SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Scott Weaver charged James M. Tinker Jr., 19, of 1031 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township, with theft by unlawful taking for allegedly stealing an envelope containing money from a porch at 328 S. Market St. at 11:30 a.m. July 3.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN — Robert R. Powell III, 34, of 1506 Pulaski Ave., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with retail theft for allegedly stealing a necklace from the Dollar General at 6:22 p.m. June 27.

Drug charges

SHAMOKIN — Patrolman Shane Mowery charged Corey J. Feese, 18, of 444 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, with possessing a controlled substance, possessing drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness relating to an incident shortly before 11 p.m. July 5 at Market and Chestnut streets.

Police reported Feese possessed a smoking pipe with burnt residue and two clear plastic bags containing Spice.

Theft of firearm

SHAMOKIN — Briar Forbes, 23, of 22 N. Rock St., Shamokin, has been charged with theft of a firearm by Patrolman Raymond Siko II.

According to police, Forbes stole a .25-caliber Raven handgun from his stepfather, Ron Herb, sometime between Memorial Day and July 2 to be sold in exchange for drugs.

Forbes, who was on probation, was transported to SCI-Coal Township for an unrelated charge and questioned there about the theft, to which he confessed, police said.

Simple assault, harassment

SHAMOKIN — Chief Darwin Tobias III has charged Aaron P. Shafer, 39, of 317 N. Vine St., Shamokin, with simple assault and harassment as the result of a domestic altercation involving a pocket knife which occurred on June 26 at his home.

The defendant allegedly threatened the victim, Cynthia Hippenstiel, with the knife after she attempted to leave the residence following a verbal dispute, police said.

Drug possession

SHAMOKIN — Kevin Eric Eltringham, 35, of 1327 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township, has been charged with drug possession by Patrolman Raymond Siko II following a June 27 incident in which Eltringham was observed slumped over in the front passenger seat inside a vehicle parked in the Annex lot at Seventh and Arch streets.

A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a bag of white powder believed to be heroin along with drug paraphernalia, police said.

Retail theft

SELINSGROVE — Doris Curran, 70, of Coal Township, has been charged by Trooper Joseph Civello, state police at Selinsgrove, with retail theft for allegedly attempting to steal six articles of clothing totaling $91.95 from Boscov’s at the Susquehanna Valley Mall at about 11:43 a.m. July 6.

Harassment charge

KULPMONT — A Kulpmont man was charged with harassment following an incident at about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 13.

State police at Stonington said they responded to a report of a domestic incident that had turned physical at 727 Scott St. and subsequently charged Joshua Elliott, 36.

The female victim, 34, from Shamokin, who was not identified, was wanted in Columbia and Northumberland counties and was turned over to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, police said.

Assault reported

COAL TOWNSHIP — State police charged Joshua Hartman, 31, of Shamokin, with simple assault and harassment for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

Police said the charges were filed after being called to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital (G-SACH) at about 3:30 p.m. June 20 for a report of a female being admitted for injuries resulting from a domestic violence incident.

The victim is 28 years old and from Shamokin, police said. Her name was not reported.

Hartman was jailed in lieu of $25,000 straight bail.

Theft of keys

KULPMONT — A Shamokin man was charged with theft for allegedly taking a woman’s residence keys and vehicle keys.

State police charged Carl Marchetti, 58, following an incident at 1211 Scott St. on June 15. The victim was Michelle Shade, 49.

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