Police Fire and Court

Man charged with rigging booby trap using long gun

TOWANDA - James A. Taylor, 27, of Monroeton, Bradford County, was charged by state police with attempted aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person after he allegedly rigged a "booby trap" in his mobile home.According to police, on March 27, Taylor used a long gun and metal ...

Man, allegedly drunk, drives to police barracks

State troopers didn't have to do much work to catch alleged drunk driver David Rich - because the 48-year-old motorist came right to the state police barracks on Cherry Street in Montoursville.Rich, of 9886 Route 220, Jersey Shore, arrived at the barracks about 11:45 a.m. six days before ...

Wellsboro woman charged with beating another woman

WELLSBORO - Amanda J. Heatley, 31, of 2303 Charleston Road, was charged by borough police with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct after she allegedly beat another woman.According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard's office, on March 11, the victim went into a bar at ...

2 people charged with illegally attempting to purchase firearms

MANSFIELD - Two people were charged with illegally trying to purchase firearms recently.According to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson's office, they are: Charles J. Grant, 34, of 188 S. Main St., Apt. 2, Mansfield, by borough police after he attempted to buy an Iver Johnson Model ...

11 sentenced in Tioga County Court

WELLSBORO - Eleven people were sentenced in Tioga County Court Monday.According to court documents, sentenced to county prison time were: Chad M. Stratton, 33, of Addison, New York, 11 months, 29 days to 24 months minus one day in jail for recklessly endangering another person, $100 fine, 24 ...

Blossburg man must pay back money stolen from employer

WELLSBORO - Benjamin R. Rodgers, 30, of 129 Davis St., Blossburg, who took from or defrauded his employer of over $110,000 over the course of six months, was sentenced Monday in Tioga County Court to three to 23 1/2 months in jail for theft by deception, and he must pay back $108,987 in ...

Teen charged with possession

WELLSBORO - Jeremy Kreger-Chinchilla, 18, of 12389 Route 6, was charged by borough police with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a small amount of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol after police say the principal of the high school found the items in Kreger-Chinchilla's ...

Mansfield man, 26, charged with taking fentanyl patches

MANSFIELD - Brett D. Maynard, 26, of 32 Meyers Lane, was charged by state police with theft after he allegedly took three fentanyl patches prescribed to someone else and used them on himself.According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard's office, Maynard took the patches from Dennis ...

Man charged with posting nude images of ex-girlfriend

WELLSBORO - Robert C. Thompson, 32, of 4721 Thompson Hill Road, Gillett, was charged by state police after he allegedly posted nude images of his ex-girlfriend on the Internet.According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard's office, Thompson was charged with distributing obscene ...

Chase results in drug bust

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteUsing his police department's dog, Bear, Hughesville Police Chief Rodney Smith tries to help drug enforcement officers track one of two men who bailed out of this Chevrolet Cruze after a high-speed chase that ended here at Third Avenue and Louisa Street in the city ...

Quick action in Easter fire

PHOTO PROVIDEDQuick action by an Old Lycoming Township police officer on Easter morning prevented a small kitchen fire from turning into a disaster at this Hepburn Township home on Whippoorwill Lane, according to Hepburn Township Fire Chief Jeffrey Tempesco. Although the fire appeared to be out ...

28 motorists facing DUI charges

Twenty-eight motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Scott Lynn Lehman, 47, of 58 Cole Lane, Jersey Shore; Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police in the 600 block of Route 287 in ...

Nursing staff, police announce crash updates

Two persons injured in the violent two-vehicle crash at Pennsylvania Avenue and Sheridan Street on the afternoon of March 14 remained hospitalized at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, a nursing supervisor said Sunday night.One of the drivers, Andre Wise, 28, of Philadelphia, remained in ...

Police: 7 people charged with various crimes

Seven people have been charged by area police with various offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Steven Leonard Williams, 28, of 642 Cemetery St.; city police; simple assault and harassment for allegedly grabbing girlfriend Brittany Fish around the neck during a ...

10 people charged with drug offenses

Ten people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Robert Anthony Smith, 20, of 1318 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore; the county's Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to deliver 40 bags of ...

State police drop charges

JERSEY SHORE - State police have dropped charges of theft and trespassing against 66-year-old Dean Greninger, of 188 Red Rock Road, Cogan Station, who agreed to pay $161 in court costs related to the case.The charges stemmed from an incident in mid-December when Greninger allegedly cut down a ...

Drug-related charges filed against 3 prison inmates

Seven inmates at the Lycoming County Prison's pre-release center have been moved back to the jail on West Third Street after they tested positive for having the drug Suboxone in their bodies, according to county Detective Michael Simpler.Suboxone, used to help treat heroin addiction and ...

Woman convicted of working for decade as unlicensed attorney

HUNTINGDON (AP) - A former president of a county bar association has been convicted of using forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade even though she didn't have a law license.Kimberly Kitchen was convicted Thursday on charges of forgery, unauthorized practice of law and felony ...

25 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Twenty-Five individuals recently were sentenced in Lycoming County Court, according to court documents.Four were sentenced to state prison. They are: Matthew R. Smith, 28, 1425 Scott St., 30 days to one year in with credit for time served for possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael A. Brown, ...

Trio charged in alleged heroin sales

Two Philadelphia men and a city woman were charged Thursday by a federal grand jury with alleged conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 5,588 bags of heroin following their arrest by state police in Loyalsock Township on Jan. 1.The grand jury charged Stacy Donte ...