5 face charges in Tioga County

TIOGA — Five people will appear before district judges to face various charges in Tioga County. They are:

• Shaun Michael Kappel, 38, 28 Heartwood Lane, Wellsboro, faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, harassment and simple assault following an incident in which a juvenile came to school with a black and blue eye, according to Wellsboro police. Once at the school, the juvenile was asked about the injury by a school nurse who was informed by the juvenile that Kappel allegedly punched the juvenile, according to court documents. Child protective services and police were then informed of the situation and documented the injury, according to court records. Kappel posted $10,000 bail and is scheduled to appear at a March 13 preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert L. Repard.

• Frances Michael Dziengowski, 41, 40B East Ave., Wellsboro, faces charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident in which Wellsboro police responded to a report of a fight in progress at his residence. According to court documents, Dziengowski, Jamie Wolfe, Amy English and Margaret Heckert were questioned about the fight, and they admitted that Wolfe and Heckert had a verbal argument that was not physical. A bag of marijuana and a glass pipe were visible at the residence, and when asked whom they belonged to, Dziengowski allegedly admitted they were his, according to court documents. He was issued a summons to appear at a April 3 preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert L. Repard.

• Cody Alan Mikel Gross, 28, 196 St. James St., Mansfield, faces charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property following an incident in which Jamie Fox allowed Gross to take a drag of his vaporizer, but Gross allegedly took off on his bicycle instead of returning it, according to Mansfield Borough police. Josh Earle, owner of the Vape Flavourium, reported Gross allegedly trying to sell Earle’s business a black and gold Sigeli Snow Wolf V-Fang vaporizer, which Earle reported was the exact vaporizer he had previously sold to Fox because it had unique customizations Earle made himself, according to court documents. Gross was issued a summons to appear at a March 21 preliminary hearing before District Judge James E. Carlson.

• Brady Vern Miller, 20, 13929 Route 414, Canton, faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property following an incident in which Lydia Eckert allowed him to borrow her cellphone, after which he told her that he lost it, according to state police. Eckert found out through friends that he sold the phone in exchange for heroin, so she contacted police, according to court documents. When police responded to the residence, there were needles, baggies containing heroin residue and Q-tips with heroin residue, and Miller allegedly admitted to them being his, according to court documents. He was issued a summons to appear at a April 4 preliminary hearing before District Judge James E. Carlson.

• Robert E. Coover, 54, 81 East Ave., Wellsboro, faces charges of unsworn falsification following an incident in which he allegedly attempted to purchase a firearm and responded no to the background check when asked if he had ever been convicted of a felony, according to state police. Coover pleaded guilty to the felony of statutory rape in 1982, according to court documents. He was issued a summons to appear at a March 28 preliminary hearing before District Judge James E. Carlson.