Police Fire and Court

Police: Man committed multiple thefts to support Xanax addiction

To support his addiction to the drug Xanax, Travis Christian Klinger allegedly stole more than $5,000 worth of lawn ornaments and other articles from several private properties, selling many of the items to second-hand and antique businesses, according to city police Agent Edward Lucas.Klinger, ...

Feds search properties of Philly union boss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Federal agents spread out across the city on Friday to search properties linked to a powerful labor boss and the City Hall office of his protege on City Council.FBI and IRS agents searched properties including the Philadelphia home of Johnny "Doc" Dougherty, a nearby union ...

17 people are sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Seventeen individuals recently were sentenced in Lycoming County Court, according to court documents.One was sentenced to state prison. He is: Joseph R. Bodle, 38, 1314 Sherman St., 21 months to 60 months with credit for time served for possession of implement of crime.Ten were sentenced to ...

11 people charged with various offenses

Eleven people have been charged with various criminal charges, according to court records.Those charged and the police departments involved are: Cynthia Marie Villanueva, 26, of 601 Locust St.; Montoursville police; felony shoplifting and false identity to law enforcement after she was caught ...

20 drivers charged with DUI by area police

Twenty motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances.Those charged and the police departments involved are: Danielle Lynn Hein, 27, of Danville; state police following a crash in the 1300 block of Elimsport Road in Washington Township on ...

2 taken to hospital after crash

The woman driving this Subaru Outback was taken to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center as was the driver of a Ford Freestar van after their vehicles collided at Westminster Drive and Sheridan Street about noon Thursday, according to emergency responders. Three children riding in the van ...

Tioga County Police & Court

11 sentenced in county courtWELLSBORO - Eleven people were sentenced in Tioga County Court Monday.According to court documents, sentenced to state prison was: Jessica Bennett, 23, of Harrison Valley, two years in the State Intermediate Program including intensive drug treatment for forgery, ...

Wellsboro couple charged following domestic incident

WELLSBORO - Stephen A. Spaar, 28, and Kelsey J. Spaar, 26, of 76 Brown Road, Wellsboro, were charged with simple assault and harassment after a domestic incident at their residence July 9.According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard's office, state police said the two argued and ...

State police ID woman hurt in 1-vehicle crash

State police on Wednesday released the identity of the woman seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash near Ralston last month as Karen L. Rupp, 47, of Ralston.Reported in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville on Wednesday night, Rupp lost control of her Jeep Cherokee as she ...

Police: Hit-run driver caught with drugs

When accused hit-run driver Robert F. Mitchell was nabbed Tuesday afternoon 20 minutes after he struck a parked car and punched the owner of the vehicle, the 21-year-old New Jersey man had three bundles of heroin on him, city police alleged in court papers.Mitchell is alleged to have punched ...

Trial ordered for couple accused of giving girl to Feasterville man

FEASTERVILLE (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to a Philadelphia-area man after he helped them out financially.Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus were charged with child endangerment after police found a dozen girls ...

State attorney general’s office settles ex-worker’s whistleblower lawsuit

HARRISBURG (AP) - Pennsylvania's attorney general's office will pay $150,000 to settle a former employee's lawsuit claiming he was fired for recommending the chief of staff be terminated over sexual harassment complaints.George Moore, a former human resources analyst, sued Attorney General ...

Ex-church official gets bail, prosecutor vows to retry him

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The city's top prosecutor vowed on Tuesday to retry a former church official imprisoned for nearly three years over his handling of abuse complaints, even though the monsignor's conviction has twice been overturned.Monsignor William Lynn was the first U.S. Roman Catholic ...

Recent divorces

Judges in Lycoming County recently granted the following divorces: Russel Allen Ramin and Angela Renee Ramin Candy T. Eberlin and David Eberlin Desiree Geer and David Wesley Geer Sr. Daniel E. Paulhamus and Jody L. Paulhamus Charlene Plants and Joseph Plants Linda D. Rhein and Steven M. ...

Power outages reported after storms

About 2,000 PPL customers were without electricity Monday night after thunderstorms packing heavy winds blew through Lycoming County.Most of the customers were in the Montgomery and Elimsport areas, where downed electrical wires and trees and other damage were reported.Other power outages were ...

Police Blotter

Jersey Shore man charged in sexual assault of girlA Jersey Shore man was arrested in the sexual assault of a girl over the weekend.Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police said they arrested Ricky D. Pittenger Jr., 36, on charges of indecent assault and corruption of minors.Police said they had ...

Guilty verdict in nightclub shooting

With six bullets fired, five victims shot and one suspect charged, the four-day attempted homicide trial for Michael Spencer ended with a verdict of guilty from the jury.Spencer, 34 of Philadelphia, was accused of shooting five people outside the Club Imbibe on Pine Street after a fight broke ...

Teenager wants to plead guilty, mentally ill in school stabbings

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A teen who slashed and stabbed 20 fellow high school students and a security guard wants to plead guilty but mentally ill.Alex Hribal's attorney filed the document Friday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review first reported.Defense attorney Patrick Thomassey has acknowledged Hribal ...

Girl, 2, believed to have drowned in home’s pool

State police and the Lycoming County Coroner's Office are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl who was believed to have drowned late Thursday afternoon in an above-ground pool at a home in the 2700 block of Mountain Road in Upper Fairfield Township.Firefighters and paramedics were ...

Several crashes around county result in injuries

At least a half a dozen accidents occurred in the county on Thursday, including a two-car crash in the construction zone of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 180, just west of Indian Park in Montoursville at about 3 p.m.Three people were injured when a westbound car driven by Rodney Wertz, ...