Police Blotter: Wednesday August 1, 2012
UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - Jeremy R. Good, 34, of Park Drive, Sunbury, reported to state police at Stonington that sometime between 5 p.m. Sunday and 11:30 p.m. Monday, someone removed building materials, scrap metal and tools from his property.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Bernadette Ann Christman, 37, of 1000 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Jason Adams with simple assault and harassment involving a disturbance at 4 p.m. Monday at her residence.
Police reported Christman is accused of grabbing her husband, Jason McGuinn, and scratching him several times, causing lacerations to his left upper chest and right forearm.
Christman was arraigned at 10 p.m. Monday by on-call Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
SHAMOKIN - An investigation by city police into an alleged altercation Sunday afternoon in the area of Wendy's parking lot on East Independence Street has been completed and no arrests were made.
Chief of Police Edward Griffiths said Tuesday various statements were provided to police from alleged witnesses and the 13-year-old girl and adult male who were involved in the incident during a community service cleanup detail. Griffiths said the teen and adult male preferred not to press charges against each other. He said the case was referred to the county district attorney's office for an opinion on whether charges should be filed.
When contacted Tuesday afternoon, Assistant District Attorney Michael Toomey said there wasn't enough evidence in his opinion to prosecute the case, especially since neither of the individuals involved in the alleged altercation wanted to press charges.