A case that may have resulted in only summary charges became more serious after a local man allegedly gave police a series of false names prior to being arrested.
Jeffery Charles Kaelin, 24, of 658 Krouse Ave., has been charged with one misdemeanor count of false identification to law enforcement and summary counts for disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal mischief.
On April 20, Old Lycoming Township police were called to 1913 Lycoming Creek Road for a disturbance in progress. When they arrived, they met a local woman who accused Kaelin of breaking through her front door after she refused to let him in.
According to the victim, Kaelin pushed her into a wall, causing her to hit her head. A struggle ensued in which Kaelin allegedly pulled out some of the victim's hair and pushed her a second time, before the fight was broken up by witnesses, records state.
In the affidavit, authorities noted that the front door of the residence was damaged and appeared to have been forced open.
Kaelin first identified himself to police as "George Blanksby" whose date of birth is March 25, 1988. After police were unable to find any records of this name, Kaelin allegedly identified himself as "Charles Kaelin" whose date of birth is Dec. 10, 1992.
Authorities ran this second pseudonym and found that no warrants were out on "Charles."
As Kaelin, who had been taken into custody, was being led to the patrol car, his arresting officer mentioned he would run an additional identification check for "Charles Kaelin" on his car computer. Kaelin allegedly told authorities that Charles was his real name; he stated he had lied before because he had warrants out for his arrest, records state.
The officer allegedly reminded Kaelin that there were no warrants out for "Charles," records state.
After running a second identification check, photographs of the real Charles Kaelin did not match the man in custody, authorities wrote in the affidavit.
Further investigation revealed Jeffery Kaelin's true name. Authorities wrote that there were two warrants out for him.
Kaelin was arranged before District Judge James H. Sortman on April 23. He is incarcerated in lieu of $5,000 bail.