Police Fire and Court

Teen rape case moves forward following district judge’s ruling

JERSEY SHORE — After reviewing testimony presented during the preliminary hearing for Zachary Kiess, District Judge Jerry C. Lepley ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold the 18-year-old Anthony Township man on all but two state police charges for allegedly raping a teenage girl during a ...

Car crosses median, driver treated for injuries

State police are trying to determine what caused the man driving this Chevrolet Cavalier to lose control of the car as he was traveling in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 180, near the Faxon interchange, just before 6 p.m. Saturday. The car crashed through a section guidewire, crossed ...

No one displaced from apartment fire

Careless smoking was believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged an exterior wall and a stairwell to this four-unit apartment building at 526 Childs Drive in South Williamsport on Friday night, borough Fire Chief Casey Lowmiller said. Firefighters from the borough and several surrounding ...

One injured in dirt bike accident

Geisinger’s medical helicopter lifts off from Salladasburg Elementary School on Route 287 with a man who was injured in an apparent dirt bike accident on private property in the 7200 block of Queneshaque Road in Anthony Township about 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to emergency responders. The ...

Police: Be on your guard against contractors offering paving service

Area residents are warned to watch out for a scam operation taking place in Old Lycoming Township in which a man is approaching homeowners offering to seal their driveways, according to township Police Chief Joseph Hope. The man tells residents that he is an employee of the Virginia-based ...

Drivers, passenger in crash identified

Both women injured in Thursday’s violent head-on collision in the 200 block of Montgomery Street near the Montgomery-Clinton Township line were admitted to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, in critical condition, according to a nursing supervisor. Alyssa Holmes, 29, of Watsontown, was ...

Repeat DUI offender: “I might be high on weed, but I’m not drunk”

A motorist with a history of drunk driving arrests has been charged yet again with driving under the influence after he was pulled over for texting while driving, according to city Patrolman Andrew Stevens. Jeremy Wright, 41, of 2233 W. Fourth St. was believed to be under the influence of ...

2 seriously injured in 2-vehicle crash

A woman driving a Chevrolet Malibu and a female passenger were taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to be treated for serious injuries they suffered when their car and a garbage truck collided in the 200 block of Montgomery Street in Montgomery just before 4 p.m. Thursday, according to ...

Man sentenced to state prison following guilty plea

A city man pleaded guilty in Lycoming County Court this week to the November 2017 shooting death of another man in Loyalsock Township. Zachary James Williams received 18 1/2 to 45 years in state prison after pleading guilty to third-degree murder, illegal possession of a firearm by a ...

Pedestrian injured in accident near high school

A Montoursville Area High School student was injured when he was struck by a pickup truck that was driven by another high school student near the school at Mulberry and Bennett streets about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, borough police said. The injured student was taken by ambulance to the UPMC ...

Drivers in fatal accident identified

The driver killed in last week’s two vehicle crash at West Fourth and Towncrest Road was Philip Kralick, 49, of 1112 Towncrest Road, city police said. Kralick was pronounced dead at the scene after his 2005 Hyundai Accent and a Ford pickup truck driven by Lear Engel, of 2850 Route 654 ...

Police: Robbery at rally — vendor assaults another

MONTOURSVILLE — A traveling Trump merchandise seller allegedly robbed and punched another vendor unconscious for $500, soon after the president’s plane had taken off Monday, according to Montoursville police. Willie Edward Singleton, 29, who is on probation in South Carolina and has a ...

9 charged with various crimes

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Calvin T. Charles, 32, of 603 Locust Street; Lycoming County District Attorney; possession with intent to deliver, criminal use of a ...

1 car hits home, other hits fence in 2-vehicle crash

At least one person was taken to the hospital, and another arrested, in a two-vehicle crash at around 5 p.m. on the intersection of Depot and Trenton streets. A Subaru Outback crashed into a fence, while a Honda Renegade hit and collapsed a porch covering. City police declined to answer questions.

Man allegedly steals ambulance, breaks into school

WELLSBORO — Joshua Shoemaker, 32, Candor, New York, was jailed in Tioga County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail after allegedly stealing an ambulance and breaking into a school. Shoemaker was charged with three counts of burglary, two counts of theft, two counts of receiving stolen property ...

6 charged in Tioga County

TIOGA — Six people have been charged with various criminal offenses and have been sent a summons to appear for a preliminary hearing before a district judge in Tioga County, according to court records. Those charged were: • Anthony James Rinebold, 31, 1008 Hollow Road, Mansfield, state ...

Whiteman completes recertification

District Judge Gary A. Whiteman of Loyalsock Township recently was re-certified by the courts as a member of the state Unified Judicial System after completing legal educational courses. The week-long course is designed to ensure judges remain current on legal topics.

Driver who crashed into building faces DUI related charges

Within minutes after his 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt crashed into the Memorial Homes development at 1609 Memorial Ave. at a high rate of speed on the night of March 30, Clifford Deljanovan admitted to city Patrolman Andrew Stevens that he had been drinking. “(Messed) up. I drove after drinking ...

1 dead in car accident

A 35-year-old Williamsport man was killed early Wednesday morning when he lost control of his 2005 Ford Explorer that crashed on Kaiser Hollow Road, four miles north of Montoursville, state police said. Bryan Waugh was pronounced dead at the scene following the 3:45 a.m. crash in Upper ...

Officer catches man using drug in vehicle

When Montoursville Patrolman Kurt Hockman approached Erik Balliet’s parked car in the Walmart parking lot, Balliet, sitting in the driver’s seat with a hypodermic needle in his hand, was just about to inject a drug into one of his arms, according to court records. Balliet dropped the ...