One hurt

UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - A Reading woman suffered moderate injuries in a crash at 5:20 a.m. Friday on Route 61 near Hill Street.

State police at Stonington said a Ford Explorer, driven by Cynthia Lou Curry, 55, of 624 Thorn St., was traveling north on Route 61 when the vehicle exited the south side of the road and hit a tree.

Curry suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, for treatment. Police said Curry will be cited for the crash.

Assisting police at the scene were Americus Hose Company Ambulance, Upper Augusta Fire Department, Sunbury Ambulance and the Sunbury Fire Department.

DUI

MARION HEIGHTS - Crystal A. Kerner, 26, of 249 S. Spruce St., was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and driving on roadways laned for traffic following a Jan. 27 traffic stop on Park Road.

Mount Carmel Township Police Patrolman Kelly Campbell filed the charges following the 3:27 a.m. stop when chemical testing showed Kerner was under the influence of a combination of alcohol along with traces of THC, the chemical found in marijuana.

The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, with a preliminary hearing set for Wednesday, March 20.

Hit and run

SHAMOKIN - City police are attempting to locate a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash at about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Bear Valley Avenue.

Police say a motorist struck two vehicles in the 600 block of Bear Valley Avenue and continued either south on Route 125 towards Gowen City or through the second patch on Bear Valley Road in Coal Township.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white pickup truck with toolboxes mounted on the truck's side rails, and should have moderate damage to the front passenger side.

Anyone with information should call police at 648-5708.

PFA violation

KULPMONT - Leroy J. Manhart, 43, of 475 High Road, Ashland, was charged by Kulpmont Borough Police with indirect criminal contempt for violating a protection from abuse order on Dec. 15 at the Timberwood Park Apartments.

Patrolman Joshua Pustucka reported in court documents that Manhart allegedly contacted Shirley Derr. Manhart is not supposed to have contact with Derr because her daughter, Rebecca, has a PFA order against him.

A hearing before the Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas will be scheduled at a later date.

DUI

MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Township police Chief Brian Hollenbush charged Brian K. Howerter, 48, of 215 W. Saylor St., Atlas, with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of a drug or a combination of drugs, driving on the right side of the roadway following a traffic stop at 2:26 p.m. on Jan. 11 in the area of Laurel and Wood streets, Mount Carmel Township.

According to chemical testing, Howerter's blood was found to have traces of eight different drugs, including marijuana, fentanyl and other prescription medication.

The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, and a preliminary hearing is set for March 20 before Jones.

DUI

MOUNT CARMEL - James E. Doak, 44, of 31 N. Locust St., was charged driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and careless driving following a traffic stop on Second and Locust streets at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 30.

According to court documents filed by Mount Carmel Borough Police Patrolman Shane Reamer, Doak was discovered when the front tires of his vehicle became stuck on a four-foot high snow bank. According to chemical testing taken at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Doak blood alcohol level at the time was .226 percent, which is above the .08 legal limit.

The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday, March 20.

Alcohol citation

KULPMONT - Borough police cited Robert Santore, 50, of 217 E. Third St., Ranshaw, with restrictions on alcoholic beverages following an incident in the 1400 block of Chestnut Street at 2:15 a.m. Feb. 11.

Kulpmont Police Patrolman Shane Reamer reported Santore was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by police. Santore was allegedly holding a plastic cup that contained vodka and had an open can of beer on the floor between his feet, police said.

DUI

KULPMONT - Borough Police Patrolman Joshua Pastucka charged Dennis J. Cousentino, 44, of 1435 Chestnut St., with driving under the influence, driving with an expired registration and without a proper registration card following a traffic stop in front of Cousentino's residence at 2:52 a.m. Feb. 4.

According to court documents, Cousentino allegedly failed field sobriety tests and refused to submit to chemical blood testing.

The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel. A preliminary hearing is set for March 20.

Prisoner charged

COAL TOWNSHIP - Luther L. McNeil Jr., 22, an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, was charged with aggravated harassment by a prisoner following an incident at the facilty at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 4.

According to court documents, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper David Myers reported McNeil allegedly threw a cup of liquid, suspected to be urine, at correctional officer James Heistand while the officer was retrieving McNeil's food tray. The liquid struck Heistand's face, neck and upper torso.

The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

Drug paraphernalia

COAL TOWNSHIP - Nicole L. Bower, 27, of 1344 Hosta Road, Paxinos, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident in the Anthra Plaza parking lot at 3:59 p.m. Oct. 8.

Police Det. Jeffrey Brennan filed the charges after Bower was found passed out in a vehicle parked in the plaza with syringes visibly laying around her. While she was being treated at an emergency room, police searched a small case she had with her, finding four empty wrappers commonly used to package heroin.

The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

Retail theft

COAL TOWNSHIP - Brandie M. Dietrich, 20, of 213 S. Poplar St., Mount Carmel, was charged with retail theft by Coal Township Police Patrolman Chris Lapotsky following a Dec. 24 incident when she and another female allegedly removed $112.23 of merchandise from the Wal-Mart SuperCenter store without paying for the items.

DUI

TREVORTON - State police at Stonington charged Marie T. Mielke, 29, of 106 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, with driving under the influence and a variety of traffic violation following a stop on Coal Street near Fourth Street in Zerbe Township Dec. 6.

Police said Mielke was stopped for driving a vehicle with a non-operational headlight and an expired license plate sticker. When stopped, Mielke allegedly could not locate her license and vehicle registration. She later failed a field sobriety test and preliminary breath test and placed in custody for chemical blood testing, which produced a result that her blood alcohol level of .091 percent.

The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin.

Disorderly conduct

HUMMELS WHARF - Nathan Leonard, 40, of Shamokin, was charged with disorderly conduct following an incident at 11:40 a.m. Friday at the MedExpress Urgent Care Center, on North Susquehanna Trail.

State police at Selingsgrove said Leonard became argumentative with a doctor and kicked open a door.