House in disrepair

MOUNT CARMEL - Borough police Chief Todd Owens charged Edward W. Spielberger, 72, of 211 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, with a public nuisance violation because a house he owns at 241 W. Seventh St., Mount Carmel, has fallen into disrepair.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 28 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel.

Two charged

ATLAS - Patrick R. O'Brien, 26, of 129 S. Belvidere Ave., York, and Kellsie T. Hoskie, 20, of 128 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness at the Pine Burr Inn at 1:12 a.m. March 12.

Mount Carmel Township Police Patrolman David Stamets Jr. said the pair were knocking to get into the establishment and exhibited signs of impairment. A hypodermic needle was found in Hoskie's bag, police said.

The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel, and preliminary hearings are scheduled for May 28.

Stolen metal sold

MOUNT CARMEL - Justin M. Schoppy, 21, of 229 W. Seventh St., was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy after he allegedly took scrap aluminum and other metal items from the former Lapinski Lumber Co., Seventh and Vine streets, between Dec. 11 and 24, then sold them for $682.44.

Schoppy was arraigned and released on $10,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel.

DUI charges filed

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Joselle M. Cutrufello, 44, of 223 Grand St., Danville, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and was cited for careless driving and failure to drive at a minimum speed after a traffic stop at 10 p.m. Feb. 23 near the Washery Car Wash, Route 61.

Township police Patrolman Daniel Politza said Cutrufello failed field sobriety tests and that chemical testing showed her blood-alcohol level was .226 percent. The legal limit is .08.

A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel, is scheduled for May 28.

Retail theft

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Beth E. Morgan, 41 of 215 S. Poplar St., Mount Carmel, was charged with a felony count of retail theft and a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property after she allegedly stole a personal care item valued at $33.99 from the CVS Pharmacy on the Locust Gap Highway March 9.

Police met the store manager outside when they arrived, and were told the suspect had fled the CVS and went into the neighboring Boyer's Food Market. Police later learned that a Boyer's employee unknowingly allowed Morgan to leave through a loading dock door.

Morgan was charged by Mount Carmel Township Police Patrolman Daniel Politza and arraigned Wednesday on the charges before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel, and released on $10,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

Scattering rubbish

COAL TOWNSHIP - Township police Patrolman Chad Yoder cited Joshua Hill, 28, of 142 N. Second St., Mount Carmel, for allegedly scattering rubbish after several pieces of mail belonging to him were found amidst household rubbish in a wooded area to the rear of Coal Run.

Retail theft

KULPMONT - Christine L. Jeffrey, of 554 Chestnut St., Apt. 1, was charged with a misdemeanor count of retail theft after allegedly taking a can of dog food from the Fuel On convenience store at 1:33 p.m. Monday, April 7.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 28 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel.

Retail thefts

COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Matthew Hashuga has charged three local residents with retail theft involving incidents at Walmart Supercenter on Route 61.

Ashley Knopp, 24, and Justin Schoppy, 21, both of Mount Carmel, were charged with misdemeanors of retail theft and criminal conspiracy for allegedly stealing $70 in merchandise April 6.

Melanie Guinther, 32, of Elysburg, was charged with a felony of retail theft for allegedly removing $55 in merchandise April 2. She was previously charged with the same offense multiple times.

Trespass

COAL TOWNSHIP - James Latshaw, 47, of 126 E. Arch St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Chad Yoder for trespassing relating to an incident at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in which he attempted to remove scrap from a property in Tharptown.

Police said the property owner caught Latshaw attempting to steal the scrap.

Liquor law violations

MONTOURSVILLE - The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has cited West End Fire Association, 1254 Maple St., Kulpmont, and Sam Pasky Distributor, 327 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, for liquor law violations.

West End Fire Association was cited Thursday for paying for purchases of malt or brewed beverages with other licensee checks, cashier checks or money orders multiple times in February.

Sam Pasky Distributor was cited Thursday for receiving payment for the purchase of malt or brewed beverages with other than licensee checks, cashier checks or money orders and selling malt or brewed beverages on credit in October, November, December and January.

DUI

COAL TOWNSHIP - Stephen V. Stadnicki Jr., 35, of 753 Spruce St., Kulpmont, was charged by Cpl. Terry Ketchem with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of careless driving relating to a March 23 accident at the intersection of Feeney Street and Route 61 near McDonald's.

Police reported Stadnicki had a blood-alcohol content of .429 percent.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN - Joshua L. Scandle, 34, of Shamokin, who is currently an inmate at Northumberland County Prison, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with retail theft for allegedly stealing items having a total value of $11.27 from Turkey Hill Minit Market on Second Street Jan. 4.