State police investigate harassment/criminal trespass complaint at Lisa's Little Philly
The Pennsylvania State Police said Sunday they are investigating a complaint of "harassment/criminal trespass" at Lisa's Little Philly restaurant in Wysox.
The brief statement says the state police are investigating the complaint and asks anyone with information to contact the Towanda barracks. Neither the complainer nor the accused are named in the press release.
Lisa Little Philly co-owner Gary Brennan told the Review he filed the complaint. "Yes, I did," he said when asked Sunday evening. He said a lock was placed on his outdoor cooler Saturday morning and he contacted state police later in the day. He said witnesses told him Judge Jeffrey Smith was on the restaurant property Saturday morning and that when he talked to Smith later, Smith acknowledged placing the lock.
Brennan said state police described it as a landlord-tenant dispute, and said he could remove the lock. Brennan said he did remove it and turned it over to state police.
Bradford County President Judge Jeffrey Smith, as one of four partners of Crow Knees LLC, the owner of the building housing the restaurant along Route 6 in Wysox, and Brennan and his wife Lisa, have been embroiled in a bitter landlord-tenant dispute. Efforts to reach Smith Sunday evening at home and by cell phone were not successful. A message seeking comment was left on his office voice mail.