Police Fire and Court

Man charged for alleged assault of paramedic

A New Jersey man has been jailed on charges of allegedly assaulting an on-duty female paramedic who was trying to help him onto a stretcher Wednesday night in the 1800 block of Hazel Drive, according to state police. Donald Sims, 38, of Jersey City, was arrested on charges of aggravated ...

10 people charged with various crimes

Ten people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Tristen Welch, 22, of Lumberton, North Carolina; state police; possession of suboxone without a prescription, possession of marijuana and ...

8 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Eight individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. One person was sentenced to state prison. He is: • Jonathan L. Sullivan Kesig, 38, no address listed, 90 to 240 months for indecent deviant sexual intercourse. One person was ...

Task force charges 7 motorists with DUI

During a six-week period between Nov. 19 and Monday, the Lycoming County DUI Task Force charged seven motorists with DUI; six for being under the influence of alcohol and one for being under the influence of drugs, according to Joseph Hope, task force coordinator. For one of those drivers, it ...

2-vehicle crash leaves 2 injured on Route 87

Both drivers were injured Tuesday afternoon when these vehicles collided in front of the Community Baptist Church on Route 87, according to Montoursville firefighters. A woman driving the pickup truck and a man driving a Jeep were both taken to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Medical Center ...

Fire consumes home in Avis on New Year’s Eve

AVIS – A family is homeless today but is receiving assistance from Red Cross after their home at 98 Tiadaghton Ave. in Pine Creek Township in Clinton County, burned down Monday night, borough fire officials said. The blaze was called in about 7:40 p.m. just as people around the region were ...

Police charge 6 during holiday DUI enforcement

Six drivers were arrested by police looking for intoxicated motorists between Nov. 19 and Monday, according to Old Lycoming Township Police Chief Joseph Hope. Police conducted 51 traffic stops, 10 of which were detained for sobriety tests, he said, adding that one of the intoxicated drivers ...

Vehicle crash in South Williamsport

A South Williamsport firefighter attends to the injured inside a vehicle at the intersection of Hastings Street and Southern Avenue in the borough near the Market Street bridge entrance about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday. South Williamsport police also responded to the scene with a confinement of driver ...

Police charge Montgomery mother with abuse, neglect of 3 children

MONTGOMERY — Felony assault and endangering the welfare of children charges have been lodged against a 36-year-old Clinton Township mother accused of neglecting and abusing her three children, according to state police. Sheketh Dyer, of 210 W. Houston Ave., just outside the borough, ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: FRIDAY 12:38 a.m., theft, corner of Sixth Avenue and High Street, Williamsport. 1:17 a.m., disturbance, 1500 block of Scott Street, Williamsport. 5:40 a.m., ...

Former Loyalsock Township coach sentenced to prison for sexual assault

A former Loyalsock Township School District basketball coach has been sentenced to one to two years in county prison followed by 10 years of probation for sexual assault of two minors. Kelli S. Vassallo, 38, of 1346 Lafayette Parkway, was sentenced on Wednesday for two counts of sexual ...

Hospital: Bear attack victim upgraded to fair

A local woman is in fair condition after battling injuries stemming from a recent bear attack. Melinda Lebarron, of Muncy Creek Township, has been upgraded from critical to fair condition, according to a press release from Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Melinda Lebarron has been at ...

9 people face charges in Lycoming County

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and law enforcement agencies involved were: • Lynne Siddle, 57, of 1907 Sweeley Ave.; Old Lycoming Township police; hindering apprehension or prosecution for allegedly hiding fugitives ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY: 12:41 a.m., criminal mischief, 100 block of Park Road, Montoursville. 7:18 a.m., theft, 2300 block of Lycoming Creek Road, Old Lycoming ...

Police uncover alleged local drug ring leader

As he was on a couch in his first-floor living room on Memorial Avenue, Akmed Greene suddenly heard pounding on his front door and a voice identifying himself as “Police.” It was mid-August and a team of police officers — with a search warrant — demanded they be let in at ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY 7:37 a.m., theft, 1000 block of Franklin Street, Williamsport. 10:37 a.m., theft, 500 block of Sylvan Drive, South Williamsport Borough. 12:52 ...

Fire chief discusses details of fire in Nisbet

A blaze on Route 654 near Nisbet that started in a 2013 Ford Fusion just moments after its driver pulled into a carport on Monday night quickly spread, engulfing the carport, a fiberglass boat, a two-story garage and eventually to a vacant one-story home, according to fire officials. The ...

16 people sentenced in court

Sixteen individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Two were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Malik R. Gallashaw, 29, of Lycoming County Prison, 12 to 24 months for terroristic threats and harassment. • Anthony J. ...

Man charged with dealing heroin after foot chase

After allegedly selling heroin to an undercover police officer and a brief foot chase, Jamill Shakeem Hines, 22, was arrested and charged on Wednesday, according to the Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit. A month earlier, Hines, of Williamsport, sent texts to a number that Malik ...

Man charged with rape of minor

A 40-year-old Fairfield Township man is accused of allegedly having a sexual relationship with a girl under the age of 16 over a two-year period, state police said. Matthew Allen Sauter, 40, allegedly engaged in the relationship in at least two different residences, including a city ...