Police Blotter: Tuesday, November 5, 2012
COAL TOWNSHIP - Harry Wheary Jr., 44, of 223 Main St., Ranshaw, was charged with simple assault and harassment following an incident at his residence at 1:41 a.m. Sunday.
Coal Township Police Patrolman Chris Lapotsky reported that Wheary was involved in a verbal argument with his live-in fiancee, Michelle Reigel, 48, when he then assaulted Reigel while she slept in her bed by threatening her, spitting in her face and then struck her in the face, resulting in a minor injury.
Wheary was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic and released on his own recognizance.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Police reported Monday they are aware of a rumor regarding a stabbing at the Shamokin-Mount Carmel Area football game Friday, but said no victim of a stabbing has contacted the department. There was an EMS issue in the 2000 block of State Street after the football game for a minor medical issue, police said.
BARRY TOWNSHIP - The Walter Lindenmuth Lumber and Supply company, of Hinkle Road, Ashland, reported to state police at Schuylkill Haven that sometime between 8 p.m. Oct. 29 and 6 a.m. Oct. 30. someone removed approximately 40 to 50 12-foot oak, maple and ash saw logs, as they were stacked along Hinkle Road. The value of the logs is estimated at approximately $1,000.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact state police at 570-739-1330.
Dog law violation
COAL TOWNSHIP - Ronald E. Rife, 71, of 1618 W. Holly St., will be cited for a dog law violation, confinement and housing of dogs not part of a kennel.
According to Coal Township Police, at 12:12 p.m. Friday, in the 1600 block of Holly Street, Rife's Golden Retriever/Chow Mix came off his property, onto the street, and bit Russell Brightbill, 62, in the leg, and sustained an injury.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Code enforcement officer Chris Petrovich cited Donald Kuntz, of 45 W. Fifth St., Mount Carmel on Oct. 25 for failure to report the status of occupancy and failure to have an occupancy permit for his properties at 1008 W. Lynn St., 1224 Pulaski Ave. and 1121 W. Water St.
DORNSIFE - Martina Boyer, of Old State Road, reported to state police at Stonington that someone smashed her mailbox between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. The mailbox is valued at $25.
ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP - Chad Edward Stettler, 42, of Sunbury, was charged by state police at Stonington with simple assault, harassment, burglary and defiant trespass in connection with a domestic disturbance shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday at 2068 Brush Valley Road.
Stettler was arraigned Monday afternoon by Magisterial District Judge Benjamin Apfelbaum of Sunbury and committed to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.
Stettler is accused of entering a garage and throwing a 43-year-old female from Sunbury against a large garage door. When a 48-year-old male from Shamokin attempted to remove Stettler from the garage, a scuffle ensued before Stettler left the scene.
State police did not identify any of the three people involved in the incident on their press release because domestic violence was involved, but Stettler's identity was confirmed through Apfelbaum's office.