Babysitter charged after allegedly striking child
An Armstrong Township woman faces charges for allegedly striking a minor on the buttocks while she was babysitting the girl, according to state police.
Welt-like marks still remained on the child's bottom two weeks after Linsey Ranay Richards, 22, of 744 Route 15, allegedly hit the child because she urinated on Richards' floor on June 18, police said. Richards admitted striking the girl, who was treated by a local physician, police said.
Charged with the endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault and harassment, Richards was sent a summons to appear before District Judge James H. Sortman.
Man charged with stealing his mother's credit card to buy $20 worth of gasoline
Adam Lee Fisher, 36, of 936 W. Fourth St., has been charged with allegedly stealing his mother's credit card from her purse and using it to buy $20 worth of gasoline, according to state police.
Police allege Fisher sneaked the credit card out of his mother's purse at her Woodward Township home at 1693 Pine Run Road on July 6, bought the gasoline and then sneaked the card back into the purse without her noticing, police said.
The victim, Pamela Sue Ruch, discovered the theft after receiving her credit card statement, police said.
Fisher was arraigned last week before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on charges of theft and access device fraud, and released on $5,000 bail.
Police: Man stole $2,500 worth of tools while employed, tried to sell them online
Steven Bryan Lurch, 18, of 1128 Route 973 East in Cogan Station, has been charged by Old Lycoming Township police with receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing $2,500 worth of tools from his employer, Taylor Trucking Co., on Lycoming Creek Road and attempting to sell them on Craigslist, according to state police.
Lurch, who no longer is employed by the company, stole the tools sometime between early June and late July, police said.
Following his arraignment last week before District Judge James H. Sortman, he was released on $10,000 bail.