Police Blotter: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
COAL TOWNSHIP - A Shamokin man was taken into custody after resisting arrest during an investigation by Coal Township police at 12:25 a.m. Saturday in the area of Big Mountain Road.
Police reported when they made contact with Dawel Lantigua, 20, with a last known address of 17 S. Rock St., Shamokin, he provided a false name.
When he was being arrested, Lantigua allegedly attempted to run from police and resisted arrest. After being placed in custody, the authorities learned of numerous outstanding warrants for Lantigua. He was committed to Northumberland County Prison on an outstanding bench warrant from the Northumberland County Sheriff's Department, while charges of giving false identification to law enforcement and resisting arrest are pending.
Police were assisted by Cpl. Jarrod Scandle, of the Shamokin City Police.
COAL TOWNSHIP - No one was injured in a four-vehicle crash in the 800 block of Mulberry Street at 9:47 p.m. Saturday.
Deputy Police Chief Chris Williams reported a 1994 Chevrolet truck, driven by Samuel Jeremiah, 52, of 1101 W. State St., was traveling east when he bent down to pick up some tools that had fallen on the truck floor. When he did, his vehicle crossed Mulberry Street and struck a parked 2006 Dodge Caravan, owned by Daniel and Amanda Jones, of 801 W. Mulberry St.
The Caravan was then pushed into a 2004 Ford Escape, owned by Robert and Barbara Jones, of 1332 Scott St., Kulpmont, which was parked on the north side of Mulberry Street. The Escape was pushed into a parked 1997 Ford truck, owned by Francine Jones, of 1600 Sterling St. The Caravan sustained severe damaged while the other vehicles had minor damage.
Police cited Jeremiah for driving on the right side of the roadway.
Snyder County crash
PENN TOWNSHIP - A Paxinos man suffered a minor injury following a crash on Old Colony Road, near Quarry Road, at 11 a.m. Sunday.
State police at Selinsgrove reported a 1998 Ford Explorer, driven by Garrett D. Krouse, 20, of Paxinos, was traveling west on Old Colony Road, and after negotiating a right curve in the road, it drove off the right edge, striking a concrete culvert and tree. Krouse's vehicle then rolled down an embankment before coming to rest on its wheels.
Police say Krouse suffered a moderate injury but was not transported by EMS workers for treatment. He was cited for the crash.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Police report that sometime between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 5:14 a.m. Thursday, someone broke a window on a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe while it was parked in the 1400 block of West Walnut Street. Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact Coal Township Police at 644-0333.
SHAMOKIN - Two Shamokin females, ages 13 and 15, were cited by Patrolman William Miner for violating Shamokin's curfew ordinance after being seen in the 800 block of Oneida Street at 1:15 a.m. Saturday.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Viola Bolick, 87, of 403 S. Hickory St., Mount Carmel, reported to Coal Township Police that her 2009 Toyota Camry was struck while she was stopped at the traffic light at Hospital Road and Route 61 between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Bolick was stopped behind a vehicle waiting to turn onto Route 61 when the vehicle in front of her backed into her vehicle and then left, traveling toward Shamokin.
The vehicle was described as a smaller car, possibly medium grey or medium brown in color. Bolick's vehicle sustained minor damage to the bumper.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Richard Bevan, 71, of 509 Clay St., Ranshaw, reported to Coal Township police that at 8:30 p.m. Friday, someone stole an older Huffy bicycle from his property. The bicycle is black with blue on the fenders.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Trevorton Road near the Forest Hills Fire Company at 11:44 a.m. Friday.
Police reported a 1993 Chevrolet driven by Deborah Robins, 52, of 156 E. Independence St., Apt. 2, was coming to a stop for a delivery truck that was attempting to pull off of the roadway, when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Fern Gonsar, 60, of 1051 Shamokin St., Trevorton.
Robins was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where she was treated and released. A passenger in her vehicle, John Thompson, 50, of South Franklin Street, complained of pain in his neck, but refused treatment at the scene. Gonsar and her passengers, Justin Fisher, 22, of North Vine Street, Shamokin, and Thomas Meisel, 69, of 273 E. Coal St., Trevorton, were not injured.
Gonsar's vehicle had to be towed from the scene. Police said she will be cited for following a vehicle too closely.
SHAMOKIN - Gary Adams Jr., 41, of 523 N. First St., Shamokin, was cited by City Police Patrolman First Class Scott Weaver for violating the city's dog ordinance by allowing his dog to run in public under no control and scaring residents in the 500 block of North First Street at 8:45 p.m. Saturday.
EXCELSIOR - Michael Liptok, 49, of 129 Iron St., told Coal Township police that sometime between 8:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, someone damaged his 1999 Dodge van, denting the rear hatch and scratching the passenger side rear quarter panel and the driver's side front bumper. The vehicle was parked near his residence in Excelsior.
Running at large
RANSHAW - Kenneth Shiffert, 48, of 213 Third St., will be cited by Coal Township police for allowing his Rottweiler dog to run at large in the vicinity of Water and Third streets, Ranshaw, between 8 and 8:15 a.m. Monday.