Shamokin PA

Police Blotter


SHAMOKIN — Brandon Carl Campbell, 30, of 112 S. Second St., was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Jarrod Scandle with theft by unlawfully taking movable property.

From Dec. 4, through Dec. 11, 2017, Campbell allegedly forged three unauthorized checks from his father Carl’s bank account totaling $800. Copies of the checks were obtained from BB&T Bank.


COAL TOWNSHIP — Richard Lahr III, 37, of 118 N. 11th St., Trevorton, was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Patrolman Chad Yoder with theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

At 12 a.m. on Feb. 17, Lahr allegedly removed property from a residence at 1044 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, while at the residence helping his father with household chores. Stolen items included an engagement ring, two pairs of earrings, a bellybutton ring, class ring, ankle bracelet and another ring totaling approximately $4,080 and then pawned them at a pawn shop in Bloomsburg in exchange for cash to purchase drugs.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Emmanuel Timothy Temple, 23, of 918 Race St., Shamokin, and Edward L. Balch, 23, of 1010 E. Race St., Shamokin, were charged with retail theft by Shamokin Patrolman Scott Weaver for allegedly taking items from Weis Markets store in Shamokin.

At 2:45 p.m. Monday, April 30, Temple and Balch were observed by Weis Markets security taking items and trying to conceal them. When confronted by the store’s loss prevention officer, Temple and Balch ran out of the store. Several hours later, they returned back to the store and resumed taking additional items. At that time, the loss prevention officer detained the two until Weaver arrived and took them into custody. Temple and Balch both reportedly stated that they stole in order to survive because they had no money for food. The merchandise stolen by Temple and Balch were valued at $47.42 and $34.64 respectively.


KELLY TOWNSHIP — Craig Ruble, 65, of Sunbury, was charged by State Police Trooper Duane Frederick, of the Milton barracks, with harassment of Cassandra Rice, 62, of Lewisburg. The incident occurred at 2:35 p.m. on May 11 at 120 AJK Blvd. in Kelly Township.