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WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport District Enforcement Office of the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement received 77 complaints and conducted 14 age compliance checks in August.

Six establishments were found to have sold alcohol to underage buyers and nine violation and warning letters were issued regarding liquor law violations.

Four citations were issued for underage drinking and four criminal arrests were made last month.

Scrap metal theft

SHAMOKIN — John William Derr, 28, of 904 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with theft of secondary metal, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass for allegedly removing several pounds of scrap metal valued between $75 and $125 from a demolition site at 316 N. Shamokin St. on Aug. 16.

Police said the scrap metal is owned by demolition contractor Robert Gusick, of Shamokin.

Burglary

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Scott Weaver charged Elizabeth C. Rogers, 24, of 410 Spruce St., Kulpmont, with burglary and theft involving an incident that occurred Wednesday morning.

According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Rogers is accused of entering the home of her stepmother, Ann Rogers, of 114 N. Second St., Shamokin, stealing bank checks and obtaining $280 from a local bank after cashing one of the checks.

DUI

COAL TOWNSHIP — Denise F. Fertig, 27, of 18 S. Seventh St., Ashland, was charged by Patrolman Edward Purcell with two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, careless driving and driving under suspension relating to a May 24 two-vehicle accident in the 1600 block of Tioga Street.

Police reported Fertig drove under the influence of clonazepam, Delta 9 Carboxy THC, morphine-free, carisoprodol and meprobamate.

DUI

COAL TOWNSHIP — John Pastuszek, 64, of 1460 Wabash St., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Edward Purcell with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving involving a May 19 two-vehicle accident in the 1400 block of Wabash Street.

Police reported Pastuszek had a blood-alcohol content of .191 percent.

Dog law violations

SHAMOKIN — State Dog Warden Mark J. Rusinko has charged Victoria Campbell, 27, of 1111 N. Pearl St., Shamokin, with failing to register her dog and failing to comply with other provisions of the Dog Law Act involving incidents dating back to Oct. 21, 2015.

In a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Rusinko said Campbell was convicted Sept. 21, 2015, of harboring a dangerous female pit bull mix named “Gracie” and has never registered the dog or completed other Dog Law Act requirements including spaying and microchip verification.

Disorderly conduct

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Shane Mowery has charged George T. Wayland, 54, of 9 N. Marshall St., Shamokin, with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief in connection with a Sept. 1 incident at 12 N. Marshall St.

Police reported Wayland is accused of firing a pellet toward Billie Jean Howard that caused damage to the siding of her home.

Simple assault

SHAMOKIN — Mary D. Laude, 26, of 30 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment relating to an Aug. 28 disturbance at Shamokin and Race streets.

Police reported Laude is accused of assaulting Christine May, who suffered injuries to her nose, mouth, left eye and chin in the assault that occurred shortly before 8 p.m.

DUI, hit and run

SHAMOKIN — Jesse Roeder, 36, of 414 E. Webster St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Nathan Rhodes with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, hit and run and resisting arrest.

Police reported Roeder, who had a blood-alcohol content of .213 percent, was driving a truck that struck a parked truck in the 400 block of South Shamokin Street at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and then fled the scene.

DUI, hit and run

SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP — Trooper Nicholas Berger of state police at Stonington charged Cindy Lou Hall, 59, of 109 S. Market St., Apt. 2, Shamokin, with driving under the influence of a combination of drugs and hit and run involving an Aug. 2 accident on Snydertown Road near Laurel Lane.

Police reported Hall had lorazepam and zolpidem in her blood system.

DUI

COAL TOWNSHIP — Two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and charges of driving without a license, failing to drive in a single lane, speeding and careless driving were filed by Trooper Michael App of state police at Stonington against James John Williams Jr., 21, of 224 W. Second St., Mount Carmel.

The charges relate to an incident that occurred at 1:35 a.m. Aug. 11 at the intersection of Route 61 and Maysville Road.