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Police Fire and Court

Three injured in separate accidents

David Craig II, 54, of Montoursville, declined treatment for injuries he suffered when his motorcycle and 2006 Mercedes Benz driven by Russell Lindstrom, of Williamsport, collided on East Third Street at the entrance to Interstate 180 West in Loyalsock Township about 5:45 p.m. Monday, state ...

7 charged with various crimes

Seven people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Christopher Goshorn, 41, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; state police; DUI, disorderly conduct and careless driving on Route 118 in Jordan ...

Nisbet family safely flees basement fire in home

A Nisbet couple and their son safely escaped a basement fire that erupted in their home early Friday morning, according to Nisbet Fire Chief James Pfleegor. The fire at 66 First Ave. has been ruled accidental, Pfleegor said. The family’s name was not released. Unable to sleep, the wife ...

State police no longer sending troopers to some calls

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police will no longer respond in person to some types of calls as the agency tries to limit troopers’ contact with the public and slow the spread of the coronavirus, officials announced Wednesday. Calls for lost and found, littering, identity theft and ...

Mother who abandoned baby in Loganton found, charged

LOGANTON — An 18-year-old mother has admitted giving birth to a baby boy and leaving him on the back porch of a home on West Main Street, Loganton, early last Thursday morning. Cassandra Rochelle Stitzer, of Loganton, was charged with endangering the welfare of children, a felony of the ...

Woman arrested after allegedly attacking two EMTs in the city

A city woman has been jailed on charges of allegedly assaulting two emergency medical technicians outside her West Third Street apartment late Tuesday night, city police said. Jennifer Bismark, 32, of 924 W. Third St., has been charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault ...

Woman charged with terroristic threats for coughing on groceries

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A woman accused of coughing on produce, meat and bakery items while claiming she was infected with COVID-19 was charged Thursday and jailed on $50,000 bail. Police near Wilkes-Barre accused 35-year-old Margaret Ann Cirko of criminal mischief, making terroristic threats ...

9 charged with various crimes

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Jennifer Allis, 43, of 370 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore; state police; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on Feb. ...

Fire leaves couple homeless

UNITYVILLE — A husband and wife moving into a vacant home will have to find another place to live after the house on Sheets Hill Road was destroyed Tuesday night in a two-alarm fire. The one-story structure was engulfed in flames when volunteer firefighters arrived on the scene about 7:15 ...

Woman jailed on charges after allegedly threatening sister in city supermarket

A 38-year-old woman was jailed after confronting her sister in Wegmans, 201 William St., and allegedly telling her that she was “going to get a knife and kill her,” according to city Patrolman Zachery Saylor. The confrontation occurred about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday while the store was closed, ...

Authorities seek armed suspect after tobacco store robbed

MUNCY — A masked gunman robbed a clerk at Sam’s Place Lottery and Tobacco, 1374 E. Penn St., Muncy Creek Township, making off with an undetermined amount of cash just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, state police said. The gunman “entered the business wearing a blue ‘PSU’ sweatshirt, baggy ...

Plea agreements reached

In a plea agreement before District Judge William Solomon, Vincent Showers, 29, of 1503 Memorial Ave., pled guilty to a state police charge of possession of marijuana after a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was withdrawn. The charges stemmed from an incident at Foy and Dewey ...

27 charged with various crimes

Twenty-seven people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Jason Weikel, 40, of Mount Carmel; city police; felony shoplifting after he was caught allegedly trying to steal $37 worth of ...

Stabbed man flees alleged robbers on bike before seeking aid

After being beaten and stabbed by two men in the 300 block of Memorial Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, a 30-year-old man jumped on a bike and road it for several blocks before seeking medical attention, city police said. “Two suspects (men) were seen running from the area,” Police Chief ...

Several injured in separate crashes

Paul Mahon, 58, of Montoursville, remained in critical condition Monday night in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with injuries he suffered when the four-wheel all-terrain vehicle he was operating overturned on Quaker Church Road in Mill Creek Township on March 8, state police said ...

Police: Stabbing at Denny’s restaurant not random act

The stabbing that occurred late Wednesday night at Denny’s, 1716 E. Third St., did not appear to be a random act because both the assailant and the victim know each other, state police said Friday. Richard Weaver, 40, of 523 E. Third St., remained behind bars in the Lycoming County Prison ...

Police identify drivers involved in 3 recent regional crashes

The driver who was injured Wednesday afternoon when his car and a water tanker collided in the westbound lanes of Interstate 180 near the Lycoming Mall was Keith Snavely, 34, of Mill Hall, state police said. Snavely was treated at UPMC Williamsport. The other driver was Timothy Schmouder, of ...

City woman charged with alleged arson

Upset that her husband left her, Margaret Sabatino set two fires in her home at 1025 1/2 Washington Blvd. on March 3, city police alleged in court papers. Officers responded to the home to check on Sabatino’s welfare about 3:45 p.m. after receiving a report that she had posted suicidal ...