in a field with an unknown caliber of bullet from an unknown location. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda.

Wyalusing theft

Troopers responded to a reported theft from a personal care home on Front Street in Wyalusing on April 8. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, an undetermined amount of money was found missing from the business. The incident is currently under investigation.

Drug delivery

Cole Rosencrance, 58, of Wayne is facing drug possession and delivery related charges following an incident in Towanda on Oct. 1, 2018.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police began an investigation into the sale of crystal methamphetamine by Rosencrance and arranged a delivery through a confidential informant. Rosencrance delivered an “8-ball” of crystal methamphetamine in exchange for $240.

Rosencrance is facing charges of felony manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, felony criminal use of communication facility in the third degree and misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation.

Rosencrance has a preliminary hearing on June 25 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Drug possession

Edward McGowan, 37, of Towanda is facing drug possession and vehicle related charges following an incident in Towanda on April 13.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police witnessed McGowan driving a Volkswagen sedan that had a suspension. McGowan didn’t have a valid license on hand and was discovered to have a suspended driver’s license number. After smelling an odor of burnt marijuana, the vehicle was searched and marijuana residue was found in a glass pipe.

McGowan is facing charges of misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, summary violation driving an unregistered vehicle, summary violation fail to carry license, summary violation driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked and summary violation operating a vehicle without valid inspection.

McGowan has a preliminary hearing on July 3 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Theft

Caleb Leonard, 19, of Rome is facing charges of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking or disposition in the second degree and misdemeanor receiving stolen property in the second degree following an incident at the Northern Tier Career Center on May 15.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the center for a student stealing assorted automotive bolts. Leonard was found to be in possession of the bolts at Northeast Bradford High School and the bolts were not allowed off the premises of the career center. Leonard stated that he considered scrapping the bolts for money.

Leonard had a preliminary hearing on July 24 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.