District judges handle more than a dozen criminal cases
Two men charged with allegedly molesting minors
Daniel Bozochovic, 37, is alleged to have molested a female minor in Fairfield Township back in late November 2014, state police said.
In one incident, Bozochovic “picked up a piece of a broken chair and told her to stab herself in the neck. ‘Do me a favor. Do us all a favor,’ he told her, police alleged in an affidavit.
Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Gary Whiteman on charges of aggravated indecent assault, simple assault, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a child and corrupting the morals of minor, Bozochovic was released on $25,000 bail.
In another sex abuse case, James Irvin Sr., 39, of 858 Second St., has been charged with multiple offenses for having inappropriate contact with a male minor under 12 in Upper Fairfield Township between 2013 and 2016, state police alleged in court papers.
Irvin has been arraigned before Whiteman on charges of indecent assault, indecent exposure and corrupting the morals of a minor. He remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000.
Linden man faces two sets of charges
Felony charges have been lodged against a local contractor after he failed to do work on home improvement project and did not return cash to the property owner, state Trooper Matthew Chamberlain alleged in court papers.
“I’m not going to do the work. If you want the money back, sue me,” Jason Yahn, 37, told Terry Youmans in late August after she confronted him about the work Yahn had agreed to do in a contract, but had not done it, the trooper alleged.
Yahn, of 1191 McGill Hollow Road, Linden, had signed a contact earlier with Youmans’ brother, Michael Smith, about work Yahn was supposed to do on Youmans’ on Fairfield Church Road in Fairfield Township. Smith is listed as the victim in the case because he gave Yahn a $500 down payment towards the project on his sister’s home, Chamberlain said.
By mid September, since no work had begun on her brother’s home and with Yahn’s alleged refusal to return the money, Youmans turned to the state police for help. Chamberlain interviewed her as well as Smith.
Yahn, already jailed on a state parole violation with arraigned Wednesday before Whiteman on charges of deceptive business practices and felony home improvement fraud. He was returned to the prison after bail was set at $10,000 bail.
In another case, Yahn has been charged by Old Lycoming Township police with theft, receiving stolen property, theft of secondary metal and theft from a motor vehicle for allegedly stealing nine catalytic converters from six vehicles on Richard Hall’s property on Colvin Road in the township on Sept. 23, according to court records.
Following his arraignment last week before District Judge William Solomon, he was recommitted in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Charges filed after drugs found in Jersey Shore home
Skyler Bower, 30, of 1407 1/2 Walnut St., Jersey Shore, has been charged with possession of bath salts, heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia after the controlled substances were discovered in his bedroom when officers executed a search warrant at his home on Oct. 15, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police said.
During the search, a police dog trained to detected drugs “hit multiple areas” when it was brought into Bower’s bedroom, police said. Bower has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jerry Lepley.
Montoursville police charge Linden man
Sean Day, 32, of Linden, faces charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license after he allegedly failed to return a 2008 Pontiac Torrent to its owner in a timely manner, according to Montoursville police.
Although Meaghan Harner loaned the car to Day back on Dec. 23, she did not allow him to keep it for at least seven days, the time police allege Harner had the vehicle. The incident originated in the 100 block of South Loyalsock Avenue in the borough, police said.
Day has waived his preliminary hearing before Whiteman and is free on $7,500 bail.
Seven motorists charged with DUI
Isaiah Shumac, 21, of 2851 Cochran Ave., DuBoistown, have been charged by the county’s DUI Task Force with DUI of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 2600 block of Euclid Avenue in the borough about 1 a.m. on Aug. 30, according to court records. He has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.
Noah Watts-Fox, 28, of 442 Tinsman Ave., has been charged with DUI of a suspected drug or a combination of drugs, possession of 100 bags of heroin and driving with a suspended license after a state trooper stopped his Lincoln MKZ near High Street and Wildwood Boulevard in the city about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 8, according to court records. He refused to provide a blood sample. He has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.
Kevin Huther, 56, of 13 1/2 W. Fourth St., apartment 4, has been charged with DUI at Fourth and Market streets in the city on July 17, state police said. He appeared “dazed and disheveled with bloodshot and glassy eyes,” the trooper, describing the driver, said in an affidavit. The smell of an alcoholic beverage was coming from the vehicle, the trooper added. Huther, who declined to provide a blood sample, waived his preliminary hearing and is free on $5,000 bail.
Tyler Snyder, 27, of 3687 Beaver Lake Road, Hughesville, has been charged with DUI and careless driving in the 4300 block of Green Valley Road in Penn Township on July 12, state police said. His blood-alcohol content level was .08, police said. He has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge
Devon Grissom, 33, of 806 Wildwood Blvd., has been charged with DUI and careless driving on Rose Valley Lake in Gamble Township after “showing significant signs of impairment” about 4:10 a.m. on May 25, state police said. His blood-alcohol content level was .18, police said. He is free on $7,500 bail.
Jeffrey Eiswerth, 52, of 623 First Ave., has been charged with DUI after an officer stopped his pickup truck because it crossed the center line several times in the 1000 block of Vine Avenue about 11 p.m. on April 16, city police said. The officer detected a strong odor of alcohol on the driver, who refused to provide a blood sample. Eiswerth has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.
Richard Weaver, 41, of 523 E. Third St., has been charged with DUI of marijuana after an officer stopped him for driving a 1999 Cadillac with no license plate on it in the 500 block of Pine Street about 5:30 p.m. on March 5, city police said. He is jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail.
City man allegedly stole relative’s TV and remote
Nathan Bitten II, 20, of 2029 Boyd St., has been charged with theft for stealing a television set and remote from the home of his aunt, Danielle Bitten, at 1021 High St. on May 19, city police allege. He has waived his preliminary hearing and is free on $2,500 bail that was set by District Judge Christian Frey.
South Williamsport face drug charges
Kenneth Kreger, 25, of 330 Hastings St., South Williamsport, has been charged by state police with possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia near Market and Hepburn streets in the city on July 29. He is free on $5,000 bail.
City man locked when bail was denied
Bail was denied for Seneca Mitchell who allegedly attempted to force his way into an apartment at the Timberland Apartments development on West Edwin Street as he was running from police about 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 23, according to city Patrolman Nicholas Carrita.
Mitchell made attempts to elude an officer after seeing him, Carrita said. After Mitchell opened a screen door, he struggled with another man, who refused to allow him into the apartment, the officer said.
Upon being detained, Mitchell, 19, of 413 High St., was found to have a small amount of marijuana in his pocket, Carrita said. He was arraigned before District Judge Kemp on charges of simple assault, felony trespassing, disorderly conduct and harassment before being sent to the county prison.
City man allegedly exposed himself
James Bower, 60, of 830 Park Place, has been charged with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct after exposed himself to three people, including a minor, in the 600 block of Green Street about 2 p.m. on Aug. 16, city police said. He recently waived his preliminary hearing and is free on $5,000 bail.