District Court: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court Nov. 4 in Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Jenna Ocacio-Rodriguez, 28, also known as Jenna Wehr, of the Ashland area, waived to court felonies of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal trespass and criminal conspiracy to commit burglary.
She and Justin H. Dobson, 29, of Tharptown, were charged by Coal Township Detective Jeff Brennan with entering the home of Christa Stumhofer, 816 W. State St., on April 4 and removing $2,700 worth of jewelry, including a gold charm bracelet appraised at $600 and a gold ring.
n Collin Scicchitano, 18, of 1798 Clinton Ave., Coal Township, waived to court charges of carrying a firearm without a license, theft and receiving stolen property.
Scicchitano was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Jason Adams with possessing without a permit a .357 Magnum that was stolen from a residence in Coal Township.
n Jerry D. McFarland, 51, of 1347 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township, waived to court charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and an illegal parking violation in connection with an incident that occurred Aug. 4 on Walnut Street near Fifth Street.
The charges were filed by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II.
n Two brothers who operate a garbage hauling business in Coal Township waived to court more than 1,000 counts of violating the state's Workers' Compensation Act.
Robert A. Jones and Daniel T. Jones of R.A. Jones & Sons, 1600 Sterling St., were charged by Investigator William H. Beates of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Department of Labor and Industry, with 1,248 misdemeanor counts for failing to have workers' compensation insurance coverage between Aug. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2011. Each day's violation constitutes a separate offense, Beates said in private criminal complaints filed against the brothers.
n Robert T. Ferrick, 25, and Albert Scicchitano, 51, both of 25 N. Second St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and were each ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year. Charges of hindering apprehension and making false statements to police were withdrawn.
Shamokin Cpl. Darwin Tobias III filed the charges in connection with a Sept. 19 incident in the city.
n Coty Michael Rusinko, 24, of 151 1/2 Reagan St., Sunbury, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs.
Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding were withdrawn.
Rusinko was charged by Coal Township Patrolman David Sage in connection with a Feb. 9 incident on Route 61 at the entrance to McDonald's.
n Eric Dietrich, 51, of 402 1/2 Mahoning St., Milton, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs. A charge of criminal mischief was withdrawn.
Dietrich was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Chris Lapotsky in connection with a June 3 incident at Jones Enterprises along Route 125.