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2 charged with aggravated assault

Fresh footprints left in the snow helped lead city police to two men who allegedly assaulted a third man early Wednesday morning in his Wyoming Street home, according to court records. Rashawn Lee Logan II, 18, of 941 Penn St., and Marcquel J. Olsen, 19, of 812 Wyoming St., both were taken ...

Jersey Shore man seriously injured in Monday crash

WATERVILLE — Taylor C. Wallen, 22, of Jersey Shore, was admitted to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with serious injuries he suffered when his car crashed on Little Pine Creek Road about 3:30 p.m. Monday, state police said Friday night. Wallen was traveling south when his vehicle went ...

City lieutenant civil suit moves step forward

A city police lieutenant civil lawsuit in U.S. Middle District Court against the city and other current and former police officers has moved a step forward in court. U.S. Middle District Judge Malachy E. Mannion Thursday denied a pending motion to dismiss Steven Helm’s complaint. The motion ...

Ten charged with crimes locally

Ten people have been charged with various offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Jonathan M. Koch, 39, of 1524 Scott St.; city police; felony trespassing, disorderly conduct and related offenses for allegedly entering 1646-1648 Andrews Place and assaulting three ...

Tower company suit dismissed in federal court

A communications company can’t construct a wireless communications tower in Montoursville following a ruling in U.S. Middle District Court. Judge Matthew W. Brann denied summary judgment for Horvath Towers and granted it to the borough zoning hearing board after a multi-year court ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 3:12 a.m., disturbance, 200 block of North Main Street, Picture Rocks. 4:03 a.m., burglary, 30 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 8:05 a.m., ...

9 charged in Lycoming County

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Sarah Elizabeth Baire, 31, of 472 Antes Fort Front St., Antes Fort; city police; felony shoplifting and receiving stolen property after she was ...

31 sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Thirty-one individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Two were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Shawn Anthony Dunn, 23, 970 1/2 First St., 12 to 36 months and 12 months probation for delivery of a controlled substance and ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY 2:22 a.m., disturbance, 600 block of Second Street, Williamsport. 2:43 a.m., harassment, 300 block of Bridge Street, Williamsport. 7:38 a.m., ...

Jaziah Strickland, 18, heads to the Lycoming County Prison after he was arraigned Wednesday on charges of allegedly punching his pregnant girlfriend in the face and kicking her in the stomach during a disturbance at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center. 





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Erroneous report of shots fired; man send hospital into lockdown

An inaccurate report of a possible gunman at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning sent city police rushing to the facility. There was no shooter and no shots were fired; however, an 18-year-old man was nabbed about a block south of the facility and ...

Area fugitive nabbed near Blossburg

A Blossburg man who was to be sentenced on charges of indecent assault and became a fugitive from justice was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals Service. Justing Gardner, 32, was arrested earlier this week without incident in the 500 block of Arnot Road in the borough in Tioga County. U.S. ...

8 sentenced in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — Eight individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County Court. Sentenced to state prison was: • Tyrell M. Schmidt, 31, of Westfield, nine to 24 months for criminal trespass. Sentenced to County Prison were: • Chance Lee Gilbert, 21, of Lake Worth, Florida, for ...

Slippery roads lead to numerous crashes

A wet, but steady snowfall on Tuesday afternoon blanketed area roads with a slushy mess, making conditions very slippery and contributing to numerous accidents. One crash with injuries on Route 220 near Pennsdale forced the closing of a section of the two-lane road between Rabbittown Road to ...

Probation given to woman who crashed into newspaper building

The woman who admitted to doing heroin before slamming her car into the Williamsport Sun-Gazette was sentenced to serve 60 days on a monitoring device and two years of probation Tuesday. Johnna R. Finan, 26, of 728 W. Third St., Lock Haven, was driving south on Hepburn Street with her then ...

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Man involved in 12-hour standoff with police waives preliminary hearing

A state constable returns Evan Justin Chapman back to the Lycoming County Prison on Tuesday morning after the 46-year-old inmate waived his preliminary hearing before District Judge Christian Frey. Chapman will face additional court action on a total of 25 criminal counts stemming from a ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: MONDAY 8:21 a.m., hit and run, 500 block of North Route 15, Williamsport. 1:31 p.m., trespasser, 300 block of Bridge Street, Williamsport. 5:08 p.m., theft, ...

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Vehicle crash in Loyalsock Township

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-Gazette The driver of this Ford Escape climbed out of the SUV after it overturned on Cemetery Road, about a half a mile north if Wildwood Cemetery, in Loyalsock Township about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The driver, whose identity was not available, suffered a minor hand injury. ...

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Water main break in the city

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-Gazette A Williamsport Municipal Water Authority crew was out yet again much of Saturday repairing another water main break, this time on Grampian Boulevard, just east of Warren Avenue, in Loyalsock Township. Workers have repaired a handful of such breaks in the region in ...

16 to face criminal charges

Sixteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Stevannah R. Helminiak, 27, of 725 Sylvan Drive, South Williamsport; city police; possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the 400 block of Little League ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 3:52 a.m., theft, 900 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 6:41 a.m., theft, 2200 block of Fink Avenue, Old Lycoming Township. 11:04 a.m., hit ...