Police Blotter: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
KULPMONT - Two individuals were charged with drug offenses following a traffic stop near Lamplight Acres May 25.
Kulpmont Police Patrolman Michael Pitcavage stopped a vehicle on North Sixth Street at 9:15 p.m. for a turn signal violation and for having no registration sticker on the license plate, according to court documents. He determined the driver, Lelo L. Shingara, 47, of 311 Shingara Lane, Sunbury, and the passenger, Denny E. Keim, 37, of 435 N. Walnut St., Mount Carmel, did not have valid driver's licenses, and the vehicle was impounded by police.
Pitcavage and Mount Carmel Township Police officer David Stamets did an inventory of the impounded vehicle and found a substance consistent with marijuana in a cup holder. After a search warrant was issued, police found a pill crusher and nine straws containing a white powdery substance, three nuggets of marijuana, 83 plastic bags, a scale, a spoon, three pills, a black and blue bag marked "blueberry ultra premium incense+" and a silver and black bag marked "SPAZ 2g not for human consumption." The marked bags were found to contain synthetic marijuana.
Both were charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana. Shingara was also charged with driving with a suspended license, driving a vehicle without registration and driving without a valid inspection sticker. The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, and their preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18 before Jones.
ELYSBURG - Dessa M. Delancey, 27, of 718 Centre St., Apt. 2F, Ashland, was charged with forgery, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property following an incident at Alpha Avenue Sept. 26.
According to court documents filed by Ralpho Township Police Patrolman Christopher Grow, Delancey allegedly took a check from her father, Merrill Delancey, when he wasn't home, forged his signature and cashed it for $600.
The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4.
MOUNT CARMEL - A Mount Carmel couple were charged with possession of a controlled substance following a police investigation into a domestic dispute on West Third Street May 21.
Mount Carmel Borough Police Patrolman Matthew Dillman said police were called to 433 W. Third St. for a stabbing and determined Frederick Holmes Jr., 45, of 550 W. Second St., Mount Carmel, was the victim. Britteny Obrien, 28, of 433 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, was taken into custody, according to court documents.
While police officers investigated the scene, they found a bag of a vegetable-like material, later determined to be marijuana, in a front bedroom.
During questioning, each individual said the drugs belonged to the other person.
Both were charged with possession of a controlled substance. The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, and a preliminary hearings are scheduled for Dec. 18.
MOUNT CARMEL - Brenda M. Long, 55, of 620 N. Cleaver St., Apt. 10, Shamokin, was charged with criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property after being found sleeping inside a residence at 251 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, March 24.
Long told police she was staying with the former owner, who is deceased, and that "everything was okay." Long was taken into custody and began talking to people that weren't there, including President Obama, police said. The current owner of the home, Mark Zosh Jr., said he found an open bag of bread and a glass on the table in the living room. Long told police she made a sandwich and had a glass of milk before going to bed.
The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, and a preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 4.
MOUNT CARMEL - Alyssa M. Taylor, 21, of 1032 W. Spruce St., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following an investigation into the explosion of an alleged methamphetamine lab in an East Cherry Street garage Oct. 20.
Mount Carmel Borough Police Patrolman Matthew Dillman said Taylor said she was visiting 46 E. Avenue when police evacuated residences after the explosion. When asked if Taylor had any contraband on her person, she admitted to having snorting straws and a grinder. A search also revealed she had a pill splitter.
A preliminary hearing is set for Taylor is set for Dec. 18 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel.
SHAMOKIN - Christopher Harvey, 32, of 21 N. Sixth St., was cited by Police Chief Edward Griffiths for violating Shamokin's abandoned vehicle ordinance. The chief said Harvey parked a vehicle with an expired registration on Chestnut and Carbon streets Oct. 14. The citation was delayed before being filed in magisterial court.
SHAMOKIN - Cpl. Darwin Tobias III charged William C. Slusser, 42, of 132 N. Eighth St., Shamokin, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a Nov. 14 incident at Church and Eighth streets.
Police reported Slusser was found in possession of a bag of marijuana seeds and two small scissors/forceps.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Robert Galgocy, 59, of 412 Clermont St., Marion Heights, was charged by Patrolman Edward Purcell with disorderly conduct involving an Oct. 30 disturbance at Walmart SuperCenter on Route 61.
According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Galgocy used obscene language and gestures that annoyed people inside the store. When Galgocy was asked to leave the store, he threatened to come back with a double-barrel shotgun and shoot them in the head, which also alarmed customers and store employees.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Cierre Yolanda-Renee Inge, 22, of Pittsburgh, was charged by Trooper Todd Leiby of state police at Stonington with contraband, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, two counts of criminal conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia involving a July 20 incident at SCI-Coal Township.
Police reported Inge delivered marijuana in balloons to inmate Dale Robertson.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Charges of theft and receiving stolen property were filed by Patrolman Jason Adams against Jason R. Lebo, 28, of 206 S. Pearl St., Shamokin.
Lebo is accused of removing $100 from the purse of customer Rita Troutman Nov. 5 at Walmart SuperCenter along Route 61 while he was employed at the business.
SHAMOKIN - Adam J. Stank, 31, of 944 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to an Aug. 9 incident at the Fifth Street playground.