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District Court: Thursday, December 20, 2012

SHAMOKIN - The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court Jan. 28 at Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty:

n Courtney Hollingshead, 26, of 128 Grant Road, Elysburg, waived to court charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving under suspension involving an Aug. 29 incident at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where she's accused of failing to return a Jeep owned by Justin Sock.

The charges were filed by Coal Township Patrolman Jason Adams.

n Josephine Iglesias-Rivera, 25, of 748 Scott St., Kulpmont, waived to court charges of retail theft and defiant trespass relating to a Sept. 22 incident at Wal-Mart Supercenter along Route 61.

The defendant was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga with stealing 45 items valued at $158.30.

n Bernadette Christman, 37, of 1000 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and careless driving relating to an Oct. 3 accident at Shamokin and Race streets.

The charges were filed by Shamokin Patrolman Jarrod Scandle.

n Stesha N. Barcavage, 26, of 712 E. Cameron St., Shamokin, waived to court a retail theft charge.

Barcavage was charged by recently retired Shamokin Cpl. John Brown with stealing $10.87 worth of merchandise from the Dollar General store on East Independence Street on Sept. 29.

n Charllyn Ruiz, 28, of 3 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on probation for three months. An additional charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana was withdrawn.

The charges were filed by Shamokin Patrolman William Zalinski in connection with a Sept. 13 incident at Ruiz's residence.

n Shawn W. Johnson, 43, of 148 Steelers Lane, Shamokin, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs. A charge of forging a prescription for Oxycodone at Rite Aid Pharmacy on Sept. 4.

The charge was filed by Shamokin Patrolman William Zalinski.

n Andre A. Stone, 30, of 612 E. Commerce St., Shamokin, waived to court two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and driving under suspension.

The charges filed by Shamokin Patrolman Jarrod Scandle relate to a Sept. 17 vehicle stop at Shamokin and Independence streets.

n David F. Fleming, 52, of Hummelstown, waived to court charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment relating to an Oct. 4 disturbance at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

The charges were filed by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Hashuga.

Fleming is accused of assaulting nurse Alison Hart on the second-floor, medical/surgical unit at the hospital. Police said Hart suffered bruising and soreness on her upper right arm that required emergency room treatment.

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