Police Blotter: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Car, cycle crash
ELYSBURG - Two people were treated for injuries after a car and motorcycle collided April 3 at the intersection of East Valley Avenue (Route 487) and Northumberland Drive.
Police said Alexandra Girardi, 20, of Elysburg, pulled her 2004 Volkswagen Jetta from Northumberland Drive onto East Valley Avenue at 10:16 p.m. into the path of a northbound 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Larry McClelland, 53, of Nescopeck.
McClelland was transported by Elysburg Ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where he underwent emergency room treatment. Girardi suffered minor injuries and was taken by a family member to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.
The car and motorcycle sustained moderate damage and were towed from the scene.
ASHLAND - Borough police charged Shawn Schlaugh, 20, of 708 Center St., Ashland, with indecent assault, after an incident involving a 14-year-old female, and said additional charges are pending against Schlaugh on four separate incidents involving minor females.
Schlaugh was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Christine Hale, of Frackville, and placed in Schuylkill County Prison on $15,000 cash bail.
COAL TOWNSHIP - A Herndon man faces charges of simple assault and harassment following an assault at a Tioga Street trailer at 3:15 p.m. Sunday.
Coal Township Police patrolman Edward Purcell reported in court documents Zachary Troutman, 31, of 130 S. Main St., allegedly punched Tiffany Troutman in the face while the two were in a car traveling to her father's house. While Tiffany Troutman was running away from the vehicle, Zachary Troutman allegedly said he was going to kill her if she didn't get back in the vehicle.
Later in the day, Tiffany Troutman was talking on her phone when Zachary took the phone and hit her in the face before leaving the scene, police said. Tiffany Troutman suffered an injury to her eye.
Zachary Troutman was arraigned Thursday afternoon before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic and released on $5,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing before Gembic is scheduled for Tuesday.
ATLAS - Jamie M. Bressi, 37, of 507 E. Clermont St., Marion Heights, was charged with driving under the influence and failing to stop at a stop sign by Mount Carmel Township Police following a traffic stop at 1:12 a.m. March 23, at Willow Street and Columbia Avenue, Atlas. Chemical testing showed Bressi's blood alcohol level was .174 percent, more than twice the legal limit.
Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 7 before Jones.
Liquor law violation
MONTOURSVILLE - Liquor law violations were filed by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement against the Sons of Poland Beneficial Society, 21 N. Oak St., Mount Carmel.
The establishment was cited Thursday for failure to require patrons to vacate the bar not later than a half-hour after liquor sales should cease. The alleged incident occurred March 2.
LOCUST GAP - Michael Grommett, 29, of 115 S. Franklin St., Shamokin, was charged with driving under the influence, driving a vehicle without registration, driving without an inspection sticker and failure to produce a license and registration when asked by an officer following a traffic stop on Route 901 between Locust Summit and Locust Gap at 11:20 a.m. March 28.
Mount Carmel Township Police Patrolman Matthew Filarski reported in court documents Grommett also refused to submit to field sobriety, breath or chemical blood tests. Police said Grommett said "just organized gangsters trying to extract money from citizens."
The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones of Mount Carmel and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 7 before Jones.
SUNBURY - James Herbert Mellowship, 84, of 450 Park Drive, reported $900, a gold ring with a purple stone and a gold ring jacket set containing a clear diamond was stolen from his home between 7 a.m. Feb. 22 and 8:44 a.m. Thursday. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at Stonington at 570-286-5601.
COAL TOWNSHIP - A 14-year-old township male was cited by Patrolman Chad Yoder for scattering rubbish for allegedly throwing a cup against a window at McDonald's Restaurant, Route 61, about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Kenneth Yoder, 62, of 1527 W. Water St., reported a red push lawn mower, a flashing street sign and four sheets of blue corrugated metal roofing were stolen from the rear porch of 1525 W. Water St. during the past month. The items are valued at $190.
KULPMONT - Eric Filipczak, 19, of 301 Melrose St., Marion Heights, said an unidentified white male kicked the front bumper of his 2014 Ford Mustang in the Turkey Hill parking lot, Chestnut Street, at 12:55 a.m. Friday before fleeing the scene. Damage is estimated at $100.