One-car crash

UPPER PAXTON TOWNSHIP - A Dalmatia woman was treated and released from Harrisburg Hospital following a one vehicle crash on Route 147 at 8:20 a.m. Thursday.

State police at Lykens report a 2003 Mitsubishi GS, driven by Christina Young, 37, of Dalmatia, was traveling south on Route 147 when it traveled across the northbound lane and struck a utility pole on the east side of the highway, shearing if off the ground. The vehicle hit a fence row, shrubbery and trees before stopping at a garage 150 feet from the initial impact.

Young was wearing her seat belt and the airbags in the vehicle deployed. Police said a citation for careless driving will be filed with Magisterial District Judge Rebecca Jo Margerum, of Elizabethville.

Route 147 was closed to traffic after the accident. Assisting police at the scene were members of the Millersburg fire, ambulance and fire police departments.

Scattering rubbish

COAL TOWNSHIP - Police cited John T. Howe Jr., 22, of Coal Township, for scattering rubbish after he allegedly deposited two bags of household trash in a receptacle located in the picnic area of the Springfield playground near Tioga Street.

Police remind residents the trash receptacles in that area are for people using the park and are not meant for dumping household garbage.

False alarms

MONROE TOWNSHIP - The Best Buy electronic store in Monroe Marketplace was cited by state police at Selinsgrove for having four false alarms, the last one occurring at 10:21 p.m. Thursday, within a 12-month period. The summary citation was filed with Magisterial District Judge John H. Reed, of Selinsgrove.


SHAMOKIN - Juliana Zarkowski, 47, of P.O. Box 484, Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Edward Purcell with two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, one count of careless driving and two stop sign violations relating to an April 4 vehicle stop in the 1700 block of Tioga Street.

According to a criminal complaint, Zarkowski drove under the influence of diazepam, nordiazepam, alprazolam, marijuana and oxycodone and traveled through stop signs at Tioga and Hess streets and Tioga and Thomas streets.


SHAMOKIN - Patrolman Scott Weaver has charged Stanley M. Stanchick, 39, of 2030 Tioga St., Coal Township, with driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and squealing tires within the city limits relating to a March 18 incident at Race and Shamokin streets.

Police said Stanchick refused a blood test and medical attention for a head injury that he claimed to have suffered in a fight.


SHAMOKIN - Donna Marie Shaffer, 37, of 44 W. Adams St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Scott Weaver with theft and retail theft.

Police reported Shaffer stole a purse belonging to an employee from behind the counter at Turkey Hill Minit Market on North Second Street May 3. She also is accused of taking cigarettes and cigars from behind the counter.

Public nuisance

SHAMOKIN - Hilcias Lantigua, 37, of 17 S. Rock St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Nathan Rhodes with causing a public nuisance and disorderly conduct by allowing her mixed breed dog to chase people around the neighborhood and bite 7-year-old Zoey Curran on the hand at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police said Lantigua was previously cited three times for not controlling her dog.

Inmate charged

COAL TOWNSHIP - Jermaine Lamont Smith, 21, an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, was charged by Trooper Mark Adams of state police at Stonington with two counts of aggravated assault, possessing a weapon for escape, possessing an instrument of crime and recklessly endangering another person involving a May 3 disturbance at the prison.

Police said Smith is accused of swinging a 5 1/2-inch homemade weapon at the mid-section of Correctional Officer Tammy Behney.

Inmate throws urine

COAL TOWNSHIP - Larry L. Finland, 22, an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, has been charged with throwing urine at a correctional officer and a nurse at the prison.

Finland allegedly threw a cup of urine on Correctional Officer Jared Laubach and nurse Patricia Kulenguskey Dec. 25, 2012.

He also is accused of spitting on Correctional Officer Gregory Carpenter Feb. 13, 2013.

Finland was charged by Trooper Samuel Edwards of state police at Stonington with three counts of aggravated harassment, harassment and disorderly conduct in connection with the incidents.

Drug charges

SHAMOKIN - Cpl. Bryan Primerano has charged Randy Wiest, 48, of 1039 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of methadone and careless driving involving a May 8 accident on Sunbury Street near Eighth Street.

Police reported Wiest had diazepam, nordiazepam, oxazepam, oxycodone, oxymorphone, and temazepam in his blood system while driving.