Girl, officers assaulted

COAL TOWNSHIP — Stacey Bradford, 48, of 1700 Trevorton Road, was charged by township police with two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault, four counts of harassment and one count of resisting arrest involving a disturbance shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in which two police officers were assaulted.

Police reported Bradford slapped a 10-year-old Coal Township girl and threw her to the floor at her residence. She also is accused of raising a whiskey bottle and warning her mother, Judy Lehrer, to stay away.

As township police arrived, Bradford became combative and punched Patrolman Chris Lapotsky in the face, police allege. Patrolman David Sage suffered a scratch that required medical attention.

Police said Bradford continued to resist arrest before being taken into custody and transported to the township police station.

She was arraigned by on-call Magisterial District Judge Michael Diehl, of Milton, and committed to Mifflin County Prison in Lewistown in lieu of $125,000 cash bail.

Fireworks debris left at ballfield

COAL TOWNSHIP — Dick Kashner, longtime caretaker of the Bunker Hill Sports Complex, reported two barrels of used fireworks and approximately 10 empty boxes were left at the Glen Parks Field on Saturday night.

He said trespassers set off fireworks from the infield between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Kashner said volunteers had to rake the field so it was ready for co-ed softball games Sunday.

He said the 10 empty boxes were dumped behind the centerfield fence and additional debris was left on the field and outside the fence.

Anyone with information about the incidents should call Kashner at 570-898-6483 or Coal Township police at 570-644-0333.

Altered plates

LEWISBURG — Thomas Dale Brokenshire, 48, of 31 E. Avenue, Mount Carmel, has been charged with a number of offenses related to a traffic stop at 11:02 a.m. June 24 along North Derr Drive at North Fourth Street, Kelly Township.

Buffalo Valley Regional Police reported stopping a vehicle driven by Brokenshire after it was discovered his license plate was not registered. Brokenshire allegedly told police he had no insurance and police noted the inspection sticker had been altered. Also, Brokenshire had no driver’s license.

Police said Brokenshire was found to be wanted in Northumberland County.

He was charged with altered, forged or counterfeit documents and plates; driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked; operation of vehicle without official certificate of inspection, registration and certificate of title required; fraudulent use or removal of registration plate; operation following suspension of registration and other related offenses.

Trespassing at mall

NEW CASTLE TOWNSHIP — State police at Frackville are investigating an incident involving a white male spotted by construction workers trespassing inside a fenced-in area at the Schuylkill Mall at 9:50 a.m. Monday.

The mall is being demolished and any trespassers will be charged. Surveillance cameras are in place, police said.

Charges pending

MONROE TOWNSHIP — State police at Selinsgrove reported theft charges are pending against Joshua Finfinger, 32, of Sunbury, in connection with an incident at Walmart early Thursday.

Police reported Nicole Tressler, 36, of Selinsgrove, was leaving Walmart at 1:13 a.m. when she left her purse inside a shopping cart. Police said Finfinger found the purse, went through it and removed $345 in cash.

Police said Finfinger later returned the purse and cash.

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