Jersey Shore man faces insurance fraud charges
JERSEY SHORE - A Maple Street man has been charged with felony insurance fraud for allegedly filing 10 false invoices with his insurance company - Nationwide - between mid-February 2010 and early May 2011, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Capt. Martin Jeirles.
Martin J. C. Hanner, 30, of 140 Maple St., has admitted to writing the bogus invoices for towing and road service he never received, Jeirles said. He allegedly received $2,851 illegally from the insurance company.
Insurance company officials became suspicious because "all the invoices were submitted on exactly the same form," Jeirles said. Telephone numbers on the forms were not connected with any towing service or garages, Jeirles said.
Hanner was arraigned on April 27 before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley and released on $10,000 bail.
'Most Wanted' man turns himself in
Upon seeing his picture in the Sun-Gazette's recent insert of the county's Most Wanted, Hughey Logan Woodring IV, surrendered last week to face Old Lycoming Township police charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The charges stem from police seizing the controlled substance from Woodring when he lived in the 300 block of Cottage Avenue on Sept. 26, 2010, police said.
Following his arraignment before District Judge James H. Sortman, Woodring, 34, of Blanchard, was released on $2,000 bail.
Theft charges filed against city man
MUNCY - A Williamsport man faces charges for allegedly stealing eight tires from two storage sheds at Murray Motors on Griffith Road, off Route 405, in early December 2010, state police said.
After stealing the tires, Raymond Leslie Ergott Jr., 27, of 33 Bennett St., sold four of them to another man through a third party, police allege.
Court documents state that a total of 43 tires were stolen in a burglary on the property at about the same time, but no additional information was available.
Ergott was arraigned April 28 before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on charges of burglary, felony trespassing, theft, receiving stolen property, theft by deception and conspiracy. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Teen, 17, allegedly stole father's car
A 17-year-old Cogan Station girl will be petitioned into juvenile court on felony charges theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing her father's car from the family's home on Lycoming Creek Road late Saturday night, according to Old Lycoming Township police Sgt. Joseph Hope.
The teen's two-hour joyride ended about 1 a.m. Sunday when city police stopped her in the stolen car in the 2500 block of Federal Avenue, Hope said. The teen was tuned over to juvenile probation officers, who placed her in a juvenile detention center.
Salladasburg area man faces various charges
SALLADASBURG - Luke J. Womer, 19, of 230 Larryville Road, has been charged with allegedly stealing cash, a DVD player, a cellphone and other items from vehicles owned by Schronda Burke in Porter Township between March 15 and April 4, according to the Tiadaghton Valley Regional police.
Womer has been charged with theft, receiving stolen property, corrupting the morals of a minor and conspiracy, police said. A minor took part in the alleged thefts, police said.
Following his arraignment on April 19 before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley, Womer was released on $15,000 bail.