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By Staff | Jan 13, 2010

Motorcyclist faces charges after a high-speed chase

HUGHESVILLE – A Muncy area motorcyclist faces charges following a high-speed pursuit that began in the borough and ended in Moreland Township, according to Hughesville police. Aaron Brady Kessler, 23, of 1874 Route 405, Muncy Creek Township, has been charged with recklessly endangering, fleeing or attempting to elude police, reckless driving and two other summary traffic violations as result of the 11:15 p.m. pursuit on Nov. 18, police said. The pursuit began on East Water Street and continued at high speeds on Route 118 first into Wolf Township and then into Moreland Township, Patrolman Jason Gill said. During the chase, speeds reached in excess of 100 mph, said Gill, who once terminated his involvement in the pursuit because the speeds were too dangerous. He resumed the pursuit after seeing the cycle a second time.

The chase finally ended near Moreland Township Estates, just off of Route 118, when Kessler pulled over and parked the cycle. He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge C. Roger McRae.

Allenwood man charged after pair of thefts in Montoursville

A Union County man was nabbed within minutes after allegedly trying to break into the Hanna Auto Mart, 155 Broad St., about 1:20 a.m. Friday, according to Montoursville police. Officers responded to the business after a neighbor heard glass breaking at the used-car dealership.

Aaron Michael Grady, 26, of 16843 Route 15, Allenwood, was caught near the scene. Police allege he also stole a pack of 12 compact discs from Ashley Follmer’s sport-utility vehicle while it was parked outside her home at 145 Broad St. Charged with burglary, felony trespassing, theft from a vehicle, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and public drunkenness, Grady was arraigned before District Judge C. Roger McRae and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $6,500 bail.

Man, 65, threatens teens

MUNCY – A 65-year-old Sherman Street man faces charges following two separate incidents in which he allegedly threatened teenagers walking by his home, according to county police. In one case, Kenneth Fisher Jr. threatened to punch two 13-year-old boys as they walked by his 205 Sherman St. house on Oct. 16, police said. He also allegedly told them he would “shove a pipe through their throats” as he held up a unidentified pointed object. Three days later, police allege, he made “threatening gestures” toward a 13-year-old girl and ran a pointed object twice across her throat. Charged with terroristic threats and harassment, Fisher was sent a summons to appear before District Judge C. Roger McRae.