Police Blotter: Friday, June 21, 2013
SHAMOKIN - A city man was charged with theft and other offenses after leading police on a motorcycle chase through the area on May 21.
City police Patrolman Raymond Siko reported in court documents that Joseph Miscavage, 19, of 244 W. Sunbury St., was operating a motorcycle along Clay Street with no registration displayed and no helmet or eye protection. The officer stopped Miscavage and ordered him to stop the bike and push it to a safe area.
When Siko reached Franklin Street, he observed Miscavage accelerate and travel south on Franklin Street, refusing to stop. The motorcycle turned onto Pine Street, failing to stop for a stop sign. He traveled a short distance on Pine Street before stopping. He was then apprehended by police.
Miscavage said the bike belonged to a friend, Steven, but he couldn't give an address, police said. According to the affidavit, Miscavage became disorderly and was handcuffed by police.
Coal Township police determined the motorcycle was reported stolen from Tharptown.
Miscavage told police a juvenile gave him the motorcycle, claiming the youth said he received the bike from his uncle, according to police records.
Miscavage was charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing and eluding a police officer, driving without a license, careless driving, failure to stop at stop signs and driving without registration. The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin,
MOUNT CARMEL - James J. Kline, 31, of 17 S. Walnut St., was charged with making terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment after an incident at his home at 12:37 a.m. Feb. 3.
Mount Carmel Borough Police Patrolman Matthew Dillman said Kline assaulted James Riggles inside Kline's residence, causing injury to his head. Kline left the home before police arrived, but called his sister, indicating he was going to torch vehicles, kill Riggles and "go after Mom."
The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 26.
MOUNT CARMEL - Brian M. Faust, 20, of 1656 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, was charged by Mount Carmel Police in connection to an investigation of money stolen from a residence.
Cpl. David Donkochik filed the charges after approximately $2,900 was taken from the home of Brenda and Robert Taylor, of Mount Carmel, sometime between May 3 and 5.
Faust was charged with two felony counts of criminal conspiracy and one count each of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was committed on $25,000 bail and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 26 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel.
SHAMOKIN - Robert S. Kramer III, 25, of 424 W. Cherry St., Mount Carmel, was charged with driving with an altered inspection sticker and a number of traffic citations following a stop at Sixth and Walnut streets at 4:10 p.m. June 1.
According to court documents, Shamokin City Police Patrolman Ray Siko said he stopped Kramer, who was operating a Jeep, after seeing the inspection sticker partially pulled away from the front windshield. The vehicle also had a March 2014 registration sticker on its license plate, but a check with PennDOT records showed the registration expired in April 2013.
After being taken to the station, Kramer allegedly told police that a friend gave him the blank inspection sticker and that he took the registration sticker from a wrecked car at his place of employment.
In addition to the misdemeanor charge of driving with an altered inspection sticker, Siko cited Kramer for driving without a valid certificate of inspection, driving without financial responsibility, driving without registration and driving with a suspended registration. The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Andrew H. Reich III, 20, of 221 Coal Run, Coal Township, was charged with retail theft by Coal Township Patrolman David Sage after an investigation into an incident at Walmart SuperCenter, Route 61, Coal Township. Reich, who was an employee at the time, allegedly removed an Apple iPod Touch valued at $225 and various food and drink items from the store without paying for them on June 21, 2011.
The charge was filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.