Police, Fire & Court

2 constables file lawsuit against sheriff over lost work

Two constables have filed a civil lawsuit against Lycoming County Sheriff Mark Lusk claiming he doesn’t have the authority to deny them work in the county. The general allegation outlined in Chad Riley and Mark Phillips’ lawsuit is that Lusk doesn’t have the jurisdiction over constables ...

5 sentenced in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — Five individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County Court. Sentenced to county jail were: • Marcus D. Philpot, 35, of Wellsboro, five days to five years less a day for making terroristic threats. • Randy Lee Pearson, 55, of Pennsburg, five days to six months for ...

6 face charges in Tioga County

TIOGA — Six people either have appeared or will appear before district judges to face various charges in Tioga County. They are: • Tristan James Gerow, 20, 222 Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, faces charges of criminal trespassing following an incident in which Mansfield Borough police ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: TUESDAY 12:17 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, Fifth and Park avenues, Williamsport. 6:22 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 6000 block of North Route 15, ...

6 accused of variety of criminal offenses

Six people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Jescie Lee Kinley, 28, of 29 Bair Drive, Cogan Station; state police; terroristic threats, simple assault and related offenses for allegedly kicking in the front door of ...

Phone scam targets UGI customers

UGI Utilities customers have been receiving phone calls from a scam caller instructing them to send money to avoid termination of their natural gas or electric services, according to a UGI news release. The utility company warned in the release that the caller told customers that they owed ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: MONDAY 12:56 a.m., theft, 100 block of Harvest Moon Park, Woodward Township. 1:55 a.m., fight, 1900 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 5:46 a.m., ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: SUNDAY 2:13 a.m., disturbance, 2500 block of Federal Avenue, Williamsport. 11 a.m., harassment by communications, 800 block of Funston Avenue, ...

6 to face criminal charges

Six people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Motorist Matthew Sweeley, 34, of 145 Canal Lane, Linden; Tiadaghton Valley Regional police; accidents involving damage to attended property ...

10 accused of drug-related crimes

Ten people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Chenelle T. Samuels, 25, of Rosedale, New York; DuBoistown police; possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 2688 Euclid Ave. on Oct. 10; ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Friday 12:27 a.m., disturbance, 70 block of Second Street, Montgomery. 3:37 a.m., criminal mischief, 1100 block of Vine Avenue, Williamsport. 6:47 a.m., ...

City police: Man had stolen handgun

As Quaheem Dontae Barnes struggled with city police during a disturbance on Friday morning near Eighth Avenue and Isabella Street, a loaded handgun spilled out onto the pavement from the 27-year-old man’s waistband. It turned out the handgun Barnes was allegedly carrying was stolen, ...

Area police to ramp up DUI enforcement

Multiple police agencies within the county are ramping up DUI enforcement through Oct. 31. As a part of the Lycoming County DUI Task Force, local police departments will be sending extra patrols throughout the county in response to the upcoming Halloween weekend. “The Enforcement is for ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 2:04 a.m., theft, 400 block of Center Street, Williamsport. 3:17 p.m., disturbance, 200 block of Hughes Street, Williamsport. 6:16 a.m., ...

Man accused of sex crimes

Felony and misdemeanor charges have been filed against a 22-year-old Hepburn Township man for exchanging sexually explicit images and videos with a 13-year-old girl, Old Lycoming Township police Sgt. Christopher Kriner alleged in an affidavit. Chase Steven Schenck, of 697 Lamont Drive, faces ...

28 people are sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Twenty-eight individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Two were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Daniel S. Campbell, 36, 143 Locust St., Jersey Shore, 24 to 60 months with credit for time served for failure to ...

12 motorists accused of drunken driving

Twelve motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Tanya M. Hufnagle, 42, of 656 State St., Antes Fort; Tiadaghton Valley Regional police; two counts of DUI as a result of one ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY 2:25 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 900 block of Hagan Way, Williamsport. 3:33 a.m., theft, 1100 block of East Third Street, Williamsport. 6:27 ...

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Muncy Patrolmen Raymond O. Kontz III, left, and David Williams, brought Tristan Ryan Jelassi to the county’s finger-printing center in Old Lycoming Township following the man’s arraignment on charges of raping a 12-year-old girl.

Police: Muncy area man rapes girl, 12, after meeting through Snapchat

MUNCY — They met on Snapchat, an internet messaging system, and began “dating” on Sept. 11. The relationship between 18-year-old Tristan Ryan Jelassi and the 12-year-old girl began initially “with holding hands, kissing and hanging out with one another,” according to borough ...

Police called to city shooting 2nd night in a row

For the second night in a row, city police were called to investigate a report of shots fired; this time at Catherine and Sheridan streets about 6 p.m. Wednesday. No one was injured and no arrest has been made. Police officers could be seen collecting ballistic evidence, but they declined to ...