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Retail theft

MOUNT CARMEL — Patrolman Justin Stelma cited Christopher S. Prete, 29, and Andrea Prete, 38, both of 336 S. Locust St., Mount Carmel, with retail theft in connection to an approximately 6 p.m. Sept. 20 incident at the Dollar General Store, 250 S. Market St., where both are alleged to have been observed by an employee removing several items totaling $40.28 from the store.

Harassment

MOUNT CARMEL — Patrolman Kevin Katch cited Jessica M. Beltz, 36, of 35 W. Sixth St., Mount Carmel, with harassment as a result of an 11:30 p.m. Oct. 18 incident in the 00 block of W. Sixth St.

Katch said Beltz struck a man, causing a minor injury.

Harassment

MOUNT CARMEL — Patrolman Kyle Schauer cited Shane M. Wondoloski, 25, of 237 S. Lemon St., Mount Carmel, with harassment in connection to a 4 a.m. Oct. 22 incident at the Sons of Poland Club, 21 N. Oak St.

Schauer said a woman reported that Wondoloski threw her on the floor, causing a minor injury.

Intent to deliver

MOUNT CARMEL — Alec Paul Rhoads, 21, of 1302 Scott St., Kulpmont, was arraigned on $10,000 unsecured bail on Thursday by Senior Magisterial Judge Richard P. Cashman related to an Aug. 24 incident in which he sold drugs to a confidential informant.

He was charged by Kulpmont Patrolman Nathan Foust and Mount Carmel Patrolman Kyle Schauer with three felonies and a misdemeanor for using Facebook Messenger on a cell phone to organize the sale of illegal substances, which included Oxycodone.

A confidential information arranged a meeting with Rhoads at Turkey Hill Minit Market, 119 Front St., Mount Carmel. He was provided with $85 to purchase acetaminophen, Oxycodone and methamphetamine from Rhoads, but was unable to secure the methamphetamine because Rhoads did not have change.

A search warrant grants police access to Rhoads’ phone revealing the Facebook messages and several voice mails between Rhoads and the informant setting up the drug buy.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 22.

PFA violation

MARION HEIGHTS — Kyle C. Kent, 37, was arraigned on Oct. 31 by Senior Magisterial Judge Richard P. Cashman on $500 cash bail for violating a PFA against his wife.

Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Daniel Politza filed an arrest for violation of a PFA against Kent after his wife reported Kent contacted her in two separate letters while incarcerated at SCI-Coal Township.

Possession and vehicle violations

MOUNT CARMEL — Edward W. Hancock III, 23, of 340 S. Beech St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Kelly Campbell with three misdemeanors and six summary counts related to an Oct. 24 incident.

Campbell said he was patrolling in the area of Boyer’s Food Market and CVS Pharmacy on Locust Gap Highway and saw two vehicles parked within a posted fire lane. Hancock was in a vehicle parked behind a Jeep Compass with his vehicle still running and told Campbell he was waiting for his girlfriend, owner of the Jeep, to exit the store.

Hancock’s driver’s license was found to be suspended and he was unable to provide financial responsibility or a vehicle registration card. Campbell said a false inspection sticker was taped to the inside of the windshield as well and the inspection had expired in January. His vehicle was impounded and a search uncovered an unlabeled pill bottle Hancock said belonged to his mother that he would take responsibility for.

Drug paraphernalia

MOUNT CARMEL — Zachary Allen Starr, 32, of 242 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia related to a March 3 incident by Patrolman Kyle Schauer.

Starr allegedly admitted to Northumberland County Probation during a home visit he had been using methamphetamine. A glass pipe was located in his bedroom. A digital scale and empty zip bags were also located in the residence.

Prohibited weapon

ATLAS — Brian Miller, 45, of 1101 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Kelly Campbell with driving on a one-way roadway and prohibited offensive weapons related to an Aug. 18 incident.

Campbell said he pulled Miller over in the area of Route 61 and Mulberry Street after he witnessed him driving the wrong direction down a one-way street. Miller told Campbell he had a conceal carry permit and a gun in the car. He allowed Campbell to remove the magazine from the gun and checked for information on the weapon. The dispatcher Campbell spoke with said there was no record of ownership for the gun. Miller stated a friend had given it him and he would have documentation for the weapon. Campbell took the gun to the police station for safekeeping until documentation is provided.

DUI

MOUNT CARMEL — Barbara Marie McManus, 48, of 327 S. Oak St., Apt. 4A, Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Kevin Malukas with DUI, depositing waste on property and operating a vehicle without certificate of inspection.

Malukas said on June 1, McManus was reported to be sitting in a silver Mercury Cougar on Banana Street near Seventh Street and acting strange. He witnessed her throw a cigarette butt out of the window next to several other cigarette butts on the ground.

McManus was unable to complete field sobriety tests and was taken to the police station, where she allegedly stated she refused to submit to a blood test because methamphetamine would show up in her system.

 Pot charges

RIVERSIDE — Joshua Damion Foulds, 28, of 7 S. Fifth St., Mifflinburg, was charged by Riverside Patrolman Andrew Rupp for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Rupp said he pulled over a vehicle on Oct. 13 in the area of Boyd Station, Route 54, due to expired expiration. Foulds, a passenger in the vehicle, admitted to being the owner of a glass smoking pipe and a cylinder with marijuana that was found in the car.