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Bellefonte man indicted on explosive devices possession

A 23-year-old Bellefonte man was indicted by a federal grand jury for possession of five explosive devices, according to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed. Mitchell Ocker-Mullen allegedly received and possessed five grenades from on or about Oct. 12 through Oct. 29. The indictment also alleges ...

Search for missing teen ongoing

City police are asking for the public’s help in locating the whereabouts of 16-year-old Maverick Ronald Wilton, of the 1200 block of West Fourth St., who was last seen when he left home on Dec. 2, city Police Chief Damon Hagan said late Thursday. Police have termed the case “missing ...

Seven motorists face DUI-related charges

Stopped for speeding on Interstate I-180 in Loyalsock Township on Sept. 19, motorist Edward Hartz, 45, of 216 Lewis Road, was found to possess four bags of marijuana in his 1999 Chevrolet Malibu, a state trooper said in an affidavit. “There was an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, ...

Police: Customer flashed gun when asked about mask

Jackson Middlesworth, 49, of 982 Horn Hill Road, Hughesville, allegedly threatened two minors with a gun when they asked him to wear a mask at TGI Fridays, state police said in an affidavit. When Middlesworth entered TGI Fridays at 1840 E. Third St. around 1:30 p.m. on July 25, one of the ...

Sheriff offers warning in light of surging scam calls

The Lycoming County Sheriff’s office released a statement about a recent surge in scam calls to county residents on Tuesday. The scams take the form of phone calls claiming there is a warrant for the recipient’s arrest out of Washington, D.C. or their social security number being ...

Judges handle public drunkenness, drug and DUI charges

Parents charged with endangering the welfare of children Two Mill Hall parents are accused of allegedly neglecting their three children by providing filthy living conditions for them to live in. Colton Styers, 25, and Jessica Hughes, 28, both of 280 Mountain Lane, are co-defendants in a case ...

Man allegedly shouts slurs, holds gun to victim

Kevin Eugene Dunkleberger, 49, of 45 James Lane, Linden, was arraigned Friday, Dec. 4 for allegedly holding a gun to a person’s neck and shouting racial slurs. Dunkleberger approached the house at around 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, however the owner said they did not want him there, according ...

Residence fire in Jersey Shore contained, nobody harmed

Nobody was harmed in a fire that broke out in the front half of a Smith Street property in Jersey Shore Monday night, the cause of which is still unknown. According to Tim Willits, the assistant fire chief at Independent Hose Voluntary Fire Co. firefighters extinguished the fire, which ...

DUI, assault, drug charges go before district judges

Man allegedly assaults officer after DUI crash State police allege Anthony Joseph Whitcraft, 35, of South Williamsport, crashed his 2004 Honda Accord after consuming too much alcohol early Sunday Dec. 6. Jacob Sukal, a state trooper, responded to a call at Northway Road Extension and Poco ...

South Williamsport woman charged with damaging police cruiser

Rebecca Neidig, 36, of 49 E. Mountain Ave., South Williamsport, faces misdemeanor charges for intentionally blocking “a (city) police officer from responding to calls by hitting the driver’s window (to his cruiser) and kicking the front of the police car while he was attempting to leave ...

Three drivers in separate crashes charged with DUI

After crashing her 2019 Dodge Charger into a home at 1050 Franklin St. about 2 a.m. on Aug. 27, Hydia Shavers fled the scene, went to her then home on Eldred Street and called to report that her car had been stolen, city Patrolman Ryan Brague alleged in an affidavit. Even though she ran from ...

Golden Strip Subway robbed

State troopers rushed to the Subway at 1733 E. Third St. about 6:40 p.m. Thursday moments after a robbery was reported there. The male suspect, described as black, was wearing all black clothing and white sneakers, police were told. There were no reports of injuries. No other details were ...

Lycoming County Prison Inmate faces more charges

The county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) has filed additional drug charges against Lycoming County Prison inmate Laura Reynolds, according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Aaron Biichle. Reynolds, 31, of 565 Memorial Ave., apartment 105, recently waived her ...

Jetski operator charged on river

Jared Kinley, 39, of 1638 Beautys Run Road, has been charged by the state Fish and Boat Commission with operating a watercraft on the Susquehanna River while under the influence of alcohol, according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Gary Whiteman. The incident ...

Four charged with DUIs

Moments after he stopped motorist Corey Stewart-Richardson in the area of Park Avenue and High Street on Jan. .22, a city police officer “detected a strong odor of marijuana in the driver’s 2004 Mazda,” according to an affidavit. The driver also appeared lethargic and had a bag of the ...

District judges handle a wide variety of criminal cases

Drug investigators discover ‘packaging station’ When members of the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at Demira Jackson’s city home at 419 Stevens St. on Nov. 25, they found in plain view “a heroin packaging station” set up in a coffee table in a ...

Williamsport teen locked up on charges of allegedly pointing gun at two girls

A Williamsport teen faces several charges after he provoked a fight Sunday that resulted in him pointing a handgun at two female minors on Baldwin Street, city police alleged in an affidavit. Nigel Staten-Chambers, 17, of 1250 W. Fourth St., has been charged as an adult with aggravated ...

Area district judges kept busy with assault, theft and DUI cases

Two charged in separate assault cases When city Patrolman Cole arrived on the scene at 637 Allen St. about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, he noticed the bruises on Barbara Waltz’s neck. Waltz reported that her boyfriend, Andre Taylor, came home intoxicated and what began as a “verbal argument” ...

Driver in ICU after crashing into garage

The driver whose car crashed into a garage in the 6600 block of Lycoming Creek Road on Thursday night was Robert S. Walbridge, 51, of 6459 Lycoming Creek Road, Cogan Station, who was reported in serious condition in the intensive care unit at UPMC Williamsport, Old Lycoming Township police ...

12 people sentenced

Twelve people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. One person was sentenced to state prison. He is : • Jonathan R. Bair, 42, of Williamsport, 36 to 72 months for burglary. One person was sentenced to county prison. He is: • Dhakwan M. Kelly, 28, of Williamsport, 100 to ...