District Court: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012
SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court on Monday, Nov. 19, in Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
- Daniel Gustitus, 54, of 401 N. Rock St., Apt. 1, Shamokin, waived four different cases to court during his hearing Tuesday.
In the first case, he waived two counts of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, charges filed by Shamokin City Police Ptlm. Shane Mowery, following an incident at his residence at 5:11 p.m. Sept. 19.
He also waived charges of making false alarms to agencies of public safety and disorderly conduct, stemming from an incident Sept. 14, when he allegedly made calls to the Northumberland County 911 Center, and reporting false medical emergencies for other people, including Gembic. The charges were filed by Shamokin City Police Cpl. Darwin Tobias III.
Gustitus also waived charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in a case brought by Shamokin City Police Patrolman Mark Costa following an incident outside his apartment building at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 25. He also waived charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, filed by Shamokin City Police Patrolman William Zalinski following an incident at his residence on Aug. 18.
- A misdemeanor charge of simple assault and summary offenses of disorderly conduct and harassment were waived to court by Roman Marshall, 46, of 1011 W. Pine St., Coal Township.
Marshall was charged by Coal Township Police Patrolman Terry Ketchem Jr. following an altercation with a neighbor on West Pine Street on May 5.
- Tracy Tobias, 35, of 4807 Upper Road, Shamokin, waived two counts of endangering the welfare of children.
She was charged by Shamokin City Police Patrolman William Zalinski following an incident occurring at 906 E. Chestnut St. between May 1 and July 9.
- Charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property were withdrawn in a case against Leon Fite, 29, of 620 N. Cleaver St., Shamokin after the victim refused to press charges.
Fite was charged by Shamokin City Police following an incident at a North Vine Street home on Aug. 13.
- Eric Thompson, 24, of 83 E. Sunbury St., Shamokin, waived a felony charge of aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, obstructing administration of the law and disorderly conduct during his hearing.
He was charged by Shamokin City Police Patrolman Nathan Rhodes following a fight at the Independence Fire Company on July 11.
In a related case, Thompson's brother, Stephen Thompson, 22, of 243 W. Walnut St., Shamokin, waived misdemeanors of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his hearing before Gembic.
- Michael Long, 24, of 193 Lower Excelsior Road, Coal Township, pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct and was sentenced to six months probation and ordered to pay a $150 fine plus court costs.
He was charged by Coal Township Police Patrolman Chad Yoder following an incident at Long's residence on Aug. 24.
Charges of terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault were withdrawn in the case.
- Felony charges of burglary and theft by unlawful taking were waived to court by Ronald A. Wills, 24, of 67 Springside St., Locust Gap.
Wills was charged by Shamokin City Police Patrolman Jarrod Scandle following a break-in at a South First Street home on July 28.
- Michael L. Deeter, 50, of 307 W. Spruce St, Shamokin, waived charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment during his hearing Tuesday.
Shamokin City Police Patrolman Raymond Siko II filed the charges following an altercation at Deeter's residence on Aug. 30.
- Lori A. Dewald, 46, of 1331 Susquehanna St., Trevorton, pleaded guilty to a summary charge of bad checks and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus court costs.
She was charged by Zerbe Township Police Chief Robert John following an incident on May 8 at Angie's Market, West Shamokin Street, Trevorton.
Misdemeanor charges of theft by deception and bad checks were withdrawn in the case.
- Tammy Zelinski, 44, of 401 N. Rock St., Apt. 1, Shamokin, waived charges of prohibited offensive weapons, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness.
She was charged by Shamokin City Police Cpl. Darwin Tobias III following an incident at her residence on Sept. 19.