Police Blotter: Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Rts. 61-487 crash
PAXINOS - State police say a merge attempt was the cause of a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon at Routes 61 and 487.
Marjorie A. Fiorenza, 71, of Sunbury, was stopped at a red light in a 2008 Toyota Avalon about 3:45 p.m. and when the light turned to green, attempted to merge from the right lane to the left lane of Route 61.
She drove into the front end of a 2001 Ford Expedition driven by Quentin J. Faison, 43, of Lewisburg, which had been approaching the intersection as the light turned green, according to Trooper Daniel Wilk of the Stonington station.
Neither driver was injured and both were wearing seat belts, Wilk said, but both vehicles were damaged.
Fiorenza was cited for a traffic violation, Wilk said.
PITMAN - No injuries were reported Sunday after a motorist hit a tree along Taylorsville Road near this Schuylkill County village, according to police.
Trooper Robert Oakley, state police at Schuylkill Haven, said Ashley M. Matter, 23, of Pitman, was driving a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire west near Fire Lane Road when she swerved to avoid striking a deer and crashed at about 5:30 p.m.
Matter was wearing a seat belt, the trooper said.
MOUNT CARMEL - Borough police officer Justin Stelma, cited Eric Nye, 32, of Shamokin, for harassment after he allegedly sent Stephanie Rodriguez, 28, of Mount Carmel, lewd text and rude Facebook comments during the early morning hours of Nov. 9. The citation was filed with Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, police reported Tuesday.
SHAMOKIN - A 12-year-old Shamokin girl was cited for retail theft after allegedly removing the price tag from four pairs of underwear at Dollar General, Independence Street, at 4:06 p.m. Monday and leaving the store without paying.
Police: Woman struck
MOUNT CARMEL - Frederick T. Holmes, 44, of 433 W. Third St., was cited for harassment and disorderly conduct by Mount Carmel Borough Police Officer Shane Reamer following an incident at 3:33 a.m. Oct. 20 at his residence, police announced Tuesday.
Holmes was cited for allegedly striking Brittany O'Brien, of the same address, in the face. Police also charge that he could be heard yelling from inside the residence by officers outside.
Girl charged with lies
SHAMOKIN - A 14-year-old Shamokin girl was cited for disorderly conduct by city police Patrolman Scott Weaver following an incident at 4:45 p.m. Friday near Rock and Spruce streets.
Police say the girl allegedly lied about the identity of another individual who was wanted on an out-of-state warrant, and also refused to provide any information to police.