Tioga County police and court

Shoplifting alleged

MANSFIELD – Chelsea L. Garverick, 22, of 1254 Morris Run Road, Blossburg, is accused of attempting to steal $62 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart, 1169 S. Main St., Richmond Township, on Feb. 2, state police said.

This is the second time Garverick has been arrested in connection with shoplifting, according to an affidavit.

She has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge James E. Carlson for preliminary hearing on March 26 to face a charge of shoplifting.

Police: Man steals

MANSFIELD – Dylan M. Perry, 18, of 9138 Route 14, Canton, is accused of stealing 100 gallons of gasoline, valued at $300, with a juvenile and another from the Sullivan Township Building, 308 Seymour Hill Road, Sullivan Township, on the weekend of Feb. 8, state police said.

Perry is scheduled to appear for a March 19 preliminary hearing before District Judge James E. Carlson to face theft charges and a charge related to corrupting the morals of a minor.

Drug charges filed

MORRIS RUN – A man faces charges for his alleged failed attempt at manufacturing methamphetamine between Jan. 1 and June 23, 2012, according to state police.

Pete D. Smith, 33, of 100 Lynd St., Blossburg, allegedly attempted to produce the controlled substance at a home on Log Row Street, Hamilton Township, where he was living at the time, police said.

According to an affidavit, Smith “had found instructions for how to make ‘meth’ by doing a search on YouTube and from knowledge he had gained from street talk.”

Smith struggled to find “any products with the required amount of ammonia, so he ended up buying fertilizer,” due to its high ammonia content, the affidavit said.

The investigation revealed that Smith had purchased 2.88 grams of pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used in producing methamphetamine, from the Wal-Mart in Mansfield on Jan. 8, 2012, court documents said.

Smith told police that he did not use the end product as he believed the attempt was unsuccessful, saying the result was “very muddy and ended up stuck to a napkin,” the affidavit said.

Following his recent arraignment before District Judge James E. Carlson on charges related to the manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance, Smith was released on $7,500 bail.

Theft alleged

WELLSBORO – A woman who worked in the pharmacy at Weis Markets in Charleston Township faces charges for allegedly stealing oxycodone and cash from the grocery store between March 3 and Dec. 12, 2013, police said.

Michelle R. Wright, 31, of 212 Mill St., Westfield, allegedly stole two bottles of oxycodone and $8,685 from Weis Market over a period of 10 months, an affidavit said.

Police said Wright allegedly stole the money by making false transactions almost daily as well as altering transactions. According to an affidavit, Wright “would write refunds to customers and pocket the cash refund herself.”

Wright was sent a summons for an April 10 preliminary hearing to face a theft charge before District Judge Robert L. Repard.

Trailer theft alleged

WELLSBORO – Brandon D. Button, 20, of 7590 Route 49, Osceola, is accused of stealing a 20-foot trailer with a wood deck from a barn in Chatham Township and selling it as scrap metal on Sept. 13, 2013, police said.

Button received $203 from Cowanesque Valley Recycling for the allegedly stolen trailer, which had been built 55 years ago to haul a small bulldozer behind a farm tractor, an affidavit said.

Button was sent a summons for an April 3 preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert L. Repard to face charges related to theft and criminal trespass.

Police: Man hit wife

WELLSBORO – Michael D. Greenfield, 22, of 28 Heartwood Lane, faces harassment and disorderly conduct charges for an alleged physical altercation that occurred between him and his wife on Feb. 20, Wellsboro police said.

During an argument, Greenfield allegedly hit his wife in the head, “causing lacerations to her upper right eye and her nose,” according to an affidavit. When the victim tried to call 911, Greenfield allegedly grabbed her and broke her cellphone, police said.

Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Robert L. Repard, Greenfield was released on $5,000 bail.