SHAMOKIN - Marc A. Tisdale, 27; Matthew McElhone, 42; his daughter, Ashley McElhone, 19, and Wayne F. Worrall, 46, all of 819 N. Rock St., Shamokin, were charged by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with simple assault and harassment involving a disturbance shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday at their residence.
According to criminal complaints filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Tisdale, Matthew and Ashley McElhone are accused of being involved in an altercation with Worrall in which Worrall was pushed or fell into a window, causing it to shatter. Police said Tisdale, who is Ashley McElhone's boyfriend, and the McElhones also allegedly struck Worrall multiple times in the face and body, causing him to suffer lacerations and black and blue marks.
Worrall, who is the boyfriend of Ashley McElhone's sister, is accused of grabbing Ashley McElhone from behind, choking and punching her multiple times in the face and throwing her to the ground. Police said Worrall then began choking McElhone again with one hand while punching her with the other, causing injuries.
MOUNT CARMEL - Tina M. Green, 45, of 423 N. Maple St., was charged with criminal trespass and related offenses following a break-in at an East Fourth Street residence on Sept. 14.
Mount Carmel Borough Police Patrolman Justin Stelma said the homeowner, Laura Green, said she and her 4-year-old granddaughter were sleeping downstairs when someone pulled out the air conditioner and tried to break in, then smashed the front door window before leaving. The grandmother said Tina Green was attempting to see her daughter, who was placed in the grandmother's care by Children and Youth Services. Tina Green is under court order not to see her daughter, police said.
Police confronted Tina Green at her residence, where she made accusations about the treatment of her daughter and struggled when police attempted to take her into custody. She was later transported to Geisinger Medical Center for a mental health evaluation, police said.
She was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel and charged with felony counts of criminal trespass and criminal attempt of criminal trespass, misdemeanor charges of interference with the custody of children, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and was cited for criminal mischief. She waived the case to court Wednesday and was ordered to appear in county court Dec. 2, at which time she can plead no contest or guilty, or plead not guilty and seek a trial.
Arrest at station
KULPMONT - Police charged Alexander K. Clayberger, 40, of 1471 Poplar St. with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, misbranding of a controlled substance and public drunkenness following an incident at the police station at 9:41 p.m. Sept. 13.
Officer Michael Pitcavage said Clayberger arrived at the station to use the bathroom and asked if Pitcavage needed to speak with him. The officer said no, and asked who told him to meet him there, and Clayberger allegedly said "the voice in my ear."
Mental health officials responded and Clayberger allegedly told them he only hears the voice when he does "the stuff," which he described as a substance similar to bath salts. He showed it to the officer along with a broken tablet of methadone he said he purchased.
Clayberger was placed in county prison on a probation detainer. A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel, is scheduled for Nov. 20.
SUNBURY - No one was injured in a one-vehicle crash in the area of Mile Post and Spruce Hollow roads near here in Upper Augusta Township at 12:44 p.m. Thursday.
State police at Stonington said a 2006 Dodge Durango driven by Bette Guschel, 56, of Danville, was traveling west on Mile Post Road when she lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a right curve and it struck a tree.
Guschel was not injured; she was wearing her seat belt, police said.
ATLAS - Marvin J. Patrick, 44, of 300 E. Columbia Avenue, waived charges of disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness at his preliminary hearing Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel.
Mount Carmel Township Police Patrolman David Stamets Jr. reported in court documents that at 11:38 a.m. Sunday, Patrick was allegedly outside of his residence stopping cars and asking for money. His mother, Ann Sorrentino, told police he had been harassing her, stealing medication and drinking heavily.
Jones ordered Patrick to appear in count court Dec. 2, at which time he can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Eric M. Maurer, 27, of 543 Main St., Ranshaw, was charged by Patrolman Chris Lapotsky with retail theft and criminal trespass involving an incident at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 21 at Walmart SuperCenter.
Police allege Maurer, who was prohibited from entering the store June 30, removed $145.32 in merchandise before being apprehended outside by security personnel.
Patrolman Matthew Hashuga has charged Candice M. Sanner, 30, and Kimberly M. Kane, 30, both of 615 N. Evans St., Pottstown, with retail theft for allegedly stealing $164.22 in merchandise from Walmart on Oct. 1.
Abigail S. Coller, 18, of 609 E. Independence St., Shamokin, was charged by Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with retail theft for allegedly removing $172.45 in merchandise from Walmart SuperCenter on Route 61 on Oct. 7.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Patrolman Matthew Henrich has charged Crystal E. Brandon, 31, of 1437 Cherry St., Paxinos, with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol relating to a Sept. 27 DUI checkpoint on Route 61. Police said Brandon had a blood-alcohol content of .112 percent.
Hit and run
COAL TOWNSHIP - Richard Price, 57, of Tharptown, reported someone struck the rear driver's side bumper of his 2008 Kia Sportage near his home between 4 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, causing a large dent and scratches.
Anyone with information is urged to call township police at 570-644-0333.