Police, Fire & Court

Police: Arson suspected in borough blaze

JERSEY SHORE — A fire in a house being used as a workshop on Monday night is under investigation after flames caused a significant amount of damage. Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police said they suspect the fire at 413 Bailey Alley is a case of arson. The owner of the home, whose name ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: TUESDAY 1:47 a.m., domestic disturbance, 700 block of West Edwin Street, Williamsport. 6:35 a.m., harassment, 300 block of Thompson Street, Jersey ...

Teacher accused of indecent assault

JERSEY SHORE — A high school special education teacher has been accused of inappropriately touching six students and a teacher’s aide, according to police. Samuel E. Rothrock, 36, of 511 Sherman St. Ext., Muncy, was charged with seven counts of harassment and one count of indecent ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Friday 1:43 a.m., harassment, 1000 block of High Street, Williamsport. 4:01 a.m., trespass, 700 block of West Edwin Street, Williamsport. 7:17 a.m., ...

NY driver killed on Route 15

TIOGA — A New York man was fatally injured in a collision on a Tioga Township highway early Tuesday morning, according to state police. A green Peterbilt tractor-trailer with an attached flatbed was parked on the right shoulder of Route 15 at 1:45 a.m. when a black Chevy Aveo driven by ...

Man who claimed memory loss sentenced to probation

The man who falsely claimed he woke up on the porch of a county hunting cabin with no knowledge of who he was or how he got there will be under the supervision of the county’s adult probation office for a charge he pleaded guilty to Monday. Michael R. Gebhart, 54, pleaded guilty to a ...

Man dies after dirt bike crash

BEAVER LAKE — A 26-year-old man who crashed his dirtbike into a tree here Saturday has died, the Lycoming County coroner said Sunday. Joshua Dillon, of Liberty, was pronounced dead after being taken to the UPMC Susquehanna Muncy Valley Hospital emergency room. Dillon suffered multiple ...

Muncy man accused of uploading child pornography

A Muncy man allegedly used three different Twitter accounts over eight months to upload images and video containing child pornography to Twitter. Andrew J. Ultsh, 36, of 144 W. Water St. in Muncy, is being charged with 27 counts of child pornography after the office of the Attorney General ...

Adult, 3 juveniles arrested for shoplifting allegations

Officers arrested three minors and an adult for stealing over $300 in merchandise from two Lycoming Mall stores on Monday only to be alerted the next day that the alleged thieves had tried to leave with much more. Dareesha A. Brooks-Alston, 19, of 819 Louisa St., was arrested and charged ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 12:29 a.m., domestic disturbance, 600 block of Second Avenue, Williamsport. 12:32 a.m., burglary, 100 block of Carpenter Street, Muncy. 1:21 a.m., ...

46 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Forty-six individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Eight were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Keith R. Springer, 34, Tioga, 18 to 48 months with credit for time served for possession of a controlled substance and ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY 12:04 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 5600 block of North Route 220, Woodward Township. 12:26 a.m., domestic disturbance, 700 block of Second ...

Police: Father-son duo steal air conditioners to buy heroin

To support their heroin addiction, a father and son allegedly stole air conditioners from Walmart in Montoursville on Friday and again on Tuesday, according to borough police. Jeffrey Scott Cosgrove, 50, and his son, Donald Scott Cosgrove, 21, both of Coal Township., planned to sell or give ...

Police: Fleeing man jumped in creek after accident

BARBOURS — To get away from state troopers following a crash on Route 87, alleged intoxicated hit-run driver Darrell Evan Davis jumped into Loyalsock Creek and swam to the other side of the creek, according to court records. However, despite his best efforts to get away, the 28-year-old ...

Heroin dealer from New York City gets 15 years

A New York City man who supervised a crew of dealers selling heroin to users in Williamsport and the region received a 15-year federal prison sentence Wednesday in U.S. Middle District Court. Larry Eason, 36, supplied heroin obtained in New York to 11 others who sold it to dealers and users ...

15 people charged with various drug offenses

Fifteen people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Alex Wesley Britton, 29, and Courtney Mae Montgomery-Zurinsky, 26, both of 449 Hastings St., South Williamsport; South Williamsport police; ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: TUESDAY 12:24 a.m., harassment by communications, 1300 block of Elmira Street, Wiliamsport. 1:15 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 300 block of North Main ...

4 face 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: • Tina Kathleen Gross, 52, 224 Knowlton Road, Wellsboro, faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, disorderly ...

Garage owner burned when gas fumes ignite

A South Williamsport man suffered minor first-degree burns when a small fire broke out in his garage at 334 E. Second Ave. about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to borough Fire Chief Casey Lowmiller. The fire was brought under control in a matter of minutes, Lowmiller said, adding that ...

7 are sentenced in Tioga County courts

WELLSBORO — The following individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County Court. Sentenced to county prison were: • Sean Holleran, 32, of Wellsboro, 11 months, $843 restitution and a $100 fine for possession with intent to deliver drugs and retail theft. • Bronson L. Mosher, ...