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13 people face drug-related charges

Thirteen people have been charged with various drug offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Abdul K. Shabazz, 28, of 1436 Memorial Ave.; the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and related offenses  for his ...

Former LHU wrestler headed back to college after incident

LOCK HAVEN — Four-time PIAA wrestling champion Chance Marsteller, of York County, pleaded guilty Thursday in Clinton County Court to six criminal counts of simple assault and one count of open lewdness for an explosive and violent episode last  summer. He said he hopes to turn his life ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY 12:34 a.m., domestic disturbance, 400 block of Germania Street, Williamsport. 3:18 a.m., harassment, 100 block of Sixth Street, ...

Man waives hearing on gun-related charges

Shon E. Helm, 20, of 1230 Memorial Ave., remains locked up on no bail after he waived his preliminary hearing on city police charges of receiving stolen property, carrying a firearm without a license and tampering with evidence. The charges stem from an incident on Dec. 13, when Helm received ...

Pottstown man nabbed on burglary-related charges

Fugitive Nicholas Thomas, 37, of Pottstown, was taken into custody Monday on Old Lycoming Township police charges of allegedly burglarizing Cable Services Co., 2113 Maynard St., three times between Jan. 3 and Friday, and stealing a total of $3,400 worth of copper wire. An employee of the ...

15 motorists are charged with driving under the influence

Fifteen motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Sean David Watkins, 43, of 192 N. Second St., Hughesville; state police following a crash at Main and Bower streets in ...

Tioga County Police & Court

3 are sentenced in Tioga County Court WELLSBORO — Three people were sentenced in Tioga County Court recently. Sentenced to county jail time were: • Ashley Marie Rice, 23, of Wellsboro, 65 days to 24 months; 200 restitution to First Community Bank and a $50 fine  for ...

Knife-wielding bandit robs convenience store in Avis

AVIS — A masked man armed with a knife held up the Pantry convenience store in Avis just before 10 p.m. Monday, according to Pine Creek Township Police Chief David Winkleman. The robber got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, but the female clerk was not injured, the chief said. The ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: TUESDAY 4:44 a.m., criminal mischief, 200 block of Rose Street, Williamsport. 6:01 a.m., theft, 10 block of Mill Street, Montoursville. 8:36 a.m., ...

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Williamsport Patrolman Brian McGee takes convicted felon Tanner John Blanksby to the Lycoming County Prison after the 23-year-old city man was arraigned Monday morning on charges of allegedly stealing two handguns and ammunition last month from his father’s home in the city.

Fugitive is found hiding in basement

Convicted felon and fugitive Tanner John Blanksby was back behind bars Monday after he was found hiding in a basement across from a High Street home where he lives with his fiancee, city police said. The latest offenses against the 23-year-old city man involve felony charges of allegedly ...

Jersey Shore man charged with arson

JERSEY SHORE — A Locust Street man was locked up after he allegedly set a fire early Monday morning in the kitchen of the home he shares with his girlfriend and her four children, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Patrolman Tyler Bierly. “I’ll burn this whole (expletive) house ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: SATURDAY 1:29 a.m., domestic disturbance, 600 block of Court Street, Williamsport. 1:36 a.m., disturbance, 800 block of First Street, Williamsport. 2:04 ...

Police charge 12 for criminal actions

Twelve people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Frank Gene Jackson, 60, of 676 Sixth Ave.; 676 Sixth Ave.; state police; simple assault and harassment for allegedly slamming Monique Casandra Woods to the pavement in ...

Charges against 2 dropped

JERSEY SHORE — Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police withdrew a bad check charge against Ciara Lavon Moore after the 30-year-old Jersey Shore woman paid restitution in full to the victim and paid $160 in court costs ordered by District Judge Jerry C. Lepley. The charge stemmed from Moore ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Friday 12:13 a.m., disturbance, 1900 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 2:38 a.m., burglary, 2100 block of Marydale Avenue, Old Lycoming ...

Woman found in garage was shot in neck

BRADDOCK (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania have ruled the death of a woman who was found in an abandoned garage a homicide. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said Sunday night that 29-year-old India Stewart died of a gunshot wound to the neck. The Pitcairn woman was found ...

Police: City bar robbed

A man wearing a long blue or green coat walked into the Whiskey Room at 30 W. Third St. and robbed the business of an undisclosed amount of cash about 5:45 p.m. Saturday, city police confirmed. The bandit — described as white and in his mid 50s — fled in an undisclosed location, police ...

Man gets jail time for threatening woman, children with gun

James E. Nottingham, 51, of 297 Peavine Hollow Road, Wolf Township, will serve five to 10 years in state prison for just one of the charges he received for an incident that began when he came home intoxicated around 2 a.m. in July of 2015. Nottingham was convicted of a single count of persons ...