District court: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court March 24 in Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
- Calvin Derck III, 38, of 44 S. Sixth St., Shamokin, waived to court a charge of altering the date on a prescription involving an Aug. 8 incident at Tom Olcese Pharmacy. Shamokin Patrolman Scott Weaver filed the charge.
Derck also waived to court a criminal trespass charge filed by Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery in connection with a June 27 break-in at 508 Bear Valley Ave.
- Khadijah Kadine Smith, 21, of Reading, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year. An additional charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana was withdrawn.
Smith was charged by Trooper Todd Leiby of state police at Stonington in connection with a Sept. 8 incident in the parking lot at SCI-Coal Township.
- Darryl L. Kashner, 28, of Coal Township, who is an inmate at Northumberland County Prison, was held for court on two counts each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy.
The charges were filed by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano and Agent David Jordan from the state Attorney General's Office.
Kashner was one of several men named in a grand jury indictment as a drug supplier to several dealers.
According to court documents, Kashner was working with drug distribution ring leader Juan Alvarez, of the Dominican Republic, who is currently incarcerated in a federal prison in Lackawanna County, to bring narcotics from the Hazleton area into Northumberland County from 2009 to 2012.
Among the documents was a statewide grand jury presentment in which Kashner testified he purchased cocaine and heroin from Alvarez or one of his associates more than 50 times.
Kashner said his average purchase was 20 to 30 grams of cocaine, six or seven grams of crack cocaine and up to a few bundles of heroin.
- Chanda Hine, 38, of 1446 Pulaski Ave., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year. Additional charges of theft and receiving stolen property were withdrawn.
Hine was charged by Coal Township Patrolman David Sage with stealing two rings valued at $89.96 belonging to her neighbor, Joy Kulenguskey, of 1444 Pulaski Ave. Police said the theft occurred Dec. 3.
- Ronald Nahodil, 42, of 512 Bear Valley Ave., Shamokin, was held for court on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol involving a July 8 vehicle stop on Walnut Street near Sixth Street.
Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II filed the charge.
- Gene Allen Hale, 41, of Plymouth, waived to court three counts of deceptively obtaining pain killers from multiple doctors to support his drug addiction or sell the pills for profit.
The charges were filed in July in connection with an investigation spearheaded by narcotics agent Duane Musser of the state Attorney General's Office and members of the Northumberland-Montour Drug Task Force involving "doctor shopping."
- Brooke Ogara, 27, of 141 Washington Drive, Kulpmont, waived to court a charge of driving under the influence of a controlled substance involving a Nov. 5 incident on Water Street near Sixth Street.
The charge was filed by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II.
- Jared Seedor, 30, of 1319 W. Willow St., Coal Township, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a Feb. 27 incident in the parking lot at Walmart along Route 61.
- Jonathan Bartholomew, 36, of 139 E. North St., Marion Heights, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to the same incident.
All the charges were filed by Coal Township Patrolman Edward Purcell.
- Richard A. Armstrong, 32, of 125 E. Arch St., Shamokin, waived to court a retail theft charge.
He was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Edward Purcell with stealing baseball cards, an iPhone case, DVD player and other items valued at $135.42 from Walmart along Route 61 on Dec. 18.
- Krystal V. Seger, 26, of 46 N. Seventh St., Shamokin, waived to court charges of driving under the influence of drugs not medically prescribed, driving under the influence of drugs that made her incapable of safe driving, driving under the influence of a solvent or noxious substance and reckless driving in connection with a Sept. 25 accident in the first block of North Market Street.
The charges were filed by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II.
- James Alan Hile, 48, of 847 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to a retail theft charge and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs. Charges of theft and receiving stolen property were withdrawn.
Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II charged Hile with stealing a Fuji camera card valued at $50 belonging to Mark Gemberling from a photo-processing machine at CVS Pharmacy in downtown Shamokin Oct. 23.