Simple assault

MOUNT CARMEL - Frederick T. Holmes, 44, of 433 W. Third St., was charged with simple assault and harassment following an incident at his residence on Nov. 2.

Borough Police Patrolman David Donkochik reported in court documents that Holmes allegedly struck his girlfriend, Britteny O'Brien, during an argument at their shared residence, causing an injury to O'Brien's lip.

He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel.

Gun stolen

SUNBURY - The Sunbury Police Department is investigating the theft of a rifle from a pick-up truck parked on South Third Street Wednesday night.

The .30-06 caliber rifle is made in England by Alpine; its serial number is P005500. It has a light brown wood stock, police said.

Anyone with information should contact city Cpl. Jamie Quinn at 286-4584, extension 125, or the Northumberland County Emergency Services Dispatch Center at 988-4539.