State police at Gibson investigated report of a drug possession in New Milford Township on Oct. 8.

Police say that at 2:36 a.m. they were investigating a series of traffic offenses on Route 492, when the operator of a 2006 Saturn identified as Clifford Johnson, 56, of New Milford, was found to be operating under a third offense DUI suspended license. Richard Malone, 55, of Clifford Township was found in possession of a methamphetamine pipe and syringe. Both face charges in District Court 34-3-02.

Tpr. Keith Herbert investigated.


State police at Tunkhannock investigated a motor vehicle crash in Clinton Township on Oct. 2.

Police say that at 9:38 p.m., a crash occurred when a 2015 Nissan Sentra traveling east on Bunker Hill Road attempted to make a U-turn as it approached the intersection with Route 11, and overcompensated striking the guide rail and sustaining what appeared to be minor damage but had to be towed from the scene. There were no injuries.

Tpr. Jordan Chiochio investigated.


State police at Tunkhannock investigated an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in Northmoreland Township on Sept. 22.

Police say that at 4:50 p.m., they responded to a Demunds Road location where a 41-year-old female from Northmoreland was victimized when someone removed her 2015 Nissan Murano. The vehicle has since been located.

Tpr. Michael Novak is continuing the investigation.


State police at Tunkhannock investigated a disturbance in Eaton Township on Sept. 20.

Police say that at 4:14 p.m., they responded to an Ethel Park Lane address where it was determined that a 58-year-old male from Tunkhannock was assaulted by Christopher Knecht, 23, of Trucksville. Charges are pending.

Tpr. Michael Novak investigated.


State police at Towanda investigated a report of a crime by deception in Pike Township on Sept. 2.

Police say that at 9:37 a.m., a 63-year-old female from Laceyville sent $1,100 worth of eBay and Nike gift cards to a company disguised as Microsoft, after a pop-up on her computer warned it might have a virus. The victim realized it was a scam after sending the money.

Tpr. Christopher Decatur investigated.


State police at Tunkhannock investigated a protection from abuse violation in Clinton Twp. on Sept. 2.

Police say that a 49-year-old female from Factoryville was contacted by cellphone by Luis Padilla, 35, of Factoryville, in direct violation of an active PFA order. A charge of indirect criminal contempt was filed in District Court.

Tpr. Craig Flynn investigated.


State police at Towanda investigated a motor vehicle crash in Tuscarora Township on Aug. 7.

Police say that at 6:25 p.m. they received a call about an incident involving an ATV crash on Spring Hill Road. On scene, the operator of a Polaris ATV was identified as Robert Wiles, 52, of Laceyville, who admitted to being under the influence of alcoholic beverages. A legal blood draw was obtained at Tyler Memorial Hospital. Charges were filed in District Court 42-3-04.

Tpr. Nicholas Walters investigated.


State police at Tunkhannock brought together a criminal investigation of statutory sexual assault that occurred in 2019, in Monroe Twp.

Jamie Franklin Turner, 29, was charged with aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors and indecent assault involving a juvenile victim between June 1 and Aug. 24, 2019. Turner was arraigned before Magistrate Carl Smith who set bail at $100,000. He was placed in Wyoming County Correctional Facility.

Tpr. Robert Richter investigated.

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