Drug possession

KULPMONT — David A. Dehoutaint, 42, of 8 S. Peach St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Borough Police Patrolman Jonathan McHugh with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance after being found with bags of methamphetamine and five individual strips of Suboxone with intent to distribute, two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance by an unauthorized person, one count each of misbranding of a controlled substance, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle without required financial responsibility and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.

According to McHugh, on Sept. 1 the defendant was observed operating a vehicle with a suspended registration. A vehicle stop was conducted, upon which drugs and paraphernalia were found. The defendant was subsequently charged and taken into custody.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Stefanie Michell Lichty, 39, of 219 W. Independence St., Shamokin, was charged with one count of retail theft and taking possession of stolen property by Patrolman Scott Weaver as the result of an Aug. 17 incident where she took items off the shelves at Weis Markets and placed them into her purse without paying for them. Total value of the stolen merchandise was $201.75.

Disorderly conduct

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Township Police Chief Brian Hollenbush charged Michael Thomas Dower, 23, of 14 S. 10th St., Ashland, with one count each of propulsion of missiles onto a roadway, drug possession, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

According to police, on Aug. 30 a phone call was received stating that the defendant was observed throwing rocks at vehicles driving along Route 901 near the S-curve by the caller. When police arrived, the defendant was standing in the woods alongside the roadway. He appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The defendant was subsequently handcuffed and taken into custody.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Linda J. Bojanac, 59, of Coal Township was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with two felony counts of taking possession by retail theft following two separate incidents which occurred on July 29 and Aug. 30 at Weis Markets in which the defendant was video recorded taking cosmetics valued at $60 and a jacket worth $25 and exiting the store without paying for them.

Drug possession, paraphernalia

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Nathan Rhodes charged Dale Richard Hart, 34, of 50 E. Sunbury St., Shamokin, with one count of drug possession with intent to use paraphernalia. According to police, while conducting a search warrant on Aug. 29 at 610 E. Race St., the defendant was found to be in possession of a glass smoking pipe containing burnt residue. He was immediately taken into custody.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Scott Weaver charged Chelsea Leigh Troutman, 24, of 1026 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, with one count of retail theft following a July 7 incident in which the defendant, along with two other accomplices, reportedly stole a number of retail items including firecrackers, smoke bombs, clothing and candy.

Drug possession

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Raymond Siko II charged Robert Taylor, 42, of 45 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, with one felony count of drug possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one misdemeanor count each of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and possession with a small amount of marijuana.

According to police, while responding to a disturbance on Aug. 29, police found that the defendant’s wife, Hope Taylor, was involved in an altercation with her husband and stated that he was attempting to hide narcotics in their backyard in a brown and black box inside an outdoor fireplace. The drugs, later positively identified as marijuana and methamphetamine, were subsequently found and the defendant taken into custody.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Jordan Lee Pawelczyk, 26, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with one count of retail theft following a July 28 incident in which she reportedly entered the Turkey Hill store on Second Street and took a number of unidentified items valued at $14.34 without paying for them.

Child endangerment and retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Patricia Ann Zimmerman, 27, of Shamokin, was charged by patrolman Scott Weaver with one felony count of child endangerment and multiple counts of retail theft for two separate incidents which occurred on Aug. 8 and Aug. 28. On Aug. 8, the defendant left two small children under the age of six inside her vehicle while she went into Weis Markets store and took over 80 Slim Jims without paying for them. Then on Aug. 28., Zimmerman returned back to the same store and took cosmetics valued at $59.32 without paying for them.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Scott Weaver charged David Rodriguez-Reyes, 44, of 1321 W. Arch St., Coal Township, with one misdemeanor count of retail theft for an incident which occurred on July 18, in which the defendant, accompanied by an unidentified female, stole a number of items from the Dollar General store in plastic shopping bag. He was subsequently questioned and placed under arrest.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Kimberly A. Rickert, 31, of 140 Lower Excelsior Road, Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with one count of taking possession by retail theft. According to police, on May 25, the defendant, accompanied by another female and two young children. While the children ran throughout the store, Rickert and the other female took items off the shelves and put them in their shopping cart which later was empty. After being caught, Rickert became uncooperative with store management when the police were called. She then ran out of the store and into a white Ford Expedition driven by the other female. The amount of the stolen merchandise was valued at $25.65.

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