District Court: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court April 29 at Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Robert Allen Wehner, 37, of 1557 Wabash St., Coal Township, waived to court charges of simple assault and harassment.
He was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Jason Adams with assaulting his live-in girlfriend, Brandy Johnson, at their home Nov. 17.
n Robert E. Palmer, 43, of White Deer, waived to court charges of criminal attempt to commit theft and criminal conspiracy to commit theft involving a Nov. 19 incident.
Palmer was charged by Trooper James McCormick with stealing a scrap air conditioning unit valued at $150 from LTS Plumbing and Heating Inc. off Route 61 in Shamokin Township.
n Brandie M. Dietrich, 20, of 213 S. Poplar St., Mount Carmel, waived to court a retail theft charge filed by Coal Township Patrolman Christopher Lapotsky.
Dietrich was charged with stealing $112.23 in merchandise from Wal-Mart Supercenter on Route 61 on Dec. 24.
n Barry Anoia, 27, of 1118 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, waived to court charges of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass.
Anoia was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Joshua Wynn with entering the home of Rebecca Hadfield, 1116 W. Walnut St. and stealing a lock box containing various medications, including Xanax. Police said the burglary occurred March 9.
n Nicole L. Bower, 27, of 1344 Hosta Road, Paxinos, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs.
A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was withdrawn.
Bower was charged by Coal Township Detective Jeff Brennan in connection with an Oct. 8 incident in the parking lot at the Anthra Plaza.
n Marie T. Mielke, 29, of 106 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, waived to court charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and various traffic violations relating to a vehicle stop on Coal Street near Fourth Street in Trevorton on Dec. 6.
The charges were filed by Cpl. George Ritchey of state police at Stonington.
n Kayla Holman, 22, of 38 N. Market St., Shamokin, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license, careless driving and failure to wear a seat belt relating to a Feb. 2 accident on Route 225 in Zerbe Township.
The charges were filed by Trooper Barry Wooten of state police at Stonington.
n Wayne Robert Klinger, 42, of 1 S. Walnut St., Mount Carmel, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs and make restitution in the amount of $21.
Charges of theft and receiving stolen property were withdrawn.
Klinger was charged by Shamokin Patrolman William Miner with using a credit card from his employer, S&D Saw & Tool Co., Shamokin, to purchase $21 worth of gas for his personal vehicle on Feb. 5.
n Timmy Herb, 23, of 1245 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, waived to court multiple drug-related charges involving two separate incidents in Coal Township.
Herb waived to court charges of driving under the influence of morphine, driving under the influence of heroin/morphine, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia involving an Aug. 31 DUI checkpoint along Route 225 near Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He also waived to court charges of delivery of heroin, criminal use of a communication facility, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to an Oct. 28 incident at his residence.
All the charges were filed by Coal Township Patrolman Joshua Wynn.