City hit-and-run leads to heroin bust
A hit-and-run driver had "a bundle of heroin" on him when he was nabbed by city police within minutes after a crash in the 100 block of Maynard Street about 3:50 p.m. on July 18, according to court records.
Charles W. English, 23, of Philadelphia, allegedly abandoned the vehicle shortly after the crash and was nabbed walking in the 500 block of Lycoming Street, police said.
In addition to the heroin, English, who said he was a self-employed barber, had on him an estimated $5,300 and three cell phones, police said.
He was arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of possession with intent to deliver 48 bags of heroin, accidents involving damaged to attended vehicle (hit-run) and careless driving.
He remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.
City man arrested for assault and robbery
A Wilson Street man was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly a robbing and assaulting a 16-year-old boy who suffered severe lacerations to the head and right knee.
The attack allegedly occurred in the 1100 block of Dewey Avenue on the afternoon of June 24., city police said.
Patrolman Joshua K. Bell alleges that after the assault, Brandon Robert Love, 18, of 417 Wilson St., took about $10 from the victim.
Both teens know one another, and the victim told police he believed he was attacked as a result of dispute over a PlayStation, Bell said. The victim was taken by ambulance to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and later released.
Love was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of aggravated and simple assault, robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and harassment and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $55,000 bail.
Man charged with theft
A 47-year-old Luzerne County man, has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing about two dozen root beer kegs from outside the Pepsi plant, 1450 Dewey Ave., about 11:50 p.m. on July 4, according to Old Lycoming Township police.
Kerry Kraynak, of the borough of Luzerne, had most of the kegs already loaded in the back of his SUV when an officer caught him, police said. He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge James H. Sortman.