Criminal trespass

COAL TOWNSHIP — Coal Township police charged Thomas Fuchek, 46, of Coal Township, with felony counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief from an Aug. 8 incident believes to have taken place between 9 a.m. and 5:26 p.m.

Fuchek allegedly broke into the home of James Jacoby and Allison Milbrand, 2201 Stetler Drive, causing $6,997.45 in damages to the home.

Conduct, harassment charges

COAL TOWNSHIP — A Coal Township businessman was cited by Patrolman Edward Purcell with one summary count each of harassment and disorderly conduct as the result of an Aug. 21 incident that took place at the Full Service 122 gas station-convenience store along Route 61.

According to police, John Albert Hovenstine, 47, of 1100 E. Sunbury St., made a gas purchase of $92.50 at about 6 p.m. and attempted to pay by check. When Hovenstine was informed by manager Christina Clausi that the store does not accept checks, he is alleged to have yelled profanities at Clausi and made derogatory comments toward her.

Hovenstine “continued his rant,” Purcell reported, and told Clausi that she was going to take his check. He threw it before leaving the property, according to police.

Hovenstine called the charges “absolutely false” and said he plans to fight them.

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