Police Fire and Court

One hospitalized after Williamsport Manor fire

One resident of the Williamsport Manor Apartments remained hospitalized following Wednesday night’s fire that erupted in the kitchen of his fifth-floor apartment, according to fire and apartment house officials. The fire occurred about 9:15 p.m., triggering the building’s alarm ...

City man cleared after police drop charges

JERSEY SHORE - Tiadaghton Valley Regional police have dropped all charges against Thomas Gonzalez, 52, of 1016 Dewey Ave., Williamsport, according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Jerry C. Lepley. Gonzalez was charged in mid-March after allegedly failing to complete his ...

Tractor-trailer jacknifes on Route 15

A Virginia truck driver escaped injury when his empty tractor-trailer truck jackknifed in the northbound lanes of Route 15, three miles north of Trout Run, about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, state police said. The driver, whose identity was not released, climbed out of the rig on his own. Even though ...

11 charged for various alleged crimes

Eleven people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Darron Hunter, 41, of 613 Green St.; city police; possession with intent to deliver 4.7 grams of crack cocaine and 22 oxycodone pills ...

20 people charged with various crimes

Twenty people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Joshua Feigles, 35, of 203 Carpenter St., Muncy; city police; felony burglary, felony trespassing, theft, receiving stolen property and ...

Man faces trial on alleged drug deliveries, firearms violations

A trial is being scheduled in U.S. Middle District Court for a convicted felon accused of distributing heroin and other drugs and using firearms out of an Old Lycoming Township home. Zakhary Wayne Pryer, of 2054 Mahaffey Lane, faces a nine-count indictment, according to George J. Rocktashel, ...

24 sentenced in Lycoming County

Twenty-four people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Two people were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Robert C. Steele, 49, of Muncy, 14 to 60 months, $1,500 fine, drug & alcohol assessment, and DUI education for DUI. • Chastity Carver, of Lycoming County ...

Hit and run driver nabbed shortly after crashing into utility pole

Minutes after he fled from a city policewoman in the 600 block of Walnut Street Wednesday night, motorist Earl Taylor crashed the van he was driving at Sixth Avenue and High Street, city police said. Taylor bailed out of the 2001 Chrysler Voyager and ran east toward Fifth Avenue, police were ...

Few new details emerge in case concerning legs

A recent update from Pennsylvania State Police denotes the woman whose legs were found along the north shore (city side) of the Susquehanna River on May 11 was white and was believed to be to 5 feet 6 inches tall. Police said the victim’s race and height were determined following an ...

Constables, sheriff lawsuit moved behind closed doors

Two state constables and Lycoming County Sheriff Mark Lusk went before a judge Monday in a closed hearing regarding the constables’ lawsuit against the sheriff’s office. One lawsuit is filed in county court while two others are filed in federal courts. The constables allege Lusk violated ...

Living room outlet fire displaces family of four

An electrical outlet in the living room of Michael Moyle and Nefertiti New, 527 Wolf Place in Williamsport, caught fire at about 11:15 a.m. Monday, displacing the couple and their two toddlers. They are staying with New’s family members. The home was rented from Derreck Cimini. The couple ...

Man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

A Lycoming Township man pleaded guilty in Lycoming County Court Monday to 11 counts of possession of child pornography. James R. Protasio, 66, of 3675 Linn St., faces a state prison term of 36 to 96 months. Investigators with the Child Predator Division of the state attorney general’s ...

Five charged with various crimes in Lycoming County

Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Emily R. Clark, 29, of 1505 Martins Road, Linden; Tiadaghton Valley Regional police; simple assault, after allegedly striking her ...

Tree falls, kills man

RENOVO — A man was killed by a falling tree in Clinton County during Saturday afternoon’s storms, state police at Lamar said. Elmer Stoltzfus, 40, of Parkesburg, died when the tree fell on him, said Trooper Kimberly Patterson. The tree fell during a thunderstorm that moved through at ...

Fuel spill cleaned at residence

JERSEY SHORE — About 200 gallons of fuel oil had to be cleaned up when it spilled from a tank at a residence on South Main Street, fire officials said. The fuel oil spilled out of the tank at an apartment that was being demolished at 441 S. Main St. at 1 p.m. Sunday, officials said. The ...

Former constables sue sheriff alleging protected speech violation

Two former constables recently filed a federal lawsuit alleging their former supervisor, Lycoming County Sheriff Mark Lusk, violated their constitutional right to free speech. Two other cases are in the county court. They include a declaratory judgment pending from a judge that may set case ...

Alleged drug deliveryman to await judge’s ruling

A federal court judge will decide whether a Galeton man was involved in a conspiracy to distribute oxycontin and fentanyl to users and sellers of heroin to buy more heroin. Chief U.S. Middle District Judge Christopher C. Conner will decide whether David Piaquadio is guilty following a two-day ...

‘Serious’ collision leaves one injured

Two vehicles crashed in a head-on collision around 7:55 p.m. Thursday at the 5600 block along Route 220 across from Henry’s BBQ. A silver Toyota Sienna, pictured, was traveling southbound on Route 220 and a black Ford Focus was traveling northbound while getting in the left lane to turn. The ...

Two face drug charges

After two people were taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon, members of Lycoming County’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit seized several pounds of marijuana and a large amount of suspected drug money at the couple’s South Williamsport home. The arrests of Cory Blee, 40, and Heather Longo, ...

Woman’s death remains under investigation

TROUT RUN - It will be several weeks before investigators are prepared to give a definitive cause of death on Kellie L. Hill, 54, of Trout Run, an apparent drowning victim, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. Hill was found dead in her family’s pool on Route 14, ...