Police Blotter: Friday, May 9, 2014
Cigarettes, cash stolen
MILTON - State police at Milton are investigating a burglary at the Valero gas station involving the theft of 30 cartons of cigarettes valued at $2,000 and approximately $240 in cash. Burglars also broke four cinder blocks valued at $50.
Police said the burglary occurred between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 4:45 a.m. Wednesday along Route 405.
Hit and run
COAL TOWNSHIP - Police reported a green 1993 Ford Aerostar van was struck in the front passenger side during a hit-and-run accident between May 1 and Wednesday afternoon in the 1000 block of West Lynn Street.
Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call Coal Township police at 570-644-0333.
UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington said someone removed $2,500 in cash from an office at VFW Post 1532, 141 Shikellamy Ave., between April 24 and Tuesday.
Anyone with information about the theft should call state police at 570-286-5601.
SHAMOKIN - Shamokin police were called to assist four Northumberland County adult probation officers Thursday afternoon at a disturbance at the corner of North Rock and Sunbury streets; however, no charges were filed.
Patrolman Raymond Siko II said the incident began at 12:20 p.m. in the 300 block of East Sunbury Street before proceeding onto the 700 block of North Rock Street. Siko said the probation officers had an arrest warrant for a Shamokin woman for probation violations, but when they attempted to take her into custody, a disturbance ensued among family members involving custody of the woman's children who were present. The woman was subsequently taken into custody by probation officers.
Police were at the scene for about an hour. Also assisting were Chief of Police Darwin Tobias III and Patrolman William Miner.
Cell phone found
COAL TOWNSHIP - A black and silver LG cell phone was turned into Coal Township Police Station after being found Thursday on the nature trail near Shamokin Area Middle-High School.
The owner of the phone can claim it at the police station.
WILLIAMSPORT - A Mount Carmel woman will be sent a summons to answer charges she was driving while her license was suspended and she left the scene of an accident in Williamsport.
Charges city police filed Thursday against Melissa Elizabeth Wolfgang, 30, allege she struck the rear of another vehicle in the drive-thru at the Burger King on Maynard Street March 30.
The arrest affidavit states Wolfgang gave her registration card to the other driver and asked that the police not get involved. Wolfgang drove off when the other driver began calling police, the affidavit states.
Officers traced the registration information to Wolfgang's aunt who identified the driver, the charges state. Records showed Wolfgang's license was suspended due to a drunken driving charge, police said.