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Williamsport man allegedly steals police cruiser with K-9 dog inside

A Williamsport man who allegedly likened his parents to celestial bodies stole a city police cruiser with a K-9 police dog inside on Dec. 23, Williamsport police say. Christopher Dryden, 39, of Williamsport, allegedly approached the rear intercom to city hall at around 4 p.m. and told police ...

Fleeing police, assault among charges alleged in separate cases

Turbotville man allegedly lead police on chase in Muncy A Turbotville man allegedly fled when Muncy Borough Police officers tried to pull him over for an expired inspection sticker. Anthony Jourdan, 32, of 288 Main St., Apt 3, allegedly eluded police while in a car, and later abandoned the ...

Montoursville WalMart evacuated for gas leak

The Montoursville WalMart was evacuated Monday afternoon due to the smell of a gas leak. UGI Utilities found two gas lines ruptured on the roof of the WalMart, according to Chad Ludwig, assistant fire chief at the Montoursville Fire Department. Ludwig said the fire department helped UGI ...

Coroner searching for dead woman’s family

Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. is searching for any family members of Cynthia L. Homler, of W. Edwin St. in Williamsport. The coroner urges anyone who knows of any family members to call his office at 570-327-2305.

Burglary, assault among charges alleged in district courts

Alleged intruder found wearing family’s clothes in their living room Two Park Avenue residents allegedly woke up to a stranger speaking to their child in the living room of their home the morning of Dec. 27, according to city police. Cody Allan Jones, 30, of the city allegedly broke into a ...

Alleged vehicle vandal jailed in lieu of bail

Marie LeCrone, 50, of Montoursville, was arrested for allegedly breaking out more than 100 vehicles' windows in a spree that began Thursday morning and covered parts of Williamsport, Loyalsock Township and Montoursville, state police said. Troopers received multiple reports of vehicles having ...

False imprisonment, assault among charges alleged in courts

Police: City man blocked woman from leaving home with car Weldon Saint Elmo Fletcher, 40, of 1421 W. Fourth St., was charged with false imprisonment and disorderly conduct for allegedly refusing to allow police to move his Ford SUV out of the way of a woman who was trying to leave his home ...

Judges handle assault, other charges

McIntyre Township man allegedly drove tractor after drinking Allen Jean, 22, of 777 Langdon Road, had a BAC of 0.10% when he was driving a new Kubota Tractor LA340 southbound on Route 14 north of Langdon Road, according to Trooper Andrew Dalkiewicz. “Jean advised that he had some beers ...

Vehicle crash results in downed power line

A tractor trailer truck carrying a tanker of water collided with a car and crashed into an electrical power line in Old Lycoming Township Monday night. The truck, owned by Heckman Water Resources, was traveling southbound in the inner lane when it attempted to make a right turn off ...

Linden man accused of attempted rape of clerk

RENOVO – A Lycoming County man is accused of trying to rape a cashier at a store in Renovo. Lance C. Baker, 35, of Linden, is being held at the Clinton County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail, accused by state police of attempted rape at a business in Renovo. Bail was set by ...

Bail set for man who led police on chase to Milton

A Philadelphia man who allegedly led police on a 25-mile high-speed chase across county lines has been arraigned for his charges and had his bail set. Tamir David Hall-Jones, 25, was hit with 16 charges related to the incident, which began when Jason Bentley, deputy chief of the ...

28 receive sentences

Twenty-eight people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Six were sentenced to county prison. They are: • Justin Kennedy, Danville, six to 24 months and 40 hours of community service for fleeing and eluding. • Donovan S. Peterson, Williamsport, 38 days to 24 months for ...

Philadelphia man leads police on high-speed chase, no one injured

A Philadelphia man allegedly showing signs of being under the influence led police on a 25-mile chase from the Montoursville Walmart into Northumberland County, where he crashed into a snow mound Sunday night, Montoursville Borough Police said. Nobody was injured or killed during the ...

Area judges busy with drug arraignments

Man found high on K2 amid crying children and unconscious wife Johnathan Pace, 36, of 684 Second Ave., tested positive for allegedly having K2 in his system when police responded to a call from his nine-year-old daughter Dec. 12, police said. According to an affidavit filed by city officer ...

Multiple people charged with drug related offenses

Jonathan Bergmueller jbergmueller@sungazette.com City man charged for allegedly selling fentanyl Eric Serious, 32, of 1630 Memorial Avenue, is facing charges related to allegedly selling fentanyl to a confidential informant on Andrews Court on Sept. 4, according to Lycoming County Narcotics ...

Couple charged in 16-years abuse case have bails adjusted

Matthew and Christine Zeigler, an estranged couple recently arraigned on charges related to 16 years of alleged abuse of their 8 children, have waived their preliminary hearings and have had their set bails adjusted. Christine Zeigler was previously let out on bail of $15,000 and under the ...

Loitering, assault, DUI among charges alleged in district courts

Woman arraigned on loitering charges Chy Ann McCormick, 46, of Williamsport, allegedly knocked on the door of a Memorial Avenue property while intoxicated, causing a loud disturbance at around 10 p.m. Dec. 12, according to city police. Officer Christopher Salisbury wrote in an affidavit ...

District judges handle a variety of cases

Loyalsock Township man accused in theft Joshua Lewis, 20, of 1414 Elwood Road, has been charged with theft, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was caught allegedly with a stolen bicycle in the 100 block of Maynard Street about 8:15 p.m. on May 25, city police ...

District Judge Biichle kept busy with an array of charges

ICU patient allegedly broke nurse’s hand While Lamar Allen Strothers, 41, of 47 Washington Blvd., was in the UPMC Williamsport ICU Oct. 3, he allegedly squeezed a nurse’s hand hard enough to break her scaphoid and tear ligaments, according to city police. Strothers, who arresting officer ...

District judges busy handling wide range of criminal cases

State prison inmate charged with assault While corrections officers were attempting to restrain Keira Blunt, an inmate at the state Correctional Institution at Muncy, the 35-year-old woman kicked one of the officers and said “I’m going to spit on you, bi———,” state Trooper Brian ...