Bank robbery

SNYDER COUNTY - State police at Selinsgrove are looking for an individual that robbed one bank and attempted to steal from another one Monday morning.

Police say the robber entered the outer doors of the Mifflin County Savings Bank, McClure, at 9:15 a.m., but could not gain entry through the inner locked doors. The person then left the premises and went to Swineford National Bank, Beaver Springs, where he entered the bank and robbed it, leaving with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured in the robbery and no weapon was displayed.

Police say the robber is a white male, approximately six feet tall, wearing a camouflage jacket with a hood, blue jeans, black gloves and a neoprene-type face mask. He left the scene in a 1999 white Ford Escort, traveling west on Route 522.

Public drunkenness

MOUNT CARMEL - Andrew S. Snyder, 44, of 350 S. Vine St., Mount Carmel, was cited by Cpl. Christopher Buhay for public drunkenness and criminal mischief relating to a disturbance at 3:20 a.m. Oct. 6 in the 200 block of East Avenue.

Police reported Snyder was found lying on the sidewalk intoxicated after damaging property at a residence at 246 E. Avenue.

Harassment by communication

COAL TOWNSHIP - Jeremy C. Fisher, 36, of 2 Eagle Avenue, was charged with harassment by communication following an incident at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 24.

Police officer Chad Yoder reported in court documents that Fisher allegedly called Shamokin Area Elementary School and its principal. Mary Teresa Komara, making harassing and threatening remarks to her and other staff members on past occasions.

DUI charges filed

SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - David A. Madara, 57, of 749 Old Reading Turnpike, Paxinos, was charged with driving under the influence and a number of traffic violations following a traffic stop at 1:30 a.m., Oct. 13, on Irish Valley Road, Shamokin Township.

The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, of Shamokin, by Trooper Barry Wooten of the Pennsylvania State Police, Stonington barracks.

Disorderly conduct

MOUNT CARMEL - Officer Jason Drumheller has cited Jennifer L. Dalpiaz, 43, of 213 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel, for disorderly conduct involving an incident at 5:56 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Tattoo Shop on South Oak Street.

Dogs at large

COAL TOWNSHIP - Cynthia Albertson, 21, of 211 Third St., Ranshaw, and Cindy Santore, 44, of 217 Third St., Ranshaw, were cited by Patrolman Joshua Wynn for allowing their dogs to run at large Sunday morning in the 1800 block of Tioga Street.

DUI arrest

SHAMOKIN - City Police Patrolman Jarrod Scandle charged James F. Madison, 51, of 409 Oak St., Trevorton, with driving under the influence, careless driving and driving with a suspension following the investigation into a traffic violation in the area of Market and Independence streets, Shamokin, at 10:23 p.m. Sept. 22. The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Shamokin.

Criminal trespass

MOUNT CARMEL - Joseph Michael Houser, 21, of South Grape Street, Mount Carmel, was cited by Patrolman Kevin Katch for criminal trespass relating to incidents on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 at Turkey Hill Minit Market at Fifth and Market streets.

Police reported Houser, who was previously banned from the store, entered the business on both days.

Citations withdrawn

MONROE TOWNSHIP - Citations of harassment and driving under suspension against Candy Sheward, 44, of Paxinos, were withdrawn by state police at Selinsgrove.

Sheward was originally cited following an incident at the Valley Lodge, Monroe Township at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, but police say that the lodge employee misidentified the person involved in the incident. Police say Sheward was not involved in an argument with employee Mohammd Tariq Siddiqui, of Blandon, over the payment of a room.

Police say Sandra Pratt, 51, of Hummels Wharf, will be cited in the incident.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN - Kelsea M. Haddock, 20, of 645 Bear Valley Avenue, Shamokin, was charged with retail theft by Shamokin City Police Cpl. Bryan Primerano after she allegedly attempted to steal a cell phone charger valued at $8.48 from the Dollar General department store, Independence Street, at 4:04 p.m. Oct. 7.

Disorderly conduct

MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman Jason Drumheller has cited William Simpson, 45, of 103 N. Maple St., Mount Carmel, for disorderly conduct involving a disturbance at 3:18 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Dollar General store, where he allegedly was cursing and screaming at desk clerks in front of customers.

Criminal mischief

COAL TOWNSHIP - Police report a metal door at a building owned by the Shamokin/Coal Township Joint Sewer Authority, located off of Route 901 was damaged. The door had several scratch marks on it. Anyone with information should contact the Coal Township Police Department at 644-0333.


MOUNT CARMEL - A 17-year-old female and a 13-year-old girl, both of Mount Carmel, were cited by Officer Jason Drumheller for harassment and disorderly conduct relating to a disturbance at 9 p.m. Oct. 13 in the first block of East Third Street.

Police reported the teens are accused of attacking another female juvenile.

Retail theft

COAL TOWNSHIP - Angela Hopper, 35, of 505 S. Market St., Shamokin, and Rhonda S. Ostrander, 45, of 402 S. Bay St., Coal Township, were both charged with retail theft following an incident at the Coal Township Wal-Mart SuperCenter at 4:56 p.m. on Oct. 28.

Coal Township Police Patrolman Chris Lapotsky reported that the two females allegedly selected and concealed $254.61 worth of merchandise and then left the store with the items without paying for them.

Ostrander was also charged with criminal trespass, as she had been prohibited from being on the premises in 2008.

Disorderly conduct

MOUNT CARMEL - Chris Share Jr., 27, of 213 S. Maple St., Mount Carmel, was cited by Chief of Police Todd Owens for disorderly conduct involving an Oct. 15 disturbance in the 200 block of South Maple Street.

Police said Share allegedly used obscenities toward a neighbor.


MOUNT CARMEL - Barbara Ann Puketza, 44, of 134 S. Locust St., Mount Carmel, was charged by Police Chief Todd Owens with harassment for allegedly shoving Tommie E. Mowrer, of 118 E. Second St., Mount Carmel, on Oct. 22 at the victim's home.

Disorderly conduct

MOUNT CARMEL - Amber Eisenhard, 19, of 431 Diamond St., Shamokin, was cited by Patrolman Shane Reamer for disorderly conduct and harassment for allegedly punching a 16-year-old female in the face in the first block of South Oak Street at 6:54 p.m. Oct. 17.

Criminal mischief

MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman Shane Reamer cited James Tomedi, 20, of 129 N. Hickory St., Mount Carmel; Brian Santelli, 20, of 1438 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, and Levi Gray, 19, of 494 W. Saylor St., Atlas, for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief for allegedly shooting a BB gun at an occupied vehicle in the first block of South Vine Street, causing damage to a window visor.

Police said the incident occurred at 8:40 p.m. Oct. 18.

Hit and run

MOUNT CARMEL - Robert Thurner, 79, of 228 W. Second St., Mount Carmel, was cited by Patrolman Shane Reamer for accidents involving damage to an unattended vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police said Thurner was driving a vehicle that struck a parked vehicle owned by John Grabowski, of 227 W. Second St., Mount Carmel, shortly before 3 p.m. Oct. 15 in the 200 block of West Second Street, causing minor damage.

Thurner then fled the scene, police said.

Public drunkenness

SHAMOKIN - Aaron Michael Bixler, 23, of 721 Center St., Tharptown, has been cited by Cpl. Darwin Tobias III for public drunkenness in connection with an incident at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the first block of East Independence Street.