Inmate jailed on drug charges
A Lycoming County Prison inmate jailed on several bench warrants has been arraigned on drug and theft charges, according to city police.
The charges against James Glenn Williams, 45, of 1719 E. Third St., stem from Dec. 22, when he was taken into custody at Grove and Hancock streets on the bench warrants, police said.
Williams allegedly had in his possession several packets of heroin and stainless steel medical tools that were stolen from a treatment room at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, police said.
Court records did not say how Williams obtained the tools or if he had been treated at the hospital.
Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of possession of heroin, theft and receiving stolen property, Williams was recommitted in lieu of $7,500 bail.
Woman charged with retail theft
A 41-year-old woman who was caught allegedly trying to leave Wegmans, 201 William St., with $177 worth of unpaid for merchandise told city police she was “sorry” and said she took the items because she “was broke,” according to court records.
Cheryl L. Phillips, of 113 Chadlee Drive, South Williamsport, was nabbed on Dec. 23, police said. She has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Allen P. Page III.
Couple charged with theft
A Loyalsock Township couple faces theft-related charges for allegedly removing $157 worth of scrap metal from a storage area at the Loyalsock High School on Loyalsock Drive, according to state police.
Dennis Eugene Emig Jr., 36, and his wife, Cori Jo Stahl, of 2079 Poco Farm Road, are accused of taking the scrap from school property in late October, police said. Stahl is a school district employee, police said.
Charged with theft and receiving stolen property, the two have been sent summonses to appear before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.
Chrisandra Denna Trapp, 26, of Philadelphia, has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting for allegedly stealing $159 worth of merchandise from T.J. Maxx, 1734 E. Third St., on Nov. 25, state police said. She has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.
A former treasurer of a local Keystone Quoit League has been arrested on charges of allegedly stealing money from the organization, according to state police.
Jeffrey Lee Harvey, 41, of 1127 Dewey Ave., faces charges of forgery, theft and theft by failure to make required disposition for allegedly taking more than $2,000 from the the league between late October 2011 and last summer, police said.
Similar to horseshoes, quoit is a game where rings or rope or flattened metal are thrown at an upright peg.
Police have also accused Harvey of forging the name of Barry Tressler, the league’s president, on a check that Harvey wrote out to himself for $400.
Following his arraignment last week before District Judge James Carn, Harvey was released on $15,000 bail.
A 22-year-old man who fled from Kohl’s on William Street with a $55 sweatshirt on Dec. 10 was back in the department store a week later when he was caught trying to steal a $200 jacket, city police alleged.
Zebulon Jacob Keefer, a resident of the Newberry Estates at 2500 Federal Ave., was nabbed about 5:40 p.m. on Dec. 17, police said. It was determined that he allegedly was the same man who stole the sweatshirt seven days earlier, police said.
Charged with two counts of shoplifting, Keefer has been sent a summons to appear today for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Allen P. Page III.
In another shoplifting case, state police said it was not at all difficult to determine the identity of a woman who tried to flee Kmart with $217 worth of merchandise because she left behind her shoulder bag that contained her wallet.
Sonya Lavena Harvey, 45, of 1640 Valley Road, was stopped by store security as she attempted to flee with stolen merchandise on June 10, police alleged.
After she was stopped, she bolted from the department store on East Third Street without the merchandise, but she soon returned after realizing she left her wallet in the store, police said.
Charged with misdmeanor shoplifting, Harvey has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.
Bogus deposits alleged
A theft by deception charge has been lodged against Sean David Beam after he deposited empty envelopes at an ATM at the Horizon Federal Credit Union, 120 W. Fourth St., city police alleged.
Beam, 31, of 3570 Dewey Ave. Ext., made the first bogus deposit on July 30, claiming he was depositing $500. The second phoney deposit was three days later when he claimed to be depositing $373, police said.
Arraigned last week before District Judge Allen P. Page III, Beam remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.
A 27-year-old city man who injected heroin in the bathroom at Subway, 1963 W. Fourth St., faces drug charges after six packets of the drug were found in the front pocket of his sweatshirt, city police said.
Jason Ryan Koch, of 1936 W. Fourth, was taken by ambulance to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, after he was found unconscious on the floor Jan. 4 with a hypodermic needle near him, police said
A silver spoon was also found in the bathroom sink, police said.
Following his arraignment Tuesday before District Judge James Carn on charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, Koch was released on $3,000 bail.
Serial shoplifter charged again
Donna L. Hartman, 47, of Castanea, has been charged by city police with felony shoplifting after she was caught allegedly trying to steal $140 worth of merchandise at Kohl’s on Dec. 6.
Already convicted three times of shoplifting, Hartman was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III and initially committed to the Lycoming County Prison, but has since been released on $10,000 bail.
Police: 2 men stole copper, metals
Two South Williamsport men face charges for allegedly stealing copper from a warehouse at Lycoming Supply on Beeber Street in the city, according to state police.
Joshua David Vroman, 20, of 2088 Riverside Drive, and Tyler James Hamm, 23, of 456 Reynolds St., have been charged with burglary, felony trespassing theft and receiving stolen property, police said.
Although the business is located in the city, the warehouse is behind the office and actually is in Loyalsock Township.
Vroman is alleged to have to have illegally entered the warehouse on two occasions between December 2012 and mid-January 2013, police alleged. He allegedly stole $4,100 worth of metals, police said. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Hamm is alleged to have stolen $1,168 worth of copper from the building in mid-January 2013, police said. He was arraigned before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman and released on $25,000 bail.
Woman accused of shoplifting
PENNSDALE – Ryan Lyn Hoffman, 20, of 404 S. Main St., Muncy, has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting and receiving stolen property for allegedly trying to steal 20 DVDs that she concealed in a canvas bag at Target, Lycoming Crossing, on Dec. 4, according to Muncy Township police.
Also charged with possession of an instrument of crime, Hoffman has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
Man accused of heroin use
When paramedics arrived in the 2000 block of West Fourth Street to investigate a report of “a man down” about 8 p.m. on Dec. 13, they found 22-year-old Gary William Colatosti, who was unable able to answer any questions, police said.
Seeing fresh “track marks” on his right arm, paramedics suspected that Colatosti was suffering from a heroin overdose, police said.
Because the man could not even give his own identification, a police officer began going through his wallet, which was hanging out of his back pocket, police said. The officer discovered a packet of heroin in the wallet, police said.
As he was being treated, Colatosti, of 150 Mill St., Trout Run, began to answer questions, police said. He told the paramedics that he had “ingested heroin,” police said. He was taken to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center and later released.
Charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, Colatosti has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge James Carn.
Woman accused of stealing co-worker’s cash
HUGHESVILLE – McDonald’s employee Eugraine Janay Brown, 19, of Watsontown, has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing $80 from fellow employee Michelle Barto’s purse, which she removed from Barto’s locker in the crew room at the business on Route 405 on the morning of Nov. 16, state police.
Brown has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
Man accused in hit-run
Curtis Kinney, 41, of 2512 W. Fourth St., has been charged by city police with accidents involving damage to an attended vehicle and two summary violations for allegedly fleeing the scene after his vehicle rear-ended a woman’s car at West Fourth and Walnut streets on Dec. 20.
Following his recent arraignment before District Judge James Carn, Kinney was released on $8,500 bail.
Woman cited for shoplifting from grocery
Nikima Sharee Davis, 33, of 613 Park Ave., has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting after she was caught allegedly trying to steal $4 worth of merchandise from Wegmans, 201 William St., on Oct. 31, city police said. This was her second offense.
She has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Allen P. Page III.
2 caught allegedly trying to break into garage
A 19-year-old city man and a 17-year-old South Williamsport boy were arrested early Thursday morning when they were caught attempting to break into a garage on Percy Street, borough police alleged in court papers.
John Martin Bonner, of 2713 Grand St., and the teen were nabbed soon after officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a property at the rear of 433 Percy St., police said.
“The entry door to a garage was found to have shoe prints from being kicked, and there also was damage to molding on the door frame from being pried,” Sgt. James Taylor said in an affidavit.
Bonner was nabbed as he tried to hide behind a van that was parked next to the garage, Taylor said. Minutes later, officers took into custody the 17-year-old in the 700 block of Bald Eagle Alley as he was running through properties, Taylor said.
Upon his apprehension, Bonner admitted he and the 17-year-old were trying to get into the garage, police said.
From the two teens, police recovered various instruments used in the crime, including a flashlight and a masonry trowel, Taylor said.
“The 17-year-old unscrewed a lightbulb about the entry door. Bonner used the trowel in an attempt to pry the door open. When that did not work, the 17-year-old kicked the door two to three times with no success in getting it open,” Taylor said investigators were told.
The attempted burglary was then interrupted by officers arriving on the scene, Taylor said.
Arraigned before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of attempted burglary, attempted felony trespassing, attempted theft, possession of instruments of crime and corrupting the morals of a minor, Bonner was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.
The other teen, whose identity was not released because of his age, was petitioned into juvenile court on attempted burglary and related offenses.
Sex gets teen in trouble
Even though a district judge ordered him in November to no longer have contact with a teenage girl, 18-year-old Jordan J. Walters once again engaged in a sexual relationship with the minor, state police allege.
In addition to the sexual relationship, Walters, of 91 O’Dell Road, Muncy, allegedly sent the girl inappropriate sexual photos of himself by Facebook, police said.
Walters and the girl engaged in sexual acts inside a garage in Muncy in mid-January, police allege.
Already out on $50,000 bail on charges of allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with the minor last year, Walters was arraigned Thursday before District Judge James Carn on charges of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corrupting the morals of a minor and illegal use of a cellphone. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Woman accused of stealing from the blind
Sonya Harvey, 45, of 1640 Pleasant Valley Road, Cogan Station, faces charges for allegedly stealing a donation jar from the countertop at the Uni-Mart, 1944 W. Fourth St., two days after Christmas, city police said.
The jar, which was believed to have about $20 in it, was collecting donations for the blind, police said.
The store’s video recorded a woman, later identified as Harvey, allegedly taking the jar, police said. Charged with theft and receiving stolen property, Harvey was arraigned before District Judge James Carn and released on $3,500 bail.
Man faces DUI and open lewdness charges
An intoxicated motorist who admitted he had been drinking alcoholic beverages “all day” faces a charge of open lewdness for allegedly urinating in front of the Turkey Hill on Euclid Avenue in DuBoistown about 3 a.m. on July 28, borough police said.
Police said a pickup truck driven by John William Payne, 63, of 203 Anna Road, was swerving back and forth before pulling into the convenience store. He then got out of the truck and urinated, police alleged in court papers.
“He was highly intoxicated. There was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. His speech was slurred and his eyes were glassy,” an officer said in an affidavit. His blood-alcohol content level at the time was .22, police said.
In addition to the lewdness offense, Payne has been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge James H. Sortman.