MOUNT CARMEL - The following hearings took place Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court on Monday, March 25, in Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

n Rochelle M. Stief, 48, of 117 E. Fourth St., Mount Carmel, waived charges of driving under the influence.

She was charged by Mount Carmel Borough Police Patrolman Jason Drumheller following a traffic stop at Avenue and Poplar Street at 4:33 a.m. Jan. 9.

n Charges of forgery, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property were waived to court by Stacy Lynn Malkoski, 38, of 39 N. Locust St., Mount Carmel.

She was charged by Mount Carmel Township Police Patrolman Kelly Campbell following the investigation into a Nov. 19 theft of a check from a vehicle at Boyer's Food Market.

n Michael A. Filipczak, 49, of 147 Oak Lane, Mount Carmel, pleaded guilty to a charge of harassment, and was sentenced to pay fines and court costs totaling $455.50 by Jones.

He was charged by Mount Carmel Township Police Patrolman David Stamets Jr. following an incident at his residence on Feb. 15.

Charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct were withdrawn.

n Shawn A. Lutz, 25, of 240 S. Chestnut St., Shenandoah, waived charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and resisting arrest.

He was charged by Ralpho Township Police Patrolman Chris Dailey following an incident with police at Sheetz at 5:18 p.m. Feb. 17.

n Charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were waived to court by David J. Slaby, 21, of 1229 Poplar St., Kulpmont.

Mount Carmel Township Police Patrolman David Stamets Jr. filed the charges following a traffic stop on Oct. 27 in the area of Route 61 near the Strong Connector.

n Joshua M. Barwicki, 22, of 1138 Poplar St., Kulpmont, waived charges of driving under the influence, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and general lighting requirements.

He was charged by Mount Carmel Township Police Patrolman David Stamets Jr. following a traffic stop on Oct. 27 in the area of Route 61 near the Strong Connector.