SHAMOKIN — Six additional criminal complaints were filed Tuesday against three Shamokin residents in connection with a recent crime spree in the city.

Malcolm Carnaghan, 23, an inmate at Northumberland County Jail who is reportedly homeless, is charged by Patrolman Shane Mowery with a felony of criminal mischief and misdemeanors of theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, false identification to police and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Carnaghan is accused of stealing a wallet containing a $1,200 preloaded debit card, credit cards and forms of identification from a 2006 Mercedes-Benz belonging to Attorney Vincent V. Rovito. The items were stolen Thursday afternoon from Water and Cleaver streets.

Carnaghan also allegedly caused $6,169.55 in damage to the rear driver’s side door and window of Rovito’s car, provided police with a false name and possessed a glass smoking pipe with burnt residue.

Cpl. Bryan Primerano charged Carnaghan with felonies of forgery and criminal conspiracy to commit forgery involving an incident Thursday at Citgo Friendly Choice Food Mart at Sunbury and Franklin streets in which he allegedly used a credit card stolen from Rovito’s car to purchase four packets of cigarettes totaling $31.31.

Patrolman Raymond Siko II charged Carnaghan with felonies of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, and a misdemeanor of theft from a motor vehicle.

Carnaghan is accused of stealing a loaded, black .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun with a silver slide owned by Daniel Fisher. Siko said the gun was stolen Oct. 24 from Fisher’s pickup truck parked in the first block of West Commerce Street.

Carnaghan also is accused of removing two 40 filled magazines, a holster, 28 rounds of ammunition, a wallet containing identification, multiple cards and $60 in cash, and two packs of cigarettes from Fisher’s truck.

Weselley Markwith, 37, of 305 E. Sunbury St., Apt. 2, is charged by Primerano with possessing drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property relating to an incident Friday afternoon at his apartment in which police discovered numerous stolen items and drug paraphernalia.

Markwith also is charged by Primerano with felonies of forgery and criminal conspiracy to commit forgery for allegedly using a credit card stolen from Rovito to purchase $31.31 worth of merchandise at Citgo Friendly Choice Food Mart on Thursday.

Jennifer Warsheski, 33, of 305 E. Sunbury St., Apt. 2, is charged by Primerano with possessing drug paraphernalia at her apartment Friday afternoon.

Carnaghan, Markwith and Warsheski were charged Friday by Shamokin police relating to incidents involving theft, drug and forgery.

Police said additional charges are pending against Carnaghan.

Markwith and Warsheski also remain incarcerated in the county jail.

(1) comment

monakl

At least he'll be warm this winter. Why was he homeless? Does the community do anything to help the homeless?

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