District Court: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court April 1 in Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Crystal Mutschler, 31, of 124 E. Chestnut St., Shamokin, and Michelle Wolfe, 29, of 1442 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, waived to court charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft.
The defendants were charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with stealing $262.96 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart Supercenter on Route 61 Jan. 8.
n Samuel Dascani, 53, of 1043 W. Willow St., Coal Township, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a Jan. 5 incident at Chestnut and Oak streets.
The charges were filed by Coal Township Patrolman Jason Adams.
n Daniel C. Carl, 22, of 131 Iron St., Coal Township, waived to court charges of fleeing or eluding police, a red light violation, careless driving and a taillight violation relating to a Dec. 30 pursuit on Route 901 near Reinhart Road.
The charges were filed by Coal Township Patrolman Edward Purcell.
n Joseph John Bucanelli, 40, of 157 All Saints Road, Elysburg, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to drive in a single lane, careless driving and failure to wear a seat belt relating to a Sept. 30 incident at the intersection of Routes 61 and 225 in Coal Township.
The charges were filed by Trooper Nicholas Berger of state police at Stonington.
n David A. Demarco, 23, of 429 W. Second St., Mount Carmel, pleaded guilty to a summary of disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs. A charge of loitering and prowling at night was withdrawn.
Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery filed the charge in connection with a Nov. 19 incident in the Bunker Hill area.