Police Fire and Court

Former treasurer accused of stealing from combat veterans organization

A Northumberland County man who served just over two years as treasurer for a local chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association has been arrested on felony charges for allegedly stealing nearly $18,000 from the organization, according to state police Steven Haines, 54, of ...

22 people recently charged

Twenty-two people have been charged with various criminal offenses in Lycoming County, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Arthur Smith, 49, of 1438 1/2 Memorial Ave.; city police; possession with intent to deliver 18 bags of heroin and seven ...

15 charged for various crimes

Fifteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Jermar Hines, 43, of 355 Fisher St., South Williamsport; the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to deliver ...

Traffic stops yield drugs; 2 charged

A total of 25 bags of heroin, four grams of cocaine and 19 grams of marijuana were found in two separate and routine traffic stops last week, as city police arrested two men — including a known Crip gang leader — who attempted to conceal the contraband in their rectum. Tyra Otha Golden, ...

2 charged in Jersey Shore spree

JERSEY SHORE — Targeting vehicles and laundromats over the course of a single night, two area men stole a handgun — later exchanged for cocaine, through a network of suspects — and a change machine, among other items, police said. Lee M. Winters, 22, of 117 North Broad St., and Joshua ...

Various charges filed against 3 in local court

After hearing testimony during Jerome Williams’ preliminary hearing last week, District Judge Allen P. Page III threw out charges of intimidation of witness and retaliation against a witness, but ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold the 38-year-old city man on charges of simple assault ...

3 sentenced in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — Three individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County. Sentenced to County Prison was: • Jonathan E. Walton, 25, of Mansfield, 90 days to 12 months and 95 days credit for defiant trespass • Sherry Saunders, 38, of Middlebury Center, 12 months and $624 restitution for ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: MONDAY 8:23 a.m., disturbance, 500 block of High Street, Williamsport. 8:40 a.m., disorderly conduct, 2900 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 9:43 ...

21 people charged with various offenses

Twenty one-people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Bradford Clement, 59, of 341 Yeagle Road, Montoursville; state police; stalking, disorderly conduct and harassment for allegedly stalking Mary Mannotti in the ...

30 people recently charged with various crimes

Thirty people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Michael Wertz, 43, of 2461 Lycoming Creek Road; state police; possession with intent to deliver 23 marijuana plants, endangering the ...

Woman taken into custody while paying fine at judge’s office in separate case

A 54-year-old homeless woman who showed up at a district judge’s office Thursday to pay a fine for a minor offense ended up being taken into custody on theft-related charges that were filed just hours earlier at the same office. Sherry Minner, whose last known address was of the 12000 block ...

Man charged for alleged assault of paramedic

A New Jersey man has been jailed on charges of allegedly assaulting an on-duty female paramedic who was trying to help him onto a stretcher Wednesday night in the 1800 block of Hazel Drive, according to state police. Donald Sims, 38, of Jersey City, was arrested on charges of aggravated ...

10 people charged with various crimes

Ten people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Tristen Welch, 22, of Lumberton, North Carolina; state police; possession of suboxone without a prescription, possession of marijuana and ...

8 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Eight individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. One person was sentenced to state prison. He is: • Jonathan L. Sullivan Kesig, 38, no address listed, 90 to 240 months for indecent deviant sexual intercourse. One person was ...

Task force charges 7 motorists with DUI

During a six-week period between Nov. 19 and Monday, the Lycoming County DUI Task Force charged seven motorists with DUI; six for being under the influence of alcohol and one for being under the influence of drugs, according to Joseph Hope, task force coordinator. For one of those drivers, it ...

2-vehicle crash leaves 2 injured on Route 87

Both drivers were injured Tuesday afternoon when these vehicles collided in front of the Community Baptist Church on Route 87, according to Montoursville firefighters. A woman driving the pickup truck and a man driving a Jeep were both taken to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Medical Center ...

Fire consumes home in Avis on New Year’s Eve

AVIS – A family is homeless today but is receiving assistance from Red Cross after their home at 98 Tiadaghton Ave. in Pine Creek Township in Clinton County, burned down Monday night, borough fire officials said. The blaze was called in about 7:40 p.m. just as people around the region were ...

Police charge 6 during holiday DUI enforcement

Six drivers were arrested by police looking for intoxicated motorists between Nov. 19 and Monday, according to Old Lycoming Township Police Chief Joseph Hope. Police conducted 51 traffic stops, 10 of which were detained for sobriety tests, he said, adding that one of the intoxicated drivers ...

Vehicle crash in South Williamsport

A South Williamsport firefighter attends to the injured inside a vehicle at the intersection of Hastings Street and Southern Avenue in the borough near the Market Street bridge entrance about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday. South Williamsport police also responded to the scene with a confinement of driver ...

Police charge Montgomery mother with abuse, neglect of 3 children

MONTGOMERY — Felony assault and endangering the welfare of children charges have been lodged against a 36-year-old Clinton Township mother accused of neglecting and abusing her three children, according to state police. Sheketh Dyer, of 210 W. Houston Ave., just outside the borough, ...