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Published: 1/10/2017 11:00 AM
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Theft of leased property

COAL TOWNSHIP — Christopher Clark, 29, of 551 N. Sixth St., Shamokin, was charged with a felony count of theft of leased property.

Patrolman Edward Purcell Jr. said Clark signed three lease agreements on July 13 with Rent-A-Center, Coal Township, for a two piece chocolate sectional, a 55-inch Phillips 4K television, a stereo and a bedroom set and mattress. Clark made the initial payments totaling $94.44 to take the items home but failed to make any subsequent payments or return the items, Purcell said.

The total owed by Clark is $4,650.64, Purcell said.

Retail theft

COAL TOWNSHIP — Joshua M. Daya, 33, of 1217 Scott St., Kulpmont, was charged by Patorlman Edward Purcell Jr. with a felony count of retail theft.

Purcell said Daya took an Otterbox cell phone case from Russell Cellular sometime between 10:40 and 11:15 a.m. Dec. 15.

Daya’s prior criminal record makes the charge a felony.

Retail theft

KULPMONT — Daniel Dean Ahlers, 55, of 129 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Patrick McAndrew with a misdemeanor count of retail theft.

McAndrew said Ahlers took a Five Hour Energy drink and a lighter from the Kulpmont Turkey Hill, 862 Chestnut St., at around 1:30 p.m. Dec. 22.

Ahlers admitted to police he took the drink and lighter and that he had gone to pay for both after he was contacted to come to the station for an interview, McAndrew said.


MOUNT CARMEL — Ryan “Rocco” Scott Winkler, 37, of 305 W. Second St., Mount Carmel, is charged by Patrolman Kevin Katch with felony counts of burglary and criminal trespassing and misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property for an incident at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at 246 S. Oak St. Apt. 2.

Katch said the resident, Amanda Starr, and an acquaintance, Randy Campbell Jr., returned to the apartment at 9:15 p.m. Oct. 18 and saw Winkler coming out of her front door, which she had locked earlier in the night. When she went inside she found a wedding set of two silver and diamond rings valued at $130 had been taken from her jewelry box, police said.

False registration, hit and run

COAL TOWNSHIP — Patrolman Edward Purcell Jr. charged Joseph Tumolo, 43, 1519 W. Fern St., Coal Township, with misdemeanor counts of altered, forged or counterfeit documents and plates and accidents involving damage to attended property and summary offenses of driving with a suspended license, failing to give information after an accident, failing to notify police of an accident, using a plate from another vehicle, failing to have registration, operating a vehicle without inspection and driving without insurance.

Purcell said at 5:54 p.m. Oct. 19 at the intersection of Route 61 and Hakes Street, in front of McDonald’s, Tumolo drove a black Jeep Cherokee into a black Honda CRV, which was pushed into a silver Dodge truck. He then fled the scene, leaving behind a trail of auto fluids, police said.

An anonymous caller alerted police to the location of the Jeep, which had been left in the Coal Run area. Purcell said the Jeep had front end damage consistent with the crash. The registration was expired, registration plates and VIN did not match the vehicle, and an inspection sticker laying on the dash was associated with a Saturn, Purcell said.

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