Man accused of DUI, stealing while paroled
MOUNT CARMEL - Three new criminal complaints involving theft and driving under the influence of alcohol have been filed against a Mount Carmel man currently incarcerated at Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury on unrelated offenses.
Craig Gene Lambert, 52, whose last known address is 325 N. Vine St., is charged by Patrolman Kevin Katch with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and theft from a motor vehicle involving the theft of a portable scanner, construction calculator, a tool belt containing various tools and testing equipment owned by Edward Fegley, and a Panasonic Touchbook laptop and portable hard drive owned by the Town of Bloomsburg, which is Fegley's employer.
Police said the items were stolen April 5 or April 6 from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of North Hickory Street.
Lambert is charged by Patrolman David Donkochik with a felony of theft by unlawful taking involving movable property for allegedly stealing a vehicle owned by Carl Starkoski Jr., of 123 N. Market St., Mount Carmel, on April 8 from the 200 block of West Railroad Street.
He also is charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Daniel Politza with receiving stolen property, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under suspension, careless driving and failure to drive in a single lane relating to an April 8 traffic stop on Route 61 near Pete's Pizza.
Police reported Lambert refused to submit to a blood test.
The defendant was arraigned Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones and recommitted to the county jail in lieu of $60,000 bail on all charges.
Lambert is awaiting sentencing on charges relating to a Dec. 20 disturbance in the 200 block of East Fifth Street in which he allegedly punched Donkochik in the chest.
He was paroled from county prison March 12, but was recommitted on a parole violation after allegedly stealing Starkoski's car and driving under the influence of alcohol in Mount Carmel Township.
Lambert pleaded guilty Sept. 26 to simple assault, resisting arrest and driving under the influence in connection with the Dec. 20 disturbance. An additional charge of aggravated assault filed by Donkochik is not scheduled to be prosecuted at the time of sentencing in accordance with a plea agreement.