The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of six people in Owego for drug-related charges. The arrests come as a result of the department’s ongoing investigation into the distribution and use of illegal drugs in Tioga County, with an emphasis placed on drug issues in the Village of Owego. The Criminal Investigation Division made six arrests on Tuesday after grand jury indictments were handed down from Tioga County Judge Gerald Keene. All six suspects were arrested on felony charges and sent to the Tioga County jail while they await arraignment in Tioga County court. Five were arrested on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, including 22-year-old Andrea Tucker of Owego, 31-year-old Tyrone Crenshaw of Endicott, 25-year-old Michael Darling of Apalachin, 30-year-old Christin Cade of Owego, and 28-year-old Summer Drury of Owego. 20-year-old Darrick Cody, of Tioga, was charged with fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Other investigations are expected to continue as the sheriff’s department obtains more information.
Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda have announced that 200 customers at two Bradford County banks have had their debit card information compromised. Customers at the PS Bank at 76 Church Street in Wyalusing and the Community Bank at 426 State Street, also in Wyalsuing, were impacted by the security breach. The victims’ debit card information was copied and used to purchase merchandise across the country between February 15th and March 12th. The stolen information was used at a number of stores including Apple stores, Walgreens, Walmart, among several others, with purchases ranging from Pennsylvania to Texas and Oklahoma, and even parts of Canada. State Police are continuing their investigation.
The Binghamton Sertoma Club will be hosting its 32nd Annual Antique Show this weekend, the largest show of its kind in Broome County. The show will be held at the Binghamton University Events Center throughout the weekend. Appraisals will be available on Sunday. The antique show is the nonprofit organization’s largest fundraiser each year, and it helps fund a number of projects and charities the group is involved with, including Camp Sertoma.
The money has also gone toward the UHS Speech & Language Pathology and Hearing Department, as speech and hearing is the overall mission of Sertoma International. Reino said that the club was able to purchase iPads for children facing speech and hearing issues, and the devices made a huge difference.
The antique show will be held at the BU Events Center Friday from 5 to 8, Saturday 10 to 5, and Sunday 10 to 4.
The Town of Candor will be holding a tire and scrap metal cleanup beginning Thursday and running through Saturday. The cleanup will be held at the Town Highway Garage at 33 Humiston Street in the village. As the town looks to minimize potential areas for mosquito reproduction and health-related problems through insects and vermin, they will be accepting up to eight tires per residential household at no charge. Up to an additional eight tires will also be accepted at a fee of $2 per tire. Tires on rims will be taken at no charge and not included in the eight tire limit. Clean scrap metal will also be accepted at no cost. The town asks that anyone taking advantage of the program has proof of Town of Candor or Village of Candor residency. Tires and scrap will be accepted at the Town Highway Garage on Thursday from noon to 4:30, Friday from noon to four o’clock, and Saturday from eight to noon.
A Waverly man has been arrested by Tioga County Sheriff’s deputies on a charge of aggravated harassment. According to police, 32-year-old Robert Corby Sr. was charged this past weekend following an investigation into a harassment complaint out of Barton. Corby allegedly sent unwanted text messages, and he is now set to appear in Barton Town Court next month.
Athens Township police have charged a Sayre woman with theft by unlawful taking. 30-year-old Samantha Brown is also facing charges of receiving stolen property after police say she removed a deposit of close to $900 from the Arby’s Restaurant on Elmira Street in Athens, her former place of employment. The theft allegedly took place back on April 12th. She is due in court on May 20th for a preliminary hearing.
Police in Binghamton have ticketed a woman after they say she hit a boy with her vehicle and fled the scene. A 9-year-old boy was reportedly struck by a car near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Hazel Street around 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. The woman, whose name has not been released by police, was issued two tickets for the incident. One of the tickets is for leaving the scene of an accident and the other is for failure to yield to a pedestrian. The boy had to be taken to Wilson Hospital for minor injuries, including a swollen lip, bloody nose, and some cuts.
Five members of the Athens Area High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter have qualified for the national leadership conference in Nashville, Tennessee this summer. A record number of students qualified from Athens to compete at the state conference, as the school sent 51 students. The five students headed to the national conference are the most Athens has ever had qualify. Leah Gulyas, Maria Hudock, Megan Dukes, Ashlee Fisher, and Jeffrey Gao will be headed to the competition. Gulyas and Hudock went to the national event last year, with Gulyas finishing third nationally in her event. Hudock was crowned the national champion in her event last year.
An Owego man was arrested by the Owego Police Department because of a warrant for his arrest in Pennsylvania. 28-year-old Chad Comstock was arrested on the fugitive from justice warrant from the State of Pennsylvania. He is currently being held at the Tioga County jail while he awaits extradition proceedings.