Local News 12/18/18

MAN EJECTED IN VEHICLE ROLLOVER

A Canton man is at Geisinger with serious injuries following a crash on Interstate 180 in Delaware Township, Northumberland County yesterday. The crash occurred around 4:30pm as 23 year old Caleb Willow was driving eastbound on 180 just south of Muncy when for an unknown reason his truck left the roadway and went down over an embankment, striking a guide rail and flipping over several times. Willow was ejected from the vehicle and he was transported to Geisinger and was reported in fair condition. No one else was involved in that Northumberland County crash.

MONTOURSVILLE MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE OF YOUNG GIRL

A Montoursville man has been arrested and charged with the rape of a 12 year old girl. State police in Montoursville say 40 year old Matthew Sauter allegedly committed multiple acts of rape as well as other non consensual sexual relations with a 12 yea rold girl from January of 2014 through September of 2016 at his residence as well as at a residence int eh city of Williamsport. He has been charged with 12 counts of rape, statutory sexual assault, as well as other counts and wa arraigned qand jailed in Lycoming County prison in lieu of $100,000 dollars bail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for the near future.

MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE AND MAKING THREATS

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for a Mifflinburg man accused of raping a 10 year old girl and threatening to shoot his wife and four children. 47 year old Charles Westfall was being investigated for the rape of the 10 year old girl following a childline referral received last month. The alleged assaults occurred about once a week, according to the victim. Westfall is also accused of pointing a gun at his wife and threatening to shoot everyone in the house. He faces faces felony sex charges as well as misdemeanor counts. He was arraigned on December 10th and jailed in Union County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

WATSONTOWN MAN JAILED

A Watsontown man was jailed following a gun threat there last week. Watsontown Police report a dispute between 40 year old John Maxwell II and a woman turned violent when Maxwell allegedly physically assaulted the woman and then made threats involving a firearm. The incident occurred on December 12th and Maxwell was arrested the next day and charged with madding terroristic threats, simple assault, possessing instruments of crime and harassment and was jailed in Northumberland County Prison in lieu of $40,000 bail.

MONTGOMERY WOMAN INJURED IN CRASH

A Montgomery woman was injured over the weekend in a crash in the borough of Montgomery. State police in Montoursville say 23 year old Brittany Doebler was driving on Montgomery Street around 4:30 on Sunday morning when she failed ot negotiate a curve with her vehicle leaving the roadway, going over an embankment and striking a vacant structure. Doebler was transported to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries. No one else was involved in the crash and she also faces state police charges.

MISSING MAN FOUND SAFE AND SOUND

A South Williamsport area man reported missing over the weekend has been found safe and sound. 66 year old Michael Miller was reported missing from his Sylvan Dell Road home early on Saturday evening, last seen driving his vehicle. Though they are not saying where exactly when he was found, State Police in Montoursville say the man has been found without injury. No other details have been released.

MAN IN COURT TO FACE DRUG CHARGES

A Philadelphia man was scheduled to appear in Lycoming County Court yesterday for formal arraignment on charges that he sold drugs to a confidential informant in the city of Williamsport several times over an almost three month span. 18 year old Said Grant who has a Philadelphia address allegedly sold heroin to an informant at different locations in the city between July 2nd and August 2nd of this year. He was charged with possession with intent to deliver as well as criminal use of a communication’s facility and remains jailed in Lycoming County prison in lieu of $125,000 bail.

WOMAN RELEASED FROM PRISON, ALLEGELDY STEALS GUARD’S TRUCK

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Northumberland woman who upon her release from the Northumberland County prison on Friday evening allegedly stole a guard’s truck from there. 33 year old Keisha Deibert was released around 6pm from the facility in Coal Township and around midnight, it was discovered that a truck belonging to a guard there was missing. The truck was recovered in Sunbury on Sunday. Deibert faces charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. She is at large and anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact Northumberland County 911.

MARINO CALLS FOR REVIEW

U.S. 10th district Representative Tom Marino is calling for a review of the Federal Bureau of Prison’s staffing procedures to assess safety conditions at federal prisons across the country. Marino of Cogan Station and Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs have formally asked the Government Accountability Office to conduct a review of staffing procedures and practices due to ongoing concerns with the staffing shortages at the prisons.

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