Several face a variety of charges in Lycoming County
Two roommates land in jail
Two men who share a West Fourth Street apartment both ended up in jail on separate charges after one of them pointed a handgun at another on Monday afternoon, according to city police.
An apparent dispute over money is what prompted Harold Tindal, 30, to point a handgun at Stacey Probst as Probst attempted to live the apartment at 144 1/2 W. Fourth St. about 1:30 p.m., an officer alleged in an affidavit.
Before the 50-year-old Probst turn to leave, Tindal snatched a key out of the man’s hand. “You’re not going anywhere,” Tindal told Probst, claiming that Probst owed him money, the officer said.
Probst walked out of the apartment and notified police. Tindal was taken into custody without incident, but police also arrested Probst who was wanted by Philadelphia police on assault-related charges.
Probst, who also carries a Philadelphia address, is wanted in that city for allegedly assaulting an ex-girlfriend on the sixth floor of a municipal courthouse on Jan. 19.
A detective alleged in an affidavit that Probst punched the woman in the face, dragged her to the floor and then proceeded to ram her head four times into the floor. The woman was treated at a hospital a closed head injury, the detective said.
Probst was heard saying “I’m going to kill that b—-,” and that he was going to “handle the matter in the street.”
Tindal, a convicted drug dealer, was arraigned before District Judge Gary Whiteman on charges of robbery, simple assault and convicted felon not to possess a firearm. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Probst was arraigned on the Philadelphia police charges of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.
During all arraignments, Whiteman routinely asks those before him a series of questions, including “Do you have any health issues?”
When he asked that of Probst, the man replied “I’ve been shot nine times,” according to court papers. Probst was jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Teen allegedly threatens to shoot woman, her family
Criminal charges have been filed against Chance Williamson, 18, of 1258 Park Ave. after he threatened to shoot the mother of his children as well as her family, city police alleged in court papers.
The charges stemmed from a domestic disturbance that occurred at 500 Lycoming St., apartment 9B, about 6:45 p.m. Monday, police said.
Police allege Williamson punched Anayah Hill in the stomach and threatened to shoot her and her family after punching two holes in a wall inside apartment.
Following his arraignment before Whiteman on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment, Williamson was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Prostitution charge lodged against city man
Thomas Drevenak, 48, of 659 Campbell St., apartment 8, has been charged with prostitution and possession of an offensive weapon (brass knuckles) following an incident in the 1900 block of East Third Street in Loyalsock Township about 5:30 p.m. Monday, state police said.
Police said Drevenak drove the victim to an address with the alleged purpose to provide sexual favors in exchange for money. Following his arraignment before Whiteman, Drevenak was jailed in lieu $35,000 bail.
Woman charged with DUI with children in her car
A 45-year-old mother has been charged with driving under the influence of controlled substances as she was taking her children to school, according to Old Lycoming Township police.
After supposedly sideswiping another vehicle near Dewey Avenue and Lacomic Street about 8:40 a.m. on Feb. 25, Vanessa Reeves, of 2615 W. Fourth St., kept on going, but the driver she hit pursued her and notified police, court records stated.
An officer caught up with Reeves near Hayes Lane and approached her vehicle. The officer detected a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from her 2016 Ford Fusion, police said. Three children were in the car.
Reeves was “very confused about what was happening,” and her speech was slurred and slow, police said adding that the officer suspected she was under the influence of marijuana and another drug, possibly a depressant.
While another officer took temporary protective custody of the children, Reeves was taken to the county DUI center, but she refused to provide a blood sample or sign any forms, police said.
“I’m not signing anything and you aren’t getting any blood from me,” she told the officer. “The only thing in my blood is marijuana, and that is all you need to know. I’m allowed to smoke. I have a medical marijuana card,” she said.
Charged with DUI, endangering the welfare of children, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and careless driving, Reeves has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.
Woman accused of filing false report
Cheyenne Lowmiller, 18, of 20 Washington Blvd., has been charged with false reports to law enforcement for filing a fictitious complaint last Aug. 27 that she was punched in the stomach by a family member, city police alleged in court papers. She is free on $10,000 bail.