Police Fire and Court

Mill Hall man jailed on $150,000 bail

JERSEY SHORE - A Clinton County man already charged with sending a threatening text to another man and woman now has been incarcerated for allegedly texting additional threatening messages to the couple, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police said in court papers.Claiming he was going "to go out in ...

Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompting pleas

DALLAS (AP) - The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead for vigilance and warn parents that it can happen to anyone."It just breaks your ...

Sex offender taken into custody

A former McIntyre Township man allegedly failed to register as a sex offender and was picked up by U.S. Marshals fugitive task force, said U.S. Marshal Martin Pane.Kirk White, 31, who had listed addresses in the township in northern Lycoming County and in York, was convicted April 18, 2014, of ...

State teen guilty of bringing gun, ammo to school

BELLEFONTE (AP) - A former student has pleaded guilty to bringing an assault rifled and ammunition to the Christian high school he attended.Cody Confer, 18, of Bellefonte, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing a weapon on school property. He'll be sentenced Aug. 23 and county ...

Cops: Ex-councilman stole media passes, vouchers for DNC

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former city councilman from Harrisburg is accused of stealing parking passes and food vouchers from a media logistics operation for the Democratic National Convention.Philadelphia prosecutors say Brad Koplinski also was found to have the stolen Republican National ...

Police: Dump truck driver says he has bomb, smashes FBI gate

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A dump truck driver who said he had a bomb deliberately smashed his truck through a security gate of the FBI's offices on Tuesday, but no bomb was found and there appeared to be no connection to terrorism, authorities said.The driver, Thomas Richard Ross, of New Waterford, ...

Man wounded in shooting in DuBoistown

A DuBoistown man was in custody following a shooting that occurred at his home Tuesday night and resulted in his son-in-law suffering a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, according to borough police Sgt. Roy Snyder."This was a domestic situation," Snyder said, adding police still were trying ...

Storm downs trees, knocks out power

A severe thunderstorm pounded the region late Monday afternoon, knocking out power to several hundred people in the county, according to PPL spokeswoman Carol Obando-DerstineOne of the hardest hit areas was the Warrensville Road neighborhood of Loyalsock Township, where nearly a half a dozen ...

32 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Thirty-two individuals recently were sentenced in Lycoming County Court, according to court documents.Five were sentenced to state prison. They are: Marco Ward, 32, state prison, two to four years with credit for time served for possession with intent to deliver heroin. Julius R. Wheeler, 58, ...

Officials release names, conditions of crash victims

The woman whose car plowed into a utility pole at East Third Street and Shiffler Avenue on Thursday morning was Lauren B. Frisco, 35, of Williamsport, who was treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, as was a 1-year-old child riding in the vehicle, state police said.Concerning ...

Police investigate another burglary

State police said they are investigating yet another burglary at a home in Loyalsock Township, the fourth in recent weeks.Burglars entered the home in the 1400 block of Elliott Street through an unlocked door and stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry on June 30, police said Friday.

Man accused of DUI and stealing his wife’s phone

A 36-year-old city man faces two sets of criminal charges, one filed by city police and another by state police, according to court records.Juan R. Zayas-Maldonado, of 25 Grampian Blvd., has been charged with theft, receiving stolen property and felony trespassing for allegedly stealing a ...

Owners of jewelry sought

State police are trying to get recovered stolen jewelry back to rightful owners."The stolen jewelry needs to be identified by those who have reported jewelry missing or stolen in the "past few months," according to Trooper Daniel Switzer.It is believed the jewelry was taken from homes in ...

Police withdraw assault charge

In a plea agreement before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, Hakiem K. Price, 30, of 411 High St., has pleaded guilty to a summary harassment charge after state police withdrew a misdemeanor charge of simple assault.The charges stem from Price assaulting Gabriell D. Wright in the 1800 block of ...

6 charged by area police departments

Six people have been charged with various offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Tina Marie Shellenberger, 26, of 1656 Andrews Place; state police; felony shoplifting for allegedly trying to steal $79 worth of merchandise at Payless Shoes, ...

28 hurt in crash involving bus, Jeep and tractor-trailer

YEADON (AP) - More than two dozen people have been injured in a crash involving a bus, a Jeep and a tractor-trailer.It happened Sunday evening in Yeadon, just outside of Philadelphia.Officials say the Jeep pulled out of a driveway and onto the road and crashed into the Southeastern Pennsylvania ...

Police catch suspect in downtown robbery

Just moments after a woman was held up inside United Check Cashing on Hepburn Street about 3 p.m. Friday, city Patrolman Benjamin Hitesman nabbed the alleged robber, Mantee J. Williams, less than half a block away, city police said.As Hitesman was arriving on the scene at 451 Hepburn St., the ...

Police: man jailed for false statements, unruly behavior

A 25-year-old man was jailed on charges after he allegedly became unruly early Friday morning with city police as they were investigating a crash near his Catherine Street home.Caleb Michael Sanders, 1632 Catherine St., has been charged with obstructing the administration of law, resisting ...

Home invasion suspect arraigned

A 39-year-old man wanted in connection with a home invasion on Memorial Avenue in the city in late April was arrested Wednesday in Philadelphia and brought back here to face numerous charges.Sean Ramill Laury was the masked gunman who broke into the home of Elliot Cruz and Ashlee Getz and ...