SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court June 3 in Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

n Kristin D. Blass, 30, of 534 N. Market St., Apt. 6, Shamokin, waived to court multiple theft-related charges.

Blass was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II with five counts of retail theft for allegedly stealing $143.99 in various merchandise from the Dollar General Store, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Royer's Crafts, Ye-Old Primitive Crafts and Puff's Discount Cigarette Store on March 22.

She also was charged with theft by unlawful taking by Shamokin Patrolman Scott Weaver for allegedly removing $20 from a purse owned by Ardella Dobson on March 13 at Dobson's Carpet Store.

n Juan D. Santiago, 34, an inmate at SCI-Rockview and formerly of Ranshaw, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to drive in a single lane and careless driving relating to a Jan. 10 traffic stop on Route 61 in Coal Township near the Shamokin City line.

The charges were filed by Trooper James Yankovich of state police at Stonington.

n Norberto Ortiz-Alvarez, 26, of 717 E. Dewart St., Shamokin, waived to court charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft involving a Jan. 1 incident at Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Ortiz-Alvarez was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with stealing approximately $500 in merchandise from the store.

n Jimmie Driggers, 23, of 1048 W. Arch St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to a summary of harassment and was given credit for 30 days served in Northumberland County Prison before being released. An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.

Driggers was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with assaulting his girlfriend, Danielle Aikey, on March 29 at their residence.

n Winter Ivory Marie Fann, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, waived to court charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia involving a March 9 incident in the visitor's parking lot at SCI-Coal Township.

The charges were filed by Trooper James Yankovich of state police at Stonington.

n Charges of simple assault and harassment filed by Coal Township Patrolman Joshua Wynn against Allen M. Shoffler, 42, of 822 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township, were withdrawn when the alleged victim, Ann Cress, refused to testify against the defendant.

Shoffler was accused of assaulting his live-in girlfriend at their home April 7.

n Megan E. Holliday, 22, of 163 Colonial Ave., Natalie, waived to court a forgery charge.

She was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Jason Adams with forging a prescription slip given to her by a doctor. Police said Holliday changed the number of Tylenol 3 pills from 18 to 48 pills and attempted to have the prescription filled at the pharmacy at Wal-Mart Supercenter on Route 61 on March 27.

n Brandon M. Garancheski, 19, of 509 S. Seventh St., Shamokin, waived to court charges of possession of five Suboxone tablets, possession of drug paraphernalia, underage drinking and a lighting violation relating to an incident early Easter morning in the 700 block of Bear Valley Avenue.

Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II filed the charges.

n Ashlee Erin White, 27, of Paxinos, pleaded guilty to providing false identification to police and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for six months. Additional charges of driving under suspension, failure to carry or exhibit a driver's license and driving without a license were withdrawn.

The charges were filed by Trooper Brian Ronk of state police at Stonington in connection with a Jan. 10 traffic stop at Third and Walnut streets in Shamokin.

n Joseph M. Gannecilli, 37, and his wife, Kathleen M. Gannecilli, 41, of Lansford, were held for court on charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft.

They were charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with stealing more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart Supercenter on Route 61 on Jan. 1.