Six charged with various crimes in Lycoming County
Six people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were:
• Jasmine C. Gaines, 26, of 762 Grace St.; city police; strangulation, simple assault and harassment after allegedly attacking her mother, Althea, during a disturbance at their home about 11:15 p.m. Saturday; jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.
• Brandy M. Rothrock, 41, of Clearfield; city police; felony shoplifting after she was nabbed allegedly attempting to leave Wegmans, 201 William St., with $24 worth of merchandise; jailed on a probation violation and in lieu of $20,000 bail; this was her fifth shoplifting arrest.
• Maryellen M. Bateman, 33, of 199 Angletown Road, Muncy; Lycoming County Sheriff’s Department; hindering apprehension and obstructing the administration of law for allegedly giving false information that fugitive Andy Irish, 41, her boyfriend, was not in her house on Jan. 31; she also allegedly blocked deputies from entering her house; following a brief struggle with Bateman, deputies went in and found Irish in a rear bedroom; he was jailed automatically on a bench warrant; Bateman was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.
• Ethan M. Hill, 18, of 216 Market St., Jersey Shore; Tiadaghton Valley Regional police; possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the 300 block of Culvert Street on Jan. 5; sent a summons to appear before a district judge.
• Erich B. Burger, 35, of Rebersburg; the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia at Brook and Arch streets in DuBoistown on Aug. 9; sent a summons to appear before a district judge.
• Brian M. Miller, 41, of 1010 Hughes Road, Muncy; state police; theft for allegedly taking Ann Holmes’ cellphone after the woman accidentally left it on a self-checkout counter top at the Weis Market, 1272 E. Penn St. on July 27; store video showed Miller allegedly walking out with the phone instead of turning it in at the customer service desk; jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail.