UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - An 18-year-old Sunbury man escaped injury after the car he was driving crashed Monday along Mile Post Road.

Trooper Barry Wooten of state police at Stonington said Collin N. Smith was driving a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle east at 4 p.m. when the car slid off the road, went down an embankment and struck a ditch.

The vehicle was disabled.

Drug offenses

ATLAS - Joshua M. Barwicki, 22, of 1338 Poplar St., Kulpmont, was charged by Patrolman David Stamets with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a lighting violation relating to an Oct. 27 incident along Route 61.

David John Slaby, 21, of 1229 Poplar St., Kulpmont, a passenger in Barwicki's vehicle, was charged by Stamets with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman Jason Drumheller has charged Rochelle Marie Stief, 48, of 17 W. Seventh St., Mount Carmel, with driving under the influence of alcohol involving a Jan. 9 incident at Avenue and Poplar Street.

Police said Stief refused to submit to chemical testing.

Terroristic threats

COAL TOWNSHIP - A 17-year-old male student at Shamokin Area High School will be charged with terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment following an incident at the school Tuesday.

Police report the male was making threats toward other students and the school. The student was released to his parents and charges will be filed through Northumberland County Juvenile Court Services.

PFA violation

MOUNT CARMEL - Michael J. Katinsky, 60, of 430 W. Fig St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Patrolman Matthew Dillman with violating a protection from abuse order involving a Christmas Day incident.

According to a criminal complaint, Katinsky is accused of violating the order by texting his estranged wife, Janet Katinsky, and placing a Christmas card in her doorway. The defendant had been ordered to avoid all contact with his estranged wife.


KULPMONT - Derek C. Kranzel, 22, of 414 Main St., Aristes, was charged by Patrolman Kelly Campbell with violating a protection from abuse order relating to a Dec. 9 incident at 1201 Wood St.

Police said Kranzel violated the order filed against him by Kelsey Resendes by calling and screaming at her about something he claimed she had posted on Facebook. Kranzel had been ordered to avoid all contact with Resendes.