Unredacted OAG search Warrants first obtained by TalkWilliamsport.com, now available online

Recently, other local media outlets have fumbled this fact in their coverage; so to provide complete clarity and transparency TalkWilliamsport.com is releasing the completely unredacted versions of the three OAG Search Warrants for the public to review.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Juvenile male victim #1 – is black, juvenile male suspect #1 – is white.


On September 3, 2020, OAG Special Agent David Scicchitano had a pair of OAG Search Warrants approved by Lycoming County Senior Judge Nancy Butts at 10:10 a.m.

The first OAG Search Warrant was served on Willie Weber, Lycoming County Detective at 10:42 a.m. on September 3, 2020. The Warrant issued sought his phone and records contained therein related to the “2018 WAHS Baseball team Myrtle Beach Trip”.



OAG Special Agent David Scicchitano, then proceeded to the Williamsport Area School District where he personally served the second OAG Search Warrant on Dr. Timothy Bowers, WASD Superintendent on September 3, 2020 at 11:57 a.m.

The Warrant issued, sought “an unredacted version of letter from Attorney George Lepley to Brandon Pardoe and Shawn McCann, 5/31/2018 Re: Misconduct Myrtle Beach.”



OAG Special Agent David Scicchitano returned to the Williamsport Area School District on September 4, 2020 at 8:o5 a.m. as noted in the OAG Search Warrant “date of return” noting “Yes” to “Property Seized as Result of Search”.

Then he returned to the Lycoming County Courthouse on September 4, 2020 at 8:18 a.m. as noted in the OAG Search Warrant “date of return” noting “Yes” to “Property Seized as Result of Search”.


The third OAG Search Warrant was again served on Dr. Timothy Bowers, WASD Superintendent of the Williamsport Area School District on September 24, 2020 at 11:o0 a.m.

The Warrant issued, sought “files/records pertaining to 2018 Williamsport baseball team Myrtle Beach trip.” As well as the cell phone of Brandon Pardoe, WAHS head principal.



Another exclusive TalkWilliamsport.com report included the legal invoices paid by the WASD confirming interviews conducted by the OAG with WASD staff.

The article “AG interviews of Dr. Bowers, Pardoe and Erb confirmed in WASD Legal Services Invoices” was based on multiple Right to Know Law requests filed by TalkWilliamsport.com.


Last week, when Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner was provided a copy of each of the OAG Search Warrants noted in this story he issued the following statement:

“Upon arrival to the office Tuesday, September 28,

I was provided with a copy of the Attorney General’s previously sealed search warrants

in the Myrtle Beach/Williamsport baseball matter.

I immediately requested a meeting with (Lycoming County) Detective (William) Weber.

During this meeting Detective Weber informed me that he was retiring, effective immediately.

Today is Detective Weber’s 40th anniversary as a law enforcement officer.”

Ryan Gardner, District Attorney Lycoming County


After other local media outlets reporting on the story for the first time, completely butchered the story; DA Gardner issued a statement after local fake news reports on the Myrtle Beach case.

Not long after that statement was issued, the WASD issued their own version of events.

“WASD issues statement in wake of bombshell OAG search warrant release”October 1, 2021.


Returning to PART XXVIII:

The Williamsport Area School District has also failed to publicly acknowledge the exclusive reporting of TalkWilliamsport.com on September 29, 2020 of the existence of any “OAG Search Warrant”.


If that was not enough on a news filled Friday late in the day Talkwilliamsport.com began receiving numerous first hand accounts from Williamsport Area High School students and parents that Brandon Pardoe, WAHS high school head principal had been taken into law enforcement custody.

WASD Solicitor, Fred Holland who has characterized the Myrtle Beach incident as “indecent and inappropriate behavior” was contacted.

Holland, stated, “Dr. Pardoe has not been arrested.”


As a further follow-up, Williamsport Bureau of Police Chief Justin Snyder was contacted.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Full disclosure, this author previously coached the daughter of WBP Chief Snyder in youth soccer. This fact was brought up with Snyder before he went on the record.

When asked if Dr. Pardoe had been arrested; according to WBP Chief Snyder, “It was not our agency.”

Chief Snyder then volunteered he was familiar with the Right to Know Law request previously filed by TalkWilliamspot.com for WBP records pertaining to the “2018 WAHS Baseball team Myrtle Beach Trip and the WBP involvement in the investigation.”

According to WBP Chief Snyder,

“Our agency has never been involved in the investigation.”


The assertion by current WBP Chief Snyder and previous RTKL responses offered by Chief Hagan seem to contradict the official WASD statement of January 9, 2020 which reads in part:

In addition to the district’s own investigation, the matter was investigated by outside agencies, including the Lycoming County District Attorney’s office and law enforcement in Myrtle Beach. When contacted by Myrtle Beach authorities, the high school principal immediately referred them to the district attorney’s office and the district’s school resource officers, who serve with the Williamsport Bureau of Police. All questions regarding why charges were or were not pursued can be deferred to those agencies, as those decisions are not made by the school district.

The fundamental question in this case, even if you believe none of the adults knew of the incident in Myrtle Beach; why did they not notify the Myrtle Beach Police since that is where the incident occurred?

Talkwilliamsport.com obtained the following phone call between Brandon Pardoe in his own words speaking with Detective Aiesi of the Myrtle Beach Police on September 28, 2018 with a Freedom of Information Act Request.

Here is the call in its entirety:



Pardoe fails to disclose to Detective Aiesi or any member of the Myrtle Beach Police he had already run an investigation of his own.

At the 6:22 mark Pardoe states:

“I know its in your jurisdiction.”


Pardoe also failed to disclose he had been in the living room of “VIDEOGRAPHER #1” to apologize for that player having to sit out 2 games due to his actions.

The same punishment assessed to ALLEGED PERPETRATOR #1 who has been criminally charged by the Myrtle Beach Police for his actions during the 2018 WAHS baseball team trip.

Pardoe never asks the MBPD; “are you aware of the video of the incident.”

How would we provide that (nearly 5 months after receiving it) to you?


Is this the behavior of “good people”?


The next meeting of the WASD school board is Tuesday evening at 6 p.m.


TalkWilliamsport.com will have more on this developing story as events unfold.