Police Blotter: Saturday, December 29, 2012
TREMONT - A Shamokin man was arraigned on theft and drug charges following a theft from a Tremont business at 6:48 p.m. Dec. 21.
State police at Schuylkill Haven said Andrew Cerklewski, 30, of Shamokin, removed a HP Envy laptop computer, valued between $4,500 and $5,000, from Tuke's Tearoffs, Tremont. Police said Cerklewski was observed on video surveillance taking the computer.
After being taken into custody, a small amount of methadone, for which he did not have a prescription, was found in Cerklewski's jacket.
He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont, and released on $15,000 unsecured bail.
BARRY TOWNSHIP - Two Ashland residents were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 11:59 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Sunbury Road and Deep Creek Road in this Schuylkill County township.
State police at Schuylkill Haven report a 2001 Toyota Corolla, driven by Irene Wesner, 85, of Ashland, was turning left from a stop sign on Deep Creek Road to travel west on Route 901 when the vehicle traveled into the path of a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by Andrea M. Bucher, 26, of Mount Carmel, which was traveling east on Route 901.
The Corolla's front end struck the Cruze's front passenger side, police said. After impact, Wesner's vehicle rotated counterclockwise and traveled approximately 40 feet northeast, coming to rest in the oncoming travel lane. Bucher's vehicle came to rest on the westbound shoulder.
Wesner and her passenger, Harold Wesner, 88, of Ashland, were transported to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital for treatment. Bucher was uninjured. Assisting police at the scene were Ashland EMS, Shenandoah EMS, Gordon Fire and Ashland fire companies.
Police cited Wesner for the crash.
SHAMOKIN - Justin A. Tononi, 26, of 125 S. Market St., was cited for disorderly conduct by Shamokin Police Patrolman First Class William Miner after Tononi allegedly used canned snow to write a nickname on a brick building at Chestnut and Market Street at 1 p.m. Monday.
Drug charges filed
MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Joshua F. Hartman, 24, of 18 B Saint Peters St., Schuylkill Haven, was charged with drug offenses and driving under the influence following a traffic stop at 12:35 a.m. Sept. 8, on Route 901 near Locust Gap.
Township police Patrolman Michael Pitcavage said Hartman was unable to present a valid registration card for the vehicle he was driving. According to a police report, Hartman's "hands were shaking and his entire body was quivering" and his eyes were bloodshot. Field sobriety tests were conducted, which Hartman failed, police said. Hartman allegedly admitted to police he had smoked marijuana earlier in the day. Hartman later refused chemical blood testing and was transported to Schuylkill Haven, police said.
Police searched Hartman's vehicle and allegedly found five packages of heroin, a small amount of marijuana and a syringe.
Hartman was arraigned Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. He was released on $15,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday before Jones.
SHAMOKIN - Harry A. Baughman, 53, of 331 S. Rock St., was cited by Shamokin City Police Patrolman Raymond Siko II for disorderly conduct following an incident at his residence at 12:11 p.m. Thursday.