Hit and run, DUI alleged
JERSEY SHORE - Charges have been filed against a 42-year-old man after his SUV slammed into the West Co., 347 Oliver St., about 9:10 p.m. on Aug. 13, according to the Tiadaghton Valley Regional police.
John Dennis Shaffer, of 278 Shaffer Lane, has been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and accidents involving damaged to attended property (hit-run), police said.
When Shaffer's vehicle hit the building, it hit the structure's gas line, forcing the evacuation of the building and neighboring properties, police said.
Shaffer fled the scene in his 2007 GMC Denali, but a witness followed him to to his home, where police soon caught up with him.
An officer detected alcohol on Shaffer's breath a noticed that his eyes were watery, police said. Unstable on his feet, Shaffer did poorly on field sobriety tests and his blood-alcohol level at the time was .16, police said. He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley.
Man allegedly choked ex-wife
As he started to choke his ex-wife, Sean Howard, 35, told her "You're going to need a PFA (protection from abuse order) now you bitch," DuBoistown police allege in court papers.
Howard, of 101 Union Ave., picked up a potted plant and smashed it, covering the kitchen floor with dirt and pottery particles during a disturbance at Korntey Howard's home on Edgewood Avenueon Sept. 23, police said.
Howard was arraigned later that night before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment, and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $7,500 bail.
2 accued of sexual abuse
Two men, in separate cases, face sexual abuse charges, according to court records.
Travis Gregory Lurch, 21, of 6235 Route 220, Linden, has been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault, state police said.
The charges stem from Lurch allegedly having inappropriate contact with a male child under 5 in Piatt Township in early August.
Already in the Lycoming County Prison on probation violation, Lurch was arraigned last week before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley and recommitted in lieu of $125,000 bail.
In the other case, Colton Daniel Lord, 21, of 293 Northway Road Extension, Linden, has been charged by Old Lycoming Township police with aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corrupting the morals of a minor for allegedly engaging in sexual activity on several occasions with a female between the ages of 12 and 16 between January and last month.
Police said the criminal acts occurred in Old Lycoming and Woodward townships.
Following his arraignment last week before District Judge James H. Sortman, Lord was released on $20,000 bail.
Woman accused of retail theft
Stealing merchandise from stores is nothing new for Tamia Sharee Fisher, according to court records.
The 28-year-old city woman already has eight prior shoplifting arrests, Montoursville police said.
Fisher was arrested yet again, this time when she allegedly tried to leave Walmart, 1015 N. Loyalsock Ave., about 1:50 p.m. on Aug. 29, borough police said.
Arraigned hours later before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on a charge of shoplifting, Fisher, of 511 Fifth Ave., remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Man accused of stealing from employer
Wayne E. Miller, of 301 Howard St., has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing $234 from the cash register at Puff's while he was employed at the business at 1151 W. Fourth St. between late April and early May, city police said.
Miller, 40, has been arraigned before District Judge James Carn and released on $7,500 bail.
Driving high on heroin alleged
A 30-year-old South Williamsport motorist has admitted he "shot up six bags of heroin" two hours before he crashed his Nissan Altima into a parked car in the 600 block of Beeber Street about 1:45 p.m. June 30, city police said.
When police arrived on the scene, Stephen T. Russell, of 2639 Riverside Drive was "unsteady on his feet, sweating heavily and his eyes were glossed over," an officer alleged in an affidavit.
Police allege Russell was under the influence of heroin at the time. Charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, he has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge James Carn.