Couple accused of serving liquor to minor, police say

Victim allegedly ‘became lost’ after company party at bar

A South Williamsport couple face misdemeanor charges for allegedly serving liquor to a woman under age 21 at a holiday party held in early January, according to state police.

Joshua Hertwig, 38, and his wife, Elisha, 30, of 610 Kane St., South Williamsport, both have been charged with unlawful acts relative to liquor as a result of the incident that involved a company employee party that was held at The Cell Block at 154 W. Third St. in Williamsport on the night of Jan. 8.

Elisha Hertwig faces an additional charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

“During the party, two minors were furnished alcohol by corporation president and manager Joshua Hertwig and his wife, Elisha,” an officer with the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, wrote in an affidavit.

The identity of the company holding the employee party was not identified in court records that were filed at the office of District Judge Allen P. Page III.

One of the minors served alcohol was a 19-year-old who “became lost (after she left the party) and was not found until 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 9,” the officer said in the affidavit.

An investigation into the incident began two days after the party when the 19-year-old’s mother filed a complaint with the state police.

The Hertwigs both waived their preliminary hearings and remain free on $5,000 bail each.