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WOMAN CHARGED FOLLOWING DISTURBANCE

State police in Montoursville are looking for more information regarding a Jersey Shore area incident which occurred last week.  Police were called on Thursday night around 8:30 to a home along State Route 973 for reports of a disturbance there.   There they found that 59 year old Michele Phillips alleged threatened an unknown 50 year old male with a knife and then sprayed pepper spray into the man’s face.  She was charged with terroristic threats and related counts and was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail.  Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call 570-368-5700.

MAN SUFFERS KNIFE WOUND IN JERSEY SHORE INCIDENT

An unidentified man suffered a knife wound to the wrist following a Jersey Shore incident yesterday.  Police were called to the home at 1342 Allegheny Street for reports of a disturbance there.  The disturbance reportedly became physical with one man suffering a bloodied nose, then going inside and allegedly causing the wound to the man who was treated at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  The other person was treated at Jersey Shore Hospital. They have not been named, it’s not believed any charges have been filed yet and the investigation continues.

DRUG CHARGED FILED AGAINST TWO

A pair of Williamsport women face drug charges following drug sales at a city residence.  State police report that 33 year old Lisa Rodrguez allegedly participated in three sales of crack cocaine at her Baldwin Street home in January and February of this year.  She was charged with possession with intent to deliver, and related offenses and was jailed in lieu of $90,000 bail.  22 year old Izalia Vazquez was charged with posseissoin regarding a sale there on February 27th.  She is also jailed in lieu of $90,000 bail.

MAN CHARGED WITH FORGING CHECKS

State police in Montoursville have charged a Millville man with forging the checks of a Lycoming County woman over a more than two year period.  Police were notified in December that 41 year old Brock Adams who was the adopted grandson of the woman had basically cleaned out the bank account of the unidentified woman.  It’s believed that he forged checks from July of 2016 to November 2018, and stole more than $45,000 dollars.  He has been charged with several counts of burglary, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

BAIL/RELEASE PROGRAM SAVING MONEY

It’s believed that Lycoming County has save some $3 million dollars thanks to the county’s Bail/Release program. In a report presented to the county’s Prison Board on Friday, program manager Harry Rogers presented numbers saying that the program which allows for county prisoners to be free on bail while awaiting trial, has saved the prison some 52,000 bed days in 2018.  Each bed day is a day that a client would have had to spend in prison and totals out to about $70 per day.

HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE IN CLINTON COUNTY

Fire in Clinton County over the weekend extensively damaged a home there.  Firefighters from several companies were called to the fire along Glenn Road in Allison Township near Lock Haven around 10am on Saturday.  When they arrived, they found the flames coming through the roof, and called in a second alarm.  The fire then engulfed the home. It took about a half an hour to bring it under control, and then several hours to completely put the fire out. The homeowner was not identified, and no one was injured, though a family pet died in the fire.  A state police fire marshal was called to look into the cause.

DA’S OFFICE WARNS RESIDENTS OF PHONE SCAM

The Northumberland District Attorney’s office is once again warning residents of a phone scam regarding someone calling and telling people they are an IRS agent. The latest happened to a Sunbury man with the caller saying he had to pay $5,000 dollars in back taxes immediately or go to jail,then requesting he go to CVS to pick up the cash in Google Play and/or instant pay cards.  The DA’s office is warning residents that any requests for immediate payments coupled with the threat of incarceration are scams.

SOUTHERN SECTION COMPLETION PUSHED BACK

The completion of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway Southern Section has been pushed back and the price of that highway has gone up.  PennDOT reported late last week that the southern section which heads down through Union and into Snyder County will not be completed until 2027 and will cost an extra $120 million dollars.  Meanwhile it was reported that the northern section is about 75% complete and should be opened in 2022.  That section will alleviate traffic congestion in communities such as Lewisburg and Northumberland.  Total cost of the project is now estimated at $865 million dollars.

 

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