Police: Porch intruder arrested

A South Williamsport man faces charges for forcing his way into city man’s back porch and pounding on his back door, city police said.

Matthew Scott Stoner, 31, of 25 W. Second Ave., woke up the home owner by pounding on the door at 634 Fourth Ave. about 4:20 a.m. last Saturday, police said.

When officers arrived on the scene, Stoner, who is on probation, was stretched out on a clothes washer and dryer on the porch, according to an affidavit.

Following his arraignment before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of felony trespassing and public drunkenness, Stoner was released on $25,000 bail.