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Tim Clark, Towanda
Police allege that Bump pursued a relationship with a teenage girl that began with text messaging and evolved to sexual relations at the victim's Burlington Township home. When interviewed by police, Bump allegedly corroborated the victim's account of their relationship. A preliminary hearing has been set for April 27.
John J. Lochner, 29, Towanda, faces prosecution for simple assault, harassment by physical contact and disorderly conduct from a domestic dispute that occurred at his Bridge Street home just past midnight on March 26. Police responded to a call to the residence and allege that, upon their arrival, they witnessed Lochner pinning the victim to the floor. Police, who handcuffed Lochner when he answered the door, allege that he had punched and choked the woman, in addition to breaking a metal broom handle over her head after drinking in a nearby bar. Lochner was released on non-monetary bail and faces an April 6 preliminary hearing.
Kelly M. Hay, 41, Canton, faces prosecution for charges of theft from a motor vehicle after allegedly taking money from a car that belonged to her ex-husband. The incident was reported to police by a neighbor who witnessed Hay rummaging through the vehicle, which was parked at the ex-husband's Monroe Township home, between 9 and 10 a.m. on March 16. A preliminary hearing has been set for April 29.
Luis Antonio Delvalle, 50, Towanda, faces charges for allegedly removing scrap steel from a property in Ulster Township. Police charged Delvalle with theft by unlawful taking or disposition after he allegedly admitted that he had taken the scrap metal from a residence on Mountain Road on or about March 19. His preliminary hearing is slated for April 29.
Two local women were cited for writing bad checks in separate private criminal complaints. Defendants include Kristine Baldwin and Sonja Perry, who allegedly issued bad checks to MK Contractors and Root's Appliances, respectively. Both woman face May 6 preliminary hearings after repeated attempts by the respective business owners failed to recover the debts.