Domestic disturbance

COAL TOWNSHIP - Brad Edward Kashner, 43, and his 48-year-old live-in girlfriend, Amy L. Fabian, have been charged by Patrolman Edward Purcell in connection with a domestic disturbance Dec. 28.

Kashner is charged with simple assault, institutional vandalism and harassment involving the 1:50 a.m. disturbance. He is accused of biting Fabian on her right arm, pulling her hair and striking her in the face, causing a bloody lip. The defendant also allegedly placed a blanket he was given by police because he was cold into a toilet in a holding cell at Coal Township Police Station, causing water to pour onto the floor.

Fabian is charged with simple assault and harassment for allegedly hitting Kashner in the face, causing him to suffer swelling to his right eye and a bloody lip.

Kashner also was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Chad Yoder with possessing a small amount of marijuana at his residence Nov. 13.

He was committed to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury in lieu of $10,000 cash bail. Fabian was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Burglary

ROARING CREEK TOWNSHIP - Locust Township police are investigating a New Year's Day burglary at a residence at 208 Black Bear Drive in this Columbia County township.

Police said someone attempted to break into the home between 1 and 5:30 p.m. by damaging a door knob and lock assembly, but reportedly was unable to gain entry. Police said entry was gained into a shed on the property, but there is no indication anything was stolen.

Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area is requested to call Locust Township police at 799-5806.