Cat shooting leads to cruelty charge
HUGHESVILLE – Kenneth Lee Nevel, 57, of 40 S. Broad St., has been charged with cruelty to animals for allegedly shooting to death a neighborhood cat outside his home and stomping on the feline about 9:15 p.m. on June 23, according to the local chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Nevel admitted that he shot the cat because it urinated on his wood pellets, court records state. A neighbor saw him put the cat in a bag and stomp on the bag, according to the SPCA. He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
Simple assault, harassment alleged of teen
PENNSDALE – A resident at Ashler Manor on Ashler Manor Drive faces assault-related charges for punching a staff member in the face and ripping a handful of hair from her head, Muncy Township police alleged in an affidavit.
Lilivett Leandry, 18, has been charged with simple assault and harassment as a result of the alleged attack that occurred at the facility on May 30, police said. She has been sent a summons to appear for a preliminary hearing today before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
Police: Woman tried to illegally sell gun
A 26-year-old city woman faces charges for allegedly stealing her father’s handgun and trying to sell it on the street, city police said.
Olga Yelena Summers, of 1229 Memorial Ave., stole the gun from 1312 Memorial Ave. and offered it for sale to a man in the 300 block of Memorial Avenue on July 14, police said.
The man did not purchase the gun, but instead flagged down a police officer who was in the neighborhood. Upon seeing Summers, the officer questioned her about the gun, which she had put in her purse.
Summers handed over the gun, admitting the it was not hers and that she tried to sell it “because she needed the money to get back to Texas,” an officer said in an affidavit.
Arraigned that afternoon before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, attempted illegal sale or transfer of a firearm and carrying a firearm without a license, Summers was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $125,000 bail.
Man allegedly starts small fire in borough
Joshua T. Fox, 22, of 1027 Hepburn St., has been charged for allegedly setting a small fire last week against the side of a storage unit at 30 W. First Ave. in South Williamsport, according to borough police.
Fox is accused of piling up leaves and twigs against the storage unit and setting them on fire about 1 p.m. on July 17, police said.
While admitting he set the fire because he was bored, Fox denied trying to set the storage unit on fire, police said.
Charged with arson, risking a catastrophe and criminal mischief, Fox has been arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.
At the time of the incident, Fox already was out on bail on a charge of theft from a vehicle filed by the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.
Theft, receiving stolen property alleged
A Union County man faces felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly failing to return $3,900 worth of equipment from his former employer, Ettinger’s Landscaping, 2345 Warrensville Road, according to state police.
Police said Travis Donald Moyer, 24, of Millmont has been charged after failing to return the equipment which he apparently had last used on a job site for Ettingers last October.
Following his arraignment last week before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, Moyer was released on $10,000 bail.
Police: Patient becomes unruly at hospital
An intoxicated man who collapsed on the sidewalk in the 400 block of West Fourth Street was taken by ambulance to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, where he became threatening and unruly to the emergency room staff.
Tyron W. Quartman, 27, of 244 E. Church St., refused to cooperate and stay in his exam room when he was brought to the hospital about 4 a.m. on Monday.
He pointed to several staff members and told each one “I’m going to kill you,” police alleged in an affidavit.
At one point he came “within inches” of a nurse’s face and with a clenched fist and told her “I’m going to kick your (expletive),” police said.
After being discharged, he was placed in the Lycoming County Prison on a probation violation. He was arraigned the next day before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges if terroristic threats, simple assault and disorderly conduct, and recommitted in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Police allege intoxicated man stole beer
A highly intoxicated man who stole nearly a dozen bottles of beer early Wednesday morning from the cooler behind the bar at the James Restaurant inside the Holiday Inn on Pine Street was nabbed just outside the establishment, city police said.
James Francis McKee III, 51, who is homeless, was caught about 2:15 a.m., carrying the stolen alcoholic beverages in two bags, police alleged. The James was closed at the time the beer was stolen, police said.
Declared unfit for arraignment, James was automatically committed to the Lycoming County Prison. He was arraigned hours later before District Judge James Carn on charges of felony trespassing, theft, receiving stolen property and public drunkenness, and recommitted in lieu of $18,500 bail.
Woman allegedly trashed apartment on High?Street
A 21-year-old city woman faces charges for allegedly breaking into another woman’s High Street apartment on the afternoon of July 2, city police said.
Before Brianna Marie Slacum, of 1121 Washington Blvd., and four other women forced their way into Ebony Teeter’s apartment at 422 High St., Slacum sent a text message to Teeter that read “I’m going to knock you out,” police said.
Once inside the apartment, Slacum and the other women began “smashing windows, kitchen appliances, tables, the television set and other items,” police said.
The group then fled the scene, police said
Slacum turned herself in on Tuesday and was arraigned before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on charges of burglary, felony trespassing, criminal mischief and harassment. She was released on $15,000 bail.
Student charged with assault
HUGHESVILLE – Hughesville High School student Matthew Daniel Herr, 19, of 580 Dark Hollow Road, has been charged with simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking a 17-year-old student in gym class at the school on April 29, according to the East Lycoming School District police officer.
Police allege Herr punched the victim in the head. The victim suffered a concussion and facial fractures, police said.
Herr waived his preliminary hearing last week before District Judge Jon E. Kemp and was released on $2,500 bail.
Accused robber lands in jail
Khaleef Jamal Lewis, 19, of 843 High St., has been jailed on charges stemming from his alleged involvement in robbing two men minutes apart in the 300 block of West Third Street on June 1.
In one holdup, Lewis allegedly struck Zebulon Keefer in the back of the head with a baseball bat, police said. Lewis was allegedly with a second man who he told to “check his (Keefer’s) pockets,” but Keefer managed to run to police headquarters before anything was stolen.
In the other robbery, Lewis allegedly stole a cellphone, chewing tobacco and some loose change from Timothy Laudenslager, police said.
Arraigned recently before District Judge James Carn on charges of robbery, simple assault, theft, and receiving stolen property, Lewis remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.
Alleged false statements made during attempt to buy gun
SALLADASBURG – Eric James Condo, 26, of 355 Main St., has been arrested for allegedly making a false statement on a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms form when he attempted to purchase a handgun at Cohick’s Trading Post on Main Street last Oct. 7, state police said.
Charged with illegal attempt of sale or transfer of a firearm and making unsworn falsification to authorities, Condo was arraigned last week before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley and released on $20,000 bail.