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Police Fire and Court

Handful of people face various charges in separate cases

Three arraigned on drug charges When the city police officer approached the 2020 Mazda that he stopped near Park Avenue and Grier Street about 6:20 p.m. Friday, the driver Justin Simmonds “was visibly shaking and taking quick shallow breaths,” according to an affidavit. The officer had ...

‘Active shooter’ charged, jailed on $350,000 bail

RENOVO — State police have identified and charged the “active shooter” who fired shots throughout the borough of Renovo Tuesday morning, causing police to issue a shelter in place advisory for residents. Gene Eaton, 44, of Renovo, has been charged with Discharge of a Firearm into ...

Clinton County woman pleads ‘not guilty’ in death of 9-year-old

LOCK HAVEN — Jamie Lynne Jackson, 36, recently entered a plea of not guilty to criminal homicide and other charges in connection with the death of her 9-year-old nephew. During the proceeding, Clinton County Judge Craig P. Miller appointed attorney Brian W. Ulmer as co-counsel in this ...

Jersey Shore teen accused of rape, sexual assault of minors

JERSEY SHORE — An Allegheny Street man has been locked up on a total of 10 charges after allegedly raping one female minor in the borough, having sex with a second one and forcing a third minor to have inappropriate contact with him, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Patrolman Justin ...

New York man charged with raping teenage boy

MUNCY — A New York state man was brought back here late Friday morning to face charges of allegedly molesting a teenage boy on several occasions in the borough in the summer of 2019, according to borough Detective Raymond O. Kontz III. Casey Lewis Guyer, 36, of Little Falls, was brought ...

Lock Haven man gets 10-20 years for shooting at troopers

CLEARFIELD — A Lock Haven man who fired two shots at state troopers while fleeing arrest pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve a total 10-20 years in state prison by Judge Paul Cherry this week at sentencing court, according to a report in the Progress of Clearfield County. Quintin ...

22 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

The Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas recently sentenced 22 people: State Prison • Brayden Fisher, 21, of SCI Forest, one to two years for simple assault, recklessly endangering another person • Stephen Russell, 38, of SCI Camp Hill, nine to 18 months for criminal use of a ...

Variety of charges brought against several people in separate cases

Clearfield woman allegedly lied on firearm application Sheila Kent, 48, of 120 Clark St., Clearfield, allegedly lied on an application to purchase a firearm from National Sport Goods back in June of 2020, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police. Kent allegedly checked “no” in ...

District judges hear variety of cases

By JONATHAN BERGMUELLER jbergmueller@sungazette.com Jersey Shore man charged with DUI Scott Powell, 56, of 414 Elm St., Jersey Shore, allegedly had a BAC of .253% after being pulled over for swerving across lanes of traffic on Allegheny Street Dec. 11 of 2020. Powell allegedly ...

Suspect in I-80 homicide to be arraigned in Union County

A man suspected to have killed a woman on I-80 will be brought before a Union County district judge for arraignment this Tuesday. Tracy Rollins, 28, of Texas, allegedly shot actress Rebecca Landrith several times in the face, chest and hands before leaving the body along the interstate, ...

Minor Muncy Creek fire displaces, injures none

Firefighters responded to a minor structure fire in Muncy Creek Township Saturday afternoon. The fire was a minor incident that yielded no injuries, and it was able to be knocked down within 20 minutes, according to Chad Tobias, a duty officer with the Muncy Area Volunteer Fire Co. The ...

South Side man allegedly harmed 3-month old

William Masser, 30, of 656 US Highway 15, allegedly harmed his three-month-old child “due to her being fussy,” according to state police. The female baby allegedly had bruises and red marks on her head, hands and feet, according to her pediatrician who reported and documented the ...

Multiple people charged with crimes in Lycoming County

Two allegedly had drugs during pullover Two face charges related to drug possession after they were pulled over on South Route 220 on Jan. 14. Morgan Young, 20, of 3665 Lycoming Creek Road in Cogan Station, and Jasce Newman, 37, of 48 Harley Drive, Lock Haven, allegedly had methamphetamine ...

Montgomery man arraigned for child porn charges

Once something is on the internet, it will remain there forever. Wayne Croll, 44, of 16 Heilman St., Montgomery, found that out when he was charged for possessing child pornography after Facebook and Yahoo allegedly flagged several of his uploads. Croll allegedly admitted to using the fake ...

Man jailed for allegedly beating, stabbing former housemate

Steven Williams, 43, of the Lycoming County Prison, allegedly recorded himself beating a former housemate with a curtain rod and stabbing her in the foot with a steak knife back in November or December, according to the Lycoming County District Attorney’s office. The victim allegedly gained ...

Allenwood man arraigned on alleged animal cruelty, neglect charges for 24 dogs

A red female Dachshund in “very bad shape” and a newborn puppy brought to a veterinary clinic allegedly led an SPCA humane officer to 24 dogs living in unsanitary conditions, medical neglect and other cruelty and neglect, according to a criminal complaint. Daniel L. Stoltzfus, of 15676 ...

Multiple people face charges in Lycoming County

New York man removed from Genetti for alleged public drunkenness Christian Kinney, 32, of Sherman, New York, allegedly caused a public disturbance by refusing to leave the Genetti hotel while intoxicated the evening of Feb. 13, according to city police. Kinney allegedly appeared to be ...

Sunday-evening dryer fire leaves no one injured or displaced

A Sunday evening dryer fire at 450 Center St. caused little impact, according to the Williamsport Fire Bureau. Nobody was injured or displaced as a consequence of the fire, which was reported at around 7:40 p.m. Sunday, according to Kevin Hurne, a platoon chief with the Fire Bureau. “We ...

Texas man charged in homicide of woman found along I-80

A Texas man allegedly shot a woman to death whose body was left along Interstate 80 near Milton, state police at Milton said. Travey Ray Rollins Jr., 28, of Dallas, Texas, was charged in the homicide of Rebecca Landrith, 47, a resident of Virginia, said Trooper Tyler Watson. Landrith’s ...