A former treasurer of a local Keystone Quoit League has been arrested on charges of allegedly stealing money from the organization, according to state police.
Jeffrey Lee Harvey, 41, of 1127 Dewey Ave., faces charges of forgery, theft and theft by failure to make required disposition for allegedly taking more than $2,000 from the the league between late October 2011 and last summer, police said.
Similar to horseshoes, quoit is a game where rings or rope or flattened metal are thrown at an upright peg.
Police have also accused Harvey of forging the name of Barry Tressler, the league's president, on a check that Harvey wrote out to himself for $400.
Following his arraignment last week before District Judge James Carn, Harvey was released on $15,000 bail.
A 22-year-old man who fled from Kohl's on William Street with a $55 sweatshirt on Dec. 10 was back in the department store a week later when he was caught trying to steal a $200 jacket, city police alleged.
Zebulon Jacob Keefer, a resident of the Newberry Estates at 2500 Federal Ave., was nabbed about 5:40 p.m. on Dec. 17, police said. It was determined that he allegedly was the same man who stole the sweatshirt seven days earlier, police said.
Charged with two counts of shoplifting, Keefer has been sent a summons to appear today for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Allen P. Page III.
In another shoplifting case, state police said it was not at all difficult to determine the identity of a woman who tried to flee Kmart with $217 worth of merchandise because she left behind her shoulder bag that contained her wallet.
Sonya Lavena Harvey, 45, of 1640 Valley Road, was stopped by store security as she attempted to flee with stolen merchandise on June 10, police alleged.
After she was stopped, she bolted from the department store on East Third Street without the merchandise, but she soon returned after realizing she left her wallet in the store, police said.
Charged with misdmeanor shoplifting, Harvey has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.
Bogus deposits alleged
A theft by deception charge has been lodged against Sean David Beam after he deposited empty envelopes at an ATM at the Horizon Federal Credit Union, 120 W. Fourth St., city police alleged.
Beam, 31, of 3570 Dewey Ave. Ext., made the first bogus deposit on July 30, claiming he was depositing $500. The second phoney deposit was three days later when he claimed to be depositing $373, police said.
Arraigned last week before District Judge Allen P. Page III, Beam remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.
A 27-year-old city man who injected heroin in the bathroom at Subway, 1963 W. Fourth St., faces drug charges after six packets of the drug were found in the front pocket of his sweatshirt, city police said.
Jason Ryan Koch, of 1936 W. Fourth, was taken by ambulance to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, after he was found unconscious on the floor Jan. 4 with a hypodermic needle near him, police said
A silver spoon was also found in the bathroom sink, police said.
Following his arraignment Tuesday before District Judge James Carn on charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, Koch was released on $3,000 bail.