Police Blotter: Saturday, January 4, 2014
SHAMOKIN - Vincent Tyrone Martz, 25, of 125 S. Market St., Shamokin, was arrested early Wednesday for allegedly striking his girlfriend inside their residence.
Jackie Rupert told police that she and Martz returned home from a city bar after which an argument ensued over missing money about 2 a.m., according to a criminal complaint. She alleges Martz struck her in the face multiple times with a closed fist. She sustained injuries to her right eye and upper lip but refused medical treatment.
Martz was not there when city police were first on scene. Police were again dispatched to the residence at 2:30 a.m. and took him into custody.
Martz is charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with simple assault and harassment. He was arraigned at 3:45 a.m. by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.
COAL TOWNSHIP - David E. Neidig, 46, of 1139 W. Pine St., faces multiple charges following a pair of incidents early Wednesday.
According to a criminal complaint, township police were dispatched at 2:07 a.m. to the 900 block of Spruce Street for a suspicious person entering unlocked vehicles. Neidig was observed in the 1000 block when Patrolman Matthew Henrich arrived, standing next to a vehicle with its owner's manual at his feet. Police allege he was highly intoxicated and when asked to stand on a sidewalk, urinated behind a parked vehicle.
He was taken home and told not to leave. Police later learned that he had left his home and was found in the 1100 block of Pine Street. He was yelling and cursing when taken into custody and struggled with officers as they attempted to place him into a patrol vehicle, the complaint states.
While in a police department holding cell, Neidig is accused of twice urinating on the floor and also ripping a bell from the wall just outside the cell.
Neidig is charged by Henrich with institutional vandalism, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and resisting arrest. He was arraigned at 8:50 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III and remanded to Northumberland County Prison, Sunbury, in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.
SNYDERTOWN - Scott W. Dannheimer, 48, of 813 Oneida St., Shamokin, will be charged by Trooper Marc Yemzow, state police at Stonington, with harassment for an alleged domestic dispute at 8:28 a.m. Thursday at 150 Mowery Lane involving a 38-year-old Snydertown woman.
Liquor law violations
SHAMOKIN - A city tavern and a Sunbury fire company were each cited for separate alleged liquor law violations last year.
State police's Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement says Tiffany Lounge, 58-60 E. Independence St., Shamokin, was cited for selling more than 192 fluid ounces for off-site consumption in a single sale, exceeding the maximum, on Aug. 1.
Friendship Hose Company, 29 S. 10th St., was cited for its board-approved manager having allegedly failed to complete the state's Responsible Alcohol Management Training within 180 days of being appointed to the position. The violation occurred between Sept. 24 and Oct. 7, police said.
Both citations were filed Dec. 19.
KULPMONT - Russ Moroz, Kulpmont Borough code enforcement officer, issued citations Thursday to the following property owners:
- Joshua Leslie, owner of a property at 703 Chestnut St., was cited for improper disposal of trash, and for allowing dog feces to accumulate at the property.
- George Atiyeh, owner of Northeast Apts LLC, of Allentown, was cited for a property at 951 Scott St., where roofing material is falling from the building, causing an unsafe structure.
- Louis Apichell III, owner of a property at 931 Scott St., was cited for improper disposal of trash and for violations of the borough's rental housing ordinance.
-George Politza, Gibbstown, N.J., owner of a property at 910 Spruce St., was cited for a collapsing garage.
COAL TOWNSHIP - A black-and-orange bicycle was found by township police at 2:57 p.m. Wednesday along Route 61 between the former entrance road to Northwestern Academy and Walmart Supercenter. The owner can claim it by calling police at 570-644-0333.