Drug charges

VALLEY TOWNSHIP - Michael Henrie, 19, of Danville, was charged by state police at Milton for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia involving an incident at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of Liberty Valley Elementary School.

Police said numerous baggies containing alleged marijuana packaged for resale, grinding devices and multiple smoking pipes containing burnt residue were found on Henrie and inside his vehicle.

Assault

GIRARDVILLE - Charges of simple assault and harassment were filed by state police at Frackville against Craig V. Brennan, 36, of Girardville, relating to an assault at 1:28 a.m. Wednesday at Hall's Nowhere Bar, 200 N. Second St.

Police reported Brennan was assaulting a female in the bar when John M. Shields, 42, of Girardville, intervened in an attempt to stop him. Brennan then punched Shields in the face several times before Shields was able to push Brennan against a wall. Police said Brennan later bit Shields on the left hand, causing lacerations that required medical treatment at Schuylkill Medical Center East in Pottsville.

State police said Brennan and the female he was assaulting fled the scene before they arrived.

Driver cited

LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP - Arthur A. Hower, 48, of Elysburg, was cited by state police at Milton for careless driving in connection with an accident Sunday morning on Route 45 (Old Turnpike Road) near Thomas Road in this Union County township.

Police said Hower was driving a 2013 F-150 pickup truck east on Route 45 at 4:30 a.m. when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and hit a utility pole. Hower escaped injury.

DUI

MONROE TOWNSHIP - Telitza Rentas, 36, of Sunbury, was charged by state police at Selinsgrove with driving under the influence of alcohol and several summary traffic violations involving a Dec. 7 incident at the intersection of Routes 11-15 and Mill Road in this Snyder County township.

DUI offense

SHAMOKIN DAM - Christopher Doucette, 34, of Bloomsburg, was charged by state police at Selinsgrove with driving under the influence of alcohol and several summary traffic violations relating to a Dec. 8 incident on Routes 11-15.