DUI offenses

SHAMOKIN - Krystal V. Seger, 26, of 46 N. Seventh St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with driving under the influence of drugs not medically prescribed, driving under the influence of drugs that made her incapable of safe driving, driving under the influence of a solvent or noxious substance and reckless driving in connection with a Sept. 25 accident in the first block of North Market Street.

Police said Seger had a solvent known as difluorethane and marijuana in her blood system while operating a vehicle.

Stolen tools sold

MOUNT CARMEL - Kimberly A. Olearnick, 27, of 240 S. Beech St., was charged by borough police Lt. Chris Buhay with receiving stolen property after an investigation into an Aug. 15 burglary at 544 W. Second St., a house unoccupied and under renovation. Police allege Olearnick stole tools and sold them to a Sunbury pawn shop.

She was arraigned Wednesday on the charge and released on $10,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones is scheduled Nov. 6.


MOUNT CARMEL - Kathleen E. Ruchko, 55, of 147 N. Chestnut St., was charged with driving under the influence and careless driving following an accident in the 300 block of South Hickory Street at 5:31 p.m. Oct. 19. Ruchko allegedly told police she had been drinking and ingesting heroin earlier. She refused to submit to breath and chemical blood testing, police said.

A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones is set Dec. 4.

Access device fraud

MOUNT CARMEL - Joseph S. Spagnolo, 36, and Heather Lynn Mattingly, 34, both of 246 S. Oak St., Apt. 2, were charged with access device fraud, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and three counts of criminal conspiracy after an investigation into the fraudulent use of another person's credit card.

Mount Carmel Borough Police Patrolman Jason Drumheller reported in court documents that Spagnolo and Mattingly used a Discover credit card owned by Robert Ficca to make purchases and cash advances at the Dollar General store totalling $298.85.

Both individuals were released on $10,000 unsecured bail with a preliminary hearing scheduled before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, on Nov. 6.

Criminal mischief

SHAMOKIN - Scott A. Capps Jr., 32, of 908 E. Packer St., Shamokin, was charged by Cpl. Darwin Tobias III with criminal mischief involving an Oct. 13 disturbance in the 200 block of West Spruce Street.

Police said Capps is accused of causing a large dent on the driver's side front door of a 2010 GMC sport utility vehicle owned by Marian Smith. Police said a damage estimate to repair the door is $1,583.46.

Multiple offenses

SHAMOKIN - Robert L. Blake, 44, of 620 N. Fifth St., Sunbury, was charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with five counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, driving under suspension, driving on the wrong side of the road and operating a vehicle without a certificate of inspection.

The charges relate to an Oct. 12 incident at Walnut and Market streets.

Police said Blake had a blood-alcohol content of .222 percent and had marijuana in his blood system.


KULPMONT - Jeffrey M. Bogovich, 43, of 1122 Scott St., was charged with driving under the influence, careless driving and general lighting requirements following a traffic stop on Route 61 in Kulpmont at 12:45 a.m. Sept. 2.

State police trooper David Townsend filed the charges with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 6.

Copper stolen

GIRARDVILLE - State police at Frackville reported someone entered a residence at 37 Preston Ave. owned by Rick J. Gomosky, 62, of Ashland, during the past year and removed approximately 50 feet of copper pipe and 100 feet of copper wire from the basement. The damage is estimated at $3,000.

The burglary was discovered Monday.


MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Charges of driving under the influence and a variety of summary offenses were filed against Scott M. Eveland, 43, of 1341 W. Arch St., Coal Township, following a traffic stop by state police trooper Thomas Leib in the area of Route 901 near Route 54 at 1:12 a.m. Sept. 21.

According to court documents, chemical blood testing showed Eveland's alcohol level to be .147 percent. A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 20 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel.

Retail theft

COAL TOWNSHIP - Alexis A. Day, 31, of 527 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City, was charged with retail theft by Coal Township Police Patrolman Matthew Hashuga following an incident at the Walmart SuperCenter on Oct. 16.

According to court documents, Day allegedly entered the store at 7:30 p.m. and selected a baby monitor and breast pump. Day then took the items to the courtesy desk and returned the merchandise, fraudulently receiving a gift card for $233.05, according to court documents.

The charge was filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic, of Shamokin. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Vehicle owner cited

SHAMOKIN - City police cited Brandon A. Franzyshen, 22, of 715 N. Vine St., for violating Shamokin's abandoned vehicle ordinance by parking a vehicle with expired registration and inspection stickers on a city street Oct. 8.