Police, Fire & Court

Dealer admits selling drugs that caused fatal overdose

A city drug dealer who sold fentanyl that killed a 19-year-old in 2016 pleaded guilty before his trial began in Lycoming County Court. Arnold O. Cavanaugh Jr. was set to stand trial Monday for selling a deadly dosage of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl to Chase A. McKissick. Cavanaugh, 22, ...

9 face charges for shoplifting, other crimes

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Joseph Lee James, of 724 Memorial Ave.; city police; felony shoplifting and receiving stolen property after he was caught allegedly trying to steal $26 worth of ...

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It was  off to the Lycoming County Prison for Brandon Patrick Fitzsimmons on Sunday after the 37-year-old father was arraigned on assault-related charges in which his teenage son and a neighbor were the alleged victims, city police said.

City man charged after incident involving his mother and teen son

As city police led Brandon Patrick Fitzsimmons to jail on Sunday, the 37-year-old father told a news reporter, “My son was kidnapped and they’re arresting me.” Near the end of his arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and ...

Crew douses fire above bathroom fan

JERSEY SHORE — It took a little time for volunteer firefighers to find the source of smoke inside a Maple Street home on Sunday morning, but, once they did, they were able to douse the fire with two portable extinguishers. Citizen’s Hose Fire Chief Matthew Fausey said the fire ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Friday 12:32 a.m., disturbance, 200 block of College Avenue, Williamsport. 6:19 a.m., criminal mischief, 1600 block of Elmira Street, Williamsport. 6:55 ...

Man accused of dragging someone 4 blocks with car

A Nisbet man faces assault-related charges for allegedly dragging a man four blocks with his 1995 Subaru Legacy moments after the driver and three other men in the car stole marijuana from him, according to South Williamsport Patrolman Devin Thompson. Thompson saw a man being dragged by a ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 12:36 a.m., disorderly conduct, 100 block of Maynard Street, Williamsport. 12:58 a.m., disturbance, 500 block of Center Place, Williamsport. 1:10 ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY 1:50 a.m., shooting, 900 block of Fourth Street, Picture Rocks Borough. 8:29 a.m., theft, 600 block of Hepburn Street, Williamsport. 9:44 a.m., ...

Probation for accomplice of the ‘pillowcase bandit’

The pillowcase bandit’s main accomplice and one of the key witnesses in the trial that put him in prison was sentenced to serve six years of probation Wednesday. Eric James Eck was with David C. Bean, who called himself “the Pillowcase Bandit,” on at least a dozen burglaries throughout ...

Police: Jersey Shore teacher sexually assaults teachers aide

JERSEY SHORE — After hearing graphic testimony from a victim, a judge ruled Wednesday there was sufficient evidence to hold suspended Jersey Shore Area High School teacher Samuel E. Rothrock Jr. on one count of indecent assault and seven counts of harassment. “He touched my leg and went ...

25 sentenced in Lycoming County court for variety of crimes

Twenty-five individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Three were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Shelton R. Brytan, 29, 839 High St., 20 days to six months and $200 in fines for DUI and driving under suspension. • Malik ...

3 charged with burglarizing cabins at Pine Creek

ENGLISH CENTER — Two men and a woman, all of Lock Haven, face numerous charges for allegedly breaking into several cabins last year near here in Pine Township, according to state police. Casey Scott Nicodemus, 29, and Estee Rose Fritz, 24, both face seven counts each of burglary and felony ...

4 people face various charges in Tioga County

TIOGA — Four people either have appeared or will appear before district judges to face various charges in Tioga County. They are: • Cheryl Ann Williammee, 38, 129 W. Hill Road, Covington, faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and recklessly endangering another person following ...

4 sentenced with crimes in Tioga County

WELLSBORO – Four individuals recently were sentenced in county court. They were: County Prison • Gene Lattimer, 47, of Mansfield, five days to six months followed by six months probation and a $600 fine combined for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Intermediate ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: TUESDAY 12:19 a.m., burglary, 2200 block of Newberry Street, Williamsport. 2:24 a.m., disturbance, 1700 block of East Third Street, Loyalsock Township. 6:57 ...

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Escaped parolee captured

Authorities have captured Anthony M. Wolf, 24, who cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet at the intersection of Sixth and Memorial avenues in the city at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Chief Detective William Weber, of the Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office, said Wolf was found ...

3 hurt in crash

Three people were injured when cars driven by Herman Watts, 75, of Queneshaque Road, Jersey Shore, and Megan Boyd, of Jersey Shore, collided at Daughertys Run and Almost Country roads in Old Lycoming Township about 2:20 p.m. Thursday, according to township police. Both drivers, along with ...

8 people charged with various crimes in county

Eight people have been charged with various offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Chad M. Maggs, 43, of 1543 Four Mile Drive; city police; DUI on Oct. 15, 2016. • Joshua J. Williams, 31, of Westfield; city police; possession with ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: SUNDAY 1:17 a.m., burglary, 100 block of North Main Street, Muncy Borough. 2:38 a.m., disturbance, 200 block of East Church Street, Williamsport. 2:49 a.m., ...