Alleged vehicle vandal jailed in lieu of bail
Marie LeCrone, 50, of Montoursville, was arrested for allegedly breaking out more than 100 vehicles’ windows in a spree that began Thursday morning and covered parts of Williamsport, Loyalsock Township and Montoursville, state police said.
Troopers received multiple reports of vehicles having windows and or windshields broken out of them, police said.
Local police departments including Montoursville and the city also received numerous similar calls, police said.
Through multiple victim reports, security video surveillance and further investigation, state police identified the suspect as a white female operating a white Chevrolet Equinox and wearing a white winter jacket, gray or black leggings, and winter boots with fur collar, police said.
The vandalism spree occurred between 8:20 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. Thursday, police said.
The woman was believed to be using some type of hand-held tool, police said.
Contact was made with a person of interest who matched the description and was wearing matching boots observed in many security videos and operating a similar vehicle, police said.
The person of interest was then taken into custody, and a search warrant yielded further evidence indicating her involvement in the numerous incidents investigated by troopers throughout Loyalsock Township, police said.
LeCrone was arraigned before District Judge Gary Whiteman and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 straight bail.
State police are requesting any additional surveillance video of any of these vandalism acts be submitted to the barracks at 899 Cherry St. or the appropriate jurisdiction police department.
State police will provide information from this investigation to Montoursville borough and city police to allow them to conclude which of the incidents they investigated that may be related, police said.