Police Blotter: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
RUSH TOWNSHIP - A Berwick man was charged with theft from a motor vehicle following an incident on Rushtown Road at 7 p.m. Sunday.
State police at Stonington say Robert L. Crane, 38, of Berwick took a Ruger .22 Cal long-rifle automatic pistol from a 1996 Dodge Caravan owned by Christine A. Dissinger, 34, of Danville. After removing the gun, police say Crane placed the firearm underneath a tree in the back yard of the Bloomsburg Towers apartment complex, Bloomsburg, where it was readily accessible to the public.
Police took Crane into custody and he was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Benjamin Apfelbaum, of Sunbury, and placed in Northumberland County Prison on $15,000 cash bail.
COAL TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington continue to investigate an assault at 8:19 p.m. Sunday at the State Correctional Institute-Coal Township.
Police said a guard, Robert Houseknecht, 69, was assaulted by an inmate at the prison.
PAXINOS - State police at Stonington report someone stole a 1997 Dodge Dakota Club Cab pickup truck from the lot of Classy Chassis Auto Sales, Route 61, Paxinos. The theft occurred between 6:30 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday. The truck is green and silver and has four bald tires. It is valued at approximately $1,700.
SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington charged Dennis J. Reiprish, 59, of Elysburg, with driving under the influence following a traffic stop at 6:48 p.m. Oct. 21 on Route 61 near Erlich's.
LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - Kyle Stevens, 32, and Barton Koser, 38, both of Herndon, were arrested by state police at Stonington following a disturbance at 11:05 p.m. at the Herndon Sunoco convenience store, at the intersection of Routes 147 and 225.
Police charged Stevens with disorderly conduct after yelling profane and obscene language inside the store, while Koser was charged with harassment after shutting a door on Stevens' arm.
LITTLE MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - Ned Wetzel, of 124 Dornsife Mountain Road, Dornsife, reported to state police at Stonington that between 9 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 a.m. Friday, someone threw eggs at his home, his 1999 Ford F-250 truck and his 2008 Ford Expedition. Wetzel said there was no physical damage done to the property.