Athens woman charged with scattering rubbish

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have charged Jan Wheeler, 25, of Athens with scattering rubbish following an incident that occurred on May 14 on Bald Mountain Road in Sheshequin Township.

Police state that Wheeler discarded a large pile of garbage and household waste along Bald Mountain Road.

New York woman charged in stealing $8,200 from Sayre resident

Sayre Borough Police have charged Kendall L. Martz, 25, of Nichols, New York with felony counts of burglary, criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property following an incident that occurred at 8:10 p.m. on May 12 at a residence on Baranyk Avenue in South Waverly Borough.

According to police, Martz broke into a residence while the victims were in Florida. She stole $8,200 worth of items from inside the home. A person known to Martz spoke to her on the phone and asked her why she did it. Martz stated that she needed money. Police state that Martz used forceful entry to gain access to the residence. She later admitted to taking the items to Sayre Borough Police.

Martz was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr and was remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail. She is slated to appear before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley on May 22 for her preliminary hearing, court documents show.

Harassment

Jacob Steven Demellier, 18, of Elmira, New York, faces a misdemeanor charge of harassment following an April 29 dispatch to the Northern Tier Career Center regarding concerns about text messages.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Demellier had been sending repeated and threatening text messages to the victim following a break-up, which included threats with a pickaxe.

A summons was issued for Demellier.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 13.

DUI charges

Omar Leonardo Gomez, 23, of East Hartford, Connecticut, faces multiple charges following a traffic stop on May 10 in Towanda Borough.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Gomez was stopped after a silver SUV was observed driving 43 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone on Route 6. Gomez was found to not have a valid driver’s license, and the registration did not belong to the vehicle. Police also noticed a smell of burnt marijuana, and found three burnt marijuana cigarettes, two BluntVille cirgarillos, and one pack of Big Bambu rolling papers after a search of the vehicle.

Standardized field sobriety testing showed the Gomez was impaired, according to police. A blood test was given at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, although results were not included in the affidavit of probable cause.

Gomez faces the misdemeanor charges of marijuana — small amount personal use, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI: controlled substance — schedule 1 first offense, DUI: controlled substance — metabolite first offense, DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability, first offense, and the summary offenses of driving unregistered vehicle, driving without a license, operating a vehicle without required financial responsibility, exceed maximum speed limit established by 18 miles per hour, and operating vehicle without valid inspection.

Gomez was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley on May 10 and sent to the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $5,000 bail, which he has since posted. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 23.

DUI

Terry Richard Taylor, 62, of Towanda, faces two misdemeanor charges of DUI alcohol or controlled substance and the summary charges of driving on roadways laned for traffic and careless driving following a March 31 incident.

According to court documents, Pennsylvania State Police responded to a crash on Plank Road in Towanda Township where a vehicle had struck a utility pole. The pole ended up resting on top of the vehicle.

Police said they could smell alcohol on Taylor, and his eyes appeared to be glassy and bloodshot. Taylor then showed signs of impairment during field sobriety testing. Blood testing conducted at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital showed a blood alcohol concentration of .204 percent.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 15 before Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Drug charges

Bobbi Jo Ann Noto, 35, of Towanda, was charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia following an April 1 incident.

According to court documents, Pennsylvania State Police found Noto walking along Route 6 in North Towanda Township after she had left the scene of another incident along Hill Crest Drive.

Police found her in possession of three empty glassine baggies, one glassine baggie containing a Gabapentin pill, four other Gabapentin prescription pills, wax papers containing suspected heroin residue, and two used hypodermic needles and syringes with blood residue.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 20 before Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Unlawful taking reported

Bryce Hunter Fretz, 21, of Mehoopany, was charged with felony by unlawful taking or disposition after Pennsylvania State Police said he stole a silver go-cart he was supposed to buy from another man.

Fretz was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr and sent to the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $20,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 23.

Unlawful taking

Kaleb Duane Spencer, 24, of Towanda, faces the misdemeanor charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and access device fraud after Pennsylvania State Police said he used a woman’s debit card to withdraw $40 without her permission.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 20 before Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Failing to appear

Matthew James Greene, 33, of Lockwood, New York, was charged with misdemeanor default in required appearance after failing to appear for an indirect contempt matter before Judge Evan Williams III on March 30, according to court documents.

Greene was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox on May 11 and was sent to Bradford County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail. A preliminary hearing was held May 16. A formal arraignment is scheduled for June 11 in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas.

Drug and vehicle charges

Darrin James Stroud, 18, of Towanda, was charged with misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and the summary offenses of fail to carry registration, fail to carry license, driving while operating privilege suspended or revoked, and operating vehicle without required financial responsibility following an April 28 traffic stop.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Stroud was stopped in the parking lot of the Dandy Mini Mart in North Towanda Township in connection with a suspicious person investigation from 30 minutes prior.

Police said they found a glass pipe with burnt residue, a plastic straw with residue, a bent metal clip, two Q-tips, 19 bobby pins and two small white cloths, which are known to be associated with drug paraphernalia.

Stroud was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr on May 11 and sent to the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $2,500 bail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 16. A formal arraignment was scheduled for June 11 in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas.