Police Fire and Court

Kitchen fire victim ID’d

Fire victim David Johnson, 33, was recovering from burns he suffered in a small kitchen fire at his 642 Second Ave. home on June 1.He was taken by ambulance to Williamsport Regional Medical Center, but as of this week, he no longer was listed as a patient there.Fire officials said Johnson was ...

Man facing new drug-related charge

ive weeks after he was arrested for allegedly having two bags of heroin in his wallet, 23-year-old Stephen Lozorak IV was stopped by Montoursville police and charged with driving under the influence of marijuana, according to court records.Lozorak, of 372 Hess Hill Road, Hughesville, was ...

6 charged with various offenses

Six people have been charged with various offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Anthony Michael Scampone, 25, of 700 Tanglewood Road, Muncy; Muncy police; simple assault and related offenses for allegedly pushing girlfriend Katrina DuRossell on the ground and ...

2 cars collide in city

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteThese two cars sustained extensive front-end damage when they collided at West Fourth and Poplar streets about 3 p.m. Tuesday, city police said. One of the drivers, Patricia A. Shipman, who turned 68 on Tuesday, of 3097 Route 442, Muncy, was treated at the scene for ...

4 face drug-related charges

Four people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records.Those charged and the police departments involved were: Gloria Ann Harer, 56, of 55 Harvest Moon Park, Linden; state police; drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence for allegedly hiding her son's ...

6 people are charged with DUI

Six people have been charged with driving under the influence of into icants or a controlled substance, according to court records.Those charged and the police departments involved were: Shannon Marshall Bowes, 44, of 1362 River Road, Jersey Shore; Tiadaghton Valley Regional police at 892 E. ...

8 are charged with various offenses

Eight people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records.Those charged and the police departments involved were: Denver Lee Miller, 23, Labelle; state police; burglary and criminal trespass for allegedly burglarizing a string of homes in western Lycoming County ...

Police make busts using cellphone of drug dealers

State police caught 10 people trying to purchase heroin using two dealers' cellphone that was dropped during a chase on the morning of May 29, state police alleged in an affidavit.The chase started around 9:45 a.m. when state police saw a man that matched a description of a drug dealer wanted ...

4th suspect nabbed in home invasion assault-robbery attempt

TOWANDA - State police said Friday they have apprehended a fourth person believed to be involved in a home invasion in East Smithfield on Tuesday.Bradley D. Stroud, 18, of Athens, was taken into custody and arraigned before District Judge Jonathan Wilcox on charges of aggravated assault, ...

Father, daughter, 9, found dead in possible murder-suicide

LITTLESTOWN (AP) - Authorities say a father and his 9-year-old daughter have been found dead in a central Pennsylvania home in what is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.Sgt. Robert Funt of the Littlestown Police Department in Adams County told PennLive.com the shooting occurred ...

Lawnmower overturns, killing rider, 64

ECONOMY (AP) - Authorities say a man died after a lawnmower he was riding overturned and landed on top of him in western Pennsylvania.The Beaver County coroner's office said 64-year-old Richard Gala was riding his mower at his home in Economy at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday when he rolled backward ...

Car collides with motorcycle caravan, killing 1, injuring 5

EIGHTY-FOUR (AP) - Authorities say a car crossed the center line into a caravan of motorcycles in western Pennsylvania, killing a passenger on one of the motorcycles and injuring five other people.Officials in Washington County said Sunday's crash on Route 136 in Nottingham Township involved ...

Vandals strike again at fire training facility

The city's Regional Fire Training Facility has been hit be vandals for the third time in recent months, significantly hindering training exercises.The recent vandalism was discovered by a fire chief on Friday, said Dave Dymeck, city Deputy Fire Chief."The vandalism we've discovered Friday ...

Juror callbacks fraudulent

U.S. Marshal Martin Pane has warned the general public about increased juror scams in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.Recently several reports of bogus phone calls on jury service have occurred. The scammer informs the unsuspecting victim that he/she failed to report for jury duty and that ...

South Side fire ruled accidental

The official ruling on the house fire that left four residents of 1731 Riverside Drive in South Williamsport homeless Thursday evening is that the blaze was accidental, according to South Williamsport Police Chief Robert Hetner.The fire began in the kitchen from unattended cooking, he said.The ...

Murderer gets 30 to 60 years in prison

A Williamsport man was "in a state of rage" when he took a pair of scissors in his right hand to stab a 22-year-old woman between four and five times on her left side.Hasan Gooden-Reid, 35, received 30 to 60 years in state prison for the murder of his then-girlfriend, Kristina Pope, in his ...

19 people face charges

Nineteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Michael D. Vines, 45, of 724 Poplar St.; city police; felony shoplifting after he was caught allegedly trying to steal $3 worth of merchandise at ...

35 sentenced in county court

Thirty-five individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Eight were sentenced to state prison. They are: Erik L. Witmer, 36, 65 Harvest Moon Park Lot 6, 24 to 72 months with credit for contraband and criminal solicitation contraband. ...

4 charged with attempted robbery, assault

TOWANDA - State police said four people face charges in connection with an incident that occurred in East Smithfield June 7.According to police on Thursday, an arrest warrant was issued for 18-year-old Bradley D. Stroud, of Athens, by District Judge Jonathon Wilcox charging him in connection ...

14 in area charged with DUI

Fourteen motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances.Those charged and the police departments involved were: Billie Jo Caffo, 49, of Elkland; Old Lycoming Township police at Route 15 and Foy Avenue on April 16. Linnea Lucille Moore, 52, ...