Police Fire and Court

Prison inmate allegedly asked girlfriend to drop charges against him

When Stephen Redden was arrested last month on assault-related charges for allegedly striking his girlfriend, a judge warned the 45-year-old man that he was prohibited from having any contact or communication with the woman whether he was incarcerated or released on bail. Unable to post ...

Charges dropped against volunteer fire chief

MONTGOMERY — All charges against long-time Clinton Township Fire Chief Todd Winder were withdrawn Monday at the office of District Judge Gary Whiteman. State police, through the Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office, dropped the case in which Winder, 49, had been accused of allegedly ...

Candle sets bathroom fire

Montoursville volunteer firefighters responded to this home at 173 Shick Road in Fairfield Township to douse a bathroom fire about 7:10 a.m. Saturday. Heat from a lit candle ignited a section of a wall, Montoursville Fire Chief Scott Konkle said. A resident, using a garden hose, already had ...

Montoursville couple receives $120K, then theft charges

During a two-and-a-half week period beginning in June, Montoursville resident Robert Williams and his wife, Tiffany, withdrew more than $100,000 from their BB&T bank account and went on a shopping spree. The couple used some of the money to make a down payment on a Chevrolet SUV. They ...

Two men jailed on South Williamsport home break-in

Settling a drug debt appears to be what was behind an attempted burglary that occurred last week at a home in the 1400 block of Kaiser Avenue in South Williamsport, borough police said Thursday. Taylor Bird, 23, of 1521 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport, and Michael Bacon, who turned 20 on ...

Man and woman each charged in alleged burglary of RV

Two people are in custody in an alleged burglary of a recreational vehicle parked in Susquehanna Township on Monday, state police said. Megan L. Shroy, of 528 Reuben Kehrer Road in Montoursville and Daniel Mowery of Lock Haven each face charges of burglary, criminal trespass and mischief in ...

Man allegedly threatens to use gun against 2

A city man allegedly was found shouting to two women, “I have a gun and I’m not afraid to use it,” while he was standing outside a Washington Boulevard residence, city police said. Lamarr A. Strothers, 40, of 47 Washington Blvd., was arrested shortly before 10 p.m. on Aug, 31 by city ...

Man allegedly threatened to burn down charity

A city man allegedly threatened to hit people and to burn down American Rescue Workers, 643 Elmira St., shouting in the street in the 600 block of Elmira St., while also holding a broom, city police said. George M. Flemming, 45, of 375 High St., is charged with terroristic threats and simple ...

City man accused of shoplifting shirt, shoes

A city man allegedly walked out of Kohl’s, 251 William St., with shoes and a shirt valued at $140 about 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 31, city police said. Charles E. Hoehn, 36, of 821 Wildwood Blvd., is charged with retail theft, simple possession and theft, city police said. Store surveillance ...

Man allegedly causes ruckus at downtown bar

A city man allegedly left a downtown bar without paying and then when stopped by city police at another nearly bar he began to shout profanities, city police said. Anthony F. Benson, 58, of 657 Campbell St. is charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and theft in an alleged ...

Man found walking along Route 15 berm allegedly resisted arrest

A Colorado man who was found on a highway walking was in possession of drug paraphernalia and allegedly resisted a trooper as he made an arrest, state police said. Calvin T. Ibbitson, 19, of Denver, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest while walking in a ...

Burglars take more than $10,000 in cash, jewelry

MANSFIELD — Burglars made off with an estimated $10,000 in cash along with $1,000 in jewelry and half a dozen certificates of deposit after breaking into an elderly woman’s home in the 1700 block of Cherry Flats Road in Charleston Township, state police said. The break-in occurred between ...

11 recently charged for various alleged crimes

Eleven people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Lockey Locklear Jr., 33, of Lumberton, North Carolina; state police; terroristic threats, simple assault, DUI, disorderly conduct and ...

One driver injured in crash on Route 220 at Jersey Shore

JERSEY SHORE - A woman was injured in a fiery three-vehicle crash that occurred at the Thomas Street interchange of Route 220 early Thursday morning, according to the Tiadaghton Valley Regional police. The accident shut down the northbound lanes of the highway for about 30 minutes. Ardena ...

20 charged with various offenses

Twenty people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Darlene Battle, 62, of New Castle, Delaware; city police; felony interference of custody of a child, felony trespassing and harassment for allegedly removing her ...

Charges dismissed against ex-teacher, coach

The case against a former area teacher and coach accused of burglarizing a Lycoming County residence has been dismissed because he was denied a speedy trial. Frank L. Girardi, 52, faced charges of burglarly, theft, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property, criminal use of a communication ...

2 sentenced in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — Two individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County Court. They are: • Tyler J. Nixon, 20, of Wellsboro, four to 24 months in County Prison less one day, a $100 fine and $2,960 restitution for simple assault. • Marcus A. Applebee, 23, of Osceola, 15 months of probation ...

Man accused of striking motel window, camera with pipe while high on meth

Williamsport resident Jared R. Blair, 38, was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Monday at a motel around 2295 Lycoming Creek Road on charges of simple assault, criminal mischief, damage to real or personal property, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and possessing an instrument of crime with ...

16 charged with various crimes

Sixteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Margaret Audet, 65, of 813 Krouse Ave.; Old Lycoming Township police; misdemeanor shoplifting after she was caught allegedly trying to ...

City woman pleads guilty to stealing plant

JERSEY SHORE — After paying a fine she owed at the office of District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on Market Street on July 5, Florance Vandine walked out the door, picked up a small cactus plant that was on the porch and walked away, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional police. The $12 plant ...