LEWISBURG - The following are police reports have recently been filed with the Union County District Justice:
Impersonating a public servant - Misty Dawn Hollenbach, 33, of Selinsgrove, has been charged and is awaiting preliminary arraignment for allegedly contacting a man on probation while pretending to be a probation officer. The discovery was made on Jan. 1, 2019, when Hollenbach was being arrested on probation violations. When the probation officer conducted a search of her phone and found the messages that had reportedly been sent by Hollenbach to another man also on probation. Hollenbach reportedly told police she was impersonating the probation officer in an effort to scare off the man, who, she told police, disrupts her drug recovery efforts.
Charges were filed by Detective Jacob Shields of the Union County District Attorney’s office.
She is currently in the Snyder County Prison and her preliminary arraignment is scheduled for June 13, 2019, in front of District Judge Richard P. Cashman.
Possession of a controlled substance - Shainia Lynn Sessions, 23, of 586 Church St., Danville, has been charged by the Pennsylvania State Police at Milton for allegedly having drug paraphernalia in her possession while a patient at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. The incident occurred on March 14, 2019, when a nurse reported finding a clear tube with a silver straw.
Sessions allegedly admitted to police she used the paraphernalia for smoking methamphetamine.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 6, 2019, in front of District Judge Richard P. Cashman.
Simple assault - John Wamai Munene, 39, of 705 Matlack Ave., Apt. 302, Lewisburg, was charged by Buffalo Valley Regional Police, for allegedly striking a woman in the back of the head while she was cleaning the bathroom at his apartment on April 1, 2019. The blow caused the victim to hit her head on the toilet.
The victim told police she and Munene had been arguing prior to the incident and that he struck her numerous times before she was able to get away. Police reported the victim had a bloodshot, swollen right eye as well as other visible injuries. Police contacted Transitions on behalf of the victim.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 23, 2019, in front of District Judge Richard P. Cashman.
Possession of a controlled substance - Billy Robert Taylor, 21, of 213 S. Front St, Lewisburg, and Omar Daquin Amons, 35, of 25 N. 3rd St., Apt. 2, Lewisburg, have been charged by Buffalo Valley Regional Police, following a March 20, 2019, traffic stop in which officers seized “spice,” or synthetic marijuana.
A preliminary hearing for both men is set for June 27, 2019, in front ofDistrict Judge Richard P. Cashman.
Child pornography, criminal use of a communication facility - A 20-year-old California man who also is a student at Bucknell University is facing charges after it was discovered he was downloading and watching child pornography between August and September 2018.
Pennsylvania State Police at Milton charged Nedim Altan Kocagil, who lives in Hulley House on the University campus, after Chief Information Security Officer Chris Bernard of Bucknell University discovered the activity during his monitoring of the university’s network activity.
Kocagil allegedly admitted to police he had been searching for and downloading child pornography for approximately one year for “the thrill of it.”
During the investigation Kocagil allowed police to search his laptop during which time they allegedly found several hidden files of child pornography.
A formal arraignment was held on April 29, 2019, and charges were waived for the Court of Common Pleas.
Kocagil is free on $2,500 cash bail.
Escape - Jayden Michael Geiswite, 19, of 81 Cinder Lane, Selinsgrove, has been charged by Buffalo Valley Regional Police after he walked away from the Union County Jail on March 28, 2019.
According to police, Geiswite returned to the jail following his work release and was asked to sit on a bench just outside the jail’s intake area. Shortly thereafter Geiswite was seen leaving the bench and proceeded out a door on the east side of the building.
A subsequent search led police to find Geiswite hiding in bushes just east of S. Front Street.
A preliminary hearing is set for May 23, 2019, in front of District Judge Richard P. Cashman.
Possession of marijuana - The Pennsylvania State Police at Milton have charged Drew Reynolds, 25, of 524 E. 8th St., Selinsgrove, following a traffic stop at Market and Front streets in Lewisburg on Feb. 8, 2019.
Police said Reynolds had a small pill bottle with marijuana in his shirt pocket. Reynolds allegedly purchased the marijuana in Milton prior to the stop.
A preliminary hearing is set for May 30, 2019, in front of District Judge Richard P. Cashman.
DUI, driving while license is suspended - Marvin Agosta-Melendez, 33 of 1138 W. Market St., Apt. 1, Lewisburg, has been charged by the Buffalo Valley Regional Police, following an incident in the 500 Block of N. Derr Drive in Lewisburg on March 15-16, 2019.
According to police, Agosta-Melendez was stopped for driving at 51 miles per hour in a posted 35 mph zone. Upon stopping police said neither Agosta-Melendez nor a female passenger were able to produce a drivers license or registration/insurance information for the vehicle. During this time the officer reported smelling burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed Agosta-Melendez had red, glassy eyes and droopy eyelids. The arresting officer also said he found open beer bottles in the cup holders.
Agosta-Melendez was taken into custody and transported to Evangelical Community Hospital where a blood test later revealed there were drugs, including marijuana, in his system.
Agosta-Melendez is also charged with related traffic offenses.
A preliminary hearing is set for June 6, 2019, in front of District Judge Leo Armbruster, Lewisburg.
Reckless endangerment, fleeing/attempting to elude an officer, careless driving, - Michael Paul Moore, 40, of 37 Whitehall Road, Bloomsburg, has been charged by Buffalo Valley Regional Police for an incident at North Water and Market streets in Lewisburg on March 30, 2019.