Man spots his stolen fishing rod in store
When Richard Weigel walked into the Newberry Used Mart, 616 Arch St., on April 29, he spotted on display his fishing pole that had been stolen in mid-March, city police said.
Police allege Jason Ryan Koch, 26, stole the fishing pole on March 18 from Weigel's home at 1936 W. Fourth St., which also is Koch's address. Koch is the brother of Weigel's girlfriend.
The store did not know it was stolen when Koch sold it to them, police said.
On probation for shoplifting, Koch has been arraigned before District Judge James Carn on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. Initially committed to the Lycoming County Prison, he has since been released on $10,000 bail.
Woman accused of stealing dad's credit card
Kalen Jaid Barnes, 21, of 348 Elm St., Jersey Shore, has been charged with access device fraud for allegedly using her father's stolen credit card to charge $172 for her stay in a guest room at the Best Western, 1840 E. Third St., on March 6, state police said.
Following her arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whitman, Barnes was released on $2,500 bail. The victim in the case is James Patrick Barnes, police said.
Police:?Woman stole cash from man's account
A Clinton County woman has been arrested on felony charges of allegedly stealing $9,022 from a man's bank account in the city, according to city police.
Melissa Ann Laubach, of 49 Laubach Lane, Crawford Township, illegally withdrew the money from Larry Williams' account by using two of his credit cards at an ATM at Uni-Mart, 1944 W. Fourth St., between last Aug. 23 and Nov 1, police said.
Following her arraignment before District Judge James Carn on charges of theft, receiving stolen property and access device, Laubach was released on $12,500 bail.
Ex-roommates charged with drug crimes
Two former roommates face charges for their alleged involvement in getting two stolen checks cashed so they could get money "to buy heroin," according to state Trooper Michael Shipman.
Mandy Julie Mabry, 38, now of Lock Haven, and Danielle Marie Baker, 41, of 926 Arch St., allegedly purchased the heroin after Baker's boyfriend cashed the two checks for the amounts of $140 and $70, in early November, Shipman said.
Unaware that the checks were stolen, Baker was not charged with any offenses.
While in State College to try to purchase heroin, Mabry stole the checks from an apartment there, Shipman said. The victim in the case was Richard Trinca Jr., the trooper added.
Mabry, already incarcerated on charges of shoplifting at Kohl's in the city and allegedly stealing a money order from another roommate, now faces two counts each of forgery, theft by deception, receiving stolen property and bad checks.
Baker has been charge with conspiracy to those very same charges. Baker already is in jail for her alleged involvement in other forgery cases. Both women have waived their preliminary hearings and remain incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bail each.
Man allegedly wrote bad checks
CLARKSTOWN - Shawn Lee Klock, 30, of 128 Heatherbrook Estates, Muncy, has been charged with theft by deception and bad checks for allegedly writing five bad checks to Lowe's Great Value, 2185 Route 442, in mid-January 2012, according to state police. He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.