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

    Dustin Root, 26, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 72 hours to five months, 29 days, fines of $1,000 plus court costs; he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Root for the offense on April 5, 2015.

    James Gleason, 20, Laceyville, Pa., was resentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 24 months, fines of $300 plus court costs, for the offense of Corruption of Minors, a felony of the third degree. Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Gleason following investigation of an incident that occurred in Terry Township in December 2012.

    Michael Hetherington, 62, of Gillett, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 24 months, a fine of $300 plus court costs, for the offense of Obstruction of Justice, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hetherington following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township in March 2015.

    Holden Taylor, 20, of Troy, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of two months to 12 months, fines of $250 plus court costs and restitution of $1,848, for the offense of Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Michael O'Boyle of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Taylor following investigation of an incident that occurred in West Burlington Township in February 2015.

    Joshua Decker, 21, Nichols, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 24 months, fines of $1,000, plus court costs, restitution of $21,440.82, for the offense of Aggravated Assault by vehicle, a felony of the third degree. Sergeant David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Decker for the offense in February 2014.

    Dale Burnett, 64, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for 12 months, fines of $250 plus court costs, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Deputy Donald Stringham of the Bradford County Sheriff's Department arrested Burnett for the offense in December 2014.

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

    Patrick Henderson, 24, of Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor; Endangering the Welfare of Children, a misdemeanor of the first degree; and Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Henderson will be sentenced on Sept. 28, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department and Officer Daniel Thomas of the Athens Township Department arrested Henderson for the offenses in December 2014.

    Christopher Stiehl, 29, Rome, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Stiehl will be sentenced on Sept. 28, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Christopher Schelling of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Stiehl following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township in April 2015.

    Brian Roberts, 39, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of False Reports, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Roberts will be sentenced on Oct. 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Roberts following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Township in July 2014.

    Jason Garey, 40, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Garey will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer George Nichols of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Garey for the offense in December 2014.

    Michelle Rosh, 41, Elmira, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Rosh will be sentenced on Sept. 28, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Rosh for the offense in November 2014.

    Kelly Voorhees, 36, Mansfield, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Voorhees will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Sergeant Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Voorhees for the offense on May 27, 2014.

    Gabriel Wilkins, 37, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Wilkins will be sentenced on Oct. 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Sergeant Keith Stackhouse of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Wilkins for the offense on April 6, 2015.

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

    Patrick Snyder, 24, Monroeton, Pa., charged with the offense of Recklessly Endangering another Person, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of six months. While on probation, Snyder will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Trooper Tyler Brackman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Snyder for the offense on Feb. 26, 2015 in Monroe Township.

    Steven Johnson, 42, Wysox, 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, Johnson will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Johnson 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 Keith Roman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Johnson for the offense on March 13, 2015 for the offense in Rome Borough.

    Christopher Casselbury, 23, 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 nine months. While on probation Casselbury will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Casselbury 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. Officer Corey McLinko of the Towanda Borough Police Department filed the charges on March 30, 2015 for the offense in Towanda Borough.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following person(s) entered a plea of "no contest." The plea has the same effect as a guilty plea. It is entered when a defendant cannot recall the crime charged:

    Jason Garey, 40, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree, Tamper with Evidence, also a misdemeanor of the second degree. Garey will be sentenced on Oct. 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. Officer George Nichols of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Garey for the offense in December 2014.

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

    Thomas Gross, 49, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 48 hours to six months, fines of $500, plus court costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Sergeant David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Gross for the offense in March 2015.

    Tara Smith, 25, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 33 days to six months, fines of $750, plus court costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Smith for the offense in January 2015.

    Blaze Schrader, 24, Canton, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 18 months, fines of $350, plus court costs and restitution of $258.60, for the offenses of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Officer Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Schrader for the offense in December 2014.

    Tyler Ackley, 22, Canton, Pa., was resentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for one month to 11 months, 29 days, fines of $600 plus court costs, restitution of $10,051.35, for the offense of Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Officer Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Ackley for the offense in October 2014.

    Michael Hamm, 45, Canton, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 96 days plus 75 days to 18 months, fines of $800, plus court costs, for the offenses of Disorderly Conduct, a summary, and Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Michael Northup of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Hamm for the offense in January 2015.

    Heather Morse, 32, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility for 30 days to 18 months, plus court costs, for the offense of Endangering the Welfare of Children, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Nikki Hoffman of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Morse for the offense in April 2015.

    Richard Labor, 27, Milan, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines of $50, plus court costs, for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Trooper Mike Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Labor following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough in March 2014.

    Kristopher Reeves, 30, Towanda, Pa., was resentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, and a fine of $500, plus court costs, restitution of $135, for the offense of Possession with Intent to Deliver, a felony. Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Reeves following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township in March 2014.

    Joan Garinger, 45, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility for six months to 18 months, fines of $750, plus court costs, she will also lose her driver's license for six months, for the offense of Possession of Marijuana, a misdemeanor, two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Trooper Robert Hutchison of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Garinger following investigation of incidents that occurred in Towanda and Monroe townships.

    Terry Murray, 50, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to State Intermediate Punishment for 24 months - State Intermediate Punishment is a two year program; it begins with at least seven months of regular state prison, followed by custody in a drug/alcohol addiction center, followed by restricted living in a residential program; the prison administration must be satisfied that the prisoner has made progress in rehabilitation from substance abuse; if not, the prisoner will be dismissed from SIP and resentenced; if the SIP program is completed, the prisoner will be under probation supervision for two additional years and checked regularly for drug or alcohol use; if he violated during those two years, Probation will be revoked and if there is a violation more incarceration will be imposed - fines of $5,000, plus court costs, he will also lose his driver's license for 36 months; additional license suspension of 18 months will be imposed for refusal to submit to testing when arrested, for the offense of two counts of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Sergeant David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department and Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Murray for the offenses on Dec. 16, 2014 and in February 2015.

    Michael Marcoccia, 53, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to State Intermediate Punishment - State Intermediate Punishment is a two year program; it begins with at least seven months of regular state prison, followed by custody in a drug/alcohol addiction center, followed by restricted living in a residential program; the prison administration must be satisfied that the prisoner has made progress in rehabilitation from substance abuse; if not, the prisoner will be dismissed from SIP and resentenced; if the SIP program is completed, the prisoner will be under probation supervision for two additional years and checked regularly for drug or alcohol use; if he violated during those two years, Probation will be revoked and if there is a violation more incarceration will be imposed - fines of $2,500, plus court costs, 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 Corey McLinko of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Marcoccia for the offense on Sept. 25, 2014.

    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:

    Aaron Smith, 31, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Smith will be sentenced on Oct. 15, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Eric Keir of the Sayre Police Department arrested Smith for the offense on Jan. 21, 2015.

    Michael T. Donnelly, 30, New Albany, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Donnelly will be sentenced on Oct. 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Donnelly for the offense in March 2015.

    Michelle Bates, 40, Laceyville, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Reckless Endangering another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Bates will be sentenced Oct. 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bates following investigation of an incident that occurred in Pike Township.

    Colleen Annesi, 34, Endicott, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Retail Theft, a summary offense. Annesi was sentenced to a $50 fine plus court costs. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police arrested Annesi for the offense in February 2015.

    David Leighton, 38, Windham, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Leighton will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Corey McLinko of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Leighton for the offense in November.

    Shelby K. Bennett, 22, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Bennett will be sentenced on Oct. 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Bennett had been placed in the diversionary ARD program but failed to comply. The ARD was revoked and the case called for trial. Trooper Tyler Brackman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bennett on Oct. 8, 2014 in Monroe Township.

    Nicole Van Dyke, 23, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, (MDPV-bath-salts), a misdemeanor. Van Dyke will be sentence on Oct. 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Van Dyke for the offense in June 2014. Van Dyke had been placed in the diversionary ARD program but failed to comply with the program. The ARD was revoked and the case was called for trial.

    Thomas Stroud, 35, Wysox, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol (Controlled Substance), a misdemeanor. Stroud will be sentenced on Oct. 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Stroud had been placed in the diversionary ARD program but failed to comply. The ARD was revoked and the case called for trial. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Stroud on Sept. 4, 2013, in Sayre Borough.

    Phillip Michael, 32, Mansfield, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Michael will be sentenced on Oct. 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Rich Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Michael for the offense in January 2015.

    Cody Wesneski, 23, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft by Deception, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Wesneski will be sentenced on Oct. 1, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Christopher Schelling of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Wesneski for the offense in August 2014 in Canton Borough. Wesneski had been placed in the diversionary ARD program but failed to comply. The ARD was revoked and the case called for trial.

    Jaimie Bruce, 37, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Bruce will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Daniel Thomas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Bruce for the offense in January 2015.

    David Wales, 22, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree. Wales will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Wales for the offense in March 2015.

    Roy Barrett, 33, Blossburg, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Barrett will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Sergeant Trey Kurtz of the Canton Township Police Department arrested Barrett for the offense on April 26, 2015.

    Phillip Foster, 49, Wysox, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Foster will be sentenced on Oct. 8, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Corey McLinko of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Foster for the offense on Jan. 9, 2015.

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

    Robert S. Recker III, 25, Sayre, Pa., charged with the offense of Corruption of Minors (alcohol), was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of six months. While on Probation, Recker, will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Police Department filed the charges in January for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following person(s) entered a plea of "no contest." The plea has the same effect as a guilty plea. It is entered when a defendant cannot recall the crime charged:

    Kevin Shipman, 26, Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Theft by Deception, misdemeanor of the third degree. Shipman will be sentenced on Oct. 8, 2015, following preparation of a presentence 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. Officer Derrick Watkins of the Sayre Police Department arrested Shipman for an incident on Oct. 21, 2013.

    Carlton Heasley, 34, Gillett, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Possession of Precursors, a felony.

    Heasley will be sentenced on Oct. 8, 2015, following preparation of a presentence 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 Christopher Schelling of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Heasley following investigation of an incident that occurred in South Creek Township.

    Donald Ramey, 47, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Possession of Precursors, a felony. Ramey will be sentenced on Oct. 15, 2015, following preparation of a presentence 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 Keith Roman of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Ramsey following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ulster Township.


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    Multiple charges

    EAST UNION TOWNSHIP - Bruce James Layton, 25, of Girardville, faces multiple charges involving a pursuit Saturday night along Phineyville Road in this Schuylkill County township.

    State police at Frackville said Layton failed to pull over for a traffic violation shortly before 8 p.m. and continued for approximately fives miles on Phineyville Road into Brandonville, where he attempted to drive through a property, but struck a rock with his vehicle, disabling it.

    Police said Layton was taken into custody and submitted to a blood test at Schuylkill Medical Center.

    Police later learned that Layton was wanted out of Schuylkill County on a bench warrant and also was wanted on a bench warrant by the Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office in Flemington, N.J.

    Layton, who was found in possession of heroin, will be charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, fleeing and eluding police, driving under suspension and multiple summary traffic offenses.

    He was committed to Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.


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    Disorderly conduct

    SHAMOKIN - James Scott, 32, of 234 S. Franklin St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with disorderly conduct for allegedly throwing two bags of garbage onto his neighbor's porch at 3 p.m. Sept. 2.

    Police said the victim is Kelle Hill, of 232 S. Franklin St.

    Public drunkenness

    SHAMOKIN - John Valenskie, 37, of 1654 W. Wood St., Coal Township, was cited by Patrolman Shane Mowery for public drunkenness after he was found unconscious lying on a sidewalk at Independence and Cleaver streets at 11:33 p.m. Sept. 8.

    Disorderly conduct

    SHAMOKIN - Fabian Roque, 34, of 911 N. Vine St., Shamokin, and Justin Fisher, 24, of 909 N. Vine St., Shamokin, were cited by Patrolman Shane Mowery for screaming and threatening each other at 6:46 p.m. Sept. 8 outside their homes.

    Underage drinking

    SHAMOKIN - A 17-year-old Shamokin male was cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for underage drinking involving an incident at 11 p.m. Aug. 7 at Pearl and Willow streets.

    Swings rake

    SHAMOKIN - Patrolman Raymond Siko II has cited a 17-year-old Shamokin male for disorderly conduct relating to a disturbance at 3:32 p.m. Sept. 8 outside his home in which he allegedly swung a rake.

    DUI

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Barbara L. Kashner, 45, of 136 E. Chestnut St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Edward Purcell with driving under the influence of a controlled substance in connection with an Aug. 15 sobriety checkpoint along Route 61 near the former Sam Bressi Motors.

    Police reported Kashner had Butalbital, Oxycodone-Free, Carisoprodol and Meprobamate in her blood system.

    Dangerous dog

    SHAMOKIN - Dog Warden Mark J. Rusinko charged Carol Brown, 56, of 133 S. Market St., Shamokin, with two misdemeanor counts of failure to comply with the requirements of owning a dog deemed dangerous and one misdemeanor count each of failure to register a dangerous dog and failure to pay the annual $500 registration fee.

    Rusinko said Brown was served with a registration packet at her residence June 30 for her American Pitbull Terrier, Sweetpea, but did not follow through with the requirements.

    DUI, crash

    SHAMOKIN - Lisa Nadine Wyland, 50, of 216 W. Independence St., Shamokin, was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II with driving under the influence of drugs, accidents involving damage to attended property, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and failure to stay in her lane for a 10:19 a.m. Aug. 19 incident.

    Siko said Wyland was under the influence of amphetamine, Lorazepam, Alprazolam and Zolpidem when she was found next to her 2004, which apparently struck a utility pole.

    While visiting the scene of this crash, Siko said he was approached by Thomas Aber, who reported he had been following Wyland when she rear ended another vehicle near the intersection of Sunbury and Market streets. Aber said Wyland then reversed and also struck his car. He said he then saw her drive off and he followed her as she wove across multiple lanes until she struck the utility pole.

    The vehicles had damage consistent with Aber's story, Siko said.

    DUI checkpoint

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Edward Purcell Jr. filed the following charges in connection to a sobriety checkpoint held the night of July 25 on Route 61 near the old Sam Bressi Motors:

    - Two misdemeanor counts of DUI against John Jeffries, 28, of 344 E. Market St., P.O. Box 423, Gratz, for an alleged blood alcohol level of .13 percent.

    - Two misdemeanor counts of DUI against Michael E. Cox, 58, of 726 E. Commerce St., Shamokin, for an alleged blood alcohol level of .128 percent.

    - One misdemeanor count of DUI of Oxycodone and DUI of alcohol and a controlled substance against Lynn A. Daya, 41, of 1113 N. Pearl St., Shamokin, for an alleged blood alcohol level of .223 percent and 8.3 nanograms of Oxycodone.

    DUI, hit and run

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Samuel Jeremiah, 54, of 2 S. Poplar St., Coal Township, faces misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance, accidents involving damage to attended property, leaving the scene of an accident and careless driving for an incident that occurred at 11:07 p.m. June 30.

    Patrolman Edward Purcell Jr. said Jeremiah crashed into the porch steps of 912 and 914 W. Chestnut St. and a Dumpster before fleeing the scene. Purcell said he found Jeremiah's white van near JR's Mini Mart and when he activated his lights, Jeremiah continued driving. When Jeremiah finally pulled over, he admitted to Purcell he struck the Dumpster, Purcell said.

    A blood test revealed a blood alcohol content of .34 percent and the presence of Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Oxycodone and Oxymorphone, according to the criminal complaint.

    Retail theft, public drunkenness

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Edward Purcell Jr. charged Casey Raab, 25, of 112 Short St., Coal Township, with a misdemeanor count of retail theft and a summary citation of public drunkeness for a 4 p.m. Aug. 31 incident at Walmart Supercenter.

    Purcell said Raab attempted to steal two game cameras valued at $248. He smelled strongly of alcohol, said Purcell.

    DUI, careless driving

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Edward L. Kopchak, 55, of 231 North St., P.O. Box 272, Marion Heights, faces charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and careless driving for a 2:22 a.m. Aug. 20 crash.

    Patrolman Edward Purcell Jr. said Kopchak was under the influence of Lorazepam when he struck an embankment and a tree along Upper Sagon Road while driving a green Dodge truck.

    DUI, underage drinking

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Shaylee Pesarchick, 18, of 2102 W. Independence St., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Edward Purcell Jr. with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and summary citations of being a minor operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and underage drinking.

    Purcell said Pesarchick was discovered at a sobriety checkpoint at 12:35 a.m. Aug. 15 on Route 61 near the old Sam Bressi Motors with a blood alcohol content of .056 percent.


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  • 09/14/15--21:00: Court notes 9/15/15
  • Secretary of Veteran Affairs and United States of America, Department of Veterans Affairs, to Joseph Baluski for $81,500; 835 Broadway Road, Ross Township.

    Bradley S. Conn and Kim M. Conn to Nicholas L. Geiger and Rebecca M. Geiger for $405,000; 1229 Woodberry Drive, Dallas Township.

    Margaret Grula and Michael M. Grula to Joseph C. Cunningham and Barbara S. Cunningham for $148,000; 15 Reservoir Road; Dallas Township.

    Michael J. Kwashnik to IBEW Relocations Holdings LLC for $272,500; 65 Cherokee Drive; Union Township.

    Mary Julie McCarthy (per agent) and Mary Jean Clements (agent) to Kathi Flack for $163,047; 443 Orchard West, Dallas.

    Joseph C. Cunningham and Barbara S. Cunningham to Christopher Sheperis and Tashara Sheperis for $119,000; 112 N. Main St., Plains Township.

    Wells Fargo Bank to Thomas R. Wysokinski Jr. for $120,750; 24 Fordham Road, Laflin.

    Stanley J. Maximowicz and Donna M. Maximowicz to Jinqiu Chen for $163,000; 387 Osceola Ave., Kingston.

    Steven Peetz to Jonathan Christopher Senczakowicz for $125,000; Butler Township.

    Bruce Marion (executor) and Constance Y. Marion (estate) and Constance Marion (estate) to Michael Chan for $95,000; Sugarloaf Township.

    James Thomas Wiegand (executor) and Maureen Theresa Kropp to Elizabeth Grimes and Ryan Klubeck for $160,000; 12 Fairlawn Road, Hughestown.


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    Theft reported

    PAXINOS - State police at Stonington are investigating a theft at the residence of Luther Baskin, 85, of Shamokin Township.

    Police said someone opened Baskin's gun safe and removed $3,000 in cash and a ring.

    Fleeing and eluding

    SUNBURY - State police at Stonington reported they took Dane Earl Albertson Jr. into custody Tuesday evening after he allegedly fled when police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Route 61 east of Oaklyn in Upper Augusta Township.

    Police said Albertson, who was driving a Dodge Neon, continued to flee while turning on Race Street and continuing on North 11th Street. He was taken into custody by state police in the area near Sunbury Hospital.

    Little Mahanoy crash

    LITTLE MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - Two people sustained injuries in an accident that occurred Sept. 9 on Creek Road in Little Mahanoy Township.

    They were identified as Korrine Anderson, 22, of Dornsife, driver of the vehicle, and Brandon L. Foulds, 20, of Dornsife, a passenger. A one-year-old male passenger was uninjured.

    According to state police at Stonington, the crash occurred when the vehicle, negotiating a curve, left its lane and crossed into the oncoming lane of Creek Road. The vehicle then struck a tree.

    Theft by deception

    TREVORTON - State police at Stonington reported Sue Ellen Shroyer, 34, of Trevorton, is the victim of theft by deception.

    Trooper Nathan R. Messner said the crime occurred when an unknown person posed as a loan agency for school loans and requested that Shroyer send a money gram. The incident occurred Sept. 1.

    Rush Township crash

    RUSH TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington investigated a two-vehicle crash at around 4 p.m. Sept. 3 on Route 54 in Rush Township near the intersection with Union Corners Road.

    Trooper Nicholas Berger reported the accident occurred when a vehicle, operated by Nicole M. Hartman, 34, of Danville, stopped to turn into a driveway, and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Vince M. Solomon, 32, of Danville.

    Not injured

    LOWER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - The driver was not injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Sept. 6 on East Ridge Road in Lower Augusta Township.

    State police at Stonington reported the accident happened when a car driven by Travis L. Long, 27, of Sunbury, went off the road and struck a tree.

    Theft from vehicle

    LOWER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - Jason Allen Michael, 34, of Tower City, was identified by state police at Stonington as the victim of a theft from a motor vehicle.

    The crime occurred along Route 147 at Selinsgrove Junction in Lower Augusta Township.

    Trooper Daniel J. Wilk reported some damaged the driver's side window on Michael's vehicle and removed $200 in cash and two cell phones.

    Criminal mischief

    SUNBURY - State police at Stonington are investigating an incident of criminal mischief at the Sunbury Social Club in which someone damaged the engine and ignition of a pontoon boat docked there.

    The boat owner was identified as Debra English, of Sunbury.

    Firearm stolen

    SHAMOKIN - A firearm belonging to Jason Donald Leiser was taken at 261 Didiums Lane.

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

    Theft reported

    SUNBURY - A Stihl 441 chainsaw and a Craftsman hedge trimmer were removed from the property of Anthony Benedict, of 3019 State Route 61, Sunbury, in the early part of July.

    Anyone with information is asked to call state police at Sunbury,

    False identification

    SUNBURY - Jose Colon, 36, of Lebanon, has been charged by state police at Stonington with false identification to law enforcement.

    According to state police, Colon, a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation Sept. 8 at Market and Fifth streets, Sunbury, provided a false name and date of birth.

    Colon was transported to Snyder County Prison where he was held on a Lebanon County warrant.

    Harassment

    HERNDON - State police at Stonington charged Michael Anthony Lawrence Jr., 35, of Herndon, with harassment for an incident that occurred Sept. 8 in the borough.

    According to state police, a verbal confrontation took place between Lawrence and a 33-year-old Herndon woman. State police allege Lawrence subjected the victim to unwanted physical contact.

    Harassment

    KULPMONT - Tina Hengst, of Shamokin, and Andrea Bishop, of Kulpmont, have been charged by state police at Stonington with harassment as a result of an incident that occurred Sept. 6 at 1339 Scott St.

    According to state police, the two engaged in a verbal argument that turned into a physical assault on each other.

    Guilty plea

    SHAMOKIN - Calye Goldman, 26, of 107 Nottingham Drive, Elysburg, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a summary of false reports and was ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay a $200 fine plus costs.

    Goldman was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano with falsely reporting July 11 that her grandmother's vehicle was damaged by a hit-and-run driver. She provided verbal and written statements to police before allegedly confessing that she lent it to a friend who reportedly caused the damage.

    Charges dismissed

    SHAMOKIN - Charges of simple assault and harassment filed against Louis Baez, 24, of 69 S. Oak St., Coal Township, were dismissed Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III when his mother, Andrea Baez, refused to testify against him.

    Baez was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Chad Yoder with pushing open a door that struck his mother in the head, causing a laceration above her right eye that required her to seek hospital treatment.

    At Tuesday's preliminary hearing, Andrea Baez said, "I begged the officer and I'm begging the court that I 100 percent do not want to testify against my son and I do not want the charges to proceed. He is my caretaker and I want him home."


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  • 09/15/15--21:00: Police Briefs 9/16/2015
  • Waverly man charged with retail theft

    Shawn Garfield Palmer, 23, of Waverly, was charged with retail theft by Athens Township Police on May 31 last year after attempting to steal merchandise from the Elmira Street Walmart in Athens Township, Athens police said.

    Palmer and two individuals were seen by Walmart's asset protection associate placing unpaid items in a cart alongside purchased items in an attempt to steal the merchandise, police said.

    The associate was able to stop Palmer and a female, but another male with them, who police identified as Tyler Williams, got away, police said.

    Palmer said "that's what it looks like" when asked if Williams was letting Palmer take the fall for the theft, police said.

    The 31 items Palmer attempted to steal totaled $244.47, police said.

    Palmer previously pled guilty to a retail theft charge in 2009, police said.

    Palmer was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 10 and was remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

    Palmer will appear before Shaw on Sept. 22 for his preliminary hearing.

    State police looking into identity theft

    On July 27, Towanda state police said a Sayre man reported his identity had been stolen.

    According to police, the identity theft resulted in fraudulent withdrawals from the victim's bank account.

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

    Driver injured in Smithfield crash

    According to Towanda state police, the driver of a 2007 Dodge Caravan suffered minor injuries after crashing the vehicle on Aug. 2 on Milan Road in Smithfield Township.

    Linda Passeri, 70, of Athens, was heading west on the road when the vehicle traveled off the road, striking a ditch, police said.

    The vehicle went airborne and flipped over before landing upright on the road, police said.

    Passeri was taken to Robert Packer Hospital by Smithfield EMS, police said.

    Police said Passeri was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

    Passeri was cited for failure to obey traffic lanes, police said.

    Utility pole damaged in hit and run

    Towanda state police said a vehicle struck a Frontier utility pole on Sheshequin Road in Sheshequin Township on Aug. 1.

    According to police, the vehicle was heading north on Sheshequin Road and turned onto Snyder Lane.

    The vehicle struck the pole on the east side of the road and fled the scene, police said.

    Indecent assault investigation in Ridgebury

    State police are investigating an indecent assault incident that occurred between July 28 and Aug. 11 in Ridgebury, Towanda state police reported.

    Police said they received a report of "inappropriate touching" between cousins.

    Sayre woman facing simple assault charge

    Athens Borough Police filed simple assault charges against 23-year-old Melissa Ann Coolbaugh of Sayre after an incident on Aug. 22, Athens police said.

    According to police, the victim said Coolbaugh assaulted her, punching her in the face, pulling her to the ground by her hair and breaking her glasses in the process.

    Police interviewed Coolbaugh, who corroborated the victim's story and said she knew what she did was wrong, police said.

    Coolbaugh will appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Oct. 13 for her preliminary hearing.

    Two car accident in Ulster Twp.

    A Ford F150 crashed into the rear of a Ford Escape on Aug. 29 on U.S. Route 220 in Ulster Township, Towanda state police said.

    Police said the Escape was heading south on Route 220 and waiting for a vehicle in front of it to turn into the Ulster Post Office when the F150 failed to stop and hit the Escape.

    No drivers or passengers were injured in the crash, as all occupants were wearing seatbelts, police said.

    The F150 was towed from the scene by Benjamin's Towing, police said.

    Tri-Township Ambulance and Ulster Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene, police said.

    Richard E. Hall, 38, of Towanda, was driving the F150 and was cited for careless driving, police said.

    Sayre woman charged with hindering apprehension

    Caitlin Leora Phillips, 23, of Sayre, was charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution; harboring or concealing, and hindering apprehension or prosecution, warning, by Sayre Borough Police on Aug. 30, Sayre police said.

    According to police, they received a call stating a male with active warrants out for his arrest was at a Bradford Street residence.

    When police arrived, a woman, later identified as Phillips, ran into the residence then out the back door, police said.

    Phillips was yelling to the male to run because the police were there, police said.

    Phillips will appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Oct. 13 for her preliminary hearing.


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    Police Briefs

    Criminal mischief occurs in N. Towanda

    Someone recently made scratches on a truck that was parked near the intersection of Patterson and Reuter boulevards in North Towanda Township, police said.

    The truck belongs to 32-year-old Walt Bartlett of Norman, Okla., police said.

    The incident occurred at approximately 9:05 p.m. on Sept. 1, state police said.

    Anyone with information about this case of criminal mischief is encouraged to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

    Dushore woman injured in crash

    Donna Lee Lane, 22, of Dushore sustained moderate injuries in a motor vehicle accident that occurred at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday in Dushore, police said.

    Lane was driving on state Route 487 when her 2009 Toyota Matrix traveled off the right side the road, struck a stone wall and overturned, police said.

    Lane was transported to a hospital in Bradford County for treatment of her injuries, state police at Laporte said.

    Stolen vehicle recovered in Towanda Twp.

    State police at Towanda said they recovered a stolen vehicle at noon on Sept. 2 in Towanda Township.

    The vehicle, which was stolen in Corning, N.Y., belongs to Tracey E. Wright of Corning, police said.

    Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186 or the Corning Police Department.

    Wysox business burglarized

    A burglary recently occurred at Jack Williams Garage on Old Route 6 Road in Wysox Township, police said.

    Sometime between 6 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 7 a.m. on Sept. 10, one or more individuals pried open a door at the north end of the garage, police said.

    Once inside, they stole approximately $15 worth of change that was located in a small box, state police said.

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

    Sayre man charged with receiving stolen property

    Daniel J. Forrest, 24, of Sayre, has been charged with receiving stolen property on Sept. 3 by Sayre Borough Police, Sayre police said.

    Forrest was charged after police received reports of a stolen bicycle and that the bike was seen on a porch at a North Elmer Avenue residence, police said.

    Police arrived at the residence and found Forrest working on a bike with wheels and foot pegs matching the description of the stolen bike's wheels, police said.

    Forrest said another person gave him the wheels and pegs and did not know they were stolen, police said.

    Police took Forrest into custody and the homeowner of the residence showed police a shed where Forrest keeps bikes to work on, police said. Inside the shed was the stolen bike's frame, police said.

    Police spoke with the person Forrest said gave him the bike, but that person said he "had no idea" what police were talking about and that he never gave Forrest any wheels or pegs.

    Forrest has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Oct. 20 for his preliminary hearing.

    Route 220 crash injures driver

    A single car crash at about 9 p.m. on Sept. 4 on the northbound lane of U.S. Route 220 in Athens Borough injured the driver and sole occupant, according to Towanda state police.

    Police said Matthew David Courtney, 23, of Sayre, was heading north on Route 220 in a 2010 Nissan Altima when he lost control of the vehicle, police said.

    The front of the vehicle hit the center guardrail which sent the vehicle sliding onto the off ramp at the Pine Street exit, police said.

    Debris from the crash flew into the southbound lane of Route 220, causing damage to another vehicle on the road, police said.

    According to police, Courtney is being charged with numerous traffic violations for his actions that caused the crash.

    Athens Borough and Township police assisted state police at the scene, as well as Athens Township and Borough fire departments, police said.

    The investigation is still ongoing, police said.

    Sayre man facing multiple charges after assault

    Kevin Douglas Learn, 27, of Sayre, was charged with simple assault; harassment, striking, shoving, kicking, etc.; public drunkenness; and disorderly conduct, engaging in a fight by Sayre Borough Police on Sept. 6, Sayre police said.

    Police were dispatched to East Lockhart Street in Sayre for a fight in the middle of the road, police said.

    Upon arrival they spoke with Learn, who was intoxicated, and several others who said Learn assaulted an underage male, police said.

    The victim told police Learn hit him in the mouth and back of the head, police said.

    Witnesses could not explain to police why the assault happened, but said Learn was calling the victim names, including racial epithets, police said.

    Learn hit the victim then took him to the ground before nearby individuals got Learn off the victim, police said.

    Learn has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Oct. 13 for his preliminary hearing.

    Monroeton man injured after striking deer with vehicle

    Towanda state police said the driver of a 2002 Ford Focus suffered minor injuries after a deer ran out in front of the vehicle at about 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 10 on Berwick Turnpike in Ridgebury.

    Shawn W. Dunn, 29, of Monroeton, was heading north on Berwick Turnpike when a deer entered the road, police said.

    Dunn was unable to avoid the deer and struck it with the left front part of the vehicle, police said.

    Dunn was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was taken to Robert Packer Hospital for his injuries, police said.

    The Ford was towed by Fulmer Brother's Towing and Dunn was not cited, police said.

    Criminal mischief reported in Smithfield

    A vehicle was damaged between 6 p.m. Sept. 12 and 8 a.m. Sept. 13 on Rolling Hills Road in Smithfield Township, according to Towanda state police.

    Police said they are investigating the incident.

    DUI charge

    The following person was recently charged with driving while intoxicated in Bradford County:

    Alyssa Churee Bennici, 24, of Towanda, by the state police, on Aug. 9, on U.S. Route 6 in North Towanda Township. Bennici had been in a motor vehicle accident that day, and her blood alcohol content was .112 percent.


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    Public drunkenness

    SHAMOKIN - Donald E. Cooper Jr., 57, of 14 S. Franklin St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after being found passed out at Commerce and Rock streets near The News-Item at 4 p.m. Tuesday.


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    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Joseph R. McClain-Broden, 26, of Mount Carmel, was cited by Patrolman Matthew Hashuga for retail theft for allegedly stealing $31.93 worth of merchandise from Walmart Supercenter at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

    Guilty pleas

    MOUNT CARMEL - Two defendants pleaded guilty Wednesday to different charges and were ordered by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones to pay fines and costs.

    Timothy C. Heddings, 56, of 127 Sudol Road, Danville, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for six months. Two counts of disorderly conduct and charges of simple assault and harassment were withdrawn.

    Heddings was charged by Riverside Officer Timothy Kiefaber with using obscene language in front of two children and hitting Daniel Hess with a stick multiple times in the face, neck and head July 10 outside Hess' residence at 123 Sudol Road, Danville.

    Mary B. Goodlunas, 42, of 211 S. Poplar St., Mount Carmel, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for 12 months.

    Goodlunas was charged by Mount Carmel Cpl. David Donkochik in connection with a July 16 incident in her block.

    Endangers child

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Emilio T. Spurgeon, 26, of 713 Scott St., Kulpmont, was charged by Patrolman Kelly Campbell with endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, driving under suspension, failure to have a 3-year-old child strapped in a car seat and failure to wear a seat belt.

    The charges relate to an Aug. 31 incident on State Route 2034 (Brennan's Farm Road) near Shady Acres.

    Multiple charges

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Frederick T. Holmes Jr., 47, of 211 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, has been charged in two criminal complaints with theft and burglary-related offenses.

    Holmes is charged by Patrolman Kelly Campbell with burglary, two counts of criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property and possessing instruments of crime. He is accused of entering a property at 422 N. Maple St. and stealing pruning shears, a flashlight, a roll of electrical tape, a sewing kit, an American flag, a camouflage cooler bag, a maraca, a propane cylinder and a bottle of all-purpose glue.

    Holmes also is charged by Chief of Police Brian Hollenbush with theft by deception for allegedly failing to install porch carpeting at 137-139 W. Saylor St., Atlas, after receiving a downpayment check in June for $761.84 from Lisa D'Amico to do the work.

    Alleged child abuse

    MOUNT CARMEL - Steven R. Markowitz, 46, of 40 S. Vine St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Cpl. David Donkochik with two counts of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person involving an April 19 incident at his home.

    Markowitz is accused of placing his 3-month-old son in a vibrating chair after the infant continued to cry. Police said Markowitz turned the vibration mode on and after a minute or two, he noticed something wasn't right since the child's right arm was "out of whack or twitching."

    Markowitz told police he then left the child downstairs as he went to get his girlfriend and the infant's mother, Leann Emburg, who was upstairs. After Emburg came down to check on the child, Markowitz dialed 911 for an ambulance after realizing abnormal behavior from the child.

    The child was transported by ambulance April 19 to the emergency room at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville and during a visit two days later to Geisinger Knapper Clinic, it was suspected that the infant was having seizures.

    Upon further testing, medical officials determined the child's injuries were consistent with child abuse rather than being accidental.

    DUI

    RUSH TOWNSHIP - Trooper Jared Mowen of state police at Stonington has charged Andrew S. Kusnerick, 52, of 562 Middle Road, Elysburg, with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to drive in a single lane and careless driving relating to an Aug. 14 traffic stop on Route 54 near High Road.

    Police said Kusnerick had a blood-alcohol content of .149 percent.

    DUI charges

    SHAMOKIN - Banks E. Mull, 86, of 170 E. Dewart St., P.O. Box 3, Shamokin, was charged by Trooper David Boucher of state police at Stonington with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to have a signed registration card, a turn signal violation, careless driving and failure to wear a seat belt.

    Police said the charges relate to an Aug. 21 incident in a parking lot at an apartment building at North Orange and Dewart streets.

    Police reported Mull had a blood-alcohol content of .152 percent.

    DUI

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Trooper Jared Mowen of state police at Stonington charged Carl A. Marchetti, 55, of 453 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, a turn signal violation and careless driving involving an Aug. 24 traffic stop at Howard and Wabash streets.

    Police reported a preliminary breath test indicated Marchetti's blood-alcohol content to be .038 percent. Police said Marchetti also had flexeril (a muscle relaxer), ethanol, adderall and marijuana in his blood system.

    DUI

    SHAMOKIN - William T. Bacas, 50, of 520 E. Dewart St., Shamokin, was charged by Trooper Jared Mowen of state police at Stonington with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, three turn signal violations and careless driving.

    The charges relate to an Aug. 16 incident at East Cameron and Dewart streets.

    Police said Bacas had a blood-alcohol content of .122 percent.

    Theft

    SHAMOKIN - Patrolman Shane Mowery has charged Fabian Roque, 34, of 911 N. Vine St., Shamokin, with theft and receiving stolen property.

    Roque is accused of stealing a Dewalt hammer drill valued at $600, two sets of keys and numerous credit cards from a vehicle owned by Steve Searls. Police said the theft occurred between 11 p.m. Sept. 10 and 4:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in the 900 block of North Vine Street.

    Corruption of minors

    SHAMOKIN - Keysha Shoff, 34, of 242 S. Pearl St., Shamokin, has been charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with corruption of minors, selling or furnishing alcohol and allowing an unauthorized person to drive.

    Police reported Shoff allegedly provided alcohol to two 17-year-old males and allowed an unlicensed 17-year-old male to drive her vehicle between 11 p.m. Aug. 7 and 12:22 a.m. Aug. 8.


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    One injured in crash on Towanda bridge

    Karina J. Tuttle, 21, of Monroeton suffered a minor injury when her Jeep Grand Cherokee was rear-ended by another vehicle on the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Towanda, police said.

    The Jeep Grand Cherokee was stopped behind other traffic on the bridge when it was struck in the rear by a 2013 Dodge Durango, which was traveling west on U.S. Route 6, police said.

    Catherine A. Korfmann, 48, of Wyalusing, who was operating the Dodge Durango, was uninjured, police said.

    Several passengers in the two vehicles were also uninjured, state police at Towanda said.

    The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, police said.

    Korfmann was cited for following too closely, state police at Towanda said.

    Burlington man charged with tampering with evidence

    Christopher M. Travis, 28, of Burlington has been charged with tampering with physical evidence, state police said.

    The charge stems from a July 19 incident in which Travis allegedly removed a number of beer cans from a vehicle that had been involved in a one-vehicle accident the previous day, police said.

    State police that, prior to the removal of the beer cans, they had told Travis to not remove anything from the vehicle. State police said they told Travis to stay away from the vehicle because they believed his girlfriend, 23-year-old Megan Elizabeth Randall of Rome, was likely going to be charged with DUI and there could be evidence in the vehicle to back up the charge.

    The accident occurred on Laquin Road in the southwestern part of Bradford County.

    Randall was subsequently charged with DUI and will face the charge at a preliminary hearing on Sept. 25 in Troy District Court.

    Athens man to be charged for drug possession

    State police are reporting the arrest of a 28-year-old Athens man who was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

    Police said they responded to a request for a motorist assist, Saturday, and found the suspect with drugs.

    The incident occurred on Robinson Road at the intersection of Towner Hill Road in Rome Township, police said.

    Identity theft in Warren Township

    State police are investigating a report of identity theft that occurred sometime between Aug. 7 and Aug. 13 on Warren Center Road in Warren Township.

    According to police, an unknown person used the social security number of Brett A. Dewing, 35, of Warren Center in order to gain employment.

    The investigation continues, police said.

    Truck driven on lawn

    State police are investigating a report of criminal mischief relating to an Aug. 26 incident that occurred on Twin Cuts Road in Wyalusing Township.

    According to police, an unknown person drove a white pickup truck through part of a front lawn owned by Ricky Tunnicliff, 56, of Wyalusing.

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

    Electrical wire stolen in Warren Township

    A burglary at a cabin on Irish Hill Road in Warren Township between June 20 and July 20 has resulted in an investigation being launched by state police.

    According to a police press release, an unknown person climbed through a cabin window and stole electrical wiring belonging to Arthur Hamlen, 73, of Oxford, N.J.

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

    Marijuana found at natural gas pad

    State police are investigating an incident after a complainant found a small bag of marijuana in a grass field near a gas pad.

    Police said the incident happened on Cooley Road in Orwell Township on Aug. 25.

    DUI charges

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

    Sara Ann Fenstermaker, 28, of Towanda, by the state police, on Aug. 16, on U.S. Route 6 in Towanda Borough. A blood test revealed that Fenstermaker's blood alcohol content was .250 percent on the day of her arrest.

    James Kameron Cashion, 23, of Paris, Texas, by the state police, on Aug. 23, in the parking lot of the Dandy Mini Mart in Monroe Borough. A blood test revealed that Cashion's blood alcohol content was .155 percent on the day of his arrest.


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  • 09/18/15--21:00: Court Notes 9/19/15
  • Steven M. Dickhoner and Norina A. Delonti Dickhoner to Philip A. Luckasavage for $110,000; 215 Mill St., Pittston.

    Gail (executrix) Burger and Ruth Bayarsky (estate) to Justo Nicasio for $79,900; 719 W. First St., Hazleton.

    R&T Real Estate Development Group and Eric J. Rogan (Partner) and Garth Jr. Tonkin (Partner) to Samuel Fuller for $80,000; 3015 Fourth St., West Pittston.


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    Crash

    CATAWISSA - State police report Jeremy L. Miller, 29, of Catawissa, was uninjured after the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe he was driving on Old Reading Road crashed 279 feet north of Route 405 at approximately 3:45 a.m. Friday.

    Trooper John Bradley said Miller was traveling north when he drove off the roadway and struck a concrete wall. He was cited for failing to stay in his lane.

    Liquor law violation

    COAL TOWNSHIP - The state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement cited Springfield Banquet Hall Inc., 21 Sherman St., with failing to return a liquor license to the board after the establishment closed.

    Crash

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A Shamokin man suffered minor injuries to his head in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of West Pine and Poplar streets at around 4 p.m. Thursday.

    Patrolman Chad Yoder said Harold Smith, 77, of Shamokin, was traveling west on Pine Street when he failed to stop at a stop sign, causing him to strike David Moore, 72, of Coal Township.

    Moore was taken by ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Hospital for minor head injuries, Yoder said. Smith's Honda Accord and Moore's 2004 Suzuki sedan both sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene.

    Charges are pending against Smith, Yoder said.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Matthew Hashuga filed retail theft charges for alleged incidents in the Coal Township Walmart against the following suspects:

    - Mallary Shingara, 27, of Shamokin, for allegedly taking $23.64 worth of merchandise July 19.

    - Cara Yuskoski, 26, of Mount Carmel, for allegedly taking $42.88 worth of merchandise July 29.

    Crash

    CASS TOWNSHIP - Two men were injured in a crash that occurred on Highridge Park Road shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, police said.

    Police said Bruce J. Moyer, 28, of Schuylkill Haven, was turning left onto Keystore Boulevard in a 1996 Subaru Impreza when he struck a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Paul Fetterolf, 59, of Ashland, who had been traveling straight through the intersection.

    The impact caused the Silverado to spin and slide southeast, where it struck and went atop a raised traffic island, police said.

    Police said Fetterolf was moderately injured and taken to the hospital. Moyer suffered a minor injury.


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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:

    Joshua Woodruff, 21, Wysox, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines of $150, plus court costs, for the offense of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper William McDermott of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Woodruff following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

    Anthony Sidonio, 24, Rehoboth, Del., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for four months to 23 months, 29 days, followed by Probation supervision for a term of three years, fines of $1,500, plus court costs; 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 Rich Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Sidonio for the offense on Oct. 18, 2014.

    Kelly Hart, 45, Towanda, Pa., was re-sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 177 days to 18 months, fines of $450, plus court costs, for the offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, also a misdemeanor. Sergeant David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Hart for the offense in May 2013.

    Randolph Potter, 50, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines of $400 plus court costs, for the offenses of Criminal Trespass, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and Public Drunkenness, a summary offense. Officer John Werner of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Potter for the offense in November 2014.

    Kyle Cook, 27, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 20 days to 18 months, fines of $300, plus court costs for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Michael O'Boyle of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Cook following investigation of an incident that occurred in Rome Borough in February 2015.

    Donald Mochrie, 44, Milan, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 45 days (flat), fines of $300 plus court costs and restitution of $521.31, for the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a summary offense. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Mochrie following investigation of an incident that occurred in Smithfield Township in July 2014.

    Eamon Daley, 23, Lebanon, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 45 days (flat), 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; violations can result in incarceration) fines of $1,500, plus court costs, for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Daley for the offense in February 2015.

    Justin Hover, 21, Sayre, Pa., was resentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 98 days to 12 months, fines of $200, plus court costs, restitution of $3,000, for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Hover for the offense in May 2014.

    Rebecca Crane, 28, Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 24 months, fines of $1,000, plus court costs, for the offense of Conspiracy to Commit Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony. Officer Nikki Hoffman of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Crane for the offense in June 2014.

    Kevin Hoose, 24, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility for 24 months to 60 months, for the offense of Persons not to Possess a Firearm, a felony of the second degree. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Hoose for the offense in December 2014.

    Levi Cole, 20, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 10 days to six months, fines of $300, plus court costs, for the offense of Possession of drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Chief Doug Seeley of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Crane for the offense in January 2015.

    Porshea Moore, 30, Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines of $2,500, plus court costs and restitution, for the offense of Theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Daniel Thomas of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Moore for the offense in April 2015.

    Edward Howard, 49, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to State Intermediate Punishment 24 months (State Intermediate Punishment is a two year program; it begins with at least seven months of regular state prison, followed by custody in a drug/alcohol addiction center, followed by restricted living in a residential program; the prison administration must be satisfied that the prisoner has made progress in rehabilitation from substance abuse; if not, the prisoner will be dismissed from S.I.P. and resentenced; if the S.I.P. program is completed, the prisoner will be under probation supervision for two additional years and checked regularly for drug or alcohol use; if he violated during those two years, Probation will be revoked and if there is a violation more incarceration will be imposed) fines of $500, plus court costs, for the offense of Persons not to Possess a Firearm, a felony of the second degree. Deputy Brian Wibirt of the Bradford County Sheriff's Department arrested Howard for the offense in October 2014.

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

    Scott Teeter, 28, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a felony. Teeter will be sentenced on Oct. 22, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Mike Adams of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Teeter following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township in February 2015.

    April Duva, 32, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Retail Theft, misdemeanor of the second degree. Duva will be sentenced on Oct. 22, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Keith Stackhouse of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Duva for the offense in March 2015.

    Ryan Castle, 29, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Castle will be sentenced on Oct. 22, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Chris Schelling of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Castle following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Township in January 2015.

    Tontalao Grover, 44, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offenses of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony and Retail Theft, a felony of the third degree. Grover will be sentenced on Oct. 22, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Robert Hutchison of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Grover following investigation of the Delivery charge that occurred in Athens Township in December 2014. Officer Jason Serfass of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Grover for the Retail Theft charge in May 2015.

    James Kithcart, 27, Wysox, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Kithcart will be sentenced on Oct. 22, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Ryan Edsell of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Kithcart for the offense in March 2015.

    Anita Evans, 20, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Evans will be sentenced on Nov. 5, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Evans for the offense on March 7, 2015.

    Sarah Dunbar, 28, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession with Intent to deliver a Controlled Substance, a felony. Dunbar will be sentenced on Oct. 22, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Dunbar following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

    Tristan Cheatle, 19, McConnellsburg, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of delivery of a controlled Substance, a felony. Cheatle will be sentenced on Oct. 22, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Cheatle following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

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

    Leasa Freije, 44, State College, 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, Freije will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Freije must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and she will lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Trooper Joseph Bufalino of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Freije for the offense in Burlington Township in April 2015.

    Libby Jones, 31, Troy, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation Jones will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Jones must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and she will lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Trooper Caroline Rayeski of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Jones for the offense in Troy Township in March 2015.

    Nathan Murray, 40, 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 nine months. While on probation Murray will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Murray 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 Murray for the offense in Wyalusing Township in May 2015.

    Christine Hadlock, 34, Barton, N.Y., 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 Hadlock will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Hadlock must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and she will lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department filed the charges in April 2015, for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Margot Chilson, 51, Waverly, N.Y., 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 Chilson will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Chilson must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and she will lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department filed the charges in March 2015, for the offense in Sayre Borough.

    Ben Benjamin, 34, 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 12 months. While on probation Benjamin will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Benjamin 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 Chris Schelling of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Benjamin for the offense in Wysox Township in June 2015.

    Alexanderia Nez, 29, Wysox, 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 Nez will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Nez must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and she will lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days. Trooper Caroline Rayeski of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Nez for the offense.

    Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following person entered a plea of "no contest." The plea has the same effect as a guilty plea. It is entered when a defendant cannot recall the crime charged:

    Shane L. Collins, 30, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere/no contest to Criminal Trespass, a misdemeanor and Theft, a felony of the third degree. Collins will be sentenced on Nov. 5, 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 Collins following investigation of an incident that occurred in Columbia Township.

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

    Kristopher Reeves, 30, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for five days to six months, fines of $1,000.00, plus court costs; he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months. Reeves' ARD was revoked for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Reeves following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Jenna Nicholas, 29, Rome, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 72 hours to six months, fines of $750, plus court costs. Nicholas' ARD was revoked for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Trooper Peter Smith of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Nicholas following investigation of an incident that occurred in Rome Township.

    Thomas Fabyan, 26, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility 90 days (flat). County Intermediate Punishment involves a combination of restrictions and supervision. It may include home confinement, electronic monitor, and substance abuse treatment. Violations can result in incarceration. Fabyan was charged with Terroristic Threats, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Trooper Michael O'Boyle of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Fabyan following investigation of an incident that occurred in North Towanda Township on March 3, 2015.

    Brenda Johnson, 57, Wysox, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for seven 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; violations can result in incarceration) fines of $300, buy money of $170 plus court costs, and she will also lose her driver's license for six months for the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Johnson following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

    Ronald Simpson, 45, Red Lion, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for five days to six months, followed by Probation supervision for a term of 24 months, fines of $800, plus court costs; he will also lose his driver's license for 12 months, an additional license suspension of 18 months will be imposed for refusal to submit to testing when arrested, for the offenses of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor and Recklessly Endangering Another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Trooper Michael Tribendis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Simpson following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Township.

    Charles Carr, 33, Wellsboro, Pa., was sentenced to Probation supervision for a term of 24 months, fines of $1,000, plus court costs, and restitution of $14,907.33, for the offense of Home Improvement Fraud, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Carr following investigation of an incident that occurred.

    Timothy Short, 38, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for three months to 12 months, fines of $150, restitution of $500, plus court costs, for the offense of Theft, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Short following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township on Sept. 21, 2014.

    William McClintic Sr., 50, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 11 months to 48 months, fines of $1,500, plus court costs; he will also lose his driver's license for six months for the offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, also a misdemeanor. Deputy Donald Stringham of the Bradford County Sheriff's Department arrested McClintic for the offense occurring on Jan. 30, 2015.

    Kelly Voorhees, 36, of Mansfield, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility for five days to six months, followed by Probation supervision for a term of 12 months, fines of $800 plus court costs, she will also lose her driver's license for 12 months for the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor and Recklessly Endangering Another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Sergeant Trey Kurtz of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Voorhees.

    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:

    Kylah Delicati, 21, Tunkhannock, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offenses of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, also a misdemeanor. Delicati will be sentenced on Oct. 26, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Andrew Stevens of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Delicati for the offense on May 23, 2015.

    Amy Austin, 42, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, one a misdemeanor of the first degree. Austin will be sentenced on Nov. 12, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Derek Dekar of Athens Borough arrested Austin for the offense on Jan. 14, 2015.

    Andrew Thomas, 27, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, also a misdemeanor. Thomas will be sentenced on Nov. 5, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department and Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department both arrested Thomas on Nov. 29, 2014, and on July 8, 2015.

    Patrick Dowling, 28, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Dowling will be sentenced on Oct. 26, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Dowling following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township on Sept. 10, 2014.

    Shannon Howarth, 30, Stroudsburg, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft, felony of the third degree. Howarth will be sentenced on Oct. 26, 2015, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Miranda Musick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Howasth following investigation of an incident that occurred in Litchfield Township.

    John Walker, 53, Cogan Station, Pa., CR-890-2014, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Burglary, a felony of the first degree. Walker will be sentenced on a date to be determined, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Walker following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wells Township in August 2014.

    John Walker, 53, Cogan Station, Pa., CR-875-2014, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Burglary, a felony of the first degree. Walker will be sentenced on a date to be determined, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Walker following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township in August 2014.

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

    Samantha Eberlin, 27, Sayre, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation, Eberlin will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Eberlin must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel and she will lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department filed the charges on May 28, 2015 for the offense in Athens Township.

    Dane Woodruff, 21, Millersville, 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, Woodruff will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Woodruff 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 Peter Federici of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Woodruff for the offense.

    Zachary Keeney, 23, 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 nine months. While on probation, Keeney will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Keeney 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 Keeney for the offense.


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  • 09/20/15--21:00: Court Notes 9/21/15
  • EE Property Management LLC to Kevin C. Pizzano and Nicole Pizzano for $185,000; 32 Laselle Ave., Lehman Township.

    Fannie Mae (per attorney in fact) and Federal National Mortgage Association (per attorney in fact) and KML Law Group P.C. (Attorney in fact) to Kevin J. Jacoby for $148,935; 4 N. Birch Ave., Butler Township.

    Marie Quinn to Leslie O. McDonald and Margo McDonald for $375,000; 12 River Shore Court, West Pittston.

    Wesley L. Sales and Cindy L. Sales to Daniel H. Nicholas and Sarah J. Nicholas for 70 McClean St., Wilkes-Barre.

    Tanya M. Osenkarski and Tanya Marie Borofski to Samantha Page for $132,000; 11 Pearl St., Forty Fort.


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    Theft charges

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Matthew Hashuga has charged Diana Taylor, 25, of Shamokin, with theft and retail theft for incidents at Walmart Supercenter.

    On July 8 and July 9, Taylor allegedly stole $29 worth of merchandise. On July 24, she is accused of removing $200 in cash from a register while she was working at the store.

    Retail theft

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Irene Wolfe, 25, of Sunbury, was charged by Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with retail theft for allegedly making a fraudulent return of merchandise valued at $249 at Walmart Supercenter July 30.

    Keys found

    COAL TOWNSHIP - A set of keys was found in the area of Route 225 (Trevorton Road) Friday.

    The owner of the keys is urged to contact Coal Township police at 570-644-0333.

    Missing person

    EAST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP - State police at Frackville are searching for Charles J. Koncsler, 33, who was reported missing by a family member Sunday.

    Police said Koncsler traveled Joe's E.Z. Pull Auto Parts with two other people and at some point left their company. Police reported Koncsler couldn't be located on the premises.

    Police said Koncsler, who has his head shaved, is six feet tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He has blue eyes. His natural hair color is brown.

    Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call state police at Frackville at 570-874-5300.

    Harassment

    UPPER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - A 30-year-old Upper Mahanoy Township man and a 28-year-old male will be cited by state police at Stonington for harassment involving a disturbance at 5:18 p.m. Saturday at 165 Peach Tree Lane.

    Police did not release the identities of the accused.

    Motorcycle crash

    SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - Brian P. Dugan, 39, of Ashland, suffered a moderate injury in a motorcycle crash early Sunday at 347 Badmans Hill Road off Route 61 and was transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

    State police at Stonington said Dugan was driving a Harley-Davidson Soft Tail cycle east at 12:15 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a sharp right curve, causing an accident.

    Dugan was listed in serious condition Monday, according to a Geisinger spokeswoman.

    He was cited for driving at an unsafe speed and an investigation is continuing.

    Rig pulls down wires

    JORDAN TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington reported a tractor-trailer hauling a bulldozer pulled down a power line Thursday morning at the intersection of Klingerstown Road and Church Road.

    Police, who did not identify the driver, said the accident occurred at 11:47 a.m. while the operator was traveling south on Church Road and making a right turn to head west on Klingerstown Road. Upon seeing wires in the middle of the road, police said the operator pulled off to the side of the road.

    After the power lines came down, they broke, causing bricks to come off the side of a church.

    A witness told police he noticed the power lines had been hanging very low a couple days before the accident.

    Police said the 2002 Freightliner, which was at its legal height, sustained damage.

    Citations issued

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Code Enforcement Officer Chris Petrovich has cited Christopher J. Rumfelt, of 2 S. Franklin St., Shamokin, for not acquiring an occupancy permit and reporting a change in occupancy within 10 days for a property at 1525 W. Walnut St. that he manages for George Atiyeh, of Mount Carmel.

    Burglary

    JORDAN TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington are investigating a burglary that occurred at 2 a.m. Friday at 1201 Hooflander Road.

    Police said someone entered an unlocked porch door to gain access to the home and broke the screen door and main house door. At this time, the 21-year-old female homeowner, who was not identified by police, woke up and came downstairs. The burglar then fled in a dark vehicle.

    Total damage to the residence is approximately $200.

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

    Realtor signs stolen

    SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington reported someone stole three Square Diehl Realty Inc. signs from the intersection of Route 61 and Lilac Road between Sept. 12 and Sept. 16.

    The signs are valued at $125.

    Anyone with information about the theft is urged to contact police at 570-286-5601.

    Flashing light removed

    LOWER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington said a PennDOT LED flashing light from a cone in a construction zone along Dornsife Mountain Road was stolen Sept. 16.

    Runaway

    SUNBURY - Foster parent Sandy Kay Bingaman, 60, of 211 Bassett Road, Sunbury, reported a male juvenile ran away from her home at 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

    State police at Stonington are continuing their search for the teen.

    Simple assault

    RANSHAW - Dane E. Albertson Jr., 29, of 217 Third St., Ranshaw, was charged by Coal Township Patrolman David Sage with simple assault and harassment involving a domestic disturbance Sept. 13.

    According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Albertson is accused of punching his live-in girlfriend, Kirsten Gates, in the face, knocking her to the ground and dragging her along Third and Water streets. Gates suffered multiple injuries and was treated at the scene by AREA Services personnel before being transported to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where she underwent emergency room treatment before being released.

    Albertson was arraigned Monday by Gembic and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

    Multiple offenses

    MOUNT CARMEL - Patrick A. Pitts, 18, of 338 S. Pear St., Mount Carmel, has been charged by three different borough officers with drug-related offenses.

    Pitts is charged by Patrolman Justin Stelma with possessing spice and foil smoking pipes Aug. 27 at his home. He is charged by Patrolman William Adamski with possessing spice and a cellophane cigarette wrapper Aug. 29 on South Pear Street. Pitts also is charged by Lt. Christopher Buhay with possessing a foil smoking pipe with burnt spice residue at his residence Aug. 30.

    Fire call

    MOUNT CARMEL - Fire personnel responded to a call Monday morning at 133 N. Oak St. involving a wood burner that malfunctioned, causing the house to fill with smoke.

    Captain Jim Williams, of Anthracite Fire Company, reported Richard Ferri, of Mount Carmel, the owner of the house who is remodeling the property, was burning wood when the incident occurred. The call initially was reported as a first-alarm dwelling fire, but Williams said damage was contained to the wood burner.

    Mount Carmel Code Enforcement Officer Robin Williams said the damper on the wood burner will need to be replaced before it can be operated. He said Ferri is in compliance with all building codes.

    Also responding were members of Clover Hose Company, firefighter Jack Williams Sr., Lt. Chris Buhay and Mount Carmel Township Police Chief Brian Hollenbush.

    Drug paraphernalia

    KULPMONT - William A. Griffiths, 22, of 936 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, was charged by Police Chief Michael Pitcavage with possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct relating to a Sept. 1 incident at his home.

    Police said Griffiths, who was playing music loudly, possessed a hollow pen containing white powder residue commonly used to inhale pills.

    Theft charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - Brian G. Madden Jr., 22, of 255 W. Saylor St., Atlas, was charged by Patrolman William Adamski with theft, receiving stolen property and public drunkenness involving a Sept. 1 incident.

    Police reported Madden allegedly stole a tip jar containing $20.39 from the Vine Street Sandwich Shop.


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    Police Briefs

    Burglary occurs in Wysox Twp.

    A burglary has occurred at Joshua John McGovern's residence at the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and Pennsylvania Avenue in Wysox Township, police said.

    Someone entered McGovern's residence sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 and stole various items, including a man's watch, a necklace and coins from a change jar, state police said.

    Package with sneakers stolen

    State police at Towanda said they are investigating the theft of a United States Postal Service package containing blue and black Under Armour brand sneakers that was removed from the porch of Justin Porter, 18, of Columbia Township, at his residence on Austinville Road.

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

     

    People injured

    State police at Towanda said four people were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred recently on Route 154 in Canton Township.

    According to police, the driver, Lenora Smith, 48, of Shunk, had a moderate injury. A 15-year-old male passenger and a 3-year-old female passenger, both from Shunk, had minor injuries and a child, whose age was not provided, from Shunk, had a moderate injury, police said.

    Police said Smith was traveling east in a Subaru Outback, just east of the intersection with Pine Swamp Road, and lost control of the vehicle for an unknown reason. Police said it crossed over the westbound lane, left the roadway, and struck a tree, rendering it inoperable. It came to rest in contact with the tree, police said.

    Police said all the people were transported by Western Alliance to either Robert Packer Hospital or Geisinger.

    According to police, Smith was charged with a "driving on roadways laned" violation.

     

    PFA violated

    State police at Towanda said a 44-year-old Towanda resident sent a 34-year-old Canton resident a text message in violation of an active PFA order between the two parties at approximately 6:40 p.m. Aug. 17 on Cedar Ledge Lane in Canton Township.

    Police said the Towanda resident was arrested, charged, and released Aug. 17 in District Court 42-3-04.

    Police did not identify the people by name or gender.

     

    Game camera taken

    State police at Towanda said someone unknown removed a game camera belonging to Mark Coile, 36, of Canton, sometime between 5 p.m. Sept. 10 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 on Route 14 in Canton Township, without authorization, and left apparently undetected.

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

     

    Mailbox damaged

    State police at Towanda said they are investigating an incident in which someone unknown damaged the mailbox of Heather M. Katona, 40, of Canton, sometime between approximately 3 p.m. Sept. 11 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 on Brague Road in Canton Township.

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


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  • 09/22/15--21:00: Court notes 9/23/15
  • Judge Thomas F. Burke Jr., presiding Tuesday over Luzerne County Domestic Relations Contempt Court, ordered the following defendant jailed for failure to pay child support:

    John Pashinski, 171 Charles St., Wilkes-Barre; $1,427, lodged three months.

    Warrants were issued for the following defendants:

    Matthew S. Galarza, 338 W. Elm St., Hazleton; $1,249.

    Brian Clark, 605 Sibley Ave., Taylor; $6,100.

    Robert O’Boyle, 56 Ryman St., Kingston; $2,865.

    Joshua Goodwin, 155 Blackman St., Wilkes-Barre; $30,345 in two cases.

    Robert D. Slezak, 700 Suscon Road, Pittston; $2,887.

    Vito Ginocchietti, 121 Tompkins St., Pittston; $3,794.


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  • 09/22/15--21:00: Police Briefs 9/23/2015
  • Man apprehended

    State police at Mansfield said Mitchel R. Smith, 19, of Canton, was apprehended by Walmart Asset Protection Associates sometime between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Walmart on South Main Street in Mansfield, Richmond Township, Tioga County, Pa., while attempting to steal $96.87 worth of merchandise from the store.

    Lockwood, N.Y. woman facing theft charge

    Athens Township Police charged Bridget Michelle Meadows, 27, of Lockwood, N.Y., with retail theft on Sept. 18 after an incident at the Elmira Street Walmart in Athens, Athens police said.

    Walmart's asset protection associate witnessed Meadows and a male suspect take 24 items, totaling $149.26, and attempt to leave the store without paying for them, police said.

    The associate saw Meadows place baby formula in the bottom of a baby stroller, then place makeup wipes and skin cleanser in the stroller as well, police said.

    Meadows covered the items with a blanket and paid for a few items at the register before being stopped while exiting the store, police said.

    Meadows has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Oct. 20 for her preliminary hearing.

    Theft charge for Athens woman

    Linda Lee Parks, 48, of Athens, was charged with retail theft by Athens Township Police on Sept. 20 after being seen placing items in her purse at the Elmira Street Walmart in Athens and not paying for them, Athens police said.

    A Walmart asset protection associate saw Parks and another woman select clothing items and place them in their purses before paying for one item and attempting to leave, police said.

    The items Parks took totaled $89.35, according to police.

    After conducting a record check, police found that Parks had at least one prior conviction of retail theft, police said.

    Parks has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Oct. 20 for her preliminary hearing.

    Sayre woman charged with simple assault, harassment

    On Sept. 20, Sayre Borough Police charged 25-year-old Amanda L. Hendee, of Sayre, with attempted simple assault and harassment, strike, shove, kick, etc., Sayre police said.

    Police responded to a Stedman Street residence for a domestic disturbance and found Hendee, the victim, and the caller, police said.

    The caller told police Hendee and the victim were arguing when Hendee punched the victim in the face, police said.

    The victim told police the argument was over money and when the victim told Hendee "leave me alone," she punched him in the face several times, police said.

    Police observed a red mark and swelling under the victim's left eye, and the victim stated the injury was caused by Hendee.

    Police said Hendee's knuckles on her right hand were red and that Hendee confirmed what the caller reported to police.

    Hendee has been issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Oct. 20 for her preliminary hearing.

    Kayak stolen in Laporte Twp.

    A single-person, brown Pelican kayak was recently stolen from along Lake Makoma in Laporte Township, Sullivan County, police said.

    The boat belongs to Leroy Bennett of Pennsdale, Pa., police said.

    The theft occurred sometime between Sept. 1 and Sept. 20, near 159 East Shore Drive, state police said.

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

    Mountain bikes stolen in Laporte Twp.

    Several items were stolen from 279 East Shore Drive in Laporte Township, including an orange Specialized Stumpjumper mountain bike, a silver and black Jamis Dakota mountain bike, and a 24-foot aluminum extension ladder, police said.

    The items belong to David Morehart of Cogan Station, Pa., police said.

    The items were stolen sometime between July 24 and Aug. 14 from a storage area underneath a porch, state police said.

    Also, someone entered the basement of the residence at 279 East Shore Drive Saturday evening, state police said. However, no items were reported damaged or missing as a result of the incident on Saturday evening.

    Anybody with information about these incidents is asked to contact the state police at Laporte at (570) 946-4610.

    One injured in Monroe Twp. crash

    One passenger suffered a minor injury in a recent motor vehicle accident on Woodside Road in Monroe Township, police said.

    The accident occurred when 20-year-old Scott A. Gray of Mildred, who was traveling west on Woodside Road, failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, which caused his vehicle to leave the north side of the roadway, police said.

    Gray's 2001 Dodge Neon struck a guard rail and came to rest against several trees, state police at Towanda said.

    A passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Mystick R. Wood of Mildred, suffered a minor injury, police said.

    Gray and a baby girl, who was a passenger in the vehicle, were uninjured, state police said.

    The accident occurred at 4:40 p.m. on Sept. 5, 328 feet south of township Route 402.

    DUI charge

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

    Jason Eric Garey, 40, of Sayre, by Sayre Borough Police on Sept. 20 on Pitney Street in South Waverly Borough. Garey was also charged with driving with a suspended license, DUI related; recklessly endangering another person; failure to use a turn signal; and driving on the wrong side of the roadway. Garey later submitted to a blood chemical test to determine the level of bath salts in his system, but numbers were not available in court documents. Gary was remanded to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Garey will appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 29 for his preliminary hearing.


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    Two injured

    VALLEY TOWNSHIP - Two Marion Heights residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Continental Boulevard and Valley West Road in this Montour County township.

    State police at Milton reported Cainen J. McAllister, 21, of Danville, was making a left turn from McCracken Run Road onto Continental Boulevard at 2:42 p.m. when he pulled his 1997 Nissan Maxima into the path of a 2004 Ford Explorer operated by Charlotte J. Sarisky, 18, of Marion Heights, resulting in a collision. Sarisky was traveling west on Continental Boulevard in the left lane when the accident occurred.

    Two passengers in Sarisky's vehicle, Lynn A. Sarisky, 44, and Barbara M. Zanuck, 72, both of Marion Heights, suffered injuries and were transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

    Both drivers and another passenger in Sarisky's Explorer, Allison M. Sarisky, 23, of Marion Heights, escaped injury.

    Asleep at the wheel

    CATAWISSA - A Mount Carmel woman suffered minor injuries early Sunday morning in a one vehicle accident near the intersection of West Hillcrest Drive, Catawissa.

    State Police at Bloomsburg reported Amber N. Kogut, 18, was traveling north on State Route 487, River Hill Drive, when she failed to negotiate a left turn in the roadway after she fell asleep. She exited the right side of the road striking a tree with the front of her vehicle. Her 2005 Toyota Highlander sustained heavy front end damage and was towed from the scene. Kogut, who was wearing her seatbelt, was transported to Geisinger Medical Center for treatment.

    DUI, heroin charges

    COAL TOWNSHIP - Jared Robert Paul Stover, 26, of 3614 Upper Road, Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Terry Ketchem Jr. with driving under the influence of laorzepam (a metabolite of heroin), possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a Sept. 2 incident on Route 61 near Tharptown.

    Police found bags of heroin in Stover's shoe, several heroin wrappers containing residue and bottle caps used to prepare heroin to be injected into the body.


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    Trevorton Road accident

    COAL TOWNSHIP - One injury was reported in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning on Trevorton Road (Route 225).

    Coal Township police said Sharon A. Kitchen, of 531 S. Eighth St., Shamokin, was stopped in the southbound lane in her 2003 Jeep Liberty at 8:45 a.m. waiting to make a left turn into the east entrance of Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center when a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo operated by Danielle N. Avellino, of 400 Warsaw St., Marion Heights, struck the rear of Kitchen's vehicle.

    Kitchen complained of back pain and was transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where she underwent emergency room treatment before being released. Avellino was not injured.

    Avellino's car sustained severe damage and was towed. Kitchen's Jeep Liberty sustained moderate damage.

    Avellino was cited by police for following a vehicle too closely.

    Also assisting were Coal Township Fire Chief Russ Feese and members of Forest Hills Fire Company.

    Guilty pleas

    MOUNT CARMEL - Two defendants pleaded guilty Wednesday and were ordered by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones to pay fines and costs.

    David V. Brzostowski, 56, of 322 N. Oak St., Mount Carmel, pleaded guilty to harassment and public drunkenness and was ordered to pay a fine and costs totaling $404.50. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was withdrawn.

    Brzostowski was charged by Mount Carmel Lt. Christopher Buhay in connection with an Aug. 20 incident at his home.

    Robert R. Lawson, 50, of 139 Centre St., Apt. 1, Ashland, pleaded guilty to restrictions on alcoholic beverages and was ordered to pay a fine and costs totaling $143.50. Charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were withdrawn.

    Lawson was charged by Mount Carmel Township Kelly Campbell in connection with an Aug. 11 vehicle stop on top of the Natalie Mountain (Route 54).

    Restitution made

    MOUNT CARMEL - Charges of deceptive business practices and theft filed by Mount Carmel Township Police Chief Brian Hollenbush against Joseph T. McGinley, 51, of 233 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, were withdrawn Wednesday at the office of Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones when the defendant made restitution in the case.

    Police said McGinley was accused of receiving $3,520 from Sherry Doyle on Dec. 20, 2011, for repair work at a residence at 201 Wood St., Atlas, that he never completed.

    Assault charges

    MOUNT CARMEL - Ronald W. Barron, 37, of 308 N. Maple St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Lt. Christopher Buhay with two counts of simple assault and one count of harassment and unlawful restraint involving a Sept. 2 disturbance at his residence.

    According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Barron is accused of grabbing his girlfriend, Amy Carlin, throwing her into a counter and across the room onto a floor, choking her and holding her head down while yelling into her ear.

    Carlin, who resides at 400 W. Third St., Apt. 2, Mount Carmel, suffered injuries to her head, ankles and wrist, police said.

    Vehicle smashed

    CENTRALIA - State police at Bloomsburg said unknown actors smashed the right side of a vehicle owned by Trevor Johnson, of Wilburton, while it was parked along North Street in Centralia between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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