Drug possession

SHAMOKIN — Stefanie Michell Lichty, 40, of 550 N. Market St., Apt. 5, has been charged by Patrolman Brandon Cohick with one misdemeanor count of drug possession and one summary count of operating a motor vehicle without a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license as the result of an incident early Saturday morning.

According to police, the defendant was observed slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle. A background check revealed that Lichty’s license had expired last year and she was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Lichty, who was on probation at the time of the incident, was arrested and committed to Northumberland County Jail.

Vehicle versus horse

LYKENS — No injuries were reported in an accident in which a vehicle struck a horse that ran into the roadway on Crossroads Road in Lykens Township March 13.

The driver, William F. Dewitt, 42, of Shamokin, and four passengers were traveling north in the area of Route 25 when the horse ran in front of the Toyota Scion xD, resulting in the vehicle striking it. The accident caused disabling damage to the vehicle and it had to be towed from the scene.

Loitering and avoiding apprehension

SHAMOKIN — Charles Jonathan Ammon, 39, last known address of 325 N. Shamokin St., Apt. 1B, was charged by Patrolman Brandon Cohick with misdemeanors of flight to avoid apprehension and loitering and prowling at night time and one summary count of public drunkenness in relation to an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police observed four individuals, including Ammon, walking near Turkey Hill at 1:35 a.m. and heard a male state what sounded like, “I didn’t do anything.” Officers drove by the male in an attempt to get a better look at his face and said he repeatedly looked back at them as he walked. When attempting to try to stop him to speak, they said Ammon kept disappearing. When they caught up with him, Ammon apologized and said he was scared because he had a warrant out for his arrest from the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Liquor violation

SHAMOKIN — State police cited The Club House Inc., 1027-29 E. Race St., Coal Township, for allegedly selling alcohol to a minor.

The business could face penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses.

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