District Court: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court Dec. 30 in Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Frank E. Camp, 43, of 3 N. Locust St., Mount Carmel, waived to court two counts of possession of seven bags of crack cocaine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and hindering apprehension relating to an Oct. 22 incident at his residence.
Camp was charged by Mount Carmel Chief of Police Todd Owens and Patrolman Matthew Dillman.
Gembic heard the case after Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones recused himself.
n Eric J. Ginck, 34, of 108 Elm St., Shamokin, waived to court charges of criminal trespass, loitering and prowling at night and possessing instruments of crime in connection with a July 15 break-in at a storage trailer at the rear of CVS Pharmacy in Shamokin.
The charges were filed by Shamokin Patrolman Scott Weaver.
n Andrew H. Reich III, 20, of 221 Coal Run, Coal Township, waived to court a charge of retail theft filed by Coal Township Patrolman David Sage.
Reich was charged with stealing an Apple iPod Touch valued at $225 and various food and drink items from Walmart SuperCenter along Route 61 while he was employed there.
n Harry O. Dunleavy Jr., 49, of 1114 Creek Road, Pitman, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under suspension, driving with a suspended registration, careless driving, driving without a motorcycle license and driving a motorcycle without wearing protective headgear.
The charges were filed by Trooper James Yankovich of state police at Stonington in connection with a July 4 traffic stop on Route 225 near the A-Plus Sunoco Gas Station in Zerbe Township.
n Shaquann J. Smith, 20, an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, was held for court on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment in connection with a June 13 disturbance at SCI-Coal Township in which he allegedly punched Sgt. Larry Coutts three times in the face.
Trooper James Yankovich of state police at Stonington filed the charges.
n Franklin M. Middaugh, 25, of 1049 W. Coal St., Trevorton, 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.
Middaugh was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II in connection with a June 26 incident at Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, 210 E. Independence St.
n Harry Wheary Jr., 44, of 223 Main St., Ranshaw, pleaded guilty to harassment and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs. An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.
Wheary was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Chris Lapotsky with assaulting his live-in fiancee, Michelle Reigle, 48, at their home Nov. 3.
n Janelle M. Sassani, 27, of 927 W. Montgomery St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs. An additional charge of harassment was withdrawn.
Sassani was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Jarrod Scandle in connection with incidents on April 25 and May 16 in which she allegedly harassed Tammy Foulds, of 412 W. Chestnut St.
n Jesika Leigh McCann, 21, of 1008 N. Pearl St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs. A charge of retail theft was withdrawn.
She was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Edward Purcell with stealing a zebra-print lanyard from Walmart SuperCenter on Route 61 on June 29.
n James H. Mitchell, 76, of 204 S. Pearl St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to harassment and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs. Charges of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness were withdrawn.
Mitchell was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Darwin Tobias III in connection with a June 20 disturbance near his home in which he allegedly threatened people while walking around with a 12-inch knife.
n Charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault with a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct and harassment filed by Shamokin Cpl. Darwin Tobias III against Craig Smallwood, 23, of 325 N. Shamokin St., Apt. 2B, Shamokin, were withdrawn due to insufficient evidence.
Smallwood was accused of stabbing Thomas Lee Armstrong with a large knife across the abdominal area, causing cut marks on his jacket and T-shirt and a small laceration to the victim's abdominal area. Police said the stabbing occurred Sept. 21 in the 400 block of North Rock Street.
n Kimberly Ann Olearnick, 27, of 219 E. Sixth St., Mount Carmel, waived to court charges of burglary, simple assault and harassment relating to a July 25 disturbance at 21 E. Church St., Apt. 2, Shamokin.
Olearnick was charged by Shamokin Patrolman William Zalinski with entering the apartment of Shane Perez without permission and assaulting Shawna McCoy.
n Barbara Ann Miller, 42, of 1238 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to harassment and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs. An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.
Miller was charged by Coal Township Deputy Police Chief Chris Williams with assaulting her son, James Broscious, at their home Oct. 17.