Several people charged in separate cases
Police allege man threatened ex-girlfriend
While circling the Newberry home of his ex-girlfriend, motorist Bryn Frey sent threatening text messages to her and family members on Monday afternoon, city police alleged in court papers. He also left an earlier voicemail message for the woman, police alleged.
“I got to go down there and burn that (expletive) place to the ground and roast a marshmallow while I’m (expletive) doing it,” was one such message, Frey allegedly left her, an officer wrote in an affidavit.
“I ought to shoot your ____ right now,” was another message that Frey, 40, of 1611 Fox Hollow Road, Old Lycoming Township, allegedly sent to Krystal Fontaine or a family member, police said.
Frey sent text messages to the woman as he drove around the family’s home in the 2500 block of Linn Street, police said.
It was all with the intent to threaten and terrorize Fontaine, police said.
Frey and Fontaine recently broke up, and Frey supposedly was upset that Fontaine took items he believed were his, police were told.
Following his arraignment before District Judge Gary Whiteman on charges of terroristic threats and harassment, Frey was initially jailed in the Lycoming County Prison, but has since been released on $15,000 bail.
Husband-wife both charged with assault
Both the husband and his wife were arrested and jailed on assault charges after they fought with one another late Wednesday night in their Clinton Township home, according to state police.
Ryan Stout, 40, grabbed Danielle Stout, 37, by her hair and struck her multiple times in the head, biting her chest and finger as well, police alleged in an affidavit.
A trooper called to the couple’s home at 139 School House Road said he saw “a large bruise on the woman’s chest and blood was on her finger.”
The trooper said Ryan Stout told him that Danielle struck him in the face multiple times with her fist and a bottle. Both Stouts were arraigned before Whiteman on charges of simple assault and harassment, and jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail each.
Police said woman clawed man’s face
Arriving on the scene of a domestic disturbance in Wolf Township about 7 p.m. Wednesday,, a state trooper saw broken skin on the right side of Leroy Morey’s face, according to an affidavit.
The trooper also saw “an intoxicated Trina Bogart covered in dirt and mud,” the court document stated.
Morey arrived home at 36 Michael Ave. to find Bogart, his ex-girlfriend, taking a nap, police said. When he woke her up, Bogart, 42, became irate and clawed Morey’s face with her hand and threw him to the ground, the trooper alleged in the affidavit.
Hearing the commotion, neighbors saw the two fighting outside, police said. Bogart was arraigned before Whiteman on charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment. She was jailed in lieu of $7,500 bail.
Motorist charged with drug offenses
There already was a bench warrant on file for Charles Dills’ arrest when a Tiadaghton Valley Regional police officer stopped the 41-year-old man’s 1996 Chevrolet Blazer on Route 220 in Piatt Township about 10 p.m. on May 14 because the license plate lights were not working.
“I immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle,” the officer said in an affidavit. He also saw what appeared to be “two (marijuana) joints” in the vehicle and an undetermined amount of marijuana on the passenger side floor, the court document stated.
Dills admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day, police said. He also was driving without a license.
A resident of Lock Haven, Dills prohibited the officer from searching the SUV, police said. Upon entering the man’s name into a computer, the officer learned Dills was wanted in Dauphin County for a probation violation and that a bench warrant had been issued for his arrest. Dills was automatically placed in the Dauphin County Prison.
The following day, police executed a search warrant for his vehicle. They seized from the Blazer seven grams of methamphetamines, a partially-full bag of marijuana roaches, 4.5 grams of marijuana buds, two containers of marijuana wax and a third container of nine assorted pills along with assorted paraphernalia.
“Not sure how long I’ll be here. I’m trying to get things together,” Dills told District Judge Jerry C. Lepley during his video arraignment last week from the jail. Police have charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains jailed in lieu of $7,500 bail.
Woman faces two charges
Alena Crummenauer, 31, of Nelson, Tioga County, has been charged with tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident in the 300 block of North Main Street in Jersey Shore on Dec. 12, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional police.
Police allege she tried to conceal incriminating evidence by stuffing a glass methamphetamine pipe down her pans. Following her arraignment Wednesday before Lepley, Crummenauer was initially jailed, but has since been released on $5,000 bail.
Jersey Shore man charged with DUI
Moments after stopping motorist Steven Bower’s Nissan Altima on Route 44 in Nippenose Township about 10:15 p.m. on April 4, a state trooper immediately detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle as well as the driver’s breath, according to an affidavit.
The trooper asked Bower, 28, of 400 Railroad St., Jersey Shore, how much he had to drink, and the driver replied “probably too much to be driving,” the court document stated.
Bower was stopped because his car was “weaving within a lane” and straddling on the fog line, police said. His blood-alcohol concentration level was .20, police said. Charged with DUI, and careless driving, he has been sent a summons to appear before Lepley.
Man admits he just “lost it” before attacking woman
Upon arriving home at 241 Back Street in Upper Fairfield Township about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Chad Kerwell became very upset when he saw that his girlfriend, Charlene Cratsley, had cut up his clothing, his fishing license and other items, state police said in an affidavit.
Kerwell, 37, grabbed Cratsley around the neck and held her down on the bed, putting pressure on her throat and making it difficult for her to breathe, police alleged in the court document. He put one hand over her nose and mouth, police were told.
Police allege Kerwell threw her down a hallway and pushed her out the front door. When she got up and attempted to get away, Kerwell pushed her off the porch, police were told. Kerwell admitted he just “lost it” when saw what Cratsley had done to his belongings. He admitted to slapping her, but did not recall choking her, police said.
Police learned of the assault hours later when Cratsley went to UPMC Williamsport to get medical treatment.
“There was bruising and red marks on the left side of her neck and throat,” the trooper said, adding that there injuries to the woman’s lower left leg as well.
Following his arraignment before District Judge Aaron Biichle on felony strangulation, simple assault and harassment, Kerwell was jailed in lieu of $75,000 bail.