Two injured

EAST CAMERON TOWNSHIP - Two people were hospitalized after being injured in a head-on accident March 22 on Route 2044 just west of Doutyville Road.

State police at Stonington reported Elizabeth C. Rogers, 20, of Shamokin, was driving a 2008 Ford Taurus east at 9 p.m. when her car crossed the center line of the road while negotiating a left curve and struck a vehicle operated by Barbara A. Zimmerman, 45, of Ashland, head-on. Zimmerman was traveling west.

Rogers and a passenger in Zimmerman's vehicle, Barry J. Zimmerman, 18, of Ashland, were injured and transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Rogers reportedly was discharged from the medical center, while Zimmerman was listed in fair condition Friday.

Barbara Zimmerman and another passenger in her vehicle, Aaron M. Zimmerman, 20, of Ashland, escaped injury.

Rogers was cited by Trooper James McCormick for driving on the wrong side of the road.

Hit and run

JACKSON TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving property damage that occurred at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Route 147 near Township Route 354.

Police said a 2010 Ford Ranger was traveling in an unknown direction when it exited the road and struck a wood post fence, knocking the post from the ground. The driver then fled the scene. Police said the driver was identified, but has not been located.

Drug charge

COAL TOWNSHIP - Andrew Kevin Derck, 26, of 1317 W. Arch St., Coal Township, who was a passenger in a truck operated by Cody Z. Horne, 19, of Shamokin, who fled from police early Sunday morning, has been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana in connection with the five-mile police chase.

The drug offense was filed by Trooper Justin Rosboschil of state police at Stonington, who previously charged Horne with 17 criminal offenses, including aggravated assault.

The chase started at the intersection of Hospital Road and Route 61 at Tharptown and culminated when Horne's truck became disabled near Juniper and Owl streets in the west end of the township. Police said Horne resisted arrest and fled on foot from police after being stopped.


SHAMOKIN - William L. McCollum, 33, of 146 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, was charged by Trooper James Yankovich of state police at Stonington with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, making an abrupt right turn without activating his turn signal, failure to drive in a single lane, failure to obey traffic control devices, careless driving and failure to wear a seat belt.

Police reported McCollum, who had a blood-alcohol content of .158 percent, was charged in connection with a March 9 incident at Market and Lincoln streets in Shamokin.

DUI offenses

COAL TOWNSHIP - David Charles Carper, 25, of 1800 Hosta Road, Paxinos, was charged by Trooper Justin Rosboschil of state police at Stonington with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without proper registration, failure to possess a registration card, driving on the wrong side of the road, careless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to drive in a single lane.

The charges relate to a March 8 vehicle stop at the intersection of Routes 61 and 901 in Coal Township.

Police said Carper had a blood-alcohol content of .103 percent.

Retail theft

COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Matthew Henrich has filed a charge of retail theft against Jason P. Carl Sr., 38, of 44 W. Adams St., Shamokin.

Police reported Carl is accused of stealing a socket set valued at $89.99 from Jones Home Center along Route 61 on Monday afternoon.

Code violations

COAL TOWNSHIP - More citations were filed against two township men accused of violating township code.

Mark Shingara, of 323 Center St., was issued a citation Friday by Chris Petrovich, code enforcement officer, for allegedly violating the garbage ordinance because of construction debris at his property at 240 Center St. The latest citation follows four issued Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday for the same alleged violation.

Thomas E. Broscius, of 1516 Pulaski Ave., was issued two citations Friday for allegedly violating the faulty weather protection ordinance. His structure's roof is rotting and has several holes allowing water to enter. He also was issued citations Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.