Resists arrest

MOUNT CARMEL - Brian George Santelli, 20, of 1438 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of resisting arrest, loitering and prowling at night, underage drinking and criminal trespass involving an incident that occurred earlier in the day in the 600 block of West Fifth Street.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Mount Carmel Cpl. David Donkochik, Santelli and two other males were found sitting inside a school bus near Mount Carmel Area High School at about 1:20 a.m. Police detected a strong odor of alcohol on Santelli's breath and said the defendant became verbally aggressive before resisting arrest, prompting Donkochik and Kulpmont Officer Michael Pitcavage to wrestle him into a seat on the bus before handcuffing him.

Santelli was committed to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones after failing to post $20,000 bail.

Simple assault

MOUNT CARMEL - Ryan P. Williams, 33, of 24 E. Third St., Apt. 400, Mount Carmel, has been charged by Mount Carmel Patrolman William Adamski with two counts of simple assault and one count of harassment and disorderly conduct relating to a disturbance at 2 p.m. Tuesday at his apartment.

Police reported Williams is accused of punching Kimberly Resh in the face multiple times, causing injury.

Williams was committed Tuesday to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury after failing to post $1,000 bail at his arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones. The defendant posted bail Wednesday morning and was released from prison.

Domestic dispute

EXCELSIOR - A 32-year-old Coal Township man was jailed Tuesday after he allegedly caused a disturbance in Excelsior by shouting, continuously honking his vehicle's horn and kicking and throwing rocks at his girlfriend's Jeep, according to court papers.

The alleged incident occurred about 10 p.m. outside the home of Rose Rickert, 140 Lower Excelsior Road, after her daughter, Kim, said she wouldn't leave with Aaron Bressi to go to his home at 1727 Pulaski Ave. Police said the younger Rickert was frightened by his actions.

Bressi was subsequently taken into custody outside of his home where he reportedly was throwing boxes of Rickert's clothing onto the porch and into the street.

He is charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with two counts of disorderly conduct. He was arraigned late Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Shamokin, and remanded to Northumberland County Prison, Sunbury, in lieu of $10,000 straight bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 11.


JORDAN TOWNSHIP - The cellphone of Thomas Carl Bohler, 54, of 496 Schwartz Road, Herndon, was stolen from his 1993 Saturn Coupe while it was parked in the area of Raupstal and Schwartz roads between midnight May 19 and 3 p.m. May 20, according to state police at Stonington.

Trooper James A. Yankovich said that anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 286-5601.

Driver flees scene

EAST CAMERON TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington are continuing their search today for the driver of a 2003 Saab 93 involved in an accident early Thursday morning on Route 3004.

Police said the operator was traveling north at 4:25 a.m. in the right lane when the car exited the road while negotiating a slight left uphill curve. The auto then struck a ditch with its front end, spun around and came to rest with its rear end partially on the road.

The car sustained minor damage.

Police said the driver is facing a citation for driving too fast for road conditions.

Pleads guilty

MOUNT CARMEL - Katie Marie Keister, 18, of Hegins, pleaded guilty Wednesday to disorderly conduct and providing false identification to law enforcement authorities and was ordered by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones to pay a $500 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for 12 months.

Additional charges of resisting arrest, two counts of unsworn falsification to authorities, hindering apprehension or prosecution and false reports were withdrawn.

Keister was charged by Mount Carmel Lt. Christopher Buhay in connection with an April 10 incident in which Donnie T. Carl, 26, of Hegins, allegedly fired a shot into an occupied apartment building at the corner of South Beech and West Sixth streets.