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Published: 8/12/2017 10:00 AM
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Threatened to burn down house

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — State police in Schuylkill Haven said Russell Joseph Brown, of Schuylkill Haven, was incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 after he became upset that he was locked out of a residence at 4 Kate Ave. (Renninger’s Haven), North Manheim Township at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said Brown grabbed a gasoline can, poured gas on the side of the house, down the exterior and onto the grass, and said if he couldn’t get inside he would burn the house down. He then said he was going to get a gun and shoot a woman, a man and two juvenile living inside the house, police said.

He was charged with making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment, police said.


MOUNT CARMEL — Lt. Christopher Buhay charged Jason R. Marinelli, 31, of 24 E. Third St., Apt. 202, Mount Carmel, with misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property for an alleged theft that occurred between 8 a.m. July 18 and 4 p.m. July 19 at 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel.

Buhay said a camera at Joseph J. Stutz Funeral Home caught Marinelli taking a package containing Nicoderm worth $50 from the residence’s porch while he was walking his dog and pushing a child in a stroller.

Simple assault

MOUNT CARMEL — Amber Marie Malantonio, 31, of 337 E. Center St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Lt. Christopher Buhay with simple assault and disorderly conduct and cited with harassment/stalking and disorderly conduct making unreasonable noise in connection to an 8:35 a.m. July 20 disturbance at her home.

Buhay said when he arrived at the residence Malantonio was crawling around and screaming on the porch. Michael Benjamin told police he had been attempting to leave the residence and Malantonio did not want him to so she yelled, screamed, grabbed his shirt, chased him, struck him in the face and chest and grabbed at him with her nails.

Drug paraphernalia

MOUNT CARMEL — Patrolman William Adamski charged Tyler Michael Wondoloski, 24, of 802 W. Fifth St., Mount Carmel, with two misdemeanor counts of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia after a 2:30 p.m. July 12 probation check at the intersection of Avenue and Hickory Street.

Adamski said probation officers stopped Wondoloski on the street because he had not been reporting to their office and found inside his backpack numerous drug paraphernalia items including zip bags, razor blades, a snorting straw and a mirror with white powder residue. Adamski said Wondoloski admitted to recently using bath salts and methamphetamine.

Drug paraphernalia

MOUNT CARMEL — John M. Blashock, 48, and Constance E. Delowery, 47, both of 245 S. Walnut St., Mount Carmel, were each charged by Patrolman William Adamski with two misdemeanor counts of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia after an 11:30 a.m. July 12 probation check at their residence.

Adamski said adult probation tested Blashock and Delowery for drugs and both tested positive for using opiates and methamphetamine, then admitted to using methamphetamine and heroin. He said probation searched the house and found numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia including wax paper bags, snorting straws, smoking pipes, cotton swabs and a digital scale.

Fight resulting in broken door

MOUNT CARMEL — Christopher John Delbo, 23, of 419 W. Fifth St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman William Adamski with a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief and citations of disorderly conduct of fighting and public drunkenness after he was allegedly involved in a 4:52 a.m. July 23 fight at Third and Oak streets.

Adamski said Delbo pushed a smaller man into a glass door, breaking it. A repair bill for the door totaled $566.

Liquor law violation

CATAWISSA — The Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement cited the Veteran of Foreign Wars Home Association Harman and Allen Post No. 8306, 121 Railroad St., Catawissa, with violating rules about club officers and improperly admitting club officers between June 1 to July 11 and June 14 to 18.

The bureau said club officers were not elected in accordance with liquor code in that the post commander, senior vice commander and quartermaster of the parent lodge automatically become president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer in the licensed club. Also, the bureau said the post permitted a club officer and/or employee who operates a game of change to participate in the game.


DALMATIA — State Police in Lykens report an unknown man broke into 120 River Drive, Dalmatia, and stole $200 from a 56-year-old man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 717-362-8700.

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