Two escape injury
SELINSGROVE — Paul T. Rapp, 46, of Paxinos, and Wendy Y. Styers, 62, of New Columbia, escaped injury in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on Route 522 near 18th Street.
State police at Selinsgrove reported Styers was driving a 2011 Audi A5 behind Rapp’s 2016 Chevrolet 2500HD truck at 8:49 a.m. when Styers failed to slow down, causing her car to strike the rear bumper of the truck.
Styers was cited by Trooper Kyle Whitford for following a vehicle too closely.
Forgery, retail theft
SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Scott Weaver has charged Brian Elliott Jr., 26, of North Vine Street, Shamokin, with two misdemeanor counts of retail theft and one felony count of forgery relating to incidents at Turkey Hill Minit Market on North Second Street.
He is accused of stealing $11.40 in merchandise on March 3 and attempting to use a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for items on March 12.
SHAMOKIN — Crystal Hogan, 27, of 1526 Pulaski Ave., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with a felony of retail theft for allegedly stealing $153.65 in merchandise from the Dollar General on Jan. 10.
COAL TOWNSHIP — Patrolman Edward Purcell has charged Lynn K. Adams, 46, of 400 S. Bay St., Coal Township, with a felony of retail theft for allegedly stealing $568.80 in merchandise from Walmart Supercenter on March 26.
Police said Adams has two prior convictions for retail theft.
Aggravated assault at prison
COAL TOWNSHIP — Horace Archer, 51, an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, was charged by Trooper Zachary Martini of state police at Stonington with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment relating to a March 27 disturbance at the prison.
Archer is accused of punching Corrections Officer Chris Wayne Bauman in the face, knocking him to the ground. Bauman suffered lacerations to his lips and had his eye glasses broken during the incident. Police said the eye glasses are valued at approximately $200.