Police Blotter: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
Two escape injury
SHAMOKIN DAM - Rachel E. Foote, 26, of Trevorton, and Lynnann Dillman, 25, of Shamokin, escaped injury in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night at the intersection of Route 15 (Susquehanna Trail) and East Eighth Avenue.
State police at Selinsgrove reported Foote was driving a 2001 Toyota Corolla west on East Eighth Avenue when she stopped for a red light before proceeding into the intersection with Route 15. Police said Foote failed to see a 1996 Toyota Camry driven north on Route 15 by Dillman and pulled into its path, resulting in a front-end collision.
After impact, the Corolla spun clockwise and came to rest on the shoulder of the road facing south. The Camry came to rest in the center of the highway facing north.
Foote was cited for a red light violation, police said.
SHAMOKIN - Carl Marchetti, 53, of 453 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, was cited by Cpl. Darwin Tobias III for disorderly conduct for allegedly pouring liquid ammonia on the property of Mark Wood, of 455 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, causing a noxious odor and hazard.
Police said the incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Beth Ann Orner, 22, of 1130 W. Water St., Coal Township, and John P. Hassinger, 35, of 9-A E. Commerce St., Shamokin, were charged by Patrolman Edward Purcell with retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft.
Police said Orner and Hassinger are accused of stealing $267.68 in merchandise from Walmart Supercenter along Route 61 Sept. 17.
SHAMOKIN - Patrolman Raymond Siko II has charged Kenneth R. Sampsell Jr., 18, of 135 Birch St., Shamokin, with possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a Sept. 25 incident at his home.
According to a criminal complaint, police found a tin foil smoking pipe commonly used for inhaling a controlled substance and a clear plastic wrapper used for packaging a controlled substance.
SHAMOKIN - Calvin Derck III, 38, of 44 S. Sixth St., third floor, Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with altering the date on a prescription and attempting to have it filled at Tom Olcese Pharmacy on Aug. 8.
SHAMOKIN - Patrolman Scott Weaver has charged Brandon Ernest Long, 31, of 800 E. Sunbury St., Apt. 301, Shamokin, with simple assault and harassment in connection with a Sept. 14 domestic dispute.
According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Long grabbed his live-in girlfriend Jessica Strain by the throat and arms, broke her glasses, punched her in the chest, dropped her to the floor, kicked her in the legs and continually threatened to kill her and her family.
Strain suffered bruising all over her body and serious rib injuries, police said.
The victim also accused Long of taking her cell phone and not allowing her to leave their home, according to police.
SHAMOKIN - Patrolman Shane Mowery has charged Samuel Mull, 20, of 385 Spruce Hollow Road, Northumberland, with falsely reporting his vehicle stolen on Sept. 27 from the 600 block of East Dewart Street.
SHAMOKIN - Agnes Yowell, 52, of 21 N. Diamond St., Shamokin, was charged by Cpl. Jarrod Scandle with retail theft for allegedly stealing two drinks valued at $5.81 from Turkey Hill Minit Market on West Lincoln Street on Sept. 18.
Pot at prison lot
COAL TOWNSHIP - Khadijah Kadine Smith, 21, of Reading, is accused of possessing marijuana and a scale inside a black knapsack inside a vehicle Sept. 8 in the parking lot of SCI-Coal Township, according to Trooper Todd Leiby of state police at Stonington. Charges were to be filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic, Shamokin.
TURBOT TOWNSHIP - State police at Milton reported someone passed counterfeit money at the Sunoco A Plus along Broadway Road between 7 and 8 a.m. Aug. 26.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call state police at 570-524-2662.
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - State police at Selinsgrove are investigating the theft of several weapons owned by Norman Stanley Marriott, 73, of 6528 Route 104, Mount Pleasant Mills.
Police said someone entered Marriott's residence between Sept. 1 and Oct. 9 and removed a 54 caliber Flintock with an L&R Douglas barrel, 30.06 Sako with a 3-9 scope attached, 12-gauge semi-automatic Mossberg shotgun, .22-caliber Krico with a 3-9 scope attached and a Horton crossbow.
Anyone with information about the burglary is urged to call state police at 570-374-8145.