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    Hindering police

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Samuel P. Peters was charged Wednesday by Patrolman Edward Purcell Jr. with a misdemeanor count of hindering apprehension. Peters is accused of helping two people elude probation officers by giving them a ride in the Big Mountain area in February 2014.

    Jacob Snyder and Damian Dietrich were involved in a vehicle pursuit with Shamokin police officers near the Raspberry Hill housing complex. The two drove into the woods and abandoned the vehicle. Police said they called Peters for a ride, and that he picked them up somewhere on Big Mountain and drove them to Gowen City.

    Fugitive caught

    SHAMOKIN - A person wanted on kidnapping charges in Indiana was taken into custody by Shamokin City Police following a traffic stop at 12:49 a.m. Saturday in the area of Market and Arch streets.

    According to court documents filed by Shamokin City Police chief Darwin Tobias III, Gabrielle K. Derr, 20, of 322 E. Sunbury St., Apt. 6, Shamokin, was stopped for an illegal left turn at the intersection of Independence and Market streets. After checking her license, it was determined Derr is wanted in Indianapolis, Ind., for charges of kidnapping, criminal confinement and battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

    She was taken into custody on the warrant and arraigned by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin, Sunday afternoon. She is awaiting extradition.

    Simple assault

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A township man was committed to prison Sunday after a domestic assault on West Arch Street at 11:09 a.m.

    Coal Township Police charged Gary Dombroski Jr., 29, of 1115 W. Arch St., with simple assault and harassment after allegedly hitting his father with a pipe and lunging at his mother and throwing her to the floor.

    Dombroski told police that when he came downstairs that morning, he was told he wasn't getting any money, claiming his parents were the aggressors, not him.

    He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin, and placed in Snyder County Prison on $5,000 cash bail.

    Scream and yell

    SHAMOKIN - Vanessa S. Thorpe, 33, and Josiah LaRose, 21, both of 213 N. Vine St., Shamokin, were cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for disorderly conduct. The pair were allegedly screaming and yelling in the 800 block of East Webster Street about 1 a.m. Sunday.

    Underage drinking

    SHAMOKIN - Three males were cited for underage drinking Saturday.

    Edward N. Hancock III, 19, of 5 W. Commerce St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for an incident about 10:50 p.m. in the 100 block of West Commerce Street.

    Matthew Dewitt Jr., 20, of 404 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin, was cited by Cpl. Bryan Primerano for an incident about 12:50 a.m. at Market and Arch streets.

    Matthew T. Derk, 19, of 322 E. Sunbury St., Apt. 6, Shamokin, was cited by Siko for an incident about 12:50 a.m. at 140 W. Lincoln St., Shamokin. Derk also was issued a traffic citation for a minor driving with alcohol in their system by Siko about 2:36 a.m. at Sunbury and Rock streets.

    Curfew violations

    SHAMOKIN - Two Sunbury juveniles were cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for violating the city's 11 p.m. curfew for minors. The 15-year-old and 16-year-old males were observed on Sunbury Street near Ninth Street about 1:25 a.m. Sunday.

    Head-on crash

    HERNDON - Anita R. Sardo, 48, of Dornsife, was issued a traffic citation following a head-on crash Thursday in Jackson Township.

    State police at Stonington said Sardo drove a 2008 Lincoln MKZ into the oncoming path of a 2013 Dodge Dart as she attempted to turn left from southbound Route 147 onto the Herndon Bypass (Route 3006). The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. about 1.5 miles north of Herndon.

    Sardo's injuries were described by police as moderate. The Dart's driver, Kendel H. Shade, 43, of Elizabethville, suffered a minor injury, police said. Both were reportedly wearing seat belts, and were taken by Americus Ambulance to Sunbury Community Hospital.

    Sardo was cited for making an improper left turn.

    Two charged in assault

    SHAMOKIN - A couple from Mount Carmel were charged with simple assault after the investigation into an April 4 fight at Seventh and Adams streets.

    According to Shamokin City Police Patrolman William Zalinski, Samantha Dewald, 19, and Corey McAndrew, 26, both of 48 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, were involved in altercation with the victims, Amber Kehler and Ronald Nye. The victims told police that while they were stopped at a stop sign in the 500 block of South Seventh Street, a vehicle driven by Dewald pulled up behind them and McAndrew started yelling at them to get out of the way. Kehler and McAndrew engaged in a verbal altercation which prompted Dewald and McAndrew to leave their vehicles, pull Nye out of the vehicle and assault Kehler and Nye. Police allege McAndrew punched Nye in the face several times and bit his ring finger, while Dewald struck Kehler in the face and threw her to the ground.

    Both were charged with simple assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct while McAndrew was also charged with disorderly conduct. The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

    Camera stolen

    SUNBURY - Scott Herb, 51, of 345 S. 10th St., Sunbury, told state police at Stonington a trail camera he installed in the woods off Bennick Road in Upper Augusta Township, about 3 miles northeast of Sunbury, was stolen between 10:30 a.m. March 20 and 10:30 a.m. April 6. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-286-5601.

    Simple assault

    SHAMOKIN - Raymond Burns, 54, of 122 E. Arch St., was charged with two counts of simple assault and a charge of harassment following an incident at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

    Police allege that Burns came home intoxicated and got into a fight with his wife before picking up his boot and throwing it at her, breaking a kitchen window. His wife, Melissa Burns, tried to flee, but Burns struck her several times, causing injuries to her hands as she defended herself. She got in her car and drove away, damaging their garage door before Burns grabbed a pair of hedge clippers and came at her, striking the car's mirror off. He fled the scene before behing apprehended a short time later.

    Burns was arraigned Sunday evening before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III and placed in Snyder County Prison on $5,000 cash bail.

    Tools thieved

    SUNBURY - Kristin Lee Markowski, 40, told state police at Stonington that tools were among items stolen from a garage at 810 Carroll Road in Rockefeller Township, about 4 miles east of Sunbury. The garage door was forced open between Oct. 1 and April 16. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-286-5601.

    Break-in attempt

    SUNBURY - State police at Stonington say someone attempted to break-in to a residence at 1767 Mile Hill Road in Upper Augusta Township between 4 p.m. April 4 and 5:30 p.m. April 11. Molding around the front and rear doors was damaged, but entry wasn't made. The property is owned by Danny Johnson, 42, and is located about 1.5 miles northeast of Sunbury. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-286-5601.

    Pellets shot

    MOUNT CARMEL - Charges are pending after pellets were shot into a borough home late Sunday night.

    Multiple shots were fired shortly after 10 p.m. from a .22 caliber pellet rifle into the rear of 434 W. Second St. The glass on a rear door shattered and a hole was shot into another window, according to borough police.

    The shots were reportedly fired from the second floor rear of an Olive Street residence. Two juveniles and an adult male, who police say were observed in the home, were later discovered in a backyard at 443 W. Third St.

    Lt. Christopher J. Buhay investigated, with assistance from Patrolman Kevin Katch.

    Cabin break-in

    LYKENS - Seven people are charged with criminal trespassing after state police said they broke into two cabins at 90 Camp St., Elizabethville.

    Police said Tyler Steven Maurer, 19, of 509 Limekiln Road, Dalmatia; Austin Lee Kahler, 24, of 188 Simon Blvd., Elizabethville; Joshua James Han Smith, 21, of 203 Woodley Drive, Harrisburg; a 17-year-old male, of Lykens; Britan Xavier Williams, 20, of 118 Hill St., Gratz; Keaton Robert Leshko, 19, of 612 Center St., Millersburg; and a 16-year-old male, of Elizabethville, broke into two cabins owned by Denise Sites, 55, of Meyerstown, between 2 and 4 p.m. March 27.

    In addition to trespassing, the suspects climbed on the roof tops of the cabins and damaged a screen porch, police said.


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  • 04/21/15--21:00: Police Briefs 4/22/2015
  • Barnesville man charged with public drunkenness, resisting arrest

    Athens Township Police filed several charges against Wayne Edward Sitzer, 35, of Barnesville, Pa., following a series of events at about 7:28 p.m. on April 18, Athens police said.

    According to police, an employee of Fine Wine and Good Spirits on Elmira Street in Sayre called police after Sitzer refused to leave the store.

    Police said Sitzer left the store on a bike and he was found walking near Callear's BBQ.

    After police recognized Sitzer as being intoxicated and attempted to put him in custody, Sitzer began resisting, police said.

    After gaining control of Sitzer, police then found Sitzer's red back pack and mountain bike near Comfort Inn and Suites, police said.

    Sitzer refused to submit to a blood test and became aggressive while at the police department, police said.

    Police deployed a taser on Sitzer in order to get him into a holding cell as he resisted being placed in the cell, police said.

    Sitzer will appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on May 5 for his preliminary hearing.

    Wysox man charged with DUI

    Towanda state police said Steven Wayne Johnson, 42, of Wysox, was charged with DUI on March 13 at about 11:15 a.m., police said.

    According to police, Johnson struck a parked vehicle at the Dandy Mini Mart in Rome while trying to negotiate a turn in the parking lot.

    Police said Johnson was under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs.

    Tools, chainsaw stolen from Laceyville home

    According to Towanda state police, between April 4 and April 5, an unknown actor or actors gained unlawful access to a Spring Hill Road property.

    Police said while on the property, the actor or actors stole a chainsaw and two boxes of tools.

    Wyalusing man charged with DUI after sleeping in truck

    Daryl J. Dieffenbach, 42, of Wyalusing, was charged with DUI by Towanda state police on April 19 at about 5:28 a.m., police said.

    According to police, Dieffenbach was seen sleeping behind the wheel of his truck on U.S. Route 220 in Monroe Township.

    Man charged with attempted burglary in Towanda

    Brandon Philip Ropraz, 19, of Towanda is accused of recently trying to burglarize Strickland Beverage at 611 Main St., Towanda, police said.

    At approximately 11:10 p.m. on April 9, Ropraz moved wooden pallets that were in front of a door at the rear of the business and then tried unsuccessfully to enter the business, police said.

    Video surveillance cameras showed Ropraz casing the business on two separate occasions earlier on April 9, police said.

    Ropraz was charged with attempted burglary and loitering and prowling at nighttime, Towanda police said.

    Ropraz was arrested on April 10 and then arraigned by Wysox Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

    Ropraz was sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

    Ropraz must attend a preliminary hearing in Towanda District Court today (April 22).


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  • 04/21/15--21:00: Court notes 4/22/15
  • Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding over Luzerne County Domestic Relations Contempt Court on Tuesday, ordered the following defendants jailed for failure to pay child support:

    Roedie Umana, 720 W. 2nd St., Hazleton; 90 days, $2,512

    Warrants were issued for the following defendants:

    Ryan Reimiller, 98 N. Lee Court, Hazleton; $2,780.

    Laura Bonham, 1209 Bethel Hill Road, Apt. B., Shickshinny; $472.

    Nyjid Cooper, 65 Center Ave., Kingston; $953.

    Jessica Pavlichko, 9 Catie Lane, Wapwallopen; $909.

    Dimosthenis Raptis, rear 88 Wyoming St., Wilkes-Barre; $1,628.

    Ismet Ramos, 217 W. Oak St., Hazleton; $1,080.

    Nicholas Kwiatkowski, 1750 River Road, Pittston; $571.

    Corey Kittle, 66 W. Broad St., Apt. 2, Nanticoke; $2,746.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Luzerne County Domestic Relations tipline at 570-606-3000.


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    Gas theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Police said Ronald Nalewak, of 1800 Tioga St., Lot 10, Coal Township, reported an unknown person removed $30 worth of gasoline from his 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee while it was parked near his home sometime between 1 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Monday.

    Drugs

    SHAMOKIN - Coal Township police filed charges of possessing spice and drug paraphernalia against Jonathan Gregory, 29, of 869 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, and Charles Troup III, 21, of 439 W. Gowen St., Shamokin.

    Police said they found Gregory and Troup parked in a car on a road near Odd Fellows Cemetery, Trevorton Road, smoking Spice from a metal pipe at 8:12 a.m. Oct. 4.

    Both admitted to smoking the Spice when interviewed by the police, the criminal complaint says.

    DUI sentencing

    SUNBURY - Lucas Krankowski, 37, of Coal Township, was sentenced Monday afternoon by Northumberland County Judge Charles Saylor to a total of 12 months intermediate punishment with the first 120 days on house arrest on two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol.

    Krankowski also was ordered to pay $2,500 in fines plus costs and fees, will lose his driver's license for 30 months, must undergo counseling and is prohibited from bars and drinking alcohol.

    The defendant, who was represented by county conflicts counsel Sue Schwartz, received six months intermediate punishment with the first 90 days on house arrest for a DUI committed Nov. 25, 2013, in Shamokin. He also received six months intermediate punishment with the first 30 days on house arrest for a DUI committed in Shamokin on March 12, 2010.

    Public drunkenness

    MOUNT CARMEL - Michael John Conches, 42, of 125 East Ave., Mount Carmel, was cited by Chief of Police Todd Owens for public drunkenness involving an incident shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday.

    Police said Conches, who was an absconder from Pennsylvania State Parole, was observed in the area of Fifth

    and Oak streets. He initially tried to leave the area, but was detained and the warrant was confirmed.

    While speaking to Conches, police said he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and his speech was slurred. He had urinated in his pants, police said.

    Conches also was wanted by Shamokin police on an outstanding warrant.

    He was transported to Mount Carmel Police Station before being turned over to Shamokin police.


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    Hit and run

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Dennis Sosnoski, 43, of 1239 Tioga St., Coal Township, reported a vehicle struck his chain-link fence late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, causing it to fall apart and bend.

    Gym bag found

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Police here reported a gym bag was found Wednesday morning in the Ferndale ballfield area and brought to the township police station.

    The owner of the bag can claim it by contacting police at 570-644-0333.

    Burglaries

    SUNBURY - City police are investigating two recent burglaries.

    On April 15, police reported someone entered an apartment at 358 1/2 Market St. through a window and removed various items.

    On Monday, police were dispatched to a report of a burglary at Sports Zone, 228 Market St., where someone attempted to enter the business by smashing the front window.

    Officers said anyone with information about the burglaries should contact them at 570-286-4587 or 570-988-4539.

    Vehicle break-ins

    SUNBURY - Police here reported multiple vehicle break-ins occurred between 10 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday in the 100 and 900 blocks of Reagan Street, 200 block of North Ninth Street and 1200 block of Highland Avenue.

    Anyone with information about the break-ins should call police at 570-286-4587 or 570-988-4539.

    Handgun stolen

    SUNBURY - City police are investigating the theft of a handgun from a vehicle parked in a lot in the 1100 block of North Fourth Street.

    Police said the gun was stolen between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Anyone with information about the theft should call police at 570-286-4587 or 570-988-4539.

    DUI defendant sentenced

    SUNBURY - Robert Hertzog Jr., 21, of Mount Carmel, was sentenced Wednesday by Northumberland County Judge Charles Saylor to 30 days to six months in Northumberland County Prison on two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

    Hertzog also will lose his driver's license for 24 months and was ordered to pay $2,000 in fines plus costs. He must undergo outpatient counseling and is prohibited from bars and alcohol.

    He will begin his sentence Monday, May 4.

    Hertzog was charged by Mount Carmel and Mount Carmel Township police in connection with incidents on Dec. 21, 2013, and May 12, 2014, respectively.


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  • 04/22/15--21:00: Police Briefs 4/23/2015
  • Burglary in Smithfield

    Towanda state police charged Rinaldo Edward Depaola, 24, of Williamsport, with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and receiving stolen property following a Feb. 6 incident in Smithfield Township, state police said.

    According to police, Depaola broke into a residence on Sunnyside Road in Smithfield between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Feb 6.

    Police said Depaola is incarcerated at the Lycoming County Prison on unrelated charges.

    Police said Depaola will appear before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox at a later date for his preliminary hearing.

    Orwell man's identity stolen

    Towanda state police said an Orwell man went to file his tax return only to be notified that someone already tried to file the return in his name.

    According to police, the incident took place on Feb. 22 at 8 a.m.

    Police said there are no suspects in the case.

    Sayre man charged with DUI

    A Sayre man was charged with DUI by Towanda state police on April 3 while driving on U.S. Route 220, state police said.

    Jon R. Watkins, 30, of Sayre, was arrested for DUI after troopers stopped him after violating a traffic code, police said.

    Driver uninjured after hitting deer

    Nathan D. Krager, 18, of LeRaysville, hit a deer while driving a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer on state Route 467 in Pike Township, according to Towanda state police.

    On April 11 at about 12:15 a.m., police said Krager was heading south on Route 467 when he hit the deer and then struck the guardrail in the northbound lane.

    Police said Krager was uninjured and the vehicle did not require towing.

    Ridgebury home burglarized

    Towanda state police said on April 19 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., a home on Thompson Hill Road in Ridgebury was burglarized.

    Police said an unknown actor or actors entered the residence through an unlocked window and stole two sets of Dewalt tools, a Lincoln grease gun, and a Craftsman mig-welder.

    Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at (570) 265-2186.


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  • 04/22/15--21:00: Court notes 4/23/15
  • Martha Danon to Iran Cruz and Judy Rosario-Cruz for $255,000; Dallas Township.

    Donaciano Cruz to Ilie Sporea and Alma Sporea for $148,500; Hazleton.

    Elaine Pearson to Steve Greene for $130,000; Swoyersville.

    Jeffrey Zdancewicz and Nicole Zdancewicz and Nicole Flynn to David L. Hampton for $101,500; Swoyersville.

    Dominic J. Menta and Ann Marie Menta to Eugene J. Kudey Jr. and Mary C. Kudey for $215,000; West Wyoming.

    Reyes E. Hernandez to William D. Smith for $135,000; Huntington Township.

    Eugene J. Kudey Jr. and Mary Catherine Kudey to Conchetta Martorella for $80,000; Pittston.

    James Shields, Michele R. Shields, Joseph Shields and Mary Jo Shields to Joseph Shields for $140,000; Forty Fort.


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    Vehicle keys found

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A set of vehicle keys with a fob was turned into Coal Township police Thursday morning. The owner of the keys can claim them by contacting police at 570-644-0333.

    Disorderly conduct

    SHAMOKIN - A 12-year-old city girl and a 13-year-old Orwigsburg female were cited by Patrolman Scott Weaver for disorderly conduct for allegedly smashing windows at the former Shroyer dress factory at 4:10 p.m. Sunday.

    Retail theft

    SHAMOKIN - Andrew E. Brown, 29, of 345 S. Fifth St., Shamokin, was cited by Cpl. Jarrod Scandle for retail theft for attempting to get credit for a laundry detergent container he removed from a shelf at CVS Pharmacy Feb. 26.


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  • 04/23/15--21:00: Police Briefs 4/24/2015
  • Citations filed

    State police at Towanda said non-traffic citations for confinement of dogs and criminal trespass were filed following an incident that took place at 7:30 p.m. March 24 on Roaring Run Road in South Creek Township.

    According to police, those involved in the incident were Alan Cook, 49, and Paul Crispell, 31, both of South Creek Township.

    Police said Cook's dog bit Crispell, who was riding his bicycle on the roadway. Crispell confronted Cook, and refused to leave his property after being told to do so by Cook, police said.

    Harassment reported

    State police at Towanda said a harassment incident took place at 10 a.m. March 30 on Route 6 at the intersection with Porter Road in Sylvania Borough.

    According to police, Gary Ritz, 73, of Troy, who was the victim, and Robert Abbott, 47, of Troy, had a dispute over the location and placement of a mailbox. Police said Abbott removed Ritz's mailbox, but later returned it to its proper location for unknown reasons.

    Endicott man charged with paraphernalia possession

    Athens Borough Police charged Mathew Corey Decker, 19, of Endicott, with possession of drug paraphernalia after conducting a traffic stop for speeding, Athens police said.

    On April 11, police stopped Decker on U.S. Route 220 after observing him driving at 80 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone, police said.

    After giving Decker the citation, police noticed a strong burnt marijuana odor coming from the vehicle, police said.

    Decker told police he had a glass pipe in his center console, which police found, police said.

    According to police, the pipe contained a burnt green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.

    Decker has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on May 26 for his preliminary hearing.

    Waverly man charged with drug possession, delivery

    Towanda state police charged Manley Charles Chapman, 26, of Waverly, with drug possession, drug delivery, and criminal use of a communication facility after confidential informants purchased drugs from him, police said.

    According to police, an informant told police Chapman was looking to sell heroin on Jan. 15.

    Police instructed the informant to arrange a sale for $150 worth of heroin, police said.

    The informant met Chapman at the Elmira Street Walmart in Sayre where they obtained 10 bags of heroin from Chapman, police said.

    Chapman will appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on May 5 for his preliminary hearing.

    DUI charge

    The following person was recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

    James Edward Ely, 29, of Sayre, by Athens Borough Police, on April 1 on Spruce Street in Athens Borough. Ely was also charged with operating a vehicle without insurance, driving with a suspended license, and failure to turn off high beams. A blood alcohol test later revealed Ely's blood alcohol content to be .303 percent on the day of his arrest. Ely has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on May 22 for his preliminary hearing.


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    Tharptown disturbance

    THARPTOWN - An April 18 disturbance involving a gun and parking complaint in the 600 block of Center Street near the Tharptown playground remains under investigation.

    Approximately a dozen children and adults were at the playground at the time of the incident.

    Coal Township Police Chief William Carpenter reported charges are pending against two individuals relating to the 4:10 p.m. dispute.

    He said police have received conflicting statements regarding exactly what happened during the incident that resulted in no injuries.

    "We are taking this incident seriously and charges are pending," he said. The chief said he couldn't release any other details of the case until charges are filed, which he expects to happen Monday.

    Patrolman Joshua Wynn and Detective Jeff Brennan are the investigating officers.

    Stolen pills

    KULPMONT - Edward Dennis Paul, 48, of 916 Scott St., Apt. B, Kulpmont, is accused of stealing prescription medication. He allegedly stole pain pills from a woman, same address, who was hospitalized between March 31 and April 8. The woman called police after Paul allegedly confessed. Additional medication was also stolen, police said, but could not be accurately identified.

    Paul is charged by Kulpmont Police Chief Michael Pitcavage with theft, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Spice charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - Alex Matthew Schlief, 18, of 4540 State Route 61, Paxinos, is charged by Lt. Christopher Buhay with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Schlief possessed synthetic marijuana or "spice," Sept. 27 near Seventh and Poplar streets. He was arraigned Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

    Pot, booze

    KULPMONT - Dianna Higginbotham, 47, of 637 Pine St., Kulpmont, is charged by Patrolman David Tomtishen with three counts of driving under the influence and a traffic signal violation. Police said she made an illegal right turn onto Chestnut Street (Route 61) at the traffic signal Feb. 24. Police said she failed field sobriety testing, and that her blood alcohol content was 0.122 percent, exceeding the legal limit of 0.08 percent. She also tested positive for marijuana, police said.

    Driving high

    RIVERSIDE - Cody J. Rainier, 23, of 845 Bottom Road, Millville, is accused of driving while impaired on marijuana related to a traffic stop April 10 at Sunbury Road and Oak Street.

    Riverside Patrolman Timothy Kiefaber charged Rainier with two counts of driving under the influence of marijuana and one count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.

    Police said Rainier confessed to possessing marijuana after his vehicle was stopped about 5:30 p.m. for traveling 51 mph in a 35-mph zone, and also confessed to smoking the drug earlier that afternoon. Passengers in his vehicle included a 9-year-old child. Blood testing confirmed the presence of marijuana in his system, according to a criminal complaint.

    Guilty plea

    RIVERSIDE - Wallace Ellis Seltzer Jr., 30, of 106 Eyer Road, Danville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced by Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones to one year probation and a $500 fine plus costs. One count of possession of a controlled substance was withdrawn.

    Trooper Dan Wilk of state police at Stonington responded to 33 Hummer Road in Rush Township, near Riverside, about 11 a.m. March 31 following a 911 hang-up call. Seltzer was taken into custody at the home for violating a protection from abuse order, and was found in possession of a small amount of synthetic marijuana or "spice."


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  • 04/24/15--21:00: Police Briefs 4/25/2015
  • Copper wiring/cables taken

    State police at Towanda said someone unknown gained unlawful access to the Penelec/First Energy power station premises sometime between 8 a.m. April 14 and 8 a.m. April 15 on Brague Road in Canton Township, and stole a large amount of copper wiring/cables.

    Pistol stolen

    State police at Towanda said someone gained access to the residence of Robert Michael Tofts, 31, of Springfield, sometime between 6:15 a.m. and 9:21 p.m. April 16 on Springfield Road in Springfield Township, and stole/removed a silver Taurus PT140 40-caliber pistol with black handgrips.

    Police said Tofts' black trail camera on his porch was also stolen.

    Rubbish scattered

    State police at Towanda said someone placed three bags of garbage on the property of Margaret Weibach, no age given, of Gillett sometime between Feb. 1 and April 14 on Dewey Hollow Road, approximately .3 miles west of Scott Road, and fled the scene.

    Pair charged with harassment

    State police at Towanda said a charge of harassment was filed on Shawn David Hart, 33, and Jennifer Lynn Hart, 29, both of Columbia Cross Roads through District Court 42-3-01.

    Pennsylvania State Police Trooper William McDermott said he responded at 8:45 p.m. April 18 to a residence on Big Pond Road in Springfield Township for a report of a physical altercation between a husband and wife. He said both people subjected each other to unwanted physical contact.

    Charges filed

    State police at Towanda said charges were filed in Magisterial District Court 42-3-01 following a harassment incident that took place at 8:18 p.m. April 12 on Route 14 in Troy Township.

    Police said a 17-year-old Troy male shoved the victim in the incident, Victor Paul Chaapel Jr., 56, of Troy, into his vehicle.

    Man arrested for DUI

    State police at Mansfield said Carl Erich, 27, of Waverly, N.Y. was arrested for DUI, with charges pending through District Court 4-03-03, following an incident at approximately 6:44 p.m. April 16 in the area of Lambs Creek Boat Launch in Richmond Township, Tioga County, Pa.

    Police said Erich parked his vehicle off the side of the road, and upon contact with him, he was determined to be DUI.

    No one injured

    State police at Towanda said no one was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:10 p.m. April 18 on North Lake Road in Springfield Township.

    According to police, Amanda S. Malone, 18, of Troy, was traveling west on North Lake Road. When negotiating a left curve, she lost control of her Chevrolet Cavalier for unknown reasons, police said. Her vehicle then traveled to the westbound shoulder of the road, and struck a ditch with its front end/front passenger quarter panel area. Police said it then struck a tree and mailboxes with its front end/front passenger quarter panel area on the westbound shoulder of the road. It came to final rest, facing west on North Lake Road, police said.

    A passenger in her vehicle wasn't injured, police said.

    Police said Malone was charged with a violation of "roadways laned for traffic."


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  • 04/25/15--21:00: Marriage licenses 4/26/2014
  • Craig Samuel Crishner and Kristen Lea Schoch.

    Kevin Harrison and Carol Ann Shade.

    Hector Garcia Santana and Yajaira Altagracia Rosario Colon.

    Franklyn Charles Torres and Amy Elizabeth Basham.

    Yusuf Cunningham-Bey and Angela Budziak.

    Ben Si Hong and Xiao Yan Huang.

    Michael Henry and Tamika April Dates.

    Cassandra Marie Morio and Michelle Lim.

    Edward Emmanuel McGrade Sr. and Barbara Depuy.

    Anthony Patrick Tomczyk and Kristen Lynn Hartman.

    Anthony Joseph Garuba and Regina Lynne Gaiardo.

    Joel Marks and Veronica Heeter.

    Gregory Scott Dent and Kimberlee Ann Bobrowski.

    Jack Mead and Jean Belawicz.


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

    Charles Saxon, 48, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility for six months to 18 months, fines of $750.00 and court costs, restitution of $160.00, for the offense of Possession with Intent to Deliver, a felony. Trooper Mike Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Saxon following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Charles Saxon, 48, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania Correctional Facility of from six months to 18 months, fines of $750.00, plus court costs, for the offense of Possession with intent to Deliver, a felony. Trooper Mike Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Saxon following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Charles Saxon, 48, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months and fines of $250.00, plus court costs and restitution of $200.00, for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Trooper Mike Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Saxon following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Borough.

    Joseph Goodman, 48, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to Probation for a term of 12 months, fines of $250.00 plus court costs, for the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Officer George Nichols of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Goodman for the offense in September 2014.

    Joseph Goodman, 48, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 85 days to 18 months, followed by Probation supervision for a term of 15 months, fines of $850.00 plus court costs, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree and Criminal Mischief, a summary offense. Officer Sean Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Goodman for the offense in September 2014.

    Joseph Goodman, 48, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for five days to five months, 29 days, fines of $1,000.00, plus court costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Steve Burlingame of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Goodman for the offense in November 2014.

    John Schwartzbauer, 29, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for five days to six months, fines of $300 plus court costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Schwartzbauer for the offense in July 2014.

    Suann Dyar, 33, Granville Summit, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania Correctional Facility for a term of five months to 24 months, fines of $300.00 plus court costs, for the offense of Criminal Mischief, a felony of the third degree. Trooper Kyle Gruber of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Dyar following investigation of an incident that occurred in Columbia Township.

    Suann Dyar, 33, Granville Summit, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania Correctional Facility for a term of six months to 60 months, fines of $1,500.00 plus court costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Kyle Gruber of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Dyar following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

    Suann Dyar, 33, Granville Summit, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania Correctional Facility for a term of one month to 12 months, fines of $100.00 plus court costs, for the offense of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Peter Smith of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Dyar following investigation of an incident that occurred in Columbia Township.

    William Schrader, 64, of Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 72 hours to six months, fines of $1,000.00 and court costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Schrader following investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroe Township.

    William Schrader, 64, of Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines of $250.00 and court costs, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Trooper Keith Roman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Schrader following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons recently entered guilty pleas in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

    Monica Kitchen, 60, Dushore, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of two counts of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, both misdemeanors. Kitchen will be sentenced on June 11, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Michael Tribendis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Kitchen following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Heather Powell, 39, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of two counts of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, one a misdemeanor, and the other a misdemeanor of the first degree. Powell will be sentenced on June 4, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Bryan Bellows and Officer Corey McLinko of Towanda Borough arrested Powell for the offenses on Aug. 10, 2014, and Feb. 4, 2015.

    Christopher Montemurao, 26, LeRaysville, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Montemurao will be sentenced on June 4, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Montemurao for the offense on Jan. 24, 2015.

    Denitta Alteri, 45, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

    Alteri will be sentenced on June 4, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Alteri for the offense on Nov. 4, 2014.

    Jeffery Middleton, 42, Barton, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Middleton will be sentenced on June 4, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Middleton for the offense on Dec. 31, 2013.

    Dwight Johnson, 20, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Burglary, a felony of the second degree, and Theft, a felony three. Johnson will be sentenced on June 4, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Denny Slater of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Johnson for the offense on Nov. 30, 2014 and Dec. 10, 2014.

    Donald Morgenstern, 58, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Theft, a misdemeanor of the third degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, Driving under Suspension, a summary offense. Morgenstern will be sentenced on June 4, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department and Officer Corey McLinko of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Morgenstern for the offenses on Oct. 17, 2013 and Nov. 26, 2014.

    Richard Leighton, 69, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Homicide by Vehicle, a felony of the third degree. Leighton will be sentenced on June 4, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Peter Smith of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Leighton following investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroe Township.

    Raymond Searles, 45, Barton, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Searles will be sentenced on June 4, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Searles for the offense on Nov. 21, 2014.

    William Weidman, 31, New Albany, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Weidman will be sentenced on June 4, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Michael Moser of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Weidman following investigation of an incident that occurred in Overton Township.

    Mary Brennan, 51, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Brennan will be sentenced on June 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Brennan for the offense on Nov. 10, 2014.

    Tina Lane, 49, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession with Intent to Deliver, a felony. Lane will be sentenced on June 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Michael Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Lane following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Lyndon Johnson, 52, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Johnson for the offense in Sayre, Pa. in December 2014.

    Joseph Keezer, 45, Wysox, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Keezer will be sentenced on June 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper William McDermott of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Keezer following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

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

    Todd Bargesser, 41, Elmira, N.Y., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Indecent Exposure, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Bargesser will be sentenced on June 1, 2015, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. A no-contest plea is entered where the defendant cannot recall the event but will be held guilty and sentenced. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bargesser following investigation of an incident that occurred in Burlington Township.

    Carole Hobday, 55, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Hobday will be sentenced following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. A no-contest plea is entered where the defendant cannot recall the event but will be held guilty and sentenced. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics arrested Hobday following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township on June 27, 2013.

    Kristine Haefner, 54, Williamsport, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree, Habitual offenders DUI related and summaries offenses. Haefner will be sentenced following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. A no-contest plea is entered where the defendant cannot recall the event but will be held guilty and sentenced. Trooper Michael Tribendis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Haefner following investigation of an incident that occurred in Canton Township.

    Lyndon Johnson, 52, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Persons not to Possess Firearms, a felony of the second degree. Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Johnson for the offense in February 2015 in Sayre, Pa.

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

    Maynard Smith, 75, Wyalusing, 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, 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 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 William McDermott of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Smith for the offense.


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  • 04/26/15--21:00: Court notes 4/27/15
  • Gregg Pencek and Sara Pencek to Matthew J. Berger and Michelle L. Berger for $149,500; Exeter.

    Joseph A. Chocolas and Susan M. Chocolas to John M. Natt and Heather D. Dale for $124,900; Hazleton.

    Eagle Rock Resort Co. and Jeffrey Robert Maiorana and Maria A. Maiorana for $72,900; Hazle Township.

    Francesca Nicastri to 130 South Hancock LLC for $75,000; Wilkes-Barre.


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    Simple assault

    RINGTOWN - A borough man faces charges of simple assault and harassment following a domestic assault at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Strawberry Lane, Ringtown, Schuylkill County.

    State police at Frackville report Jeffrey Houser, 39, of Ringtown, was taken into custody after the assault of a 37-year-old Ashland female at the Strawberry Lane location. Houser was arraigned before an on-call Magisterial District Judge and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.


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    Institutional vandalism

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A 17-year-old male from Shamokin was charged by Patrolman Christopher Lapotsky with institutional vandalism, unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving without a license for causing approximately $570 damage to a lawn on Shamokin Area School District property.

    Police said the teen drove a vehicle on the rain-soaked lawn at 4:13 a.m. April 21 before it became stuck and had to be removed by a tow truck.

    The charges were filed through Northumberland County Juvenile Services.


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  • 04/27/15--21:00: Police Briefs 4/28/2015
  • Towanda man accused of disorderly conduct

    According to Towanda state police, a Towanda man is accused of disorderly conduct following an April 15 incident in Sheshequin Township.

    Police said Kevin Sorensen, 50, of Towanda, was using obscene language on Woodside Terrace at about 10:30 p.m.

    Gasoline stolen in Albany Twp.

    Approximately 75 gallons of gasoline were stolen from the Albany Township building on April 20, according to Towanda state police.

    Police said between midnight and 8 a.m. on April 20, an unknown actor or actors broke the padlock securing a fuel tank and stole the gasoline.

    Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at (570) 265-2186.

    One injured in Warren Twp. crash

    A Mechanicsburg woman crashed a utility vehicle on April 20 in LeRaysville, according to Towanda state police.

    Police said Zainab Kanu, 52, of Mechanicsburg, was attempting to cross state Route 1049 in a 2011 Ranger RZ.

    Kanu saw a vehicle coming and sped across the road where she struck a pole on the southbound berm of the road, police said.

    Kanu suffered minor injuries in the crash, police said.

    Assault charges for Jermyn man

    Towanda state police charged Darrick W. Holton, 35, of Jermyn, Pa., with simple assault following an incident in Ridgebury Township, state police said.

    Police said Holton assaulted a female victim in the driveway of a residence on the Berwick Turnpike between 10 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. on April 21.

    Police said he punched the victim in the face, grabbed her by the neck, and punched her in the thigh.

    Brother charged after harassing sister in Smithfield

    A man is accused of harassing his sister following a verbal argument on April 24 at about 4:30 p.m., according to Towanda state police.

    Police said the argument turned physical and the accused pushed then struck his sister in the back.

    Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at (570) 265-2186.

    Indecent assault reported

    State police at Towanda said they are investigating an indecent assault of a juvenile that is reported to have occurred sometime between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. March 24 on East Troy Back Road in Troy Township.

    Police said the suspect is a person known to the victim.

    Handgun stolen

    State police at Towanda said someone entered the vehicle of a 28-year-old resident sometime between March 15-25 on Jordin Lane in West Burlington Township, and stole a handgun.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Towanda.

    No injuries reported

    No one was injured in a one-vehicle crash that took place at 12:32 p.m. April 5 on Southside Road in LeRoy Township, said state police at Towanda.

    Police said Corbin C. Fuller, 20, of Towanda, was traveling east and lost traction on the roadway. His Ford F150 traveled across the westbound lane, before going down an embankment and striking a tree, police said. Police said Fuller and his passenger, neither of whom was injured, were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

    Police said Fuller was charged with a violation of the vehicle code relating to safe speeds.


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  • 04/28/15--21:00: Court Notes 4/29/15
  • PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

    Federal National Mortgage Association (per attorney in fact), Fannie Mae and KML Law Group P.C. (attorney in fact) to Larry L. Hartley and Madeline Castillo for $82,500; Hazleton.

    Warren Hunsicker and Brenda Hunsicker to Melvin J. Rivera for $82,900; Hazleton.

    KBJ Real Estate Investments PA LP to Alison Galka for $100,000; Kingston.

    Edward J. Myers III and Angela M. Myers to Michael M. Kremski for $124,500; Dorrance Township.

    Dominick J. Artiz Jr. and Jessica Lynn Artiz to Karl Merkel and Alyssa Artiz for $170,000; West Pittston.

    Sharon Aronovitch (co-executrix), Paulette Turon Knudson (co-executrix) and Ann Turon to Pearl M. Johnson-Stanbrook and Thomas R. Stanbrook for $98,000; West Wyoming.

    Dennis Burke to Nina Burke to Esquared Inc. for $87,000; West Hazleton.

    Mauro A. Deangelo to Nicholas G. Greco and Amber L. Shoepe for $77,000; Hazleton.


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    Knife found at school

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Detective Jeff Brennan has charged a 17-year-old male student at Shamokin Area High School with possessing a knife on school grounds relating to an incident at 8 a.m. April 22.

    Police said the Coal Township teen was found in possession of a knife upon going through the school's metal detectors.

    The charge was filed through Northumberland County Juvenile Court Services.

    Ordinance violations

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Coal Township Code Enforcement Officer Chris Petrovich cited Marcos Velazquez, of 950 W. Pine St., Coal Township, and William Register, of 35 S. Poplar St., Coal Township, for violating ordinances pertaining to garbage accumulation at properties they own.

    Velazquez is accused of allowing garbage and a box spring to accumulate in a rear yard at 939 W. Pine St. Register is charged with allowing approximately 40 bags of garbage to accumulate on the front porch at his home.

    The citations were filed Friday.

    Guilty pleas

    SHAMOKIN - Two defendants pleaded guilty to charges Tuesday and were ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay fines and costs.

    Tina Moyle, 41, of 425 N. Shamokin St., Apt. 4, Shamokin, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on consecutive probation for one year.

    Moyle was charged by Shamokin Chief of Police Darwin Tobias III with possessing a tin foil smoking pipe at her apartment March 11.

    Gary E. Dombroski Jr., 29, of 1115 W. Arch St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to a summary of harassment and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs. An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.

    Dombroski was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Christopher Williams with throwing his mother, Sandra Dombroski, to the floor April 19 at their home.

    Car fire

    FRACKVILLE - Police said Jennifer L. Honicker, 37, of Locust Gap, escaped injury when the 2008 Subaru Legacy she was driving along I-81 in Foster Township caught fire shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

    Trooper Edward Sanchez extinguished the blaze and the vehicle was towed.


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  • 04/29/15--21:00: Court notes 4/30/15
  • Paul Ciliberto, Frank Ciliberto, Michelle Ciliberto, Suzanne Drahus and John Drahus to Beatrice Conover for $80,000; Duryea.

    Thomas L. Walutes Jr. (administrator) and Thomas L. Walutes (estate) to James M. Mihalics for $113,000; Wyoming.

    Frances Ann Gallagher, (executrix), James F. Bannon (executrix) and Kathryn Bannon Sulima to 2.0 holdings LLC for $115,000; Pittston.

    Zutt Inc. and PREM Realty LLC for $503,800; Hazleton.

    LBJT Inc. to PREM Holdings LLC for $117,800; Hazleton.

    Cora A. Blackwell to Plymouth Township for $112,000; Plymouth Township.

    Deborah Sue Mitchell and Deborah Sue Vietz and Allen L. Vietz to Plymouth Township for $80,000; Plymouth.

    Kathleen Panasiewicz to Plymouth Township for $105,000; Plymouth Township.

    James P. Barr and Carrie A. Barr to Raynald Mereste and Josiane Mereste for $200,000; Butler Township.

    Jeanne Kravitz to Suzanne Deprimo for $275,000; Harveys Lake.

    Daniel Delbalso and Joseph Delbaso and Michael Delbaso and Delbaso Brothers to Andre Bartlett for $72,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Ronald Douglas Coltrane Jr. and Kristy Reilly Coltrane to David S. Wolfe for $210,000; Plains Township.

    Stacey Casey (executrix) and Ronnie A. Pierce (estate) and Mary L. Peirce to Jared E. Flowers for $127,500; Kingston.

    Robert Trottini and Donna Trottini to Lenore A. Orkwis and Jennifer F. Orkwis for $162,000; West Wyoming.

    Christina Lynn Demartini to Adam Burke for $105,000; Butler Township.

    John J. Oliver Jr. and Carol Oliver and John J. Oliver III and Tara Oliver to Donald Scott Lloyd for $170,000; Lehman Township.


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