Police blotter 3/28/12
MOUNT CARMEL - Christopher D. Harvey, 30, of 440 State Route 61, Mount Carmel, was cited for disorderly conduct by borough police office Matt Dillman following an incident at 5:30 p.m. March 20 at Seventh and Beech streets.
Police say that Harvey approached Jeffrey Dargis, 39, of Mount Carmel, and began yelling at him on the sidewalk, before striking Dargis in the face.
ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP - Andrew J. Long III, 53, of 1154 Captain Bloom Road, Sunbury, was charged with DUI following the investigation into a March 7 traffic stop on Route 890 approximately 1/4 mile north of Brush Valley Road, Rockefeller Township.
State police at Stonington report that Long was stopped for a traffic violation and later transported to Sunbury Community Hospital for the purpose of chemical blood testing after alcohol was suspected.
The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Benjamin J. Apfelbaum, of Sunbury.
3 charged in fight
MOUNT CARMEL - Borough police officers William Adamski and Shane Reamer charged three individuals with disorderly conduct following a fight outside the Sons of Poland Club at 3:23 a.m. March 18.
Police say that Justin Kern, 23, of Shamokin; Jarrod Brass, 24, of Mount Carmel, and Richard Kilburn, 24, of Kulpmont, were all charged with disorderly conduct after it was reported the three were involved in a physical altercation in the street after leaving the club. Assisting police at the scene was Mount Carmel Township Officer Kelly Campbell.
MOUNT CARMEL - A borough man faces two misdemeanors for allegedly hosting an underage drinking party at his home.
Court documents say up to 20 people were at a party Jan. 14 at the 137 N. Oak St. home of Richard P. Ferri. Some who tried to flee when police showed up were found hiding on the ice- and snow-covered roof.
Police were called after one of the partygoers got sick, threw up and went home. When his mom saw that he was intoxicated, she told her neighbor, Pamela Scull, Ferri's ex-wife. Scull then drove to the home, observed what looked to be a party and called police.
Seven teens were charged with underage drinking, including Ferri's daughter.
Ferri had told police that he wasn't aware his daughter's friends were drinking alcohol, according to a criminal complaint filed by borough Officer David Donkochik. Four teens provided written statements saying otherwise, that Ferri was fully aware and even greeted a few of them.
Ferri is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of minors.
SHAMOKIN - A call from a concerned father led to charges being filed against the son for underage drinking and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The father of Charles Troup III, 18, of 439 W. Gowen St., Shamokin, called police early Saturday morning after learning from a friend of his son that he was highly intoxicated, according to a police affidavit.
Patrolman Shane Mowery went to 129 S. Third St., Shamokin, at 2 a.m. where he encountered Troup. The officer said Troup was visibly drunk and, after he continued to put his hands in and out of his pants pockets, handed the officer a metal smoking pipe believed by Mowery to be used for smoking pot.