Man charged with allegedly breaking into home, terrorizing family with gun
A city man has been jailed on charges after forcing his way into a West Third Street home, pulling out a handgun and telling a resident “I’ll kill your whole family,” city Patrolman Kristopher Caster alleged in an affidavit.
When Nicholas Heisley kicked in the front door to Gary Lohman’s home at 2113 W. Third St about 11:45 p.m. Friday, Lohman’s 8-year-old daughter was knocked to the floor, Caster said he was told.
Lohman tried to protect the child, he “was struck in the chest by a medal rod,” the officer said in the court document. A second man, who remains at large, also took part in the home invasion, police were told.
Heisely, 22, who lives just a block away from Lohman at 2211 W. Third St., allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at several family members in the room, Caster said.
“Lohman’s wife and two children ran from the house as the altercation continued,” the officer said.
Heisley and the second man bolted from the home, but Lohman chased after them and began fighting with them in the yard, Caster said.
“I’ll kill your kids and make you watch,” Heisley reportedly told Lohman before the two intruders fled in a car.
Heisely was taken into custody at an undisclosed location and arraigned Sunday afternoon before District Judge Christian Frey on charges of terroristic threats, burglary, felony trespassing, illegal possession of a handgun and simple assault. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Motorist charged with DUI and allegedly threatening officer
For city Patrolman Andrew Stevens, it was just another routine DUI arrest.
The driver, Tyler Hill, 24, of 690 Dunkleberger Road, Old Lycoming Township, had been taken into custody on suspicion of DUI in the 800 block of Park Avenue about 2:30 a.m. on June 12. When he was searched, Hill had a small amount of marijuana and a handgun loaded with 10 rounds, Stevens said in an affidavit.
Hill was taken to the DUI center, where he agreed to submit a blood sample, which later revealed that there was cocaine and marijuana in his system.
The routine call suddenly took a bizarre turn as Stevens was taking Hill home.
“As I was transporting him home, Hill stated he would ‘take care of me on the street,’ Stevens said in the affidavit.
Stevens asked the man what he meant. Hill then asked for his gun back and allegedly said he would show the officer what he meant by his remark.
Charged with terroristic threats, carrying a firearm without a license, DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Hill has been sent a summons to appear before Frey.
City couple charged with theft
When the woman exited the restroom at the Weis Market in Jersey Shore, on the afternoon of Sept. 6, the store video clearly showed a wallet tucked under her arm, something that was not there when she walked into the bathroom, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police said.
The woman, later identified as Lupita Perry, met up with her boyfriend, Brandon Kibler, outside the store, and the video shows them quickly leaving the parking lot, police said.
Minutes later, store customer Melody Henderson, reported to police that her purse had been stolen from her pocketbook, which she accidentally left in the restroom after changing her child’s clothing in the room, Patrolman Justin Segura said in an affidavit.
The officer responded to the store at 1440 Allegheny St., spoke with Henderson and reviewed the store’s video showing an unidentified woman leaving the restroom with a wallet under her arm shortly after the victim and the child had left the bathroom.
When Segura and a second officer now at the store, Sgt. Michael Crawford, were getting ready to leave the supermarket, one of them saw a man and a woman in the parking lot who looked identical to the couple on the video, but this time the two were wearing different clothing, the affidavit states.
Crawford approached the two, got their identities and showed them a photo taken from the video. The picture was of the two leaving the store with Perry securing the wallet under her arm, Segura said.
Perry, 41, admitted she found the wallet and that they were going to return it, the officer said. Kibler, 37, told Crawford they were “going to take it to the address listed on the woman’s driver’s license,” Segura said.
Both Kibler and Perry said they did not remove anything from the wallet, which Crawford recovered them. While the officer was talking to the couple, Henderson reported that she just been alerted that someone had used one of her credit cards earlier at Arby’s, about eight blocks away.
When questioned about the credit card, Perry and Kibler, both of 2740 Dove St., apartment 2, admitted that used the credit card at the restaurant, Segura said. The two have each been charged with theft, receiving stolen property, access device fraud and criminal mischief. They have been sent summonses to appear before District Judge Jerry Lepley.
West Third Street man charged with assault
Joshua Strohl, 35, of 834 W. Third St., apartment 7, faces charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct for allegedly striking Mark Dimitris twice in the back with a metal chair about 8 p.m. on Aug. 20, according to city Patrolman Christopher Salisbury.
The assault occurred on the front porch of the West Third Street apartment, Salisbury said, adding that both men live in the building.
Strohl apparently was upset that Dimitris had told him “to leave him alone,” the officer said. Following his arraignment last week before Frey, Strohl was released on $7,500 bail.