City men face theft charges
Kalvin C. Bowman, 53, of 719 Pearl St., has been charged with receiving stolen property after city police learned he allegedly sold a stolen buck saw and iron rail for scrape in late July.
Police said the saw and rail were stolen overnight July 30 from Mark Corson's home in the 2200 block of Cummings.
A bench warrant was expected to be filed for Bowman after he failed to appear for a recent preliminary hearing before District Judge James Carn.
In another criminal case, Darnell Lovell Kirkland, 49, of 631 Park Ave., also has been charged with receiving stolen property after investigators traced a stolen computer to his home, according to court records.
With the help of Kirkland's internet address, investigators located Jason Kock's stolen computer after obtaining a search warrant for Kock's house.
The $1,800 computer was stolen in a burglary at Kock's home in the 1900 block of West Fourth Street in early January 2012 and was recovered in mid-March.
Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Allen P. Page III, Kirkland was released on $1,500 bail.
Aaron Michael Williams, 19, of whose last known address was of the 1500 block of Northway Road, has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting after he was caught allegedly trying to steal $49 worth of merchandise at Kohl's, 251 William St., on Sept. 21, city police said.
Williams, who is now homeless, was arraigned before District Judge James Carn and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail. This is his second shoplifting offense.
In another shoplifting case before Carn, Joshua Elden Rockwell, 26, of 25 S. Montour St., Montoursville, also has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting for allegedly stealing $169 worth of merchandise from Gander Mountain, 66 Mall Parkway, Muncy, on June 29, state police said.
Following his recent arraignment, Rockwell was released on $5,000 bail.
Parents of fugitive face charges
CLARKTOWN - As Larry Dane Aunkst tried to elude the law in mid-August, the parolee spent the night in his parents' home on Route 442, according to state police.
When troopers and county probation officers converged on the couple's Muncy Creek Township property at 835 Route 442 about 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 18, Aunkst bolted from the house, but he was quickly apprehended by officers who had surrounded the home.
Aunkst was wanted for a probation violation. He was placed in the Lycoming County Prison.
The county's probation department had been trying to catch the man since July 20 when he successfully eluded capture by fleeing his parents' home and running into the woods, police said.
On that day, his parents, Larry Dane Aunkst Sr. 49, and 46-year-old Sherry Yvonne Aunkst, were told that their son, whose age and address were not available, was a fugitive.
The couple was warned that if they assisted him in any way to avoid capture in the future, they would face charges.
The son's girlfriend, Nicole Renee Bierly, 28, of 1622 Sherman St., Williamsport, also was given the same warning.
Now the couple, along with Bierly, have been charged with hindering apprehension and prosecution after the son stayed at his parents house overnight on Aug. 17.
Bierly also stayed at the house with her boyfriend that night, police said.
Aunkst Sr. admitted he allowed his son to stay at the house even though he was a fugitive, Cpl. Derron Farber said in an affidavit.
"He said it's always been one thing after another with his children and that he (pretty much) has given up trying to do anything in their lives," Farber said of Aunkst Sr.
The couple and Bierly have been sent summonses to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
Animal cruelty alleged
PICTURE ROCKS - Amy L. Stackhouse, 42, of 12398 Route 220, was charged with cruelty to animals after the local chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized from her home eight dogs and four cats the agency said were "neglected and ill treated," according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
Three of the dogs had "skin problems and flea infestations and a fourth had a golf-sized growth on the eye," according to an affidavit.
The animals were seized when the SPCA executed a search warrant at the Shrewsbury Township property on Sept. 4.
"A beagle was chained at the side of a shed in waist-high weeds with no shelter, no escape from the torment of insects, no food and no water," the affidavit stated.
Stackhouse has been sent a summons to appear before Kemp.