Police Blotter: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Drug charges pending
SHAMOKIN - Drug charges are pending against a 20-year-old city man after state police said he was found Sunday with $3,775 worth of heroin, marijuana and prescription pills.
Cpl. George Ritchey, state police at Stonington, said in a public information report that he observed Jeremy John Rickert driving a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker at North Shamokin and Race streets about 5:20 p.m.
Ritchey said when he exited his vehicle to order Rickert to pull over, Rickert accelerated across the intersection and drove head-on into a utility pole. He was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence.
Ritchey says Rickert was found in possession of 116 bags of heroin, 55 Percocet pills (a prescription pain reliever) 9.5 grams of marijuana and $1,035 cash.
Charges are pending results of the investigation.
SUNBURY - No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on Route 147 near the Packer Island entrance to the Shikellamy State Park Marina.
State police at Stonington said a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo driven by Tyler Shambach, 21, of Northumberland, was stopped in the southbound lane when it was rear-ended by a 2010 Ford Focus driven by Samantha Driebelbies, 26, of Williamsport.
Police said both occupants were wearing seat belts. Driebelbies will be cited.
SELINSGROVE - Martin Scull, of Northumberland, was cited by state police at Selinsgrove for criminal mischief for allegedly kicking the side of a vehicle owned by Ryan Hahn, of Selinsgrove, causing damage.
The incident occurred at 6:23 p.m. March 22 in the parking lot of Wal-Mart along Routes 11-15, according to police.
AUBURN - State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of 17, 18-foot aluminum bleacher planks from Auburn Memorial Park along Pearson Street. Police said the planks were stolen between Nov. 1 and Feb. 1.
HUMMELS WHARF - No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Routes 11-15 near Monroe Marketplace.
State police at Selinsgrove said Timothy S. Karr, 66, of Danville, was driving a 2012 Volkswagen Touareg in the left southbound lane about 9 a.m. when, while stopped for congested traffic, his vehicle was struck from behind by a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Dean A. Frey, 22, of Bloomsburg.
The Jetta sustained major damage and was towed. The Touareg sustained minor damage.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
Frey will be cited for careless driving.