MAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

State police in Milton have announced the arrest of a Winfield man charged with aggravated assault and related counts following an incident in Union County last week. The incident happened around 4:30 on Monday afternoon when 46 year old Frank Held of Winfield rammed his vehicle into one driven by 44 year old Robert Neas of Slatington at Evergreen Drive and Clearfield Drive in Union.  Police say that Held then got out of his vehicle and got into a physical altercation with Neas.  Charges were filed in district court with bail set at $25,000 dollars.

WOMAN STRUCK BY VEHICLE IN JERSEY SHORE

State police were called to Jersey Shore overnight for reports of a woman struck by a vehicle.  The incident happened around 2 this morning in the 800 block of Allegheny Street with reports of the woman lying in the street after being struck, allegedly on purpose. The vehicle, described as a Volkswagen Jetta, driven by a reported intoxicated man took off with up to two occupants inside.  The woman’s name and condition have not been released, and police continue their investigation into that Jersey Shore incident. 

I-80 WORK THIS WEEK

Watch for traffic slowdowns this week on I-80 in Montour County. Today and tomorrow, crews will shut down the eastbound driving lane between mile 224 and 229 between the hours of 7am and 5pm so rumble strips can be filled in for future traffic pattern changes.  Then on Wednesday and Thursday night’s alternating westbound lanes will be closed from 7pm to 7am from mile 229 to 224 for line eradication and line painting in order to shift traffic onto the shoulder.  The work is part of a $30 million dollar multi-year project there and motorists are reminded to stay alert for slow moving traffic and drive with caution.

FORMER BRADFORD COUNTY RESIDENT FOUND DEAD IN FLORIDA

A former Bradford County resident is being held in Florida on first degree murder charges after a young woman, also from Bradford County was found dead inside a West Palm Beach home.  Police were called to the home on Saturday for reports of a homicide. When they arrived, they found 24 year old Randy Herman Jr. covered in blood, and 21 year old Brooke Preston dead inside the home.  Herman told police he and Preston who are both Wyalusing High School graduates were the only ones inside the home at the time of the murder.  He is being held without bail.

POLICE LOOKING FOR HIT AND RUN VEHICLE

A hit and run crash in Union County over the weekend has police looking for more information.  Sometime Friday night into Saturday morning someone went through a stop sign at Zeigler Road and JPM Road in Kelly Township, struck a sign and then came to rest in a retention pond there.  It’s believed the car maybe a Mustang and would have some significant front end damage.  The vehicle was pulled out of the pond by another vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Milton State Police at 570-524-2662.

HEROIN BUST IN CITY

State police have arrested a Williamsport man on several drug charges stemming from sales over a month’s time at locations in the city.  Police say 35 year old Carland Handy sold heroin to confidential informants and undercover officers on at least 3 occasions between February 24th and this past Tuesday. He was taken into custody and found with more than 140 bags of heroin, charged with possession with intent to deliver and other related counts and jailed in lieu of $200,000 bail.

WOMAN INDICTED

A Lock Haven woman was indicated last week by a Fede4ral Grand Jury, charged with bank fraud, embezzlement by a bank employee and interstate transportation of stolen property.  According to NorthcentralPA.com, 38 year old Jolene Edwards allegedly embezzled and fraudulently converted more than $52,000 dollars in funds from a customer’s certificate of deposit account which working at Jersey Shore State Bank, using the money for her own personal bills as well as making purchase for family members between June of 2012 and March of 2015.  The maximum penalty is 30 years in federal prison as well as supervised release and a fine.

MAN SENTENCED FOR STABBING INCIDENT

A Williamsport man who pleaded guilty to simple assault and defiant trespass for a stabbing incident in Loyalsock Township was sentenced on Friday.  22 year old Jawan Robinson was sentenced to 7 days to 23 months in county prison for his part in an incident which happened when he went to his former girlfriend’s apartment in Penn Vale on November 7th,s demanding to see his daughter and getting into an altercation with another man.  The woman stabbed him in the back; he then removed the knife and stabbed the other man.  He is being given credit for time served.

TEEN MISSING FROM NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

State police in Northumberland County say they are looking for a missing teen.  Police say that 15 year old Preston Bennett II walked away from his home along Dairy Road in Dalmatia around 10am yesterday morning and hasn’t been seen since.  He is described as a white male 15 year of age, 5 ft. 10 inches tall, 150lbs with dirty blonde hair, hazel eyes and was wearing a white coat, and a Line Mountain Blue hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contract State police in Stonington at 570-286-5601.