MOUNT CARMEL - The following hearings took place Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court July 8 at Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

n Charges of deceptive business practices, theft by deception and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds filed by Ralpho Township Cpl. Bryon Chowka against Richard Trumper, 38, of Mifflinburg, were dismissed.

Trumper was charged with retaining $15,965.16 from Jason and Jamie Brent, of 10 Lime St., Elysburg, while failing to complete improvements to their residence between Oct. 18, 2011, and May 30, 2012.

n Timothy J. Stephens, 26, of Lebanon, had charges of criminal conspiracy, loitering and prowling at night, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property dismissed.

Stephens was charged by Mount Carmel Patrolman Justin Stelma with stealing a car owned by Edward Kopchak from the 100 block of South Orange Street on May 21.

n Gabriel J. Beaulieu, 23, of 1023 W. Montgomery St., Coal Township, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive in a single lane relating to a March 30 incident on Route 901 near the former Boylan's Service Station.

The charges were filed by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman David Stamets.

n Justin T. Geleskie, 30, of 100 S. Sixth St., Shamokin, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive in a single lane involving a March 3 incident on Route 61.

The charges were filed by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman David Stamets.

Donald James Olowski, 30, of 527 N. First St., Shamokin, a passenger in Geleskie's vehicle, also waived to court charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia filed by Stamets in connection with the same incident.

n Robert M. Rickert II, 23, of South Apple Street, Mount Carmel, waived to court charges of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver mushrooms and marijuana, possession of mushrooms and marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of children by having a controlled substance accessible to a child.

The charges were filed by Mount Carmel Chief of Police Todd Owens and Patrolman Matthew Dillman in connection with a Dec. 21 incident at Rickert's residence.

n Brian George Santelli, 20, of 1438 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for 12 months. Additional charges of resisting arrest, loitering and prowling at night and underage drinking were withdrawn.

Santelli was charged by Mount Carmel Cpl. David Donkochik in connection with a May 22 incident in the 600 block of West Fifth Street.