Police: Man stole to support addiction
To support his addiction to painkillers, Logan Kenneth Hampton allegedly stole tools and other equipment from a Hepburn Township property owned by his father, according to Old Lycoming Township police.
Police have accused Hampton, 24, of 1916 Short St., of entering the property at 4801 Pleasant Valley Road on July 8 and again July 24, and stealing a chainsaw case, power tools and a portable camping shower, all of which he sold either to pawn shops to get cash or directly to drug dealers, police said.
Already in the Lycoming County Prison on a probation violation, Hampton was arraigned last week before District Judge James H. Sortman on charges of theft and receiving stolen property and recommitted in lieu of $50,000 bail. The victim in the case is Kenneth Hampton.
Bench warrant expected after absence
A bench warrant was expected to be issued for Amanda Joann Haldeman, of 368 Hemlock Lane, Trout Run, after she failed to appear Wednesday for her preliminary hearing before District Judge James H. Sortman.
Haldeman has been charged by state police with unauthorized use of motor vehicle for allegedly taking her father's SUV without his permission. The vehicle was taken July 1 from the Hemlock Lane property, where Haldeman lives with her father, David Jones, police said.