Man accused of hitting another with chair
JERSEY SHORE - Willie Lee Whidbee, 58, of 115 N. Main St., has been charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment for allegedly striking Howard Borrosco, 37, on the head with a chair in the 100 block of North Main Street about 9:15 p.m. Aug. 8, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.
Arraigned later that night before District Judge James H. Sortman, Whidbee initially was committed to the Lycoming County Prison but since has been released on $7,500 bail.
Police: Man shoves another through glass door
JERSEY SHORE - When officers arrived at 119 N. Broad St. about 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 10, Tristan Fleegle was "covered in blood," according to an affidavit.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police said that, during a domestic disturbance at their home, Steven A. Sylvia, 24, allegedly shoved Fleegle through a glass door.
Following his arraignment later that night before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on two counts of simple assault, Sylvia was committed to the Lycoming County Prison, but has since been released on $7,500 bail.
Boyfriend attacks woman, police say
Meghan Mundrick told city police that she was "scared for her life" as her boyfriend, Michael A. Brown Jr., allegedly punched her in the arm and leg and choked her for several seconds during a disturbance at their home at at 1526 Memorial Ave. about 6 p.m. on Aug. 7.
Charged with simple assault and harassment, Brown, 25, was arraigned later that night before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Drug charges dropped against Philly men
All drug charges have been dropped against three Philadelphia men, according to court records filed at the office of District Judge James Carn.
In exchange for the charges being withdrawn, Julius Marion Johnson, 24; Rasheed Bond, 26; and Kaitrill, 39, agreed to forfeit a total of $2,192 in suspected drug money that city police seized from the three at a home at 2337 Dove St. on May 29.
Police had accused Kaitrill of having heroin and marijuana while Bond was accused of having marijuana, and Johnson was charged with allegedly possessing marijuana and suboxone.
Police:?Prison food fight comes to blows
Lycoming County Prison inmate Daniel David Hamilton, 17, has been charged by county Detective A.E. Diaz with simple assault and harassment for allegedly attacking fellow inmate Matthew Bausinger in the West Third Street facility earlier this year.
Hamilton, who was tried and convicted of theft as an adult and is serving a prison sentence, allegedly punched and kicked Bausinger several times in the head during an argument over food, Diaz said.
Bausinger was treated at the prison infirmary by a staff nurse, Diaz said.
Hamilton, of 1228 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, was arraigned last week and recommitted to the prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Man accused of assaulting pregnant woman
RALSTON - Gary William Colatosti Jr., 22, of 120 Mill St., Trout Run, landed in jailed on state police charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment after allegedly punching a pregnant woman in the stomach and head in the 11000 block of Route 14 in McIntyre Township about 7:10 p.m. last Tuesday, according to court records.
Police allege Colatosti assaulted Melody Shaw, who was taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center, where she was treated for her injuries and later released.
Colatosti was arraigned hours later before District Judge James H. Sortman and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Man accused of shoplifting
Arthur Leaton Phillips III, 34, of 6235 Route 220, Linden, has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting for allegedly stealing $305 worth of merchandise from Giant, 1969 E. Third St., on Nov. 27, 2012, state police said.
Following his arraignment last week before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, Phillips was released on $5,000 bail.
Woman accused of lying about assault
Jodi Lynn Brown, 42, of 101 Academy St., faces a charge of false reports to law enforcement for allegedly claiming that her husband, Lewis, punched her in the back on the morning on June 24.
City police later determined that the allegation was untrue, according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Allen P. Page III.
Following her arraignment Thursday before Page, Brown was released on $1,500 bail.
Crash victims released from area hospitals
Three people have been discharged from hospitals after recently being treated for injuries suffered in crashes.
Jonathan P. Haynes, 57, of Allenwood, suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after his motorcycle and a pickup truck collided at Routes 15 and 44 in Allenwood about 6:15 p.m. last Tuesday.
Also taken to Geisinger for moderate injuries was Brooke L. Letterman, 28, of Jersey Shore, whose car struck a tree on Route 44 in Watson Township on Aug. 17.
Motorcyclist Donald R. Crowe, 41, of 1720 Liberty Drive, injured Thursday night in a three-vehicle crash in the 1900 block of Lycoming Creek Road in Old Lycoming Township, has been discharged from Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
Man jailed on shoplifting, burglary, drug charges
A Montoursville area man was nabbed last week in the act of allegedly stealing scrap wire from Shirn's Auto Mart, 1814 Green Ave., according to court papers filed by Old Lycoming Township Cpl. Morris Sponhouse,
Responding to a call of a man acting in a suspicious manner near the property, Sponhouse caught Joshua Lee Craver, 25, of 241 Back St., Upper Fairfield Township, about 8:50 a.m.
In his possession, Craver had a small amount of marijuana and some merchandise that had been stolen from the Dollar General Store at 2062 Lycoming Creek Road, Sponhouse said.
Following his arraignment later that morning before District Judge James H. Sortman on charges of burglary, felony trespassing, theft, shoplifting and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Craver was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Calif. woman nabbed for using fake ID, police allege
A California woman has been jailed on charges of allegedly using a fictitious identification card and a counterfeit credit card to obtain a $500 cash advance at the Sovereign Bank at 355 Broad St. in Montoursville about 11:40 a.m. on Aug. 1, according to borough police.
Law enforcement later caught up with Jocelyn Marie Wilson, 21, of Fair Oaks in Centre County's Feguson Township, and positively identified her as the woman who presented the false identification and bogus credit card to the bank's teller.
Wilson was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of forgery, theft by deception, identity theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.
She was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.
'Scared' driver cited in crash
Saying he was "tired and scared," 18-year-old motorist Matthew Maliyk Dorsey has admitted he fled the scene of a crash after his van and another vehicle driven by Amy K. McGovern collided in the 1600 block of East Third Street on May 31, state police said.
A third motorist followed Dorsey's vehicle to the 1700 block of Homewood Avenue, where police caught up with him and questioned him about the crash and why he fled the scene.
Charged with accidents involving damage to attended vehicle and four summary traffic violations, Dorsey, of 1647 Catherine St., was arraigned last week before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman and released on $2,500 bail.
Police: Addict stole from woman
A 22-year-old Montoursville man faces theft-related charges for allegedly stealing nearly $1,500 from the Wal-Mart online moneygram account belonging to his girlfriend's mother, according to borough police.
Police allege Douglas Charles Harding, of 519 N. Washington St., made 12 unauthorized withdrawals from Vicki Hunter's account at Wal-Mart in the first three days of last month.
Harding, who admitted at his recent arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman that he was addicted to heroin, was charged with identity theft, theft and an access device violation.
He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.