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Charges dropped against volunteer fire chief

MONTGOMERY — All charges against long-time Clinton Township Fire Chief Todd Winder were withdrawn Monday at the office of District Judge Gary Whiteman.

State police, through the Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office, dropped the case in which Winder, 49, had been accused of allegedly threatening a township employee in the township building at 2106 Route 54 on March 5, according to court records.

Winder had come to township building “to discuss the status of an inspection” that apparently was to happen at his home, police said.

After being told nothing could be done to speed up the process, Winder became upset, allegedly telling township employee Janet Mincemoyer “I’m so pissed off I could burn the place down and shoot everyone,” a trooper wrote in an affidavit.

On Monday police withdrew charges of terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment that they filed in late March as result of the alleged incident.