Police Blotter: Saturday, December 1, 2012
EXCELSIOR - One person suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 4:08 a.m. Friday along Route 901.
Coal Township Police reported a 2000 Saturn, driven by Roseann Shannon, 34, of 302 S. Beech St., Mount Carmel and owned by Rose Shannon, of the same address, was traveling west on Route 901 when the Saturn left the roadway and traveled for a considerable distance before colliding with a guard rail.
After walking to the home of a nearby resident, Shannon was transported to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, for treatment. The Saturn was towed from the scene.
Route 901 was closed to traffic for approximately one hour.
Police were assisted at the scene by Shamokin and Mount Carmel Township Police, and personnel from the Coal Township Fire Department, including fire chiefs Russell Feese and Michael Timco. The investigation is continuing.
Man charged after accident
ELYSBURG - A Mount Carmel man faces charges following an Oct. 16 accident at the intersection of Reading Turnpike Road and Mountain Road.
Ralpho Township Police Sgt. Chris Kreisher charged Chad Howard, 31, of 338 S. Pear St., Mount Carmel, with a misdemeanor offense of accidents involving damage to an attended vehicle or property and summary offenses of operating a vehicle without financial responsibility, failure to use the required position and method of turning, failure to give information or render aid and failure to operate a vehicle with appropriate tire equipment and traction surfaces.
According to court documents, Howard allegedly left the scene of an accident, which also involved Vincent Lushinski, no address given. Police said the two agreed to exchange insurance information after the accident, but Howard left the scene instead. Lushinski followed Howard to Shamokin, where both vehicles were stopped by Shamokin City Police, according to police.
The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, with a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 19.
SHAMOKIN - Joseph Witkowski, 25, of 8658 Route 61, Coal Township, was cited for retail theft by Shamokin City Police Patrolman Jarrod Scandle after allegedly stealing four packs of cigarettes, valued at $24.85, from the Turkey Hill Minit-Market, Second Street, Shamokin, at 10:36 p.m. Oct. 13.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP - A Herndon woman was cited for careless driving following a one-vehicle crash at 12:19 p.m. Monday on Church Street in Washington Township, Dauphin County.
State police at Lykens report a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Taylor L. Shingara, 18, of Herndon, was traveling south on North Church Street when it left the road, traveled through a field and struck a utility pole.
Shingara suffered a minor injury and was transported to Harrisburg Hospital by Medic 6 ambulance for treatment. Police cited her for careless driving.
Assisting police at the scene were members of the Elizabethville Fire Department.
SHAMOKIN - A 14-year-old Shamokin male was cited for retail theft by Shamokin City Police Patrolman Jarrod Scandle after the teen allegedly stole two packs of cigarettes, valued at $9.80, from the Turkey Hill Minit-Market on Lincoln Street, Shamokin, at 11:15 p.m. on July 24.
SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - Two drivers suffered minor injuries in a chain-reaction crash at 3:43 p.m. Thursday on Route 487 near Route 61.
State police at Stonington said a 2001 Ford Explorer, driven by Nichole N. Colyer, 32, of Shamokin, was following a 2011 GMC Sierra, driven by Roy A. Hurley, 42, of Paxinos, while both were traveling south on Route 487. The Sierra stopped behind other vehicles stopped at the intersection with Route 61. Police said Coyler failed to see the stopped Sierra and struck the back of the vehicle.
Both drivers suffered minor injuries, but refused treatment. Police cited Colyer for the crash.
SHAMOKIN - Andre A. Stone, 30, of 612 E. Commerce St., Shamokin, was cited for public drunkenness by Shamokin City Police Patrolman Jarrod Scandle after Stone was allegedly found passed out on a sidewalk at Fifth and Water streets, Shamokin, by ambulance personnel at 7 a.m. Nov. 25.