District Court: Friday, May 10, 2013
MOUNT CARMEL - The following hearings took place Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court June 24 in Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Charges of simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief filed by Mount Carmel Patrolman Justin Stelma against David T. Miller III, 40, of 24 E. Third St., Apt. 202, Mount Carmel, were dismissed when the alleged victim, Shelby Kopp, refused to testify in the case.
Miller was accused of assaulting Kopp in her apartment April 17.
n Leon L. Fite Jr., 30, of 620 N. Cleaver St., Apt. 10, Shamokin, was held for court on charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of a combination of drugs, driving without a license, overtaking a vehicle on the left and failure to drive within a single lane.
Fite, who failed to appear for his preliminary hearing, was charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Matthew Filarski in connection with a March 7 accident on Route 901 near Excelsior.
n David Peter Huber, 30, of 702 E. Fifth St., Mount Carmel, waived to court a bad check charge.
He was charged by Mount Carmel Patrolman Jason Drumheller with issuing a bad check in the amount of $23,130.94 to Modern Hail Repair Inc. and failing to make payments to cover the bad check. Police said the offense occurred between Oct. 1, 2011, and July 3, 2012.
n Michael F. Dallazia, 59, of 560 E. Melrose St., Marion Heights, waived to court charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts of driving under suspension, driving without a license, disorderly conduct and restrictions on alcoholic beverages.
The charges filed by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Kelly Campbell relate to an April 25 incident in the 500 block of East Warsaw Street in Marion Heights.
n Albert J. Goodlunas III, 38, of 553 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, waived to court charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.
Goodlunas was charged by Kulpmont Patrolman Patrick McAndrew with punching Ronald Sobol in the face in the 900 block of Chestnut Street on March 12.
n David J. Bills, 28, of 921 Spruce St., Kulpmont, waived to court multiple charges involving three criminal complaints filed against him relating to incidents at his home.
Bills was charged by Mount Carmel Patrolman Matthew Dillman and Kulpmont Patrolman Cade Holden with two counts of criminal conspiracy to deliver five Methadone tablets and one count of criminal use of a communication facility relating to a Dec. 9, 2011, incident.
He also was charged by Holden with possessing synthetic marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia in connection with a May 16, 2012, incident.
Kulpmont Patrolman Joshua Pastucka charged Bills with possessing a firearm while being a former convict and possessing drug paraphernalia involving a Dec. 14, 2012, incident.