One-vehicle accident

COAL TOWNSHIP — Police are seeking information on a white-colored vehicle believed to have caused a one-vehicle crash around 1:12 p.m. June 28 on Hunter Street between Race and Chemung streets.

A 17-year-old girl was traveling south on Hunter Street when a white-colored car traveling north on Hunter Street from Chemung Street crossed into the girl’s lane, causing her to drive onto the sidewalk, strike a concrete brick wall and knock over a tree. The white-colored vehicle fled the scene turning west onto Race Street.

The girl and her 12-year-old passenger were not injured and her vehicle was able to be driven by the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Coal Township Police Department at 570-644-0333.

Criminal trespass

SHAMOKIN — Aaron P. Shafer, 39, of 317 N. Vine St., Shamokin, was charged with felony criminal trespass for entering a neighbor’s adjacent attic to avoid probation and police on June 26.

Patrolman Shane Mowery said he assisted Northumberland County Probation on a check at Shafer’s residence. Probation searched the home for Shafer and believed he may have entered 315 N. Vine St. through an attic door that connects the homes.

Leonard McGinn, who resides at 315 N. Vine St., said Shafer could get into his attic but didn’t have permission to be on his property. Shafer was found hiding at the bottom of McGinn’s attic stairs.

DUI/controlled substance

COAL TOWNSHIP — Felina Maria Robbins, 30, of 327 S. Oak St., Apt. 1, Mount Carmel, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license after she crashed a vehicle into a utility pole on Race and Hancock streets on June 12.

Patrolman Jason Adams said Robbins and two passengers were able to exit the vehicle after crashing into the pole. He said Robbins exhibited signs of being under the influence. She agreed to a blood draw, which showed traces of amphetamine and methamphetamine in her system. Numerous drug paraphernalia items were found on Robbins during a search.

Firearms, controlled substances

MOUNT CARMEL — Ashley Lynn Evans, 23, of 231 S. Oak St., Apt. A, Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Kyle Schauer with felony counts of altering a firearm and possession with intent to deliver and numerous other firearm, drug and traffic charges.

Evans was pulled over on July 1 for an expired registration. Schauer did a search and learned her license was suspended and a warrant was out for her arrest. She was taken into custody and a vehicle inventory was conducted.

Inside the vehicle was a loaded .22 caliber revolver with all identifiable markings scratched off, a large machete, two semi-automatic pellet guns, a metal file and dremel tool, drug paraphernalia and packaged heroin and methamphetamine.

Misbranding controlled substances

MOUNT CARMEL— Deborah A. Sweeney, 30, of 1630 W. Holly St., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman David Tomtishen with misbranded controlled constance, drug paraphernalia and driving without valid registration and certificate of inspection.

Sweeney was pulled over for expired registration on May 29 and Tomtishen reported noticing a pill bottle in the glove compartment while Sweeney searched for insurance information. She claimed it was an antibiotic that belonged to a friend.

Sweeney permitted Tomtishen to search her vehicle, where he located several more pill bottles, including one with the label ripped off.

Flight to avoid apprehension

MOUNT CARMEL — David Anthony Demarco, 28, of 429 W. Second St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman William Adamski for fleeing to avoid apprehension and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia related to a May 27 incident.

Adamski spotted Demarco walking near Sixth and Oak streets and attempted to pick him up on a warrant. Demarco fled and went into 104 S. Peach St., where he was found in the attic. A backpack allegedly belonging to Demarco was left in the attic containing drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.

DUI and possession

MOUNT CAMREL — Ashley Elizabeth Phillips, 29, of 361 Columbia Ave., Ashland, was charged by Patrolman David Tomtishen with DUI and possession of Spice related to a May 23 incident.

Tomtishen said he pulled Phillips over on Route 61 near Choice Discount Store and noticed her eyes to be glossy and bloodshot. She allowed a search of her vehicle where police uncovered foil with a burnt residue and a plastic baggie containing Spice. A blood draw tested positive for Spice.


MOUNT CARMEL — Jason R. Marinelli, 32, of 24 E. Third St., Apt. 202, Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman William Adamski with theft, receiving stolen property and loitering at night time. Adamski said on June 5, Marinelli was caught on surveillance camera removing a package containing $41.95 worth of ATV parts from the mailbox at 52 S. Vine St.


MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Dylan Joseph Herr, 20, of 257 Slabtown Road, Catawissa, was charged by Chief Brian Hollenbush with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and summary traffic violations related to an April 19 incident.

Herr was pulled over on North Vine Street after failing to use a proper turn signal. Hollenbush said Herr appeared sleepy and was moving slowly, and he detected the scent of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A smoking pipe could be seen in the middle console and two wax papers typically used to package heroin were seen in his wallet. He allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana shortly before as well as drinking cough syrup.

Possession and drug paraphernalia

MOUNT CARMEL — Lamar A. Cade, 46, last known address 300 S. Maple St., Apt. 4, Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman William Adamski with possession and intent to use drug paraphernalia.

Adamski stopped Cade on April 25 on South Oak Street for a warrant and retrieved a pipe and methamphetamine from his person.

Possession and drug paraphernalia

MOUNT CARMEL — Margaret E. Myer, 51, of 110 N. Beech St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman William Adamski with possession of a counterfeit substance and drug paraphernalia.

Northumberland County Probation contacted police on May 17 during a visit at the home of Myer. Three partial bags of methamphetamine was found on an end table in the front room and drug paraphernalia were located on the dining table in the middle room.

Resisting arrest and possession

MOUNT CARMEL— Joshua Michael Dorney, 27, of 107 E. Avenue, Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Kyle Schauer with resisting arrest, possession of a counterfeit substance and drug paraphernalia.

Schauer observed Dorney on South Plum Street and attempted to place him under arrest on active warrants. Dorney put up a struggle and went to the group while police attempted to handcuff him. Police located a plastic zip bag containing methamphetamine that Dorney allegedly admitted belonged to him.


COAL TOWNSHIP — Police said on June 29, Amanda Sienkiewicz, 37, and Cynthia Elliott, 56, both of Coal Township, were taken into custody and charged with simple assault and harassment as a result of a mother/daughter domestic dispute.

They were arraigned before Magisterial Judge William Cole and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.


COAL TOWNSHIP — Police charged Tricia Greager, 50, and Christopher Greager, 49, both of Coal Township, with simple assault and harassment as a result of a spouse-related domestic dispute on July 2. They were arraigned before Magisterial Judge Michael Diehl and released on $2,500 unsecured bail.

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