Summer Dickson

Summer J. Dickson, 18, of 812 E. Dewart St., Shamokin, turned herself in to city police Saturday after being wanted on a charge of attempted murder and other felonies. Dickson was denied bail during her arraignment and placed in Northumberland County Jail.

SHAMOKIN — Three juveniles have been charged with riot and other offenses in connection with a March 30 melee in the 300 block of South Fifth Street.

Patrolmen Shane Mowery and Raymond Siko II filed the charges against a 15-year-old Shamokin male, a 17-year-old Shamokin male, and a 17-year-old Coal Township male.

The 15-year-old is charged with a felony of riot and misdemeanors of simple assault and disorderly conduct. He is accused of punching a 16-year-old female in the face during the fracas, causing injury.

The two 17-year-olds are charged with riot and disorderly conduct for participating in the melee.

Six adults were previously charged in the bruhaha, including Summer J. Dickson, 18, of 812 E. Dewart St., Shamokin, who turned herself into police April 13.

Dickson is charged by Mowery with attempted murder and other offenses for allegedly stabbing Zolange Otero-Rivera in the neck and face area during the fracas involving approximately 20 people.

Otero-Rivera, who was transported and admitted to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville shortly after the melee, has since been discharged.

Dickson remains in Northumberland County Jail in Coal Township, where she was committed following her arraignment before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, who denied her bail.

Also charged with riot and other offenses were Judith P. Tinsley, 48, of 812 E. Dewart St., Shamokin; Tyasia Braggs, 18, of 1517 W. Walnut St., Coal Township; Devon Franklin Fleming, 25, of 812 E. Dewart St., Shamokin; Denarii Kadeem Springs, 20, of 262 11th St., Northumberland, and David Alexander Mojica, 22, of 836 W. Railroad St., Trevorton.

Tinsley, Fleming, Braggs and Mojica were apprehended. Only Springs remains at large.

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I am sorry people got hurt. Good bless the victims, past and future. I struggle with this a bit, but is it better to let homes decay and fall in on themselves vacant or have a people or families move from a different city or country, like our grandparents or parents, and did take over cheap housing and make their way up the ladder of what's left of the American Dream? Criminals are usually a small percentage of any population, thankfully. I have worked in numerous Coal Region areas in and I am encouraged that people move here, or sometimes back, after successful careers away, and buy, build or rehab properties, to take advantage of the lower costs and the slower pace from the big cities. Yes, unfortunately there will be crime and growing pains in schools, but all in all it may be the only way to save these dying towns. More business for local stores, restaurants, hospitals, Dr.s Offices. and yes Police and social services. Good and Bad, too be sure, no clear cut answers, and no way to stop Social Stratification and migration from happening. Good luck!

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