Police Blotter: Friday, March 22, 2013
DORNSIFE - A 46-year-old woman was injured Wednesday in a crash along Route 225 in Little Mahanoy Township.
Trooper Wendy Keefer, state police at Stonington, said Lori Dewald, of Trevorton, was driving a 2001 Nissan Xterra north at about 7 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle and left the roadway, causing the vehicle to roll over.
Dewald was wearing a seat belt. The vehicle sustained extensive damage.
Keefer said charges are pending investigation.
SHAMOKIN - Robert J. Bresko, 43, of 926 E. Sunbury St., Shamokin, has been charged by Cpl. Darwin Tobias III with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness relating to a March 12 incident involving an AK-47 assault rifle in the parking lot of the Shamokin Post Office.
At about 10:15 p.m., police said two unidentified people were sitting in a car when Bresko pulled into the lot in a black 1998 Chevrolet Blazer and began staring at them. The victims said Bresko then asked, "Who drives that (expletive) white Camaro?"
When one of the occupants of the Camaro told Bresko not to worry about it, police said Bresko began to call him obscene names and asked him to stick his head into the vehicle before asking, "Who's (expletive) around now?"
One of the victims said Bresko then picked up an AK-47 assault rifle and placed it on the front seat. The victim told police Bresko appeared to be intoxicated.
After the victims provided police with a description of Bresko and his vehicle, Patrolman William Zalinski located Bresko's vehicle in the 500 block of North Shamokin Street and found the rifle lying on the seat/floor area.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Thomas Perez, 31, of 10 N. Orange St., Mount Carmel, will be charged by Coal Township Patrolman Chris Lapotsky with retail theft for allegedly stealing $59.53 in merchandise from Wal-Mart Supercenter at 1:15 p.m. March 13. He was apprehended by store security.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Paul J. Dombroski, 60, of 561 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, will be charged by Coal Township Patrolman Chris Lapotsky with driving under the influence after he was found inside his parked vehicle at 3:10 p.m. Feb. 3 in the middle of an off-ramp along Route 61 near the former Ames department store.
He was taken to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital for evaluation and was released. Testing found his blood-alcohol level to be 0.376 percent, Lapotsky said.