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Beth Ann Swain, 32, of Mansfield was charged with retail theft following a reported theft at Wal-Mart in Richmond Township. Jan. 21. At the scene, a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer related to police that he observed Swain place various Wal-Mart merchandise in her shopping cart before pushing the shopping cart through the exit doors. When confronted in the vestibule the loss prevention officer said Swain alleged she thought she lost her wallet in the car. The loss prevention officer took possession of the shopping cart and merchandise. Swain did not return to pay for the merchandise, which totaled $221.03. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 15.

Bishop Emanuel Dobell, 22, of Mansfield was charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on South Academy Street in Mansfield Feb. 23. When police approached the vehicle they noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and conducted a search of the vehicle. Dobell, had on his person a metal marijuana grinder with marijuana and marijuana residue in the container. Police also found marijuana wrapped in a cellophane wrapper in the vehicle which Dobell allegedly said was his. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 25.

William E. Wilson, 66, of of Blossburg was charged with two counts of driving under the influence restriction on alcoholic beverages and stopping, standing and parking outside business and residence districts following police response to a reported vehicle stopped in the roadway, Parkhurst Street, with an unresponsive individual inside Oct. 4, 2019. When police arrived on scene, a Kia Sportage was stopped on the left side of the road stopping the free flow of traffic. When police made contact with Wilson, they noticed a red cup and the odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. When asked about the content of the cup, Wilson allegedly said it was gin and water. A field sobriety test was administered which showed signs of impairment. A preliminary breath test was then administered with a result of .126%. Wilson was placed under arrest. At the station another breath sample was taken with a result of .142%. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April, 1.

Jesse W. Colegrove, 31, of Lawrenceville was charged with theft, unauthorized use of automobiles and criminal mischief following police response to an incident at Autozone. When police arrived the accuser said that he went into Autozone to get light bulbs for his car and when he came out there was a man, Colegrove, in his car attempting to drive away. The accuser confronted Colegrove, who allegedly said he was looking for his medications. Colegrove then grabbed his duffle bags and ran north. A wallet was found in the vehicle with Colegrove’s drivers license. A preliminary hearing is schedueld for April 1.

Jason Robert Nowak, 24, of Blossburg was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on Morris Run Road in Hamilton Township Feb. 6. Upon making contact with Nowak police noticed the odor of marijuana. When police asked Nowak if there was marijuana in the vehicle he reportedly said there was in the glove compartment. When police opened the glove compartment they discovered a marijuana pipe with marijuana in it, a marijuana grinder with marijuana inside it as well. Nowak reportedly told police he had smoked earlier. Nowak was provided a ride back to his residence. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 1.

Jonathan Ryan Ward, 21, of Waverly N.Y. was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, failure to stop at a stop sign following a traffic stop on South Academy Street Feb. 23. When police made contact with Ward his speech was slurred and police noticed the odor of alcohol comign from the vehicle. A field sobriety test was administered which showed signs of impairment. A preliminary breath test was then administered with a result of .192%. Another breath test was administered at the police station with a result of .174%. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March, 25.

Christopher W. Hibbert, 43, of Canton was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway and failure to report an accident to police department following police response to a reported single vehicle accident on River Road in Tioga Feb. 2. When police arrived at the scene they observed a Dodge 2500 pickup on the right side of the road had rolled onto its side. Upon investigation police determined the vehicle had struck a boulder on the side of the roadway which caused the vehicle to roll over. Police interviewed Hibbert in an emergency room at Troy Hospital where he reportedly said he was drinking at Morris Run Legion and didn’t remember driving from the Legion. Blood was drawn and the toxicology report showed Hibbert’s blood alcohol content to be .168%. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 15.

Erick Michael Dapp, 20, of Montoursville was charged with four counts of driving under the influence, careless driving and driving without registration following traffic stop on U.S. 15 Jan. 19. Upon making contact with Dapp, police observed his eyes were bloodshot and pupils dilated. A field sobriety test was administered which showed signs of impairment. A preliminary breath test was then administered and came back negative for the presence of alcohol. Dapp was placed in custody and transported to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital for a blood draw. When the lab report was made available it showed the presence of THC, cocaine and related metabolites in Dapp’s blood. A preliminary hearing is schedueld for April 15.