SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court Feb. 24 at Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

n Samuel Swartzlander, 25, of 225 Main St., Coal Township, waived charges of possessing instruments of a crime, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment involving an Oct. 28 disturbance at his residence.

Swartzlander was charged by Coal Township Patrolman David Sage with retrieving a knife from the kitchen and pointing it at his 20-year-old live-in girlfriend, Brittany Gemberling. Police said Swartzlander threw the knife in the opposite direction over the head of his six-month old daughter, who was sitting on the kitchen floor.

n Kelly A. Wiest, 45, of 151 Hillside Ave., Elysburg, waived charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving under suspension, failure to drive in a single lane and careless driving in connection with an Aug. 11 accident in the area of 4120 Snydertown Road.

The charges were filed by Trooper David Myers of state police at Stonington.

n Kyle Yeager, 22, of 421 E. Dewart St., Shamokin, waived charges of theft and receiving stolen property.

Yeager was charged by Shamokin Patrolman William Zalinski with stealing $360 in cash from Turkey Hill Minit Market at 501 N. Second St. Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 while he was employed at the business.

n Randy Taby Sr., 52, of 311 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, waived charges of simple assault and harassment relating to a Nov. 27 disturbance at 18 S. Market St., Shamokin.

Taby was charged by Patrolman William Zalinski with assaulting his son, Randy Taby Jr.

n Charles Brent Hollingshead, 26, of Elysburg, waived two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and multiple traffic violations involving a Nov. 22 traffic stop at the intersection of Routes 487 and 61 in Paxinos.

The charges were filed by Trooper David Myers of state police at Stonington.

n Ronnie Herb, 29, of Shamokin, waived charges of theft and receiving stolen property.

Herb was charged by Coal Township Detective Jeff Brennan with stealing a debit card owned by Tara Duzick and withdrawing approximately $3,000 from her account. The theft was reported Dec. 3.

n Richard J. Giedosh Sr., 49, and Roy J. Troutman, 19, of 702 Bear Valley Ave., Shamokin, waived felonies of burglary, criminal trespass, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property, and a misdemeanor of loitering and prowling at night.

The charges filed by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II relate to the Dec. 21 theft of approximately $15,000 in merchandise from the home of Sharon Wichurowski, of 688 Bear Valley Ave.

n Michael Wisnoskie, 20, of 76 Church St., Locust Gap, and Eric Fletcher, 19, of Murenburg, pleaded guilty to a summary offense of disorderly conduct. Charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia were withdrawn against both defendants.

Wisnoskie was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs. Fletcher was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs.

The charges were filed by Shamokin Cpl. Jarrod Scandle in connection with a Sept. 30 DUI checkpoint at the intersection of Route 61 and Feeney Street in Coal Township.

n Norman J. Hemerka, 42, of 319 N. Shamokin St., Apt. 1, Shamokin, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year. A false report charge was withdrawn.

Hemerka was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery with providing police with false information relating to a Nov. 30 hit-and-run crash involving a fire hydrant.

n Steven W. Schlief, 20, of 4540 State Route 61, Paxinos, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year. An additional charge of possession of synthetic marijuana (Spice) was withdrawn.

Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery, who filed the charges, said Schlief allegedly stole his grandmother's car from Sunbury Nov. 30 and was in possession of narcotics.

n Jose Valentin, 49, of Shamokin, pleaded guilty to harassment and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs. An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.

Valentin was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery in connection with a Nov. 28 disturbance.