Police Blotter: April 3, 2013
SUNBURY - Michael David Curran Jr., 31, of Wellsboro, has been charged by Trooper Daniel Wilk of state police at Stonington with theft, receiving stolen property and theft by deception involving the theft of jewelry, coins and knives.
Police reported Curran allegedly removed numerous pieces of jewelry, coins and knives from the residence of Joseph Hesson, 63, of 1817 State Route 61, Sunbury, in February and sold several of the items to Jasmine-Aire Boutique in Sunbury on Feb. 13, Feb. 16, Feb. 25 and March 5.
UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - Two area residents were injured Monday in a three-vehicle, chain-reaction accident on the bridge along Route 61 near the Sunbury City line.
State police at Stonington reported Joshua J. Pickett, 20, of Trevorton, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado north at 5:18 p.m. when he failed to see other vehicles stopped in front of him. Police said Pickett's truck then struck a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu operated by Katherine L. Fiori, 65, of Sunbury, which was pushed into a 2012 Ford F-150 operated by Lewis J. Carl, 56, of Paxinos.
Fiori was injured and transported by Americus Ambulance of Sunbury to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where she was listed in fair condition Tuesday evening. Carl suffered a minor injury. Pickett escaped injury.
Pickett was cited by Trooper Marc Yemzow for a safe speed violation.
Pickett's truck and Fiori's car were towed from the scene by Paul's Auto Body of Sunbury.
SELINSGROVE - Elayne Crystal Browne, 34, of Sunbury, was charged by state police at Selinsgrove with retail theft for allegedly removing merchandise from Wal-Mart along Routes 11-15 at 6:45 p.m. Monday.
SHAMOKIN - Jonathan L. Morgante, 28, of Mount Carmel, was cited by Trooper David Townsend, state police at Stonington, for driving a vehicle without inspection and driving in the wrong lane related to a two-vehicle crash Thursday on Route 61 in Paxinos.
Morgante was driving north in a 2004 GMC Envoy when he struck an oncoming 1994 Mack CL-700. He was treated for injuries and released from Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township. The Mack's driver was not injured.
Punched in face
SHAMOKIN - Shane McKay Brosious, 25, of 233 Center St., Tharptown, was cited by Cpl. Darwin Tobias III for harassment and criminal mischief for allegedly punching David Brightbill, 23, of 203 E. Dewart St., Shamokin, in the face at Brightbill's residence at 11:15 p.m. March 15.
Police said Brightbill's glasses broke during the disturbance, causing $210 damage.
SHAMOKIN - Scott Dannheimer, 24, of 813 Oneida St., Shamokin and his 17-year-old brother were cited by Cpl. Darwin Tobias III for criminal trespass for entering a property in the 200 block of South Pearl Street owned by Michael Geiswite, 42, and refusing to leave shortly before 7 p.m. Monday.
Police said the juvenile also threatened Geiswite.
SHAMOKIN - Dwayne Harkes, 42, of 505 S. Market St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for public drunkenness in connection with an incident at 6:39 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of South Market Street.
Elysburg women involved in crash
FRACKVILLE - Two Elysburg women were not injured in a crash on South Lehigh Avenue, at the intersection with Altamont Boulevard in West Mahanoy Township at 10:03 a.m. Tuesday.
State police at Frackville said a 2003 Ford Ranger, driven by John C. Shuster, 57, of Pottsville, was traveling south on South Lehigh Avenue while a 1997 Subaru Impreza, driven by Cynthia C. Wemple, 51, of Elysburg, was traveling north on the same road. When the two vehicles approached the intersection with Altamont Boulevard, Shuster turned left, impeding the path of the Impreza.
The two vehicles collided as the front of the Ranger struck the left front of the Impreza, disabling both vehicles. Shuster was transported to Schuylkill Medical Center-South Campus for treatment of his injuries while Wemple and her passenger, Melissa Heintzelman, 27, of Elysburg, were not injured. Police said Shuster will be cited for a traffic violation.
Assisting police at the scene were members of the Altamont Volunteer Fire Company.