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Police Blotter

By Staff | Jan 6, 2009

Police Blotter

An unknown actor vandalized Christmas decorations of Santa and Rudolph owned by Candy Crissman, of Loyalsock Township. The individual cut the electrical cord used to power the decoration. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call state police at 368-5700.

On Dec. 16 in the T.J. Maxx Plaza and Olive Garden parking in Loyalsock Township, unknown actor(s) broke the windows and entered the locked vehicles of Kathryn Renkel, 42, of Muncy, and Petra Sweeting, 45, of S. Williamsport. Actor(s) then removed items inside the vehicle. The public is urged not to leave valuable inside their vehicles.

On Dec. 24, approximately 10:30 a.m. in Muncy Creek Township, Thien Vu, 21, Cranston, RI, was traveling west in the left lane on I-180 North of County Hwy. 63 when he lost control of his vehicle. He then slid to the south and exited the road and entered the median. This caused him to slide and one side of the car dug into the soft ground/snow causing the car to flip onto the roof. The vehicle came to rest in the median on the roof facing east. Vu was not injured.

On Dec. 26, Jeannette H. Rockey, 46, of Picture Rocks, was encountered operating a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo during a roving DUI patrol. After further investigation, Rockey was arrested for DUI for operating the vehicle under suspicion of alcohol and/or a controlled substance. Rockey also had in her possession a controlled substance and various drug paraphernalia. Charges were filed on Jan. 2, 2009.

Damon Faivre, age 32, of Mifflin Township, was accused and arrested on Dec. 31 for simple assault after state police discovered that he threw an object at a 25 year old female known to him, at her face causing injury. She was treated and release at the Williamsport Hospital emergency room. Faivre was arraigned before Jersey Shore District judge and released on $5,000 bail.

An automobile accident occurred on Jan. 1, in Limestone Township on State Highway 654. The driver, Christine Plocinski, age 19, Williamsport, sustained major injuries and was taken by ambulance to Williamsport Hospital.

The collision occurred while traveling west on SR 654 near the intersection with SR 44 at an unknown rate of speed. She lost control and traveled off the east side of the roadway. The vehicle then overturned multiple times, and sustained major disabling damage. It came to a final rest in a field east of SR 654 on the passenger side, facing north.

Maria Fisher of Whitedeer had her purse stolen on Jan. 1 at Great Escape movies parking lot in Muncy Township. In commission of the crime, actor(s) smashed out a window of her SUV and removed her purse.

On Jan. 2 around 4 p.m. in Clinton Township, Bryan Davenport, 18, Williamsport, Kari Kratzer, Montgomery, and Giuseppe Balsamo, Allenwood were involved in a verbal argument. During the argument, Balsamo pushed Davenport in the chest. At that time Kratzer jumped onto the back of Balsamo and bit him. Both Balsamo and Kratzer cited.

On Jan. 2 an unknown actor(s) arrived at 1310 Commerce Park Drive at Dynamats Gymnastics in Loyalsock Township undetected. Unknown used an type of object to break a window located on vehicle owned by Spencer Wade of Cogan Station. The unknown actor(s) then fled the scene. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call PSP Montoursville, 570-368-5700.

An automobile accident occurred on Jan. 3 in Armstrong Township at SR 2012 at segment marker. Known male, name withheld at this time pending further investigation sustained moderate injury, no airbag deployed and unknown seatbelt usage. While traveling north on SR 2012, driver crossed over the double yellow dividing line from the northbound travel lane into the southbound travel lane. Driver then exited off the west berm having initial impact with the embankment. Driver then overturned, coming to the position of final rest on its wheels facing south. He walked to a nearby residence to call 911.

On Jan. 4 between the hours of 6-7 a.m. an unknown individual(s) entered the residence of Tyler Marshall in the borough of Montgomery. The unknown went through the unlocked back door and once inside, individual(s) went upstairs and took several items from the residence. The unknown then left the residence via the back door.

Brett Michael Boyer, 19, an inmate at the Lycoming County Prison, is accused by state police of stealing and destroying numerous items at Muncy Creek Township campsites. All of the incidents transpired from July 13 to 23 at an area known as the “River Lots,” just north of Route 405.

An estimated $2,855 in damage occurred when Dale Reynolds’ camp was ransacked, police said. Some of Reynolds’ items destroyed included furniture, food and the camper itself.

About 2.5 gallons of canned gasoline and two tiki torches, valued at a combined $22, were taken when Rodney Watts’ camp reportedly was burglarized. The back window of Watts’ travel trailer was broken, resulting in $30 of damage.

Alcoholic drinks, valued at $12.50, and a $20 cassette radio were taken from William Hoover’s site, police said.

Arraigned Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, by District Judge Jerry C. Lepley, Boyer is charged with burglary and two counts each of theft, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property.

A hearing is scheduled before District Judge C. Roger McRae.

Boyer failed to pay $10,000 bail and will stay in jail on a police detainer, as Lepley said another case is pending against Boyer.

Ryan Howell Montgomery, 24, of 705 Hepburn St., Apt. 2 N; city police, allegedly struck his girlfriend, Echo Harper, in the face and side with a closed fist about 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at his home. He also was charged with harassment and was placed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.

On Jan. 4 between the hours of 6-8 p.m., unknown actor(s) arrived undetected at St. Ann’s Church, 1650 Sheridan Street, Loyalsock Township and used an unknown type of object to break a window of a 2004 Toyota Camry LS owned by Tracie E. Painton, 51, of Williamsport. The actor(s) them removed items from the vehicle and fled the scene in an unknown direction. 570-368-5700.