District Court, Gembic: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court April 28 in Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Khaalid Abudul Muhammad, 21, of 235 W. Willow St., Shamokin, waived to court charges of providing false identification to law enforcement authorities, disorderly conduct and underage drinking involving a Nov. 2 incident in the first block of East Independence Street.
Muhammad is charged by Shamokin Cpl. Darwin Tobias III with providing a false date of birth to police and consuming alcohol inside Tiffany's Lounge when he was only 20. He also is accused of shoving a girl into garbage cans and a parking meter and attempting to grab her keys, causing injury to her fingers.
Muhammad also waived to court charges of delivery of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communication facility relating to a Sept. 3 incident in Shamokin.
The charges were filed by Agent David Jordan of the state Attorney General's Office.
n William C. Slusser, 42, of 132 Main St., Apt. 3A, Bloomsburg, waived to court charges of driving under the influence and a number of traffic violations filed Trooper Justin Rosboschil of state police at Stonington involving a Dec. 27 traffic stop near the intersection of Route 61 (Sunbury Street) and North Shamokin Street in Shamokin.
n Stephen M. Hornberger, 28, of Kulpmont, waived to court a charge of theft by unlawful taking filed by Coal Township Patrolman Chad Yoder.
Hornberger is accused of stealing a nail gun owned by Dennis Kodack from 1645 Tioga St. Jan. 12.
Hornberger also waived to court a charge of receiving stolen property filed by Shamokin Patrolman Scott Weaver in connection with a Jan. 12 incident at Turkey Hill Minit Market on Lincoln Street in which he attempted to sell Kodack's nail gun.
n David Balonis, 54, of Strong, waived to court a charge of retail theft by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga. He is accused of stealing $815.60 in merchandise from Walmart Supercenter along Route 61 between Dec. 10 and Dec. 19.
n Eric J. Weikel, 33, of 1321 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, waived to court felonies of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass filed by Coal Township Detective Jeff Brennan.
Weikel is accused of stealing valuables and approximately $1,000 in cash from the residence of his uncle, Rick Weikel, of 515 Kulp Ave., on Nov. 8.
n Charges of aggravated assault, harassment, possessing instruments of a crime and simple assault filed by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Henrich against Heather Slovinsky, 38, of 1127 W. Montgomery St., Coal Township, were dismissed.
Slovinsky was accused of stabbing her boyfriend, Nathan Jones, 48, in the right thigh at her residence Jan. 18.
n Marc A. Tisdale, 27; Matthew McElhone, 42; and his daughter, Ashley McElhone, 19, all of 819 N. Rock St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to a summary charge of harassment and were ordered to pay fines and costs. An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn against each defendant.
The trio were charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II in connection with an Oct. 27 altercation at their residence.
n Timothy Hamm, 28, and Macey Hamm, 21, both of Monroeton, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of disorderly conduct and were each ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year.
Charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft were withdrawn.
The Hamms were charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with removing $196.04 worth of merchandise from Walmart Supercenter along Route 61 on Nov. 23.