Man accused of pointing gun at another
Michael Patrick Allison, 26, of 344 Campbell St., has been jailed on assault and weapons violations for allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at Allen E. Bennett in the 300 block of Campbell Street about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, city police said. Allison pulled a gun on Bennett during an argument, police said.
Arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering and carrying a firearm without a license, Allison was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Woman thrown from horse-drawn carriage
A woman was taken to the hospital for minor injuries she suffered when she was thrown from a horse-drawn carriage that overturned near her home on Bloomingrove Road Annex about 2:30 p.m. Friday, according to Hepburn Township fire officials.
The woman, whose identity was not released, was operating the carriage that went out of control after something "spooked" the horse, officials said. The carriage upset as it started to go along an embankment.
Bloomingrove Road Annex is just north of Log Run Road, off of Bloomingrove Road.
Roofer accused of failing to do work
MUNCY - A self-employed roof contractor has been arrested on a felony theft charge for taking $12,000 from a woman who hired him to put a new roof on her Muncy Creek Township home, but he never did the work, state police alleged in an affidavit.
Jackie Linn Reed, 44, of 165 Heilman Circle, Montgomery, received four checks totaling $12,000 from Joyce Angela Snyder, of 74 Heatherbrook Estates, during several weeks beginning in mid-April, police said.
The money was to go for a new roof that Reed was to put on the woman's house, but the charge was filed last month after no work was done on the project, police said.
Following his arraignment late Saturday afternoon before District Judge Allen P. Page III, Reed, who is on probation, was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $35,000 bail.
Man jailed on trespassing, harassment charges
JERSEY SHORE - A 35-year-old Clinton County man who fled from state police after he illegally entered an office building and harassed a female employee was nabbed a short time later in the city by police, who had to use a Taser gun to restrain him.
Steven Maurice Williams, of Lock Haven, was taken into custody in the 900 block of High Street soon after he fled GR Construction Management, 9595 Route 220, Piatt Township, about 10:45 a.m. Aug. 9.
State police said he climbed through an unlocked window at the business and confronted a female employee. When troopers arrived and told him he was under arrest, Williams bolted from the scene in a vehicle and drove to Williamsport, where he was captured.
Arraigned the same day before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on charged of criminal trespassing, eluding police, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, harassment and driving with a suspended license, Williams remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.
19-year-old man admits stealing purse
JERSEY SHORE - Luke J. Womer, 19, of 230 Larryville Road, has pleaded guilty before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley to a a Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police charge of conspiracy to commit theft and made arrangements to pay $284 in fines and courts costs.
The charge stems from Womer stealing Scarlett Paucke's purse from her unlocked car in the 400 block of South Main Street on March 1, police said.
Woman nabbed on 2nd shoplifting charge
PENNSDALE - Marissa Nichole Lowe, 19, of 610 Lycoming St., Williamsport, has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting after she was caught allegedly trying to steal $63 worth of merchandise from Sears at the Lycoming Mall on Aug. 3. It is her second such offense.
Lowe was sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
Man accused of beating 7-year-old
A Loyalsock Township man has been charged with simple assault and endangering the welfare for "repeatedly striking a 7-year-old boy in the head and face, causing bruising," state police alleged in court papers.
Joshua David Cagle, 35, of 1747 Randall Circle, allegedly assaulted the boy while Cagle and his wife served as guardians for the youngster in mid-February, police said. The assault occurred in Cagle's home, police said.
After hearing testimony, District Judge Gary A. Whiteman ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold Cagle on the charges. Cagle is free on $2,500 bail.
Woman accused of shoplifting
Heather Ashley Cohick, 22, of 1558 Scott St., has been charged by state police with misdemeanor shoplifting and conspiracy for allegedly stealing $79 worth of merchandise from Kmart, 1915 E. Third St., on June 22. She was nabbed not far from the store, police said.
Following her recent arraignment before District Judge Gary W. Whiteman, Cohick was released on $2,500 bail.
Man allegedly hid heroin packets
A 23-year-old motorist who allegedly was hiding 22 packets of heroin in his underwear during a vehicle stop in South Williamsport was held for court on most criminal charges, but District Judge Gary A. Whiteman tossed out one count of aggravated assault.
Ataa Marzuwq-ab Coleman, of 1245 Freed Place, was held for court on all drug charges, plus resisting arrest. The charges were filed by Montoursville police who were doing roving DUI-enforcement patrols for the county's DUI Task Force when they stopped Coleman's vehicle on Market Street in South Williamsport on the night of May 19.
On-duty South Williamsport police Officer Devin Thompson responded to the vehicle stop to assist at the scene. It turned out that Coleman was driving with a suspended license.
As he was being searched, Coleman bolted, running directly into Thompson. One of the officer's fingers was broken in several places due to the confrontation, police said.
Coleman was nabbed quickly, police said, and incarcerated. He remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.