Police blotter 6/15/12
WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP - Two New Columbia men suffered injuries in a one-car crash Wednesday night along New Columbia Road near Gray Hill Road in this Union County township.
State police at Milton reported Zebulun G. Heddings, 19, was driving a 2003 Honda S2000 west on New Columbia Road at 7:10 p.m. when his car exited a left curve in the road at a high rate of speed and traveled into the opposite lane. Police said Heddings over-corrected, causing his vehicle to travel back across the road and strike an embankment. The auto then overturned onto its roof and traveled approximately 140 feet before coming to rest.
Police said Heddings suffered major injuries and was flown by Life Flight helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. His passenger, Justin B. Koch, 22, suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Geisinger.
Heddings and Koch underwent emergency room treatment and were listed in fair condition Thursday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Police reported Heddings was cited for driving too fast for road conditions.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Thomas G. Urbanowicz Jr., 30, of 541 S. Market St., Shamokin, will be cited by Deputy Police Chief Chris Williams for violating a township burning ordinance at 9:05 p.m. Saturday by burning pieces of pressure-treated lumber and cardboard off Route 125 on the Burnside Mountain.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Deputy Police Chief Chris Williams charged Joseph C. Thew, 45, of 39 S. Owl St., Shamokin, with simple assault and harassment relating to a disturbance shortly after 8 p.m. Monday at his residence.
Police reported Thew assaulted his girlfriend, Betty Yost, who suffered a head injury that required medical treatment at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.
Thew was committed to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury on a probation violation.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Katie Labus, 20, of 400 S. Bay St., Coal Township, will be charged by Deputy Police Chief Chris Williams with making false reports to police in connection with an incident at 12:47 a.m. May 31 in the 900 block of Pine Street.
Police said Labus intentionally misidentified Jordan Myers, who was charged in the same incident, because she knew there was a warrant for Myers' arrest.
ELDRED TOWNSHIP - A Pitman man is in Schuylkill County Prison following a domestic incident at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at a Ridge Road apartment in Eldred Township.
State police at Schuylkill Haven say John S. Petrovich, 32, of Pitman, became involved in a verbal altercation with a 32-year-old female over Petrovich driving her car. As it escalated, Petrovich pushed, choked and pulled the female to the ground by her hair, pulling a large tuft of it from the back of her head.
Petrovich and the female continued to fight, and he then threw a large wooden chair at her, a 13-year-old female and a four-year-old male. The teenager attempted to shield the four-year-old but the chair struck both of them, The 13-year-old was struck on her right wrist, which caused her to suffer pain and swelling. while the four-year-old was struck on the head, which caused a raised contusion on the forehead. Petrovich then fled the scene, but was apprehended a short time later at a local tavern.
Petrovich was video arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Carol Pankake of Tremont on charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and harassment. He was committed to Schuylkill County Prison on $15,000 percentage bail.