Police Fire and Court

Chemical powder fire no public health hazard

City firefighters responded to Mi SWACO on Trenton Avenue late Monday afternoon when a 55-gallon drum filled with a chemical powder caught fire at the company's outdoor loading dock, according to city Fire Chief Todd Heckman.The drum was holding a 44-pound bag of a powder that is used for ...

Marhsals check on addresses of sex offenders

A month-long operation by the U.S. Marshals Service has verified home addresses of registered sex offenders living in 15 counties throughout Pennsylvania.U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane said between June 1 and June 30, deputy marshals and police officers from 17 different law enforcement agencies ...

Lewisburg man dies in Buffalo Twp. stabbing

A Lewisburg man was fatally stabbed by another man Saturday following an argument between the two in Union County.State police reported Jamal Francis Britton, 42, died in Geisinger Medical Center in Danville from injuries suffered from the stabbing.Police said Robert Sidney Lee, 38, of ...

Woman is arrested in alleged theft

A Jersey Shore woman was arrested on various charges after attempting to steal items from a Williamsport supermarket over the weekend, state police said.State police reported Nykeana Hutchinson, 37, was charged with retail theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug ...

Homeless man allegedly breaks into car

A homeless man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a car, stealing money and attempting to flee authorities late Saturday night.State police said Michael Flannery was taken into custody after being located in a wooded area behind 28 Liberty Ave.Flannery reportedly smashed the window of a ...

Man is charged in a domestic dispute

A DuBoistown man was arrested following a domestic dispute early Sunday morning, police said.Police said Anthony Joseph Whitcraft, 32, of 145 Valley St., was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment in connection with an incident at the Ridgemont Hotel in Armstrong ...

2 on moped injured after crash

City police and fire units responded to a crash in the area of Park Lane and Fourth Avenue around 8:10 p.m. Sunday night. Two juveniles received minor injuries after striking a vehicle with a small moped they were operating, police said. Both juveniles hurt in the minor accident were taken to ...

California student among the 84 people dead in France attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An American student from the University of California, Berkeley, was identified Sunday as one of the 84 people killed in Thursday's Bastille Day truck attack in the French city of Nice, according to statement from the school.The university said the FBI informed school ...

Eldred Twp. man facing 150 charges for allegedly molesting teen

An Eldred Township man was arrested this week on a total of 150 charges stemming from allegedly molesting a teenage boy he met at a church youth camp, according to state police.Paul Douglas Matlosz, 25, of 119 N. Pond Lane, Cogan Station, faces 50 counts each of indecent assault, endangering ...

17 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Seventeen individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents.Six were sentenced to state prison. They are: Lonnie Gainer, 33, state prison, six to 12 months with credit for time served for perjury. Amien Patton, 34, county prison, three to six ...

7 individuals are facing various charges in Elkland District Court

ELKLAND Seven people either have appeared or will appear to face charges before District Judge James Edgcomb.They are: Clinton B. Wheaton, 57, of 107 N. Buffalo St., Elkland, faces charges of making a materially false written statement on an ATF form regarding prior commitment to a mental ...

7 people face various charges

Seven people are facing charges for various offenses filed by area police agencies.They are: Christopher Phillips Miller, 56, of 2660 Route 287, Trout Run; state police; simple assault and harassment for allegedly assaulting Lisa Mary Pye in the 12000 block of Route 287 in Cogan House Township ...

Woman injured in a 2-vehicle accident in city

Tammy Woytowiez, 44, of Williamsport, was treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle accident at Washington Boulevard and Franklin Street about noon Thursday, city police said.She was a passenger in a car driven by Edward Hortz, of Altoona, ...

Man allegedly threatens brother-in-law with rifle

After allegedly threatening his brother-in-law with a rifle on Wednesday morning, 47-year-old Sheldon Louis Robinson was taken into custody without incident at his West Fourth Street apartment, according to city Patrolman Donald Barrett.Police allege Robinson, of 729 W. Fourth St., stepped out ...

Woman faces assault charges after hit-run report

WELLSBORO - Julie L. Sherman, 46, of 19 Cone St., Apt. A, Wellsboro, faces charges of aggravated assault, harassment, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after police responded to a report of a hit-and-run vehicle versus pedestrian accident.According to documents filed ...

Philly man arrested in city after a brief chase

Motorist Anthony William Scott saw the unmarked police cruiser's emergency lights behind him and heard the vehicle's siren, but the 27-year-old Philadelphia man had no intentions of stopping even though he ran a stop sign at Park Avenue and Wildwood Boulevard in the city.Afraid he would be ...

13 people sentenced in Tioga County Court

WELLSBORO - Thirteen people were sentenced in Tioga County Court recently.Sentenced to jail time were: Jason Kurzejewski, 38, of Wellsboro, 361 days to five years in jail for driving under the influence of intoxicants, credit for 361 days time served, $1,500 fine, 30 hours community service, 18 ...

3 facing various charges

WELLSBORO - Three people have appeared or will appear before District Judge Rob Repard to face various charges. Karen N. Specht, 31, of Philadelphia, faces charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants following a traffic stop on East Avenue in the borough May 29. She was issued a ...

16 face drug charges

Sixteen people have been charged with various drug offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Kim Jude Veverka, 45, and Felicia Lynn Weinhardt, 26, both of 45 Back St., Montoursville; the county's Narcotics Enforcement; possession with intent to deliver three bags of ...

6 people charged with DUI

Six motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances. Those charged and the police departments involve were: Adam Eric Erdly, 40, of 71 Broad St., Montgomery; state police following a crash at Route 405 and Sherwood Drive in Clinton Township ...