Monday, July 25, 2016

Police Logs

Monday, July 25, 2016

Two Lehigh County residents were arrested on Friday and charged in connection with an armed robbery that occurred that day.

Upper Macungie Township police said Joseph Valenzuela-Cortes, 36, of Breinigsville and Kristina Falcone, 32, of Whitehall have been charged with robbery, theft, simple assault and related counts.

According to police a 24-year-old woman from Breinigsville reported at 12:53 a.m. that she had accepted a ride from a man and woman she was acquainted with after she finished work at a Trexlertown business.

Monday, July 25, 2016

State police at Frackville are investigating a criminal mischief incident that occurred in the Schuylkill County borough of Girardville.

A woman on E. Mahanoy Avenue reported someone scratched the driver’s side of her vehicle while parked in front of her home.

The incident occurred sometime between 2:15 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

Monday, July 25, 2016

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened sometime between Saturday and Thursdayat a residence in South Manheim Township.

The victim told police someone arrived at her residence on Hillview Road and damaged a window screen on the first floor of the home.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Elizabeth A. Elberfeld, 24, of Orwigsburg, was cited by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracksafter having caused a collision at 9:17 p.m. Monday at the intersection of routes 183 and 443 in Wayne Township.

Police said no one was injured in the two-vehicle crash, which happened when Elberfeld, driving a 2013 Jeep Compass south on Route 183, attempted to turn left at the intersection with Route 443 and struck a 2004 Ford Taurus operated by Heather M. MacCarone, 28, of Pottsville. The latter was northbound on Route 183 at the time.

Monday, July 25, 2016

A McAdoo man got into trouble with police twice in the same day.

At 3:10 a.m. July 16, an officer was at the Fegley Mini Mart on South Kennedy Drive, when he saw Thomas Gaughan sitting on a wall outside of the store.

Knowing that Gaughan was banned from the premises because of his shoplifting activities, the officer went to check on the situation. Gaughan had a Fegley’s coffee cup and several other items routinely available in the store.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Gregory Michael Muffley, 32, of 286 Lofty Road, McAdoo was cited by Tamaqua police after an incident on June 29.

Officers were dispatched to Patterson Street for a disturbance at 3:11 p.m. They spoke with two women who said Muffley came to the home in a rage, yelling and screaming, kicking and pounding the front door. He left when police were called.

He received citations for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Friday, July 22, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks said a Towamensing Township woman will face charges as a result of consecutive alarms being sounded on July 6 at her residence.

In two separate incident reports, police said citations will be filed against Natalie Pargas, 1055 Gun Club Road, in the office of Magisterial District Justice William Kissner, Palmerton. According to police, five false alarms went off in a consecutive 12-month period.

The latest incidents were reported at 12:58 and 1:55 a.m. on the above date.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tamaqua police have cited Francesco Pavia, 24, of 226 North Ave., Jim Thorpe, for making threatening phone calls to a Tamaqua man.

The victim contacted police on July 6 to file a complaint after Pavia made more than a dozen calls to his cellphone, leaving lewd and threatening messages. When questioned by officers, Pavia said he was going to continue calling the victim.

He was cited for harassment.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tamaqua police cited Adela Leticia Berrios, 32, of 131 Clay St., Tamaqua, after an incident on June 28.

Officers were called to Clay Street at 4:38 p.m. where they met the female victim, who said Berrios struck her several times in the face. The victim had a cut on the inside of her lip and blood on her face.

Berrios admitted striking the other woman due to a previous incident. She was cited for harassment.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Debra Hons, 54, of McAdoo was cited by McAdoo police in connection with a traffic stop on June 19.

Hons was driving a green Ford Escort at 12:54 a.m. on South Sheridan Street when an officer on patrol noticed the Ford’s license plate lights were not working. He conducted a traffic stop and noticed Hons had a strong odor of alcohol.

Hons performed and failed field sobriety tests after telling the officer she had one beer.

She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and traffic violations.