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Police Logs

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A McAdoo man is facing charges after a traffic stop in Rush Township on Saturday.

Township police said Dylan A. Bertoula, 26, was stopped at 12:51 a.m. on Claremont Avenue. He will be charged with several traffic violations, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana.

He was transported to Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street in Pottsville for blood tests.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of retail theft.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Bradley Merwine, 35, of Tremont, was observed taking merchandise from the Dollar General Store, 409 Suedberg Road, in Pine Grove Township, at 9:58 p.m. on July 1. He concealed children's underwear and women's thong underwear underneath his clothing and left the store without paying for the items.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft from vehicle incident.

Troopers said Edward Glembockie of Little Mountain Road in Ringtown reported his vehicle was entered while parked near his home and an ASUS model 54C laptop computer was removed.

The incident occurred sometime between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver was involved in a crash in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred at 7:54 a.m. June 27 at the intersection of Route 309 and Hunters Hill Road in Lynn Township.

Troopers said Joseph A. Walker, 21, of New Tripoli, who was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Prizm, proceeded into the intersection from Hunters Hill Road in front of a 2009 Nissan Murano driven by Louann M. McGough, 36, of Andreas, who was northbound on 309.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Luzerne County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following a traffic stop in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Ouro Gnaou Kafaba, 45, of Wilkes-Barre, was stopped for speeding along Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township at 9:36 p.m. on Saturday.

He was found to be under the influence and was taken to the barracks for a breath test. Troopers said DUI and related charges were filed.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

State police at the Frackville and Schuylkill Haven barracks, who patrol Schuylkill County roadways, released the results of aggressive enforcement activities conducted over the July 4 weekend.

Troopers reported 11 driving under the influence arrests made during the period.

Also, there were 202 speeding citations issued, 10 child passenger citations, 24 seat belt citations, 26 seat belt warnings, and 198 other citations issued.

There were 10 crashes investigated with three injured, with two being alcohol-related.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Monroe County home.

Troopers said the residence of Catherine Arnone, 43, of 1800 Cane Lane in Effort, was entered on Saturday between 1 and 3:20 p.m. Entry was gained through a rear window being broken.

Once inside the criminals removed two televisions, an Xbox, and assorted jewelry.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-646-2271.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred on June 28.

State police at Frackville said Dustin T. Makara, 31, of Zion Grove, arrived at 7 Ferndale Hill Drive, Zion Grove, Union Township, at 1:45 p.m., the home of Jody and Scott Geist, and entered the residence. He was asked to leave several times but would not listen to the victims.

When troopers arrived they found Makara outside the home. He was placed under arrest and charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a vehicle battery.

Lori Slavinsky, of 3 Grace Ave., Schuylkill Haven, North Manheim Township, reported someone removed the battery from her 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee while parked at her residence. The theft occurred sometime between 7 p.m. Thursday and 6 p.m. Friday.

Troopers are also investigating an incident in South Manheim Township.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Dauphin County motorcyclist is facing a charge of driving under the influence following a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Garry Martz, 53, of Gratz, was driving a 2011 Victory bike westbound on Route 895 about 9 p.m. Friday. He attempted to turn right onto Dad Burnhams Road, when his bike slid onto its side and came to rest along the shoulder.

Martz was injured and taken to the Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street in Pottsville.

The police report indicates a DUI charge is pending.