Employee charged with stealing vehicle
Joshua D. Phillips, 26, of 2410 Route 405, Muncy, is alleged to have stolen a pickup truck from Cable Services Co. Inc., 2113 Marydale Ave., Old Lycoming Township, on Aug. 24. At the time of the incident, Phillips was employed by the company, court papers said.
Another employee had contact with Phillips on the day of the alleged offense to whom Phillips admitted driving the truck to Hazleton, where state police picked him up and took him to Luzerne County Prison, according to court documents.
Phillips was arraigned before District Judge James H. Sortman on charges of theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was recommitted to Luzerne County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.
False report charges are filed by police
Zayne D. Dietterick, 20, of 3432 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, Ga., faces charges for allegedly falsely reporting to law enforcement that his mother was suicidal on Dec. 24, court papers said.
When police arrived at the scene, Dietterick’s mother informed police that her son had been drinking and that she had no suicidal thoughts. Dietterick allegedly used a false name when he made the report and led police to the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St., when his call had come from the Hampton Inn, 140 Via Bella St., where he and his mother were, police said.
Dietterick recently was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of false alarms to agencies of public safety, false identification, public drunkenness and underage drinking. He was committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $12,500 bail.
The charge related to false identification stems from the documentation Dietterick provided to police at the scene, stating his year of birth to be 1989, instead of the correct 1993, according to court papers.
City man facing
Daniel P. Melvin, 25, of 1412 E. Third St., faces charges for his disorderly behavior with state police following an altercation with a Cell Block bouncer in the middle of Third Street on Dec. 21, according to state police.
Melvin allegedly yelled at and shoved three state troopers as they tried to handcuff him. When they finally got him into the state police vehicle, Melvin allegedly kicked the rear passenger side window and shattered it. A state trooper then tried to regain control of Melvin during which he allegedly attempted to kick the trooper in the back of the head, court papers said.
Melvin was committed to Lycoming County Prison that day because he was unfit for arraignment. He then posted $15,000 bail following his arraignment before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of aggravated assault, criminal mischief, institutional vandalism, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
Alleged shoplifter caught after chase
James Dennis, 62, no address provided, faces shoplifting charges for allegedly stealing $64 worth of merchandise from Family Dollar, 328 Memorial Ave., on Dec. 12, according to city police.
When Dennis was confronted by police officer Brittany Alexander outside the business, he was uncooperative and fled the scene, resulting in a chase that ended in Alexander tackling Dennis to the ground and arresting him with the help of backup, court papers said.
Dennis recently was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page on charges of shoplifting, resisting arrest and receiving stolen property. He was committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Police said Dennis’ criminal history shows nine prior convictions for shoplifting.
Philly woman accused of stealing debit card
JERSEY SHORE – Rosa Lynn Wagoner, 33, of Philadelphia, faces charges for allegedly stealing another person’s debit card and withdrawing $200 from the victim’s bank account, according the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.
Wagoner took Deidre Bubb’s card from Bubb’s home at 690 S. Broad St. and withdrew the money on Nov. 11, police said. Following her arraignment later that night before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on charges of theft and access device fraud, Wagoner was jailed, but she since has been released on $15,000 bail.
Police: Woman with golf club attacks car
Julia E. Dunkleberger, 21, of 414 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief for allegedly damaging Brenda Zwishle’s SUV with a golf club while the vehicle was parked on Moore Road in Woodward Township overnight July 2, according to state police.
Police said the vehicle sustained $1,600 of damage, but they did not explain how it was damaged. Dunkleberger is free on $5,000 bail.
Police accuse man of punching woman
Robert E. Brown, 30, of 1217 Park Ave., has been charged with simple assault and harassment for allegedly punching Sarah Braun in the left eye at his home on Oct. 26, city police said.
Braun, who was treated at Williamsport Regional Medical Center and discharged, told police she and Brown had been out together and that she took him to his home after he was thrown out of two local bars for fighting, court records state.
Following his recent arraignment before District Judge James Carn, Brown was released on $8,500 bail.
Woman accused of prostitution
Heidi Ann Hugar, 38, of 147 N. Main St., Hughesville, has been charged by state police with prostitution and attempted prostitution following an incident in the 200 block of Montgomery Pike in South Williamsport on June 27.
Following her recent arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, Hugar was released on $2,500 bail.
Man accused of giving alcohol to teenagers
JERSEY SHORE –An Allegheny Street man has been charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor after allegedly giving a bottle of vodka to a 16-year-old boy, according to the Tiadaghton Valley Regional police.
After buying the vodka at a local Wines and Spirits store on the night of Sept. 13, Joseph L. Rose, 30, of 805 Allegheny St., is accused of giving the bottle to a teenager who took it to a house in the 300 block of Thompson Street, police said in court papers filed at the office of District Judge Jerry C. Lepley.
At the house, a 15-year-old girl consumed some alcohol and was later taken to the Jersey Shore Hospital, according to an affidavit.
Police said they got involved after they were called to the hospital because the girl became unruly in the emergency room.
Rose is free on $1,500 bail.
Woman facing drug charges
JERSEY SHORE – A Lock Haven woman faces a drug charge after she allegedly brought controlled substances into Manor Care on Thompson Street and gave them to a patient, who had asked for them, according to the Tiadaghton Valley Regional police.
Darla J. Cain, 61, has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance for allegedly delivering to patient Patricia Miller a bag that contained 30 Restoril capsules and 70 Xanax pills on Oct. 3, police said.
Cain was unauthorized to bring prescriptions to Miller even though Miller had asked for them, police said. Cain reportedly filled her own prescriptions for both drugs and gave them to Miller, police said.
Following her recent arraignment before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley, Cain was released on $15,000 bail.
Boating DUI alleged
An Old Lycoming Township man has been charged with operating a boat while under the influence of intoxicants on the Susquehanna River in Woodward Township, according to the state Fish and Boat Commission.
Paul James Hamilton, 34, of 2148 Wheatland Ave., was operating a boat and approaching a dock in the township while water conservation officers were conducting routine inspections at the dock about 7:40 p.m. on Aug. 24.
A woman and five children were passengers on the boat, Emmett Kyler III, a water conservation officer, said.
Hamilton displayed “numerous physical symptoms consistent with alcohol consumption, including having a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. His eyes were red and glassy, and his speech was slurred,” Kyler said in an affidavit.
Hamilton had a blood-alcohol content level of .18 at the time, Kyler said. Hamilton has since waived his preliminary hearing before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley and is free on bail.
Ex-employee accused of theft
JERSEY SHORE – Former Auto Barn employee Dominick Mario Molino, of Lock Haven, has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing $555 worth of equipment from the business while he was employed there, according to state police.
Molino is accused of taking the equipment in late September, police said. The business is at 9041 Route 220 in Piatt Township.
Molino has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley.
Man accused of iPhone theft
Ronald Duane Terry, 56, of 507 Thomas Ave., has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing an iPhone from Bekka Gair at the Nippenose Tavern, 6391 Route 654, on June 29, state police said. He was recently held for court following a preliminary hearing.
JERSEY SHORE – Robert E. Smith, 34, of 1189 Kellyburg Road, Trout Run, has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing a tattoo power source and power pedal from Paul Stout’s home at 218 1/2/ Wylie St., after he spent the night at the house on Sept. 13, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional police said.
Smith, who returned the $150 worth of equipment the next day, has waived his preliminary hearing before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley and released on $5,000 bail.
JERSEY SHORE – Jerry L. Nicholas, 37, of 439 S. Main St., has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting for allegedly stealing a total of three cartons of cigarettes from Smoker’s Express, 350 Allegheny St., during the first week of October, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional police. He has waived his preliminary hearing and is free on $5,000 bail.
Veteran shoplifter arrested again
Eight-time convicted shoplifter Robert Eugene Fisher was allegedly at it again.
Fisher, 42, of 681 Wildwood Blvd., has been charged with felony shoplifting and receiving stolen property after he was caught allegedly stealing 10 tubes of toothpaste at Kmart, 1915 E. Third St., on March 23, according to state police.
Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, Fisher was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.
As Tara Nicole Martin was inside Walmart stealing merchandise, the 29-year-old Muncy area mother left her two children, ages 3 and 6, alone in her SUV, Montoursville police alleged in court papers filed at the office of District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.
Police have accused Martin, of 700 Tanglewood Road, with allegedly stealing $435 worth of merchandise, most of it found and recovered from her vehicle during the early morning hours of Sept. 28.
Police responded the department store at 1015 N. Loyalsock Ave. about 3 a.m. to investigate a report of two children abandoned in a vehicle in the parking lot. It is allege that Martin left the children alone for nearly 40 minutes while she was in the store.
Charged with endangering the welfare of children, misdemeanor shoplifting and driving without a license, Martin recently waived her preliminary hearing before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman and is free on bail.