Fire and Crime

Man seriously injured after motorcycle crash

3 days 16 hours ago

A man was seriously injured following a motorcycle collision with a deer.  more»

Suspect steals 30 tablets of Oxycodone, other incidents

1 week 1 day ago

State Police Montoursville reported that unknown actors entered a Hughesville woman's residence and removed her prescription medicine. 

Janet Louelle Wise, 82, told police that the actor entered the house between July 15 and Aug. 9 and removed 30 tablets of Oxycodone and 30 tablets of Metoprolol.  more»

State police share reportable incidents.

1 week 5 days ago

State police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

7:25 p.m. July 3, Police reported that Jacqueline R. Brookens, 40, of Jersey Shore, was stopped on Route 220 at Queneshukney Road and was found to be under the influence of narcotics. Charges have been filed.  more»

Man in critical condition following crash

1 week 6 days ago

A man is in critical condition following a crash that happened at 12:19 a.m. Aug. 16. 

According to state police, Robert John Paulhamus, 38, of 125 Irion Lane, Montousville, was involved in a one-vehicle crash at 141 Fairfield Church Road in Fairfield Township. Paulhamus was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville via medical helicopter following the crash.  more»

Two killed in truck and train collision

2 weeks 2 days ago

Two men were killed after a a pick-up truck collided with a Norfolk Southern Locomotive at 12:26 p.m. Aug. 15.  more»

Car rolls, two injured in crash

2 weeks 3 days ago

Two were injured in a crash on Route 14 in Lewis Township at 12:10 a.m. July 27. 

According to state police, a car driven by Christopher J. Keefer, 43, of Philadelphia, traveled off the road and it's rear end rotated counter-clockwise down an embankment when it overturned. The vehicle came to rest in an embankment next to the road.  more»

Police report harassment, other incidents

2 weeks 6 days ago

Two were involved in a criminal harassment complaint. 

State police reported that a 23-year-old Williamsport male struck a 21-year-old Williamsport female's head and upper arm. The attack caused the woman to have a bloody lip and welts on her upper arms. 

Charges have been filed. 

Police also reported the following incidents: more»

3 injured in crash

2 weeks 5 days ago

Three were injured in a vehicle crash at 6:03 p.m. Aug. 11. 

According to state police, Amanda Bair, 29, of Williamsport, was attempting to turn left into Pizza Hut on Third Street while a vehicle driven by Antoine Davis, 37, Philadelphia. was traveling west in the right hand lane, when it struck Bair's vehicle.  more»

Man accused of assaulting 50-year-old woman

3 weeks 6 days ago

A Muncy man is accussed of assaulting a 50-year-old Muncy woman. 

Bradley Alan Mitsdarfer, 51, allegedly pointed a weapon at the woman after engaging in an argument at 8:05 p.m. Aug. 2, according to state police Montoursville. 

A search of Mitsdarfer resulted in the discovery of a smoking pipe and suspected marijuana. 

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Man killed in motorcycle crash

4 weeks 1 day ago

A Wellsboro man was killed as a result of a motorcycle crash at 10:05 p.m. Aug. 1. 

Joseph C. Housel, 46, was traveling east on Route 6 in Shippen Township, Tioga County, when he went off the south berm and was thrown from the motorcycle, sustaining fatal injuries. 

State police Mansfield are still investigating the crash. 

Multiple thefts, found property reported

4 weeks 5 days ago

State police reported multiple thefts in July.  more»

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

4 weeks 6 days ago

A motorcyclist was seriously injured following a crash on July 25.

According to state police, Mitch Logue, 22, of DuBoistown, was traveling east on Route 654 at 5:22 p.m. while a vehicle driven by Patrick Keefe, 40, of Broadway, Virginia, was traveling east, attempting to turn into a driveway. Logue's bike hit Keefe's vehicle as he was making the turn.  more»

Girl sends threats over Facebook

5 weeks 1 day ago

A 16-year-old Muncy girl is facing juvenile charges for threatening a 15-year-old Hughesville female because she reported a 22-year-old man for rape, state police said. 

The threats were sent repeatedly over Facebook messaging.  more»

Three injured in 2-vehicle crash

5 weeks 2 days ago

State police reported three injured after a crash at 10:10 a.m. July 2 on Blockhouse Road in Jackson Township. 

According to police, a vehicle driven by Melvin Walters, 67, of Hughesville, was traveling diagonally across the northbound lane of Blockhouse road and swerved left directly in front of a vehicle driven by Travis Chapin, 43, of Blossburg.  more»

Two involved in motorcycle crash

5 weeks 4 days ago

Two men were injured as a result of a two vehicle motorcycle accident on July 19 on Route 44 in Waterville, state police reported.  more»

Morris man dies in mowing accident

5 weeks 6 days 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

6 weeks 3 days 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

6 weeks 4 days ago

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

Stabbing in South Wmspt early Wednesday Morning

6 weeks 4 days 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

6 weeks 6 days 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

7 weeks 14 hours 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

7 weeks 1 day 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.

7 weeks 3 days ago

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

Facebook an accomplice in trespassing case

7 weeks 3 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

7 weeks 5 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

8 weeks 4 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

9 weeks 1 day 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

9 weeks 6 days 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

10 weeks 2 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

10 weeks 3 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

10 weeks 3 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

10 weeks 5 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

10 weeks 5 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

11 weeks 8 hours 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

11 weeks 13 hours 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

11 weeks 2 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

11 weeks 2 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

11 weeks 4 days ago

Selected incidents from the report: more»

Car rolls on roof in Eldred Township crash

11 weeks 5 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

11 weeks 6 days 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

11 weeks 6 days ago

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

Salladasburg Borough crash and other incidents

12 weeks 1 day 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

12 weeks 2 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

12 weeks 2 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

12 weeks 3 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

12 weeks 3 days ago

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

Wmspt Police blotter highlights - June 4, 2014

12 weeks 4 days ago

Wmspt Police incident highlights - June 4, 2013 more»

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

12 weeks 4 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

12 weeks 5 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

13 weeks 6 hours 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

13 weeks 17 hours 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»

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