Tioga County police and court
Woman, relatives charged with stealing
WELLSBORO – Anita L. Sperry, 41, of 1969 Charleston Road, was charged by borough police with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy, as were her family members, Joseph and Julia Arena, for conspiring to steal from Tops Market on Feb. 23.
Sperry, who was an employee at the store, conspired with her in-laws, the Arenas, to remove items from the store without paying for them, according to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard’s office.
Police said surveillance video showed Sperry allowing the Arenas to leave numerous items in their carts without paying for them. The items totaled about $621.
She then allegedly handed them an additional $162 in merchandise that she had gathered and placed under the cash register area where she was working.
Surveillance footage allegedly shows her sliding items across the belt as if to scan them into the register, but she never actually did so, police said.
She was released on $10,000 bail. A preliminary hearing was Tuesday.
The Arenas were issued summonses for an April 9 preliminary hearing.
Man allegedly writes bad rent checks
MANSFIELD – Timothy S. Taylor, 58, of Clearfield, owner of T and T Construction, was charged by state police with writing bad checks to pay for rentals at Robinson’s Homes and Park, 16064 Route 6, Richmond Township, from Dec. 14 to Feb. 7.
Taylor wrote two bad checks for a total of $29,022 for rent for employees while they worked on the Hampton Inn and Suites in the I-99 Business Park, according to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson’s office. The checks were written on a closed account, records state.
Taylor allegedly told police that Hampton owes him between $200,000 and $300,000 and he has hired an attorney to file a lien on the inn in order to get the money owed him so he can pay Robinson.
Taylor was issued a summons to appear April 3.
Forgery, checkbook theft alleged of man
MANSFIELD – Kevin T. Knapp, 20, of 32 Wellsboro St., Tioga, was charged by state police with forgery, theft and receiving stolen property after he allegedly took a check from his father’s checkbook at the residence on March 5.
Knapp took the check from a checkbook belonging to Kevin T. Knapp Sr., wrote it out to himself for $90, cashed it at Citizens and Northern Bank in Tioga and spent the money, according to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson’s office.
He was released on $2,500 bail and his preliminary hearing is set for March 13.
Drunken driving alleged of 4
WELLSBORO – Four people recently were charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants.
According to documents filed at District Judges offices here and in Mansfield, they are:
Leonard G. Stuhler, 63, of 282 Brown Road, by borough police following a traffic stop on Kelsey Street March 3. He was jailed and released on $10,000 bail, and his preliminary hearing is set for March 12.
Christopher Hockenberry, 35, of 31 Layton Lane, by borough police following a traffic stop in the borough Feb. 7. He was issued a summons to appear.
Barbara A. Landauer, 50, of Stevens, by state police after she got her car stuck in the snow on Route 6, Delmar Township, Jan. 18. She was issued a summons to appear.
Pamela J. Moyer, 56, of 2232 North Williamson Road, Covington, by state police after she crashed her car on North Williamson Road, Covington Jan. 13. She was issued a summons to appear.