ANOTHER ARREST MADE IN JANUARY DISTURBANCE

A sixth person has been arrested in connection with a disturbance in which shots were fired outside and into a West End home back in January.  20 year old Unique Parker of Williamsport has been charged with numerous counts including aggravated and simple assault stemming from the incident in which three cars pulled up to a home in the 2500 block of Linn Street on January 5th to confront the resident and his sister.  As the cars were pulling away, shots were fired including one which entered into the home and lodged in a wall.  Everyone in the three cars is being charges as they arrived with guns.  Parker has bene arraigned and released after posting $99,000 dollars bail.

FOURTH WOMAN CHARGED IN BREAK-IN

Williamsport police have charged a fourth woman involved in a break in to an apartment in the Timberland Apartments complex on March 31st.  28 year old Lashena Richardson was allegedly involved in the break-in of Yvette Jackson’s apartment in which a window was broken and the door opened.  Jackson’s purse was taken, and eventually recovered.  Richardson faces charge of burglary and conspiracy and was originally jailed then released on $50,000 dollars bail.  She joins Hadiya Bell-Evans, Desire Cardona and Bobbie George, of who all three remain jailed.

THREE CHARGED FOLLOWING PURSUIT

A Williamsport man was jailed last Friday following a police pursuit in Muncy which ended when the stolen car he and two juveniles were in crashed.  Police tried pulling over the vehicle driven by an unidentified 15 year old in the 300 block of South Main Street around 1:30am on Friday morning.  The driver refused to stop, and eventually sideswiped a pole at John Brady and Lycoming Mall Drivers.  20 year old Tyree Holly was a passenger.  A 17 year old was in the car as well. All three are charged with conspiracy to receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.  Holly is jailed in lieu of $25,000 dollars bail. The teens petitioned into juvenile court.

BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT

Boil water advisory went into effect yesterday for about 200 customers in Loyalsock Township.  Customers of the Williamsport Water Authority in an area north of Cummins Street on Warrensville Road, including Heim Hill Road have to boil their drinking water first before using it due to a 12 inch main break which was discovered yesterday on Warrensville Road at County Line Road. Some county offices in that area were shut down with employees sent home.  Others remained open.  Operations at the county’s pre-release center were not affected other than portable toilets and drinking water were ordered.  It’s hoped the advisory will be lifted tomorrow morning.

MAN SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON

A Williamsport man was sentenced this week for the rape of a 13 year old city girl which occurred back in February of 2014.  Demetrius Williams will have to spend the next 90 to 192 months in state prison after being convicted on charges of statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, intimidation of a witness and other counts.  He was arrested back in March of last year for the February 22nd arrest of the 13 year old at a city residence.  He allegedly sent incriminating remarks to the girl via text message and also made online posts offering to pay someone to hurt the victim.

RAPE INVESTIGATION

State police in Bradford County say they are investigating multiple incidences of rape.  Police say the sexual assaults were inflicted on two juveniles in the borough of Wyalusing on multiple dates and times of the span of several years.  Police say their suspect is known to the victims. That suspect has not been named, and though no charges have been filed yet, police expect to do so soon.  The say that their investigation is ongoing and they will release more details once they conclude that investigation. 

TRYING TO CHANGE THE WAY PUBLIC ACCESS MONEY IS SPENT

A bill is currently being considered by a state house committee which would make it illegal for person receiving cash assistance from the state to purchase tobacco products.  The house bill would prohibit those on public assistance and who use the EBT Access card from buying any tobacco products. They would also not be able to use the card for cash withdraws and casinos and bars.  State lawmakers in favor of the bill say the legislation would make it fairer for taxpayers who foot the bill for public assistance.  As it stands now, the card holders can use it for cash withdrawals for whatever they want.

WATER AUTHORITY HOLDS OPEN HOUSE

The community will get the chance tomorrow to check out the newly expanded Williamsport Municipal Water Authority and Sanitary Authority facilities.  The Authorities will hold an open house tomorrow from 10am to 3pm.  A multi-million dollar expansion was recently completed of the water and wastewater plants which served the Williamsport Area and guided tours will be given.  Attendees can hear from environmental organizers, visit the new education center and watch lab demonstration.  Free parking will be available at the lot just off market Street behind St. Mark’s Church with shuttle service to and from the event.  There will also be games, food, raffles and giveaways.

TWO DAYS OF TRAFFIC TIE-UPS

The weather this past week did not cooperate for workers looking to repair Route 11 in the borough of Northumberland. The work will now begin next Monday April 27th.  A maintenance crews will repair the roadway from the White Bridge spanning the Susquehanna River to the railroad underpass and traffic will be restricted from 8:30am to 2pm each day during the two day project.  Motorists on that busy roadway should expect delays or seek alternate routes.