Police, Fire & Court

6 people charged with various drug offenses

Six people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Nicholas C. Paddock, 25, of 196 Shawnee Drive, Muncy; city police; possession of 12 bags of heroin and related offenses in the 300 block of High ...

9 face DUI charges in Tioga County

TIOGA — Nine motorists have been recently charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Eric Stephen Rider, 28, 401 Gas Company Road, Wellsboro; state police at 4200 ...

5 sentenced for various crimes in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — The following five individuals were recently sentenced in Tioga County Court: Sentenced to Tioga County Prison were: • Crystal N. Braden, 19, of Wellsboro, 45 days to 18 months, $3,786 restitution, a $100 fine and 30 hours’ community service for theft. • Thomas A. Ross, ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: TUESDAY 12:09 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 7700 block of South Route 220, Woodward Township. 1:20 a.m., burglary, 6700 block of Route 118, Franklin ...

PHILIP A. HOLMES
Following a standoff on Anthony Street that lasted nearly five hours on Wednesday, Christopher Mullen is placed in the back of a state parole agent’s car that was used to take him to the Lycoming County Prison, where he was jailed on a parole violation. Looking on is city police Capt. Jody Miller, holding a cellphone, and city Mayor Gabriel J. Campana.

Man surrenders peacefully after standoff

A lengthy standoff on Anthony Street in the city on Wednesday ended peacefully when a fugitive, who hid in the crawlspace of an attic, surrendered to members of the city Special Response Team just before 3 p.m. “He was extracted from the house. We didn’t know if he was armed,” city ...

Woman accused of using child as shield from probation officers

An 18-year-old woman refusing to be taken into custody by a county probation agent grabbed her 6-year-old stepson and used the child as shield when the agent pulled out his gun, according to city police. Rebekah E. Drummond, 2216 W. Fourth St., was taken into custody without further incident ...

8 face variety of charges in Lycoming County courts

Eight people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Loyalsock Township High School student Zaria K. Cooper, 18, of 1802 Hazel Drive; state police; aggravated assault, terroristic threats and ...

Police release clearer video of suspects in toddler shooting

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: MONDAY 12:51 a.m., harassment, 20 block of Deer Lake Road, Shrewsbury Township. 3:01 a.m., disturbance, 1000 block of West Southern Avenue, South ...

20 charged with drug crimes

Twenty people have been charged with various drug offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Crystal Petrea Sammons, 40, of 1622 Memorial Ave; city police; possession with intent to deliver cocaine and related offenses in the 1600 block of Memorial Avenue on May 19; ...

‘Pillowcase Bandit’ gets 37 1/2 years

The man who started calling himself “The Pillowcase Bandit” for his pattern of burglarizing well over a dozen county homes from December of 2012 to November of 2013 was sentenced to serve a minimum of 37 1/2 years in a state prison on Monday. Senior Judge J. Michael Williamson decided ...

Police: 16 drivers accused of DUI

Sixteen 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: • James Thomas McKeag, 24, of Loganton; Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police on Route 44 in ...

Jurors considering case of 52-year-old man accused of raping 6 sisters in Pa.

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — Jurors in suburban Philadelphia are to resume deliberations Tuesday in the case of a man accused of sexually assaulting six girls in the same family, fathering two children by one of them. Jurors deliberated for five hours Monday following closing arguments in the Bucks ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Sunday 2:06 a.m., fight, 20 East Third Street, Williamsport. 5:02 a.m., disturbance, 30 block of Bower Street, Montgomery. 11:40 a.m., theft, 1400 block of ...

Black bear hit by car bites driver

RENOVO — A South Renovo woman was bitten on her foot by a bear moments after her Dodge Dakota pickup truck struck the animal on Renovo Road in Chapman Township, state police said. Joanne Rachau, 65, was traveling east when she hit the bear, which was crossing the two-lane road, at about ...

Countywide police activities announced

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Thursday 7:04 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 2200 S. Route 15, Old Lycoming Township. 10:37 a.m., disturbance, 1200 block of Sheridan Street, Loyalsock ...

Police charge 11 with various crimes

Eleven people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Mark Elwood Persun, 42, of 1309 E. Third St.; state police; simple assault and related offenses for allegedly assaulting Lori Lynn Smith in a ...

Man accused of abusing 1-year-old, 8-year-old

To get his 1-year-old son to stop crying, Luke E. Chilson yelled at him, picked up a pillow and put it over the toddler’s head and face, state police alleged. When the child’s 8-year-old brother saw this, the youngster jumped on his father as he attempted to pull him off the 1-year-old, ...

Serial thief guilty on most counts

A 44-year-old man identified as the “Pillowcase Bandit,” was found guilty by a Lycoming County jury Friday on most charges related to burglarizing multiple homes in rural Lycoming County. David C. Bean, 44, was found guilty on the majority of the counts and not-guilty on 17 counts ...

2 alleged drug dealers jailed after raid, buys

Following a series of controlled buys in the city, two alleged drug dealers were taken into custody Tuesday and an estimated 300 bags of heroin were seized from the city home of one of the accused dealers, according to the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit. Arrested on charges of ...