Police Blotter

Published: 2/15/2017 11:00 AM
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Retail theft

COAL TOWNSHIP — Reena M. Shingara, 31, of Coal Township, was charged with retail theft by Patrolman Matthew Hashuga for an incident at Walmart on Dec. 22.

Hashuga said Shingara took $305.20 worth of merchandise from the store without paying full retail value.

Shingara also was charged by Hashuga with a misdemeanor count of retail theft for allegedly taking $305.20 worth of toys and candles from Walmart between 11:04 to 11:39 a.m. Dec. 22.

Liquor law violation

COAL TOWNSHIP — The Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement cited Bill’s Tavern, 1033 W. Pine St., Feb. 9, with failing to maintain complete and truthful records covering the operation of the licensed business for a period of two years immediately preceding Jan. 4.

Retail theft

COAL TOWNSHIP — George R. Farr, 37, of 917 Chestnut St., Apt. C, Kulpmont, was charged by Cpl. Joshua Wynn with a misdemeanor of retail theft for incidents that occurred at Walmart on Jan. 3, 4 and 10.

Wynn said Farr stole merchandise valued at $71.59. A prior arrest raised the grading of the offense to a misdemeanor.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Scott Weaver cited Daniel Patrick Fitzgerald, 63, of 1016 N. Washington St., Shamokin, with retail theft for allegedly attempting to take $17.37 worth of merchandise from the Dollar General by stuffing it in his pockets at 3:15 p.m. Monday.

Possession of controlled substance

COAL TOWNSHIP — Kyle L. Gray, 30, of 494 W. Saylor St., Atlas, was charged by Cpl. Joshua Wynn with misdemeanors of possession of Adderall and possession of drug paraphernalia for an incident at 10:45 p.m. Jan. 19 at 1238 W. Mulberry St.

Wynn said he visited the residence because Gray was making threats against himself and others. Wynn said Gray had a smoking pipe with residue that smelled like burnt marijuana and a pill bottle containing an Adderall pill.

Possession of marijuana

COAL TOWNSHIP — Robert Nathan Searls, 21, of 914 N. Vine St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Jason Adams with a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana at 7:41 p.m. Feb. 7 at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Berry Street.

Adams said Searls and another man were passed out in a black SUV at the intersection. When he woke them, he asked Searls to show his drivers license and a small clear plastic baggie containing marijuana fell out of his wallet onto the ground, Adams said.

Assault charges

SHAMOKIN — Alisca M. Mutschler, 25, of 239 W. Pine St., Shamokin, was charged by Trooper Nathan Messner of state police at Stonington with aggravated assault and simple assault involving a disturbance at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home.

Messner reported he was assisting Cpls. Matthew McDermott and Greg Fraley in attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Aaron Lutcher, of 239 W. Pine St., when an argument broke out between Lutcher and Mutschler. While Fraley’s back was turned to her, Mutschler ran into and shoved Fraley from the rear, causing minor neck pain, police said.

Mutschler was arraigned at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III and released on $10,000 bail.

Endangering the welfare of children

PAXINOS — Trooper James Nestico charged Melanie Jan Guinther, 35, of 5 Madison Ave., Elysburg, with a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of children for an incident at 5281 Route 61, Paxinos, at 3:47 p.m. Dec. 27.

Nestico said Guinther injected heroin then overdosed on the floor of her bathroom when she had temporary one day custody of her son.

Guinther was resuscitated by EMS, Nestico said.

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