Criminal trespass

MOUNT CARMEL — Stephen Kruskie, 24, of 208 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Kyle Schauer with criminal trespass, simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct in connection with a Aug. 27 incident at 328 W. Sixth St.

According to a criminal complaint, Schauer was dispatched to 328 W. Sixth St. at 7:17 p.m. for a report of man, later identified as Kruskie, who forced his way into the residence and then fled. Schauer reported that the victim claimed Kruskie forced his way into the residence by pushing a door open when the victim opened it to see who was banging on the doors and windows. The accused then punched the victim in the head and ribs approximately 10 times, the complaint states. The officer viewed the victim’s facial area, which had redness and swelling around the left eye, and around the rib cage, which had red marks.

Kruskie was incarcerated after failing to post $50,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Sept. 5.

One-vehicle accident

SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP — State Trooper Justin Bieber charged Taner L. Yoder, 18, of Paxinos, with driving on roadways laned for traffic following a one-vehicle accident at 9:48 p.m. Thursday. Bieber said Yoder was traveling west on Route 61 near Tulip Road when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed all lanes of traffic and exited the south berm, impacting a tree and coming to a rest in a yard.

Yoder and a 17-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries.

Intent to deliver

MOUNT CARMEL — Marc Tisdale, 32, of 50 N. Maple St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Lt. David Donkochik with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a counterfeit substance and intent to use drug paraphernalia after the discovery of drugs at Mount Carmel Fitness Center, 130 S. Oak St., on Aug. 20.

According to a criminal complaint, an informant notified officers that Tisdale was allegedly selling Spice and storing the drugs at the center. Probation Officer Andrew Charnosky contacted co-owner Thomas Letcavage about the allegation. Donkochik then received a phone call from Stosh Pultanovich, who stated he was called by Letcavage, who informed him that he found a backpack when checking unlocked lockers. Charnosky and Donkochik met with Pultanovich, who took the officers to the locker room and the unlocked locker with the bag. Donkochik opened the bag, which contained small bags with dollar signs, and skulls and cross bones on it, as well as a sandwich bag that contained additional bags with 14 grams of Spice. Co-mingled with the Spice were several bank cards with the defendant’s name on them, the complaint states. Tisdale was taken into custody when he later arrived at the center. On his person was a folding knife and a water bottle with pills that Tisdale said were Suboxone. He was incarcerated after failing to post $40,000 cash bail.


RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Jill Donochik, 39, of 1411 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, was charged by Trooper Zachary Martini, of state police at Stonington, with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license, driving on roadways laned for traffic and careless driving in connection with a July 1 traffic stop on Route 61 near Bridge Street. According to a criminal complaint, Martini was on patrol at 2:55 a.m. when he observed a red Buick cross the lanes of travel on multiple occasions. A traffic stop was initiated. Martini observed Donochik’s eyes were bloodshot and smelled a strong order of alcohol. Donochik stated she had a beer and a half and that her license was suspended due to a prior DUI. The result of a preliminary breathe test was .159.

Illegal use of stun gun

KULPMONT — Lamar Cade, 46, of 300 S. Maple St., Apt. 4, Mount Carmel, was charged by Trooper Dominic Picerno, of state police at Stonington, with use of electronic incapacitation device, simple assault and harassment in connection with a July 27 domestic dispute at 658 Chestnut St. According to a criminal complaint, Picerno was dispatched to the residence at 4:10 a.m. Michele Petitti reported to the trooper that she got into an argument with Cade, her boyfriend, who claimed she possessed meth and wanted to use it. Cade allegedly grabbed and hit Petitti several times, causing injury, while demanding the meth. Cade grabbed a stun gun and used it twice on her back. Cade told the trooper that he and Petitti were going to share meth together; however, he decided she needed help. He stated his plan was to escort her to the Kulpmont police station to get her help and have her answer for a warrant. He admitted he grabbed a stun gun, but that that it is was an “accident,” if it hit Petitti.

Accident victims identified

ATLAS — Mount Carmel Township police have identified the three people involved in a motorcycle/truck accident Sunday afternoon on Route 901 near Excelsior.

Police said Richard Kaleta, 51, of Ashland, was driving a 1987 GMC tow truck east at 3:24 p.m. when his vehicle crossed over a double yellow line and sideswiped a motorcycle driven west toward Excelsior by Steven Delbo, 48, of Kulpmont.

Police said Delbo and his passenger, Pamela Parnell, 55, of Kulpmont, suffered critical leg injuries. They were admitted to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville before being discharged earlier in the week.

Police said Kaleta fled the scene, but was stopped by witnesses a short distance from the accident scene on Route 901.

Police reported Kaleta, who escaped injury, was taken to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community for chemical testing and an investigation is continuing.

After the accident, police said Delbo and Parnell continued traveling west in an effort to get to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital as quickly as possible. But due to Parnell being in excruciating pain from her leg injury, police said Delbo pulled over in a parking lot at Advanced Auto along Route 901 near Ranshaw and called for medical assistance.

Parnell was then transported from Advanced Auto by AREA Services to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital. Delbo drove himself on his motorcycle to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

Parnell and Delbo were later transferred to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

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