Teens cited in fights

COAL TOWNSHIP — Detective Matthew Hashuga has cited five Shamokin teens for disorderly conduct relating to two fights at Shamokin Area Middle/High School on March 27.

Hashuga said three males, ages 13, 16 and 17, were cited in connection with a fight at 7:47 a.m. in a hallway. Two females, ages 14 and 15, were cited in another fight at 8:45 a.m. in a classroom.

LCE stats

WILLIAMSPORT — Sgt. Andrew V. Hartnett, district office commander for District 6 of the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, reported 77 complaints were received by the office in March.

Age compliance checks were conducted at seven licensed establishments and one establishment was cited for selling alcohol to an underage buyer.

Four violation letters and 17 warning letters were issued for liquor law violations.

Guilty plea

SHAMOKIN — Michael James Craig, 29, of 114 Elm St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to harassment and was ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay a $100 fine plus costs.

A charge of simple assault was withdrawn.

Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II charged Craig with assaulting his former girlfriend, Ashley Blum, at their residence on March 8.

Drug paraphernalia

SHAMOKIN — Sterling A. Feldges, 29, whose last known address is Bloomsburg, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with possession of drug paraphernalia relating to an incident Saturday night at 553 N. Second St.

Police reported Feldges was found in possession of an uncapped syringe and spoon containing residue.

Drug charges

SHAMOKIN — Benjamin M. Gray, 37, of 243 S. Vine St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia (small glass tube containing methamphetamine), driving under suspension, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without insurance.

Police reported Gray was found passed out behind the wheel of a blue Jeep Liberty that had its engine running at Willow and Diamond streets on April 2.

Resisting arrest

SHAMOKIN — Cpl. Bryan Primerano charged Matthew Dietz, 28, of 216 W. Saylor St., Atlas, with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and loitering and prowling at night involving an April 3 disturbance at a building at Cherry and Hemlock streets.

Police received a report from the owner of the building that a male was inside acting disorderly. As officers entered the building, they observed Dietz, who began running around in an attempt to exit the property.

Police said Dietz fled the building by jumping off a second-story roof and refused police commands to stop. Dietz then jumped off a high concrete wall and ran through backyards in the neighborhood before being taken into custody.

Police reported Dietz then stripped down to his underwear and again refused police commands to desist his behavior.

Dietz later told police he had consumed Spice, marijuana and mushrooms.

Guilty pleas

MOUNT CARMEL — Two defendants pleaded guilty Wednesday and were ordered to pay fines and costs by Magisterial District Judge William Cole.

Elizabeth Ann Slovick, 51, of 139 W. Saylor St., Atlas, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus costs and placed on probation for one year.

Charges of possession of a designer drug, possession of an adulterated or misbranded controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia were withdrawn.

Slovick was charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Patrick McAndrew in connection with a March 20 incident at her home.

Jordan Michael Sassani, 21, of 127 S. Fifth St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus costs and placed on probation for one year.

A charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana was withdrawn.

Sassani was charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Michael Pitcavage relating to a Feb. 27 accident on Route 901 between the former Boylan’s Garage and Excelsior.


ELYSBURG — Ralpho Township Patrolman Matthew Filarski charged Jonathon T. Leon, 34, of Danville, with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to drive in a single lane, speeding and restrictions on alcoholic beverages.

Police reported Leon had a blood-alcohol content of .103 percent.

The charges were filed in connection with a traffic stop on Route 54 near the entrance to Weiser State Forest.

DUI, drug offenses

RIVERSIDE — Bethany Lee Francis, 20, of Hamburg, was charged by Patrolman Andrew Rupp with driving under the influence of marijuana, possessing a small amount of marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia relating to a DUI checkpoint March 17 on Route 54.

Criminal trespass

ELYSBURG — Charges of driving under suspension and criminal trespass were filed by Cpl. Bryon Chowka against Bradley N. Anecki, 53, of 438 N. Market St., Elysburg.

Police reported Anecki drove a motorcycle onto the parking lot of Gary Farnsworth at 500 N. Market St. on April 4 after being told several times by Farnsworth that he wasn’t allowed on the property.

Drug charges

MOUNT CARMEL — Paige Schreiber, 19, of 275 Cogan Road, Dalmatia, was charged by Patrolman Tyler Herbster with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Herbster conducted a vehicle stop on March 14 for failure to use a turn signal. He spoke with Schreiber and reported the smell of marijuana coming from her vehicle. There was allegedly a burned marijuana cigarette and wax in the center console of the vehicle.

Drug charges

MOUNT CARMEL —Thomas J. Lynott, 23, of 340 W. Seventh St., Mount Carmel, and Edward James Grego, 21, of 124 Laurel Lane, Mount Carmel, were each charged by Patrolman Tyler Herbster with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

During a Nov. 20 vehicle stop, Herbster reported the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle in which Grego was driving and Lynott was a passenger. Grego allegedly had a small amount of marijuana on his person that was taken into evidence. Police also allegedly located marijuana in Lynott’s possession.

Drugs and weapons charges

MOUNT CARMEL — Ronald Gene Rockwell III, 33, of 245 E. Fourth St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Kyle Schauer with misdemeanors of prohibited offensive weapons, possession of a counterfeit substance and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.

Rockwell was placed into custody on a warrant out of Northumberland County. During a search of his person, police allegedly uncovered methamphetamine, glass smoking pipes and metal knuckles.

Simple assault

KULPMONT — Austin Leigh Kerstetter, 21, of 603 Walnut St., Ashland, was charged by Patrolman Brandon Toter with a simple assault misdemeanor and a summary count of harassment.

Kerstetter allegedly assaulted her former roommate, Michelle Chapman, in Chapman’s home when Kerstetter arrived to remove personal belongings.

Erratic driving

ELYSBURG — David Paul McGuinn II, 28, of 206 Tulip Road, Paxinos, was charged by Patrolman David Tomtishen with driving under a controlled substance, driving on roadways laned for traffic and prohibiting text-based communications.

McGuinn was allegedly driving erratically on Route 54 and was stopped near Burger King in Elysburg. A vehicle had followed McGuinn and recounted to police of his driving all over the roadway and how closely to their bumper his vehicle followed them.

McGuinn was asked to perform a field sobriety test and showed signs of impairment, according to Tomtishen.

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