Police Blotter 12-03-09
MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman Jason Drumheller has cited five people in connection with a disturbance at 1:30 a.m. Monday at the residence of Shane Perez, 18, of 327 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel.
Police reported Perez was cited for underage drinking and harassment. Police said Perez was consuming alcohol with two male juveniles when a fight broke out between him and the teens, who are 16 and 13. The juveniles also were cited for underage drinking and disorderly conduct.
Two female juveniles, ages 13 and 14, were cited for disorderly conduct in connection with the same incident.
MOUNT CARMEL - Nicholas Karlaza, 18, of Dooleyville, was cited by Patrolman Justin Stelma for careless driving relating to an incident that occurred Nov. 21 near Mattucci's Willow Cafe.
Police said Karlaza was backing his vehicle out of a parking spot when his vehicle struck the front driver's side of another vehicle, operated by a 16-year-old Marion Heights female who was attempting to back out.
The teen's vehicle sustained minor damage, while Karlaza's vehicle sustained minimal paint damage.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Lisa Krieger, of 1220 Hemlock St., Coal Township, reported someone threw eggs against her house at 8:55 p.m. Monday.
Police said the eggs hit the stone siding, shutters, top porch and sliding door at the home.
SHAMOKIN - Brittany Brown, 18, of 1111 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township, and a 17-year-old Shamokin male were cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for underage drinking involving an incident that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday in the city.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Michael J. Thomas Jr., 27, of Shamokin, was charged by Trooper Michael Brubaker of state police at Stonington with driving under the influence of alcohol and related traffic offenses involving a Nov. 8 traffic stop at the intersection of Route 125 and Bear Valley Avenue.
Police said the incident occurred shortly before midnight.
THARPTOWN - John C. Wallish Jr., 52, of Coal Township, and a juvenile have been cited by Trooper Raymond O'Donnell for criminal trespass for trespassing in a wooded area north of Shamokin Area Community Hospital owned by Andrew Murphy of Coal Township at noon Monday.
Wallish also was cited for failing to wear or display the required amount of fluorescent orange and unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife after a deer that was not properly marked was found partially butchered and in the backpacks of both hunters.
COAL TOWNSHIP - A 15-year-old male from Shamokin has been charged by Patrolman Chris Lapotsky with possession of a controlled substance relating to an Oct. 28 incident at Northumberland County Career and Technology Center.
At 9:30 a.m., police said the teen unexpectedly collapsed from an overdose from prescription pills and was transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where he was released the following day.
Police said the juvenile was in possession of prescription pills that were not prescribed for him.
Paxinos man injured
PORT CLINTON - Frank Rodriguez, 48, of Paxinos, was injured Tuesday night when his 2007 Hummer H3 struck an embankment, several large rocks and a road sign after he swerved his vehicle to avoid striking a deer along Route 61, two-tenths of a mile south of this Schuylkill County village.
State police at Schuylkill Haven reported Rodriguez was driving north at 7:30 p.m. when he swerved to avoid a deer in the road. The Hummer then exited the highway, traveled approximately 28 feet along the east berm and struck an embankment with its right front end. After hitting the embankment, the Hummer continued north for approximately 30 feet along the berm before striking several large rocks with its undercarriage and a reduced speed limit sign.
The Hummer continued north along the east berm for approximately 34 feet and re-entered the northbound lane of the highway before flipping 1 1/2 times and spinning in a counterclockwise direction for approximately 36 feet before landing on its driver's side facing west on the raised concrete median.
Rodriguez had to be extricated from the Hummer and was transported to Schuylkill Medical Center South in Pottsville, where he underwent emergency room treatment before being discharged.
The northbound lane of Route 61 was closed for about an hour until the Hummer was removed from the highway.
The Hummer sustained major damage and was towed from the scene.
UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington reported someone threw hot dogs at the residence of Robert A. Snyder Jr., 57, of 330 East Drive, Sunbury, between midnight and 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.
SUNBURY - A malfunction in the heating and ventilation system at the Northumberland County 911 Center caused smoke to form inside the building Wednesday afternoon.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to assist with the incident at about 12:30 p.m. and smoke was cleared from the 911 center within 15 minutes.
No damage was reported and the system was repaired Wednesday.