SHAMOKIN — A city woman and her son are in jail today for allegedly fighting with police after being found loitering at a home in the 300 block of South Harrison Street early Tuesday.
Lisa M. Sakalosky, 55, and Scott J. Sakalosky, 30, whose last known address is listed as 19 Raspberry Hill, were arraigned at 10 a.m. Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III on charges of resisting arrest, loitering and prowling, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
Lisa Sakalosky also was charged with obstructing or impeding the administration of justice.
The charges were filed by Patrolman Brandon Cohick relating to a disturbance at about 2:30 a.m. at 347 S. Harrison St.
The Sakaloskys were committed to Northumberland County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail each.
Police were dispatched to 347 S. Harrison St. for a report of a male and female trespassing and harassing the occupants of the residence located in the Harrison Street Townhouse Complex. Police said the actors were identified as Lisa and Scott Sakalosky, who reportedly had been previously told by the manager of Shamokin Housing Authority that they were not permitted on the property.
Lisa Sakalosky told Cohick that she and her son went to the home to retrieve a battery she claimed belonged to them.
Christina Sakalosky, who is Lisa Sakalosky’s sister and resides at 347 S. Harrison St., told police she had nothing that belonged to the suspects, but they refused to leave the premises.
After being told by police they had to vacate the property, Scott Sakalosky walked off a neighboring porch onto another porch in the housing complex. After ignoring police commands to leave or face arrest, Scott Sakalosky began to walk through the complex and yelled at police that he didn’t do anything while using an expletive.
Police said Scott Sakalosky then appeared to challenge officers and was told he was under arrest, prompting the suspect to fight with Cohick and Cpl. Bryan Primerano.
Primerano was able to place a handcuff on Sakalosky’s right wrist after using substantial force as Sakalosky attempted to pull away while pushing officers.
Police said Lisa attempted to pry Cohick off her son and ignored several orders to stop interfering with the arrest.
As Lisa Sakalosky continued to prevent the officers from taking her son into custody, the handcuff slipped off Scott Sakalosky and Cohick used his right arm to shove Lisa Sakalosky backwards, causing her to fall to the ground.
Police eventually were able to secure both Sakaloskys and took them into custody.
Cohick suffered an abrasion to his left ring finger during the struggle.
Police said they could smell an odor of alcohol coming from both combatants and located grocery bags containing a half empty bottle of cooking wine beside a rocking chair where Scott Sakalosky had been sitting.
Portable breath tests revealed alcohol levels of 0.124% and 0.223% for Scott and Lisa Sakalosky, respectively.