Man accused of stealing metal, copper

A South Williamsport man has been arrested on charges of allegedly stealing $4,300 worth of copper and metals from Lycoming Supply Co. warehouse in Loyalsock Township in the winter of 2012-13, according to state police.

Wesley Edward Saar, 21, of 112 Maynard St., South Williamsport, was arraigned before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of burglary, felony trespassing, theft and receiving stolen property and released on $50,000 bail.

Although the business is on Beeber Street in the city, the warehouse is on an adjoining property that is in the township.

Accused shoplifted nabbed in city

Brett M. Boyer, 24, of 661 Grier St., has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting and receiving stolen property after he allegedly fled Kohl’s, 251 William St., with $111 worth of merchandise on June 14, city police said. He already has one shoplifting conviction.

Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Allen P. Page III, Boyer, already in jail on probation violation, was recommitted in lieu of $7,500 bail.

Charges withdrawn in theft case

City police have withdrawn all charges against Brianna Marie Slacum, 21, of 1121 Washington Blvd., according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Allen P. Page III.

Without sufficient evidence in the case, police dropped charges of burglary, felony trespassing, criminal mischief and harassment.

The charges stemmed from a break-in at Ebony Teeter’s apartment at 422 High St. on July 2.

Woman allegedly filed false reports

Danielle Denise Daniels, 37, of 2112 Cummings St., faces a misdemeanor charge of fictitious reports stemming from an incident on June 3, city police said.

Police allege Daniels filed a false theft report, claiming that her debit cards were stolen from her car while parked outside her home.

She recently waived her preliminary hearing and is free on $2,500 bail.

Man accused of using ex-employer’s credit card

A former employee of Allstate Power Vac Inc. at 1301 Commerce Park Drive has been charged with allegedly using a company gas credit card for his personal use, according to state police said.

After he was terminated from the company, Michael Shane Faux, 35, of Montandon, racked up $712 worth of charges on the company’s credit card between mid-April and mid-June, police alleged.

Charged with theft, receiving stolen property and access device fraud, Faux has been sent a summons to appear for a preliminary hearing today before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.

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Illegal attempt to by firearm alleged

PENNSDALE – Martin Barto Garcia Jr., 40, of State College, faces charges of illegal sale or transfer of a firearm and making unsworn falsification to authorities for allegedly answering a question falsely on a standard Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms form, according to Muncy Township police.

While attempting to purchase a firearm at Gander Mountain at the Lycoming Mall on March 11, allegedly Garcia answered “no” to the question that asked if he had ever been convicted of a felon. When a store employee ran the form through the state’s instant check system, it was determined that Garcia had in fact been convicted of felony burglary and that he had served a prison sentence of more than a year, police said.

Following his arraignment last week before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, Garcia was released on $40,000 bail.

New charges filed

HUGHESVILLE – New charges have been lodged against Tioga County Prison inmate Tyler Jacob Swain, who is accused of breaking into his father’s Wolf Township home at 29 Michael Ave., as well as a shed on the same property on July 8, according to state police.

Swain was caught allegedly trying to steal camera equipment, jewelry and portable speakers from the house, police said.

He is alleged to have first broken into his father’s shed, where he obtained tools that he used to get into the house, police said.

Swain, an admitted heroin addict, was arraigned last week before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and summary trespassing. He was recommitted to the jail, where he has been detained on other charges, in lieu of an additional $25,000 bail.

Prepaid work allegedly not done

MUNCY – In early May 2013, Lafayette Street resident Claire Dewald signed a contract with Jesse D. Stahl to have repair work done on her roof, according to borough police.

Dewald initially gave the Clinton Township man $2,600, but in the following weeks she doled out $13,000 of her money to Stahl, who told her that the entire roof needed to be repaired.

Stahl, 38, of 62 Grandview Drive, was arrested last week on felony charges of theft by deception and receiving stolen property since no work allegedly has ever been done on the woman’s roof, police said.

Following his arraignment before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, Stahl, who is on probation for driving under the influence of intoxicants, was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.


Daughter took mom’s DVDs, police say

When DuBoistown resident Melissa B. Smith allegedly stole a grocery-bag full of DVDs from her mother’s city home in early June, one of the DVDs was the CBS television drama “Criminal Minds,” city police said.

Smith, 29, of 230 Arlington St., is alleged to have taken the DVDs from Susan Filmeck’s home at 21 W. Seventh St. on June 3, police said.

Filmeck told police that Smith “has a drug problem and has stolen from her in the past,” court records state.

Recently arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III on misdemeanor charges of theft and receiving stolen property, Smith has been released on $25,000 bail.

Man allegedly stole tires from store

PENNSDALE – Matthew Paul Morse, 37, of 6043 Northway Road, Cogan Station, has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing six tires from Sam’s Club at the Lycoming Mall between May 19 and May 26, according to Muncy Township police. He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.

Woman accused of shoplifting at grocery

MUNCY – Stephanie Louise Hamilton, 36, of 1635 Route 442, has been charged with felony shoplifting after she was caught allegedly stealing merchandise at the Weis Market, 1272 E. Penn St., on July 12, state police said. This was her fourth shoplifting arrest.

Following her arraignment last week before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, Hamilton was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Man allegedly stole, cashed money order

While visiting William Cullen’s apartment at the William Hepburn Apartments, 400 Lycoming St., Logan Kenneth Hampton allegedly stole a $287 money order on July 8, city police said.

Once he had the check, Hampton, 24, of 4901 Pleasant Valley Road, Cogan Station, cashed it at a local bank, police alleged in court papers.

Already on probation for bad check offenses, Hampton, jailed on a probation violation, was arraigned before District Judge James Carn on charges of forgery and theft, and recommitted in lieu of $12,500.

Man allegedly steals from co-worker

Colton David Morlock, 27, of Mill Hall, has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing tools and loose change from a toolbox belonging to fellow employee Justin Rice at Allison Crane, 2817 Lycoming Creek Road, on June 25, according to state police.

Following his arraignment last week before District Judge James H. Sortman, Morlock was released on $3,000 bail.

Men accused

of giving alcohol

to underage people

In separate cases, two people have been charged with with furnishing alcoholic beverages to people under 21, according to court records.

Nathanial Litz, 31, of 323 Shady Acres Lane, Antes Fort, has been charged by Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police with allegedly furnishing seven to 10 shots of vodka to Jeremy Baney at Litz’s home on July 14. He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley.

Montoursville police have charged Kyle Persun, 24, of 415 Weldon St., Montoursville, with allegedly furnishing his 18-year-old girlfriend Kiersten Lewandowski with an alcoholic beverage at his home on May 17. Following his arraignment last week before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, he was released on $2,500 bail.

Woman accused of using another’s name to start PPL account

A Loyalsock Township woman has been charged with theft by deception for setting up her PPL electrical account in another woman’s name, according to state police.

When Brenda Lee Reidy and Jennifer Lynn Harvey shared a home and living expenses at 1702 Warren Ave. between May 2013 and this June, Reidy used Harvey’s personal information to set up an account with PPL, police said.

However, after the two women had a “falling out” and the two no longer were roommates, Harvey was unable to open a PPL account at her new home because she still owed the utility company $2,560, police said.

That bill actually belonged to Reidy, 52, now living at 1527 Bloomingrove Road, according to police. After Harvey moved out, Reidy never alerted PPL to have the service account placed in her name, police said. Following her arraignment last week on the felony charge, Reidy was released on $5,000 bail.

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Police: Man stole to support addiction

To support his addiction to painkillers, Logan Kenneth Hampton allegedly stole tools and other equipment from a Hepburn Township property owned by his father, according to Old Lycoming Township police.

Police have accused Hampton, 24, of 1916 Short St., of entering the property at 4801 Pleasant Valley Road on July 8 and again July 24, and stealing a chainsaw case, power tools and a portable camping shower, all of which he sold either to pawn shops to get cash or directly to drug dealers, police said.

Already in the Lycoming County Prison on a probation violation, Hampton was arraigned last week before District Judge James H. Sortman on charges of theft and receiving stolen property and recommitted in lieu of $50,000 bail. The victim in the case is Kenneth Hampton.

Bench warrant expected after absence

A bench warrant was expected to be issued for Amanda Joann Haldeman, of 368 Hemlock Lane, Trout Run, after she failed to appear Wednesday for her preliminary hearing before District Judge James H. Sortman.

Haldeman has been charged by state police with unauthorized use of motor vehicle for allegedly taking her father’s SUV without his permission. The vehicle was taken July 1 from the Hemlock Lane property, where Haldeman lives with her father, David Jones, police said.

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Hit and run alleged

RICHMOND TOWNSHIP – A man is accused of driving recklessly on Route 2005 in Richmond Township.

Dustin Lockwood, 23, of 210 Connley Mountain Road, Mainesburg, was found in a damaged red minivan after police responded to a report of a hit and run crash made by Linda Lee Blasz, according to an affidavit.

Blasz allegedly told the police she had been rear ended by a red minivan, while waiting to make a left turn.

While interviewing Blasz, State Trooper Richard Chiodo was informed that the red minivan was disabled nearby.

According to police, Lockwood said he blacked out and could not remember the crash, but later said his accelerator had become stuck and he could not stop.

When asked for his driver’s license, Lockwood allegedly claimed to having never had a driver’s license.

Lockwood was sent a summons for a preliminary hearing before District Judge James E Carlson on Aug. 27.

Man charged with harassment, assault

BLOSSBURG – Martin Thomas Sherwood IV, 27, of 141 Taber St., was taken into custody after allegedly assaulting a women he lives with.

On Aug. 3, Ashley Melady, 26, called borough police after Sherwood, her roommate, began to yell in her face, according to an affidavit.

After she called the police, Sherwood allegedly grabbed Melady’s arms, pushed her against the wall and started yelling in her face again.

When interviewed Melady said she and Sherwood live together and have two children but are no longer in a relationship.

Police said that Sherwood smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking that night.

Sherwood was charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct and was remanded to the Tioga County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing before District Judge James E. Carlson is scheduled for Aug. 13.