8 charged with variety of crimes

Eight people have been charged with various offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were:

Bruce Tyrone Burrell, 33, of 450 Memorial Ave.; city police; simple assault and harassment for allegedly punching Rashay Morton several times in the head and face about 5:50 a.m. Saturday; jailed in lieu of $75,000 bail; victim was treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Jasmine Christian Gaines, 24, of 413 High St.; city police; felony shoplifting after she was caught allegedly trying to steal $13 worth of merchandise from the Weis Market, 620 W. Third St., on Saturday; jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Victor Neil Garms Jr., 40, of 176 Harvest Moon Park, Linden; state police; simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking his wife, Lannette, two or three times in the face at the couple’s home on June 12; released on $5,000 bail.

Jeremy Christopher Wright, 38, of 2233 W. Fourth St.; state police; simple assault for allegedly head butting Tina Butters, choking her and throwing her to the ground in the 1900 block of Route 287 in Mifflin Township on May 28; released on $5,000 bail.

James Boyd Saiers, 60, of 913 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport; state police; theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing an air conditioner outside Famous Fireworks, 4187 Route 220, Woodward Township, on May 20; sent a summons to appear before a district judge.

Eugene Alfred Young Jr. , 55, of 2828 Dove St.; Pennsylvania College of Technology police; theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing David Schaeffer’s bicycle from th 1200 block of West Fourth Street on May 1; bench warrant issued for his arrest after he failed to appear last week for his preliminary hearing.

Nicholas Daniel Saniga, 23, of Middleberry Center; state police; carrying a firearm without a license on Route 220 in Woodward Township on Feb. 15; sent a summons to appear before a district judge.

Eric A. Brown-Thedford, 32, of 449 Grant St.; state police; terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment for walking into the AT&T office at 2495 E. Third St. and allegedly threatening to burn down the building and also threatened to “physically harm” one of the employees on Dec. 16; he was “enraged” over a billing issue, police said; released on $10,000 bail.