Guilty pleas

SHAMOKIN — Two defendants entered guilty pleas Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic II and were ordered to pay a fine and costs. They are:

• Steve Stoneroad, 39, of 112 Birch St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs. An additional count of disorderly conduct and charges of public drunkenness and criminal trespass were withdrawn. Stoneroad was charged by Coal Township police with entering a home at 1101 E. Webster St. without the homeowner’s permission May 18.

• Anthony C. Scott Jr., 39, of Mays Landing, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to simple assault and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on probation for one year. A charge of harassment was withdrawn. Scott was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II relating to a June 23 incident at 614 N. Shamokin St., Apt. 401, in which he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, Olushola Lee.

Drug offenses

SHAMOKIN — Casey A. Ross, 32, and Ashley M. Ney, 32, both of 1110 N. Shamokin St., were charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with possessing drug paraphernalia at their residence June 19. Ross also was charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana.

While assisting Northumberland County probation/parole officers locate a wanted person at the home, police found multiple loaded handguns, an AR-15 rifle, grinders, pipes, baggies and marijuana.

Ross admitted to being the owner of the weapons.

Police said three children, ages 1, 4 and 5, were inside the home during the incident and had access to the firearms and drug paraphernalia.

Drug charges

SHAMOKIN — Richard J. Giedosh Jr., 28, of 702 Bear Valley Ave., was charged by Patrolman Brandon Cohick with two counts of possessing buprenorphine-hydrochloride, naloxone hydrochloride and synthetic marijuana and one count each of possessing six gabapentin pills and possessing drug paraphernalia (a small metal container with methamphetamine residue) in the first block of North Coal Street at 12:20 a.m. Friday.

Drug paraphernalia

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Joshua Pastucka charged Joseph L. Shaffer, 27, of 201 E. Cameron St., with possessing drug paraphernalia (clear glass pipes with burnt residue) at his residence Thursday morning.

Multiple charges

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Joshua Pastucka charged Jeremy J. Gundy, 23, of 1133 W. Wood St., Coal Township, with possessing with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possessing methamphetamine, possessing a a small amount of marijuana, possessing drug paraphernalia (a roach, glassine bags and a cut straw), operating a vehicle with its windshield obstructed and driving under suspension. The charges relate to a June 3 vehicle stop at North Shamokin and East Independence streets.

PFA violation

ELYSBURG — Dennis A. Kodack Jr., 37, of 1450 Irish Valley Road, Paxinos, was charged by Ralpho Township Cpl. Bryon Chowka with violating a protection from abuse order relating to a May 11 incident at the Weis soccer fields on West Valley Avenue.

Criminal mischief

COAL TOWNSHIP — Sandra Dombroski, 72, of 1115 W. Arch St., reported someone damaged a $40 porch shade at her residence between 2:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday. Anyone with information about the vandalism is urged to call Coal Township police at 570-644-0333.

DUI alcohol

SHAMOKIN — Trooper Dominic Picerno, of state police at Stonington, has charged Daniel James McKimm, 25, of 6 E. Lincoln St., with driving under the influence and expired vehicle registration. The defendant was charged following a traffic stop that occurred at 2:39 a.m. Thursday, June 27, in which he was found to be under the influence of alcohol with a blood-alcohol content of 0.166%.

DUI drugs

COAL TOWNSHIP — Christy Lea Pensyl, 42, of 727 State Road, Shamokin, has been charged by Trooper Zachary Martin, of state police at Stonington, with multiple counts of driving under the influence of drugs, careless driving and expired vehicle inspection following an April 25 incident. According to police, Pensyl was observed crossing over the center line and following another vehicle too closely along Trevorton Road on the date in question. She later tested positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine, morphine and norbuprenorphine.

DUI Marijuana

SHAMOKIN — James Richard Britton, 20, of 134 S. Market St., has been charged by Trooper Dominic Picerno, of state police at Stonington, with driving under the influence of marijuana and expired vehicle registration following a June 15 traffic stop at 301 S. Anthracite St. The defendant, whose vehicle registration was expired, also had dark black window tint on his vehicle and failed to use turn signals.


SHAMOKIN — Joni Marie Saga, 59, of 1105 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township, was charged by Trooper Dominic Picerno, of state police at Stonington, for failing to use her turn signal and driving under the influence following a June 22 traffic stop. According to police, Saga’s speech was slurred. She was also observed as being glassy-eyed and smelled of alcohol. After refusing to submit to a field sobriety test, Saga was arrested and charged with DUI.

Drug possession

SHAMOKIN — Derek Joseph Urbanavage, 25, of 1066 Spruce St., Kulpmont, was charged by Trooper Nathan Messner, of state police at Stonington, with possession of numerous illegal drugs including heroin (.08 grams), fentanyl (.014 grams), methamphetamine (.02 grams) and methadone (.19 grams). According to police, the defendant was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for erratic driving on March 18. The driver, Kayla Marie Leader, 21, of 46 State St., Mechanicsburg, was arrested for driving under the influence.

Drug possession

ELYSBURG — Paige Schreiber, 20, of 275 Cogan Road, Dalmatia, has been charged by Patrolman Matthew Filarski, of the Ralpho Township Police Department, with possession of a controlled substance, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), following a routine traffic stop on June 9 at the Elysburg Sunoco station.


ELYSBURG — Miguel Angel Torres, 22, of 1122 W. Arch St., Coal Township, has been charged by Patrolman David Tomtishen, of the Ralpho Township Police Department, with multiple counts of drug possession and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license following a June 7 traffic stop near Boyer’s Supermarket. The defendant allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana and displayed positive signs of impairment.

Marijuana possession

ELYSBURG — Patrolman Matthew Filarski, of Ralpho Township Police Department, has charged Mark David Kruppanbach, 19, of 609 Harrison St., Pottsville, with marijuana possession. According to police, following a routine traffic stop the defendant, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a juvenile, was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Drug paraphernalia

MOUNT CARMEL — Patrolman Jonathan McHugh, of the Mount Carmel Borough Police Department, has charged Jeffrey Lee Short, 40, of 308 N. Maple St., Mount Carmel, with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. On the evening of June 10, the defendant, who had an active warrant out for his arrest in Schuylkill County, allegedly was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia prior to being transported to Northumberland County Jail.

Marijuana possession

MOUNT CARMEL — Caroline Mary Domday, 22, of 75 Valley St., New Philadelphia, has been charged by Patrolman Jonathan McHugh with one count each of marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia following a June 12 incident. On the date in question, Domday, a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by police, was found to be in possession of two plastic bags of marijuana and a red metal marijuana grinder with a skull print on it.

False report

TREVORTON — Shaylee Lynn Heller, 21, of 334 W. Coal St., was charged by Trooper Christopher Kolosinsky, of state police at Stonington, with filing a false report to law enforcement after wrongfully accusing Zerbe Township Chief of Police Michael Kreischer of harassment and trespassing on her property. The defendant’s accusations were later determined by state police to be inaccurate and she was subsequently charged.

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