Woman jailed for allegedly firing a pellet gun at couple in driveway
A 32-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly firing a pellet gun outside her Loyalsock Township home at a man and another woman who were sitting in a pickup truck that was parked in her driveway, according to state Trooper Brian Siebert.
Kelly Jo Woodley, of 2051 Poco Farm Road, “fired several BBs at the truck while the couple were in it, causing the windshield to crack in three places” about 7 p.m. Tuesday, Siebert said in an affidavit.
Sitting in the truck were Andrew Watson and his girlfriend, Sehya Moyer, the trooper said.
When the two realized Woodley was firing a pellet gun, “Watson exited the truck as Woodley continued to fire several BBs at him,” Siebert said.
Following her arraignment before District Judge Aaron Biichle on charges of terroristic threats, recklessly endangering, simple assault and criminal mischief, Woodley was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.
In a separate incident, the judge also locked up Matthew Koch, 45, of 1524 Scott St., on charges of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct following a disturbance in the 1400 block of Scott Street about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Koch was standing in the middle of the street screaming and continued to do so after police repeatedly told him to stop, Patrolman Damon Cole said in an affidavit.
Once in custody, Koch put “a large dent” in a support post to a police cruiser by headbutting it, Cole said. Koch too was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Biichle also arraigned motorist Francis Fredin Jr. who was charged with his third DUI offense following an incident in the 1900 block of Lycoming Creek Road about 3:30 p.m. on April 27.
Fredin, 33, of 105 N. Broad St., Hughesville, was “unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and (demonstrated) a slow-reaction time” in his actions, Old Lycoming Township Patrolwoman Shyanne McKivison said.
While he was being taken to the DUI center to give a blood sample, Fredin “started crying and stated he couldn’t afford to get another DUI,” McKivison said in an affidavit. Once at the center he refused to provide a blood test, but days later he admitted to police that at “the time of this incident, he was high on xanax” the officer said.
Charged with DUI (his third such offense), possession of eight xanax pills and possession of drug paraphernalia, Fredin was released on $50,000 bail.
In another DUI case, when state Trooper Troy Croak arrived at a crash scene on Route 14 in McIntyre Township about 3 a.m. on Feb. 1, he interviewed motorist Trish Brown, 23, of Canton, in the back of an ambulance.
Brown had lost control of her 2015 Chrysler, which had wrecked. The woman “appeared to have glassy, bloodshot eyes and had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her,” Croak said in affidavit.
The trooper said he also detected an odor of alcohol in the car and there was “an open container of an alcoholic beverage among the debris from the crash.”
Brown’s blood-alcohol content level at the time was .18, Croak said. Charged with DUI and careless driving, Brown has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge William Solomon.
Another motorist to appear before Solomon on a DUI charge will be Dustin Eckard, who state Trooper Brian Moore stopped on Feb. 29 on Green Avenue in Old Lycoming Township after first noticing that the right rear taillight on his pickup truck was broken and then learning that the registration plate had expired.
Moore said the 37-year-old driver’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy and that there was an odor of alcohol on his breath. Eckard, of 1867 Kenyon Ave., Cogan Station, refused to provide a blood sample. Charged with DUI and careless driving, he has been sent a summons.
In another case that will be handled by Solomon, Samantha Matthews, 31, of 842 Diamond St., has been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting for allegedly taking $371 worth of merchandise from the Weis Market, 1916 Lycoming Creek Road, between March 12 and April 14, according to Old Lycoming Township police.
This is Matthews’ second shoplifting arrest, police said. She too has been sent a summons.
Another person charged with misdemeanor shoplifting was Andrew Collins, 59, of 1915 1/2 Lycoming Creek Road, who allegedly fled Wegmans, 201 William St., with $231 worth of meats about 4 p.m. on Jan. 30, according to city Patrolman Christopher Salisbury.
The officer nabbed Collins in the area of West Third and Elmira streets. Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Jerry Lepley, Collins was released on $1,500 bail.
In another case, William Cash Jr., 34, of 647 Grier St., faces charges of possession with intent to deliver controlled substances and related offenses for his alleged involvement in three narcotic sales to confidential informants at Park Avenue and Rose Street in the city between Sept. 19 and Oct. 9, according to the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit.
Two of the sales involved cocaine while a third involved cocaine as well as 20 bags of heroin, investigators said. Following his arraignment before District Judge Christian Frey, Cash was jailed in lieu of $75,000 bail.
District Judge Gary Whiteman arraigned Wesley Russitano, 40, of 690 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore, last week on a city police felony charge of shoplifting after he allegedly stole three cases of water and two bottles of windshield washer fluid from Sheetz, 105 Maynard St., on April 18, according to Patrolman Dustin Reeder.
Store video recorded Russitano with allegedly stealing the items about 6:20 a.m., Reeder said, adding that Russitano has already been convicted of shoplifting four times. The video recorded Russitano pulling into the parking lot, allegedly taking the windshield washer bottles, loading the cases of water into his pickup truck and then driving away. He also has been charged with driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, an offense that he has already been convicted of eight times, Reeder said.
Russitano has been jailed in lieu of $7,500 bail.
Also behind bars was Victor Booth, 37, of 674 First Ave., who was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct following two separate disturbances that occurred minutes apart on May 21, according to city Patrolman Ryan Brague.
Booth first went to 4 Grafius St., where he allegedly smashed a headlight to his girlfriend’s car using a shovel, Brague said. “This alarmed multiple neighbors,” the officer added.
Police then responded to 824 Park Ave., where Booth “banged on the back door to a home and screamed, alarming the home’s occupants, which included children,” Brague said. Booth was soon taken into custody at his home. He faces an additional charge of possession of marijuana after he pulled a bag of the controlled substance out of his pants pocket upon his arrest.
Following his arraignment last week before Biichle, Booth was committed in lieu of $10,000 bail.
South Williamsport resident Nicholas Calvert, 32, of 440 Hastings St., has been charged by the county Narcotics Enforcement Unit with possession with intent to deliver heroin and related offenses for allegedly selling the drug to an informant on two occasions at his home in the borough, according to court records.
Investigators allege Calvert sold a bulk of heroin on March 12 and sold another 20 bags on April 17. Initially jailed, he has since been released on $50,000 bail after waiving his preliminary hearing.