Police Blotter: Thursday, July 4, 2013
COAL TOWNSHIP - David Deitrick, 38, of 814 W. State St., reported to police that sometime between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, someone stole his 1989 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle.
The cycle is described as being black in color with 18-inch "apehanger" handlebars and Screamin' Eagle exhaust pipes. "Harley Davidson" is written in white on the sides of the tank.
Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call Coal Township police at 644-0333.
SHAMOKIN - A Shamokin man was committed to Northumberland County Prison following a domestic argument at 29 N. Second St. Tuesday.
City police patrolman Ray Siko II reported in court documents that at 11:48 a.m., police were called to a domestic dispute at the home. When police arrived, Glenn Heim Jr., 36, was sitting on the porch, then stood up and approached the officer. The victim, Glenn Heim Sr., told police he told his son to walk the dog and he refused. In the course of an argument, Glenn Heim Jr. allegedly struck his father in the shoulder with a closed fist and pushed him and his mother, Eileen Heim.
Heim Jr. was taken into custody and charged with simple assault and harassment related to domestic violence. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin, and committed to prison on $2,500 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
COAL TOWNSHIP - No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Brewery Curve.
Patrolman Chad Yoder reported in court documents that Ashok Kumar, 52, of Selinsgrove, was exiting Center Street onto Route 61 in a 2011 Mercedes GL450 when he pulled into the path of a 2008 Dodge truck, driven by Bruce Anskis, 59, of Coal Township, causing the accident.
Both vehicles sustained minor damage.
SHAMOKIN - Shannon Shaw, 26, of 447 Harrison St., Shamokin, pled guilty to a charge of theft by unlawful taking and was sentenced to one year probation and fined $100 plus court costs following a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.
Shaw was charged by Shamokin City Police Cpl. Bryan Primerano of taking $15 from the front door of a residence on Coal Street on March 26. A charge of receiving stolen property was dropped in the case.
SHAMOKIN - Holly E. Madden, 28, of 63 Raspberry Hill, was cited by Shamokin City Police Patrolman Nathan Rhodes for scattering rubbish, after throwing a soda bottle out of a moving vehicle, which struck the vehicle of Albert Loss, traveling behind her at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of West Lincoln Street.
SHAMOKIN - A 17-year-old Mount Carmel male was cited for violating Shamokin's curfew ordinance by being out in the 600 block of Bear Valley Avenue at 1:28 a.m. Tuesday.
The city's ordinance states that no one under the age of 18 is to be seen walking outside after 11 p.m. without an adult with them.
Held for court
MOUNT CARMEL - Lon E. Gilger, 55, of 6 E. Mill St., Elysburg, was held for court Wednesday on charges of aggravated indecent assault of a child, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors, two counts of indecent assault and indecent exposure.
Gilger was ordered by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones to appear for plea court Aug. 5 at Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury, where he can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
The defendant was charged by Ralpho Township Cpl. Bryon Chowka with sexually molesting an 11-year-old girl from July 5, 2010, to July 26, 2012.
Police said Gilger allegedly touched the female on several occasions, tried to have the female touch him after exposing himself and attempted to look up her shorts as she laid in bed.
According to a criminal complaint, the juvenile confided to a family friend about the incidents in emails and went to police in July 2012, when the investigation started.
MOUNT CARMEL - Franklin M. Middaugh, 25, of 1049 W. Coal St., Trevorton, waived to court Wednesday charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver heroin, criminal conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a June 23 traffic stop along Route 901 between Excelsior and the former Boylan's Garage.
The charges were filed by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Matthew Filarski.
Middaugh was ordered by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones to appear for plea court Aug. 5 at Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury, where he can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
MOUNT CARMEL - William R. Bilder, 57, of 315 S. Hickory St., Apt. 312, Mount Carmel, has been charged by Chief of Police Todd Owens with terroristic threats, stalking and disorderly conduct in connection with an April 15 disturbance at his apartment building.
According to a criminal complaint, Bilder is accused of threatening to harm Robert Tamecki.
ATLAS - Adam M. Hendricks, of 451 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Matthew Filarski with violating a protection from abuse order.
Police reported Hendricks threatened to blow up the house of Debra Palestis, of 147 W. Saylor St., Atlas, and came near her residence June 9 after being prohibited from making contact with Palestis in accordance with a PFA she filed against him.
KULPMONT - Chad M. Keefer, 30, of 1300 Scott St., Kulpmont, and Brandy S. Hand, 26, of 955 Chestnut St., Apt. 2, Kulpmont, were charged by Patrolman Michael Pitcavage with theft, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police reported Keefer and Hand are charged with stealing a small amount of money, an iPod and three XBox games from Hand's son May 10 at 955 Chestnut St., Apt. 2.
RALPHO TOWNSHIP - Benjamin M. Putnam, 38, of Bath, was charged by Patrolman Stephen Spade with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol relating to a May 16 incident outside Glosser Motor Inn along Route 487.
Police reported Putnam had a blood-alcohol content of .315 percent.
KULPMONT - Patrolman Patrick McAndrew has charged Michael P. Dunphy, 27, of 722 Spruce St., Kulpmont, with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of a combination of drugs, driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia involving a March 9 incident in the 800 block of Chestnut Street.
Police reported Dunphy had Alprazolam, Oxycodone and Oxymorhone in his blood system at the time of the incident.