JUDGE DENIED BAIL AND THREATENS TO EXCUSE HIM FROM HIS HEARING
Harry Warren Delong, 58, of Williamsport earned warnings from Judge Butts, as court officials attempted to conduct a hearing on Jan. 19. Judge Nancy Butts warned Delong multiple times throughout the proceedings, according to the complaint. Butts said, “Mr. Delong, if you refuse to stay seated, I’m going to have to excuse you from this hearing. Mr. Delong, I’ve muted you intentionally because the way I perceive you’re acting is trying to intimidate the witness.” Delong was denied bail and charged with three third-degree felonies and one count misdemeanor. He remains in the Lycoming County Prison as he awaits a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 8
CRIMINAL HOMICIDE CHARGES IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY AGAINST WIFE
A woman was charged with homicide and arraigned Monday after her husband was found dead at their home in the village of Dooleyville in Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland County. Lisa Karlaza, 53, faces criminal homicide charges and she was arraigned and denied bail on Monday by on-call District Judge Michael Diehl. Police were called to the home of Richard and Lisa Karlaza Sunday evening at 21 Back Street for a report of a home invasion. When police arrived, Lisa yelled out that she could not open the front door because her husband’s foot was against the door, according to the arrest affidavit. A preliminary hearing date has not yet been set for Lisa Karlaza.
WOMAN MOWING GRASS ASSAULTED WITH CROSSBOW BOLTS
Pennsylvania State Police in Montoursville are reporting the investigation of an assault with a weapon on a woman mowing her lawn in Loyalsock Township. According to a police press release, an unknown suspect was firing miniature crossbow bolts at the woman as she mowed the lawn shortly before noon June 22 at a residence at Elwood Cres W. State police continue to investigate. Anyone with information may contact the barracks in Montoursville.
STAR PARTY AT RIDER PARK
The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is hosting a Star Party at Rider Park on Friday, July 16. According to northcentralpa.com, NASA engineer Glenn Bock and local geologist Edie Gair Shull will be the night’s guides to the wonders of space viewable from the park. Learn how to identify galaxies and constellations and view the moon will be near its first quarter, allowing guests to view some of its unique geological features. Guests should arrive between 8:30 – 9:15 p.m. Bring jackets, telescopes, binoculars, lawn chairs, blankets, and flashlights. Due to limited parking at Rider Park, participants are asked to pre-register for this event by calling the Community Foundation at (570) 321-1500.
CORONER RELEASES NAME OF DECEASED IN JULY 4TH FATALITY
The Lycoming County Coroner released the name of the victim struck by a vehicle on the 900 block of High Street on July 4. Christopher Welch, 24, was crossing HIgh Street around 10:40 p.m. with a second man when they were both struck by a car traveling westbound. Welch was in cardiac arrest at the scene and transported to UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport. He was pronounced dead at 11:09 p.m. from multiple blunt force trauma. The second victim, a 35-year-old man was also transported to UPMC. The driver of the vehicle is a juvenile and will not be named, according to a news release from city police on Tuesday.
LUMBER BARON AND INDUSTRIALISTS
Thad Meckley, a local historian and member of Wildwood Cemetery’s board of trustees, is researching the history of the area through some of the key players buried at Wildwood with a goal of creating in-person and virtual tours. He is working with three interns in Lycoming College’s WISE program, whose job is to reach out to heirs and descendants of the lumber barons and industrialists to compile photos, histories and stories about that time period. Meckley hopes to get a state marker from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission attesting that Lycoming County is the largest accumulation of lumber barons and industrialists while we were the lumber capital of the world.
FORMER ASSISTANT TEACHER CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN
A former assistant teacher at Fun Academy Daycare, Muncy, who, according to a Muncy Township Police affidavit, “mishandled” a 1 year old toddler and dropped him, causing him to strike his head. Muncy Township Police have filed charges against Tina Marie Mosteller, of Cogan Station, has been charged with two counts of felony endangering the welfare of a child and one count of simple assault, according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Jon E. Kemp. The child was injured on May 7, and was treated at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, for a concussion, according to northcentralpa.com. Following her arraignment Friday before Kemp, Mosteller was released on $35,000 bail.
City police are investigating reports of several shots fired on the corner of West Fourth Street and Oliver Avenue.Authorities are working to determine whether a residence in the 2600 block of Grand Street may be involved in the incident.With no injuries reported, at least two residential structures were struck by bullets.Penn College, Old Lycoming and State police aided in investigating the scene. Oliver Avenue was blocked off to the public.
STABBING VICTIM NEAR EIGHTH AVENUE AND MEMORIAL AVENUE IS A JUVENILE FEMALE
A female juvenile, who was stabbed near Eighth Avenue and Memorial Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Monday, was seen at UPMC Susquehanna, according to city police.In a police report, the girl, whose age was not released, sustained lacerations to her arm and wrist, and an apparent stab wound to her upper chest, according to SUN Gazette. There was no word on whether she was admitted to the hospital or discharged.After being assaulted, the girl left a trail of blood droplets as she headed north on Eighth Avenue, before she was picked up by a passerby, who drove her to the hospital. The girl was stabbed during an altercation with another juvenile, police were told, with no other details were available.
CHARITY BIKE TOUR
It is a charity biking event across country that is stopping in Williamsport and Old Lycoming Township for an overnight stay. The Director of Emergency Services at Old Lycoming Township Fire Company, Joe Hopple, explains. The bike riders will be welcomed by the Williamsport City and the Williamsport Bureau of Fire along with fire fighters from Old Lycoming Township Fire Company.