Police Fire and Court

Couple arraigned on firearm charges

Timothy Kuhns II, a convicted felon, knew very well he was prohibited from buying or even possessing a firearm, so he had his wife fill out the necessary paperwork and purchase a handgun for him at an area gun shop, Old Lycoming Township police Sgt. Christopher Kriner alleged in an ...

2 charged with alleged child endangerment

When 39-year-old Michael Fitzwater drove around Williamsport and other parts of the county to buy marijuana, he apparently thought there was nothing wrong that a 10-year-old child was with him, riding in the backseat, state police said. The child told police that on at least four different ...

Fourteen people charged with crimes

Fourteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Khaleef Davis, 18, of Yeadon; the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to deliver heroin and cocaine for his ...

9 people charged with various crimes

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Calvin Spann, 50, of 744 Arch St.; city police; strangulation, simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking Sue Brion multiple ...

Police: Ex-student, accomplice stole from Penn College dorms

A former Pennsylvania College of Technology student and accomplice allegedly stole $1,400 worth of items and $300 in cash from dorm rooms, according to an affidavit filed by Penn College police. Giovonni P. Davis, 20, of 869 Memorial Ave., and William N. Silva-Gautier, 19, of Lewisburg, are ...

Woman killed in car accident

An elderly woman was killed in a vehicle crash Friday along Route 414 in Liberty Township, Tioga County. State police at Mansfield identified the deceased as Darlene E. Harrison, 77, of Middlebury Center. Police said she was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Herbert Harrison Jr., 76, of ...

Fire heavily damages home

Firefighters from several departments battled flames at a home in Jersey Shore early Saturday morning. The residence at 400 Wilson St. was heavily damaged. Jersey Shore Borough Fire Chief Robert Cowfer reported the fire, which started sometime around 6:30 a.m., originated from a wood stove ...

2 charged for allegedly working meth lab

Two people were charged this week with allegedly operating a one-pot methamphetamine lab inside an apartment at Newberry Estates, 2500 Federal Ave., late last month, according to city police. Michael Puch, who turns 34 on Thursday, of 317 S. Lincoln Ave., Jersey Shore, and his girlfriend, ...

20 sentenced in Lycoming County

Twenty individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. One person was sentenced to state prison. He is: • Husain T. Butler, 21, of Williamsport, six to 12 months for two counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of ...

Former treasurer accused of stealing from combat veterans organization

A Northumberland County man who served just over two years as treasurer for a local chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association has been arrested on felony charges for allegedly stealing nearly $18,000 from the organization, according to state police Steven Haines, 54, of ...

22 people recently charged

Twenty-two people have been charged with various criminal offenses in Lycoming County, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Arthur Smith, 49, of 1438 1/2 Memorial Ave.; city police; possession with intent to deliver 18 bags of heroin and seven ...

15 charged for various crimes

Fifteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Jermar Hines, 43, of 355 Fisher St., South Williamsport; the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to deliver ...

Traffic stops yield drugs; 2 charged

A total of 25 bags of heroin, four grams of cocaine and 19 grams of marijuana were found in two separate and routine traffic stops last week, as city police arrested two men — including a known Crip gang leader — who attempted to conceal the contraband in their rectum. Tyra Otha Golden, ...

2 charged in Jersey Shore spree

JERSEY SHORE — Targeting vehicles and laundromats over the course of a single night, two area men stole a handgun — later exchanged for cocaine, through a network of suspects — and a change machine, among other items, police said. Lee M. Winters, 22, of 117 North Broad St., and Joshua ...

Various charges filed against 3 in local court

After hearing testimony during Jerome Williams’ preliminary hearing last week, District Judge Allen P. Page III threw out charges of intimidation of witness and retaliation against a witness, but ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold the 38-year-old city man on charges of simple assault ...

3 sentenced in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — Three individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County. Sentenced to County Prison was: • Jonathan E. Walton, 25, of Mansfield, 90 days to 12 months and 95 days credit for defiant trespass • Sherry Saunders, 38, of Middlebury Center, 12 months and $624 restitution for ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: MONDAY 8:23 a.m., disturbance, 500 block of High Street, Williamsport. 8:40 a.m., disorderly conduct, 2900 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 9:43 ...

21 people charged with various offenses

Twenty one-people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Bradford Clement, 59, of 341 Yeagle Road, Montoursville; state police; stalking, disorderly conduct and harassment for allegedly stalking Mary Mannotti in the ...

30 people recently charged with various crimes

Thirty people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Michael Wertz, 43, of 2461 Lycoming Creek Road; state police; possession with intent to deliver 23 marijuana plants, endangering the ...

Woman taken into custody while paying fine at judge’s office in separate case

A 54-year-old homeless woman who showed up at a district judge’s office Thursday to pay a fine for a minor offense ended up being taken into custody on theft-related charges that were filed just hours earlier at the same office. Sherry Minner, whose last known address was of the 12000 block ...