Man charged with writing bad checks
MANSFIELD - Kevin J. VanVliet, 44, of 240 Route 287, Morris, was charged by state police with writing bad checks at the Liberty Exxon on Route 414.
According to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson's office, between Feb. 19 and April 3, VanVliet wrote 10 checks, totaling $385, on a closed account and did not make good on them.
He was issued a summons to appear at an Aug. 22 preliminary hearing.
3 people charged with drunken driving
WELLSBORO - Three people recently were charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants. According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard's office here and District Judge James Carlson's office in Mansfield, they are:
Jesus D. Ortega-Sanchez, 21, of 2564 Hills Creek Lake Road, by state police following a July 15 traffic stop at 2264 Hills Creek Road, Middlebury Township. He waived his preliminary hearing and his county court arraignment was set for Aug. 13.
John D. Kirkman, 49, of 297 Carlon Road, Sabinsville, by borough police following a July 27 traffic stop on Tioga Street. He was released on $15,000 bail and issued a summons to appear.
Erick V. Kennedy, 24, of 962 S. Main St., Lot 5, Mansfield, by state police after he crashed his car into a mailbox at 1424 N. Williamson Road, Covington Township, June 14. He was issued a summons to appear.
2 accused of trespassing into prison outbuilding
WELLSBORO - Two men were charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief after state police say they recently broke into an outbuilding belonging to the Tioga County Prison.
Cody L. Hurlbert, 20, of 88 Station Road, Lawrenceville, and Matthew A. Weatherby, of 2215 Reed St., Williamsport, were charged by state police after police found the two men, who were weeding the area around the woodpile near an outbuilding along Shumway Hill Road, Charleston Township, on March 31, according to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard's office.
Police said they found a bent window screen lying against the building when they arrived. They also found two broken doors on the building. The two finally entered the building and retrieved a hand shovel and cigarettes. Both were issued a summons to appear Aug. 28.
Police: Drunk woman gets unruly in hospital
WELLSBORO - Elaine M. Schmitt, 48, of 260 Pheasant Hill Road, was charged by borough police with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after she reportedly made a scene at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on July 4.
Schmitt, who was transported to the emergency room as an assault victim, was very intoxicated when she arrived and needed facial stitches, but refused to allow the staff to do it, according to documents filed at District Judge James Repard's office.
She was spitting on the hospital floor, throwing items into the hallway and trying to get things out of cabinets in hallway, police said. She then became agitated and ran out of the room toward the ambulance entrance doors before being detained by staff.
Schmitt was jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail and later released under care of prison staff to be treated. She waived her preliminary hearing.
Man allegedly stole coins, swam in fountain
WELLSBORO - Raymond S. Tylicki, 40, of Solon, Ohio, was charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and criminal trespass by borough police for two separate incidents.
On June 22, police said Tylicki was discovered walking around The Green's Wynkin' Blinkin' and Nod water fountain, soaking wet and carrying a sock full of coins, according to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard's office. Tylicki said he had climbed over the fountain fence to go swimming because he was hot and took the change from the fountain because he said he needed money for the bus.
He was jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail and released.
In a second incident, police said they found him drunk, lying on pallets at Sid Harvey's Air Conditioning, 125 East Ave., on June 27.
According to documents filed at District Judge James Repard's office, Tylicki was highly intoxicated when they found him and had been vomiting. He was jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail and his county court arraignment was held Monday.
Man accused of burglary, threatening residents
MANSFIELD - Brian L. Padgett, 32, of 497 Bear Creek Road, Tioga, was charged by state police with burglary, criminal trespass, terroristic threats, harassment and criminal mischief after he allegedly broke into a private residence while the residents were inside asleep.
Padgett broke into the Keith Monroe Jr. residence at Lot 7, Hopi Lane, Tioga, on July 26, by breaking open the front door, according to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson's office. Monroe who had been asleep, woke to the noise and confronted the defendant in his living room, holding a pipe in his hand.
Padgett then left, telling Monroe he was "dead" before he left. Two others in the house who also were asleep, Jesse Saterlee and Robert Rooks III, also said they woke to find Padgett in the living room, holding a pipe.
Padgett was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail and his preliminary hearing was held Wednesday.