Dump truck operator identified
State police at Stonington identified Friday the operator of a 2012 Caterpillar CT660 tri-axle dump truck that rolled over in West Cameron Township on Thursday as Guy Minier, 64, of Unityville. Trooper Logan Spiece said the truck was hauling coal east on Lower Road, just east of Church Lane, at 1:49 p.m. when Minier became distracted when he looked at the passenger mirror. The right tire went off the road and traveled onto a soft shoulder. The truck continued down a three-foot embankment and overturned onto the passenger side, spilling the cargo onto the property and front porch of 3422 Lower Road. Minier, who escaped injury, was issued a traffic citation.
SHAMOKIN — Michael Carrington Simpson, 28, of 863 W. Spruce St., Shamokin, was charged by Trooper Dominic Picerno of state police at Stonington with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to properly display a registration plate, driving with a suspended registration, failing to notify PennDOT of a change of address within 15 days, driving without insurance, careless driving, a vehicle code violation involving his rear bumper, a lighting violation and failing to wear a seat belt.
The charges relate to an Aug. 26 traffic stop on North Shamokin Street near East Independence Street.
Police said Simpson had a blood-alcohol content of .134 percent.
SHAMOKIN — Brian Jeremiah, 30, of 2 S. Poplar St., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman William Zalinski with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness relating to a Sept. 6 incident in the 100 block of West Independence Street.
Police said Jeremiah was found in possession of two small plastic baggies containing methamphetamine, a clear plastic vial containing methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe.
Police reported Jeremiah became verbally combative with police and resisted arrest while telling officers that he wasn’t going back to jail.
Purse stolen from van
COAL TOWNSHIP — Leeann Brinks, of 1813 Monroe St., York, told police someone removed a purse containing cash and other items from her 2009 Dodge Caravan while it was parked in the 800 block of West Spruce Street between 1:30 and 2:45 p.m. Thursday.
RANSHAW — Coal Township police are investigating a burglary that occurred between 10 a.m. Tuesday and 6:15 p.m. Thursday at a property at 552 Sixth St., Ranshaw, owned by Matthew Smith, of 203 N. Second St., Pottsville.
Police said a lawn mower, angle iron and a garden tool were among numerous items stolen from the property. The stolen items are valued at $510, according to Smith.