Police Blotter

Published: 4/19/2017 10:10 AM
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Access device fraud

WILBURTON — Laura A. Pavloski, 32, of 9 First St., Wilburton, reported to state police an unknown person took her credit card information online and made $587.91 in unauthorized charges.

Drug paraphernalia

COAL TOWNSHIP — Tiphanee Aquila Washington-Smith, 29, of 3941 Haverford Ave., Philadelphia, is charged by Trooper Tyler Watson with a misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of a controlled substance in connection with a 1:50 p.m. April 2 incident at SCI-Coal Township.

Watson said the Drug Interdiction K-9 unit reacted to Washington-Smith’s Chevy Uplander Van as it entered the prison’s checkpoint. The K-9 handler, Sgt. Matthew Lahr, searched the vehicle and found a metal gridner with marijuana residue on the passenger side door, Watson said.

Washington-Smith, who had been driving, told police she had smoked marijuana prior to operating the vehicle, Watson said. A blood test showed the presence of Alprazolam and THC in her system, Watson said.

Theft

SHAMOKIN — Joshua Aaron Knapik, 24, of 1109 W. Independence St., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with a felony count of access device fraud and misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property in connection to a series of purchases and cash withdrawls made using a debit card between March 24 and 27 in the Shamokin area.

Weaver said Knapick stole a debit card from a woman’s purse, who discovered that the card had been used at Puff’s Express, Wendy’s, Weis Markets, the Penn-Jersey Mart and several ATMs. The total amount taken was $677.32, Weaver said.

Public drunkenness

COAL TOWNSHIP — Jeffrey Long, 24, of 207 Lower Excelsior Road, Coal Township, was cited by Coal Township police for public drunkenness for an incident at the Mount Royal Mart, 2 Main St., at 5:48 p.m. March 15.

Long was in the store under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and was annoying customers and the clerk in the store, police said. They also said Long was laying on the floor inside the business.

Guilty plea

SHAMOKIN — Michelle Marie Spicer, 31, of 1031 E. Webster St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to a summary count of disorderly conduct and was ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay a $200 fine and costs Tuesday.

A misdemeanor count of false identification to law enforcement authorities was withdrawn.

State police said Spicer gave a false name when they attempted to pick her up at her house on a warrant out of Dauphin County Feb. 1.

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