Police, Fire & Court

Man convicted in sexual assault of 6 girls gets 30 to 87 years

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania man convicted of sexually assaulting six girls from the same family, fathering two children with one of them, has been sentenced to 30 to 87 years in prison. Authorities say the girls’ parents had “gifted” their oldest daughter to 52-year-old Lee ...

Man charged with drug use while caring for kids

While taking care of two children, ages 6 and 13, Willie Garcia, suddenly went unresponsive in his Loyalsock Township apartment at 1545 Northway Road after ingesting an unknown narcotic on Aug. 20, according to state police. The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was ...

7 charged with DUI

Seven motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Adam James Phillips, 30, of 286 Angletown Road, Muncy; state police in the 7000 block of Route 405 in Clinton Township on ...

Montoursville man struck by pickup, recovering

Joshua Rockwell, 29, of Montoursville, was reported in fair condition at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with leg and head injuries he suffered when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by Michael Powers, of Williamsport, in the 300 block of Broad Street in Montoursville about 1 p.m. on ...

9 face charges in Tioga County

TIOGA — Nine people either have appeared or will appear before district judges to face various charges in Tioga County. They are: • Leonard D. Kreger, 64, 332 Brion Hill Road, Liberty, faces charges of three counts of possession with intent to deliver controlled substances and three counts ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: TUESDAY 8:50 a.m., theft, 3300 block of Wahoo Drive, Williamsport. 11:05 a.m., hit and run, 300 block of Glenwood Avenue, Williamsport. 11:58 a.m., ...

Man who shared child porn goes to prison

A 36-year-old Muncy man will serve time in county prison before beginning a decade-long stretch of supervision for being in possession of child pornography. Two undercover officers began an investigation against William C. Rushoe in April of 2016, according to the state attorney general’s ...

9 accused of crimes

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Phillip Leslie Morgan, 25, homeless; city police; strangulation, simple assault and criminal mischief after allegedly assaulting Donesha Brown ...

19 face drug charges

Nineteen people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Samuel Daniel Solis-Gonzalez, 20, of 329 Maynard St., South Williamsport; city police; possession with intent to deliver 23 grams of marijuana ...

10 are sentenced in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — The following 10 individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County Court. Sentenced to county prison were: • Tavis S. DeLong, 33, of Painted Post, New York, five days to six months and a $300 fine for driving under the influence of intoxicants. • Harry L. Gilbert, 47, ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Monday 3:04 a.m., hit and run, Allenwood Camp Lane and Route 15, Clinton Township. 8:13 a.m., theft, 1000 block of West Third Street, Williamsport. 10:09 ...

Jury finds man guilty of sexual assault, resolving case from 2012

A 63-year-old man was convicted recently by a jury in Lycoming County Court in a sexual assault case that dates back five years, according to the district attorney’s office. Dennis Robert Steele was charged for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in his home in Washington Township in ...

Dealer admits selling drugs that caused fatal overdose

A city drug dealer who sold fentanyl that killed a 19-year-old in 2016 pleaded guilty before his trial began in Lycoming County Court. Arnold O. Cavanaugh Jr. was set to stand trial Monday for selling a deadly dosage of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl to Chase A. McKissick. Cavanaugh, 22, ...

9 face charges for shoplifting, other crimes

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Joseph Lee James, of 724 Memorial Ave.; city police; felony shoplifting and receiving stolen property after he was caught allegedly trying to steal $26 worth of ...

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It was  off to the Lycoming County Prison for Brandon Patrick Fitzsimmons on Sunday after the 37-year-old father was arraigned on assault-related charges in which his teenage son and a neighbor were the alleged victims, city police said.

City man charged after incident involving his mother and teen son

As city police led Brandon Patrick Fitzsimmons to jail on Sunday, the 37-year-old father told a news reporter, “My son was kidnapped and they’re arresting me.” Near the end of his arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and ...

Crew douses fire above bathroom fan

JERSEY SHORE — It took a little time for volunteer firefighers to find the source of smoke inside a Maple Street home on Sunday morning, but, once they did, they were able to douse the fire with two portable extinguishers. Citizen’s Hose Fire Chief Matthew Fausey said the fire ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Friday 12:32 a.m., disturbance, 200 block of College Avenue, Williamsport. 6:19 a.m., criminal mischief, 1600 block of Elmira Street, Williamsport. 6:55 ...

Man accused of dragging someone 4 blocks with car

A Nisbet man faces assault-related charges for allegedly dragging a man four blocks with his 1995 Subaru Legacy moments after the driver and three other men in the car stole marijuana from him, according to South Williamsport Patrolman Devin Thompson. Thompson saw a man being dragged by a ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 12:36 a.m., disorderly conduct, 100 block of Maynard Street, Williamsport. 12:58 a.m., disturbance, 500 block of Center Place, Williamsport. 1:10 ...