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Accident victim identified

SHAMOKIN — Stella Sheesley, 52, of 115 N. Second St., Shamokin, has been identified by city police as the person injured in a pedestrian-car accident at 5:10 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of West Water and North Second Street near Turkey Hill Minit Market.

Sheesley was reportedly hit in the head by the passenger side mirror on a 1998 Plymouth Breeze driven west on Water Street by Thomas Klinger, 49, of Shamokin. Klinger said Sheesley was walking from the south side to the north side of Second Street when the accident occurred near a stop sign.

Sheesley was transported by an ambulance from AREA Services to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where she underwent emergency room treatment before being released.

Hit and run

SHAMOKIN — William E. Zimmerman, 76, of 58 E. Independence St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with hit and run, failing to provide information and render aid at an accident and a stop sign violation relating to an Oct. 24 accident at Lincoln and Eighth streets.

After failing to stop for a stop sign, police said Zimmerman’s vehicle struck the side of another vehicle at 2:45 p.m. Police later located Zimmerman at Tiffany’s Lounge, where he admitted that the accident was his fault.

DUI

SHAMOKIN — Ralph C. Lolla, 54, of 1514 Pulaski Ave., Coal Township, was charged by Trooper Nicholas Berger of state police at Stonington with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on the wrong side of the road, careless driving and reckless driving relating to an Oct. 29 accident involving an unmarked police car near the intersection of North Liberty and East Lincoln Street.

Police reported Lolla was driving a car east on Lincoln Street at 2:17 a.m. when his vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane and struck the rear of a police car operated by Cpl. Jarrod Scandle in the 400 block of North Liberty Street near Rescue Fire Company.

Lolla refused to submit to a blood test, police said.

His car sustained minor front-end damage. The police cruiser sustained minor damage to its rear driver’s side.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Nathan J. Reigle, 40, no address listed, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with retail theft for allegedly stealing merchandise valued at $140 from Turkey Hill Minit Market on North Second Street at noon Oct. 10.

DUI

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Raymond Siko II charged Donald C. Jemmott, 54, of 623 Pine St., Shamokin, with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on the wrong side of the road and careless driving in connection with an accident at 6:51 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of North Shamokin Street.

Police reported Briana Peterson was driving a car south when a vehicle driven north by Jemmott came directly at her and struck her auto in the driver’s side front fender and hood.

Police said Jemmott refused to submit to a blood test.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Scott Weaver has charged Jamie Lee Kemper, 27, of 7 Raspberry Hill, Shamokin, with retail theft for allegedly stealing $153.78 in merchandise from Weis Markets at 11:30 a.m. July 11.

Search called off

DANVILLE — After three days of searching the Susquehanna River and surrounding woodland in Montour County, rescuers on Sunday called off a search for a missing 78-year-old Bloomsburg man.

The Press Enterprise said Wayne Mowery was last seen Monday night, Oct. 30. His maroon Chevrolet Cruze was found at the Mahoning Township boat launch on Friday.

That set off three days of searching in and around the river in that area, including with some officials with the Northumberland County Emergency Management Agency.

The man’s disappearance remains a mystery, the newspaper reported.