Police Fire and Court

Former banker sentenced to less than day for scamming $52,000

A former bank employee was sentenced to less than a day in jail after being found guilty in February in federal court of scamming an older friend out of more than $52,000. Jolene M. Edwards, 39, of Lock Haven, formerly an employee at Jersey Shore State Bank, was apologetic Friday during ...

Man in custody after attempted escape

A South Williamsport man was taken into custody after attempting to flee Williamsport police Thursday. Jerome K. Shields, 32, had been apprehended by police after they stopped his vehicle in the 1000 block of Vine Avenue at 10:10 p.m. Police said Shields, who was in possession of heroin, ...

Man arrested on drug charges

A Williamsport man was arrested on drug charges after allegedly assaulting another man in the city. Police said Eric James Serious, 29, was taken into custody at about 1:30 a.m. June 6. Police had been alerted of an assault at 762 W. Fourth St. involving a suspect fitting his ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY: 12:22 a.m., disturbance, 700 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 2:56 a.m., criminal mischief, 2000 block of East Third Street, Loyalsock ...

Police: Man accused of DUI while boy ‘drives’ truck

PENNSDALE — While driving intoxicated on Interstate 180, 50-year-old Dean Leroy Johnson allowed a 12-year-old boy to sit on his lap in an apparent attempt to allow the youngster to drive on the four-lane highway, state police alleged in court papers. Johnson, of Nisbet, had a blood-alcohol ...

21 people sentenced locally

Twenty-one individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Two were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Darnell H. Kellam, 35, Lycoming County Prison, 60 to 120 months with credit for 495 days served for possession of firearm, ...

Police: 4 men hurt in separate crashes

Nathan C. Hall, 33, of Unityille, was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to be treated for serious injuries he suffered when he was ejected from his motorcycle after it struck a deer on Peischel Hill Road in Jordan Township about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, state police said. Geisinger had ...

Police file charges against 7 people

Seven people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Daniel M. Morget, 23, of 145 S. Railroad St., Hughesville; Hughesville police; possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct and public ...

4 people face charges in Tioga County

TIOGA — Four people either have been charged in Tioga County. They are: • Sherry Saunders, 37, 10411 Route 287, Wellsboro, charged by Wellsboro Police with four counts of writing $540 in bad checks stemming from incidents at the Wellsboro Moose, 36 Old Tioga Street, from Oct. 28 to Nov. ...

Drunken driving alleged of 2 area motorists

TIOGA — Two motorists recently were charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • John C. Mann, 71, 1360 Detwiler Drive, York, was charged by state police at Mansfield ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY 1:33 a.m., disturbance, 500 block of Depot Street, Williamsport. 1:50 a.m., disturbance, 1200 block of Claire Road, Montoursville. 10:20 a.m., ...

Woman convicted of fraud in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — A woman has been charged with fraud in by the state Attorney General’s office for falsely reporing an alleged hit-and-run incident that occurred four years ago. Stacie Marie Campbell, 33, 111 Pine St., Galeton, has been charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception for ...

15 people charged for various crimes

Fifteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Gavin R. Yeagley, 18, of 198 Broad St., Montoursville; Montoursville police; involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual ...

Brush fire at Warrior Run townhouses

City firefighters responded to the Warrior Run townhouses on the 400 block of Memorial Avenue when some brush in front of the 454 unit caught fire about 8:30 p.m. Monday. Radiant heat caused minor damage to the siding to the unit involved. The fire was smoldering when firefighters arrived and ...

Police make 2 drug arrests over weekend

Even after an officer deployed his Taser gun on alleged drug dealer Niheem B. Keys, police had to use “substantial force” to gain control of the 41-year-old Philadelphia man during an incident early Sunday afternoon, city Patrolman Nicholas Carrita said in an affidavit. As Keys ...

1 dead, 1 hurt after morning gunfire in the city

One man is dead and his girlfriend is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg following a shooting Monday morning in the 600 block of Grier Street in what one city police agent called "an isolated domestic situation." The man is believed to have shot the woman before suffering a fatal ...

9 charged for various crimes

Nine people have been charged by various police departments with criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Steven Allen Piehl, 39, of Alda, Nebraska; city police; misdemeanor shoplifting after he was nabbed allegedly trying to ...

12 people charged in county

Twelve people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Gregory J. Jones, 38, of 610 Lycoming St.; city police; simple assault and harassment following a disturbance with girlfriend Tesla Summers ...

28 people sentenced in Lycoming County

Twenty-eight individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Three were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Cody L. Chestnut, 27, 181 Old Glade Run Road, Muncy, 60 to 144 months with credit for 342 days served for aggravated assault, ...

City man allegedly steals pickup truck, cash from 2 employers

A city man has been incarcerated for allegedly stealing a pickup truck from his employer and taking cash from a former employer, according to court records filed by state police. Police allege Jason M. Wurster, 25, of 2131 W. Third St., stole the truck from J.B. Gibbons Construction and ...