Police Blotter: Friday, June 7, 2013
SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - Gary Cook, 33, of Shamokin, will be cited by state police at Stonington for disorderly conduct for allegedly urinating outside the Family Care Center along Route 61 shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Cruelty to animals
FISHING CREEK TOWNSHIP - A couple who left their dogs behind after moving from Fishing Creek Township to Ocala, Fla., on Sunday have been charged by state police at Bloomsburg with three counts each of cruelty to animals, failing to have their dogs properly licensed and failing to have their dogs vaccinated against rabies.
Robert W. Thrash, 37, and his wife, Heather L. Thrash, 33, who previously rented a property at 177 Bendertown Road, are accused of abandoning a German Shepherd, a German Shepherd mixed breed and a Chihuahua mixed breed at their former home. Police said the dogs range in age from 5 years to 13 years.
After receiving permission from the property owner to enter the residence, police discovered there was no food in the house and that the only water available was in the toilet bowl.
Police said the dogs had defecated and urinated inside the residence and several household chemicals were stored in areas accessible to the dogs.
Police arranged for the dogs to be removed to a local shelter, where they are being cared for pending the outcome of the investigation.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Police here are continuing their search today for a white male accused of stealing two HP all-in-one computers valued at $798 each from Wal-Mart Supercenter along Route 61 at 7 p.m. May 28.
Police said the thief is approximately 6 feet tall and has brown hair and a beard.
Anyone with information about the theft is urged to call Coal Township police at 644-0333.
SHAMOKIN - Charges of burglary, criminal trespass and simple assault filed by Cpl. Jarrod Scandle against Martin Laubach, 29, of 5 N. Fir St., Coal Township, were withdrawn Tuesday when the alleged victim, Charles Maurer, told police he did not want to prosecute the defendant.
Laubach was charged with entering Maurer's residence at 54 S. Franklin St. at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and assaulting Maurer, causing him to suffer facial and head injuries that required emergency room treatment at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.
STONINGTON - Lori Ann Lenig, 53, of 1150 W. Fern St., Apt. 10, Coal Township, has been charged by Trooper James Yankovich of state police at Stonington with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with an expired registration and careless driving relating to a May 12 traffic stop along Route 225 in Coal Township.
Police said Lenig had a blood-alcohol content of .137 percent.
SHAMOKIN - Cpl. Darwin Tobias III has charged Kenneth Elliot Jr., 23, of 1222 W. Willow St., Coal Township, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia involving a May 10 incident in the 800 block of North Shamokin Street.
Jocelyn Sherman, 21, of 1109 W. Arch St., Apt. B, Coal Township, was charged by Tobias with possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with the same incident.
SHAMOKIN - Maria Craig, 57, of 828 N. Sixth St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Mark Costa with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving involving a May 7 vehicle/pedestrian accident at Water and Liberty streets.
According to a criminal complaint, Craig is accused of driving a vehicle that struck Robert Stancavage shortly after 11 p.m. Stancavage, who was walking in the street, was hit by the front bumper of Craig's vehicle from behind, causing him to fall onto the street.
A witness, who had been following Craig for several blocks, reported Craig had been swerving her vehicle prior to the accident and almost struck an unoccupied police car parked on the south side of the police station at Franklin and Shakespeare streets.
Police said Craig had a blood-alcohol content of .315 percent.
SHAMOKIN - Shauna Houser, 20, of 328 S. Diamond St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with simple assault and harassment relating to a disturbance at 8 p.m. Sunday at her residence.
Police reported Houser is accused of striking her sister, Carson Houser, in the face, causing injury.
SHAMOKIN - Patrolman Raymond Siko II has charged Mark Allen Getz Jr., 19, of 145 S. Pearl St., Shamokin, with possessing and selling a taser/stun gun to another male for $10 at Cleaver and Independence streets at 9:45 p.m. May 30. Police said the gun is an offensive weapon.
Siko also charged Getz and Edward W. Yoder, 18, of 909 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township, with possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a May 17 incident on Terrace Avenue.
Handgun for heroin
COAL TOWNSHIP - Detective Jeff Brennan has charged Jacob Snyder, 21, of 1532 Tioga St., Coal Township, with two firearms violations in which the defendant is accused of stealing a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun owned by his father, Jeffery Snyder, and giving it to a black male in Harrisburg in exchange for heroin.
Police said incidents occurred April 2.
Man charged again
SHAMOKIN - A 46-year-old city man - who was previously charged with attempting to punch and bite police officers and emergency medical personnel late Monday night after being taken into custody for causing a disturbance in the downtown district - has been arrested again for an incident outside his home early Monday.
Donald Wayne Jessie, of 512 Bear Valley Ave., is charged by Patrolman Shane Mowery with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness for allegedly screaming in the 500 block of Bear Valley Avenue at about 3 a.m.
Jessie was warned by police numerous times to stop acting disorderly and disturbing neighbors, but he continued his behavior, police said. According to police, Jessie yelled, "It's my God-given right to go outside and scream my lungs out, and I don't care who I disturb."
Mowery previously charged Jessie with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct involving disturbances at his home, in the 200 block of East Independence Street and Shamokin Police Station.
SHAMOKIN - A 25-year-old Shamokin woman has been charged with multiple burglary-related offenses for allegedly stealing $1,524 from a home on West Chestnut Street between March 1 and May 18.
Taylor Dettrey, of 20 N. Diamond St., is charged by Patrolman William Zalinski with committing the thefts at the home of Brenda Pomponio, of 120 W. Chestnut St.
Dettrey is charged with six counts each of burglary and theft by unlawful taking and one count of possessing Suboxone.