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    Hit and run

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Township Patrolman Jason Adams reported someone struck the passenger side mirror of a white 2014 Ford F-150 truck while it was parked in the 200 block of Webster Street, Ranshaw, between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Kenneth M. Holland, 34, of 705 N. Sunbury St., Sunbury, was charged with two felony counts of retail theft after alleged stealing $767.45 worth of merchandise from the Walmart SuperCenter in Coal Township between May 28 and 29.

    Hit and run

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Township police report the driver side mirror of a tan 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier was struck while parked in the 00 block of South Thomas Street between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 7:38 a.m. Wednesday.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga charged John Howe Jr., 23, of Coal Township, and Cassondra Senoski, 20, of Shamokin, with two counts of retail theft and a charge of conspiracy to commit retail theft.

    Police said the two allegedly stole $141.05 worth of merchandise from the Walmart Supercenter April 12 and May 7. Police said it is Howe's second offense; he has a prior conviction for retail theft in 2013.

    Bird found

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A small parrot-type bird was located in the eastern end of Coal Township Tuesday. Anyone who may have lost or own the bird can contact Coal Township Police at 570-644-0333.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Matthew Hernandez, 20, and Amanda Hernandez, 24, both of 105 W. Girard St., were charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga. Police said the two individuals allegedly stole $467.11 worth of merchandise from the Walmart SuperCenter in Coal Township between March 3 and April 29.


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  • 06/11/15--21:00: Court notes 6/12/15
  • Fannie Mae (per attorney in fact) and Federal National Mortgage Association (per attorney in fact) and Phelan Diamond and Jones LLP (attorney in fact) to David John Lavin and Linda Jean Lavin for $115,000; Lehman Township.

    Alaina Ortolani to Tracy A. Gallagher for $100,000; Butler Township.

    Donna J. Morgan (estate) and William A. Morgan (executor) to William Stillwagon for $75,000; Kingston.

    John A. Breach to David A. Jr. Villano for $125,900; Hollenback Township.

    Richard F. Blaum and Virginia Gail Blaum to Mollie McGinley for $230,000; Kingston.

    Gary Klinger and Leanne M. Segilia to Kristi Marie Campbell for $126,900; Sugarloaf Township.

    Rolling Meadows Development Corp to Francis Yanik and Jessica Yamrus for $77,500; Jackson Township.

    Susan J. Urbanas to Anthony D. Hodgson and Louise Hodgson for $270,000; Franklin Township.

    James M. Crossin to William A. Parry and Melissa Parry for $135,000; Kingston.

    Jeffrey A. Stein (executor) and Donald E. Stein (estate) to George Coombs and Shirley A. Coombs for $154,000; Dallas Township.

    Frederick Solano and Joan Ramanowski to David Borofski of $189,000; Exeter Township.

    Tracy Lynn Horinko (coexector) Slattery and Kevin J. Horinko (coexector) and Richard V. Horinko (estate) and Tracy Lunn Horinko Slattery and Kevin J. Horinko and Kevin J. Horinko and John Shott to DL Land Company LLC for $135,000; Hazle Township.


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    Hindering apprehension

    MOUNT CARMEL - Frank R. Allen, 48, of East Avenue, was charged with two felony counts of hindering the apprehension or prosecution of a suspect by Mount Carmel Borough Police Chief Todd Owens for his alleged role in a April 18 prisoner escape.

    Owens reported in court documents that Allen failed to report that burglary suspect Michael Fickinger came to his home while on the run from police, and failed to call police when Fickinger was there.

    Allen was charged June 4 and released on $10,000 unsecured bail. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones.

    Child endangerment

    DEN-MAR GARDENS - Mount Carmel Township Police charged Norman J. Hemerka, 43, of 149 Nevada Drive, Kulpmont, with endangering the welfare of a child and disorderly conduct following an incident at his apartment building at 8:39 p.m. May 22.

    Patrolman David Tomtishen reported Hemerka allegedly drove over a curb in an intoxicated state with his son in the vehicle. Police said they did not charge the suspect with driving under the influence because they did not witness him drive.

    Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, Mount Carmel, with a preliminary hearing scheduled July 1.

    Drug paraphernalia

    KULPMONT - Charles A. Klischer, 32, of 902 Spruce St., Kulpmont, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers found two syringes and a glass pipe inside Klischer's residence during a visit by the Northumberland County Probation Department.

    The charge was filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, Mount Carmel, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 24.

    DUI charges filed

    RIVERSIDE - Borough police officer Jennifer Goss charged Andrew R. Rodriguez, 25, of 1113 Mifflin St., Lebanon, with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving and failure to stop at a stop sign.

    The charges step from a traffic stop in the area of Mill and Eighth streets in Riverside at 12:19 a.m. May 12. Chemical testing showed Rodriguez was under the influence of marijuana at the time, and had a marijuana-rolled cigar in his vehicle, police said.

    A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, Mount Carmel, is set for July 1.


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  • 06/12/15--21:00: Court notes 6/13/15
  • Paul Ransavage and Sharon Ransavage to Jeffrey P. Clemente of $73,500; Dallas Township.

    Robert DeGiusto and Sharon DeGiusto to Maribel Torres for $113,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    Presidential Land Co. LTD to Michael G. Panisak and Shannon D. Panisak for $74,900; Rice Township.

    Mark F. Williams and Jill Williams to Thomas James Kanios for $160,000; Edwardsville.

    Martha Tuzinski (per agent) to Linda Marek (agent) to John J. Scott and Karen M. Scott for $167,000; Kingston Township.


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  • 06/12/15--21:00: Police briefs, 6/13/15
  • Water pump stolen in Fox Twp.

    Someone recently stole a Honda water pump that belongs to Precision Pipeline at a location along state Route 4002 in Fox Township, Sullivan County, police said.

    The theft occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on June 6 and 9 a.m. on June 9, state police said.

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

    Law enforcement credential is missing

    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration law enforcement credential has been lost or stolen in the area of Sullivan or Northumberland counties, police said.

    The credential is for the FDA's Tobacco Compliance Enforcement Division, state police said.

    Anyone who comes across this law enforcement credential is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.

    Theft occurs in Cherry Twp.

    State police said they are trying to determine who stole several items from a truck tractor that was parked at the Aerian Energy Services parking lot on U.S. Route 220 in Cherry Township.

    The items that were stolen are two GPS systems, a Sirius radio, and a red toolbox containing various hand tools, police said.

    These items belong to Thomas White of Dushore and Jonathan Stead of Muncy Valley, state police said.

    The theft occurred sometime between 7:30 a.m. on June 5 and 5:30 p.m. on June 6, police said.

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

    Towanda woman charged in theft

    Nadine M. Riccobene of Towanda has been charged with receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking or disposition, police said.

    The charges stem from an incident in which a necklace was stolen at the Best Western hotel in North Towanda Township on April 22 or April 23, police said.

    The necklace belongs to Michelle Prendergast of Philadelphia, who was staying at the hotel, police said. The necklace is valued at $1,512, police said.

    Riccobene, 50, was arraigned by Athens Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on May 27.

    Riccobene's preliminary hearing, which was originally scheduled to take place in Towanda District Court on June 3, has been postponed to June 17.


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

     

    James Taylor, 26, of Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of six months, fines, costs of $50.00, and restitution of $18.77, for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Taylor following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

     

    Carole Hobday, 55, of Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility for 30 days to 12 months, fines, costs, restitution of $250.00, for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Trooper Robert Hutchison of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hobday following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township in June 2013.

    Jeffery Middleton, 42, Barton, N.Y., was resentenced following a revocation to imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility for four days to six months, fines, costs, restitution of $1,000.00; he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Middleton for the offense on Dec. 31, 2013.

    William Weidman, 33, New Albany, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 72 hours to six months, fines, costs, restitution of $750.00, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Michael Moser of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Weidman following investigation of an incident that occurred in Overton Township on May 23, 2013.

    Raymond Searles, 45, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 45 days, County Intermediate Punishment for 24 months. County Intermediate Punishment involves a combination of restrictions and supervision. It may include home confinement, electronic monitor, and substance abuse treatment. Violation can result in incarceration, fines, costs, restitution of $1,500.00. He will also lose his driver's license for 18 months for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Searles for the offense on Nov. 21, 2014.

    Richard Leighton, 70, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution for 12 months plus 48 hours to 48 months, fines, costs and restitution of $1,500.00, for the offense of Homicide by Vehicle, a felony of the third degree and Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Peter Smith of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Leighton following investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroe Township in March 2014.

    Donald Morgenstern, 58, Wyalusing, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of six months, fines and costs of $300.00, restitution of $400.00, for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Morgenstern for the offense in October 2013.

    Donald Morgenstern, 58, Wyalusing, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 31 days to 12 months, fines and costs of $500.00, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor and a summary offense.

    Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Morgenstern for the offense in October 2013.

    Dwight Johnson, 21, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 24 months, $10,466.08 in restitution, plus court costs, for the offense of Burglary, a felony of the second degree and Theft by Unlawful Taking, a felony of the third degree. Officer Denny Slater of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Johnson for the offense in December 2014.

    Denita Alteri, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of nine months, fines, costs of $400.00, for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Alteri for the offense in November 2014.

    Heather Powell, 38, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 72 hours to six months, fines and costs of $1,000.00, plus court costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

    Officer Bryan Bellows of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Powell for the offense in August 2014.

    Heather Powell, 38, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 45 days (flat), followed by County Intermediate Punishment for 24 months (County Intermediate Punishment involves a combination of restrictions and supervision. It may include home confinement, electronic monitor, and substance abuse treatment), fines and costs of $1,500.00, plus court costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Corey McLinko of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Powell for the offense in February 2015.

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

    Katie Watkins, 24, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor.

    Watkins will be sentenced on July 16, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Robert Hutchison of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Watkins following investigation of an incident that occurred in North Towanda in December 2014.

    Joshua Parsons, 18, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a felony of the third degree. Parsons will be sentenced on July 9, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper William McDermott of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Parsons following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox.

    Joshua Parsons, 18, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offenses of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a felony of the third degree, Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor and Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Parsons will be sentenced on July 9, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Kyle Gruber of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Parsons following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sheshequin Township.

    Joshua Parsons, 18, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Parsons will be sentenced on July 9, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Sean Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Parsons for the offense in June 2014.

    Shamone Furman, 27, Wysox, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

    Furman will be sentenced on July 16, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Furman following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    Joshua Kepner, 28, Wysox, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor.

    Kepner will be sentenced on July 16, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Kepner following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

    Tanya Kithcart, 40, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving while under Suspension, a summary offense.

    Kithcart was sentenced to pay a fine of $250.00, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Daniel Thomas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Kithcart for the offense on March 15, 2015.

    Benjamin Johnson, 36, Eufaula, Okla., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Johnson will be sentenced on July 16, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Christopher Stecik of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Johnson following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township on Feb. 13, 2015.

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

    Drake Grant, 25, Towanda, 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, Grant will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Grant 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 Joseph Bufalino of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Grant for the offense in New Albany Borough in October 2014.

    Jay Benson, 24, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., charged with 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, Benson will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Benson must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days. Trooper Christopher Schelling of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Benson for the offense on Feb. 18, 2015 in Springfield Township.

    Kenneth Howard, 54, Rome, 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, Howard will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Howard must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days. Officer Corey McLinko of the Towanda Borough Police Department filed the charges on Feb. 4, 2015 for the offense in Towanda Borough.


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    Mower stolen

    IRISH VALLEY - State police at Stonington charged Thomas L. Bennett, 20, of 1134 Irish Valley Road, Shamokin Township, with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

    Police allege Bennett took a push mower, owned by John James Clark, from Clark's property. The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Shamokin, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 14.

    Altered plates

    NATALIE - Mount Carmel Township Police charged Cleatus C. English, 59, of 410 E. North St., Marion Heights, with two counts of driving with altered, forged or counterfeit documents and plates, and driving without registration and certificate of title on Tuesday.

    Township Police Patrolman Michael Filarski reported in court documents that in 2012, English was using a vehicle belonging to the estate of another individual without permission. When the vehicle was pulled over, officers found several stolen registration stickers on the license plate, they said.

    English was released on $5,000 unsecured bail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

    Criminal mischief

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Shane Clements, 24, of 1100 E. Race St., reported to police that someone cut the Internet cable at his home, then threw a can of tomato sauce and a bottle of syrup into his swimming pool.

    Kids left alone

    KULPMONT - Amber M. Wondoloski, 28, of 601 Chestnut St., Apartment 2R, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child by borough police.

    Patrolman Bradley Harvey reported in court documents that Wondoloski allegedly allowed her three children, ages 8, 7 and 4, in her apartment without supervision, and with an oven open that was turned on between 1:26 and 2:49 a.m. April 3.

    Wondoloski was arraigned Wednesday on the charge and released on $10,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

    PFA violation

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Michael Gilligbauer, 23, of 409 N. Rock St., Apartment 2, Shamokin, was charged by Coal Township police with contempt after allegedly violating a protection from abuse order in the 1800 block of Tioga Street on May 2.

    Police said interviews determined Gilligbauer allegedly struck the victim. He was taken into custody by the sheriff's department for an active warrant.

    Drug sale

    SHAMOKIN - City police charged Arlinda Alves, 50, of 405 E. Sunbury St., Apartment 4-3, with delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy as part of an investigation into a drug buy on Aug. 4.

    Cpl. Bryan Primerano alleges Alves sold $60 worth of heroin to a confidential informant in a controlled drug buy within the city limits.

    A preliminary hearing on the charges will be held before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Shamokin, July 7.


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    Unauthorized use

    STRONG - Mount Carmel Township Police charged Joseph A. Arrigo, 21, of 418 S. Lehigh Ave., Frackville, with unauthorized use of a vehicle after he allegedly used a vehicle at the Turkey Hill Minit Market, Strong, without the owners' permission March 17.

    A summons was filed for Arrigo, who is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, Mount Carmel, June 24.

    Crash

    LYKENS - A 17-year-old girl escaped injury during a crash at 4:23 p.m. Friday at the intersection of East Market and South Main streets in Berrysburg.

    Police, who did not identify the girl, said she stopped the 2008 Ford 500 she was driving at a stop sign and then proceeded forward into the pathway of a Chevrolet Impala driven by Jonathan D. Lehman, 28, of Lykens, who was also uninjured.

    Police said the girl will be cited for failing to obey stop signs.

    DUI

    MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Keith Tamborelli charged Kyle Richard Pekera, 33, of 1207 Brunsbuck Court, Arnold, Md., with driving under the influence.

    Tamborelli said he found Pekera asleep in a truck with its engine running alongside Wilburton Road at 4:14 a.m. March 15. Tamborelli said he smelled alcohol emanating from Pekera, who had his pants open and his hand on his genitals. Pekera also tried to give Tamborelli money for his drivers license and other documents, according to the criminal complaint.

    Pekera failed a field sobriety test and a breath analysis test detected a blood alcohol level of .238, Tamborelli said.

    Selling drugs

    SHAMOKIN - Cpl. Bryan Primerano charged Wendy Ortiz, 39, of 508 W. Pine St., Shamokin, with three felony counts each of possession with intent to deliver and delivery of a controlled substance and one felony count of criminal use of a communications facility after she allegedly sold prescription medications and heroin to an undercover police officer at 5:21 p.m. Feb. 20.

    Primerano said an informant told police Ortiz posted on Facebook she wished to sell prescription medications. The informant arranged a purchase of Xanax and Adderall from Ortiz through Facebook, he said, and an undercover officer accompanied the informant.

    The officer purchased 10 alprazolam (Xanax) and one amphetamine dextroamphetamine for $30 from Ortiz, said Primerano. The officer then asked Ortiz if she could acquire any heroin and she immediately responded "yes," Primerano said. The officer, informant and Ortiz went to another location where Ortiz acquired one packet of heroin and handed it to the undercover officer in exchange for $20.

    DUI

    MOUNT CARMEL - Marie Elena Derr, 50, of 443 W. Sixth St., Mount Carmel, was charged by borough Patrolman Kevin Katch with driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol content of .16 percent or higher, leaving the scene of an accident and careless driving after she allegedly backed into another vehicle on the 200 block of South Market Street and left the scene around 12:30 a.m. May 4.

    Katch said a witness saw a maroon Isuzu back into a parked white Chevy Silverado then drive over to the gas pumps of the Turkey Hill at 130 E. Fifth St. Katch said the vehicle was registered to Derr, and when he arrived at the scene, he saw Derr exit the store. She displayed signs of intoxication, he said.

    Derr told him she had felt a "bang" while driving backwards down the street and into the Dollar General parking lot, but when she got out and looked, she saw no damage to her vehicle. The Silverado had damage to the right rear tail light: The assembly was completely shattered and white paint had been transferred.

    Derr failed a field sobriety test. A blood test revealed she had a blood alcohol content of .193 percent

    DUI

    STONINGTON - State Police Trooper David Boucher charged Gilberto Flores, 27, of 1134 W. Valley Ave., P.O. Box 129, Room No. 217, Paxinos, with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, one misdemeanor count of providing false identification and summary offenses of driving without a license, failing to stay in a lane, failing to observe stop signs, failing to use a turn signal and careless driving for an incident that occurred at 12:24 a.m. May 17 near the intersection of North Sixth Street and Route 61 in Shamokin.

    Boucher said he saw a green 2001 Chevrolet Suburban traveling north on Route 61 that was weaving across the roadway and switching lanes without using a turn signal. When initially pulled over, Flores identified himself as Roger Alvarez and said he did not have a drivers license or any identification, Boucher said. Flores smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking eight beers.

    A breath analysis test detected the presences of alcohol and a blood test confirmed Flores had a blood alcohol content of .149 percent, Boucher said.


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    Disorderly conduct

    MOUNT CARMEL - Rose M. Dunkle, 34, of 311 W. Fig St., Mount Carmel, was cited by Lt. Christopher Buhay for disorderly conduct relating to a disturbance inside and outside her residence at noon May 29.

    Police said Dunkle screamed at and pushed other people.

    Bangs on windows

    MOUNT CARMEL - Heather A. Frank, 30, of 331 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, was cited by Lt. Christopher Buhay for disorderly conduct involving a disturbance outside her home at 2 p.m. May 29.

    Police reported Frank was banging on vehicle windows and yelling.

    Dog runs loose

    MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman Justin Stelma cited David Tracey, 38, of 331 W. Seventh St., Mount Carmel, for allowing his pit bull to run loose near his residence at 3:30 p.m. May 18.

    Scattering rubbish

    MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman William Adamski cited Beth E. Morgan, 42, of 215 S. Poplar St., Mount Carmel, for scattering rubbish and disorderly conduct involving an incident at 2 p.m. May 21 at Sixth and Hickory streets.

    Police said Morgan deposited garbage and other items from her vehicle onto the street.

    Teens cited

    MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman William Adamski cited a 13-year-old female from Mount Carmel and a 16-year-old Atlas male for disorderly conduct for causing a disturbance at 6:30 p.m. May 25 in the 100 block of South Oak Street.

    Police said the teens were yelling and banging on the front windows at China Work Restaurant and also threw a water balloon into the restaurant.

    Harassment

    MOUNT CARMEL - Cody L. Allen, 21, of 46 N. Maple St., Mount Carmel, was cited by Patrolman Kevin Katch for harassment for kicking Miriam Allen during a dispute at their home at 7:30 p.m. June 3.

    Disorderly conduct

    MOUNT CARMEL - Danielle M. Townsend, 26, of 336 S. Locust St., Mount Carmel, was cited by Lt. Christopher Buhay for disorderly conduct involving a disturbance at 7 p.m. June 5 in the 400 block of East Seventh Street.

    Police said Townsend yelled and threatened others with a baseball bat.

    Strikes man in face

    MOUNT CARMEL - Lisa Dillow, 30, of 449 E. Seventh St., Mount Carmel, was cited by Lt. Christopher Buhay for harassment for striking Jason Dillow in the face at 10:30 p.m. June 4 in the area of Sixth and Orange streets.

    Retail theft

    MOUNT CARMEL - Taylor M. Hamaday, 18, of 1112 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City, was cited by Police Chief Todd Owens for retail theft for removing $109.25 in merchandise from the Dollar General Store at 2:30 p.m. June 7.

    Two cited

    MOUNT CARMEL - Chastity M. Dewees, 39, and Roxanne L. Misner-Dewees, 39, both of 343 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel, were cited by Lt. Christopher Buhay for disorderly conduct for causing a disturbance inside and outside their residence at 12:30 a.m. June 7.

    Domestic dispute

    MOUNT CARMEL - Robert C. Thurner, 31, and Penny Mansfield, 35, both of 228 W. Second St., Mount Carmel, were cited by Patrolman Kevin Katch for harassment involving a dispute at their residence at midnight Wednesday.

    Police said Mansfield allegedly struck Thurner in the head, while Thurner reportedly drug Mansfield around the residence.

    Public drunkenness

    MOUNT CARMEL - James E. Colahan Sr., 62, of 236 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel, was cited by Cpl. David Donkochik for public drunkenness involving an incident at Sixth and Oak streets at 10:30 p.m. June 5.

    Police said Colahan was observed lying on the ground while intoxicated.

    Disorderly conduct

    MOUNT CARMEL - Preslyann Wilson, 18, of 287 Main St., Ashland, and a 17-year-old female from Ashland were cited by Cpl. David Donkochik for disorderly conduct for assaulting a 17-year-old female in the area of Sixth and Willow streets at 2:30 p.m. May 26.

    One-vehicle crash

    LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - Mackenzie C. Lutz, 23, of Mount Carmel, escaped injury Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident along Route 147, approximately one-half mile north of Toad Hollow Road.

    State police at Stonington reported Lutz was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty south at 4:33 p.m. when her vehicle veered off the southbound shoulder. Police said Lutz attempted to regain control of the Jeep, which veered back onto the road, crossed the northbound lane, struck an embankment and overturned.

    The Jeep was towed from the scene by Prodical Garage. Also assisting were fire and rescue personnel from Dalmatia.

    Lutz was cited by Trooper Michael App for failure to drive in a single lane.

    Scattering rubbish

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington are investigating an incident involving someone scattering rubbish at 1553 Market St. between 7 a.m. and 12:06 p.m. Friday.

    Police said the property is owned by Robert Harold Hupp, 55.

    Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call police at 570-286-5601.

    Criminal trespass

    TREVORTON - State police at Stonington are investigating a criminal trespass complaint at 1020 W. Market St. at 9:34 p.m. Thursday.

    Theft suspects flee

    MONROE TOWNSHIP - State police at Selinsgrove are searching for two black females who committed retail theft at Boscov's Department Store in the Susquehanna Valley Mall at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and then fled the store.

    Police said the suspects, who are both five feet, seven inches tall with a medium build and long dark hair, are accused of stealing approximately $200 worth of girls clothing by stuffing it into their oversized handbags.

    When one of the suspects was approached by a loss prevention officer, she ran out of the store. Both females then ran through the parking lot and across four lanes of traffic on Routes 11-15 in the direction of Walmart.

    While running away, one of the suspects yelled to the other to get the car and pick her up.

    The vehicle they allegedly used to flee the scene is an older model Oldsmobile with the first three letters on the registration being FWT, police said.

    In addition to the theft suspects, the vehicle contained two other passengers, including a black female believed to be in her 50s and an approximate 10-year-old black girl.

    Anyone with information about the suspects is urged to call police at 570-374-8145.


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  • 06/15/15--21:00: COURT NOTES
  • Federal National Mortgage Assocation (per attorney in fact) and Fannie Mae (per attorney in fact) and Phelan Hallinan Diamond and Jones LLP (attorney in fact) to Phuoc B. Ho for $75,000; Salem Township.

    Sharryl Kastreva and Lori Elick-Dotter for $165,000; Dorrance Township.

    Denise L. Moskaluk (per attorney in fact) to Denise L. Lanza (per attorney in fact) and Carl Dan Smith (per attorney in fact) to Anthony B, Fogietta for $122,000; Lehman Township.

    William Savage and Mary Ellen Savage to David P. Martin and Roberta J. Martin for $201,000; Hazle Township.

    Jean R. Steelman and Ralph D. Presciutti to Dayna M. Narsavage for $80,000; Wilkes-Barre.

    James Kovalik to Shawn P. Visco for $107,000; Jenkins Township.


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  • 06/15/15--21:00: Police Briefs 6/16/2015
  • Sayre woman facing drug charges after Walmart theft

    Athens Township Police charged Heather Marie Allen, 32, of Sayre, with retail theft and receiving stolen property, as well as possession of bath salts and drug paraphernalia, on Feb. 8 after Allen attempted to steal merchandise from the Elmira Street Walmart in Sayre, according to Athens police.

    Police said Walmart's asset protection employee saw Allen place toothpaste in her purse then exit the store without paying for the item.

    Allen also had two knives, a can opener, and eyeliner in her purse that were unpaid items from Walmart, police said.

    When police looked in Allen's purse, not only did they find the knives, but they found a hypodermic needle and three small clear plastic bags containing a white powder that Allen said was bath salts, police said.

    The items stolen totaled $84.27, according to police.

    Allen was remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $55,000 bail.

    Allen will appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on June 23 for her preliminary hearing.

    Route 220 crash injures one

    Towanda state police said the driver of a 2002 Ford Taurus suffered moderate injuries after crashing on June 10 on U.S. Route 220 in Ulster.

    Patricia A. Yale, 83, of Ulster, was heading south on Route 220 when her vehicle left the road for unknown reasons and landed in a ditch, police said.

    The vehicle traveled about 200 feet before overturning and coming to rest on all four tires, police said.

    Yale was taken to Robert Packer Hospital by Towanda Memorial EMS.

    Yale was cited for failure to obey traffic lanes.

    Waverly man charged with criminal trespassing, resisting arrest

    Jace P. Borden, 24, of Waverly, was charged with criminal trespass and resisting arrest by Sayre Borough Police on June 13 after Borden refused to leave a party, Sayre police said.

    According to police, Borden refused to leave a party at a Keystone Avenue residence after being told he was drunk and smashing things.

    Police said Borden refused to leave after police told him to do so and knocked items off a dresser in the residence.

    Police attempted to arrest Borden but he resisted, which led to police using a taser on Borden before they were able to place him in custody, police said.

    Borden refused to walk on his own and police had to carry Borden down the stairs and he resisted being put in the patrol car, which made police force him into the vehicle.

    Borden was remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

    Borden will appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on June 23 for his preliminary hearing.

    LeRaysville woman facing simple assault charge after fight

    Athens police said Destinie C. Pruyne, 22, of LeRaysville, was charged with simple assault, harassment by physical contact, and defiant trespassing following a June 13 incident on state Route 199 in Athens Township.

    Police said they received a call about two women, one later identified as Pruyne, fighting at a residence on Route 199 but when they responded they could only confirm a verbal argument took place.

    Police told the women to stop arguing and left only to be called back to the residence after the caller said the women were fighting again and wanted Pruyne removed from the property, police said.

    Pruyne was walking down Route 199 when she was stopped and told not to return or she would be arrested, police said.

    Pruyne said she would not return to the residence, but police again were notified about Pruyne and another woman fighting, according to police.

    When police arrived, they found a male victim standing in the yard with blood on his face, mouth and neck, police said.

    The victim told police Pruyne attacked him and hit him several times in the face and head, police said.

    Pruyne will appear before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox on June 23 for her preliminary hearing.

    Gillett man charged with reckless endangerment and harassment

    Towanda state police said Kyle C. Jayne, 29, of Gillett, was arrested for pushing his wife during a verbal argument that turned physical on June 13 at about 9:45 p.m. at a residence off the Berwick Turnpike.

    Police said Jayne then exited the residence and shot multiple rounds from a pistol without regard for public safety.

    Man, woman fight in Wyalusing Borough

    Jordan N. Preston, 22, and Mallory C. Maloney, 20, both of Wyalusing, were arrested for disorderly conduct on June 6 at approximately 8 p.m. in the parking lot of The Ram Zone in Wyalusing Borough, according to state police.

    The two engaged in a fight, said police.

    Two teens injured during car crash in Orwell Twp.

    Brian L. Alderson, 18, and Derek S. Allabaugh, 18, were moderately injured during a one vehicle car accident on Howe Road in Orwell Township, Wednesday, according to state police.

    Alderson, the driver, was charged for driving his 2003 Subaru Legacy at an unsafe speed, said police.

    Police said the accident occurred when Alderson attempted to negotiate a left hand curve but lost control and struck a tree before the vehicle burst into flames.

    Both occupants were able to exit the vehicle under their own power with moderate injuries, police said.

    Alderson and Allabaugh were transported to Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital by Memorial EMS ambulance, said police.

    Jewelry allegedly stolen from Orwell Twp. home

    Haley Ann Edsell, 19, of Towanda is being charged with theft after police say she stole jewelry belonging to Michelle Marie Jeffery, 45, of Rome from a private residence on South Hill Road in Orwell Township on Friday.

    Man accused of throwing beer through window

    Christopher M. Walter, 50, of Sugar Run has been charged with criminal mischief after he allegedly threw a full can of beer at the window of a home on Dodco Drive in Wyalusing Township at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

    Police said the window, which was owned by Margaret J. Ball, 75, of Wyalusing, was shattered during the incident.

    Police investigate theft in Wyalusing Borough

    State police are investigating the report of a theft that occurred at the Wyalusing Hotel parking lot in Wyalusing Borough sometime between Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

    Police said an unknown person broke a car window and stole a purse belonging to Tanya Lynn Krewson, 41, of Wyalusing.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Man accused of trespass on private property

    Michael Allen, 40, of Rome has been charged with criminal trespass relating to an incident on Thursday at approximately 9:15 p.m. at a residence in Rome Borough.

    Charges were filed through the office of Magisterial Judge Fred Wheaton, police said.

    Police investigate vandalizing of Armenia Twp. Building

    Police are investigating the report of criminal mischief that occurred at the Armenia Twp. Building on Fall Brook Road sometime between the dates of June 5 and June 9.

    Police said an unknown actor or actors cut three 4-inch by 8-inch holes in a canopy used to cover salt and soil owned by the township.

    South Creek Twp. Smokin' Joe's burglary

    State police are investigating the report of a burglary that occurred at the Smokin' Joe's Tobacco Shop on State Route 14 in South Creek Township sometime between Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

    Police said an unknown person or persons entered the store and removed an undisclosed amount of cigarettes.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.

    Man charged with harassment in Wells Twp.

    Fred R. Felko, 43, of Elmira, N.Y. has been charged with criminal trespass and harassment relating to an incident at 1:43 a.m. on Saturday at a home on Criss Road in Wells Township.

    State police said Felko was intoxicated and was asked to leave the residence several times but refused to do so.

    Felko then became violent and threw a 44-year-old Wells Twp. female to the ground, then grabbed a 35-year-old female by the throat and threatened a 77-year-old man with bodily harm, police said.

    When told state police were responding, Felko fled the scene, said police.

    Charges have been filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox, police said.

    Man charged with harassment in Windham Twp.

    Stephen Brean, 39, of Binghamton, N.Y. has been charged with harassment relating to an incident that occurred on May 21 on Vought Road in Windham Township.

    Police said Brean became involved in a verbal argument that turned physical with a 32-year-old female of Rome.


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  • 06/16/15--21:00: Court notes 6/17/15
  • Joshua J. Kishbaugh and Jacqueline E. Kishbaugh to Paulette E. Schuler for $88,500; Salem Township.

    Eugene Chocallo (estate) and Michael Eugene Chocallo (executor) to Trisha Ann O’Boyle for $107,000; Swoyersville.

    Dylan Eory and Laura Eory to National Residential Nominee Services Inc. for $173,500; Kingston Township.

    National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Brenda Pigou for $172,500; Kingston Township.

    Louise C. Perch (estate) and Carol Ann Lenahan (executrix) to Gerard M. Machalick for $80,000; White Haven.

    PNC Bank to Joseph Remeika and Eileen Remeika for $89,000; Newport Township.

    John A. Butcofski and Marilyn L. Butcofski to Charles J. Brody and Beth A. Rubin for $195,000; Dallas Township.

    Barbara A. Belmont and Barbara Belmont and Barbara A. Belmont (executrix) and Barbara Belmont (executrix) and Anna E. Lewis (estate) and Ann Lewis (estate) to Gerald Storz and Kaitlin Keating Storz for $131,900; Kingston.


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    Home break-in

    ATLAS - Brian Beaver, 19, of 22 W. Eighth St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Mount Carmel Township Police following a break-in at an Atlas home on May 25.

    According to officer Brian Carnuccio, Beaver allegedly broke into the home of Charles Gasperetti, on West Girard Street, Atlas, to confront a 17-year-old female. At one point, Beaver took the female's phone and threw it off the roof of the house. He also spat in her face several times, police said.

    He was arraigned Friday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, and charged with a felony count of criminal trespass and misdemeanor counts of stalking, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, and was cited for trespassing, harassment and disorderly conduct.

    He was released on $20,000 unsecured bail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 24.

    Domestic assault

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Charges of simple assault and harassment were filed against Michael Gallie, 43, of 2139 Pulaski Ave., after an incident at his home at 3:22 p.m. Friday.

    Coal Township Police say Gallie allegedly assaulted his wife, Stefani Gallie, 42, producing injuries that required treatment at a local emergency room.

    Michael Gallie was arraigned before on-call magistrate John Gembic and released after posting $5,000 percentage bail.

    Domestic assault

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Pedro Carrasquillo, 51, of 1649 Tioga St., was charged with simple assault and harassment after an incident at his home at 6:18 a.m. Saturday.

    Coal Township Police say Carrasquillo allegedly assaulted his wife, Sheyla Roque, 42, producing injuries that required treatment at a local emergency room.

    Gallie was arraigned before on-call magistrate John Gembic III and released him on his own recognizance.

    Disorderly conduct

    SHAMOKIN - Darrell Jackson, 43, of 669 Bear Valley Ave., Shamokin, was cited for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness by Shamokin City Police Patrolman Nathan Rhodes after allegedly causing a disturbance and yelling at police at 1:45 a.m. Sunday in the area of Lincoln and Liberty streets. The citations were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

    Incident at bar

    MOUNT CARMEL - Derek C. Kranzel, 25, of 414 Main St., Aristes, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and harassment after an incident at Dorko's Bar, West Fourth Street, at 1 a.m. May 24.

    Mount Carmel Borough Police patrolman Matthew Dillman alleges Kranzel confronted Kelsey Resendes at the bar, then dumped an open bottle of beer on her head before stealing her wallet and leaving.

    Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, with a preliminary hearing scheduled July 1.

    DUI charges

    RIVERSIDE - Michael A. Perry, 26, of 227 Magnolia Lane, Sunbury, was charged with driving under the influence, failure to give notice of an accident to police, reckless driving and careless driving in relation to a crash at 12:26 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, near the borough.

    Riverside police officer Jennifer Goss said police were called for a car into a tree, with the driver's side air bag deployed, but they found no one around the vehicle.

    At 1 a.m., a truck pulled up to the scene with Perry, his wife and daughter inside. His wife told police she was driving, and that Perry was injured. When asked why he was injured and she was not, Perry told police he was driving.

    Chemical testing showed Perry's blood-alcohol level was .227 percent.

    Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 1.

    Underage drinking

    SHAMOKIN - Darcay Swift, 18, of 109 W. Commerce St., was cited for underage drinking and public drunkenness by Shamokin police patrolman Mark Costa after being found under the influence of alcohol at 1:51 a.m. Sunday in the area of Pine and Shamokin streets.


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  • 06/17/15--21:00: Police briefs, 6/18/15
  • Athens man facing charges after failing to comply with Megan's Law

    Casey Ryan Seymour, 23, of Athens, was charged with two counts of failure to comply with registration requirements, two counts of failure to verify his address, two counts of failure to comply with registration requirements providing accurate information, and one count of failure to comply with registration of sexual offense by Athens Township Police on Dec. 10 last year, Athens police said.

    Police received an investigation request from the state police Megan's Law division regarding a follow up investigation to Seymour's residence, police said.

    A member of Megan's Law division told police Seymour had not reported to them since September last year, police said.

    Seymour missed two separate reporting quarters, police said.

    Police said Seymour also failed to respond to mailed information letters requiring attending reporting dates.

    Seymour was remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

    Seymour will appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on June 30 for his preliminary hearing.

    Multiple charges filed against Waverly man after domestic disturbance

    Sayre Borough Police charged Rikki D. Spencer, 40, of Waverly, with two counts of recklessly endangering another person, one count of harassment, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child on June 14 following a domestic disturbance on Fulton Street in Sayre, according to Sayre police.

    Police were made aware of a domestic disturbance at a Fulton Street residence where a male was hitting a female who was holding a baby, police said.

    Upon arrival, police found that Spencer fled the residence on foot toward Waverly, police said.

    Police said the victim told them she was arguing with Spencer at another residence and went home thinking that would resolve the argument.

    The victim said Spencer had been drinking and was still angry, police said.

    The victim said she put her infant son in a stroller and Spencer struck her with a closed fist multiple times on her upper left arm and left side of her face, police said.

    The victim said she did not make it to her residence because a male and female stopped her, Spencer, and the child and told Spencer to stop hitting the victim, police said.

    Spencer ran away from the scene and the male and female told police they witnessed Spencer strike the victim several times while she pushed the stroller.

    Police observed redness and swelling on the victim's left cheek and her upper left arm, police said.

    The child was uninjured in the incident, police said.

    Spencer has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on July 28 for his preliminary hearing.

    DUI charges

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

    Richard Aaron Boone, 35, of Hot Springs Village, Ariz., by Sayre Borough Police, on April 28, on Cayuta Street in Sayre Borough. A blood alcohol test later revealed Boone's blood alcohol content was .137 percent on the day of his arrest. Boone has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on July 31 for his preliminary hearing.

    Keith Charles Chapman, 53, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough Police, on May 9, on Fulton and Court streets in Sayre Borough. A blood alcohol test later revealed Chapman's blood alcohol content was .224 percent on the day of his arrest. Chapman has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on July 31 for his preliminary hearing.

    Christopher Alan Pack, 21, of Endicott, N.Y., by Sayre Borough Police, on May 22, on South Thomas Avenue in Sayre Borough. Pack was also charged with driving with an open alcohol container. A blood alcohol test later revealed Pack's blood alcohol content was .234 percent on the day of his arrest. Pack has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on July 31 for his preliminary hearing.


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    Code violations

    COAL TOWNSHIP - The following citations were filed by Coal Township code enforcement officer Chris Petrovich:

    - Miguel Gonzalez Jr., of 441 18th St., Brooklyn, N.Y., 11215, was cited June 9 for high grass and weeds at 1101 W. Spruce St.

    - Charles Lehman, of 725 Chestnut St., Apt. 306, Sunbury, was cited June 10 for high grass and weeds at 1126 Bear Valley Road.

    In both cases, a township ordinance for having grass and weeds over 6 inches high was violated, Petrovich said.

    Public drunkenness

    SHAMOKIN - Brian Petrovich, 37, of 34 N. Second St., was cited for public drunkenness by city police Patrolman Nathan Rhodes after being found lying next to a tree at Sixth and Arch streets at 12:26 a.m. Saturday, June 6.

    Plant theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Phyllis Lippay, of 1725 W. Holly St., reported to Coal Township Police someone took two hanging potted plants from her residence sometime during the night Friday. They are valued at $40.

    Underage drinking

    SHAMOKIN - Gabrielle Poplaski, of 629 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, was cited by Shamokin police Cpl. Bryan Primerano for underage drinking after allegedly admitting she had consumed alcohol at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at a West Franklin Street residence.

    Burglary

    SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington reported someone used force to enter a foreclosed property along Route 61 in the township between Feb. 24 and May 8.

    Steel pins stolen

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington are searching for a thief who removed four heavy-duty steel pins from boat docks at Fantasy Island Campground along the Susquehanna River June 8.

    Identity theft

    EAST CAMERON TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington reported someone filed a fraudulent tax return using the Social Security numbers of Daniel and Karen Buranich, of Bates Road, between April 15 and April 22.

    Disorderly conduct

    SHAMOKIN - Christopher Kreski, 52, of 624 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Shane Mowery for disorderly conduct for screaming and cursing at neighbors in his block at 5:27 p.m. Sunday.


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

    n Eli Long, 23, of 1187 Bear Valley Road, Coal Township, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on probation for six months. An additional charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana was withdrawn.

    Long was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Jason Adams in connection with an April 30 incident at Mulberry and Maple streets.

    n Michael Leiby, 30, of 1333 W. Water St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on probation for one year. An additional charge of possession of "spice" was withdrawn.

    Shamokin Patrolman Scott Weaver charged Leiby in connection with a Feb. 9 incident that occurred in the rear parking lot of Weis Markets.

    n Georgina M. Dewitt, 32, of 616 E. Cameron St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on probation for one year. An additional charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana was withdrawn.

    Dewitt was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II in connection with a May 11 incident at her residence.

    n Brett Michael Kline, 21, of Mahanoy City, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs and make $400 restitution to Shamokin Housing Authority. An additional charge of disorderly conduct was withdrawn.

    Kline was charged by Siko in connection with a Jan. 16 disturbance at 46 Raspberry Hill.

    Police said Kline caused approximately $400 damage to a lock on a door and fled the residence while claiming to be in possession of a handgun. Kline was taken into custody by police at McDonald's on Route 61, where he was found possessing a pocket knife and glass smoking pipe containing burnt residue. No handgun was discovered.

    n Hilcias Lantigua, 37, of 17 S. Rock St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs and placed on probation for six months. An additional charge of causing a public nuisance was withdrawn.

    Lantigua was charged by Weaver with allowing her two dogs to roam freely around her neighborhood without collars June 4.


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    Ring found

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A ring was found in the parking lot of the Coal Township Recycling Center and turned in to the Coal Township police Thursday. The owner of the ring can claim it at the police department. For more information, call 570-644-0333.

    Harassment

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Lucian Birisu, 23, of 5125 Bernville Road, Bernville, was cited by Cpl. Joshua Wynn for harassment for allegedly screaming in the face of Lynn Whicard, of 1726 W. Pine St., Coal Township, at 9:25 p.m. June 9 at Whicard's home.

    Police said Birisu also shoved Whicard.

    Inmate charged with theft

    GORDON - Brian Lee Dietrick, 44, an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, has been charged with stealing a 1994 red Buick Roadmaster from 504 Hobart St. Aug. 30 and crashing the vehicle on Brockton Mountain Road near Front Street.

    State police at Frackville reported Dietrick stole the vehicle owned by Christine F. Willis, 67, and Shannon J. Willis, 35, of Girardville. After crashing it, police said Dietrick fled the scene and left the vehicle unattended.

    Upon further investigation, police learned that Dietrick was wanted on multiple criminal warrants from several different law enforcement agencies. He was eventually found at SCI-Coal Township under a fictitious name.

    Dietrick was arraigned on a felony of theft of a motor vehicle and several summary violations. He remains at SCI-Coal Township on other charges.

    Three injured

    PENN TOWNSHIP - Three Selinsgrove residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night on Market Street at the entrance to CVS Pharmacy.

    State police at Selinsgrove reported Dean A. Delawder, 49, of Selinsgrove, was driving a vehicle north on Market Street at 6:30 p.m. when he attempted to turn left into the parking lot at CVS Pharmacy, but pulled into the path of a 1986 Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven south by Leroy E. Reigle, 61, of Selinsgrove.

    Reigle, who was thrown from his cycle, suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Reigle was listed in serious condition Thursday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

    Delawder suffered a moderate injury. One of his passengers, Madeline Delawder, 44, of Selinsgrove, suffered a minor injury. Another passenger, Charles Delawder, 53, of Selinsgrove, escaped injury.

    An investigation is continuing.

    Cemetery damaged

    LYKENS - Warren Charles Weaver Jr., 18, of 384 N. Crossroads Road, Lykens, has been charged with causing $4,200 damage to Lykens Cemetery on South Second Street Jan. 21.

    Police said Weaver drove through a section of the cemetery with his sport utility vehicle, toppling over grave markers and memorials.

    Weaver was charged by state police at Lykens with misdemeanors of institutional vandalism and criminal mischief.


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  • 06/18/15--21:00: Police briefs, 6/19/15
  • Athens woman facing theft charge

    Heather Alta Bradley, 27, of Athens, has been charged with retail theft by Athens Township Police on June 11 after Bradley attempted to steal merchandise from the Elmira Street Walmart in Sayre, Athens police said.

    Police said Walmart's asset protection associate notified them of a male and female who fled the store after being confronted about stealing items.

    Police stopped the truck the suspects were driving at the Dandy Mini Mart compressed natural gas station just down the road from Walmart where they identified Bradley as the driver, police said.

    Bradley told police she left the stolen items in the store, police said.

    The asset protection associate told police she saw Bradley and a male suspect try on work gloves in the store, then rip off the tags and place them in Bradley's purse and later placed batteries and clothing in her purse as well, police said.

    The associate also witnessed the pair place camp fuel and airline tubing in their cart, police said.

    The pair paid for grocery items, but not the items in Bradley's purse or the fuel and tubing, police said.

    Police said Bradley pled guilty to a previous retail theft charge from June last year.

    Bradley has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on July 28 for her preliminary hearing.

    Store burglarized in Dushore

    Sometime between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 p.m. Wednesday, a burglary occurred at Miller's Hardware on U.S. Route 220 in Dushore, police said.

    The burglar or burglars forced entry into the rear door of the store using a prybar, state police at Laporte said.

    Once inside, they removed a small amount of cash from a cash register and seven rolls of copper electrical wire, police said.

    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.

    Vehicle strikes utility pole in Cherry Twp.

    Richard M. White, 49, of Ulster was uninjured in a motor vehicle accident that occurred at 6:15 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Route 220 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, police said.

    The accident occurred as White was driving a 2005 GMC Sonoma south on Route 220 at a high rate of speed during a rainstorm, police said.

    The vehicle began to hydroplane and it struck a utility pole west of the southbound lane, police said.

    The vehicle then rolled onto its driver's side, state police said.

    White was wearing a seat belt, police said. White was cited for driving at an unsafe speed, state police at Laporte said.


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    Missing teen

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Mario Antonio Tokar-Moore, 15, of 1256 Pulaski Ave., has been reported missing from his home.

    The teen, who was last seen at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, was wearing a red and black T-shirt. He is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair.

    Drunkenness

    SHAMOKIN - Matthew Allen, 36, of 45 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Shane Mowery for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct relating to a fight in the first block of South Franklin Street shortly after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Police said Allen, who pounded and kicked the front door at 6 S. Franklin St., was wanted on an arrest warrant and incarcerated.

    Couple charged

    SHAMOKIN - Patrolman Raymond Siko II has charged Belinda Sue Smith, 22, and Steven Wayne Schlief Jr., 21, both of 709 Penn St., Shamokin, with simple assault and harassment relating to a disturbance at their home at 12:45 p.m. June 11.

    According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Smith is accused of hitting Schlief on his arms and face and biting him on his left arm, causing injury. Schlief is accused of striking Smith in the face and arms, causing injury. Police said Smith also suffered a laceration on her foot from items broken in the house during the fight.

    Drug charge

    SHAMOKIN - Jonathan Allan Gregory, 29, of 869 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, and Michael Leiby, 30, of 1333 W. Water St., Coal Township, were charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Police said Leiby was found in possession of a chrome smoking pipe with burnt residue commonly used to inhale "spice." Gregory was found in possession of a black metal smoking pipe with burnt residue commonly used to inhale "spice" and an empty packet of "spice."

    Driving under suspension

    SHAMOKIN - Rodger Raymond Facer Jr., 27, of 103 S. Rock St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a May 20 incident in the Weis Markets auxiliary parking lot at Sixth and Walnut streets.

    Police said a backpack containing copper scratch pads, shoestrings, a homemade pipe with residue that smelled of marijuana and two pink plastic baggies commonly used to package narcotics was found on the floor of Facer's vehicle.

    Stalking

    TREVORTON - Kyle Joseph Mirolli, 33, of 894 Trevorton Road, Shamokin, has been charged by Zerbe Township Officer Michael Kreischer with two counts each of stalking, harassment and disorderly conduct involving incidents that occurred between 4:15 and 4:38 p.m. June 12 on Market Street and other locations in Trevorton.

    Police reported Mirolli is accused of following Nicholas Strohecker and a 16-year-old male, who were riding in a truck, around the village and threatening to kill them and beat them up. At one point, police said Mirolli allegedly punched the rear driver's side window on Strohecker's truck as Strohecker started to drive away.

    Police said Strohecker and the teen then rode to the Zerbe Township recreation park on Fifth Street and called 911 to report the threats.


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  • 06/19/15--21:00: Police Briefs 6/20/2015
  • Reckless endangerment in Ridgebury

    State police charged a 39-year-old male with reckless endangerment after June 17 incident in Ridgebury Township, police said.

    At about 2:45 a.m. on June 17, police said the accused male fired a rifle in the air when the victim arrived at the male's residence to pick up his girlfriend.

    Waverly woman, Ulster man charged with harassment

    On June 13 at about 12:30 a.m., a 32-year-old Ulster man and 36-year-old Waverly woman were cited for summary harassment by Towanda state police.

    Police said the pair engaged in a verbal argument that turned physical in Ulster.

    The woman scratched the man after he grabbed her arm, police said.


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