Interferes with custody

KULPMONT - Alan K. Pollock, 48, of 622 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, has been charged by Patrolman Joshua Pastucka with interfering with the custody of children and concealment of the whereabouts of a child relating to a March 15 incident.

According to a criminal complaint, Pollock is accused of taking a minor female with him to testify in court without the permission of the girl's parents.

DUI, speeding

KULPMONT - Samantha L. Joseph, 20, of 225 E. Avenue, Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Joshua Pastucka with driving under the influence of Delta-9 Carboxy THC, an active component of marijuana and cannabis, unauthorized use or transfer of registration, driving an unregistered vehicle and speeding relating to a Feb. 15 traffic stop on Route 61 at the entrance to Strong.

DUI

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Leon L. Fite Jr., 30, of 620 N. Cleaver St., Apt. 10, Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Matthew Filarski with driving under the influence of a combination of drugs, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving without a license, overtaking a vehicle on the left and failure to drive in a single lane relating to a March 7 accident on Route 901 near Excelsior.

Police reported Fite was found to be driving under the influence of Lorazepam, Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Oxycodone and Cyclobenzaprine.

Driving charges

MOUNT CARMEL - Cheryl L. Twiggs, 49, of 250 S. Poplar St., Apt. 4A, Mount Carmel, has been charged by Patrolman Daniel Politza with aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, careless driving and driving at an unsafe speed.

Police said the charges relate to a Feb. 8 two-vehicle accident in the 800 block of West Fifth Street that injured pedestrian Gerard Koveleskie, of Mount Carmel.

Police reported Twiggs had a blood-alcohol content of .145 percent and also was driving under the influence of Cotinine, Nicotine, Theobromine, Delta-9 Carboxy THC, Oxycodone and Paroxetine.

Simple assault

M0UNT CARMEL - Patrolman Jason Drumheller has charged Joseph R. McClain-Broden, 23, of 134 S. Oak St., Apt. B, Second Floor, Mount Carmel, with two counts of simple assault and one count of harassment relating to an April 8 disturbance at 136 S. Oak St.

Police reported McClain-Broden is accused of assaulting Mark Lender, who suffered contusions to his eyes and face and back and rib pain.

Possession

COAL TOWNSHIP - A 15-year-old Shamokin male is charged by Coal Township Police with possession of drug paraphernalia after allegedly being found in possession of two smoking pipes April 10.

Safe stolen

ZERBE TOWNSHIP - A small safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash along with deeds and other paperwork was reported stolen from a home on Trevorton Road.

Robert Kerstetter, 62, of 670 Trevorton Road, Coal Township, told Zerbe Township Police someone broke into his home between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday and ransacked several rooms.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 797-4637.

DUI

SHAMOKIN - Dwayne Harkes, 42, of 505 S. Market St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license, driving without insurance and careless driving relating to a March 31 accident at Market and Lincoln streets.

Police reported Harkes had a blood-alcohol content of .355 percent.

Drug charges

SHAMOKIN - Vernon L. Hoke Jr., 33, of 716 E. Dewart St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility relating to an April 11 incident at his home.

Police reported Hoke delivered five 15 mg Oxycodone tablets to a confidential informant.

DUI

COAL TOWNSHIP - Robert Knock, 22, of 14 S. Willow St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Chris Lapotsky with driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving relating to a March 23 accident on Route 2026 in Coal Run.

Police reported Knock was driving west at 3:47 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle, which struck two parked vehicles and a utility pole. The parked vehicles were owned by Prena and Aleksander Kolovic, both of 317 State Route 2026, Coal Run.