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Police Blotter



Terroristic threats

COAL TOWNSHIP — Patrolman David Sage has charged Frederick J. Hartman III, 36, of 35 Sherman St., Coal Township, with terroristic threats, harassment and two counts of simple assault relating to an Oct. 28 disturbance at his residence.

Hartman is accused of swinging a heavy silver cooking pot at his father, with whom he resides, and threatening to kill him at 11 p.m.

Public drunkenness

SHAMOKIN — Kenneth Weinreich, 47, of 520 Bear Valley Ave., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Shane Mowery for public drunkenness involving an incident at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of West Lincoln Street near Turkey Hill Minit Market.

Police reported Weinreich was found on the street under the influence of methamphetamine.

Megan’s Law violation

MOUNT CARMEL — David A. Scott, 32, of Mount Carmel, who is a registered sexually violent predator, was charged by Lt. David Donkochik with failing to comply with Megan’s Law requirements.

Police reported Scott, who moved out of his registered address of 119 S. Maple St. on Oct. 27, failed to register with state police his updated address within three business days.

The offense is a felony.

Drug charges

RIVERSIDE — Officer Andrew Rupp has charged five people with drug offenses relating to an Oct. 16 incident at the Riverside Laundromat.

Amber N. Lokey, 26, of Patton; Michael J. Fanella II, 28, of Hollidaysburg; Ashley L. Kline, 27, of Duncansville; Michael W. Brecht, 42, of Portage, and Chance D. Griffon, 30, of Nanty Glo, are charged with possession of Bath Salts and criminal conspiracy.

Lokey, Fanella, Kline and Brecht also are charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Brecht faces an additional charge of providing false identification while Griffon was charged with public drunkenness.

According to criminal complaints filed at the office of Senior Magisterial District Judge Richard Cashman in Mount Carmel, the defendants are accused of possessing Bath Salts, hypodermic syringes, a blue rubber tube attached to a glass tube with burnt residue, a glass cylinder with burnt residue and a glass tube with burnt residue.

Police said they also allegedly conspired with each other to purchase Bath Salts.