Stolen vehicle

COAL TOWNSHIP — Coal Township police report a black 2013 Chevrolet Cruze was stolen from the 1400 block of Wabash Street.

The black sedan has a dented front bumper area around a B&L license plate where another vehicle backed into it. It also has rain guards and a scratched roof.

The vehicle’s Pennsylvania registration is GCX-8131. Anybody with information on the stolen vehicle or sightings is encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency.

Controlled substance

COAL TOWNSHIP — Samantha H. Scicchitano, 39, of 1002 W. Mulberry St., has been charged by Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with one misdemeanor count each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to police, on March 6, two Northumberland County Probation Officers made a stop at 1309 W. Pine St. to check on the defendant, who is on supervision.

Police saw drug paraphernalia in plain view, in addition to a white crystal residue.

After being taken into custody, Scicchitano tested positive for crystal methamphetamine. She was committed to Northumberland County Jail.


SHAMOKIN — Zachary R. Lahr, 33, of 816 Center St., Coal Township, has been charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, one misdemeanor count of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and one summary count of traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way street.

On Feb. 17, the defendant was found by police to be unresponsive at the wheel of his vehicle, which was parked illegally in the middle of Anthracite Street, facing the wrong direction. He was also observed to be pale sweating.

When questioned by police, Lahr eventually said he had used heroin 15 to 30 minutes prior. When asked to exit his vehicle, Lahr was unable to keep his balance and exhibited problems following basic commands.

He was subsequently found to be possession of a number of controlled substances and taken into custody.

Stolen credit card

MOUNT CARMEL — Joel Nathaniel Kinnaman, 21, of 42 S. Vine St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Tyler Herbster with a felony count of unauthorized use of credit cards and misdemeanors of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Kinnaman’s grandmother, Lydia Walter, reported to police on Dec. 25 that her grandson had been ordering items on her credit card to be shipped to his home. She said on Dec. 21 he had been at her home and taken items without permission, including three tables, a smart TV and a PlayStation 4 video game. He allegedly ordered $1,931.02 worth of items on her credit card.

He was arraigned by Magisterial Judge William Cole Monday on $5,000 unsecured bail.

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