Man pleads guilty
Former Safe Site Solutions employee Roy Blane Russitano, 36, of 330 Government Place, pleaded guilty to summary harassment after Montoursville police withdrew the more serious charges of terroristic threats and criminal mischief.
The charges stem from a disturbance on Nov. 21 at the Montoursville firm on Reading Lane when Russitano allegedly threatened a supervisor, telling him he was going to "knock his teeth down his throat," police said, adding that the accused also threw a cup of coffee at the supervisor.
Russitano made arrangements to pay $300 in fines and court costs ordered by District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.
A 27-year-old city woman who city police said is a repeat shoplifter has been charged yet again with the same felony offense after she allegedly fled with merchandise from Gustonian Gifts, 357 Pine St., on Sept. 11.
Amanda Kay Wilcox, of 654 Fourth Ave., fled the store after concealing merchandise in a handbag, police said, adding that the theft was captured on store video. The value of the stolen items was not listed.
Following her recent arraignment before District Judge James Carn, she was released on $15,000 bail.
She already was out on supervised bail on a felony shoplifting charge stemming from an incident at Kohl's on William Street on the same day.
Assault hearing set
Nicholas Levi Chance Aloisio, 21, of 2601 W. Fourth St., will have a preliminary hearing this week on assault-related charges stemming from an incident with Garrett Reed on Chirlton Point in Loyalsock Township, state police said.
While Reed was sitting in the driver's seat of a car on Oct. 15, Aloisio smashed out the driver's window with a boot and struck Reed several times, police alleged in an affidavit.
During the attack, Aloisio wrestled Reed to the ground after Reed got out of the vehicle, police alleged. The early-morning confrontation occurred outside Aloisio's home, police said. Chirlton Point is in the area of Warrensville and Sand Hill roads.
Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment, Aloisio was released on $10,000 bail.
Police: Repeat shoplifters nabbed
Admitted heroin addict Brett Daniel Shoemaker, 37, of 1118 Market St., has been arrested on charges of allegedly stealing two television sets at Wal-Mart in Montoursville; one on Jan. 21 and another on Feb. 4, according to borough police.
With already two shoplifting convictions, Shoemaker has been arraigned before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on two counts each of felony shoplifting and receiving stolen property. Initially committed to the Lycoming County Prison, he has since been released on $10,000 bail.
In a second shoplifting case involving the same department store, Lakia Inez Bunch, 27, of 1010 Elizabeth St., also was arraigned on felony shoplifting and receiving stolen property charges after she was caught allegedly trying to steal $267 worth of merchandise on Feb. 16.
Bunch, who also has two prior shoplifting convictions, was arraigned and jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail.