Police Fire and Court

Charges against city man tossed

Stating there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations, District Judge Christian Frey threw out all city police charges against Sheldon Louis Robinson, 47, of 729 W. Fourth St., following a preliminary hearing.Frey dismissed charges of terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and ...

Charges dropped in 1 case, hearing waived in another

While charges in one case against Juan Ramon Zayas-Maldonado were dropped, the 35-year-old city man waived his preliminary hearing in another case, according to court records.City police dropped charges of theft, receiving stolen property and trespassing against the man. The charges stemmed ...

Police blotter

Lock Haven-area woman faces drug charges hereA Lock Haven area woman faces charges for driving into a construction zone and hitting a can while allegedly under the influence of heroin, according city Patrolwoman Debra A. Wasilauski.A bench warrant for the arrest of Erin E. Rossman, of 2688 ...

Fallen tree knocks out power

Numerous homes in the northern part of the city, west of Walnut Street, were without power after a large tree fell and tore down some power lines in the 700 block of Vernon Avenue about 9:15 p.m. Monday.A PPL crew was on the scene, making repairs.

Councilman to resign amid charges he lied

LEBANON (AP) - A central Pennsylvania city councilman is resigning following charges that he filed a false accident report. Lebanon councilman Tony Matula faces charges including insurance fraud, false reports to law enforcement and hit and run.Police say Matula reported in June 2014 that ...

Man injured in farming accident

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteA Jersey Shore area farmer cutting corn on Monday was injured when he was either hit or run over by the wagon he was using in a field on Martins Road, near West Line Road, in Piatt Township about 10:40 a.m., according to Jersey Shore fire officials said. "All he told ...

Woman injured in city collision

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteThe woman driving this Chevrolet Aveo was treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries she suffered in a three-vehicle crash in the 1700 block of East Third Street about 2:30 p.m. Monday, according to state police. No one else was injured in the ...

20 charged with DUI

Twenty motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Jeremy Andrew Higgins, 27, of 1309 Route 44 South, Jersey Shore; state police on Route 220 in Piatt Township on July 26; also ...

8 charged with various crimes

Eight people have been charged with various offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Austin Eugene Grossnickle, 27, of 2228 W. Third St.; city police; terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment for allegedly punching Brooke Bower in the stomach, kicking her in ...

6 cited for drug crimes

Six people have been charged with various drug offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Justin Michael Hummel, 21, of Lock Haven; Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police; possession of 30 grams of marijuana, six bags of "molly" and 8 grams of mushrooms in the 14000 block of ...

South Side man accused of stealing jewelry from homes

A self-employed contractor from South Williamsport has been arrested on charges of allegedly stealing more than $10,000 worth of jewelry from four Williamsport-area homes that were burglarized between June 30 and mid-July, according to state Trooper Daniel Switzer.The accused burglar, Jonathan ...

Police: Motorist in Route 87 crash on drugs, combative

A Bradford County motorist faces assault-related charges after he became "combative" with a paramedic who was trying to help him following a one-vehicle crash on Route 87 in Montoursville in late May, state police alleged in court papers.Jeremy Mark Marshall, 26, of Wyalusing, also has been ...

5 charged with various crimes

Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Warren Eugene Cisney, 40, of Orbisonia, Huntingdon County; Montoursville police; recklessly endangering for allegedly struggling briefly with officers as they disarmed him of a ...

14 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Fourteen individuals recently were sentenced in Lycoming County Court, according to court documents.One was sentenced to state prison. He is: Rodney A. Wilson, 34, 565 Memorial Ave., 24 to 48 months with credit for time served for persons not to possess firearms, possession with intent to ...

20 charged with various drug-related offenses

Twenty people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records.Those charged and the police departments involved were: Marvin Eugene McFarland, 41, of 912 Wayne Ave.; state police; delivery of cocaine and related offenses for allegedly selling the controlled substance to ...

8 people facing charges in Elkland District Court

ELKLAND - Eight people either have appeared or will appear for various charges before District Judge James Edgcomb.They are: Brooke M. Draper, 30, of 238 Bear Creek Road, Tioga, faces charges of terroristic threats and harassment after she allegedly left a threatening phone message on June 30. ...

Condition of crash victim is upgraded to serious

The medical condition of Karen L. Rupp, 47, of Ralston, has been upgraded from critical to serious, a nursing supervisor at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville said Thursday night.Rupp was injured when she lost control of her Jeep Cherokee that crashed into a tree on Route 14 near her home in ...

Crews check out cloud from trash truck

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteMembers of the Clinton County Hazardous Materials Response team inspect the back of a trash truck in the 200 block of Charles Street in South Williamsport about 9:30 a.m. Thursday after a white cloud was seen coming from the back of the truck. The cloud appeared soon ...

Another person caught up in Route 15 crash dies of injuries

BLOSSBURG - Last week's five-vehicle pileup in the southbound lanes of Route 15 has claimed a second life, state police confirmed.Harold "Don" Whipple, 33, of Williamsport, died Wednesday at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, where he was admitted with critical injuries he suffered in the ...