Crash near G-SACH

COAL TOWNSHIP - Two 19-year-old Shamokin women were injured in a rear-end crash Monday morning at the red light on Route 61 at Tharptown.

Brandi Kleman suffered a chest injury and Alexandria Fiore suffered a head injury after hitting the windshield, according to Coal Township Patrolman Chad Yoder.

They were treated and released from Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township, according to a Geisinger spokesperson.

Kleman was driving a 2000 Honda Civic north on Route 61 near 16th Street at 7:20 a.m. when she crashed into the rear of a 2005 Mercury Sable that had stopped at the red light, police said.

The Sable was driven by Michelle Bobb, 45, of Dornsife. Yoder said Bobb was not injured.

The Civic was towed. The Sable was driven from the scene.

Northbound traffic, which was detoured around the accident scene through Tharptown, reopened at 7:50 a.m.

Assisting at the scene were Patrolman David Sage, AREA Services and Coal Township Fire Department personnel.

Hit and run

COAL TOWNSHIP - The Coal Township Police Department is investigating a hit and run that occurred at 5 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Main Street.

The acting vehicle is a silver SUV that hit a blue Hyundai Elantra, which was pushed into a parked Geo Tracker, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 570-644-0333.

Criminal mischief

COAL TOWNSHIP - Dennis Sosnoski, 42, of 1239 Tioga St., Coal Township, said someone broke the front window of his residence between Oct. 2 and Oct. 4, according to Coal Township Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 570-644-0333.

Harassment

SHAMOKIN - Eric J. Weikel, 33, of 1321 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, was cited by Cpl. Darwin Tobias III for harassment for allegedly shoving a 15-year-old male in the first block of East Commerce Street at 8:48 p.m. Sunday.

Cited again

SHAMOKIN - Larry S. Burda, 63, of 701 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin, was cited seven more times by Cpl. Bryan Primerano for violating a city ordinance involving his property at 701-703 N. Shamokin St.

Police said Burda has allowed the building to become a danger to the public and adjacent buildings by failing to make repairs to a collapsed roof.

The citations were issued for offenses committed Sept. 28, Sept. 30, Oct. 1, Oct. 2, Oct. 3, Oct. 4 and Oct. 5.

Burda was previously cited numerous times by police for the same ordinance offense.

Trespass

NATALIE - Cassandra Ann Hertzog, 21, of 147 Merriam St., Mount Carmel, is accused of trespassing on the grounds of an automotive repair shop on Sept. 1.

Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Matthew Filarski said Hertzog drove to Joe's Auto Body along Colonial Avenue (Route 54) about 1:30 a.m. with a co-defendant, Keifer Zsido, 22, of 149 W. Sixth St., Mount Carmel, who was accused of taking personal items from a vehicle his family once owned.

Hertzog is charged with loitering and prowling, theft, conspiracy and trespass. A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, Mount Carmel, is scheduled for Oct. 30.

Zsido previously pleaded guilty to one count of public drunkenness, and related charges were withdrawn.

DUI

NATALIE - Dale Fishburn, 50, of 930 Washingtonville Road, Apt. A, Danville, is charged with driving under the influence and related charges stemming from a May 1 accident on Route 54.

Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Matthew Filarski said Fishburn drove off an embankment just west of Maple Street at 4:30 p.m., causing moderate damage to his vehicle.

Fishburn, who was 49 at the time of the incident, failed field sobriety testing, police said. Blood testing found varied amounts of prescription medication and marijuana in his system, police said.

He also is charged with summary counts of careless driving and a lane violation.

A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, Mount Carmel, is scheduled for Oct. 30.

Hit and run

ATLAS - Kelly A. Van Bourgondien, 22, of 1150 W. Fern St., Apt. 7, Coal Township, faces multiple charges after she allegedly drove into another vehicle at Route 61 and Laurel Street and fled the scene.

Police said Van Bourgondien admitted to striking something with a 2009 Jeep Wrangler and to stopping in Marion Heights to assess the damage to her vehicle. She was pulled over by Coal Township Police near the Anthra Plaza where she told police she was going to speak with the owner of the Jeep she was driving, according to a criminal complaint filed against Van Bourgondien.

The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

Van Bourgondien is charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Matthew Filarski with accidents involving damage to property and summary counts of duty to give information, careless driving, a speeding violation and a lane violation.

A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, Mount Carmel, is scheduled for Oct. 30.

Theft

ELYSBURG - Stephanie Nicole Padula, 20, of 131 S. Market St., Elysburg, faces 29 criminal charges related to a series of alleged thefts from vehicles in Ralpho Township between Sept. 13 and Thursday.

Padula and her 16-year-old brother are accused of stealing approximately $1,270 in belongings from unlocked vehicles on at least two occasions. The alleged stolen items include two GPS units, a digital camera and a watch.

Padula is charged by Ralpho Township Patrolman Bryon Chowka with felony trespass, 20 misdemeanor counts of theft, five misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen property, two misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors, and one misdemeanor count of tampering or fabricating evidence.

She was arraigned Thursday by Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, Mount Carmel, and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

DUI

MOUNT CARMEL - William C. Slusser, 42, of 132 Main St., Apt. 3A, Bloomsburg, is accused of drunk driving after being pulled over near a 9/11 memorial event on Oak Street.

Police said Slusser was driving a 1992 Chevrolet van at a high rate of speed in the 200 block of Oak Street where there were pedestrians and vehicle traffic following the completion of a public service at 7:36 p.m. Sept. 11.

He was ordered by borough Police Chief Todd Owens to pull over.

Slusser failed field sobriety testing, and blood testing found his blood-alcohol content to be 0.116 percent along with positive testing for marijuana.

Slusser was charged with driving under the influence, DUI with a blood alcohol content of at least .10 percent, driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and careless driving.

A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, Mount Carmel, is scheduled for Oct. 30.

Stolen bike

KULPMONT - Nicholas C. Elliott, 20, of 1240 Poplar St., Kulpmont, is accused of stealing a pedal bike from 907 Pine St. at 5:15 p.m. May 1.

Elliott, who was 19 at the time of the alleged incident, is charged by Kulpmont Patrolman Patrick McAndrew with theft and receiving stolen property. According to a criminal complaint, Elliott denied stealing the bike.

A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, Mount Carmel, is scheduled for Oct. 30.