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    Cameras stolen

    SCHUYLKILL TOWNSHIP - State police at Frackville reported someone stole four Reconyx Trail cameras valued at $2,149.80 owned by Raymond Fayash, of Brockton, from a wooded area on Walnut Street north of Valley Road between Aug. 2 and Saturday.

    Riders to be charged

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Two people injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday night at the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) will be charged by Coal Township police with trespassing and failure to wear a helmet or eye protection.

    Police said Scott Oswald, 33, and his girlfriend, Tracey Delp, 26, both of 57 Seltzer Ave., Wolmersdorf, were riding on a 2011 Yamaha Raptor west at a high rate of speed at 7:35 p.m. when they crashed after hitting a mud puddle. Oswald, who was operating the vehicle, and Delp were thrown onto the ground.

    Oswald suffered minor injuries, while Delp was knocked unconscious and later transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Delp was admitted in fair condition, but was discharged Sunday, according to a nursing supervisor at Geisinger.

    ATV operator discharged

    DANVILLE - Roberto Rodriguez-Cruz, 33, of Mountville, who was injured in an ATV crash Saturday afternoon on Coal Hill in Zerbe Township and flown by Life Flight helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, was released from the hospital Sunday, according to a nursing supervisor.

    Burglary

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Tara Henz, 27, of 1435 W. Independence St., Coal Township, reported someone forced open her front door and stole approximately $4 in change from the kitchen area of her residence between 1 and 9 p.m. Saturday.

    Police said the burglar also caused damage to the door frame.

    Anyone with information about the burglary is urged to call Coal Township police at 570-644-0333.


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  • 08/18/14--21:00: Court notes
  • Alfred J. Evanko Jr. and Helen M. Evanko to Marianeli Del Carmen Castro De Perdomo for $76,000; Hazleton.

    Heather Dinstel to Amy Lee Souder and Jamie S. Souder for $110,000; Newport Township.

    Carl Scatton and Lisa Scatton to Daniel L. Mhley and Kimberly A. Mhley for $180,000; Hazle Township.

    William L. Zambotti to Rosa L. Thompson for $132,000; Butler Township.

    Bruce Fine to Jason S. Smolinsky and Jaclyn Smolinsky for $285,000; Wright Township.

    Margaret M. Dorish to Richard J. Jones for $139,900; Kingston.

    Michael E. Dubil Jr. and Teresa A. Dubil to John Whitebread and Teri L. Whitebread for $230,000; Jackson Township.


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  • 08/18/14--21:00: Police Briefs 8/19/2014
  • Burglary occurs in Dushore

    Someone entered Christine Salsman's residence on state Route 487 in Dushore and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the kitchen table, police said.

    The burglary occurred sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, state police said.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.

    Dushore man cited for harassment

    Steve Arnold, 46, of Dushore is accused of placing his hands around the neck of a woman and throwing her down on a bed, police said.

    The incident occurred at 9:07 p.m. Saturday at a residence in Dushore, according to the state police at Laporte.

    As a result of this incident, Arnold was cited for the summary offense of harassment, state police said.

    Burglary occurs in Stevens Twp.

    State police said they are investigating a burglary at an 84-year-old man's property on Patten Hill Road in Stevens Township.

    The man reported that approximately 50 feet of copper tubing was stolen from his property, according to the state police.

    Entry was also made into a trailer and shed located on the property, but no items were removed, police said.

    The incident occurred sometime between July 27 and Aug. 14, state police at Towanda said.

    Burglary occurs in Warren Twp.

    A 53-year-old man reported that several tools were stolen during a burglary of his hunting residence on Painter Road in Warren Township, police said.

    Stolen during the burglary were a Milwaukee Sawzall, a Craftsman tool box and kit, a Craftsman circular saw, a yellow no trespassing sign, a hunter's triology game, a Pennsylvania road map gazette, a Stanley staple gun, and a 5-gallon bucket filled with a machete, axe, and roofing nails, police said.

    The burglary occurred sometime between May 20 and July 30, state police at Towanda said.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

    Rome man accused of PFA violation

    Roger L. Hitchcock, 58, of Rome Township is accused of a PFA violation, which occurred on Wednesday, police said.

    Hitchcock contacted a 55-year-old woman from Narrowsburg, N.Y. through a dating website, which violated a PFA order, according to the state police at Towanda.


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    Burglary

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Tara Henz, 27, of 1435 W. Independence St., told Coal Township police someone forced open the front door to her residence between 1 and 9 p.m. Saturday and stole approximately $4 in change from the kitchen area.

    There was damage to the door frame to the residence.

    Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 570-644-0333.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Kelly Whitmer, 29, of Shamokin, has been charged with retail theft for incidents that occurred at Walmart in Coal Township.

    Police said she allegedly stole a total of $298.97 worth of gift cards from Walmart by making fraudulent returns June 6 and 7. The charge was filed by Patrolman Matthew Hashuga.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Robert S. Sanneman Jr., 22, of Mount Carmel, and Inga S. Butler, 43, of Mount Carmel, have been charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft for an incident at Walmart.

    Patrolman Matthew Hashuga, who filed the charges, reported the two are accused of stealing $720 worth of merchandise from the store without paying full retail value.

    Assault charge

    MOUNT CARMEL - Jake D. Stellar, 25, of 245 E. Fourth St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Justin Stelma with simple assault and harassment involving a June 19 disturbance at Third and Oak streets.

    Police reported Stellar is accused of punching Robert Longo in the left eye, causing bleeding. Police said Longo underwent emergency room treatment at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

    Stellar was arraigned on the charges Friday by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones and committed to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury in lieu of $10,000 bail.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Austin A. Barry, 18, of Shamokin, has been charged with two counts of retail theft for incidents at Walmart.

    Patrolman Matthew Hashuga said Barry is charged with stealing $389.96 worth of merchandise May 12 and $628.60 worth of merchandise July 9 without paying full retail value.

    Four escape injury

    FRAILEY TOWNSHIP - Four people, including three Shamokin residents, escaped injury in a two-vehicle accident Thursday on I-81 near mile marker 107 in this Schuylkill County township.

    State police at Frackville reported Kathy J. Rothermel, 47, of Shamokin, was stopped in the left passing lane for a traffic jam at 1:55 p.m. when a 2009 Hyundai Sonata operated by Jacob C. Souva, 21, of Sayre, failed to stop and struck the rear of Rothermel's 2013 Ford Explorer.

    Souva, Rothermel and two passengers in her vehicle, Debra A. McIntyre, 57, and Laura Hornberger, 80, both of Shamokin, were not injured.

    Souva will be cited for a traffic violation, police said.


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  • 08/19/14--21:00: Court notes 8/20/14
  • Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding over Domestic Relations Contempt Court on Tuesday, ordered the following defendants jailed for failure to pay child support:

    Francis Cummings Jr., 223 Terrace Ave., Trucksville, jailed 60 days for failure to pay $6,296

    Jacob Morrison, 25 Mount Lookout Trailer Park, Exeter, jailed 30 days for failure to pay $1,223

    Anthony Mathis, no address listed, jailed 60 days for failure to pay $1,845

    Warrants were issued for the following defendants for failure to pay child support:

    Ramiro Chagolla-Arrearga, 31 Sunset Drive, Hazle Township, $1,271

    Adrian Vega Caba, 438 Poplar St., Hazleton, $1,499

    Vito Ginocchietti, 121 Tompkins St., Pittston, $1,633

    Tracey Dana, 1206 S. Main St., Hanover Township, $492

    Terri L. Kamler, 343 E. 11th St., Erie, $278

    Jeffrey Spaulding, c/o 301 Union St., apt. 8, Taylor, $1,320

    Neil J. Dohl, 324 E. 2nd St., Berwick, $611

    Michael Kachmarsky, 353 Palmer St., Plymouth, $521

    Russell W. Rosengrant and Sherry L. Rosengrant to Kimberly Helferty for $74,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Ryan Amos and Tiffany Zoltewicz to Daniel Williams and Nicole Dembowski for $91,000; Nanticoke.


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    The following information was provided by the Chesterfield County Police Department.

    - Police responded to the 13700 block of Bundle Road at 9:58 a.m. Aug. 8 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 14000 block of Enon Church Road at 4:33 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 16000 block of Happy Hill Road at 12:43 p.m. Aug. 9 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 10300 block of Reedy Branch Road at 9:27 p.m. Aug. 9 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 19200 block of Eanes Road at 3:43 p.m. Aug. 10 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 70600 block of Koyoto Court at 1:58 p.m. Aug. 10 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 5200 block of Enon Church Road at 8:57 a.m. Aug. 10 for a reported animal case-dead or injured animal.

    - Police responded to the 1500 block of Point of Rocks Road at 8:07 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 9100 block of Chester Road at 10:22 a.m. Aug. 10 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 15600 block of Pypers Pointe Road at 3:08 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Police responded to the 8700 block of River Road at 7:37 p.m. Aug. 10 for a reported animal-case other.

    - Police responded to the 14400 block of Gala Court at 11:40 p.m. Aug. 7 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 3800 block of North Light Drive at 4 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Police responded to the 3500 block of Main St. at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Police responded to the 12600 block of Richmond St. at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported simple assault with other dangerous weapon.

    - Burglary/B&E-Non Res: At 8 p.m. Aug. 8, police responded to the 13700 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s forced entry into the shed at listed business. Miscellaneous property was reported stolen.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 1 p.m. Aug. 8, police responded to the 13500 block of Evelyn Drive for a reported burglary. Known suspect gained entry into the victim's residence. No signs of forced entry were noted.

    - Police responded to the 12400 block of Richmond St. at 11 a.m. Aug. 8 for a reported death investigation-suicide threatened.

    - Police responded to the 15500 block of Harrowgate Road at 3 p.m. Aug. 10 for a reported fraud-impersonation of police officer/public official.

    - Police responded to the 3200 block of Fielding Road at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 for a reported accidental injury-overdose.

    - Larceny-From Building: At 6 a.m. Aug. 2, police responded to the 11900 block of Centre St. for a reported larceny. Copper reported stolen from two oil tanks at the listed location.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8, police responded to the 200 block of E. Hundred Road for a reported larceny. Rear passenger window broken out of victim's vehicle while parked at the listed address. Jewelry and precious metals, miscellaneous property removed.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicle: At 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6, police responded to the 10300 block of Courthouse Road for a reported larceny. Currency, notes, etc and miscellaneous property removed from vehicle while at the listed address.

    - Police responded to the 14500 block of Sir Peyton Drive at 8 a.m. Aug. 7 for a reported larceny-other of firearms and miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 12900 block of Sir Scott Drive at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported larceny-other of miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 20800 block of Woodpecker Road at 2:36 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported larceny-shoplifting of consumable goods.

    - Police responded to the 21400 block of Chesterfield Ave. at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 10 for a reported larceny-shoplifting of consumable goods.

    - Police responded to the 15100 block of Majestic Creek Drive at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 10 for a reported liquor law violations-illegal possession.

    - Police responded to the 2200 block of Golden Garden Circle at 9:40 a.m. Aug. 9 for a reported miscellaneous-stalking.

    - Police responded to the 10300 block of Courthouse Road at 5 p.m. Aug. 7 for a reported miscellaneous-suspicious person/vehicle/situation.

    - Police responded to the 3800 block of Lakeview Road at 10 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported miscellaneous-threatening letter.

    - Police responded to the 300 block of E. Hundred Road at 7:20 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported miscellaneous threats.

    - Police responded to the 3400 block of E. River Road at 9:10 p.m. Aug. 9 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 4400 block of Butler Lane at 12:15 a.m. Aug. 8 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possess-opium, cocaine, derivative.

    - Police responded to the 16300 block of Harrowgate Road at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 10, for a reported traffic-drunk driving.

    - Police responded to the 6000 block of Iron Bridge Road at 5:50 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 12100 block of Iron Bridge Road at 8:44 p.m. Aug. 8 for a traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 400 block of Coxendale Road at 6 a.m. Aug. 10 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 20900 block of Chesterfield Ave. at 9:57 a.m. Aug. 9 for a reported traffic-suspended operators license.

    - Police responded to the 700 block of Greyledge Blvd. at 9 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported commerical/business vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 11100 block of Timonium Drive at 9 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 2300 block of Southland Drive at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 21200 block of Chesterfield Ave. at 7 a.m. Aug. 9 for a reported motor vehicle vandalism.

    - Police responded to S95 (288-10) at 2:20 p.m. Aug. 10 for a reported weapons violations-carrying concealed.

    - Police responded to the 13200 block of Chesdin Landing Drive at 10:10 a.m. Aug. 11 for a reported animal case-dead or injured animal.

    - Police responded to the 11600 block of Oak Road at 7:37 p.m. Aug. 11 for a reported animal case-dead or injured animal.

    - Police responded to the 19100 block of Braebrook Drive at 2 p.m. Aug. 11 for a reported animal case-maltreatment of/cruelty to animal.

    - Police responded to the 16900 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 9:10 p.m. Aug. 11 for a reported simple assault with hands, fists, feet, etc.

    - Burglary/B&E-Non Res: At 3:15 a.m. Aug. 11, police responded to the 16500 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect/s forced entry into the listed business through a side window. Once inside, two vehicles keys were stolen and suspect then stole two vehicles.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 2:55 a.m. Aug. 11, police responded to the 2600 block of Mangowood Drive for a reported burglary. Known suspect kicked in the door at the listed location. Once inside, suspect assaulted the victim. Suspect left the area when confronted by a neighbor.

    - Police responded to the 1300 block of Ruffin Mill Road at 5:34 p.m. Aug. 11 for a reported accidental injury-overdose.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 3 a.m. Aug. 11, police responded to the 20200 block of Oak River Court for a reported larceny. Miscellaneous property, TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc was reported stolen from victim's locked vehicle. No signs of forced entry were noted.

    - Larceny-Other: At 5 p.m. Aug. 8, police responded to the 12100 block of Warfield Estates Drive for a reported larceny. License plate stolen from victim's utility trailer.

    - Police responded to the 2500 block of Weir Road at 9:35 for a reported larceny-shoplifting of TVs, radios, cameras, computers, etc.

    - Police responded to the 11600 block of Old Centralia Road at 2 a.m. Aug. 11 for a reported miscellaneous-mental subject.

    - Police responded to the 15800 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy. at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11 for a reported narcotics/drug abuse/possession-marijuana.

    - Police responded to the 2200 block of Arcadia Ave. at 2 a.m. Aug. 11 for a reported mailbox vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 13200 block of Harrowgate Road at 10 p.m. Aug. 10 for a reported mailbox vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 2200 block of Rio Vista St. at 5 p.m. Aug. 8 for a reported mailbox vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 2300 block of Seminole Ave. at 11 p.m. Aug. 10 for a reported vandalism-other.

    - Police responded to the 12900 block of Silver Crest Road at 10 a.m. Aug. 8 for a reported residential vandalism.

    - Police responded to the 14300 block of Shale Place at 9:42 a.m. Aug. 11 for a reported animal case-dangerous/vicious dog.

    - Police responded to the 20500 block of Winterbourne Court at 12:23 p.m. Aug. 12 for a reported animal case-animal at large.

    - Police responded to the 4500 block of Winterbourne Drive at 1:02 p.m. Aug. 12 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Police responded to the 13200 block of Rivers Bend Blvd. at 12:18 p.m. Aug. 12 for a reported animal case-other.

    - Police responded to the 1500 block of Enon Church Road at 4:45 p.m. Aug. 12 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Police responded to the 12400 block of Branders Bridge Road at 8:20 p.m. Aug. 12 for a reported simple assault-domestic.

    - Burglary/B&E-Res: At 10 p.m. Aug. 11, police responded to the 21500 block of Chesterfield Ave. for a reported burglary. Front door to apartment forced open. No items taken.

    - Police responded to the 3200 block of W. Grove Ave. at 9 p.m. Aug. 12 for a reported death investigation-suicide threatened.

    - Police responded to the 3700 block of Yantis Court at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9 for a reported fraud-credit card/atm.

    - Larceny-From Motor Vehicles: At 1 p.m. Aug. 3, police responded to the 6000 block of Iron Bridge Road for a reported larceny. Miscellaneous property removed from unlocked vehicle parked at the listed location.

    - Police responded to the 8900 block of Hickory Road at 9 p.m. Aug. 10 for a reported larceny-other of miscellaneous property.

    - Police responded to the 12000 block of Iron Bridge Plaza at 7:24 p.m. Aug. 12 for a reported larceny-shoplifting of clothing and furs and consumable goods.

    - Police responded to the 1700 block of E. Hundred Road at 1:20 p.m. Aug. 12 for a reported miscellaneous-mental subject.

    - Police responded to the 20500 block of Southlawn Ave. at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 10 for a reported miscellaneous-violate protective order.

    - Police responded to the 17500 block of Sandy Ford Road at 5 p.m. Aug. 12 for a reported motor vehicle theft-unauthorized use.

    - Police responded to the 11600 block of Iron Bridge Road at 10 a.m. Aug. 12 for a reported property-recovered, stolen other jurisdiction.

    - Police responded to the 21200 block of Chesterfield Ave. at 10 p.m. Aug. 12 for a reported property-seized.

    - Police responded to the 11100 block of Iron Bridge Road at 7 a.m. Aug. 12 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 12600 block of N. Enon Church Road at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 12 for a reported traffic-hit and run.

    - Police responded to the 2700 block of Amherst Ridge Loop at 4:10 a.m. Aug. 12 for a reported traffic-other.

    - Police responded to the 3300 block of Beechwood Ave. at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 12 for a reported weapons violations-brandishing a weapon.

    - Information is provided by police and sheriff's departments. This information may or may not be all inclusive. Arrests include summons. Arrests do not imply guilt.


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    SHAMOKIN - The following defendants entered guilty pleas or had charges withdrawn or dismissed during preliminary hearings Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III:

    n Zackery D. Hayes, 18, of 40 E. Sunbury St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty in separate cases to two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He must serve a consecutive sentence of one year supervised probation and pay $400 in fines plus court costs. One count of possession of heroin was withdrawn. City Cpl. Bryan Primerano filed the charges. Hayes allegedly possessed a heroin wrapper at his home June 29 and drug paraphernalia and heroin June 30 at the Shamokin police station.

    n Lucas Krankowski, 35, of 1701 W. Independence St., Coal Township, pleased guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to one year supervised probation and issued a $300 fine plus court costs. A charge of driving with a suspended license was withdrawn. City Patrolman Raymond Siko II arrested Krankowski July 3.

    n Jesika L. McCann, 22, of Pearl Street, Shamokin, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to one year supervised probation and issued a $200 fine plus court costs. One count of possession of synthetic marijuana was withdrawn. Coal Township Cpl. Joshua Wynn arrested McCann June 28 on Big Mountain Road, where she was allegedly found in possession of a smoking pipe and "spice."

    n Victoria Pappas, of Shamokin, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct engage in fighting. She was sentenced to one year supervised probation and was issued a $200 fine plus court costs. Charges of simple assault and harassment were withdrawn. City Patrolman Raymond Siko II filed the charged Aug. 9.

    n Glen A. Shurock Jr., 21, of 815 E. Sunbury St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to one year supervised probation and was issued a $200 fine plus court costs. Charges of simple assault and harassment were withdrawn. Shurock was accused by Coal Township Cpl. Joshua Wynn of attempting to strike a 16-year-old male and biting the juvenile's shoulder May 15 at 1778 W. Chestnut St.

    Charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct filed against Shurock by city Patrolman Raymond Siko II were withdrawn. The charges were also related to an incident May 15.

    n Charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment were dismissed against Andre Stone, 32, of 612 E. Commerce St., Shamokin. Cpl. Bryan Primerano filed the charges June 16. Stone was accused of entering the home of Johna Swank, of 668 Bear Valley Ave., without permission and assaulting a 14-year-old.


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    Crash

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP - A man was treated for minor injuries and a woman was taken to a hospital after a two-vehicle accident at 10:44 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Route 487 and Edgewood Drive.

    Police said Harold D. Kitchen, of Catawissa, was driving a Dodge truck south on Route 487 and failed to stop for a Volkswagen Beetle driven by Megan L. Payeskie, of Catawissa, which was stopped on Route 487 to turn left onto Edgewood Drive. Kitchen's truck hit the rear of Payeskie's car, township police said.

    Kitchen was treated for a slight hand injury by paramedics at the scene. Payeskie was transported to Shamokin-Geisinger Community Hospital, where she was treated and released. A passenger in Kitchen's vehicle, Elda Kitchen, of Catawissa, was uninjured.

    Assisting at the scene were Elysburg Fire Department, Elysburg Fire Police, Elysburg and Knoebels Grove paramedics and Knoebels Amusement Resort personnel.

    Police are investigating the crash.

    Fire probes

    COAL TOWNSHIP - State Police Fire Marshal Kirk Renn has ruled the fire that destroyed a home at 140 Lower Excelsior Road Friday was accidental and electrical in nature.

    Renn made his determination after inspecting the home Monday. Fire officials said the fire is believed to have started in a wall near a dryer.

    The fire left Rose and Thomas Rickert homeless. No injuries were reported.

    SHAMOKIN - City Patrolman and Fire Investigator Raymond Siko said the cause of a blaze at 126-128 S. Vine St., Shamokin, Aug. 11 remains undetermined. He said an investigation is continuing.

    Five people were left homeless in the Shamokin blaze.

    Key found

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A key to a Nissan vehicle was found in the 1200 block of West Holly Street behind Salem United Church of Christ and turned into Coal Township police at about noon Monday.

    The owner can claim the key by contacting police at 570-644-0333.

    DUI

    MOUNT CARMEL - Township police charged James E. Colahan Jr., 39, of 105 Gordon St., Gordon, with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and a summary offense of driving with a suspended license for an incident that occurred at 4:35 p.m. May 14.

    Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Matthew Filarski spotted Colahan driving and pulled him over because he knew from past interactions Colahan had a suspended license. He tested positive for oxycodone and temazepam.

    A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 24 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones.

    No breathalyzer

    MOUNT CARMEL - A failure to install and use a breathalyzer system that inhibits intoxicated driving has resulted in a Sept. 24 hearing with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones for David Leroy Dressler Jr., 38, of 700 Orange St., Selinsgrove.

    Dressler was charged by Mount Carmel Township Police after he was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint at 8:40 p.m. July 20 on Route 901. According to the affidavit, Dressler said he was driving his father's vehicle, which lacked the system, because his own vehicle was having mechanical issues and he needed to get to work in Pottsville.

    Multiple charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - Justin M. Schoppy, 21, of 118 S. Orange St., Mount Carmel, was incarcerated in Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury after being arraigned Friday on multiple charges involving three criminal complaints filed by borough police.

    Schoppy, who was committed to prison in lieu of $60,000 bail by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, is charged by Police Chief Todd Owens with access device fraud, theft and receiving stolen property.

    He is accused of stealing an ATM card belonging to Cheryl Halcovich and using it to make withdrawals of $100 and $80 from Susquehanna Bank on May 2 and May 6, respectively.

    A second complaint filed by Patrolman Jason Drumheller shows Schoppy is charged with criminal attempt to commit theft, theft and criminal mischief for breaking open a locked safe and attempting to steal $300 in cash belonging to Lori Knopp, of 342 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel, May 28.

    Schoppy also was charged by Cpl. David Donkochik with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property.

    Police said Schoppy allegedly broke into the apartment of Melvin M. Gilbert III at 139 S. Orange St. Aug. 7 and removed approximately 30 video games for a PlayStation 3 system, an iPod Touch, a 32-gig plastic case cover, $200 in cash and $20 in coins.


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    Drugs, driving

    MOUNT CARMEL - James Dwayne Eichert, 41, of 410 E. Wiconisco Ave., Tower City, was charged by township police with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and a summary offense of driving with a suspended license after he was found driving with a suspended license July 5.

    Township police said they found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in the vehicle driven by Eichert.

    A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 24 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Crystal (Puppo) Wengert, 30, of Port Carbon, and Leilani Alcisto, 28, of Pottsville, have been charged by Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft for allegedly stealing $434.36 in merchandise from Walmart Supercenter July 23.

    Citations issued

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Code Enforcement Officer Chris Petrovich has cited two people for ordinance violations.

    - John Mack, of Newtown, was cited for failing to obtain an occupancy permit and report the status of occupancy for a property he owns at 34 Sherman St.

    - Mary E. Manney, of Milton, was cited for the same violations for a property she owns at 1011 W. Willow St.

    Unauthorized use

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Carrie E. Feudale, 24, of 52 S. Pearl St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman David Sage with unauthorized use of a vehicle.

    Police reported Feudale is accused of operating a 2003 Jeep Liberty owned by her father, Francis Feudale, without his permission Friday and Saturday.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Edward Purcell charged Michael K. Sejuit, 42, of 335 N. Maple St., Mount Carmel, with retail theft for allegedly attempting to steal $632.31 in merchandise from Walmart Supercenter Aug. 13.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Andrea M. Bishop, 38, of 1337 Scott St., Kulpmont, was charged by Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with retail theft for allegedly stealing $321.91 in merchandise from Walmart Supercenter between June 25 and July 26.

    Car damaged

    MILTON - James Morrison, 28, of Trevorton, reported the door latches on his 2001 Chrysler Sebring were damaged between 5:30 p.m. Friday and 11:30 p.m. Tuesday while it was parked at Robins Marine along Route 405 in West Chillisquaque Township. Damage ie estimated at $100.


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  • 08/20/14--21:00: Police Report Highlights
  • OLD FORGE POLICE: No report was available at press time.

    TAYLOR POLICE: Officers responded to more than 60 calls between Aug. 11-17.

    On Aug. 11, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle in McDade Park. A report of an attempted car break-in sent officers to the 100 block of High Street.

    Officers were sent to investigate a reported criminal mischief complaint in the 500 block of Union Street.

    On Aug. 12, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of lost money at the Walmart on Main Street.

    On Aug. 13, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported burglary in the 400 block of Storrs Street. Officers were sent to investigate a motor vehicle accident (MVA) in the 400 block of North Main Street. Police issued a traffic citation in the 900 block of Union Street.

    On Aug. 14, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a domestic dispute in progress in the 500 block of Oak Street. A reported retail theft sent officers to the Price Chopper on Main Street.

    On Aug. 15, officers were dispatched to an MVA in the 400 block of North Main Street.

    On Aug. 16, officers were dispatched to investigate a violation of a protection from abuse order at the Walmart on Main Street. A retail theft complaint sent officers to the Walmart on Main Street. Officers also issued several traffic citations throughout the borough.

    On Aug. 17, officers were dispatched to investigate two reported retail thefts.

    MOOSIC POLICE: Officers responded to more than 90 calls between Aug. 10-16.

    On Aug. 10, officers were sent to assist the fire department with a call in the 4900 block of Birney Avenue. Police were dispatched to assist emergency medical services (EMS) with a call in the 1100 block of Water Street.

    On Aug. 11, officers were dispatched to investigate a vagrancy complaint at the Turkey Hill on Birney Avenue. Officers were dispatched to a child custody dispute in the 700 block of Minooka Avenue.

    On Aug. 12, officers were dispatched to investigate a theft complaint in the 500 block of Corey Street. A reported phone scam sent officers to the 400 block of Third Street. Officers also responded to investigate a reported domestic dispute in a home in the 500 block of Park Street. Reports of a suspicious person sent officers to the 1000 block of Spring Street.

    On Aug. 14, officers were dispatched to investigate a domestic dispute at the Trotter’s Motel on Birney Avenue.

    On Aug. 15, officers were dispatched to activated alarms on Birney Avenue.

    On Aug. 16, officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a domestic dispute at the Birney Plaza on Birney Avenue. A reported retail theft sent officers to Gerrity’s on Birney Avenue.


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  • 08/20/14--21:00: Court notes 8/21/14
  • Shirley B. Seybert to Stephen F. Whitenight and Linda K. Whitenight for $95,000; Salem Township.

    Dennis Armour to Rowena Medina for $284,000; Pittston Township.

    Evans J. Evans and Susan A. Downs to Robert Church and Edward J. Heller for $107,000; Huntington Township.

    Thomas M. Hartz and Marie Hartz to Christopher Lathrop for $143,100; Lehman Township.

    Mary Louise Shiner (per agent) and Donald William Shiner (agent) to Gregory D. Martin for $128,500; Nescopeck.

    Leonard F. Metzger and Barbara Metzger to Stephen P. Pizzola and Susan M. Byron for $120,000; Duryea.

    Arthur Karbowski and Mary Karbowski to Jo Ann Gregory Perez De Tudela and Jo Ann Gregory Perez Detudela for $149,000; West Pittston.


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    Fight charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - Three people have been charged in connection with an Aug. 1 fight at Jake's Bar, 451 E. Avenue.

    Jericho S. Linkchorst, 22, his mother, Carlene L. Halcovich, 53, both of 415 E. Avenue, Mount Carmel, and John J. Stelma, 63, of 118 N. Hickory St., Mount Carmel, were charged by Patrolman Matthew Dillman with criminal conspiracy, simple assault, criminal mischief and two counts each of disorderly conduct and harassment involving the 11:22 p.m. fight.

    According to a criminal complaint, Linkchorst entered the bar and left briefly after being carded by bartender Karen McGinley. Upon returning, McGinley told police Linkchorst immediately attacked Matt Zigarski, prompting an altercation that involved Linkchorst throwing tables and chairs and knocking things over. At one point, police said Linkchorst smashed a window.

    Police said other patrons attempted to break up the fight and push Linkchorst out the door, but they were unable to do so.

    During the altercation, Halcovich entered the bar with Stelma and also began throwing chairs and tables around while looking to fight people. Stelma also knocked over tables during the incident.

    According to witnesses, patron Jonathan Kranzel had his tooth knocked out by Halcovich, who punched him in the face while he was grabbed and held by Stelma.

    After the fighting stopped, McGinley said Linkchorst walked over and took a swing at her before being stopped by Jordan Politza.

    Kids 'Vette stolen

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Police here are investigating the theft of a children's red and silver Power Wheels Corvette that occurred between 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the rear of 1504 Pulaski Ave. Anyone with information is urged to call Coal Township police at 644-0333.

    Odd-job theft

    MOUNT CARMEL - A borough man hired to do odd jobs at a vacant home is accused of stealing baseboards and thermostats from the work site.

    Police said Christopher L. Snyder, 28, of 344 E. Camp St., wrongfully exchanged the stolen equipment in May at the Home Depot in Saint Clair for a gift card totaling $869.52, according to police. Snyder reportedly used a valid ID at the store for the exchange.

    Snyder told police he had purchased the equipment but could not produce any documentation, according to a criminal complaint. Emanuel Hleah, of New York, N.Y., who owns 9 S. Locust St. where Snyder was working, had receipts for the equipment.

    Lt. Christopher Buhay charged Snyder with theft and receiving stolen property. He was arraigned Wednesday and jailed on $10,000 bail. A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones is scheduled for Aug. 27.

    DUI charge

    STRONG - Shirley Ann Batdorf, 53, of 630 Spruce St., Kulpmont, is accused of drunk driving early May 3 along Route 61 near Mount Carmel.

    According to Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Kelly Campbell, Batdorf was driving south in a 2003 Honda CRV when she ran a red light at the Strong Connector. A vehicle stop was initiated about 2 a.m. near Greco Service Station, Atlas. Campbell said Batdorf smelled strongly of alcohol, was visibly intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. Chemical testing found her blood-alcohol level to be 0.139 percent, above the 0.08 percent legal limit.

    She is charged with two counts of driving under the influence along with a traffic light violation. A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones is scheduled for Sept. 24.

    ATM card stolen

    MOUNT CARMEL - Justin M. Schoppy, 21, of 118 S. Orange St. (upstairs), Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Justin Stelma with access device fraud, theft and receiving stolen property.

    Schoppy is accused of stealing an ATM card owned by Sheryl Lee Halcovich on July 9 and using it to make a $20 withdrawal from Susquehanna Bank.

    Hit and run

    SHAMOKIN - Shannon M. Shaw, 27, of 447 S. Harrison St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with hit and run and failing to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign involving a two-vehicle accident at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eighth and Lincoln streets.

    Police said Shaw was driving west on Lincoln Street when his vehicle struck a vehicle traveling south on Eighth Street, causing it to spin. Shaw then fled the scene, police said.

    Driving under suspension

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Jeremy D. Evans, 28, of 113 Millville Road, Bloomsburg, was charged by Patrolman Kelly Campbell with driving under suspension and unauthorized use of a vehicle involving a July 27 incident in the 100 block of Wood Street.

    Police said Evans operated a Crown Victoria owned by Georgia Cole without her consent.

    DUI charge

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Kelly Campbell has charged Chloe C. Wydra, 36, of 299 Ralpho Road, Elysburg, with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance and restrictions on alcoholic beverages relating to a July 7 incident at 1971 State Route 901 near Excelsior.

    Police reported Wydra had a blood-alcohol content of .02 percent and also had several controlled substances in her blood system. The legal limit in Pennsylvania to drive with alcohol in an adult's blood system is .08 percent, but since Wydra also had drugs in her blood system, police said they were able to charge her with driving under the influence of alcohol.

    DUI, drug offenses

    MOUNT CARMEL - Robert J. Hertzog Jr., 20, of 147 Merriam St., Merriam, has been charged by borough and township police with driving under the influence of alcohol and drug offenses relating to incidents in December and May.

    Hertzog is charged by Mount Carmel Patrolman Matthew Dillman with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia involving a Dec. 21 incident in the 200 block of South Willow Street. Police said Hertzog, who refused to submit to chemical testing, was found in possession of rolling papers and a green leafy substance that appeared to be Spice.

    The defendant also was charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Kelly Campbell with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of a controlled substance or combination of drugs, driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive in a single lane relating to a May 12 incident on Route 61 at Atlas.

    Police reported Nordiazepam, a sedative, was found in Hertzog's blood system. Police found a homemade smoking device with burnt residue on it in Hertzog's vehicle.

    Tablets stolen

    MOUNT CARMEL - Amanda D. Snyder, 36, of 9 Ruby St., Cressona, was charged by Patrolman Kevin Katch with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, theft, receiving stolen property and public drunkenness.

    Police said Snyder stole Clonazepam tablets from her sister, Jaime Kovach, and hid them in her bra July 21 at 403 E. Fifth St.

    DUI offenses

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Joseph S. Ferenc, 30, of Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman David Stamets Jr. with driving under the influence of a combination of drugs, two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, driving under suspension, driving without proper registration and certificate of title, driving without inspection and driving without insurance.

    The charges relate to a May 1 vehicle stop on Route 2030 near the traffic signal in Locust Summit.

    Police said Ferenc had marijuana and hydrocodone in his blood system.

    DUI, drug offenses

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman David Stamets Jr. has charged Jonathan L. Allwein, 36, of 438 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, with possession of a combination of drugs, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, tampering with or fabricating evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The charges involve a May 15 vehicle stop near the "S turns" between Locust Summit and Locust Gap.

    Police said Allwein had marijuana in his blood system. Police said they found a clear bag of marijuana weighing 24.3 grams in Allwein's vehicle.

    Drug paraphernalia

    MOUNT CARMEL - Shannon B. McGinley, 19, of 50 N. Maple St., Apt. 202, Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman William Adamski with possession of drug paraphernalia involving a July 21 incident at her apartment, where police found empty narcotic packages, a glass smoking pipe used to inhale narcotics and a foil smoking pipe.

    Police said McGinley had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital after being found under the influence of narcotics.


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  • 08/21/14--21:00: Court notes 8/22/14
  • Thomas E. Sager and Gloria Sager to Veronica Kelly King and Stephanie Jean Jones for $190,000; Ross Township.

    April L. Piccotti to Catherine Royko and Thomas Kupetz for $87,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Bernard F. Kosek Jr. and Carol A. Bosack-Kosek to Francis James Hawk and Maria Nicole Hawk for $149,350; Larksville.

    Louis Pajovich (per agent/attorney in fact), Louis Emilie (agent/attorney in fact) and Emilie Pajovich to Jaime Serrano for $75,000; West Hazleton.

    Denise L. Moskaluk, Denise L. Lanza and James N. Lanza Jr. to Edward R. Lemelin for $106,500; Lehman Township.

    Matthew J. Jeckell to Gerald F. Orloski Jr. and Jessica L. Orloski for $325,000; Wright Township.

    Lindsay Yetter to Kenneth A. Gilley and Patricia Gilley for $89,900; West Pittston.

    National Transfer Services, LLC and WHR Group, Inc. to Cindy Segar-Miller for $427,900; Rice Township.

    Paul V. Pavelitz to Erica M. Vojtek and Kevin M. Connell for $169,000; Nuangola.

    Robert C. Murphy and Renee M. Murphy to Kim Dudick and Jason McNeill for $229,600; Wright Township.

    Robert L. Rundle and Agnes S. Rundle to Michael J. McCann and Elaine M. McCann for $174,500; Fairview Township.

    Matthew John Delmar, Mathew John Delmar, John P. Delmar III and Joyce Delmar to Angela Diana for $81,500; Hanover Township.

    Samuel Maira (per agent), Samuel Maira Jr. (agent) and Roseann Maira to Larry Mostoeller for $169,000; Exeter.

    Gregory Joseph Pstrak Jr. and Beth Ann Pstrak to National Transfer Services, LLC and WHR, Group, Inc. for $299,900; Butler Township.

    National Transfer Services, LLC to James D. Henrie and Rose M. Henrie for $299,900; Butler Township.

    David T. Chilkotowsky and Wendy L. Chilkotowsky to Jason Shatrowskas, Courtney Shatrowskas and Karen Haller for $140,000; Lehman Township.

    Dolores J. Albert and Delores J. Albert to Institute For Human Resources and Services for $142,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Highland Manor Associates and Ozal of Pa, Inc. (general partner) to Highland Manor Real Property, LLC for $5.2 million; Exeter.


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    DUI

    STONINGTON - State police said charges are pending against an unnamed 38-year-old person from Pearl Street, Shamokin, who is in prison on an outstanding bench warrant and is suspected of driving under the influence in relation to a traffic stop at 1:25 a.m. Sunday in Coal Township.

    Hit and run

    STONINGTON - State police are investigating a hit and run that occurred at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, on Route 3010 in Upper Mahanoy Township.

    Police said the vehicle, believed to be a late model dark blue Jeep Cherokee, driven by a female, exited the south side of the roadway while it was traveling eastbound on Route 3010 on a left hand curve. The vehicle traveled approximately 30 yards in a southeast direction before striking a tree and stopping in a cornfield. The vehicle then reentered Route 3010 and continued east.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Stonington at 570-286-5601.

    Deer struck

    STONINGTON - The driver of a vehicle that collided with a deer on Plum Creek Road in Shamokin Township at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, was not cited or injured, according to state police. The police did not name the driver.

    Theft

    STONINGTON - State police are searching for the person who smashed the windows of Joseph Michael Vincenzes, 30, of Paxinos, with an unknown object between 8 p.m. Saturday and 8:38 p.m. Sunday on Route 125 in East Cameron Township.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Stonington at 570-286-5601.

    Aggravated Assault

    STONINGTON - Charges are pending against an unidentified 34-year-old inmate at SCI-Coal Township after he allegedly cut Juan Mulero, 53, with a broken pen and struck him with his cane at 11 p.m. Sunday.

    Mulero was taken to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital for treatment.

    Theft

    STONINGTON - State police are looking for information on a person who allegedly stole scrap metal from the workshop of Neil Masser, 44, of 579 Main Rd., Leck Kill, at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Stonington at 570-286-5601.

    Mailbox baseball

    STONINGTON - One or more unknown actors destroyed mailboxes at the homes of Rachel Phillips, 1171 Pottsville St., Jodi Weikel 626 Pottsville St., and Mindy Lagerman, 518 Pottsville St., all in Herndon, in the early morning hours Monday.

    A mailbox at the home of Douglas Wolfe, 914 Route 225, Dalmatia, was also destroyed during the same time. It is undetermined if the two incidents are related.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Stonington at 570-286-5601.

    Clogged pipes

    STONINGTON - State police said at 11 p.m. Wednesday an unknown actor damaged a red GMC Sonoma owned by Kyle Dunkelberger, of Mahanoy Street, Trevorton, by spraying expanding foam into its exhaust pipe.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Stonington at 570-286-5601.

    Car aflame

    GOWEN CITY - A Shamokin man's car burst into flames along Point Breeze Road about 9:50 a.m. Friday morning in East Cameron Township. State police at Stonington said Mark Sherman, 69, was driving a Buick Enclave just west of state Route 125 when the engine malfunctioned and caught fire. The vehicle was totally engulfed, police said, but Sherman escaped injury.


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  • 08/22/14--21:00: Police Briefs 8/23/2014
  • Wyalusing Twp. bar cited for records violation

    The Marie Antoinette bar, 72 Marie Antoinette Dr., Wyalusing Township has been cited for failure to keep records on the licensed premises, according to a press release that was issued this week by the state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement.

    The violation occurred on July 7, according to the press release.

    Man charged with aggravated assault in Towanda

    A 50-year-old Connecticut man is accused of striking another male in the face with a pool cue in the bar at the Towanda Motel, 368 York Ave., Towanda, police said.

    As a result of this incident, Brian T. Murphy has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and harassment, police said.

    The incident occurred at 11:48 p.m. on Tuesday, police said.

    The victim, who suffered a cut above his right eye, was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital for treatment, police said.

    Murphy, who lives on First Street in Bristol, Conn., was arraigned by Athens Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Wednesday.

    Murphy was then released on non-monetary bail. He must attend a preliminary hearing on Aug. 27 in Towanda District Court.

    DUIs

    The following people were recently charged for driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

    Heather Powell, 38, of Ulster, by the Towanda police, on Aug. 10, on Main Street in Towanda Borough. A test showed that Powell's blood alcohol content was .234 percent on the day of her arrest.

    Julie Ann Hamilton, 25, of Monroeton, by the state police, on Nov. 29, 2013, on U.S. Route 220 in Towanda Township. A test revealed that Hamilton's blood alcohol content was .186 percent on the day of her arrest. Hamilton must face the DUI charge at a preliminary hearing on Sept. 26 in Towanda District Court.


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  • 08/22/14--21:00: Court notes 6/23/14
  • Stephen Thomas (co-executor), Paul Thomas (co-executor) and Michael R. Thomas (estate) to John Colon and Maria Colon for $89,900; Wright Township.

    Christoper Kruzel, Christopher Kruzel (administrator), Edward S. Kruzel (estate), Jennifer K. Kruzel, Edward P. Kruzel and Sheila Kruzel to Brandon Wayne Weir for $92,500; Hanover Township.

    Samuel Anthony Falcone to Richard J. Palaima for $92,000; Pittston.

    George C. Ambruch to Richard Anthony and Paulette M. Anthony for $128,500; Wright Township.

    Florence Szymanski to Joseph N. Medrano III for $142,000; Kingston Township.

    Jill A. Martin to Darren M. Elias and Heather P. Harvey for $207,000; Dallas Township.

    Christopher F. Sauchak, Tracy Corbett and Tracy L. Sauchak to Michael Pantano for $113,000; Hanover Township.


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    Car fire

    STONINGTON - A 2006 Buick Enclave driven by Mark Sherman, 69, of Shamokin, caught fire at 9:50 a.m. Friday while it was traveling east on Route 3004 approximately three-tenths of a mile west of Route 125 in East Cameron Township.

    State police said the engine compartment caught fire, completely engulfing the vehicle.


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  • 08/23/14--21:00: Marriage Licenses 8/24/2014
  • Charles Edward Koulik Jr. and Kristin Ann Pisano.

    Philip Bonczewski and Barbara Bavitz.

    Randy Ray Webb and Kathryn Ann Brody.

    James Anthony Alansky III and Kelly Ann Letukas.

    Chad Michael Crispell and Lia Francesca Stewart.

    Carmen David Deorio and Amy Marie Oliveri.

    George Bernard Keifer III and Kristyna Marie Wickkiser.

    Frank Joel Espinosa and Danielle Iris Greiner.

    Peter Albert Pissott and Benadette Marie Lefort.

    Todd Andrew Tarnalicki and Nicole Ann Chiavacci.

    Nolan Robert Campbell and Kimberly Ann Maguschak.

    James Carlton Young and Amanda Nicole Myers.

    Jesse James Nace and Elisabeth Ruth Redecky.

    Michael Gordon Johnson and Kimberly Anne Crofchick.

    John Rice and Pitemnawe Kossiwa Titoukami.

    Michael Jeffrey Hebda and Amanda Lynn Blaun.

    Onelcido Antonio Nunez Guzman and Denny Hilarina Santana.

    Gary Steinkirchner and Kathryn Irene Wiedlich.

    Matthew Kyle Watson and Theresa Margaret Kasson.

    Melinda Gail Watts and Tracey Stefanski.

    Jonathan Franklin Garren Jr. and Rachelle Nicole Heller.

    Eric Christopher Kaminsky and Amber Lee Sarosky.

    Matthew Scott Hinton and Wendy Elizabeth Popeck.

    Bradley William Crossin and Jessica Marie Zawatski.

    Ronald David Vogel and Bonnie Marie Lynch.

    Thomas John Bauman Jr. and Caitlin Elizabeth Tanner.

    Corey James Green and Kayla Marie Buck.

    Jeffrey David Derocco Sr. and Tracey Ann Williams.

    Rahsan Brahim Drake and Tracey Chan’a Rogers.

    Gary Michael Freeman and Erica Leigh Harvey.

    William Charles Lombardo Jr. and Marie Assunta Augello.

    Isaias Perez Diaz and Josefina Serrano Pineyro.


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    Hopewell

    The following information was provided by the Hopewell Police Department.

    - Arson: At 6:30 p.m., Aug. 16, police responded to the 1900 blk of Warren Avenue for a reported structure fire. Offenders purposely started a fire. Investigation by fire marshal.

    - Assault-Aggravated: At 11:27 p.m., Aug. 12, police responded to the area of High Avenue and Berry Street for a fight in progress. Unknown offenders assaulted victim, causing a cut over the victim's eye.

    - Assault-Aggravated/Domestic: At 12:30 p.m., Aug. 15, police responded to headquarters for a reported assault that occurred in the 1100 blk of W Cawson Street. Known offender threw glass at victim, cutting victim's back & was arrested.

    - Burglary/Breaking And Entering/Residential: At 3 p.m., Aug. 13, police responded to the 3400 blk of Jackson Farm Road for a reported burglary. Unknown offender entered residence by forcing rear door and stole game system and handgun.

    - Burglary/Breaking And Entering/Residential: At 10 p.m., Aug. 14, police responded to the 100 blk of S 8th Avenue for a reported burglary. Unknown offender entered residence by forcing window and stole tv, clothing, video games and modem.

    - Burglary/Breaking And Entering/Residential: At 10 a.m., Aug. 17, police responded to the 300 blk of S 12th Avenue for a reported larceny. Known offender entered residence via unsecured window and stole cash from unsecured safe.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 12:54 p.m., Aug. 12, police conducted a traffic stop in the 200 blk of S 15th Avenue. Driver was found to be in possession of marijuana and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 9:17 p.m., Aug. 13, police conducted a traffic stop in the 700 blk of S 6th Avenue. Driver was found to be in possession of narcotics and was arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 10:33 p.m., Aug. 14, police initiated a traffic stop in the 200 blk of Atlantic Street. Driver and passenger were found to be in possession of marijuana and were arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 6:17 a.m., Aug. 15, police responded to the 3100 blk of Portsmouth Street for a reported disturbance. Known offenders were found to be in possession of marijuana and were arrested.

    - Drug/Narcotic Violation: At 7:47 p.m., Aug. 17, police conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 blk of Winston Churchill Drive. Driver was found to be in possession of marijuana and was arrested.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 6 p.m., Aug. 11, police responded to the 700 blk of Atwater Road for a reported larceny. Unknown offender stole an unsecured dryer from a trailer.

    - Larceny-All Other Larceny: At 10 p.m., Aug. 14, police responded to the 500 blk of N 3rd Avenue in reference to a larceny. Unknown offender stole a bicycle from a residential porch.

    - Larceny-theft From Building: At 9:17 p.m., Aug. 14, police responded to the 400 blk of N Main Street for a reported larceny. Known offender stole purse, which was recovered, and was arrested.

    - Larceny-Theft From Building: At 2 a.m., Aug. 15, police responded to the 1200 blk of Stewart Avenue for a reported burglary. Known offenders stole cell phones, laptops, alcohol, tablet, papers and cash from residence.

    - Larceny-Theft From Motor Vehicle: At 11:30 p.m., Aug. 16, police responded to the 4100 blk of Old Iron Court for a reported larceny. Unknown offender entered vehicle by breaking window and stole cash, phone and credit card.

    - Robbery/Individual: At 9:27 p.m., Aug. 11, police responded to the 3100 blk of Granby Street for a reported robbery. Unknown offender robbed victim of wallet and fled in waiting vehicle.

    - Robbery/Individual: At 10:29 p.m., Aug. 12, police responded to the 2300 blk of Oaklawn Boulevard for a reported robbery. Three unknown offenders, one with a black revolver, robbed victim of cash and fled.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 12:21 a.m., Aug. 11, police responded to the 200 blk of S 9th Avenue for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender broke residential window with a can of food.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 11:30 p.m., Aug. 14, police responded to the 1000 blk of Riverside Avenue for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender damaged a wall and broke a cabinet in a business.

    - Vandalism/Damage/Destruction Of Property: At 12 p.m., Aug. 14, police responded to the 400 blk of N 10th Avenue for a reported vandalism. Unknown offender smashed in the windshield of a work truck.


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    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following person(s) recently entered a plea of guilty in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Kaleb Whyte, 24, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under Suspension, DUI related, a summary offense.

    Whyte was also sentenced to 60 days and a fine of $500.00, and will receive a license suspension of one year.

    Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Whyte following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Anthony Brannon, 48, Cambridge, Ohio, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, and False ID to Law Enforcement, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

    Brannon will be sentenced on Sept. 29, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department.

    Trooper Joseph Mitchell of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Brannon following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Peter Ingrassia, 41, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

    Ingrassia will be sentenced on Oct. 2, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department.

    Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police arrested Ingrassia for the offense on April 19, 2014.

    Michael Comstock, 23, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

    Comstock will be sentenced on Oct. 2, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department.

    Chief Daniel Reynolds of the Sayre Borough Police arrested Comstock for the offense on April 22, 2014.

    Scott Cotter, 30, Milan, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

    Cotter will be sentenced on Oct. 2, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department.

    Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police arrested Cotter for the offense on May 4, 2014.

    Lester Walters, 35, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Walters will be sentenced on Sept. 15, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department.

    Officer George Nichols of the Sayre Borough Police arrested Walters for the offense on June 1, 2014.

    Ronald Yorgey, 43, Wysox, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

    Yorgey will be sentenced on Sept. 29, 2014, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department.

    Trooper Robert Edgerton of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Yorgey following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township on March 9, 2014.

    Reminton Wheeler, 23, Conway, Ark., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Wheeler was sentenced recently.

    Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Wheeler for the offense in April.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Bolivar Campusano, 32, of SCI Huntington, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of 12 months to 30 months, fines and costs of $1000.00 reimbursement of buy money of $180.00. He will also lose his driver's license for six months for the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony.

    Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Campusano following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Richard Laye, 55, of Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to a fine of $7500.00, $7379.50 restitution, and State Intermediate Punishment for 24 months. State Intermediate Punishment is a substance abuse program consisting of at least seven months in prison, and 17 months in substance abuse facilities. If the defendant does not complete the program successfully, he is resentenced. He will also lose his driver's license for 54 months for the offense of three counts of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

    The court also sentenced him to 24 months of probation after the S.I.P. is completed.

    Officer Jason Serfas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Laye for the offense on Jan. 6, 2014 and Dec. 28, 2014.

    Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Laye following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township on Jan. 7, 2014.

    Reminton T. Wheeler, 23, of Arkansas, was sentenced to Probation for a term of six months and a fine, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol.

    Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Wheeler for the offense in April.

    Jon Sisson, 24, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 72 hours to six months, fines, costs, restitution of $1500.00, probation for a term of 12 months, County Intermediate Punishment for 24 months, he will also lose his driver's license for 24 months, an additional license suspension of 12 months will be imposed for refusal to submit to testing when arrested for the offenses of two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony, Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

    Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics arrested Sisson following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Robbi White, 49, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility of from two months to 12 months, fines of $700.00, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

    Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested White following investigation of an incident that occurred in Franklin Township.

    Theodore Hayes, 69, Owego, N.Y., was resentenced following revocation of a sentence of probation to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from two months to 17 months, 29 days, and a fine of $500.00, for the offense of Recklessly Endangering another Person.

    Trooper Kevin Hibson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hayes following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ulster Township.

    Paul Nuhfer Jr., 27, Texas, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 15 days to 42 days and a fine of $1000.00, for the offense of Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

    Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Nuhfer for the offense on Jan. 26, 2013.

    Brandon Roberts, 29, Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of three months to 23 months, 29 days and fines, costs, restitution of $750.00 + $42.38, for the offense of Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of third degree and Theft by Deception, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

    Officers Nathan Ross and Steven Burlingame of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Roberts for the offense on June 30, 2010 and Aug. 23, 2013.

    Kenneth Beers II, 36, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for five days to six months, and fines and costs of $1000.00; he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

    Officer George Nichols of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Beers for the offense on Oct. 26, 2013.

    Timothy Ortiz, 26, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a fine of $600.00, Probation for a term of 24 months for the offense of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

    Officer John Werner of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Ortiz for the offense on Feb. 14, 2014.

    Joshua Wood, 29, of Wyalusing, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility for 39 months to 90 months and fines and costs of $1750.00 and restitution of $800.00 for the offense of Burglary, a felony of the first degree and Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

    Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Wood following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing and Herrick Township.

    Jennifer Perry, 29, Gillett, Pa., was resentenced following revocation of a sentence of probation to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 18 days to 12 months, and fines and costs of $150.00, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

    Officer Michael Northrup of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Perry for the offense on Aug. 13, 2012.

    Aaron Salsman, 37, Meshoppen, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 45 days to 23 months, 29 days, and fines and costs of $700.00, restitution of $2011.00; for the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

    Chief Dale Bowen of the Northeast Police Department arrested Salsman for the offense on Nov. 8, 2013.

    Timothy Beavers, 28, Waverly, N.Y., was resentenced following revocation of a sentence of probation to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 10 days to 20 days, and fines of $100.00, for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

    Officer Andrew Stevens of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Beavers for the offense on Sept. 11, 2013.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Amber Smith, 30, Gillett, Pa., charged with the offense of Simple Assault, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 24 months. While on probation, Smith will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

    Additionally, Smith must perform 40 hours of community service and pay restitution of $9055.89 + $260.00.

    Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Smith for the offense on Nov. 15, 2013 in Ridgebury Township.

    Gregory Brown, 28, Sayre, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation, Brown will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

    Additionally, Brown must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade, and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days.

    Sergeant Steven Burlingame of the Sayre Borough Police Department filed the charges on Oct. 24, 2013 for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Everett Collins, 34, Troy, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation, Collins will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

    Additionally, Collins must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade, and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days.

    Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Collins for the offense in Towanda Township on Jan. 17, 2014.

    Wendy Lynn Barrows, 32, Athens, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Barrows will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

    Additionally, Barrows must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and she will lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days.

    Officer Derek Watkins of the Sayre Police Department filed the charges on April 13, 2014 for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Tammy Bashore, 49, Sayre, Pa., charged with the offense of Access Device Fraud, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation, Bashore will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

    Additionally, Bashore must perform 40 hours community service and restitution of $968.52.

    Officer Nikki Hoffman of the Athens Borough Police Department filed the charges on June 29, 2012 for the offense in Athens Borough.

    David Tracy, 62, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., charged with the offense of Theft, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation, Tracy will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

    Additionally, Tracy must perform 40 hours community service and restitution of $30.00.

    Trooper Christopher Stecik of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Tracy for the offense on Nov. 8, 2013 in Smithfield Township.

    Kristen Terry, 26, Canton, Pa., charged with the offense of Retail Theft, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation, Terry will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

    Additionally, Terry must perform 40 hours community service and restitution of $37.02.

    Officer Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department filed the charges on Nov. 2, 2013 for the offense in Canton Borough.


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