Man allegedly failed to repair roof

A Limestone Township contractor has been arrested on a felony charge of theft by deception for allegedly failing to repair a woman’s roof after taking $2,000 from her, city police said.

The charge against Philip David Kanski, 38, of 149 Mantle Lane, stems from him failing to meet his end of a verbal contract he made with Lorraine Manley, of 753 Second St., back in early September 2012, police alleged in court papers.

Following his arraignment before District Judge James Carn, Kanski was released on $12,500 bail.