×

Police Fire and Court

Man accused in stabbing hospitalized

RENOVO — State police at Lamar report Shawn Mills of North Bend, Clinton County, accused of stabbing Bradley K. Shearer, 28, also of North Bend during a fight early Sunday morning, is being detained by state police, reportedly in an area hospital where he is being treated for injuries ...

District judges kept quite busy handling a rash of different cases

Former employee charged with theft Erin Waltz, 31, of 2694 Lycoming Creek Road, has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing cash and cigarettes from the Cogan Station Family Market, 3721 Lycoming Creek Road, while she was employed there, according to Old ...

Multiple cases recently handled by area district judges

Clinton County man faces several charges When Tiadaghton Valley Regional police Patrolman Joshua Klinger arrived at the Susquehanna Campground outside Jersey Shore to investigate a report of an assault in progress about 5 p.m. on Aug. 17, he saw that David Harding’s “right eye was swollen ...

Man jailed on robbery, assault charges

MUNCY — After her husband allegedly had already tried to strangle her twice, Emily Bean quickly made her way to her car, borough police allege in an affidavit. As she pulled away from the couple’s home at 104 N. Market St., the woman saw her husband, Jesse Bean, charge towards her vehicle ...

Convicted felon faces new charges

When county sheriff deputies took convicted felon Hafiz El into custody near Lose Park on Memorial Avenue last week on a warrant from Clinton County, the 30-year-old man was carrying a loaded handgun in his waistband, according to court records. El, of 414 Rose St., told the deputies the ...

Eighteen people recently sentenced in Lycoming County courts

Eighteen people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. One was sentenced to state prison. He is: • Robert Pfoertner, 34, of Lycoming County Prison, 18 to 42 months for possession with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance. Three were sentenced to county ...

District judges handle four separate DUI cases

By PHILIP A. HOLMES pholmes@sungazette.com Allege drunk driver crashes during pursuit MONTGOMERY - Early Wednesday morning, Muncy police Detective Raymond Kontz III stopped northbound motorist Nicholas Bradley for speeding on Route 15 near Fritz Station Road after he clocked the 19-year-old ...

Man lands in jail after allegedly sending threats via social media

Adam Baggett, 32, of Scranton, has been locked up on charges for allegedly sending threatening messages to three victims through social media, according to state Trooper Michael Adams. “I think I have enough to take an Uber to the house and hack up ‘K’s’ face with a hammer” Baggett ...

Judges handle a variety of incidents from DUIs to theft, drug cases

Alleged drunk driver almost hits jogger Traveling east in the 900 block of West Fourth Street in a 2017 Ford Fusion, Jayden Hazel Williamson nearly struck a jogger on the sidewalk before her car sideswiped a tree and struck the back of a parked vehicle on the night of Aug. 20, according to ...

2 injured in crash

Two men, including the driver of the Mazda 6, were taken to UPMC Williamsport to be treated for injuries they received when the car slammed into the back of a pickup truck in eastbound lanes of Interstate 180, in front of the Hampton Inn, about 12:45 p.m. Sunday, city police said. The other man ...

District Judges handle a variety of cases

Three people face drug charges in separate incidents Therim Powell. 33, of Philadelphia, has been charged by the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit with possession with intent to deliver 18 grams of fentanyl and an ounce cocaine at Sixth Avenue and High Street in the city on Oct. 1. He ...

County district judges busy handling multiple cases in region

Alleged drunk driver tells cop ‘I drink beer all day’ After his 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer struck the side of the bridge at Main and Allegheny streets in Jersey Shore on the night of July 7, James Ward kept going, traveling south on Route 44 and losing both left tires near Antes Fort, ...

Several people face charges in district courts throughout region

By PHILIP A. HOLMES pholmes@sungazette.com Hughesville area man charged with attempted arson Threatening to burn down the home he shares with his girlfriend, Jurgen “Jay” Starr grabbed the woman by her neck several times and applied pressure, interfering with her ability to breathe, ...

Fire breaks out in vacant home

A fire broke out at a vacant South Williamsport home at 520 Hastings St., about 4:40 p.m. Monday. The scene was just across the street from the borough’s main firehouse. Firefighters from the borough, the city, Loyalsock Township, Montoursville, DuBoistown and Nisbet responded to the fire, ...

House fire displaces couple

Light smoke comes from a home at 918 Park Ave., where a reported kitchen fire erupted just before 10 p.m. Sunday, according to city fire officials. There were no reports of injuries in the fire, which was knocked down in about 10 minutes. The local chapter of the American Red Cross was ...

Fire breaks out in Williamsport home

Williamsport firefighters rushed to this property in the 900 block of Park Avenue when a fire broke out in the home just before 10 p.m. Sunday. It was believed the fire started in the kitchen, but the cause remained under investigation. Smoke - seen coming out the front door - filled much ...

Toy manufacturer sued after house fire

A Clinton County couple have sued the maker of a hover board after claiming that it caught on fire and caused nearly $433,000 damage to their house. Heather Jean Villareal and Micahel J. Bingaman filed the civil lawsuit in U.S. Middle District Court alleging negligence in the lawsuit filed ...

Driver allegedly drove drunk with children in her vehicle

Kristin Rae Walters, 36, of 359 E. Water St., Hughesville, had a blood-alcohol content level of .30 when her 2015 Chevrolet Cruze struck another vehicle in the first block of South Third Street in Hughesville about 9:20 p.m. on Aug. 12, borough police said. She had two children in the vehicle ...

Multiple people face charges Lycoming County

Homeless man charged with breaking into two businesses in three days Just two days after breaking into Acme BBQ at 445 Market St., alleged burglar Samuel Joseph Agor was found sleeping on the second floor of the business next door, city Patrolman Zachary Geary said in an affidavit. During ...