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Tim Clark, Towanda


Harold James Howell, Jr., 23, Towanda, faces charges for criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, simple assault, and repeated harassment, stemming from his alleged actions at Futures Residential home on Maple Street in Towanda. Two employees of the facility called police at about 10 p.m. on July 9 to ask for assistance after Howell, who was on probation, reportedly went on a rampage after discovering that a lamp in his room had been broken. He blamed the employees and began smashing items throughout the home and throwing things at them. According to the police report, Howell knocked over an expensive medical lift chair and shattered a rock ornament, in addition to numerous other items. Police found Howell on the back porch of the home and arrested him without further incident. He faced a July 20 preliminary hearing.

Marc Jay Fisher, 42, Towanda RR2, faces charges for high rate DUI and related driving offenses after he was stopped by Towanda Borough Police on July 2 at about 12:50 a.m. in the 600 block of Main Street. Fisher was observed backing out on to Main Street from the area of Keystone College, after which he “burned out” and proceeded south. Two officers in a patrol car followed Fisher, who allegedly was driving erratically and at a high rate of speed as he crossed the Memorial Bridge toward Wysox Township. A stop was initiated in the Dandy Mini Mart parking lot, where Fisher reportedly refused to produce identification and asked instead to speak with the other officer, whom he knew. The reporting officer asked for identification again, which Fisher produced at that time and allegedly admitted to having had four drinks at a bar on Main Street in Towanda. Although Fisher stated up front that he had difficulty with balance due to medical problems with his feet and legs, he was asked to participate in field sobriety tests, which he did not perform to the patrolman’s satisfaction and was therefore placed under arrest. A blood test conducted at Towanda Memorial Hospital indicated a BAC of .121. Fisher’s preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 17.

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