Police Blotter: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
WEST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP - Melissa Lea Heimbach, 35, of Sunbury, was charged by state police at Milton with public drunkenness after she was found walking down the middle of Forest Hill Road at 7:15 a.m. Sunday.
Car hits cow
ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP - Daniel R. Jones, 18, of Ashland, and a 15-year-old female from Paxinos escaped injury Sunday night when the vehicle Jones was driving struck a cow on Plum Creek Road near Klinger Road.
State police at Stonington reported Jones was driving a 2010 Toyota Tundra east at 7 p.m. when he crested a hill on Plum Creek Road and was unable to avoid striking a cow on the road. Jones was able to steer his disabled vehicle onto the north berm after the accident. The cow walked away from the scene, police said.
RANSHAW - Charges of simple assault and harassment were filed by Coal Township police against two Ranshaw brothers relating to a fight shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday at their house.
Police said Thomas Madden Jr., 50, and Richard Madden, 49, of 417 Main St., had an argument which turned physical and involved an oxygen tank. Both brothers suffered head injuries after being hit by or hitting the oxygen tank.
Richard Madden was transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where he was treated and released. His brother was taken by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where he also was treated and released.
The brothers were arraigned by on-call Magisterial District Judge Benjamin Apfelbaum of Sunbury and released on $5,000 ROR bail.
ASHLAND - Borough police are investigating a theft of a Case brand backhoe bucket, approximately 12 inches in width. The bucket was stolen from outside the Ashland Borough Garage sometime between Feb. 21 and 24.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.