MAN CHARGED IN GOLF CART THEFT

SELINSGROVE — A Port Trevorton man is charged with felony receiving stolen property in the June theft of a $2,100 golf cart.

Nathan T. Neidig, 19, of 1800 Main St., Port Trevorton, allegedly stole a 1998 Yamaha golf cart from Catherine Strawser's Route 2007 home in Union County on June 21.

On Sept. 14, Mrs. Strawser's son, Travis Strawser, saw the golf cart on the back of a pickup truck, which was later stopped by a state police officer from Newport, the criminal complaint filed by state police at Selinsgrove said.

The driver of the pickup truck, Corey Yingling, of Harrisburg, said he bought the vehicle that day for $500 from Mr. Neidig in Port Trevorton shortly before being stopped by police.

Mr. Neidig denied stealing the golf cart, but refused to tell police who gave it to him, the complaint said.

A felony receiving stolen property charge was filed in District Judge John T. Robinson's Selinsgrove office.

AUTHORITY

TO MEET TODAY

McCLURE — The McClure Municipal Authority will meet at 7 p.m. today in the borough building.

Routine business will be discussed, officials said.

SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE IS TODAY

MANDATA — The Line Mountain Junior-Senior High School will hold its annual open house from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

MAN FACES TRIAL IN MORALS CASE

DANVILLE — A 45-year-old Turbotville man facing charges for allegedly kissing a 12-year-old girl waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, sending the case to Montour County Court.

Arthur L. Merrill, of 2052 Continental Blvd., was charged last month with corruption of minors and three counts of indecent assault by state police at Milton after he allegedly kissed the girl on four occasions earlier this year at a home in Anthony Township, Montour County.

Authorities were tipped off by Mr. Merrill's wife in late August shen she spoke to Montour County Children and Youth Services officials.

The girl, who is now 13, told authorities that Mr. Merrill "kissed me in a way he should have only kissed his wife," according to an affidavit filed in District Judge Marvin Shrawder's office in Danville.

The girl also said Mr. Merrill touched her inappropriately, the affidavit stated.

According to state police, Mr. Merrill said the situations "went too far" after they "started out as playing around."

Mr. Merrill is free on $25,000 unsecured bail.

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