Woman allegedly leaves store wearing new clothes, returns next day to shop
When Rita Mary Kulick walked into Rite Aid at 2023 Lycoming Creek Road on June 27, the 56-year-old Old Lycoming Township woman tried on some merchandise clothing and then simply walked out the door without paying, according to township police.
Although she slipped away, she made it easy for police to nab her the next day when she returned to the store reportedly wearing the very same clothes she is alleged to have stolen.
Kulick, of 188 Blanchard Ave., was taken before District Judge James H. Sortman and arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of shoplifting. She was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail. She has since waived her preliminary hearing.
Susquehanna Township man jailed
Saying he was “going to start killing people one by one,” Justin Lloyd Lee Sr., 39, of 156 Hillside Drive, Susquehanna Township, was arrested and jailed following a domestic disturbance at his home in which he allegedly threatened his wife and the couple’s children about 9:40 a.m. July 8, state police said.
Police allege Lee grabbed one of his sons by the neck and threw him against a refrigerator.
Following his arraignment hours later before District Judge James H. Sortman on charges of terroristic threats and harassment, Lee was committed to the Lycoming Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Shoplifting alleged of city woman
Holley Staley, 26, of 1624 Sherman St., has been charged by Montoursville police with misdemeanor shoplifting after she was caught allegedly trying to steal $29 worth of merchandise on March 22. It is her second such offenses.
Following arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, Staley was released on $2,500 bail.
Man allegedly breaks into house
A Nippenose Township man was jailed soon after he allegedly broke into a Main Street home in South Williamsport, according to borough police.
Corie W. January, 40, of 407 Front St., Antes Fort, is accused of breaking into Steven Davis’ home at 355 Main St. and stealing a $150 necklace and some cash on the morning of June 2, police said.
Following his arraignment later that day before District Judge James Carn on charges of felony trespassing, theft and criminal mischief, January was committed to the Lycoming County Prison, but since has been released on $18,500 bail.
Convicted felon allegedly steals handgun
Jeret Samuel Harvey, 30, of 920 Poplar St., has been charged with theft, receiving stolen property and convicted felon not to possess a firearm after he allegedly stole a handgun from his cousin Derick Smith’s home at 2528 Dove St. on June 30, police said.
Harvey, a convicted burglar, recently was arraigned before Page and jailed in lieu $50,000 bail.
Tioga County woman faces new charges
A Tioga County woman has been arrested on charges of cashing another person’s $240 money order that the owner had misplaced while shopping at the Weis Market, 620 W. Third St., city police said.
Connie S. Howard, 49, of Wellsboro, is alleged to have cashed Harry Jones’ money order soon after she found it in late February, police said.
Jailed at the state Correctional Institution at Muncy on a parole violation, Howard recently was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III on a charge of theft of lost property and recommitted in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Assault charge dropped against man
With insufficient evidence to support their allegations, city police have dropped charges of simple assault and harassment against Lucas James Haswell, 33, of 412 Anthony St.
Police charged him after he allegedly assaulted his pregnant girlfriend, Jacqueline Delguercio, during a disturbance at the couple’s home on May 26.
2 face theft charges from mall area stores
PENNSDALE – Two men have been charged with allegedly stealing $808 worth of merchandise from Target, Lycoming Crossing, on June 2, according to Muncy Township police.
Dustin Scott Askey, 28, of Mill Hall, and Mark Anthony Brickley, 27, of Howard, have been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting, receiving stolen property and conspiracy, police said.
Brickley faces an additional set of misdemeanor charges of shoplifting and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing $190 worth of merchandise from Dick’s at the Lycoming Mall on June 15, police said.
Following their arraignment before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, Brickley was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $40,000 bail while Askey was jailed in lieu of $30,000 bail.
Man faces charges after allegedly fleeing
MONTGOMERY – Leo Alvarez III, 35, of 109 Kinsey St., has been charged by borough police with accidents involving damage to an attended vehicle after he fled the scene of a crash in which his car slammed into the back of another in the first block near Main and Montgomery streets on Feb. 7.
He has since waived his preliminary hearing and is free on $1,500 bail.
Indecent exposure alleged of city man
Douglas Eugene Hilfiger, 48, of 428 Louisa St., has been charged by state police with indecent exposure and open lewdness following an incident on Greevy Road in Loyalsock Township about 11:30 a.m. May 11.
Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, he was released on $2,500 bail.
Man pleads guilty to harassment
In a plea agreement before District Judge Allen P. Page III, Daniel Scott Bozochovic, 29, of 1044 Franklin St., pleaded guilty to harassment after city police agreed to drop a misdemeanor charge of simple assault.
The charges stemmed from Bozochovic allegedly striking Derek R. Llewellyn in the back of the head and shoving him into a brick wall at the Cell Block, 154 W. Third St., on Feb. 2.
At his recent guilty plea, Bozochovic made arrangements to pay $400 in fines and court costs.
Shoplifting charge filed against woman
Andrea Renee Polchin, 24, of 650 Second Ave., has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting for allegedly trying to steal $66 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s, 251 William St., on Dec. 10, city police said. That is her second such offense, police said.
She has been sent a summons to appear before District Allen P. Page III.
Man charged in BB gun shooting
HUGHESVILLE – A Northumberland County man has been charged with allegedly shooting another male, believed to be a minor, in the buttocks with a BB gun, according to state police.
Cory Glen Dodson, 28, of 1251 Whitehall Road, Turbotville, has been charged with recklessly endangering, simple assault and disorderly conduct as a result of the incident in the 1300 block of Horn Hill Road in Wolf Township about 4:20 p.m. on March 10, police said.
Dodson and the other male were involved “in shooting one another in a mutual fight,” police said. Dodson has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
Woman allegedly driving with stolen plate
MONTGOMERY – A Hughesville area woman has been charged with receiving stolen property for allegedly having a stolen license plate on her car, according to state police.
When a state trooper stopped her vehicle on Route 147 in Northumberland County on the afternoon of Jan. 13, Rachael Louise Gregory, 30, of 152 Boak Ave., Wolf Township, was found to have on a her car a plate stolen from A1 Wheels and Deals, Route 15, Clinton Township, in late December, police said.
Gregory has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
Teen faces assault, harassment charges
HUGHESVILLE – An 18-year-old man faces charges for allegedly throwing his mother onto the concrete patio during a disturbance at the family’s Wolf Township home, according to state police.
Mitchell Thomas Hans has been charged with simple assault and harassment for throwing Shonny Lynn Miller onto the concrete patio, causing “the right side of her head to bounce off the concrete” at 111 Richard Ave. about 9 p.m. on June 12, Trooper Jared King said in court papers.
Miller admitted to King that she “got in her son’s face” and she apparently became upset after the son “pushed her in the chest.” She started to go at her son’s neck with her hands when Hans, who “has a history of anger issues and depression,” grabbed her and slammed her to the ground, King was told.
Following his arraignment hours after the incident, Hans initially was committed to the Lycoming County Prison, but since has been released on $7,000 bail. He already has waived his preliminary hearing.
Woman jailed after alleged biting incident
A 20-year-old woman court-ordered to a Loyalsock Township group home on Beach Road has been charged with aggravated assault and harassment for allegedly biting a caseworker on the arm after she refused to take her medicine, according to state police.
Kristina Marie Pope assaulted the county employee about 12:35 p.m. on July 1, police said. She was arraigned hours later before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.