SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place recently before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court March 17 at Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

n Ashley Header, 19, of 435 Comfort Road, Sunbury, waived chargers of growing eight marijuana plants and possession of drug paraphernalia involving a July 22 incident at a second floor apartment at 707 W. Chestnut St.

The charges were filed by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II.

n Adam Moore, 28, of 233 W. Sunbury St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for nine months.

Moore was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II in connection with an Oct. 8 incident at his residence in which emergency responders were called for a natural gas leak.

Rick Bozza, city code officer, previously said the home owned by Robert and Cindy Santore was deemed unfit for human habitation after animal feces, insects and garbage were found inside.

n John W. Gemberling, 24, of 711 E. Race St., Shamokin, waived to court a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol relating to a Nov. 23 traffic stop on Bear Valley Road.

Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Henrich, who filed the charge, reported Gemberling was found trying to start his truck while sitting in the vehicle naked from the waist down.

n Lelo Shingara, 46, of 311 Shingara Lane, Sunbury, waived to court two counts each of delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility in commission of a felony in connection with an April 12 incident in Shamokin.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano, an informant advised police that Shingara had the intent to distribute controlled substances, including Percocet. Police searched the informant and supplied $15 in "police controlled buy money" before the purchase. The informant was under police supervision during the purchase and returned to the station with two Oxycodone pills and two Alprazolam pills.

n Matthew R. Davies, 24, of 230 N. Cherry St., Shamokin, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and a stop sign violation relating to a Nov. 6 incident.

Police said Davies was observed driving in a careless manner on North Shamokin Street before failing to stop for a stop sign at Webster and Franklin streets.

The charges were filed by Shamokin Patrolman Scott Weaver.

n Adam J. Stank, 31, of 944 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, waived to court charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to an Aug. 9 incident at the Fifth Street playground.

The charges were filed by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II.

n Jason R. Lebo, 28, of 206 S. Pearl St., Shamokin, waived to court charges of theft and receiving stolen property filed by Coal Township Patrolman Jason Adams.

Lebo is accused of removing $100 from the purse of customer Rita Troutman on Nov. 5 at Walmart SuperCenter along Route 61 while he was employed at the business.

n Collin Scicchitano, 18, of 1798 Clinton Ave., Coal Township, waived to court charges of carrying a firearm without a license, theft and receiving stolen property involving a Sept. 16 incident in which he was found in possession of a .257 Magnum that was stolen from the west end of Coal Township.

The charges were filed by Coal Township Detective Jeff Brennan.

n Charges of simple assault and harassment filed by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Henrich against Bernadette Yeager, 51, of 176 Upper Excelsior Road, Excelsior, were dismissed at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

The defendant was accused of pushing her husband, William Yeager, during a Dec. 14 argument at their home, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head on an antique scale. Police said William Yeager's head was bleeding and required medical attention.

But during the hearing, William Yeager testified that his wife did not push him and that he fell on his own. He also testified that his wife called 911 for an ambulance to respond to their home. After hearing the testimony, Gembic dismissed the charges.

n John E. Reichner II, 24, of 114 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to a summary of public drunkenness and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs. An additional charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana was withdrawn.

Reichner was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Edward Purcell in connection with a Nov. 10 incident in the 1100 block of Tioga Street.

William Slusser, 42, of 132 N. Eighth St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay fines totaling $600 plus costs and placed on supervised probation for 18 months. One count of possession of a small amount of marijuana was withdrawn.

The charges filed by Shamokin Cpls. Bryan Primerano and Darwin Tobias III relate to three incidents that occurred in the city between November and January.