Police Blotter: Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013
MOUNT CARMEL - Borough code officer Robin Williams has cited five Mount Carmel residents for failing to pay for a quality of life violation.
Belinda Smith, of 18 E. Railroad St., was originally cited for trash and improper disposal on her property July 25; Dustin Congello, of 451 W. Third St., was initially cited for animal feces on his property July 9 and July 15; Bart McCollum, of 236 S. Vine St., was originally cited for high grass or weeds on his property July 9 and July 15; Craig W. Miller, of 52 N. Market St., was initially cited for high grass or weeds July 9; and Fredrick Holmes, of 433 W. Third St., was originally cited for trash and improper disposal on his property Sept. 11.
In each case, the accused never responded to the violation, police said.
All the citations were filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones.
SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - Charles Brent Hollingshead, 26, of Elysburg, was arrested by Trooper David Myers of state police at Stonington on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol relating to a traffic stop at 2:26 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Routes 487 and 61.
Police said Hollingshead was stopped for multiple traffic violations and displayed behaviors consistent with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Charges are pending lab results, police said.
MOUNT CARMEL - Officer Matthew Dillman cited Shaun M. Willis, of 209 A Street, Girardville, for issuing a bad check in the amount of $33.32 at Community Pharmacy on July 28.
MOUNT CARMEL - Patrolman Jason Drumheller cited Christopher Lee Snyder, 28, of 344 E. Camp St., Mount Carmel, and Ronald Anthony Stancavage, 49, of 144 S. Chestnut St., Mount Carmel, for disorderly conduct relating to an Oct. 26 disturbance in the first block of North Oak Street.
Police said Snyder was observed screaming and attempting to fight occupants of a parked vehicle at 3:38 a.m. When Snyder was taken into custody, police said Stancavage started yelling in the street, after which he was taken into custody as well.
MOUNT CARMEL - Cpl. David Donkochik has cited Kelsie Hoskie, 19, of Mount Carmel, for underage drinking relating to a disturbance at 2 a.m. Oct. 27 in the 500 block of East Fifth Street.
MOUNT CARMEL - A 15-year-old borough girl was cited by Cpl. David Donkochik for harassment and disorderly conduct involving a disturbance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the 100 block of South Oak Street.
Police said the teen was observed by a witness attempting to prompt another female to fight and attempted to drag the victim into an alley way.
MOUNT CARMEL - Officer Matthew Dillman cited Amy Carl, 30, of 46 E. Avenue, Mount Carmel, for disorderly conduct in connection with an Oct. 20 incident at Hickory and Chestnut streets.
Police were interviewing Carl during an investigation when she began screaming and walking away. When Chief of Police Todd Owens went to take Carl into custody, she allegedly attempted to punch him.
MOUNT CARMEL - Shawn M. Soliday, 29, of 138 S. Beech St., Mount Carmel, was cited by Cpl. David Donkochik for public drunkenness involving a disturbance at 3:28 a.m. Nov. 17 in front of the Sons of Poland on North Oak Street.
Police said Soliday was intoxicated and yelled an obscenity at a police car as it passed him.
MARION ACRES - Conyngham Township police reported someone used a key to vandalize the passenger side of a blue 2006 Ford pickup truck at the rear of 9 Sherwood St. between 1 p.m. Nov. 19 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20.
Anyone with information about the vandalism is urged to contact police at 570-554-4349.
Tire slashers sought
MINERSVILLE - Schuylkill County Crimestoppers and Minersville Police are asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible for slashing the tires on 26 vehicles in the borough earlier this month.
Police said the vandalism happened while the vehicles were parked, unattended, in the New Minersville section of the borough. The damage happened on Nov. 3 between 1 and 5 a.m. primarily along Saint Francis, Pine Hill, Oak, Pottsville and Lydle streets.
Police said a neighbor in the area saw three people, but couldn't identify them since it was dark and because they were wearing hoods.
Damage was estimated to be around $5,000, police said.
Callers are asked to refer to incident number 11-24-13 when calling toll-free, 1-877-TIPS4SC (877-847-7472). All information received will remain confidential.