Police Blotter: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court June 23 in Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
n Destry A. Cavada, 27, of 412 W. Fig St., Mount Carmel, and Shane M. Perez, 22, of 215 E. Buick St., Mount Carmel, waived charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft.
They are charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with stealing a computer monitor, pet food and groceries valued at $355.12 Jan. 29 from Walmart Supercenter, Route 61.
Cavada also waived charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility filed by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano in connection with a June 3 incident in the city.
n Joseph Carner, 29, of Coal Township, waived charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft relating to a Jan. 30 incident at Walmart in Coal Township.
Coal Township Police Patrolman Matthew Hashuga charged Carner with stealing $314.19 worth of DVDs and cologne from the store.
n Richard E. Noecker, 69, of 611 Bear Valley Ave., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to a summary of careless driving and was ordered to pay a $25 fine plus costs.
An additional charge of hit and run was withdrawn.
Noecker was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Scott Weaver with backing his Geo Tracker into a parked car twice before going into his residence March 3.
n Joan Klinger, 55, of 709 Penn St., Shamokin, waived to court a felony charge of retail theft filed by Coal Township Patrolman Terry Ketchem.
She is accused of attempting to steal a bag of mozzarella sticks and a book from Walmart on Route 61 on March 13.
Ketchem said Klinger was previously charged with the same offense numerous times, which resulted in the felony.
n Ryan Kirchman, 23, of 216 S. Franklin St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year.
An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.
Kirchman was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II with shoving and choking his girlfriend, Maria Hill, and grabbing her 7-year-old son by the neck and dragging him across the floor April 16 at their residence.
n Brian Burke, 40, of 1130 Tharp St., Tharptown, pleaded guilty to a summary of disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs.
He was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Joshua Wynn in connection with a property dispute April 16 in the 1100 block of Tharp Street.
n Andrew Ridgway, 24, of 715 N. Franklin St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to a summary of disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs.
Ridgway was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga in connection with a Feb. 21 disturbance inside Wal-Mart.
n Kenneth Sampsell Jr., 18, of 135 Birch St., Shamokin, waived to court multiple charges.
Sampsell waived charges of fleeing and eluding police, possession of Spice, three stop sign violations and reckless driving filed by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Henrich in connection with a pursuit Jan. 26 that started at Pine and Cedar streets.
He also waived to court a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia filed by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II relating to a Sept. 25 incident at his home.
n Rodney Thomas Cossari, 25, of Shamokin, who is currently an inmate at SCI-Coal Township, waived to court multiple charges involving three separate incidents.
He was charged by Coal Township Detective Jeff Brennan with forgery, access device fraud and receiving stolen property relating to a Nov. 15 incident.
He was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II with forgery, access device fraud, receiving stolen property and theft by deception involving a Nov. 20 incident.
Cossari also was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and three counts of access device fraud in connection with a Jan. 10 incident.