Police Fire and Court

Inmate dies after suicide attempt at county prison

A Lycoming County Prison inmate has died following a suicide attempt Wednesday.County officials have released few details about the death of the unidentified male prisoner.It was reported the inmate caused serious bodily injury to himself following the attempt to take his own life.He was ...

Lawyer charged with planting tracking device in ex-girlfriend’s car

Upset about the breakup with his long-term girlfriend, a 64-year-old city man secretly planted a GPS tracking device and a audio recorder in the woman's SUV so that he could keep "track of her movements" as well as hear her voice, South Williamsport police alleged in court papers.Investigators ...

Man accused of drug possession

When two state troopers took Jason James O'Neill into custody early Tuesday afternoon on a warrant charging him with allegedly having heroin in mid-April, the 41-year-old Galeton man had on him 20 additional bags of the controlled substance, according to court records.O'Neill was arrested near ...

46 sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Forty-six individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents.Six were sentenced to state prison. They are: Dawayne Lewis, 36, Philadelphia, 18 to 60 months with credit for time served for possession with intent to deliver heroin. Keri Hawkins, ...

Man wanted in connection with overdose death

Old Lycoming Township police are asking the public's help in locating fugitive Daniel Ray Peck, who allegedly purchased and supplied the heroin a 53-year-old Lock Haven man used before dying of an overdose.Peck, 47, has been charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and related ...

Girl, 11, dies in ATV rollover on Sunday

MAINESBURG - A young girl died in a rollover accident Sunday in Sullivan Township, according to state police.The victim, whose identity was not released, died Sunday night at Troy Guthrie Hospital, police confirmed Wednesday afternoon.According to Mansfield Fire Chief Jim Welch, the 11-year-old ...

Arrested on fugitive warrant

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteJason Mersier, 26, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, was taken to the Lycoming County Prison on Wednesday afternoon after he was arraigned on a fugitive from justice warrant. Jailed without bail, Mersier was expected to be extradited to Camden, New Jersey, where he was ...

Police: Woman threatened parents with a butcher knife

Yufeng Ma Lu, 37, of 335 Rose St., has been jailed on charges of allegedly threatening to kill her parents with a butcher knife at the family's business, the Panda Chinese Restaurant, of the same address, about 4 p.m. Tuesday, city police.No one was injured during the disturbance, police ...

Tioga County Police & Court

10 are sentenced in Tioga County CourtWELLSBORO - Ten people were sentenced in Tioga County Court recently.According to court documents, sentenced to county jail time were: Destiny E. Neumann, 20, of Gettysburg, nine days to 24 months for criminal trespass, nine days credit for time served, ...

Bradford County man charged with assaulting, endangering children

TOWANDA - Boyd Okee Andrus, 42, of Columbia Cross Roads, was charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children after he allegedly assaulted two young boys, leaving one of them alongside the road and taking another to a field.According to state police, Andrus forced a ...

Man shot dead

A young man from the Philadelphia area was shot to death Tuesday afternoon inside a first-floor apartment at 505 Park Ave., city Police Chief David Young said."We're ramping this up to a homicide investigation," Young said outside the two-unit apartment house during a brief interview Tuesday ...

Sex offender charged with failure to comply with Megan’s Law

TOWANDA - Joshua Hadlock, 32, of Towanda, a registered sex offender, was charged with two counts of failing to comply with Megan's Law recently.According to state police, Hadlock failed to update his place of residence and employment with police as required by the registration requirements for ...

Variety of offenses charged by area police

Seven people have been charged with various offenses, according to court records. Those charged, the allegations against them and the police departments involved were: Harley Joseph McKeag, 27, of 64 Amanda Ave., Linden; state police; felony theft and related offenses for allegedly failing to ...

Police charge 4 people in Tioga County

MANSFIELD - Four people either have appeared or will appear before District Judge James Carlson to face various charges. They include: Melissa Dominique, 37, of 962 S. Main St., Lot 2, faces charges of false reports to law enforcement and false swearing at an official proceeding after ...

Drunken driving alleged of 11 people

Eleven motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances, according to records filed at are magistrate judge offices.Those charged and the police departments involved were: Bradlee Scott Rindos, 27, of 2094 Route 220, Muncy Valley; Hughesville ...

Hearing canceled for 2 charged in invasion

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteBrenda Sterner, 47, and Rudolf Stark, 45, both of Montgomery, arrive for their preliminary hearing Monday morning on state charges stemming from their alleged involvement in a home invasion in which an elderly woman was tied up with duct tape and robbed at gunpoint ...

Alleged disturbances land man behind bars

JERSEY SHORE - Five days after getting out of jail, 24-year-old Alexander T. Pelletier was back behind bars following a disturbance in the 300 block of Seminary Street about 1 p.m. Aug. 9, according to the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.Pelletier, of 8540 Route 44 South, was charged with ...

Police: 3 miles of Route 44 closed Sunday

JERSEY SHORE - About a 3-mile stretch of Route 44 in Watson Township, from the Venture Inn to Route 973, closed for more than three hours early Sunday morning after a pickup truck loaded with gas well equipment crashed into a rocky ledge and overturned, according to Independent Hose Fire Co. ...

17 people rounded up in Bradford County drug bust

TOWANDA - State police here rounded up 17 people in a drug bust Wednesday.According to police, the suspects were charged after numerous undercover drug purchases conducted in Bradford County by the Troop P Vice/Narcotic Unit including methamphetamine, chrystal meth, heroin and prescription ...