Police Blotter

Published: 2/14/2017 11:00 AM
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Scattering rubbish

COAL TOWNSHIP — Matthew Ludy, 26, of 215 S. Oak St., Coal Township, was charged with a misdemeanor count of scattering rubbish after he allegedly dumped two mattresses and a box spring off of Big Mountain Road at 7:16 p.m. Feb. 2.

Police said the grading of the offense was raised to a misdemeanor because this is Ludy’s second offense for dumping.

A passenger in the vehicle who helped Ludy, Charles Britton Jr., 25, of 739 Ash St., Apt. 1, Kulpmont, was also charged with a summary offense of scattering rubbish, police said.

Multiple charges

MOUNT CARMEL — Dawn Lee Smith, 40, of North Chestnut Street, Mount Carmel, has been charged by borough police with multiple offenses relating to two incidents.

Patrolman William Adamski charged Smith with criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to an Oct. 12 incident at 515 W. Avenue.

Patrolman Kyle Schauer charged Smith with criminal conspiracy, possessing prohibited offensive weapons, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia involving a Dec. 2 incident at Turkey Hill Minit Market at 130 E. Fifth St., where police found bath salts, a knife, brass knuckles and drug paraphernalia belonging to Smith in a vehicle.

Retail theft

COAL TOWNSHIP — Mary Ann Dougal, 51, of 521 W. Second St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with three counts of retail theft relating to incidents at Walmart Supercenter.

Dougal is accused of fraudulently returning $19.94 worth of merchandise Aug. 27. She also allegedly fraudulently returned $54.82 in merchandise and stole $98 worth of merchandise from the store Sept. 3.

Police said all three charges are misdemeanors since Dougal has a prior conviction for retail theft.

Drug paraphernalia

KULPMONT — Officer-in-Charge Patrick McAndrew charged Anissa R. Swigart, 33, of 1004 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, with possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a Jan. 24 incident at her home.

Police said a multi-colored smoking pipe with burnt residue suspected of being marijuana or synthetic marijuana was found in her home.

DUI

MOUNT CARMEL — Patrolman Matthew Dillman has charged Catherine M. Langley, 50, of 27 E. Sixth St., Apt. 1, Mount Carmel, with driving under the influence, careless driving, failing to sign a vehicle registration card, restrictions on driver’s licenses and failing to provide a change of address or name within 15 days.

Police said Langley, who refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test, was operating a vehicle that struck a stop sign at Fifth and Oak streets Nov. 23.

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