Author: Valia Jenkins

Wellsboro Woman Accused of Stealing From Walmart in Richmond Township

A Wellsboro woman is accused of stealing items from the Walmart in Richmond Township between July and September. According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield in a report, 19-year-old Crystal N. Braden allegedly stole items worth more than $1,813. The thefts took place sometime between July 15th and September 19th. Braden faces five misdemeanor retail theft charges and five summary retail theft charges. The charges were filed in Magisterial District Court 04-3-03. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 7th, 2016, at 9:45 a.m., in front of Magisterial District Judge James E. Carlson. Please remember that the accused...

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Mansfield Man Arrested After Woman is Stabbed

A Mansfield man was charged with aggravated assault and more after a woman was stabbed during an alleged domestic disturbance on November 4th. Court documents state that 26-year-old Michael David Post Jr. allegedly stabbed Barbara Shoemaker’s hand with a kitchen knife. Prior to the alleged stabbing, Post allegedly gained access to the home via the kitchen window. Shoemaker had previously told him he was not permitted to be there. According to police, Tara Taggert found Post in the bathroom shower where he was allegedly hiding. Taggert is Shoemaker’s mother. Shoemaker and Taggert told Post he had to leave. Then,...

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Elkland Pair Charged With Aggravated Assault After Tioga Township Home Invasion Robbery

An Elkland pair is facing charges after a home invasion robbery took place in Tioga Township on October 16th. Court documents state that 33-year-old Jeffrey Scott Deitrick and 34-year-old Terra L. Deitrick allegedly kicked in the front door of Brooke M. Draper’s mobile home located at 243 Bear Creek Road. According to police, Terra Deitrick allegedly pushed Draper down after following her into the hallway. Jeffrey Deitrick, who was standing at the hallway’s entrance, allegedly wielded a knife and said he would “end” Kevin R. Crane unless he “[sat] back down”. Crane is Draper’s boyfriend. Then, Draper was allegedly...

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New York Woman Dies After Rear-End Crash in Liberty Township

A woman from Portville, New York, passed away after she was involved a two vehicle crash that occurred on State Route 15 northbound in Liberty Township on Sunday, November 6th. According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield in a report, 44-year-old Steven Smith of Webster, New York, was operating a White Volvo Tractor-Trailer that is registered in New York. Smith was stopped in traffic as construction was taking place in State Route 15’s right lane. At the same time, 67-year-old Lynn P. Ruding of Portville, New York, was driving a maroon Pontiac G6. Ruding, who did not notice the stopped...

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No Injuries in One Vehicle Crash in Richmond Township

One person escaped injury in a one vehicle crash that occurred on State Route 6 in Richmond Township on Sunday, November 6th. According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield in a report, 27-year-old Kristopher L. Conlee of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, was headed west in a 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 at approximately 12:00 a.m. Conlee fell asleep at the wheel, and the truck veered off the roadway. The truck went over the right shoulder before hitting the guard rail located on State Route 6’s north side. Then, the truck traveled for about 300 feet alongside the guard rail. The truck was...

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