AVIS STORE ROBBED

The investigation continues into the robbery of a store in Avis which occurred on Friday.  State police in Clinton County say a man wielding a broken wooden handle walked into the Avis Nittany Minit Mart on Woodward Avenue around 2:30am and demanded money from the cash register there. That man then fled the store on foot.  He was described as a white male in hit 20’s, approximately 5 ft. 10 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers Jacket with the hood up, a black and gray scarf around his face an black socks on his hands.  Anyone with information is asked to contact State police in Lamar

WOMAN CHARGED WITH STEALLING $27 GRAND

An Elysburg woman has been charged by Watsontown police with identity theft, access device fraud, receiving stolen property and other related counts for stealing from a person of whom she had their power of attorney. Over a 2 ½ year period, 29 year old Anna Radel would write and cash 56 checks and make 7 debit withdrawls from the victim from Watsontown’s bank account.  In all, it’s believed the woman took about $27,000 dollars from the victim.  The woman was arraigned on Saturday and released after posting $5,000 bail.  She blamed an addiction to heroin and painkillers as the reason for her actions.

ROBBERY IN LEWISBURG

Buffalo Valley Regional police are looking for a man and woman who committed a theft at a Lewisburg business on Saturday. The two were inside Cole’s Hardware in Lewisburg just after 12:30pm when they committed the theft. At first it was reported that the woman had a knife in her possession, but that was not clear. It’s not been reported what the two got away with,and they were seen leaving the scene in a tan Volvo sedan registered to a Milton address.  Police say drugs may have been  involved.  Police continued looking for the two over the weekend, and anyone with information is asked to contact Buffalo Valley Regional Police.

POTHOLE PATCHING TO BEGIN IN CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT

Let the patching begin. The City of Williamsport will begin milling nad filling potholes in the city today.  City officials, say they will fill in literally hundreds of potholes. They blame the large amount on unfinished street projects and excavation s due to utility installations.  City officials say the project will last until the city budget for pothole work runs out which typically happened in late spring or early summer.  They say on average, the city is dumping 10 to 40 tons of material a day to fill in the holes. 

BLOOMSBURG’S MAYOR IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW

The Mayor of Bloomsburg has gotten himself in a little trouble with the law. State police in Columbia County say that on Friday 36 year old Eric Bower who was elected as Bloomsburg’s mayor last year, showed up at a location in Scott Township with $200 dollars in anticipation of having sex with somebody.  Police say that happened just past 6pm on Friday. They are not saying whether he was caught in a sting. He was charged with patronizing prostitution and related offenses. 

DEP HOLDING EARTH DAY OPEN HOUSE

Earth Day was yesterday, and the Department of Environmental Protection will continue the celebration today with an open house at their Northcentral Pennsylvania office at 208 West Third Street, Suite 101 in Williamsport from 4:30 to 6:30pm.  Residents of all ages are invited to talk one on one with DEP Staff, view educational displays and demonstrations, and sign up for a new opportunity to engage with the DEP.  A recycled rain barrel will be given away to one lucky attendee today as well. 

EAGLES DONATE TO CITY POLICE AGAIN

An area organization has cone again come to the aid of the Williamsport Bureau of Police with a donation.  The Fraternal Order of Eagles Club in Williamsport on Friday donated 3 HP Laptop Computers to the police department.  Those laptops will assist city police offices with the apprehension of wanted fugitives as well as additional enforcement objectives. The Eagles had previously donated several patrol rifles to the Bureau of Police. 

PAVING WORK TO BEGIN

in Hughesville and on Route 220 between Hughesville and Picture Rocks. Work on Route 405 will take place from the intersection with Route 118 to the intersection with Route 220 and the work on 220 will take place from Reservoir Drive in Wolf Township all the way to Picture Rocks.  There will be daylight flagging and single lane conditions during the work which will mean some slow going traffic. Motorists are reminded to drive carefully in the work zone.  The project is expected to wrap up by the end of June.

LANE RESTRICTIONS IN WINFIELD

More slowdowns on Route 15 in the Central Susquehanna Valley Thurway Workzone in the Winfield Area this week.  Route 15 northbound is reduced to a single lane so the contractor can reconstruct the center portion of the highway.  Wide loads over 14 feet are prohibited.  The single lane condition is expected to remain in place for most of the production season.  The southbound passing lane will also be closed during the day for the northbound construction work.  Motorists are advised to watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway there.