Theft, drug charges

SHAMOKIN — Cpl. Bryan Primerano has charged David Klinger Jr., 29, of 141 W. North St., P.O Box 63, Marion Heights, and his girlfriend, Stevie Cokosky, 27, of North Market Street, Shamokin, with theft, criminal conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia involving incidents in the city that occurred Thursday.

Klinger and Cokosky are accused of stealing a camera bag containing a lens, chargers, cords and paperwork owned by News-Item reporter/photographer Chris Grego. Police said the lens is valued between $500 and $1,000.

The items were stolen from Market and Arch streets at about 3:30 p.m. while Grego was on assignment.

Klinger and Cokosky also were charged with possessing used heroin wrappers in Cokosky’s apartment a short time after the theft.

Multiple charges

SHAMOKIN — City police have filed multiple charges against Linda J. Bojanac, 59, of Coal Township.

Bojanac is charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with retail theft for allegedly stealing $60 worth of merchandise from Weis Markets on July 29.

Weaver charged Bojanac with the same offense for allegedly stealing a $25 jacket from Weis Markets on Aug. 30.

Patrolman Shane Mowery charged Bojanac with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass involving a burglary at a tattoo shop owned by Dave Lauer at 515 N. Market St.

Police said Bojanac is accused of breaking a front window at the business to gain entry and stealing a Jesse James chopper vehicle valued at $1,000, five tattoo guns valued at $1,000, a clear plastic container containing piercing equipment and a black desk lamp.

Police said the burglary occurred between 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27.

Disorderly conduct

SHAMOKIN — Nicholas Curran, 20, of 331 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with disorderly conduct for walking along Race Street near Cherry Street while displaying a pellet gun that is a replica of a revolver.

Police said the incident occurred Feb. 12.

Drug paraphernalia

SHAMOKIN — A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was filed by Cpl. Bryan Primerano against Nathan Henderson, 21, of Shamokin.

Upon investigating a report of a male in possession of a handgun, police went to an apartment at 22 N. Market St. and found Henderson in possession of numerous used heroin wrappers on Oct. 7.

Drug offenses

SHAMOKIN — Joshua Fanella, 25, of 715 N. Cherry St., Shamokin, was charged with making false reports, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a small amount of marijuana and allowing an unauthorized person to drive.

In addition to possessing marijuana and a marijuana smoking device, Fanella is accused of falsely telling police he was driving a vehicle involved in an accident Thursday night in the 300 block of East Sunbury Street when Christy Stewart, 32, of 22 S. Market St., Apt. 7-A, Shamokin, was the driver.

Primerano charged Stewart with false reports and driving without a license.

Public nuisance

SHAMOKIN — Rita Simon, 48, of Highland Park, New Jersey, was charged by Cpl. Bryan Primerano with public nuisance and disorderly conduct for allowing a building she owns at 205 S. Seventh St. to be unsecured and in a state of partial collapse.

Drug charges

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Shane Mowery has charged Caitlin E. Oshowy, 31, of 409 N. Rock St., Room 2, Shamokin, with possessing Buprenorphine Hydrochloride without a prescription, possessing a small amount of marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia involving an incident at about 11 a.m. Saturday at her apartment.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Barbara A. Greer, 58, of Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Joshua Pastucka with retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft.

Police reported Greer removed merchandise from the Dollar General on Nov. 11 and attempted to steal items from the same store on Nov. 12.

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