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Police Fire and Court

Alleged thief accused of assaulting man he tried to rob

JERSEY SHORE — Within an hour after Broadway Hotel owner Silvio DeParasis caught a “heavily intoxicated” Michael Spotts inside the hotel’s closed bar one afternoon last week, the 56-year-old businessman broke into Spotts’ apartment and assaulted him, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police ...

Two injured in separate crashes

Lester McStay, 66, of Williamsport, was treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered when his car and another driven by Brian Beattie, of Montoursville, collided at East Third Street and Northway Road in Loyalsock Township about 5:30 a.m. Monday, state police ...

17 charged in Lycoming County

Seventeen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Convicted sex offender Cody Berger, 25,; city police; two counts of failure to register with the state police when he left a home ...

Fire burns down Hepburn Township motorcycle club

This is what volunteer firefighters faced when they arrived at the Road Knights Motorcycle Club on Heleeka Road in Hepburn Township late Sunday night, according to township Fire Chief Jeff Tempesco. The entire one-story 40x40 building — which contained a bar, sound system equipment and ...

1 injured after car crash

The Loyalsock Township man driving a Toyota 4Runner was being treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered when he lost control of the SUV as he was traveling in the 1800 block of Warrensville Road, just north of Four Mile Drive, in Loyalsock Township about 7 ...

Sexual assault charges lodged against city man

A city man was taken into custody Friday afternoon on charges of allegedly molesting a female minor under the age of 12 two days before Christmas, city police said in court papers. Todd Robbins, 43, of 1660 Catherine St., is alleged to have inappropriate contact with the child inside a ...

Child endangerment case results in hung jury

The jury did not come to a consensus in a child endangerment trial Wednesday, leaving the District Attorney’s office to decide between dismissing charges, filing for retrial or offering a plea deal. Nicole R. Engler-Harper, 40, remains charged with two counts reckless endangerment of ...

Cyclist remains in critical condition week after wreck

One week after a crash in the city’s Newberry neighborhood, a 19-year-old motorcyclist remains hospitalized in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, a nursing supervisor confirmed Wednesday night. City police said Edward Schell, of 165 Woodward St., Linden, was traveling ...

Convicted sex offender charged with fleeing police, more

A motorist who took state police on a brief pursuit before bailing out of his 2003 Buick Lesabre and fleeing on foot in late December has been arrested and jailed on numerous offenses. Although Basir Loyal eluded capture on Dec. 27, 2019, the night of the pursuit, he was taken into custody ...

Man pleads guilty to possession charge

JERSEY SHORE — Daniel Heeman, 37, of Canton, pled guilty last week before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley to a charge of possession of marijuana after Tiadaghton Valley Regional police withdrew a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stemmed from an incident on Route 220 ...

8 charged with various criminal offenses

Eight people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Quodrice Hendrix, 28, of Lewisburg; (also known as “Drizzy”); city police; strangulation and simple assault following disturbance ...

Man charged with rape eligible for reduced supervision

An Eldred Township man charged with the alleged rape of a mentally disabled woman received relief from intensive supervised bail Friday. Between January 2009 and July 2018, Bruce D. Stuart, 60, allegedly engaged in multiple indecent acts with a woman who, in early-November 2019, was deemed ...

Five men held for court on sexual assault charges

Five men arrested several weeks go on charges of allegedly sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in April at a Woodward Township property were held on most state police charges in the case, a judge ruled this week. After taking some time to review testimony presented last week during a ...

Judge tosses several drug charges in city case

Following a preliminary hearing Tuesday, District Judge Christian Frey threw out six of 10 drug charges that were filed against Michael Miller III, 27, of Beauty’s Run Road, by city police. The judge believed there was insufficient evidence to hold Miller on three counts each of possession ...

DUI enforcement ramped up for Super Bowl weekend

Through Super Bowl Sunday, the Lycoming County DUI Task Force will conduct various DUI enforcement activities to ensure the safety of those driving to or from the big game parties. According to a press release, these parties increase the chance for DUI-related accidents and deaths. Those ...

Fugitive sought on alleged child sex offense, captured

A man wanted by city police on alleged sexual offenses against a child was arrested in Philadelphia without incidents and will be brought back to the city for a court appearance. U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane said the arrest of Christopher Ray Lamont, 46, of Philadelphia happened Monday without ...

9 charged with various criminal offenses

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and law enforcement agencies involved were: • Abbigail Rupp, 18, of 312 Park St.; Old Lycoming Township police; possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and related offenses in the ...

Federal indictment issued after county case dismissed

A man who led city police on a foot chase two years ago and was found with two handguns and small amounts of cocaine and marijuana on him has been indicted on federal counts. Jamir M. Ceruti, 22, address not known, was arrested on March 23, 2018, by police after a brief pursuit. Two stolen ...

At least 1 remains hospitalized from crash

Anthony Moyer, 27, of Cogan Station, one of five passengers taken to area hospitals following Saturday morning’s fatal one-car crash on Pleasant Valley Road near Warrensville, was reported in fair condition at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, a nursing supervisor said Monday. The ...

2 motorists charged with DUI

Not one, but two drivers ended up charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a one-vehicle crash on Route 864 in Fairfield Township on Nov. 6, according to state police. Melinda Confair, 44, of 6910 Pine Run Road, Jersey Shore, had “an odor of alcohol emanating from her, ...