Police blotter 12/6/11
HUMMELS WHARF - State police at Selinsgrove accuse a pair of women of retail theft stemming from separate incidents in the Selinsgrove area.
Jane Hubler, 48, of Lykens, is accused by troopers of stealing from Boscov's at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Monroe Township, Snyder County, between 6:30 and 6:50 p.m. Sunday.
Charges of corruption of minors are pending; Hubler was accompanied by two minors, both 11-year-old girls from Lykens, who troopers said had knowledge of the alleged theft.
In a separate incident, one count of retail theft was filed against Nikya Rivera, 29, of Port Trevorton, after she allegedly stole merchandise from Wal-Mart Supercenter on Route 11/15 at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 15.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Andrea Bishop, 35, of 1238 Scott St., Kulpmont, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a search of a Coal Township home on Oct. 19.
Coal Township Police officer Matthew Hashuga reported in court documents that Bishop was visiting a friend at a South Poplar Street home when a Northumberland County Probation Officer arrived for a routine home check and observed green vegetable material in a plastic bag along with a glass pipe and a lighter left in plain view.
Bishop told the authorities that the items belonged to her. The material was tested and was determined to be marijuana.
The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III of Shamokin.
MOUNT CARMEL - Michael J. Patrick, 60, of 116 E. Melrose St., Marion Heights, was arraigned Friday on charges of possession with intent to deliver nine hydrocodone tablets, possession of hydrocodone, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of bath salts and driving without a license.
The charges stemmed from a probation search at a home at Market and Center streets in Mount Carmel Borough on June 23. Patrick was one of the 100 individuals listed in the latest drug bust by the Northumberland-Montour Drug Task Force on Nov. 15.
Patrick was also arraigned on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from another home visit by probation officers to an East Avenue Mount Carmel home on Sept. 28, when officers found three syringes and three metal spoons used to cook narcotics. Patrick and two other individuals denied any knowledge of the items, but stated they were staying at the residence.
Patrick was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones of Mount Carmel and was released on $10,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.
RUSH TOWNSHIP - Thomas J. Viras, 21, of 404 E. Sixth St., Mount Carmel was charged with DUI and various traffic offenses following a stop on Route 54 in Rush Township at 3:10 a.m. Oct. 28.
Viras was charged by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Barry Wooten with driving under the influence, driving with a windshield obstruction, careless driving, failure to use hazard lights when stopped on a highway. The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones of Mount Carmel. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 4.