District Court: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court Dec. 2 in Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Kristen Blass, 30, of 141 S. Owl St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to a charge of illegally selling or using certain solvents and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs and placed on one year supervised probation. An additional charge of disorderly conduct was withdrawn.
Blass was charged by Coal Township Patrolman David Sage in connection with a Sept. 13 incident in the parking lot at Walmart SuperCenter.
It was previously reported that Blass waived her hearing, but that was inaccurate.
n Coleen M. Lowry, 31, of 465 Mountain Road, Shamokin, waived to court multiple theft-related charges involving three criminal complaints.
Lowry was charged by Coal Township Detective Jeff Brennan with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property involving the theft of a Kindle reader, Chase credit card and $492.75 from the residence of Donna Helwig, of 1316 W. Willow St., Coal Township, between Aug. 15 and Aug. 19.
Lowry also was charged by Brennan with forgery, theft and receiving stolen property relating to a June 25 incident in which she allegedly stole, forged and cashed a $2,800 check belonging to Shamokin Carbons.
Shamokin Patrolman Scott Weaver charged Lowry with theft, receiving stolen property and forgery in connection with a July 8 incident at 1101 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin. Lowry is accused of stealing a check totaling $2,200 from her sister, Amy Markowski. Police said Lowry deposited $918.74 in her account at First Federal Credit Union and received the remaining money from the check in cash.
n Jeffrey W. Trice, 27, of 404 E. Sixth St., Mount Carmel, and Jessica L. Wiest, 22, of 404 E. Sixth St., Mount Carmel, waived to court charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft.
They were charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with stealing $2,072.39 in merchandise from Walmart SuperCenter along Route 61 between April 19 and April 26.
n Jacob Snyder, 22, of 1532 Tioga St., Coal Township, waived to court multiple charges involving two criminal complaints.
Snyder was charged by Coal Township Detective Jeff Brennan with illegally selling or transferring a firearm and giving a 9mm handgun to another person in exchange for heroin.
Police said Snyder took the handgun owned by his father, Jeffery Snyder, and traded it to an unidentified black male in Harrisburg for heroin. The incident occurred April 2.
Snyder also was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano with delivery of Oxycodone, possession with intent to deliver Oxycodone and criminal use of a communication facility involving a Jan. 30 incident in Shamokin.
n Kyle Kreitzer, 21, of 231 S. Franklin St., Shamokin, waived to court two counts of possession of marijuana, two counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, and one count each of delivery of marijuana, possession of heroin, criminal use of a communication facility and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The charges were filed by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano in connection with a June 22 incident in Shamokin.
n Kurt Dietrich, 49, of 1133 W. Montgomery St., Coal Township, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol involving a July 20 accident at Market and Chestnut streets.
Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery filed the charges.
n Steven J. Randall, 23, of 715 E. Commerce St., Shamokin, waived to court charges of receiving stolen property and driving under suspension.
Randall was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Scott Weaver with operating a stolen vehicle while his license was suspended on Oct. 4 at Spurzheim and Rock streets.
n Edward Wilson, 51, of 609 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, and Robert W. Comly Jr., 34, of 1710 Pulaski Ave., Coal Township, each pleaded guilty to a summary of harassment and were ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs.
An additional charge of disorderly conduct filed against both men was withdrawn.
Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery filed the charges.
Wilson and Comly were charged with hitting Ken Lebo, of 44 S. Third St., Shamokin, several times in the face during a fight in front of Lebo's residence July 16 that resulted in injuries to the victim.
n Matthew B. Raynor, 27, of 101 S. Franklin St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct involving two criminal complaints and was ordered to pay a total of $200 in fines plus costs. He also was placed on supervised probation for one year.
An additional count of disorderly conduct and charges of public drunkenness, simple assault and harassment were withdrawn.
Raynor was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano in connection with a June 20 disturbance outside his home. He also was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II with attempting to push his girlfriend, Michelle McCrary, down a set of steps and threatening to stab her with a large drill bit at 103 S. Pearl St. on July 27.