Assault, harassment

SHAMOKIN - Michael Gilligbauer, 22, of 409 N. Rock St., Apt. 2, Shamokin, was charged Tuesday with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and two summary offenses of harassment for two incidents that occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16.

City police said at 10:25 p.m., an unidentified juvenile male came to the police station and reported he was assaulted by Gillingbauer in the area of Independence and Orange streets. The male said he was on his way home when he was approached by Gilligbauer. Gilligbauer alleged that the male had kissed his girlfriend. The male said Gilligbauer punched him in the face and head several times, knocking him to the ground. The youth further claimed that while he was on the ground, he was kicked in the head by Gilligbauer. Police noted an abrasion and bleeding to the victim's right eye.

Police said later, at 10:31 p.m., Gilligbauer became involved in a fight that was already under way. According to police, Sabrina Maisey and Ashley Russell were engaged in a fight and Andrew Hartzell attempted to break up the fight by holding Russell. He said he was then grabbed from behind by Gilligbauer, who police said is Russell's boyfriend. Hartzell said Gilligbauer punched him in the face several times, causing injury to his mouth and knocking his glasses from his face.

Patrolman Shane Mowery said he approached Gilligbauer July 17 as Gilligbauer was walking on Independence Street and asked if he would come to the police station to be interviewed in regards to the events of the previous night. Gilligbauer told the officer regarding the first incident that the male deserved the beating because "the kid had a smart mouth." Regarding the second incident, police said Gilligbauer said Hartzell "laid hands on my girl and "I had to take care of him." Police said Gilligbauer failed to show up at the police station to be interviewed.

DUI, underage drinking

SHAMOKIN - Chad Sienkiewicz, 20, of 439 W. Pine St., Shamokin, was charged Tuesday with underage drinking, DUI, DUI while underage and DUI with a blood alcohol content of over .16 for an incident that occurred around midnight July 8.

City police said Sienkiewicz's truck was spotted by Coal Township police driving erratically in the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot. A Coal Township officer followed the vehicle to the intersection of Third and Pine streets and activated his lights. Police said the driver parked and exited the truck and began fleeing the scene.

A toxicology report at Geisinger-Shamokin Community Hospital revealed a blood alcohol content for Sienkiewicz of 0.175, police said.

Dog incident

SHAMOKIN - Hilcias Lantigua, 37, of 17 S. Rock St., Shamokin, was charged on Tuesday with a misdemeanor count of being a public nuisance and a summary offense of disorderly conduct of offensive condition for an incident that occurred around 7 p.m. Friday, July 4.

City police say Lantigua's two dogs were roaming freely around the neighborhood without collars. While an officer was on scene, the dogs came into the area, took a stance and barked at a two-year-old girl and her mother.

Drug paraphernalia

SHAMOKIN - Christina Jewel Hepner, 26, of 19 E. Independence St., Apt. 7, Shamokin, was charged Tuesday with possession of drug paraphernalia for a syringe that was found at her house by a Northumberland County probation officer at 7:15 p.m. Monday.

According to city police, Hepner stated she used the syringe to ingest heroin.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN - Zachary Ty Knittle, 20, of 133 St. Market St., Elysburg, was charged Tuesday with a misdemeanor count of retail theft for an incident that occurred around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Walmart in Coal Township.

Police said Knittle removed four Xbox games from their packaging and concealed them in his shorts. He also placed shampoo, socks, boxer briefs, cologne, food and a bath towel into shopping bags and attempted to leave the store without paying. The total value of the items is $153.26.