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HARRY DEITZ/FOR THE NEWS-ITEM Route 42 crash Paul Neyer, of Catawissa, at right behind car, escaped injuries in a one-car accident late Wednesday morning on Route 42 between Aristes and Centralia in Conyngham Township, Columbia County. He said he was driving toward Centralia from Aristes when he lost control of his car on the wet highway while rounding a curve. His car slid off the right side of the road and flipped to its roof. Aristes and Centralia firefighters responded, along with state police from the Bloomsburg, who are investigating the crash. The car was towed.

HARRY DEITZ/FOR THE NEWS-ITEM Route 42 crash Paul Neyer, of Catawissa, at right behind car, escaped injuries in a one-car accident late Wednesday morning on Route 42 between Aristes and Centralia in Conyngham Township, Columbia County. He said he was driving toward Centralia from Aristes when he lost control of his car on the wet highway while rounding a curve. His car slid off the right side of the road and flipped to its roof. Aristes and Centralia firefighters responded, along with state police from the Bloomsburg, who are investigating the crash. The car was towed.

Unsanitary conditions

SHAMOKIN — Kathleen Llewellyn, of Wilmington, Delaware, was cited by Cpl. Bryan Primerano for allowing unsanitary conditions at a property she owns at 620 W. Gowen St. The citation was filed Sunday.

Public nuisance

SHAMOKIN — Cpl. Bryan Primerano cited Domitila Anaya-Reyes, of Manassas, Virginia, on Sunday for causing a public nuisance by allowing a building she owns at 535 S. Seventh St. to be in a state of collapse.

Public drunkenness

SHAMOKIN — Daniel J. Ruskuski Sr., 55, of 218 W. Independence St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Brandon Cohick for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct relating to a disturbance at 12:53 p.m. Friday in the first block of South Rock Street.

Police said Ruskuski disturbed family members and neighbors by shouting and make a scene while allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Cpl. Bryan Primerano cited Kiah Carl, 18, of 1116 Tioga St., Coal Township, for retail theft for allegedly stealing a fleece jacket valued at $12.50 from the Dollar General, 30 E. Independence St., at 7:06 p.m. Oct. 4.

Public nuisance

SHAMOKIN — Edwina M. Lahr, 41, of 250 S. Wood St., Shamokin, was cited Sunday by Cpl. Bryan Primerano for causing a public nuisance by storing garbage at a damaged building she owns at 614-616 W. State St.

Harassment

SHAMOKIN — Aaron P. Shafer, 38, of 317 N. Vine St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Matthew Dunn for harassment for allegedly sending threatening messages to Joceline Toro, 24, of 631 E. Chestnut St., Shamokin, at 6:27 p.m. Oct. 3.

Aggravated harassment

COAL TOWNSHIP — Antonio Jamal Houston, 29, an inmate at SCI-Camp Hill, has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated harassment by a prisoner involving separate incidents earlier this year while he was incarcerated at SCI-Coal Township.

Both charges were filed by Trooper Adam Depauw of state police at Stonington.

Houston is accused of spitting on the face of Correctional Officer Michael Walker on Jan. 11, and throwing urine from a milk carton onto the torso and face of Correctional Nathan Longenederfer on May 5.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Scott Weaver charged Sarah Anne Dobeck, 33, of 625 N. Second St., Apt. 8, Shamokin, with retail theft and disorderly conduct relating to an incident at 10:10 a.m. Oct. 2 at Weis Markets.

According to a criminal complaint, Dobeck spent four hours filling up a shopping cart with $880.84 worth of merchandise. When she went to check out, Dobeck told the clerk she didn’t have any money to pay for the items.

Police said Dobeck opened, used, ate or damaged $293.35 worth of the merchandise while walking through the store prior to checking out.

DUI

SHAMOKIN — Sherry Vellner, 40, of 8700 State Route 61, Coal Township, was charged by Cpl. Jarrod Scandle with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under suspension, hit and run and careless driving involving a Sept. 15 accident in the 500 block of Bear Valley Avenue.

Police reported Vellner had a blood-alcohol content of .217 percent.

Drug charges

SHAMOKIN — Charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed by Patrolman Raymond Siko II against Nicholas M. Marrone, 24, of 102 N. Vine St., Shamokin.

Police reported Marrone, who was wanted by the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office, possessed three Oxycodone pills and a blue glass smoking pipe with burnt residue at 3:40 p.m. Friday at his home that contained large piles of dog feces, cockroaches and spoiled food.

Criminal mischief

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Brandon Cohick charged Gabrianne E. Lahr, 20, of 623 W. State St., Shamokin, with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct relating to a Sept. 28 incident in the 300 block of East Independence Street.

Police said Lahr allegedly kicked the rear quarter panel of Kevin Keefer’s silver Pontiac G5, causing $2,042 in damage.

Theft

SHAMOKIN — Brandon Christopher Kreski, 20, of 624 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Brandon Cohick with theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Kreski is accused of passing three $20 counterfeit bills at Turkey Hill Minit Market on Lincoln Street on Sept. 19 that he received $60 in genuine currency for.