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Linda Baumunk, Laporte

Donald L. Miller, 27, of Bernville, faces prosecution for reckless endangerment, fleeing or attempting to flee a police officer, no registration or certificate of title, driving while license suspended, two counts of failure to stop or yield, speeding, careless driving, reckless driving, accident involving damage to an unattended vehicle, failure to use a seat belt, no vehicle inspection, unauthorized transfer or use of registration and no insurance related to an alleged incident on Aug. 18 in Davidson and Shrewsbury Townships. Police report attempting to stop Miller after noting the inspection sticker on his car was not current. Police said Miller led them on a chase over country roads and highways at speeds of up to 80 mph. The report says police lost visual contact with the vehicle driven by Miller, then found it abandoned in a development outside Eagles Mere. Police say Miller was later located at a business on Rt. 42 closer to Eagles Mere. A preliminary hearing was held Aug. 27 in the matter. Arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 7 in Sullivan County. Bail was set at $25,000.

Shawn M. Bauman, 20, of Dushore, faces prosecution for theft, three counts of criminal mischief and scattering rubbish related to several alleged incidents on Sept. 21, 2003 in Dushore Borough and nearby Cherry Township. Police report Bauman and Patrick F. McDonald tipped over a soda machine in front of Hurley's Great Valu Supermarket, damaging it beyond repair and destroying its contents. Police say on the same date Bauman was involved in taking two bundles of newspapers from the Acorn Market which were then strewn along Rt. 87 from a moving vehicle. Additionally, police say Bauman, along with Dustin L. Marotti, Nicole G. Sensenbach, Peter B. Gowin, Jr., Michael G. Day and Christopher R. O'Connor rolled two round hay bales belonging to Nartcy W. Nitcznski into a Cherry Township roadway and set the bales on fire. Two similar hay bales owned by Nathan H. Wheeler were rolled into a different roadway in Cherry Township. A preliminary hearing in the matter is set for Sept. 14 before District Justice Baumunk.

Charles E. Capriotti, 19, of Dushore, faces prosecution for DUI, driving without a license and purchase of alcohol by a minor related to an alleged incident on Aug. 8 in Cherry Township. Police report Capriotti was argumentative and refused alcohol testing. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 9.

Corey L. Lomison, 26, of Hughesville, faces prosecution for DUI, failure to notify change of address, speeding, careless driving, failure to use a seat belt, disregarding traffic lanes and restrictions on alcoholic beverages (open container) related to an alleged incident on Aug. 14 in Davidson Township. Police report Lomison's BAC at .213. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 9.

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