Canton drug possession
Heather Shedden, 29, is facing a charge of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia after a Sept. 14 incident.
According to the Pennsylvania State police, they arrived at the scene on Spencer Lane in Franklin Township to check on a residence and found multiple drug paraphernalia items belonging to Shedden. The items were seized and secured into an evidence locker with the Pennsylvania State police in Towanda.
Shedden has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 28 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.
Monroeton drug possession
34-year-old Scott Kunkle of Monroeton is facing a charge of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia after a Sept. 14 incident.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State police arrived at the scene on Spencer Lane in Franklin Township and found multiple drug paraphernalia items that belonged to Kunkle at the residence. According to the Pennsylvania State police, Kunkle told them that the smoking pipes were used for “ice” which means Methamphetamine.
Kunkle has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 28 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.
Burlington Township DUI crash
Zachary Zimmers, 28, of Mansfield is facing DUI related charges after a motor vehicle crash on Aug. 13.
According to Pennsylvania State police, Zimmers’ car was found crashed and partially submerged in floodwaters on a section of Route 6 that was closed and inaccessible unless the road closed signs were bypassed. The affidavit of probable cause states that Zimmers was acting abnormally with mood swings, paranoia, anger, and slurred speech throughout the investigation. The trooper also noticed that Zimmers had bloodshot eyes and a faint aroma of alcohol. Zimmers told the officers that he had consumed alcohol that night and gave signs of impairment in a field sobriety test. A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana and an opened alcoholic beverage. Zimmers was placed under arrest and a blood test revealed marijuana in his system as well as a .076 percent blood alcohol content. After investigation, it was revealed that Zimmers’ operators license was suspended and his vehicle inspection was expired.
Zimmers faces charges of misdemeanor Marijuana-small amount personal use, misdemeanor driving under the influence or controlled substance, misdemeanor driving under the influence of combination alcohol/drugs, summary violation driving while operator privilege is suspended or revoked, summary violation obedience to traffic-control devices warning of hazardous conditions, summary violation driving on roadways laned for traffic, summary violation careless driving, and summary violation of operation of vehicle without official certificate of inspection.
Zimmers has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.
57-year-old Robert Horton of Towanda is facing DUI related charges after a traffic stop on Aug. 18.
According to the Pennsylvania State police, a trooper observed a grey Honda Civic cross the double yellow line 10 times and weave in the traffic lane. The trooper conducted a traffic stop on York Avenue in the Subway parking lot in Towanda.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the trooper identified the driver as Horton after receiving his driver’s license and detected the odor of alcohol from Horton’s breath. The trooper noticed that Horton had blood shot eyes as well and asked if Horton had been drinking, to which Horton said that he had not. Horton displayed signs of impairment in a field sobriety test and was arrested for the suspicion of DUI. Horton was transferred to the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital and submitted to a blood draw. On Aug. 29, the blood test revealed a .107 percent blood alcohol content.
Horton has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.
28-year-old Angelina Reinhardt is facing DUI related charges after a Sept. 1 traffic stop.
According to the Pennsylvania State police, they observed a red Chevrolet Silverado stop on the left side of the roadway prior to turning onto Main Street and as the vehicle turned onto Main Street it swerved into the oncoming traffic lane before coming into the correct lane. As the trooper followed the Silverado, they observed it drive across the double yellow line which initiated the traffic stop.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Reinhardt was slow to respond to the siren and lights. Reinhardt ran over the curb of the road way as she pulled over. The trooper detected the odor of alcohol from Reinhardt as well as slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. After the trooper asked if she had consumed any alcoholic beverages, Reinhardt stated “one.” When Reinhardt was asked to preform a field sobriety test, the trooper noted that Reinhardt had urinated her pants. Reinhardt was placed under arrest for the suspicion of DUI and had a blood drawn which revealed a .197 percent blood alcohol content.
Reinhardt has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.
James Smith, 54, of Towanda is facing DUI related charges after a June 6 traffic stop on Route 220.
According to the Pennsylvania State police, Smith was spotted driving 71 milers per hour on the handheld radar device and was pulled over for speeding. The trooper detected the odor of alcohol from Smith and noticed that his eyes were dilated. Smith failed the standard field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for the suspicion of alcohol. Smith had blood drawn that revealed a .234 percent blood alcohol concentration.
Smith has a preliminary hearing on Nov. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.
Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have charged Adam Hogan, 33, of Wysox, with DUI after an incident on Sept. 1 in Albany Township. According to the public information release, Hogan was found to be in physical control of his vehicle while intoxicated. Charges have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.
Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have charged Renee Hadlock, 33, with theft after an incident at Topps Market in Troy on Oct. 2.
According to the public information release, state police are investigating the incident that occurred in Troy Township. Hadlock was taken into custody by Police and charged with retail theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a theft that occurred in Columbia Crossroads on September 25 between 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
According to the public information release, a paddle boat was set atop a hay bale on Beaman Road with a for sale sign on it. The boat is Sun Dolphin branded and blue and yellow. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Pennsylvania State Police have charged Jesse Charles Dupont, 26, of Canton with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of metal knuckles — a prohibited offensive weapon, simple assault and seven related charges.
According to police records, officers received reports of an altercation around 2:18 a.m. on September 16. Upon arriving on scene, reports were given to officers that Dupont had driven his 2007 blue Dodge Caliber onto a victim’s property and told them he was their neighbor though the victim did not know him.
Court records show an altercation began between Dupont and the victim and Dupont punched the victim in the throat before leaving the scene in his vehicle and returning with a metal bat. Reports show that red marks were visible on the left side of the victim’s throat/neck.
Police documents state that Dupont was stumbling, had glassy, bloodshot eyes, appeared to be intoxicated during the investigation and was “belligerent and combative.” Multiple open alcohol containers were found inside his vehicle as well as a set of metal knuckles that were found in plain sight on the dashboard.
According to court records, Dupont submitted to a preliminary breathalyzer test which showed results of a blood alcohol content of .168 percent and later kicked and spit in the back of the police cruiser. Dupont refused a blood test.
Dupont was arrested and arraigned with a bail set at $100,000 and a preliminary hearing scheduled on September 26.
Pennsylvania State Police have charged John Joseph Banfield, 47, of Troy with resisting arrest, harassment, and public drunkenness following an incident on July 5.
According to police documents, an officer was dispatched to Sylvania after reports of a violent incident with knives involved. While driving to the scene, officers were notified that the actor, later identified as Banfield had left the scene.
Court reports state that officers saw a man laying face down in a yard on Porter Road that matched Banfield’s description and was found to be him and turned the vehicle around. Banfield “did a half step charge” towards the police vehicle with muscles tensed “as if to fight the car.”
Police records show that police ordered Banfield to get on the ground multiple times and he did not comply. Two officers than each grabbed one of Banfield’s wrists and he resisted as they attempted to put his hands behind his back to handcuff him and was taken to the ground where he continued to resist, according to court documents.
Records show Banfield was then handcuffed, appeared to be intoxicated and admitted to drinking that night. Police received a report that Banfield had been drinking and engaged in an argument with a victim before shoving them out a door and locking it.
Banfield is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 24.