Police Blotter: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
MONROE TOWNSHIP - A Shamokin man is accused of retail theft relating to an incident at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Walmart, according to the state police at Selinsgrove.
Trooper Scott R. Mang said Robert Lewis Longo allegedly removed $37.07 worth of merchandise from the store without paying for it.
KULPMONT - A man is accused of receiving stolen property between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, according to state police at Stonington.
Trooper Justin Rosboschil, who was was dispatched to First and Chestnut streets for a report of someone breaking into vehicles, said Eric Scott Mendler, 31, of Woodlawn Ave., Milroy, was found in possession of a light blue Chrysler 300 bearing Pennsylvania registration FTS7306.
It was later determined that the vehicle belonged to Harold Edward Treaster, 74, of Willow St., Milroy, and that Mendler had a warrant for his arrest for absconding, police said.
ZERBE TOWNSHIP - Police cited two individuals for violating an open burning ordinance following an incident at 1:20 p.m. Friday at the Stiely Court Property.
Chief Robert John reported that, while on patrol, he noticed a large billows of smoke rising from the north end of a lot on the property. The chief spoke to an employee, Otis A. Hull, 22, of Lot 2, Hart St., Shamokin, who told police his grandfather, George Stiely Sr., 78, of 153 Hart St., Shamokin, told him to burn the single wide trailer on the lot as part of a salvage operation.
The burning was in violation of the township's outdoor fires and burning ordinance. Township residents are reminded that violations of the statute carry a fine from $100 to $600.
RUSH TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington say that sometime between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, someone stole a LED electronic road flare from a roadway maintenance site along Route 54 at Kaboodle Road.
The flare is a flashing safety device used to aid motorists traveling through a maintenance site and was attached to a safety cone. It is valued at $55.