District Court: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place June 18 before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court July 29 in Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Robert W. Miller II, 32, of 1109 Scott St., Kulpmont, pleaded guilty to retail theft and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs.
Miller was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with stealing $6.60 worth of merchandise from Walmart Supercenter, Route 61, on Jan. 20. Police said Miller has one prior conviction for retail theft.
n Donna McDonald, 30, of 550 N. Market St., Apt. A4, Shamokin, waived to court charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of criminal conspiracy and possession of spice, cocaine and heroin.
McDonald was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano in connection with an April 24 incident at her residence.
n William Byrd, 27, of 615 N. Shamokin St., Apt. 4, Shamokin, waived to court multiple charges filed by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano involving incidents on April 22, April 24 and April 25 in Shamokin.
He is charged with delivering two packets of heroin to an informant for $75, possessing with intent to deliver heroin and criminal use of a communication facility. He also is charged with delivering two packets of heroin to an informant for $70, possessing with intent to deliver heroin and criminal use of a communication facility. A third complaint charges Byrd with delivering five packets of heroin to an informant for $160, possession with intent to deliver heroin, criminal use of a communication facility, possession of heroin and marijuana and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
n Dennis A. Hynes, 21, of 1745 Tioga St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to furnishing alcohol to minors and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year.
Hynes was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano with furnishing beer to a minor May 10 on Independence Street.
An additional count of furnishing alcohol to minors filed against Hynes by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II was withdrawn. Hynes had been charged with furnishing alcohol to a 19-year-old male and 16-year-old female March 31 in the 700 block of Bear Valley Avenue.