Police Fire and Court

New public defender for Clinton County

LOCK HAVEN — Patrick Johnson will be stepping into the Clinton County Public Defender position recently vacanted by Thom Rosamilia. The Clinton County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Johnson on Thursday night, which will be effective March 12, 2019, at an annual salary of ...

Drug trafficking indictments include city suspect

A city man was among more than 17 indicted this week on charges of allegedly bringing drugs into central Pennsylvania from Puerto Rico. Ariel Diaz, 33, formerly of the 1500 block of Scott Street, was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more ...

Investigators study cause of barn fire

MONTGOMERY – A state police fire marshal will visit the ruins of a barn at John Shrimp’s farm on Cemetery Hill Road as the investigation into the cause of Thursday’s multiple-alarm blaze continues. The Clinton Township volunteer firefighter who was taken from the scene in an ...

Drug trafficking indictments include city suspect

A city man was among more than 17 indicted this week on charges of allegedly bringing drugs into central Pennsylvania from Puerto Rico. Ariel Diaz, 33, formerly of the 1500 block of Scott Street, was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more ...

Investigators study fire cause

MONTGOMERY – A state police fire marshal will visit the ruins of a barn at John Shrimp’s farm on Cemetery Hill Road as the investigation into the cause of Thursday’s multiple-alarm blaze continues. The Clinton Township volunteer firefighter who was taken from the scene in an ...

8 get probation in Lycoming County Court

Eight people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Eight were sentenced to probation. They were: • Hunter June, 20, of Liberty, 24 months for simple assault. • Rjay Jenious, 38, of Williamsport, six months, $200 fine, drug & alcohol assessment, and 25 hours community ...

2 sentenced in Tioga County

WELLSBORO —2 individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County Court. Sentenced to intermediate punishment were: • Anibal Rodriquez, 40, of Blossburg, two years and a $100 fine for simple assault. • Jerome W. Hodder II, 30, of Blossburg, six months, $5,155 restitution and a $1,000 ...

Several treated for injuries suffered in recent accidents

Ashley Doudrick, 21, of Manchester, York County, was treated at Muncy Valley Hospital for injuries she suffered in an accident on Route 442 in Moreland Township last Wednesday, state police said. She was a passenger in a car driven by Bradley Knight, of Stillwater, when it crashed, police ...

Charges dropped in assault case after victim fails to show

After the alleged victim in the case failed to appear for a hearing, city police withdrew charges of simple assault and harassment against Dessere Myatt, 41, of 653 Hepburn St. The charges stemmed from Myatt allegedly biting Shamrock Bar employee, Zachary Yaw, at the business at 762 W. Fourth ...

Sixteen people charged in Lycoming

Sixteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Sheb Brown, 49, of Ralston; state police; simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking his wife, Molly Hebe, in the face in ...

Police: Drug raid leads to Avis woman’s arrest

AVIS — Early yesterday morning, officers from the Clinton County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 1 W. Central Ave., and then arrested Bobbie Kichman, 49, for possession of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Clinton County District Attorney David Strouse said a ...

Twenty-seven receive sentences

Twenty-six people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Three were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Latasha E. Depitte, 27, of Williamsport, 21 to 48 months and drug and alcohol assessment for possession with intent to deliver. • Christopher W. Levengood, 37, of ...

Motion to reduce sentence in fatal DUI rejected

CLEARFIELD — President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman rejected a motion from Gregory A. Millinder Jr., 33, of Madera for less prison time recently handed down for a fatal DUI crash. Last month, Millinder pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle while DUI, aggravated assault by vehicle, both a ...

Judge denies bail in February shooting

A Harrisburg man, who sent police on a man hunt in mid-February, was arraigned Wednesday before Judge Christian Frey. He attempted to kill another man with a firearm at Sixth Avenue and High Street, city police allege. Ejuan Jamal Cosby, 21, who lived near Almond Street for a time, sat in ...

Five people charged

Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Quinton J. Wilson, 18, of 2104 Commings St.; city police; possession and disorderly conduct at the intersection of Campbell and West ...

2 arraigned on drug charges

MONTGOMERY – After running two stop signs and traveling at excessive speeds, Justin Kennedy lost control of his 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo at Second and Broad streets, crashing into a curb and driving on the sidewalk and through a yard before he bailed out and fled on foot, borough police ...

Couple arraigned on firearm charges

Timothy Kuhns II, a convicted felon, knew very well he was prohibited from buying or even possessing a firearm, so he had his wife fill out the necessary paperwork and purchase a handgun for him at an area gun shop, Old Lycoming Township police Sgt. Christopher Kriner alleged in an ...

2 charged with alleged child endangerment

When 39-year-old Michael Fitzwater drove around Williamsport and other parts of the county to buy marijuana, he apparently thought there was nothing wrong that a 10-year-old child was with him, riding in the backseat, state police said. The child told police that on at least four different ...

Fourteen people charged with crimes

Fourteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Khaleef Davis, 18, of Yeadon; the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to deliver heroin and cocaine for his ...

9 people charged with various crimes

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Calvin Spann, 50, of 744 Arch St.; city police; strangulation, simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking Sue Brion multiple ...