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23 charged with various crimes

Twenty-three people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Motorist Derrick Erwin Jr., 28, of Philadelphia; city police; felony fleeing police, resisting arrest and DUI after allegedly ...

Six people injured in four separate accidents

Rebecca Frost, 27, of Rochester, New York, and a passenger, Juliane Homer, 41, of East Bethany, New York, was treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for minor injuries she suffered when her 2017 Nissan Rogue struck a guardrail along ice-covered Route 15, a half a mile north of ...

4 people sentenced in county court

Four people have been sentenced for various crimes in Lycoming County court. Two people were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Quentin S. Young, 31, of 841 High St., 18 to 60 months in state prison for possession with intent to deliver. Twelve to 36 months in state prison for a ...

Man jailed for allegedly shooting bow, arrow at friends

WATSONTOWN — Lucas H. Nye, 44, of Watsontown, was arrested after allegedly shooting a bow and arrow and assaulting victims who were friends on Nov. 23 between the hours of 10:30 and 11 p.m. on East Fourth Street, according to a press release. The release stated Nye shot a bow and arrow at ...

Watsontown juvenile arrested for alleged death threats

WATSONTOWN — A 15 year old was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill another person with a knife around 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at a residence in Watsontown. The juvenile was charged with terroristic threats and simple assault, according to a press release. During the dispute, allegedly ...

Jersey Shore High School bomb threat deemed ‘not dangerous’

The Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police received a call about a bomb threat to the Jersey Shore High School around 10:45 a.m. on Friday morning. The threat allegedly came from social media sources around the 9:15 a.m. according to Police Chief Nathan Deremer. Deremer added that the threat ...

Increased DUI enforcement planned

The Lycoming County DUI Task Force will be doing a multitude of DUI checkpoints and increased patrolling beginning now until the first of the year after trends of drinking and marijuana use before driving have been approaching with the Thanksgiving holiday next week. “Dranksgiving” and ...

Pedestrian injured in accident on Broad Street

Timothy Hoke, 62, of 1130 Broad St., Montoursville, was taken to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries he suffered when he ran into the side of a westbound car driven by Diana Dicenso, also of Montoursville, in the 1100 block of Broad Street about 8:45 a.m. ...

Woman struck by Jeep at Fourth Street intersection

A report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle at the corner of West Fourth and William streets came over the police report scanner around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. According to city police Officer Badger, a pedestrian was struck at the crosswalk of the intersection where she tried to walk across while ...

13 sentenced in Lycoming County

Thirteen people have been sentenced for various crimes in Lycoming County court. Five people were sentenced to county prison. They are: • Alicia M. Cradle, 24, of 647 Bieber St., Apartment No. 2, 94 days to 21 months and 50 hours of community service for delivery of a controlled ...

15 charged with various crimes

Fifteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Robert Jarvis III, 23, of 460 William St.; city police; simple assault and harassment for allegedly assaulting Lily Dugan and ...

Charges dropped against Loyalsock Township man

State police have dropped all charges against Ryland Smith, 23, of 2715 Estella Ave., Loyalsock Township, according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Gary Whiteman. Police withdrew charges of possession with intent to deliver 21 LSD tablets and possession of drug ...

Investigation into pedestrian death continues

The investigation into the traffic accident that claimed the life of John Yarosz, 66, who was struck and killed by an SUV while he was riding his motorized wheelchair at West Fourth and William streets on the afternoon of Oct. 19, is still ongoing, city Police Chief Damon Hagan said Friday ...

County Prison inmate faces assault-related charges

A Lycoming County Prison inmate awaiting trial on attempted homicide-related offenses faces new charges after allegedly assaulting another inmate by punching and kicking him multiple times in the head, according to court records. Norman Dennis, 41, of the Philadelphia area, attacked inmate ...

Cause of township fire remains undetermined

The cause of Thursday night’s blaze that destroyed a vacation home on Rock Run Road will remain undetermined, according to Hepburn Township Fire Chief Jeff Tempesco and Trooper Nicholas Loffredo, a state police fire marshal. David Moore, of Baltimore, Maryland, the owner of the property, ...

Three-alarm fire

A vacation home on Rock Run Road, just north of the Cogan Station post office, went up in flames Thursday night in a three-alarm fire that burned out of control for nearly two hours. Motorists on Route 15 near the Hepburnville interchange could see an orange glow in the sky. The two-story ...

Alleged purse-snatcher in custody on other charges

Several hours after allegedly stealing a purse from a woman outside the Weis Market at 305 River Ave. in Loyalsock Township on Tuesday night, Northumberland County resident Lonnie Hoey was taken into custody in that county on other criminal charges, state police said. Following the ...

9 people charged with various crimes

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Dareesha Brooks-Alston, 30, of 815 W. Fourth St.; city police; multiple counts of access device fraud for allegedly making 12 attempts to ...

Fire prompts city factory to evacuate

All employees at Lycoming Engines at High and Oliver streets in the city were safely evacuated when a deburring machine caught fire on the first floor about 10 a.m. Monday, city Deputy Chief Dave Dymeck said. The fire activated a sprinkler that helped contain it, Dymeck said, adding that ...

Board reports decrease in prisoner numbers

For the fourth straight month, the number of Lycoming County jail and Pre-Release Center inmates showed a decrease, according to latest figures reported at Friday’s prison board meeting. Between the months of September and October, the average daily population for male and female prisoners ...