Fire and Crime

Morris man dies in mowing accident

17 hours 36 min ago

According to Lycoming County Coroner, Charles Keissling, on Sunday, July 20, 2014, John E. Johnston, a 52 year old man from Oregon Hill Rd., Morris, PA was attempting to exit a tractor and brush hog he had been operating, when he apparently knocked the tractor into gear.  more»

Fugitive traveling with county fair taken into custody

5 days 4 min ago

When state police Montoursville investigated an incident at Big Dogs Bar, 5010 Route 220, Wolf Township, they found a fugitive. 

Police ran a background check on Anthony Hoppe, 33, of Pittsburgh, and found an active warrant out of the Pittsburgh area. Hoppe was in the area with the county fair.  more»

Two suspected in indecent assault

5 days 21 hours ago

Two men are suspected of indecent assault of a 39-year-old Williamsport woman.  more»

Stabbing in South Wmspt early Wednesday Morning

5 days 22 hours ago

This morning at 2:25 am, South Williamsport Police, multiple assisting police departments and EMS were dispatched to 429 W. Southern Ave. for a report of a stabbing victim as a result of a domestic disturbance. Both the victim and suspect were found to be highly intoxicated. more»

Body Found in Loyalsock Creek Identified by Coroner

1 week 16 hours ago

A body found floating this morning (Monday, July 14, 2014) in Loyalsock Creek near Sandy Bottom has been identified.

Lycoming Coroner Charles Keissling announced that a 54 year old man, Richard Kowker, from Schnecksville, PA, apparently slipped and fell striking his head and landed in Loyalsock Creek which lead to his drowning. The investigation is ongoing. more»

Fatal Fire in Wmspt early Sunday morning

1 week 1 day ago

A fatal fire in the 1000 block of Hepburn St. Williamsport, Pa apparently started just after Midnight early Sunday morning, July 13, 2014. 

The fire was soon declared a Second Alarm and many area fire departments were called to respond including Muncy, South Williamsport, Montoursville and Loyalsock units. more»

Man falls asleep while driving, causes crash

1 week 2 days ago

A Michigan man fell asleep behind the wheel while driving July 3 and caused a crash.  more»

South Wmpt PD Warns of Door to Door Solicitors.

1 week 4 days ago

***** SOLICITORS - NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS *****
Multiple locations in South Williamsport more»

Facebook an accomplice in trespassing case

1 week 4 days ago

A 28-year-old Hughesville woman used Facebook to track down who she believed stole her wallet following an incident at Sheetz, according to state police.  more»

Pedestrian struck, killed in Waterville crash

1 week 6 days ago

A Texas woman was struck by a vehicle and killed on Little Pine Creek Road in Waterville at 11:05 p.m. July 7. 

According to state police reports, Theresa R. Craft, 45, of Schulenberg, Texas, was sitting in the middle of the road for an unknown reason when she was hit by a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Tamala Cornelius, 47, of Linden.  more»

Tioga man killed in crash

2 weeks 5 days ago

A Tioga man was killed in a crash at 8:40 p.m. July 1. 

Richard Smith, 75, of Tioga, was traveling west on Ridge Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole, state police Mansfield reported. 

Smith was flown to Robert Packer Hospital where he died from internal injuries. 

Police investigating early morning shooting

3 weeks 3 days ago

Williamsport Bureau of Police is currently investigating a shooting that took place at about 2:23 a.m. June 28 in the 600 block of Second Street, leaving one injured. 

Investigators have been following all available leads and are conducting numerous interviews as information becomes available.  more»

Car crashes, thefts and other incidents

4 weeks 21 hours ago

A three-vehicle crash occurred at 1:55 p.m. June 21 while vehicles driven by Cody Augustine, 24, of Linden, Cheryl Mill, 51, of Montoursville and a 17-year-old Montoursville male, were traveling on Route 87 in Upper Fairfield Township.  more»

Cabin broken into and vandalized and other incidents

4 weeks 3 days ago

Unknown actors broke into and vandalized a cabin in Cummings Township between May 1 and June 6, according to state police. 

Approximately $100 worth of clothing was missing and $1000 worth of damage was done to the cabin, reports said. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Montoursville at 570-368-5700.  more»

Motorcycle crash near Montgomery claims 2 lives

4 weeks 4 days ago

Wednesday evening, at 9:40 PM, Clinton Township EMS got a call for a "motorcyclist down" on Route 405 just northeast of Montgomery Borough, near the jersey Shore State bank office. When the first crews arrived their tone turned somber as they requested the County Coroner be called for 2 victims of the crash. Pa State Police was also called to the scene, to do an investigation. more»

Man injured in motorcycle crash

4 weeks 4 days ago

A Hughesville man was injured in a motorcycle crash at  2:15 p.m. June 17, state police said. 

Nathan Kepner, 32, was traveling on Maple Lane in Wolf Township when he lost control of his motorcycle, causing it to overturn and land on its side in the center of the eastbound lane. Police cited animal in the roadway as the cause of the accident.  more»

Bear in road causes crash

4 weeks 6 days ago

A crash occured at 11:05 p.m. June 14 when a bear entered Route 220 in Woodward Township in front of a vehicle driven by Ahmad Ahad, 37, of Lock Haven, according to state police. 

The vehicle struck the bear and pulled onto the north berm of the roadway. The deceased bear fell on the side of the roadway.

No one was injured during the crash as a result of the crash.  more»

Name of victim released - Route 44 fatal accident

4 weeks 6 days ago

Around 5 A.M. this morning, EMS units responded to a vehicle accident on Route 44 in Nippenose Twp.,  more»

Early morning shooting in Montoursville

5 weeks 1 day ago

According to Pa State Trooper Havens, a shooting occured Sunday morning around 2 A.M. at 424 Weldon St., Montoursville. The PSP report states that a birthday party was being held at that location. The victim, Cody Gorsline, a white 24 year old male from Williamsport, was examining a handgun with the person who was having a birthday, when the weapon went off. more»

Tioga County Crash Fatality Identified

5 weeks 1 day ago

According to Pennsylvania State Police reports, a vehicle accident in Middlebury Twp, Tioga County resulted in the driver's death yesterday, June 14, 2014 around 4:51 P.M. more»

Mansfield woman attempts to contract killers to murder estranged husband

5 weeks 3 days ago

A Mansfield woman is facing charges of solicitation of criminal homicide and a firearms violation after attempting to hire to undercover state troopers to kill her estranged husband.  more»

Wmspt PD Incident highlight report 6/12/2014

5 weeks 4 days ago

Selected Incidents from the Williamsport Police report from June 12, 2014. more»

Wmspt PD news blotter highlights - June 11, 2014

December 31, 1969

Selected incidents from the report: more»

Wmspt PD news blotter highlights - June 10, 2014

5 weeks 5 days ago

Selected incidents from the report: more»

Car rolls on roof in Eldred Township crash

5 weeks 6 days ago

A car driven by Amber Bower, 19, of Cogan Station, rolled onto its roof after the vehicle left Pleasant Valley Road in Eldred Township and struck a tree on June 8, according to state police. 

As the vehicle was rolling, it struck some trees and a utility pole. The vehicle came to rest with its roof and hood up against the trees and pole, facing north.  more»

Teen injured in crash lifeflighted to Geisinger Medical Center

6 weeks 23 hours ago

A 17-year-old female was seriously injured in a May 10 crash. 

According to state police, the minor was traveling south on Cleman Hollow Road in Franklin Township on a Suzuki 230 Shaft motorcyle. The bike attempted to negotiate a right hand curve in the roadway and was traveling too fast, causing it to travel off the left side of the road and strike a tree.  more»

Wmspt Police activity log highlights June 7 - 8 weekend

6 weeks 1 day ago

Here's a few of the 45 incidents listed in the weekend report: more»

Salladasburg Borough crash and other incidents

6 weeks 2 days ago

A crash occured at 2:30 a.m. May 18 as a vehicle driven by Michael Klacik III, 44, of Avis, was traveling south on Route 973 when the vehicle exited the roadway and traveled across a drainage ditch, according to state police. 

Klacik's vehicle stuck a tree and traveled another 25 feet before hitting an embankment. 

Klacik was uninjured. 

  more»

Suspected Shooter taken into Custody

6 weeks 3 days ago
Wmspt PD report - authorities in High Point North Carolina have taken Rashwan Jeffrey Williams into custody today.

The Williamsport Bureau of Police would like to announce that authorities in High Point North Carolina have taken Rashwan Jeffrey Williams into custody moments ago. Williams is the individual charged in connection with the June 1st shooting death of Aaron Cody Lowry of North Carolina outside the Lamp House Hookah Lounge in the 400 block of West Third St. more»

Wmspt PD news blotter June 5, 2014

6 weeks 4 days ago

The following incidents (and more) were reported in Williamsport:

  • Hit & Run - 400 Block Washington Blvd.
  • Hit & Run - Market St & Greenwod Ave.
  • Theft: 700 Block W. 4th st.
  • Hit & Run - 2200 Block of reach Road
  • Underage / DUI - 900 Block of Railway St (Youngs Woods Park)
  • Shoplifting - 1200 Block W. 4th St.

Car spins out of control, strikes tree and other incidents

6 weeks 4 days ago

Todd Mack, 22, of Williamsport, was traveling west in his vehicle at 2:40 a.m. June 2 on Route 54 in Clinton Township when he lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a left curve in the roadway, state police reported. 

Mack's vehicle traveled off the north shoulder of the road and impacted a tree head on. The vehicle spun clockwise before coming to final rest.  more»

Wmspt PD Incident highlight report 6/4/2014

6 weeks 4 days ago

Selected Incidents listed in the Williamsport Police Blotter report for June 4, 2014.  more»

Wmspt Police blotter highlights - June 4, 2014

6 weeks 5 days ago

Wmspt Police incident highlights - June 4, 2013 more»

Wmpt area Heroin Summit scheduled for June 13, 2014 by Mayor

6 weeks 6 days ago
Photo courtesy of WikiMedia / Wikipedia

Mayor Campana has announced that there will be a Heroin Summit on June 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sechler Community Room in City Hall. “Over sixty citizens representing many community organizations have been invited to discuss the effects of heroin on our community.  State and federal officials have been invited to listen to our concerns.” more»

Police investigate jewelry theft

6 weeks 6 days ago

An unknown actor removed several jewelry items from a Linden woman's residence.  more»

Wmspt PD announce arrest warrant for early morning shooting suspect

7 weeks 1 day ago
Rashwan Jeffrey Williams of Philadelphia - Suspect in recent Williamsport, Pa data shooting. Photo provided by Wmspt Police

The Williamsport Bureau of Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect in this mornings fatal shooting in the 400 block of West Fourth street. The suspect is Rashwan Jeffrey Williams of Philadelphia. The warrant is for an open count of homicide. Williams is considered armed and dangerous. more»

30 year old male fatally shot in Wmspt this morning

7 weeks 2 days ago

From the Wmspt Bureau of Police: June 1, 2014 - 

The Williamsport Bureau of Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at approximately 0236 am in the 400 block of West Third St in front of the Lamp house Hookah Lounge. more»

Man ejected from motorcycle, killed in 220 crash

7 weeks 2 days ago

A Huntingdon man was killed in a crash Friday afternoon on Route 220 in Lamar Township. 

Bert McBrayer, 69, of Huntingdon was traveling north on Route 220 in the area of Auction Road on a Suzuki Intruder 1400 motorcycle, Pennsylvania State Police Department Lamar reported.  more»

PSP Releases details on Thursday night's Route 44 S & Route 654 crash

7 weeks 4 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police, Montoursville, have released details on Thursday night's head on crash. more»

Wmspt Police Blotter highlights

7 weeks 4 days ago

May 28, 2014 more»

Williamsport Police Summer Park Detail funded by DA Office

7 weeks 6 days ago
Wmspt Police car in Memorial Park recently.

With the unofficial kickoff of summer, Lycoming County District Attorney Eric R. Linhardt has again this year allocated drug forfeiture money to fund Williamsport Police Officers to work community policing details in our City's parks. The summer park detail, initiated in 2009 by District Attorney Linhardt in cooperation with the Williamsport Bureau of Police, is in its 5th year. more»

Car crashes into hunting lodge

8 weeks 16 min ago

A Trout Run man was driving in Lewis Township when his car left the roadway and struck a hunting lodge. 

According to State Police, Michael Marshallick, 34, of Trout Run, was traveling east on Slacks Run Road at 9:25 p.m. May 20, negotiating a left curve, when the vehicle traveled off of the south side of the roadway and struck a hunting lodge with its right front corner.  more»

Highlights from the Wmspt Police blotter

8 weeks 31 min ago

Incidents reported over part the Memorial Weekend include: more»

Route 15 Fatal accident details

8 weeks 4 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police have released details about Thursday's fatal vehicle accident on Route 15 on Penny Hill, near Montgomery, Pa. more»

Two arrested for heroin use

8 weeks 4 days ago

Nathan Edward Fry, 22, and Brooks Alexander Borgess, 24, entered an apatment on Clayton Avenue in Loyalsock Township without permission and proceeded to ingest heroin, according to state police. 

They were found by the tenant who contacted 911 when he found Borgess unresponsive. Numerous items of drug paraphernalia belonging to Borgess and Fry were located in the apartment.  more»

Two arrested in connection with meth lab

8 weeks 4 days ago

Two men were arrested after being connected to a meth lab. 

Pennsylvania State Police Office Mitchel McMunn arrested Josh Moser, 32, of Hughesville, and Bruce Woodcock, 34, of Williamsport, on May 1.  more»

Wmspt Police announce arraignment of Suspect in Cabbie shooting

8 weeks 4 days ago

The Williamsport Bureau of Police have identified and are charging the individual responsible for the shooting of Eugene Phillips a cab driver with the Billtown cab driver during the early morning hours of Thursday May 15th.  more»

Montgomery man accused of rape

8 weeks 5 days ago

A 22-year-old Montgomery man was arrested by state police for rape and sexual assault on April 20. 

According to police, Caleb Harper assaulted an 18-year-old woman on Gap Road in Washington Township. Harper is also being charged with indecent aggravated assault and furnishing alcohol to minors.  more»

Lock Haven teen reported missing

8 weeks 6 days ago

James Michael Lund, 14, has been reported missing by State Police.  more»

WVIA-TV joins statewide broadcast to address heroin crisis in Pennsylvania

9 weeks 4 days ago
State Wide Broadcast regarding the Heroin crisis in Pennsylvania.

Heroin use in Pennsylvania has reached epidemic proportions. Once thought to be found only in cities, these dangerous drugs are now readily available in rural and suburban neighborhoods, and young people are at particular risk. WVIA presents "Heroin: A Commonwealth Crisis" a live interactive program from Penn State Public Media on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. on WVIA-TV. more»

Police report various incidents

9 weeks 4 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents: more»

Couple allegedly uses Heroin at WalMart then again at the Wmspt Hospital

9 weeks 4 days ago

According to Williamsport police reports Taryn L. Reeser and her boyfriend Kenneth W. Wilkinson were caught using heroin twice yesterday (Wednesday), once at the Montoursville Walmart and then later at the Williamsport Medical Center. more»

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