Police, Fire & Court

Missing girl found with boyfriend

Morgan Elizabeth McDermott, 14, the Williamsport girl who was reported missing on Saturday, has been found safe with a boyfriend in Berks County, city police said Tuesday. She went willingly with the boyfriend to his home after he arrived here over the weekend, police said.

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: MONDAY 1:32 a.m., domestic disturbance, 500 block of Center Street, Williamsport. 2:08 a.m., shots fired, 1900 block of Route 405, Muncy Creek Township. 5:53 ...

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Morgan Elizabeth McDermott, 14, of Williamsport, is shown in an undated photo.

Police search for missing local girl, 14

City police are seeking the public’s help in locating 14-year-old Morgan Elizabeth McDemott, a Williamsport resident, who has been missing since Saturday. The teen, described as 5-feet-6-inches tall, weighing 120 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes, was last seen in the area of Brandon ...

Man on High Street caught fire, witness says

A man was reportedly burned early Monday morning in the backyard of a home on the 1100 block of High Street, according to witnesses. City firefighters, police and paramedics rushed to the scene about 12:40 a.m., but the unidentified victim already had been taken to the UPMC Susquehanna ...

Route 220 crash driver IDed

The driver taken to the hospital after his Mercury Mariner landed in the median of Route 220 near Youngs Road in Woodward Township on Saturday night was Edward Buongiovanni Jr., 42, of 826 McClintock Alley, Jersey Shore, state police said. While traveling south, Buongiovanni went across the ...

8 rifles stolen in Franklin Township

LAIRDSVILLE — Eight rifles have been stolen from the Franklin Township home of Lee Rose, at 1282 Cemetery Road, state police reported last week. No other details were released.

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Thursday 4:14 a.m., disturbance, 2500 block of Federal Avenue, Williamsport. 8:37 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 100 block of South Main Street, Muncy. ...

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Route 15 shut down when hay bales catch fire

Route 15 was closed in both directions for at least three hours from McDonald’s in South Williamsport to Route 54 in Clinton Township after this trailer, loaded with 291 bales of hay, caught fire south of the Lookout in Armstrong Township about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. “I just pulled over to ...

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Fire engulfs shed

City fire investigators may have more information this week on what caused a fire that engulfed this small shed at the rear of 643 Washington Blvd. early Sunday morning. Flames broke out in this structure about 12:10 a.m., but firefighters had the fire under control within a matter of minutes. ...

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Unresponsive driver on Route 220 drifted into median

The driver of this SUV was traveling south in the northbound lane on Route 220 in Woodward Township just moments before the vehicle came to a stop in the median near Youngs Road about 8:20 p.m. Saturday, according to emergency responders. The driver was “unresponsive” and paramedics had ...

8 people charged with various crimes

Eight people have been charged with various crimes, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Tara L. Shutt, 25, of Centre Hall; city police; resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and defiant trespassing following an incident in the emergency room ...

Police drop charges against 2

JERSEY SHORE — In a theft case, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police dropped all charges against Larry E. Flook, 68, of 119 N. Broad St., after another man came forward and admitted he was the one who actually was involved in the theft. Police withdrew charges of theft and receiving stolen ...

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Woman who crashed car used 2 bags of heroin

PHOTO PROVIDED A Trout Run woman driving this car admitted that she “used two bags of heroin” minutes before she crashed into a guardrail in the 7500 block of Route 15 in Lycoming Township about noon Thursday, according to Old Lycoming Township Police Chief Joseph Hope. The woman’s ...

8 people charged with drug crimes

Eight people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Lexus Ann Wood, 29, of Woodhall, New York; city police; possession with intent to deliver 10 bags of fentanyl and related offenses in the 1900 ...

17 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Seventeen individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Ten were sentenced to county prison. They are: • Tyhir Khalil Waters, 21, 1509 Memorial Ave., 30 days to 12 months with credit for time served and 50 hours of community service ...

9 charged with DUI

Nine motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Lynda Diane Clarkson, 58, of 6 Hess Drive, Hughesville; Hughesville police following a crash in ...

3 kayakers charged, DUI

The state Fish and Boat Commission has charged three sepatate kayakers with operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance on Pine Creek, according to court records. • Thaddeus Jon Lauer, 48, of 1893 Nices Hollow Road, Jersey Shore; in Watson Township ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 12:43 a.m., theft, 700 block of High Street, Williamsport. 1:19 a.m., disturbance, 1600 block of Andrews Place, Williamsport. 1:32 a.m., ...

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Investigators have ruled that Tuesday’s fire at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center was caused when a female patient’s hospital gown caught fire moments after the woman lit a lighter in her sixth-floor room. She was reported in critical condition in a burn unit on Wednesday.

Chief: Oxygen tank ‘may have played a role’ in hospital fire

The fire that critically burned a patient at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon was caused when the patient’s clothes caught fire as she stood up and apparently lit a lighter she had in her hand, according to city fire and police ...

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Steven Curtis Reid, shown here with city police Lt. Brian Womer in June when he was arraigned on drug charges, was charged Tuesday for his alleged involvement in a city shooting on June 10.

Alleged dealer charged in June shooting in city

An accused marijuana dealer faces new charges stemming from a shooting last month in which he exchanged gunfire with another man in the 1000 block of Park Avenue, injuring one of several juveniles who were nearby, city police Agent Jason Bolt said. Steven Curtis Reid, 32, allegedly ...