MAN SHOT BY POLICE IN BRADFORD COUNTY

A man was flown to the hospital in Bradford County yesterday afternoon after being shot by a state police officer in Albany Township.  Police were called to a home there late yesterday afternoon to check on a suicidal male. When they arrived, the man who has not been named fired off shots from a rifle and one of the officers pulled his gun and shot the man once.  He was disarmed and police provided the man with immediate medical help. He was then flown onto the hospital where his injuries are said to be non-life threatening.  The incident is under investigation and no other details are being released.

THUNDERSTORMS CAUSE ISSUES ACROSS THE AREA

Flooding, rock slides, downed trees and a brilliant light show took place last night as a line of thunderstorms headed through our area.  The heavy rain caused Grafius Run in a section of the city of Williamsport to overflow its banks with heavy equipment called in to pull debris from the run in the vicinity of Freedom Road and Elmira Street.  More heavy equipment was dispatched to Route 973 near Salladsburg for reports of rock and mudslides there.  A section of that roadway was shut down for much of the night. Trees were reported down in other sections of the county also due to the storms.

BLOOMSBURG MAN JAILED FOLLOWING DISTURBANCE

A Bloomsburg man is jailed after injuring an officer during a disturbance over the weekend there.  Police were called to Frank’s Pizza on East Main Street in Bloomsburg around 4:30 on Saturday morning for a disturbance and found 27 year old Jeremiah Hess causing trouble.  Hess allegedly swung a glass bottle at one of the officer’s swinging a broken glass bottle and hitting the officer who was treated at the hospital.  Hess was able to get away and run to his nearby apartment where he barricaded himself inside. Police decided after a brief standoff to leave the man alone before the situation got worse.  He was arrested later that morning.

WOMAN INJURED IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP CRASH

A crash in Loyalsock Township yesterday sent a woman to the hospital with minor injuries.  The woman was driving along Northway Road Extension near Poco Farm Road around 2pm yesterday when she says a vehicle came into her lane forcing her off of the road and into an embankment with the car overturning. It took emergency crews about 15 minutes to extricate the unidentified woman from the vehicle and she was transported to Williamsport Regional Medical Center for treatment.  Police are looking for the vehicle who forced her off of the road.

TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

Williamsport police say two were jailed on Sunday evening after a traffic stop turned into a drug bust.  A vehicle driven by Shary Childs of Williamsport was pulled over on Cemetery Street for a traffic violation and the city’s K-9 dog indicated narcotics somewhere within the vehicle.  The passenger in the car, Ahmeed Sims of Williamsport began to fight with police and was eventually subdued with the help of a taser and pepper spray.  Police found 19 grams of heroin on the man.  A search of Childs turned up 47 bags of heroin hidden in his shoe.  Sims is jailed in lieu of $100,000 dollars bail.  Childs in lieu of $50,000 dollars bail.

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

Two of five persons who were shot outside a Williamsport nightclub early on Saturday morning remain in the hospital recovering from their wounds as police continue their investigation.  At least one of the two has had to undergo two surgeries after being shot outside the Imbibe Nightclub just off of Pine Street in the city shortly past 2am on Saturday.  Police say they do not have anyone in custody as of yet and continue to look for seven men they say may have important information regarding the incident. 

POLICE CHASE ABORTED

State police in Milton report they are looking for the operator of a chopper style motorcycle who led them on a brief vehicle pursuit on Sunday.  Around 6pm, police tried to stop the unknown white male at Northbound State Route 147 in Turbot Township. The rider fled at a high rate of speed and after about 2 miles the trooper terminated the pursuit due to unsafe traffic conditions.  He was last seen entering I-80 eastbound and anyone with information concerning that cycle and rider is asked to contact state police in Milton at 570-524-2662.

SMALLER POLICE FORCE CAUSING ISSUES

Sunbury police and city council there are becoming increasingly at odds over the city laying off two offices due to budget issues.  Police officials say with the two officers off of the job, that the current 11 man police force is overworked.  They say that the 11 have to cover 21 shifts per week, and with days off, sick days and other issues, that the workload is increasing.  Also adding to the increased workload is the number of calls for police assistance which has risen to an average of 29 per day.  Police chief Brad Hare says that the lower number of offices jeopardizes Sunbury residents as well as his staff.

TEEN MISSING IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

A young woman was reported missing over the weekend in Union County.  State police say 18 year old Mamekraa Appiah-Padi left her Kelly Township residence on Saturday evening around 6pm to attend a school concert and hasn’t been heard from since.  She was driving a gray Chevrolet Uplander van and is described as being about 5 ft. 8 inches tall, weighing 230lbs. anyone with information into her whereabouts is asked to contract State police in Milton at 570-524-2662.