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Police Logs

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rape

Criminal charges were filed against Wayne Smith Jr., 23, of 717 W Edgemont Avenue, Palmerton, for rape, aggravated assault, and indecent assault. The incident occurred on Sept. 10 at 8:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue.

Theft

Mary Eshbach, 51, of 617 White Street, Apt. B, Bowmanstown, for retail theft. The violation occurred Aug. 11 at 1:47 p.m. in the 600 block of Delaware Avenue.

Speeding

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Slatington police reported several arrests.

Eric Montanari, 34, of 401 Bridge St., Apt. 11, Weissport, was cited for littering following an incident that occurred on Sept. 16 about 9:41 p.m. at 261 Main St.

Brian Sell, 46, of 235 S. Walnut St., Slatington, was cited for terroristic threats for an incident at 247 S. Walnut St., that occurred on Sept. 12 about 7:23 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Borough police said on Sunday, Sept. 18, about 5:15 p.m. they were called to the McGarvey's baseball field located along W. Sixth Street for a report of a burglary and vandalism.

Upon arrival officers were informed that the basketball nets were ripped down and the concession stand was broken into. Taken from the stand was an unspecified amount of money.

Also, the stand sustained a large amount of damage, police noted.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Montgomery County woman was jailed earlier this year for an incident in Jim Thorpe. Borough police said the incident occurred on Sunday, July 24.

About 2:13 a.m. police observed a female arguing with several individuals in front of Crocodile Lyle's Bar, 212 Center St. A further invesetigation revealed the female and her boyfriend were asked to leave the establishment after getting into an argument with other patrons.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Jim Thorpe resident is facing drug charges.

Borough police said about 3:36 a.m .on Friday, July 22, officers on patrol observed a male slumped over in a chair on the porch at 117A Broadway. Police checked on the male for his safety and observed what appeared to be a marijuana pipe on his lap.

The male was awoken and identified as Jahn P. Schafer, 30, of A2 Broadview Drive. Schafer was placed under arrest and a small bag of suspected marijuana was found to be in his possession. The contents of the bag later tested positive for marijuana.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said the residence at 1819 Chestnut St. (SR443), in McKeansburg, East Brunswick Township, was entered through a rear door. Removed from the home were several pieces of property and various types of jewelry.

The incident occurred sometime between 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 11 a.m. on Sept. 15. Troopers did not list the name of the victim.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers.

One DUI arrest occurred as the result of a motor vehicle accident. On Sunday, Sept. 18, about 12:55 a.m. officers responded to SR196, north of Echo Lake Road, for a vehicle into a tree.

The driver, identified as Zhongren Wang, 21, of Flushing, N.Y., was not injured but was found to be under the influence.

He refused to submit to a blood test and will be charged with DUI, police said.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Two passengers were injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred about 11:55 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, along SR183 in the area of Chestnut Hill, in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Edward J. Ebling, 28, of Pottsville, was operating a 2002 Chevrolet W4500 truck southbound and stopped for traffic in front of him. His vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Marc Rousseau, 79, of Pine Grove.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of a motorcycle.

Donna Marie Schmidt, of East Chatham, N.Y., reported her 2007 Denim blue Harley Davidson Heritage bike was stolen from a locked shed located along Maple Road, in Sun Valley, Effort. The bike had a windshield, floor boards and saddle bags. The bike as New York registration plate 35EJ88 and vehicle identification number (VIN) 1HD1BW5187Y010403.

The theft occurred sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, and 10 a.m. on Monday.

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Schuylkill County man is being sought for assault.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said an arrest warrant has been issued for Joseph Tarlecky, 36, of 99 Oak Ledge Ave., North Manheim Township.