Local police departments accuse 8 people
Eight people have been charged with various offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were:
• Dennis Luray Chestnut, 51, of 200 River Road, Muncy; state police; terroristic threats, criminal mischief and misdemeanor trespassing for allegedly driving his truck on Ruth Ann King’s property at 181 Old Glade Run Road, Muncy Creek Township, damaging the lawn and threatening his own son, Cody, about 3 a.m. Tuesday; jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.
• Donte Alfonse Adams, 26, of 956 Louisa St.; Old Lycoming Township police; simple assault, retaliation against a witness and harassment for allegedly punching Brandi Speck in the head several times and telling witness and 911 caller Brittany Hostander, “I’m going to get my friends and beat your (expletive),” in the 3600 block of Dewey Avenue on Sunday; jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.
• John M. Poorman Jr., of 2244 W. Fourth St.; city police; access device fraud and theft for allegedly using Kerry Steinbacher’s stolen debit card to purchase $385 worth of merchandise at three stores in the region on May 4; jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.
• Gregory Shawn Balliet II, 27, of 711 Third Ave., Montoursville police; misdemeanor shoplifting after he was nabbed for trying to steal $75 worth of merchandise at Walmart on April 19; released on $2,500 bail.
• Jessica Marie Frey, 23, of 3134 Green Mountain Road, Trout Run; Montoursville police; misdemeanor shoplifting for allegedly stealing $399 worth of merchandise at Walmart, 1015 N. Loyalsock Ave., on April 14; released on $2,500 bail.
• Dana R. Pryor, 25, of 2411 Linn St,; state inspector general’s office; access device fraud for illegally buying or exchanging federal food stamps for cash by offering her access card on the internet on Feb. 18; she allegedly used the cash to buy heroin in the city; released on $5,000 bail; co-conspirator Tanya E. Keenan-Mack also convicted and sentenced.
• Henry Joseph Zawalsh, 77, of 3002 Lycoming Creek Road; state police; furnishing alcohol to his 19-year-old son in the 300 block of Market Street in South Williamsport on March 4; released on $2,500 bail.
• Nijah M. Davis, 26, of 759 W. Fourth St.; city police; felony shoplifting and accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle after she allegedly fled Kohl’s, 251 William St., with $55 worth of merchandise and then hitting a parked vehicle with her car as she left the scene last Aug. 2; jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail; this was her fifth shoplifting arrest.