Public drunkenness

COAL TOWNSHIP — A charge of public drunkenness has been filed against Stephen Kalinowski, 63, of 1316 Pulaski Avenue, Coal Township, as the result of an incident that occurred at 3:27 p.m. on July 18. It is alleged that Kalinowski was seen by a Ranshaw resident walking in the area of Water Street towards Route 901 and appeared to be intoxicated. He was subsequently located by Coal Township Police on Tioga Street, just west of Route 901 and was confirmed to be in an intoxicated state. Kalinowski was charged and released to the custody of a family member. Charges were filed at the office of District Court Judge John Gembic.

Public drunkenness at playground

SHAMOKIN — Juliet Martinez, 20, and Luis Angel Ortiz, 20, both of 930 E. Chestnut St., Shamokin, were cited by Patrolman Shane Mowery for public drunkenness relating to an incident at 10:40 a.m. Monday at the Harvey Boyer Memorial Playground on North Shamokin Street.

Police said Martinez and Ortiz were found unresponsive on playground equipment and admitted to being under the influence of Spice.

Disorderly conduct

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Joshua Pastucka has cited Lawrence J. Day, 26, of 222 E. Dewart St., Apt. 9, Shamokin, and James W. Descano, 30, of 1233 Scott St., Kulpmont, for harassment and disorderly conduct relating to a disturbance at Independence and Cleaver streets at about 7:30 p.m. June 22.

Police reported Day and Descano are accused of threatening and provoking Christopher Long, 54, of 4684 Upper Road, Shamokin, and using obscene language toward young females walking by.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Phillip Wydra, 28, of Wilkes-Barre, was cited by Patrolman Joshua Pastucka for retail theft for allegedly stealing ear buds and a pearl necklace valued at $15.90 from the Dollar General at 12:52 p.m. July 3.

Simple assault

COAL TOWNSHIP — Victor Sassani, 38, of 855 W. Water St., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Chris Lapotsky with simple assault and harassment for allegedly pushing and restraining Megan Walters, 31, inside their home at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Walters suffered injuries in the incident, police said.

Teens cited at jamboree

BLOOMSBURG — Five teens were issued non-traffic citations by liquor enforcement officers between noon and 6 p.m. Saturday during the Lucas Oil 4x4 Jamboree at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.

Cited were Johna Laubach, 18; Jared Esenwein, 20; John Saltern, 18; Michelle McHenry, 19, and a 17-year-old.


STRONG — Anthony Mark Zimmerman, 56, of 711 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, was charged by Trooper Jason Drumheller of state police at Stonington with driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to drive in a single lane and careless driving.

The charges were filed in connection with a May 19 traffic stop on Route 61 near Second Street in Strong.

Police said Zimmerman refused to submit to chemical testing.

Disorderly conduct

MOUNT CARMEL — Patrolman Kyle Schauer charged Alyson Mae Galen, 23, of 231 S. Hickory St., Mount Carmel, with two counts of disorderly conduct involving a June 1 disturbance at her home.

Upon being called to Galen’s home to assist Northumberland County Children and Youth Services caseworkers, Schauer knocked on Galen’s door, which the defendant slammed in and fled out a rear exit before being stopped in the 200 block of South Orange Street.

Police said Galen began screaming that county caseworkers were harassing her and weren’t allowed to take her kids legally. Galen continued to yell despite being warned by police five times to desist.

DUI, paraphernalia

MOUNT CARMEL — Chelsea Leigh Troutman, 23, of 1026 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, was charged by Patrolman Kevin Katch with driving under the influence of a controlled substance or combination of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges relate to a May 15 incident in the first block of South Hickory Street.

Police said amphetamine, methamphetamine and alprazolam were found in Troutman’s blood system.

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