Susquehanna man faces criminal trespass charge



A 24-year-old Susquehanna man had charges of criminal trespass and terroristic threats bound over Monday to Susquehanna County court.

Kristopher William Shimer, of 292 Jackson Avenue, appeared before Magisterial District Judge Peter Janicelli and waived his rights to a preliminary hearing.

According to a criminal complaint, Shimer broke the glass on two front doors at another Jackson Avenue residence on January 6 after being told repeatedly to leave.

He entered the home by climbing through the area where glass was broken out, and once inside, the complaint said Shimer told the residents he was going  to break their necks and beat them to a bloody pulp. He also stated he was going to kill one of the tenants.

After being told the police were on their way, the complaint says Shimer fled the scene in a Toyota pickup.

He was arrested the following day by Susquehanna Borough Police Sgt. Xaysongkham Phonechanh, and unable to post $20,000 bail, Shimer was remanded to the Susquehanna County jail.

He faces additional charges following an incident there.

According to another complaint filed last Tuesday (Jan. 11), while being processed into the jail, a baggie containing what appeared to be marijuana was found rolled up in Shimer’s clothing.

The contents of the baggie were field tested and found to be positive for marijuana.

Shimer was charged by County Detective William Strong with a felony count of contraband by an inmate and misdemeanor on possession of marijuana.

Those charges were also bound over to county court on Monday.

Shimer was represented by attorney Patrick Daly.

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