Landlord charged in dispute with
his former tenant
A landlord faces criminal charges for allegedly breaking into his tenant’s living quarters and stealing 77 of her personal items, which he set on fire outside the house, state police said.
Keith Herbert Chambers, 65, of 1523 Bloomingrove Road, has been charged with burglary, criminal mischief and theft as a result of burning possessions belonging to Christina Killinger, who, at the time, rented a property from him at 1531 Bloomingrove Road, police said.
Police allege Chambers broke into the property and stole Killinger’s possessions last July 2. He told police he did it because Killinger “was to be out of the house by July 1,” according to court records.
Days earlier, there was a landlord-tenant eviction hearing involving Chambers and Killinger before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman. Chambers was attempting to have Killinger evicted, but at the end of the hearing, Whiteman ruled in Killinger’s favor, rejecting Chambers’ petition for an eviction.
Police said Killinger suffered a $12,113 loss as result of Chambers allegedly setting fire to her belongings.
Following his recent arraignment on the criminal charges, Chambers initially was committed to the Lycoming County Prison, but since has been released on $35,000 bail.
Hughesville man faces charges
PENNSDALE – Garrett Frayer Moser, 20, of 408 E. Water St. in Hughesville, has been charged with accidents involving damage to attended vehicle and driving without a license after he struck a stopped vehicle and fled the scene in the 900 block of Lycoming Mall Drive about 3:50 p.m. on April 19, Muncy Township police said.
He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
Man, foaming at mouth, faces drug charges in the city
A man foaming at the mouth and going into convulsions in the 700 block of Green Street was found to have 21 bags of cocaine in his pants pocket, city police said.
The drugs were found in Dallas M. Grove II’s pocket about 11 p.m. on March 14 as officers were attempting to find any for of identification on him,
Grove, 25, of 840 Poplar St., was taken to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center and later discharged, police said.
He was arraigned earlier this month before District Judge James Carn on charges of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, and released on $1,500 bail.
Husband and wife are charged, jailed
Rhoda Y. Campbell, 45, of 653 Hepburn St., has been charged with hindering apprehension of a fugitive for allegedly hiding in her apartment her husband, Derek Hancock, who was wanted in Philadelphia on assault charges, city police said.
After Campbell claimed no one was in her apartment on the afternoon of May 13, an officer discovered Hancock hiding under a bed, court records state. Hancock automatically was committed to the Lycoming County Prison on bench warrant while Campbell, on parole for shoplifting, was jailed on a parole violation.
She was recently arraigned on the hindering charge before District Judge James Carn and recommitted in lieu of $8,500 bail.
Woman charged with stealing
Jodi L. Englehart, 42, of 1700 Memorial Ave., has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing $1.90 worth of merchandise from the Choice Mart, 653 Washington Blvd., about 12:45 p.m. last Oct. 11, city police said.
Following her arraignment before District Judge James Carn, Englehart was released on $5,000 bail.
faces theft charges
A Sullivan County man has been charged with stealing six plastic pipes from a Glenn O. Hawbaker construction site in the 1700 block of East Third Street on March 23, state police said.
Richard Lewis Ungard, 68, of Whitmay Lane, Dushore, was nabbed a short distance from the construction site with the pipes in the back of his truck, police said.
Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of theft and receiving stolen property, Ungard was released on $2,500 bail.
Man accused of selling stolen metal
Daniel Cyril Morgret, who will turn 40 this week, of South Williamsport, has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property for allegedly selling stolen scrap metal to two area businesses, according to state police.
Police have accused Morgret, of 1511 W. Southern Ave., with selling 54 pounds of stolen scrap to Penn Recycling on Trenton Avenue in the city March 13. He also allegedly sold stolen scrap metal to Staiman’s on Hepburn Street in the city for $1,171 between late November and late March, police said.
Following his recent arraignment before District Judge James Carn, Morgret was released on $12,500 bail.
Police: Woman took landlord’s washer, dryer
Chesney Anne Wheeler, 34, of 195 Pine Summit Road, has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing a washer and dryer from 450 Colvin Road during the week of May 13, according to Old Lycoming Township police said. The property is owned by Janet Hall.
Wheeler, who recently moved out of the Colvin Road house, has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge James H. Sortman.
Man accused of punching woman
Thomas Earl Liberti, 46, of 304 Youngs Road, Linden, has been charged by state police with simple assault and harassment for allegedly punching his girlfriend, Felicia D. Burget, at 55 Harvest Moon Park in Woodward Township on May 30.
Following his arraignment later that night before District Judge James H. Sortman, Liberti was committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Man accused of attacking neighbor
More charges continue to mount against Bryan A. Yaggie, the 31-year-old city man who was arrested last month on charges of allegedly assaulting and robbing two teenage boys near the South Williamsport side of the Susquehanna River Walk.
Jailed since that incident on May 21, Yaggie, of 351 Academy St., now faces charges of simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking neighbor Albert Joseph Miller several times in the head during an argument the two men had on the night of April 26, police said.
The argument started in Yaggie’s home and continued in Miller’s on East Willow Street, police said. Miller was treated at Williamsport Regional Medical Center for head injuries, police said.
Already incarcerated in lieu of $200,000 for the robbery in borough, Yaggie was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III on June 6 and recommitted in lieu of an additional $10,000 bail.
Police: Man sent terroristic texts
MONTGOMERY – Enraged that the county’s Children and Youth Department was conducting an investigation into him, Christian Vincent Evangelista texted family members that “My hate and rage is deep in my veins. I have serious intentions to kill,” state police alleged in an affidavit.
“Anyone who stands in my way will go down in flames. The hate is in me, and they will feel my pain,” Evangelista allegedly said in the text message that was sent late last month from his home at 8987 Route 4056, police said.
Charged with terroristic threats, Evangelista was arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on May 31 and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. He has since been released.
20-year-old accused of stealing motorcycle
JERSEY SHORE – Joshua David Vroman, 20, of South Williamsport, faces felony charges for allegedly stealing a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle from the 800 block of Windswept Drive in Piatt Township sometime between May 5 and May 12, state police said.
He was caught on May 13 in the area of South Pine Run and Youngs roads on May 13, police said. The cycle is owned by Jeffrey Bailey Sims, police said.
Charged with theft and receiving stolen property, Vroman remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Man, 21, accused of assaulting woman
A Hepburnville-area man was incarcerated on assault-related charges and other matters after allegedly pushing his girlfriend out of his car, then striking her with the passenger door, city police said.
Zachary Thomas Harlan, 21, formerly of Montoursville, has been charged with simple assault, harassment and reckless driving as a result of the incident involving Sheena Eisworth in the 900 block of Arch Street about 2 a.m. May 26, police said.
After putting the car in reverse, Harlan pushed out the woman, police said. He then put the car in drive, striking Eisworth with the passenger door while she was on the ground, police said in an affidavit.
Harlan, of 309 Koch-Horn Lane, Cogan Station, was placed in the Lycoming County Prison the next day on a bench warrant from the county’s domestic relations office. Following his arraignment before District Judge James Carn on May 28, he was recommitted in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Utility wires discovered on roadway
PICTURE ROCKS – Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Co. personnel were on the scene of wires down across Boston Road in this borough about 4 p.m. Sunday, and PPL was notified.
Fire company personnel said they were not sure what brought the wires down, according to firefighters at the scene.
There were no immediate reports of the downed wire causing any outages, according to the Lycoming County Communications Center.
Woman accused of writing bad checks
CLARKSTOWN – Jolene Dawn Stahl, 31, of 812 Diamond St., has been charged with theft by deception for allegedly writing five bad checks totaling $570 at Lowe’s Great Value, 2185 Route 442, in mid-January, according to state police.
Following her recent arraignment before District Judge James Carn, Stahl was released on $8,500 bail. Co-defendant, Shawn Lee Klock, 30, of Muncy, was charged last month.
Assault on human services worker alleged
MANSFIELD – A 13-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated assault against a child care worker at Tioga County Human Services in Charleston Township, state police said. The alleged incident occurred recently.
Police also charged the boy with simple assault and harassment for allegedly punching the victim in the face.
67-year-old man accused of kissing teen girl
SHINGLEHOUSE – A 67-year-old Potter County man is accused of the indecent assault of a 14-year-old girl, state police at Coudersport said.
James William McMichael, of this borough, allegedly kissed the girl on the lips and asked inappropriate questions, police said.
McMichael was charged with corruption of minors and indecent sexual assault. He was arraigned and committed to the Potter County jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.