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Police Fire and Court

Man allegedly sexually assaulted, impregnated minor

A man allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old in a Williamsport hotel, leading to her becoming pregnant, according to the Lycoming County District Attorney’s office. Tyree Holly, 25, of an unknown residence, allegedly used a ride-share service to transport two female minors to his room ...

Two arraigned on varying charges in separate cases

Woman sent summons on harassment charges Sara Greenaway, 23, of 2432 Vista Road, allegedly became irate and threw objects after two victims questioned her about substance abuse, according to state police. Greenaway allegedly took one of the victim’s phone halfway through the 911 call, and ...

Jersey Shore man busts windows of police station

A middle-aged Jersey Shore man allegedly smashed three windows to gain access to the Tiadaghton Valley Police Department station Saturday night, all in the name of proving a point about alleged police corruption. Aaron Hall, 40, of 1559 Sulpher Run Road, was subsequently stunned with an ...

Multiple people charged with crimes in Lycoming County

Jersey Shore woman allegedly steals toys from Family Dollar A Jersey Shore woman allegedly used a bag of stolen toys for tots donations to ferry an unpaid item out of the Old Lycoming Family Dollar in November. Phyllis Wettlaufer, 37, of 36 Harer Park Road, Jersey Shore, allegedly entered ...

Autopsy on child allegedly killed by mother completed

The Lycoming County coroner has completed an autopsy of the 5-month-old child who was allegedly stabbed in the neck by her mother. However, because the investigation into the death of Cailani Faltz is still ongoing, the coroner could not release many details to the public. “The results ...

2 people face charges in Lycoming County

Snyder County man arraigned for threatening city police, littering A Beavertown man allegedly threw an open container of alcohol across a parking lot before stating he would “[expletive]” a city police officer up Saturday afternoon, city police said. After becoming more and more ...

Business owner hurt, shop destroyed in fire

AVIS — A raging fire destroyed an antique shop in downtown Avis on Thursday. The blaze started on the first floor of Powell’s Antique and Lamp Shop at 18 W. Central Ave. and quickly spread throughout the building. The owner of the building, John Powell, said he was “lacquering” ...

Ralston man allegedly found drunk, entrapped in car crash

Robert Hamilton, 49, of 84 Railroad St., Ralston, allegedly had a BAC of 0.178 percent when police found him trapped inside his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, which was crashed into a pole Hamilton allegedly told Old Lycoming Township Police he saw a deer run out in front of him as he was ...

Family, animals safe in early morning Cascade Township fire

Firefighters successfully suppressed a working structure fire in Cascade Township in the early hours Wednesday. Both homeowners of the Rose Valley Road property, their dog and six goats were unharmed by the fire. The fire only affected a garage separated from the other buildings on the ...

Williamsport man allegedly leads police on a car chase

A city man believed to be associated with a domestic disturbance allegedly led city police on a chase from Memorial Avenue to Mosser Avenue earlier this week, say police. Lindsey Williams, 31, of 2500 Federal Ave., Apt. 329, allegedly fled from police in his gold-colored 2003 Buick Sedan ...

Local fire department helps with fire across county line

LEWIS TOWNSHIP - County engines responded to a chimney fire in Northumberland County that shifted to a working structure fire early Monday morning. The Muncy Volunteer Fire Company and the Muncy Township Fire Company rolled out to a fire on the 600 block of Murray Road in Lewis Township, ...

Homeless man dead of hypothermia, cardiac issues

Pennsylvania State Police and the Lycoming County Coroner have identified the homeless man found dead in Loyalsock Township. Philip Steele, 67, of Danville, passed away due to a combination of hypothermia and cardiac issues, according to Charles Kiessling, the county coroner. Steele had ...

2 face charges in Lycoming County

Woman allegedly damages car, steals gun after argument with boyfriend Maleeka Smith, 37, of 678 Grier Street, allegedly damaged her boyfriend’s vehicle and stole his firearm after an argument earlier the day of Dec. 8, city police said. Pierce Nowlin, Smith’s boyfriend, left to receive ...

Ex-prison guard allegedly forged military papers

A Mifflinburg man while in the Army Reserve allegedly faked his mother’s death, forged military records and submitted them to the Lycoming County Prison, where he once worked, for leave and time off, according to a Lycoming County detective. Anthoney Brooks, 24, forged the documents to get ...

Newberry women sue police in federal court after home raided

Libby Williams was asleep when she heard the front door of her Newberry house kicked in and saw the flash and heard the bang of grenades thrown in as smoke filled the interior, a federal lawsuit states. Next, more than 20 officers in military garb, with weapons drawn, entered screaming at ...

Multiple people face charges in Lycoming County

Child pornography charges filed for Jersey Shore man Zachary Ernest Kiess, 20, of 471 Kiess Hill Road has been charged with child pornography after he allegedly had numerous pictures and videos of nude minors on his phone. The charges stem from a search of Kiess’ phone in November of ...

Police,Woodward Twp. fire department respond to crash

State police and members of the Woodward Township Fire Department responded to a vehicle rollover that occurred on Quenshukeny Road at around 9:50 p.m. Monday. According to Trooper William Jones, a Suzuki SX4 sedan was traveling north on Quenshukeny Road when it slid into snow sludge on the ...

Variety of charges go before district judges in Lycoming County

Muncy man arraigned for June DUI Richard Clark, 38, of 2696 Route 405, Muncy, allegedly had a BAC of 0.185% when his 2008 Dodge Caravan crashed in June, state police said. Clark was argumentative with Loyalsock EMS when Trooper Logan Webb arrived on-scene at around 1 p.m. June 13, Webb said ...

Judge Lepley arraigns first defendants of the new year

Jersey Shore man charged with assault Brenden Gardner, 22, of 367 Beeber Drive, is charged with simple assault and harassment after a physical altercation with his brother, state police allege. According to Trooper Garrett Shnyder, Gardner allegedly admitted to punching his brother multiple ...

Alleged DUI caused holdup on Market Street bridge

A motorist charged with DUI allegedly rear-ended another vehicle traveling southbound over the Market Street bridge, according to police. Anne Bender-Brennan drove her blue 2003 Buick Sedan into the rear of a red 2007 Pontiac while under the influence at around 9 p.m. Tuesday, alleged Trent ...