Police Blotter: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
SHAMOKIN - A Kulpmont man is accused of injuring his fiancee after allegedly shoving her into a bedroom dresser inside a South Third Street home Tuesday night.
Michael A. Olbrish, 32, of 702 Scott St., is charged with simple assault and harassment by Patrolman Shane Mowery. He was arraigned by the on-call district judge and released on $5,000 unsecured bail, and also is barred from having contact with the alleged victim.
The alleged victim told police she and Olbrish were arguing at 10 p.m. when he began smashing items inside a bedroom, including her cell phone, before shoving her. She then fled the home.
Police said she suffered injuries to her calf and breast.
Hit and run
COAL TOWNSHIP - Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred in June in Tharptown.
Someone driving a 1992 Ford dump truck registered to John R. Luberecki Jr., of 136 Sibling Lane, Paxinos, at 3:30 a.m. June 26 hit a 2002 Jeep Cherokee and a 2007 Suzuki Forenza parked in the 800 block of Center Street, police said Wednesday.
The impact pushed the Jeep into the Suzuki, which was pushed into Jennifer Gemberling's property at 713 Center St.
Police said the vehicles, which are owned by Scott R. Dunn, of 709 Center St., Tharptown, sustained major damage. The home sustained moderate damage, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 644-0333.
MOUNT CARMEL - Borough police charged Lucas J. Klingerman, 19, of 204 S. Maple St., with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, flight to avoid apprehension, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving without a license and underage drinking following the investigation of an incident at 3:50 a.m. July 2 at his residence.
Mount Carmel Borough Police Patrolman Shane Reamer reported in court documents that he observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. The officer said he pursued the vehicle, which passed through three stop signs before the driver parked it and ran away. Reamer tried to give pursuit but fell and lost sight of the driver in the 200 block of South Maple Street.
Police determined the vehicle belonged to Carol Matzura, of 204 S. Maple St., who is Klingerman's mother. Klingerman's wallet was found on the seat of the vehicle, police said. Klingerman was found at his home and taken into custody.
The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28.
SHAMOKIN - Ahkil Lee, 19, of 220 N. Vine St., was cited with disorderly conduct by Cpl. Jarrod Scandle for allegedly creating loud noises at 1:49 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of West Willow Street. Police said Lee was singing loudly and playing music from a cell phone.
STONINGTON - A Bloomsburg woman who crashed along Dornsife Mountain Road in Lower Augusta Township Tuesday was issued a traffic citation by state police at Stonington.
Danielle M. Lehman, 21, was driving a 2002 Jeep Wrangler north near Mountain Road when she failed to round a left curve and traveled off the berm, where the vehicle overturned and hit bushes and trees, police said.
Lehman escaped injury. She was cited for a lane violation.