Driver accused in hit-and-run crash

Motorist Jared M. Hill, 23, of 4 W. Mountain Ave., South Williamsport, has been charged by borough police with accidents involving damaged to attended property for fleeing the scene of a crash in which his vehicle and another driven by Robert Puterbaugh collided at East Mountain Avenue and Market Street on Nov. 28.

Following his arraignment before District Judge Allen P. Page III on March 2, Hill was released on $5,000 bail.

2 men allegedly stole from store

Two men have been arrested in separate cases on charges of shoplifting at Kmart, 1914 E. Third St., according to state police.

Alan Victor Levin, 51, of Hammondsport, N.Y., was charged after he was caught allegedly trying to steal $247 worth of merchandise on Feb. 28, police said. Arraigned later that day before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, he initially was jailed in the Lycoming County Prison but has been released on $20,000 bail.

In the other case, Anthony Marcus Rodriguez, 45, of 2643 Riverside Drive, DuBoistown, has been charged with felony shoplifting after he was caught allegedly trying to steal $78 worth of merchandise about 5:20 p.m. on March 2, police said. He had in his possession a packet of synthetic marijuana, police said.

Following his arraignment that night before District Judge Allen P. Page III on the charges of shoplifting and possession of marijuana, Rodriguez was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Woman admits to drug possession

Sharon Carson, 48, of Shamokin, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana stemming from an incident on Jan. 1 when she had the controlled substance while outside the county courthouse on West Third Street, according to court records filed by a county detective.

She made arrangements to pay $387 in fines and court costs ordered by District Judge Allen P. Page III.

Woman agrees to pay costs; charges dropped

Felony charges were dropped by Dianne Lynne Miller 27, of 2729 Lycoming Mall Drive, Muncy, after a theft case brought against her was “settled out of court,” according to documents filed at the office District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.

State police has charged the woman with allegedly stealing a $5,000 painting from her mother’s home on Warrensville Road in Loyalsock Township sometime between Nov. 24 and Dec. 6. The matter was dropped after Miller agreed to pay court costs.

Men accused of stealing from vehicles

Two Montoursville men faces charges for allegedly stealing items from cars in Loyalsock Township during the early morning hours of Sept. 23, according to state police.

Mark Thomas Roberts, 23, of 502 N. Montour St., and Christopher Michael Kane, 22, of 329 Cherry St., both face six counts each of theft from motor vehicle, theft and receiving stolen property. The two also have been charged with conspiracy.

The items taken included iPads, GPS units, cash and keys, police said, adding that the losses totaled close to $1,000. The locations where the thefts occurred were on Sycamore Road, Anna Road, Four Mile Drive and Country Club Drive, police said.

Roberts and Kane both waived their preliminary hearings and remain free on $2,500 bail each.

Police: Woman struck another with cane

JERSEY SHORE – Susan M. Carr, 33, of 437 Route 44 South, has been charged with simple assault following a domestic disturbance in which she allegedly struck Jean Funk in the face with a cane at Carr’s home on Feb. 14, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.

On the night of the incident, Carr was jailed in the Lycoming County Prison after a district judge ruled she was unfit for arraignment. She has since been released and also has waived her preliminary hearing.