Man charged with threatening woman
In his absence, Levi A. Witthoft, 40, of 201 Jerome Ave., was held for court on South Williamsport police charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment that stem from a 9 a.m. Nov. 5 disturbance at Julie Maher's home, 251 Linden St. in the borough.
Witthoft allegedly put a pillow over Maher's face and told her to "Die, (expletive)," police said.
District Judge Gary A. Whiteman ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold Witthoft on the charges.
A bench warrant will be filed for his arrest if he fails to appear for his court arraignment.
Man accused of stealing from grandmother
A Clinton Township man faces charges for allegedly stealing from his grandmother, with whom he lives, according to state police.
After stealing the woman's bank card, Nathan Eugene Boerner, 24, of 557 State Home Road, allegedly made seven illegal withdraws from the woman's bank account that totaled $1,180 between mid-December and two weeks ago, police said.
The victim, Beth Cameron, also reported that her grandson forged her signature on purchasing slips when he used her card illegally to make 26 purchases during that same four-week period, police said.
Already incarcerated on a parole violation, Boerner was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of forgery, theft, receiving stolen property and access device fraud.
He was recommitted to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Police: Man downed whiskey, fired handgun
A 59-year-old resident of the Williamsport Manor Apartments has been charged with allegedly firing nine gunshots into the air outside the apartment complex at 450 Center St., city police said.
Samuel D. Childress fired the shots about 1:20 a.m. Nov. 17, upon returning to the apartment building after being out with friends and drinking "six shots of whiskey," police said.
He apparently was upset about being harassed earlier by a group of men outside the apartment building, police said.
Childress waived his preliminary hearing Thursday before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and firing a handgun within the city limits.
He is free on $1,500 bail.
Clerk allegedly stole lottery tickets
A clerk at the Turkey Hill Minit Mart has been arrested with allegedly stealing $108 worth of lottery tickets while working at the 700 Washington Blvd. business in mid-November, city police said.
Shawn P. Bardo, 27, of 502 N. Arch St., Montoursville, was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting for taking eight lottery tickets on Nov. 12. He already has one shoplifting conviction, police said.
Following his arraignment Thursday before District Judge Allen P. Page III, Bardo was released on $1,500 bail.
2 people face shoplifting charges
In separate cases, two people have been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting at Kmart, 1915 E. Third St., according to state police.
Lori Ann Barney, 48, of 621 Center St., was charged stemming from an incident on Jan. 3.
Following her arraignment five days later, she was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $2,500 bail.
Randy Lee Rider Jr., 24, who had no address, has been charged by state police with misdemeanor shoplifting after he allegedly fled the store with $239 worth of merchandise about 5:10 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Following his arraignment earlier this month, he was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $2,500 bail.
Woman pleads guilty to drug charge
Jody Lewandowski, 39, of 517 Stevens St., has pleaded guilty to a city police charge of possession of marijuana that stems from an incident at her home on Nov. 29. She made arrangements to pay $410 in fines and court costs that were ordered by District Judge James Carn.
Man accused of theft
Robert Eugene Fisher Jr., 41, of 681 Wildwood Blvd., faces charges for allegedly stealing his girlfriend's cellphone after calling 911 and falsely claiming a woman was pointing a gun at him, city police said.
Officers responded to Fisher's home to investigate the gun-pointing incident about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 11, police said.
However, when they arrived - or minutes before they reached the scene - Fisher had fled the house with Dorice Depitte's cellphone, police said.
Fisher was taken into custody minutes later after reportedly creating a disturbance in the 1400 block of High Street, police said. He was "extremely intoxicated and belligerent," police said in court records.
Arraigned hours later before District Judge James Carn on charges of false reports alarms to agencies, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and public drunkenness, Fisher initially was committed to the Lycoming County Prison but since has been released on $12,500 bail.