District Court: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court Oct. 28 at Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Justin A. Tononi, 26, of 821 E. Cameron St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on probation for six months.
Charges of delivery of marijuana, possession of marijuana and criminal use of a communication facility were withdrawn.
The charges were filed by Shamokin Chief of Police Edward Griffiths in connection with a May 28, 2008, incident at Independence and Cleaver streets.
n Molly Bell, 22 of 655 Bear Valley Ave., Shamokin, and her sister, Samantha Marie Bell, 24, of 406 S. Market St., Shamokin, waived to court charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct.
The sisters were charged by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano with assaulting Holly Madden and a 13-year-old girl June 12 in front of CVS Pharmacy on West Independence Street. Madden suffered injuries in the assault and underwent emergency room treatment at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, police said.
n Justin H. Dobson, 29, of 313 Center St., Tharptown, waived to court felonies of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal trespass and criminal conspiracy to commit burglary.
Dobson and Jenna Ocacio-Rodriguez, also known as Jenna Wehr, 28, of the Ashland area, were charged by Coal Township Detective Jeff Brennan with stealing $2,700 in jewelry from the home of Christa Stumhofer, 816 W. State St., April 4. A preliminary hearing for Ocacio-Rodriguez was continued.
n Dawel Lantigua, 20, of Shamokin, waived to court two criminal complaints filed against him by Coal Township police.
Lantigua waived to court charges of resisting arrest and false identification to law enforcement relating to a July 6 incident on Big Mountain Road. Patrolman Joshua Wynn filed the charges.
He also waived to court three counts each of retail theft and defiant trespass involving an incident on Nov. 28, 2011, at Walmart Supercenter. The charges were filed by Patrolman Terry Ketchem.
n Jeremy John Rickert, 20, of Shamokin, waived to court 13 charges including driving under the influence of a controlled substance, reckless driving, possession of heroin, possession of Percocet and possession of marijuana relating to a March 31 accident at the intersection of North Shamokin and Race streets.
The charges were filed by Cpl. George Ritchey of state police at Stonington.
Rickert was found in possession of 3,775 worth of heroin, marijuana and prescription pills and $1,035 in cash.
n Matthew Bird, 35, of 1023 E. Race St., Coal Township, waived to court charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin, delivery of heroin, criminal use of a communication facility, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal conspiracy relating to an Aug. 16 incident at Dunkin' Donuts in Shamokin.
The charges were filed by Ralpho Township Patrolman Chris Grow and Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano.