Police Fire and Court

Police join investigation into fire; employee treated for ‘hazmat incident’

City police have joined the investigation into the cause of last week’s three-alarm row house fire in the 2100 of Mosser Avenue, according to city fire officials. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Killian said the fire erupted on the first floor in Amanda Bainey’s home, at 2169 Mosser Ave., and ...

Riot charge against victim of alleged body slam dropped

One charge has been dropped against a Williamsport man who was allegedly body slammed by city police earlier this month. Saladin Basilkah Brown, 19, had been charged with riot, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstructing administration of law and criminal mischief. However, District ...

Police shut down 2nd drug distribution site

A week after city Patrolmen Clinton Gardner and Joshua Bell broke up a drug-distribution house in the 600 block of Park Avenue, the two officers put an end — at least for now — to another drug operation, one they say was running out of an apartment in the same neighborhood. The odor of ...

Man in fair condition after car overturns

Selena Kelley, 19, of Williamsport, and a passenger, Tyler Knarr, 22, also of Williamsport, were taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to be treated for injuries they suffered when their car went off the road and overturned on Route 15 near Route 973 West about 2 a.m. Sunday, according ...

12 residents answer to various drug charges

Twelve people have been charged with various drug offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Jordan Whaley, 24, and Gregory Jones, 38, both of 637 Fourth Ave.; city police; Whaley was charged with possession with intent to deliver 48 grams of marijuana while Jones ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: FRIDAY: 12:34 a.m., disturbance, 1000 block of High Street, Williamsport. 12:48 a.m., disturbance, 700 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 2:08 a.m., ...

12 displaced, 2 cats dead after blaze

As many as 12 people were left homeless late Sunday afternoon following a three-alarm row house fire that heavily damaged two homes and caused smoke damage to two others in the 2100 block of Mosser Avenue, city fire officials said. No one was home at 2169 Mosser Ave. when heavy smoke was ...

Authorities: Couple admit they lied to police

A city couple face a misdmeanor charge of false reports to law enforcement for allegedly giving false information about a shooting that occurred at their home during the early hours of June 5. Akira Coates-Sexton, 30, and Philip Coleman, 29, both of 659 Center St., waived their preliminary ...

Man to police: ‘I’m going to kill all of you’

Once in custody, an out-of-control 18-year-old man on probation threatened and continued to struggle with a group of four probation officers, spitting on them and kicking the windows of a probation car so violently that the “vehicle was visibly rocking,” according to Christopher Warden, a ...

2 men with AR-15 arrested in home invasion in Tioga County

MANSFIELD — Two Covington men are in the Tioga County Jail following an alleged home invasion in the borough on Sept. 6. According to state police, Naseer Timothy Burzak, 18, and Camdyn Davis-Osterhoudt, 18, allegedly entered a residence at Route 6 in Richmond Township. Residents Justin ...

16 people charged with various offenses in county

Sixteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Jerry Jennings, 30, of Philadelphia; city police; possession with intent to deliver 87 grams of crack cocaine and related offenses in the ...

25 sentenced in Lycoming County court

Twenty-five individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Three were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Frank E. Wanamaker, 38, Lycoming County Prison, 7 1/2 to 72 months and $20,412 in restitution for theft by unlawful taking and ...

3 charged with DUI

Three people have been charged with drunken driving in Lycoming County, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • George Warner, 22, of 1415 Route 442, Muncy; state police; DUI, reckless driving and careless on Route 442 in Muncy Creek Township ...

Money order fraud alleged

Businesses, be on guard for fraudulent $500 money orders that may be circulating in the region by two people who were seen driving a light blue 2002 Volkswagen sedan bearing the Pennsylvania registration JZS-9698, according to city police. The fraudulent money orders were brought to the ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY: 12:05 a.m., disturbance, 200 block of West Third Street, Williamsport. 12:10 a.m., disturbance, 300 block of Market Street, Williamsport. 12:49 ...

Eight people face various charges in Tioga County

TIOGA — Eight people either have appeared or will appear before district judges to face various charges in Tioga County. They are: • Mary Louise Biviens, 22, 665 Union St., Philadelphia, faces charges of theft, receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia ...

Trial for man accused of raping girls begins

The trial of a man accused of raping three girls got underway in Lycoming County Court Tuesday with the testimony from victims in the case. Carlos Reuben Castro Jr. faces multiple sexual counts for the alleged acts that took place in 2016 at different residences. In his opening statement, ...

Police: Man arrested for running ‘trap house’

An 18-year-old alleged drug dealer — who operated what city police termed “a trap house” from out of his home in the 600 block of Park Avenue — was arrested Saturday night on charges of delivering and distributing heroin and marijuana. “The sheer amount of foot traffic coming from ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: FRIDAY: 1:12 a.m., trespasser, 200 block of Rose Street, Williamsport. 1:43 a.m., disturbance, 90 block of Park Place, Muncy Creek Township. 11:28 a.m., hit ...