Police Blotter: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
COAL TOWNSHIP - Reports of items being removed from vehicles between 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday is being investigated by the Coal Township Police Department.
Patrolman Jason Adams said the vehicles were entered between the 1100 and 1500 block of West Walnut Street.
Criminal mischief and theft
COAL TOWNSHIP - Various buildings on the Kemp Memorial Stadium grounds were broken into and damaged and food items were taken over the weekend, according to the Coal Township Police Department.
Patrolman Jason Adams said the theft and criminal mischief took place between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
The investigation is ongoing.
COAL TOWNSHIP - A black children's bicycle was found at 10:16 a.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of West Lynn Street and turned into the Coal Township Police Department.
Patrolman Jason Adams said the owner may claim the bicycle by contacting the police at 644-0333.
TREVORTON - An ATV was stolen from 937 W. Pleasantview St. between 7 a.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, according to state police at Stonington.
Trooper Daniel J. Wilk said someone removed 44-year-old William Lloyd Hoke's camouflaged 1996 Yamaha Grizzly 660 ATV from his back yard.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Wilk at 286-5601.
MONROE TOWNSHIP - Shannon Durovick, 40, of Catawissa, is accused of purchasing items from Mull's Auto Store with a bad check on July 19, according to state police at Selinsgrove.
Items stolen from vehicle
COAL TOWNSHIP - Police here reported someone stole items from a vehicle parked in the 1700 block of Tioga Street between 8:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday.
ELYSBURG - A Mount Carmel woman escaped injury early Monday after crashing into a rock embankment along Route 54 near Sharp Ridge Road in Rush Township, according to state police at Stonington.
Trooper Daniel J. Wilk said Jessica L. McFee, 24, was driving a 2006 Ford Escape west about 6:40 a.m. when she swerved to avoid crashing into the rear of another vehicle attempting a left turn. The Escape crashed into the embankment with its front end and traveled back onto and across the highway before coming to rest.
McFee, who was wearing a seat belt, will be cited for a speeding violation, Wilk said.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Coal Township Code Enforcement Officer Chris Petrovich cited Margaret E. DaHaven, of 1620 Mohawk St., Coal Township; Amber Wallish, of 509 Sears Drive, New Alexandria, and Robert Santore, of 217 Third St., Ranshaw, for allowing garbage and rubbish to accumulate at properties they own.
DaHaven and Santore were cited Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, respectively, for incidents at their homes. Wallish was cited Sept. 23 for an incident at 1331 W. Walnut St.
SHAMOKIN - Samuel Travitz, 36, of 804 N. Washington St., Apt. 5, Shamokin, and Denise Travitz, 35, of 612 E. Commerce St., Shamokin, were cited by Patrolman Raymond Siko II for harassment and disorderly conduct relating to a fight at 11:38 a.m. Sept. 18 at Independence and Washington streets.
MOUNT CARMEL - Peter L. Gorney, 28, of 317 E. Water St., Mount Carmel, has been charged by Patrolman Jason Drumheller with simple assault and harassment involving a disturbance shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday at his residence.
According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Gorney is accused of punching his father-in-law, Robert G. Blessington, in the face multiple times. Police said Blessington lives at the same residence.
Gorney admitted being involved in an altercation with Blessington in which both men hit each other, police said.