Son accused of beating up father along road
ELKLAND - Scott H. Jellison, 35, of Corning, N.Y., was charged by state police with simple assault and harassment for allegedly beating up his father and leaving him lying along a road.
According to documents filed at District Judge Brian Edgcomb's office, Jellison beat Walter H. Packer - hitting him several times and causing him to fall down an embankment along Route 287 in Tioga Township on June 30.
Police said they found Packer lying on the ground and bleeding from his forehead and nose.
Jellison was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 5 preliminary hearing.
Man charged with
taking, crashing vehicle
ELKLAND - Jerry L. Mead Jr., 27, of 13 Buck Lane, Lot 2, in Tioga was charged by borough police with theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property for allegedly taking a car belonging to Kayla Steadman, of Elkland, from the Pizza Barn parking lot on Wednesday.
According to documents filed at District Judge Brian Edgcomb's office, the car was found wrecked near the Lawrence recreation area off Route 49 Thursday after Mead allegedly texted Steadman's mother that he was going to Florida, police said.
Mead was jailed in lieu of $20,000 bail, and his preliminary hearing set for Sept. 5.
2 face pot charges
ELKLAND - Two people were charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia recently.
According to documents filed at District Judge Brian Edgcomb's office, they are:
Joshua L. Welty, 24, of 101 2nd St., Elkland, was charged by Lawrenceville police following a traffic stop on Cowanesque Street, Lawrenceville, Aug. 2. Police said he had a multi colored pipe used for smoking marijuana containing pot residue. He was issued a summons to appear at a Sept.. 5 preliminary hearing.
Julie M. Belknap, 30, of 16 Berry Street, Tioga, was charged by state police following a search of her residence July 16 during which two glass smoking pipes containing pot residue were found. She was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 19 preliminary hearing
Teen accused of taking wire off utility poles
ELKLAND - Dakota Jo Woodard, 19, of 2684 Merrick Hill Road, Knoxville, was charged by state police with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief for taking 19 pounds of copper wire, valued at $70, from TriCounty Rural Electric Co. poles.
According to documents filed at District Judge Brian Edgcomb's office, police were dispatched Aug. 3 to California Road in Westfield Township for a report of a suspicious vehicle.
Police said they found Woodard seated in the driver's seat of her car and parked in the northbound lane with her headlights on.
Police observed a pile of copper wire on the floor of the front passengers side, and upon inspection of nearby power poles found they had their ground wires cut.
She also had drug paraphernalia in her purse, police said, including a glass pipe, empty plastic baggies, a spoon and needle and a hollow Bic pen, for which she also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail, waived her preliminary hearing, and her county court arraignment was set for Sept. 23.
Brothers charged with theft of checks
WELLSBORO - Ryan J. West, 21, and his older brother Erich J. West, 33, both of 142 Scouten Hill Road, were charged by state police in connection with a burglary recently.
According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard's office, the brothers broke into the Charleston Township residence through a basement window between July 30 and Aug. 4 while their father, Gregory, was on vacation.
While inside, they broke a door off a steel safe and took checks belonging to Gregory, that they then made out to themselves for amounts totaling $3,375, forged their father's name and cashed them at First Citizen's Community Bank in town.
Each was charged with theft by deception, receiving stolen property, forgery, and criminal mischief for damaging the safe.
Ryan West was jailed in lieu of $50,000.
His brother, who also was charged with three counts of criminal mischief for damaging a window as well as the safe, was jailed on a total of $60,000 bail.
Their preliminary hearings were set for Sept. 10.