Seven cited for violating Shamokin's vehicle ordinance
SHAMOKIN - Seven individuals have been cited by Shamokin Police for six vehicles found to be in violation of the city's abandoned and junk vehicle ordinance.
The citations were filed Tuesday after those originally ticketed on Nov. 28 and 29 failed to pay the fines associated with the vehicles.
Those cited are Joann M. Dobrzyn, of 418 S. Market St.; Linda L. Travitz, of 928 Race St.; Veronica L. Yoder and Virginia and Kenneth Pawelczyk, all of 12 S. Shamokin St., and Renette M. Knopp, of 822 N. Rock St., all in Shamokin, and Russell E. Lewis, of RD 6, Lot 15, Danville.
Five of the six vehicles were ticketed by Cpl. Bryan Primerano between 1 and 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 28. Travitz's vehicle was ticketed at 2:50 a.m. Nov. 29.
All six vehicles were ticketed because of expired inspection stickers, ranging in dates from May to September 2012.
Shamokin City Council recently adopted a new procedure for code enforcement and police officers, allowing them to ticket those who do not follow the city's trash or abandoned or junk vehicle ordinances and the likes in hopes of speeding up the process of both punishment and remediation.
The fines are $25 per violation for a first offense. The severity increases on subsequent offenses - $50, $100, $300.
Violators have 10 days to pay a ticket before a citation is issued, which occurred in these incidents, and the matter lands in court.