Joshua Alan Riggle, 42, of Williamsport was charged with two counts of use and possession of drug paraphernalia, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving over maximum speed limits following a traffic stop on Route 6 in Delmar Township on July 3. Police made contact with Riggle and noticed an odor of marijuana. Police conducted a probable cause search and found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 22.
Garrett Benjamin Fairbanks, 22, of Wellsboro was charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, use and possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to drive at safe speeds, driving over maximum speed limits and driving without a license following a traffic stop in Gaines Township on July 3. Police noticed a vehicle with accelerated speeds and proceeded to pull the vehicle over. Police visibly noticed drug paraphernalia on the front seat. Fairbanks admittedly reported to taking suboxone and smoking marijuana. Fairbanks was unable to provide a drivers license and police found his license to be expired. Fairbanks was transported to UPMC hospital in Wellsboro. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 25.
Todd E. Putman, 57, of Westfield was charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license and operating a vehicle without a valid inspection following a traffic stop on the corner of Lincoln Street and Pearl Street on June 21. Police noticed an expired inspection sticker on Putman’s vehicle. Police made contact with Putman and he did not have his identification on him. Police checked Putman’s operating status and saw that it was suspended, DUI related. Police also saw there were multiple warrants for his arrest and police took Putman into custody and transported him to the Tioga County Jail. Police found Putmans history to show six prior convictions of driving while operating privilege was suspended or revoked related to DUI. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 25.
Lee Andrew Kolk Jr., 32, of Wellsboro was charged with possession of a controlled substance and use and possession of drug paraphernalia following a report at the Canyon Motel on July 9, at 8 p.m. for a possible overdose of methamphetamine involving Kolk. Police made contact with Kolk who admittedly reported to using methamphetamine the night prior. Kolk was taking into custody and transported to the Tioga County courthouse. Police found drug paraphernalia. Kolk denied knowledge of the box containing methamphetamine and said he flushed any he had down the toilet at the motel. Kolk also stated several people were in and out of the room during his stay. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug 4.
Ryan John Heffron, 40, of Minersville was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol and failure to have a license on distillery/winery following an investigation in Morris on March 19, 2019. The accuser reported Heffron was producing and selling liquor without a license on uninsured property. On May 10, 2019, the accuser showed police photos of Heffron using a still and various containers to make and store alcohol. The accuser reported Heffron was making moonshine. On May 21, 2019, it was confirmed there has been no type of license issued to Heffron or the residence to allow him to manufacture or sell liquor. On May 23, 2019, the accuser reported she was awarded exclusive possession of the residence and Heffron will be served papers stating he will have 30 days or under to be out of the home. On June 8, 2019, the accuser reported Heffron was no longer residing at the residence and she now had the entire moonshine set up under lock and key and would give police access to the property. On June 11, 2019, police arrived to the residence and were granted access and found multiple jugs and buckets of liquid as well as a large still. Police seized the property and entered it into evidence. On Aug. 6, 2019, Heffron was contacted, but the attempt was unsuccessful. On Oct. 16, 2019, a believed residence for Heffron was visited by police, but he was not available. Heffron was not located to provide a statement; however multiple attempts were made. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 25.
Joseph Paul Fenstermaker, 51, of Galeton was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and exceeding maximum speed limits following a traffic stop on Route 6 in Gaines Township on July 4. Police approached the vehicle and smelled the odor of alcohol. Fenstermaker admittedly reported to drinking a beer. Police asked Fenstermaker to step out of the vehicle to administer a standardized field sobriety test. Multiple tests were performed and showed poor performance. Fenstermaker was asked to take a portable breath test which showed results of .188. Fenstermaker was transported to Mansfield University Police Department where he gave consent to a chemical breath test which showed results of a blood alcohol content of 0.156%. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 4.
Cheyenne Autumn Bliss, 26, of Middlebury Center was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and disregard for traffic lane following a reported crash on Milk Plant Road in Middlebury Township on May 23. Police approached Bliss and she reported the tanker truck pulled out in front of her and to avoid rear ending the truck, she veered off the roadway which led to her striking the fence. Police noticed the odor of alcohol on Bliss’s person. Bliss reported she had too much to drink. Bliss showed signs of intoxication during a standardized field sobriety test. Bliss submitted to a preliminary breath test which displayed the presence of alcohol. Bliss was placed under arrest and transported to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital for chemical testing. Blood results showed a blood alcohol contend of .184%. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 4.
Austin Michael Hauser, 25, of Wellsboro was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, driving on roadways laned for traffic and careless driving following a report of a vehicle crash on Mount Zion Road in Charleston Township on May 9. Police made contact with Hauser and immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol from his person. Hauser admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the crash. Hauser was willing to perform a standardized field sobriety test and exhibited signs of impairment. Hauser submitted to a preliminary breath test which indicated the presence of alcohol. Hauser was placed under arrest and transported to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital for a blood draw that showed a alcohol count of .151%. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sep. 1.
Chad W. Casher, 37, of Wellsboro was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and exceeding maximum speeds following a traffic stop on State Route 6 West on June 23. Police made contact with Casher and detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Casher admittedly reported to smoking a small amount right before he left work 10 minutes beforehand. Casher admittedly reported to having drug paraphernalia and gave it to police. Casher agreed to perform a standardized field sobriety test which showed no signs of impairment. Police advised for someone to pick Casher up at the scene and he was able to go home. A preliminary hearing is shielded for Aug. 4.