District Court: Saturday, April 6, 2014
MOUNT CARMEL - The following hearings took place Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court on June 23 in Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Ryan M. Boria, 25, of 1316 N. 10th St., Reading, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to 13 days in jail and to pay a $500 fine and court costs.
Patrolman David Stamets Jr. of the Mount Carmel Township Police filed the charges following an April 11 traffic stop on Route 901 near the Coal Township-Mount Carmel Township border.
Charges of possession of a controlled substance, false swearing, and false reports to law enforcement authorities and another charge of possession of drug paraphernalia were withdrawn in the case.
n Charges of endangering the welfare of a child, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to use restraint systems were waived to court by Dennis D. Phinazee, 45, of 108 S. Fifth St., Shamokin.
The charges were filed by Mount Carmel Borough Police Cpl. David Donkochik after a March 5 traffic stop on South Vine Street in the borough.
n Shannon B. McGinley, 19, of 315 S. Hickory St., Apt. 601, Mount Carmel, waived charges of possession of a controlled substance, giving false identification to law enforcement authorities, disorderly conduct and scattering rubbish.
The charges relate to a Feb. 21 incident in the parking lot at China King, 455 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, and were filed by Kulpmont Police Patrolman Patrick McAndrew.
n William R. Cole, 44, of SCI Benner, 301 Institutional Drive, Bellefonte, waived three counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
He was charged by Kulpmont Police Patrolman Patrick McAndrew following a medical emergency at a Pine Street, Kulpmont residence on March 6.