Rocky Dean Wood Jr., 21, of Grand Junction, Colo., has been charged by state police with carrying a firearm on Interstate 180 at the Maynard Street interchange on June 29.
Following his arraignment hours later before District Judge James H. Sortman, Wood was committed to the Lycoming County Prison, but he has since been released on $10,000 bail.
Pipe assault alleged
David E. Frick, 55, of 1431 Dewey Ave., has been charged with simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking Cory Collins in the back of the head with a metal pipe in the 900 block of Arch Street on June 18, city police said.
Following his arraignment before District Judge James Carn, Frick was released on $8,500 bail.
Spousal assault case
Chris Eugene Caccia, 40, of 2029 W. Third St., has been charged with simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking his wife, Sarah, in the face during disturbance at the couple’s home on Aug. 25, city police said.
Caccia has since waived her preliminary hearing and is free $10,000 bail.
3 thefts alleged
A city woman who has a history of stealing merchandise from stores has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting three times at Kohl’s on William Street between mid-July and earlier this month, city police said.
Amanda Kay Wilcox, 27, of 654 Fourth Ave., was nabbed in the department store on Sept. 11 when she was caught allegedly trying to steal a camera and a tablet which she concealed in her purse, police said.
Upon her apprehension, security staff , after reviewing store video, determined that she was the same woman who allegedly made off with $299 worth of merchandise from the store three days earlier on Sept. 8 and $209 worth of merchandise on July 14, police said.
With already two previous shoplifting convictions, Wilcox was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III on three felony counts of felony shoplifting and initially committed to the Lycoming County Prison. She has since been released on $15,000 bail.
Bogus refund case
Two men faces theft-related charges following an incident involving the purchases of two iPads at Walmart on North . Loyalsock Avenue in Montoursville. in late March, according to borough police.
Frank Brian Rodriguez, 33, of Northumberland, and Daryl K. Curry, 38, of Milton, each bought and iPad from the store on March 25, police said.
Hours later, when Curry returned to the store to get a refund for both units, he turned in two iPad boxes that appeared as if they had not been opened, police said. Only after Curry walked out with his refund did the store discover that the boxes were empty, police said.
Rodriguez and Curry have each been charged with theft by deception and conspiracy. The two are free on bail.
Busted burglary case
A would-be burglar who attempted to break into a woman’s home on Tule Street in Montoursville was nabbed within minutes, according to borough police.
Derek Robert Kessler, 21, whose last known address was of the 1200 block of Weldon St. in the borough, is allegedly tried to enter a house in the 1000 block of Tule Street by climbing through a window about 10 a.m. on Aug. 20, but was scared off by the home owner, police said.
When Kessler was caught near the property, he had in his possession some heroin, police said. He was arraigned before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of attempted burglary, felony trespassing, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Caught on tape case
A Taco Bell employee at 1837 E. Third St. has been charged with allegedly stealing $40 from a store register, according to state police.
Store video caught Sean David Beam, 31, of 3570 Dewey Ave. Ext., allegedly committing the theft on July 27, police said.
Charged with theft and receiving stolen property, Beam has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.
Joseph Louis Moore, 55, of 1112 W. Fourth St., has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting for allegedly stealing $90 worth of merchandise from the Weis market, 1916 Lycoming Creek Road, on July 28, according to Old Lycoming Township police.
He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge James H. Sortman.
TROUT RUN – Nancy Leah Shuman, 50, of 2304 Green Mountain Road, has been charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor after allegedly providing such a drink to a person under 21 at her home on Aug. 31, state police said. She has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge James H. Sortman.
Assault with can opener alleged
Marcia J. Cohick-Weaver, 47, of 1031 Park Ave., was jailed on assault-related charges after allegedly striking her husband, Randy, in the face with a can opener and scratching his face with her nails during a disturbance last week at their home, city police said.
When Randy arrived home about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Cohick-Weaver was “highly intoxicated and the two began arguing,” police said in an affidavit.
Cohick-Weaver got angry and “started destroying the house by breaking the couple’s belongings. She then grabbed a can opener and hit her husband in the face,” police said in the affidavit.
She bolted from the scene but soon returned, police said. She then allegedly punched her husband in the eye and bit his arm, police said.
Following her arraignment later that night before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of simple assault and harassment, Cohick-Weaver was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $7,500 bail.
Woman allegedly leads 34-mile pursuit
LEWISBURG – A Northumberland County driver is locked up on four counts of aggravated assault and related offenses after taking state and area police on a 34-mile pursuit Saturday afternoon that reached speeds of 75 mph.
During the high-speed chase that began about 12:50 p.m. and lasted about 30 minutes, Leslie Ann Arthurs, 29, of Sunbury, rammed the rear of a Milton police cruiser with her Jeep Cherokee, state police said.
The trouble began when police were called to the 6500 block of Buffalo Road near Mifflinburg to investigate a report of a driver tearing up landscape.
Troopers approaching the area saw the offending vehicle fleeing the scene and attempted to stop it, but the driver sped off and the chase was underway.
Other police departments that assisted in the pursuit included Milton, Buffalo Valley Regional and Shamokin.
The pursuit made its way to Route 15 in Kelly Township and to the on-ramp of Interstate 80, where it ended after troopers used an “immobilization technique” to disable the vehicle.
Arthurs was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, as a precautionary measure, police said. After being discharged, she was arraigned before District Judge Leo Armbruster on charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering, fleeing and eluding police, criminal mischief and numerous summary traffic violations. She was committed to the Union County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Police: Woman hit 70-year-old mother
Carrie Marie Smith, 29, of 340 Duke St., has been jailed on assault-related charges for allegedly striking her 70-year-old mother, who at the time was holding a 1-year-old child, state police said.
Police allege Smith struck Linnea Mabb in the back of the head and then in her right eye at Mabb’s home at 1832 Route 405 in Muncy Creek Township on July 20.
Mabb was blind in her right eye for three weeks after the assault, police said.
Following her arraignment Friday before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering and endangering the welfare of a child, Smith was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.