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Police Fire and Court

Multiple people face DUI-related charges

City man admits he used money taken in burglary to buy drugs When Thomas McDermott came downstairs on the morning of Sept. 23, he found the front door to his home at 1854 Green Ave. wide open, Old Lycoming Township police Sgt. Christopher Kriner said. Soon McDermott discovered that a laptop ...

District judges kept busy with multiple criminal cases

New sex-abuse charges lodged against accused child molester After new information recently came to the attention of investigators, additional charges were filed last week against Lycoming County Prison inmate Collin Reid, who turns 42 on Thursday. Reid, who now has no known address, has been ...

Man charged with allegedly breaking into home, terrorizing family with gun

A city man has been jailed on charges after forcing his way into a West Third Street home, pulling out a handgun and telling a resident “I’ll kill your whole family,” city Patrolman Kristopher Caster alleged in an affidavit. When Nicholas Heisley kicked in the front door to Gary ...

Ten people receive sentences in Lycoming County

Ten people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Two people were sentenced to county prison. They are: • Kareem I. Smith, 41, of Williamsport, 12 days to 12 months and 50 hours community service for harassment. • Daniel Morgret, 26, of Muncy, 34 days to 12 months, 25 hours ...

Area police file charges in multiple cases

Nursing home resident charged with indecent assault A resident at Manor Care North on Leader Drive in Loyalsock Township has been charged with indecent assault and harassment for allegedly having inappropriate contact with another patient, according to state police. Charles Hill, 65, touched ...

Crash victim still in critical condition

ELIMSPORT — Tammy Hyde, 60, of Allenwood, who was injured in a one-car crash near here on Route 554 on Sept. 16, remained in critical condition in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, a nursing supervisor said Wednesday night. Hyde lost control of her car, which overturned and crashed into a ...

Lengthy high-speed pursuit lands driver in county jail

Having been arrested hours earlier for suspected of DUI, motorist Joshua Craver took another state trooper on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning that began on Interstate 180 in Loyalsock Township and ended at the Salladasburg Elementary School. As soon as Trooper Nathan Birth activated ...

Judge grants city motion to dismiss police officer suit

A federal judge has granted a motion to dismiss a complaint filed by city defendants who were sued by city Patrolman Dustin Reeder. U.S. Middle District Court Judge Matthew Brann granted the motion to dismiss filed by City Council, Mayor Derek Slaughter, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 29, ...

Judge grants city motion to dismiss 2 cops’ lawsuits

A federal judge granted a motion by city defendants to dismiss civil lawsuits filed by a former Williamsport police captain and a present-day city police sergeant. Donald R. Mayes Jr., former captain, and Sgt. Jody Miller, each complained they encountered retaliation for speaking out about ...

From drugs to shoplifting, area police file several criminal cases

By PHILIP A. HOLMES pholmes@sungazette.com Two charged for growing marijuana plants at home A Loyalsock Township couple has been jailed on drug charges after marijuana plants were discovered this week in the basement of their home, according to state Trooper Jacob Sukal. The discovery was ...

16 people receive sentences

Sixteen people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Two were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Jamal M. Brown, 41, one to three years for criminal conspiracy robbery and possession with intent to deliver. • Christopher W. Cranmer, 40, of Muncy, 48 to 96 months for ...

Charges dismissed in one case while withdrawn in another

Neither the victims nor the arresting officer showed up Tuesday for Karen Sampson’s preliminary hearing, so District Judge Christian Frey threw the case out. Frey dismissed city police charges of misdemeanor shoplifting and disorderly conduct against Sampson, 60, of 1713 Blaine St. The ...

District judges kept busy with drug, theft cases

Home care worker accused of stealing from clients In July 2019, Amanda Fenderson was hired by Kirstin Burkhart to provide home care for Gary Burkhart at the couple’s home on Rabbittown Road in Wolf Township, according to state Trooper Matthew Miller. However, soon after she started the ...

Former teacher gets 7 to 24 months for sexual assault of teen

LOCK HAVEN — Cole Gregory Black, 28, a former Keystone Central School District teacher and girls soccer coach, was sentenced in Clinton County Court Monday afternoon, having pleaded guilty earlier this year to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old student. Clinton County Judge Michael ...

Woman enters guilty plea to 1 charge while police withdraw other charges

JERSEY SHORE — In a plea agreement before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley, Jacqueline Brookens, 46, of 712 Allegheny St., pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia at her apartment on separate occasions, according to court records. Each count is from separate drug ...

Two separate traffic stops land alleged drug dealers in prison

Driving an SUV with tinted windows, Marcellis Turner stopped at the traffic light in South Williamsport when borough Patrolmen Gareck Esposito and William MacInnis pulled up along side his Jeep Cherokee in their cruiser about 9:10 p.m. Monday, When the light turned green, Turner, 30, of ...

Williamsport man lands in jail after domestic disturbance

During a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend at the couple’s West Edwin Street home, Charlie Murray repeated again and again “I’m not going back to jail,” according to an affidavit filed by city Patrol- man Andrew Stevens. However, jail is exactly where the 30-year-old Murray ...

Homeless man drops off one stolen truck only to steal another

After pulling into the parking lot of Pier 87 Restaurant at 5647 Route 87 in Plunketts Creek Township in a stolen pickup truck about 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Dean Noble got out of the vehicle and took off in another pickup that did not belong to him, state Trooper Blake Gaines alleged in an ...

Philadelphia man charged with indecent exposure

Standing before a judge, Shaheed Gindraw stated emphatically “I didn’t do anything wrong. I was just showing I had no gun.” Well, city police believe the 32-year-old Philadelphia man was showing a bit too much when he allegedly ended up pulling down his sweatpants and underwear as he ...