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Police Logs

Monday, November 28, 2016

State police at Lehighton reported responding to a domestic incident at 9:45 p.m. Nov. 17 on Upper Smith Gap Road in Saylorsburg, Monroe County.

Troopers said John Meritt Biechy assaulted a 41-year-old woman in the residence. He fled before troopers arrived. Troopers said charges have been filed against Biechy.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Nesquehoning police reported that code enforcement officer Robert Blisard cited Glenn Claypoole, of Jim Thorpe, for property he owns at 109-111 W. Catawissa St.

Claypoole had 30 days to make repairs and failed. The repairs needed were foundation walls, property maintenance, exterior structure, exterior walls, roofs and drainage and stairways, decks, porches and balconies.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Anyone with information is asked to call Fern Ridge troopers at 570-646-2271.

Unauthorized withdrawals: State police at Lehighton are investigating thefts from the savings account of a Vista Drive, Saylorsburg woman. On Nov. 17 at 6:43 p.m.she reported someone has been using money from her savings account to purchase Walmart gift cards. About $1,500 in unauthorized withdrawals have been made since March.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lehighton troopers at 610-681-1850.

Monday, November 28, 2016

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating two burglaries in Monroe County.

A break-in occurred ata Countryside Drive residence in Chestnuthill Township. Entry was gained sometime between Oct. 21 and 24.

Items removed were a 32-inch television, DeWalt chop saw, circular saw and cordless drill along with three cuckoo clocks, a steeple clock, a doorbell, silverware set and two table lamps. The property is owned bya Nazareth man.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Damages security gate:A Luzerne County man is facing charges in Schuylkill County following an incident that occurred at 1:26 a.m. on Nov. 20.

State police at Frackville said Jason Hollis, 41, of Hazleton, manually lifted a mechanical security gate owned by Eagle Rock Resort and located to the rear of 550 Mountain Road in North Union Township. This caused the gate to become inoperable. Estimated repair cost is $250. Hollis was charged with criminal mischief.

Monday, November 28, 2016

• One driver sustained a minor injury in a two-vehicle crash along Interstate 81 in Butler Township, Schuylkill County, that occurred at 9:20 a.m. on Nov. 17.

State police at Frackville said Aleksic Cedomir, 28, of Mount Prospect, Illinois, was northbound and began to slow down after seeing a vehicle ahead of him go out of control. His 2011 Volvo D13 truck was struck in the rear by a 2016 Ford Focus operated by Suzanne M. Miskiel, 59, of Drums, Luzerne County, who also began to slow down but did not stop in time.

Monday, November 28, 2016

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday along Long Run Road in Wayne Township.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Malgorzata I. Wiercinski, 50, of Saylorsburg, escaped injury when a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer she was driving struck a deer at 8 p.m. Nov. 10.

The incident happened on Route 115, north of Merwinsburg Road, in Chestnuthill Township.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said she was southbound on the two-lane highway when her vehicle struck the deer that had entered its path.

Monday, November 28, 2016

In Schuylkill County, two men were cited by Tamaqua Police after an argument in their apartment house.

Officers were called toMauch Chunk Street in Tamaqua, at 9:32 p.m. Nov. 14 for a fight. They spoke with Kevin Wolke, 56, who said he had been attacked by Jeremy Highland, 25. There was a visible bruise on the left side of his face.

Highland, who was upstairs in a third-floor bedroom, was bleeding from his mouth. He said Wolke grabbed him by the throat and then punched him.

Both men refused medical treatment.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Tamaqua Police filed charges in several recent incidents.

• Thomas Joseph Sands Jr., 46, of Cottage Avenue in Tamaqua, was cited for harassment after he sent numerous threatening text messages to a Tamaqua woman on Nov. 10.

• Michael Houser, 26, of Lincoln Street in Tamaqua, was charged with harassment on Nov. 18, after his ex-girlfriend told police he was following her every time she left her house.

• William Dietrich, 41, of Tamaqua, was cited for indirect criminal contempt after he violated a protection from abuse order on Nov. 18.