Police Blotter: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
COAL TOWNSHIP - Jamie Kemper, 22; Brent Tomcavage, 33, and Christopher Pielacha, 26, all of 44 S. Fourth St., Shamokin, were cited by Patrolman Chris Lapotsky for scattering rubbish for allegedly placing several bags of household trash in a wooded area behind Coal Run between Sept. 21 and Nov. 3.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Patricia Zimmerman, 21, of 129 S. Franklin St., Shamokin, and Renee Holmes, 23, of 239 W. Walnut St., Shamokin, were charged by Patrolman Christopher Lapotsky with retail theft involving an incident at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Wal-Mart Supercenter on Route 61.
Police reported Zimmerman is accused of taking a PC laptop computer valued at $278 to Holmes, who was a cashier at the store at the time. Holmes allegedly voided the transaction before Zimmerman left the store with the computer.
Liquor law violations
MOUNT CARMEL - The Sons of Poland Beneficial Society, 21 N. Oak St., Mount Carmel, was cited Nov. 21 by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for allowing patrons to possess and/or remove liquor or alcohol from the premises after 2:30 a.m. and failing to require patrons to leave the establishment within a half hour of closing.
Police said the charges relate to a Sept. 30 incident.
SHAMOKIN - Mary E. Johnson, 19, of Fredericksburg, and her twin sister, Sara A. Johnson, of 102 Birch St., Shamokin, were cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for public drunkenness relating to an incident at 1:05 a.m. Friday in the first block of Gold Street.
SHAMOKIN - Elizabeth Chapman, 60, of 1552 W. Nelson St., Coal Township, was cited by Patrolman William Zalinski for retail theft for allegedly stealing $43.72 in merchandise from the Dollar General store, 30 E. Independence St., on Nov. 11.
SHAMOKIN - John Wilcox, 68, of 9 N. Marshall St., Shamokin, and Ryan Wagner, 34, of 325 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, were cited by Cpl. Darwin Tobias III for disorderly conduct and harassment relating to a fight at 2:43 a.m. Nov. 14 at Turkey Hill Minit Market, 140 W. Lincoln St.
SHAMOKIN - Kevin Eric Eltringham, 29, of 32 N. Anthracite St., Shamokin, was arraigned at 10:15 a.m. Thursday by on-call Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III on charges of simple assault, harassment, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and loitering and prowling at night.
The charges were filed by Patrolman Jarrod Scandle in connection with a disturbance that began at about 2 a.m. Thursday.
According to a criminal complaint, Eltringham is accused of shoving Kinda Yost out of a door at 32 N. Anthracite St., causing her to fall onto a sidewalk and hit her head. Police said Yost suffered excessive bleeding from the back of her head that required her to be transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.
Eltringham also allegedly shoved Angel Sock to the ground inside 32 N. Anthracite St. and was observed running through several yards in the neighborhood before being apprehended by police in a yard in the first block of North Eighth Street.
Eltringham was committed to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury in lieu of $15,000 cash bail.
SHAMOKIN - Timothy A. Raab, 24, of 112 Short St., Ranshaw, has been charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with recklessly endangering another person, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment relating to a disturbance at 129 S. Franklin St. Thanksgiving afternoon.
Police reported Raab went to the South Franklin Street home at about 12:30 p.m. in an attempt to remove his 1-year-old daughter, who was in the care of her grandmother, Catherine Barrett, 79, of 129 S. Franklin St. Barrett told police Raab pushed her in an attempt to enter the home. Barrett told police she picked up the child and ran outside.
Police said Barrett then attempted to get into her car, but Raab allegedly chased her, pushed her against the vehicle while she was holding the child, grabbed the infant around her chest and pulled her from Barrett's arms.
Police said Raab allegedly shoved Barrett to the ground, causing her to fall onto her right side and suffer injuries to her right leg and right arm.
Raab then fled the scene with the child before being apprehended by Coal Township police about 30 minutes later at his residence.
He was committed to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury in lieu of $7,500 cash bail.
RUSH TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington continue to investigate a burglary over the weekend at the Twin Ponds Engine Service, Elysburg Road.
Police said someone entered the business between 3 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday by breaking a window and removed numerous items from the building.
LEWISBURG - State police at Milton reported someone stole $80 from a purse owned by Susan Eppenbach, 56, of New Columbia, from the victim's office at Evangelical Community Hospital shortly before 10:30 a.m. Friday.
SUV catches fire
DERRY TOWNSHIP - Two Danville men escaped serious injury Friday afternoon when a sport utility vehicle in which they were riding traveled off Fossil Run Road, rolled onto its driver's side and caught fire in this Montour County township.
State police at Milton said Ryan N. Ferguson, 27, was driving a 1996 Ford Explorer west at 2:44 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a left curve and struck an open culvert. The vehicle rolled onto its driver's side and caught fire.
Ferguson, who was not wearing a seat belt, escaped injury. He was cited for failure to drive in a single lane.
Ferguson's passenger, Shane A. Mordan, 35, who also was not wearing a seat belt, suffered a minor injury.