District Court: Thursday, Feb. 27, 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 Courthouse, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Joshua L. Scandle, 34, of Shamokin, waived to court multiple charges involving five criminal complaints filed by Coal Township and Shamokin police.
He waived a retail theft charge filed by Coal Township Patrolman David Sage in connection with a Jan. 29 incident at Wine and Spirits in the Plaza at Coal Township in which he allegedly stole a bottle of Midnight Moon whiskey.
Scandle waived another retail theft charge filed by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga. He is accused of stealing $687.80 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Route 61 on Jan. 20.
Shamokin Cpl. Darwin Tobias III filed charges of stalking, disorderly conduct and harassment against Scandle relating to a Dec. 7 disturbance at 225 S. Fourth St. Scandle is accused of threatening to slice the throat of Brooke Fratelli. He also allegedly threatened to burn her house down and cut the brake lines on her vehicle and texted a picture to her showing police responding to her home after he was warned to avoid contact with Fratelli.
Coal Township Patrolman Joshua Wynn filed charges of retail theft and criminal trespass against Scandle for allegedly stealing $880.01 worth of merchandise from Walmart Nov. 23 after being prohibited from entering the store.
Scandle was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Chad Yoder with theft for allegedly stealing three empty half barrels of beer outside Brewser's Sports Grille on Jan. 18 and selling two of them to Champion Beverage in the Anthra Plaza for $60.
n Jenifer Witkowski, 25, of 916 E. Chestnut St., Shamokin, waived to court a charge of furnishing drug-free urine involving a Nov. 7 incident at her home.
Witkowski was charged Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery with removing a clear plastic tube containing her son's urine from her bra in an attempt to pass a urine test while agents from the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole were visiting her home.
n Scott F. Fisher, 44, of 131 S. First St., Shamokin, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and a stop sign violation relating to a Nov. 9 incident at Sixth and Arch streets.
Police said Fisher had a blood-alcohol content of .181 percent.