Woman allegedly shoplifts in township

When convicted shoplifter Joan Marie Beaver was caught trying to steal $30 worth of merchandise from Kmart, 1915 E. Third St., on the afternoon of Oct. 8, the 52-year-old woman already had in her possession $3 worth of pens that she had taken from the nearby Dollar Tree, state police allege in court papers.

Beaver, of 341 Academy St. and who already has four shoplifting convictions, was arraigned hours later before District Judge James Carn on two felony counts of shoplifting and two misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen property. She remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.