Indecent assault alleged of area man
WELLSBORO - Douglas E Tracy, 61, 29 West Country Living Park, was accused of indecent assault after a coworker told police he overheard Tracy talking about fondling a 17-year-old girl.
Tracy was arraigned on Aug. 1 and released on $10,000 bail. A county hearing is set for Sept. 15.
Falsifying report to buy firearm alleged
GAINES - Two men have been charged in separate cases for allegedly giving false information while purchasing firearms, according to court documents at the office of District Judge Robert Repard.
Wayne E Smith, 57, 1240 Lehman Hollow Road, Ulysses, allegedly denied being convicted of a crime when attempting to buy a handgun from Ziggy's Gun Shop in Gaines.
After his arraignment, Smith was released on $10,000 bail. He waived his preliminary hearing and a formal arraignment was set for Aug. 18.
In another case involving the same business, Robert E Burdick, 60, of 9754 Letonia Road, also denied having been convicted when he tried to buy a rifle, police said.
Burdick has been sent a summons for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 2.
Police: Woman forged medical excuse
WELLSBORO - Police were called into the Rock L Butler Middle School on July 2 to investigate potentially fraudulent medical excuses given by Leslie Louise Kaiser, 35, 80 Heartwood Lane, Apartment 3, Greenwood Gardens.
Kaiser allegedly said she printed nine of the excuses from a website to explain her child's absence from school.
The excuses appeared to come from Guthrie Medical Clinic when they did not, police said.
Kaiser was sent a summons for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert Repard on Sept. 2.
Man accused of theft, faces hearing
WELLSBORO - Skyler Austin, 27, 3054 Princeton Street, was accused of theft from a motor vehicle after Joella Shaffer, who knows Austin from High School, spotted him rummaging through her car while she was purchasing fireworks, according to police here.
After being spotted, Austin allegedly fled the scene, running toward the trailer park where he lives.
Austin's preliminary hearing is scheduled before District Judge Robert Repard on Sept. 16.