PFA violation

ASHLAND - Kelsea Shappell, no known address, was taken into custody by borough police officers for violating a protection from abuse order at 4 p.m. Friday, June 6.

According to police, Shappell went to the home of Ruth Schnee and made contact with Schnee, which is in violation of a protection order. Schnee was taken into custody a short distance away, police said. Shappell was arraigned by District Judge James Reilley via video conference and committed to Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Suspicious incident

ASHLAND - Borough police are investigating a suspicious incident that occurred outside the Good Fellowship Club, South Nineteenth Street, Wednesday evening.

According to police, two white males approached a man leaving the Good Fellowship Club, said their van was disabled in the Centralia area and asked for a ride. Nearby was a van occupied by a black male wearing sunglasses who was believed to be a participant in the suspicious incident. The male refused their request and left. A second man was approached a short time later by the same two individuals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ashland Police at 570-875-2600.


ASHLAND - Teddy Allen Fishburn, 40, of 1003 Brock St., Ashland, was arrested and charged by Ashland police with resisting arrest, persistent disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after an incident at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday.

Police were called to the area of Tenth and Oak streets where a borough worker was being harassed by Fishburn, who had driven his vehicle into a tree on a dirt road near Oak Street. Fishburn left before police arrived, officers said.

While police were investigating the accident, Fishburn got into a verbal altercation with his wife, Amanda Fishburn, and his mother in law, Cheryl McGee. Fishburn smashed the front door to his residence and then continued to be disorderly, police said. He was warned by police to desist. He went to 939 Brock St., where he got into another verbal altercation with his wife, police said. Officers, who were still at the scene of the first call, subsequently placed him under arrest for disorderly conduct. He resisted arrest and had to be forcibly taken to the ground by police, officers said.

Fishburn was arraigned before District Judge Hale and released. Ashland Police were assisted at the scene by Butler Township Police.

Domestic dispute/assault

ASHLAND - Blaine Z. Smith, of 1329 Walnut St., was arrested by Ashland Police after two incidents at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 6.

Police said they were called to 1329 Walnut St. at 10 p.m. for a domestic dispute between Blaine and his wife, Jennifer Smith.

Police were called a second time at 10:30 p.m., when Blaine allegedly became involved in an argument with Jennifer and pushed her face first into a door, police said.

Blaine was arraigned before Judge James Reilley via videoconference on charges of simple assault and probable cause in domestic violence. He was committed to Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.